On Sundays, Matins begin at 8:30am and Divine Liturgy begins at 9:30am unless otherwise noted.
Please refer to our Calendar Page for our monthly worship schedule
Saturday, April 12th - Saturday of Lazarus
Challenge Liturgy 10:30am
Sunday, April 13th - Palm Sunday
1st Divine Liturgy 8:30am
Sunday, April 20th - Holy Pascha
Agape Service 11am
Dimitri Lazarou - 40 days
Nicholas Exarhos - 1 year
May Their Memory Be Eternal
*If you would like to have a memorial for a loved one, please forward the information to our office no later than the Thursday morning before the memorial is to be done. Thank you for your cooperation.
On Saturday, May 10th, at 7:30pm, we will host rising vocalist and performer, Betty Harlafti, for A Concert Dedicated to Mothers at Archangel Michael Church. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Saint Michael's Home for the Aged. This concert is in collaboration with the Orpheus Foundation for Greek Music and the Arts.
APRIL 13th – Palm Sunday
7:30 A.M.: Orthros
8:30 A.M.: 1st Liturgy
11:00 A.M.: 2nd Liturgy
7:30 P.M.: Nymfios
APRIL 14th - Holy Monday
7:30 P.M.: Nymfios
APRIL 15th - Holy Tuesday
7:30 P.M.: Nymfios
APRIL 16th - Holy Wednesday
3:00 P.M.: Evhelion
7:30 P.M.: Evhelion
APRIL 17th - Holy Thursday
6:00 A.M.: Liturgy of St. Basil
8:30 A.M.: Liturgy of St. Basil
7:30 P.M.: Twelve Gospels
APRIL 18th - Holy Friday
9:00 A.M.: The Royal Hours
3:00 P.M.: Apokathelosis
7:30 P.M.: Lamentations
APRIL 19th - Holy Saturday
8:30 A.M.: Liturgy of St. Basil
11:00 P.M.: Holy Resurrection
APRIL 20th - EASTER SUNDAY
11:00 A.M.: Agape Service
Please join us for our informal get-togethers for fellowship, fun, and faith, hosted by Fr. Dennis and Fr. Nik on April 11th and May 3 at 5:30 pm, and June 1 at 12 noon. All ages are welcome and dinner is served. Please call the church office with any questions: 516-944-3180 or check back for more details on our website."
Save the Date for the 2014 Watsonian Golf Outing on Thursday, June 12th, at Plandome Country Club!
VISION ENTERPRISES - Peter Mesologites & Lenny Zangas
KRAMER, LEVIN, NAFTALIS & FRANKEL LLP - Thomas Constance
Refreshments & Food at the Turn Sponsor
CUOMO LLC - Oscar Michelin & Matthew Cuomo
Marius Mavricos and Family
Cardio-Vascular Associates - William Tenet
MG Engineering, PC - The Gerazounis Family
Glen Head Flower Shop - Steve Kanata
M. A. Angeliades - Mike Angeliades and Family
The Profound Thinkers - Harry Zuvekas, T.H. Duke Vagelos, George Scandalios, Jim Pappas, Stan Neamonitis, Manny Katsoulis, Alex Harisiades, John Mitsinikos, Chris Milonas, Nicos Stylianou, Dean Chiros, Tony Arlis, Arthur Manos
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Pappas & Family
North Shore Marketplace - Nick and Marilena Katopodis
Pyrros and Serres, LLP - Michael Serres, Esq.
New York Adjustment Bureau - Angelo Luparello
Bank of America
Hightower Advisors - Michael N. Bapis
The Breakfast Room - Vasiliki & Chris Neocleous
Old Mutual Bermuda - Michael Sakoulas
Gastrointestinal Associates of LI - Drs. Dean Pappas, Anthony Celifarco, John Rizzo, Joseph Triodi, Carylann Hadjiyane, Eugene Bonapace, Jr.
Business Law Firm, LLC - Peter Papagianakis
A.G. Master Crafts - Tom Gardianos & Family
Wells Fargo Advisors - Theo & Strat Zaferiou
Dual Purpose - Steve Dimas
Antonopoulos Funeral Home - Gus and Tom Antonopoulos
In Memory of Gus Keen - The Keen Family
In Memory of Perry Alexiou
Susan & Michael Cavounis
Toshiba Business Solutions - Dimitrios Soursos
Angelique & Jeffrey Bartfield
Altro Pharma - Sandy Greco
Analytics Consulting Corp. - Catherine H. Papagianakis, EMBA
Christine & Louis Koskovolas & Family
Zenovia & Dennis Dionisou & Family
Donald H. Hazelton, Esq.
