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Kimisis tis Theotokou
Publish Date: 2021-04-11
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General Information

  • Phone:
  • (845) 452-0772
  • Fax:
  • (845) 452-0114
  • Street Address:

  • 140 South Grand Avenue

  • Poughkeepsie, NY 12603


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Services Schedule

Sunday Services - Orthros (Matins): 8:30am

Divine Liturgy: 9:30am

 


Past Bulletins


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Third Mode. Psalm 46.6,1.
Sing praises to our God, sing praises.
Verse: Clap your hands, all you nations.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 6:13-20.

BRETHREN, when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore to himself, saying, "Surely I will bless you and multiply you." And thus Abraham, having patiently endured, obtained the promise. Men indeed swear by a greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he interposed with an oath, so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible that God should prove false, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner shrine behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

Προκείμενον. Third Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 46.6,1.
Ψάλατε τῷ Θεῷ ἡμῶν, ψάλατε.
Στίχ. Πάντα τὰ ἔθνη κροτήσατε χεῖρας.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Ἑβραίους 6:13-20.

Ἀδελφοί, τῷ Ἀβραὰμ ἐπαγγειλάμενος ὁ θεός, ἐπεὶ κατʼ οὐδενὸς εἶχεν μείζονος ὀμόσαι, ὤμοσεν καθʼ ἑαυτοῦ, λέγων, Ἦ μὴν εὐλογῶν εὐλογήσω σε, καὶ πληθύνων πληθυνῶ σε. Καὶ οὕτως μακροθυμήσας ἐπέτυχεν τῆς ἐπαγγελίας. Ἄνθρωποι μὲν γὰρ κατὰ τοῦ μείζονος ὀμνύουσιν, καὶ πάσης αὐτοῖς ἀντιλογίας πέρας εἰς βεβαίωσιν ὁ ὅρκος. Ἐν ᾧ περισσότερον βουλόμενος ὁ θεὸς ἐπιδεῖξαι τοῖς κληρονόμοις τῆς ἐπαγγελίας τὸ ἀμετάθετον τῆς βουλῆς αὐτοῦ, ἐμεσίτευσεν ὅρκῳ, ἵνα διὰ δύο πραγμάτων ἀμεταθέτων, ἐν οἷς ἀδύνατον ψεύσασθαι θεόν, ἰσχυρὰν παράκλησιν ἔχωμεν οἱ καταφυγόντες κρατῆσαι τῆς προκειμένης ἐλπίδος· ἣν ὡς ἄγκυραν ἔχομεν τῆς ψυχῆς ἀσφαλῆ τε καὶ βεβαίαν, καὶ εἰσερχομένην εἰς τὸ ἐσώτερον τοῦ καταπετάσματος· ὅπου πρόδρομος ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν εἰσῆλθεν Ἰησοῦς, κατὰ τὴν τάξιν Μελχισεδὲκ ἀρχιερεὺς γενόμενος εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.


Gospel Reading

Sunday of St. John Climacus
The Reading is from Mark 9:17-31

At that time, a man came to Jesus kneeling and saying: "Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a dumb spirit; and wherever it seizes him it dashes him down; and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid; and I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able." And he answered them, "O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me." And they brought the boy to him; and when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. And Jesus asked his father, "How long has he had this?" And he said, "From childhood. And it has often cast him into the fire and into the water, to destroy him; but if you can do anything, have pity on us and help us." And Jesus said to him, "If you can! All things are possible to him who believes." Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, "I believe; help my unbelief!" And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You dumb and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again." And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse; so that most of them said, "He is dead." But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why could we not cast it out?" And he said to them, "This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting." They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he would not have any one know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, "The Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, after three days he will rise."

