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, March 12th
Matins 8:30 am
Divine Liturgy 9:30 am
Sunday, March 19th
Matins 8:30 am
Divine Liturgy 9:30 am
Sunday, April 2nd 2017
George Kanakaris - 40 days
Panagiotis Mizeros - 1 year
Argyro Pappous - 1 year
Theodosia Zalantis - 1 year
Peter Zalantis - 16 years
Helen Zalantis - 17 years
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.
We are excited to be joined by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios to celebrate the Saturday of Lazarus on April 8th. Click here for details.
Click here to read Father John's message for Easter.
Save the New Date and save your blood donation for the Archangel Michael Annual Blood Drive scheduled for Tuesday, May 2nd from 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. 1 in 3 adults will require a blood transfusion at some point in their lives. To be eligible to donate, you must be between the ages of 16 and 75, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Maryann or Marina Vlahos at 627-7303.
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:
For JOY Basketball schedules, please click here to visit the league website.
For GOYA Basketball schedules, please click here to visit the league website.
For directions to the facilities at which our athletic programs are hosted, please click here for directions.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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
We offer instructional basketball clinics on Saturday mornings to teach and reinforce fundamentals of the game. All players of all skill levels are invited and encouraged to attend. Click here for the Church Calendar and come play!
We offer competitive basketball in leagues sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America for HOPE, JOY and GOYA-aged athletes. Registration begins in September with practices and team assignments, and league play begins in December, culminating with playoff and championship games in the spring
Our youth participate in the spirit of healthy competition and Orthodox sportsmanship and learn from our dedicated volunteer coaches. Last year, nearly 200 players and 15 teams participated in our basketball programs, and we look forward to welcoming even more this year!
We also have volleyball and soccer teams. Please email
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.
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.
We look forward to another fabulous year in GOYA! September begins with Welcome Back Sunday, our Ice Cream Social, and our first meeting (click here for the Church Calendar). We have many great events planned including service and outreach activities, continuing our "Feed the Hungry" program for the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) in Hempstead, and new outreach events combined with Philoptochos and other church organizations. We will also have a lot of fun at our Inter-GOYA dances, trips, and retreats!
We welcome all new and returning GOYAns to attend these events and learn about the activities and events ahead.
GOYA also offers participation in organized basketball and soccer leagues through the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Click here for more information.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
The Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the official campus ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. OCF is a growing ministry, vital 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.
For 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 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