1 St. Theodore the General Monthly Newsletter METROPOLIS OF NEW JERSEY Volume 3, Issue 12 December 2011 Print Edition Greek Orthodox Metropolis Of New Jersey His Eminence Metropolitan EVANGELOS St. Theodore the General Greek Orthodox Church 7101 Cipriano Road Lanham, MD Phone: Fax: Website: Parish Proistamenos His Eminence Metropolitan PANTELEIMON of Antinoes Church Office Hours Monday through Friday 10:00 am 2:00 pm Church Secretary Juliana Moniodis PARISH COUNCIL Officers: President..John Maroulis Vice President. Nicholas Michaelides Treasurer Pantelis Zairis Secretary Nora Presti Members: Patrick Curtis George Kollaros Paul Moniodis Anthony Quebral PHILOPTOCHOS President Maria Kapsalis Vice President Anthie Zairis Treasurer Ourania Manessis Secretary..Angelina Alexion Asst. Treasurer..Elaine Michaelidis ORGANIZATIONS Sunday School..Christina Villano Greek School. Nora Presti PTO... Nora Presti On the Night of Nativity by St. Ephraim the Syrian ( 373 A.D) ure is the present night, in which the Pure One appeared, Who came to purify us! Let our hearing be P pure, and the sight of our eyes chaste, and the feeling of the heart holy, and the speech of the mouth sincere! The present night is the night of reconciliation; therefore, let no one be wroth against his brother and offend him! This night gave peace to the whole world, and so, let no one threaten. This is the night of the Most Meek One; let no one be cruel! This is the night of the Humble One; let no one be proud! Now is the day of joy; let us not take revenge for offences! Now is the day of good will; let us not be harsh. On this day of tranquility, let us not become agitated by anger! Today God came unto sinners; let not the righteous exalt himself over sinners! Today the Most Rich One became poor for our sake; let the rich man invite the poor to his table! Today we received a gift which we did not ask for; let us bestow alms to those who cry out to us and beg! The present day has opened the door of heaven to our prayers; let us also open our door to those who ask of us forgiveness! Today the Godhead placed upon Himself the seal of humanity, and humanity has been adorned with the seal of the Godhead!
2 A Homily on Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker Page 2 Have you ever noticed how quickly the world forgets people? A loving mother or father dies, and except for the children who may remember for their lifetimes; but quickly outside the family circle, and sometimes quickly within it, the memory of that person dies, too. This not only happens to the common folk, but to all. Great kings, brave generals.. All are soon forgotten in the rush of time. Take a look at the magnificent pyramids of Egypt which are burial places of the might Pharaohs. These tombs still stand, but few know or care about the powerful and wealthy men buried there. And yet when these Pharaohs lived, they had the power of life and death over millions of people. The Church, however, and faithful members of the Church, does not forget those who pass through the royal doors of eternity and enter the holy of holies. On Dec. 6 we remember the man Nicholas who lived in the fourth century in Asia Minor. That part of the world is now called Turkey. When he was buried from his church some 1,600 years ago, many might have thought that his memory, like that of all mortals, would fade from the pages of history. But just the opposite has happened. His fame spread from nation to nation, land to land. Century after century, people of every race have heard of him, loved him, and remembered him. Today we join them in honoring his memory. Who was St. Nicholas? Children know him as 'Santa Claus,' others know him as the patron of sailors; we know him as a pious, loving Bishop of the Church and true follower of Jesus Christ. How did he attain such renown? Nicholas never sought the limelight. He didn t try to achieve fame. All he did was try to fulfill the command to love God with all his heart, and to love his neighbor as himself. It was his service to God and man that gained from him such universal esteem. In the main hymn, called the Dismissal Hymn, is chanted on the feast day of St. Nicholas, we have the key to the character of this man. In this hymn, St. Nicholas is called: 1. "The Rule of Faith." He was a man of deep and abiding faith in Christ. It is said that even as a child he showed remarkable faith in the Lord. He became a priest and entered a