1 Assumption Greek Orthodox Church Agape news October 2011
2 GCF GOLF OUTING 2011
3 PASTORAL MESSAGE Dear Parishioners of our Beloved Assumption, Many of us have heard this folk wisdom: Everyone wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die, or no pain - no gain. In both instances there is an alluding to a sacrifice that must be made in order to receive a predefined reward. On a theoretical level, without a context, it is simply that comfortable means yield uncomfortable results and vice versa, uncomfortable means yield comfortable results. This is no different with regards to what we have been asked to give to the Lord: let us commit ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God. Given this perspective: How much should we fast? How much should we volunteer our talents? How much time should we give to prayer? How much should we offer in stewardship? The answer to all of these questions is as much as you are able to and then a little more so that it hurts a little and is thus a true sacrifice. If it doesn t hurt a little, then we ve lied to ourselves with regards to our ability. So many of us spend more a month on our television service or on car insurance or payments than we offer in stewardship; and, most of us give much more to the government then we do to His ministries. We offer more time to watching television than we do to the Lord through our participation in worship, prayer and study of the scripture. Isn t it time we look at ourselves and how our allocation of time, talent and treasures exposes what is truly important to us? Should this allocation change? Thanking the Lord for His Blessings on us, I remain in His Service, Rev. Father Jon Boukis PROISTAMENOS
4 SUNDAY SCHOOL Cereal Club Each month our Sunday School children of the level 2 class will each bring in a box of cereal to aid in the fight against hunger in the Quad Cities. The cereal will be delivered to different food pantries and charities throughout the year. Social Ministry The children will participate in different projects this year that aid those who are less fortunate. It is through helping others who have been marginalized that we realize our own blessings. All children with cumulative attendance of 80% or better have hit the mark and will be listed monthly in the Agape News. ORTHODOX BIBLE STUDY The Orthodox Bible Study will meet on Monday Evenings from 6:00pm- 7:30pm and on Thursday Mornings from 9:30am-11:00am to study the Book of Acts. We will also study the lives of the Apostles. Bible Study is an opportunity for us to apply the Scriptures to our everyday lives. The Bible is the Good News that enriches our faith and deepens our understanding of every issue that we face. This can only be done through obtaining the mind of the Holy Fathers. Let the scripture come alive in your life today!!!
5 PHILOPTOCHOS Philoptochos Christmas Bake Sale Saturday, December 10, :00 am - 12:00 noon Baking Schedule Spanakopites To Be Announced Tiropites To Be Announced Melomakarona To Be Announced Baklava October 1 Packaging December 8 Kourambiethes & Koulourakia To Be Announced Next Philoptochos Meeting is following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 9 th SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS 1 st Susan Fotiadis 2 nd Madison Dokolas 4 th Georgia Lovejoy 6 th Alaina Mekus 8 th Derek Anderson 8 th Bill Minas 10 th Helen Petaros 15 th Litsa Gregory 16 th Victoria Olvera 18 th Anthony Gorman 18 th Lisa Mihalopoulos 20 th Nicholas Passini 21 st Soc Spurgetis 24 th George Georgiadis 27 th Dimitra Dokolas 28 th George Argeros 30 th Suzanna Staken 31 st Tricia Thodos Just a few of the Saints (Namedays) commemorated in October... 2 nd Cyprian 3 rd Dionysios, Dionisia 6 th Thomas 12 th Symeon 18 th Luke 19 th Joel 20 th Gerasimos 23 rd Iakovos (James) 26 th Demetrios, Demetra
6 YOUTH FELLOWSHIP Are you ready for our 1 st Youth event of the Year!!! It s a Great one!!! On October 15 th, we will be going to Country Corner (5333 U.S. Highway mi. North of Alpha, Illinois)!!! For $10 each child will get to go on a hayride, pick a pumpkin, go through the Corn Maze, shoot the corn cannon, pet many farm animals, play in the bounce houses and much more!!! What a deal!!! We will meet at 11:00 a.m. sharp at Country Corner. If you are interested in carpooling, please indicate that to Presbytera when you RSVP. Please RSVP to Presbytera Doreece by October 13 th. (309) MEN S CLUB The Lamb Roast is going to be a Blast!!! Last time is was at the Parish of the Assumption, this time at the Parish of St. George. Come and enjoy our combined men s fellowship on Saturday, October 22 nd, at 12 Noon. Lamb will be roasted for an afternoon of great food, fun and fellowship. There will be a small cost of $10 to help with the food.
