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

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Parish Council Swearing In

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


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.


Ladies Auxiliary - Sister Act on March 15
March 15

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 marycipu@gmail.com or  (203) 292-5123


Thomas Muzea

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

Memory Eternal

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

Pistol Pete has rounded third and is heading Home. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL
 

Upcoming Schedule
  • 17

    Feb

    Sunday
    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 Coca
  • 19

    Feb

    Tuesday
    6:30 Bible Class
    Fast free
  • 21

    Feb

    Thursday
    11:30 Living Our Faith
    Fast free
  • 24

    Feb

    Sunday
    9:15 Matins
    10:00 Divine Liturgy
  • 26

    Feb

    Tuesday
    6:30 Bible Class
  • 28

    Feb

    Thursday
    11:30 Living Our Faith
  • 2

    Mar

    Saturday
    Saturday 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 Fatsy
  • 3

    Mar

    Sunday
    9:15 Matins
    10:00 Divine Liturgy
    Coffee Hour sponsored by Steven & Madalena Schulman
  • 5

    Mar

    Tuesday
    6:30 Bible Class
    Fast: dairy, fish, wine, & oil
  • 7

    Mar

    Thursday
    11:30 Living Our Faith
    Fast: dairy, fish, wine, & oil

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.
During the summer, 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
 
 

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)

 


Fr George Honored on Anniversary of Ordination
May God Grant Him Many Years

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


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


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.  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

http://compassionatecuisine.org/recipes/

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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

Website Updates
02/09/19Papandina -

Papandina will be held on Saturday, March 2 at 10:00am

01/05/19Coffee Hour -

Please dispose of the plates, cups, etc. from your table in the garbage bins when you leave. Consider grabbing a plate or two from the food table and bringing it into the kitchen. This way one person will not be responsible for cleaning the whole hall

Thank you

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