Sunday Bulletin - St. George Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2023-03-12
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Sunday Bulletin - St. George Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (651) 222-6220
  • Street Address:

  • 1111 Summit Ave

  • St. Paul, MN 55105

Contact Information

Services Schedule


We hope that you will make this your spiritual home. Connect with us on our website, Facebook page, YouTube, or sign-up for our email list at

Worship Sunday Orthros 8:15 am & Divine Liturgy 9:30 am

Confession (by appointment)

Weekday Services (


Fellowship Hour Sunday following Divine Liturgy

Office Hours Tuesdays & Fridays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our Mission St. George Greek Orthodox Church is a Christ-centered community that: inspires faith and worship, cultivates spiritual growth and fellowship, and encourages benevolence and outreach.

Our Vision Ascending together to the fullness of Life.

Past Bulletins


  • Parish Calendar

    February 27 to March 19, 2023

    Monday, February 27

    +STRICT FAST - GREAT LENT (Through April 07)

    Sunday, March 12

    Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

    Godparent & Godchild Sunday

    8:15AM ORTHROS


    10:30AM Sunday School

    11:00AM Godparent & Godchild Sunday Luncheon

    11:45AM Greek School

    11:45AM Philoptochos Meeting

    4:30PM Missions & Benevolence meal at FOCUS

    5:00PM LENTEN VESPERS @ St. Mary's GOC

    Monday, March 13


    7:00PM Catechism - Church II: Tradition, Bible, Creeds, Councils

    Wednesday, March 15



    1:30PM Online Daytime Bible Study (via Zoom only)


    7:00PM Lenten Meal & Lecture

    Friday, March 17



    Sunday, March 19

    Camping Ministry Sunday

    Sunday of the Holy Cross

    8:15AM ORTHROS


    10:30AM Procession of the Cross

    10:45AM Basketball Trophy Presentation

    11:45AM Greek School

    5:00PM LENTEN VESPERS @ St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal 2nd Tone

The angelic powers appeared at your tomb, the soldiers guarding it became as dead men, and Mary stood at your grave seeking, seeking your most pure body. But you made hell a captive; you were untouched by its might. You came to the virgin and granted life. O Lord, who rose from the dead, glory to you.

Apolytikion for Sun. of St. Gregory Palamas in the Plagal 4th Tone

O light of Orthodoxy, O pillar of strength and teacher of the Church! Glory of monks and nuns, and of theologians the protector invincible! O wonderworker Gregory, pride of Thessalonica and preacher of grace, intercede without ceasing for the salvation of our souls.

Apolytikion for St. George in the 4th Tone

As the deliverer of captives, and the protector of the poor, a physician of the sick, the defender of kings, O Great Martyr Saint George Victorious; intercede to Christ our God, to save our souls.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal 4th Tone

Victorious Lady, mighty champion, defending us, we, your servants, now inscribe to you this hymn of thanks, for you rescued us from suff'ring and tribulation. Theotokos, with your power that can never fail, keep us safe from ev'ry danger our whole life long, that we may cry to you: Rejoice, O Bride unwedded.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 1:10-14; 2:1-3

IN THE BEGINNING, Thou, Lord, didst found the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of thy hands; they will perish, but thou remainest; they will all grow old like a garment, like a mantle thou wilt roll them up, and they will be changed. But thou art the same, and thy years will never end." But to what angel has he ever said, "Sit at my right hand, till I make thy enemies a stool for thy feet?" Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation?

Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For if the message declared by angels was valid and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard him.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
The Reading is from Mark 2:1-12

At that time, Jesus entered Capernaum and it was reported that he was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them, not even about the door; and he was preaching the word to them. And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and when they had made an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "My son, your sins are forgiven." Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, "Why does this man speak thus? It is a blasphemy! Who can forgive sins but God alone?" And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, "Why do you question thus in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise, take up your pallet and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins"-he said to the paralytic-"I say to you, rise, take up your pallet and go home." And he rose, and immediately took up the pallet and went out before them all; so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, "We never saw anything like this!"




Dean Natto, William Clemons




Konstantina (Tina) Kiprose (40 days)

Fellowship Hour

Thank you to our Parish Council for hosting today on Godparent & Godchild Sunday!

