St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2022-07-03
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St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (908) 968-4004
  • Fax:
  • (908) 968-4002
  • Street Address:

  • 85 Voorhees Corner Road,

  • Flemington, NJ 08822

Contact Information

Services Schedule

Sunday Services:  Orthros 8:30 am; Divine Liturgy 9:30  am.  

Weekday Services:  See parish website calendar link for updates.


Past Bulletins

Parish News

Memorials:  Today we offer the 5-year memorial for Irini Fifis, mother of Olympia Tzovolos and the 3-year memorial for Demetrios Skamagoulis, father of Maria Millet.  May their memory be eternal!
A Blessed 4th of July to all!  Fr. A. will read a special encyclical today from His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros honoring our National Holiday tomorrow.
Archdiocesan Clergy-Laity Congress: Our parish will be represented this week (July 3-8), at the National CLC by Fr Anastasios and Dr. John Douvris, PC President.  This is the first in-person national assembly since Boston in 2018 and marks the 100th Anniversary of our Archdiocese.  Events include the Consecration of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Shrine at WTC (Great Vespers tonight and consecration Orthros / Divine Liturgy tomorrow morning, July 4).  You can follow these services live on the stream from
Opa! Festival News
Planning is underway for our Opa! festival from Sept. 9 to 11. 
Look for paper mail in your mailbox this week on how you can help support parish festival efforts at this time. (Also, please note the inserts in the OPA! section of this electronic bulletin that includes the Letter to the Parishioners and a Sponsor Form).
POSTPONED: Our Annual Parish Fishing Trip will hopefully be planned for the fall.  (Low turnout for our proposed summer date.)  See Bill Johnson if interested.

Holy Land Trip /Constantinople! - January 2023!!!  This trip was delayed 2 years due to COVID.  Fr. A is organizing a Holy Land / Constantinople Trip for our parish from January 8-20, 2023.  Please visit the Travel Agent link for our trip:

Deposits are officially due in September, but please book early to reserve your spot. A special presentation by Edita at Select International Tours for those interested is TODAY, Sunday, June 26 from 11:00 AM to 12 PM. Thank you.

Camp Good Shepherd Registration is now open!  All youth are asked to join Fr. A and all the other clergy, counselors, and campers from Northern NJ who will attend an exciting and fun week at summer camp from July 17 to 23.  Flyers are posted on the bulletin board with more information.  Please see Fr. A today if interested!

4 x 8 paver for $300.
12 x 12 paver for $800 if ordered by 8/1/22 then $1,000 after that. The order form is on our parish website. Please contact any PC member (especially Evan Sakellos, the Paver Campaign Chair) with any questions about the program.  This is a historic year (20th Anniversary) and this is a beautiful way to honor or memorialize our loved ones.


Please be on the lookout in the coming weeks for the Parish Ministries Survey asking the parishioners for ways we can best serve their ministry needs.

SAVE THE DATE! SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 - 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!  His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America is expected to preside at services this day along with other clergy.  We are planning a wonderful 20th Anniversary Luncheon at Razberry's Catering Hall on Rte. 12 for all to celebrate our 20th Anniversary together!  Please be sure to attend this wonderful celebration of our 20th Anniversary!

Ladies Philoptochos: 

Philoptochos has been reinvigorated to continue outreach where we can be of service to our St. Anna family as well as to our Hunterdon County community.  Many parishioners (old and new friends) are Philoptochos members and enjoy this very important ministry of the church.  If you are not a current member, Philoptochos invites you to become a member and welcomes your talents and support.  For membership information and an enrollment form, please contact either Maria Tattoli at or Arge Mardakis at  We look forward to hearing from you.

GREEK DANCE: Please contact Larisa or Fr. A for more information about the Junior Greek Dance practices (OPA! Festival is always the 2nd weekend in September.)  Our Senior Dancers represented us at the Easton Greek Festival on June 4.  The 10 sessions with Mrs. Kelly finished on June 20.  We hope to start again in August to be ready for the OPA! Festival on Sept. 9-11.  New dancers welcome!
Young Adults - Fr. A is helping to organize the Young Adult ministry in the region.  Many events are being planned for our region!  Please be sure that Fr. A has the email and cell numbers of all our 18-35-year-olds so that he can reach out to them.  See Fr. A for information on upcoming Young Adult events.  NEXT REGIONAL EVENT:  FRIDAY, AUG. 19, END OF SUMMER KICK-OFF BASH ON THE HUDSON RIVER.  EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BY JULY 31.  MORE INFO SOON!



STEWARDSHIP 2022: Thank you for your support!
2022 Stewardship Status: we have 156 Pledges totaling $166,170 received to date.  We also have 12 families who have contributed $6,270 to date but have not submitted a stewardship card.  It is important that all families complete a stewardship card to be considered a steward.  The current Stewardship List and other stewardship information are posted on the bulletin board by the water cooler.

