FATHER NICOLAS' MESSAGE
My Beloved Friends and Parishioners of the Saint Spyridon family,
This Sunday, we celebrate the nativity of St. John the Baptist. The Orthodox Church celebrates this feast with great devotion because the Forerunner is at the junction of the Old and New Testaments. As St. Cyril of Alexandria wrote: “For whom the people, it says, were in expectation, and all reasoned in their hearts of John, whether he were not the Christ, he answered them in the words which we have just read. They had beheld with admiration the incomparable beauty of John’s mode of life: the splendor of his conduct; the unparalleled and surpassing excellence of his piety.”
As you all know, I am still out of town with my family. Please give a warm welcome to Fr. Soterios Baroody, who will serve the Divine Liturgy. I am very grateful to him for covering for me, and I look forward to seeing you all after I return. In case of a pastoral emergency, please contact the church office.
With Christ’s love,
Please join us every Sunday for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, followed by fellowship and coffee in our Social Hall.
Sundays: Orthros (Matins): 9:00 AM | Divine Liturgy: 10:15 AM
Complimentary valet parking on Sundays.
If you are interested in sponsoring a Coffee Hour after Church Services on Sunday, please call the church office.
For additional information on church services, please contact the Church office at (212) 795-5870 between the hours of 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
IN TIMES OF ILLNESS
"Come, O blessed of my father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was sick and you visited me." (Matt. 25:31-46).
When a member of our Parish is ill and has been hospitalized or may be recuperating at home, the immediate family of the ill person should contact Father Nicolas at (212) 795-5870. It is beneficial to both the body and the soul when our priest prays for us when we are healthy or ill.
RESERVING YOUR WEDDING DATE
Before reserving a reception hall for your wedding, remember to verify that the church allows weddings on that day.
ST. BASIL ACADEMY/YANKEE GAME. SAVE THE DATE On Sunday, September 16, our Sunday School will host the children of St. Basil Academy at at NY Yankees game.
INAUGURAL CELEBRATION. SAVE THE DATE On Sunday, October 14, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston will preside over the Divine Liturgy following the Completion of the Restoration Project.
The restoration of our magnificent church continues. Please make a donation to the Restoration Fund here via Paypal:
May 3, 2018: Thank you to Mr. Dionysios Mamalos and CorfuTV for this wonderful video about our church's Restoration Project.
March 29, 2018: Exciting News... the scaffolding has come down to reveal the most magnificent iconography at Saint Spyridon Church. We invite you to come and witness the beauty of our church. It will leave you speechless!!!
September 2017: Read about the restoration on page 22 of the June-July-Aug 2017 issue of the Orthodox Observer:
ST. SPYRIDON GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
124 Wadsworth Avenue
New York, NY 10033
Phone: (212) 795-5870
Fax: (212) 795-4758
Rev. Nicolas Kazarian
For emergencies: (267) 588-2667