Message From Manny Zervos

By , 5 June, 2019, No Comment

Dear Parishioners,

One of the indicators of the health of any parish is the number of sacraments performed in that parish each year – Baptism,  Chrismation, The Eucharist, Orders,  Confession, Anointing of the sick and marriage.

Here are some nice links describing our sacraments:



On June 9th our parish will come together and celebrate two of these sacraments – the Eucharist and Baptism.


Petronela Agache will be baptizing her new baby girl Olivia on June 9th, 2019 in Winterville – Fr. Paul Solberg will be the celebrant and Petro’s sister will be the Godmother.  We will have the divine liturgy at 10 AM (orthros at 9 am) and the baptism to immediately follow.

Petro has graciously invited our entire church family and, as a family, our church will host a small lunch following the baptism.  Holy Apostles will provide drinks and the main dish. And, similar to Easter, please bring a dish to pass. We anticipate 20-25 people.


Here is a link to the Matins (Orthros) for that Sunday for those that wish to come early at 9 am and help Fr. Paul chant.


For the first time in our history, Holy Apostles is ADDING a summer service, another indicator of the growing vitality of our parish.

Remember that Old St. Paul’s is closed for renovations for the summer so services in June include:

Please make every effort to attend these sacraments and celebrate the newest member of the Holy Apostles parish!

On behalf of the parish council – we look forward to seeing you and celebrating in the month of June!



Emmanuel Zervos

Parish Council President



By , 21 May, 2019, No Comment


Sunday,  August 11, 2019        Winterville

Sunday,  August 25, 2019        Winterville

Sunday,   September 1, 209       NO CHURCH

Sunday,  September 8, 2019      TO BE DETERMINED

Sunday,  September 15, 2019     Winterville     Sunday School Begins


No Services will be held in New Bern do to St. Paul’s renovations ibn July and August.


Lenten Letter

By , 7 March, 2019, No Comment

Dear Parishioners,

Welcome to Great Lent for 2019.  We had a wonderful service yesterday with Fr. Andrew who set us forth on a thoughtful and enlightened Lenten journey.

Anyone that would like to have baskets blessed, please try to have them at church by 7:00 PM so that they can be placed at the front of church.

For the church’s policy and recommendation on fasting for lay people, click here:

Here are some questions and answers about fasting provided by the OCA (not GOARCH our church) which you may find helpful:

Finally, here is a list of foods that are okay to eat for orthodox lent:

 Manny Zervos

Council President


_Pirate Fest

By , 14 February, 2019, No Comment

PIRATE FEST – DATES ARE APRIL 12th and 13th This year we will be back at the Pirate Fest Friday evening and all day on Saturday. We are looking for members of the Church to come out and help in our booth; this is our only fundraiser for our church.  Just let me know what time you would like to come and help. Also, donations would greatly be appreciated to help with some of the cost to cover rental of the space and the food. Many members of the church donate food and supplies to keep the expenses down so all the profits go to the church.     we are preparing- GYROS, SAGANAKI, BAKLAVA,  SPINACH PIE, CHICKEN AND PIEROGIES


By , 18 September, 2018, No Comment


Dearly beloved members of Holy Apostles Mission


We are nearly one month into the New Year and I pray that this has been a fantastic start to yet another year of our Lord. Soon we will enter the pre-Lenten and Lenten season, a blessed time to have self examination and look into our hearts and souls to grow in the Lord.


In progressing into the New Year and the Lenten season, I would like to see our mission become more organized and implement some of the important procedural tools to help us grow as a community. We are currently developing a church calendar reviving some former events and activities and scheduling a monthly parish council meeting and two General Assembly meetings. These tools are prescribed by the Archdiocese and Metropolis to help in accomplishing a more cohesive community for continued growth of our beloved Mission. (See below for additional instruction)


May God bestow upon you and your family many blessing.  I am praying for a very fruitful healthy and successful New Year.



 Special Message from Rev. Fr. Regis Regarding Church Etiquette


 Please remember when entering church if the Priest is facing out  - reading the Gospel or in one of processions or blessing the congregation or censing, please do not attempt to find a seat or enter the alter area, but rather wait till the priest re-enters the altar before you find a seat or have to enter the alter area. Additionally, please turn off your cell phones or put them on vibrate and do not use them during the worship service. If you must use them, please exit the building… this obviously becomes a distraction in our worship service.


I ask for your prayers and participation in implementing these new and former tools which will help our mission grow.