On January 28th, 2019 approximately 250 parishioners joined to celebrate our Church Feast Day in the traditional form of a Panigiri celebration.
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.
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Congratulations to the St. Athanasios Dance Team and our instructor Anna-Maria!!!
On January 19-20, 2019 St. Athanasios competed in the annual Greek Orthodox Metropolis of NJ Hellenic Folk Dance Festival. The dance team placed 1st for best costume and 2nd place in their category overall.
We would like to thank the students and parents for their dedication, Joanne Glavas and assistants for coordinating the program, and our instructor Anna-Maria Delardas for getting us ready for this event.
Feast Day of our Patron Saint Athanasios
Thursday, January 17th – 7:00 p.m.
Great Vespers and Artoklasia
Friday, January 18th – 9:00 a.m.
Orthros and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey will preside at both services.
Reception to follow after the Services, hosted by our Philoptochos.
Ιερά Πανήγυρις Του Αγίου Αθανασίου
Πέμπτη, 17 Ιανουρίου στις 7:00 μ.μ.
Μέγας Αρχιερατικός Εσπερινός με Αρτοκλασία προεξάρχοντος του Σεβασμιωτάτου Μητροπολίτου Νέας Ιερσέης κ.κ. ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΟΥ.
Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία
Παρασκευή, 18 Ιανουαρίου στις 9:00 π.μ.
Όρθρος και Αρχιερατική Θεία Λειτουργία με Αρτοκλασία χοροστατούντος του Σεβασμιωτάτου Μητροπολίτου Νέας Ιερσέης κ..κ. ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΟΥ.
Εορταστική δεξίωσις κατόπιν των Ιερών Ακολουθιών από την Φιλόπτωχο
In a few days, we will celebrate the beginning of the New Year 2019. In giving us a new year, God is giving us a new chance to do His will in the world. The beginning of a new year is a good time to ask some questions of ourselves and our family. But before we begin to question ourselves and families, we should stop and think of our many blessings and say our prayers of thanksgiving to God.
Some might think they have little for which to be thankful, but with reflection they will find, many reasons for thanks.
Thankful people are the happiest people in the world. These people consistently practice gratitude towards God and others. The attitude of thanksgiving is practiced daily, not just one day each year.