2022 Stewardship List
* Contributed but have not submitted stewardship card Report Date: Jul 1, 2022
1 Agrapides, Peter & Stella 65 Kazantzis, Sava & Nancy 129 Stathopulos, Peter&Julan, Adriana *
2 Andreou, Anthony 66 Kehayes, Peter & Helen 130 Stavrakas, Spyros & Bia
3 Andriopoulos-Perez, Elena 67 Kehayes, Stephen & Beth 131 Stellakis, John  & Eileen
4 Angelus, James&Elizabeth 68 Kizoulis, Menas & Antonia 132 Stellakis, Stanley & Kathleen
5 Archimedes, Alexander & Debbie 69 Kosoglou, Teddy and Roula 133 Steubing, Michael & Maria Katsamani
6 Argiropoulos, Anthony & Amy 70 Kousoulas, Constantine 134 Stevenson, Michael & Joanna *
7 Balaskas, Alexander & Meagan Maguire 71 Kousoulas, Demetrios 135 Stier, Benjamin & Eleftheria Tsatsos
8 Balios, Efthimia 72 Kousoulas, Evangelos 136 Sullivan, Mary
9 Bauer, Paul 73 Kousoulas, Fr. Anastasios & Presv. Nektaria 137 Tattoli, Larry & Maria
10 Bongiovanni, Robert & Michele 74 Kousoulas, Panayiotis 138 Tattoli, Mark
11 Bunce, Daniel & Marianne 75 Kousoulis, Theodore & Ayotte, Dawn 139 Tattoli, Steven
12 Bunce, Evangelos & Brittany 76 Kubu, James & Evangeline 140 Theodoropoulos, Pete & Brittany Daniels
13 Callanan, Ryan & Christina Roros 77 Kypridakes, Michael & Asimina 141 Ticas, Cesar & Areti
14 Ciacciarelli, Tom and Nancy 78 Lambrianakos, George&Helen 142 Ticas, Christopher
15 Collett, Martin & Adriane 79 Logothetis, Nikita & Sophia 143 Toulatos, Katerina M *
16 Connell, William & Nikki 80 Loukedis, Alexander & Jennifer 144 Toulatos, Nikoleta & Polixenia
17 Costalas, Paul & Josephine 81 Mahdavian, Sharif & Stacey 145 Trumpy, Fred & Larisa
18 Coutros, George & Lana 82 Manoussakis, Stamati & Sofia 146 Tsatsos, Costa & Maria
19 Coutros, Peter 83 Manteo, Michael & Gramatiki 147 Tsatsos, Sofia
20 Coutsouridis, John & Denise 84 Mardakis, Arge 148 Tsentas, Constantine & Eugenia
21 Demetriou, Dorothy&James 85 Mariani, Anthony & Kristen 149 Tsokas, Lorraine
22 Diagelakis, Gerasimos & Kristen 86 Markos, Elaine 150 Tsokas, Spyros
23 Diamantis, Ioannis & Gerasimoula 87 Martin, Stephen & Despina 151 Tsourounakis, Anthony *
24 DiAndrea, Leoni 88 Martini, Matt & Meropi, Louis 152 Tzovolos, Demetri and Arete
25 DiBuono, Matthew & Pia Kasabian 89 Mavrode, John Steven 153 Tzovolos, Olympia
26 Disla, Mark & Anastasia Pappas 90 Mavrode, Michael & Demetra 154 Vaporakis, John & Kim
27 Doty, James & Kathy * 91 Mavrode, William Michael 155 Vaporakis, Kaliope
28 Douvris, John & Aimee 92 Mazza, Emily Connelly & Costa & Poulis, Renee 156 Varas, Alexander Pericles
29 Douvris, Nikolas 93 McElroy, Stephanie 157 Varas, Loukas Michael
30 Fallon, Ellie 94 Millett, Matthew & Maria 158 Varas, Michael & Elaine
31 Fallon, Tom & Anna 95 Montalvo, Alex&Maria 159 Vlahakes, Louis & Anastasia
32 Fania, Michael & Vicky 96 Moshonas, Nektaria 160 Vlahakis, Dan
33 Fearon, TJ & Colette * 97 Mulcahy, Dr. Wayne and Mary 161 Vlahakis, Peter *
34 Ferreira, Jorge & Angela 98 Nelson, Stephanie 162 Wygera, Walter & Constance
35 Foglia, Katina 99 Nicolaou, Nicolaos & Kaliopi * 163 Xenakis, Matthew & Vasiliki
36 Gacos, Chris & Frances 100 Olsen, Richard & Kattia 164 Ypsilantis, Ioannis
37 Gatanis, Michael & Angela 101 Paitakes, John&Linda 165 Ypsilantis, Peter & Antonia
38 Georgeles, George & Maria 102 Paliatsos, Mary * 166 Zajac, Pegi
39 Giambrone, Charles J 103 Panageas, Bill & Margaret 167 Zanidakis, Theodore & Charlotte
40 Gianakos, Michael & Dianne 104 Panageas, Sophia 168 Zannikos, Peter & Amy
41 Giannouris, John & Tracey 105 Panayote, William & Deborah 169  
42 Gianos, Irene 106 Pappas, Demitrios & Stacy 170  
43 Gilman, Cliff & Karen 107 Pappas, Vivian Schiavone 171  
44 Giotis, John & Karen 108 Pelios, Georgia 172  
45 Grina, Peter & Diana 109 Peppe, George & Demetra 173  
46 Halkiadakis, John & Vassie * 110 Petromelis, Christopher & Georgette 174  
47 Hawes, Ashlynn 111 Petromelis, Phyllis 175  
48 Hawes, Brian & Allison Faches 112 Procyk, Eugenia 176  
49 Hawes, Carrick 113 Radzicki, Martin & Katie 177  
50 Heinke, Michael & Simone 114 Rentoulis, Nikolaos 178  
51 Heinke, Zoe & Andy Riley * 115 Rienzo, Candice 179  
52 Higueros, Jorge & Katerina Douvris 116 Roupas, Daniel & Mary 180  
53 Iliakostas, Vasilis & Konstantina 117 Rudy, George & Sofia 181  
54 Iliopoulos, Christos & Anna 118 Sacalis, John 182  
55 Jaghab, Danny & Delmy 119 Sakellos, Evan & Catherine 183  
56 Jimenez, Lee&Deanne 120 Sakellos, George 184  
57 Johnson, Bill 121 Sfondouris, John & Maria 185  
58 Johnson, Gloria 122 Shepardson, Lilyan 186  
59 Kaldes, John & Zoi 123 Sideris, Leonidas & Elizabeth 187  
60 Kamnitsis, Christopher & Heather 124 Soteropoulos, Dean & Elizabeth 188  
61 Kamnitsis, Constantine & Nancy 125 Staikos, Angelica 189  
62 Karazoupis, Vasilios & Panayiota * 126 Staikos, Anthony 190  
63 Kasabian, Spiro & Kathleen 127 Staikos, George & Christi 191  
64 Katsiaficas, John&Soula 128 Staikos, Nicholas, Eirini Daskalakis 192

