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THE ARCHANGEL’S CALL - January 2015
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TAXIARCHAE/ARCHANGELS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
WATERTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS
WWW.GOARCHANGELS.ORG
We Welcome Fr. Athanasios Nenes
Fr. Athanasios Nenes was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and grew
up in Thessaloniki, Greece. Since May of 2006, he served at the Greek
Orthodox Archdiocese of America-Metropolis of Boston, as the Parish
priest at Assumption of the Virgin Mary parish, in Manchester NH.
Before that,
Fr. Nenes served for 12 years as a Priest at the
Metropolis of Neapolis and Stavroupolis in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is
married with two children, Maria and Vasilis.
He attended classes at the Theological School of Belgrade “Saint
Savvas”, and at the department of Social and Pastoral Theology at the Aristotelion University of
Thessaloniki. He also holds his Master’s of Divinity-Class of 2009, from Hellenic College / Holy
Cross School of Theology. He was involved with music and choirs since his childhood and
before his ordination, Fr. Athanasios studied Double bass and music at the National
Conservatoire of Thessaloniki.
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THE ARCHANGEL’S CALL - January 2015
The Archangel’s Call
is the monthly newsletter of the
Taxiarchae/Archangels Greek Orthodox Church
25 Bigelow Avenue, Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 617.924.8182 Fax: 617.924.4124
Email: [email protected]
The Taxiarchae/Archangels Greek Orthodox Church is a
parish under the spiritual and ecclesiastical shepherding of
His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of the Greek
Orthodox Metropolis of Boston of the Greek Orthodox
Archdiocese of America under the jurisdiction of the
Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
The Mission of the Taxiarchae/Archangels Greek Orthodox
Church is to proclaim the Gospel of Salvation through the
Orthodox Christian Faith for the glory of our Triune God Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We are a community of believers who journey towards our
Lord Jesus Christ and one another through our WORSHIP,
FELLOWSHIP, SPIRITUAL GROWTH, WITNESS, and
SERVICE. We invite all people to join us on this journey
toward the Kingdom of Heaven.
The Archangel’s Call is published on the first of each month.
The deadline for submissions to this newsletter is the tenth
of the prior month.
Layout and production by Cynthia Mitaras Alex
Cover Design by Alexandra Roll
Published by the
Taxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church, Watertown, MA
Parish Ministry Team
Administrative Assistant: Lin Themelis
Altar Boy Ministry: Ben Clark, George Stefanides,
John Kopellas, James Jumes
Athletic Ministry: John Kopellas
Bookstore: Charles & Maria Patsios, Richard & Ileana Strakus
Chantor: Costa Magimbi
Choir Director: Cynthia Alex
Computer and Internet Ministries: John Alex,
His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios
of the Holy Metropolis of Boston
Parish Council Members—2015
Nicholas Alex
Ernest G. J. Anastos
Harry Chehames
Andrew Colivas
Garifalia Davos
George Faggas
Charles Kalivas
George Kaliviotis
Costa Karageorgis
Chris Ketcios
John Kopellas
Frances E. Levas
Charles Patsios
Nancy Sarris
Costa Zahos
Ιανουαρίου 2015
Αγαπητοί Συμπαραστάτες,
Καθώς αισθανόμεθα όλες τις ευλογίες που έχομε από
το Θεό, και πειό πολύ τον ερχομό του Σωτήρος
Χριστού και την παρουσία του Αγίου Πνεύματος στη
ζωή μας, μένομε άναυδοι.
Στη ζωή μας έχομε πολλά δώρα από το Θεό και
καλούμεθα και ημείς να προσφέρουμε το δώρο το
δικό μας στην εκκλησία του Χριστού και να
συμπαρασταθούμε στις πολλές ανάγκες και στις ιερές
διακονίες της.
Κάθε χρόνο προσπαθούμε να ανταποκριθούμε στην
εκπλήρωση όλων των διακονιών και τις οικονομικές
υποχρεώσεις που καθημερινά αντιμετωπίζουμε.
Meropi Sarris, Afrula Karpouzis
Σας παρακαλούμε λοιπόν όπως κάμετε και αυτή τη
χρονιά το καλλίτερο που μπορείτε και φανείτε άξιοι
οικονόμοι στο έργο της διακονίας που γίνεται μέσα
στην εκκλησία μας του Χριστού.
Mary Lynn Pergantis, Roubina Tziavas
Συμπληρώσετε λοιπόν το δελτίο της προσφοράς
σας (σελ. 9) και προσφέρτέ το σαν το καλλίτερο
δώρο ευχαριστίας προς τον Θεόν και την
εκκλησία μας.
Manny Parasirakis
GOYA/Youth Ministry Staff: Dimitra Maniatis,
Greek Language Arts Coordinator: Voula Polychronopoulos
Hellenic Cultural Center: Chris Ware
Holy Cross Seminarians: Bryce Buffenbarger, Scott O’Rourke
IOCC Representative: Cathy Lagoudakis
JOY Youth Ministry Staff: Kristen Marriott,
“Kali Parea" Senior Ministry: Cynthia Alex, Drew Bilillies
Parish Nurse: Marion Avtges
Philoptochos President: Fotoula Kopellas
Sexton: Nicholas Yiokarinis
Sunday School Director: Costas Karageorgis
YAL Coordinator: Costa Karageorgis
Visit Our Taxiarchae Website
www.goarchangels.org
Our site is updated every week!
Μπορείτε να το προσφέρετε και προσωπικά όταν
έλθετε στην εκκλησία με την οικογένειά σας την
Κυριακή 11 Ιανουαρίου, που έχει καθιερωθεί ως
ημέρα της οικονομικής συμπαραστάσεως.
THE ARCHANGEL’S CALL - January 2015
When we speak of stewardship and family
we must also consider stewardship of
family. Most often, we stress the
importance of stewardship of the great
gifts of God’s material world, but which of
God’s gifts is greater than family?
Throughout our life’s journey, our family
will take many forms. For a child, the
family is parents, siblings, grandparents,
cousins, godparents and individuals with
significant roles in the child’s life. As we
mature, we become stewards of our
parents as they also are of us. We are
stewards of our siblings, aunts, uncles,
cousins and more. We are called to
encourage and support our family
members to grow in the faith. We are also
called to encourage and support them in
developing their Godgiven gifts and talents
to the full for the glory of God. If we are
blessed with a spouse, our concept of family expands and our
stewardship of family expands with it.
