The Nativity Sermon of St. John Chrysostom December 2015

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The Nativity Sermon of St. John Chrysostom December 2015
St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church
313 Dividend Drive, Suite 210
Peachtree City, Georgia 30269
Phone: (770) 487-0078
Website: www.saintchristopherhoc.org
Very Rev. Fr. George J. Tsahakis, Pastor
Julie Skouteris, President, Parish Council
December
2015
The Nativity Sermon of St. John Chrysostom
[Our Lord’s Holy Church is filled with exceptional witnesses of God’s Glory and Majesty. Fr.
George offers the following sermon from St. John Chrysostom (347-407 A.D.). He served
as Archbishop of Constantinople and was a notable Christian Bishop and preacher from the
fourth and fifth centuries in Syria and Constantinople.]
BEHOLD a new and wondrous mystery.
My ears resound to the Shepherd’s song,
piping no soft melody, but chanting full
forth a heavenly hymn. The Angels sing.
The Archangels blend their voice in
harmony. The Cherubim hymn their joyful
praise. The Seraphim exalt His glory. All
join to praise this holy feast, beholding
the Godhead here on earth, and man in
heaven. He Who is above, now for our
redemption dwells here below; and He
that was lowly is by divine mercy raised.
Bethlehem this day resembles heaven; hearing from the stars the singing of angelic
voices; and in place of the sun, enfolds within itself on every side, the Sun of
justice. And ask not how: for where God wills, the order of nature yields. For He
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Pastoral Remarks From Fr. George:
The Nativity Sermon of St. John Chrysostom
willed; He had the power; He
descended; He redeemed; all
things yielded in obedience
to God. This day He Who is, is
Born; and He Who is, becomes
what He was not. For when He
was God, He became man; yet not
departing from the Godhead that
is His. Nor yet by any loss of
divinity became He man, nor
through increase became He God
from man; but being the Word He became flesh, His nature, because of impassability,
remaining unchanged.
And so the kings have come, and they have seen the heavenly King that has come upon
the earth, not bringing with Him Angels, nor Archangels, nor Thrones, nor Dominations,
nor Powers, nor Principalities, but, treading a new and solitary path, He has come forth
from a spotless womb.
Since this heavenly birth cannot be described, neither does His coming amongst us in
these days permit of too curious scrutiny. Though I
know that a Virgin this day gave birth, and I believe
that God was begotten before all time, yet the manner
of this generation I have learned to venerate in silence
and I accept that this is not to be probed too curiously
with wordy speech.
For with God we look not for the order of nature, but
rest our faith in the power of Him who works.
What shall I say to you; what shall I tell you? I behold
a Mother who has brought forth; I see a Child come to
this light by birth. The manner of His conception I
cannot comprehend.
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Pastoral Remarks From Fr. George:
The Nativity Sermon of St. John Chrysostom
Nature here rested, while the Will of God labored. O
ineffable grace! The Only Begotten, Who is before all ages,
Who cannot be touched or be perceived, Who is simple,
without body, has now put on my body, that is visible and
liable to corruption. For what reason? That coming amongst
us he may teach us, and teaching, lead us by the hand to
the things that men cannot see. For since men believe that
the eyes are more trustworthy than the ears, they doubt
of that which they do not see, and so He has deigned to
show Himself in bodily presence, that He may remove all
doubt.
Christ, finding the holy body and soul of the Virgin, builds for Himself a living temple,
and as He had willed, formed there a man from the Virgin; and, putting Him on, this
day came forth; unashamed of the lowliness of our nature.
For it was to Him no lowering to put on what He Himself had made. Let that handiwork
be forever glorified, which became the cloak of its own Creator. For as in the first
creation of flesh, man could not be made before the clay had come into His hand, so
neither could this corruptible body be glorified, until it had first become the garment
of its Maker.
What shall I say! And how shall I describe this Birth to
you? For this wonder fills me with astonishment. The
Ancient of days has become an infant. He Who sits upon
the sublime and heavenly Throne, now lies in a manger.
