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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!


St. Mary - Falling Asleep of the Theotokos

Please join us after Liturgy on Sunday, August 20 for a dinner to honor St. Mary

Our Summer Divine Liturgy Schedule:  Matins will begin at 8:45 a.m. and Divine Liturgy will follow at 9:30 a.m.



Please join us from September 8-10, 2017 on our church grounds for our annual St. Dimitrie Festival "A Macedonian Affair." For thirty-eight years, the members of our Parish have welcomed you to our spiritual home to share our food, faith and fellowship.

Come enjoy our grilled lamb, spinach or leek pita plus bread, pastry and lots more which is all homemade using recipies handed down from generation to generation. Click here for our full menu.  

We will be open rain or shine with free admission:

  • Friday, September 8  from 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. (food served until 9:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, September 9  from 12:00  -  10:00 p.m. (food served until 9:00 p.m.)
  • Sunday, September 10  from 12:00 p.m. (after Divine Liturgy) - 3:00 p.m. 


Can you lend a hand? There are plenty of opportunities to become involved. 
Click the "Calendar" tab on left to see when we will be preparing food in the kitchen or go to our "2017 Festival" page

Click here for more infomation or click the "2017 Festival" tab. 


Our Sister in Christ, Virginia "Gina" Giavara, has fallen asleep in the Lord
Virginia "Gina" Tanacea Giavara was called home to be with the Lord, August 2, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband of fifty-four years, Sutiri "Sam" Giavara and her four children; Kenneth and his wife Lindsay of San Diego, CA, Jason of San Diego, CA, Neil of New York, NY and Stephanie Giavara Foley and her husband Ryan of Stratford, CT. She is survived by two sisters; Loretta Bici and her husband George of Garden City, NY and Judith Kavulich and her husband Jack of Bentonville, AR and a sister-in-law Loretta Tanacea of San Francisco, CA. Gina, affectionately known as "Maia", is also survived by her three grandchildren; Haley Giavara and Gia and Jake Foley. She also leaves many nieces and nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Gina was born and raised in North Grosvenor Dale, CT and was the daughter of the late Vasile and Doxia (Vanghel) Tanacea. She was predeceased by her brothers Spiro, Vanghel, and Thomas and her sisters Hrisafia and Sylvia.
Gina graduated from Tourtelotte Memorial High School. She was the office manager at the Bates Shoe Corporation and later became the owner of The Merle Norman Cosmetics and Boutique in Westport, CT. She loved to garden and was a member of the Fairfield County Garden Club. The joy of her life was spending time with her grandchildren. One of her greatest passions was mentoring newly arrived immigrants and teaching the English language at the Sterling House in Stratford, CT. She was passionate about cooking and baking, always known as the consummate hostess. She was a devoted member of the St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church in Easton, CT. On October 30, 2016, she was honored for many years of service to St. Dimitrie, including: her leadership roles as Co-Chairperson of the Mac-Aroy Youth Group, supporter and benefactor of the Ladies Auxiliary, valued member of the Consecration Committee and the force responsible for the beautification of the church and hall interior. Gina's family wishes to thank Dr. Pamela Hoffman and the Hospice Staff at Visiting Nursing Services (VNS) of Connecticut and in particular her RN Thierry and personal caregiver Karolina.
 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the St. Dimitrie Endowment Fund. Arrangements are in the care of the Lesko and Polke Funeral Home. To sign an online register or to get travel directions, please visit
Memory Eternal
Our sister in Christ has fallen asleep in the Lord.

Florence Juliet Pittu, age 97, of Bridgeport, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Born in Bridgeport on November 9, 1919, daughter of the late Thomas and Rincea Fatse Pittu, Flora was a lifelong Bridgeport resident. She was a Veteran of WWII, serving as a Master Sergeant in the Women's Army Corps. She went on to work for the Connecticut Judicial Branch in Juvenile Court for over 30 years until her retirement.

She was a lifelong member of St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church. Flora especially enjoyed traveling to Europe with family and friends. She is survived by her sister, Virginia " Gina " Cook of Fairfield as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 am in St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Rd., Easton with burial to follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Bridgeport with Military Honors. Friends may call at the St. Dimitrie Church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church Endowment Fund.

Arrangements in the care of the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home.  


Sharing our message

Fr. George was invited to contribute an editorial in our local paper, The Easton Courier, about the joy of Pascha.


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. 
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.
Summer Schedule of Sunday Services (July - August):
Matins at 8:45 am
Sunday Liturgy at 9:30 a.m.
  English with Romanian prayers and hymns (which will also be repeated in English) - and our choir
Schedule of Sunday Services (September - June):
Matins at 9:15 am
Sunday Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.
  English with Romanian prayers and hymns (which will also be repeated in English) - and our choir
Feast Days:
Vespers on Eve of Feast Days at 6:00 pm
Feast Day Liturgy at 10:00am 
  Services will be in English and Romanian
Confessions will be available during Matins (9:15am until 10:00am), or, by appointment - Contact Fr George
at the Church Office at (203) 268-8237 or his cell (203) 895-5464.
Religious Education and Bible Study
These classes are open to everyone who is eager to learn more about the Orthodox faith. We welcome both Orthodox and non-Orthodox. 
  • Religious Education classes will meet Wednesday morning at 11:00am in the library - Everyone is welcome
  • Bible Study meets on Tuesday evening at 6:30. 
    For additional information contact Fr. George at the Church Office (203)268-8237 or  his cell (203) 895-5464. 
Further Information:  Any questions about our services, schedule or community? See Administration tab at left.
Don't wait for the Food Fest or Festival

Beginning on April 1st we will offer whole or half pitas on the first Sunday of each month and they may be picked up after church.

Choose from the following fillings:

                       Leeks             Spinach             Sauerkraut           Onions

A whole pita, available prebaked or frozen, is $50 and a half pita, only available prebaked, is $30. 

Contact the church at (203) 268-8237, email the church at 

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


We accept PayPal, MasterCard, Visa and Discover


Immediately following Communion, teachers will meet in the back of the church and bring children downstairs for class. Parents are invited to enjoy the remainder of the service and meet children after coffee hour. Class ends at 12:00 p.m.
See Linda Kolton or Audriana Ocrain with questions. You can reach Linda at,  or call her at 203-696-0807 or Audriana at
See a slide show of some of our Sunday School children in class 
Click here to download  and print a Sunday School Registration form and bring it with you to class.
Go to our the Sunday School section on our Organizations page for more information.


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 '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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