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
Sunday, August 24th
Divine Liturgy 9:30am
Sunday, August 31st
Divine Liturgy 9:30am
Sunday, August 31st 2014
Ioanna Dres - 2 years
*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.
Click here to download a Modell's coupon that allows you to save 15% of all your purchases at any Modell's. The coupon can used 8/29-9/25/2014 at any Modell's on Long Island and in 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!
Please join us on September 13th for a free trial class and the launch of our Chess Class, coached by Carlos Aristy. Classes will be on Saturday mornings from 10-11:30AM and ages 6 and older are welcome. Individuals do not have to be members of the church, and attendees are encouraged to bring their friends. For those wishing to register beyond the first class, registration fees can be paid by check, credit card or cash. Please contact Mr. Aristy via the Church Office.
On Saturday, May 10th, at 7:30pm, we hosted 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 was in collaboration with the Orpheus Foundation for Greek Music and the Arts. Thank you to all who attended!
2014/2015 SAVE THE DATES:
September 7, 2014 (Welcome Back)
November 22, 2014
February 27, 2015
April 3, 2015
June 7, 2015
Joins us for Zumba Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in the Archangel Michael Church Gym. Come dance before summer break. Our last class for the spring will be June 25th. We will begin classes again in September.
Please stay tuned for our new Chess and Theatre programs for the Fall! Details and information are forthcoming.
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!
In order for your children to participate in the sports program (soccer and basketball), they must be born between 2001 and 2007 (ages 7-12).
Our soccer season begins in September and goes through until November, then starts up again in the Spring. We are always aggressively looking for players. For questions regarding soccer, please email Chrissa Harris at:
Although our basketball season begins in December, team placement and practices begin in September. We urge all families to please stop in to complete the registration on the above listed registration dates. Soccer and basketball uniforms can also be ordered at that time. For questions regarding basketball, please email us at email@example.com
Once again we will be participating in the Modell’s shopping month (team week). Please help support HOPE/JOY and our church by using the coupon on page 15 to save 15% on items purchased from 8/29 – 9/25. Modell’s will donate 5% of sales back to our church. This coupon is good for all athletic supplies and apparel and can be used at any Modell’s store in New York and Long Island.
Basketball Instructional Program
Beginning in September, we will continue with the Instructional Basketball program at the AMC gym on Saturday mornings. This program is open to children ages 6-12. Classes will run as follows: 6-9 year olds 8:15am-9:30am and 10-12 year olds: 9:45am-11:15am. This program will emphasize all the basics and fundamentals of the game and will continue to be led by Coach Bob Kaible and a number of parishioner parents who will serve as assistant coaches.
For any questions regarding any of the above programs, kindly email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to another great year!!
What a season we have had!
Our AMC JOY program this year had an unprecedented 11 teams coached by 26 coaches and was made up of an amazing 150 players. Our AMC gym was used for the first time, and our JOY players practised Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with numerous scrimmages held on Saturday afternoons after the Instructional Basketball sessions.
Speaking of the Instructional Basketball, we have over 60 enrolled students, taught by 6 tireless parishioner assistant coaches and a head coach who inspires everyone, whether young or old, to hone their basketball skills.
It seemed like every Saturday we were hosting at least 6 home games at AMC. At any given home game, the bleachers were packed with parishioners who often stayed for more than a few games. Our concession stand was operated by the tireless, dedicated and ever loyal “JOY mothers”.
Under the skillful guidance of our coaches, most of our teams made it to the playoffs and we were the only community to have two teams in championship games. Our teams made us extremely proud by bringing home to AMC trophies that will be on display for many generations to see and will always be reminders of our accomplishments this year.
Coaches, players, and parents bonded, either by the delight of victory or the disappointment of defeat. Win or lose, our teams always exhibited good sportsmanship.
What a season! And next year is shaping up to be even bigger and better; with an anticipated 200 players and 15 teams, we will be the biggest JOY Basketball Community in New York.
