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1 March 2015 Lenten Pilgrimage The Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian Προσευχή του Αγίου Εφραίμ του Σύρου O Lord and Master of my life, Take from me the will to be lazy and sad; The desire to get ahead of other people and to boast and brag. Κύριε και Δέσποτα της ζωής μου, πνεύμα αργίας, περιεργείας φιλαρχίας, καί αργολογίας μή μοι δώς. Give me instead a pure and humble spirit the will to be patient with other people And to love them. Πνεύμα δε σωφροσύνης, ταπεινοφροσύνης, υπομονής, και αγάπης χάρισαι μοι τώ σώ δούλω. Lord, let me realize my own mistakes And keep me from judging what other people do For You are blessed now and forevermore. Amen Ναι, Κύριε Βασιλεύ, δώρησαι μοι τού οράν τα εμά πταίσματα και μή κατακρίνειν τον αδελφό μου. Οτι ευλογητός εί εις τους αιώνας των αιώνων. Αμήν 4 Appleton Street Arlington, MA church continued on next page Fr. Kastanas Emergency Voic Pager fax athanasius.org Office Address:

2 March 2015, Volume Twenty-Six, Number Seven ASKISIS OFFICIAL Publication of the Saint Athanasius the Great Greek Orthodox Church 4 Appleton Street, Arlington, MA Sunday Worship Schedule Winter: Orthros 8:45 AM Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM Summer: Orthros 8:00 AM Divine Liturgy 9:15 AM Rev. Fr. Nicholas M. Kastanas Publication is the first of each month. Twelve issues are published yearly. Deadline for notices is the 15th of the prior month. Saint Athanasius the Great is a parish under the spiritual and ecclesial oversight of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of the Metropolis of Boston of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America under the jurisdiction of The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople The St. Athanasius the Great Greek Orthodox Church in Arlington, Massachusetts strives to be a living witness of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Our mission as a Parish is to "Practice Hospitality" (Romans 12:13), as St. Paul so exhorts... Thus, it is our rich blessing to strive and bring the Light of Christ to all of God's people, through Orthodox Christian tradition, education, and philanthropy. We seek to serve the spiritual needs of our faithful parishioners through the sacramental life of the Church. By means of outreach and faith in God, we continue our growth as a living Church by inviting others into the Orthodox faith through Baptism and/or Chrismation, and educating them through the establishment of our Christian ministries, programs, schools, and philanthropic activities. Church Directory Parish Office Hours: M-R 9:00A.M. - 7:00 P.M., F 9:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M. Parish Administrative Assistants.Stella Kazantzas & Dimitrios Loucagos Parish Office Fax: Website:......www.saintathanasius.org Fr. Nick Kastanas (Emergency Pager) Metropolis of Boston Metropolis Website...www.boston.goarch.org Archdiocese Website....www.goarch.org Parish Council Officers Paul Tsitsopoulos President Ted Speros st Vice President Maria Tsaousidis nd Vice President S. Nicholas Kriketos Secretary Bill Karras Associate Secretary #1 Stefanos Bouboulis Treasurer Nikitas Splagounias Associate Treasurer #1 Dean Ioakimidis Associate Treasurer #2 George Katsarakes Associate Treasurer #3 Parish Council Members Athanasios Arvanitis David Bowling John Ioakimidis Peter Ladas Vassilios Pantazopoulos Charlie Pappas Eleanor Profis Mark Ypsilantis Parish Ministries and Organizations Agape Care Team (ACT) Dn. Markos Nickolas Choir Director: Stella Pathiakis Sunday School Directors Ioannis Moutstatsos & Cassandra Chamallas (Associate) Altar Boys (Acolytes): Fr. Nicholas Kastanas Parish Council: Stewardship Chair Maria Tsaousidis Philoptochos: President Kathy VanKuilenburg Protopsaltis Demetrios Katos Protopsaltis Emeritus Nikos Pithis Cantors: Dimitrios Manolakis, Spyros Prois, Dimitrios Loucagos Greek School Teachers Popi Moustakas, Eleni Kosmidis, Vaia Siarkos G.O.Y.A.: President Demi Tsitsopoulos J.O.Y. & H.O.P.E: Team Members Loula Boretos, Angie Tsiaras, Olga Patoucheas, Jane Awad, Sofia Loyack, Anastasia Roukliotis Little Halos: Director Kaiti Galanopoulos Fifties Plus: Committee Tina Caramanis, Aphrodite Darris, Katina Ioakimidis, Irene Paleologos, Dorothy Zevitas, Katherine Zevitas Pine Street Inn Randy Fassas, Merope Kapetanakis Gardening Ministry S. Nicholas Kriketos 2 Young Adults Dimitrios Loucagos

