In lieu of physically lighting candles, we have begun a program called “Virtual Candles.” Each Sunday when you come to Church, you usually light a candle as an offering to God.  Some of you offer a larger memorial candle for a loved one. Even though it is not possible right now to come to Church, we can continue to light these candles. If you would like for candles to be offered in the Church on behalf of your families and loved ones, please send us a list of names to pray for, and I will light the candles for you before each service.  Let us know also whether you would like for us simply to light a regular wax candle, or a long-lasting 7-day candle. Just include a list of names, with the Living on one side of the page, and The Departed on the other side.

As we make these offerings on your behalf, please know that the Church needs to be supported even during this time of social distancing.  With your names, please submit a check payable to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.  Our address is the following:

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
41-47 Wisteria St., Perth Amboy, NJ  08861

If it is easier, you could also make an offering via PAYPAL on the church website. To donate via PAYPAL, do the following:

1. Go to this link on the church website:
2. At the “Select a Fund” section, select Memorial (In Memory of)
3. Follow the steps to offer via PAYPAL

If you have any questions about the process, please write to us at

Please know that the Church is praying for all of you right now.
Fr. George

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