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, October 16th
Matins 8:30 am
Divine Liturgy 9:30 am
Sunday, October 23rd
Matins 8:30 am
Divine Liturgy 9:30 am
Sunday, October 16th 2016
Kiriaki Theotokas - 6 months
Alkiviadis Diakoumakis - 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.
Join us as we celebrate our Feast Day in prayer. Great Vespers for the Feast of the Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and of All the Bodiless Powers will be celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America (and followed by a reception offered by the Ladies Philoptochos Society). Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela. There will also be a Vigil for the Feast of St. Nektarios on November 8th, beginning at 7:30 pm with Great Vespers, Paraclesis, Orthros, Divine Liturgy, and a Procession of the relics of St. Nektarios.
We would like to congratulate all of the lucky winners of the 2016 Super Raffle. Thank you to everyone for your support!
|Name||Ticket #||Prize #|
|Harry Zuvekas||0803||1st Prize|
|Helen Varsos||0320||2nd Prize|
|Michelen Family||1313||3rd Prize|
|Steven Theodoropoulos||0436||4th Prize|
|Lillian Perulli||0503||5th Prize|
|Dimitrios Krimitsos||0296||6th Prize|
|Billy Tsirakis||0144||7th Prize|
|Demetrios Demetriou||1117||8th Prize|
|Peter Kusulas||0828||10th Prize|
|Andrew McNulty||1870||11th Prize|
|Diane Bennis||0551||12th Prize|
|Zios Panagiotidis||1073||13th Prize|
|Vaso Katsoulis||1993||14th Prize|
|Chris & Peggy Milonas||1292||15th Prize|
|Irene Moshouris||0457||16th Prize|
|Athena Santhi, Michael Mayor||1714||17th Prize|
|Tibor Banhegyesi||1874||18th Prize|
|Jason Eliopoulos||0083||19th Prize|
|Ashley Birbal||1448||20th Prize|
|Peter Gerazounis||0072||21st Prize|
|Gary Buschini||1727||22nd Prize|
|Christina Kobus||0294||23rd Prize|
|Katina Kontorouhas||1767||24th Prize|
|Despina Ioannou Manitaras||0212||25th prize|
|Athena Santhi, Michael Mayor||1988||26th Prize|
|Vasilios Kitsantas||1799||27th Prize|
|Lisa Zucchero||0624||28th Prize|
|Judith Selinger||1581||29th Prize|
|William Theodoropoulos||0440||30th Prize|
|Irene Moshouris||0460||31st Prize|
|Anna Frangoulis||2000||32nd Prize|
|Steven Theodoropoulos||0435||33rd Prize|
|Kathryn Marco||0812||34th Prize|
|Emily Carr||1414||35th Prize|
|Adam & Sofia Sherer||0059||36th Prize|
|Basel & Effie Salloum||0495||37th Prize|
|Sofia Kakoulidis||0487||38th Prize|
|Yianni Ziozis||0303||39th Prize|
|Michael Bapis||0530||40th Prize|
|Stephanie Cohen||1864||41st Prize|
|Celeste Parkas||1589||42nd Prize|
|Edwin Hernandez||0251||43rd Prize|
|Sandra Anagnostos||0013||44th Prize|
|Mark Gamell||0790||45th Prize|
|Chrystalla Neocleous||0381||46th Prize|
|Thomas Papain||0836||47th Prize|
|Anastasia Philippou||1739||48th Prize|
|Emily Kavourias||0569||49th Prize|
|Angelo Serelis||0988||50th Prize|
Morning and Evening Bible Study Sessions will take place on the evenings of the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7:30PM and mornings of the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 11:00AM, beginning October 5th, 2016. Join us also to pray before the Bible Study on Wednesday Evenings: Prayers of Vesper at 7:00PM in the Chapel and Wednesday Mornings: Prayers of the Paraclesis in the Church at 10:00AM.
We held our Hellenic Relief Benefit Dinner on February 27th. We received a message from the people our work supported:
We are excited to offer the AMC Basketball Skills Enhancing Clinic which will be run by Coach Bob at our AMC Gym. The official start date will be Tuesday, July 12th 2016.
This camp will run every Tuesday evening throughout the summer for eight (8) weeks. The intent is to introduce our new athletes to a team environment as well as to assist all athletes, new and returning, to enhance their team playing skills.
Classes will run for 1 hour. Ages 7-9 will start from 6pm-7pm and ages 10 and up will start from 7:15pm-8:15pm.
