FATHER NICOLAS' MESSAGE
My Beloved Friends and Parishioners of Saint Spyridon family,
This Sunday, we will have the pleasure and honor of welcoming The Panereikousa Society. The island of Ereikousa is intimately linked to St. Spyridon because of its proximity to Corfu. Their Patron Saint is our Patron Saint, St. Spyridon. Through his prayers and blessing the Panereikousa Society has been successful in preserving and promoting Hellenic culture and traditions in America.
On Monday evening and Tuesday morning, we will celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Spyridon. Join us during these joyful services. On Monday, we will be blessed to welcome H.E. Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey. Then on Tuesday, H.E. Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, will preside the Divine Liturgy.
Contrary to what we announced last week, the new church front doors will arrive after this coming Tuesday. Phase 2 of the restoration project will also start on December 13, 2017. New scaffolding will be installed inside the nave for at least the next 3 months to finish restoring our rich iconography. With the help of God, we should be done just before Easter. Due to the installation of the scaffolding, we will have to cancel the church services for the feast of St. Eleftherios, on Friday, December 15, 2017.
With love in Christ,
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.
GREAT VESPERS OF OUR PATRON SAINT SPYRIDON will be officiated by H.E. Metropolitan EVANGELOS of New Jersey, on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. After vespers, there will be a reception in the Community Hall.
SAINT SPYRIDON DAY DIVINE LITURGY will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by H.E. Archbishop DEMETRIOS, Geron of America. Orthros commencing at 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.
ST. SPYRIDON FEAST DAY LUNCHEON. The Philoptochos Society invites you to attend their St. Spyridon Feast Day Luncheon on Tuesday, December 12, immediately following the Divine Liturgy. Donation $30. Reservations and information.
COMPLEMENTARY VALET PARKING
KID'S SERMON. Join us for Fr. Nicolas' next monthly kid's sermon on Sunday December 17. Check our church calendar for future dates.
EMMAUS HOUSE - Saturday December 23. We will again have a Chistmas Party for the children of The Emmaus House in Harlem (at their hospitality house). We will be providing a "goody bag" or a fun-filled Christmas stocking for each child. We will have a table in the church lobby on Sunday for donations. Thank you for your continued support!
CHRISTMAS PAGAENT - Sunday December 24. The children are preparing a Christmas Program. Please join us immediately after the Divine Liturgy on the Church Hall. All children are welcome!
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.
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