On Sunday, August 7th we will officially inaugurate our new PARISH LIBRARY for the use of all our parishioners!
Fr. George will have a Divine Liturgy on Aug. 1st which is the Day of the Procession with the Cross followed by a blessing of water (aghiasmo) and the blessing of the church, hall, classrooms, kitchen and library. Parishioners are invited to come in and visit with Fr. George, read a book, watch TV, or just sit watching and being warmed by the fireplace. THIS IS FOR YOUR USE AND ENJOYMENT – A PLACE TO RELAX! Please join us for the opening after the Liturgy.
On September 17, 2016 there will be a Pan–Orthodox Liturgy sponsored by the Greater Bridgeport Clergy Association at Three Saints Church in Ansonia and a Blessing Service of the Environment. (Three Saints Church, Ansonia, CT
September 1, 2016 has been designated as The Day of the Environment by the Orthodox Church. We, as stewards of the environment are called upon to safeguard our world around us. What better way to do this than ask God’s blessings upon the earth that He created!
The Holy Liturgy begins at 9:00 a.m. with the blessing of one of the nearby rivers following. Next year we’ll once more attempt to do this at Seaside Park.
To know and experience the love of GOD –Father, Son and Holy Spirit; to worship Him in spirit and in truth as taught by the Lord through His Apostles; and to welcome and encourage others to know and love Him!
Beginning on May 22, 2016
New Schedule of Services:
Note there will only be one Divine Liturgy on Sunday Morning at 10:00am
Matins at 9:15 am
Sunday Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.
English with Romanian prayers and hymns (which will also be repeated in English) - and our choir
Vespers on Eve of Feast Days at 6:00 pm
Feast Day Liturgy at 10:00am
Services will be in English and Romanian
Confessions will be available during Matins (9:15AM until 10:00AM), or, by appointment - Contact Fr George
at the Church Office at (203) 268-8237 or his cell (203) 895-5464.
Religious Education and Bible Study
These classes are open to everyone who is eager to learn more about the Orthodox faith. We welcome both Orthodox and non-Orthodox. Currently Religious Education and Bible Study are on break for the summer and classes will resume in September.
- Religious Education classes will meet Tuesday morning at 10:30 for everyone
- Bible Study meets on Tuesday evening at 6:30.
For additional information contact Fr. George at the Church Office (203)268-8237 or his cell (203) 895-5464.
Our brother in Christ, George Kiosse, has fallen asleep in the Lord.
George Kiosse, age 91, of Bridgeport, beloved husband of Eftimia Gelecki Kiosse, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
Born in Njzopole, Yugoslavia, Mr. Kiosse came to the United States in 1950 and had been a Bridgeport resident for many years. He worked for the Mitchell Factory Food Co. until his retirement.
He was a lifelong member of St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church and belonged to the Society Farsarotul. George's favorite pastimes were watching old western movies in the daytime and New York Mets baseball games at night or any other baseball game after that. He liked playing Pinocle with his friends in the former Romanian-American Social Club, walking at the mall, caring for his garden, making his well known homemade rice pudding and yogurt and especially loved the times that he could spend with his grandchildren.
In addition to Eftimia, his loving wife of 66 years, survivors include his sons, Steve Kiosse and his wife Deborah of Stratford and Tommy Kiosse of Bridgeport, daughters Mary Kiosse Aurilio and her husband Sam of Kingwood, TX and Lina Kiosse-Thornberg of Bridgeport. Papu leaves behind his precious grandchildren, Gregory and Nico Thornberg and Britni and Michael Kiosse, a brother Mitro and sisters Alexandria and Marika, all of Australia, as well as several nieces and nephews in Europe and Australia.
Funeral services were held on Friday at 10:30 am in St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Rd., Memorial contributions may be made to St. Dimitrie Church.
Thank you for visiting the website of St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church in Easton, Connecticut. This site provides a glimpse into our parish, our Faith and our community. We hope these announcements, updates, photographs and history will be interesting and enjoyable.
Our family invites you to come participate in the life of our parish and worship with us.
Our doors and arms are open to you and we pray you find a home with us.
We are an Orthodox Christian Church under the auspices and ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America, Orthodox Church of America. The Presiding Hierarch of our Diocese is His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel (Popp).
We invite you to learn about our Orthodox Christian faith, find out what's happening in our community and join us in worship!
We seek to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ by maintaining the faith delivered to the apostles and handed down throughout the ages, worshiping together as a community of love, fellowship, and shared spiritual growth, and reaching out through ministry to serve the needs of those around us.
We invite you to learn more about our faith, our ministry, and our community.
Schedule of services:
Matins at 9:15 am
Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays and Feast Days
Vespers on the Eve of Feast Days at 6:00pm
If you have any questions about our services, schedule or community, click the Administration tab at left for additional information
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Click the Administration/Donation button in the upper left, then click "Make a Donation" button and follow instructions
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Are you looking for meatless and dairy-free meal suggestions during Lent?
Our Sunday School teacher, and vegan chef, Linda Vanna Soper-Kolton offers her "Compassionate Cuisine" recipe blog to our community during the Lenten season. All her recipes are meat- and dairy-free.
You can even search for recipies by meal or specific ingredient.
Thank you Vanna for your sharing your gift with us