-- Αγιος Δημητριος -- Saint Demetrios
Ελληνική, Ορθόδοξος Εκκλησία στο Μέρικ της Νέας Υόρκης.
A Greek, Orthodox Church in Merrick, NY.
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Upcoming Activities

 

Friday, April 19
Confessions and Preparation of Palms 4:30 pm

Saturday of Lazarus, April 20
Orthros and Divine Liturgy 9 am
Church School Breakfast
Youth Retreat
Confessions and Preparation of Palms

Palm Sunday, April 21
Orthros and Divine Liturgy 9 am
Fish Luncheon - Bake Sale
Service of the Nymphios 7 pm

Holy Monday, April 22
Orthros of the Nymphios 7 pm

Holy Tuesday, April 23
Orthros of the Nymphios 7 pm

Holy Wednesday, April 24
Pre-Sanctified Divine Liturgy 6 am
Holy Unction 4 pm
Orthros of the Washing of the Disciple's Feet 
and Holy Unction 7 pm

Holy Thursday, April 25
Last Supper
Vespers and Divine Liturgy 7 am
The Passion of the Lord
and the 12 Gospels 6:30 pm

Good Friday, April 26
Great Hours 11 am
Apokathelosis 3:30 pm
Epitaphios 7:30 pm

Holy Saturday, April 27
Vespers and Divine Liturgy
His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia Presiding 9 am
Service of the Holy Light 11 pm

Pascha, April 28
12 midnight the service of the Resurrection
Traditional Paschal Meal after the service
12 noon: The Vespers of Agape
Easter Egg Hunt after the service

Monday, April 29
Saint George the Triumphant
Orthros and Divine Liturgy 9 am

Monday, April 30
Saints Raphael, Nikolaos and Irene
Orthros and Divine Liturgy 9 am

Wednesday, May 1
GOYA Volleyball Practice
Chatterton School 6 pm

Thursday, May 2
Little Angels 10 am - 12 noon
Philoptochos Wreath Craft Decoration 7 pm

Friday, May 3
The Life Giving Fountain
Orthros and Divine Liturgy 9 am

Call our office to become a steward of the Church: (516) 379-1368

 

Name Days

Greek School (Tanya Laloudakis, Principal, Matrona Koutsouras, President): The purpose of the Greek School is to promote the Greek letters, language and civilization. The students are from Pre-K to Regents; they learn grammar, history, religion and dancing. The Greek School teachers attend seminars organized by the Greek Education Department of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. They are Greek language diploma teachers with proficiency in teaching the language and culture of the Greek people. The Board and the PTA collaborate to organize all events and activities of the School. They have monthly meetings and they volunteer for charities, for Church fundraising and for contributions to the cause of promoting the Greek letters. Significant yearly events include the Aghiasmos (Blessing) of each class in the beginning of the School year, the October 28th (OXI Day) event, the Christmas Party, the Three Hierarchs Day, the March 25th (Greek Independence Day) event, the Festival booth, the honoring of students who excel academically and the Graduation - Moving Up Ceremony. The Rev. Fr. Nikiforos Fakinos frequently visits the classrooms to speak with the students, especially during the anniversary of significant events in the history of the Greek Nation and the faith. The dance groups perform in the Parish Annual Festival and other events of the Community. History is also a significant part of the School curriculum and students receive awards and Scholarships for academic excellence in Greek language and history...

The Greek School website is: www.saintdemetrios-merrick.webs.com

You may visit is for any current news and updates.

Greek School

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September 26, 2015: Saint Demetrios Picnic

September 9 - 14, 2015: School Begins with Aghiasmos for every class.

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Remembering Past Events

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September 14th - Beginners and Regents

First day of classes begins with Aghiasmos and blessing by Fr. Nikiforos. Father explains the importance of Greek education and learning the language, history, customs and faith of our people.

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Greek Dancing classes are offered to the youth as part of Greek School's curriculum.

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Three students read their essays on the theme of the Three Hierarchs on the occasion of the celebration of the Patron Saints of Greek Letters.

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The Awards for Excellency in the Regents examinations and in Greek School academic achievements were presented immediately after the service

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The Regents Class is anxiously preparing for yet another one of Kyria Tania's exciting examinations. We call this the Panic Room!

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Become an active member of our PTA

We need volunteers who can contribute their time and also help us organise fund raising events. We appreciate that everyone is busy either working, running a home and taking care of children or other family members, HOWEVER, any time you have to help will be appreciated. It does not have to be a weekly nor a monthly commitment! A little bit of volunteering will bring joy to your heart and also to that of your children.

Our Board President, the Board Members and the PTA Presidents would also like to hear your ideas on fundraising and any matters concerning the school.

Any Monetary contributions are also much appreciated!

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Calendar

Bring your child ready to have fun & learn on their scheduled day.

September 21 - 25: Open School Night - Students have regular class. School will end 30 minutes early so that parents can attend. Child Care will be provided. Please be punctual.

Sunday November 1: “OXI Day 5th Grade Presentation” (Sunday) – all students to attend wearing school uniform. All students present songs in church. The 5th Grade will give a special presentation on OXI Day.

November 16 - 20: Progress reports.

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December 12, 2015 : Christmas Party @ 6:30pm (Saturday). Wear your party clothes, children will entertain us with Kalanda, Greek Dance and Christmas Poems.

December 19-20, 2015: Kalanta - details to be provided closer to the time! This is a fun activity to continue our customs and traditions. The children and parents had a fabulous time last year. Dress warmly and have your singing voices ready. We will provide song sheets, triangles and bells to everyone who attends.

December 24, 2015 - January 1: Christmas Recess

January 4, 6, 7 & 8: Vassilopites and Blessing

January 18 - 22: Report Cards

January 31: Three Hierarchs 6th Grade (Sunday) – all students to attend wearing school uniform. The 6th Graders present their essays on the Three Hierarchs. We will provide more details closer to the time as we are hoping to get the children to participate during the church service. This is the Greek Letters day and we all attend in honor of this day. Cheese & Spinach Pie Sale

March 13th: Apokriatiko Glenti - Costumes/Masks and party dresses. Parents and children are invited to dress up and enjoy this fun evening.

April 2: Independence Day Celebration -

Headstart to 3rdGrade 3:00pm

4th Grade—6th Grade 4:15pm (Saturday)

Please wear your school uniform, traditional costume or whatever the teacher has requested.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE – NYC, Sunday, March 26

June 1: Moving Up Ceremony @ 6:30pm (Wednesday)

June 3: Graduation @ 6:30 pm (Friday)

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The Church

The Greek Orthodox Community of Saint Demetrios in Merrick, New York was founded in 1961. On December 1959, under the guidance of the late James (Demetrios) Boulukos a meeting took place with the intention to establish a parish in the South Shore of Long Island.

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