3 My Daily Prayer O Lord, grant me to meet the coming day, evening, and night, with peace. Help me in all things to rely upon your Holy Will. In every hour of the day and night, please reveal your Will to me. Bless my dealings with all who surround me with holy discernment. Teach me to treat all that comes to me throughout the day, evening and night with peace of soul, and the firm conviction that YOUR Will and Providence guide me. In all my deeds and words, guide my thoughts and feelings. May I act kindly and graciously in every way. In unforeseen circumstances, let me not forget the statement of faith: Thy Will be done, on earth, as it is in Heaven. Teach me to act firmly and wisely, with love in my heart, and without embittering and embarrassing others. Give me the strength to bear the fatigue of the coming day and night, with all that it shall bring. Direct my will, teach me to pray, help me to practice hospitality always, and You, Yourself, pray in me. Amen. Holy and Great Lent commenced on Monday February 23, Pascha/Easter is April 12, Prayer is a fundamental staple for our Lenten Pilgrimage to the "promised land" of our Lord's Resurrection. Please incorporate these prayers into you daily, if not hourly, routine. Kali Tessarakosti! A Holy and Prayerful Great Lent to All! With agape, Fr. Kastanas 3

4 Stewardship Sunday Please join us for a gratis Lenten luncheon as we celebrate Stewardship Sunday immediately following Divine Liturgy. You are encouraged to offer your prayerful thanks and continue in the fulfillment of your commitment to Christ s church in thanksgiving for His many blessings to you. Your stewardship commitment is a testimony of your dedication to your own spiritual growth and the spreading our beloved Orthodox faith. Stewardship is About the Joy of Giving Freely. 4

5 Parish Council News Dear Parishioners, Kali Sarakosti Καλή Σαρακοστή! Good news Believe it or not, Spring is only days away!! This has been a hard winter for all of us here in the Northeast; unprecedented snowfalls and extreme cold have dominated our days and nights. Fortunately, our church has weathered the storms well and thus far, we have not had any storm related damage. Our biggest challenges to date have been the large heating bills and keeping our parking area clear of snow and cars. The snow-filled streets and a town-wide street parking ban have made our parking lot a magnet for people wanting to park their cars and we are doing the best we can to balance being a good neighbor while maintaining parking for our parishioners, staff and Little Halos families. Please bear with us while we manage the situation with our volunteer army. One of the reasons our parking lot remains open is due to the tremendous efforts and generosity of our parishioner Arthur Gillis. This year especially, Arthur and his son Charlie have gone above and beyond the call of duty to keep our lot and walk ways clear of snow and ice. And when there was no more room to put the snow, parishioners Dean Ioakimidis, Jack Iakovou, and friend of our parish Sean Galvin came with their teams and heavy equipment to haul away snow, opening up our sidewalks and lot. A huge thank you to all for their generosity! Stewardship Sunday March 15th As you know, Stewardship is a critical component of our parish life and in managing our finances. To help us all become more aware of the meaning of stewardship, we are planning a Stewardship Sunday event on March15. On this day, we will emphasize Stewardship towards the spiritual dimension of the Church and ourcollective Saint Athanasius family. Please key an eye out for an upcoming stewardship mailing and plan to join us at church on March 15th. A special Lenten luncheon for all will also take place in our hall immediately following Liturgy. Greek Festival 2015 June 5, 6, 7 Planning Underway Our biggest fund raiser of the year is roughly 3 months away. Our co-chairs for this year s event are Thanasi Arvanitis, Tasos Georgacopoulos, Dean Ioakimidis, Kathy VanKuilenburg and Mark Ypsilantis. They, along with many others, have started plans to make this our best festival ever. However, it takes hundreds of volunteers to prepare for and run the festival; we need your help to pull this off. Please consider reaching out to one of our co-chairs and joining us at our next meeting on March 9th. Thank You Lastly, everybody knows our festival has the best loukoumades of all the festivals that s the truth!! Recently, our 30 qt. mixer used to make the loukoumades dough fresh everyday broke and was unrepairable. With the help of parishioner George Athanasiadis, our parish was introduced John Tsiakos of Univex Corporation who were very generous in helping us to secure a new 30 qt. mixer. Thank you to George and John!!Now, we just need to find a new jumbo donut fryer to help make our delicious loukoumades faster during our festival! Please see me if you can help. Faithfully, Apostolos Paul Tsitsopoulos, Parish Council President 5

