Sunday Services: Orthros 8:30 am; Divine Liturgy 9:30 am.
Weekday Services: See parish website calendar link for updates.
Memorial Service today - for the parents of Leo Sideris: the Rev. Fr. Theodore Sideris (1-year) and Presvytera Anna Sideris (3-year). May their memory be eternal! The Sideris family is offering the Fellowship Hour refreshments in memory of Father Theodore and Presvytera Anna.
Weekday services: Thursday, Sept. 14 - The Elevation of the Holy Cross. Orthros begins at 8:30 AM, followed by Divine Liturgy and the procession of the Holy Cross (blessed basil branches will be distributed at the end of services.)
The Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Apostolos of New Jersey will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint John the Theologian in Tenafly, New Jersey. (All are invited to the Enthronement!) The following day, Sunday, September 17, His Eminence will also celebrate his first Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral as the new Metropolitan of New Jersey. As of now, the Enthronement Luncheon at the Venetian on Sat., Sept. 16 is sold out (waiting list).
DEADLINE TODAY: Dinner at Local Greek will take place on Monday, September 18th, 2023 from 6 to 8 pm at Local Greek Lambertville located at 2 Canal Street in Lambertville, NJ. We hope that you will join us for this fun-filled evening of delicious Greek cuisine and fellowship with both old friends and new ones. Admission to the event will be $50 a person which includes a selection of appetizers, a main course, sides, and dessert. Seating is limited so Please Reserve Early. Please visit www.greekdinners.com to purchase your tickets/ reservation. Reservations are needed by TODAY September 10th. Please see event chairs Bill Johnson or Diana Grina with any questions.
YOUTH MINISTRIES: Yes! Another wonderful year is here for our youth!
YOUTH MINISTRY REGISTRATIONS: Each of our youth ministries will be taking registrations for the 2023-2024 ecclesiastical year.
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, 10/8th 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. We are happy to announce that our youth in grades K-12th grade are invited to a team building Fall Field Day to kick off our youth ministries. This is a FREE event. It will be an afternoon of outdoor field day games and refreshments. Please see Nikol Toulatos and Maria Tattoli during fellowship hour to register your youth and/or to volunteer with the event. Or you may email Nikol Toulatos at nikoltoulatos44@gmail. RSVP deadline is 9/30th. You don’t want to miss out on this fun event!
OCTOBER WINE AND DINE: Be sure to mark your calendars for our Wine & Dine fundraiser on Saturday, October 21 at 6 p.m. For many years prior to the pandemic, this was always a highly anticipated annual fundraiser as it combines fellowship, wine education, and wonderful food and wine pairings in a reception-style, intimate in-home setting. Parishioner George Staikos, who is a sommelier and wine educator, will lead this event with his wife Christi along with the executive chef/co-owner of the Sergeantsville Inn, Daniel Brunina, who will prepare the menu for us that evening. This event will be held in the home of parishioner Dan Vlahakis in nearby Ringoes (Copper Hill Country Club) who has generously offered to host this not-to-be-missed fundraiser.
Stewardship: Please be sure that you have submitted a Stewardship Commitment Card for 2023. Also, those 2022 Stewards who have forgotten to submit a card for this year can expect a gentle reminder via email and mail in the coming weeks. The refinancing of our Mortgage in August is dependent on having a strong stewardship count with all our families participating. The Stewardship Card is critical for this accounting of our "Committed" Stewards. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any Stewardship questions. See the Stewardship update below. Thank you.
2023 Stewardship Status: We have 148 Pledges totaling $190,930 and $154,928 received to date. We also have 9 families who have contributed $4,570 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.
|2023 Stewardship List|
|* Contributed but have not submitted stewardship card|
|1||Alexandros and Mary Zervos||69||Logothetis, Nikita & Sophia||137||Tzovolos, Olympia|
|2||Archimedes, Alexander & Debbie||70||Loukedis, Alexander & Jennifer||138||Vaporakis, Efharis Karise|
|3||Arvanitidou, Evangelia||71||Manoussakis, Stamati & Sofia||139||Vaporakis, John & Kim|
|4||Balios, Efthimia||72||Manteo, Michael & Gramatiki||140||Vaporakis, Kaliope|
|5||Bulzacchelli, Thomas & Valerie||73||Mardakis, Arge||141||Vaporakis, Mihail|
|6||Bunce, Daniel & Marianne||74||Mariani, Anthony & Kristen||142||Varas, Alexander Pericles|
|7||Callanan, Ryan & Christina Roros||75||Martin, Stephen & Despina||143||Varas, Loukas Michael|
|8||Collett, Martin & Adriane||76||Martini, Matt & Meropi, Louis||144||Varas, Michael & Elaine|