monastery. He strived to "seek first the kingdom of God." When the see of Myra in Lycia became vacant, it was Nicholas who was selected to become the archbishop of the church. The story goes that the council was undecided whom to select. Then a plan was revealed to one of the older prelates. He was told to go to church the next morning, and then to selects as archbishop the first cleric who would come there to pray. Yes, it was Nicholas, as was his daily custom, who first entered the sanctuary for prayer. He was a measure of faith, too, at the first Ecumenical Council in Nicaea. It was here in the year 325 that he fought for the belief in Christ's divinity. He is said to have struck Arius the heretic when he blasphemed the Person of Child. This is why many icons of Nicholas picture the Lord and the Holy Virgin restoring to him the Gospel and Bishop s Stole after such an unseemly display of zeal. 2. St. Nicholas is called "The Example of Meekness." He was truly a man of great humility. The Dsimissal Hymn says of him: "By your lowliness you didst attain to the heights... by poverty unto riches...." It is said that he refused at first the office of the episcopacy, deeming himself unworthy of such a dignity. Many are the stories and legends of his life that depict the simple honesty, love, humility, and devotion of this shepherd. He saved sailors on the sea, and children in death. All know how he saved three young woman from a life of sin by throwing three bags of gold into the homes at night, hoping that none would see him perform this act of charity. 3. St. Nicholas is also called "The Teacher of Abstinence." He denied himself, that he might give to others. A strange story claims that even as a baby he refused to eat meat on certain fast days of the week. His mother was confused, thinking her child was ill. But then it was shown that Nicholas was simply adhering to the Church's rule of abstinence. When his parents died, Nicholas was left a considerable inheritance. He could have lived a life of leisure and pleasure. But he heard the call of Christ and gave his wealth to the poor and needy. He was truly a teacher of abstinence. So it is that through service and sacrifice, St. Nicholas has been able to attain "Eternal Memory" not only in the timeless eons of eternity, but in the passing ages of the earth as well. These are the ingredients of a full Christian life, of a happy, useful life. Service and sacrifice are found only where there is real and abiding love. The faith of Nicholas found expression in his concern for the welfare of the Church and the welfare of others. Do you remember reading a particularly good story? Do you recall seeing a very moving play on the stage or screen? Has any TV story shook your emotions? If so, you will find that unselfish service and sacrifice form the basis of such soul-stirring response. This is the stuff that goes into vital Christian living. And it is precisely this that made the life of St. Nicholas worthy to be remembered and honored through the centuries of time. From the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii [abridged]
3 Page 3 St. Theodore s 2011 Greek Orthodox Youth of America Christmas Celebrations Friday, Dec. 9th 7:00 11:00 pm Jingle Bell Jamboree In Founders Hall Frosty the Snowman is on his way Rudolph and gang are packing the sleigh Before we know it Christmas will be here Let s get together and share some cheer! There ll be games, music, crafts and food A fun-filled evening is awaiting you So jingle your bells and join in the fun RSVP by 12/5 let us know you can come! Please bring one wrapped gift (under $10 value) for the gift exchange All youth welcome Ages Save the Date! Sunday December 18 th Greek School & Sunday School Christmas Program And Visit from Santa Following the Have any old cell phones? Donate them via the collection box in Founders Hall to OkayTo- Play.org. Proceeds are used to purchase toys Poinsettia Sale Join the St. Theodore Community as we decorate and beautify the church in celebration of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. YOU MAY DONATE A 6 POINSETTIA PLANT IN MEMORY OF OR FOR THE HEALTH OF A LOVED ONE PREPAID ORDERS ONLY Deadline: December 11 Minimum Donation - $20.00 How many Total Amount $ Donated by: phone number In Memory of For the Health of All Names will be commemorated during the Consecration of the Holy Gifts. You may take your poinsettia home after Christmas Eve service.
