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Fall Traffic on Sport Hill Road

Heavy Traffic near Silverman's Farm

During the fall months there is VERY heavy traffic on Sport Hill Road coming up from the Merritt Parkway due to the crowds at Silverman's Farm - especially in the late morning. 

Sunday School Begins on October 2!

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.
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
You can reach Linda at,  or call her at 203-696-0807 or Audriana at


St Dimitrie Day Dinner - October 30

Please join us for our annual St Dimitrie Day Dinner on October 30th immediately following liturgy

Our Menu includes:

Appetizers & Pita


Lamb, Rice and Vegetables (Also - Chicken is available)


Wine, Coffee & Soda


Adults $25 ($30  at the door), $10  children - 12 and under


There are three ways to reserve your spot!

Click here to send an email to our church secretary to make reservations!

Call Church to make reservations (203) 268-8237 or sign up at Candle stand



In Memorium

Michelle Broadley and Nicholas Lee

We are deeply saddened at the loss of two young members of our community. May their memories be eternal.

  • Michelle Broadley, daughter of Valeria Ciufecu and granddaughter of the late Aureliu Ciufecu. 
    • Her wake will be held from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 2 at Cody-White Funeral Home in Milford CT. Trisagion service at 6:00 p.m.
    • The funeral will be Monday morning at St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, 885 Boston Avenue, Bridgeport
    • For additional information or to sign memorial book - please go to

  • Nicholas Lee, the son of Tommy Lee and the grandson of Anne Nastu.
    • The wake will be held on Monday, October 3 at Lesko-Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, Fairfield from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Trisagion service will be held at 6:30 p.m.
      The funeral will be Tuesday morning at St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church at 11:00 a.m.
    • For additional information - please go to


Our Sister in Christ, Michele Catherine Broadley, has fallen asleep in the Lord

Michele Catherine Broadley, age 24, of Milford, the beloved daughter of Valeria Ciufecu Broadley and Adrian R. Broadley, lost her courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday September 28, 2016. She was born on August 12, 1992 in Bridgeport, CT. She graduated from Lauralton Hall in 2010, then attended UConn. Prior to her 21st birthday, Michele was diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric cancer (RMS). While undergoing rigorous treatments for over three years, she strived to excel in everything she did. In 2015, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in Psychology and a minor in Women’s Studies. In that same year, she continued her education towards an MSW degree at SCSU. She aspired to be a clinical social worker to help young adults coping with cancer. She worked at Howe’s Drug Store for many years, as well as SBC in Milford. Michele adored cats, especially her cat Potato-Pancake (Dusty). She enjoyed traveling and wanted to see the world. Tropical climates, sandy beaches, and the sun upon her face were some of her most cherished moments. She was active in sports and attended 14 years of gymnastics classes. 

She is survived by her parents; paternal grandfather Robert Broadley; maternal grandparents Hara and Alan Dobyns; paternal Uncle Thomas and Aunt Sofie Broadley; maternal Aunt Catrina Ciufecu; maternal Uncle Mita and Aunt Lisa Ciufecu; paternal cousins Jennifer and Danny Champagne; maternal cousins Raymond and Amanda Ciufecu; and her lifelong friend and “sister” Karla Sansone. She is predeceased by paternal grandmother Florence Broadley, maternal grandfather Aureliu D. Ciufecu, paternal Aunt Tina Champagne and maternal Uncle Bob Young.

An Eastern Orthodox Christian service to celebrate her life will be held on October 3, 2016 at 11:00 am at St. Dimitrie Church, 504 Sport Hill Rd, Easton, CT 06612 (MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH). Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Bridgeport, CT. Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 pm on October 2, 2016 at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad Street Milford, CT 06460. To honor Michele’s life, memorial contributions may be made to Circle of Care, who provides hope and support to families of children with cancer in Connecticut. . 

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Our brother in Christ, Nicholas William Lee, has fallen asleep in the Lord.

