Annunciator Newsletter

ST. LUKE THE EVANGELIST (1st Century)

We know from our studies of Holy Scripture that the Bible is divided into two sections, commonly referred to as the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testa-ment consists of forty-nine books which relate the events from the beginning of the world to the last of the Prophets. The New Testament consists of twenty-seven books which begin with the coming of Jesus Christ and ends with “revelations” of things to come. The New Testament begins with four Gospels written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These four great writers of the Church were called Evangelists taken from the Greek which means ”one who proclaims the Good News” who wrote about Christ and his mission among men.

On October 18 we honor the memory of St. Luke. 

According to the Church historians, Luke was from the ancient city of Antioch in Syria. Of all the countless followers of Christ during the first years of Christianity, Luke was by far the most talented. Luke was educated in Athens and Alexandria. He was a skill-ful physician and a master artist. Luke spoke many languages and was considered one of the greatest scholars of his day. He became very friendly with St. Paul, and he ac-companied him on many of his journeys into Asia Minor, Greece and Rome.

It was while in Rome that Luke wrote his famous Gospel. He is also the author of the Book of Acts. St. Paul refers to Luke as “the glorious physician” (Colossians 4, 14). Luke could also be called the Church’s first “iconographer” (a painter of Holy Icons). According to Holy Tradition, Luke had painted three Icons of the Blessed Mother and the Christ Child. One of these three masterpieces was given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Jerusalem when Luke was visiting the city. One of these Icons is now located within the Church of the Holy Patriarchate in the City of Constantinople. Many scientists have examined this famous Icon and all of them confirm the fact that the wood upon which the painting was made is at least 2,000 years old. St. Luke lived to the ripe old age of 80 years, and his last days were spent in the city of Thebes.

(Guest Article) – Fr. George Poulos

ORTHROS & LITURGY WILL BE SERVED ON OCT 18 at the usual morning hours

This Annunciator is sponsored by Linda, Mark and Alyssa Limperis
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAMES LIMPERIS ON HIS TWO YEAR
“ANGELVERSARY”
January 31, 1956—October 20, 2015

Everyday I find it hard to breathe Your hand I long to hold
As my broken heart continues to bleed. Our relationship was pure gold!
It pains me beyond belief What we had was so unique and rare
That you are not here and I’m in deep grief. We were such a special pair.
Can’t believe that two years have gone by Without you I am not me
Each and every day I still cry. I lost her when I lost we.
Our lives came to an earth shattering halt I am in so much sorrow and pain
And each minute I’m on emotional assault. When oh when will it ever wane?
All of our dreams would go bye bye The pain is so sharp like a knife in my heart
As quickly as a blink of the eye. To describe it, I don’t know where to start.
Our oneness is no longer here Lonely and lost, sad and so blue
My future without you I fear. You cannot believe how much I miss you!
With every passing day and night I am struggling as you can see
I dig deep to continue to fight. I LOVE you my soulmate to infinity.

Festival Volunteers—We Thank You 

The Annunciation Church volunteers are worth their weight in gold, you share your time and talents without any compensation. We thank you for your commitment, dedication and greatly appreciate our passionate volunteers like yourself, for your hard work. The countless hours were an incredible generous gift to our church. 

May God Bless all of you for enabling us to have another successful Festival for 2017. 

A Thank You Dinner for all Festival volunteers will be offered by the Parish Council on Tues., October 2, @ 6:00 pm. Please reserve your place by contacting the office (office@annunciationri.org)

RESERVE Sept 7,8,9, 2018 

New volunteers are always needed each year for the Greek Festival, especially those mid 20 year olds through mid 40 year olds. Thank God we have a good crew currently helping, but more is even better. Mark your mobile calendars from now to offer your time and talent for next years event.

