Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2019-02-10
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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

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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

Fourth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Luke 24:1-12

On the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel; and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of man must be delivered in to the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise." And they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told this to the apostles; but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.

But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home wondering at what had happened.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 63.11,1.
The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord.
Verse: Oh God, hear my cry.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy 2:1-10.

Timothy, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier on service gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to satisfy the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. It is the hardworking farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. Think over what I say, for the Lord will grant you understanding in everything.

Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descended from David, as preached in my gospel, the gospel for which I am suffering and wearing fetters like a criminal. But the word of God is not fettered. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain salvation in Christ Jesus with its eternal glory.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Canaanite
The Reading is from Matthew 15:21-28

At that time, Jesus went to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon." But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away, for she is crying after us." He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me." And he answered, "It is not fair to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table." Then Jesus answered her, "O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire." And her daughter was healed instantly.






February 10, 2019        Saint Haralambos the Martyr      Sunday of the Canaanite 

Godparents’ Sunday

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Saint Haralambos: Today is the feast day of Saint Haralambos the holy martyr. Haralambos was a priest of the Christians in Magnesia, the foremost city of Thessaly, in the diocese having the same name.  He contested during the reign of Alexander Severus (222-235), when Lucian was Proconsul of Magnesia.  Haralambos endured unspeakable tortures and would not denounce his faith. At the time of his martyrdom the Saint was 103 years of age. Chronia Polla (many years) to all who celebrate their name day today.


Memorials:A 2 year memorial  for Mary Papastrat, beloved wife of the late Harry Papastrat, loving  mother of Sophia Chmura and her husband Walter, John Papastrat and his wife Ingela and Deanna Papastrat.Loving yiayia to Michael, Matthew and Ryan.

A 2 year memorial for Jordan Issackedes, beloved husband of Claire, father of Anastasia and her husband John, Helen and Nicholas and his wife Christine. Adored grandfather to Elizabeth, Alexandra, Jordan and Peter. Beloved family member and friend to many.
A 2 year memorial for Kleopatra Karanikolas, beloved wife of the late Vasilios, mother of Panayiota, John and his wife Eileen, Katerina and her husband Vaggelis, and Sousana. Grandmother of Cleopatra, Vasilis, Aggeliki, Stelios and Cleopatra. Beloved sister and aunt to many dear family members.
A 3 year memorial for George Marmarinos and a 2 year memorial for Maria Marmarinos beloved parents of Michael and his wife Ria and Kyriakos. Beloved grandparents of Elena and Jerry.
A 5 year memorial for Arety Halatsis, beloved wife of the late Constantine, loving and devoted mother of Athena (Stathis) Katsaros and George (Michele) Halatsis, adored grand-mother of Constantine, Elizabeth Arety, Marc and Nicholas, cherished great grand-mother of Isabella, Jordan, Alexa, Nico, Efstathia and Georgea. Loving sister of the late Persephoni Nacos and the late Katina Pavlou, dear aunt to her many nieces and nephews, dear and loyal Koumbara and friend of the late Coula, George and Denise Costis.
Eternal be their memory.

40 Day Mother and Infant Blessing: Today we welcome into the church for the traditional motherhood and infant blessing: Cleo Terranova, the daughter of Abby and Dina. Congratulations!



Religious Education: Today we  host our annual Godparent Sunday Brunch, immediately following church services. A godparent is a spiritual guardian of someone’s soul.  Along  with the parents of the baptized person, the godparent raises the godchild in the Orthodox Christian faith by faithful example and good moral conduct.


Philoptochos News: Our meeting will be on Monday, February 11th at 7:00pm in the conference room. All philoptochos members are invited.


Sessions on Scripture (SOS): SOS will meet on Wednesday, February 13th in the conference room at 2:00pm and at 7:30pm for study of Saint Paul’s Letter to Timothy chapter 4 . We use the Orthodox Study Bible (OSB) which is available in our bookstore. For info contact Fr. Bill at or Caroline Kalliotzis at SOS is open to all. No prior knowledge of Scripture is required.



Orthros: 9:00A.M.