|9||Connell, William & Nikki||77||Martini, Nicole+Emilio Verrillo||145||Veneman, Ryan & Polyxeni-Tolis|
|10||Costalas, Paul & Josephine||78||Mavrode, John Steven||146||Vespa, Paul & Fay|
|11||Coutros, George & Lana||79||Mavrode, Michael & Demetra||147||Vlahakes, Louis & Anastasia|
|12||Coutros, Peter||80||Mavrode, Ouania (Ronnie)||148||Vlahakis, Dan|
|13||Coutsouridis, John & Denise||81||Mavrode, William & Vanessa||149||Wolf, Chad and Jennifer|
|14||Diagelakis, Gerasimos & Kristen||82||McElroy, Stephanie||150||Wolfe, Richard & Penelope|
|15||Diamantis, Ioannis & Gerasimoula||83||Millett, Matthew & Maria||151||Wygera, Walter & Constance|
|16||Diver, Sean & Joanne||84||Missios, Michael & Popi||152||Xenakis, Matthew & Vasiliki|
|17||Doty, James & Kathy||85||Montalvo, Alex&Maria||153||Zacharatos, Jerry & Justine Raspanti *|
|18||Douvris, John & Aimee||86||Mulcahy, Dr. Wayne and Mary *||154||Zajac, Pegi|
|19||Fallon, Tom & Anna||87||Nelson, Anna||155||Zanidakis, Theodore & Charlotte|
|20||Ferreira, Jorge & Angela||88||Nelson, Stephanie||156||Zannikos, Peter & Amy|
|21||Finley, Thomas & Antoinette||89||Nicolaou, Nicolaos & Kaliopi||157||Zavitsanos, Anna|
|22||Foglia, Katina||90||Olsen, Richard & Kattia *||158|
|23||Gabriel & Ioana Patuleanu Swift||91||Paitakes, John&Linda||159|
|24||Gacos, Chris & Frances *||92||Paliatsos, Mary||160|
|25||Gacos, Christopher & Escarlen||93||Panageas, Bill & Margaret||161|
|26||Gatanis, Michael & Angela *||94||Panayote, William & Deborah||162|
|27||Georgeles, George & Maria||95||Pappas, Demitrios & Stacy||163|
|28||Giambrone, Charles J||96||Patel, Kesha *||164|
|29||Gianakos, Michael & Dianne||97||Pelios, Georgia||165|
|30||Gianakos, Phillip & Arianna||98||Peppe, George & Demetra||166|
|31||Giannouris, John & Tracey||99||Perris, Emanuel E.||167|
|32||Gianos, Irene||100||Peter Allen||168|
|33||Gimbel, Maria||101||Petromelis, Christopher & Georgette||169|
|34||Giotis, John & Karen||102||Petromelis, Phyllis||170|
|35||Glynos, Peter & Cindy||103||Polychronis, Cary & Chara||171|
|36||Grigsby, Thomas & Alexandra Pogogeff||104||Procyk, Eugenia||172|
|37||Grina, Peter & Diana||105||Roros, Constantine (Dean)||173|
|38||Gus and Anna Kodersha||106||Rosengarth, Derek & Sara Marin||174|
|39||Hawes, Ashlynn||107||Roupas, Daniel & Mary||175|
|40||Hawes, Brian & Allison Faches||108||Rudy, George & Sofia||176|
|41||Hawes, Teagan||109||Sacalis, John||177|
|42||Hindle, Irene *||110||Sakellos, Alexandra||178|
|43||Iliakostas, Vasilis & Konstantina *||111||Sakellos, Evan & Catherine||179|
|44||Iliopoulos, Christos & Anna||112||Sakellos, George||180|
|45||Jaghab, Danny & Delmy||113||Sauma, Abdo & Gladys||181|
|46||Jimenez, Lee&Deanne||114||Sfondouris, John & Maria||182|
|47||Johnson, Bill||115||Sheehan, Katherina||183|
|48||Johnson, Gloria||116||Shepardson, Lilyan||184|
|49||Kaldes, John & Zoi||117||Sideris, Leonidas & Elizabeth||185|
|50||Kamnitsis, Christopher & Heather||118||Soteropoulos, Dean & Elizabeth||186|
|51||Kamnitsis, Constantine & Nancy||119||Soteropoulos, Marisa||187|
|52||Kanterakis, Anthony & Maria||120||Staikos, George & Christi||188|
|53||Karazoupis, Vasilios & Panayiota||121||Staikos, Nicholas, Eirini Daskalakis||189|
|54||Kazantzis, Sava & Nancy||122||Stathopulos, Peter&Julan, Adriana||190|
|55||Kefalas, Carrie||123||Stellakis, Eileen||191|
|56||Kehayes, Peter & Helen||124||Stier, Benjamin & Eleftheria Tsatsos||192|
|57||Kehayes, Stephen & Beth||125||Sullivan, Mary||193|
|58||Kosoglou, Arianna *||126||Tattoli, Larry & Maria||194|
|59||Kosoglou, Teddy and Roula||127||Tattoli, Steven||195|
|60||Kousoulas, Constantine||128||Ticas, Cesar & Areti||196|
|61||Kousoulas, Demetrios||129||Toulatos, Katerina M||197|
|62||Kousoulas, Evangelos||130||Toulatos, Nikoleta||198|
|63||Kousoulas, Fr. Anastasios & Presv. Nektaria||131||Toulatos, Polixenia||199|
|64||Kousoulas, Panayiotis||132||Trumpy, Fred & Larisa||200|
|65||Kubu, James & Evangeline||133||Trumpy, Grace||201|
|66||Kypridakes, Michael & Asimina||134||Tsatsos, Costa & Maria||202|
|67||Lambrianakos, George&Helen||135||Tsokas, Lorraine||203|
|68||Lappen, Justin&Danielle||136||Tzovolos, Demetri and Arete||204|
These Martyrs, sisters according to the flesh, were from Bithynia. They lived in virginity on a mountain near the Pythian hot springs of Bithynia, devoting themselves to asceticism and prayer. Betrayed to the local governor, Fronto, they were subjected to frightful tortures, and so gave up their holy souls into the hands of God. They contested for the Faith during the reign of Maximian, in the year 304.
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 Galatians 6:11-18.
Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God. Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.
Sunday before Holy Cross
The Reading is from John 3:13-17
The Lord said, "No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him."