The Church is the center of the liturgical life for Orthodox Christians. Inside the Church, the faithful live and receive the Grace of the Holy Mysteries. The greatest opportunity for receiving Divine Grace is the celebration of the Divine Liturgy.
The Divine Liturgy is not merely a gathering of the faithful. It is the union of the faithful with each other. It is the union of the Church Militant here on earth with the Church Triumphant in heaven. Most of all, it is the union of the faithful with Christ. In the Divine Liturgy, the faithful travel together through all of the stages of Christ’s life on Earth. Together with the shepherds, they visit the manger of Bethlehem. Together with the simple people of Galilee, they observe the entry of Christ into public life. Together with the multitude which “was astonished at His teaching,” they listen to Christ’s Gospel, which is Wisdom. Together with a few select souls, they travel with Christ as He climbs up Golgotha to His Passion and are “crucified with” Christ. Together with the Myrrh-bearing women, they experience the joy of the Resurrection. Every stage of the life of Christ is repeated in the Divine Liturgy.
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The St. Athanasios Fos Ministry Presents a Half-Day Retreat
Please Join Us on Saturday, November 19, 2 P.M. – 5 P.M. for A Special Presentation And Prosphora-Making Class. Coffee & Refreshments Will Be Served. Flyer is attached below. Everyone is Invited To Attend.
About our Lecturer: Marilyn Rouvelas
Author of the critically acclaimed book about Hellenic culture: A Guide to Greek Traditions and Customs in America, a bestseller in the Greek-American community explaining Hellenic and Orthodox traditions. She has also co-authored several children’s books including Peter Clashes with Anger, Eleni Looks at Jealousy and St. Anthony the Great.
Lecture Topic: The Orthodox Home: A Center of Worship and Witness
While explaining how to set up a home iconostasis, Marilyn also will expand on the rich traditions that bring meaning and purpose to our lives as Christians. What is theosis? Why develop a relationship with your patron saint? What should be done with the palm crosses from Palm Sunday or the red egg saved from Pascha? How can an icon center help center your life?
Class: The Art Of Making Prosphora: Prosphora, meaning “that which is offered,” is specially prepared for use in the Divine Liturgy including for Holy Communion and antithoron. Please join us as we learn to make and bake this holy bread of the ancient Orthodox Christian tradition.
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October 16 Paramus @ Randolph
October 23 Roseland @ Paramus (Volleyball only)
October 30 Paramus @ Clifton
November 20 Paramus @ Tenafly
December 4 Wyckoff @ Paramus
December 11 Fairview @ Paramus
For all regular season games:
Volleyball Jr 2:30pm
Volleyball Sr 3:30pm
Basketball Sr 4:30pm
Basketball Jr 5:30pm
Semi-Finals December 17 Volleyball @ Roseland, Basketball @ Randolph
Finals December 18 @ Randolph