Jim Ziozis & Family
Mr. & Mrs. George Browne
Allen Relkin - Merrill Lynch
Johnny’s Reef - Karikas Family
Stitches - Russ Gompers
New York Adjustment Bureau — Angelo Luparello
M.P. Taverna-Roslyn, NY
The Poll Family
Seven Seas Diner
Bryant & Cooper Steakhouse
Roberts Bicycles - Robert Kallem
Bargainprinting.com - Neil Ioannou & Family
The Pantelidis Brothers
Limani Restaurant—Roslyn, NY
New York Community Bank
Marybeth & Gus Harris
Double Eagle Agency - Paul Adimando
Revengo & Taylor
Kyma Restaurant—Roslyn, NY
Plandome Country Club
Cathy & Mario Harris
We are pleased to announce our 50/50 Raffle Winners from the festival:
FIRST PRIZE: 2013 Grand Cherokee or $25,000 cash Winner : George Pantelidis
SECOND PRIZE: $4,000. Winner: Evelyn Tsirakis
THIRD PRIZE: Trip to Aruba - airline and hotel included or $3,500.
Winner: Zoe Pappous
FOURTH PRIZE:$2,000 cash. Winner: Anthony Pilavas.
FIFTH PRIZE: 50 INCH TV. Winner: Peter M. Psyllos.
SIXTH PRIZE: Apple i-Pad. Winner: Chris and Peggy Milonas
SEVENTH PRIZE: 4 2014 NY METS tickets with lunch or dinner. Winner:
EIGHTH PRIZE: 2 Broadway Show tickets. Winner: Mark Pappas
Winner: Zoe Pappous
NINTH PRIZE: 2 night stay for 2 at the NYC Trump International Hotel.
Winner: Mr.& Mrs. Mayor (grandchildren of Tony and Chris Arlis)
TENTH PRIZE: Dinner Certificate. Winner: Diana Zaferiou.
ELEVENTH PRIZE: Dinner Certificate. Winner: James and Eleni Sfiroudis.
TWELFTH PRIZE: Dinner Certificate. Winner: George Michelis
NO THIRTEENTH PRIZE
FOURTEENTH PRIZE: Case of Wine. Winner: Dr. William Blum.
FIFTEENTH PRIZE: Case of Wine. Winner: Nick Gabriel
Please contact the Church Office to claim your prize. Thank you to all who entered!
Please join us on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 for a memorable concert by Betty Harlafti hosted by the Archangel Michael Church. Stay tuned for more details!
Use this Modell's coupon at any Modell's and save 15% of all your purchases. the coupon can used 3/21-4/17/2014 at any Modell's on Long Island and Queens. You can also find additional copies in the church lobby. Modell's will donate 5% back to our church JOY group. Save money and help our church at the same time.
Click here for the Archdiocese schedule and come support our teams!
We extend our thanks to our players, teams and coaches for a very successful first-ever Archangel Michael Athletics’ Worship Sunday on January 26th. It was wonderful to see so many of our JOY/GOYA basketball, soccer, volleyball, and basketball instructional coaches, players and parents of players who attended church services and received Holy Communion. In addition, immediately after the liturgy, these teams and organizations hosted the coffee hour at the Fellowship Hall. We hope to repeat this wonderful opportunity for fellowship and worship at least once a month.
The 2013-2014 JOY Basketball Instructional Program started with great success. Over fifty of our children are presently registered. Beginning in January 2014, the program was expanded to include 6 year old students as well. The courses are held every Saturday morning between 8:00 and 11:15 a.m. (Church schedule permitting). Basic individual basketball skills are emphasized, and fundamental skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, and foot positioning are taught and reinforced in every class meeting.
Head Coach Bobby Kaible is assisted by the following volunteer assistant coaches: Chris Dritsas, Tom Gargas, Tim Katsoulis, Nick Kokis, John Spiridis and Michael Stefanakis. The ratio of coach to student is one coach for approximately every 8 students, enabling the students to have constant direct supervision and uninterrupted basketball tutoring. The program is run by John Halkias, the AMC JOY Basketball Director, and Mariann Matarangas, the AMC JOY President. Please contact us with any questions at email@example.com
With half the basketball season over, our AMC JOY Basketball teams have surpassed all expectations! We have won an outstanding 75% of the games played, giving credence to the rumors that Archangel Michael is the new basketball powerhouse in the overall JOY basketball community. On any given Saturday, at least five home games are played at the new AMC gym. The bleachers are constantly filled with our enthusiastic parishioners who often stay for more than a few games. The concession stand is open, well stocked and superbly run by our tireless volunteer JOY mothers. “There is nothing better than AMC JOY basketball!”
Our Boys 1 team, coached by Tom Gargas, Chris Dritsas, and Dennis Matarangas, are undefeated, and our other teams are in 2nd place. Semifinals will begin the first weekend in May, followed by the championship games. Thanks to all of our players and parents, and Good Luck to all our teams!
SAVE the DATE for the Archdiocesan Olympics, which will take place on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25th at Suffolk Community College. This is always a fun event for our children. Registration and practices will start right after Easter. Olympic events for 7-12 year olds include basketball free shooting, standing broad jump, softball throw, track events, chess, checkers, nok-hockey, team soccer and team kickball. All youth in our community are encouraged to play! If you are interested in participating, please email Chrissa at: firstname.lastname@example.org! Please look for notices for Olympics registration and practice dates.