Philoptochos News

Please join us today, after Liturgy, following the Godparent/Godchild Luncheon, for our monthly Philoptochos meeting. New members are always welcome!!

Philoptochos Fund-Raiser: Spring Plant Sale

In 3 easy steps, you can order high-quality, reasonably-priced plants for your garden and Philoptochos will receive 30% of all sales.

1) Click on the following link:

2) Enter store ID 764 to be taken to our private sales page.

3) Order your bedding plants, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, patio pots, and more, and know that you are also helping Philoptochos to further its charitable outreach.

Sales will take place through March 31, and plants will be ready for pickup at church on Monday, May 15.

Questions? Stop by the Philoptochos table in Fellowship Hall after church on Sundays during the month of March. Or contact Elise at

Sunday School

Sunday School teachers and parents, please note that we do not have Sunday School on March 19. However, please join us for the Veneration of the Cross!

Greek School is back!

The Greek School will resume today, Sunday, March 12  through our Independence Celebration on March 26. Participants will engage with Greek culture through games, song, language, and dance. Youth who choose to will have the opportunity to learn a poem for Greek Independence Day. Youth and adult volunteers will meet downstairs at 11:45 am on Sundays and conclude at 1:00 pm. Please contact Joanna Tzenis at with any questions.


Sunday, March 12 will be our first St. George meal of 2023 at FocusMN. We will gather at 4:30 pm at Focus House- 550 Rice Street and be done by 7:15 pm. Please consider helping St. George provide this vital community meal for the underserved. Sign-up here: or talk with any member of the Missions and Benevolence committee. Thank you for volunteering!

Lenten Meals & Lectures

Please sign up in the hall to host a meal! The sign-up sheet is on the table by the service window. Plan for about 20 people (soup, salad, and bread).
Join us on Wednesdays March 15, 22, & 29 for our annual Lenten Lectures series!
On March 15 we will study the book of Proverbs. You are welcome (not required) to bring a favorite quote to discuss.
On March 22 & 29 we will have a guest lecturer, Mr. Stephen Wehr. He will present on the topic "Work-Life Balance, the Scriptures, and the Holy Fathers."

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 827 8421 1270
Passcode: 651533

Lenten Pantry Drive

We will collect shelf-stable food for all of Lent to support Focus MN. In addition to opening its pantry monthly, Focus delivers weekly to 23 individuals and families experiencing food insecurity. Please contribute shelf-stable soups/stews, peanut butter, and jelly, boxed cereal, or individually packaged oatmeal in the drop-off box in the parking lot vestibule. Thank you, and blessed Lent!

Bible Study

Bible Study continues on Wednesday, March 15 on Zoom at 1:30 p.m. You are all invited to join the Bible Buddies even if you have to leave before we are done at 3 pm. This week we will study passages about David and Saul in the Old Testament: I Kingdoms (I Samuel) 23:7-25:1. Here is the Zoom link:

Basketball Tournament 2023

The presentation of the trophies to the church is scheduled for Sunday, March 19 in the Hall. Please share your photos on the following link:

Fanari (Youth) Lenten Retreat here at St. George!

Fanari Camp is excited to continue our Metropolis-wide Fanari Lenten Retreat. The retreat will be a day in the life of camp, and will include: Worship, Orthodox Life, games, Song Night, and much more! This retreat is regional and will have eight satellite locations throughout the Metropolis.

All 5th-12th graders are invited to join us! Saturday, April 1, 20232:00 pm - 8:00 pm, cost:$30. You can find more information here and register here

Holy Friday Retreat 

Join us on Holy Friday, April 14 from 11:00 am-2:30 pm for our annual Retreat! The service of the Royal Hours will begin at 9:00 am and will be followed by a session, lunch, a craft, and preparation activities. We are looking for volunteers to provide lunch, if you are able, please email RSVP by emailing Niko by April 1.

Orthodox Game League

All adults (age 18yr+) are welcome to enjoy time with each other and play games on  Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 7:00 pm at St. Mary's OCA Church (1701 Fifth St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413). Want to learn a new game? Want to play a classic? Want to teach a game? Then this is for you! Bring a munchie or dessert to share! Questions? Contact Nikki Beauchamp 612.910.2943.