6 News and Announcements Sunday Catechetical School After enjoying a winter that we though that never arrived, February welcomed us with mountains of snow that managed to challenge even the hardiest of New Englanders! We hope that you all fared well, and that March will soon bring glimpses of Spring! However, despite the cold and the snow, we all managed to enjoy a very special day on February 8th while celebrating Godparents-Godchildren Sunday. As it is the tradition for this event, the children exchanged personalized messages with their godparents. We created a beautiful display with them for all to enjoy and pose for pictures. We thank all of the families and godparents for their participation to this memorable and heartwarming event, as well as to the Catechetical Sunday School teachers (Mary, Loula, Val, and Cassandra) who provided flowers, balloons, supplies and setup help for this event. The annual Teaching Divine Liturgy was celebrated on the same Sunday. We would like to thank Fr. Nick for this great teaching opportunity he offers to staff and students every year to learn more and understand better the Divine Liturgy. Preparation for the annual St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival have started and students in the 4th -12th grades were ed the topics and instructions. This year s Parish Festival will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 in our parish auditorium. Please, encourage your child to participate in this spiritually rewarding and educational activity.we thank our 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Tina PavlakisBowling for her great efforts in coordinating the event and extend our thanks to all the teachers, parents and students that will practice, contribute and participate in the event! On February 23rd we ll also embarked on our forty day Lenten journey with destination Holy Week and the glorious celebration of Pascha/Easter. In the Catechetical Sunday School, and hopefully at home, as teachers, parents and students alike we will learn and practice the spirit of the Lenten season and enjoy the spiritual fun of our Lenten journey. Each of the five Sundays in Lent will bring us a new opportunity to celebrate, learn and follow the life of the Saints as we proclaim our faith, have quiet time with God, carry our Cross, struggle to grow in goodness and repent from our sins. The next staff meeting is scheduled for Sunday March 8th, immediately after the end of classes. 6

7 News and Announcements Feast of the Three Hierarchs/Hellenic Letter Program On Sunday, February 1, 2015, our Parish of St. Athanasius The Great in Arlington, MA celebrated The Feast of the Three Hierarchs/Hellenic Letter (St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian, and St. John Chrysostom) with the 70 children from our Greek School and Little Halos offering songs and poems in a brief program at the conclusion of Liturgy! These photos capture the sweet moments! Ministries Sunday On Sunday, February 1st, 2015, St. Athanasius Church celebrated Ministries Sunday at Saint Athanasius. It was a great display of all our Ministries, highlighting all our vibrant groups and organizations. We also debuted our 2015 Ministries handbook, with a picture and contact information for each group. Greek School PTO Apokreatiko Family Glendi On Saturday, February 7th, 2015 the Greek School PTO held an Apokreatiko Family Glendi with proceeds going to support Greek School events. The event was successful and made many lasting memories! 7

8 News and Announcements Godparents Sunday On Sunday, February 8, 2015, our Parish celebrated Godparents and Godchildren Sunday. Special prayers and devotions were offered by Fr. Kastanas with a holy candlelight blessing culminating with the recitation of the Creed/The Symbol of our Orthodox Faith, by all. A lovely reception was hosted by our Catechetical School led by the director Dr. Ioannis Moutsatsos assisted by Cassandra Chamallas. Taverna Night On Friday, February 20th, 2015, Parishioners took a break from cold and snow to come celebrate Apokries (Taverna Night) with a fun-filled night of music, food, and fellowship. 8

9 News and Announcements GOYA On Saturday, February 7th, 2015, GOYA visited the Philoxenia House. Through their many fundraising efforts during the year, they were able to donate pillows, sheets, towels, blankets and Tupperware to fill the needs of the Philoxenia House. The children met the residents, toured the home, and had lunch together. They were fortunate enough to have Kiria Eleni provide them with a description of the home, its role in the medical community, and most importantly, its importance to the various patients and families throughout the years. She explained that the Philoxenia House is supported wholly through donations. It provides free room and board to patients, adults and children alike, who come to Boston seeking medical help. More importantly, it provides the patients and families with a warm and loving environment in which to convalesce, as well as emotional support during their stay. The residents said they felt thankful and blessed for having this house to stay in during this difficult time in their lives. The GOYANs were very moved by the visit, and discussed how they can further volunteer their time during school vacations and throughout the year. GOYA will be planning a ski trip this March at Pat's Peak. More details and information will be sent out via to GOYAns in the near future. Thank you! GOYA Blacklight Dance On Friday, February 6th, 2015, GOYA hosted their Annual Blacklight Dance. It was DJ'd by GOYA member Stavro Ioakimides of Salonica Boys. We had a great turnout! fgggghggfgggg 9

