GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY RESURRECTION SUNDAY, May 8, 2011 – Vol. 35 #32 Rev. Fr. John Vlahos Office: (516) 671-‐‑5200 Fax: (516) 671-‐‑5205 web: www.resurrectiongoc.org ***
Epistle: St. John's First Universal Letter 6:1-7 pg. 48 Gospel: Mark 15:43-47; 16:1-8 pg. 49
CHRIST IS RISEN! ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! CHURCH ORDER: Stella Hetzer, Anne Vandoros, Nick Tsafos, James Xanthos, Peter Pappas, Lewis Bazakos. ALTAR SERVERS: James Denslow, Costas Fakatselis, Christopher Gabriel, Argirios Nickas, Nicholas Anderson, Alexander Cavanaugh, Nebiyou Getahun, Nicholas Tiglias, Philip Verveniotis, Christos Aniftos, Stavros Asprou, Constantine Hartofilis, Dean Mylonas, Jonathan Nikolaidis, Chistopher Papantoniou, Louis Tiglias. COFFEE HOUR: The gentlemen of our Parish Council. TODAY IS THE FEASTDAY OF THE HOLY MYRRHBEARERS. WE ALSO COMMEMORATE St. John the Apostle, Evangelist, & Theologian; St. Arsenios the Great; St. Emelia, mother of St. Basil the Great. WE COMMEMORATE the forty day memorial for Bessie Masiakos beloved wife of Ted, and mother of Jim and Peter and Lina, and grandmother of Andreas and Lukas. Eternal be her memory! A PROSFORON is offered by the Masiakos family in loving memory of Bessie. THE COFFEE HOUR is sponsored by the Masiakos family in loving memory of Bessie. WE COMMEMORATE the forty day memorial for Charles Chakery, beloved husband of Theano, and father of George and Marianne and grandfather of Alec, Peter, Ellen, and Matthew. Eternal be his memory! A PROSFORON is offered by the Chakery family in loving memory of Charles. WE COMMEMORATE the nine month memorial for Maria Ziakomanolis, beloved mother of Costas and Anna Mastromihalis. Eternal be her memory!
WE COMMEMORATE the five year memorial for John Michael, beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather of the Michael, Kontogiannis, Zaphiris, Savvides and Papas families. Eternal be his memory! THE ALTAR KANDILI is offered by his children. THE COMMUNION WINE is offered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. WE COMMEMORATE the six year memorial for Angela Christakos beloved sister of Elli Zaverdas and Caty Christakos. Eternal be her memory! A PROSFORON is offered on the six year memorial of Alexander Schizas, beloved son of Andreas and Alyette Schizas. Eternal be his memory! WE COMMEMORATE the thirteen year memorial for Maria Christoforou beloved wife of Takis, and mother of Dimitri and Irene Gioules. Eternal be her memory! UPCOMING SERVICES AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Wednesday, May 11th Paraklesis to the Virgin Mary 7:00 pm Orthodoxy A-Z 8:00 pm Thursday, May 12th Feastday of St. John Vlahos Divine Liturgy 10:00 am *** PLEASE NOTE: During the Paschal Season, from Pascha until Pentecost Sunday, we follow the early tradition of the Church, and in continuous celebration of the Resurrection of Christ we do not kneel on Sundays. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY Today is the one day of the year that we set aside to remember, honor and thank our mothers for all that they do for us and for all that they mean to us. One day is obviously not enough, since our mothers deserve entire months if not years dedicated to them. Nevertheless, this is a beautiful custom here in America and began in 1913 when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May for public observance of Mother’s Day. Likewise, we celebrate and thank all women who have acted as a motherly figure in our lives - whether as teachers, stepmothers, grandmothers or aunts. Did you know that from Australia to Zimbabwe, more than sixty countries celebrate Mother's Day together with Americans on the second Sunday in May. In the United Kingdom, Mothering Sunday is held on the forth Sunday of the Lenten Season. March 8th marks the celebration of moms in most countries of the Former Soviet Union, while the Arab world honors mothers on the Vernal Equinox (March 21)?
Did you know that more than 83 million mothers are living today in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau? There are approximately 2 billion mothers living worldwide? Did you know that nearly 96% of all Americans participate in Mother's Day celebrations in some way? For example, the holiday is the peak day for long distance carriers and one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants.
The Hellenic Time Scholarship Fund will be hosting their 20th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, May 14th, along with Career Workshops with a host of celebrity panelists. Please visit their web site at http://www.htsf.org for more information. THE EASTER AND NAMEDAY OFFERINGS CONTINUE TO COME IN! THANKS TO ALL who have taken the time to return their envelope with a special Easter/Nameday gift for our parish. Please do not forget your envelope. Take a moment and send your special gift for the work of this parish. Thanks! DID YOU KNOW? OUR GREEK VILLAGE FESTIVAL NOW HAS ITS OWN WEBSITE? AND IT IS ONLY A MONTH AWAY! PLEASE VISIT OUR NEW SITE, http://greekvillagefestival.info/ to find information on our raffle, foods, flea market, a great slideshow and photo gallery; much more. Please sign up to volunteer your time to truly make our festival a success. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INAUGURAL PROJECT GENERATION YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM are now online, and accessible through our web site. In addition, a two-DVD set of the event is available in the rack in the narthex. Please help yourself. For more information, visit http://www.projectgeneration.net. THE OLYMPICS held at Suffolk Community College will take place on May 27, 28, 29. Please pick up registration forms from a GOYA or JOY advisor. In order to participate, your child must be a GOYA/JOY member since the fall. HELP WANTED/HELP NEEDED DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ORTHODOXJOBS.COM? It is the source for Orthodox Christians who are seeking employment in an Orthodox Christian or Christian environment. In its current version, it is a posting site of Job opportunities for any Archdiocese, Metropolis, Diocese, Parish, or Organization that falls under the jurisdiction of SCOBA, the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas. To
post a job on this site, simply send us a job ad/posting with contact information and duration of the posting. Future releases will include resources for employers and employees. OrthodoxJobs.com is a collaborative effort of the Information Technology Commission of SCOBA, the Department of Internet Ministries, and the Office of Vocation and Ministry at Hellenic College. For questions, email the webmaster. NY TLC LICENSED DRIVER AVAILABLE FOR HIRE. Available full or part time to help with general driving or errands. 7 years experience. PARISH WISH LIST: Please consider making a donation towards all or part of an item listed below for the health and wellbeing or in memory of a family member. Your gift will continually provide our Parish the opportunity to serve in our Lord’s ministry. A Chalice, Altar Cloths, a Censer. OUR FOOD PANTRY IS NOW OPEN AND HELPING OUR COMMUNITY! THANKS TO YOU AND TO THE SUPPORT OF LONG ISLAND HARVEST, WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER SUPPORT TO ALL IN NEED! We are open each first Monday of the month, beginning at 10:00 am, and also on an as needed basis throughout the week. FOR COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE.