Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA PUBLISH DATE: September 29, 2005

 

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PARISH LIFE Please send us your news and events to kpowers@atlmetropolis.org

Please pray for all the victims of Hurricane Katrina

His Eminence Metropolitan +Alexios travelled to Mobile this weekend and then on to Biloxi, where he met with the parishioners and prayed with them, and then drove to New Orleans, where he met Father Anthony and some of the Holy Trinity members who have returned. His Eminence celebrated the Divine Liturgy on Sunday in an auditorium at the workplace of Mr. John Georges, Holy Trinity Parish Council President. His Eminence praised the work of the military and National Guard in assisting the people of the area, and reported that the Cathedral was in fairly good shape, considering, although the Community Center appeared to be severely damaged.

ST. LUKE Greek Orthodox Church
Now serving the northern Charlotte-Metro area
Weekly Divine Liturgy Services at 5:00 pm on Saturday.

ST. BARBARA, Durham, NC is accepting pre-orders for the souvlaki dinner event, Friday, Oct. 7, 11 AM-8 PM, homemade baklava dessert, rice pilaf, green beans and choice of either chicken or pork souvlaki - $8/plate. Take out, inside dinning, or delivery with minimum order of 12. Benefiting the Saint Barbara Building Fund. Contact Jim and or Helen Paliouras, chairpersons at 942-4229 for pre-orders before, or the Church at 682-1414 the day of the event.

ST. PHILOTHEA, Athens, GA, announces Orthodox Christian Fellowship
every other Tuesday at 6:00 PM p.m. at the church. All college students are
invited!

Next guest speaker at ST. NEKTARIOS, Charlotte,NC, will be Peter Reinhart on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 PM. Peter is a chef and is a member of the staff at Johnson and Wales University. His topic of discussion will be “The Leaven Factor: Finding and Fulfilling Your Mission in Life”.

On Sunday October 2nd, the dancers who accompanied His Eminence to Greece for the HDF Odyssey this summer will be giving a presentation on their experiences at ST. GEORGE, Greenville, during coffee hour.

ST. MARK, Boca Raton, FL, celebrates 25th Anniversary this year with a Gala on Saturday, December 3. A special Commemorative Album is being assembled for the evening, under the direction of Terence Winsky. All parishioners are encouraged to participate and to return submissions no later than Saturday,Oct. 15.

GOYA, HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, Tallahassee, FL, prepared over 50 “Gift of the
Heart” Health Kits for the IOCC during their initial meeting in September.

Good luck to Joyce Kekas, a long time member of HOLY TRINITY, Raleigh, who this past year, was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Raleigh City Council, and now is a candidate in the upcoming election, Tuesday, October 11.

OCF, HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, Tallahassee, FL,announces “Date Night”, Friday, Oct. 14, 6-10 PM! Parents, have your only dates in months been to Burger King and Chuck-E-Cheese? If so, we have the answer to your problem. Our Orthodox Christian Fellowship group wants to thank our parish for being like family to them, so they will be
offering baby-sitting at the church. Fr. Alex is handling reservations.

Members of ST. BARBARA, Durham, assembled 32 woman’s health kits and 25 children’s health kits, for IOCC. Thank you, Helen Paliouras, IOCC coordinator for Eastern North Carolina









NEWS/EIDISEIS PARISH BULLETIN BOARD - UPCOMING EVENTS

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, Myrtle Beach, SC, announces “Basile” on Sat. Oct. 1. Greek Dancing following the show, beer, wine & Greek appetizers.Contact Bill Vlandis, 843- 651-2200 or 843-497-5607

ST. GEORGE CHAPEL, Greenville, SC, announces a Grand Opening Dinner/Dance “A Night in Athens” Saturday, Oct. 1, sponsored by the Laconian Society and featuring Nick Trivelas. For tickets, call Steve Trakas, 292-8272

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, Tallahassee, FL, Monthly Spaghetti Dinner, Oct. 7
$7.00.

CHRIST THE SAVIOR, Spring Hill, FL Parish Yard Sale, Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 6-8.

Philoptochos,ST. DEMETRIOS, Ft. Lauderdale,Chinese Auction,Friday Oct. 7

A Celebration of Marriage Agape Luncheon, hosted by Philoptochos, Saturday Oct. 8, 11:15,$30 donation. ST. GEORGE, New Port Richey, FL, 727-868-5911.

ST. KATHERINE, Melbourne, FL, Arts & Crafts Fair, Oct. 8-9.