As our role within our family evolves, we become stewards of
the authority and influence which we hold in the family. This
requires balance tempered by love and respect. A spouse or
parent with authority must also relate to family members with
respect and humility. St. Paul writes to the Ephesians, “Submit
to one another out of reverence for Christ” (5:21). St. Paul
further instructs us, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ
loved the church and gave himself up for her” (5:25). And in
Colossians 3:21, St. Paul instructs, “Parents, do not embitter
your children, or they will become discouraged.”
We are stewards of our family through the influence that we
have upon them. This influence may be for good or for evil. In
The Moral Intelligence of Children, Robert Coles writes, “…the
child is an ever-attentive witness of grown-up morality – or lack
thereof; the child looks and looks for cues as to how one ought
to behave, and finds them galore as we parents and teachers go
about our lives, making choices, addressing people, showing in
action our rockbottom assumptions, desires, and values, and
thereby telling those young observers much more than we may
realize.” We exercise our stewardship of family by our actions
more than our words.
Throughout our lives and the roles we assume within the
family, we are stewards of the love, authority, trust and respect
that exist among members of the family. Unlike material
possessions, these are not diminished by use. But if mishandled,
they can be lost. Love, authority, trust and respect require the
most diligent stewardship, because once they are lost, they are
most difficult to recover.
The Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great includes beautiful
silent prayers expressing the Church’s concern for the family:
“…remember, Lord, the people here present and those that are
absent with good cause. Have mercy on them and on us
according to the multitude of your mercy, fill their store-houses
with every good thing; maintain their marriage-bonds in peace
and concord; nurture the infants; instruct the young, strengthen
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the aged, encourage the faint-hearted,
gather together again those that are
scattered; bring back those who went
astray and unite them to Your holy,
catholic and apostolic church; defend the
widows; protect the orphans...”
As Orthodox Christians, we are also
stewards of our Church family – those with
whom we worship, fellowship and serve
the community. In the same way that we
care for our immediate family, we also care
for our Christian brothers, sisters, fathers,
mothers, sons and daughters. In his book
on the Eucharist/Divine Liturgy, Fr
Alexander Schmemann explains that in the
early church, the Eucharistic sacrifice was
offered by all the members of the church.
Each person coming to the gathering of the
Church brought with them everything they
could spare for the needs of the Church.
This meant for the sustenance of the clergy, widows and
orphans, for helping the poor, and for all the good works of
the Church. This is the Church that we as Orthodox Christians
claim to be.
In the Gospel of Saint Matthew (6:19), Jesus instructs us, "Do
not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and
rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal….” Often in
life, we pursue and collect those things that do not last. We
must ask, “One hundred years from now, where will our
possessions be?” Our greatest blessing is our family. As
Orthodox Christians, we are called to be stewards of this great
gift. If we are faithful to this calling, perhaps our Lord will say
to us as he did to the faithful steward, “Well done good and
faithful servant” (Mt 25:23).
Christian Stewardship Is…
…learning how to be a responsible and concerned
caretaker of Christ’s Church; it is learning how to enjoy
Church life and be happy in Church work, for in Her
dwells the fullness of the Spirit of God.
…our active commitment to use all our time, talent and
treasure for the benefit of humankind in grateful
acknowledgment of Christ’s redeeming love.
…caring for the needs of others.
…offering one’s self to God as He offered Himself to us.
…what a person does after saying “I believe…”, as proof
of that belief.
…devotion and service to God and His Church as
persons, as families, as parish, as diocese/metropolis, as
national Church and as Church universal.
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THE ARCHANGEL’S CALL - January 2015
Philoptochos
Chapter of the Good Samaritan
Member of the National Ladies Philoptochos Society
Happy New Year! We hope this year is filled with
many blessings of Health and Happiness for all our
Families.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Vicky
Karalis for her tremendous effort in creating the 2014
Community Christmas Card which benefited the AGAPE
fund. We wanted to send out a Merry Christmas from
two people omitted from the Christmas Card: Emily
Briguglio and Mr. and Mrs. Charles O’Rouke. This
Christmas Card project is the perfect example of
everyone working together to help others.
Many thanks to Nikki Varsamis who decorated our
church for Christmas and made it look elegant and
festive.
Special thanks to Pam Kondylis and Leah Alvanos,
with the help of Goyans and many other Philoptochos
member and spouses for a successful 2014 Christmas
Senior Luncheon. Our seniors all enjoyed a wonderful
fish dinner graciously donated by The Faggas Family
cooked to perfection by Nick Alex, Andrew Colivas and
Harry Chehames and great wine donated by Oak
Square Liquors. The event was complete due to the
generosity of Jim Speros and his musicians.
Please join us on January 11, 2015 for Vasilopita
Sunday. A long standing tradition of the Philoptochos is
to make a donation in January to St. Basil’s Orphanage
in New York. We will collect donations in church on
the 11th for St. Basil’s. Please join us during coffee
fellowship hour, as we will offer many different types
of Vasilopita. Please bring in your favorite Vasilopita to
share with the faithful.
Watch for Paint Nite to be hosted by the
Philoptochos in February.
This past year our hardworking organization,
through the efforts of our tireless members, has
impacted and helped many lives. Let’s continue our
efforts and do even more in 2015. Please consider
joining our Taxiarchae Philoptochos Society. This year
will be filled with many opportunities to make a
difference in someone’s life and also include fun events
for us to get to know other women in our community.
Happy New Year!
Fotoula Kopellas
Philoptochos President
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The Blessing of our Homes at Epiphany
As is customary, following the days of the Epiphany feast, the priest visits the homes of
parishioners to perform the Agiasmo and to bless the family. If you wish to have your home
blessed, please fill out the slip below and mail it to the church. Father Athanasios will call you to
schedule his visit. We thank you and wish you a healthy and most prosperous New Year.
