Sunday Services: Orthros 9:00am / Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Saturday - July 20
Feast of St. Elias
(Divine Liturgy has been cancelled)
Friday - July 26 - 9:00AM
Divine Liturgy for St Paraskevi
(Orthros at 8am)
Saturday - July 27 - 9:00AM
Divine Liturgy for St Panteleimon
(Orthros at 8am)
Koulourakia Baking - we will make the koulourakia on Saturday, July 27th immediately following the Divine Liturgy. We will promptly start at 10 a.m.
Moussaka – the peeling and frying of the eggplant for the moussaka will begin on Thursday, August 1 at 9:00 a.m. We will continue on Friday, August 2 at 9 a.m.
We ask everyone to come out and help as much as possible. The more hands we have helping the quicker the jobs will be completed. If you have any questions, please call Pete Simopoulos at 434.851.6835 or Frances Simopoulos at 434.851.6830.
Congratulations to the Roanoke Greek Festival for being voted once again Best Food Festival 2019 by the Virginia Living Magazine. This is such an honor for our church to be recognized by the Roanoke and surrounding communities.
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Welcome to All Visitors!
Please join us for fellowship in the Church Hall immediately following the Divine Liturgy. For those visiting an Orthodox Church for the first time, please be aware that Holy Communion is a sign of unity of faith, which is only offered to Baptized and Chrismated Orthodox Christians. All present are welcomed to come forward and receive the antidoron (or blessed bread) which is distributed at the end of the service. For those interested in learning more about the Orthodox Christian faith, please feel free to speak with Fr. Nick after the service.
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Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am- 12:00pm; Wednesday & Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm; Saturdays and other times, including Confession, by appointment. Because unexpected things sometimes come up on short notice, please call [1-518-947-1724] before coming.
5th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 10:1-10
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but it is not enlightened. For, being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness. For Christ is the end of the law, that every one who has faith may be justified. Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on the law shall live by it. But the righteousness based on faith says, Do not say in your heart, "Who will ascend into heaven?" (that is, to bring Christ down) or "Who will descend into the abyss?" (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach); because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is saved.
5th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 8:28-34; 9:1
At that time, when Jesus came to the country of the Gergesenes, two demoniacs met him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one would pass that way. And behold, they cried out, "What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?" Now a herd of many swine was feeding at some distance from them. And the demons begged him, "If you cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine." And he said to them, "Go." So they came out and went into the swine; and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and perished in the waters. The herdsmen fled, and going into the city they told everything, and what had happened to the demoniacs. And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their neighborhood. And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city.