A second tray will be passed today for the thousands who have been left homeless from the earthquakes in Albania. At the diection of His Eminence, Metroplitan Evangelos, we will continue to offer a special tray through the month of December for those affected by this disaster.
As we prepare for the Nativity of our Lord, Fr. George Alexson will be hearing confessions on Tuesday. December 17th from 5-7pm. Please contact Fr. George Mastakas if you're in need of guidance as to how to prepare for the Holy Mystery of Confession.
During coffee hour today the Ladies Philoptochos will hold their Christmas and Vasilopita Bread sale.
The Christmas Church cleaning will be held on Saturday, December 21st beginning at 10:30am. We encourage all those able to assist to commit a few hours of their day to prepare our Church for the Nativity services.
Please join us for our Sunday School & Greek School Christmas Presentation on Sunday, December 22nd, following the Divine Liturgy.
Three Hierarchs Bookstore: is now open. The Three Hierarchs Bookstore is located in the Dr. Peter Tsaknis Social Hall. The bookstore offers books, icons, prayer ropes, incense, censers and other spiritually edifying material.
Bible Study: Our Bible study session meets every Tuesday at 7pm. We are studying the Epistles of the New Testament. Please contact Fr. George if you're interested in participating.
The next Three Hierarchs Bookclub Gathering will be on Saturday, January 4th at 6pm, to discuss the book, On Acquisition of the Holy Spirit written by St. Seraphim of Sarov (available at the bookstore), if you would like to be a part of the Bookclub, please email Fr. George.
The Saint Eugenia Philoptochos
has launched a website! You can find us at https://www.sainteugeniaphiloptochos.net
. Our calendar of events and online links for Agora items, membership and more are available through the website. We hope you use it often!
ST. PHOTIOS GREEK ORTHODOX SHRINE ~ 2019 ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST: The Essay Contest Program is generously supported through the estate of Mrs. Katie D'Anna and AHEPA Socrate Chapter #6, located in Jacksonville, Florida. The St. Photios Foundation, Inc. invites all teenagers 13-19 years of age to submit a 1,000-word essay to the St. Photios Essay Committee to participate in the annual Essay Contest. Prices are awarded to the top three essays: 1st place wins $500; 2nd place wins $250 and 3rd place wins $100. The Committee accepts submissions through January 6, 2020. The essays are judged by an independent panel. Call the Church office for details.