Join us for what will be a spectacular new years! Buffet Dinner, Dancing, Champagne Toast, and Wine & Beer served throughout the evening. Please make your reservation by Friday, December 20th, 2013 by calling the office (516) 944-3180.
After almost a year of planning, our 2nd Annual Festival on the Harbor has come and gone. However, for many of us the memories will be long lasting—and thankfully there are plenty of photos to remember the good times had by all on the Festival’s Facebook Page. As co-chairs of the 2012 Greek Festival on the Harbor, we were honored to work shoulder to shoulder with the more than 350 volunteers from the Archangel Michael community (up from 250 volunteers last year); and based on the monies raised for the Capital Campaign and the feedback we have received, this year’s Festival was a phenomenal success!
Despite more than 2 inches of rainfall on Friday evening and Saturday morning, the weekend was salvaged with good weather on Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Also for the second year, the Port Washington Police Department estimated that we had close to 15,000 visitors on Saturday alone—that’s astounding. And more astounding is how we handled those crowds serving thousands of Souvlaki, Gyro, Haloumi, Loukoumades, Pastries, Coffees, Beers and Wines, with volunteers that do this once a year. And the feedback was very positive on how the lines moved fast, the food was served hot and tasted excellent. We should all be very proud of these accomplishments.
We are pleased to share with you a small sample of the feedback we received almost immediately after the Festival came to an end…it’s apparent that we took what we learned in 2011 and made great improvements—and we are already making plans for 2013.
“It was an Incredible festival! It is a privilege to be part of the amazing & dynamic AMC family! It warmed my heart to see all parishioners working diligently for our common goal......our church!”
“Congratulations to the entire Archangel Michael family for coming together in such an impressive fashion.”
“Once again a phenomenal effort by our Festival Committee and all involved!”
“I felt the spirit of camaraderie that is seldom felt when so many people with opinions get together. Each and every person was there for a common goal and it showed in our ability to get the food out and never get frustrated or flustered.”
It’s only fitting that we wrap up the 2012 Festival with a sincere thank you to each donor who gave big or small and to every volunteer who worked for one hour or tirelessly for three days straight. For all your time, energy, efforts, gifts, abilities, hard work, donations and prayers, please accept the thanks and appreciation of your community and us personally. We will see you once again next year!!
With sincere gratitude,
Peter Stavrinos & Michael Psyllos, Festival Co-Chairs
Thank you to everyone for supporting, volunteering and attending our Festival! On September 28th, 29th and 30th we hosted our second “Greek Festival on the Harbor” and it was a tremendous success! We will be posting photos and updates in the coming days!
We are already looking forward to next year!
Our 2013-2014 Handbook is available for download here. Please take a few minutes to review it and let us know if you have any questions.
The Sunday School program is running very smoothly. After enjoying the wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, students and teachers prepared for our Christmas pageant, which took place in Church on December 22nd, after the Divine Liturgy. The children sang beautiful Christmas songs that warmed the hearts of the parishioners and presented a play that highlighted the importance of the Nativity. Everyone celebrated the joyous occasion of the birth of our Savior.
Sunday School will not be in session on February 16th, the beginning of Winter recess.
Also, please note that the annual Oratorical Festival is coming up on March 16th. For a list of topics or more information, please feel free to contact the Sunday School Office. The Long Island portion of the Festival will take place on April 5th. This will culminate in the DAD Oratorial Festival, which will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Paul. Details are available here.
Oratorical Festival Results
1st Place - Marika Reynolds
2nd Place - Katelyn Borut
3rd Place - Maximo DiPreta and Christopher Pantelias
1st Place - Irene Coritsidis
2nd Place - Artemis Tsagaris
Sunday School classes began on September 15th, but it's never too late to register. Please join us for Sunday School this year!
Our JOY basketball teams need your coaching expertise! If you are interested in coaching, please email Tommy Dimopoulos, Athletics Director at email@example.com. You do not have to be parent or have a child in the JOY program to coach.
Our JOY/GOYA soccer teams also need your help! We are looking for adults who are willing to coach boys or girls ages 7-9, 10-12, 13-16. The season began in mid-September. Please call Nick Kokinakis at 516-365-1028.
The interior work of our sanctuary is close to completion! The elevator and choir loft railing are awaiting parts for completion. We will soon be submitting our Public Assembly Application to the Town of North Hempstead for approval and will be requesting the sanctuary be added to our existing Temporary Certificate of Occupancy. Work on the interior of the chapel continues as scheduled with the interior walls receiving their first coat of paint. Iconographer Athanasios Clark is expected to finish the Platytera and the Communion of the Holy Apostles in early fall.