7 MONASTERY PILGRIMAGE Announcing: An Apostolic Pilgrimage to the Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. John Chrysostom in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin Monday, October 10, 2011 This event is open to the Community. The cost of the trip is $30 to cover the cost of transportation. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to the Church Office before October 7 th. Tentative Schedule of Events 8:00am - Depart Assumption 11:30am - Tour of the Monastery Noon - Prayer Service 1:30pm - Lunch hosted by Monastery 2:30pm - Depart Monastery This trip is a great opportunity for those who are looking for religious reading materials and for icons and other devotional materials.
8 SAINT JAMES, BROTHER OF THE LORD Celebrated October 23 According to some, this Saint was a son of Joseph the Betrothed, born of the wife that the latter had before he was betrothed to the Ever-virgin. Hence he was the brother of the Lord, Who was also thought to be the son of Joseph (Matt. 13: 55). But some say that he was a nephew of Joseph, and the son of his brother Cleopas, who was also called Alphaeus and Mary his wife, who was the first cousin of the Theotokos. But even according to this genealogy, he was still called, according to the idiom of the Scriptures, the Lord's brother because of their kinship. This James is called the Less (Mark 15:4) by the Evangelists to distinguish him from James, the son of Zebedee, who was called the Great. He became the first Bishop of Jerusalem, elevated to this Episcopal rank by the Apostles, according to Eusebius (Eccl. Hist., Book II: 23), and was called Obliah, that is, the Just, because of his great holiness and righteousness. Having ascended the crest of the Temple on the day of the Passover at the prompting of all, he bore testimony from there concerning his belief in Jesus, and he proclaimed with a great voice that Jesus sits at the right hand of the great power of God and shall come again upon the clouds of heaven. On hearing this testimony, many of those present cried, "Hosanna to the Son of David." But the Scribes and Pharisees cried, "So, even the just one hath been led astray," and at the command of Ananias the high priest, the Apostle was cast down headlong from thence, then was stoned, and while he prayed for his slayers, his head was crushed by the wooden club wielded by a certain scribe. The first of the Catholic (General) Epistles written to the Jews in the Diaspora who believed in Christ was written by this James.
9 SAINT DEMETRIOS THE MYRRHBEARER Celebrated October 26 S a i n t D e m e t r i o s w a s a Thessalonian, a most pious son of pious and noble parents, and a teacher of the Faith of Christ. When Maximian first came to Thessalonica in 290, he raised the Saint to the rank of Duke of Thessaly. But when it was discovered that the Saint was a Christian, he was arrested and kept bound in a bath-house. While the games were under way in the city, Maximian was a spectator there. A certain friend of his, a barbarian who was a notable wrestler, Lyaeus by name, waxing haughty because of the height and strength of his body, boasted in the stadium and challenged the citizens to a contest with him. All that fought with him were defeated. Seeing this, a certain youth named Nestor, acquaintance of Demetriοs', came to the Saint in the bath-house and asked his blessing to fight Lyaeus single-handed. Receiving this blessing and sealing himself with the sign of the precious Cross, he presented himself in the stadium, and said, "O God of Demetriοs, help me!" and straightway he engaged Lyaeus in combat and smote him with a mortal blow to the heart, leaving the former boaster lifeless upon the earth. Maximian was sorely grieved over this, and when he learned who was the cause of this defeat, he commanded straightway and Demetriοs was pierced with lances while he was yet in the bath-house, As for Nestor, Maximian commanded that he be slain with his own sword.