Community & Out-of-State Festival Sponsors 

We would like to thank the community and all others that travel in for their continued support. Although there are several festivals throughout the year at several churches and functions going on, we are very fortunate the crowd of people that are so dedicated to being a part of ours. People travel in from many other states and actually call ahead to make sure of the dates and times to plan a mini weekend vacation for the event. When you are young and raised with values and traditions it stays with you through-out your adulthood. Our Greek heritage is important to us and we like to share our culture with everyone, so we are happy to see each year the different nationalities of people that enjoy the tasteful food and pastries we have to offer. 

We thank everyone for the spot you have reserved on your calendar for the Annunciation Church Annual Greek Festival

Welcome Home Fr Andrew 

On Sunday, September 3rd we welcomed Fr. Andrew back from his sabbatical. He was greatly missed by everyone and we are all happy to see him back, rested and doing well. He will in gradual steps assume responsibilities, yet make some adjustments along the way to preserve his health. We thank God for bringing him back to us.

Welcome Aboard to our new Bookkeeper 

We would like to welcome Paula Bovay to our staff here in the office. Paula is our part-time bookkeeper replacing Elaine Andrade that has retired. Paula will be working Tues, Wed, & Thurs, 9am—3pm. If you have any financial or accounting questions, please call her at this time frame. We pray Paula enjoys her stay here with us!

Because He Lives Ministry Has Closed 

For some 30 years, one of our parishioners Pat (Stergios) Dempster, has directed the Woon-socket based “Because He Lives Ministry” (soup kitchen) which in recent years functioned out of the All Saints Catholic Church. The time has come for Pat to retire and we commend her for her devotion to the needs of others with Christ’s love. Over the years we have worked in cooperation with her with our own Cranston Inter-Faith Food Ministry and with Harrington Hall here in Cranston as she provided many food items for these ministries. Now in closing up, Pat has given to our parish a number of remaining supplies (beyond food products) and we thank her. Most importantly, we pray for her good retirement with health and the knowledge that she has performed so many virtuous duties.

Overhead Projector Being Installed 

With the anonymous donation of $10,000 along with proceeds from recent golf tournaments, an overhead projector and screen will be installed in our Demetrakas Hall this month of October, for use by all of our parish organizations for educational and social purposes. It’s first use will be for the upcoming film showing of “Beneath the Olive Tree” on Fri Oct 27, sponsored by the Philoptochos Society. See separate write-up elsewhere in this newsletter.

Recent Special Collections 

Sunday School Children’s Lenten Mission Collection boxes – $244.95 (OCMC)
Sept 3rd offering tray for Hurricane Relief- $570.00 (IOCC)
Festival Collections for Hurricane Relief – $315.67 (IOCC)
Festival Collections for Inter-Faith Food Ministry – $784.00
Sept 17th offering tray for Hellenic College / Holy Cross – $215.00
Thank you to all. Donations are still welcomed for all these special causes.

Dr. Mary Despina Lekas Endowment Fund News
Financial Report for the period ending 8/31/17
Endowment Fund Portfolio: $857,484.34
Endowment Fund Checking Account: $3,598.28

A donation has been made to the Endowment Fund by: Mary Samaras in loving memory and great esteem of Presv. Maria George on the 5th anniversary of her passing 

A donation has been made to the Endowment Fund by: M/M William Rougas, M/M John Vanikiotis, in memory of Panagiotis Sampalis 

A donation has been made to the Endowment Fund by: M/M Thomas Coyne, Mary Samaras in memory of Mary Kanelos 

A donation has been made to the Endowment Fund by: Ann Demetrakas & M/M Michael Haralambides in memory of Eugenia Zaharakos 

A donation has been made to the Endowment Fund by: James Coclin, M/M Steve Damaskos, M/M Steve Daras, M/M James Degaitas, Ann Demetrakas, Dorras Family, Argiri Ghionis, John Gionis, M/M Michael Haralambides, M/M Michael Haveles, Julie Karahalios, M/M Christos Mantsos, M/M Peter Microulis, Jean Mihelakos, M/M Emmanuel Mihailides, Jeanne Nenarella, Dr. & Mrs. Peter Petropoulos, M/M Polydoros Petrou, Diana Psilopoulos, M/M Jack Renza, M/M William Rougas, M/M Richard Sipka, M/M John Stergiou, Elle Strekouras, Paul Tsamis, Carole Xanthakis, in memory of George Grammas 