Getting Ready for Home Blessing
When Christ entered the Jordan River, he sanctified the
waters and all of creation. An important sign of God’s
sanctification of all things through the feast of Theophany
is the act of blessing the homes of faithful Christians. The
priest visits the members of the church to pray with them
in the place where they live, and to bless their
surroundings with Holy Water. He asks God to have
mercy on the house, to rid it of every evil and to fill it
with every blessing.
To prepare for the priest’s visit to bless your home:
Name:
 Make a list of the first names of those family members
you wish to pray for when the priest arrives,
 On your dining room table or family altar, place a
lighted candle, an incense burner (if available), a
family icon, a wide bowl (to hold the holy water the
priest will bring), and some vasiliko (fresh leaf basil).
Be sure your prayer list is there, too!
 Turn off all TVs, stereos, and computers.
 Secure any pets that might “get underfoot”.
When the priest arrives, everyone in the house should
gather around the table/family altar and join in the singing
of the litany responses and troparion. The family will then
lead the priest throughout the house for the blessing.
_____________________________________
Address ______________________________________________________________________
Telephone ___________________ ___________________ ___________________
home
work
cell
Preferred Dates and Times: (Please indicate three)
_____________________________________________________________________________
Directions:____________________________________________________________________
Please list the baptismal names of
the living you would like
commemorated:
______________________________
______________________________
______________________________
______________________________
______________________________
______________________________
______________________________
______________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Dear Parish Family,
I would like to wish everyone a very
happy and healthy new year! Please
review this newsletter and make an effort
and find a ministry that best reflects your
God given talents and get involved in our
Church. We have many ministries that
provide opportunities for everyone to get
involved.
As is customary, following the days of the Epiphany
feast, the priest visits the homes of parishioners to perform
the Agiasmo and to bless the family. If you wish to have
your home blessed, please fill out the form above and mail
it to the Church.
Please prayerfully consider your financial commitment to
our Church and fill out the stewardship forms for 2015
when you receive them at your homes and bring them to
Church on Stewardship Sunday, January 11th. Our
stewardship offerings are the major source for funding our
Church’s financial commitments.
On behalf of the entire Parish Council, I would like to
welcome Rev. Athanasios Nenes, who has been assigned the
new Proistamenos of our Taxiarchae parish by His
Eminence, Metropolitan Methodios. Fr. Athanasios will
assume his duties on January 15th. Please see the assignment
letter in this newsletter. Thank you all for your patience
during the transition period.
Thank you all again for your contributions to our Church.
May God bless you and your families.
May God bless you and your families!
Costa Karageorgis
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BEST WISHES TO ALL AHEPANS AND THE
TAXIARCHAE COMMUNITY FOR A VERY HAPPY,
HEALTHFUL AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2015
The Ahepa “Harris J. Booras” Chapter #406 of
Watertown will have a meeting and Vasilopita
Harris J. Booras
on Thursday, January 15, 2015, in the Atrium
Chapter #406
of the Taxiarchae Hellenic Cultural
center, with Social hour at 7 PM and meeting following at
7:30 PM. The agenda includes the following:

Voting on the membership application of Atty. Apostolis
(Paul) Kolovos. Processing any other applications
received.

Reports by Chapter officers and committees

Remarks by district and national officers

Discussion of plans for the Apokreatiko/Valentine’s Day
Glendi on February 14, 2015

Plans for other chapter events and activities

Professor Aristotelis Michopoulos, PhD, will discuss events
and customs of celebrating the Vasilopita

Cutting of the Vasilopita, containing the lucky coin, and
distributing pieces to the members present
If you have any suggestions or proposals or if you know of
any brother who is sick or in need, please contact President
Adam Zapris at 1.978.766.6879 or Secretary Thanasi
Vulgaropulos at 781.704.7870, or any other officer of the
Chapter.
If you are interested in the video lecture series on
“Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire”, please,
notify Athanasi Vulgaropulos or Costa Lagos. We will show
the series if we get 15 or more interested persons from the
community.
Contact Numbers:
Adam Zapris—1.978.766.6879
Athanasi Vulgaropulos—781.704.7870
Costa Lagos—617.505.5668
From our Parish Nurse
HEALTH AND
WELLNESS MINISTRY
Mental Health First Aid Course
The Church of the Good Shepherd, Watertown, will
be hosting an 8-hr Mental Health First Aid training
course on January 9 and 10.
The course is open to all adult residents of Arlington,
Belmont, Watertown, Waltham, Cambridge, and
Somerville.
Learn how to help people developing a mental illness
or in a crisis. Learn signs of addiction and mental illness,
how to assess a situation and help, local resources, and
where to turn for help. Cost is $10 per person, due
when you arrive on January 9. We have room for 30
people. Sign up by emailing parish Administrator Gail
Rundlett ([email protected]).
Mental Health First Aid
Friday, January 9, from 5 - 9 PM
(dinner included)
Saturday, January 10, from 11 AM to 3 PM
(lunch included)
at Church of the Good Shepherd
9 Russell Ave., Watertown.
Registration: Email your name, phone number, and
any dietary restrictions to:
Gail Rundlett, Parish Administrator,
[email protected]
For information, contact Marion Avtges, Parish Nurse
Recipients of 50-year and 25-year pins at the Awards
Dinner-Dance Gala of AHEPA “Harris J. Booras” Chapter #406.
October 18, 2014
THE ARCHANGEL’S CALL - January 2015
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Το Ελληνικό Σχολείο σας εύχεται
Χρόνια Πολλά
και ο καινούργιος χρόνος να είναι
γεµάτος υγεία, χαρά και ευτυχία!
Ευχαριστούµε το P.T.O. για την Χριστουγεννιάτικη
γιορτή που διοργάνωσε για τα παιδιά µας. Τα παιδιά
τραγούδησαν τα Κάλαντα και άλλα Χριστουγεννιάτικα
τραγούδια και ο Άγιος Βασίλης ήλθε και µε τα δώρα του,
σκόρπισε την χαρά και την αγάπη σε µικρούς και
µεγάλους. Επίσης συγχαρητήρια στην Ιωάννα
Καρπούζη , Ιωάννα Τεµπελοπούλου, Ειρήνη Κανδήλα,
Παρασκευή Παπούλια, Χαράλαµπο Σαρρή και Αγγελική
Καρτσαγκούλη που έλαβαν µέρος στην
Χριστουγεννιάτικη γιορτή που οργάνωσε το Κατηχητικό
Σχολείο στις 21 Δεκεµβρίου. Συγχαρητήρια σ’όλα τα
παιδιά του Ελληνικού και Κατηχητικού Σχολείου!
