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The Compass - Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
The Compass
SAINT NICHOLAS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
OCTOBER 2012 • VOLUME XXV • ISSUE I
A MESSAGE FROM
FR. NICOLAOS H. KOTSIS
STEWARDSHIP AND CHARITY
Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Over the last few years I have understood some confusion
and a mixing of terms that needs some clarification.
Stewardship and charity are two completely different
expressions of our love for God and neighbor. In the Gospel,
Christ expects us to practice both stewardship and charity.
Stewardship is our individual responsibility to take care of
that which God has given to us. In terms of our St. Nicholas
parish, stewardship is an expression of our love for God
and neighbor because it is the combination of the best
time, talent and treasure we offer to the church in order
for the parish to be able to fulfill the church’s mission and
support the church’s ministries.
The IRS may consider the church a charitable organization,
but we offer our stewardship to the church because it is
our highest duty and responsibility to Christ, not because
the church is a charity. So when we offer our time to
clean, chaperone, or guide; or when we offer our talents
to fix, build, teach or sing; or when we offer our treasure
to maintain all the ministries – we are taking care of
something extraordinarily precious and beyond value.
Each of us is offered a portion of the church to be a steward
over, and that responsibility falls on our individual shoulders.
We shouldn’t look to what our neighbor is doing with their
stewardship; we offer the best of what we have regardless.
Charity is also an expression of love for God and neighbor
because it allows us to offer something to the poor or
those in need. Charity affords us the opportunity to treat
the living icons of Christ (our neighbors) with the same
respect, reverence and love we do to the icons when we
enter the church. Charity requires time, talent and treasure
Luke the Evangelist
as well. When we offer our time to visit the lonely or
sick; when we offer our talents to help with Habitat for
Humanity or with the Faith and Food Garden; or when we
offer our treasure to support a ministry of Philoptochos
or buy food for a family in need – we are taking care of
something extraordinarily precious and beyond value.
Stewardship and charity are necessary components of our
spiritual lives as they are expected from us by our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ. As a church, we must be vigorous in
expectation of stewardship from everyone. As individuals,
we must be vigorous and generous in our handling of our
own stewardship. As a Church and as individuals, we must
be vigorous and generous in our offering of charity.
In Christ,
Fr. Nick
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church • 3109 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 • (734) 332-8200 • www.stnickaa.org
A MESSAGE FROM GEORGE KOKALES,
PARISH COUNCIL PRESIDENT
Greetings Parishioners.
MARK Y
O
THE AN UR CALENDAR
NUAL S
T. NICH FOR
DINNER
OL A S
DANCE
NOVEM
BER 3!
PHILOPTOCHOS
October activities
• “Feed my sheep” John 21:16
The beginning of the Ecclesiastical year began with our parish picnic.
It always is such a joy to see everyone come together for food and
fellowship, especially the kids on our playground structure. I also
saw many new faces and families since our last picnic. St. Nicholas
certainly is growing!
• Philoptochos ladies see the need around us and we help—we
feed, clothe, house, and comfort those in need.
A big thank you goes to Parish Council member Chris Bilakos
for chairing the parish picnic. Along with Chris, I would also like
to thank the many others who helped with set up, clean up and
food preparation: Pete Petropoulos, Chris Bekiares, Andreas
Stathopoulos, Dave Price and George Papandreou. Thank you also
to Costa Boutsikakis for donating the hamburgers. And thank you,
the parishioners, for bringing a dish to pass, for everyone to share.
What a great way to start the new year!
• Thank you for supporting our Golf Outing to benefit the
Wounded Warrior Project.
A few weeks ago, a letter was sent to all those who pledged to
the new building fund several years ago. The letter reiterated your
information we have on record. Please review the information
carefully and if there are any corrections, call the office or write
the changes on a piece of paper and mail it to the church. It is very
important that we have the correct information. We will not be able
to make any changes once we have ordered the name plates and
installed them on the donor board.
