March with St. Athansios in the Greek Independence Day Parade

Please join us this Sunday at the 2015 Greek Independence Day Parade to represent our Parish.  We are looking for 20 adults to help us carry a very large Greek flag.  Kids can ride on our float.  Anyone interested in marching should plan to meet us at 65th Street and 5th Ave. Attached is the order we are marching in.  The parade starts at 1:45pm on Sunday, March 29, 2015.

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Sunday of Orthodoxy 2015

Our orthopraxia – the correct way of thinking about, living, worshipping, and glorifying the Triune God – is especially celebrated today, the First Sunday of Great and Holy Lent, which is also called the Triumph of Orthodoxy and the reestablishment of the Orthodox veneration of holy icons in the liturgical life of the Church.

The most effective way to teach our children the joy of the liturgical life of the Church is to embrace it in our own lives. As Orthodox, we fast from food to be able to fast from sin. Fasting is not magic, but when we feast at the banquet of our souls through fasting we see God transforming our worldly desires towards His Kingdom. Fasting is not just about food, but also about healing our souls and caring for our neighbor by spending all that we can to visit the sick, the imprisoned, and feed and clothe the poor.

Click below to read a Message from Evangelos Metropolitan of New Jersey.

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