To offset the costs to AMC for offering the program, the fee is $100 per child for the full 8 weeks, paid at time of registration or you may register and pay as you go ($15 per class). Siblings will receive a 5% discount each.
The dates are as follows:
July 12th, 19th, 26th
August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th.
Thank you to all who joined us to march down Fifth Avenue on Sunday, April 10th!
CALLING ALL ACTORS....Come join our new youth ministry, GAIA Theatre Group coming this October to Archangel Michael Church. The program will run from October 2016-June 2017 with 2 performances at the end of the year. The play will be in Greek and the children will enhance their language skills, be taught to act on stage by two very talented theatre individuals, gain confidence, and have a terrific time with their peers.
There is a limited space availability just 20 spots so please register this June to hold your spot for the Fall. Should we not receive enough participation from our community by June 30, we will reach out to the surrounding parishes and their Greek School programs.
For more information on the program, please click here.
For more information on the instructors, please click here.
To download the registration form, please click here.
There are a number of Archangel Michael Committees that are looking for volunteers. Use your talents and abilities to help make AMC a better place for all of us. It’s the perfect way to get more involved.
If you are interested in learning more, please call Dora or Sandra in the Church Office at (516) 944-3180, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are seeking volunteer basketball coaches for all age groups for our Joy (ages 7-12) and GOYA (ages 13-18) teams.
Come and instill in our youth the importance of fellowship and sportsmanship with fellow Greek Orthodox Christians.
Coaches must be parishioners in good standing. For more information, including specific requirements, please contact John Halkias email@example.com.
We would like to post a list of all parishioners who have CPR/AED certification. Please contact the church office and provide your name and the expiration date of your certification. If you are certified in First Aid please indicate that as well.
The dates are set for our 2016 Festival, our 6th Annual Greek Festival on the Harbor! We hope you will join us on September 23-25!
The Archdiocese has launched its youth ministry site with its "Be The Bee" series. Click here to explore this terrific site—adults can learn from it too!
The ultimate goal of this program is to encourage all the youth in our community to follow in the AMC tradition of philanthropy. This will be accomplished by creating hands-on opportunities for our children ages 8-18 to come together and organize special fundraising events throughout the year with adult supervision. AMCares supports the programs that teach the importance of volunteerism and that continue to encourage our youth to give some of their time to worthy causes. The group will focus on philanthropies that aid those in need enabling them live with dignity, respect and hope. Please join or have your child join our growing organization. AMCares may be reached at AMCares@archangelmichaelchurch.org.
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!
BANK OF AMERICA
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
ANALYTICS CONSULTING CORP - Catherine H. Papagianakis, EMBA
Marius Mavricos & Family
Maria & Dr. John Koutsoyiannis
Beer Cart Sponsor
PanBrothers Associates, Inc.
AMI Specialty - Demetrios Carris
Bradley Diamond - Lee & Associates
BQLI - Real Estate
Hole & Tee Sponsors
MG Engineering - The Gerazounis Family
M. A. Angeliades - Mike Angeliades and Family
The Profound Thinkers - Harry Zuvekas, George Scandalios, Stan Neamonitis, Manny Katsoulis, Bill Pappas, Dean Chiros, Tony Arlis, Arthur Manos, Alex Harisiades, John Mitsinikos, Chris Milonas, Nicos Stylianou
Bargain Printing - Neil Ioannou & Family
Hightower Advisors - Michael N. Bapis
Susan & Michael Cavounis
Altro Pharma - Sandy Greco
Mid Queens Dental - Dr. George Dourmas DDS
Ameriprise Financial - George Limperopoulos CFP
Michael Serres, Esq.
Proximo Sus, LLC
The Breakfast Room - Vasiliki and Chris Neocleous
Marybeth & Gus Harris & Family
Christine & Louis Koskovolis & Family
Donald H. Hazelton, Esq.
Jim Ziozis & Family
Frankie & Johnie's Steakhouse - Gus Panopoulos
Stitches - Russ Gompers
Karikian Seafood Restaurant
Carlos Pizzeria - Port Washington
Port Washington Diner
Seven Seas Diner
Robert's Bicycles - Robert Kallem
Robert Sanchez - United Print Group
Double Eagle Agency - Paul Adimando
North Shore Marketplace- Marilena & Nick Katopodis
Joe Greico - Merrill Lynch, Great Neck
Gallaghers Steakhouse NYC - Dean Poll
Plandome Country Club
Cathy & Mario Harris
Pure Barre- Manhasset, NY
+ In memory of Carl Watson, Gus Keen, Perry Alexiou, James Nacos, and Andy Cyprus
It is with great pride and happiness that we announce the accomplishments of our young athletes at the JOY Basketball championship games held this past Saturday. Not only was our community the only one this year to have three teams playing in the finals (to put this in perspective, there were a total of four finals games), but we also won two of the games, becoming the champions of the G3 & B2 Divisions, and taking second place in the G2 Division.