Sunday of St. John Climacus
Κατὰ Μᾶρκον 9:17-31

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἄνθρωπός τις προσῆλθε τῷ Ἰησοῦ λέγων, διδάσκαλε, ἤνεγκα τὸν υἱόν μου πρός σε, ἔχοντα πνεῦμα ἄλαλον. καὶ ὅπου ἂν αὐτὸν καταλάβῃ, ῥήσσει αὐτόν, καὶ ἀφρίζει καὶ τρίζει τοὺς ὀδόντας αὐτοῦ, καὶ ξηραίνεται· καὶ εἶπον τοῖς μαθηταῖς σου ἵνα αὐτὸ ἐκβάλωσι, καὶ οὐκ ἴσχυσαν. ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς αὐτῷ λέγει· ὦ γενεὰ ἄπιστος, ἕως πότε πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἔσομαι; ἕως πότε ἀνέξομαι ὑμῶν; φέρετε αὐτὸν πρός με. καὶ ἤνεγκαν αὐτὸν πρὸς αὐτόν. καὶ ἰδὼν αὐτὸν εὐθέως τὸ πνεῦμα ἐσπάραξεν αὐτόν, καὶ πεσὼν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἐκυλίετο ἀφρίζων. καὶ ἐπηρώτησε τὸν πατέρα αὐτοῦ· πόσος χρόνος ἐστὶν ὡς τοῦτο γέγονεν αὐτῷ; ὁ δὲ εἶπε· παιδιόθεν. καὶ πολλάκις αὐτὸν καὶ εἰς πῦρ ἔβαλε καὶ εἰς ὕδατα, ἵνα ἀπολέσῃ αὐτόν· ἀλλ᾿ εἴ τι δύνασαι, βοήθησον ἡμῖν σπλαγχνισθεὶς ἐφ᾿ ἡμᾶς. ὁ δὲ ᾿Ιησοῦς εἶπεν αὐτῷ τὸ εἰ δύνασαι πιστεῦσαι, πάντα δυνατὰ τῷ πιστεύοντι. καὶ εὐθέως κράξας ὁ πατὴρ τοῦ παιδίου μετὰ δακρύων ἔλεγε· πιστεύω, κύριε· βοήθει μου τῇ ἀπιστίᾳ. ἰδὼν δὲ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς ὅτι ἐπισυντρέχει ὄχλος, ἐπετίμησε τῷ πνεύματι τῷ ἀκαθάρτῳ λέγων αὐτῷ· τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἄλαλον καὶ κωφόν, ἐγώ σοι ἐπιτάσσω, ἔξελθε ἐξ αὐτοῦ καὶ μηκέτι εἰσέλθῃς εἰς αὐτόν. καὶ κράξαν καὶ πολλὰ σπαράξαν αὐτὸν ἐξῆλθε, καὶ ἐγένετο ὡσεὶ νεκρός, ὥστε πολλοὺς λέγειν ὅτι ἀπέθανεν. ὁ δὲ ᾿Ιησοῦς κρατήσας αὐτὸν τῆς χειρὸς ἤγειρεν αὐτόν, καὶ ἀνέστη. Καὶ εἰσελθόντα αὐτὸν εἰς οἶκον οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ ἐπηρώτων αὐτὸν κατ᾿ ἰδίαν, ὅτι ἡμεῖς οὐκ ἠδυνήθημεν ἐκβαλεῖν αὐτό. καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· τοῦτο τὸ γένος ἐν οὐδενὶ δύναται ἐξελθεῖν εἰ μὴ ἐν προσευχῇ καὶ νηστείᾳ. Καὶ ἐκεῖθεν ἐξελθόντες παρεπορεύοντο διὰ τῆς Γαλιλαίας, καὶ οὐκ ἤθελεν ἵνα τις γνῷ· ἐδίδασκε γὰρ τοὺς μαθητὰς αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔλεγεν αὐτοῖς ὅτι ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου παραδίδοται εἰς χεῖρας ἀνθρώπων, καὶ ἀποκτενοῦσιν αὐτόν, καὶ ἀποκτανθεὶς τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρᾳ ἀναστήσεται.


