Saint Spyridon

Greek Orthodox Church

Sunday, February 26, 2023

 Forgiveness Sunday

Orthros 9:00am-Divine Liturgy 10:00am

Complimentary Valet Parking Available 

Presiding priest: 

Fr. Gregory Telemachos Stamkopoulos

Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne


For emergencies- Cell: 475-689-8318

Parish News and Events

2023 Stewardship Sunday

Sunday, February 26

"Stewardship Pledge Sundae"

We ask all parishioners and friends

of St. Spyridon to come and bring their Stewardship pledge while we will be featuring “make your own ice cream sundaes” just before entering into the fasting period of Great Lent.

 2023 Stewardship Campaign

"Giving Thanks: Eucharistic Stewardship"

Our Stewardship theme for 2023 is Giving Thanks: Eucharistic Stewardship. As true stewards of the Body of Christ, we understand the power of our Stewardship to revitalize the Church.

Click and Pay your Stewardship or Make a Donation

Stewardship Campaign

In January, we started our 2023 Stewardship Campaign by reaching out to all of St. Spyridon’s parishioners and friends. We feel blessed and humbled by your enthusiastic response. But there is still a lot to do. To face the uncertainty of the future, we need to build our community here and now based on the embodiment of Christ’s teaching and example. This is why stewardship is so crucial.

 As you know, Orthodox Christian Stewardship is a way of life that acknowledges our responsibility before God. A primary goal of stewardship is spiritual growth. We become Stewards when we believe in God and begin to act on our beliefs. As Orthodox Christians, we acknowledge that every aspect of our life is a gift from Him. We are called to cheerfully offer back to God a portion of the gifts with which we have been blessed.

 An Orthodox Christian Steward is an active participant in the life of the Church, as the Body of Christ, in its prayers and services, in its social and philanthropic activities.

 So, what can we do? Offer Treasury. Sure, we need it to keep our church open. But we can also give of our Time and Talent to the Church. What does that mean? Good question! In an effort to make stewardship more concrete, the Stewardship Committee has decided to dedicate the next four Sundays to stewardship awareness. We will bring in people who will share with the community their experience with stewardship.

 As part of this process, we have invited two guest speakers to share with us what is the meaning of stewardship.

Flower Donations Needed for Great Lent

During the Ecclesiastical Year, there are times when the church requests contributions to decorate our church and/or icons. As we approach Great Lent, we once again ask that you consider a donation for flowers to decorate our church during the Holy Lenten season. If you would like to contribute, please contact the church office:

Phone: (212) 795-5870 - Fax: (212) 795-4758 - Email:

Flower Fund Donation

Parish Council swearing in

Candles and Tray Offering

Saint Spyridon Church is grateful to receive your candle and tray offerings.

7-Day votives will be lit in the church sanctuary on Sunday morning before Liturgy. Also, you may consider making a one time or recurring donation to Our Church. Your donation will help us continue to provide loving ministries, most especially during this pandemic, and into the future.

LIGHT A CANDLE Click to Donate

Time of Illness -Artoklasia - House Blessing

  • When a member of our Parish is ill and has been hospitalized or may be recuperating at home, the immediate family of the ill person should contact Father Gregory . It is beneficial to both the body and the soul when our priest prays for us when we are healthy or ill.
  • To order Artoklasia and Kolyva (1 week notice please)
  • House Blessing

Please contact the Church Office

Tel: 212-795-5870


Saint Spyridon YouTube Live Stream please click and subscribe

Saint Spyridon Streaming Live on YouTube

Saint Spyridon is pleased to announce our services are now streamed live on YouTube. To enhance the spiritual life of our Parishioners both local and abroad, our parish is now enabled to provide a full schedule of worship services live-streamed from our beloved Saint Spyridon Church . Please visit our A Saint Spyridon YouTube channel at: or please clik below:

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Video of the last Sunday's Liturgy 

Our Greek Language and Culture School has started the workshops. Come and Join!