Το σχολείο µας θα εορτάσει την ηµέρα των Τριών
Ιεραρχών στις 25 Ιανουαρίου µετά το πέρας της Θείας
Λειτουργίας. Επίσης ο Σύνδεσµος Ελλήνων
Εκπαιδευτικών Ιεράς Μητροπόλεως Βοστώνης θα
εορτάσει την ηµέρα των Ελληνικών Γραµµάτων την
Κυριακή 1 Φεβρουαρίου 2015, ώραν 3.00 µ.µ. και σας
προσκαλεί εις τον επίσηµο εορτασµόν. Την ηµέρα αυτή
απονέµονται τα Πιστοποιητικά Ελληνοµάθειας από τον
Σεβασµιώτατον Μητροπολίτη µας κ. Μεθόδιου.
Με µεγάλη χαρά και υπερηφάνεια σας ανακοινώνω
τα ονόµατα των µαθητών και µαθητριών που είχαν
επιτυχία.
Επίπεδο Α2
Ολίβια Izakson, Μαρίνα Καραλή
Επίπεδο Β2
Στέλλα Παπαδοπούλου, Γιάννης Παπαδόπουλος,
Μιχάλης Κοτσυφάκης
Συγχαρητήρια σε όλα τα παιδιά και τους ευχόµαστε και
σ’ανώτερα!
ily Night !
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Taxiarc
Swim and Gym!
Boys and Girls Club 25 Whites Avenue, Watertown Friday, January 9, 2015 6:30—8:30 PM The Sunday School
students and staff
would like to thank
everyone for their
help with the
Thanksgiving food
drive and the
St. Sophia’s Sunday School Christmas Giving
Tree. With your help,
we were able to donate over $1,000 worth of food to
the needy and purchase many gifts for needy children.
We ask your child(ren) to invite their Godparent(s) to
attend Godparent Sunday and sit together in church as
we participate in the Divine Liturgy and receive Holy
Communion as a family. Following HolyCommunion,
Godparents are asked to attend and participate in their
Godchild’s Sunday School
You are invited to attend
class. Each teacher has
Godparent Sunday
prepared a lesson that relates
February 1
to baptism, Orthodoxy and
the role of a Godparent.
Yiayiades, papoudes, aunts,
uncles and cousins are invited
if a Godparent cannot attend.
Godparent Sunday will be on
February 1st.
Thank You for supporting
Watertown GOYA! Our
Christmas Wreath fundraiser was a great success!
Mark your calendar! Our next events are as follows:
January 17, Saturday at 6 PM - Snow Tubing at Nashoba
Valley Snow Tubing Park 179 Great Rd. Littleton
February 13, Friday at 7 PM – Watertown Annual
Valentine’s Day Dance @ Taxiarchae
The Goya ministries of Arlington will be having their
annual dance on January 24 at 7 PM — Black out
Dance. Let’s show them our support by attending and
meeting new fellow Goyans!
Dimitra Maniates, GOYA Advisor
This is not a drop‐off event. Dona ons appreciated. All ages
welcome!
For more informa on, call the church office at 617.924.8182 Join us for SnowTubing on January 17!
Watch for more info
coming soon!
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Στο κατά Ιωάννην Ευαγγέλιο διαβάζουμε για το κάλεσμα των μαθητών… «εὑρίσκει Φίλιππος τόν Ναθαναήλ καί λέγει αὐτῷ, ὃν ἒγραψε Μωϋσῆς ἐν τῷ νόμῳ καί οἱ προφῆται, εὑρήκαμεν Ἰησοῦν τόν υἱόν τοῦ Ἰωσήφ τόν ἀπό Ναζαρέτ. Καί εἶπεν αὐτῷ Ναθαναήλ, ἐκ Ναζαρέτ δύναταί τι ἀγαθόν εἶναι; Λέγει αὐτῷ Φίλιππος, ἒρχου καί ἲδε» (Ιωάν. 1:46‐
47). Ο καθένας από εμάς καλείται να έρθει και να δει Αυτόν που μας φέρνει ειρήνη και μας κατανοεί. Αυτόν που ήρθε να γίνει το παράδειγμά μας στη ζωή. Δείτε… τον Κόσμο σαν Θείο Δώρο Ελάτε να δείτε όλες τις ευλογίες του Θεού στη ζωή σας. Πώς ανταποκρινόμαστε στις δωρεές Του; Με ευγνωμοσύνη και ευχαριστία, προσφέρουμε από το χρόνο μας, τα ταλέντα μας και τα υλικά μας αγαθά κατ’ αναλογία με αυτά που έχουμε λάβει. THE ARCHANGEL’S CALL - January 2015
Ας θυμηθούμε τη Σαμαρείτισσα στο πηγάδι. Αφού συνάντησε τον Ιησού… «ἀφῆκεν οὖν τήν ὑδρίαν αὐτῆς ἡ γυνή και ἀπῆλθεν εἰς τήν πόλιν, καί λέγει τοῖς ἀνθρώποις, δεῦτε ἲδετε ἂνθρωπον ὃς εἶπέ μοι πάντα ὃσα ἐποίησα, μήτι οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ Χριστός; ἐξῆλθον οὖν ἐκ τῆς πόλεως καί ἢρχοντο προς αὐτόν»(Ιωάν. 4:28‐30) Ο Θεός μας δίνει ευκαιρίες για να μοιραστούμε την πίστη μας με τους άλλους. Όπως ο Χριστός κάλεσε τους μαθητές του την ημέρα της Αναλήψεως, έτσι καλεί και εμάς να δώσουμε μαρτυρία γι΄ Αυτόν «…στην Ιερουσαλήμ, και σε όλη την Ιουδαία και Σαμάρεια και έως το τελευταίο μέρος της γης». (Πράξ. 1:8) Το Ευαγγέλιο αναφέρεται συχνά σε ανθρώπους που έρχονται να δουν τον Ιησού. Σε μια από αυτές τις περιπτώσεις, τέσσερα άτομα έφεραν προς τον Ιησού έναν παράλυτο άνδρα, για να τον θεραπεύσει. Όταν είδαν ότι ο χώρος που βρισκόταν ο Ιησούς ήταν γεμάτος κόσμο και δεν μπορούσαν να πλησιάσουν, αφαίρεσαν τμήμα της οροφής, και κατέβασαν μ’ ένα κρεβάτι τον παράλυτο στα πόδια του Ιησού. Ο Αγιος Γρηγόριος ο Θεολόγος γράφει: «Δεν θα ξεπεράσετε ποτέ τη γενναιοδωρία του Θεού, ακόμη κι αν δώσετε ό,τι έχετε… Και όσα κι αν Του φέρετε, μένουν ακόμη κι άλλα. Ούτε ποτέ θα Του δώσετε κάτι το οποίο σας ανήκει , γιατί Έτσι και εμείς, αφού έρθουμε στο Χριστό θα πρέπει να φέρουμε όλα ρέουν από τον Θεό».