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2017 PLEDGE PROGRAM REPORT 

We have to date 354 parishioners with a pledge of $184,102.00
The Actual Amount Received is $163,197.52
Since our last newsletter, the following pledges have been received for 2017: Harry Bablenis, Karen Bablenis, Maria Degaitas, M/M Demetrios Ladas, M/M George Melanis, Michael Politis, M/M Hrisostomos Tsioplakis, Zambeta Xiarhos

When Sending Checks 

There are several different funds in our parish and at times various special collections also take place. When sending a check to the office, for whatever purpose, we would appreciate it if you could please include a note with the check, or mark on the memo line of the check, the inten-tion of the check, be it stewardship, the Phase 2 Fund, a memorial donation, and the like. Thank you so much. 

We would like to inform everyone that Donald our janitor is no longer employed here. We wish Donald well and we will be filling the position soon.

IMPORTANT OFFICE MATTERS FROM FRAN LEWIS OUR PARISH SECRETARY 

Change to Office Lunch Time 

Please be aware when stopping at the church office for any pick-ups, drop-offs or even scheduling time for a repair person, that the office is closed from 1:00 pm—2:00 pm for lunch. During that hour if you come by you will find the door locked and unable to enter. We would not want you to make the trip down if you are unable to enter the building for the purpose you are coming for. This new time has been chosen because of a very busy parking lot at noon, with the Nursery School, with parents entering the building, picking up children and everyone’s safety in the parking lot.

Entering the Church Center or Exiting 

Regular office hours are Mon-Fri from 8am-5pm. When entering the center and you have a key that you are allowing yourself in with, please notify the office that you have arrived. Also, when exiting the center please notify the office that you are leaving. We need to know at all times in the office who and what activity is going on in the center, including people renting the hall and having the decorators come in to get the hall ready for an event. We need to be notified concerning the hours of their being here. Also, please call ahead as to when you are coming to make sure the person you are re-questing to see is here. This is a very large building with 2 floors and we need to monitor all activity for everyone’s safety.

OFFICE COURTESY 

Please be aware that everyone deserves privacy when calling the office. With that being said, the secretary or bookkeeper needs to give the caller their attention. Please, upon entering the building check to see if the office person is in fact on the phone. Please take a seat in the hallway so we may call you in when the phone call has ended. Parishioners and the public call the office for many different reasons which mostly are private matters. Also if you do enter the office and you are having a conversation with someone else that has arrived, please have the courtesy to step out of the office into the hallway to speak. This allows the secretary or bookkeeper the privacy and quiet to an-swer the phone and give the caller the proper attention.

At times, the offices in the morning have been disarrayed from use by others at night, with tape dispensers, pens and staplers found elsewhere in the building and desk drawers left open. Please respect the work space of others and return items, but also leave the office neat and clean. We in the office are trying our best to always have a profes-sional clean look when people come into the office. It shows that we care about our church and center as we do our own homes. In honesty, this is Gods home and He trusts us to always do what He expects from us. We Thank You for your Consideration & Understanding!

 

Sunday Church School 

“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

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Mission

Our mission is to serve the children and families of our Parish as they bear witness to our Orthodox faith in their spiritual journey towards theosis. We dedicate ourselves to guide and support the children and families of our Parish to “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 3.18

Vision

Our vision is to imbue our families with the desire to seek unity with Christ and His teachings through fervent participation in Divine services. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20

Goal

Our Goal is to inspire enthusiasm within the hearts of our families through opportunities which will bring our community together to celebrate our faith with love and joy. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