Wisdom of the Fathers

Take up your bed. Carry the very mat that once carried you. Change places, so that what was the proof of your sickness may now give testimony to your soundness. Your bed of pain becomes the sign of healing, its very weight the measure of the strength that has been restored to you.
St. Peter Chrysologus
Homily 50.6. Taken from: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. Vol. 2: Mark. Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2005, p. 27.

Now Matthew indeed saith, that "they brought him," but the others, that they also broke up the roof, and let him down. And they put the sick man before Christ, saying nothing, but committing the whole to Him.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 29 on Matthew 9, 1. B#54, pp. 195, 196, 4th Century


In Other News

SURVEY - Orthodox Parenting & Technology: Holy Use in the Home

My name is Cooper Buss and I am a parishioner at St. Mary's GOC in Minneapolis. As part of my Master of Theology degree through the Antiochian House of Studies, I am working with the clergy of St. Mary’s to create a number of resources to educate and equip Orthodox parents to lead their families in the holy use of technology.

The Metropolis of Chicago Book Club

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

This event is facilitated by Rev. Dr. Perry Hamalis, the Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion at North Central College (Naperville, IL ). Deacon Perry earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Boston College, an M.Div. from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (valedictorian), and a Ph.D. in Religious Ethics from the University of Chicago.

At North Central College, he teaches courses in Christian Ethics, Philosophical Ethics, Religion, Politics, and related topics. Dn. Perry has published and lectured internationally on topics pertaining to Eastern Orthodoxy, Bioethics, and Social Ethics, including the books he co-edited with Dr. Valerie Karras, "Orthodox Christian Perspectives on War" and "For the Life of the World: Towards a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church".

Please see the attached flyer (in the Inserts section) for details and ways to download or purchase the book. This will be a Zoom-only event, on March 16from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CT. Our own Fr. Perry is one of the clergy facilitators for the discussion.

Learn more at:

Announcing 2023 Roselawn Program Prices

Advance planning can give you and your family peace of mind and is also cost-effective. Annual cost increases are typically at least 2% and have risen over 26% since 2013. The St. George Roselawn Cemetery Program continues to offer lots at Roselawn in Roseville for a 15% discount off list prices. All revenue from lots supports our church and its ministries. These lots are in the St. George section, adjacent to the “Greek” section, and easily identifiable by the monument/altar table. Contact the church office for more information.

2023 Discounted Prices for Parishioners:
$6,970 = Monument Lot (2 Graves)
$4,925 = Flat Lot (2 Graves)
$2,667 = Flat Lot (1 Grave, Limited Availability)

(These prices reflect a 15% off Roselawn Retail Price)

This continues to be one of those great opportunities where you can support the church, save some money and create a legacy for your family all at the same time. Lots for both monument and marker (flat) stones are still available. Please follow Roselawn regulations for care and beautification of your loved one’s lots.

The table-like monument marking our area from Victoria street is visible on google maps and google satellite view at the links below and can be found on the church website.,-93.1389199,69m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en,-93.1393733,3a,37.5y,107.59h,84.79t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWsyLYEQ6btgc3SJkAxjgbg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

Earthquake Relief Fund

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announces the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Earthquake Relief Fund, a fundraising effort by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to provide humanitarian aid to the victims of the recent earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria. The Archdiocese has set an initial fundraising goal of $500,000. Donations can be made online or checks may be sent to: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, 8 East 79th St., New York, NY 10075 (Made Payable To: "Greek Orthodox Archdiocese" Memo: "Earthquake Relief Fund"). More information can be found here:


Movie in the Greek language with English subtitles

This film is an immersion into the life of one of the monasteries of Holy Mount Athos. Secluded monastic life full of authentic characters and everyday saints comes forth onto the screen from under the wraps of our mundane priorities. What emerges is a fascinating account of a completely unparalleled way of life within a thriving monastic community in the midst of the twenty-first century. «Where are you, Adam?» is set at the ancient Dochiariou Monastery on the western shore of Mount Athos, the Aegean peninsula dedicated solely to Eastern Christian monasticism.