10 HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW ME? JOHN ARVANITIS Born: May 21 st in Tripoli, Greece Nameday: January 7 th The things I most enjoy doing are: Cooking and gardening, especially cooking! The persons who have influenced me most are: My two sons, Steve and George. One thing people may not know about me is: That I love to go deep sea fishing. SHERRY KONTOS Born: March 14 th in Marietta, Georgia Nameday: All Saints Sunday The thing I most enjoy doing is: Sitting by the ocean and reading. The person who have influenced me most is: My father because he had an attitude about life that you should go out and do the best you can, laugh a lot and don t care what anyone else thinks about you. One thing people may not know about me is: I was a cheerleader and voted most popular in my Senior Class. MATT MILLER Born: June 30 th in Moline, Illinois Nameday: November 8 th The thing I most enjoy doing is: Spending time with my family and watching my children grow rapidly! The persons who have influenced me most are: My parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts influence me the most and I admire and aspire to be like all of them. One thing people may not know about me is: I have a twin brother, Marc, who lives in Plainfield, IL.
11 SERVICE SCHEDULE October 2 Sunday 2 nd Sunday of Luke 9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy October 9 Sunday 3 rd Sunday of Luke 9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy October 12 Wednesday Small Paraklesis Service (6:00 p.m.) October 16 Sunday Sunday of the 7 th Ecumenical Council 9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy October 23 Sunday Feast of St. Iakovos 9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy October 26 Wednesday Feast of St. Demetrios 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy October 30 Sunday 5 th Sunday of Luke 9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy Πρόγραμμα Ιερών Ακολουθίων 2 Οκτωβρίου Κυριακή Κυριακή Β του Λουκά 9:00 π.μ. Όρθρος 10:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 9 Οκτωβρίου Κυριακή Κυριακή Γ του Λουκά 9:00 π.μ. Όρθρος 10:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 12 Οκτωβρίου Τετάρτη Μικρή Παράκλησις 6:00 μ.μ. 16 Οκτωβρίου Κυριακή Κυριακή των Αγίων Πατέρων (Ζ Οίκ. Συν) 9:00 π.μ. Όρθρος 10:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 23 Οκτωβρίου Κυριακή Άγιος Ιάκωβος ο Αδελφόθεος 9:00 π.μ. Όρθρος 10:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 26 Οκτωβρίου Τετάρτη Άγιος Δημήτριος ο Μυροβξύτης 10:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 30 Οκτωβρίου Κυριακή Κυριακή Ε του Λουκά 9:00 π.μ. Όρθρος 10:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία
12 O C T O B E R CHURCH. Sunday Monday Tuesday 2 nd Sunday of Luke Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Sunday School Coffee Hour All English Liturgy 3 rd Sunday of Luke Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Sunday School Philoptochos Meeting Coffee Hour Sunday of 7 th Ec. Council Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Sunday School Coffee Hour Flu Shot Clinic during Coffee Hour by Osco Pharmacy Feast of St Iakovos Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Sunday School Coffee Hour 5 th Sunday of Luke Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Sunday School Coffee Hour :00pm-7:30pm Orthodox Bible Study 10 St. John Chrysostom Monastery Bus Trip 6:00pm-7:30pm Orthodox Bible Study 17 6:00pm-7:30pm Orthodox Bible Study 24 6:00pm-7:30pm Orthodox Bible Study 31 Ss. Cosmas & Damianos Vigil 6:00pm at St. George Discussion Group on Halloween to Follow No Bible Study 4 11 Prayer Service 9:00am at the East Moline Correctional Center 18 25