4 Boat vs. Τree: A Conflict Of Christmas Cultures in Greece Page 4 Imported tradition are being abandoned for authentic Greek symbols. Greeks are increasingly turning to decorating small Christmas boats instead of trees. Some had taken to putting up Christmas trees, which are in fact an imported tradition, in the mistaken belief they were reviving an old Greek custom. We are slowly abandoning Christmas trees, which are considered a foreign custom, and turning to ships instead, said Erika Vallianou, a journalist from the western island of Cephalonia. It s part of a general trend to revive old customs. We are trying to recover the island s distinct color that was lost when all our buildings collapsed in a big earthquake in 1953, she said. Cephalonians have even set up a citizens group to promote the boats and its results are already evident. Every Christmas, more and more boats appear in banks, hotels and shops, Vallianou reported. The Christmas boats are made of paper or wood, decorated with small, colorful lamps and a few, simple ornaments. They are usually placed near the outer door or by the fire and the bow should always point to the interior of the house. With golden objects or coins placed in it, the ship symbolizes a full load of riches reaching one s home. So, the Christmas boat is making inroads into mainland Greece. Every December, Greece s second city, Thessaloniki, erects a huge, illuminated metal structure in the shape of a three-mast ship next to the Christmas tree in its main Aristotelous Square. The Town Hall introduced the ship in Thessaloniki is a port city and we thought this would show appreciation for the role the sea played in the city s economy, said Thessaloniki Municipal Councilor Vassilis Gakis. Our ship was the first of its kind in Greece. Many other municipalities are adopting it, but their models are not as big as ours, he explained. Even the vast majority of Greeks who continue to stick to the Christmas tree now consider it a foreign import. The modern Christmas tree entered Greece in the luggage of the country s first king, Otto of Bavaria, who ascended to the throne in 1833, but the tree did not become popular before the 1940s. The ship, by contrast, is viewed as a quintessential Greek symbol. Greeks have been seafarers for thousands of years and the country is today one of the world s mightiest shipping nations. But scholars are skeptical about the use of ships in a Christmas role. Ships are not Christmas tr ees, said Dimitris Loukatos, one of Greece s most important ethnographers. Though it is true that children on the islands sang Christmas carols holding illuminated model boats in their laps, Loukatos said. For children, they served as a lantern in the dark or as a box for presents collected in return for singing carols. But in other parts of the country, children held other symbolic objects, such as miniature models of the Saint Sophia Church in Constantinople (Istanbul), said Loukatos. Using boats as Christmas ships is a new-fangled development, said Ekaterini Kamilaki, president of the Hellenic Folklore Research Center. The Christmas tree, assumed to be foreign, may nonetheless still have some Greek roots. Use of decorated greenery and branches around New Year is recorded as far back as in Greek antiquity, as it is in other pre-christian cultures. Tree branches and green bushes called Christwood always had a place in Christian households during the medieval Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Whether its enemies like it or not, it is certain that the Christmas tree existed in the Byzantine Empire, Kamilaki said, citing historical evidence from fifth-century-ad northern Syria. We don t want to ban the Christmas tree. It has roots in mountainous Greece, said Gakis, explaining why the tree and the boat coexist in Thessaloniki s Aristotelous Square. [This is an abridged excerpt from an article com/sfakia-crete/christmas.html]
