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Kimisis tis Theotokou
Publish Date: 2024-04-14
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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

SUNDAYS

Orthros (Matins): 9:00am

Divine Liturgy: 10:00am

 


Past Bulletins


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 103.24,1.
O Lord, how manifold are your works. You have made all things in wisdom.
Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul.

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. Fourth Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 103.24,1.
Ὡς ἐμεγαλύνθη τὰ ἔργα σου Κύριε, πάντα ἐν σοφίᾳ ἐποίησας.
Στίχ. Εὐλόγει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον.

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 Fourth Mode

Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the Angel, and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, the women disciples of the Lord spake to the Apostles exultantly: Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, granting great mercy to the world.
Τὸ φαιδρὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως κήρυγμα, ἐκ τοῦ Ἀγγέλου μαθοῦσαι αἱ τοῦ Κυρίου Μαθήτριαι, καὶ τὴν προγονικὴν ἀπόφασιν ἀπορρίψασαι, τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις καυχώμεναι ἔλεγον· Ἐσκύλευται ὁ θάνατος, ἠγέρθη Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, δωρούμενος 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.

Apolytikion for the Church in the First Mode

In birth, you preserved your virginity; in death, you did not abandon the world, O Theotokos. As mother of life, you departed to the source of life, delivering our souls from death by your intercessions.

 

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 14

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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Philoptochos

Our chapter meets on the first Sunday of each month after Liturgy and fellowship. The benevolvent works of Philoptochos are a continuation of Christ's ministry on earth to help the poor, the sick, and the community. Another purpose is to help our church with its many ministries.

  • Please join us for our meeting on the first of every month
  • Please support our HANDBAG drive that will take place until April 26th. Our bin can be located in the coffee hour room.

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Stewardship

Can anyone ever succeed with minimal effort? Then why would a parish be successful if it asked for minimal contributions (in time, talents, and treasure) from it’s parishioners?

Looking at our financial contributions as  “dues” does more than limit the potential of how we can serve God as Orthodox Christians. It limits our ability to sustain the financial needs of an organization that has monthly expenses that can approach $30,000/mo.

 

Kimisis needs stewards who love the Lord, and have a burning desire to serve Him, and to support our parish family!

 

As you complete your stewardship forms for 2024, please reflect on how your giving is compatible with the current needs of Kimisis. Every stewardship unit (families and single parishioners over the age of 18) would have to make a contribution of at least $1,300/yr to sustain our current expenses. Please also consider whether or not you have completed your financial commitment for 2023.

Remember, as thankful as we are for your financial contributions we’re even more grateful for you. Your decision to worship our Lord and to serve Him here at Kimisis will help our faith flourish for another century.

Please contact the church office or a parish council member for any questions regarding your stewardship commitment.

 

To learn more about participating as a steward at Kimisis please select the following links:

Learn more about Stewardship

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Youth & Family Ministries

  

As we continue to work towards our common goal of bringing our young people and families together,  please join us for the following activities that will be taking place today and in the coming weeks:

  • Registration for all Youth and Familiy ministries is ongoing. Please remember that registration must be completed by parents or legal guardians in order for children to participate in Youth and Family Ministries at Kimisis.
  • Thank you for helping us with our build a bear event on 3/10
  • Thank you for joining us for last week's kite flying
  • Greek dance will take place on the following dates: 4/7, 5/19, 6/2, 6/19, 6/21& 6/22. Please contact Pres Theophania or Eva Moustakas for more information

 

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Kimisis Calendar

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    April 14 to April 28, 2024

    Sunday, April 14

    9:00AM Matins

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Tuesday, April 16

    4:30PM Compline

    5:30PM Bible Study

    Wednesday, April 17

    5:30PM Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

    Friday, April 19

    7:00PM Akathist

    Sunday, April 21

    9:00AM Matins

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Tuesday, April 23

    5:30PM Bible Study

    Wednesday, April 24

    Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

    Sunday, April 28

    9:00AM Matins

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

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Capital Building Campaign

 

OUR MISSION

The Mission of our Capital Construction Campaign Committee is to raise the necessary funds that will help us renovate, repair, and enhance Kimisis as a part of a reasonable, complete, and effective long-range plan. 

 

OUR VISION

For Kimisis to thrive, it’s vital that we continue to make Capital Improvements to our Church facilities – especially as we prepare for our centennial celebration.

The structures in which we both worship and serve God must be maintained for the health, well-being, and growth of the Body of Christ. We hope to ensure that our efforts will result with lasting solutions so that we can provide future generations the opportunity to worship our Savior in both Spirit and in Truth. 

