Altar Service

Τότε ο Ιησούς είπεν τούς μαθηταίς αυτού, Ει τις θέλει οπίσω μου ελθείν, απαρνησάσθω εαυτόν, και αράτω τον σταυρον αυτού, και ακολουθείτω μοι.
“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.’” (Matt. 16:24)

Another term for altar servers or altar boys is the word acolyte, which comes from the Greek word meaning “to follow.” Therefore the function of our young men serving in the altar implies a willing sacrifice, stamina, faithfulness, and a desire to follow or accompany our Heavenly High Priest, Jesus Christ in a journey to the foot of the cross.

If your son has reached nine (9) years of age, Fr. Dennis and Fr. Nikolas welcome his assistance at the Sunday Divine Liturgies (on a rotating basis), Lenten and Holy Week Worship services and other feast days throughout the year. PLEASE NOTE, HOWEVER: Service in the altar is by no means a substitute for the learning that takes place in our Sunday School classrooms. Therefore, ALL acolytes are required to register for Sunday School and are expected to attend Sunday School on the Sundays that they are not scheduled to be in the altar.

Kindly visit our Church's website for an Acolytes Registration form pick up a hard copy from the Church Office or from the vestry where the acolytes robe and submit a completed form to Fr. Dennis or Fr. Nikolas. Please complete and submit a form even if you have served in the altar in the past as we are attempting to gather current contact information for all of our acolytes.

If you have any questions, please contact us -- we thank you for your faithful service and prayerful assistance.

In His Service,
Fr. Dennis and Fr. Nikolas

Acolytes Registration 2015-2016

 

The

Archangel Michael Church

Greek Orthodox Church
of Port Washington