* Today’s workshop: Using adjectives to describe people

Thank you our Great Teacher Meropi Kyriakou and our children!


Would you like to host coffee fellowship?

Please contact the church office at

212-795-5870 or

Tuesday, February 14

Philoptochos General Meeting and Valentine's Day Lunch

 Kali Parea

Kali Parea meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm at church.

Everyone is welcome. Enjoy a lovely lunch along with games, movies and arts and crafts.

Η Καλή Παρέα συναντιέται κάθε Τρίτη και Πέμπτη από τις 11:30 π.μ. έως τις 3:00 μ.μ. στην εκκλησία. Όλοι ενθαρρύνονται να εγγραφούν. Διασκεδαστικές δραστηριότητες έχουν οργανωθεί, ταινίες, παιχνίδια, τέχνες και χειροτεχνίες.

 Girls Scouts, Sunday School

St. Spyridon is fortunate to have a very strong and thriving Sunday School program. The Sunday School program teaches our children and youth the Orthodox faith through teachings of the Bible as well as materials obtained from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. 


Curriculum runs from September to June each year Classes begin immediately after Holy Communion and are 45 - 60 minutes in length.

St. Spyridon Basketball Team!

The team meets every Friday at 6pm at St. Spyridon Church. For all the kids over 12 years old and their dads of Manhattan Parishes.


American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association

We invite you to become a member of the George Papaeleas Chapter 367 of AHEPA, which is associated with the growing St. Spyridon Community. The chapter meets on Sunday’s, at the St. Spyridon Community Center on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. It was founded in 1950 and is named after its founder.
AHEPA is the largest organization of Greek Americans in the country, and internationally too. Its membership consists of Phil-Hellenes as well (friends of Greece). The organization started in 1922 and its mission is to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, Family, and Individual Excellence.

If you are interested in joining our chapter, and for more information, please contact our Membership Chairman, George J. Patsalos by E-mail:

Children's Quiet Room

Please feel free to bring your child to the Quiet Room to read a book if they are restless in church. 
Our Quiet Room is outside the elevator on the church level. There are sofas and a basket with books. 

The Saint Spyridon Byzantine Music Ministry

We are introducing the Saint Spyridon Byzantine Music Ministry.
This ministry will offer a wonderful learning experience about the Psaltic art of Byzantine Chanting. Our own protopsaltis Mr. Panagiotis Zagaliotis will be leading classes on theory as well practical, beginning Sunday, February 13, 2022
immediately after the Divine Liturgy.
Classes will be offered in English and Greek.
If interested please email at the church office:

Readings of the Sunday, February 26, 2023

Selected Hymns

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Fourth Mode

Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the Angel, and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, the women disciples of the Lord spake to the Apostles exultantly: Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, granting great mercy to the world.

Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Τὸ φαιδρὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως κήρυγμα, ἐκ τοῦ Ἀγγέλου μαθοῦσαι αἱ τοῦ Κυρίου Μαθήτριαι, καὶ τὴν προγονικὴν ἀπόφασιν ἀπορρίψασαι, τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις καυχώμεναι ἔλεγον· Ἐσκύλευται ὁ θάνατος, ἠγέρθη Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, δωρούμενος τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Greek Standard Text

Apolytikion for the Church in the First Mode

O Father, God-bearer, Spyridon, you were proven a champion and Wonder Worker of the First Ecumenical Council. You spoke to the girl in the grave and turned the serpent to gold. And, when chanting your prayers, most sacred One, angels ministered with you. Glory to Him who glorified you; glory to Him who crowned you; glory to Him who, through you, works healing for all.

