December 17, 2018: Our Coat Drive is now over. Thank you all for your generosity! We were able to collect over 50 coats that will be given to One Warm Coat.
We wish you all a Merry and Blessed Christmas, as well as a Happy and Healthy New Year!
December 15, 2018: Article in the Greek News
Read it here in English: "Archbishop Demetrios in the name of Saint Spyridon in Manhattan"
Read it here in Greek: "Ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος Δημήτριος στα ονομαστήρια του Αγίου Σπυρίδωνα στο Μανχάταν"
November 19, 2018: Today, volunteers from the Emmaus House Harlem came and picked up the 45 turkeys our community was able to collect. A special thank you to our Parish Council (they offered 20 turkeys) and to all the people who contributed to our Thanksgiving donation project.
October 21, 2018: Article in the Greek News
Read it here in English: "Blessing of Sacred Icons in the Historical Community of Saint Spyridon"
Read it here in Greek: "Καθαγιασμός των ιερών εικόνων στην ιστορική κοινότητα του Αγίου Σπυρίδωνα"
October 15, 2018: Article in Ethnikos Kiris
Read it here in English: "Celebration of Iconography Restoration of Saint Spyridon Church"
Read it here in Greek: "Εορτασμός αποκατάστασης αγιογράφησης του Ιερού Ναού Αγίου Σπυρίδωνος"
October 14, 2018: Video of the Restoration Celebration
September 19, 2018: Article in the Manhattan Times
Read it here: "The Rebirth of St. Spyridon"
Saint Spyridon Church is highlighted in the July-August 2018 issue of the Orthodox Observer!
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!!!
November 12, 2017: 86th Anniversary & Parochial School Reunion
September 2017: Read about the restoration on page 22 of the June-July-Aug 2017 issue of the Orthodox Observer:
December 24, 2017 CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: The Sunday School children wrote and performed in a wonderful Christmas Program. View the photos here!
May 21, 2017: 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.
May 7, 2017: The National Herald honored our Parish Council President, Mrs. Lydia Vagelos-Callimanis, in the April edition of the monthly magazine Γυναίκα. This is a well deserved honor for Lydia and a great opportunity to highlight the restoration project of our beautiful church.
April 16, 2017: A special THANK YOU to the following businesses, organizations and individuals for their donations towards our Holy Week services:
- Antony's Florist - for the Palms Donation
- Mrs. Bessie Bartzos - for the decoration of the Icon of the Resurrection
- Columbia Florist - for the Lillies to decorate our church
- Mr. Gus Klostri - for the Priest's Anastasi Lambada
- Mr. and Mrs. Petros Klostri - for the Rose Water, Olive Oil and Holy Communion Wine
- Philoptochos Ladies - for the decoration of the Epitaphios
- Rainbow Florist, Mr. Harry Nicolaou - for the Icon of the Bridegroom, the rose petals and the bay leaves.
- Skokos Flower Shop - for the Palms Donation
- Mr. and Mrs. Pericles Tsumas - for the white carnations for the angels.
- Mr. Avram Ververis, Mr. Nick Siarres and Mr. Miltiades Vlachos - for the Easter Eggs
March 5, 2017: The Parish Council is pleased to announce that the restoration of our beautiful church has begun! The iconographer has started with the icons of Saint Spyridon and Saint Gerasimos which were generously donated by two parishioners. We are in the process of having a brochure printed which will allow everyone to see the opportunities available to help with this wonderful project. This week, we cleaned out the choir loft. We had a garbage truck come and we loaded it up. A big thank you to John Apostolos, Christos and Luz for helping with this project.
February 27, 2017: Kathara Deftera was a beautiful start to the Lenten season. Led by Meropi Nikolakakos, Philoptochos board members and wonderful general members prepared a delicious Lenten Meal which was enjoyed by all. Joining us was Father George Kolios of St. George and St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church at 103rd Street and Lexington Avenue.
February 19, 2017: Jennifer Constatin, President of the Direct Diocesan Board of Philoptochos attended our church, visited with us during coffee hour and participated in the Ladies Philoptochos Society board meeting. She was impressed with the work of our Philoptochos chapter and encouraged us to broaden our charitable efforts to include a variety of different efforts such as donating phone cards to servicemen and sponsoring a coat drive next year. She is a gifted leader and a great help to our chapter always taking our calls and offering excellent suggestions. Members of the Philoptochos Board generously contributed new clothes, cash cards and toiletries for Project Hope. Project Hope is a Philoptochos district campaign to assist battered and trafficked women currently in a shelter by providing them with basic necessities to leave the shelter and hopefully start a better life.
February 12, 2017: The Ladies Philoptochos Society Valentine’s Day Luncheon was a successful event. In spite of the severe weather we hosted approximately 100 guests. A light lunch and dessert were offered and all the ladies and girls received red carnations. Available for the taking was information about heart health in both English and Greek, thanks to Spyridoula who once again provided the translation.