MESSAGE FROM FR. NICOLAS
We all are sick in one way or another. Today’s Gospel reading invites us to reflect on it. Are we capable of receiving healing? Are we willing to take upon ourselves the responsibility of being made new in order to enter, again and again, into the world in which we live, with a message of newness — to be light, to be salt, to be joy, to be hope and faith and love, to be surrendered to God?
Our prayers are with the victims of the earthquake that recently hit the island of Kos.
I look forward to seeing you in Church. Have a beautiful summer and God bless you!
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.
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
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.
RESTORATION PROJECT: The restoration of our beautiful church continues. Every week there are new things to see. We hope you will all participate and donate the restoration of an icon or area of your choosing. The more funds we receive; the more areas of restoration will be completed.
NEW PARISH PRIEST: The Parish Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Father Nicolas Kazarian as our full time priest beginning June 1st, 2017. Please join us in welcoming Father and his family to our Saint Spyridon Community.
SUMMER DONATION 2017: As many of us spend our summer months with family and friends in far off locales, the work and the ministry of Saint Spyridon in Washington Heights continues. In order to keep our doors open for the summer months, today we are asking you to help support us; not only through prayers and love, but also financially. Any donation that you make will help ensure that the work of our historic parish can continue through the summer months. We hope and pray that you have a restful and enjoyable summer vacation. May God continually bless each of you and your families!
STEWARDSHIP: Dear Parishioners and friends of Saint Spyridon, the parish needs your true stewardship of time, talent and treasure. It is only together, and most importantly with the grace of God that we ensure that the legacy of Saint Spyridon in Washington Heights continues for generations to come. We pray that you will continue to support our home, our parish this year. Please, we ask that you give all you can to the Stewardship Program this year to continue the ministries and operations of Saint Spyridon.
Dormition of St. Anna, mother of the Theotokos; Olympias the Deaconess; Eupraxia & Julia the Righteous of Tabenna; Gregory Kallidis, Metropolitan of Heraclea; Memory of the Fifth Ecumenical Council in Constantinople (553)
ST. SPYRIDON GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
124 Wadsworth Avenue
New York, NY 10033
Phone: (212) 795-5870
Fax: (212) 795-4758
Rev. Nicolas Kazarian