And He Who cannot be touched, Who is simple, without
complexity, and incorporeal, now lies subject to the hands
of men. He Who has broken the bonds of sinners, is now
bound by an infant’s bands. But He has decreed that
ignominy shall become honor, infamy be clothed with
glory, and total humiliation the measure of His Goodness.
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Pastoral Remarks From Fr. George:
The Nativity Sermon of St. John Chrysostom
For this He assumed my body, that I may become capable
of His Word; taking my flesh, He gives me His spirit; and
so He bestowing and I receiving, He prepares for me the
treasure of Life. He takes my flesh, to sanctify me; He
gives me His Spirit that He may save me.
Come, then, let us observe the Feast. Truly wondrous is the
whole chronicle of the Nativity. For this day the ancient
slavery is ended, the devil confounded, the demons take to
flight, the power of death is broken, paradise is unlocked,
the curse is taken away, sin is removed from us, error
Driven out, truth has been brought back, the speech of
kindliness diffused, and spreads on every side, a heavenly
way of life has been in planted on the earth, angels communicate with men without
fear, and men now hold speech with angels.
Why is this? Because God is now on earth, and man in heaven; on every side all things
commingle. He became Flesh. He did not become God. He was God. Wherefore He
became flesh, so that He Whom heaven did not contain,
a manger would this day receive. He was placed in a
manger, so that He, by whom all things are nourished,
may receive an infant’s food from His Virgin Mother.
So, the Father of all ages, as an infant at the breast,
nestles in the virginal arms, that the Magi may more
easily see Him. Since this day the Magi too have come,
and made a beginning of withstanding tyranny; and the
heavens give glory, as the Lord is revealed by a star.
To Him, then, Who out of confusion has wrought a clear
path, to Christ, to the Father, and to the Holy Spirit,
we offer all praise, now and forever. Amen.
Very Rev. Fr. George J. Tsahakis
Chancellor, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta
Pastor, St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church
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Hands of Love: December 2015
“For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore, I command you to
do this word which says, You shall surely open your hands to your brother,
to your poor and needy in your land.“ (Deut. 15:11)
2015 Family Christmas Program
St. John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church
Saturday, December 19th, 2015
10:00am-3:00pm
As usual, we at St. John’s will be pleased to accept donations of new,
unwrapped toys, hams, turkeys, and non-perishable items for the food
boxes (as well as gift cards). The most urgent gift needs are for children
ages 14-17. There will be an angel tree at St. Christopher’s decorated
with gift requests. Please leave your donations under the tree by Sunday,
December 13th.
The Annual Loaves and Fishes Christmas Day Dinner will be held on
Christmas Day at noon. This is a good time to come and see what we do
and be a part of this work, even after the Christmas Season has passed.
Sign-up to volunteer at St. John’s website:
http://www.saintjohnwonderworker.org/loaves-fishes-christmas-program/
Time slots are available for the Family Christmas Program on the 19th with
a place to leave your name and number if interested in being a helper for
the Christmas Day meal.
Thank you. May you all enjoy a blessed Nativity Season.
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Everyone is invited to join us for our
2015 Community Christmas Program
& Lenten Luncheon
Sunday, December 13th, following church services!
As we prepare for the Holy Nativity of our Lord on December 25th, Fr. George has
selected a special program that brings our parish family a conversation among three of the
shepherds outside Bethlehem following the visit from the angel. The shepherds are
overwhelmed by their experience and decide to share with everyone the Good News of the
Savior’s birth.
We hope your family, including your children, will participate … just two rehearsals –
Sunday, December 6th after Religious Education and Saturday, December 12th, after
morning services. Our thanks to Katie Wilson for overseeing this year’s program. Please
call her to volunteer … in the Nativity Scene, as one of the three shepherds, set
production, singing carols (choir), and “behind the scenes helpers”. This annual event is
open to our parishioners of all ages … but you must volunteer by calling Katie at (404)
434-0877 and coming to practices.