5 Page 5 Greek Christmas Caroling Greek tradition calls for children to go out with triangles from house to house on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and Epiphany Eve, and sing the corresponding folk carols, called the Κάλαντα (Kálanda, the word deriving from the Roman calends). There are separate carols for each of the three great feasts, referring respectively to the Nativity, to St. Basil and the New Year, and to the Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan, along with wishes for the household. Longer carols follow a more or less standard format: they begin by exalting the relevant religious feast, then proceed to offer praises for the lord and lady of the house, their children, the household and its personnel, and usually conclude with a polite request for a treat, and a promise to come back next year for more well-wishing. Many carols are regional, being popular in specific regions but unknown in others, whereas some are popular throughout the two countries. Examples of the latter are the Peloponnesian Christmas carol "Christoúgenna, Prōtoúgenna" ("Christmas, Firstmas"), the Constantinopolitan Christmas carol "Kalēn hespéran, árchontes" ("Good evening, my lords"), and the New Year's carol "Archimēniá ki archichroniá" ("First of the month, first of the year"). The oldest known carol, commonly referred to as the "Byzantine Carol" (Byzantine Greek: Άναρχος θεός καταβέβηκεν, Ánarchos Theós katabébēken, "God who has no beginning descended"), is linguistically dated to the beginning of the High Middle Ages. Almost all the various carols are in the common dekapentasyllabos (15-syllable iamb with a caesura after the 8th syllable) verse, which means that their wording and tunes are easily interchangeable. This has given rise to a great number of local variants, parts of which often overlap or resemble one another in verse, tune, or both. A Classic, and much-loved Christmas Carol among the Greek Orthodox Καλήν Εσπέραν Aρχοντες Καλήν εσπέραν άρχοντες, Κι αν εί- κι αν είναι ορισμός σας Χριστού την θεία γέννηση Να πω- να πω στ αρχοντικό σας, Χριστός γεννάται σήμερον Εν Βη- εν Βηθλεέμ τη πόλη, Οι ουρανοί αγάλλονται, Χαίρε- χαίρετ η φύσις όλη, Εν τω σπηλαίω τίκτεται, Εν φά- εν φάτνη των αλόγων, Ο βασιλεύς των ουρανών Και ποι- και ποιητής των όλων Πλήθος αγγέλων ψάλλουσι το Δόξα εν Υψίστοις και τούτο άξιον εστί η των ποιμένων πίστις. Εκ της Περσίας έρχονται τρεις μάγοι με τα δώρα άστρο λαμπρό τους οδηγεί χωρίς να λείψει ώρα. Σ αυτό το σπίτι που ρθαμε, πέτρα να μη ραγίσει κι ο νοικοκύρης του σπιτιού χρόνια πολλά να ζήσει. Good evening, my lords If it be your command, Of Christ s divine birth, May I sing of this to a nobleman: "Christ is born today In the town of Bethlehem The Heavens rejoice All of nature makes glad." Within a cave He is born In a manger meant for horses The King of the heavens The Maker of all things.. A multitude of angels sing: "Glory in the highest!, And what is truly meet is heard: The holy faith of the shepherds. Out of Persia there comes Three Magi bearing gifts A bright star shows the way The proceed without delay. In this house we have come May no stone ever crack And may the landlord of this house for length of years never lack In older times, caroling children asked for and were given gifts such as dried fruit, eggs, nuts or sweets; during the 20th century this was gradually replaced with money gifts ranging from small change in the case of strangers to considerable amounts in the case of close relatives. Carolling is also done by marching bands, choirs, school students seeking to raise funds for trips or charity, members of folk societies, or merely by groups of well-wishers. Many internationally known carols, e.g. "Silent Night", "O Tannenbaum" or "Jingle Bells", have been translated or adapted and are also sung in Greek translation. [Taken from Wikipedia, Caroling ] Greek Christmas Caroling Χριστός γεννάται δοξάσατε!
6 ΦΘΙΝΟΠΩΡΙΝΗ ΕΤΗΣΙΑ ΓΕΝΙΚΗ ΣΥΝΕΛΕΥΣΗ Την Κυριακή, 6 Νοεμβρίου, 2011, πραγματοποι-ήθηκε υπό την Προεδρία του κ. Ιωάννου Μαρούλη η Φθινοπωρινή Ετήσια Γενική Συνέλευση της Ελληνορθοδόξου Κοινότητας του Αγίου Θεοδώρου, Lanham MD. FALL PARISH ASSEMBLY Page 6 On Sunday, November 6, 2011, the Fall Parish Assembly of St. Theodore Greek Orthodox Church took place. Από τα αριστερά: Ο κ. Παντελής Ζαΐρης, ο κ. Τόνυ Quebrel, ο κ. Ιωάννης Μαρούλης και ο Σεβασμιώτατος κ. Παντελεήμων, Ο κ. Nικόλαος Μιχαηλίδης, Γεώργιος Κολλάρος, και ο κ. Πολυχρόνης Μονιῶδης Η Συνέλευση είχε απαρτία και συζητήθηκαν διάφορα θέματα, που αφορούν την μελλοντική πρόοδο της Κοινότητας. Τονίστηκε η αναγκαιότητα της απόκτησης προκατασκευασμένα δωμάτια, που θα φιλοξενήσουν το Ελληνικό Σχολείο. From the left: Mrs. Nora Presti, Mr. Tony Quebrel, Mr. John Maroulis, and His Eminence Metropolitan Panteleimon. During the meeting many issues were discussed concerning the future of the parish. The importance of a school building was stressed.. Μέλη της Κοινότητας. Community members. The Philoptochos Sisterhood of St. Theodore Η Φιλόπτωχος Αδελφότητα του Αγ. Θεοδώρου