 

OUR PLAN

Our vision for a healthy physical worship space has already started to materialize. Projects that have already improved to our Church facilities have included:

Heating/Air Conditioning, roof repair, masonry/steps repair, Installation of hand-rails, LED screens/monitors, installation of flag pole, renovation of Archpriest icon on Bishops throne

Phase I Projects

Church windows/casings, ceiling, asses and repair water damage to exterior/interior of Church (i.e. interior/exterior walls), repairs to Hellenic Center

Phase II Projects

Repairs to parking lot, renovation of restrooms and office areas, installation of new lighting fixtures

Phase III Projects

Aesthetical improvements to worship space & altar area, hellenic center, offices & classrooms

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Keep your parish family in your prayers.
  • Support our capital campaign drive.
  • Fill out a Pledge Card. Please write all checks to the Kimisis Capital Construction Campaign.
  • Contact us with any questions.
  • Always remember how much we value your generosity
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Kimisis Wish List

 

With the many wonderful events that will be taking place at Kimisis such as Holy Week, our feast day in August, parishioners have inquired as to how they might be able to contribute to the worship and beautification at Kimisis. 

Below is our church's "wish list.” These are items that we either need now, or must replace in the future.  If you would like to contribute toward one or more of these items, please contact Fr Jason at the Church office, or a member of our parish council.

You may also donate online by selecting the following link 

 

 

Please bear in mind that giving towards these items is not a replacement for one's annual stewardship commitment. However, all donations are tax deductible, and will be included on your quarterly giving statements.

The list below contains items with estimated prices that will help us decide how we can contribute to the worship and beautification of our parish home. Please take a “WISH LIST” card home, and return it to the Church office at your convenience once you have made a decision with regards to how you may help with these efforts.

 

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Flowers

We are in need of donations that will go towards flowers for Holy Week, Pascha, and for our the many feast days that we celebrate here at Kimisis throughout the year.

 

Church Supplies

  • Incense

  • Wine (St. JOHN COMMANDARIA/MAVRODAPHNE)

  • Charcoal (3 Kings 40mm)

Parishioners may donate monetary funds to the church or purchase have these items directly. 

Liturgical Items & Furnishings

Kimisis Icon                            $2500 - $5000

 

To replace the icon that was damaged above the entrance of the Church

 

Altar Chairs                             $500

 

Pillows for Bishops chair           $150

 

Carpets for Altar                     $400

 

Dikeri Trikeri                           $350

Bishops Candle Sticks

With ribbons (150.00)

 

Replating of Chalice               $1000             

& Disko Sets        

 

Censer Stand                          $300

 

Repairs and Remodeling       apx.$10000 - $15000

of Altar.                                  

This include repair, refitting, replacing of plumbing fixtures (sink & toilet) vanities, storage, closets, wardrobes, cabinetry

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AHEPA

Join us for our Spring outing to St. Nicholas Shrine on 5/13. The cost is $100/per person. Please see our flyer for more information.

 

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Archdiocese News

The Perfect Kids' Easter Gifts Available on Orthodox Marketplace

03/27/2023

Celebrate Easter with your little ones through storytelling and coloring. Three children’s books for ages 4-8 help explain the true meaning of Easter and the Orthodox faith. They are the perfect Easter basket stuffers for your children, godchildren, grandchildren, and Sunday school classes.


School of Byzantine Music of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America launches new podcast

04/24/2023

With much enthusiasm, beginning on the evening of St. Thomas Sunday, the School of Byzantine Music (SBM) is launching its new podcast called, “Foundations of Hymnology.” New episodes will premiere on the evening of the last Sunday of each month. The SBM Podcast will be available on the school’s YouTube channel:.


Archdiocesan Pilgrimage Taking Place

05/02/2023

The Archdiocesan pilgrimages have provided an outstanding opportunity for the faithful of the Church to participate in spiritually edifying and didactic journeys to various venerable sites of the Orthodox Faith around the world. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros organized these initiatives, which have already brought about several successful, very well attended and memorable trips to the Sacred Center of Orthodoxy, the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Cappadocia, as well as the Holy Land and Jerusalem.


Sunday Sermon Series - Sunday of the Paralytic

05/02/2023

This week, find insights about the upcoming Gospel reading, where we learn about a man with paralysis who needed healing. Why did he wait by the waters? In what ways did Jesus heal him? And what is the symbolism of this? Also, how do the traditions of the Church adopt a holistic approach to healing?


Sunday Sermon Series - Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

05/09/2023

This week, find insights about the upcoming Gospel reading, where we learn about a Samaritan woman encountering Christ. Why was she called a Samaritan? And why did Jesus reveal Himself to a Samaritan woman? Also, how can a spring of water lead us to eternal life? And how does the Lord offer us new life?


2024 Clergy-Laity Congress to convene in San Diego, California

05/23/2023

New York, NY - His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announced today that the 47th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress and the National Philoptochos Biennial Convention will take place simultaneously from June 30 to July 4, 2024, in San Diego, California. The Metropolis of San Francisco will serve as host, under the leadership of His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco.


Sunday Sermon Series for June 11, 2023

06/05/2023

This week, find insights about the upcoming Gospel reading, where we learn about what it means to become a Saint. Who are the Saints, and how did they become Saints? Can we, ordinary people, in this day and age really become Saints? And what is needed for us to attain holiness?


