The FOS Ministry bookstore offers a number of resources to guide your Lenten journey and help you prepare for the feast of Holy Pascha:
- Holy Week books
- Lenten Books
- Akathyst book/CD
- Prayer Ropes, Prayer Books
- Children’s Books
- Incense, Charcoal, Censors
- Handmade Lambathes
- Egg Dye
- Custom lambathes, handmade made with love from Axia Creations
All of this and more are now available through the St. Athanasios FOS ministry and bookstore.
If you would like to donate supplies or your services please contact the church office.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Let us cleanse our senses and behold Christ resplendent with the unapproachable light of the Resurrection, saying: “Rejoice”
It is a day of Resurrection and everything is filled with light. Let us allow this joyful light to penetrate into our souls so that we can truly respond to our Lord’s greeting “Rejoice”. Allow it to enlighten the darkest corners of our heart so that we can respond to our Church’s exhortation “let us cleanse our senses.” Chase far away from ourselves every part of our senses which is unclean and which makes us feel ashamed because we are not totally unblemished.
With the Resurrection, all things are filled with light and it is important that this light penetrates deeply into our minds and into our senses. Only then will our vision be uncorrupted and the eyes of our soul wide open.
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Thank You All for making our GOYA Beefsteak so successful. Our youth did a great job! Follow the link or click the picture below to see more pictures and videos.
JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL KOLYVA-MAKING CLASS!
Friday, February 24 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
LED BY: PRESVYTERA CHRISTINA STAVROPOULOS
Orthodox Christians consider kolyva to be symbolic of death and resurrection according to the words of the Gospel: Verily, verily, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.” (John 12:24).
Wheat which is planted in the earth and rises in new life is symbolic of those beloved departed who have died in the hope of resurrection. As we prepare for the Saturdays of the Souls during Lent, learn to prepare the boiled wheat and teach your children to present the names of your departed ancestors and loved ones for prayer.
Please join us as we learn to make this offering of the ancient Orthodox Christian tradition.
DONATION IS $10. COFFEE & REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.
RSVP BY FEB. 20: (201) 368-8881(OFFICE) or firstname.lastname@example.org.