Sunday Services: Orthros 8:30 am; Divine Liturgy 9:30 am.
Weekday Services: See parish website calendar link for updates.
20th Anniversary Journal / Memory Book: "Honoring our Past, Celebrating our Present, Looking Forward to Our Future"
As part of our 20th Anniversary Commemoration & Gala Luncheon, we are designing a print & online St. Anna 20th Anniversary Memory Book in lieu of a traditional ad journal. The intent is to include current family photos, as well as historic photos celebrating our growth as a Parish over the past 20 years. In particular, we would love to hear from our Youth over the years about their memories of growing up as members of St. Anna’s! Using a template we will provide, families can create their personalized St. Anna Family Memory Page (with up to 4 photos of your choosing depending on size and resolution). More details regarding the template and how to submit your own family photos and special Parish memories will be coming soon. As yet another way to capture the beauty of our Church at this historic milestone, we are also scheduling family photo sessions with a professional photographer in the Church after liturgy on select Sundays this fall. This family photo can be added to your Family Memory page along with other photos, or on its own. A link to book an appointment for your family photo will be provided shortly. For now, please start going through your family photo albums and join in the fun of documenting our first 20 years!
Holy Land Trip /Constantinople! - January 2023!!! 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: https://selectinternationaltours.com/fr-anastasios-kousoulas/. Everyone who attends must be able to walk about 8 miles each day without assistance.
Deposits are officially due in September, but please book early to reserve your spot. See Fr. A. if you have any questions. Thank you.
Please complete the Parish Ministries Survey that was emailed to everyone on our list. The Parish Council is asking the parishioners for ways we can best serve their ministry needs. Your anonymous and candid reply is most appreciated.
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 email@example.com or Arge Mardakis at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
|2022 Stewardship List|
|* Contributed but have not submitted stewardship card||Report Date: Jul 29, 2022|
|1||Agrapides, Peter & Stella||65||Kasabian, Spiro & Kathleen||129||Staikos, George & Christi|
|2||Andreou, Anthony||66||Katsiaficas, John&Soula||130||Staikos, Nicholas, Eirini Daskalakis|
|3||Andriopoulos-Perez, Elena||67||Kazantzis, Sava & Nancy||131||Stathopulos, Peter&Julan, Adriana *|
|4||Angelus, James&Elizabeth||68||Kehayes, Peter & Helen||132||Stavrakas, Spyros & Bia|
|5||Archimedes, Alexander & Debbie||69||Kehayes, Stephen & Beth||133||Stellakis, John & Eileen|
|6||Argiropoulos, Anthony & Amy||70||Kizoulis, Menas & Antonia||134||Stellakis, Stanley & Kathleen|
|7||Arvanitidou, Evangelia||71||Kosoglou, Teddy and Roula||135||Steubing, Michael & Maria Katsamani|
|8||Balaskas, Alexander & Meagan Maguire||72||Kousoulas, Constantine||136||Stevenson, Michael & Joanna *|
|9||Balios, Efthimia||73||Kousoulas, Demetrios||137||Stier, Benjamin & Eleftheria Tsatsos|
|10||Bauer, Paul||74||Kousoulas, Evangelos||138||Sullivan, Mary|
|11||Bongiovanni, Robert & Michele||75||Kousoulas, Fr. Anastasios & Presv. Nektaria||139||Tattoli, Larry & Maria|
|12||Bunce, Daniel & Marianne||76||Kousoulas, Panayiotis||140||Tattoli, Mark|
|13||Bunce, Evangelos & Brittany||77||Kousoulis, Theodore & Ayotte, Dawn||141||Tattoli, Steven|
|14||Callanan, Ryan & Christina Roros||78||Kubu, James & Evangeline||142||Theodoropoulos, Pete & Brittany Daniels|
|15||Ciacciarelli, Tom and Nancy||79||Kypridakes, Michael & Asimina||143||Ticas, Cesar & Areti|
|16||Collett, Martin & Adriane||80||Lambrianakos, George&Helen||144||Ticas, Christopher|
