“The Cupola”

The Cupola is our parish newsletter. We publish it as frequently as possible and share it with a mailing list of 200 households, reaching parishioners, friends, inquirers, and fellow clergy and parishes. Its pages include not simply news from our parish, but also enlightening and thought-provoking theological reflections, book reviews, and interviews from our parishioners. Issues of The Cupola can be downloaded below.


#23
October 2017

Issue Includes: A profile of our choir director by Ginger Jerosh, notes on upcoming events, a message from Fr. John, the prayer of St. Philaret, and photos from the Chrismation of the Romeo family.
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#22
September 2017

Issue Includes: An article on the feasts of September by Ginger Jerosh; “Cross Ways” by Jay Protopapas, notes on recent parish life by Fr. John, and an interview with our new catechumen Elaine Romeo.
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#21
August 2017

Issue Includes: An article “Two Great Feasts of Divine Beauty” by Ginger Jerosh; notes on recent parish life by Fr. John and Ginger, and a selection of photos by Edna Fetkowitz.
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#20
July 2017

Issue Includes: An article “Meeting House or Heaven on Earth?” by Ginger Jerosh; some reflections on the 30th anniversary of Fr. John’s ordination; and news and photos from parish life.
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#19
May 2017

Issue Includes: Reflections on Pascha night; thoughts in anticipation of Holy Ascension; a letter from Fr. John; an update on our cupola repair; and news and photos from parish life.
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#18
April 2017

Issue Includes: Reflections on the arrival of Pascha; an update from our Church School; information on Great & Holy Week 2017; a letter from Fr. John; and news from parish life.
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#17
March 2017

Issue Includes: Reflections on Great Lent; a Lenten reading list; an update from our Parish Council President; a letter from Fr. John; and news from parish life throughout the winter.
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#16
Winter 2012 – 2013

Issue Includes: A story about our reception of catechumen; a letter from Fr. John; a remembrance of +Barbara Ondris, an article about the ‘Green Patriarch’, thoughts on House Blessings, and photos and news from parish life throughout the winter.
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#15
Fall 2012

Issue Includes: “Appreciating Vespers”, adapted from an article by Fr. Lawrence Farley on OCA.org; a letter from Fr. John; an interview with our new caretakers, the Chichu Family, and photos and news from parish life during the late Summer and Fall.
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#14
Summer 2012

Issue Includes: Thoughts on Holy Transfiguration; a letter from Fr. John; an interview with newly-tonsured Reader Christopher, an explanation of our new icon of the Second Coming, and lots of photos and news from parish life the past year.
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#13
Summer 2011

Issue Includes: A report from the Diocesan Parish Council Workshop; a letter from Fr. John; an article on the ecumenical views of noted theologian Christos Yannaras, a reflection on a retreat with Mother Raphaela, and recent photos and news from parish life.
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#12
May & June 2009

Issue Includes: A Send-off to The Belks; Letter from the Pastor; An Interview with our new choir director, Lasha Kvetenadze; an update from the Church School; an article on the life of Philip Sherrard, and recent photos and news from parish life.
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#11
January & February 2009

Issue Includes: Mission Vespers Celebrated at St. Andrew’s; a letter from Fr. John; an interview with our parish caretakers, the Maldonados; news about three new bishops for the OCA; photos of the Christmas Social talent show; an explanation of the services of Holy Week; and photos and news from parish life.
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#10
July & August 2008

Issue Includes: “Parish Survey to Assess Needs, Interests of Parishioners”; a letter from Fr. John; an interview with All-American Council Co-Chair, John Kozey; “OCA Elects a New Metropolitan”; a remembrance of newly-departed parishioner Barbara Ondris; and news and photos from parish life.
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#9
Spring 2008

Issue Includes: Thoughts on Holy Pentecost; a letter from Fr. John; a photo essay on parish life from 2007; an interview with newly-Chrismated parishioner John Willard; a Book Review of Garden of the Holy Spirit; a Film Review of Into Great Silence; a report on Orthodoxy in China; and news from parish life.
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#8
May & June 2007

Issue Includes: Thoughts on summer’s Apostles’ Fast; a letter from Fr. John; an interview with parish matriarch Olga Seraphin; the Church School Graduation; “The History and Liturgical Issue of Pews”; an update on Adult Education classes; the life of Elder Porphyrios; a letter from Buffalo; and photos and news from parish life.
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#7
December 2006

Issue Includes: Thoughts on Holy Theophany; a letter from Fr. John; an essay by new parishioner Olga P.; the Church School celebrates St. Nicholas Day; a reflection on Vespers; a report on the Parish Annual Meeting; introducing Ancient Faith Radio; photos from Jim S.’s Chrismation; a new iconography project; and photos and news from parish life.
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#6
October 2006

Issue Includes: Interview

#5
February 2006

Issue Includes: Interview

#4
August 2005

Issue Includes: Interview

#3
June 2005

Issue Includes: Interview

#2
April 2005

Issue Includes: Interview

#1
February 2005

Issue Includes: Interview