και άλλους. Το μεγαλύτερο δώρο που μπορούμε να κάνουμε σε κάποιον άνθρωπο είναι να του προσφέρουμε το Χριστό, και οι Δείτε… διακονίες της Εκκλησίας μας παρέχουν αυτή την ευκαιρία για να τι Δυνατότητες Έχει η Εκκλησία το κάνουμε. Oι διακονίες όμως αυτές απαιτούν τη δική μας Ελάτε να δείτε τι δυνατότητες έχει η Εκκλησία – όχι μόνο να υποστήριξη. Έχουμε τη δυνατότητα να συμμετάσχουμε στην διατηρεί τρέχοντα προγράμματα, αλλά να φέρνει εις πέρας νέες εκπλήρωση της αποστολής που έχει αναθέσει ο Θεός προς την διακονίες και έργα προς οικοδομή των πιστών, τα οποία Εκκλησία, με τις πνευματικές, σωματικές και οικονομικές μας μπορούν να γίνουν εφικτά με τη δική σας υποστήριξη. δυνάμεις. Στην Αγία Γραφή υπάρχουν περίπου 500 αναφορές για την προσευχή. Υπάρχουν όμως άλλες 2300 περίπου, για Στην Αρχαία Εκκλησία, κάθε άνθρωπος που συμμετείχε στις οικονομική ενίσχυση του έργου της Εκκλησίας, για τη συγκεντρώσεις προσέφερε ό,τι αγαθά μπορούσε να διαθέσει μεταμόρφωση της ζωής των ανθρώπων. για τις ανάγκες Της. Οι πιστοί παρείχαν τα μέσα για τη συντήρηση των κληρικών, για τις χήρες και τα ορφανά, για τη Έρχου και Ίδε βοήθεια των φτωχών, και για όλα τα καλά έργα της Εκκλησίας. Αυτή η φράση είναι μεν απλή αλλά ισχυρή. Μας προσκαλεί να Αυτή είναι η Εκκλησία στην οποία εμείς οι Ορθόδοξοι Χριστιανοί αλλάξουμε σωματική και πνευματική στάση. Εάν θέλουμε να ανήκουμε και υποστηρίζουμε. βρούμε το Χριστό, πρέπει να πορευθούμε προς Αυτόν. Τι δυνατότητες έχει η εισφορά μας προς το Χριστό; Όσες Χρειάζεται να αυξήσουμε την πίστη μας και να ωριμάσουμε δυνατότητες της δώσουμε. Αυτό εξαρτάται από την αγάπη μας, πνευματικά. Η προσφορά προς την Εκκλησία είναι μια ευκαιρία γιατί δίνουμε στον Χριστό και την Εκκλησία Του όχι βάσει των – μια ευ kαιρία να συλλογισθούμε τις προτεραιότητες και τις αγαθών που διαθέτουμε, αλλά βάσει της αγάπης μας προς αξίες της ζωής μας. Είναι μια ευκαιρία να εκφράσουμε την Αυτόν. Καλούμαστε να αγαπήσουμε το Θεό μεόλο μας το είναι – ευχαριστία μας προς τον Κύριο, να προσφέρουμε από τον εαυτό να Του προσφέρουμε όλο μας το χρόνο, τα χαρίσματά μας και μας και να αυξηθεί η Χάρη του Θεού μέσα μας. τα υλικά μας αγαθά. Μια επιταγή, η οποία ταχυδρομείται προς την Εκκλησία είναι Δείτε… χωρίς νόημα εάν δεν συνοδεύεται με την προσωπική μας Πώς Μπορεί ο Θεός να Ενεργεί διά Μέσου σας παρουσία, με την προθυμία μας να υπηρετήσουμε, με τις Δείτε πώς μπορεί ο Θεός να ενεργεί διά μέσου σας, καθώς προσευχές μας και με τη δέσμευσή μας για προσωπική υπηρετείτε την Εκκλησία Του και όλους αυτούς που αναζητούν προσφορά. Το να προσφέρουμε υλικά δεν αντικαθιστά τη την αλήθειά Του. δέσμευσή μας για προσφορά– είναι μια έκφραση αυτής της δέσμευσης. «Έρχεσθε και ίδετε» πως μπορείτε να αυξήσετε την πίστη σας μέσα από την υπηρεσία της Εκκλησίας.
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TAXIARCHAE/ARCHANGELS
GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
25 BIGELOW AVENUE, WATERTOWN, MA 02472
TELEPHONE: 617.924.8182 - WEB: GOARCHANGELS.ORG
In the Gospel of Saint Matthew (6:19), Jesus instructs us, "Do not
store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal….” Often in life, we
pursue and collect those things that do not last. We must ask, “One
hundred years from now, where will our possessions be?” Our greatest blessing is our family. As Orthodox
Christians, we are called to be stewards of this great gift. If we are faithful to this calling, perhaps our Lord
will say to us as he did to the faithful steward, “Well done good and faithful servant” (Mt 25:23)
2015 CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP
COMMITMENT CARD
In gratitude for God’s blessings, I/we pledge to contribute for Christ’s work at Taxiarchae/Archangels Church for 2015:
$
weekly
$________monthly
$________quarterly
$________semi-annually
$________annually
A minimum suggested Stewardship Commitment is $20.00 per week or more if you are able.
