St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church
504 Sport Hill Rd. Easton, CT 06612

Our Mission Statement

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! 

 

 

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. 
Services: Our doors and arms are open to you and we pray you find a home with us.
Sunday Matins begins at 9:15am and Liturgy at 10:00am. 
All our services are held in English with Romanian prayers and hymns (which are also repeated in English) - and our choir
 
 

Celebrate our Feast Day & 95th Anniversary
October 5-6, 2019

Join us for two days of Celebration with our special guest, His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel

Saturday, Oct. 5 - 6:00pm  Vespers
Sunday, Oct. 6 - 10:00am Hierarichal Liturgy

  • Celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel
  • Followed by prayer for Elevation of Fr. George to Archpriest

12:00 Noon   Festive Banquet in Tonna Hall

Reservations: 
Click to order tickets: www.stdimitrieeaston.com
or Send email:  stdrocsecty@gmail.com

 

Donation:
$30 adults in advance, 
$10 children [12 and under] and  under 5- free

$35 adults [at door]


Upcoming Schedule
  • 19

    Sep

    Thursday
    11:30 Living Our Faith
  • 22

    Sep

    Sunday
    9:15 Matins
    10:00 Divine Liturgy
  • 24

    Sep

    Tuesday
    6:30 Bible Class
  • 26

    Sep

    Thursday
    11:30 Living Our Faith
  • 29

    Sep

    Sunday
    9:15 Matins
    10:00 Divine Liturgy
  • 1

    Oct

    Tuesday
    Protection of the Theotokos
    6:30 Bible Class
  • 3

    Oct

    Thursday
    11:30 Living Our Faith
  • 6

    Oct

    Sunday
    9:15 Matins
    10:00 Divine Liturgy
  • 8

    Oct

    Tuesday
    6:30 Bible Class
  • 10

    Oct

    Thursday
    11:30 Living Our Faith

Thank You to everyone who helped at our 2019 Fall Festival

Memory Eternal - Virginia "Gina" Lity

Virginia "Gina" Lity, age 84, formerly of Bridgeport, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019. Born in Central Falls, Rhode Island, May 18, 1935, daughter of the late Vasil and Olga Shery Lity, Virginia/Gina/Ginny was a Bridgeport resident since 1940. She was a graduate of Bassick High School and the University of Connecticut where she majored in foreign languages and minored in english. Post graduate work at the University of Bridgeport, University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras and Columbia T.C. contributed to her Master's degree. She retired from the Bridgeport School System where she joyfully worked with children, teachers and parents as a teacher, language Development director and principal.

Coming from an immigrant background, Virginia grew up in a neighborhood rich in languages and customs, many different from her own. This community environment encouraged her to teach language. In the 1970's, Virginia was tapped by the Board of Education to develop ESL and transitional bilingual programs/curricula for students whose native language was not english. Grant writing, visits to Washington to speak for funds, hiring/training teachers and purchase of materials supported these programs. She was often called upon by local and state universities for workshops on Urban Education and English language acquisition. Summer vacations and frequent trips to NY enabled Virginia to continue her study of Linguistics at the University of Puerto Rico and Columbia University. In the 1960's, she was heard regularly on radio WICC with bilingual (English/Spanish) public service announcements and mini-language segments.

A sports enthusiast, Virginia cheered on her Boston Red Sox and UCONN Huskies. She enjoyed skiing in the winter and long walks around St. Mary's by the Sea whenever the weather permitted. At the age of 65, she enthusiastically embraced theater as an exciting hobby, appearing in Community Theater in New Haven, Stratford, Westport, Wilton, Stamford and New York and more recently gained fame as an actor in the television commercial for the Companions and Homemaker Service. A devoted member of St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church, she loved singing as the assistant director of the Church choir, she belonged to the Benevolent Societatea Farsarotul and the Retirees Group, all of whom were a part of who she was.

Another special part of her life was singing in the harmony on the Sound chorus of Sweet Adelines. She was ever-grateful for the diversity in her life on this earth. Virginia is survived by her beloved sister/best friend, Elena Watras and her husband James, her precious nieces Korin Watras and Mikel Gulec and her husband Ahmet and their children Leo Koray and Rosy-Susan and many cousins and good friends.Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. directly at St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Rd., Easton with burial to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may call at the Church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Dimitrie Church. Arrangements in the care of the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home. To sign an online register or to get travel directions, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com



Coffee Hour and Holy Bread sponsors now on Monthly Calendar

We now list the sponsors of Coffee Hour and Holy Bread on our Monthly Calendar.  Click the here or go to Calendar of Events tab on the top of the page. Coffee Hour information will be listed in green and Holy Bread in orange. Multiple people can donate Holy Bread each week - but please contact the church office if you have questions about sponsoring a coffee hour.


Recipes for Lenten Meals

Are you looking for meatless and dairy-free meal suggestions during Lent?

Our Sunday School teacher, and vegan chef extraordinaire, Linda Soper-Kolton offers her recipe blog to our community.  All her recipes are meat- and dairy-free.  You can even search for recipies by meal or specific ingredient. 

She also has written a new vegan cookbook for the Catskill Sanctuary called "Compassionate Cuisine: The Cookbook

Linda - Thank you for your sharing your gift with us

 


Wishing
Our Kitchen Wish List
* Do you have an unused refrigerator? Did you recently purchase a new fridge and have an old one taking up space? If so - we have a family who is in need. Please see Fr. George or Psa Marian for more information.
 
 If you've been to St. Dimitrie, you've enjoyed the delicious food that comes out of our very own kitchen. From pitas to stuffed cabbage, nut rolls to sweet bread, it doesn't happen by magic! The making of our homemade food requires many hands, a multitude of ingredients, and lots of shopping--and it happens all year round.
 
Next time you're shopping, please consider buying something from our "wish list". If something is on sale, buy more than one! If everyone brings in something occasionally, it lightens the load in more ways than you can imagine!
 
And as you've heard, many hands make light work. We could use your help, especially in the weeks and days leading up to our festivals and when we host events in the hall. Please check the website for our kitchen calendar to see what's happening when. Even an hour or two is a tremendous help and no experience is required! If you'd like to help before or after coffee hour, extra hands are always appreciated.

Food:

•  Butter

•  Walnuts

•  Granulated Sugar

•  Canola/vegetable/
     olive oil

•  White Rice

•  All-purpose, unbleached
     white flour

•  Pure Vanilla Extract

•  Pam cooking spray

•  Coffee

•  Decaf coffee

•  Cases of bottled water

 
 

Non-Food:

•  Paper towels

•  Paper plates

•  Coffee cups

•  Aluminum foil



Join Us For

Bible Study, Tuesday, 6:30 pm - This is open to everyone - both Orthodox and non-Orthodox

Living our Faith, Thursday, 11:30 am  

 

For additional information  - call the church at (203)268-8237 or go to  the "Adult Religion" section on the Organizations page (click button on left)

 



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 www.stdimitrie.com

 

We accept PayPal, MasterCard, Visa and Discover


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"

http://www.ctpost.com/entertainment/article/Creative-gifts-spirituality-shine-in-icon-4769165.php

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