Τῆς Συνόδου τῆς πρώτης ἀνεδείχθης ὑπέρμαχος, καὶ θαυματουργὸς θεοφόρε, Σπυρίδων Πατὴρ ἠιμῶν, διὸ νεκρὰ σὺ ἐν τάφῳ προσφωνεῖς, καὶ ὄφιν εἷς χρυσοῦν μετέβαλες, καὶ ἐν τῷ μέλπειν τὰς ἁγίας σου εὐχάς, Ἀγγέλους ἔσχες συλλειτουργούντάς σοὶ Ἱερώτατε, Δόξα τῶ σὲ δοξάσαντι, δόξα τῶ σὲ στεφανώσαντι, δόξα τῶ ἐνεργοῦντι διὰ σοῦ πάσιν ἰάματα.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Second Mode

O Master, Prudence, Guide of Wisdom, Instruction to the foolish and Defender of the poor, strengthen my heart and grant it discernment. Give me words, Word of the Father, for behold, I shall not keep my lips from crying out to You, "O Merciful One, have mercy on me who has fallen."

Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press

Τῆς σοφίας ὁδηγέ, φρονήσεως χορηγέ, τῶν ἀφρόνων παιδευτά, καὶ πτωχῶν ὑπερασπιστά, στήριξον, συνέτισον τὴν καρδίαν μου Δέσποτα. Σὺ δίδου μοι λόγον, ὁ τοῦ Πατρός Λόγος· ἰδοὺ γὰρ τὰ χείλη μου, οὐ μὴ κωλύσω ἐν τῷ κράζειν σοι· Ἐλεῆμον, ἐλέησόν με τὸν παραπεσόντα.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 75.11,1.

Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.

Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 13:11-14; 14:1-4.

Brethren, salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the night is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us then cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us conduct ourselves becomingly as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

As for the man who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not for disputes over opinions. One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains pass judgment on him who eats; for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for God is able to make him stand.

Προκείμενον. Plagal Fourth Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 75.11,1.

Εὔξασθε καὶ ἀπόδοτε Κυρίῳ τῷ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.

Στίχ. Γνωστὸς ἐν τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ ὁ Θεός, ἐν τῷ Ἰσραὴλ μέγα τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς ῾Ρωμαίους 13:11-14, 14:1-4.

Ἀδελφοί, νῦν ἐγγύτερον ἡμῶν ἡ σωτηρία ἢ ὅτε ἐπιστεύσαμεν. Ἡ νὺξ προέκοψεν, ἡ δὲ ἡμέρα ἤγγικεν· ἀποθώμεθα οὖν τὰ ἔργα τοῦ σκότους, καί ἐνδυσώμεθα τὰ ὅπλα τοῦ φωτός. Ὡς ἐν ἡμέρᾳ, εὐσχημόνως περιπατήσωμεν, μὴ κώμοις καὶ μέθαις, μὴ κοίταις καὶ ἀσελγείαις, μὴ ἔριδι καὶ ζήλῳ. Ἀλλʼ ἐνδύσασθε τὸν κύριον Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν, καὶ τῆς σαρκὸς πρόνοιαν μὴ ποιεῖσθε, εἰς ἐπιθυμίας. Τὸν δὲ ἀσθενοῦντα τῇ πίστει προσλαμβάνεσθε, μὴ εἰς διακρίσεις διαλογισμῶν. Ὃς μὲν πιστεύει φαγεῖν πάντα, ὁ δὲ ἀσθενῶν λάχανα ἐσθίει. Ὁ ἐσθίων τὸν μὴ ἐσθίοντα μὴ ἐξουθενείτω, καὶ ὁ μὴ ἐσθίων τὸν ἐσθίοντα μὴ κρινέτω· ὁ θεὸς γὰρ αὐτὸν προσελάβετο. Σὺ τίς εἶ ὁ κρίνων ἀλλότριον οἰκέτην; Τῷ ἰδίῳ κυρίῳ στήκει ἢ πίπτει. Σταθήσεται δέ· δυνατὸς γάρ ἐστιν ὁ θεὸς στῆσαι αὐτόν.

