Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2018-10-14
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Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (201) 652-4774 for emergencies: 201 870 2676
  • Fax:
  • (201) 652-0789
  • Street Address:

  • 467 Grandview Avenue

  • Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Contact Information

Services Schedule


Sundays in the fall, winter & spring:

Matins: 9 a.m. &  Divine Liturgy 10a.m. except during the summer


Summer hours for Sundays in July and August:

Matins: 8:30a.m.  & Divine Liturgy 9:30a.m.

Past Bulletins

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Ninth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:19-31

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them: "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them: "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."

Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him: "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them: "Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in his side, I will not believe."

Eight days later, his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said: "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing." Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe."

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Daniel 3.26,27.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Verse: For you are just in all you have done.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to Titus 3:8-15.

Titus, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned.

When I send Artemas or Tychicos to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful.

All who are with me send greeting to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
The Reading is from Luke 8:5-15

The Lord said this parable: "A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold." And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, he said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience." As he said these things, he cried out "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."





October 14, 2018         Sunday of the  Seventh Ecumenical Council


Orthros: 9:00A.M.

Epistle: Titus 3:8-15 (pg 1357)

Divine Liturgy: 10:00A.M.

Gospel: Luke 8:5-15 (pg. 1211)


Acolytes: Alex Angelis, James Gougousis, Alexandros Christakos, Nick Saros, Connor O’Neill, Michael Maris, Damon Servidio Jr.


Ushers:  Ann Barlas, Nick Karras,
              Jim Markoulis


Narthex: Evans Agrapidis, Claire Melissas, George Bayiokos


Reader: Manny Toskos


Greeter: Andrea Petronio

Fellowship Hour:
GOYA (Parents)




October 18th Feast of Saint Luke: Saint Luke came from the city of Antioch, probably of a pagan family. From his youth he applied himself to seek after wisdom and to study the arts and sciences. He traveled all over the world to quench his thirst for knowledge, and had particular skill as a physician and in painting. The Gospel he wrote shows his excellent command of Greek; he also knew Hebrew and Aramaic. He wrote both the third Gospel and the Book of Acts.


MR. / MISS GOYA Pageant: Last Sunday Stella Bayiokos and Manny Logothetis represented our GOYA in the Annual Mr. Miss GOYA pageant. 


Saint Nicholas Choir: If God has blessed you with the love of singing then come, give thanks and serve the Lord. Participate in the liturgy by singing His praises and chanting our beautiful hymns.  If you are inclined, contact Andrew Bacalakis at 973-427-7763 or No experience needed.


Learning the Liturgy Part 1:   Next Sunday, October 21st, 2018 in lieu of the sermon, Fr. Bill will explain the Divine Liturgy (part1) by pointing out select aspects of what happens during the worship service. We begin instruction at 10a.m. sharp.


Religious Education: Religious Education classes have begun. Registration is still open! Contact Adora Nonas at or 973 697 9317 or go to our website download the form bring it in or send it to our office ASAP! Or contact  Fr. Bill -


Philoptochos News: FOOD Donations: We are collecting nonperishable food items for the homeless. A basket is placed in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for your support!
Harvest Glendi: The Ladies Philoptochos of Saint Nicholas invite you to our Harvest Glendi (formerly    known as Fall into the Groove) with dinner, dancing and family fun catered by Ooh La La Catering with music by DJ Chris on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm in the Saint Nicholas Fellowship Hall. For reservations contact Chrissie Toskos at 201-788-2246 or


Tray Collection: we are supporting our Greek dancers who are preparing to represent us at the Metropolis of New Jersey’s ANNUAL GREEK FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL (FDF) in Annapolis, MD for the first time this January!



Greek Dance: Greek Dance practices have begun! Practices are held Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-7:30pm for the junior dancers (ages 5-11) and from 7:30pm-8:30pm for the GOYA dancers (ages 12-18). All registration forms and payment are due November 1st. Aren’t sure about joining? No problem! Come try us out in the month of October! Any questions, please contact Christina Carmichael at
Please help support Greek Dance, and come to our first ever fundraiser event at Cyclebar (Boulder Run), in Wyckoff on Friday, October 26th, 5:30pm to 6:15pm!  48 spots, only, are available, RSVP now! Join us for the action, fun, great music and spin with us! First come, first serve. RSVP BY: Oct 17th. Questions? Reservations? Please contact Christina Carmichael at THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


Greek Language Classes for Adults: The AHEPA Modern Greek Language Program for Adults began its Fall Semester classes. For registration information and class schedules, please contact Niko Spiridakis at .