For our Lenten luncheon, parishioners are asked to bring the following:
Last Name A-D: Lenten Salads
Last Name E-L: Lenten Pasta, Rice, or Potato Dish
Last Name M-T: Lenten Vegetables or Vegetable Casseroles
Last Name U-Z: Lenten Desserts
(All shellfish entrees are welcome if you wish to donate.)
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Christmas Hugs
Maureen Coates, Community Welcome House (Coweta County) and Vanessa Watkin,
Promise Place (Fayette County) will be with us on Sunday, December 13th when Fr. George
blesses the Prayer Shawls we have made for the ladies they are assisting to break free
of their domestic violence situations. Each of these organizations has needed 10 – 15
shawls in the past. Please join this ministry as we endeavor to provide a Christmas hug
for as many of the women they assist as possible.
Prayer shawls can be either triangular or rectangular but need to be long enough to wrap
securely around the body. Rectangular shawls should be 24”- 30” wide and 68”- 72” long
with fringe or some other decorative finish at each end. Triangular shawls should be
60”- 72” across the longest side, 24”- 30” to the point with fringe along the two short
sides or some other decorative finish all around. Yarn color choice is also important as we
are trying to uplift the spirits of the recipients of the shawls .
We have recently received a donation of many skeins of beautiful yarn from Samuel and
Catherine Holoviak. Thank you to Sam and Catherine for thinking of us and sharing this
yarn. Please contact Susan Kleto at (770) 253-8469 or [email protected] to either
become a participant in this ministry, to receive yarn, to receive sew-in labels, to receive
a Prayer Guide, or if you have any questions or suggestions.
Don’t want to cook? Let’s EAT™
Tired of doing the dishes? Let’s EAT™
Been meaning to eat out with your Family? Let’s EAT™
Have you been putting off catching up with old friends? Let’s EAT™
Wishing you had the opportunity to meet new friends? Let’s EAT™
Join Us at Broadway Diner, 535 S Glynn St., Ste. 1009, Fayetteville
Sunday, December 27th, 11:00 am
2014 Christmas Offering
In gratitude for God’s blessings, we invite you to make a special offering for Christ’s
work at St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church. Please mail your offering to our
church office in the self-addressed envelope included with this newsletter.
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Schedule Open/Greet and Close Teams – December
Date
Volunteers
12/6
Steve Sarantis
Tom Farmakis
Claudia Sliwinski
12/13
Gail Ericsson
Kim Haldopoulos
Cynthia Cromartie
12/20
Danielle Dawkins
Susan Kleto
Christ Vagotis
12/27
Georgia Lungaro
Evangelos and Emilia Moriaitis
Julie Skouteris
A big Thank You! to all our volunteers
who help keep our Church clean and tidy!
Your work is greatly appreciated!
If you need to be scheduled on a certain Sunday of the month, please advise Claudia or Danielle of your
preference no later than the 10th of the previous month. For example, for the January schedule, you will need
to let us know your request by December 10th. Thank you!
Please call or email Claudia Sliwinski [(678) 633-9916; [email protected]] or
Danielle Dawkins [(770) 827-3056; [email protected]]
GOYA News
Christmas Fun: Sunday, Dec 20th we will have lunch after Religious
Education at Pascal's Restaurant in Peachtree City and discuss our
plans to go ice skating in January. Then we will deliver cookies to the
hospital staff at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Newnan,
followed by Christmas caroling through Ashley Park!
Sheryl Vasiliadis and Anna Pelky
GOYA Advisors
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STEWARDSHIP 2016: “Those who seek the
Lord shall never be in want of any good thing”
“God makes this request of His children: Do the best you can –
where you are, with what you have, now.”
Do you remember the day when
you made the decision to buy
your first car, rent your first
apartment, or buy your first
home? I do! I was excited,
happy; looking forward to what
came next. Not to worry, I had
planned it out to every detail –
monthly payment, insurance, how
much I had to pay for ongoing
expenses like gas and food. I
could barely afford it, but it
didn’t matter because I was
committed to making it work. I
did my best with what I had
right then. That meant I might
not be able to go out to eat
every weekend or get my
favorite $5 coffee every
morning on my way to work but
that was ok too, because I knew
I was working toward my future,
toward something I had always
dreamed of, believing through
faith that God would direct my
path towards His Will for me.
