GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY RESURRECTION SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012 – Vol. 36 #20 Rev. Fr. John Vlahos Office: (516) 671-‐‑5200 Fax: (516) 671-‐‑5205 web: www.resurrectiongoc.org 2012 PARISH COUNCIL: Kyriakos Demou President, Peter J. Pappas Vice President, Stella Hetzer Secretary, Nicholas Tsafos Treasurer, John Panagopoulos Asst. Treasurer, Constantine Zachariadis Secretary, Anne Alexandrou, Lewis Bazakos, Kathy Costas, Zefy Christopoulos, Kostas Fakiris, James Gabriel, Leonidas Fampritsis, Soterios Panageas, Simeon Patestas, Paula Savvinidis, Anne Vandoros, Gus Vlavianos, James Xanthos. 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.
Epistle: I Timothy 4:9-15
Gospel: Luke 19:1-10
Epistle Reading: TIMOTHY, my son, the saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance. For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. Command and teach these things. Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Till I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to preaching, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophetic utterance when the council of elders laid their hands upon you. Practice these duties, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress. Gospel Reading: At that time, Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. And there was a man named Zacchaios; he was a chief collector, and rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaios, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today." So he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it they all murmured, "He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner." And Zacchaios stood and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded any one of anything, I restore it fourfold." And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost." CHURCH ORDER: Kyriakos Demou, Costas Zachariadis, Lewis Bazakos, Zefy Christopoulos, John Panagopoulos, Kathy Costas, Leonidas Fampritsis. ALTAR SERVERS: Socrates Patestas, Nicholas Poll, Stavros Savvinidis, Matthew Chakery, Billy Gatzonis, Tommy Markou, James Pappous, Adelmo Petrakis, Yianni Petrakis, James Bazakos, Pericles Ipiotis, Nicholas Mihaltses, Matthew Rakowski. COFFEE HOUR: Cheryl Ipiotis, Kay Papantoniou, Anne Billias, Emilia Ipiotis. TODAY WE COMMEMORATE: St. Timothy the Apostle of the 70; St. Anastasios, the Persian Righteous Monkmartyr. WE OFFER A TRISAGION TODAY in loving memory of Theodora Legatos, on the occasion of her six year anniversary, beloved wife of Nicholas Legatos, and mother of Maria and Michael Phillips, Demetra and Paul Kiriakosian, Despina and Michael Gaeta, and Katherine Legatos, and grandmother of Sophia, Nicholas, Andrew, Michael, Theodore, and Theodora. May her memory be eternal! THE COFFEE HOUR is offered by Nicholas Legatos and family in loving memory of Theodora. UPCOMING SERVICES AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: NEW YEAR 2012 Friday, January 20th, Thursday, January 26th,
Vigil for St. Maximos the Confessor beginning at 8:30 pm Paraklesis to the Virgin Mary 6:00 pm Orthodoxy Spirituality 7:00 pm
ALL REGISTRATION FORMS FOR THE ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM ORATORICAL FESTIVAL are due on Sunday, January 22nd. Sunday School students in grades 7th - 12th should drop off their registration forms by 9:30 am in Mrs. Vivian Casil's Pre-Kindergarten classroom. Any questions, speak to Vivian Casil -- 759-1148. 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. 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 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
PROJECT GENERATION – FEBRUARY 4 TH – 11:00 AM WE SHALL BE HOSTING THE SECOND ANNUAL PROJECT GENERATION YOUTH SYMPOSIUM ON FEBRUARY 4TH. Teens from across the Archdiocesan District will be presenting projects on the environment, engaging in debate on environmental topics and participating in a moderated discussion on Orthodoxy and the Environment. Project Generation is intended to respond to the call of His All Holiness by initiating an effort for our youth to: • Engage Orthodox youth in a project showcasing the link between our religion and the environment • Increase environmental awareness • Launch grassroots level promotion of the message of Patriarch Bartholomew Please support all of the youth who will be participating across the Archdiocesan District by joining us. Details in the attached flyer and at http://wwwprojectgeneration.net For more information, contact Chris Gabriel or Callie Catacosinos. We are seeking sponsors to help us underwrite this very important event. Most notably, we estimate expenses of $500 for promotional items; $300 for lunch; and $250 for the publishing (both bound and electronic) of the proceedings of the conference. If you are interested in helping to support this event with a donation, please contact the church, Chris Gabriel or Jim Gabriel, in person or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. CATHERINE’S PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS THANK YOU ladies for providing a warm and delicious meal to 20 men at the North Shore Shelter on Fri Jan 13th. Philoptochos will be providing meals throughout the winter months. Anyone interested in providing a meal or wants to help in any way please call Athina Beaury at (917) 613-4963. 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. SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH: During coffee hour Philoptochos will be accepting donations of yarn, knitting needles, crotchet hooks and your own hands in our first project to provide hand made warm items for local charities in need. Please contact Maria Verveniotis 677-9650 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH: Next General Membership meeting will be a wine and cheese ladies evening. More details to follow. ST. HELEN'S PHILOPTOCHOS of West Babylon is having their Winter Gala on Sun Feb 12th 5:00 pm at the Chateau La Mer. Donation: $60. Interested in attending, please contact Athina at (917) 613-4963. 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.email@example.com or Nickie Demos at Nickiedee@aol.com.
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.
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. WITH A SIGNIFICANT THANK YOU TO OUR GRACIOUS PROVIDER, WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES TO MANY! 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. HELP WANTED/HELP NEEDED v MORNING AND AFTERNOON COVERAGE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, school help and light driving. If interested, please contact the church office. v TUTORING/NANNY-PART TIME-LOCAL, highly responsible adult to help with tutoring a 5 year old boy. Help either by pick up after school, going to home, a light snack and homework together. Also, possibly do minimal household chores OR meet him in the school's afterschool program and provide tutoring services in his school for a prearranged time and possibly take him to local after school activity. v AN ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLES/PAYABLES/OPERATIONAL MANAGER is looking for work. Please contact the church office if you are able to help. v NY TLC LICENSED DRIVER AVAILABLE FOR HIRE. Available for airport drop off and pickup and full or part time to help with general driving or errands. Seven years experience.