2020 Christmas Card

We are now gathering names to create the 2020 St. Athanasios Christmas Card!

Please be a part of the St. Athanasios family in offering a donation during this Christmas Season.  The annual Christmas card is a wonderful way of     sharing joy and happiness with our fellow brothers and sisters during this Holiday Season. Your donation will help meet the needs of our beloved   parish.  We ask for a minimum of $50. If you are able to offer an additional amount please feel free.  Your offering will be greatly appreciated.  Please either click here to donate online – OR – fill out the lower portion of the attached form and mail it back with your check payable to St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church.

Letter from Father and Parish Council President

September 22, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

We hope this letter finds you and your families in good health and able to enjoy the summer months even under these challenging times.  It has been such a blessing to see our parishioners and friends of St. Athanasios back in Church for in-person services that began the beginning July.  Our Parish Council has worked diligently to ensure our services are conducted and attended in accordance with the provided health guidelines and with the utmost safety precautions.  We ask all our parishioners and friends who have not re-visited the Church to do so, with assurance that we have taken all necessary actions for the safety of all.  As required, you will need to go to the registration tab at the top of the Church website which will guide you to the date for the service you wish to attend and reserve your space.

Festival 2020 Fundraiser

Our Parish Council President sent everyone a letter about the circumstances of our Church finances and festival. For the full letter please click the document to download and read it in full.   

Due to the COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions that are being enforced by the State of New Jersey, we had to postpone our festival held this May. Our annual festival is the most essential fundraising of the St. Athanasios budget. Last year’s festival contributed approximately $107,000 to our budget. Presently, as a result of this pandemic, this year’s financial benefits from the festival will be lost.   

We ask that you PLEASE consider offering a monetary donation in order for the parish to continue to thrive. The recommended amount considered necessary per family is $300. Please visit our website https://stathanasiosnj.org/ and click the “donate” button in order to submit your contribution. Instructions are available on the website below the donate button, at this link:  

https://stathanasiosnj.org/blog/?page_id=1779. We are also accepting donations via mail as usual, however due to limited office hours, we would prefer online offerings. When making your donation online or by mail please select “Festival 2020” from the PAYPAL drop down menu or make a note on your check.

Wishing you all safety and health,

Andrew Hios
Parish Council President

ATTENTION

We have mailed and published an important message to parishioners regarding the financial impact of the crisis on our parish – please read this letter.

As per the revised directive issued by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, effective immediately the Divine Services are hereby permitted to take place within our Parishes. Parishioners are encouraged to participate in-person or via online live-streaming services. We are broadcasting live streams on Facebook and YouTube. You can sign up for a free Facebook or Youtube account to subscribe and watch from the Church Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stathnj/ or YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8qFuN33hbCE32HMjJkGZQA. You can also see recent services here. Or, from the website click Live Stream from the menu.

Due to the restrictions put in place in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic by our state authorities, and as directed by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey, our Church office is closed until further notice.  For urgent office matters only, you may call Tina at 201-403-7722. In case of a Pastoral emergency, Fr. Anargyros may be reached at 201-925-6994.

Thank You and may our Lord bless and protect us all.