Please pray for our brothers and sisters: Niko, Elias, Christina, Christina, Malina, Veronica, Athena, Ivana, Deborah, Irina, Ava Maria, Paul, David, Tom, Christos, Amelia, Brandon, Evelyn, Isabella, Paul, Demetra, Nicholaos, Ari, Catherine. Please submit the names to Fr. Costin. We will only list first names and keep the names for six months or until the concern is resolved. You are welcome to resubmit the names that are removed.
Please join us for Services on Sunday morning as we continue with in person services. Face coverings should be worn by those who feel they are not fully protected and in keeping with CDC guidelines. We are reserving the far right side of the church facing the altar for those who feel more comfortable with face coverings. Abundant air flow remains the norm.
Here is an important excerpt from the September 16 Holy Eparchial Synod Communique:
"Discussing the topic of the vaccination of the faithful, the hierarchs unanimously affirmed that the Church not only permits vaccinations against diseases (e.g. polio, smallpox), but that She encourages Her Faithful, after medical tests and approbations, to be vaccinated with the approved vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
In addition, although some may be exempt from the vaccination for clear medical reasons, there is no exemption in the Orthodox Church for Her faithful from any vaccination for religious reasons, including the coronavirus vaccine. For this reason, letters of exemption for the vaccination against the coronavirus for religious purposes issued by priests of the Archdiocese of America have no validity, and furthermore, no clergy are to issue such religious exemption letters for any reason.
The Holy Eparchial Synod urges the faithful to pay heed to competent medical authorities, and to avoid the false narratives utterly unfounded in science and perpetrated on the Church by those who have succumbed to the disinformation and conspiracy theories that are widely available on social media sites."
Trisagia Services offered by the Housianitis and Kevgas families for Helen (Eleni) Housianitis - 10 years, George Kevgas - 10 years and Kostis Girdis - 25 years. May their memory be eternal!
The Greek Ladies' Aid Society welcomes all back from summer break and is enthusiastically gearing up for the first meeting of the Fall which will be held on Tuesday, October 5th in Nicholson Hall at 7:00pm. Refreshments will be offered and those not able to attend physically will have the opportunity to join through zoom. The topic for discussion will be the traditional Fall Luncheon which will be held on November 20th this year. The hope is to see as many women of the parish attend as possible. This will hopefully be a great opportunity to come together, reunite and have a forum to share ideas amongst us and ultimately put forth a well planned, and successful event. Wishing all through God's grace a Happy Fall and great start to the year!
Walk Up Gyro Fair in two short weeks - Saturday, October 9 from 11am-7pm. Delicious gyros, including the new falafel vegetarian option will be made by our valiant Men's Club cooks. Priority pre-ordering expected to open this week-end!
Parishioner looking for rental place ASAP. She can afford around $600/month. Please contact Fr. Costin with any relevant information.