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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Mode

Let the Heavens rejoice; let earthly things be glad; for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm, He hath trampled upon death by death. The first-born of the dead hath He become. From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us, and hath granted great mercy to the world.
Εὐφραινέσθω τὰ οὐράνια, ἀγαλλιάσθω τὰ ἐπίγεια, ὅτι ἐποίησε κράτος, ἐν βραχίονι αὐτοῦ, ὁ Κύριος, ἐπάτησε τῷ θανάτῳ τὸν θάνατον, πρωτότοκος τῶν νεκρῶν ἐγένετο, ἐκ κοιλίας ᾅδου ἐρρύσατο ἡμᾶς, καὶ παρέσχε τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Apolytikion for Sun. of St. John Climacus in the Plagal Fourth Mode

With the streams of thy tears, thou didst cultivate the barrenness of the desert; and by thy sighings from the depths,thou didst bear fruit a hundredfold in labours; and thou becamest a luminary, shining with miracles upon the world, O John our righteous Father. Intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
Ταίς τών δακρύων σου ροαίς, τής ερήμου τό άγονον εγεώργησας, καί τοίς εκ βάθους στεναγμοίς, εις εκατόν τούς πόνους εκαρποφόρησας, καί γέγονας φωστήρ, τή οικουμένη λάμπων τοίς θαύμασι, Ιωάννη Πατήρ ημών, Όσιε, Πρέσβευε Χριστώ τώ Θεώ, σωθήναι τάς ψυχάς ημών.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Fourth Mode

To you, O Birthgiver of God, * victorious leader of triumphant hosts, * we your servants offer hymns of thanksgiving, * for you have delivered us from misfortune. * In your invincible power, * keep us from every peril *that we may cry to you: * rejoice, O Unwedded Bride.
Τὴ ὑπερμάχω στρατηγῶ τὰ νικητήρια, ὡς λυτρωθεῖσα τῶν δεινῶν εὐχαριστήρια, ἀναγράφω σοὶ ἡ Πόλις σου Θεοτόκε, Ἀλλ' ὡς ἔχουσα τὸ κράτος ἀπροσμάχητον, ἐκ παντοίων μὲ κινδύνων ἐλευθέρωσον, ἵνα κράζω σοί, Χαῖρε νύμφη ἀνύμφευτε.
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Wisdom of the Fathers

Seest thou how He now proceeds to lay beforehand in them the foundation of His doctrine about fasting? ... See, at any rate, how many blessings spring from them both. For he that is praying as he ought, and fasting, hath not many wants, and he that hath not many wants, cannot be covetous; ...
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 57 on Matthew 17,4,5. B#54, pp.355,356., 4th Century

... he that is not covetous, will be also more disposed for almsgiving. He that fasts is light, and winged, and prays with wakefulness, and quenches his wicked lusts, and propitiates God, and humbles his soul when lifted up. Therefore even the apostles were almost always fasting.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 57 on Matthew 17,4,5. B#54, pp.355,356., 4th Century

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Saints and Feasts

Climicus
April 11

Sunday of St. John Climacus

The memory of this Saint is celebrated on March 30, where his biography may be found. He is celebrated today because his book, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, is a sure guide to the ascetic life, written by a great man of prayer experienced in all forms of the monastic polity; it teaches the seeker after salvation how to lay a sound foundation for his struggles, how to detect and war against each of the passions, how to avoid the snares laid by the demons, and how to rise from the rudimental virtues to the heights of Godlike love and humility. It is held in such high esteem that it is universally read in its entirety in monasteries during the Great Fast.


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Staying connected at Home

Always remember that during these difficult times, there are a variety of ways to stay connected to our Kimisis family.

