(Please note schedule subject to change. Please call church office to confirm times.)
Sunday Services: Orthros 8:15 am; Divine Liturgy 9:15 am. Followed by Sunday School and Fellowship Hour in our Community Center.
Weekly Feastday / Major Saint Day Liturgies: 9 am Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy.
Prokeimenon. First Mode. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 4:7-13.
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.
Sunday after Epiphany
The Reading is from Matthew 4:12-17
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."
TODAY there will be a Memorial Service for Georgia Staikos, loving wife of Anthony Staikos, mother of George Staikos, and Yia Yia of Angelica, Anthony and Christopher. May her memory be eternal.
TODAY there will be a 14-year Memorial Service for Dimitrios Tsovolos, loving husband of Olympia and father of Irene, Dimtiri and Eleni. May his memory be eternal.
TODAY we will hold the Annual Parish Vasilopita Cutting hosted by the Philoptochos
TODAY Fellowship Hour is sponsored by the Staikos and Tsovolos families in memory of their beloved Georgia and Dimitrios.
TODAY we will swear in the 2017 Parish Council: Joanne Diver, John Douvris, Jorge Ferreira, Cliff Gillman, Nikolaos Kritharis, Michael Kypridakes, John Kaldes, Arge Mardakis, Bill Panageas, Dean Soteropoulos, Costa Tstatsos, Larry Tattolli and Peter Zannikos.
Please contact Father Anastasios on his mobile phone to schedule House Blessings this month.
January 17: Feast Day of St. Anthony, Orthros & Divine Liturgy, 9 am
January 17: St. Athanasios Great Vespers at St. Athanasios Church in Paramus, NJ, 7 pm
January 18: Sts. Athanasios and Cyril Patriarchs Alexandria, Orthros & Divine Liturgy, 9 am
January 25: St. Gregory the Theologian - Orthros & Divine Liturgy, 9 am
January 30: Three Hierarchs - Orthros & Divine Liturgy, 9 am
Education: Sunday School reconvenes today.
Greek School resumes on Monday, January 9. Please remember that there is no Greek School on Monday, January 16 due to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr holiday.
Apokriatiko Glendi – February 18, 2017, 7 pm – 11 pm
The Parish Council and Philoptochos are jointly sponsoring St. Anna’s Apokriatiko Glendi (Mardi Gras), an evening of music, dancing, food and family fellowship. Please support this fundraiser for our beloved St. Anna, as it is part of our parish’s history on our path towards continuing growth. Tickets are $50 for adults, $25 for children under 18 and free for children under five. You have choices to sign up to attend – every Sunday after church or contact Margaret Panageas at 908-246-7527 or Arge Mardakis at 908-253-0484. We look forward to hearing from you.
STEWARDSHIP: Stewardship is the sharing of the talents and treasures that God has provided for us. An Orthodox Christian Steward is an active participant in the life of the Church. The parish encourages all who accept the Orthodox Faith to become practicing Stewards.
2016 Stewardship Status: There were 128 Pledges totaling $166,530 for an average of $1,301 and $164,211 received to date. There were also 6 families who contributed $2,975 but did not submit stewardship cards. Therefore, the total 2016 stewardship contribution was $167,186. Any Stewards who could not fulfill their 2016 commitment are asked to please see Father
…Remember a rich man is not one who has much, but one who gives much…