Thank you coaches for your endless and tireless efforts; for imparting your knowledge to our young players who are ever eager to learn; for your dedication to the program; for your loyalty to our community; for the hours spent away from your homes and families to oversee practices and coach games whether locally or miles away; and for all your efforts for the AMC JOY Basketball Program this year!
Thank you parents for supporting the AMC JOY Basketball Program by enrolling your children, for enduring weekly revolving practice schedules, for enduring last minute schedule releases/revisions, and for supporting us each and every time we asked and in any way we requested. Last but not least, thank you players for all of your efforts. You make us extremely proud, and we hope that regardless of the results of any given game or the season in general, you have developed friendships that will keep you connected to each other and to AMC for decades to come.
Thank you for making this season the most memorable AMC JOY Basketball season ever!
AMC JOY BASKETBALL ADMINISTRATION
Congratulations to our B1 soccer team on having an undefeated season and bringing home the Championship trophy against a strong Y.K.T., defeating them 3-0 in the Championship game.
Congratulations to our G1 soccer team on having an amazing season and bringing home the 2nd place trophy against a tough St. Paul’s team who outscored us 5-2. Looking forward to next year!!
Thank you to all the children who participated in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan District Olympics at Suffolk Community College. We had 47 children participate from AMC. A wonderful time was had by all and their display of good sportsmanship throughout the weekend made us very proud.
ADDITIONAL PRIZES include:
With 35 Prizes, there are OVER 2X the prizes as last year!
Tickets are $100 each and a MAXIMUM OF 1,500 TICKETS will be sold!
The Drawing will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2014, 8pm at AMC’s Greek Festival On The Harbor, so don't delay! Purchase your tickets via the Paypal button above today!
*All prizes are subject to the rules and regulations of the Super Raffle Drawing. Your ticket stub(s) will be mailed to you upon receipt of payment. Taxes are responsibility of winners.
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.
Welcome Back! Registration for our 2014-2015 Sunday School program has begun and we are looking forward to seeing you!
On Sunday, September 7th, after the Divine Liturgy, you will have the opportunity to register your children for Sunday School and “meet and greet” their teachers. The Sunday School books and materials that will be used this year will also be available for your perusal.
On Sunday, September 14th, Sunday School classes will begin. We will be doing something a little different with the seating of the students in the Church. Rather than having them assigned to specific seats by grade, they will sit with their families in Church until after the Holy Gospel reading. Following the reading, the students will be dismissed to their respective classes.
We are looking forward to an exciting and wonderful year as we help our children grow in our Orthodox faith.
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||0||3||$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||2||3||$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|
To download a copy of the 2014 Stewardship Pledge form, please click here. Thank you for giving!
We ask those families who have not yet made a Stewardship Commitment for 2014 to please do so as soon as possible. Please contact the church office for stewardship information and a pledge card, at (516)944-3180 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Stewardship program has thus far collected $375,316 of
the $550,000 that has been budgeted for 2014. We thank those stewards of our community who have submitted their pledge cards. Your pledge amount should be prayerfully considered, remembering that it is applied to the operating expenses of our church. Once these operating expenses are covered, stewardship funds cover our AMC ministry outreach programs.
Stewardship also includes volunteering to serve on church committees, helping to organize and execute church functions, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School, and other forms of ministry-- it is engagement in the total life of the Church. We encourage all parishioners to consider becoming more involved with the many organizations and ministries our Archangel Michael community offers. You can meet leaders and representatives from all of our organizations at Welcome Back Sunday on September 7th, immediately following the Divine Liturgy, and register for upcoming events.
We also want to clarify what will happen to the money we earn from our upcoming Festival on the Harbor. You may wonder, where does that money go? Festival proceeds go to our capital campaign account to fund maintenance and to pay down the debt on our facility--NOT the operating account which pays the ongoing expenses of our church—we depend on stewardship to offset those operating expenses.
We ask those families who have not yet made a Stewardship Commitment for 2014 to please do so as soon as possible. Please contact the church office at (516) 944-3180 or
email@example.com with any questions.
We welcome your participation!
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.