10 Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos Fourth Annual Lenten Retreat for Women Sisters, Mothers, Aunts, Daughters and of course Friends! Friday, March 6 Saturday, March 7, 2015 St. Methodios Retreat House Contoocook, NH His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios Reflections on the Historic Meeting Between His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis Come enjoy the grounds of the lovely retreat center, experience the retreat, share a meal and make some new friends Please Join Us!! Suggested Donation $75 Includes: One night lodging in the Retreat House, Three meals, and Retreat program Arrive Friday Afternoon between 4 & 6 p.m. Depart Saturday Afternoon 10

11 News and Announcements Philoptochos Elections - May 2015 Please see Joanne Delyani if you are interested in getting on the Board for the next term, June 2015-June You do need to be up-to-date with your dues to Philoptochos and your church stewardship in order to participate in the elections. Dues are Due - $ Last Reminder The provision of food cards for the "Homeless and Needy Fund" is open to all parishioners. If you are able, please donate a $10 food card from Stop & Shop and leave it in the church office for those in need this holiday season. Food cards are welcome and will continue to be handed out through the month of February. The church office will regulate the distribution of the cards with care. Who is Graduating this year? Being a paid steward of this church brings you many benefits. St. Barbara's Philoptochos is honored to celebrate the high school and college graduates each year. Graduates are presented with a gift on Graduation Sunday each May. Every year, we ask parents to inform St. Barbara's their graduates. We strongly urge graduates and their families to be present in order to receive their gift. Please call or Kathy VanKuilenburg ( below) with your graduate's name and where they are graduating from. * * * Graduate submission deadline is APRIL 30, 2015 * * * We are happy to prepare and present these gifts, therefore, we respectfully decline any submissions after April 30. Thank you for your understanding Our next Philoptochos General Assembly will be held on Thursday, April 2, :00 p.m. ~ James Bouboulis Auditorium We will be visiting the Philoxenia House and Hellenic Nursing Home (dates will be announced when confirmed) If you have questions about Philoptochos or any events, please feel free to contact Kathy VanKuilenburg at (978) or by at 11

12 News and Announcements JOY JOY is looking for new leadership come fall! Hope ministry will join Joy which includes ages 3-7 years old. Moms and dads welcome, we will help you start off in the fall with all that we can. We would like to warmly welcome Anastasia Roukliotis, who is joining Hope/Joy!! Lets continue this wonderful ministry for our young children!!! Any and all questions are welcome, don t hesitate to ask! Friday, March 13th, at 6pm Come join JOY for an inspiring talk with Father Nick, followed by a spaghetti dinner at 6:30. After, we will proceed upstairs to church for Hairetismoi service at 7! Please RSVP by Monday, March 9th, 2015 Loula Boretos Angie Tsiaras Olga Patoucheas Jane Awad Sofia Loyack Anastasia Roukliotis 12

13 News and Announcements Young Adults On Saturday, February 28th, 2015, the St. Athanasius Young Adults launched their group by volunteering at Saturday s Bread, a free hot meals program in Boston that serves people in need. The day was a tremendous success! Many thanks to Saturday s Bread veteran and parishoner Nick Pantazopoulos for inviting us to participate. The next Saturday s Bread will be on Saturday, March 28th, at 12:30 P.M. Please make sure to meet at 11:00 A.M. in the St. Athanasius Parking Lot to carpool. If you have any questions about Young Adults, please contact Dimitrios Loucagos at Go Red Sunday On Sunday, February 8th, 2015, the Philoptochos raised awareness about heart health by celebrating GO RED Sunday. Funds were also collected to support the American Heart Association. Go Red! 13

