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Groundbreaking & Blessing Ceremony

The Blessing of the Land & Groundbreaking Ceremony took place on Saturday, November 2, 2019.  This was a historic, poignant moment in the history of our Church. His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos  celebrated with us and delivered a most spiritual, beautiful blessing of the Land service that touched our hearts and souls.


Benefiting The St. Demetrios Housing for Active Adults Project
Sunday, October 6, 2019
2:00 – 6:00 pm
Marco Polo Restaurant located at 527 Morris Avenue in Summit, NJ
Buffet and cocktails will be served

RSVP & Donations
Please RSVP by October 1, 2019 by email to Froso Morales
at If you are making your donation by check, please
make your check payable to St. Demetrios Housing for Active Adults. You may
bring your check to the event or mail the check to the St. Demetrios mailing
address below.

If you are reserving online or unable to attend this event but would like to make
a donation or participate in the naming opportunities, please click
the button below for our Mobile Cause donation page.

The donations for this event are:
$250.00 per person
$75.00 per young adult

Congratulations, Stella Wacker!

A lovely celebration of Stella Wacker’s eight-year presidency of our Saint Demetrios Philoptochos was held at the Pines Manor on Saturday, July 13.  Stella’s Family, her Philoptochos Family, her Saint Demetrios Church family, friends and guests all gathered together to honor and recognize Stella’s wonderful achievements and accomplishments and to express their best wishes for her future endeavors as the Second Vice President of the Metropolis of New Jersey.

Congratulations and good luck, Stella!


GOYA Week at St. D’s!

Our GOYA spent the week of July 1-5 enjoying various activities throughout New Jersey, which included Bradley Beach, Koliva making and board games at church, bowling, a Medieval Knights dinner and bbq. If you have children between 7th-12th grade, contact Cindy Giannakopoulos at or Helen Horan at to join.


Pictured: George Koutsoubis, Lisa Koutsoubis, Stella Wacker, Nick Giannakopoulos, Marina Corodemus, Helen Horan, Stella Corodemus Lukas, Jim Lukas

Philotimo officers, members and friends were guests of Hon. Marina Corodemus at the Enthronement Luncheon of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America held at the Hilton Hotel in New York City on Saturday, June 22, 2019.

St. Demetrios Building Complex Presentation at the Clergy Laity Conference

With a crowded banquet room comprised of Metropolis leaders, clergy, church officials and guests from five states,  Hon. Marina Corodemus was given permission by Metropolitan Evangelos to provide the attendees with an impressive Philotimo video presentation and dialogue depicting and describing how our building project will be of benefit to Seniors. She explained that it has been intentionally designed to meet the needs of an Orthodox Population of Seniors who wish to maintain their faith, their restricted Orthodox fasting needs, live adjacent to their Orthodox Church and their friends in a magnificent building with a wonderful waterfront view as an awesome added benefit.  It was a well-received Presentation which resulted in numerous offers for assistance in fulfilling this need for our under-served Orthodox Seniors.