We are happy to report that the work on the gym is progressing according to schedule with completion anticipated before the end of the year!The remaining decking will be completed shortly, with the roofing to follow. Soon after, the exterior brick will also be installed. The masonry on the north wall has been installed and the framing will be completed as well. All electrical, air conditioning, heating and plumbing will follow.
Once the gym equipment proposal has been reviewed by the contractor, the manufacturer will be contacted. When the order is then placed, the manufacturer will submit shop drawings to the architects for the final approval of the basketball hoops and structures.
To be a Christian means to be a part of the Church, which enables us to practice our active commitment to our belief in God and to acknowledge Christ in our way of life.
The Church is the Body of Christ on Earth, the fellowship of the faithful. Its parishioners worship together and help one another learn and practice the faith. With the help of God and each other, we seek to become better Christians.
Since the very beginning, the Greek Orthodox community of Archangel Michael has worked together, diligently and unselfishly, to become the "Ecclesia," an expanded family that receives its blessings from Almighty God.
While striving for this goal, we offer a full program of activities for our community, and encourage all members to participate as actively as they can.
We invite you to join us in His work!
Please consider supporting us in the completion of our Sanctuary. Please click here for our entire Book of Needs, or explore below to find several remaining gift opportunities.
Book Of Needs
|Gift Opportunity||Available||Sponsored||Gift Amount|
|North and South Transept Windows|
|South Transept Window Right||0||1||$25,000|
|South Transept Window Left||0||1||$25,000|
|South Transept Window Center||1||0||$75,000|
|North Transept Window Right||1||0||$25,000|
|North Transept Window Left||1||0||$25,000|
|North Transept Window Center||1||0||$75,000|
|Stained Glass Windows Located in Foyer||1||1||$15,000 each|
|Stained Glass Windows Located in Hallway||0||1||$15,000 each|
|Two Carved Marble Balustrades on the Solea in front of the Altar||2||0||$12,000 each|
|Wood Carved Bishop's Throne on the Solea in front of Icon Screen||0||1||$25,000|
|Synthronos (Bishop's Throne in the Altar Area)||1||0||$15,000|
|Chanter's Analogion (Book Stand)||0||1||$5,000|
|Two Carved Wood Pangaria (Candle and Vigil Light Stands)||0||2||$25,000 each|
|Two Carved Wood Candle Boxes (Candle Sandboxes)||0||2||$20,000 each|
|Two Carved Wood Sacrament Tables||0||2||$7,5000 each|
|Two Baptismal Fonts (Wood Carved with Marble Top)||2||0||$25,000 each|
|Icon of St. Nectarios (located within the Altar)||0||1||$25,000|
|Icon of St. Philip Located on the Iconostasis (Deacon's Door)||0||1||$20,000|
|Five Carved Wood Icon Stands||5||0||$4,500 each|
|Wood Carved Kouvouklion (Christ's Tomb)||0||1||$15,000|
|Chalice, Paten and Veil Covers||4||1||$750 per set|
|Holy Gospel Cover||4||1||$500 each|
|Altar Table Coverings||0||4||$1,000 per set|
|Acolyte Robes||4||11||$500 per robe|
|Lighting Fixtures for Church, Narthex, Colonnade & Foyer|
|Byzantine Style Sconces for Colonnade Area||18||0||$1,500 each|
|Byzantine Style Flushmount Fixture for Narthex Area||1||1||$3,500 each|
|Byzantine Style Semi-flush Mount Fixtures for Under Balcony Area||4||0||$3,000 each|
|Byzantine Style Sconces for Church Area||12||0||$1,500 each|
|Byzantine Style Chandelier for Foyer between Church and Fellowship Hall||0||1||$3,000|
|Byzantine Style Two-Tier Chandelier for Chapel||3||0||$5,000 each|
|Byzantine Style Semi-flush Mount Fixtures Library||4||0||$2,000 each|
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Greek Night Out - Friday, Apr 25 at Vivaldi in Bayside at 8:30P.M., Open bar, food, raffles, and music.
Proceeds to benefit the Greek Language Institute PTA, Archangel Michael Church and Archangel Michael Preschool.
Watsonian Golf Outing - Thursday, June 12th at Plandome Country Club
To download a copy of the 2014 Stewardship Pledge form, please click here. Thank you for giving!
We wish you a blessed New Year! Stewardship represents the largest component of our church’s revenue and is crucial in offsetting our overall expenses.Thank you to everyone in our community for your continued support in helping us to sustain our beautiful church, its many ministries and programs. Although the new year has begun, there is still time for stewards to make and fulfill their 2013 pledges to help us meet our budgeted goal.
Fr. Dennis is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the deaconate on July 1, 2013, and to the priesthood on July 29, 2013. We want to express our Congratulations and Best Wishes. “ΠΑΝΤΑ ΑΞΙΟΣ”
Fr. Dennis(Dionysios) was born in Chicago, Illinois to Peter and Mary Strouzas. He spent most of his early years in Chicago among family and friends. He graduated from Lane Tech, attended the University of Illinois and worked for Continental Airlines. He loved playing basketball and listening to music.