FROM THE PARISH REVITALIZATION INICIATIVE 

Why I come to Church……… By– Elaine Otto 

Each week, life presents me with many challenges, some requiring much thought and consideration, others fleeting and unimportant. The continuous bombardment of the deafening sounds of life can confuse and confound. Life is a busy whirlwind of activi-ties and distractions, some of my own creation and others landing upon me unprepared. These situations can make me take my eye off the ball and cause me to lose focus on what is most important and that is my relationship with God. Coming to Church to par-ticipate in divine services helps me to regain my focus and enables me to confront with confidence all that life has to offer. Ironically, the times that I have been the busiest and have felt the most overwhelmed is exactly when I have benefited the most from taking the time to come to Church. Participation in our divine services each week is exactly the remedy I need. The serenity, the sense of peace, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit that envelopes me gives me the focus and direction I need, and that is why I come to Church

We welcome the submittal of other parish to write as well “why they come to church” 

BIBLE STUDY RESUMES Oct 5th 

Join us this fall as we take a look at one of St. Paul’s most influential epistles, the Letter to The Romans. St. Paul in his letter tells us to confess with our lips and believe with our hearts; Christianity at it’s most simple and basic understanding. Let us take a deep-er look into the verses of the Apostle for better understanding and edification. Who knows where the conversation will lead us. The Bible Study will be led by our parish-ioner and Holy Cross Seminary graduate, Emile Sarkis, this fall. It will be held on Thursdays at 7:30pm starting Oct 5th and will run until the second Thursday of No-vember. Please come and be a part of the discussion.

ADULT CULTURAL CLASS IN PAWTUKET—Starting October 30 

Beginning Monday October 30th through December 4th a six week seminar will be offered on the classical masterpiece of Aeschylus ” The Eumenides-The kindly ones”.The central theme of the play is that in the 5th century Athens ( “The Golden Age of Greece”), the old tribal law of blood feud (“eye for an eye”) must give way to democratic legal procedures (judgement by a jury of peers) and a distinction must be made between premeditated and involuntary death. Brute force must be reconciled with mercy. As the human mind-consciousness evolves it inter-prets the individual and social values in a new enlightened vision. We will read the play and discuss these issues in light of the great transformation of consciousness that took place not only in Greece but also in Israel (the prophets), in India (Buddha) and in China (Confucius). This is The Axial Age worldwide.

The class will meet every Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the community center of the Assumption in Pawtucket. For more information please call John Lyssikatos at 401-728 4452 after October 17th.

CALLING ALL ATTORNEYS! 

A gathering of Orthodox Christian attorneys from across the country for a time of fellowship, networking, and learning from an excellent lineup of speakers has been planned. This inau-gural event of the ORTHODOX ATTORNEY NETWORK will be a one-day gathering held in conjunction with the national Christian Legal Society’s annual conference in New-port Beach, CA, October 26th– 29th, 2017. Participants are welcome to come just for the Orthodox gathering on Saturday, October 28th, the CLS banquet on Saturday evening, and/or the entire CLS conference. A special discount is provided for the main conference to all attendees of the Orthodox gathering. A special hotel group rate is available at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel. For details, go to https://clsnet.org/2017conference/orthodox

Additional Graduates 

John DiMaio received his PHD, in organic chemistry at the University of Rochester in 2016 and his law degree at University of Buffalo in May 2017. He now is presently employed at a large law firm in Buffalo.

Eleanor Michailides graduated from Exeter West Greenwich High School and is now attending Johnson & Wales taking Psychology.

Nicholas Simijis graduated from Cranston East High School and is now attending CCRI tak-ing Sports Broadcasting.

Nominations for Parish Council 

Each year a portion of our parish council is elected for the new civil year, in a two-year term of office. Serving on the Council is a wonderful witness to the Lord in enabling the local par-ish to function in a witness of love and sacrifice. There are eligibility requirements which in-clude: being over age 18, active in the worship life of the parish, contribute to the stewardship program yearly, if married, married in the Orthodox Church, if divorced, had received an ec-clesiastical divorce, adhere to the moral teachings and canons of the church and the Archdio-cese regulations. A full list of eligibility requirements can be obtained from our parish office or online at the <goarch.com> Those desiring to submit their name in nomination are encour-aged to do so, to the Chairman of the Board of Elections (John Psikakos – 401-944-6856).

