A Special Presentation And Prosphora-Making Class sponsored by our Fos Ministry

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.

Donation: $10.

GOYA Volleyball and Basketball Game Schedule – Fall 2016

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

Junior Greek Dance Lessons Registration

Hello families! The Junior Greek Dance program at St. Athanasios is currently accepting registrations. In-person registration will be available on Sunday, September 11 after church and on Friday, September 16 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm.  Lessons begin Friday, September 16.

Group 1: Grades K – 2 (ages 5-7): 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Group 2: Grades 3 – 6 (ages 8-11): 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM

Please email stathanasiosdance@gmail.com for more details.

Sunday and Greek School Begins

On September 4 we will have the first day of Sunday School for this ecclesiastical year. Make sure you sign up your children. Greek school will re-open the 7th of September. Please register your children as soon as possible. We will offer the pre-k (3) class, as well as the 7th grade only if there are enough children register. The 7th grade class prepares students to take the Regents and receive the Certificate of Attainment in the Greek Language. PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN EARLY!!!!

Attention parents: there are many opportunities to volunteer at our church, so if you have time, please ask the leaders of the various organizations on how you can get more involved. A successful church has many people helping out to spread the workload. See you all soon.

Exaltation of the Holy Cross


We ask all parishioners to bring their Vasiliko plants to church on Tuesday, September 13 and give them to our Neokoro.  The Vasiliko will be used for the Feast of the Holy Cross on September 14th.


Παρακαλούμε όσους έχουν Βασιλικό στο σπίτι των για τήν εορτή του Τιμίου Σταυρού, να το φέρουν στην Εκκλησία τη Τρίτη, 13  Σεπτεμβρίου και να το δώσουν στο νεωκόρο.


Buses will be available only if enough parishioners pre-register.  Please plan on attending and supporting our divers.  If interested in taking the bus along with the rest of the community, please contact the church office no later than Monday, September 12th.


Sr. Boy: Theo Leakas                                      Alternate: George Makris

Sr. Girl: Pennie Papamichael                           Alternate: Mia Mitchell

Jr. Boy:  Christos Papamichael                        Alternate: Tom Glavas

Jr. Girl:  Anna Makris                                      Alternate: Zoi Larosiliere