14 March 2015 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 SUNDAY OF OR THODOXY Orthros 8:45am D.Liturgy 10-11:30 SundayCat Ch. School 10 Memorials:+Georgia Mavrogiannidou+ & +Georgios Eleftheriades+ Baptism: 2:30 Baby Demosthenes Delellis 2 Little Halos 8:30-3pm Greek School K1 and K2 4-6pmGreek Dancing for the children 6-8pm Adult Rel.Ed.and Bible Study in Greek 7:15-8:30pm Adult Grk Dancing 8pm 3 Little Halos 8:30-3 Greek School 4-6:30 Grades 1 and 4 Little Halos 8:30-3 Greek School 4-6:30 Grades 1 and 4 4 Little Halos 8:30-3 Greek School 4-6:30 Grades 2 and 5 Pre-Sanctified Liturgy (Evening)5:45-7:30pm Parish Council 7:30 pm 5 Little Halos 8:30-3 Greek School 4-6:30 Grades 3 and 6 Philoptochos General Assembly 7pm Guest Speaker 8:30 pm 6 Little Halos 8:30-3 Basketball Practice for the Ottoson Gym 5:15-7pm Salutations Service to the Theotokos 7-8pm 7 Baptim 11am Baby Zyion Theophillis Sperry Vespers Service 4:30-5 TURN CLOCKS AHEAD 1 hr. TONIGHT (2am) 82 nd Sunday in Lent Orthros 8:45am D. Liturgy 10-11:30 SundayCat.Ch. Sch 10 Memorial: +James Leanos 9 Little Halos 8:30-3pm Greek School K1 and K2 4-6pmGreek Dancing for the children 6-8pm Festival Meeting 7 pm Adult Bible Study in Greek 7:15-8:30pm Adult Greek Dancing 8pm 10 Little Halos 8:30-3 Greek School 4-6:30 Grades 1 and 4 Fr. Kastanas at Glastonberry Abbey 5:30 11 Pre-Sanctified Liturgy (Morning) 8-9:45am Little Halos 8:30-3 Greek School 4-6:30 Grades 2 and 5 12 Little Halos 8:30-3 Greek School 4-6:30 Grades 3 and 6 13 Little Halos 8:30-3 Basketball Practice for the Ottoson Gym 5:15-7pm JOY 5:30-7 Salutations Service to the Theotokos 7-8pm 14 Great Vespers Service 4: rd Sunday in Lent VENERATION OF THE CROSS Orthros 8:45 D. Liturgy 10-11:30 SundayCat.Ch. Sch 10 Memorials+ Nicholas Christinakis,+Nicholas Alepidis +Costas Theodoracopoulos BAPTISM 2pm Baby Dorfman 16 Little Halos 8:30-3pm Greek School K1 and K2 4-6pmGreek Dancing for the children 6-8pm Adult Rel.Ed.and Bible Study in Greek 7:15-8:30pm Adult Grk Dancing 8pm 17 Little Halos 8:30-3 Greek School 4-6:30 Grades 1 and 4 Adult Religious Education and Bible Study in English 7:15-8:30pm 18 Little Halos 8:30-3 Greek School 4-6:30 Grades 2 and 5 Pre-Sanctified Liturgy (Evening)5:45-7:30pm Parish Council 7:30 pm 19 Little Halos 8:30-3 Greek School 4-6:30 Grades 3 and 6 Hall Rental 6:30 pm 20 Little Halos 8:30-3 Basketball Practice for the Ottoson Gym 5:15-7pm Salutations Service to the Theotokos 7-8pm 21 Great Vespers Service 4:30-5 Altar Servers Meeting 5:30-6: th Sunday in Lent Orthros 8:45am D. Liturgy 10-11:30 SundayCat.Ch. Sch Little Halos 8:30-3pm Greek School K1 and K2 4-6pmGreek Dancing for the children 6-8pm Adult Rel.Ed.and Bible Study in Greek 7:15-8:30pm Adult Grk Dancing 8pm 24 Little Halos 8:30-3 Greek School 4-6:30 Grades 1 and 4 25 THE FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION Orthros 8am Divine Liturgy 9-10am Little Halos 8:30-3 GREEK SCHOOL March 25th CELEBRATION 5:30pm 26 Little Halos 8:30-3 Greek School 4-6:30 Grades 3 and 6 Philoxenia House Visit 5:30 P.M. 27 Little Halos 8:30-3 Basketball Practice for the Ottoson Gym 5:15-7pm 28 St. John Chrysostom Parish Wide Oratorical Festival 9am-1pm Sat. s Bread 12:30 pm Baptism 3:30 Baby Andronikidis 29 5 th Sunday in Lent Orthros 8:45am D. Liturgy 10-11:30 SundayCat.Ch. Sch 10 +Memorial: +Anthony Aggouras Pine Street Inn 5 pm 30 Little Halos 8:30-3pm Greek School K1 and K2 4-6pmGreek Dancing for the children 6-8pm Adult Rel.Ed.and Bible Study in Greek 7:15-8:30pm Adult Grk Dancing 8pm 31 Little Halos 8:30-3 Gree k School 4-6:30 Grades 1 and 4 Adult Religious Education and Bibles Study in English 7:15-8:30pm Strict Fast Wine/Oil Allowed Fish Allowed No Vespers