Gospel Reading

Forgiveness Sunday

The Reading is from Matthew 6:14-21

The Lord said, "If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

Forgiveness Sunday

Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 6:14-21

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος· ᾿Εὰν γὰρ ἀφῆτε τοῖς ἀνθρώποις τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτῶν, ἀφήσει καὶ ὑμῖν ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ὁ οὐράνιος· ἐὰν δὲ μὴ ἀφῆτε τοῖς ἀνθρώποις τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτῶν, οὐδὲ ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ἀφήσει τὰ παραπτώματα ὑμῶν. ῞Οταν δὲ νηστεύητε, μὴ γίνεσθε ὥσπερ οἱ ὑποκριταὶ σκυθρωποί· ἀφανίζουσι γὰρ τὰ πρόσωπα αὐτῶν ὅπως φανῶσι τοῖς ἀνθρώποις νηστεύοντες· ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι ἀπέχουσι τὸν μισθὸν αὐτῶν. σὺ δὲ νηστεύων ἄλειψαί σου τὴν κεφαλὴν καὶ τὸ πρόσωπόν σου νίψαι,ὅπως μὴ φανῇς τοῖς ἀνθρώποις νηστεύων, ἀλλὰ τῷ πατρί σου τῷ ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ, καὶ ὁ πατήρ σου ὁ βλέπων ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ ἀποδώσει σοι ἐν τῷ φανερῷ. Μὴ θησαυρίζετε ὑμῖν θησαυροὺς ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, ὅπου σὴς καὶ βρῶσις ἀφανίζει, καὶ ὅπου κλέπται διορύσσουσι καὶ κλέπτουσι· θησαυρίζετε δὲ ὑμῖν θησαυροὺς ἐν οὐρανῷ, ὅπου οὔτε σὴς οὔτε βρῶσις ἀφανίζει, καὶ ὅπου κλέπται οὐ διορύσσουσιν οὐδὲ κλέπτουσιν· ὅπου γάρ ἐστιν ὁ θησαυρὸς ὑμῶν, ἐκεῖ ἔσται καὶ ἡ καρδία ὑμῶν.


Memorial Services

If you would like to order kolyva please call the church office 1 week in advance:

 212-795-5870 or

Saturday Of The Souls

 Remember your loved ones, on these special days

2nd Saturday of the Souls - February 25

3rd Saturday of the Souls - March 04

If you would like to order kolyva

please call the church office 1 week in advance:

 212-795-5870 or

Pay for Kolyva Plate $15.00

Prosforon (Holy Bread) Offering

We use two prosfora on a regular Sunday and one prosforon for a weekday Divine Liturgy. Prosfora may be offered in memory of a loved one or for someone’s health and well-being. Anyone wishing to donate the Prosfora for a particular Divine Liturgy may contact the Church Office at 212-795-5870


February - March 2023

*Complimentary Valet Parking Available

Saturday, February 25

Saturday of Souls

Orthros 9:00 am

Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Trisagia Service

Sunday, February 26

Forgiveness Sunday

Orthros 9:00 am

Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

*Monday, February 27

First Monday of Lent - Clean Monday

11:00 Efchelaio Service

Wednesday, March 1

Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts 8:30 a.m.


Friday, March 3

Salutations to the Theotokos 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, March 4

3rd Saturday of Souls

Saint Theodore

9:00 a.m. Orthros,

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

*Sunday, March 5

1st Sunday of Lent

Sunday of Orthodoxy

9:00 a.m. Orthros,

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, March 7

Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts 8:30 a.m

Friday, March 10

7:00 p.m. Salutations to the Theotokos



*Sunday, March 12

2nd Sunday of Lent

Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

9:00 a.m. Orthros,

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy


*Sunday, March 19

3rd Sunday of Lent

Veneration of the Holy Cross

9:00 a.m. Orthros,

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, March 21

Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts 8:30 a.m


Friday, March 24

Annunciation of the Theotokos

Great Vespers

7:00 p.m. 4th Stanza of the Salutations


Saturday, March 25

Annunciation of the Theotokos

8:30 a.m. Orthros,

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

*Sunday, March 26

Sunday of St. John Climacus

9:00 a.m. Orthros,

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Thursday, March 30

The Great Canon

Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts 8:30 a.m

Friday, March 31

Friday of Akathist Hymn

7 pm Akathist Hymn

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