7 Page 4 ΑΠΟΔΟΧΗ ΤΩΝ ΝΟΜΙΚΩΝ ΟΡΩΝ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΕΝΟΡΙΑΚΗ ΕΠΙΤΡΟΠΗ & ΟΙ ΕΚΛΟΓΕΣ ΤΗΣ 13 ης ΝΟΕΜΒΡΊΟΥ Το Σάββατο, 12 Νοεμβρίου, 2011, ο Σεβασμιώτατος Μητροπολίτης Αντινόης κ.κ. Παντελεήμων, προσκάλεσε τους νέους υποψηφίους για τη θέση Επιτρόπου στο γραφείο του για να τους ενημερώσει και εξηγήσει τους όρους αποδοχής για να συμμετάσχει κανείς στην Ενοριακή Επιτροπή. Tην Κυριακή, 13 Νοεμβρίου, 2011, μετά από την ψηφοφορία που πραγματοποιήθηκε μετά από την Θεία Λειτουργία στην αίθουσα του ναού, o Σεβασμιώτατος έστειλε τα αποτελέσματα των εκλογών στον Σεβασμιώτατο Μητροπολίτη Νέας Ιερσέης κ.κ. ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΟ, προς ενημέρωση. Ο Σεβασμιώτατος Μητροπολίτης Αντινόης κ.κ. Παντελεήμων συγχαίρει όλα τα εκλεγέντα μέλη του νέου Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου και εύχεται την παρά του Αγίου Θεού ευλογία και κάθε πνευματική πρόοδο προς όφελος της Ελληνορθοδόξου Κοινότητας του Αγίου Θεοδώρου. ACCEPTANCE OF THE PARISH REGULATIONS & THE ELECTIONS OF NOVEMBER 13th On Saturday, November 12, 2011, His Eminence Metropolitan Panteleimon invited the newly nominated candidates for Parish Council to attend a meeting at his office in order to be informed of the Uniform Parish Regulations. On Sunday, November 13, 2011, after the elections which took place following the at the Church Hall, His Eminence Panteleimon sent the results of the elections to His Eminence Metropolitan EVANGELOS of New Jersey, so he may be informed. His Eminence Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes congratulates all the newly elected members of the Administrative Council and prays that the Holy God will bless and grant every spiritual growth and progress for the benefit of the Greek Orthodox Community of St. Theodore. THE NEWLY-ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE PARISH COUNCIL OF THE GREEK ORTHODOX COMMUNITY OF ST. THEODORE Stella Higgs, George Kollaros, Ourania Manessis, John Maroulis, Nicholas Michaelides, Konstantinos Muller, Ioannis Perelas, Nora Presti, Tony Quebral, Pantelis Zairis, James Speropulos, (not pictured). Congratulations! & Axioi!
8 Page 8 Saint Theodore 2011 Annual Community Christmas Card Dear members and friends of St. Theodore Greek Orthodox Church: Again, the time has come for the Church to prepare its annual Christmas card. It is an opportunity for you to spread the cheer and joy of our Lord s Birth and support the Church. The front of the card is adorned with a beautiful Byzantine icon that commemorates the joyous event. Inside appear the names of those who wish to participate in sending holiday greetings. The card will be sent to everyone on our Church mailing list. If you wish that your name be included on the card, please complete, detach and mail the bottom portion of this mailing with your minimum donation of $25.00 made out to St. Theodore Greek Orthodox Church by Sunday, December 4 th. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men! «Δόξα εν υψίστοις Θεώ, και επί Γής ειρήνη, εν ανθρώποις ευδοκία» Ετήσια Χριστουγεννιάτικη Κοινοτική Κάρτα Αγίου Θεοδώρου Αγαπητά μέλη και φίλοι του Αγίου Θεοδώρου: Ήρθε ο καιρός για την Εκκλησία μας να ετοιμάσει την ετήσια Χριστουγεννιάτικη κάρτα. Είναι ευκαιρία για σας να διαδώσετε την χαρά της γέννησης του Χριστού και να υποστηρίξετε την Εκκλησία μας. Το εξωτερικό της κάρτας θα είναι στολισμένο με μία ωραία βυζαντινή εικόνα που αντιπροσωπεύει την αγία μέρα. Στο εσωτερικό θα γραφτούν τα ονόματα όλων που θέλησαν να στείλουν εορταστικές ευχές. Αν θέλετε να περιλαμβάνουμε το όνομα σας στην κάρτα, συμπληρώστε και ταχυδρομείστε το απόκομμα του γράμματος μαζί με την δωρεά σας για τουλάχιστον $25.00 γραμμένη στο όνομα της εκκλησίας, St. Theodore Greek Orthodox Church πριν τις 4 Δεκεμβρίου Annual Christmas Card Saint Theodore Greek Orthodox Church, 7101 Cipriano Road, Lanham, MD (Print clearly as you wish your name to appear in card/γράψτε καθαρά όπως θέλετε να φαίνετε στην κάρτα) Name/Όνομα: Address/Διεύθυνση: Cost: $25
9 Page 9 Please find below the 2012 Stewardship Commitment Card for St. Theodore s Church. Our church is supported by all of us, and our commitment to serving God s church and His people. You may fill in and submit this form, or you may obtain a commitment card in the Church narthex. For questions, feel free to contact any Church council member, or the Church Office. Thank you.
