GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY RESURRECTION SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012 – Vol. 36 #18 Rev. Fr. John Vlahos Office: (516) 671-‐‑5200 Fax: (516) 671-‐‑5205 web: www.resurrectiongoc.org 2011 PARISH COUNCIL: James Gabriel, President, Peter J. Pappas, Jr, Vice President, Stella Hetzer, Secretary, Kyriakos Demou, Treasurer, John Panagopoulos, Asst. Secretary, Peter Koumoulis, Asst. Treasurer. Anne Alexandrou, Kathy Costas, Zefy Christopoulos, Nickie Demos, Kostas Fakiris, Soterios Panageas, Paula Savvinidis, Anne Vandoros, Nicholas Tsafos, Gus Vlavianos, Lewis Bazakos, James Xanthos, Constantine Zachariadis. MINISTRIES: Philoptochos: Athina Beaury, Youth Commission: Nickie Demos, Debbie Catacosinos, Sunday School: Tina Mihaltses, Greek School: Elizabeth Horton, Principal, PTA President: Angela Panageas, Parea Club: Frank Albers, Ann Billias, Little Angels: Mimi Grabavenko, HOPE: Millie Gianoukakis, JOY: Kelly Gatanas, Patti Andreolas, GOYA: Anne Alexandrou, Helen Fakatselis, Vivian Paralikas, Scouts: Dean Mihaltses, Anthony Brigis, Choir: Ted Brakatselos, Jr. Choir: Anna Bonet, Seniors Club: Maria Verveniotis, Aleka Bellidoro, Koinonia: Zefy Christopoulos, Festival: Stella and Cliff Hetzer, Food Pantry: Millie Gianoukakis, Effie Marie Smith.
A VERY BLESSED NEW YEAR FROM FR. JOHN, FR. MILTON, AND THE PARISH LEADERSHIP! Epistle: Ephesians 4:7-13 pg. 127
Gospel: Matthew 4:12-17 pg. 128
Epistle Reading: BRETHREN, grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men." (in saying, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Gospel Reading: At that time, Jesus heard that John had been arrested, He withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth He went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned." From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." CHURCH ORDER: Koumoulis.
Stella Hetzer, Nick Tsafos, Anne Alexandrou, Gus Vlavianos, Costas Fakiris, Peter
ALTAR SERVERS: George Pappous, George Toskos, Christopher Christodoulou, Nicholas Dilena, Peter Paralikas, Stephen Vlavianos, James Bazakos, Pericles Ipiotis, Nicholas Mihaltses, Matthew Rakowski. COFFEE HOUR: Basil's Academy.
This Sunday's coffee hour is a luncheon prepared by the Philoptochos benefiting St.
TODAY WE COMMEMORATE: St. George the Chozebite; St. Domnica the Righteous of Constantinople; Sts. Atticus and Cyrus, Holy Patriarchs of Constantinople; Afterfeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Emilianos the Confessor, Bishop of Cyzikos; St. Gregory of the Kiev Caves.
WE OFFER A TRISAGION TODAY in memory of the servant of God Garifalia Christofidis, beloved mother of Christine and Christos Zembis, Fr. Christos and Presbytera Joanne Christofidis, and Maria Christofidis, and grandmother of Raphael, Mary, George, Stephanie, Garifalia, and Matthew. Eternal be her memory! WE COMMEMORATE a memorial today on the eight year memorial of Peristera Kastias and the fifteen year memorial for George Kastias the beloved mother and father of Zoe and Emmanuel Karousos, and grandmother of Patty and Perry Averopoulos, and Theodore and Nicole Karousos and the greatgrandparents of Athanasios and Alexander Emmanuel. Eternal be their memory! WE CELEBRATE the forty-day blessing of the newborn daughter of Arianthe and Mike Vangelatos. Long life to your daughter! UPCOMING SERVICES AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: NEW YEAR 2012 Thursday, January 12th,
Paraklesis to the Virgin Mary
ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 15th, WE SHALL HOLD THE OATH OF OFFICE for the 2012 Parish Council at the conclusion of Liturgy. Following Liturgy, the Parish Council shall meet to elect their officers. FAMILY BOWLING DAY: Monday, January 16th, from 1-4 pm. Syosset Bowling Alley; $15 Per person includes: bowling, shoe rental, lunch. For info, please contact Deborah Catacosinos 625- 0868. THE RESURRECTION SENIORS will be having a Vasilopita cutting on Tuesday, January 10th at 1:00 pm in the Church Hall. Please join us to socialize and see who wins the lucky coin! THE GLENDI WILL BE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11th. We will be selling tickets beginning January 8th after Church. Remember the Youth commission needs your help in providing those wonderful raffle baskets. So, when you are doing your after Christmas sale shopping, think of purchasing items that would make one terrific raffle basket for children or adults. If you know of someone who can provide us with our bigger prizes, please let us know. We are looking for nooks, computers, Ipads, T.V's, restaurant gift certificates, sporting event or theater tickets, small electronics and everything for children. Thank You, Nickie Demos and Debbie Catacosinos. GOYA WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THE MIDNIGHT RUN and need help with clothing donations. Much needed are warm coats, hooded sweatshirts, sweaters, socks, boots. Bins will be available for drop off at church until mid January.
