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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:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/subdivisions/easternorthodox_1.shtml

and

https://www.goarch.org/-/the-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.

https://www.agesinitiatives.com/dcs/public/dcs/p/s/2019/06/09/ma/en/se.m06.d09.ma.pdf

 

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!

Sincerely,

 

Emmanuel Zervos

Parish Council President

 

SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM FATHER REGIS

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.