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Upcoming Special Events
Weekday Study Class
This is a study class led by Father Basil.
The theme is “The 'Orthodox' Church” and will last for approximately 8 weeks. This class is held on Wednesdays at 6:30pm and on Thursdays at 9:30am.
February 19, 2017
Greek Style Chicken Dinner
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Feast & Fasts
February Begins Preparation for GREAT LENT
The four weeks which precede Great Lent are considered preparatory, a forerunner to Lent. These four weeks, along with the eight weeks of Lent, are characterized by the Church as Triodion, meaning "thrice-hymns", a name which has no bearing on the substance of Lent itself:
- Sunday of the Tax Collector and Pharisee (from the Parable), [WEEK OF FEB 5 - NO FASTING]
- Sunday of the Prodigal Son (from the Parable), [WEEK OF FEB 12 - NORMAL FASTING]
- Sunday of Meat (the Final Judgment), [WEEK OF FEB 19 - NO MEATS THIS WEEK]
- Sunday of Cheese (Adam's expulsion from Paradise); [WEEK OF FEB 26 - NO DAIRY]
To learn more about the meaning of Great Lent click HERE
"It is through prayer and worship that God is not merely known about, but known and experienced."
Welcome to St Demetrios
We are an active Greek Orthodox Christian Parish located in Saco, Maine. Our membership consists of native Greek, Romanian, Russian, and English speaking families and youth. The parish has a long standing Greek membership with a growing number of English speaking Protestant and Catholic converts. Our Parish Priest is Father Basil Arabatzis who has been a priest for over 30 years.
We invite you to "come and see," as Philip said to Nathaniel (John 1:46), to experience the beauty, glory, and holy splendor of this same Orthodox Church in the twenty-first century.
To learn more about us and the Orthodox Church visit our about us page. For a schedule of upcoming services and events visit our calendar page here.
Regular Sunday Morning & Service Times
(Subject to change based on Liturgical Calendar - click here for calendar)
Divine Liturgy: By 10am
Weekday Liturgies (See Calendar)
"Come, See, & Experience Orthodox Christianity"
5 Misconceptions About The Orthodox Church
What is Orthodox Christianity
NEW Study Group Starting January 11, 2017
This is a study class led by Father Basil. The theme is “The 'Orthodox' Church” and will last for approximately 8 weeks. This class is held on Wednesdays at 6:30pm and on Thursdays at 9:30am.
Please check the calendar or call the office in case of changes or cancellations.