10 Page 10 December 2011 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Greek School 5pm Byzantine Music 7pm Greek Language for Adults 6pm 4 10th Sunday of Luke St. Barbara 9:30 am 5 6 St. Nicholaos 9:00 am St. Anna, 9:00 am Greek School 5pm Byzantine Music 7pm 10 Greek Language for Adults 6pm 11 11th Sunday of Luke 9:30 am 18 Sunday before Christmas 9:30 am 12 St. Spyridon 9:00 am Greek School 5pm Last Byzantine Music Lesson 7pm The Royal Hours of Christmas 7pm 17 Greek Language for Adults Ends 6pm 24 Great Vespers 7pm 25 Christmas 9:30 am St. Stephen 9:00 am Lecture in Greek: The Incarnation of the Word 6pm 31 New Year s Eve Happy New Year! 2012
12 Stewardship If you have not already done so, please submit your pledge form indicating your membership amount. The financial level at which you arrive should be a spiritual expression of gratitude and love to God for all you have received. We have extra forms in the church narthex for your convenience. Page 12 Stewardship donation form is now online For those for whom it may be convenient, there is an online Stewardship pledge form on the Church s website main page. Please see, in the center column, under Church Office Hours, the link: Stewardship Even more content On the Web!. Safeway s escrip program is a *FREE*, *easy* way for you to support St. Theodore s school programs! St. Theodore s member# Contact the church office or Nora Presti for more information. Every purchase counts, so sign up today! Making Arrangements for Sacraments & Home Blessings Please call the Church Office, or directly to the parish president, Mr. John Maroulis, to schedule Weddings and Baptisms at least 3 months in advance, and for Artoclasies, Trisagia, Memorial Services as well as home blessings at least 2 weeks in advance. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Go to: sttheodores.org/ and click under: Monthly Newsletter GREEK 4 KIDS Sunday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 pm, Greek Education & Music Hosted by Prof. Kleanthi E. Mavrogiannaki, MA Greek 4 Kids, Inc is an independent afternoon Greek Language School and Cultural Center founded in 2005 in Newton, Massachusetts. The radio program focuses on educational and cultural issues. The radio program may be access through the internet at: greek4kids.html General Website:Greek-4-Kids.com Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Καλά Χριστούγεννα και Ευτυχισμένο το νέο έτος from St. Theodore the General Greek Orthodox Church 7101 Cipriano Road Lanham, MD St. Theodore s Greek Orthodox Church
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church 2187 West 14th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113 216-861-0116 / email@example.com Sunday, December 1, 2013 14th Sunday of Luke Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop
HOLY TRINITY APRIL 2009 Volume 39 Issue 4 THE MYSTICAL SUPPER ΑΓΙΑ ΤΡΙΑΣ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Wilmington, Delaware The Official Publication of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 808 N. Broom
THE ST. DEMETRIOS Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH UNION, NJ 908-964-7957 www.stdgocunion.org A Message from Father George: Beloved Family of St. Demetrios G.O. Church, November,
THE SOURCE January 201 2015 Issue # 1-15 HOL HOLY TRINITY RINITY GREEK REEK ORTHODOX RTHODOX CATHEDRA CATHEDRAL THEDRAL CAMP HILL, ILL, PA Agiasmo & The Sanctification of The Family: Not For Brick & Mortar
The Ascension Light FATHER S MESSAGE I am the light of the world JANUARY - MARCH 2014 THE DAY OF JUDGMENT My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Once again we proceed toward the period of Holy and Great
ORQODOJOS ZWH The Monthly Publication of ORTHODOX LIFE SAINT VASILIOS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 5 Paleologos Street, Peabody, MA 01960-4496. Tel: (978) 531-0777. Fax: (978) 538-9522 Web: www.stvasilios.org.
