SUNDAY’S ARTOKLASIA: For St. Euthymios the Great, offered by the Loucopolos family.
UPCOMING MEMORIAL: Sunday, January 29th - Michael Kasarda (16 years).
May his memory be eternal!
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Classes meet every Sunday after Holy Communion. The Oratorical Festival is scheduled to take place on Sunday, January 29 from 1:00 – 3:00pm in the Small Hall and Board Room.
GREEK SCHOOL: Classes meet every Monday and Wednesday from 4:15- 6:15pm.
PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS: To our wonderful parishioners, the Ladies Philoptochos Society would like to thank you for your continuous support of our Philoptochos charities throughout the year. Please consider becoming a member. We strive very hard to help those in need and it would not be possible without you. Our next General Meeting will be on February 5th. Thank you and God Bless you all.
GOYA SIGHTS & SOUNDS PRACTICING SCHEDULE:
Sunday, January 22
- Greek Singing from 2:30 – 3:00pm
- English Singing from 3:00 – 3:30pm
- Religious Singing: 3:30 - 4:00pm
- Choral Speaking: 4:00 - 4:45pm
- Greek Play: 4:00 - 5:30pm
Tuesday: January 24
- Greek Dance practice: 7:00 – 8:45pm
Wednesday, January 25
- Choral Speaking: 7:00 - 8:45pm
- Greek Play: 7:45 - 9:15pm
Thursday: January 26
- Greek Singing: 7:00 – 7:45pm
- English Singing: 7:45 – 8:30pm
- Religious Singing: 8:30 – 9:15pm
CHOIR: Do you enjoy singing or participating in the Divine Liturgy with your voice? Do you want to praise God during services and learn about our rich tradition of Orthodox Music? Then come join the Ss. Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Choir! Rehearsals are Sundays at 9:15 am right before the Divine Liturgy in the Ministry of Music Office. For more information, please contact Ryan J. Kiel at email@example.com or via phone at 1 (908) 723-5999.
SENIOR’S GROUP: The Group meets every Tuesday at 10:30 am in the Sumas Hall.
KNIT & STITCH: The group meets every Friday from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in the library.
DISCOVERING ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY: You are cordially invited to join Fr. George for the third part of a five-session informal adult discussion group for ages 16 and up. The group meets for the third session on Wednesday, January 25th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Ministry Room. This five-month course is designed for inquirers into the Orthodox faith and for those who already embrace Orthodoxy but wish to enhance and enrich their understanding. The January’s theme of discussion is “ETHICS & MORALITY”. Coffee and refreshments will be offered.
IOCC FUNDRAISER: Wine tasting event in the Sumas Community Center, on Saturday, February 11th, immediately after Vespers. For tickets and information, please refer to the following link: IOCC.ORG/NEWJERSEY.
GODPARENT-GODCHILD SUNDAY: On Sunday, February 12, 2023. Brunch will be served in the Sumas Hall following the Divine Liturgy and Sunday School. All are Welcome!
HOPE & JOY: On Sunday, February 12 at 12:00 pm, Hope & Joy invites you to their annual Chocolate Fest which will be held in the Sumas Hall after Sunday School. All are Welcome!
50/50 RAFFLE DRAWING: Will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2023. This fundraiser helps to meet the needs of our Church. Your continued support will help make this fundraiser as successful as our past Raffle Fundraisers. For tickets, please contact the Church Office at (973) 251-2920.
Κατέλυσας τῷ Σταυρῷ σου τὸν θάνατον, ἠνέῳξας τῷ Λῃστῇ τὸν Παράδεισον, τῶν Μυροφόρων τὸν θρῆνον μετέβαλες, καὶ τοῖς σοῖς Ἀποστόλοις κηρύττειν ἐπέταξας· ὅτι ἀνέστης Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.
By means of Your Cross, O Lord, You abolished death. To the robber You opened Paradise. The lamentation of the myrrh-bearing women You transformed, and You gave Your Apostles the order to proclaim to all that You had risen, O Christ our God, and granted the world Your great mercy.
Ὁ μήτραν παρθενικὴν ἁγιάσας τῷ τόκῳ σου, καὶ χεῖρας τοῦ Συμεὼν εὐλογήσας ὡς ἔπρεπε, προφθάσας καὶ νῦν ἔσωσας ἡμᾶς Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός. Ἀλλʼ εἰρήνευσον ἐν πολέμοις τὸ πολίτευμα, καὶ κραταίωσον Βασιλεῖς οὓς ἠγάπησας, ὁ μόνος φιλάνθρωπος.
You sanctified the virginal womb by Your birth, O Lord, and blessed the hands of Symeon fittingly, O Christ God; and even now You came and saved us. Now, give peace to our Nation in time of war, and empower our Leaders, so loved by You, the only one who loves humanity.