15 Μάρτιος 2015 Κυριακή Δευτέρα Τρίτη Τετάρτη Πέμπτη Παρασκευή Σάββατο Ενοικιον Αθουσας μμ Επίσκεψη στον Οίκον Φιλοξενίας 5:30 μμ 27 Ψωμι Σαββατου 12 30μμ Αντώνιος Αγγουράς 31

16 Ενα πρόγραμμα Ελληνικής μουσικής και κίνησης για παιδιά ηλικίας από 6 μηνών έως 3 ετών με συνοδεία γονέων. Little Halos Preschool & Prekindergarten Dayschool, Αρχίζουμε ένα νέο πρόγραμμα Ελληνικής μουσικής και κίνησης για παιδιά από 6 μηνών έως 3 ετών με συνοδεία γονέων. Τα μαθήματα είναι διαρκείας 8 εβδομάδων και προσφέρουν την εξοικείωση των παιδιών με τον ρυθμό την κίνηση και την κουλτούρα των Ελληνικών παιδικών τραγουδιών. Το πρόγραμμα διδάσκει η Ελληνίδα πτυχιούχος εκπαιδευτικός της μουσικής κ. Νεκταρία Μπούστρη. Η κ. Νεκταρία έχει διδάξει μουσική επί σειρά ετών στα δημόσια σχολεία του Νήνταμ, και για τα 3 τελευταία χρόνια στο ημερήσιο σχολείο της ενορίας μας Λίττλ Χάλος. Τα μαθήματα θα παραδίδονται τις Παρασκευές το πρωί στις 10, και αρχίζουν Φεβρουάριος 27/2015, έως Μαίος 1/2015. Let s sing together in Greek!!! Every Friday morning starting at 2/27/15 ending 5/1/15. This is an 8 week music program for children ages 6month to 2.9 years old. Registration for: Ας τραγουδήσουμε μαζί Ελληνικά: Child s Name: Birth Date 2nd Child s Name: Birth Date Parents Name: Home Phone: Cell Phone Street Address: City: Zip: Address: Person accompanying child if not parent: I will be bringing a sibling under 3 months (circle) Yes No, Name and DOB: Class Fee: $ (+Sibling Fee:$ ) Total$ *Younger siblings under 3 months are free, Little Halos Families: $ 120 for 8 sessions Call or for more information. Location: Four Appleton Street (corner of Massachusetts Ave.) Arlington, Massachusetts Tel: (781) Fax: (781)

17 News and Announcements Little Halos During the month of February, Mother Nature gifted us with many snow days so that our preschoolers could experience first-hand all that we had learned about snow in school in the month of January! We had a lot of fun through literature, art, and baking activities learning about the groundhog and his special weather-predicting talent. Children studied their shadows, the sound "sh", and made groundhog-shaped pancakes. Many of our days continued to be filled with music and songs that the children. This year we will offer again, only by pre-ordered, the popular "home-made Easter baskets" filled with Easter candy and chocolate. Orders have to be in by Saturday, March 23, Don t be left behind! Please place your orders with Little Halos teachers, so we can reserve one or more Easter baskets for you or your loved ones. Registration for the school year has now begun. New Flexible Schedule Options for the current and school year: 8:30am-12:00noon OR 8:30am-3:00pm For more information and registration materials, please call the school at or

