Father’s Message – March 2019

Dear Parishioners,

With the help of our Lord who loves us, we have already entered upon this year’s devotional season of the Triodion, and on March 11th, we will commence Holy and great Lent.

Herein is the spiritual wealth of our Orthodox Church made manifest, as well as her ever-vigilant care for the salvation of her children.

In order to assist us to follow from the start the right path of spiritual askesis, she offers the period of the Triodion.

There is more to Lent than fasting, and there is more to fasting than food. This principle lies at the heart of the Lenten Triodion, the main hymnbook of Orthodox Lent. For the Orthodox Church, Lent is without doubt the richest and most distinctive season of the ecclesiastical year. The lenten services, the spiritual lessons of the Triodion, and the biblical readings for the season invite us to simplify our lives and to immerse ourselves in the “bright sadness” of repentance.

Orthodox Lent begins on Clean Monday, March 11th, seven weeks before Pascha, when Orthodox Christians celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection.

2019 GOYA Beefsteak Dinner

Please join us on Saturday, February 23rd as our youth once again host us at their annual GOYA Beefsteak Dinner!
Includes all you can eat filet mignon over french bread, appetizers, salad, fries, dessert, soda, and coffee/tea, cash bar with beer & wine.


$50 per adult (if purchased before February 10th) $60 after February 10th,
GOYA $40, Children 12 years and under $25 per child (3-12) (if purchased before February 10th) $35 after February 10th, Children 3 and under are free.

Use form on the back of the flyer to reserve your place by February 10th (sorry, no paying at the door)

Info: Debbie Leakas (201) 566-4934 or Joanne Glavas (201) 982-5125

2019 Panigiri

On January 28th, 2019 approximately 250 parishioners joined to celebrate our Church Feast Day in the traditional form of a Panigiri celebration.

Young children dancing
Speech and FDF award

2019 Feast of the Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters Day

On January 27th St. Athanasios hosted the Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters Day. The event was attended by his eminence Evangelos, Metropolitan of NJ, local greek schools and local clergy. We were honored with a visit from the Greek Consul General and the Greek schools performed various musical acts and read poems.

Click the image below to see the photo library or scroll down to watch video of the event.