Becoming What We Behold
We are about to begin the next phase of the construction of
St. Nicholas, Iconography.
The Iconography sponsorship packet will be arriving in your homes
shortly. The packet will list locations of icons in Phase One East of our
Iconography project. The other phases of the Iconography project
for the other areas of our church will begin after Phase One East is
completed. The letters also lists the guidelines and fees required to
sponsor an icon.
• Thank you for contributing to our special collection for Holy
Cross.
There are many committee members to thank, but at this time
I would like to thank, in particular, Fr. Nicolaos Kotsis, Michael Challis
and Pericles Chiatalas for seeing the Iconography project from the
beginning to the present.
• Thank you Dr. Hatzichronoglou for your presentation.
• Bed pad sewing for Arbor Hospice will take place on Tuesday,
Oct. 2 in the Social Hall.
• Please join us for our Orthodox Student Dinner. Welcome new
and returning college students on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 5:00 pm.
Contact Sandy Engelke, Theannne Ballios, or Mary Price to
volunteer to help.
• Join us for our monthly meeting at 7:30 on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
• Our spanakopeta and baklava sale is our biggest fund raiser.
We must raise the money if we are to give it to those in need.
Please help us.We will begin mixing the spinach on Saturday, Oct. 20.
We begin making trays of spanakopeta on Monday, Oct. 22.
This is work, but it is also fun. Please do what you can.
• Our Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1. Please plan
to attend.
Time, Talent and Treasure
As we all know, the church functions with the talents we have,
the time we are able to give, and the treasures we are able to offer.
The Ya’ssoo Greek Festival is a good example of this. Another
example is all the church ministries. If we all work together and gather
new talent, we can accomplish so much more. Please, volunteer to
help with a ministry of the church. Offer to our parish your time,
talents and treasure. We can’t expect others to do our work.
Which leads me to Stewardship. We have a wonderful parish, and a
beautiful church and grounds. But to keep the buildings and grounds
maintained, costs money. To keep the church open, we need to pay
for salaries and utilities. Just like a home, the church needs funds to
be maintained properly. The parish council does its’ best to keep
expenses under control, but we need your help. Have you sent in
your pledge?
Mark your calendar for the St. Nicholas Dinner Dance November 3rd!
Yours in Christ,
George Kokales
The Iconography committees of the past and present have invested
many months, some have invested years, to see this project come
to fruition.
SALVATION ARMY
With this year’s scorching summer behind us, we are enjoying the
balmy fall weather. Soon it will be the winter holiday season, which
is a time when the Salavation Army brings out their red kettles and
bells to help those in need. As the members of St. Nicholas Greek
Orthodox Church have done over the past 20 years, we will again
be helping the Salvation Army raise money to help those in need by
“Ringing the Bell.”
On Tuesday, December 4, we will man kettles in
one-hour shifts, starting at 12:00 noon until 8:00 pm at
the following locations:
Macy’s, JC Penney, Busch’s on Main St., and Kroger at Westgate.
This community service project is sponsored by the Philoptochos
of St. Nicholas. See Helen Garris or call her at 734-663-0270,
to volunteer one hour of your time to help those in need. Thank you.
NEWS FROM AHEPA CHAPTER #195
Our semi-annual fall AHEPA Lamb Luncheon will take place, Sunday,
October 14, right after the Divine Liturgy. Treat yourself to a delicious
lamb meal and give the cook of the house a well deserved break!
Tickets are still only $12.00 each and you can purchase them from
Costas Boutsikakis (734-604-8737) or Craig Theros (313-218-7548).
Mark your calendars for OXI Day! AHEPA will
celebrate OXI day at the Statue of Dimitrios
Ypsilantis after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday,
October 28. Please join us in commemorating
this very important day in Greek history.
MILESTONES VOL III, #9
October 2012
The cycle of life continues and it will continue. Our former church
on 414 N. Main St. has been demolished and our current church
on Scio Church Rd. is about to embark on an Iconography project.
