Discover the Timeless Wisdom and Beauty of the Greek Orthodox Faith
At the heart of our community are the dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to ensure the smooth operation of the church and to serve the needs of our parishioners. Our clergy, board members, administrators, and staff are committed to upholding the sacred traditions and values of our faith, while also fulfilling the practical needs of our community. We invite you to get to know the dedicated individuals who make up our Community Council Obligations and to learn more about their important work in serving our beloved Saint Demetrios community.
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” – Romans 10:17 (NKJV)
Through these Sacraments, the Church offers its members the opportunity to participate in the life of Christ, to grow in faith, and to deepen their relationship with Him. Birth and baptism are celebrated as the initiation into the Christian life, while marriage is seen as a holy union and a symbol of Christ’s love for His Church. Death is viewed as a transition into eternal life, where the faithful are united with Christ in the heavenly kingdom. Through these Sacraments, the Greek Orthodox Church provides guidance, comfort, and support to its members throughout their lives.
All programs and music for sacraments and prayers must be approved by the priest before they are printed. Sample programs are available through the church office or the priest.
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GUIDES TO CHURCH ETIQUETTE
The Church as the Body of Christ: A Fellowship of Believers Worshipping and Serving Together
The Church is the Body of Christ on earth, the fellowship of the faithful. It is the “Ecclesia”, the gathering of the people of God who assemble to worship together the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As a consequence of their belief in Christ, as Son of the living God, they have been baptized, chrismated and receive His precious Body and Blood regularly. They have chosen to help and love one another as Christ Himself commanded. They repent for their shortcomings which offend God’s law and receive forgiveness. They seek God’s help and the help of their fellow Christians to do better.
If our faith needs practical expression, then we need the Church. A vague belief in God, a few occasional moments of something like devotional feeling, and a good deed once in a while, are hardly a real expression of the Orthodox Christian Faith. To do a good job in anything requires organization. Every good idea and goal must be planned well in order to be successful. The Church, a living organism, is a treasury, a storehouse of centuries of accumulated wisdom in humanity’s efforts to relate to God and all people. Truly, what we know of our Faith we have ultimately received from the Church, as well as, the church in the home. Those of us who have received and cherished this heritage have an obligation – a duty – to pass it on to future generations. It takes this organization we call “Church” to give Christianity to those who will follow. This is why we need to be “active” and “concerned” members of Christ’s Body – His Church!