Images of nature alternate with the monks' almost ceaseless round of work and prayer, creating a rhythmic bond between man and the natural world that hints at a paradise we all dimly yearn for. The jewel of this rich Byzantine setting, however, are the monks themselves, whose warmth and authenticity have been captured through a revelation of their daily lives, each with its joys, hopes, and frailties. By inviting the filmmakers into their midst, the monks hope to encourage each viewer to awaken to his own resurrection. A central figure in the film is the monastery Elder, Abbot Gregory, whose decades of leadership have given him a keen understanding of the souls under his charge and their desire to regain for themselves a state akin to the humanity of Adam before the Fall.

WHEN? March 12 at 2:30 pm

WHERE? Plymouth Grand 15 (Mann Theaters) -3400 Vicksburg Ln N #13, Plymouth, MN 55447

At Eventbrite-

- Film’s website -
- Trailer -

Support for those in Need

Please contact Fr. Perry or our Ladies Philoptochos if you or someone you know is in need (food, clothing, shelter, etc.). Our Ladies Philoptochos & Missions & Benevolence, FOCUS MN, etc. are here to help!

Lighthouse Camp

2023 Lighthouse Camp dates are Saturday, June 24, 2023 – Saturday, July 1, 2023. Registration for the Orthodox Camp for High School Seniors will open on March 6, 2023, at noon! For more information:

Pilgrimage of Discovery, applications are now open!

The Pilgrimage of Discovery is a 7-day, all-expense paid, faith, and cultural trip to Constantinople from July 31, 2023, to August 7, 2023, for young adults of the Metropolis of Chicago. The mission of the Pilgrimage of Discovery is to reconnect Greek Orthodox Young Adults from the Metropolis of Chicago with their faith and cultural roots. You can find more information and apply here:

The Liturgical Arts Academy (TLAA)

We’re planning now for this year’s Academy and will open registration in March! TLAA 2023 — August 20 - 26, 2023. The Liturgical Arts Academy offers training for those who want to learn Byzantine chant or iconography in the tradition of the Orthodox Christian Church. The Academy is a one-week intensive program led by experts in these disciplines.

More than just a classroom, TLAA offers a comprehensive atmosphere of prayer, study, fellowship, and communion with other faithful servants who care deeply for the spread of the Church and the worship of the Holy Trinity. The Diakonia Retreat Center in the foothills of South Carolina is the perfect setting for spiritual renewal, as we overlook the lake, walk the paths, and worship in the magnificent Panagia Chapel. You can find more information here:


Oratorical Festival 2023

St. George Oratorical Festival: Sunday, April 2, 2023.

Our Metropolis includes Speech, Vocal Solo, Essay, Poetry, and Iconography! Click here to learn more:



The Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople is the highest seat and the Mother Church of Orthodox Christians. The Ecumenical Patriarch is the spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide. Discuss how the Patriarchate has been a symbol of unity, a source of missionary growth, an advocate of dialogue among Christians, and a defender of the historical Orthodox Faith. 

During times of crisis, our faith is tested. How are Orthodox Christians taught to understand and manage pain and suffering? 

The Christian message in C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has influenced many believers of Christ. How has another work of fiction inspired people to seek Jesus Christ?

We have lived through a pandemic and emerged with deep societal divides. How can our faith in Christ heal us and take us forward together?

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ both transforms the relationship between God and humanity and alters the course of history. How would you explain its significance to someone who has not heard about it or is unsure if God exists?


Orthodox tradition teaches that the saints remain spiritually active beyond their earthly life. Discuss how we ask the Saints to intercede and pray for us and why.

Orthodox Christians honor the Virgin Mary, the Most Holy Theotokos. What does the Orthodox Church believe about her and her role in our salvation?

The sacraments are the mysteries of the Church through which God gives us His grace by actions, words, and material objects (for example, oil, wine, and bread). Pick one sacrament and explain its meaning.

Jesus models and teaches humility throughout His life and ministry. Discuss the challenges of living according to Jesus’ teachings in a society that does not necessarily emphasize humility.

Consider and discuss why and how icons are central to our faith and Orthodox practice.