RECENT DEATHS 

The father of Jennifer Carr, Richard Martin, age 75, of Guildhall, VT passed away on 7/27/17. The father of Dionisios (Dennis) and Charlie Sampalis, Panagiotis “Panos” Sam-palis, age 85, of Cranston, RI passed away on 7/25/17, his funeral & burial was in Greece. Eugenia Zaharakos, age 84, of Providence, RI passed away on 8/19/17, her funeral was on 8/28/17. Dimitra Vourvachakis, age 85, of Warwick, RI passed away on 8/28/17, her fu-neral was held at the Assumption Church, Pawtucket, RI on 9/1/17. George C. Grammas, age 85, of Cranston, RI passed away on 9/7/17, his funeral and burial was on 9/12/17. The mother of Frank, Harry and Robert Masiello, Bessie (Hoopis) Masiello, age 99, of Coventry, RI passed away on 9/13/17, her funeral and burial was held on 9/18/17.
~May their Memory be Eternal~

GOYA FALL CAMP WEEK-END, Contoocook, NH = Oct 27-29
“Recharge / Reconnect Retreat” for teens – $125
Registration at <metropolisofbostoncamp.org> 603-746-2132

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Greek School Graduation Speech 

WE WILL RUN A SAMPLING OF SPEECHES OF RECENT GREEK SCHOOL GRADUATES AS THEY EXPRESSED THEMSELVES …….. 

Good morning everyone. My name is Angela Marses and I would like to first thank my won-derful teachers, Kyria Koula, Kyria Eleni, and Kyria Ioanna for helping me learn the Greek language for the past 6 years. Even though I’ve been counting down the weeks to graduate, I did learn a lot from Greek school. Throughout the years, I not only learned how to read, write and speak, but also about the culture and religion too. I definitely will not miss memorizing poems and trying to do my homework the night before class, but I will remember the many memories that I have made during these 6 years. Some of the best memories that I have is when Kyria Koula tells me that I take after my mother when I do something correctly. Although I always take this as a compliment, five minutes later when I make a mistake, she tells me that I take after my father. I am very proud to say that I have graduated Greek school, and that I can speak the language that my grandparents grew up speaking. Also, now when my parents are talking about me in Greek, I’ll know what they are saying!

CHURCH SCHOOL CALENDAR – October 2017 

Sun Oct 1 – Full Liturgy through Holy Communion; First Youth Choir Rehearsal
Sun Oct 8 – Full Liturgy through Holy Communion; Youth Choir Rehearsal
Sun Oct 15 – Full Liturgy through Holy Communion; Youth Choir Rehearsal; STAFF MEETING
Sun Oct 22 – Full Liturgy through Holy Communion; PHOTO DAY
Sun Oct 29 – Full Liturgy through Holy Communion; Distribution of Oratorical Topics; Food Drive; Youth Choir Sings in Liturgy; Choir Rehearsal

PHILOPTOCHOS ANNUNCIATOR 

October 2017 

The new year brings new happenings for our chapter. We had a productive board meeting planning on our fall commitments and events.

Our major fundraiser is the Annual Food Fair and Christmas Bazaar on November 4 and 5, 2017 

The committees are meeting and working to make this a successful event again this year. The schedule for baking our outstanding pastries is as follows and we welcome all to come be part of the team.

Friday, October 13 at 6:00, Spanakopita, Tyropita & Baklava
Tuesday, October 17 at 6:00pm, Koulouria
Saturday, October 21 at 9:30, Diples (lunch included)
Monday, October 23 at 6:00pm, Kourabiedes & Melamakarona
Tuesday, October 24 at 6:00pm, Macaroons & dipping the cookies and Diples

Upcoming events: 

Mon. October 16th Board Meeting at 6:30pm and General Meeting at 7:00pm with guest speaker Attorney Nicholas A. Lambros to speak about basic estate planning.

