TODAY the second tray will be passed by the Ladies Philoptochos in support of the Social Service Commitment to the NJ Metropolis Philoptochos.
TODAY Fellowship Hour is sponsored by the St. Anna Sunday School.
Don’t forget our Spring General Assembly on March 24 after Church!
Weekly Lenten Services
Great Compline Services, Mondays, 5:30 pm - March 18, 25, April 1, 15
9thHour/Presanticified Liturgies, Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - March 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 17
Great Compline Services, Thursdays, 7 pm, – March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18
9thHour/Presanticified Liturgies, Fridays, 8 am - March 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19
Salutations to the Virgin Mary, Fridays, 7 pm - March 22, 29, April 5, 12 – 7 pm service
Evangelismos - Annunciation Feastday, Monday, March 25: 9 am
Metropolis of NJ - Greek Independence Day Celebration with Evzones, Cathedral of St. John The Theologian, Tenafly, NJ, Monday, March 25, 6 pm (Greek School Cancelled that day)
Philoptochos News: Today following coffee hour, at 11:45am, there will be a General Membership Meeting in one of the Sunday School Classrooms. Please join us. New members welcome.
Today we will start taking orders for Easter tsourekia to be delivered the week before Easter, cost $17, checks made payable to "St. Anna Philoptochos"
On Sunday, March 31, the Ladies Philoptochos will host a pot luck luncheon to benefit the Holy Cross College. Please let Margaret Panageas know if you are able to contribute a Lenten dish. Thank you.
Education: Sunday School and Greek School students will receive envelopes to earn coins for St Basil Academy as a voluntary almsgiving project. St Basil Academy is the Archdiocese home for children in need located in Garrison, NY. Let your child know about St Basil and how even coins can make a difference. Envelopes will be collected by Palm Sunday. Any questions please see Aimee Douvris or Maria Sfondouris. Thank you for having your children be a part of this mission.
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
Sunday, April 21: Palm Sunday – 9 am
Bridegroom Service – 7 pm
Monday, April 22: Presanctified Liturgy – 9 am
Bridegroom Service – 7 pm
Tuesday, April 23: Presanctified Liturgy – 9 am
Bridegroom Service - 7 pm
Wednesday, April 24: Presanctified Liturgy – 9 am
Holy Unction Sacrament – 3:30 pm
Holy Unction Sacrament – 7 pm
Thursday, April 25: Holy Thursday Liturgy (St. Basil)– 9 am
Service of Holy Passion (12 Gospels)– 7 pm
Friday, April 26: Holy and Great Hours – 8:30 am
Apokathelosis – 3 pm
Lamentations Service – 7 pm
Saturday, April 27: Liturgy of St. Basil– 9 am
Resurrection Service – 11:15 pm
Sunday, April 28: Agape Vespers Service – 10 am
Don’t forget our Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival on Sunday March 31after Church. Additional information and the list of this year’s topics can be found at www.goarch.org.
PC Corner: 2nd Annual Bistro: Our second Annual Bistro event is scheduled for Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19. If you will not be available that weekend you can participate in the food preparation and other activities. All of our food and sweets are homemade. The food preparation schedule is shown below. Please register for the days you can assist. We will start at 6:30pm on the following dates:
March 21- Pastitsio April 16 - Galatoboureko
April 5 – Spanakopita May 7 - Baklava
The week of the event starting on Tuesday May 14 we will start the preparation of the remaining items.
Security: As previously communicated, the PC has evaluated gaps in the security system and has approved an upgrade to the system to allow easier access and better security for the Church and facilities. The PC will schedule a meeting and will invite all parishioners, the heads of all ministries, and anyone else who has access to the church to participate in that discussion.
Iconography:The Iconographer should be in our Church sometime in May to complete the remaining North and South walls and the original iconography plan. The wooden artifacts will be delivered in August-September. We are also working with a sign vendor to finalize the design of our monument sign at the entry of the driveway.
Archdiocese Scholarship and Fellowship programs: Applications available at www.goarch.org.For more information, email email@example.com call 212-774-0283. Deadline: May 3, 2019.
“The Freedom of Orthodoxy”Lenten RetreatSaturday, March 30 at St George, Ocean, 10am –3pm. Guest Speaker: Fr. Barnabas Powell. Contact: George Moutis: 732-233-7987 or firstname.lastname@example.org.