And while winning is great, the fashion in which it was done gives us many additional reasons to be proud of our teams, our coaches and our players who conducted themselves in a way that exhibits the AMC standards: hard work, great sportsmanship and the utmost respect toward the opposing teams, referees and the league in general.
Now, just a few well deserved thank you’s:
To Father Dennis and Father Nik for their continued spiritual guidance and help all season long; (b.t.w., if anyone needs lessons on how to “palm” a basketball, Father Dennis is the man to see);
To President, Michael Cavounis, for his staunch and ongoing support at every turn;
To the coaches players and parents, for dedicating to their teams, our sport’s program and most importantly, our community, countless hours and numerous resources over the past 6 months;
To Gus Rogdakis, the AMC delegate to the JOY Basketball League, who in addition to all of the meetings that he attended this season on our behalf, has spent practically every Saturday at our gym overseeing games;
To Eleni Bapis, our new AMC JOY Basketball Administrator, and To Mariann Matarangas, the AMC HOPE/JOY President, who together keep track of the paperwork of approximately 180 players, among their many other responsibilities, and somehow make it all look very easy;
To Nick Kokinakis, Christine Michelin and Chrissa Harris, who together obtain permits for the 4 outside gyms we have access to each season, and coordinate their use with that of our gym, so that our teams can use a gym on a weekly basis, with minimum to no interference;
To Susan Cavounis, Eleni Sfiroudis and Barbara Mavro, for their ongoing support with the publication of articles and news updates, whether in the Trumpet or on the website;
To Tommy Dimopoulos and Dennis Matarangas for taking pictures or videotaping games on behalf of our program (of course, in addition to each one coaching two teams);
To George Zbravos the JOY League Director and Nick Kokis, member of the JOY League executive board for their constant guidance and support;
And last but not least, many thanks to the numerous individuals who in their own and unassuming way provided ongoing support to the program.
We look forward to seeing you all at the basketball camp that will be held the last two weeks of August, and again in the fall, when our “quest” to defend our titles and attain new ones, will begin anew!
With great appreciation, on behalf of the AMC Basketball Program for JOY Level Basketball:John Halkias
GIRLS 3 MAROON- H.C. GEORGE THEMELIS, ASSTS. JOHN PETRAS, THEO TSIAMTSIOURIS
BOYS 2 MAROON- H.C. JOHN TSIFORAS, ASSTS. KIRK LAZARIDIS
GIRLS 2 MAROON- H.C. MICHAEL BAPIS, ASSTS. DEMETRA TSISMENAKIS, JOHN PETRAS
GIRLS 1 RED- H.C. JOHN KOUMPOURLIS, ASST. CHRIS DRITSAS
GIRLS 1 MAROON-H.C. MICHAEL BAPIS, ASST. GEORGE THEMELIS
GIRLS 2 RED- H.C. PAUL LADOPOULOS, ASST.BILL VASILIADES
GIRLS 2 MAROON- H.C. MICHAEL BAPIS, ASSTS. DEMETRA TSISMENAKIS, JOHN PETRAS
GIRLS 3 RED- H.C. DENNIS MATARANGAS, ASSTS. MARIANN MATARANGAS, JOHN KOUMPOURLIS
GIRLS 3 WHITE- H.C. CHRISTINA TSARTSALIS, ASSTS. GEORGE PATILIS, ANGELO PAPPAS
GIRLS 3 MAROON- H.C. GEORGE THEMELIS, ASSTS. JOHN PETRAS, THEO TSIAMTSIOURIS
BOYS 1 RED- H.C. PETER PAPAGIANNAKIS, ASSTS. SPIROS KATEHIS, PETER NIKAKIS
BOYS 1 MAROON- H.C. DENNIS MATARANGAS, ASST. TOM HADZIYIANIS
BOYS 2 RED- H.C. NICK KOKIS, ASST. AARON JONES
BOYS 2 WHITE- H.C. ZACK ZACHARIA, ASSTS. DENNIS MATARANGAS, THEO TSIAMTSIOURIS
BOYS 2 MAROON- H.C. JOHN TSIFORAS, ASSTS. KIRK LAZARIDIS
BOYS 3 MAROON- H.C. TOMMY DIMOPOULOS, ASSTS. GEORGE MASTERS, DEAN PAPPAS
BOYS 3 RED- H.C. PETER GERAZOUNIS, ASSTS. JOHN PAPPAS, NICK RODITIS
In order for a young player to be permitted to participate in the AMC JOY age sports’ program for soccer and basketball, the player must be at least 7 years old and cannot be older than 12.