|17||Connell, William & Nikki||81||Logothetis, Nikita & Sophia||145||Toulatos, Katerina M *|
|18||Costalas, Paul & Josephine||82||Loukedis, Alexander & Jennifer||146||Toulatos, Nikoleta & Polixenia|
|19||Coutros, George & Lana||83||Mahdavian, Sharif & Stacey||147||Trumpy, Fred & Larisa|
|20||Coutros, Peter||84||Manoussakis, Stamati & Sofia||148||Tsatsos, Costa & Maria|
|21||Coutsouridis, John & Denise||85||Manteo, Michael & Gramatiki||149||Tsatsos, Sofia|
|22||Demetriou, Dorothy&James||86||Mardakis, Arge||150||Tsentas, Constantine & Eugenia|
|23||Diagelakis, Gerasimos & Kristen||87||Mariani, Anthony & Kristen||151||Tsokas, Lorraine|
|24||Diamantis, Ioannis & Gerasimoula||88||Markos, Elaine||152||Tsokas, Spyros|
|25||DiAndrea, Leoni||89||Martin, Stephen & Despina||153||Tsourounakis, Anthony *|
|26||DiBuono, Matthew & Pia Kasabian||90||Martini, Matt & Meropi, Louis||154||Tzovolos, Demetri and Arete|
|27||Disla, Mark & Anastasia Pappas||91||Mavrode, John Steven||155||Tzovolos, Olympia|
|28||Doty, James & Kathy *||92||Mavrode, Michael & Demetra||156||Vaporakis, John & Kim|
|29||Douvris, John & Aimee||93||Mavrode, William Michael||157||Vaporakis, Kaliope|
|30||Douvris, Nikolas||94||Mazza, Emily Connelly & Costa & Poulis, Renee||158||Varas, Alexander Pericles|
|31||Fallon, Ellie||95||McElroy, Stephanie||159||Varas, Loukas Michael|
|32||Fallon, Tom & Anna||96||Millett, Matthew & Maria||160||Varas, Michael & Elaine|
|33||Fania, Michael & Vicky||97||Montalvo, Alex&Maria||161||Vlahakes, Louis & Anastasia|
|34||Fearon, TJ & Colette *||98||Moshonas, Nektaria||162||Vlahakis, Dan|
|35||Ferreira, Jorge & Angela||99||Mulcahy, Dr. Wayne and Mary||163||Vlahakis, Peter *|
|36||Finley, Thomas & Antoinette||100||Nelson, Stephanie||164||Weekley, Dave & Sophia|
|37||Foglia, Katina||101||Nicolaou, Nicolaos & Kaliopi *||165||Wygera, Walter & Constance|
|38||Gacos, Chris & Frances||102||Olsen, Richard & Kattia||166||Xenakis, Matthew & Vasiliki|
|39||Gatanis, Michael & Angela||103||Paitakes, John&Linda||167||Ypsilantis, Ioannis|
|40||Georgeles, George & Maria||104||Paliatsos, Mary *||168||Ypsilantis, Peter & Antonia|
|41||Giambrone, Charles J||105||Panageas, Bill & Margaret||169||Zajac, Pegi|
|42||Gianakos, Michael & Dianne||106||Panageas, Sophia||170||Zanidakis, Theodore & Charlotte|
|43||Giannouris, John & Tracey||107||Panayote, William & Deborah||171||Zannikos, Peter & Amy|
|44||Gianos, Irene||108||Pappas, Demitrios & Stacy||172|
|45||Gilman, Cliff & Karen||109||Pappas, Vivian Schiavone||173|
|46||Giotis, John & Karen||110||Pelios, Georgia||174|
|47||Grina, Peter & Diana||111||Peppe, George & Demetra||175|
|48||Halkiadakis, John & Vassie *||112||Petromelis, Christopher & Georgette||176|
|49||Hawes, Ashlynn||113||Petromelis, Phyllis||177|
|50||Hawes, Brian & Allison Faches||114||Procyk, Eugenia||178|
|51||Hawes, Carrick||115||Radzicki, Martin & Katie||179|
|52||Heinke, Michael & Simone||116||Rentoulis, Nikolaos||180|
|53||Heinke, Zoe & Andy Riley *||117||Rienzo, Candice||181|
|54||Higueros, Jorge & Katerina Douvris||118||Roupas, Daniel & Mary||182|
|55||Iliakostas, Vasilis & Konstantina||119||Rudy, George & Sofia||183|
|56||Iliopoulos, Christos & Anna||120||Sacalis, John||184|
|57||Jaghab, Danny & Delmy||121||Sakellos, Evan & Catherine||185|
|58||Jimenez, Lee&Deanne||122||Sakellos, George||186|
|59||Johnson, Bill||123||Sfondouris, John & Maria||187|
|60||Johnson, Gloria||124||Shepardson, Lilyan||188|
|61||Kaldes, John & Zoi||125||Sideris, Leonidas & Elizabeth||189|
|62||Kamnitsis, Christopher & Heather||126||Soteropoulos, Dean & Elizabeth||190|
|63||Kamnitsis, Constantine & Nancy||127||Staikos, Angelica||191|
|64||Karazoupis, Vasilios & Panayiota *||128||Staikos, Anthony||192|
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 --> virtua.org/KidneyDonation or call Jennie Roggio at 856-796-9376. Thank you.
