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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!

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  • Saturday, June 24 
    Nativity of St John Baptizer  
    HOLY LITURGY at 10:00 a. m

  • Wednesday, June 28
    Vespers for Holy Apostles Peter & Paul at 6:00 p. m

  • Thursday, June 29 
    Holy Apostles Peter & Paul  
    HOLY LITURGY  - 10:00a m

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Thank you to everyone who came to our recent Food Fest and enjoyed our homemade food and hospitality. Join us in September for our Three-day Festival

Click here for more infomation about our 2017 Food Fest

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T. John Cook

Our brother in Christ, T. John Cook, has fallen asleep in the Lord. T. John Cook, age 91, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Virginia Pittu Cook, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 28, 2017 in his home with his loving family by his side. Born in St. Louis, MO on December 21, 1925 son of the late Steve and Victoria Ghitsa Coca ( Cook ), John had been a Bridgeport and Fairfield Town resident for most of his life.

He proudly served his country during WWII in the US Infantry on the Italian front as a Staff Sergeant. John later went on as the co-owner of the Seaside Grocery and Meat Market for many years with his brother Nicholas. He was a kind and compassionate person to his customers and to all those who knew him, never complaining about his aches and pains. He loved his church and worked for it in many capacities and as chief coffee maker for the Fellowship Hour and the St. Dimitrie Seniors group while his wife Gina conducted the Church Choir for over 65 years.

John loved telling stories and jokes and enjoyed a good laugh with everyone he met. After retiring from his business, he became an avid golpher , In addition to Gina, his devoted wife of 68 years, John leaves behind his sons, Theodore J. Cook, Jr and his wife Elizabeth Cook and Donald Thomas Cook , his loving daughter Patti Cook Johnson, his granddaughter Bethany Fuscaldo and her husband Joseph, a great-granddaughter Tory. His brother Fr. George Coca and his wife Mariana. John leaves behind his special nephews Steve and Dean Coca, a special niece Ann Nastu, sister in law Flora Pittu as well as several nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his son Robert Steven Cook, brother Nicholas Cook, son-in-law Travis Johnson and several brothers in-law and sisters in law.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11 am DIRECTLY at St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Rd., Easton with burial to follow in Lakeview Cemetery with full Military Honors. Calling hours will be held at the Church on Tuesday from 4-8 pm. Arrangements in the care of the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Dimitrie Church Endowment Fund.

May His Memory  Be Eternal

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Sotir Stilu

Our brother in Christ, Sotir Stilu, has fallen asleep in the Lord. Sotir Stilu, age 37, of Trumbull, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017. Born on June 11, 1979 in Bucharest, Romania, son of Tanase and Veronica Cipu Stilu, Sotir came to the United States as a child with his parents and had been a Trumbull Town resident for over 25 years. He graduated from Trumbull High School, Class of 1996 and later went on to work as a sports agent for the Pro Sports Promotions Co. of New York City.


Sotir was a devoted member of St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church where he was an Acolyte and server. He enjoyed all sports, playing both football and soccer for Trumbull High. His hobby was cars and he especially liked his Porsche. He will be lovingly remembered as a young man who lived life to the fullest and will be greatly missed.


In addition to his parents Tanase and Veronica, Sotir leaves behind many aunts, uncles and cousins both in the US and Romania.


Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 am DIRECTLY at St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Rd., Easton with burial to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4-8 pm in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Rd., Fairfield Center with the Trisagion Service at 6:30 pm.

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by Linda Kolton

Memories of the Orthodox basketball league live on in the hearts and minds of many men in our congregation. Growing up, playing on the league was a time-honored tradition steeped in pride and friendly competition between other Orthodox churches in the region. My husband Van recalls with fondness what a big part of his youth the league was for him and his friends. It's been many years since St. Dimitrie had a team in the league. Our son Ethan often talked of starting one, but with so few young people of the same age in our church family, it wasn't possible to put together a team......   {Click here to continue reading about Ethan's adventure}

 

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Sharing our message

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


http://www.eastoncourier.com/53356/editorial-an-easter-message/

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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 stdrocsecty@gmail.com 
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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.
 
Services
Schedule of Sunday Services:
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.
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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 lsoper123@gmail.com,  or call her at 203-696-0807 or Audriana at aocrain75@yahoo.com
 
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.
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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

 

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 '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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