Our soccer season begins in September and runs through November. A two weekend soccer tournament is held during the Spring. An announcement of the registration process with all pertinent information will be emailed to all parents in late August of each year. For questions regarding AMC soccer, please email AMC Athletics at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The basketball season begins in December, necessitating team placement and practices to begin as early as September. An announcement of the registration process with all pertinent information will be emailed to all parents in late August of each year. For questions regarding AMC basketball, please email AMC Athletics at: email@example.com.
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 soccer champions!
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.
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 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 beautiful sanctuary. Items are available for donations of various levels and may be made in honor or in memory of a loved one. Please click here for our entire Book of Needs, or explore below to review remaining gift opportunities.
Book Of Needs
|Gift Opportunity||Available||Sponsored||Gift Amount|
|Stained Glass Windows Located in Hallway||1||0||$15,000 each|
|Two Carved Marble Balustrades on the Solea in front of the Altar||2||0||$12,000 each|
|Synthronos (Bishop's Throne in the Altar Area)||1||0||$15,000|
|Two Baptismal Fonts (Wood Carved with Marble Top)||2||0||$25,000 each|
|Five Carved Wood Icon Stands||5||0||$4,500 each|
|Chalice, Paten and Veil Covers||2||3||$750 per set|
|Acolyte Robes||2||14||$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 Two-Tier Chandelier for Chapel||3||0||$5,000 each|
|Byzantine Style Semi-flush Mount Fixtures Library||2||2||$2,000 each|
Fr. Dennis celebrated 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 was elevated to the rank of Protopresbyter on April 24, 2015.
We pray that the Lord will continue to bless Fr. Dennis and his family 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.
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.
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.
Please complete the following form to register for GOYA! AMC GOYA Membership Form 2015-16
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 19th.
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
Altar Boys are asked to serve in the Holy Altar on any given Sunday they are in church. We no longer have a two group schedule.
February 14 - NO SUNDAY SCHOOL
March 13 - Oratorical Festival
March 20 - Sunday of Orthodoxy
April 3 - Youth Confessions
April 23* - Saturday of Lazarus – Archbishop Demetrios
April 24 - Palm Sunday – 2 Liturgies, No Sunday School
Please consider joining Philoptochos and register for 2015-2016! Click here to download the registration form.
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 third 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 9, 2006—Fr. Evan Evangelides assigned to AMC
September 25, 2006—Liturgy in honor of Groundbreaking celebrated at new property by His Emminence Archbishop Demetrios
August 2, 2009—Final Divine Liturgy at Roslyn Heights church is celebrated
August 6, 2009—Closing on the sale of Roslyn Heights property
October 4, 2009—First Divine Liturgy in Port Washington celebrated in Fellowship Hall/Temporary Church
June 2011—Fr. Evan is assigned to Church of Annunciation in Stamford, CT
August 1, 2012—Deacon Nikolas Karloutsos and Diakonissa Meghan are welcomed to AMC
December 22, 2012—Ordination of Fr. Nikolas Karloutsos to the Holy Priesthood
December 22, 2012—Thyranixia or "Opening of the Doors"
April 24-25, 2015—Consecration
June 26, 2016—Fr. Dennis Strouzas celebrates his final Sunday Divine Liturgy as Proistamenos of AMC
June 30, 2016—Fr. Dennis and Fr. Nikolas celebrate their final Divine Liturgy together on the Feast Day of the Holy Apostles. Fr. Nikolas is reassigned to the Church of the Assumption in Danbury, CT
June 30, 2016—Retirement of Fr. Dennis Strouzas
July 1, 2016—We welcome Fr. John Lardas, Presbytera Eleni and their family to AMC. Fr. John celebrates his first Divine Liturgy as AMC Proistamenos in the Chapel for the feast day of Ss. Cosmas and Damien
July 3, 2016—Fr. John Lardas celebrates his first Sunday Divine Liturgy at AMC
August, 2016—We welcome Deacon Joshua Pappasand Diakonissa Joanna to AMC. Deacon Joshua was ordained to the Holy Diaconate on August 7, 2016