“Let’s Sing and Remember” The Hellenic Academic Society with The Hellenic Society of Georgia Tech presents VASSILIS GAITANOS IN CONCERT, Saturday, Oct. 15, 7:00 PM, Robert Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech.Adults $20; Students & Children $10. Contact Roula Kylintirea at 404-542-7230.

AHEPA Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 pm in the ST. BARBARA, Durham, NC, Social Hall. Prime Rib Dinner, dessert & coffee, Dancing to the music of DJ George Dennos. Adults $30, Students $15 Contact Larry Odzak at 919 489-8012. Proceeds to the Local AHEPA Scholarship fund.

ST. MARK, Boca Raton, FL Welcome Back Dinner sponsored by the Philoptochos and the OMAS on Oct. 15.

ATLANTA AREA PAN-ORTHODOX MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT Dates: Oct. 21, Nov. 11, Dec. 2 at the Hadjisimos, 2212 Tristan Cir.

ST. DEMETRIOS, Ft. Lauderdale,Feast Day Dinner Dance Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Westin Cypress Creek

ST. CATHERINE, West Palm Beach, FL, Oct. 22 Heart of Greece Dance

HOLY TRINITY, Orlando, FL honors Fr. Dean Gigicos with a Retirement Celebration and luncheon, Oct. 23, following the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.

GOYA Halloween Carnival, Sunday, Oct. 23, 5-8 PM, ST. GEORGE, Greenville,
Games, Cake Walks, Food, and Lots of Fun! Costume Contest for KIDS and ADULTS

CHRIST THE SAVIOR, Spring Hill, FL, announces Taverna Night, Oct.24, 5-9 PM. Yanni’s Restaurant. $20 donation

ST. NEKTARIOS, Charlotte, Photo days Oct. 24-28, 2:30-9:00 PM, for pictorial directory

ST. NEKTARIOS, Charlotte, Saturday, Oct. 29, GOLDEN HARVEST Celebration & Dance. Hilton Charlotte & Towers with music by the Grecian Keys. $30 adults, $15 children 10 and under.


GREEK FESTIVALS

ANNUNCIATION CATHEDRAL, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 6-9

HOLY TRINITY, St. Augustine,FL,Oct.7-8

HOLY TRINITY, Orlando, FL, Oct. 14-16

ST. PAUL, Savannah, Oct. 20-22

SS. RAPHAEL, NICOLAS & IRENE, 3012 Bethelview Rd., Cumming, GA, Oct. 22 -Oct. 23

ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL, Lecanto, FL, Oct. 28-30.


FEAST DAYS and NAME DAYS FOR THE COMING WEEK

Oct. 2
Cyprian the Holy Martyr, Justina the Virgin-martyr of Nicomedea,
Eleutherios and Roustikos, the Athenian Martyrs
Theophilus the Confessor

Oct. 3
Dionysios the Areopagite
John the Chozebite

Oct.4
Hierotheos, Bishop of Athens
Domnina the Martyr and her daughters

Oct.
Charitina the Martyr
Methodia the Righteous of Kimolos
Peter, Alexis, Jonah, Hermogenes & Tikhon, Metropolitans of Moscow

Oct.6
Thomas the Apostle of the 12
Eroteis the Martyr of Cappadocia
Makarios the Righteous of Chios

Oct. 7
Sergius & Bacchus the Great Martyrs of Syria
Polychronios the Martyr
Julian the Presbyter & Caesarius the Deacon
John the Hermit of Crete

Oct.8
Pelagia the Righteous
Pelagia the Virgin-martyr of Antioch
Taisia the Harlot of Egypt




OCAMPR’s 15th Annual National Conference "Cancer: The Power of Faith & Prayer"

The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion is dedicating this year’s annual conference to the interdisciplinary exploration of Cancer: The Power of Faith & Prayer from October 28 – 29 on the scenic campus of Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, MA).

This informative and timely conference features Brother Charles Anthony of the Monastery Center for Disease Prevention, Panagia Philantropini in Ormylia, Greece as the keynote speaker. This center is committed to serving the needy neighbor by offering such ministries as medical care, public health, and scientific research. At the Center of Panagia Philanthropini, annually more than 18,000 persons undergo cancer early detection and screening examinations. Over 36,000 persons participate in health educational programs at the Center, whereas more than 50,000 locals and 200,000 tourists are reached through multi-media health educational materials and television and radio broadcasts developed by the Center. All services are rendered completely free of charge and are offered without preference to race, religion, gender, or creed.