Andrea Kalliaras is a parishioner within our Metropolis who has a health need. She has been diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia that can only be cured by a stem cell transplant. We have an opportunity to help Andrea by volunteering to take a test to determine donor suitability. This 10-second cheek swab test can be done in the convenience of one's home and is free of charge. We ask that you please include Andrea in your prayers and consider participating in the donor process.

Please use the following link to learn more about Andrea's situation and to find the instructions for ordering a test kit.
(See Fr. A for more info). Thank you.
Nanny needed in Branchburg: "My husband and I are in search of a loving nanny for our 11-month-old daughter.  We just moved to Branchburg, NJ...either full-time or part-time.  Ella is 11 months old. Either 4 or 3 days a week. My phone number is 315-420-6523. We live in Branchburg, NJ... Thank you."   - Anna Badalian 

Kidney Donor Needed for 18-year-old: Melina Galias of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Egg Harbor Township, NJ has been on dialysis since June 2021.  She has been accepted to Drexel University but needs a kidney transplant.  Please register with VirtualHealth Kidney Donor Program on behalf of Melina.  A donor must be older than 18 and in good overall health.  A living donor is sought with O or B blood types. For more info re: registration --> or call Jennie Roggio at 856-796-9376.  Thank you.



OPA! Festival News


Saints and Feasts

July 03

Gerasimos the Holy Martyr of Karenesi

July 03

3rd Sunday of Matthew

July 03

Hyacinth the Martyr of Caesarea & Theodotos and Theodota the Martyrs

The Martyr Hyacinth, who was from Caesarea of Cappadocia, was the chamberlain of the Emperor Trajan. On being constrained by the Emperor to partake of the sacrifices offered to idols and not wishing to do so, he was shut up in prison without food, where he gave up his spirit to God in the year 108.


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. 2nd Tone. Psalm 117.14,18.
The Lord is my strength and my song.
Verse: The Lord has chastened me sorely.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 5:1-10.

Brethren, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have obtained access by faith to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us. While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Why, one will hardly die for a righteous man -- though perhaps for a good man one will dare even to die. But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we are now justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

Gospel Reading

3rd Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 6:22-33

The Lord said, "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear? For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well."


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the 2nd Tone

When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity. And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, all the powers in the Heavens cried out: O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.

Seasonal Kontakion in the 2nd Tone

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

Wisdom of the Fathers

For God, He said, gave us understanding, that we might chase away all ignorance, and have the right judgment of things, and that using this as a kind of weapon and light against all that is grievous or hurtful, we might remain in safety. But we betray the gift for the sake of things superfluous and useless.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 20 and 21 on Matthew 6, 4th Century

A brother, more thrifty than covetous, ... left behind him at his death a hundred pieces of money which he had earned by weaving linen. ... a council was held as to what should be done [with the money] ... However, Macarius, Pambo, Isidore and the rest of those called fathers, speaking by the Spirit, decided that they should be interred with their owner, with the words: "Thy money perish with thee."
St. Jerome
Letter 22 to Eustochium