Father’s Message – Nov-Dec 2019

Dear Parishioners,

            On November 15th, we will begin the 40 day Christmas Lent. 

            Christ, in His earthly life fasted frequently.  He endured temptation and hunger like every man, but He did not sin.  He kept the fast.  In this way He gave us the example to follow.  When the Jewish leaders asked Christ why His disciples were not fasting, He said that so long as the Bridegroom is with them, the children do not fast, but when the Bridegroom is taken away, then they will fast.  In this way, Christ indicated that from the time of His Passion, His followers would begin to fast.  In obedience to this command from our Lord, Christians fast.

            Fasting for Orthodox Christians is to overcome our Passions.  A passion is anything that has control over us, such as over eating, smoking, gossip, sinful thoughts and sinful deeds.  All of these things captivate the soul, subjecting the man created in the image and likeness of God to things that are earthly and not profitable for our souls and our salvation.  The first step in overcoming the passions is fasting and prayer. 

New Years 2019

Please join us to celebrate New Years Eve this year. Tickets are on sale in the Church Office 201-368-8881 or via any Parish Council member.

5th Annual Golf Outing

On Monday, October 7, 2019, our St. Athanasios Parish will be hosting its 5th
Annual Charity Golf Classic at the Paramus Golf & Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey.

Putting contest & Brunch at 10 AM. Shotgun start at 12 noon. Cocktail hour, Dinner, Awards & Mega Tricky Tray back @ St. Athanasios Church starts at 5:30pm.Awards and prizes include golf clubs, Caribbean vacation packages, sports memorabilia, country club golf foursomes, quality gift certificates,  LED TV’s and many more luxury prizes!

Proceeds will go to St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church.

Select the number of golfers
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Additional (non-golfer) dinner guests can pay for dinner only here.  ($50 per person)

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We are seeking sponsors! We ask our community to reach to your connections to help us make this event as successful as possible.

Sponsorship Levels:
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Registration: 10:00am
Putting Contest: 10:00-11:30am
Brunch: 10:00-11:45am
Shot Gun Start: 12 Noon