18 ee k ook P kc ee wi presents its annual km Gr a ee k C G r e e k F oo G d r a ek D ncin g e r Ch G u s ic il dr fen e n io iv s C r n a tries L i as D e m ing ne A g a o r al rc C hu Gr e e To u r s re ic Gr us EK St. Athanasius The Great Greek Orthodox Church h Greek M e v os g Arlington Greek Festival June 5,6 & 7 Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm Sunday 11am-8pm HOMEMADE GREEK FOOD and PASTRIES LIVE GREEK MUSIC CHILDREN S ACTIVITIES & GAMES Bring your Family & Friends and Share the Fun the Greek Way! GREEK WINE & BEER FAST FOOD LINES CHURCH TOURS GREEK CAFENIO (Coffee House) AGORA (MARKET PLACE) GREEK DANCING Admission Free Rain or Shine under a Large Tent Celebrating our 50th year! accepted 4 Appleton Street - Arlington, Mass 18

19 JUNE 5, 6, 7 It s official planning for 2015 is underway and we need your help! Advertising, Bar, Cafenio, Electricians, Entertainment, Food and Paper Goods Supply Orders, Grills, Gyro, Infrastructure/Tents/Rentals/Set-up, Kids Games and Activities, Kitchen Help, Grilling, Communications and Volunteer Coordination, Pastries and Loukoumades, Raffles, Sponsor Book, Vendors Next Festival 2015 meeting is: Monday, March 9 th at 7:00 p.m. Spread the word bring a friend! Thank you to everybody who helped to make last year s festival a success. Your energy, participation and financial support resulted in a great festival that was enjoyed by thousands from the community, both close and far. A look at how we did in our Festival last year Greek Festival June 6, 7, & 8 Financial Summary Report Income Area Income Total Main Food Area $86,779 Gyro $41,073 Bar $22,728 Pastry $15,462 Loukoumades $9,816 Cafenion $2,394 Children's Area $5,081 Children's Rides $4,040 Sponsor Book $23,060 Raffle $9,202 50th Cook book $1,800 Festival Vendors $3,785 Festival Income - Other $2,339 Income Total $227,558 Expense Area Expense Total Rentals - Tents, Tables, Chairs -$25,766 Rentals - Cooking & Refrigeration -$10,091 Meat (Beef, Chicken, Lamb) -$25,168 General Food supplies -$18,410 Beer/Wine -$3,883 Paper Supplies -$4,129 Children's Area -$2,357 Children's Rides -$6,750 Entertainment - Bands -$4,390 Raffle Prizes -$1,000 Police Detail -$8,158 Permits & Licenses -$850 Dumpsters & Sanitation Services -$3,374 Printing -$3,386 Advertising -$3,036 Misc Supplies -$383 Expense Total -$121,130 Income Total $227,558 Expense Total -$121,130 Festival 2014 Net $106,428 19

20 $800,000 St. Athanasius Stewardship Goal Based on 2015 Budget What does this mean? 515 families contributing an average of $1,000 per family will cover nearly all our variable operating expenses $700,000 $600,000 $500,000 $400,000 $300,000 $200,000 $100,000 $ Stewardship Goal to Support your Church and its Ministries, $520,126 Net Rental Income, $268,789 Cash In Ministries, $232,500 Church Payroll, $48,000 Operating Expense, $83,200 Property Expense, $111,500 Mortgage -Extra Principal Pmts, $48,000 Mortgage -Principal Pmts, $90,115 Mortgage -Interest Pmts, $175,600 Cash Out St. Athanasius Ministries we Support Sacraments, Visitation ministry, JOY,GOYA & Youth Athletics ministries, Catechetical Education, Bible Study, Greek Language and Cultural Education, Altar Servers, Choir& Chanting ministries, Local outreach for homeless and needy, Clergy payroll & benefits (Priest & Deacon) Metropolis Ministries we Support Summer,Winter and FamilyCamp (MBC), Philoxenia House,Greek Education, Orthodox Christian Religious Education, Youth & Young Adult Ministries, Youth Greek Dance & Athletic Ministries, Orthodox Christian Fellowship Archdiocese Ministries we Support Hellenic College/Holy Cross, Ecumenical, Patriarchate, World Orthodoxy, Outreach, Military Bibles, Missions and Evangelism Church Payroll Church Administrative Assistants, Bookkeeper, Cantor, taxes & expense. note: Clergy payroll included in Ministries Operating Expenses Church& Religious Supplies, Telecom, Office Supplies & Equip, Auto Expenses Property Expenses Utilities, Building Maintenance & Repairs, Property& Liability Insurance Mortgage Includes Interest & Principal. Extra Principal payments to be made as finances allow Net Rental Income AHNS School, House, Parking & Hall rental

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