GOARCH Ukrainian Relief Funds Distributed Through IOCC Collaboration

06/12/2023

In March 2022, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announced the establishment of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese (GOARCH) Ukrainian Relief Fund, a major fundraising effort launched in collaboration with International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) to raise $1 million for the immediate and long-term support of people in Ukraine impacted by the Russian invasion.


Archbishop Elpidophoros Welcomes Dean of Students of HCHC to Archdiocese 

06/12/2023

On Monday, June 12, 2023, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America welcomed to the Archdiocese Headquarters the Rev. Presbyter Patrick O’Rourke to offer his blessings upon Fr. Patrick's recent appointment as Dean of Students at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA.


Archbishop Elpidophoros Welcomes Rev. Deacon Spyridon Green to GOA Headquarters

06/12/2023

On Monday, June 12, 2023, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America welcomed to the Archdiocese Headquarters Rev. Deacon Spyridon Green to offer his blessings upon his recent incardination in the Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America, Eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and his assignment at Holy Trinity Albanian Orthodox Church, in South Boston MA.


"Embracing Our Roots: A Heartfelt Tribute to the History and Heritage of Our Greek School"

06/12/2023

Step into the captivating journey of our Greek school's past as we present a heartfelt video tribute. Join us as we delve into the narratives of the families that form the foundation of our community. Through the tender words of our beloved grandparents, we'll explore their nostalgic recollections of our homeland and the remarkable tales of their arrival in Chicago.


Congratulations to the Graduates of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese: A Message of Pride and Encouragement from the Director of Education Dr. Anastasios Koularmanis

06/12/2023

Congratulations to all the graduates from the schools of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese! You have reached an important milestone in your educational journey, and your hard work, dedication, and perseverance have paid off. This achievement reflects your commitment to learning, personal growth, and the values instilled in you by your families and educators.


High School Graduation Address By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Saint Demetrios Preparatory School

06/12/2023

I am delighted to be at this wonderful school again in order to attend your commencement exercises. All of you – students, parents, teachers and administrators – should be very proud. The Greek Orthodox Parochial Schools of our Sacred Archdiocese are very important educational and formational institutions for our youth. We must do all that we can to support and enhance these invaluable programs for the overall benefit and academic excellence of our children.


Sunday Sermon Series - Fourth Sunday of Matthew

06/28/2023

This week, find insights about the upcoming Gospel reading, where we learn about a foreigner coming to Jesus asking for his servant to be healed. What did he have that amazed the Lord? And how did he show it? Also, what does the Lord consider the most important virtues for us? 


 “How-to” Green Your Parish-Episode 36: St. Demetrios Green Team—Parkville, MD

06/28/2023

In this episode, the Saint Demetrios Green Team from Baltimore, MD shares how their efforts have quickly expanded beyond the parish level. From hosting environmental educational movie nights and family friendly activities that stimulate discussion on how to celebrate and care for God’s creation, partnering with local faith-based organizations, and providing weekly articles in their Sunday bulletin to provide parishioners with helpful environmental tips.


Dr. Anastasios Koularmanis Offers Tips on How you Can Help Keep Your Child’s Greek Language Skills Sharp During Summer

06/26/2023

Summer break is a time for relaxation and fun, but it's also an opportunity for parents to help their children maintain and improve their Greek language skills. Consistent practice during the break can prevent learning loss and ensure that children continue to develop their language proficiency. In this article, we will explore effective strategies that parents can employ to support their children in practicing Greek during the summer break.


Camp Saint Paul  Week One Completed

07/02/2023

With the blessing and loving support of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, the Archdiocesan District completed its first week of Camp Saint Paul on Saturday, July 1st, 2023 with an overwhelming participation of youth and young adult staff focusing on their theme for the Summer, “Do not be Afraid”.


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Releases Financial Results

07/11/2023

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has released its audited 2022 and its first quarter of 2023 financial results https://www.goarch.org/-/financial%20statements . These financial results demonstrate the continued healthy financial status of the Archdiocese due to the strong support of its parishes and donors and the stringent cost controls implemented beginning in 2018 and continuing through today.


The District Office of Education Celebrates 50 Years of Greek Language Examination Approval

07/10/2023

New York State Department of Education approved the examination in Modern Greek on June 20, 1972, marking a significant milestone for the District Office of Education. This approval, which was championed by Dr. Emmanuel Hatziemmanuel, the Director at the time, emphasized the importance of the Greek language within the State of New York. It was a testament to the thriving Greek community and their dedication to preserving their heritage and culture.


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Weekly Lenten Services

WEEKLY LENTEN SERVICES

 

Tuesdays  -  Great Compline  4:30pm

Join us for a bible study afterwards

 

Wednesdays  -  Pre-Sanctified Liturgy  5:30pm

Join us for Family Chapel at the conclusion of Greek School

 

Fridays  -  Akathist  7:00pm

 

 

Father Jason will be meeting with parishioners who would like to help with the lenten services an hour prior to the beginning of services on Fridays. This will ensure that those who would like to help are:

  • Familiar with the services and recent guidance from the Archdiocese
  • Have received Fr. Jason blessing to participate
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