From our Travel Agent for the Pilgrimage:
"I wanted to reach out to you in case you know people from your community who may be looking for work. We are hiring for a part-time bookkeeper to work 2-3 days per week and two administrative assistants who would work with the Travel Account Managers. Just in case you know someone who is an experienced office professional, good with people and loves to travel, please give them my contact." (See Fr. A if interested)
Because of the many diseases that occur in the month of August, the custom prevailed of old in Constantinople to carry the precious Wood of the Cross in procession throughout the city for its sanctification and its deliverance from illnesses. It was brought forth from the imperial treasury on the last day of July and placed upon the Holy Table of the Great Church of the Holy Wisdom; and beginning today, until the Dormition of the Theotokos, it was carried in procession throughout the city and was set forth for veneration before the people.
The Seven Youths hid themselves in a certain cave near Ephesus in the year 250, to escape the persecution of Decius. By divine grace, a sleep came upon them and they slept for 184 years, until the reign of Saint Theodosius the Younger, when the doctrine of the resurrection was being assailed by heretics. They then awoke, that is, were resurrected, confirming in the sight of all the bodily resurrection; and again after a short time, by divine command, they reposed in the Lord in the year 434.
Our Lord had spoken to His disciples many times not only concerning His Passion, Cross, and Death, but also concerning the coming persecutions and afflictions that they themselves would endure. Since all these evils were near at hand, but the enjoyment of good things which they hoped to receive in their stead was yet to come, our Savior desired to give them full assurance, evidently and openly, concerning that glory which is prepared for those who endure to the end. Therefore, fulfilling that which He had promised shortly before, that "there be some standing here which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in His Kingdom" (Matt. 16:28), He took His three foremost disciples and ascended Mount Tabor, where He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became white as the light. Suddenly, together with this dread and marvelous effulgence of light, there appeared those pinnacles of the Prophets, Moses and Elias, who spoke with the Lord Jesus concerning His saving Passion which was about to take place. Standing before Him as reverent servants, they showed that He is the Lord of both the living and the dead, for Moses came forth from Hades, having died many centuries before, and Elias, as it were from heaven, whither he had been taken up while yet alive. After a little while a radiant cloud overshadowed them and out of the cloud they heard that same voice which had been heard at the Jordan at the Baptism of Christ, testifying to the Divinity of Jesus and saying: "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well-pleased; hear ye Him" (Matt. 17: 5).
Such are the marvels, truly worthy of God, celebrated in this present feast, which is an image and prefiguring of the future state of the righteous, whose splendor the Lord spoke of, saying: "Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun" (Matt. 13:43). It is because of this that the Kontakion of this Feast is said daily (when there is not a great feast) in the Service of the Typica in perpetual commemoration of the glory that will be the lot of the Saints. According to tradition, the Lord's Transfiguration came to pass forty days before His Crucifixion; this is why the Transfiguration is celebrated forty days before the Exaltation of the Cross.
Prokeimenon. Plagal 2nd Tone. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 15:1-7.
Brethren, we who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves; let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to edify him. For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached thee fell on me." For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
7th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 9:27-35
At that time, as Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, "Have mercy on us, Son of David." When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to him, "Yes, Lord." Then he touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith be it done to you." And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, "See that no one knows it." But they went away and spread his fame through all that district.
As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to him. And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, "Never was anything like this seen in Israel." But the Pharisees said, "He casts out demons by the prince of demons."
And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.