Please Print)
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Our “Auto Recurring Donation Program”, which can be either done online at: goarchangels.org or fill in below:
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Please complete your pledge card and return it to the Church Office at your earliest convenience.
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# of Pledges
Amount Range
3
$8,000-$10,000
9
$2,000-$4,000
43
$1,000-$1,999
121
$500-$999
143
$300-$499
137
Less than $300
Mr. & Mrs. John Abate
Mr. Thomas Agathopoulos
Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Alamariu
+Mr. Charles Alex
Mrs. Evelyn Alex
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Alex
Mr. William Alex
Mrs. Stella Alexander
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Alexopoulos
Ms. Leah Alvanos
Mr. & Mrs. John Analambidakis
Mr. & Mrs. Tassos Anastasiou
Ms. Christine Anastos
Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Anastos
Mr. & Mrs. George Andritsakis
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Anthony
Mrs. Stella & Ms. Paula Antipas
Mr. & Mrs. Dem. Antonakas
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Anzalone
Mr. and Mrs. Yiannis Apazidis
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Apinian
Mr. & Mrs. George Apodiakos
Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Arend
Mr. & Mrs. Russell Armstrong
Mr. & Mrs. John Asimakopoulos
Mrs. Julia Athas
Mrs. Dionisia Atsiknoudas
Mr. & Mrs. James A. Avtges
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Avtges
Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Avtgis
Mr. & Mrs. Albert Bakalis
Mrs. Phanie Bakalos
Mrs. Pelagia Balodimos
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Baras
Mrs. Georgana Bardukova
Mr. & Mrs. Dem. Beldekas
Mr. Speros Beldekas
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Berlis
Mr. & Mrs. James Berlis
Mrs. Alice Bililies
Mr. & Mrs. Drew Bililies
Mr. & Mrs. Andreas Bisbas
Mr. & Mrs. Drosos Bisbas
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Bitsikas
Mr. Joseph Boisvert
Mrs. Helen Boudouris
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Boudreau
Mr. George Boukouvalas
Mr. & Mrs. Vasilios Boustris
Mr. & Mrs. J. Taggart Boyle
Mr. & Mrs. George Bratsis
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Brescia
Mrs. Emily Briguglio
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Brooks
Mr. & Mrs. Bryce Buffenbarger
Mrs. Erasmia Cacciola
Mr. & Mrs. Aristides Cagos
Miss Isminy Cagos
Mrs. Hope Carras
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Catrickes
Mr. & Mrs. John Chakalis
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Chehames
Mr. & Mrs. George Chiklakis
Mr. Zoe Chiochios
Mr. & Mrs. George Christakis
2014 Stewardship Summary as of December 28
Total pledges for 2014 thus far:
$241,296
Offerings received:
$233,822
Due towards pledged amount:
Stewards pledged thus far:
Largest pledge thus far:
Average pledge per family:
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Christakis
Mr. & Mrs. Peter G. Christakis
Mr. & Mrs. Peter N. Christakis
Mrs. Filio Christodoulopoulos
Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Clark
Ms. Christine Cokkinias
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Colivas
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Colivas
Mrs. Aphrodite Condell
Mr. James Conduras
Ms. Dorothea Coston
Mr. Nicholas Coufos
Mrs. Lily D'Agnese
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Dafnoulelis
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Darviris
Mr. & Mrs. Christos Daskalakis
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Daskalos
Mr. & Mrs. Konstantinos Davos
Mrs. Mina Davos
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Davos
Mr. & Mrs. Sotirios Davos
Mr. & Mrs. C. Deamantopoulos
Mr. & Mrs. E. Deamantopoulos
Mr. Nicholas Delegas
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Dellaportas
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Dellaportas
Mr. & Mrs. O. Demetriades
Mr. George Demos
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Demos
Mr. & Mrs. A. Der Boghosian
Mr. & Mrs. M. Derboghosian
Mr. & Mrs. George Dhionis
Mrs. Christine DiFilippo
Mrs. Karen DiGiovanni
Mrs. Joyce Dovinos
Mrs. Afrodite Economos
Ms. Aliki Eleftheriadou
Mrs. Angeliki Eliadis
Mr. Philip Emmanuel
Mr. & Mrs. Andreas Evriviades
Ms. Adrianne Faggas
Mr. & Mrs. George Faggas
Ms. Athena Fillios
Mrs. Georgia Flamburis
Mrs. Angela Flionis
Mrs. Paula Floudaras
Mr. & Mrs. George Fotis
Mr. & Mrs. Vassilios Fotis
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Fotopoulos
Ms. Hope Foudoulakis
Ms. Nikki Fournarakis
Mrs. Sophia &
Ms. Olympia Fournarakis
Mr. Andreas Gartaganis
Mr. & Mrs. George Gartaganis
Mr. & Mrs. Marinos Gartaganis
Ms. Olga Geanacopulos
Mr. & Mrs. A. Georgacopoulos
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Georgantas
Mr. Bill George
Mr. & Mrs. Elefth. Georgiadis
Mrs. Mersina Georgopoulos
Mr. & Mrs. James Georgoudis
Mr. & Mrs. Dimitrios Gerasimos
Mr. & Mrs. John Giacoumakis
$7,474
456
$10,000
$529
Our 2014 Stewardship goal is $300,000. As of December 28, we
have received pledges reflecting 81% of our goal. To meet our goal,
we need pledges in the amount of $58,704. Please help us reach our
goal by submitting your Stewardship Pledge Card today! Thank you
to the following stewards who have sent in their pledges. If any names
have been mistakenly omitted from this list, please notify the church office
and we will make corrections in our next bulletin.
Εάν έχει γίνει παράλειψις ονομάτων σ’αυτόν τον κατάλογο, παρακαλούμε
αμέσως όπως αποτανθήτε στο γραφείο της εκκλησίας και θα κάνουμε τις
διορθώσεις στο επόμενο τεύχος.