God’s Will for me? What’s next,
a larger house, a larger car?
What should I do? How will I
pay for this? I wasn’t worried,
because now I had a partner,
someone who would share the
burden, sometimes financially;
sometimes with encouragement,
but always with one common goal
– through faith we were working
for something greater than
ourselves.
understanding that if we needed
to we would make the necessary
financial adjustments to make it
work. Not to mention more food,
more gas, more clothes, more
furniture, doctor bills, braces.
Check that box too. We needed
to plan for the possibility of
being blessed with more
children, so we did what we
could, with what we had, right
then.
Then it happened. God blessed
us with a child. Ok now this was
serious. Every decision, every
action, all that we did was really
no longer for ourselves, but for
something greater than
ourselves. No doubt, we needed
a larger home, not to mention a
mini-van. Boy had our lives
changed. We realized we had to
think about the next several
years of our life, what we
needed to plan for financially
and how we were going to do it.
How did it happen so quickly? I We went down our checklist.
wasn’t looking for it, I certainly Bigger house, check the box.
hadn’t planned it, but there I
We were anticipating a raise
was, married. Talk about faith! soon. We weren’t sure how much
Where am I going now? Had I
it would be but we planned for
chosen the right path? Was this the expense anyway, with the
This year’s Stewardship theme
tells us that “those who seek the
Lord shall never be in want of
any good thing”. As we consider
what to do with the next several
years of our Parish lives, are we
no different in our financial and
planning decisions than we are in
our personal lives? Consider
this. We are Family. As a Parish
family we are connected in so
many ways, and more
importantly, to do something
greater than ourselves. Of
course, Operational expenses
will increase most every year.
This year it will be about 6%.
Each year we anticipate some
percentage of increase and it
depends on things that are going
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STEWARDSHIP 2016: “Those who seek the
Lord shall never be in want of any good thing”
(continued)
on around us. The cost of food
and fuel as an example affects
us individually no differently
than it affects our parish family.
Even so, we ARE family and we
are not called to do this on our
own, but together. Some of us
can do more than others. Our
individual blessings and what we
should give financially are
personal matters, and we should
prayerfully consider how God
has blessed us when we consider
what to give back to the Church.
Regardless of our personal
financial situations, collectively
as a Parish family we will make it
work, we always have!
of 5,000 and the time came to
feed everyone, the Disciples
asked the same questions. What
should we do? How will we pay
for this? That’s when Jesus
called the young boy to bring
what he had, a few fish and a
few loaves of bread. No way was
that going to be enough to feed
everyone. Of course Jesus knew
that, but what He was doing was
calling His followers to do what
they could, with what they had,
right then, to do something
greater than themselves, and
for each other. And what
happened next was a result of
their faith - a miracle.
As we walk the path that God
puts before us, we do it in faith.
Ok now this is serious. Every
decision, every action, all that
we do is really no longer for
ourselves, but for something
greater than ourselves, our
children, their future. No
doubt, we need a larger home,
not to mention more pews,
maybe even an organ. Are our
lives changing? What should we
do? How will we pay for this?
After all, what are we working
for?
As we walk together in faith,
let’s consider 2016 as a defining
year in the life of our Parish
family. We need to consider not
only how we pay for our
Operating expenses, but how we
plan to pay for our new home.
We have a great start. Land
paid for, check the box. Money
in the bank to help fund part of
the down payment, check the
box. Committed parish family?
Check the box. So what now?