13 . CALENDAR Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 5 It s Greek to Me Lunch and Tour No Bible Study Metropolis of Chicago Clergy Laity in Champaign, Illinois Trivia Night Fundraiser 6:30pm :30am-11:00am Orthodox Bible Study 14 Youth Pumpkin Picking 11:00am 15 Paraklesis Service 6:00pm :30am-11:00am Orthodox Bible Study 6:30pm - Parish Council Meeting (2011 Budget Meeting) 21 + Sacrament Men s Club Lamb Roast 12:00 Noon Feast of St. Demetrios Divine Liturgy 10:00am 27 9:30am-11:00am Orthodox Bible Study Fasting Symbols Strict Fast Wine and Oil Allowed Fish Allowed Fast Free
14 PARAKLESIS The Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos is a service in which we offer our prayers to the Blessed Mother of God in which we ask her to pray on our behalf to the Lord. Our supplications are for health, guidance and deliverance from adversity. It is through her prayers that we are saved, for she is closer to the Lord than you or I, and we know through many miracles that her prayers are heard. Please take a moment and prepare a list of those for whom you would like to have prayers offered - bring the list to the Paraklesis and offer your prayers with the whole community. For those who cannot come, know that the Church is open and that prayers are being offered for all of us. Again we pray for mercy, life, health, peace, safety, salvation, visitation, forgiveness and remission of sins of the servants of God
15 DIAKONIA Prosforo Schedule October 2 Georgia Kouris October 9 Maria Georgiadis October 16 Elaine Eleftheropoulos October 23 Litsa Gregory October 30 Marena Panousis Coffee Hour October 2 Daphne & Lupe Olvera & Family October 9 Not Yet Reserved October 16 The Cherevko Family October 23 Not Yet Reserved October 30 Katherine Moraetes & Family Sunday Gospel and Epistle Readings October 2 Gospel Luke 6:31-36 Epistle II Corinthians 6:1-11 October 9 Gospel Luke 7:11-16 Epistle II Corinthians 6:6-18; 7:1 October 16 Gospel Luke 8:5-15 Epistle Titus 3:8-15 October 23 Gospel Luke 8:26-39 Epistle Galatians 1:11-19 October 30 Gospel Luke 16:19-31 Epistle Galatians 1:11-19 Parish Council Ushering Teams & Schedule St. Matthew St. Mark St. Luke St. John 9:00 Celia Lubbers Cathy Diakogeorgiou Biju Ninan Deno Kandis 9:25 Nick Passini Michael Haney John Thodos Lambros Mihalopoulos 9:50 Diane Lamacki Abraham Chirackal Elizabeth Gorman Roger Lovejoy October 2 St. John October 9 St. Matthew October 16 St. Mark October 23 St. Luke October 30 St. John
16 Άγιος Ιάκωβος ο Αδελφόθεος 23 Οκτωβρίου Η παράδοση αναφέρει ότι ήταν ένας από τους γιούς του Ιωσήφ από άλλη γυναίκα, γι αυτό ονομαζόταν αδελφός του Κυρίου. Η συγγενική του, όμως, σχέση με τον Κύριο δεν είναι ομόφωνα καθορισμένη. Αλλά το γεγονός είναι ότι ο Ιάκωβος ο αδελφόθεος έγινε πρώτος επίσκοπος Ιεροσολύμων και είναι αυτός που έγραψε την πρώτη Θεία Λειτουργία της χριστιανικής Εκκλησίας. Ο Ιάκωβος, λοιπόν, ποίμανε την Εκκλησία τών Ιεροσολύμων με δικαιοσύνη, με γενναία στοργή και στερεότητα στην πίστη. Αυτό όμως, εξήγειρε τη μοχθηρία και την κακουργία των Ιουδαίων. Αφού τον έπιασαν, τον έριξαν πάνω από το πτερύγιο του Ναού, και ενώ ακόμα ήταν ζωντανός, τον αποτελείωσαν με άγριο κτύπημα ροπάλου στο κεφάλι. Έργο του Ιακώβου είναι και η Καθολική Επιστολή του στην Καινή Διαθήκη, στην οποία να τί μας συμβουλεύει, σχετικά με το πώς πρέπει να χειριζόμαστε το λόγο του Θεού: "Γίνεσθε ποιηταί λόγου και μή μόνον ακροαταί, παραλογιζόμενοι εαυτούς". Δηλαδή να γίνεσθε εκτελεστές και τηρητές του λόγου του Θεού και όχι μόνο ακροατές. Και να μή ξεγελάτε τον εαυτό σας, με την ιδέα ότι είναι αρκετό και μόνον να ακούει κανείς το λόγο.