THE ORTHODOX L GHT.. the light of the knowledge of the glory of God 2 Corinthians 4.6 Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George & The Shrine of Saint Nectarios Clifton, NJ Winter Issue: December 2013 February
THE VOICE THE VOICE October 2014 - Volume No. 289 TABLE OF CONTENTS Father s Article... 2 Sunday School News... 4 PTA News... 5 Archangels... 6 Philoptochos... 7 Iconography... 8 Parish Registry... 9 Cherubs...
ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH Monthly Bulletin March 2013 Inside this issue: The Annunciation of the theotokos Clergy Message Spiritual Wisdom Calendar Greek Message Sacraments Donations President
Non-Profit Org. U.S. POSTAGE Paid New Brunswick, N.J. Permit No. 379 November December 2005 Volume 3 - Issue 6 A publication of the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George Piscataway, New Jersey The Voice
The Voice of Holy Trinity May 2011... Since the kingdom of God is not just words, it is power. 1 CORINTHIANS 4:20 HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL + PORTLAND + OREGON Pascha 2011 The celebration of
Issue 1204 March 2012 O Lord and Master of my life, keep from me the spirit if indifference and discouragement, lust of power, and idle chatter Instead, grant to me, Your servant, the spirit of wholeness
The MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE HOLY TAXIARHAI AND SAINT HARALAMBOS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 7373 CALDWELL AVENUE, NILES, ILLINOIS 60714 PHONE (847) 647-8880 Where there is no vision, the people perish. (Proverbs
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation The Annunciator Rev. Fr. Paul A. Kaplanis, Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org) Rev. Fr. Christos P. Mars, Presbyter (email@example.com) Jonathan Resmini, Pastoral
November/December 2010 Volume 8 Issue 6 A publication of the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George The Voice of Saint George The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the LORD.
\\\\\ \Issue 1211 October 2012 Let my prayer be set forth as incense before You and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice! PARISH MINISTRIES Parish Council President Vice President Secretary
Summer 2005 Volume 3 - Issue 4 A publication of the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George Piscataway, New Jersey The Voice of Saint George Dimhniaio Deltio Ths Ellhnikhs Orqodoxhs Koinothtas Agiou Gewrgiou
St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church Canton, Ohio St. Haralambos The Wonder Worker February 10 Happy New Year! January & February 2014 St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church Parish Administrators 2014 Office
Saint Katherine www.saint-katherines.org 3149 Glen Carlyn Road Falls Church, VA 22041 DOXA The monthly newsletter of Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church Volume 12, Number 4 APRIL 2014 SACRAMENT OF HOLY
JANUARY APRIL 2015 PUBLICATION DORMITION Of the virgin mary Greek Orthodox Church 29 Central St., Somerville, MA, 02143 Tel.( 617) 625-2222 Fax (617) 628-4529 Starting with Forgiveness Vespers on Sunday
March 2009 Issue #2 The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia Νέα τού Ναού Ευαγγελισµού Τής Θεοτόκου Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures for ever. (Psalm 136:26) SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY: The
UPCOMING EVENTS THE AGIASMA APRIL- MAY 2014 WANTAGH'S GREEK ISLAND LIVE GREEK MUSIC TAVERNA FESTIVAL 2014 DANCE TO LIVE MUSIC LIVE GREEK FOLK DANCING BY LOCAL DANCE GROUPS FREE ADMISSION FREE PARKING 5
The Voice of the Greek Community MAR/APR 2013 1 CELEBRATING 65 YEARS OF COMMUNITY NEWS AND HISTORY VOL. 73 NO. 532 HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL 600 E. BOULEVARD CHARLOTTE, NC 28203 704-334-4771
The Voice of the Greek Community JUL/AUG 2014 1 CELEBRATING 65 YEARS OF COMMUNITY NEWS AND HISTORY VOL. 74 NO. 540 HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL 600 EAST BLVD CHARLOTTE, NC 28203 704-334-4771 JUL/AUG