Sun. October 22nd Flu Shot Clinic held in the Demetrakas Hall after Liturgy

Fri. October 27th Film Screening of ‘Beneath the Olive Tree’ at 7:00pm in the Deme-trakas Hall. Coffee and Dessert will be served and with a $5 entrance fee.

Sun. Oct. 29th Coffee Hour to honor past Philoptochos President, Georgia Pappas.

November 11th National Philoptochos Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon hosted by the Metropolis of New Jersey at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ. If you are interested in attending please contact Marianne Phelan through the church office.

Respectively submitted, Marianne Phelan, President 

GREEK FOOD FAIR & CHRISTMAS BAZAAR 2017 

Good Samaritan Philoptochos Society
Saturday, November 4th 10:00 am—9:00 pm
Sunday November 5th 11:30 am—4:00 pm
DEMETRAKAS HALL REV. PETER G. MIHAILIDES CENTER
CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION
175 OAKLAWN AVENUE, CRANSTON
Jewelry Agora Handcrafts Raffles Greek Pastry Religious Book Store White Elephant Vintage Treasures Gift Baskets Serving delicious food & pastry Saturday & Sunday featuring Roast Lamb, Gyros, Souvlakia, Greek Baked Macaroni, Spanikopita Baklava, Rice Pudding & More***********

ORTHODOXY 101 CLASS With Fr Andrew OPEN TO ALL 

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Saturdays:
Oct 28
Nov 4
Dec 2
Dec 9
12:30PM –2PM
REGISTRATION REQUIRED THRU THE PARISH OFFICE 

KLEOS RESTAURANT 

Owners Tom Bovis and his wife Lauren Lynch are pleased to announce the recent opening of their new Greek inspired restaurant, Kleos, located in downtown Providence at 250 Westminster Street. The restaurant is named after their 20 month old son Heracles or Heracleos who Tom named in honor of his late father as past parishioner Hercules Bovis. Kleos offers traditional Greek dishes as well as new ones with a contem-porary twist on the classics. The restaurant is open seven days a week at 4 PM, with complimentary valet parking, and will begin serving a quick ser-vice lunch by the end of September. Kleos is featured in the food section of the September’s issue of Rhode Island Monthly magazine.

Tom and Lauren are also the owners of Rosalina Italian restaurant at 50 Aborn Street in downtown Providence.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS IN OCTOBER 

COLLEGE STUDENT WEEK-END, Newport, RI = Oct 13-15 

Northeast Fall Regional Retreat, sponsored by Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) – for those age 18-25 “Beauty, Science and the Spiritual Life” with Dr Timothy Patitsas Discussions, free time to enjoy Newport, walk the cliff walk together, outdoor Compline Service, lobster dinner. Full weekend is free – Bring a sleeping bag. Host parish is St Spyridon. Questions and Registration to Caroline at northeaststudent@OCF.net

Flu Shots & Blood Pressure Checks 

Sunday Oct. 22 flu shots and blood pressure checks will be offered during coffee hour. Flu vaccines will be available to those age 18 and older, also pneumonia vac-cines will be available to those 65 and older. Please contact Christina Vose RPH @ 401-413-2793 or Nancy Harritos NP @ 401-965-5133 with any questions.

ORTHODOX CHOIR CONCERT 

Sunday Oct 22 is the Bi-Annual RI Orthodox Fellowship sponsored Spiritual Concert at which various choirs from our parishes of the various Orthodox jurisdictions will participate in…..6PM at the St Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Parish in Providence.

A NIGHT OF KEFI, Sponsored by Assumption Parish– Pawtucket = Sat Oct 28 

Rembetika, Laika and Horeftika– by Revma Donation $25 adults (students $15) Includes meza, dessert & coffee / cash bar To reserve your table contact Andrea at 401-528-7685. or agvastis@comcast.net Proceeds to benefit Greek Pride Hellenic Dance Troupe

October 2017 

Divine Services (year round) Orthros (morning prayer) 8:15 am / Liturgy 9:30 am 

Sun Oct 1—Sun 2nd of Luke / Protection of Theotokos / Romanos the Melodist – National Church Musician Sunday – MEMORIAL: – Joseph Maintanis 30/yrs.

