St. Demetrios Mission Statement
"Loving God and One Another in Spirit and Truth"
St. Demetrios Vision Statement
"To Follow Jesus Christ; Make Disciples;
and Minister to the Needs of One Another and the Community"
Attending Services at St. Demetrios in Regard to COVID-19
Updated March 12, 2022
Effective March 12, 2022, the WA state mask mandate will be lifted for most indoor settings. Masks will no longer be required in K-12 schools, grocery stores, retail shops, bars, restaurants, and most other indoor spaces. Based on this guidance, St. Demetrios will no longer require masks while in the facility, however, we must be mindful that many within our community will continue to wear masks because of their vulnerability to the COVID-19 virus.
The CDC recommends that the COVID-19 Community Level is an important determiner in choosing to wear a mask. Levels can be “low”, “medium”, or “high” and are determined by ongoing monitoring of several factors, including number of hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, vaccination rates, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Individuals are asked to take precautions to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 based on the Community Level.
Currently King County Community Level is low. For those who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease, they may choose to continue wearing a mask indoors. Additional persons at risk, regardless of Community Levels, include adults over 65, people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease etc, and those not fully vaccinated. People with Covid symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should remain at home and follow the advice of their healthcare provider. The primary purpose of wearing a mask is to protect yourself and others. Your decision should be informed by your personal level of risk. It is always prudent to check with your health care provider about the precautions that make sense for you and your family.
The CDC continues to recommend vaccination as the primary means of preventing severe illness including death. As has been the case all along, we are reminded to stay home if ill, especially with symptoms of cold, cough, fever and seek further care and guidance from your healthcare provider.
Please feel free to contact the Health & Safety Committee if you have questions. And please accept our sincere thanks and appreciation for many months of precautions and your support to assure safety for out parish.
Questions may be sent to the email@example.com.
Again thank you for your continued support.
Fr. Photios, Fr. James and the Health and Safety Team
Light a Virtual Candle
An integral part of our Orthodox worship is lighting a candle as we enter the Church. Prayers are important especially during this difficult time. Our church doors are now open in limited capacity (see above). If you're not able to attend quite yet, you can still have candles lit and prayers said for you and your loved ones. Please submit your request on the form below, click on a donation amount, and Fr. Photios will light candles and say prayers for you and your loved ones at the next scheduled service.
The mission of our web site is to provide an instant and accessible forum of information about our parish, its families, our culture and our faith, Orthodox Christianity. It is intended to be educational, informative and spiritual, with the ultimate goal being the spreading of His Word.
We welcome all resident and non-resident Orthodox and non-Orthodox faithful to our church and invite you to join us for altar services, educational programs and events.
Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
Saints and Feasts Commemorated
Visit the Online Chapel for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.