Theodosis Ted Calpakis

Memory Eternal: Theodosis Calpakis

by Nilus on September 30, 2016

With great sadness we announce the repose of the servant of God Theodosis on Thursday, September 29. Teddy was a beloved part of our community for many years and will sorely be missed. The funeral arrangements are as follows: Read the full article →

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Fr. John preaching on the feast of the Dormition

Celebrating the Holy Dormition

by Nilus on August 15, 2016

On Monday, August 15, the community of St. Andrew’s gathered together for the Great Feast of the Holy Dormition – the celebration of the repose, and translation to everlasting-life, of the Mother of God.

This year, despite the difficulties faced by work days and summer camp schedules, Fr. John encouraged the faithful to keep the feast, and indeed 30 of us gathered together for the Festal Divine Liturgy, after which we celebrated the blessing of new flowers and herbs (traditionally in full blossom at this time of year and blessed on this feast). Afterward, we broke bread with a beautiful festive agape meal overseen by Andrea Filak.

This year’s celebration was made all the more beautiful and enriching thanks to the completion of a full set of new blue vestments and altar cloths; a color which is traditionally associated with the Theotokos and her feasts, and which were used for the first time during this celebration. The parish greatly appreciates the generosity of the donors who established this project in memory of their loved ones. We hope that all were spiritually nourished by the fullness of this celebration, and that in the years to come, we will always mark this Great Feast with zeal and love for the Mother of God.

Photos of this year’s celebration may be viewed here.

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Celebrating our 50th Anniversary

July 1, 2016

On May 15, 2016, our parish celebrated the great milestone of our fiftieth anniversary. We welcomed many parishioners past and present, clergy and faithful from near and far, and were led in worship and celebration by His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of New York. During the festive Hierarchical Liturgy, His Eminence ordained Fred Fetkowitz to the […]

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The Order of Services for Great & Holy Week 2016

April 23, 2016

Let all mortal flesh keep silent, pondering nothing earthly minded. For lo, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords comes to be slain, to give Himself as food to the faithful. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! The order of services is as follows:

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The Beginning of Great Lent, 2016

March 17, 2016

View the schedule of services for the beginning of Lent. The lenten spring has come – the light of repentance! O brothers, let us cleanse ourselves from all evil, crying out to the Giver of Light: Glory to Thee, O Lover of man. Let us begin the fast with joy! Let us prepare ourselves for […]

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Patronal Feast to be Celebrated Nov. 29 & 30

November 17, 2015

We warmly invite you to join us in celebrating our parish’s Patronal Feast of Saint Andrew, the First-Called Apostle with the Festal Vigil Sunday, November 29  •  7:00 PM followed by an informal reception and the Festal Divine Liturgy Monday, November 30  •  9:30 AM followed by an agape meal together with our archpastor, His Eminence, Archbishop […]

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St. Andrew’s Celebrates a Joyous Summer Feast

August 3, 2015

Our parish was honored with the visit of His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of New York on July 26, 2015. In connection with His Eminence’s visit, our parish celebrated our annual summertime Parish ‘Mini’ Picnic. We also give thanks to God for two other wonderful events which occurred during this archpastoral visitation: His Eminence tonsured the […]

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Rejoicing in a Double Baptism!

July 22, 2015

On July 19, our parish was blessed to celebrate the double-baptism of the children of God, Brook Ileana and Ondine Juliana. We congratulate their parents Stefan & Maya, their godparents Valentin & Cristina, and their grandparents Mark & Maria. Thank you to all who helped make this a beautiful day, and may God grant Ileana […]

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Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

May 20, 2015

We greet you warmly on this awesome and life-creating feast of Our Lord’s Pascha, His Resurrection. Thank you to all who journeyed through Lent, labored in spirit, confessed their sins, and as a community worked to make this celebration so beautiful and joyful for our community. Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! “Why is […]

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The Order of Services for Great & Holy Week 2015

March 29, 2015

Let all mortal flesh keep silent, pondering nothing earthly minded. For lo, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords comes to be slain, to give Himself as food to the faithful. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! The order of services is as follows: Saturday, April 4, 2014 Raising of Lazarus (Lazarus Saturday) The Festal Divine […]

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