Mon. Oct 2 – Festival Volunteers Thank You Dinner—6PM

Wed. Oct 4– Stewardship Committee Meeting 7:30pm

Thu Oct 5- Senior Citizens Lunch– 12Noon / Marriage Prep Seminar—7PM (part 2) – Bible Study “Epistle to the Romans” – 7:30—9PM

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Sun Oct 8—Sun 3rd of Luke / New Martyr Ignatios / Virgin Martyr Pelagia MEMORIAL: Eugenia Zaharakos 40/days, Dimitra Vourvachakis 40/days, Emmanouel Vourvachakis 1/yr.

Mon Oct 9—OFFICE IS CLOSED—COLUMBUS DAY 

Thu Oct 12- Bible Study “Epistle to the Romans” – 7:30—9PM – OCF Northeast Regional Retreat– 8PM (St Spyridon—Newport)

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Sun Oct 15—7th Ecumenical Synod (4th L) / Hieromartyr Loukianos / Righteous Savinos MEMORIAL: George C Grammas—40 days

Mon Oct 16- Philoptochos Gen Membership– 7PM (guest speaker Attorney Nick Lambros)

Tues Oct 17—Philoptochos Baking- 6:00pm / Koulourakia – Parish Council—7:30PM

Wed Oct 18—St Luke the Evangelist– usual morning hours – Parish Revitalization Initiative—7PM

Thu Oct 19- Bible Study “Epistle to the Romans” – 7:30—9PM

Sat. Oct 21— Philoptochos Baking- 9:30am / Diples (lunch included)

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Sun Oct 22—Sun 6th of Luke / Isapostle Averkios / 7 Youths of Ephesus MEMORIAL: Penagos Family—visiting with us Fr Dean Penagos RI Orthodox Fellowship—Spiritual Concert—6PM (St Sahag & Mesrob Parish)

Mon Oct 23—Philoptochos Baking- 6:00pm / Kourambiedes & Melomakarona

Tues Oct 24—Philoptochos Baking- 6:00pm / Macaroons & dipping the cookies and Diples – Parish Council Budget Meeting– 7PM / Ahepa– 7PM

Wed Oct 25- Great Vespers (Eve of St Demetrios)- 6 PM (Fall River)

Thu Oct 26- ST DEMETRIOS THE GREAT MARTYR– usual morning hours 

Fri Oct 27- FILM SHOWING- “Beneath the Olive Tree” – 7PM

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Sun Oct 29—Sun 7th of Luke / Anastasia of Rome / OCHI DAY PRAYERS MEMORIAL: Mary (Rougas) Alexion—10 years Philoptochos Coffee Honoring Georgia Pappas, immediate past president

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Mon-Fri / Oct 30-Nov 3- Fr Andrew at APC meeting & National Clergy Retreat

Sat / Sun/ Nov 4-5- Philoptochos Greek Food Fair & Christmas Bazaar

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Nov 5—Sun 5th of Luke / Galaktion & Episteme / Apostle Hermas (of 70)

Friday October 27, at 7:00 pm 

Philoptochos invites you to a special screening of

“Beneath the Olive Tree”

Beneath the Olive Tree is based on secret journals found buried beneath an olive tree on the island of Trikeri, which served as a concentration camp during the Greek Civil War (1946-1949). The journals, buried for close to three decades, tell the inspiring stories of the thousands of women political exiles during the war, explore the involve-ment of the US and British governments at the time, and draw a line between past and present. 

Director Stavroula Toska takes the journey from New York to Greece to shed light on a part of modern history the world knows very little about, and in the process, discovers a family secret that shakes her to her core. Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis serves as Narrator and Executive Producer. 

Demetrakas Hall, Admission $5.00 @ the door & refreshments served. Open to the public, enjoy the night and bring a friend.

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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 12/15/2017

Eleutherios the Hieromartyr, Bishop of Illyricum, and his mother Anthia