Metropolis Oratorical Festival

Dear Reverend Fathers, Oratorical Chairpersons, and Participants,
We hope this new year brings health and happiness to you, your families, and your communities.  Once again, we are pleased to announce that the 39th Annual Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical and Fine Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 (the week after Bright Saturday) at Ascension of Our Lord Greek Orthodox Church, 1207 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire, Illinois, 60069.  We are excitedly anticipating a weekend of spiritual celebration and fellowship for all in attendance.  All necessary information may be obtained by clicking on the document and registration links below or by visiting our Metropolis Oratorical website 
The Metropolis Festival will offer 6 categories (Speech, Essay, Poetry, Iconography, Vocal Solo, and Vocal Chant), each with 2 divisions (Senior and Junior).  New this year, we will be adding a separate Vocal Chant category to accommodate the growing interest in this ministry.  Once again, our Metropolis youth are invited to register for as many as two separate events at the Metropolis Festival.  The guidelines for these changes are contained in the Parish Information Packet ( We hope these changes will welcome more participation at the Festival.  
We have also made available a list of this year’s Topics ( (for Speech, Essay, and Poetry), the Musical Selections ( (for Vocal Solo and Vocal Chant), and the Tips and Resources ( from the Archdiocese.  Please take time to read through these documents and forward copies to all participants.
All entries for Speech, Essay, Poetry, Vocal Solo, and Vocal Chant, both Senior and Junior Divisions, must be submitted no later than Monday, April 10, 2023.  These submissions must be sent electronically to  All entries for 
Iconography, both Senior and Junior Divisions, must be postmarked no later than Monday, April 10, 2023.  These submissions must be sent by mail to Andrea Tsakopoulos, 8800 Verbena Court, St. John, Indiana, 46373.  Late submissions in any category will not be judged.
Additional information regarding the Awards Luncheon, hotel information in the Lincolnshire area, and a schedule for the day of the Festival will be posted to our website and sent to you as the date draws nearer.  
The National Oratorical Festival, which includes the Metropolis winners for the Speech category only (Senior and Junior Divisions), is scheduled to take place during the weekend of June 9-11, 2023 at St. George GOC in Clifton, New Jersey.  
We ask that you forward this Metropolis Festival information to everyone at your parish who is involved in a youth ministry, as well as parents of your church school registrants. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at with any questions. 
We look forward to celebrating with everyone in April!

Chicago Metropolis Oratorical Festival Committee


Saints and Feasts

March 12

Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

This divine Father, who was from Asia Minor, was from childhood reared in the royal court of Constantinople, where he was instructed in both religious and secular wisdom. Later, while still a youth, he left the imperial court and struggled in asceticism on Mount Athos, and in the Skete at Beroea. He spent some time in Thessalonica being treated for an illness that came from his harsh manner of life. He was present in Constantinople at the Council that was convened in 1341 against Barlaam of Calabria, and at the Council of 1347 against Acindynus, who was of like mind with Barlaam; Barlaam and Acindynus claimed that the grace of God is created. At both these Councils, the Saint contended courageously for the true dogmas of the Church of Christ, teaching in particular that divine grace is not created, but is the uncreated energies of God which are poured forth throughout creation: otherwise it would be impossible, if grace were created, for man to have genuine communion with the uncreated God. In 1347 he was appointed Metropolitan of Thessalonica. He tended his flock in an apostolic manner for some twelve years, and wrote many books and treatises on the most exalted doctrines of our Faith; and having lived for a total of sixty-three years, he reposed in the Lord in 1359.

His holy relics are kept in the Cathedral of Thessalonica. A full service was composed for his feast day by the Patriarch Philotheus in 1368, when it was established that his feast be celebrated on this day. Since works without right faith avail nothing, we set Orthodoxy of faith as the foundation of all that we accomplish during the Fast, by celebrating the Triumph of Orthodoxy the Sunday before, and the great defender of the teachings of the holy Fathers today.




Year-End Stewardship Totals for 2022

Thank you! $284,539 of our goal of $260,000. The number of Pledges was 110. What an amazing year for our church. Thank you everyone for your generosity and support of the work of our church!