Mr. & Mrs. K. Giannakopoulos
Mr. & Mrs. George Giogas
Mrs. Thalia Goros
Mr. & Mrs. Gus Gougoulias
Mr. Michael Gregory
Ms. Sophia Gregory
Ms. Virginia Gregory
Mrs. Helen Haralampu
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Harris
Mr. Christopher Harris
Mr. & Mrs. Evan Harris
Ms. Leanne Alexandra Hasse
Mr. & Mrs. Apostolos Hatziliadis
Ms. Marlyse Hirschy
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Hodgetts
Mrs. Carol Hogan
Mr. & Mrs. William Hunter
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Iannazzi
Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Izikson
Ms. Pearl Janis
Mr. Angelo Jiaravinos
Mr. & Mrs. James Jumes
Mr. George Kacos
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Kacoyanis
Ms. Bessie Kalamvokis
Mr. & Mrs. George Kalavantis
Mr. & Mrs. Perikles Kalavantis
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Kalivas
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Kalivas
Mr. Michael Kalivas
Mr. & Mrs. George Kaliviotis
Mr. & Mrs. S. Kaloyanides
Mr. & Mrs. Tilemahos Kandilas
Mrs. Mary Kanellias
Mrs. Paraskeve Kantges
Mr. & Mrs. Ant. Kapadoukakis
Mr. & Mrs. Dmitri Kapalis
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Kapotsis
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Karafotias
Mr. & Mrs. John Karafotis
Mr. & Mrs. Panagiotis Karafotis
Mr. Costas Karageorgis
Mr. & Mrs. George Karalis
Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Karalis
Mr. & Mrs. Peter E. Karalis
Mr. & Mrs. Kyriakos Karamoutsos
Mr. Nikos Karamoutsos
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Karellas
Ms. Maria Karatalidis
Mr. & Mrs. Emanuel Kariadaks
Mrs. Sophia Karidoyanes
Mrs. Afrula Karpouzis
Mr. & Mrs. Haral. Kartsagoulis
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Katsenes
Ms. Constance Katsos
Dr. Theodoulos Kattamis
Mrs. Betty Kefalas
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Ketcios
Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Kinas
Mr. & Mrs. Alkiviadis Kiorpes
Mr. & Ms. Georgios Kitsios
Mr. & Mrs. George Kokoros
Mr. & Mrs. James Kokoros
Mr. & Mrs. Elias Kokovidis
Mr. & Mrs. George Koleas
Mr. & Mrs. Alex Kolokythas
Mr. Sophocles Kondoleon
Mr. & Mrs. George Kondylis
Mr. Peter Konstantopoulos
Mr. & Mrs. Dionisios Kontos
Mr. and Mrs. James Kontos
Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Kontos
Ms. Sandra Kontos
Mr. & Mrs. John Kopellas
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Kopsiaftis
Ms. Kristine Kopsiaftis
Mrs. Mary Kopsiaftis
Mr. & Mrs. John Kosko
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Kotsifas
Mrs. Elaine Kotsifas
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Kotsifas
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Kotsiras
Mr. & Mrs. Vas. Kotzampaltiris
Mr. & Mrs. Anastasios Koufos
Ms. Angeline Kounelis
Mrs. Evangelia Kounelis
Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Kourafalos
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Kourepenis
Mr. Steven Kourepenis
Mr. & Mrs. Demetrios Koutovas
Ms. Angela Kringos
Mrs. Kaciany Krouskos
Mr. John Kyriakos
Mr. Nicholas Kyriakos
Mr. & Mrs. John Lagadinos
Mr. Nicholas Lagadinos
Mr & Mrs. Constantine Lagos
Mrs. Antonia Smerlas Lakis
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Lalooses
Mr. & Mrs. James Lambrianidis
Mrs. Tula Lambros
Mr. & Mrs. Demetrios Lappas
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Latzanakis
Mr. Anastasios Lazarides
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Lemay
Ms. Frances Levas
Mr. & Mrs. Konstantinos Levas
Ms. Georgia Lianos
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholaos Ligris
Mr. & Mrs. Efstratios Lithotomos
Ms. Lemonia Litopoulos
Mr. & Mrs. George Loridas
Mr. & Mrs. Yiannis Loumbrinis
Mr. & Mrs. Geoffry Lucente
Mr. & Mrs. Brian MacKintosh
Drs. Nicol. & Ourania Madias
Mrs. Denna Magos
Mrs. Myrsini Makrakis
Mr. & Mrs. Fotios Makrides
Mrs. Bess Manousos
Mr. & Mrs. Marinos Marathias
Mr. & Mrs. Vasilios Marathias
Mr. & Mrs. Simeon Margios
Mr. & Mrs. Vasilios Marios
Mr. & Mrs. Rudolf Markic
Dr. & Mrs. Brian Marriott
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Martinos
Mr. & Mrs. George Masteralexis
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Mastro
Mr. Philip Mastro
Mrs. Eleni Mastrogiannis
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Matsas
+Mr. Donald Matsas
Mr. & Mrs. Duane McDonald
Mr. & Mrs. John Melithoniotes
Presbytera Penelope Metaxas
Ms. Stella Metaxas
Mrs. Diana Meyers
Mr.& Mrs. Michael Michael
Mr. & Mrs. Alex. Michaelidis
Ms. Despina Michaelidis
Mrs. Evangeline Miller
Mr. Georgios Minasidis
Ms. Gabriela Mitevska
Mr. & Mrs. A. Mitropoulos
Ms. Lambia Mitropoulos
Mr. & Mrs. Yiannis Mitropoulos
Mr. & Mrs. Dimitrios Mitros
Mr. and Mrs. Sarantos Mohieddin
Mrs. Irene Morris
Ms. Priscilla Moskos
Mrs. Joan Moutafis
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Moutafis
Mr. & Mrs. Chad Murphy
Mr. & Mrs. Stavros Natsis
Ms. Andrea Natsios
Mr. & Mrs. Fotios Nentis
Mr. & Mrs. John Nesdekidis
Ms. Jaclyn Nestor
Mr. Evangelos Nichols
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Nikas
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Nikolaidis
Mr. & Mrs. John Nikopoulos
Mr. Dean Orfanos
Mr. & Mrs. Charles O'Rourke
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Panagopoulos
Mr. Matthew Panos
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Papadogiannis
Mr. & Mrs. James Papadopoulos
Mr. & Mrs. Const. Papagiannis
Mrs. Ifighenia Papagiannis
Mrs. Mary Papakyrikos
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Papakyrikos
Mr. Nicholas A. Papakyrikos
Mr. & Mrs. E. Papaporfiriou
Mr. & Mrs. Haril. Papathanasiou
Mrs. Soultana Papavassiliou
Mr. & Mrs. C. Papayannopoulos
Mr. & Mrs. Dimitris Papoulias
Mr. & Mrs. John Papoutsis
Mr. & Mrs. Dino Pappas