17 Άγιος Δημήτριος ο Μυροβλύτης 26 Οκτωβρίου Ο Μεγαλομάρτυς Δημήτριος, γόνος της ένδοξης πόλης Θεσσαλονίκης, ήταν στρατιωτικός στα χρόνια του Διοκλητιανού. Γ ε ν ν α ί ο ς κ α ι α τ ρ ό μ ητ ο ς στρατιώτης του Χριστού και κήρυκας της χριστιανικής πίστης, είναι παράδειγμα χριστιανού μάρτυρος. Θα λέγαμε ότι υπήρξε ο πρώτος κατηχητής της Εκκλησίας μας. Διότι χωρίς τον παραμικρό φόβο κατηχούσε τους νέους της πόλης, εμπνέοντας σ αυτούς τη χριστιανική πίστη. Η δραστηριότητα του Δημητρίου καταγγέλθηκε στο Διοκλητιανό, ο οποίος τον κάλεσε στα ανάκτορα. Ο Δημήτριος δήλωσε στο Διοκλητιανό ότι πράγματι είναι χριστιανός, διότι μόνο η θρησκεία του Χριστού παρέχει ηθική λύτρωση και αιώνια ζωή. Τότε ο Διοκλητιανός διέταξε και τον έκλεισαν στη φυλακή. Αλλά τις ημέρες εκείνες γίνονταν στη Θεσσαλονίκη αγώνες. Οι ειδωλολάτρες, εκμεταλλευόμενοι τη δύναμη κάποιου Λυαίου, προκαλούσαν τους χριστιανούς να τον αντιμετωπίσουν. Τότε ένας νεαρός χριστιανός, ο Νέστωρ, αφού πήρε την ευχή του Δημητρίου μέσα από τη φυλακή, μπήκε στο στάδιο και νίκησε το σωματώδη Λυαίο. Οδιοκλητιανός έμαθε την αιτία της ήττας του Λυαίου. Πήγε στη φυλακή και με τη λόγχη σκότωσε το Δημήτριο και το Νέστορα. Η δε μητέρα Εκκλησία περιβάλλεται "ώς πορφύραν και βύσσον τα αίματα τών μαρτύρων της", διότι αυτά τα τέκνα της αποτελούν το καύχημά της.
18 PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES Parish Council Meeting Minutes August 18, 2011 Call to Order John Thodos called the meeting to order at 6:40 P.M. and Fr. Jon led the group in prayer. Roll Call Present: John Thodos, Deno Kandis, Celia Lubbers, Biju Ninan, Abraham Chirackal, Roger Lovejoy, Cathy Diakogeorgiou, and Mike Haney Excused: Diane Lamacki, Lambros Mihalopoulos, Nick Passini, and Liz Gorman Festival Report: Mike Haney reported that with the information available now it looks like the festival only broke even if you didn t count the money taken in from the sponsors. Festival - (-$264.00) Sponsorship - $22, Profit - $21, Motion by Mike H. to donate $2, to Winnie s Place (10% of the profits). Seconded by Cathy D. and carried. Priest s Report Golf Outing - 40 people committed 76 potential golfers Will have a menu to pick from when they register. Cost is $ if we have 72 participate we are only charging $100 dollars for registration. Will make profit from the silent auction and sponsorships. Anticipate making $4K to $5K. Priest read a letter from xxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxx - He was concerned about the institution of an all English Liturgy since there was no service that was entirely in Greek. Father would address his concerns. Clergy Laity Chicago Need four representatives for the October meeting.
19 PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES 90 th and Consecration book has arrived need to sell 66 more to pay for the book. Books in the Library Fr. Jon would like to get rid of the books that are not about the church and are written in Greek without many pictures. Father would like to convert the room into the church council meeting room. Minutes - Minutes for July 2011 were reviewed and approved. Treasurer s Report Have only $1,000 in checking account. Foundation checking has $6,200 Building fund has $15,000 Festival account $25,000 (need $20K to fund festival next year) Memorial savings $29,351 (need matching funds for capital improvements) Old Business Church Ceiling repair now that appears that the leaks have been repaired we are working on a date for the ceiling repair to occur. New Business Main freezer in kitchen is broken Cathy D. will look at prices and options. Looking for matching funds and the memorial fund along with a contribution from the Philoptochos for the purchase. Have a service contract for cleaning and maintenance for the HVAC units. Twice a year servicing for $ Church mutual has our insurance (about $6K per year) would like to get bids from competitors to make sure we are getting the best rate. Motion to adjourn by Abraham C. 2 nd by Biju N. Meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM
