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

Our Advent Candle

Each year as we begin the Nativity Fast, the period of lent before Christmas, Fr. George brings out an advent wreath. It holds seven candles and, each week of lent,  he invites members of the community to light one of them.

The second candle represents HOPE. Fr George asked the altar boys, Christian Coca, David Geer to light the candle as we sang O Holy Night

The first candle is for FAITH. Fr George invited our Sunday School teachers, Linda Kolton, Claudia Epure and Mary Ianus, to begin this annual tradition, as we sang O Come All Ye Faithful.

December Activities
Join Us for the Following
  • Sunday, December 3 - Deadline for Pajama Donations
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, December 5 & 6 - St. Nicholas  -  Vespers on Tuesday at 6:00am and Liturgy on Wednesday 12/6 at 10:00am
    Visit from St. Nicholas during Vespers – bring your children & grandkids and an extra pair of shoes to leave in the narthex
  • Tuesday, December 12  - Sts. Spiridon & St. Herman of Alaska   Holy Liturgy 10am
  • Sunday, December 17 - Sunday School Pageant & Pick Up for Bake Sale
  • Sunday, December 24 - Liturgy followed by Vespers & Christmas Carols
    Vespers of Christmas will take place right after Holy Liturgy 
  • Monday, December 25  - Birth of our Lord & God Christmas Holy Liturgy 10:00 am followed by Choir Christmas Concert
  • Tuesday, December 26     ++ Holy Theotokos & St Stephen Holy Liturgy 10am
  • Monday, January. 1, 2024 + St Basil & New Year Holy Liturgy 10am


The Lesko and Polke Funeral Home partnership has been disolved. The Frank Polke and Son Funeral Home will continue its services independently at a new location in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home building at 39 Benson Road, Fairfield, CT.

Many families in our community are familiar with Frank Polke Funeral Home and they, in turn,  have supported St. Dimitrie since we began almost a century ago. All of Polke services and attention to special details and traditions remain the same and all pre-need contracts will continue to be honored. 

For any questions, Frank can be reached at (203) 556-5978 or (203) 556-5140.

We are selling our favorite items for Christmas and New Years. 

Pick-Up Date is Sunday, December 17 until 1:00.

Our Sister in Christ, Florence Godin, has fallen. asleep.

Our condolences to the family of Florence Godin on her recent passing. Florence was an epitrop for many years and a member of the choir know for her beautiful soprano voice. Her funeral will be held at St Dimitrie at 1:30  on Sunday November 26. Calling hours will from 12:30-1:30 before the service.

Memory Eternal.  Click here for her obituary

Our Brother In Christ, Christos Mallios, has Fallen Asleep.
Our deepest condolences to Alexandria "Dria" Kolton-Mallios and her daughter Zoe, on the loss of their husband and father, Christo, who recently reposed in the Lord. His funeral will take place Tuesday, October 31 at 1:00 pm at St. Dimitrie Church with calling hours. beginning at 12:00 noon.
Chris is the son-in-law of Bea Kolton and brother-in-law of Van & Linda Kolton and Bob and Karen Jordan. Memory Eternal. May God rest his soul.

Happy 97th Birthday to Andrew Schilira

We celebrated the 97th Birthday of our oldest parishioner, Andrew Schilira. 

Andrew is the sole remaing veteran from World War II at St Dimitrie and he entertains everyone with stories about his hometown of Woonsocket, RI, his military experiences and his friends and family in our community.  The coffee hour was sponsored by his friends and fellow Navy sailors Paul & Laura Bashar, John & Laurie Boudreau and Paul & Denise Kubiak.

May God Bless you Andrew and thank you all for your service.

Welcome to our new Deacon, Fr. Deacon Spirydon
Fr. Deacon Spiridon Ickes is currently a  student at St. Vladimir's Seminary.  Similar to a student teacher, Master of Divinity students, in their senior year, are required to fulfill a Field Education component of their training in a parish setting. To this end, Fr. Dn Spiridon will fulfill his obligation at St. Dimitrie.  His first semester will start Sunday, September 3, 2023, and end December 3, 2023 and his second semester will run from January 21, 2024, and end May 12, 2024.

Please introduce yourself to Fr. Deacon Spiridon, his wife Sarah and Lazarus, their one year old son.

A Playground for the Young and the Young at Heart

First we had tables with umbrellas on our patio and now we have a place for young and old to play!  This playground set features activities for children of all ages including swings, a climbing wall, rope ladders and a slide!  Thank you to Robert and Diana Nicola for their generous donation. Click here for photos

 Pictured are Robert and Diana Nicola with their grandchildren Matthew, Anna Grace, William and Nicholas Modafieri


Thank you for everyone who continues to make donations of supplies. The following items are always welcome.

Cleaning Supplies

Paper Goods


  • Clorox Spray
  • Liquid Dishwashing Detergent - such as Dawn
  • Sponges
  • SOS or Brillo Pads
  • Paper Towels - we need many
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Paper Plates -  8 inches for coffee hour
  • Paper Coffee Cups
  • Small Paper or Plastic Cups for Gar (holy wheat)
  • Large Plastic Food Bags
  • Water Bottles
  • Coffee & Creamer 
  • Pam Spray
  • Olive Oil
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Cream Cheese

Items may be left on the table in the kitchen. If you cannot attend church on Saturday, we will gratefully accept these donations at any time. Thank you very much!

Light a Virtual Candle, Prayer Requests and Donations

Many parishioners have been expressing a desire to have candles lit and prayers said for them. Click the "Prayers and Virtual Candles" tab above (it will appear white when you mouse over it.)

  1. Request Candles be lit
  2. Submit Prayer Requests (confidential between you and Fr George)
  3. Make Donations

For additional information click this link for a pdf outlining step by step instructions.


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"

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