FATHER NICOLAS' MESSAGE
My Beloved Friends and Parishioners of the Saint Spyridon family,
On Friday, we celebrated the feast of the Elevation of the Precious Cross. Once an instrument of fear and suffering, the Cross has become, through Christ’s sacrifice, a sign of joy and happiness. This transformation occurred because the source of life, Christ Himself, gave His own life for the salvation of the world. This doesn’t mean it is always easy to carry our everyday crosses, but at least we are no longer alone. Christ is present. Our suffering has been redeemed by Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection.
Starting in September, we would like to begin some new initiatives. Among them, we are contemplating the idea of starting a Greek after-school program. I am asking all parents to please let us know if they are interested. We also intend to launch a monthly Orthodox Study Group, starting September 19. Please let us know if you would like to be involved with or are available for future activities. Thank you also to all our Young Adults/Professionals who came last Tuesday evening for a time of fellowship. Moreover, this Sunday, we will have the joy and blessing to welcome the children and staff of St. Basil Academy. We will hold an Agiasmo for the beginning of the new school year with them and our Sunday School kids before attending our annual Yankees Game!
With Christ’s love,
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.
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.
RESTORATION CELEBRATION LUNCHEON. On Sunday, October 14, immediately following the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. To be presided by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston.
We are also honored to welcome on October 14th the following priests who have served at our beautiful Church: Father Calivas, Father Xanthakis, Father Combitsis and Father Constantinides.
Contribution $75.00 per person. RSVP by October 1, 2018. Seating is limited. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Purchase tickets here via Paypal:
ORTHODOX STUDY GROUP. We are pleased to offer an Orthodox Study Group following the monthly service of the Paraclesis to the Theotokos. 6pm Paraclesis; 7pm Study Group. For more information, refer to our Orthodox Study Group flyer.
Wed. Oct 17, 2018: The Holy Tradition - Source of the Faith
Wed. Nov 14, 2018: Exploring the Meaning of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple
Wed. Dec 19, 2018: Understanding the Lord's Prayer
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you can offer some assistance.
Saint Spyridon Church is highlighted in the July-August 2018 issue of the Orthodox Observer!
Please make a donation to the Restoration Fund here via Paypal:
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:
ST. SPYRIDON GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
124 Wadsworth Avenue
New York, NY 10033
Phone: (212) 795-5870
Fax: (212) 795-4758
Rev. Nicolas Kazarian
For emergencies: (267) 588-2667