 

  • Worship with us during our Live streamed services. Both our Facebook page and new YouTube channel will soon include Church services and Orthodox Education.
  • Take a look at our parish website http://kimisisny.org/! It includes helpful information about current events, prayer, ministries, and our Orthodox Faith.
  • Stay connected by letting us know about your pastoral needs. If you can't come to Church, our Church will come to you! Fr. Jason is more than happy to make a pastoral visit - especially during house blessing season! 
  • We invite you to Light a virtual candle for Kimisis of Poughkeepsie.  Pray with us by "Lighting a Candle" and offering a donation. Additionally, we also ask that you consider your options to continue your Stewardship payments via our online portal.
  • Kimisis is not closed! We are alive and well. The Church office is open. If you are not able to come to Church on Sundays, you can visit during the week to light a candle. Fr. Jason is also happy to make a pastoral visit to your home to admister the sacraments.

 

Remember that through your love and support of one another, Kimisis will stay strong throughout this trying time. Thank you and prayers to all!

 

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Covid Update

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

Please remember to respect our Covid-19 Safety guidelines here at Kimisis. If you are not feeling well or have any symptoms that are associated with Covid-19, please stay home and seek medical atention. More importantly, notify Fr. Jason by calling the Church office.

Our goal at Kimisis is to provide a safe and healthy worship experience for our parish family as we implement the current safety guidelines from our civil and ecclesiastical authorities.

We continue to clean and disinfect the church between each service, require masks, hand washing/sanitizing, social distancing, and a limited capacity of 50%.

 

Guidelines for Attending Divine Worship

 

MASKS ARE REQUIRED

Everyone is required to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth from the time they exit their vehicle. Exceptions are permitted for those with valid medical reasons and children less than 2 years of age.

 

UPON ARRIVAL

Social distancing begins when you enter the Church. Please do not congregate, and socialize in the narthex. Light your candle, pray, and be seated. Please venerate Icons by bowing and doing the sign of the cross. No touching or kissing.

 

FOLLOW THE SIGNS

Please follow signs to posted entry points and maintain distancing via the ground markers. These have been prepared in advance to provide safe social distancing and need to be respected for everyone’s well-being.

 

SEATING

Seating has been designed to adhere to social distancing requirements. Only members of the same family may sit together without distancing between them. Please remain seated throughout the entire service, unless you must excuse yourself for a valid reason.

 

HOLY COMMUNION AND DISMISSAL

Holy Communion will be offered at the usual time in the usual manner. As Orthodox Christians, we believe that Holy Communion is the medicine of immortality. For any reason, if you would like to receive Holy Communion privately, please inform Fr. Jason.

Please remember the following:

  • Please approach the line in an orderly manner. 
  • Proceed through the Communion line with respect to Social Spacing
  • Remove your mask below your chin before approaching the Chalice.
  • Receive the Body and Blood in a natural manner from the spoon. Do not simply leave your mouth open or do anything else to attempt to "avoid the spoon." This can cause the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ to spill. 

Please be patient with your brothers and Sisters in Christ. Your parish council is doing their best to guide everyone through this difficult time.

Everyone at Kimisis is essential. This means that we must show love and respect one another by exercising reasonable caution. The most important thing that we can do is to love God together by praying with, and for one another! 

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Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries

 

Our goal is to help our young people experience their faith in a way that will help form them as Orthodox Christians. Through ministries such as Sunday School and GOYA, our aim is to help guide them as they grow with one another in a community of faith as they embrace the Orthodox way of life.

 

Sunday School

Thank you all for attending our last Church Day! Please stay posted for information about our Lazarus Saturday retreatand our upcoming Holy Week materials that are being posted for our altar boys and myrrh bearing girls.

 

GOYA– The mission of GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth of America) is to strengthen the relationship of young Orthodox Christians with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The program works to educate and edify young members of the Church, encouraging them to become active participants in the life of the Body of Christ through 

  • Worship
  • Fellowship
  • Service
  • Witness

For more information, please contact our GOYA advisor Theodora Karathomas.

 

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Philoptochos

 

The benevolent works of Philoptochos are a continuation of Christ’s ministry on earth.  We have an opportunity, through our participation in the ministries and programs of Philoptochos, to return our time, talents, and resources back to God.

 

Another purpose of Philoptochos is to help the Church with its many ministries. Philoptochos is an organization of women who enjoy the fellowship and spiritual enrichment of working together as Orthodox Christians. 