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas J. Pappas
Mr. & Mrs. Spiros Pappas
Mr. William Pappas
Ms. Mary Pappastathis
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Pappo
Mr. & Mrs. Emm. Parasirakis
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Parasirakis
Mr. Stefanos Parpos &
Ms. Natalie Jonsson
Mrs. Helen Patsiokostas
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Patsios
Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Patsios
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Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Patsios
Mr. & Mrs. Vasilios Patsios
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Pattas
Mrs. Popie Psinakis Patterson
Mr. & Mrs. Russell Patterson
Mr. William Peros
Mr. & Mrs. William Pesiridis
Mr. & Mrs. George Peteff
Mr. & Mrs. Vlasis Phillips
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Pitliangas
Miss Ellea Polimou
Mr. & Mrs. N. Polyhronopoulos
Mr. & Mrs. George Popas
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Popas
Ms. Valerie Popas
Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Poravas
Mr. & Mrs. Savvas Pratsinakis
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Primpas
Dr. Mary Psaltopoulo Mehrez
Mr. & Mrs. D. Pseudoikonomou
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Racheotes
Mrs. Nancy Rallis
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ramsdell
Drs. Parrish Rice & Janet Welch
Mrs. Maria Roberts
Mr. & Mrs. Antony Rodolakis
Ms. Elaine Romano
Mrs. Eleni Romneos
Mrs. Katherine Sakorafas
Mr.& Mrs. William Salamanis
Ms. Bette Salimbas
Mr. Steven Salimbas
Mr. & Mrs. George Salles
Mr. & Mrs. Antonio Sarafoglou
Mr. & Mrs. George Sarris
Mrs. Lucy Sarris
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Sarris
Mrs. Alyce Savas
Mrs. Anna Savas
Mr. & Mrs. Lefteris Savvides
Mr. & Mrs. Mack Schermer
Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Sebunnya
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Seegers
Mr. & Mrs. Athanasios Siannas
Mr. & Mrs. Euripidis Siannas
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Sikellis
Mr. & Mrs. Stavros Sirafos
Mr. & Mrs. Apostolos Skarlatidis
+Mrs. Charles Smerlas
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Smerlas
Mrs. Christine Smerlas
Mrs. Constantine Smerlas
Ms. Donna Smerlas
Mrs. Fani Sotiriadis
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Ms. Iris Speros
Mr. Peter and Mrs. Anna Speros
Mr. Vassilios Spirounis
Mr. & Mrs. Kosta Spyropoulos
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Stamatakos
Mr. & Mrs. Ath. Stamatopoulos
Ms. Eleni Stamatopoulos
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Stamos
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Stamos
Mr. & Mrs. Dimos Stathakis
Mr. George Stathakis
Mr. & Mrs. George Stathas
Mr. & Mrs. George Stathopoulos
Mrs. Georgia Stavropoulos
Mr. & Mrs. John Stavropoulos
Mr. & Mrs. Spiro Stavropoulos
Mr. George Stefanides
Mr. & Mrs. Aristidis Stefanis
Mr. & Mrs. Pantelis Stefanis
Mr. & Mrs. Eric Stilianos
Mrs. Christine Straggas
Dr. & Mrs. Richard Strakus
Mrs. Kathy Sturgis
Mr. & Mrs. David Sullivan
Mr. & Mrs. George Talambekos
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Taylor
Mr. & Mrs. Dion. Tembelopoulos
Mr. & Mrs. Elias Tembelopoulos
Mr. & Mrs. Athanasios Themelis
Mrs. Thomai Theodorakos
Mr. Peter Therios
Mr. & Mrs. John Thurner
Mr. & Mrs. Costas Tingos
Mr. & Mrs. Ike Tingos
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THE ARCHANGEL’S CALL - January 2015
Wed
Sunday Schedule: Orthros: 8:45, Doxology, Divine Liturgy: 9:45AM
Weekday Liturgies: 8:45 AM
Parish Nurse Office Hours/BP Clinic: Fridays 9 —12 noon
Greek School: Tues & Thur, 4-6 PM; Sat 10 AM—1 PM
Choir Rehearsal: Wed. at 7:30 PM (call Director, Cynthia Alex for info)
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
St. Basil
Circumcision of
our Lord
Orthros & Divine
Liturgy 8:45 AM
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3
NO
Greek School
No Greek School
4
Sunday Before Theophany
Epistle: 2 Timothy 4:5-8
Gospel: Mark 1:1-8
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Eve of
Theophany
Vesperal Liturgy and
Blessing of the
Waters 9 AM
6
Theophany of our
Lord
Orthros & Divine
Liturgy of St. Basil
Agiasmos
Holy Water Service
8.45 AM
7
ST. JOHN THE
BAPTIST
Orthros and
Divine Liturgy
8:45 AM
8
Greek School
Vasilopita
4 PM
9
Family Night
Swim and Gym
P.7
10
Greek School
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15
Greek School
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17
Greek School
Greek School
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Sunday after Theophany
Epistle: Ephesians 4:7-13
Gospel: Matthew 4:12-17
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13
Greek School
St. ATHANASIOS
Vespers in
Arlington 7 PM
AHEPA Mtg. p.6
Stewardship Sunday p. 3,8,9
Vasilopita Sunday p.4
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St. Athanasios
Epistle: Hebrews 13:7-16
Gospel: Luke 17:12-19
GOYA Snow
Tubing p.7
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Greek School
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Greek School
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Greek School
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Greek School
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Greek School
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THE THREE
HIERARCHS
Orthros and
Divine Liturgy
8:45 AM
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Greek School
Welcome Fr. Athanasios!
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Gregory the Theologian
Epistle:
Hebrews 7:26-28; 8:1-2
Gospel: Luke 19:1-10
Greek Letters Day Greek
School Celebration p.7
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