He served in the altar at St. George Greek Orthodox Church where his grandparents, parents, brother, aunts, uncles and cousins were active members. His true love for Christ and the Church was nurtured from a very young age by his family and Fr. Rexinis, his parish priest.
In some mystical way, he was drawn to Hellenic College and Holy Cross Theological School where he continued his education and received his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Divinity degrees. While at Holy Cross Seminary he did field work with Fr. Kallistos Samaras (the late Bishop Kallistos of Blessed Memory) at St. Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Quincy, Massachusetts. Fr. Kallistos became his spiritual father and mentor.
Fr. Dennis and Presvetera Paula met at St. Catherine’s Church and were married at Holy Cross Chapel. Fr. Dennis was ordained to the deaconate at St. Catherine’s Church on July 1, 1973, and to the priesthood at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Oaklawn, Illinois, on July 29, 1973.
He served St. Nicholas in Oaklawn for four and a half years and St. Nektarios in Palatine, Illinois for six years. He also served as Youth Director and Camp Fanari Co-director for the Chicago Diocese.
Fr. Dennis came to us at Archangel Michael Church on March 1, 1984 and has been our spiritual father for 29 years. His love, faith and compassion have touched all of us. We thank God for sending him to us.
Fr. Dennis and Presvetera Paula have two wonderful children, Peter and Maria Nicole. Maria Nicole is married to Dr. John Koutsoyiannis and Peter is engaged to Elizabeth Johnson.
We pray that the Lord will continue to Bless all of them always.
The Archangel Michael Preschool invites you and your preschooler to our “Open House” on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 10:00a.m. Come meet the teachers and parents and become familiar with our programs and new facilities including a new enclosed playground and equipment. Please spread the word to your families and friends!
The Preschool offers the following programs:
Mommy & Me (Ages 18 months-3 years)
Toddler Program (Ages 2-3)
Nursery (Ages 3-4) 9am-1pm
Pre-K (Ages 4-5) 9am-1pm
The School Board is happy to welcome Mrs. Nicoletta Gargas as Co-President, Mrs. Chris Ioannou as a NonParent Board Member and Mrs. Mahi Vasiliades as Treasurer. We thank the aforementioned ladies, the parents of our students, the Teachers, Principals and our Spiritual Leaders, Father Dennis and Deacon Nikolas for their dedication and commitment to our community and the education of our children.
The School Board recently introduced The Hellenic Book Club to our families. It is a wonderful way to enhance the children’s libraries at home, as well as further develop The Greek Language Institute’s Children’s Library.
Our school receives 20% back in books and we are happy to announce that after our first order, our school will be receiving $140 worth of literature! We cannot stress enough the importance of both the parents and children reading to each other during the summer months, as well as throughout the school year. Please take the time to write and review with your children! Studies show that summer loss for all students is estimated to be equal to about 1 month (Cooper 1996)!
Remember to look for the fall issue of The Hellenic Book Club, as well as our first Hellenic Book Fair, tentatively scheduled for late October. To order or for additional information regarding The Hellenic Book Club, kindly contact Mrs. Chris-Marie Tzavelis, firstname.lastname@example.org or 347-256-4492.
Greek School The children of Mrs. Kamberis’ 1st grade 2nd session class happily invited Father Dennis to their classroom and presented him with a Protomagiatiko stefani and card that they had created just for him! They were thrilled to take a photo with him and to hear that Father Dennis would display this special gift in his office! It is customary in Greece for children and adults to gather blossoms and create wreaths for the 1st of May. These wreaths are placed on their front doors to celebrate Mother Nature and welcome the summer! They are taken down and burned in big fires on June 24th, the birthday of Saint John the Baptist.
Our youth choir members are inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ and touched by His message of kindness. They remember to place their worldly cares aside as they enter church on Sundays and enjoy singing glorious praises to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As their choir directors, Eleni and I feel truly blessed!
We recently spent a wonderful day at St. Michael’s Home for the Aged in Yonkers, New York. His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane warmly welcomed us, offered prayers and gave a piece of Vasilopita to each church choir member in attendance. The President of the Direct Archdiocesan District Federation of Church Musicians, Anna Dounelis, organized a delightful program. We sang and danced with the residents, who were extremely grateful for our visit. The smiles on the faces of the seniors were heartwarming! Special thanks to Aphrodite Dimopoulos, Eleni Frangopoulos, Gianna Manikas, Psalti Andreas Modinos, Sophia Sfiroudis, Mirianthi Tsismenakis and Nicoletta Ziozis for giving their time to bring joy to the dear res
Choir rehearsals will be conducted every Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM during the months of March and April, with the exception of April 16th and 23rd.
Upcoming special activities include a trip to visit the residents at Hellenos House on March 2nd and marching in the Greek Independence Day Parade on March 30th.
