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Our 35th Annual Festival - Sept 11 and 12, 2015

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General Information

Thank you for visiting the website of St. Dimitrie 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. 
Our doors and arms are open to you and we pray you find a home with us.

We are an Orthodox Christian Church under the auspices and ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America, Orthodox Church of America. The Presiding Hierarch of our Diocese is His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel (Popp).

We invite you to learn about our Orthodox Christian faith, find out what's happening in our community and join us in worship!

We seek to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ by maintaining the faith delivered to the apostles and handed down throughout the ages, worshiping together as a community of love, fellowship, and shared spiritual growth, and reaching out through ministry to serve the needs of those around us.

We invite you to learn more about our faith, our ministry, and our community.

Schedule of services:
Sunday Morning
Divine Liturgy (English) at 9:00 a.m.
Divine Liturgy (combined Romanian and English) at 10:30 a.m.
Church School meets from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Further Information:
If you have any questions about our services, schedule or community,  click the Administration tab at left for additional information
In Memoriam

Alexandrina Jurebie

Our sister in Christ, Alexandrina Jurebie, has fallen asleep in the Lord.

Alexandrina Jurebie, age 90, of Bridgeport, passed away on August 21, 2015. Born in Bucharest, Romania, Alexandrina came to the United States in 1981 and had been a Bridgeport resident since that time.
She was a longtime member of St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church and Ladies Auxiliary. She sang in the Church Choir and in The Combined Orthodox Churches Choir for over 30 years.
Survivors include nephews Andrei Colimitra and his wife Caterina, Gabriel Rusu and his wife Iulia and their children Anton and Alexandru, niece Andrea Montini and her husband Raymond, Gabriel Popescu and his wife Raluca, a cousin Dean Jurebie and his wife Ruth, Radu Rusu, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins here and in Romania.
Alexandrina was predeceased by her brother Jean Jurebie and sisters Maria Marcela, Eleonora, Evghenia Colimitra and her husband Constantin, and her niece Vasila Biruinta Colimitra Rusu.
Funeral services will be held at St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Rd., Easton with burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Bridgeport, CT. Friends may call on Tuesday August 25, 2015 from 10 AM to 11 AM follow by the religious service. In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodax Church, 504 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT 06612.
May her memory be eternal!
Nina (Catherine) Culetsu Shaw
Our sister in Christ, Alexandrina Jurebie, has fallen asleep in the Lord.
Nina (Catherine) Culetsu Shaw, age 74 of Fairfield, succumbed to a lengthy and courageous battle with lung cancer on Thursday, August 13, 2015. Nina was born June 16, 1941 in Bridgeport, CT to the late James Culetsu and Mary Moran Culetsu. She was the devoted and cherished mother of David Brandon Shaw of Fairfield, and the late Andrew Marcus Shaw (May 30, 1967 - August 10, 2010) also of Fairfield. She was a Bridgeport native, graduating from Bassick High in 1959.
Nina resided with her children in Boston, MA, Hampton Beach, NH, Santa Monica, CA and later returned to the area and made a life, business and together with her parents and family, a loving and stable home for her children. Nina was the co-founder and proud proprietor of the Henry Travel Agency, Heritage Square in Fairfield. After many memorable years in Heritage Square, she moved the agency to the Sidetracks Building and the fun continued. Nina loved her business, merrily sending people on vacations, honeymoons and business trips, and above all, taking her own trips whenever time permitted.
She had never-ending stories of her travels / adventures. Notably, falling asleep while journalist Charles Kuralt was attempting to regale her with his long-winded yarns on a flight from LAX to JFK, getting stuck on an elevator in a hotel in Toronto with Billy Idol (she wasn't quite sure who he was but it eventually came to her) or almost being booted out of First Class on a flight from San Juan to JFK because Boy George and the Culture Club wanted it all to themselves. Guess who won that one? Nobody put Nina in Coach, except Nina. After selling the agency, Nina went on to become the Director of Credit & Collections for many years at Call Peter, Inc. in Stratford, CT.In retirement, she worked part-time with her beloved second family at Leon Galemba & Sons Carting Co. in Black Rock and with her friends at Penny/Dell Publications in Norwalk, CT.
Nina is survived by her doting and very much loved sister, Joan Culetsu Kalakay (John) of Bridgeport, amazing and quite talented niece, Jaime Kalakay O' Connell (Chris) of Nantucket, MA, granddaughter, Kayla Shaw, close cousins and dear friends, Jo-Ann Friberg of Milford, Chris Friberg of Black Rock, Mary-Ann Ondy (Edward) and their son, Alex of Milford, Voni Fatse (George) of Easton, Christine Fatsy of Fairfield, John Culetsu of Las Vegas and the Poconos, Sylvia Culetsu of Bridgeport, Debra Sylvia of Fairfield, Nora Hoag of Huntington and Anne Chanaca Nastu of Bridgeport. In addition to her parents and son, Nina was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth Culetsu Fitzgerald of Bridgeport, young nephew, Jason J. Kalakay, also of Bridgeport and former husband, Paul K. Shaw of Sutter Creek, CA and Boston, MA.
Friends may greet the family on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT. A Memorial Service celebrating Nina's life will immediately follow. Final arrangements were provided by the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Ave., Bridgeport. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. To sign an online guest book or to send private condolences please visit

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May her memory be eternal!

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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 during this Nativity Lenten season.  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 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"






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

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