Father’s Message – April 2017

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.

Kolyva-Making Class

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 fos@stathanasiosnj.org.

2017 Annual Tricky Tray


Tricky Tray Flyer 2016Tuesday, March 14, 2017, At 7:00 pm
Snow date – Thursday, March 16, 2017
St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, 51 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652

Coffee and Pastry will be served
Refreshments will also be available from our concession
Tickets $10.00

For tickets, please call Vaso Panagopoulos (201) 368-8223 or the Church Office (201) 368-8881