In addition we will be chanting the Heretismi-Salutations on March 28th, singing the Hierarchical Liturgy celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios on the Saturday of Lazarus April 12th, singing at the Palm Sunday first service and at the Holy Friday Lamentations.
May the Love and Light of Christ fill your hearts as we begin our Lenten journey to His Resurrection.
The Youth Choir sings the Divine Liturgy on the first and third Sunday of every month.
Youth Choir rehearsals are conducted on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM.
Welcome to our new youth choir members! Angeline Chantly, Mary Classi, Evangelina Gatanas, Efthymia Aparos, Gabrielle Pappas, Sophia Sfiroudis, Anastasia Stratakis, Paige Theodosopoulos, Antonia Tsismenakis, Mirianthi Tsismenakis and Katerina Tsongas.
The Annual Conference of the Direct Archdiocesan District Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians, hosted by our church on the weekend of October 12th and 13th, was a huge success! Many church musicians from across the Archdiocesan District joined together to share educational and spiritually uplifting workshops and activities that culminated with their beautiful voices singing the magnificent hymns of the Divine Liturgy at the service on Sunday.We thank everyone for their support of our Music Ministry and for their help in making the Conference an amazing and memorable event!
To join us for the 2013-2014 year, download the Youth Choir registration form and choirister's pledge. AMC Youth Choir Registration Form 2013
Make youth choir a part of your child's life! Choir members learn to sing the hymns of our faith and develop a deeper understanding of Orthodoxy through their participation in liturgical services. Come meet New Friends at our welcome Back Get Together / Registration on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.
Young people, both male and female, ages 8 to 18 years of age are welcome. Join us for exciting choir trips and a year filled with fun activities! We look forward to sharing the rich musical heritage of our Orthodox faith.
The Byzantine Youth Choir sings the Divine Liturgy on the first and third Sunday of every month beginning on September 16th, 2012. Youth choir Rehearsals will be conducted every Wednesday evening in September and October from 7:30 to 8:30 PM, with the exception of September 5th & October 3rd.
We will be singing the Divine Liturgy with Fr. Evan at the Annunciation Church in Stamford, Connecticut on March 31st, chanting the Heretismi-Salutations on April 12th and singing the Divine Liturgy on the Saturday of Lazarus and on Palm Sunday.
Registration is now open for our annual Parent-Child Basketball Tournament! Please download, complete and return the registration form. Included in the registration packet are a waiver form (which must be filled out for each player) and the Tournament rules and guidelines. We're looking forward to making this year's even better than last year's!
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan District Olympics will be held on Memorial Day weekend, from May 24th to 26th at Suffolk County Community College. This year the Olympics program is celebrating its 35th year.
On Sunday, February 3rd, Archangel Michael will be hosting a special torch ceremony right at the end of church. The Archdiocesan Olympic Torch will be brought to our church and be presented to us to mark the beginning of the preparation for the Olympics. This should be a very exciting event for all of us.
We invite all parishioners including GOYA and JOY aged children to come to church this Sunday, February 3rd to celebrate with us. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Over the past few months, the Archangel Michael Church’s website has been under construction. In order to update this site and let people know about the various ministries and organizations of the church, we will frequently be adding photos, text and links. If you wish to opt out of the possibility that we might include your child's photo on our church website, please click here to read more and fill out the opt-out form.
For registrations received after September 28, late fees of $25 per registration will be applied.
Please feel free to complete and drop off the form in the HOPE/JOY mailbox in the Church office, or contact Mariann Matarangas at email@example.com for more information.
Sample uniforms will be on hand for children to try on for the placement of orders!
Please ensure that when you do register, you give HOPE and JOY your correct email addresses and also sign up for our church’s electronic email bulletin (the “Listserv”) to receive emails and announcements of all the upcoming events!
We look forward to another terrific year! We welcome volunteers and encourage all those who would like to become involved to contact anyone listed above from our Board, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome back! We hope everyone had a fantastic summer. We are looking forward to another exciting athletics season and are excited by the overwhelming support of all of our athletic programs! For families who are new and/or have children who are eligible to participate in JOY Sports (ages 7-12) we are always looking for children to participate in soccer and basketball.
Our Soccer season began in the middle of September and runs through November, then continues again in the Spring. Although Basketball begins when soccer is over, we began practices in September.
Soccer: We are aggressively looking for children born between 1995-2005 interested in playing soccer for our church. Please contact Chrissa at email@example.com and also please see registration dates for HOPE & JOY to meet all deadlines. We have teams for ages 7-9, ages 10-12 and GOYA ages 13-16 for both girls and boys. Our girls 1 (7-9) year old soccer team won the championship game in the Spring of 2012!!
Basketball: All children born between 2000-2005 (7-12 years old) interested in playing basketball for our Church are also urged to follow registration procedures to meet all deadlines. Our Boys 2 Maroon team finished in 2nd place this year & our Girls 2 team won the Championship Game!