Heartfelt thanks for the kindness and generosity of our amazing Youth Choir members and their parents. We now have two gorgeous love seat sofas and a refrigerator in our choir loft room! We will all enjoy the comfortable sofas and now be refreshed with bottles of cold water. The parental support of the Youth Music Ministry is very much appreciated. We would also like to thank the parents for the lovely walnut sheet music cabinet and elegantly framed music poster! We feel truly blessed to have such a thoughtful Youth Choir family!
Both boys and girls, ages 8-12 and 13-18 are invited to become a part of Youth Choir. The instructional program for the 2014-2015 Ecclesiastical year is rich in worthwhile activities which include: learning about the music of our faith, participating in the Divine Liturgy, Federation of Church Musicians Conference Workshops and Hierarchical Liturgy, visits with the residents of Hellenos House, Saturday of Lazarus officiated by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Challenge Liturgies, caroling at assisted-living and nursing home facilities, Philoptochos Christmas Brunch fundraiser, visiting other Greek Orthodox Churches to sing the Divine Liturgy, Broadway theatre trips, pool party and the annual Musicale performances.
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.
Please complete the following form to register for GOYA! AMC GOYA Membership Form 2014-15
Welcome back! We hope and pray that everyone had a wonderful summer! The 2014 - 2015 GOYA year is off to a running start! September begins with an awesome Welcome Back, Registration, Fellowship and Ice Cream Social in the Gym on Friday, September 5th at 7:30pm. We encourage you to attend if you are interested in participating in GOYA this year, and/or joining any of our athletics teams of basketball, volleyball and soccer.
All GOYAns interested in soccer, please email Chrissa Harris at
email@example.com. On this evening, a Calendar of Events will be distributed, along with sign-up opportunities to volunteer for our Fundraisers, Charitable Events and our Festival! We are looking forward to GOYA Day at Holiday Hill on September 20th as well as Bowling Night and our annual Pancake Breakfast which will take place in October (dates TBA).
Participation in GOYA ministry provides our young people with opportunities to grow with their peers and church family in worship, community service projects, and in learning about and living their Holy Orthodox Faith in their life’s journey toward salvation!
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday, September 5th, on our first day back!
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
Spring is a very active season for the Challenge Liturgy Group. It heralds two much anticipated events: a visit to our parish by Archbishop Demetrios and our annual Spring Picnic. Many thanks to the volunteers who donated food, money and/or their time to make both events such memorable occasions.
On April 12th, the Saturday of Lazarus, we were honored, once again, by the visit of Archbishop Demetrios. His Eminence celebrated the Divine Liturgy and offered Holy Communion to all in attendance. At the social hour following the Liturgy, the Archbishop led the group in singing and wishing a Happy Birthday and a Happy Nameday to our members who celebrated in April.
Our Spring Picnic was held on Saturday, May 17th, immediately following the Challenge Liturgy. The north parking area was transformed into festive picnic grounds with tents covering the cooking, serving and eating areas. Everyone in attendance, including our group members and parishioners, were treated to a wonderful afternoon of abundant food and drink. There was great camaraderie under a glorious, sunny sky.
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.
We hope everyone had a joyful and restful summer. It is hard to believe that September is already here and now we are ready to roll up our sleeves and once again work together as a team. Our first two meetings of the new ecclesiastical year will be held on Monday, September 8th and Monday, October 6th. All are invited to attend our meetings!
We welcome all volunteers to join the “Loukoumamas” at our Loukoumades Booth at this year’s Festival on the Harbor. Please contact Tammy Ashley at email@example.com or by telephone at 516-965-3431. We need your help, and we welcome all to join us!
President Eleni Raptis and Tammy Ashley represented our Chapter at the Clergy Laity Conference held in Philadelphia from July 6th-9th. Marina Katsoulis also attended representing the DAD. The conference was very informative, and a report will be shared at our September 8th meeting.
We are planning a very busy year with visits to Holy Cross in Boston and All Saints Monastery in Calverton, as well as visits to Hellenos House, St. Basil’s, and St. Michaels. Look for more information.
Correction from July/August Trumpet: Many thanks to Christine Korakis for undertaking the reservations for our annual end of the year dinner held in June. Job well done!
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