Father’s Message – Spring 2014

My Dear Parishioners, Christ is Risen!

Once again our church community and parish of St. Athanasios came together to celebrate the beautiful and inspiring services of Holy Week and Pascha.

The beauty of these Holy Days was made even more memorable by the beautiful Epitaphio, the loving prayers and offerings of all the faithful who came to share in both tears and great joy.  Added to the joy of the Resurrection, I do wish to express my gratitude to all the faithful who made this Paschal Celebration a memorable one.

Many thanks to all who offered their Paschal donations, the Altar Boys, the Myrofores, the members of the Parish Council, the Psaltes and the choir, the Neokoro, the icon & Epitaphio Decorators, the Philoptochos, the ladies who prepared the red eggs and the PTO who donated the Easter Baskets for out children, the donors and volunteers who prepared the Lenten Dinners during Great Lent and the breakfast prepared on Saturday of Lazarus, the Palm Crosses crew, young and old, our office staff and custodians, the Gospel Readers at the Agape Vespers, all Parish Organizations and all the faithful who offered their prayers and their presence by the Cross of our Lord and Risen Savior.  We are also very grateful to Fr. John Andreadis for his assistance.  

As the school year draws to its end and the beautiful season of Summer is approaching us, I would like to wish you all an enjoyable Summer season.  Try, as much as you can, to take some time off your busy schedule, business and work, to be outside with your entire family.  A vacation is equally needed as work.  Enjoy your family and the beauty of nature because life is short.  These are precious years when the children are around.  Enjoy them and be with them before like birds, they will fly away.  

 

With these thoughts I wish each and everyone a Blessed Summer!

In Christ with grateful feelings,

Fr. Anargyros

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