The conference’s plenary sessions feature a diverse group of experts each addressing an aspect of healing. The speakers include Panagiotis Anastasiadis, Ph.D. presenting on cancer research (MAYO Clinic); Georgia Photopoulos, cancer survivor, author, and columnist; and Roxanne Louh, Ph.D., discussing Scarring, Disfigurement, Body Image and the Healing Power of Faith and Prayer. An interdisciplinary group will address the case study, Mary, a Young Mother Recently Diagnosed with Breast Cancer. The conference will close with its annual dinner banquet. This year’s dinner speaker is Rev. Elias Kyprianos Bouboutsis, Ph.D. who is Professor of Greek, Sociology, and Ritual Studies at the Florida Center for Theological Studies in Miami. His topic is Infirmity and Healing in Orthodox Folk Religion.

OCAMPR exists to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and promote Christian fellowship among helping professionals in medicine, psychology and religion. Members pursue an understanding of the whole person, which integrates the basic assumptions of medicine, psychology and religion with the Orthodox Christian faith in educating and serving Church and community.

A conference brochure and registration form as well as more information can be found on OCMAPR’s website www.ocampr.org.


METROPOLIS YOUTH NEWS AND COMING EVENTS Want to receive email information and updates about Youth, Education and Culture? Send email addresses to Michelle Cassimus,
youth@atlmetropolis.org

Oct. 1 District GOYA Basketball Tournament at ST. MARK, Boca Raton, FL

Oct. 3 District GOYA meeting at ST. DEMETRIOS, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Oct. 8 Church School Teacher Training Workshop at ST. ANDREW, Kendall, FL


GOYA Advent Retreat
“We Are The World”

Loving and Caring for God’s Creation

Weekend I Oct. 28-30
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Weekend I-Retreat Chairman-+Fr Radu Bordeianu-Raleigh, NC
frradu@msn.com 919-781-4548
or
Weekend II,Nov. 4-6
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Weekend II-Retreat Chairman-+Father Aris Metrakos-Columbia, SC
protopop1@yahoo.com 803-252-6758
$80.00 per person*
Includes lodging for two nights, all meals: (Friday dinner/ Saturday meals and Sunday Brunch, snacks), arts & crafts, materials for the Retreat!
*(Each additional child from same family -$60.00/ Need-based scholarships available!)
at The Diakonia Center
455 Quail Ridge Road
Salem, South Carolina 29676

To download all forms, go to the Metropolis website: www.atlanta.goarch.org
-Click on 2nd top heading: “Metropolis Resources”…
-click on “Youth Diakonia” - click on “Retreats” –click on GOYA ADVENT RETREAT-2005
Registration opens:
Monday, August 22, 2005
www.atlanta.goarch.org

2005 WINTER YOUTH RALLY
Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30 @ 3 p.m
Atlanta Marriott, Century Center, Atlanta, GA
Theme: The Lord’s Vineyard…..John 15:5
Save the dates and start saving your $$
Registration Forms and information will be sent to Parishes in August, & will also be available on line @ www.atlanta.goarch.org
Registration information and packets will be available and sent to Parishes Sept. 15.
Registration deadline is November 1.
Athletic Brackets: No team will be added after Nov. 1st.
Any questions, Julie Orologas, orologas@bellsouth.net


HDF 2006 IT'S GREENVILLE!
Hellenic Dance Festival Byzantine Weekend, February 3,4,5.
Hosted by ST. GEORGE CATHEDRAL, Greenville, SC. Contact Haido Pourlos

First Annuel HDF Panagyri
On August 26 through 28th dancers from all over our Metropolis participated in the first First Annual Panagyri held at the Diakonia Center. Sponsored by the Metropolis of Atlanta, this inaugural event was a tremendous success, as dance instructors from Boston and New York taught dances from the islands of Greece. The workshop on authentic musical instruments was particularly informative and enjoyable.. All the participants had a wonderful time enjoying the beautiful Diakonia Center and learning new dances, and making accessories for costumes. What a terrific way to start the new dance season!


Camp's Surprise Guest Finds Good Home

Campers this year were surprised to find a regular drop-in guest at meals and hang times, an adorable gray female stray kitten dubbed 'DeeCee' for Diakonia Center.

DeeCee was fetched from a tree limb one very rainy night, crying and scared. But it didn't take long before campers' care and attention made her feel right at home.

