GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY RESURRECTION SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012 – Vol. 36 #29 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 Asst. 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: Hebrews 2:11-18
Gospel: Luke 1:24-38
Epistle Reading: BRETHREN, he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified have all one origin. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying, "I will proclaim thy name to my brethren, in the midst of the congregation I will praise thee." And again, "I will put my trust in him." And again, "Here am I, and the children God has given me. Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same nature, that through death he might destroy him who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong bondage. For surely it is not with angels that he is concerned but with the descendants of Abraham. Therefore he had to be made like his brethren in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make expiation for the sins of the people. For because he himself has suffered and been tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted. Gospel Reading: In those days, Elizabeth the wife of Zacharias conceived and for five months she hid herself, saying, "Thus the Lord had done to me in the days when he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men." In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, "Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you! But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end." And Mary said to the angel, "How shall this be, since I have no husband?" And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible." And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her. 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: Independence Day Parade. Kiki Soletic, Kathy Costas, Stacy Milonas, Stephanie Clark, Mary Stamatiou. TODAY WE COMMEMORATE the Annunciation of the Theotokos. THE ALTAR KANDILI is offered by the Antokas family in loving memory of the newly reposed servant of God John Lambrou. AN ARTOKLASIA is offered by the Brewster family for the health, wellbeing, and progress in life and faith of John and Eleftheria and their family. THIS WEEK’S COFFEE HOUR is sponsored by the Stamatiou family in loving memory of Maria and George Vastardis, and Moscha and Alexandros Stamatiou. Eternal be their memory! UPCOMING SERVICES AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Monday, March 26th Great Compline Wednesday, March 28th Presanctified Liturgy Friday, March 30th Presanctified Liturgy Final Salutations to the Virgin Mary
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WE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE ALL OF THOSE SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS who participated in the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival on March 11. We congratulate you for all the time and hard work you put into researching, writing and delivering your speeches. You are ALL WINNERS! Junior Division: Honorable Mentions: Stavros Asprou, Constantine Hartofilis, Constance Kalpakis, George Pappous, George Toskos and Catherine Verveniotis, Third Place: Karen Bazakos; Parish Finalists: Anastasia Edwards and Samantha Paralikas. Senior Division: Honorable Mentions: Callie Catacosinos, Christopher Christodoulou, Maria Fakatselis, and Alexandra Nikolaidis, Third Place: James Bazakos; Parish Finalists: Isabella Calpakis and Peter Paralikas. Our four finalists will deliver their speeches in church this Sunday after Liturgy. They will go on to the District Oratorical Festival to be held at Archangel Michael Church in Port Washington on March 31. We wish them good luck.
Many thanks to Cheryl Ipiotis and Michael Paralikas for taking pictures of our Oratorical Festival. Group pictures of the junior and senior divisions, the three judges and two announcers can be seen on the bulletin board outside of the church hall. And Lastly, we thank our beloved Vivian Casil who has lead this effort for so many years and has made our Oratorical Festival one of the most successful in our Archdiocese. The Parea Club Bowling Night! Join us for an evening of bowling and fun! Friday April 27th 7-10 pm. At Syosset Bowl, 111 Eileen Way, Syosset. $20 per person, $30 for nonmembers - includes 3 hr bowling, shoes, pizza and soft drinks, Cash Bar. Paid reservations by April 20th to Ann Billias 516-935-0843 Or Frank Albers 631-367-2208. TODAY, – MARCH 25th! THE GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE JOIN US! Buses leave after Church around noon. Reserve your seat by calling Steve Verveniotis at 6779650. We’ve got room! Let’s have a large contingent, or, you can come on your own and join us there. We are marching.
ST. CATHERINE’S PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS THANK YOU TO ALL the ladies who took time out of their busy days to cook a big and delicious meal for the North Shore Sheltering Program. We are done for this season. We are looking forward to next year with God's help, to start cooking again beginning in November. YOUR GENEROSITY is truly appreciated!!! We were able to collect $198 for the needy for the month of March. Collecting $1854 last Sunday for Greece is amazing! Thank you! PLEASE SHOW AGAIN YOUR GENEROSITY, this Sunday, when Philoptochos will be holding a tray to raise funds for the flowers needed to decorate the Epitaphios of our Lord. ST. CATHERINE'S PHILOPTOCHOS SCHOLARSHIP. If you are a Greek Orthodox High School Senior and have done philanthropic work in your community, you can apply for this scholarship. Each year one Long Island student is awarded $1,000 toward their college education. If you have any questions and would like to apply, please contact Vasilianna Fakiris at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917-335-4886. Application deadline is May 1st. HELP THE NORTH SHORE SHELTERING PROGRAM by providing much needed items on their wish list. Come to the Philoptochos Bulletin Board during coffee hour and pick any item from the board you would like to donate. Items range from hot sauce to tea to napkins. Please bring them in the following week. Thank you. SAVE THE DATE: OUR NEXT BOOK CLUB meeting will be on Thursday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm. The book selected is the life of St. Nektarios. Please visit the book store to secure a copy or call Christine Zeiner at 921-0524. THE GREEK SCHOOL PTA will be selling beautifully decorated Easter lambathes on: April 1, and April 8. The lambathes will be sold after liturgy, in the church hall. Any questions, please contact Angela Panageas at 674-2112. HELLENIC PROFESSIONAL WOMEN TO HOST 2012 ANNUAL CAREER FORUM at Cornell Club. Hellenic Professional Women Inc. (HPW) will host its 2012 Annual Career Forum at the Cornell Club in New York City on Saturday, April 28. The event, Careers in Challenging Times, will be moderated by Nicole Petallides, Fox Business Network anchor. The forum, designed to provide networking and mentorship opportunities to both seasoned and young professionals as well as students, will consist of individual presentations by accomplished special guests, a keynote address and Ask the Experts panel. Presenters will include the Honorable Koula Sophianou, Consul General of Cyprus; Maria Karalis, Partner, BDO USA LLP; Dr. Stella Lymberis, Radiation Oncology, NYU Langone Medical Center; Liz Meris, President, Pro Metal Construction, Inc.; and Alice Rigas, Dean of Registration and Financial Services, Columbia Law School. Keynote speaker Valia Glytsis, a leading executive leadership coach, will present two topics, From Living Your Life to Leading Your Life: Top Ten Lessons from a Leadership Coach and Discover, Define and Implement Your Personal Leadership Brand. The last segment will include a panel of more than 20 experts representing accounting, finance, career coaching, education, entrepreneurship, health care, law and government who will respond to audience questions in an informal setting. “Our career forum, which will offer unique networking and mentorship opportunities, is a great way to foster professional growth and development, especially in these challenging times,” said Maria Frantzis, HPW Founder and President. Admission is $35 for members, $45 for non-members and complimentary for student members. Admission for students who are non-members is $25. Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. To register, or for more information about HPW membership and events, please visit www.HellenicProfessionalWomen.org. Hellenic Professional Women Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that provides networking, educational, business and career opportunities that inspire and support professional growth. The organization’s primary mission is to encourage mentorship relationships between its members. HPW programs include regular meetings with guest speakers in all areas of expertise and professional development workshops. 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! 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. OUR DIRECT ARCHDIOCESAN DISTRICT has launched a new website, specific to our District. Please take a few moments to click on the link. It is a great resource to find out happenings and events happening in and around NY, and even the Bahamas, which is part of our District. The site also provides information pertaining to our local ministries. Check it out at http://ny.goarch.org.