ST. CATHERINEâ€™S PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS OUR 2012 VASILOPITA LUNCHEON will be held on Sunday, January 8th. Come join us and enjoy a delicious lunch, including deserts. Adults: $10 Children under 12: $5. We love this fundraiser because it benefits the children of St. Basil's Academy in Garrison NY. COME JOIN US at our next GENERAL MEMBERSHIP meeting on Thursday, January 26th at 7:00 pm. Enjoy fellowship over a cup of coffee as we discuss our book club book, Crazy John by Dionysios Makris. You don't need to read the book to join in the discussion. The book though is available at the church Bookstore. We hope to see you then. FR JOHN AND THE PHILOPTOCHOS SUNSHINE COMMITTEE visited the home bound on Dec 21st. Along with wishes for a blessed Christmas and good Year, Father anointed the elderly with Holy Unction and had them partake of Holy Communion. The Sunshine committee spread cheer with poinsettias and cookies. If you know anyone who is home bound and would like a visit, please contact Christine Zeiner at 921-0524. SUNDAY SCHOOL BEST ATTENDANCE for the month of December goes to Mrs. Casil's prekindergarten class, second place goes to Mrs. Alexandrou's 3rd grade and third place goes to Ms. Phillipou's 5th grade. CALLING ALL MEN WHO WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN RECREATIONAL BASKETBALL on the first and third Friday of each month at the Greenvale School (on 25A). If interested contact: Peter
Koumoulis at email@example.com or Nickie Demos at Nickiedee@aol.com. The dates in January are Friday the 6th and Friday the 20th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. ATTENTION ALL 7 – 12 YEAR OLDS: Mr. Jim Xanthos, assisted by Mr. Evan Gianoukakis will be having basketball practice at the Greenvale School (on 25A) on January 6th and January 20th from 7:30 to 9:15. If you are interested please email Jim Xanthos at James.firstname.lastname@example.org or Nickie Demos at Nickiedee@aol.com. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO JANUARY FOR THE BEGINNING OF OUR NURSERY SCHOOL AT THE CHURCH. Come meet the director, Mimi Grabovenko, a parishioner of ours and also the advisor to our Little Angels group. Please come and enroll your 2-4 year old in the program. Holy Resurrection members receive free registration. Mimi has been the director of "Mimi's Creative Kids" located in Lynbrook for seventeen years. This partnership with Mrs. Grabovenko will be helping our Church.
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR FOOD PANTRY! THE COLD WEATHER IS HERE AND WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH SUPPLIES AND FOOD! WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR DRIVERS TO PICK UP FOOD. Our pantry is 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! FOR COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE AT ANY TIME. SAVE THE DATE – MARCH 3rd!! We have rescheduled our Parish Development Conference for early March. Details will be forthcoming soon. This will be a great opportunity for all parishioners, whether veterans or newcomers, to spend a few hours brainstorming along with our parish and ministry leaders. Plan to join us if at all possible. 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, the Kouvouklion. HELP WANTED/HELP NEEDED AN ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLES/PAYABLES/OPERATIONAL MANAGER is looking for work. contact the church office if you are able to help.
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Published on Jan 20, 2012
Published on Jan 20, 2012
Rev. Fr. John Vlahos Office: (516) 671-‐‑5200 Fax: (516) 671-‐‑5205 web: www.resurrectiongoc.org Epistle: Ephesians 4:7-13 p...