We discussed in our last two
General Assembly meetings that
we anticipated a building fund
When Jesus taught to the crowd contribution of about $100
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monthly for each family over the
next 5 years to raise
approximately $400-$500
thousand dollars. How will we
accomplish this? Of course
Jesus knows! Because we are
family, we will share the burden,
sometimes financially; sometimes
with encouragement, but always
with one common goal – through
faith we are working for
something greater than
ourselves. So I prayerfully ask
that you consider making a
Stewardship commitment to our
parish. We are being called to
do what we can, with what we
have, right now. And the miracle
that happens next will be the
result of our faith.
It is my sincerest prayer that
our Lord will continue to bless us
as He has always done, and in
ways we’ve only begun to imagine.
Yours Faithfully,
Tom Farmakis
Stewardship Chairman
Please return your Stewardship
Commitment cards by Sunday,
December 13th.
December Prosfora Baking Schedule
The following families are scheduled to prepare Prosfora this month:
PROSFORA BAKERS: PLEASE BE SURE TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Sunday, December 6 (due Fri., Dec. 4 by 4:00 pm)
Evangelos and Emilia Moriaitis/Susan Kleto
Saturday, December 12 (due Fri., Dec. 11 by 4:00 pm)
Helen Psihountas/Julie Skouteris
Sunday, December 13 (due Sat., Dec. 12 by 9:00 am)
Pat MacDougall/Stella Christodoulopoulos
Sunday, December 20 (due Fri., Dec. 18 by 4:00 pm)
Georgia Lungaro/Claudia Sliwinski
Thursday, December 24 (due Wed., Dec. 23 by 4:00 pm) Costas and Tammy Soulakos/DeDee Panayis
Friday, December 25 (due Thur., Dec. 24 by 4:00 pm)
Anna Pelky/Effie Sakkas
Sunday, December 27 (due Fri., Dec. 25 by 9:00 am)
Becky Butler/Presbytera Marinda Tsahakis
Presbytera Marinda appreciates everyone’s help and if needs arise, please contact her at
[email protected] or (770) 381-1842.
Please Join Us to Celebrate the
Feast of the Holy Nativity!
The Eve of the Feast (Christmas Eve)
4:00 p.m. Great Hours of the Nativity of our Lord
5:15 p.m. Vespers for the Nativity of our Lord
6:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy of St. Basil for the Nativity of our Lord
Feast of the Holy Nativity (Christmas Day)
8:00 a.m. Orthros for the Nativity of our Lord
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom for the Nativity of our Lord
11:30 a.m. Feed the Homeless, St. John the Wonderworker Church
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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St. Christopher’s 13th Annual Vasilopita
and Covered Dish Dinner
Sponsored by Philoptochos
Your Good Will Offering Benefits
Food + Live Auction + Entertainment for all ages = FUN!
Saturday, January 2, 2016
6:30pm
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, St. Faustina Room, Education Build
101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City
Please bring the following according to your last name:
A-G: pasta, rice, or potato dish
H-M: desserts
N-S: salads
T-Z: vegetables or vegetable casseroles
Philoptochos will provide the main course
Bring enough to feed your family and 6 others.
Please come early (5:30pm) to help set up or stay after to help clean up.
Visit the St. Christopher’s Online Parish Calendar at
www.saintchristopherhoc.org/Calendar.php
for up-to-the-minute details about upcoming events and services!
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Congratulations to our 2015 Archangel Michael Honorees
Fr. George and our parish family congratulate our two Archangel Michael parish honorees, Lydia
(Jeanie) McGee and Angelique Soulakos. The following photos are from the Honors Banquet on
Saturday, November 14th, at Annunciation Cathedral in Atlanta. Fr. George’s comments and our
honorees’ statements from the commemorative honors album are offered below.
Congratulations, Lydia and Angelique!
Lydia (Jeanie) McGee
Angelique Soulakos
When Jeanie entered the Orthodox Church, she
chose the name “Lydia” as her Patron Saint—the
first documented convert to Christianity in Europe.
Ever since, Lydia has endeavored to offer her firstfruits in nearly every ministry offered at St.
Christopher Church. She is one of the first to
volunteer and be present in our worship services and
parish activities. Without hesitation, Lydia witnesses
her fervent religious convictions to newcomers and
parishioners, while at the same time respecting the
diversity and differences that others may hold.
