FATHER NICOLAS' MESSAGE

My Beloved Friends and Parishioners of the Saint Spyridon family,

This Sunday, our community will hold its bi-annual General Assembly. It is a very important opportunity to be informed of all the different past, present and future projects our community carries. Please, make every effort to attend this meeting. We value your opinion and your commitment to St. Spyridon.

Don’t forget that on Sunday we are also collecting frozen turkeys to be donated to the Emmaus House Harlem. We will also be starting a Coat Drive as part of our charity project throughout the time of Advent.

During the whole month of November, we will dedicate our second collection to St. Michael Home’s expansion project, offering every parishioner the opportunity to contribute to the care and assistance of our elderly. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

With Christ’s love,

Fr. Nicolas


CALENDAR


SUNDAY SERVICES

Please join us every Sunday for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, followed by fellowship and coffee in our Social Hall.

Sundays: Orthros (Matins): 9:00 AM | Divine Liturgy: 10:15 AM

Complimentary valet parking on Sundays.

If you are interested in sponsoring a Coffee Hour after Church Services on Sunday, please call the church office.

For additional information on church services, please contact the Church office at (212) 795-5870 between the hours of 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.


NEW CHILDRENS QUIET ROOM

Please feel free to bring your child to the Quiet Room to read a book if they are restless in church. Our Quiet Room is outside the elevator on the church level. There are sofas and a basket with books.


IN TIMES OF ILLNESS

"Come, O blessed of my father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was sick and you visited me." (Matt. 25:31-46).

When a member of our Parish is ill and has been hospitalized or may be recuperating at home, the immediate family of the ill person should contact Father Nicolas at (212) 795-5870. It is beneficial to both the body and the soul when our priest prays for us when we are healthy or ill.


RESERVING YOUR WEDDING DATE

Before reserving a reception hall for your wedding, remember to verify that the church allows weddings on that day.


PARISH UPDATES


Thanksgiving Donations for the Emmaus House Harlem

The St. Spyridon community will be collecting frozen turkeys for Thanksgiving for the families of the Emmaus House. Please bring your donation to St Spyridon on Sunday, November 18 after church service. Our goal this year is to collect 40 turkeys and help 90 families.

Many thanks and a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!


Coat Drive (November 18 to December 16, 2018)

St. Spyridon Church is having a Coat Drive! New and/or gently used children’s, women’s and men’s coats are being collected from now. A coat in the back of your closet could make a big difference for someone less fortunate facing the cold winter ahead! Our goal is for all the donated coats to find their way to those who need them, within and outside our community.

Thank you for your generosity and God bless you!


ORTHODOX STUDY GROUP.

Next Meeting: Wed. December 19, 2018 (6pm Paraclesis; 7pm Study Group) to discuss "Understand the Lord's Prayer".

Please refer to our flyer for future dates and discussion topics.


OUR MINISTRIES. We've begun meeting again for the 2018-2019 year. Come join us!

Sunday School: Class begins immediately after Holy Communion and is 45 - 60 minutes in length.

Seniors: Meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm to 2pm at the church.

Orthodox Study Group: Meet monthly following the service of the Paraclesis to the Theotokos. 6pm Paraclesis; 7pm Study Group. Refer to our flyer for upcoming topics.

Young Adult Ministry: Next meeting on November 27, at 7pm at St. Spyridon.

Girl Scouts: Meet every Saturday from 10am to 12noon in the church hall.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with Greek After-School Program In an effort to strengthen its youth ministry, St. Spyridon Church needs your time, treasure and talent. We are very encouraged by the presence and energy of families and their children in our community.

To better serve them, we want to start a Greek after-school program.

We are currently looking for:

  • a Greek teacher
  • a Greek Dance teacher

Please contact the church office at 212-795-5870 or send an e-mail to office@saintspyridon.net if you can offer some assistance.


Saint Spyridon Church is highlighted in the July-August 2018 issue of the Orthodox Observer!

Read it here:  Inner-City Church, Once the Archdiocese's Largest, Adapting to 21st Century


RESTORATION NEWS

Please make a donation to the Restoration Fund here via Paypal:

 

Oct 14, 2018: Video of the Restoration Celebration

May 3, 2018: Thank you to Mr. Dionysios Mamalos and CorfuTV for this wonderful video about our church's Restoration Project.

March 29, 2018: Exciting News... the scaffolding has come down to reveal the most magnificent iconography at Saint Spyridon Church. We invite you to come and witness the beauty of our church. It will leave you speechless!!!

September 2017: Read about the restoration on page 22 of the June-July-Aug 2017 issue of the Orthodox Observer:


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ST. SPYRIDON GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH

124 Wadsworth Avenue
New York, NY 10033

Phone: (212) 795-5870

Fax: (212) 795-4758

Email: office@saintspyridon.net

Presiding Priest:
Rev. Nicolas Kazarian

For emergencies: (267) 588-2667