MESSAGE FROM FR. NICOLAS
My beloved friends and Parishioners of Saint Spyridon family,
We often forget the setting of today’s parable, the imagery of the sower and the seed, and we don’t see in it an image of Christ, walking along the roads and the paths of Galilee and Judea. He was a Teacher, His words were true, they had in them a power of life.
Let us therefore listen, listen to the words of the Gospel day in and day out; listen to the voice of our Christ, listen to what our conscience says to us about life, about truth, about reality; and from time to time we will have been the good ground that can bear good fruits.
As the scaffolding is still in the altar, I would like to repeat that our church restoration project goes beyond the simple preservation of the beautiful iconography, it is also a way to bring people together and to build the common future of this community. So please, don’t hesitate to come to the 86th Anniversary. The restoration project depends on the success of this event.
With love in Christ,
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.
SCHEDULE OF 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.
ANNUAL FESTIVAL AND BAZAAR: Be sure to stop by St. Spyridon on October 27, 28, and 29 for our Annual Festival and Bazaar featuring delicious Greek Food and Pastries. Dine In or Take Out! We'll have homemade delicacies such as Moussaka, Souvlakia, Spanakopita and much more. Plus Fabulous Greek Desserts. Visit our Various Boutiques. LIVE MUSIC ON SUNDAY!
RESTORATION PROJECT: The restoration of our beautiful church continues. Every week there are new things to see. We hope you will all participate and donate the restoration of an icon or area of your choosing. The more funds we receive; the more areas of restoration will be completed.
Our restoration project is entering a new phase. The scaffolding is now in the altar, and for the next few Sundays, we will be celebrating the Divine Liturgy in the middle of the Church.
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