St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church
504 Sport Hill Rd. Easton, CT 06612

Memory Eternal

COSTULAS.  Peter M. Costulas, age 93 of Fairfield, beloved husband of Florence Babiana Costulas for 71 years, passed into eternal rest on January 22.  “Pistol Pete,” as he was known at Bassick High School, played baseball and basketball, was selected to the All-State basketball team, and, in later years, was an avid golfer and racquetball player.  Graduating in 1943, he served with the Army 4th Engineer Special Brigade in New Guinea, awarded a Bronze star for the invasion of the Phillipines and  took part in Japan occupation forces in at the end of WW II. Returning home he attended Jr College of CT then worked for the Post Publishing Co., IBM and founded Sperco Typesetting, Inc., which allowed him to create many program books and projects for his church.

A lifelong member of St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church, Costulas was involved in all aspects of church life, serving as president of Sunday School, Mac-AROY youth group, the Parish Council, Retirees Club and coached the Inter Church youth basketball team. He was a retired member of the Society Farsarotul and in 2017 was honored by the church for his many years of devoted service. 

He will be missed by many loving friends and family  and everyone will miss his wit and sense of humor. He loved all types of music, especially Bing Crosby, and thanks the Red Sox for winning the World Series in his lifetime.

Rite of Christian burial will be on Monday, January 28 at St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Road, Easton with the Rev. Fr. George M. Coca officiating, followed by internment at Lakeview Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday, January 27 from 3 pm to 6 pm with Trisagion services at 5 pm at Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Dimitrie Church. To view the complete obituary, sign an online register or to get travel directions, please visit

Pistol Pete has rounded third and is heading Home. MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL

Upcoming Schedule
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    11:30 Living Our Faith
  • 26



    Women's Council Holiday Luncheon
    Blue Goose - Stratford / $20 each

    Contact Audrey Fatsy (203) 268-8243

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    9:15 Matins
    10:00 Divine Liturgy
  • 29


    6:30 Bible Class
  • 31


    11:30 Living Our Faith
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    6:00 pm Vespers for Papandina
  • 2


    10:00 am Liturgy 
  • 3


    PAPANDINA and Godparents Sunday
    9:15 Matins
    10:00 Divine Liturgy
  • 5


    6:30 Bible Class
  • 7


    11:30 Living Our Faith

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! 



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. 
Services: Our doors and arms are open to you and we pray you find a home with us.
During the summer, Sunday Matins begins at 9:15am and Liturgy at 10:00am. 
All our services are held in English with Romanian prayers and hymns (which are also repeated in English) - and our choir

Our Kitchen Wish List
* Do you have an unused refrigerator? Did you recently purchase a new fridge and have an old one taking up space? If so - we have a family who is in need. Please see Fr. George or Psa Marian for more information.
 If you've been to St. Dimitrie, you've enjoyed the delicious food that comes out of our very own kitchen. From pitas to stuffed cabbage, nut rolls to sweet bread, it doesn't happen by magic! The making of our homemade food requires many hands, a multitude of ingredients, and lots of shopping--and it happens all year round.
Next time you're shopping, please consider buying something from our "wish list". If something is on sale, buy more than one! If everyone brings in something occasionally, it lightens the load in more ways than you can imagine!
And as you've heard, many hands make light work. We could use your help, especially in the weeks and days leading up to our festivals and when we host events in the hall. Please check the website for our kitchen calendar to see what's happening when. Even an hour or two is a tremendous help and no experience is required! If you'd like to help before or after coffee hour, extra hands are always appreciated.


•  Butter

•  Walnuts

•  Granulated Sugar

•  Canola/vegetable/
     olive oil

•  White Rice

•  All-purpose, unbleached
     white flour

•  Pure Vanilla Extract

•  Pam cooking spray

•  Coffee

•  Decaf coffee

•  Cases of bottled water



•  Paper towels

•  Paper plates

•  Coffee cups

•  Aluminum foil

Join Us For

Bible Study, Tuesday, 6:30 pm - This is open to everyone - both Orthodox and non-Orthodox

Living our Faith, Thursday, 11:00 am  


For additional information  - call the church at (203)268-8237 or go to  the "Adult Religion" section on the Organizations page (click button on left)


Fr George Honored on Anniversary of Ordination
May God Grant Him Many Years

Prayers of gratitude flowed on Sunday, September 17 as we surprised Fr George and Psa Marian with a coffee hour on the fourteenth anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood. Parish Council president Bob Nicola commented that "we wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Fr George and we wouldn't be the community we are if he wasn't here to lead us."

After a chorus of " God Grant You Many Years, " Ladies President Betsy Cipu presented Psa Marian with a bouquet of flowers.   Fr. George  reminded us "it takes a village and we have to remember to love each other, love the Lord and love this community."  

"The people present are the main support of this parish and don't ever give that up. Bring your children, grandchildren and godchildren. Let this parish countinue when we are gone from here and our decendants take over for us."
La Multi Ani and Good Health to Fr George and Psa Marian from a grateful parish.

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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.  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"

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

Website Updates
01/05/19Sunday School will resume on Sunday, January 6, 2019 and our Bible Class and Living our Faith classes resume next week.
01/04/19Women's Council Holiday Lunch - Jan. 26, 2019 -

The annual Holiday Luncheon will be held on “Saturday” this year at Blue Goose in Stratford. Time 12pm. Menu is: Roast Sirloin of beef au jour, Chicken Parmigiana, stuffed filet of sole, Golden fried Bay Scallops, Garden salad, mashed potato, Vegetable du jour, coffee/tea and Dessert. Donation $20. Please call Audrey Fatsy for reservation. 203- 268-8243

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