 

Our chapter meets monthly in our church hall. Fundraisers, activities, and service projects are planned for our monthly meetings. Our chapter also recognizes that evening meetings are not always the best time for all members. Special gatherings may also be scheduled at certain times, and will be announced in advance.

HOLY WEEK DECORATIONSWe need your help decorating for Pascha—especially Holy Friday! Anyone who would like to help can contact our Philoptochos President Gloria Sideris

FOOD DRIVE: The local community has seen an increased need in requests for food and goods for families with young children at this time. Our Ladies Philoptochos will be running an ongoingFood Drive to support the local Dutchess County area food banksthroughout the fall/winter months. There is a marked bin in thenarthex that will be open for donations and delivered regularly. Child friendly food items have been specifically requested.

 

Please consider bringing your non-perishables each Sunday to fill the bin for those in need in our community.

 

 

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AHEPA

GOLF OUTING

The Golf Outing will be held on Monday July 27, 2020 at McCann Golf Course.  It is my hope that each of you will be able to get an ad or some golfers for this year’s outing.  We all know a variety of people that will be willing to help if we are just willing to ask. 

If each of us gets one ad or other sponsorship, we will have a very successful event for the church.  I need all of you to help!  The beauty of this type of event is that you don’t have to play golf to help.  Please, get one ad.  Your participation is greatly appreciated.  Below is a list of suggestions for your consideration.Thank you!

Donations of $25.00 or more will go a long way to helping to make this event even more successful.  Please make your check payable to: AHEPA and return to the Church Office.

Please note:  80% of the profit is for the Church.

Please see Golf outing flyers in the narthex or AHEPA Chapter President Steve Miller for more information.

 

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

We would like to once again honor our High School Seniors.  If you have a son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter graduating high school this year, please provide Steve Miller or any AHEPA member with the name and high school of the student.  In addition we would like to know his/her plans after High School.  A gift will be presented following the Liturgy on Sunday School Graduation Day. 

PLEASE INCLUDE:

 

Name of Graduate, name of High School & name of college and area of study.

 

 

 

 

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Stewardship

Is our giving compatible with both the expectations of God and the needs of Kimisis?

 

Do you know that it costs around $20,000.00/mo to operate Kimisis? As we begin the new year, we are encouraging everyone to set an honest and fair portion of one’s income for the ministries and support of the Church. Have you filled out a pledge card?

 

Whether you are a long-standing member or new to our community, Kimisis will always need your support. Your financial commitment provides our parish and the Church at large with the necessary resources.

 

Where does our own giving fit into the picture? Think about it – the average financial pledge through the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is $218.00/yr. Can Kimisis fulfill its mission on a deficit?

 

To participate as a stewardship at Kimisis please select the following links:

Learn more about Stewardship

Pay Online Safely with PayPal

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Memorials

A Memorial is being held today for:

Theodoros Koliopoulos - 40 Days

May his memory be eternal!

 

 

 

 

 

Parishioners who would like to have a Memorial Service for a departed loved one must make arrangements with the church office at least two weeks prior to the day desired. Please contact the Church office to make these arrangements at least two weeks in advance. http://www.kimisisny.org/about/sacraments-services/untitled-resource1

 

 

 

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The Kimisis Calendar

  • Kimisis GOC Social Media

    April 11 to April 26, 2021

    Sunday, April 11

    8:30AM Matins

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, April 12

    6:30PM Great Compline

    Wednesday, April 14

    7:00PM Presanctified Liturgy (St. Nicholas Newburgh NY)

    Friday, April 16

    Akathist

    Sunday, April 18

    8:30AM Matins

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, April 19

    6:30PM Great Compline

    Wednesday, April 21

    7:00PM Presanctified Liturgy (Assumption Windham NY)

