St. Athanasios is having our annual Greek Festival May 12-15 and preparations have already been under way. If you are available and willing to assist in the festival preparations, please contact the church office for the schedule of preparations. We are looking for people that can donate supplies, time, or services. The success of this event depends upon all of us.
You can also invite your friends to the Facebook event.
We will be having a Palm Sunday Luncheon hosted by our Philoptochos on April 24th following the Divine Liturgy. Menu will include fried bakaliaro, fasolatha, beet salad & skordalia. Take out orders are also available using the form attached here. We will also be distributing tsourekia orders on Palm Sunday and the order form is also below.
Please mail, fax, or email this form to the Church to order your tsoureki for Easter.
Holy Week in the Eastern Orthodox Church institutes the sanctity of the whole calendar year of the Church. Its center of commemorations and inspiration is Easter wherein the glorified Resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated. Every Sunday is dedicated in the Eastern Orthodox Church to the Resurrection of the Lord. One hundred days are dedicated to Easter, 50 before it for preparation, and another 50 after it for commemorating the glorification of the Lord. Easter is considered the “Feasts of Feasts”.
The services of Holy Week transform us into eyewitnesses and direct participants in the awesome events of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. In readings taken from both the Old and New Testaments, in hymns, processions, and liturgical commemoration, we see the fulfillment of the Messianic prophecies, and the mighty acts by which God himself, in the person of Jesus Christ, grants us forgiveness for our sins, and rescues us from the pain of eternal death.
Holy Week is the most important week of the year, because it brings us to the gates of God’s Kingdom. Christ’s voluntary sacrifice on the Cross gives us access to the very presence of God. As we remember the last days of Christ on earth, we relive the great moments of His passion through a continuous liturgical drama.
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