GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY RESURRECTION SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2012 â€“ Vol. 36 #31 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 Reading: Philippians 4:4-9 pg. 145 BRETHREN, rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace will be with you. Gospel Reading: John 12:1-18 pg. 146 Six days before Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazaros was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; Martha served, and Lazaros was one of those at table with him. Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was to betray him), said "Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?" This he said, not that he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box he used to take what was put into it. Jesus said, "Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my burial. The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me." When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Lazaros, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to put Lazaros also to death, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus. The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!" And Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it; as it is written, "Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt!" His disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that this had been written of him and had been done to him. The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazaros out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. CHURCH ORDER: Whole Parish Council. ALTAR SERVERS: George Pappous, George Toskos, Christopher Christodoulou, Nicholas Dilena, Peter Paralikas, Stephen Vlavianos, James Bazakos, Pericles Ipiotis, Nicholas Mihaltses, Matthew Rakowski. COFFEE HOUR: No Coffee Hour today. TODAY WE COMMEMORATE PALM SUNDAY. WE ALSO COMMEMORATE: Sts. Agavos, Rouphos, Asynkritos, Phlegon, Herodion, and Hermes of the 70 Apostles; St. Rufus the Obedient of the Kiev Caves; St. Celestine, Pope of Rome.
PALM SUNDAY celebrates the glorious and brilliant feast of the Entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem. Zechariah had prophesied the entrance of the Messiah into Jerusalem, saying: "Rejoice greatly ... O daughter of Jerusalem; behold, the King comes unto You; he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass", Zech. 9:9. The contemporary Jews associated this prophecy with the expected Messiah. This action of Christ testifies to His nature as Savior, but with the definite declaration that His Kingdom was not of this world. The news that Christ was in Bethany provoked a general enthusiasm of acceptance, but also of indignation among the High Priests, who had decided to kill Christ. The main road leading to Jerusalem was covered with palm trees. The multitudes, with palm branches in their hands, spread their cloaks on the road as a show of respect, crying out: "Hosanna to the Son of David, blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord'. All the actions and words of the people and, of Christ had a Messianic meaning readily recognized by the Jews of that time. As usual, Christ went immediately to the Temple, where He prayed and taught. That evening He departed for Bethany. A custom of distributing branches of palms to the people in the Church prevails to this day, commemorating the victory of Christ against the evil powers. – excerpted from www.goarch.org. UPCOMING SERVICES AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: April 7, Saturday of Lazarus DIVINE LITURGY 9:30 am April 8, Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy, Blessing of the Palms 9:30 am Evening – First Service of Christ the Bridegroom 7:00 pm April 9, Holy Monday Presanctified Liturgy 9:30 am 2nd Service of Christ the Bridegroom 7:00 pm April 10, Holy Tuesday Presanctified Liturgy 9:30 am 3rd Service of Christ the Bridegroom 7:00 pm April 11, Holy Wednesday Presanctified Liturgy 9:30 am Sacrament of Holy UNCTION, with anointing (especially for children) 3:00 pm Sacrament of Holy UNCTION, with anointing 7:00 pm April 12, Holy Thursday DIVINE LITURGY of the Mystical Supper 6:30 am THE HOLY PASSION, the 12 Gospels, the Crucifixion 7:00 pm April 13, Great and Holy Friday Church open for Veneration of the Cross & Royal Hours read 9:30 am APOKATHELOSIS VESPERS, the Lowering from the Cross 3:00 pm THE LAMENTATIONS at the Epitaphio, Procession outside 7:00 pm April 14, Holy Saturday Divine Liturgy 9:30 am Resurrection Orthros and Divine Liturgy 11:00 pm April 15, Easter Sunday Vespers of Love 11:00 am April 21, GREAT VESPERS— Parish’s Feastday 7:00 pm April 22, Sunday of Thomas – Parish’s Feastday Orthros 8:00 am Archepiscopal Divine Liturgy 9:30 am *** THERE WILL BE NO BULLETIN NEXT WEEK. KALO PASCHA AND BLESSED EASTER!
Little Girls needed as Myrophores for the Epitaphio On Holy Friday evening, our young girls (between 6 and 12 years old) will be asked to participate in the service as Myrofores (Myrrh-‐‑bearing women). This is a blessed opportunity for our young ladies to enjoy the Holy Friday service by participating. Practice will be held after the Holy Unction service on Holy Wednesday afternoon around 5:15 p.m. If you plan on having your daughter(s) participate, please email Fr. John (firstname.lastname@example.org). White robes and baskets will be provided.