Lydia is a loving, caring, and devoted wife, mother,
and grandmother. In Acts 16:14, we read “The Lord
opened [Lydia’s] heart to listen eagerly to what was
said by Paul.” Like her Patron Saint, our Lydia offers
spiritual hope and hospitality to everyone she
encounters.
Very Rev. Fr. George Tsahakis
Very Rev. Fr. George Tsahakis
Lydia’s Quote
“The Orthodox Church has
Angelique has been a tremendous role model for
kindness, honesty, sincerity, and humility since our
parish was established in 2003. As a college student,
she continues to welcome newcomers and
parishioners after entering the Narthex. During her
secondary school years, she actively participated in
Religious Education, GOYA, annual Oratorical
Festivals, and Hellenic Dance. She has learned to
make Prosfora and Vasilopitas, and she offers them
in behalf of her family. When I hear pessimistic
reports that we will “lose” our youth once they enter
college, I point to Angelique as living proof of
Proverbs 22:6: “Train children in the right way, and
when old, they will not stray.” Although still very
young, she inspires others to offer their best to
God.
allowed me to see, hear, smell,
taste, and feel more and more
of God’s majesty. It is truly
wonderful.”
Angelique’s
Quote
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“The closer I get to God,
the more peaceful my life
becomes. The world contains so
much evil – I seek God and my
church family for support and a
safe haven.”
PARISH PRIEST: Fr. George Tsahakis, Protopresbyter (770) 381-1842
PARISH COUNCIL MEMBERS:
Fr. George Tsahakis, Protopresbyter (770) 381-1842
Julie Skouteris, President (770) 253-2722
Danielle Dawkins, Vice President (770) 827-3056
George Psihountas, Treasurer (770) 298-4496
Dina Tagalos Kearns, Assistant Treasurer (770) 527-4171
Tony Vlachakis, Secretary (678) 228-6280
Maria Cahill (770) 630-5527
Tom Farmakis (404) 428-7006
Kirk Panayis (347) 203-9324
Stephen Sarantis (770) 719-1133
MINISTRY LEADERS:
Altar Boys and Myrrh Bearers: Fr. George Tsahakis (770) 381-1842
Building Committee Chairman: George Zavlanos (770) 253-6767
Building Fundraising Committee: Tom Farmakis (404) 428-7006
Chantors: George Skouteris (770) 253-2722
Choir: Jeanie Ellinas (770) 487-5740
Church Clean-up: Steven Wilson (678) 563-7250
Church Maintenance/Repair: Stephen Butler (770) 461-1800
Church Supplies Ordering: Pat MacDougall (770) 486-0580
Education, Culture, & Youth Diakonia Committee: Tammy Soulakos (770) 487-1004
Facebook: Katie Wilson (678) 563-7250
Finance Committee: George Psihountas (770) 298-4496
Greek Orthodox Youth of America (GOYA): Anna Pelky (770) 463-2423 and
Sheryl Vasiliadis (770) 252-7881
GreekFest 2016: Dina Tagalos Kearns (770) 527-4171, Kirk Panayis (347) 203-9324,
Julie Skouteris (770) 253-2722, and Tammy Soulakos (770) 487-1004
Hellenic Dance: Katie Wilson (678) 563-7250
Hellenic Language: (No teacher available at this time)
H.O.P.E./J.O.Y.: Alexandra Vlachakis (678) 228-6280
Newsletter: Susan Kleto (678) 877-9115
Outreach Committee: Jeanie McGee (770) 252-7805
Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF): Helen Psihountas (770) 298-4493
Personnel: Tammy Soulakos (770) 487-1004
Philoptochos: Katie Wilson (678) 563-7250