Parish Council Meeting:Themonthly Parish Council meeting will be held this Thursday at 7:30pm in the conference room.


Daughters of Penelope: The DOP is selling fresh balsam fir Christmas Wreaths until Tuesday, October 31st. These low-priced wreaths make great gifts, can be shipped anywhere in the 48 contiguous states and will be delivered in time to decorate your home for the Christmas holiday. Please visit our table after Liturgy in the Fellowship Hall to see a sample wreath and place your order."


The Orthodox Ladies Prayer Group:  All ladies are welcome to join our prayer meetings held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evening of each month at 7:30pm in our Theotokos chapel.  We spend a dedicated time of informal prayer for our nation, church community, families and friends.  Not only are we seeing countless answers to prayers, but this intimate time of fellowship together is encouraging and deepening our own faith.  Please feel welcome to join us anytime.  All prayer requests are kept confidential. Call the church office or Irene Ayvas 201-803-2307, with any prayer requests you want added to our list or submitted to the “Email Prayer Chain”. “Email Prayer Chain”:  It’s simple and powerful.  If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, email Irene Ayvas at with your email contact info or call 201-803-2307.

Missing Any Eyewear? A pair of prescription eyeglasses have been found and returned to the parish office. Call 201 652 4774 or email


GIVING TREE/MORTGAGE BURNING CAMPAIGN:  saint nicholas CHURCH CAN be mortgage free by 2020- you can make it happen! Various giving levels are available: you can leaf your donation!or show your love - donate a dove! Or be not forlorn, give an acorn! Be the first on your block and donate a rock. Be a hunk and give a tree trunk!   But seriously….you can always remember a loved one by donating to the giving tree or post a scriptural message. We are at about 30% of our goal.

Other Ways to Give
: Please consider Saint Nicholas throughout the year in the following ways: Gift in Stock; Gifting from an Estate; Corporate Matching Programs; recurring gift payments via credit card or PayPal. Remember our parish in your last will & testament. Call the Parish Office for details.

Matching Gift Program: Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Corporate matching gifts are a great way for Saint Nicholas stewards to maximize personal contributions to our church and increase the impact of their gift. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift program, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of a contribution. For more information contact Mary Aletras at . Check with your employer to see if they will match a donation to our St. Nicholas. 


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.

Apolytikion for Sun. of the 7th Ecumenical Council in the Plagal Fourth Mode

Most glorified art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast established our Fathers as luminous stars upon the earth, and through them didst guide us all to the true Faith. O Most Merciful One, glory be to Thee.



The truth of things has revealed you to your flock as a rule of faith, an icon of meekness, and a teacher of temperance; for this cause, you have achieved the heights by humility, riches by poverty.  O Father and Hierarch Nicholas, intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

Wisdom of the Fathers

For by seed here He means His doctrine, and by land, the souls of men, and by the sower, Himself .... For as the sower makes no distinction in the land submitted to him, but simply and indifferently casts his seed; so He Himself too makes no distinction of rich and poor, of wise and unwise, of slothful or diligent, of brave or cowardly; but He discourses unto all, fulfilling His part, although foreknowing the results.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 44 on Matthew 12, 4th Century

When you see life's pleasures, beware that they might not distract you, for they conceal death's snares. Likewise a fisherman casts not his hook to no purpose. As bait for his hook, the enemy uses the delusion of sensuality to arouse desire, that he might thereby catch men's souls and subject them to himself. A soul which has been caught to serve the enemy's will then serves as a snare for other souls, for it conceals the grief of sin with its apparent delight.
St. Ephraim the Syrian
A Spiritual Psalter no 43, pg. 74, 4th century



    couples retreat

    couples retreat

    join us on Saturday November 10 2018!



    we gather on the 1st Monday evening of the month for fellowship and discussion



    Join the team! if you are a male nine years of age or older, baptized in the Orthodox Christian Church, you can be on the Acolyte team! contact