St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church

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General Information

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:
Sunday Morning
Divine Liturgy (English) at 9:00 a.m.
Divine Liturgy (combined Romanian and English) at 10:30 a.m.
Church School meets from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Further Information:
If you have any questions about our services, schedule or community,  click the Administration tab at left for additional information
Holy Week and Easter 2016

Please join us!

We Need Your Help:

Red Eggs - Wrapped, hard-boiled red eggs for distribution on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon

Wrapped Easter Candy & Plastic Eggs -- wrapped candy such as Hershey Kisses for the Easter Egg Hunt.

Please no jelly beans or hard candy.

Baked Goods for Agape Social Hour after Vespers on Sunday



Service Schedule

Saturday - April 23 - Lazarus Saturday
am  Divine Liturgy

Preparation of Palms


Sunday - April 24 - Palm Sunday
am  Divine Liturgy - One Service

Palm Sunday Dinner following Liturgy


Monday - April 25- Holy Monday
pm  Bridegroom Matins


Tuesday - April 26- Holy Tuesday
pm  Bridegroom Matins



Wednesday - April 27- Holy Wednesday
pm  Bridegroom Matins and Holy Unction


Thursday - April 28- Great & Holy Thursday

10:00 am  Divine Liturgy of the Last Supper

7:00 pm  Bridegroom Service with Twelve Passion Gospels and Vigil at the Cross


Friday - April 29- Great & Holy Friday

3:00 pm Placing of the Holy Epitaful

7:00 pm Lamentations Service and Procession


Saturday - April 30- Great & Holy Saturday
amVesperal Divine Liturgy of St Basil

11:30 pm Nocturne, Procession and Paschal Liturgy


Sunday - May 1- Holy Pascha
pm Paschal Vespers 
followed by Agape Social and Easter Egg Hunt


Monday - May 2- Bright Monday

10:00 am Paschal Divine Liturgy

In Memoriam

Athina Karathanos Pontikis

Our sister in Christ, Athina Karathanos Pontikis, has fallen asleep in the Lord.

Athina Karathanos Pontikis age 93, of Las Vegas, NV and formerly of Trumbull, entered into eternal peace after a brief illness in Summerlin Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas on April 8, 2016.


Born in a small village in Greece, she and her beloved husband moved to Edessa, Greece soon after their village was burned during World War II. Athina had a wonderful life in Greece as a loving wife and mother to her two sons. Upon moving to the United States in 1971, Athina entered the workforce for six years until her first grandchild was born and then continued devoting her life to her family.


Athina's life was not only defined by her steadfast devotion to her family, but also by her faith. She was an active member of St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church, and she enjojed joining the members for coffee, and of course bingo and time spent with the St. Dimitrie Retirees.


Her husband Konstantinos, predeceased her in 1999. They shared a wonderful marriage together for nearly 53 years..She is survived by her son Viorelis and his wife Margaret of Las Vegas, NV and her son Nikolaos of Trumbull. Also surviving Athina are her cherished grandchildren, Martha Pontikis of Stratford, Athena Martinez and her husband Jeremiah of New Hartford, NY and Konstantinos Pontikis of Trumbull. She was also the proud great-grandmother to Olivia and Niko Martinez of New Hartford, NY and Anastasia Pontikis of Stratford. She was predeceased by her four brothers and two sisters. 


Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Rd., Easton, CT. Interment in the family plot will follow in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. Calling hours will be held at St. Dimitrie Church on Monday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Rd. Easton, CT 06612-

May her memory be eternal!


Pay Dues, Donations or Sponsorships by Credit Card

Did you know you can make donations, be a festival sponsor or pay your dues by credit card?

Click the Administration/Donation button in the upper left, then click  "Make a Donation" button and follow instructions

You can also go to


We accept PayPal, MasterCard, Visa and Discover


Recipes for Lenten Meals

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



St. Dimitrie in the CT Post!

St. Dimitrie 's new icons are in the Pulse Section of Saturday's (8/31/13) CT Post!  See the article "Creative Gifts, Spirituality Shine in Icon Painter's Art"



Sunday School

Click "Organizations" button on left for lots more information


Sunday School Classes 
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Please note: This is a slight change from prior years when we were striving to begin at 10:15 a.m. Students attending the second service will be escorted upstairs to church to sit with their families.

Please help your child to be on time and attend as often as possible. Consistency and continuity are extremely important for your child during these years. We prepare carefully each week to begin meaningful teaching from the very beginning of the class, and your child's arrival on time helps the whole class to get the most out of the session. While we are always happy to welcome the children to class, arriving late means we have to stop, get settled and often start over again which is unfair to the children who have arrived on time. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Kolton at 203-696-0807 or


We know mornings are tough and we appreciate your best efforts to get here on time!


St. Dimitrie Donates Four Boxes to the IOCC


Four boxes of items purchased by our parishioners and with money donated by the Ladies Auxiliary and its members were mailed to the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) on November 19th.

The generous donation of the Ladies' Auxiliary and several individuals at the August meeting funded 16 School Kits, 12 Health Kits, and one Cleanup Kit. Other parishioners bought and assembled 16 School Kits, 14 Health Kits, and seven Baby Kits.

We thank everyone who donated complete kits, money, donated time to assemble, package, and mail the kits, and the anonymous donor who paid for shipping. We especially thank Oana Zharku for initiating and supporting this project throughout the past year!





St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church 504 Sport Hill Rd. Easton, CT 06612 (203) 268-8237

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