With the tremendous number of participants, we remind players that all forms must be completed and submitted, along with payment, in a timely manner. Only those who have submitted their forms and made payment will be allowed to attend early season practices! Stay tuned for more information.If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact Tommy Dimopoulos at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to a great year, and with much anticipation, to our new Church and Gymnasium for all to enjoy.
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan District Olympics was lots of fun. We thank Dean Moustakas, Natalie Tsaketas, Athena Kokinakis, Rena Mamais, Ariel Livanos, Kaliope and Barbara Nictas, and Eleni and Alexia Efstathiadis, for participating and representing our community beautifully. Congratulations to Eleni Efstathiadis for receiving gold medals in the high jump and long jump, and a silver medal in the 200M. Special thanks to our former GOYANS Ariadne Tzoumas and Alissa Kokinakis who came back and coached our teams.
We want to thank Nick Tzoumas, Nick Rontiris, Peter Christopher, John Keriazes, John Papaporfiriou, Billy Haralampoudis for coaching our basketball teams this year. Thank you Despina Haralampoudis and Maria Katsoulis, our former GOYANS who came back to assist. We are all looking forward to next year! Registration for the 2012-2013 began in early September. Stay tuned for more information.
The New Year began with a GOYA Vasilopita Social following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, January 12. Fr. Nikolas led the group in prayer for the blessing and distribution of the Vasilopita and shared a story from the life of St. Basil about how this tradition came about. Congratulations to Demetri Limperopoulos on receiving the piece of Vasilopita with the coin. May all our GOYAns have a blessed, healthy, and productive 2014!
The InterGOYA ski trip took place on January 17-19 with 13 Archangel Michael GOYAns and chaperones attending. They enjoyed a fun filled weekend of skiing, snowboarding, tubing, dancing and most importantly, reconnected with old friends and made new ones. A special thank you to Debbie Dakis for coordinating everything for our Archangel Michael participants!
The Spirit of Giving & Service continues in the New Year. The GOYAns had the opportunity to go to Build a Bear to make bears for the Ronald McDonald House in NYC for Valentine’s Day. The GOYAns had a great time, building the bears and then displaying them at the InterGOYA Valentine’s Day/ Apokreatiko Glendi Dance held at St. Paraskevi in Greenlawn. The G
We are looking forward to the annual Cathedral Cup in St. Paul’s, Hempstead (March 8), Scavenger Hunt in New York City (March 29) and the Greek Independence Day Parade (March 30). On April 2, GOYA will be hosting their annual Potluck Lenten Meal in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the Pre-Sanctified Liturgy. All members of the community are invited to attend!
GOYAns, please check the Trumpet calendar for dates and look out for more Evites and emails, which outline specific details about upcoming events, such as a Lenten Retreat, Oratorical Festival and Palm Making. If you are currently not receiving the evites and/or emails, please send an email to email@example.com with your name and email address.
Wishing everyone a very Happy and Blessed Pascha!
Some events that we are looking forward to in 2014 include: Ski Trip, Retreats, InterGOYA dances and more socials. GOYAns, please check the Trumpet calendar for dates and look out for more Evites and emails, which outline specific details about upcoming events. If you are currently not receiving the evites and/or emails, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and email address.
For the GOYANs going off to college, please let us know where you are going so we can connect you to a campus ministry. Please call the church office at (516) 944-3180.
The Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the official campus ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. OCF is a growing vital ministry to young adults who are looking for an Orthodox Christian community while in college. Visit ocf.net and navigate the site for registration, a list of campuses, available resources and retreat/event opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.
We thank everyone who participated and helped in our Annual Pancake Breakfast. It was a huge success!
Special thanks to Williston Town House Diner in Williston Park for generously donating all the delicious food and condiments. We are deeply grateful. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Limperopoulos for all your support!
We want to thank Nick Tzoumas, Nick Rontiris, Peter Christopher, John Keriazes, John Papaporfiriou and Billy Haralampoudis for coaching our basketball teams this year. Thank you Despina Haralampoudis and Maria Katsoulis, our former GOYANs who returned to assist.
We thank all of the parents who volunteer their time and all of the GOYANs who participated this year. Good luck to all the graduates!
Mark your calendars for the following dates as we kick off the year:
Friday, October 5th (time TBD)
JOY Group: Rock Climbing
Saturday, October 6th from 6pm-8pm
HOPE Group: Unlimited Sports
Saturday, October 20th 5:30pm-7:30pm
HOPE & JOY: Halloween Party, Fellowship Hall
The troupe was also featured in the Hellenic Voice NY newspaper. The article can be viewed here.
The Troupe meets on Saturdays throughout the school year and welcomes children from Kindergarten through 12th grades. Classes will begin on Saturday, September 21st.