   Nicholas William Lee, age 28, of Bridgeport/Stratford passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Born in Milford on March 13, 1988. Nik was a lifelong area resident.
   He is survived by his father Thomas W. Lee and spouse Laura Caciopoli of Bridgeport, his grandparents Anne and Victor Nastu and grandfather Robert Lee and spouse Karen Andelora and great grandmother Stella Lee. He leaves behind brothers Kenneth Palmieri, Daniel Lee, Daniel Masek, other brothers / caregivers Marlon Standbury and Dontre Lewis Hill, sisters Jessica Masek, Victoria Lee and their mother Karen Masek as well as many, uncles aunts, cousins, nieces and a very special aunt Victoria DeNitto and mother Karen Satmary of Naugatuck.
   Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, October 4th at 11 am at St.Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox, 504 Sport Hill Rd. Easton. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 5 to 8 pm in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road., Fairfield Center with the Trisagion service at 6:30 pm.



Living Our Faith and Bible Classes on Tuesday

Living Our Faith is held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Tuesday morning in the Parish Library.
This is an introduction to the Faith for both Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike who wish to learn more about our beliefs. 

Bible Class is held from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday evening in the Tonna Hall. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 6:00 pm.
We are studying the Gospel of John and once again, Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike are welcome


Family Movie Night - Friday October 7

Come warm up with good friends, good food, and a good movie!

6:00 p.m. - Lenten Dinner

6:45 p.m. - Movie Begins

Movie: Fly Wheel (NR, 2003)

Weary of the masks he wears and the lies he tells, an unscrupulous used car salesman resolves to win back his wife, become a better role model for his son, and stop ripping off his unsuspecting customers in the inspirational feature directorial debut of Facing the Giants director Alex Kendrick. Jay Austin (Kendrik) is the kind of used car salesman that customers fears most - dishonest, manipulative, and constantly smiling as he sends another lemon driving off the lot. Eventually Austin's deceptive ways catch up with him, prompting him to take serious stock of his life from the ground up. Now, as Austin begins working to get his classic convertible back on the road, the repairs he performs under the hood begin to reflect the personal transformation that he is going through at home and at work. Determined to turn his life around for good this time, Austin soon finds out just how good things can get when he begins applying the philosophy of Jesus Christ to everyday life.

PLEASE R.S.V.P. so we can prepare enough food!

Linda Kolton (lsoper123@gmail.com203-696-0807

or Marianne Ocrain (

Pre-Christmas Food-Pastry Sale

“Like our food and wish you could have some for Christmas?”.

Wouldn't you love to have our stuffed cabbage, pita, pastries and breads at your table for Christmas?
Drawing on the compliments that we get on our cooking from our Festival, Food Fest and other events, we look forward to providing you and your guests with the great food that we prepare. And an added bonus is that we are making your Christmas a little less stressful by permitting us to do the baking. 

Many of our pastries that you see at the Festival are on the list of items that will be available for the Christmas Takeout. 
Everyone is invited to take advantage of this offer. Friends and neighbors, too! Orders will be available on Saturday, December 17, 2016 and may be picked up at the Church.

For additional information or to place an order: download our Pre-Christmas Sale Order Form 
email us at  or to pay by credit card or PayPal go to
Thank you for supporting our Festival 2016

Click here to go to our Festival 2016 - Our Friends and Food to see some of the people and our menu items that helped make our Festival 2016 the most successful in our 37 year history. 

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!

One Service, One Community, One Faith

Beginning on May 22, 2016
New Schedule of Services:
Note there will only be one Divine Liturgy on Sunday Morning at 10:00am
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
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. Currently Religious Education and Bible Study are on break for the summer and classes will resume in September.
  • Religious Education classes will meet Tuesday morning at 10:30 for everyone
  • 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. 
General Information about St Dimitrie

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.

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

Schedule of services:
Sunday Morning
Matins at 9:15 am
Divine Liturgy  at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays and Feast Days
Vespers on the Eve of Feast Days at 6:00pm
Further Information:
If you have any questions about our services, schedule or community,  click the Administration tab at left for additional information
August 7th - Help Inaugurate Our Parish Library

On Sunday, August 7th we will officially inaugurate our new PARISH LIBRARY for the use of all our parishioners!

Fr. George will have a Divine Liturgy on Aug. 1st which is the Day of the Procession with the Cross followed by a blessing of water (aghiasmo) and the blessing of the church, hall, classrooms, kitchen and library. Parishioners are invited to come in and visit with Fr. George, read a book, watch TV, or just sit watching and being warmed by the fireplace. THIS IS FOR YOUR USE AND ENJOYMENT – A PLACE TO RELAX! Please join us for the opening after the Liturgy.

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


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 during the 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 Romanian Orthodox Church 504 Sport Hill Rd. Easton, CT 06612 (203) 268-8237

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