Our 2019 Parish Council was sworn in on Sunday, February 10.
Congratulations to Van Kolton, our new Parish Council President, and all members of the Council. Click here and scroll down the page for a list of officers and council members
Thank you for your committment to the success of St Dimitrie
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.
The Ladies Auxiliary will be going to see the musical, Sister Act, at Downtown Cabaret Theatre on March 15th. Tickets are $30/each and we have 30 tickets reserved for St Dimitrie. If you have any questions or would like to reserve tickets - tickets must be reserved through Betsy Cipu at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 292-5123.
Thomas P. Muzea, age 93 of Trumbull, husband of the late Stella Adam Muzea, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Born and raised in Webster, MA, son of the late Pandely and Angelina Stillu Muzea, Tom had been a Trumbull Town resident for most of his life. He was a United States Naval Veteranserving his country during WWII. Mr. Muzea later went on to work as a postman for the USPS for many years until his retirement. Tom was very devoted to St. Dimitrie Orthdox Church where he belonged to the St. Dimitrie Church Council, the church retirees group and was a willing volunteer for the Church Festivals. He took great pride in caring for his home, garden and his yard. Tom enjoyed fishing, coin collecting, spending winters in Florida and was an avid Boston Red Sox and Green Bay Packers fan. Tom lived life to the fullest and was known for his wonderful sense of humor. A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he will be greatly missed. He is survived by his son, Dennis Muzea of Stratford and a daughter, Linda DelGuidice of Trumbull. He leaves behind his grandchildren Randi Kubick and her husband Tyson and Jeffrey DelGuidice and his wife Danielle, great-grandchildren Camryn and Kendall Kubick and Emma and Jake DelGuidice, brothers Foster Muzea and his wife Peggy of Florida and George Muzea and his wife Maria of Nevada as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother James Muzea. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 16 at 11 a.m. directly at St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Rd., Easton with burial to follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Bridgeport with full Military Honors. Friends may call on Wednesday at the Church from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Arrangements in the care of the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home. The Muzea family would like to thank the staff of St. Joseph's Manor for the compassionate care that Tom received during his stay there. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Dimitrie Church. To sign an online register or to get travel directions, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com
COSTULAS. Peter M. Costulas, age 93 of Fairfield, beloved husband of Florence Babiana Costulas for 71 years, passed into eternal rest on January 22. “Pistol Pete,” as he was known at Bassick High School, played baseball and basketball, was selected to the All-State basketball team, and, in later years, was an avid golfer and racquetball player. Graduating in 1943, he served with the Army 4th Engineer Special Brigade in New Guinea, awarded a Bronze star for the invasion of the Phillipines and took part in Japan occupation forces in at the end of WW II. Returning home he attended Jr College of CT then worked for the Post Publishing Co., IBM and founded Sperco Typesetting, Inc., which allowed him to create many program books and projects for his church.
A lifelong member of St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church, Costulas was involved in all aspects of church life, serving as president of Sunday School, Mac-AROY youth group, the Parish Council, Retirees Club and coached the Inter Church youth basketball team. He was a retired member of the Society Farsarotul and in 2017 was honored by the church for his many years of devoted service.
He will be missed by many loving friends and family and everyone will miss his wit and sense of humor. He loved all types of music, especially Bing Crosby, and thanks the Red Sox for winning the World Series in his lifetime.
Rite of Christian burial will be on Monday, January 28 at St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Road, Easton with the Rev. Fr. George M. Coca officiating, followed by internment at Lakeview Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday, January 27 from 3 pm to 6 pm with Trisagion services at 5 pm at Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Dimitrie Church. To view the complete obituary, sign an online register or to get travel directions, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com
- 9:15 Matins 10:00 Divine Liturgy
Coffee Hr: 40-Days - IMO Tom Muzea
Holy Bread: M Schulman IHO Robert Schulman's Birthday
Holy Bread: Fr Geroge & Psa Mariana IMO, his mother, Victoria Coca6:30 Bible Class11:30 Living Our Faith9:15 Matins
10:00 Divine Liturgy6:30 Bible Class11:30 Living Our FaithSaturday of Souls (Căragă)10 am - Holy Liturgy - followed by the Parastas for all the departed followed by Memorial repast
Sponsored by Betsy Cipu and Audrey Fatsy9:15 Matins
10:00 Divine Liturgy
Coffee Hour sponsored by Steven & Madalena Schulman6:30 Bible Class11:30 Living Our Faith
Prayers of gratitude flowed on Sunday, September 17 as we surprised Fr George and Psa Marian with a coffee hour on the fourteenth anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood. Parish Council president Bob Nicola commented that "we wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Fr George and we wouldn't be the community we are if he wasn't here to lead us."
After a chorus of " God Grant You Many Years, " Ladies President Betsy Cipu presented Psa Marian with a bouquet of flowers. Fr. George reminded us "it takes a village and we have to remember to love each other, love the Lord and love this community."
"The people present are the main support of this parish and don't ever give that up. Bring your children, grandchildren and godchildren. Let this parish countinue when we are gone from here and our decendants take over for us."
La Multi Ani and Good Health to Fr George and Psa Marian from a grateful parish.
Click here for the full You Tube Clip: https://youtu.be/I4TyLBdCdAI
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. 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 Romanian Orthodox Church 504 Sport Hill Rd. Easton, CT 06612 (203) 268-8237