The forty day fast for the feast of the Nativity begins on Wednesday, November 15th. According to the Church Canons, fish, wine and oil are allowed until December 17th, except for Wednesdays and Fridays. Strict Fast is observed from December 18th to the 24th.
ΝΗΣΤΕΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥΓΕΝΝΩΝ
Την Τετάρτη, 15 Νοεμβρίου αρχίζει η 40 ήμερη Νηστεία των Χριστουγέννων. Σύμφωνα με τους Ιερούς Κανόνες της Εκκλησίας μας, επιτρέπονται το ψάρι, το λάδι και το κρασί έως και τις 17 Δεκεμβρίου, εκτός Τετάρτη και Παρασκευή. Από τις 18 Δεκεμβρίου ως και τις 24 Δεκεμβρίου τηρείται αυστηρή νηστεία.
When the Church was founded on Pentecost with the descent of the Holy Spirit, the Risen Lord left His revealed word in the life of the Church. His Holy Spirit guided the Church “into all truth” by preserving pure and intact whatsoever He had proclaimed during His earthly ministry. The message of the Gospel was preached and transmitted orally in the beginning, but at the same time it was being written by the Apostles of Christ and the disciples of the Apostles. These written documents proclaiming the word of God later comprised the New Testament, as writings inspired by the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit spoke not only though the prophets of the Old Testament, but especially through the Apostles of Jesus Christ who fulfilled the prophesies and brought the fullness of Truth into the world. Both the Old Testament and the New Testament are divinely inspired writings through which God speaks to man; both together constitute the Holy Bible or Holy Scriptures.
The Bible is God’s revelation to man. In His written word we come to an understanding of what He wills, what His purpose is for us, and what His eternal design is for the redemption of man.
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Please join us for our third annual St. Athansios Golf Outing.
Awards include golf clubs, shirts, hats, jackets, balls, TVs and Much More! Putting contest at 10am and shot gun start at noon includes brunch, cocktail hour, diner, awards and prizes. Proceeds will be contributed to St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church.
We are seeking sponsors! We ask our community to reach to your connections to help us make this event as successful as possible.
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St. Athanasios is having our annual Greek Festival May 18-21 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.