Class times are as follows:
Group A (Grades K-2) Saturdays from 9-10am
Group B (Grades 3-5) Saturdays from 10-11am
Group C (Grades 6-8) Saturdays from 11am -12pm
Group D (Grades 9-12) Saturdays from 12-1pm
The Challenge Liturgy Group celebrated its annual Christmas Liturgy and Christmas Party on Saturday, December 14th. The much dreaded snowstorm that arrived on that day was not enough to prevent the festivities from taking place, or to significantly reduce the number who attended or to diminish their festive spirit. The bus carrying families from Queens and the van bringing the residents of Hellenos House arrived on time and without incident.
The activities began with the Divine Liturgy, which was then followed by the decoration of the Christmas tree. Each member was invited to place a personal ornament on the tree in honor of or in remembrance of a loved one. The decorated tree was on display during the Christmas season in the room adjacent to the narthex of the church.
The Christmas Party followed immediately after. Members were treated to a sumptuous buffet dinner served by parishioners and then entertained by the Byzantine Youth Choir, who led them in singing Christmas carols. The Folkdance group danced traditional Greek dances dressed in beautiful ethnic costumes. What is most meaningful, aside from the camaraderie and love that was evident, is the total involvement of all segments of our Parish and the acceptance and inclusion that this involvement signifies. The party concluded with a visit from Santa Claus who brought gifts for all.
On Saturday, May 12th, a glorious spring day complete with sunny blue skies, the members of the Challenge Liturgy Program gathered for the monthly Challenge Liturgy, which was followed by the Annual Picnic.
The north parking area of the church property was transformed into festive picnic grounds dotted with colorful tents designating dining, food service, barbecue and dancing areas.
The picnic menu offered a selection of breakfast treats, barbecued meats, prepared hot/cold food, drinks, salads, pastries and fruit, virtually all donated, a lovingly prepared and served by enthusiastic parishioner volunteers. Many thanks to those who supported and/or participated in this much-anticipated event, which proved to be a happy, care-free and fun-filled afternoon that will long be remembered.
The Challenge Liturgy group meets once a month, twelve months a year. Parishioners are invited to join us on Saturday, July 21st and Saturday, August 18th for the Divine Liturgy which begins at 10:30am, followed by our fellowship hour.
Thanks to the generosity of the Philoptochos chapters of the Direct Archdiocesan District (DAD), the residents of Hellenos House again attended a week-long summer camp, conducted by the social agency, Association for Children with Down Syndrome (ACDS), at St. Basil’s Academy in Garrison, NY.
The DAD chapters, along with our parish, actively support Hellenos House throughout the year and frequently visit with the residents. This is in keeping with a promise made to the New York State agency, Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), that the Greek-American community would partner with them to support such a project.
“And now abide faith, hope and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
-1 Corinthians 13:13
By the grace of God, we are working together to bring aid and comfort when and where we are called. This is the mission of Philoptochos and we invite you to join our AMC chapter and share your talents, skills and experience as one of our 27,000 members nationwide.
We took part in a wonderful Vasilopita-cutting ceremony on Sunday, January 12. A long-standing tradition of Philoptochos is to ask for support for St. Basil’s Academy at this time, and again our AMC family generously opened its hearts.
Our annual Philoptochos Membership Tea will be held on Monday, April 28th. Chris Arlis and Mally Kokinakis will be organizing this wonderful event. All ladies in our community are invited and encouraged to attend. More information to come.
Please join the Philoptochos on Thursday, April 10 at 4:00 pm in the church fellowship hall for Palm making. We will be accepting orders for tsourekia to be picked up on Holy Wednesday after both afternoon and evening Holy Unction services.
We will be preparing the Kouvouklion and wrapping the red eggs on Holy Friday, April 18th beginning at 10:30am. All are welcome!
Looking ahead, we plan to organize a trip to All Saints Monastery in Calverton, NY. All in our community are welcome to join us! More information to follow.
We hope that everybody had a wonderful summer and that you will be joining us for our exciting forthcoming events.
June, 1980—Organization meeting
February 15, 1981—Fr. P. Nicholas Papageorge celebrates the first divine liturgy
September, 1981—Greek Language Institute
December 20, 1981—Naming of the church
July 1, 1982—Fr. Christopher Metropoulos becomes the first full-time priest
March 1, 1984—Fr. Dennis Strouzas becomes present full-time priest
December 21, 1986—Dedication of Iconostasis
November 1990—10th Anniversary
2000—Fr. Jim Kordaris Joins as second priest
February 2003—Fr. Sean Govostes becomes new second priest
August 6, 2004—Closing on the purchase of Port Washington property
September 25, 2006—Liturgy in honor of Groundbreaking celebrated at new property by His Emminence Archbishop Demetrios
August 2, 2009—Final liturgy celebrated at Roslyn Heights location
August 6, 2009—Closing on the sale of Roslyn Heights property
October 4, 2009—First liturgy celebrated in the fellowship hall/temporary church at the Port Washington location