    Saturday, April 24

    Saturday of Lazarus

    Sunday, April 25

    Palm Sunday

    8:30AM Matins

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, April 26

    Holy Monday

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Archepiscopal Message

Homily on the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross

04/04/2021

Today, the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy and Life-Giving Cross, marks the midpoint in our journey together to Pascha. Today, the Church brings forth the Cross and offers it to us as a Staff upon which we may always lean and find comfort, as the Psalmist sings: Ἡ ῥάβδος σου καὶ ἡ βακτηρία σου αὐταί με παρεκάλεσαν.
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Archdiocese News

Lenten Lecture #3 from the Archdiocesan Cathedral

04/06/2021

On Wednesday, April 7th, the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity will offer their third Lenten lecture of 2021. Dn. Bartholomew Mercado’s presentation is entitled: The Application of the Canons in Contemporary Fasting Practices. To register, please contact: info@thecathedralnyc.org. The lecture will also be available via Live Stream on our YouTube channel.

For the Life of the World: Towards a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church

04/06/2021

For the Life of the World: Towards a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church is a powerful social document enriched by scriptural, patristic, theological, and spiritual references, to navigate through these often perplexing and difficult times, as Orthodox Christians, in a post-modern world.

Family Connections

04/06/2021

We're halfway through Lent last Sunday! Check out our Family Connection from the Center for Family Care for some ideas on how to review your family's Lenten progress.

Why Young People Leave: Exploring Common Ministry Mistakes in the Way We Introduce People to the Church

04/06/2021

60% of young American Christians fall away from the tradition that raised them. We face the same problem in the Orthodox Church. In this talk, Steve presents three common ministry mistakes. And he explores how we can transform those mistakes into opportunities for transformational ministry that meets the needs of young people. This is the first of two talks that are part of the Lenten retreat titled: Authentic Christianity: Why Young People are Leaving the Church (and How We Can Inspire them to Stay) . The second talk was given by Father Andrew Stephen Damick. The retreat took place as a live, virtual panel discussion on April 3, 2021.

Communiqué of the Holy Eparchial Synod

04/06/2021

Today, April 5, 2021 His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America convened the Holy Eparchial Synod via video conference for a regularly scheduled meeting.

Pilgrimage to Pascha: Lenten Services

04/05/2021

On this week's episode of "Comfort Food for Families: Pilgrimage to Pascha" from the GOA Center for Family Care, Pres. Kerry Pappas talks about the Lenten services of the church and how important it is for us to attend as many as we can!

Department of Greek Education Announces the Return of the Archdiocesan District Children’s Choir

04/05/2021

The Office of Greek Education is pleased to announce the return of the Archdiocesan District Children's Choir. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, expressed his desire to re-establish the youth choir program. With his spiritual guidance, his deep love for children and the Greek language, the Archdiocesan Youth Choir will return this Fall 2021. This program was made possible by the generosity of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Leadership 100.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Receives Consul General of Cyprus

04/05/2021

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America received Mr. Alexis Phedonos-Vadet, Consul General of Cyprus in New York today to bid farewell as the Consul General will be returning to Cyprus to assume his new post.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Receives the COVID-19 Vaccine

04/05/2021

"Grateful to the brilliant scientists and health care workers who, through hard work and by the Grace of God, produce and deliver life-saving vaccines. We have a moral obligation to make vaccines available to everyone in the world," said His Eminence.

Pilgrimage to Pascha: Fasting from Food

04/05/2021

On this week's "Comfort Food for Families" episode, Pres. Melanie DiStefano talks about the spiritual practice of fasting from food and how it helps to create for us a "new wineskin."

Be the Bee # 172 | What is Real Christian Faith? (Sunday of Saint John Climacus)

04/05/2021

We often think of faith as meaning either "certainty" (confidence that some idea is true) or "religiosity" (participation in a group's activities). But the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent is dedicated to Saint John Climacus, and the top rung of his "Ladder of Divine Ascent" describes faith.

Nashville's Greek Bicentennial Independence Celebration (Full Video)

04/05/2021

On April 1, 2021, from the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros received a Proclamation from Mayor John Cooper celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821.
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