Epistle: II Timothy 2:1-10 (pg. 1354)

Divine Liturgy: 10:00A.M.

Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28 (pg. 1163)


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


Ushers:  Michael Kalliotzis, Ted Milyadis, John Peters, Christos Agrapidis

Narthex: Jon Zymaris, Angelo Lefer,
Angela Phillips


Reader: Mary Tselepis

Ellice Fonseca


Fellowship Hour: Godparent Sunday brunch

The Papastrat Family
The Karanikolas Family
The Marmarinos Family


Adult Greek Language Classes: The AHEPA sponsored Adult Greek Language classes are back again for the Spring Semester. We have 2 classes this semester: Thursdays 6:00 pm to 8:00pm and Fridays 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Classes began on February 7 and will continue for 9 consecutive sessions. Please register now for this informative no pressure and fun classes held right here in our church premises. For more information email: or call 201-481-2882 after 7 PM any day of the week.


Greek School:Saint Nicholas Greek School is hosting a 'Gyro Night Take Out' Fundraiser Place your orders by February 15th to Nick Andreopoulos at All gyros come with (of the cone) gyro meat, lettuce, tomatoes and a side of tzatziki sauce.The cost per gyro is $8. Pick up is Friday, February 22nd at 6pm sharp in the Fellowship Hall. Questions to Nick Andreopoulos at


AHEPA: Save the Date: Our 16th Annual Cigar Night Extravaganza will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Seasons in Washington Township, NJ. To purchase tickets go to our web site:


Saint Nicholas Charity Golf Classic: Save the date! Our 23rd Charity Golf Classic will take place on Monday, July 1, 2019 at the Edgewood Country Club, River Vale, NJ.


Parish 50th Anniversary Celebration: November 3, 2019: We are planning the 50th Anniversary Celebration of our parish. To help, please join the event committee. See Fr. Bill, Nick Pirsos, or Melissa Gasparis to offer your time, talent and treasure.


Giving Tree/Mortgage Burning Campaign:our 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… be not forlorn, give an acorn… be the first on your block to donate a rock…be a hunk and give a tree trunk!   You can memorialize your loved one by donating to the giving tree and including a scriptural message. We are at about 30% of our goal.  Contact Fr. Bill at 201 652 4774 ext. 12


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 Saint Nicholas. 


Stewardship By Numbers:Stewardship is our personal offering of time, talent and treasure. Stewardship is based on Holy Scripture as God has heavenly expectations for His people. Since time and talent offerings are more difficult to measure, one measurement of our response to God is our average “treasure” pledge per steward household. In 2018, we had 378 steward households that donated a total of $333,325. To date for 2019 stewardship, we have 195 households that have pledged $211,260. If you have not done so please pledge for 2019 by completing a 2019 stewardship card. We ask that you offer at least 1% of your income as “treasure.” Holy Scripture instructs us to at least tithe (10%) of our income. For our 400 households to cover our annual budget we need approximately $145 per month per household.


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.

Apolytikion for Hieromartyr Haralambos in the Fourth Mode

An unshaken pillar of the Church of Christ God art thou, an ever-resplendent lamp, O Haralampus most wise, which shineth through the earth; in martyric contest thou hast shined on the whole world, and thou hast dispelled the moonless night of the idols. Now boldly intercede thou with Christ that we may all be saved.



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

She had a great perfection of faith. She had no uncertainty about His divine majesty. She had no small measure of the virtue of patience. Yet the pitying Physician of the pitiful disdained her petitions. He kept her waiting for answer in order to demonstrate to us the perseverence of this woman that we can always imitate. She had the characteristics of constancy and humility. She willingly embraced the indignity she received, and even confirmed the Lord`s statement. This woman rightly signifies the faith and devotion of the Church gathered from the nations
Saint Bede
Hom. I. 22, In Lent, Homilies on the Gospels, Bk. One, 216, 217.

He kept her waiting for an answer in order to declare that the minds of His disciples should also be merciful. As human beings they were ashamed of the clamor of the woman as she pursued them publicly, but He Himself knew the character of His mercy.
St. Bede
Hom. I. 22, In Lent, Homilies on the Gospels, Bk. One, 216