The Senior Choir sang their final Liturgy this morning as they will recess for the summer months. God bless our Choir director, Helen Hiotakis and all of the Choir members for their dedicated service to our community.
The Feast Day of our Parish - a magnificent day, highlighted with a pastoral visitation by Bishop Andonios, the Vesper service of Pentecost and our annual Panygiri Picnic for all of our parishioners. Music was provided by Michael Zoulis and his Orchestra. Many, many thanks to the Modroukas family for cooking and donating the delicious food enjoyed by all!
Deacon Simon Menya addressed our community this morning at outlined his future ministry within the Orthodox Church of Uganda, including his own ordination to the priesthood next month. He was presented with checks on behalf of our Ladies Philoptochos Society, Ahepa chapter 405 and a personal donation from Presbytera Kay Kyriakos to help him with is task to help grow the Orthodox faith in Africa.
Also, the Oath of Office was administered today by Fr. Nick to the 2019-20 Ladies Philoptochos Board of Directors of our parish. He congratulated outgoing President Marina Sirras for her years of dedicated service to the chapter.
Additionally, Sunday School graduation and recognition to all of the students and teachers of the program was held this morning at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy. In addition, members of the Junior Choir and graduating senior altar boys were thanked by Fr. Nick for their participation over the years. Finally, Georgeann Mavrovitis presented a check to the Parish Council for over $5,000, representing final payment for new robes for the Senior Choir. The check was accepted on behalf of the Parish Council by Vice President George Kourakos.
Finally, this extremely beautiful and busy Sunday at church ended with the annual spring concert by the Westchester County Greek Youth Orchestra directed by Thanos Kokkalas.
The Apodosis of Pascha at our sister parish - the Church of Our Saviour in Rye on the eve of the Feast of the Ascension of Christ.
AHEPA Sunday 2019
Beautiful Mother’s Day poems were read by students of our Greek Afternoon School at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy. Happy Mother’s Day to all!
As is his tradition, Fr. Nick sat with our young children and spoke to them about the wondrous Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Gospel was proclaimed in several languages - symbolic of spreading the good news to the world.
Paschal Midnight Liturgy presided by Bishop Andonios of Phasiane, Chancellor of our Archdiocese