Here are some of the things stewardship helped make possible in 2022:

195 Worship Services
17 Youth & Family Events
4 Pioneers (55+) Events
8 Loaves & Fishes & FOCUS MN Events
71 Faith Education Classes
19 Baptisms, Chrismations & Weddings
$13,750 For Missions & Benevolence

2023 Stewardship Goal

Our theme for 2023 is "Giving Thanks: Eucharistic Stewardship. As true stewards of the Body of Christ, we understand the power of our Stewardship to revitalize the Church."

Update - $43,450 of $260,000 (through January)

Pledge Cards Received

As of February 26, 59 families have pledged a total of $108,744.

Make Your Stewardship Pledge Online

Thank you for your continued support! Make your 2023 pledge by visiting Thank you all for your support of the work of the Church!


  • Use your camera on your phone to scan the QR code.
  • Click on the PayPal link in the camera on your phone.
  • Enter your donation amount.
  • Add a note – candle/ stewardship/ other (description)


Fellowship (Coffee) Hour

Thank you for signing up to host Fellowship Hour! This is not only an important time for fellowship but also for sharing a nutritious snack and drink after the Sunday morning fast. Feel free to keep it as simple as you like. In general, expect to serve approximately 100 people when Sunday School is in session. 
NEW THIS YEAR: Please prepare a tray for the Sunday School students & teachers to be ready at the very beginning of coffee hour. Place approximately 30 servings of items on a tray and a representative of Sunday School will come to the kitchen to pick it up.
FASTING: Fasting Sundays are noted on the SignUp. On these days, it’s important to serve food that follows the fast (no meat, eggs, or dairy). There are many options; if you’re looking for ideas, here are a few: Bread, bagels, crackers, rice cakes, pretzels, or corn chips/ Peanut butter, jam, humus, guacamole, or salsa. Fasting-friendly baked goods, granola bars, or cookies such as Oreos, ginger snaps, or wafer cookies/ Olives, vegetables, or fruit.
MEMORIALS: Many families like to host or co-host on the same day as a memorial and/or serve Kollyva. Some coordination or flexibility may be needed from host families already scheduled for those Sundays. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility.
Refreshments for approximately 100 people
1 pound of coffee
1 gallon of milk (or 1-2 gallons of juice during fasts)
Cream (non-dairy during fasts)
COFFEE: Instructions for making coffee are on a yellow poster near the large coffee maker. It takes approximately 15 minutes for a pot to brew.
SUPPLIES: Disposable plates, napkins, cups, and sugar will be in the kitchen. Pitchers are available for serving water. Tongs and disposable gloves are available for handling food.
CLEAN-UP: Please clean the kitchen after you’re done serving and remove any leftover food (leftover coffee grounds may be left if you wish). Wipe down the counters and tables with disinfectant spray. Hang used cleaning cloths on the edge of the sink. Return chairs to their original positions around the tables. Before you leave, please be sure that coffee makers and all burners in the kitchen are OFF!
QUESTIONS? Contact Elise (612-867-8047). If you have questions on Sunday morning, look for Elise or Angie Kontenakos, Parish Council President. Thanks again for providing hospitality for our church community!

Welcome Visitors!

Thank you for joining us in worship. Whether you are an Orthodox Christian or this is your first visit to an Orthodox Church, we are pleased to have you with us! Although Holy Communion is offered only to baptized and chrismated Orthodox Christians, all are invited to receive the Antidoron (blessed bread) at the end of the service. The Antidoron and fellowship hour are reminiscent of the Agape Feast that followed worship in the early Church.

One does not have to be of Greek descent nor speak Greek to be an Orthodox Christian and member of our parish. All people of any background are welcome to join the Orthodox Church. For those interested in learning more about the Christian Faith or becoming a member of our church, please see Fr. Perry after services or contact him at or (651) 222-6220.

We hope you will join us in our hall upstairs this morning after services for fellowship and refreshments!

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Archdiocese News

Register for Ionian Village 2023!


The Office of Ionian Village is still accepting summer camp registrations for 2023! As the official camping program of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, a goal of Ionian Village is to have youth represent each Metropolis of our Archdiocese. Friendships forged at Ionian Village last a lifetime, and the network of alumni who have attended Ionian Village spans the far reaches of our Archdiocese and all its ministries.

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