We recently had a glimpse of what the church will look like when we
saw the Icon of the Virgin Mary Enthroned projected on the apse
behind the altar.
The Iconography committee has worked diligently these past several
years to get to this point. It’s hard to believe that next summer,
the first phase of the Iconography of our beloved St. Nicholas will
begin and in little over 2 years from now, we will be looking at a new
altar, filled with icons of the life of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
We have truly reached a MILESTONE in the life of our Parish.
Yours in Christ
Nicholas S. Stamos
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Faith
es – 50 lbs.
August 13,
2012
2012
August 31,
tomato
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119 tomato
– 11 lbs.
25 eg gplants lbs.
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2 zucchinis
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OCTOBER 2012 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
FINANCIALS
(9:00 a.m. Orthros • 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy)
sunday
monday
1
tuesday
2
10:00 a.m.
Bible Study
9:30 a.m.
Bed Pads
7:30 p.m.
Bible Study
11:30 a.m.
Senior Exercise
wednesday
3
7:00 p.m.
Choir Rehearsal
thursday
4
11:30 a.m.
Senior Exercise
friday
5
saturday
6
7:30 p.m.
Paraklesis
8:00 p.m.
OCF
8
3 Sunday of Luke
rd
Ushers: A; Altar Boys: B
Prosforo: Dena Petropoulos
Memorial Service: Helen
Damascus Cazepis – 40 days
Fellowship Hour: OPEN
• Fall General Assembly
• 4:00 p.m.: GOYA Bible
Study/Meeting & Potluck
Supper
• 5:00 p.m. Orthodox
Student Dinner
9
10:00 a.m.
Bible Study
11:30 a.m.
Senior Exercise Class
7:30 p.m.
Bible Study
8:00 p.m.
OCF
14
15
16
4 Sunday of Luke
10:00 a.m.
Bible Study
7:30 p.m.
Bible Study
th
Ushers: B;
Altar Boys: C
Churching: Emily Petrou
Prosforo: OPEN
Fellowship Hour: AHEPA
Lamb Luncheon
• 1:00 p.m.: HOPE/JOY
10
7:30 p.m.
Philoptochos Meeting
11
12
11:30 a.m.
Senior Exercise Class
17
13
5:00 p.m.
Greek School Dance
Practice
7:00 p.m.
Parish Council Meeting
2012 OPERATING FUND
BUDGET VERSUS ACTUAL REVENUE &
EXPENSE AS OF 9/5/12 (PRELIMINARY 68.03%)
REVENUE
7:00 p.m.
Outreach & Evangelism
7
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
18
19
20
11:30 a.m.
Senior Exercise
8:00 a.m.
Habitat for Humanity
5:30 p.m.
GOYA Dance Practice
8:00 p.m.
OCF
11:30 a.m.
Senior Exercise Class
7:30 p.m.
Paraklesis
5:00 p.m.
Greek School Dance
Practice
1:00 p.m.
Spanakopita Prep
BUDGET
ACTUAL
BUDGET
VARIANCE
PERCENT
OF ACTUAL
TO BUDGET
STEWARDSHIP
$393,300
$195,671
$197,629
49.75%
PANGARE & TRAYS
$50,000
$35,289
$14,711
70.58%
OTHER
$27,300
$ 16,192
$11,108
59.31%
TOTAL REVENUE
$470,600
$247,153
$223,447
52.52%
EXPENSES
SALARIES/FRINGE
$144,450
$94,999
$49,451
65.77%
OFFICE
$21,150
$14,398
$6,752
68.08%
CHURCH
$10,100
$6,417
$3,683
63.54%
YOUTH & EDUC.
$9,950
$5,776
$4,174
58.05%
REPAIRS & MAIN.
