The forty day fast for the feast of the Nativity begins on Sunday, November 15th. According to the Church Canons, fish, wine and oil are allowed until December 17th, except for Wednesdays and Fridays. Strict Fast is observed from December 18th to the 24th.
ΝΗΣΤΕΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥΓΕΝΝΩΝ
Την Κυριακή, 15 Νοεμβρίου αρχίζει η 40 ήμερη Νηστεία των Χριστουγέννων. Σύμφωνα με τους Ιερούς Κανόνες της Εκκλησίας μας, επιτρέπονται το ψάρι, το λάδι και το κρασί έως και τις 17 Δεκεμβρίου, εκτός Τετάρτη και Παρασκευή. Από τις 18 Δεκεμβρίου ως και τις 24 Δεκεμβρίου τηρείται αυστηρή νηστεία.
The Inaugural St. Athanasios Golf Outing, hosted by the Parish Council took place at the Paramus Golf & Country Club on Monday, Oct. 26th, 2015.
The Golf Outing had over 100 Golfers playing in beautiful weather, a day full of warm sunshine, minimal clouds and colorful foliage. The buzz and excitement was definitely in the air as golfers arrived and registered. They received welcome bags and a hearty brunch inside the clubhouse. Before embarking on the links to play in the tournament there was a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the Inaugural Golf Outing, followed by a prayer from Father Anargyros and welcoming words by Golf Outing Chairman, Jason Fink.
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The 2nd Annual General Assembly meeting will be held on Sunday, November 8th immediately after the Divine Liturgy. We urge all parishioners to attend this very important meeting.
It is our obligation and responsibility as parishioners of St. Athanasios Church to attend and participate in the decisions of our Church and community. All parishioners will receive an individual mailing regarding the agenda for the General Assembly.
Dear Parishioners, (in Greek below)
One of the tragedies of many people today is the feeling that they have outgrown the need for God’s word. The disaster they bring upon themselves as a result is tragic. But the person who reads the Bible believing that God is actually speaking to him through what he reads – this man’s life is transformed. He finds healing, wholeness, power, peace, forgiveness, love and purpose.
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The maintenance committee has worked through summer to make improvements and repairs to our Church and community center. The following are some of the projects we have worked on:
- We are in the process of installing energy efficient lighting throughout the buildings, through a PSE&G program
- We replaced the roof at the entrance of the community center
- We will be replacing and improving the church roof and dome area before the winter sets in
- Repaired all locks to secure the building
- Added interior and exterior security cameras throughout the buildings
- We will be enhancing our acoustics in the gymnasium/community center
- Installed all new whiteboards in all classrooms
- Replaced the community center and church air conditioning units
- We will be upgrading the landscaping of the property
A lot of time and funds have been put into the maintenance and upgrading of our parish buildings. Please respect the facilities as you would your own home.
Maintenance Committee Chairman