20 ALBUMS DONATIONS Thank you to Paraskevi Stamatoukos who donated $500 in honor of the Panagia for the needs of the Parish, which will be utilized toward the repair and painting of the Church ceiling. May her example inspire others to do likewise. The Consecration and 90 th Anniversary Album is now available!!! Please contact the Church Office to get yours now!!! FINANCIAL REPORT Thank you to all that helped on the day of the Golf Outing and to all that participated. The 5 th Annual Golf Outing was a great success. Και του χρόνου! (a Greek idiom meaning literally also for next year, which is a wish of success for a repeat in the next year.) 2011 Budgeted General Fund Expenses $198,000 General Fund Expenses Year-to-date (as of Sept. 30, 2011) $143, Stewardship Year-to-date (as of September 30, 2011) $89, Year-to-date shortfall $54, September General Fund Expenses $14, September Stewardship $7, August Shortfall $6,394.87
21 HOW OLD IS THE ORTHODOX CHURCH? By Rev. Dr. Miltiades Efthimiou If you are a Lutheran, your religion was founded by Martin Luther, an exmonk of the Catholic Church, in the year If you belong to the church of England, your religion was founded by King Henry VIII in the year 1534 because the Pope would not grant him a divorce with the right to re-marry. If you are Presbyterian, your religion was founded by John Knox in Scotland in the year If you are a Congregationalist, your religion was originated by Robert Brown in Holland in If you are a Protestant Episcopalian, your religion was an offshoot of the Church of England, founded by Samuel Senbury in the American Colonies in the 17th century. If you are Baptist, you owe the tenets of your religion to John Smyth, who launched it in Amsterdam in If you are of the Dutch Reform Church, you recognize Michelis Jones as founder because he originated your religion in New York in If you are Methodist, your religion was founded by John and Charles Wesley in England in If you are Mormon (Latter Day Saints), Joseph Smith started your religion in Palmyra, New York in If you worship with the Salvation Army, your sect began with William Booth in London in If you are Christian Scientist, you look to 1879 as the year which your religion was born and to Mary Baker Eddy as the founder. If you belong to one of the religious organizations known as Church of the Nazarene, Pentecostal Gospel, Holiness Church or Jehovah s Witnesses, your religion is one of hundreds of new sects founded by men within the past hundred years. If you are Roman Catholic, your church shared the same rich apostolic and doctrinal heritage as the Orthodox Church for the first thousand years of its history since during the first millennium they were one and the same Church. Lamentably, in 1054, the Pope of Rome broke away from the other four Apostolic Patriarchates (which included Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem), by tampering with the Original Creed of the Church, and considering himself to be infallible. Thus your church is 1,000 years old. If you are Orthodox Christian, your religion was founded in the year 33 by Jesus Christ the Son of God. It has not changed since that time. Our church is now almost 2,000 years old. And it is for this reason, that Orthodoxy, the Church of the Apostles and the Fathers is considered the true one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. This is the greatest legacy that we can pass on to the young people of the new millennium!
22 Agape News SPONSORS The Agape News is made possible by the generous support of the following parishioners: Fr. Jon, Presbytera Doreece and Vasilia Boukis Michael and Nancy Avgenackis George Bagatelas Paul and Christine Bagatelas Family Theodore and Karen Bagatelas In Memory of Jimmy Boukis Steve, Vaso and Lynn Boukis Kleo Caras Victor and Judy Cherevko Miltos and Cathy Diakogeorgiou The Fotiadis The Gorman Family Litsa Gregory Mike and Helen Haney Deno and Dr. Ann Kandis Family Frances Kandis Mike and Terri Kandis In Memory of Sophia Kollias George and Helen Kontos Sherry, George, Lexi and Nick Kontos Joyce Coughlin and JoAnn Kontos Tom Lingris and Judy Larson Bob and Bessie Lemen Peter and Sue Lingris Roger, Georgia and Elianna Lovejoy Roger, Celia, Alex and Kristin Nick and Charlotte Maroudas Michael and Roseanne Monn Ninan Family Spiro and Carol Pappaspiros Christ and Helen Petaros Ann Polillo Steve and Nancy Pyevich In Memory of Nickolaus, Halina, Andrei and Nickolaus Rick and Maria Krakos Thompson In Memory of George and Grace Vretis Sponsors offer $20 for the Ecclesiastical Year (beginning and ending Sept. 1 st ) Do you enjoy the new format of the Agape News? Then become a supporter!!! Here is my support of $25 $20. Please list my sponsorship as follows:
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