$46,800
$23,273
$23,527
49.73%
UTILITIES
$42,500
$18,510
$23,990
43.55%
ARCH. FAIR SHARE
$44,500
$33,348
$11,152
74.94%
CLERGY BENEFITS
$29,000
$19,125
$9,875
65.95%
MORTGAGE
$76,500
$50,877
$25,623
66.51%
INSURANCE
$11,000
$5,157
$5,844
OTHER OUTLAYS
$25,000
$0
MISCELLANEOUS
$9,650
$6,199
TOTAL EXPENSES
$470,600
OPERATIONAL
DEFICIT 9/5/2012
$278,079
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23
24
25
26
27
6th Sunday of Luke
9:30 a.m.
Spanakopita
St. Lakovos
9:30 a.m.
Spanakopita
9:30 a.m.
Spanakopita
St. Demetrios
7:00 p.m.
Choir Rehearsal
7:00 p.m.
Physical Plant Meeting
9:30 a.m.
GOYA Dance
Practice
Ushers: C; Altar Boys: D
Prosforo: OPEN
Memorial Service: Dionysios
Lambropoulos – 1 year
Memorial Service: Ekaterini
Rousonelos – 40 years
Fellowship Hour: Artemis
Leontis and Vasilios
Lambropoulos
• Spanakopita Prep
• 4:00 p.m. GOYA Bible
Study
10:00 a.m.
Bible Study
7:30 p.m.
Bible Study
9:30 a.m.
Spanakopita
8:00 p.m.
OCF
28
29
30
7th Sunday of Luke
10:00 a.m.
Bible Study
11:30 a.m.
Senior Exercise
7:30 p.m.
Bible Study
8:00 pm
OCF
Ushers: D; Altar Boys: A
Prosforo: Pliakas family
Fellowship Hour:
Greek School
• OXI Day
• Greek School OXI
Program
• Trisagion: AHEPA:
Statue of Ypsilanti
9:30 a.m.
Spanakopita
5:00 p.m.
Greek School Dance
Practice
31
2012 PARISH COUNCIL
MEMBERS
Christopher A. Bekiares
Michael Kasotakis
Chris Kerry
Costas Kleanthous
Lambrini Lagos
Nicholas Stamos
Evan Arhangelos
Chris Bilakos
Mary Hays, Advisor
HOPE
Sophia Grias-Radwanski, Advisor
Vasilia Tsilimingras, Advisor
YAL
Antonios Mihalopoulos
YERAC/OUTREACH
& EVANGELISM
Robert Ashley Jr.
GREEK
SCHOOL
Ioanna Ioannou, Principal & Teacher
AHEPA
Costas Boutsikakis
PSALTES
DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE
46.88%
ALTAR BOYS
$25,000
0.00%
Dani Nadra
OCF
(UM CAMPUS MINISTRY)
$3,451
64.24%
MUSIC
MINISTRY
Andy Popescu
(Tuesday at 8:00 pm
in the Michigan Union)
$192,521
59.09%
($30,926)
STEWARDSHIP REPORT
AUGUST 16, 2012
PLEDGED AMOUNT
George Kokales, President
George Michos, Vice President
Robert J. Ashley, Jr., Secretary
Vasilios Pliakas, Controller
Patricia R. Douglas, Treasurer
Christos Kitromelides, Assistant Treasurer
Elizabeth Mitropoulos, Corresponding
Secretary
JOY
Zannis Res, Protopsaltis
George Smyrnis
NOTE – THIS IS CURRENT YEAR OPERATIONS ONLY – IT DOES NOT REFLECT PRIOR
YEARS ENDING BALANCES
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2012 PARISH COUNCIL
OFFICERS
2012
TARGET
2012
ACTUAL
2011
ACTUAL
$385,300
$257,532
$295,385
NUMBER OF PLEDGES
360
258
308
AVERAGE PLEDGE AMOUNT
$1,070
$998
$959
TOTAL PAID
$181,111
$282,318
NUMBER OF PLEDGES
(FULL PAYMENT)
151
266
NUMBER OF PLEDGES
(PARTIAL PAYMENT)
79
32
PLEDGE BALANCE DUE
$76,421
$13,067
Your commitment to the Stewardship Program of this parish is critical
to our continued operation and ministries.
