Welcome to the website for St Dimitrie Orthodox Church in Easton, CT. We are an Orthodox Christian Church under the auspices and ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Romanian Episcopate of America, Orthodox Church of America.
We invite you to review this site and find out what is happening in our community, learn about our 100 year history, our Orthodox Christian faith and join us in worship. Click here or go to the ABOUT tab for additional information.
We offer our condolences to the Janello Family on the loss of their father, KENNETH JANELLO, our former Parish Attorney, who reposed in New Mexico. His funeral will take place on Tuesday, March 5 in our Church at 11 A.M. Viewing from 10 A.M. to time of service.
Click here to view/print the complete Journey to Pascha 2024 Chart
PLEASE NOTE: On Friday, March 22 Confessions will be available from 3PM to time of service & after service; Confessions will also be available after all weekly services & Sunday AM before or after Holy Liturgy, or by appt. at your convenience. Wednesdays during Great Lent we have Presanctified Liturgies beginning Wed March 20 and continuing March 27, April 3,10,17 and 24
Fridays during Great Lent are The Stanzas of the Akathist Hymn to the Holy Theotokos: March 22, 29; April 5,12 & 19
- Sunday, March 3. Sunday of Prodigal Son - Monday, March 4. Begin fast from dairy
- Saturday, March 9. Caraga - Saturday of Souls - Commemoration of all the departed following Holy Liturgy
- Sunday, March 10 Judgement Sunday. Monday, March 11. Begin fast from meat
- Sunday, March 17 Forgiveness Sunday
- Monday, March 18. Beginning of the Holy & Great Fast. Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete 6:00 PM
- Friday, March 22. First Akathist Hymn service - 6:00pm
- Saturday, March 23. ++ St Theodore - Liturgy 10:00am
- Sunday, March 24 Sunday of Orthodoxy
- Sunday, March 31 St Gregory of Palamas
Congratulations to our Parish Council President, Peter (Spiro) C. Fatsy and the rest of our Parish Council members. A full list of officers and Parish Council will be made available.
If you were unable to attend the meeting or if your would like to review information, here are the individual reports:
We begin the New Year by celebrating the liturgy of St. Basil and cutting pieces of a "Vasilopita" (St. Basil's Bread) which holds a cross and quarter. Tradition says whoever finds the quarter will have success and whoever finds the cross will be granted blessings during the year.
This tradition began when an emperor began to levy heavy taxes and his citizens were forced to pay with jewelry and precious heirlooms. St. Basil, Archbishop of Cessaria, finally convinced the emperor to cancel the tax and return the thousands of valuables to the rightful owners. After praying before the icons of Jesus and Theotokos, he had all the items baked into a large bread and, miraculously, each family was given a share of the bread which contained his own family valuables.
We continue to celebrate this miracle on the feast of St Basil and, this year featured a song by Fr George. (click to play video)
Lauren Tvardzik. Condolences to Lauren's family who lost their daughter at 33 years old. Raised in a Russian Orthodox home, Lauren has been a member of our community and sang in the choir. Memory Eternal.
A Visitation for Lauren will take place on Sunday, January 21, 2024, from 2- 4 p.m. at Holy Transfiguration Russian Orthodox Church 285 Alden Avenue New Haven, with a Panakida (prayer service) at 3p.m. A Requiem Funeral Service will be celebrated on Monday, January 22nd at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Stratford.
Jessica Cody. Our condolences to Dr. George Cody and Kathy on the loss of their daughter Jessica who was 37. Jessica, a writer, loved learning and attended the Living Our Faith classes. Memory Eternal. Click here for obituary
Since Christmas Even fell on Sunday this year Fr. George held Vespers immediately after Divine Liturgy instead of in the evening. This allowed our whole community to hear the about the birth of Christ and also participate in our traditional Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long. Click here to listen the the service and carols.
We also welcomed Adam Kindlein into the Orthodox faith as he was chrismated during the service. His sponsor is Psa Mariana. May God Grant him Many Years. Please greet Adam and his wife Teah.
Mark Carabina, our Head Epitrop, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 21, after a courageous battle with cancer.
A lifelong member of St Dimitrie, Mark was a member of the Parish Council and always volunteered to help at Festivals and other events. As Head Epitrop, Mark was a fixture at the candle stand and greeted everyone, both friends to strangers alike, with a warm smile and welcomed them to our community. He leaves his mother, Florence, and brother, Matthew.
Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, December 27 at 11:30 am directly at church. The family will receive visitors on Wednesday from 10:00 am until the time of service. His burial will follow at the Lawncroft Cemetery on Black Rock Turnpike Fairfield.
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 have used the services of Frank Polke Funeral Home and, in turn, the Polke family has supported St. Dimitrie since we began almost a century ago. All of Frank Polkeand Son Funeral Home 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.
On Sunday, the Sunday School children presented their Nativity Pageant which told the story of the birth of our Lord through bible passages and carols
Everyone was invited downstairs for a cello performance by David Geer and his friend Adam, coffee hour sponsored by the parents and to help decorate the Christmas tree.
Superintendent Linda Kolton thanked Fr George and Psa Mariana, all the parents, Pete Fatsy, the Parish Council and the choir for their support throughout the year.
Click for link of the performance.
Congratulations to our students
Please introduce yourself to Fr. Deacon Spiridon, his wife Sarah and Lazarus, their one year old son.
Thank you for everyone who continues to make donations of supplies. The following items are always welcome.
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!
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.)
- Request Candles be lit
- Submit Prayer Requests (confidential between you and Fr George)
- Make Donations
For additional information click this link for a pdf outlining step by step instructions.