Prosfora/Kolyva/Artoklasia: Presbytera Marinda Tsahakis (770) 381-1842
Publicity and Real Estate Committee: Cynthia Cromartie (770) 487-7384
Religious Education Program: Becky Butler (770) 461-1800
St. Christopher Bookstore: Becky Butler (770) 461-1800 and Emilia Moraitis (678) 423-7951
St. Christopher Library: Presbytera Marinda Tsahakis (770) 381-1842
Stewardship Committee: Tom Farmakis (404) 428-7006
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Community Calendar December 2015
Sun
Mon
Tue
1 6:00 pm Parish
Wed
2
Thu
3
Fri
4
Sat
5
Council Training
for Candidates
(offered at
Annunciation
Cathedral in
Atlanta)
6:30 pm Building
Committee Mtg
Nativity Lent
9:00 am Parish
Council Training for
Candidates (offered
at Transfiguration
Church in Marietta)
Nativity
Lent
Nativity Lent
Nativity Lent
Nativity Lent
8
9
10
11
12 Feast of St
Sacrament of
Holy Confession,
must schedule
with Fr George in
advance
Spyridon the
Wonderworker
7:45 am Orthros
9:00 am Divine
Liturgy
10:30 am Christmas
Pageant Rehearsal
6:30 pm Choir
Practice
6 10th Sunday of St Luke
7 7:00 pm
7:30 am Orthros
8:45 am Divine Liturgy
10:15 am 3 Year MemorialΠαναγιωτη Ζωγραφος
10:45 am Rel Ed Classes
11:30 am Community
Christmas Tree Decoration/
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
Nativity Lent
Catholic
Orthodox
Ecumenical
Gathering,
Annunciation
Cathedral
Nativity Lent
Nativity Lent
Nativity
Lent
Nativity Lent
Nativity Lent
Nativity Lent
13 11th Sunday of St Luke
14
15
16
17
18
19
7:45 am Orthros
9:00 am Divine Liturgy
10:15 am Prayer Shawl
Blessing
10:30 am Community
Christmas Program/Luncheon
10:30 am Parish Council
Elections
12:00 pm Parish Council Mtg
Collection of Steward Pledge
Cards
Nativity Lent
9:00 am
Divine
Liturgy,
Offered by
Fr George,
Archangel
Michael
Chapel, 2480
Clairmont Rd,
Atlanta
Nativity Lent
Nativity Lent
Nativity
Lent
Nativity Lent
Nativity Lent
Nativity Lent
20 Sunday Before Holy
21
22
23
24 Eve of the
25 Holy Nativity 26
Feast of the Holy
Nativity of our
Lord
4:00 pm Great
Hours
5:15 pm Vespers
6:00 pm Divine
Liturgy of St Basil
of our Lord, God,
& Jesus Christ
8:00 am Orthros
9:00 am Divine
Liturgy of St.
John Chrysostom
for the Nativity
of our Lord
11:30 am Feed
the Homeless,
St John the
Wonderworker,
Atlanta
Fast Free
6:30 pm Choir
Practice
Collection of
Steward Pledge
Cards
6:30 pm Choir
Practice
Nativity of our Lord
7:45 am Orthros
9:00 am Divine Liturgy
10:45 am Rel Ed Classes
Noon GOYA Lunch Mtg/
Cookie Donation to CTCA/
Carol Sing at Ashley Park
Nativity Lent
Nativity Lent
Nativity Lent
Nativity
Lent
Nativity Lent
27 Sunday After Holy
28
29
30
31
January 2
Nativity of our Lord
7:45 am Orthros
9:00 am Divine Liturgy
11:00 am Let’s Eat,
Broadway Diner, Fayetteville
Metropolis of Atlanta
Winter Youth Rally
Fast Free
Metropolis of
Atlanta
Winter Youth
Rally
Metropolis of
Atlanta Winter
Youth Rally
Metropolis
of Atlanta
Winter
Youth
Rally
Fast Free
Fast Free
Fast Free
Fast Free
Vasilopita Dinner
5:30 pm Set Up
6:30 pm Dinner and
Vasilopita Auction,
Holy Trinity
Catholic Church, St
Faustina Rm (Ed
Building), PTC
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Fast Free

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