October 26th, 2012. Upper Darby, PA – St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church hosted a Thyronixia (opening of the doors) this past week. Although this happened first in 1965 when the church originally opened here in Upper Darby, that same tradition took place again, some 47 years later. The new facade project that has been on going for nearly three months now, temporarily halted for this rare occasion.
The new Mahogany doors for the front of the church arrived last week from Honduras and were in place by Wednesday. With the new doors in place and the scheduled visit of Metropolitan Evangelos to conduct the service, the traditional ceremony took place this past Thursday night.
Nearly 300 members of the community attended the service and blessing. Congratulations to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church and it’s parishioners.