For those who need to complete a 2012 pledge, please do so as soon
as possible. You may find information and forms on Stewardship at
www.stnickaa.org.
Perry Katsikas
Dr. Jon Wardner
Teresa Stokes
HSA
(UM HELLENIC
STUDENT ASSOCIATION)
PHILOPTOCHOS
Clevie Daniels, President
(Second Wednesday of the month
at 7:30 p.m.)
Maria Pliakas
ST. NICHOLAS
SENIORS
Sam Roumanis
Dr. Anthony Kales
YOUTH ENRICHMENT
COMMITTEE
Diane Geczi
“COMPASS”
CHURCH SCHOOL
Fr. Nick
Katherine Phan
Photios Ioannou, Assistant
BOOKSTORE
YOUTH
COORDINATOR
Demetra Mitropoulos-Rundus
Artemis Leontis
Joy Melzian
Sophia Roumanis
Mara Krause
GOYA
Christopher Mitropoulos-Rundus, President
We appreciate your care and concern.
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church • 3109 Scio Church Road • Ann Arbor, MI 48103 • www.stnickaa.org • (734) 332-8200
= 9:00 a.m. Orthros • 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy
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CHURCH SCHOOL
The St. Nicholas Church School
welcomes new and returning
families to the 2012-13 Church
School Program (Preschool
through 12th grade). Sunday
September 9th the school year
began with the blessing of the
students, the teachers and the
classrooms by Fr. Nick.
For families that have not yet
registered, The Church School
Registration Form, Emergency
Card (a separate Emergency
Card is required for each
student), the 2012-13 Church
School Calendar and Curriculum
for each grade is available on the
Church School web site http://
churchschool.sharepoint.com.
Children must be 3 years old by
September 1st, 2012 to be eligible
for enrollment in the Preschool.
The registration fee is $20 per
child. The fee covers costs for
supplies and books.
The Church School Curriculum
will include participation in
the St. John Oratorical Festival
in March, the take home final
exam in May (for students in
grades 3 and above) and our
three
annual
philanthropic
events. The first Church School
philanthropic event will be the
collection of non perishable food
items for SOS in Ypsilanti and
will take place in October and
November. SOS will distribute
the food items as part of their
Thanksgiving food program for
needy families. December and
January our Church School
students will participate in
the St. Basil Vasilopita Coin
Collection and during Lent our
students will collect coins for the
OCMC (Orthodox Christian
Mission Center) Lenten Coin
Box Program. Communications
pertaining to these events will
be through email, the Church
School web site and the Sunday
and monthly bulletins.
H.O.P.E
(HELLENIC ORTHODOX PRIMARY EDUCATION)
We are pleased to introduce our dedicated teachers.
Their contact information is as follows.
Preschool (3 & 4 year olds):
Mary Nickson [email protected]
Honyun Theros [email protected]
Kindergarten & 1st grade:
Jennifer Patselas [email protected]
Chris Patselas
Steve & Cheryl Karamihas [email protected]
2nd & 3rd grade:
Dani Nadra [email protected]
Eva Mikhail [email protected]
Sofia Radwanski [email protected]
4th & 5th grade:
Ioanna Ioannou [email protected]
6th & 7th grade:
Tony Michalopoulos [email protected]
Kurt Radwanski [email protected]
8th & 9th grade:
Nick Chapekis Jr. [email protected]
Theresa Chapekis
October yields a great time
to reflect on some of our best
times coming up together.