ST. CATHERINEâ€™S PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS BRAVO TO GREEK SCHOOL! Some of our Board members, including our president, attended the Independence Day program the Greek School had after coffee hour this past Sunday. The children were magnificent in their costumes and so eloquent in their mastery of the Greek language, songs and dance. Philoptochos is very proud of you all! ZHTO! THANK YOU to all the organizations on behalf of Father and the Philoptochos for helping prepare meals for the Lenten Lecture series. The Philoptochos, Parish Council, Choir, Parea Club and Sunday School did a phenomenal job, providing food and fellowship after each Presanctified Liturgy. The lectures were all spiritually inspiring and we all look forward to next year! PHILOPTOCHOS SUNSHINE COMMITTEE will be visiting the home bound with Father John this Pascha season on Saturday April 14th. Please contact us if you know anyone in need of a visit. Christine Zeiner 921-0524, Maria Verveniotis 677-9650 or the church office to speak to Father. IN CELEBRATION of fifteen years of sheltering and feeding the homeless, The North Shore Sheltering Program is presenting an afternoon of music and tea at Friends Academy on Sunday, May 6th at 3 pm. Those interested in attending the symphony, tickets are $20. Those who wish to attend both symphony and tea reception $50. Please contact Vasilianna Fakiris 627-6444 for tickets and questions. FESTIVAL! In an effort to help our church and our festival committee, the Philoptochos Board has voted on sponsoring the pastry booth. The cost of the pastries runs from $2000 to $2500. In the next few weeks, Philoptochos members will be receiving a phone call from one of the board members, asking for a donation towards the pastries. Please consider helping as much as you can. Every effort must be made to help the Festival Committee in raising much needed funds for our beautiful church! PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT PHILOPTOCHOS in its efforts to cover the cost of the flowers for the Epitaphios of our Lord. The ladies will be holding a tray this Sunday after Liturgy. PALM MAKING AND GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING on Friday, April 6th at 7:00 pm. Please join us for a beautiful evening of making palm crosses, sharing fellowship and enjoying some snacks and desserts. Please bring with you a pair of scissors. Looking forward to seeing you! 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 email@example.com or call 917-335-4886. Application deadline is May 1st. DO NOT MISS PHILOPTOCHOS' next Book Club Meeting! The date has been changed to Thurs May 24th at 7:00 pm. We will be discussing the life of St. Nektarios. Live the anguish and betrayal that this modern day saint experienced and rose above, when his fruitful life in Alexandria, Egypt, completely changed because of jealousy and slander! So, please get your copy of St. Nektarios The Saint of our Century by Soto Chondropoulos. Books available at our church's Book Store for $30. Any questions please contact Christine Zeiner at 921-0524. THE RESURRECTION SENIORS will be having their Paschalino Luncheon on Tuesday, April 24th at 12 noon in the Church Hall. Come and enjoy a lovely lunch while celebrating Pascha with fellow parishioners. RSVP by Fri April 20th to Aleka Bellidoro 676-3430 or Maria Verveniotis firstname.lastname@example.org. THE GREEK SCHOOL PTA will be selling beautifully decorated Easter lambathes on April 8th. The lambathes will be sold after liturgy, in the church hall. Any questions, please contact Angela Panageas at 674-2112. IN COLLABORATION WITH THE GREEK SCHOOL PTA OF THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL CHURCH OF PORT WASHINGTON AND OF THE HOLY RESURRECTION CHURCH OF BROOKVILLE, ladies gathered at Jonathan's Restaurant in Garden City, enjoying an evening "Into the World of Pampering", with a full line of cosmetics distributed by MARY KAY in order to raise funds for the
Ronald McDonald House. The well attended event, initiated by Georgia Kaparos- AMC Greek School PTA, and Angela Panageas-Holy Resurrection Greek School PTA, raised hundreds of dollars, which were generously donated to benefit the Ronald McDonald House, NY, Greek Division, in support of the philanthropic mission in helping children, who come from so far away, to find shelter, love and comfort. In expressing her appreciation, Spiridoula Katechis, Administrator -Greek Division (pictured left with Mrs. Kaparos) noted, "Your continued support and dedication towards our on-going mission is greatly appreciated! Thank you for believing and standing by our children in Need! God Bless!" as she was presented with the donation. For more information, or to make a donation to the Ronald McDonald House, please email….. Skatechis@rmh-newyork.org CALLING ALL MEN AND WOMEN WHO WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN RECREATIONAL BASKETBALL. This month’s session will be held on April 20th, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, at the Greenvale School (on 25A). If interested contact: Peter Koumoulis at email@example.com or Nickie Demos at Nickiedee@aol.com. 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). This month’s session will be held on April 20th. If you are interested please email Jim Xanthos at James.firstname.lastname@example.org or Nickie Demos at Nickiedee@aol.com. THE PAREA CLUB BOWLING NIGHT! Join us for an evening of bowling Friday April 27th 7-10 pm. At Syosset Bowl, 111 Eileen Way, Syosset. $20 per for non-members - includes 3 hr bowling, shoes, pizza and soft drinks, Cash Bar. reservations by April 20th to Ann Billias 516-935-0843 Or Frank Albers 631-367-
fun! $30 Paid
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. THE OLYMPIC GAMES will be held May 25-27th. As a church, we participate in several events. We need people who are willing to coach our children in their events. In order to do this you must attend a meeting at St. Paul’s in Hempstead March 6th to receive your credentials allowing you to coach. For all past coaches, you also must attend the seminar on March 6th. For information see Nickie Demos or access GOADO.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.
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. 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 HELP WITH CHILDREN, Seeking responsible woman 3-5 days per week to help out with kids aged 8, 11 & 13. Must drive and speak English. Light housekeeping and light meals for kids. 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.