We will start our Greek dance
practices as we prepare for the
St. Nicholas Dance in November,
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Welcome back to our veteran
families, and welcome to our
new families! We hope everyone
enjoyed their summer. H.O.P.E.
or Hellenic Orthodox Primary
Education, is designed as a
spiritual aid for our younger
children. This year, Father will be
teaching the children about Old
Testament figures. In October,
Father will be speaking to the
children about Jacob and his
dream of a ladder to heaven.
Note the time change for
October only: we will begin at
1:00 pm. because the AHEPA is
hosting their Annual Fall Lamb
Luncheon. To support our fellow
church groups, the children will
eat with their families and then
proceed to HOPE at 1:00 pm.
Lunch will not be provided at
this meeting. We look forward
to seeing your children once
again. Registration and Health
forms will be available, along with
a sign-up sheet for sponsoring
subsequent lunches.
Remember, increasing exposure
to the Church early in your
child’s life is an important step in
the building and strengthening of
their Orthodox Faith.
For more information contact:
Sophia Grias-Radwanski
[email protected]
or Vasilia Tsilimingras
[email protected]
DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE
Annual Clothing Drive for the
Ypsilanti Public Schools, sponsored
by the Daughters of Penelope
This month, the Daughters
of Penelope are once again
collecting clean and gently used
clothing for the Ypsilanti Public
Schools. Clothing for infants
through adult men and women
are needed. Children’s clothing
for the winter: coats, boots,
snowsuits, hats and gloves are
especially needed, as well as
children’s brand new underwear
in original packages.
Children also need clothing
and shoes for school. When we
learn that the school kids need
clothing, we find out that their
younger siblings and parents also
need clothing. When you begin
to clean out your closets for the
fall, please keep this in mind. You
can drop off your items at the
church. Your generosity will help
bring much joy.
For questions, please contact
Carol Papanastasopoulos at
734.635.4886 or Vicki Kiningham
at 734.255.3118.
10th-12th grade:
Deno Prokos [email protected]
GOYA NEWS
During the hustle and frenzy
getting our families back on
track once school kicks back in
session always means juggling
multiple schedules. The parish
picnic reminded all of us just how
fortunate we are to have such
lasting friendships and joyful good
fortune together. It’s great to see
the GOYA friendships continue
to bond together through play,
food and technology!
We look forward to seeing all
the children aged 4 to those in
2nd grade for a lot of fun at our
next meeting: Sunday October
14th, 2012, 1:00 to 2:00.
OUTREACH & EVANGELISM
we will be helping AHEPA with
their semi-annual lamb luncheon
that will take place on October
14, right after Divine Liturgy.
Purchase your tickets from Costa
Boutsikakis or Craig Theros for
only $12.00 each.
Our next meeting is scheduled
for October 7th at the home
of Liz/George Bairactaris in
Saline. Bible study starts at 4:00
p.m. with our monthly meeting
immediately following at 5:00 p.m.
accompanied with a pot-luck
dinner and fellowship. Our
prayers go out to Frankie
Bairactaris who was injured
on the playground at our last
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meeting falling from the monkey
bars! Brave and tough as he was
his shoulder bone just snapped
and was quite painful for all of
us, of course mostly for Frankie.
Salute to those emergency cards
on file, another great reason to
fill those out for the advisors.
Some updates and a few things
to look forward to as we move
ahead with our fall season.
Holiday Hoops dinner dance
is pending. This is a basketball
tournament in Sterling Heights
with St. John’s GOYA. We always
need parental support with
chaperones, drivers, and just plain
team spirit. Coaches are always
a welcomed volunteer need as
well. Dive in parents; let us know
you want this to happen! Please
mark your calendars and send
your GOYA to our meetings,
events and to church so they
can be included for everything
we do including simple social
fellowship after church school or
altar. These group visits make a
big difference with our ability to
keep them engaged and feeling
like they belong.
Outreach & Evangelism continues
it work on the Habitat for
Humanity project. We are
refurbishing a home in Ypsilanti
and need your support. Our next
build date is Thursday, October 18
beginning at 8:00 a.m. If you
would like to help or need more
information, contact Rob Ashley.
The Outreach & Evangelism
Committee meets the first
Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.
Our next meeting is scheduled
for Tuesday, October 2. Everyone
is welcome. Please join us.
If you would like to help offset the
costs of refurbishing a home by
donating to Habitat for Humanity,
please call the office or see
Rob Ashley.
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SAINT NICHOLAS GREEK
ORTHODOX CHURCH
2012 REGISTRY If there are any mistakes or omissions, we apologize.
3109 Scio Church Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: (734) 332-8200
FAX: (734) 332-8201
Births
CHURCH HOURS
Monday-Friday 9am – 3pm
PARISH PRIEST
FR. NICOLAOS H. KOTSIS
Email: [email protected]
For emergencies: (734) 604-3214
CHURCH SECRETARY
DEMETRA MITROPOULOSRUNDUS
Email: [email protected]
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• George Nicolaos Kotsis, son of Fr. Nick and Presbytera Sandra
• Anna Necula, daughter of Gabriel and Mona Necula
• Maria Carole Kussurelis, daughter of Tom and Heidi Kussurelis
• Nicholas George and Alexander Michael, sons of Steve and Alysia Dendrinos
• Timotheos, son of Alexi and Lily Mavrellis
• Emily, daughter of Michael and Jennifer Petrou
• Airi May, daughter of Miyuki and Andrew Curtis
Baptisms
3-3-12
4-21-12
5-12-12
6-9-12
6-9-12
6-9-12
6-10-12
6-14-12
7-7-12
8-4-12
8-4-12
8-4-12
• Joseph Colter, son of Brian and Andrea McRae – Nonoi: Joseph and Maria Hochendoner
• Olivia Wrenn, daughter of Adam Scheidt and Katherine Raphael Scheidt –
Nona: Nicole Raphel Courtney
• John Curtis, son of Ben and Maya Curtis – Nonoi: Michael and Demaris Kasotakis
• Alexander, son of Harilaos and Stella Sorovigas – Nona: Maria Alexander
• John, son of Harilaos and Stella Sorovigas – Nonoi: Thanasis and Anastasia Glavas
• Anna, daughter of Gabriel and Simona Necula – Nonoi: Bogdan and Nada Popa
• Maria, daughter of Michael and Evanthia Bernitsas – Nonoi: Nicholas and Christina Vlahopoulos
• Paul Duce – Nonoi: Photios and Ioanna Ioannou
• Zacharias, son of Michael and Cynthia Rouman – Nonoi: David and Nancy Dernbach
• Caroline, daughter of William and Nichole Clark – Nona: Renee Michaelis
• Alexander, son of Steven and Alysia Dendrinos – Nonoi: Brian and Kara Rambo
• Nicholas, son of Steven and Alysia Dendrinos – Nonoi: Brian and Kara Rambo
Chrismations
8-4-12 • William Clark – Sponsor: Presvytera Eva Paul
Weddings
4-22-12 • Jacques Michel Eduard Guibert de Bruet and Tamara Dita Trouts –
Koumbaro: Andre Guibert de Bruet
Fallen Asleep in the Lord
1-16-12
1-27-12
5-3-12
5-20-12
5-22-12
6-13-12
7-27-12
8-23-12
8-26-12
• Mary Lou Carras (Funeral: 1-19-12, Bethlehem)
• Christina Christoulias (Funeral: 1-30-12, Bethlehem)
• Maria Mellos (Funeral: 5-8-12, Bethlehem)
• Marc Mintzias (Funeral: 5-25-12, Forest Hills)
• Evelyn Commings (Funeral: 5-29-12, Bethlehem)
• Margaret Carras
• Alexandra Payne (Funeral: 7-30-12, Bethlehem)
• Catherine Pappas
• Helen Damascus Cazepis (Funeral: 8-29-12, Forest Hills)
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October 2012 • Volume XXV • Issue I
75TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE ALBUM
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