The problem was that the woods were no place for a tiny kitty, so Father John Kostas of St. George, Knoxville, volunteered to take DeeCee home with him, where she quickly found a good home with the four girls of the Christopoulos family. The girls renamed her 'Gracie.'
Rather appropriate, don't you think?






ALL TAMPA BAY AREA PARISHES ST. NICHOLAS Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Presents Seminars for Youth and Adults
on the Issues of
Dependence and Substance abuse.
By Fr. George Pallas, October 22,
At the St. Nicholas Pappas-Spanos Community Center, Conference Suite - Tarpon Springs, FL

Dependence & Substance Abuse, and Our Youth & Family
10:AM-12:00PM Youth Seminar (ages 7 to 18)

•Understand the Peer Pressures and Risks Associated with Illegal and
Harmful substances.

•Know What to Look Out For And What To Stay Away From.

•Learn How to Identify Problem in Self and Peers and Know What To Do and How to Cope.

2:00PM---4:00PM Adult Seminar

•Learn How to Know When a Child, Friend, or Loved One is in Trouble.

•Understand Difference Between Being Supportive or Enabling.

•Know Steps To Take and How to Cope

Father George is a priest at Holy Transfiguration, Marietta and a Substance Abuse Counselor and Therapist. Father George is a loving Father and Grandfather and Spiritual Mentor of Priests and Laymen


From Father Anthony in New Orleans With His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios, we celebrated Orthros and Divine Liturgy in Jefferson Parish yesterday. Some of our folks have started returning to the area (probably would have been even more if not for Rita), so -- with the help of our Parish Council President John Georges, who provided us with the facility at his offices -- we have made the transition back from Baton Rouge to the immediate area. We will be returning to the Cathedral as quickly as possible.



MOBILE PARISHIONER AIDS HURRICANE VICTIMS Elsa Dimitriadis, a Katrina evacuee from New Orleans and a member of ANNUNCIATION, in Mobile, is selling red, white and blue Katrina Relief bracelets to raise money for hurricane victims. For a $5 donation to the Red Cross, you receive a Support Katrina Relief Bracelet. The bracelets were donated by Brainchild Products of Toledo, Ohio and the shipping costs are being handled by AHEPA.

"BASILE" EVENT CANCELLED Our hearts have been grieved by the enormous loss caused by Hurricane Katrina. As our community steps up efforts to send relief to the victims of this tragedy, is has been decided that a social event is no longer a priority.

So for now the Basile event scheduled for September 30, 2005 at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Marietta, GA has been postponed, to be rescheduled at a later date.

We appreciate your support of this event, and apologize for any inconvenience this change may have caused. If you have any questions or need to refund a ticket, please call Anne at the Church office (770-924-8080x11).

Thank you.

Natalie Konstadinidis
Parish Council


PHOTOS OF HOLY TRINITY AND ANNUNCIATION, MOBILE`S RELIEF MISSION Photos of the clean up at Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Annunciation, Mobile, relief effort may be seen at:
http://www.goarch.org/en/special/hurricane_katrina

DONATIONS NEEDED: COMPUTERS FOR PARISHES AND ON-SITE IOCC AID WORKERS The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese IT Department in coordination with the SCOBA Technology Commission is asking for individuals or companies who would be willing to donate the following items, which are needed by affected parishes, who have had total damage to their computer systems and IOCC on-site relief workers who are in need of additional equipment.

I've been in contact with IOCC and the telecommunications situation is very bad. Cell phone service is presenting a problem so IOCC for the time being is only going to be using NEXTEL phones so that they can take advantage of the walkie-talkie feature, which is working very well for them.

We were able to secure an additional three Nextel phones donated.

We are still looking for a donor to underwrite nine (9) additional Nextel phones. Please contact me if you can assist.

We are looking for:

1) 6 Desktop computers running WIndows XP and Office XP
2) 6 Laptop computers running Windows XP and Office XP
3) 3 Portable inkjet printers (these will be used by on-site relief workers)
4) 3 Digital cameras 4.0 megapixels or higher (these will be used to document damage in affected areas)
5) 1 Digital video camera (also to be used to document damage)

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese has a special discount with Dell and other vendors and we can get deeply discounted pricing on the above-items.

Anyone wishing to assist in this effort can post to the forum here or contact me confidentially at: theo@internet.goarch.org or 212-744-0266.


DONATIONS NEEDED: BABY ITEMS AND CANNED FOOD Father Brendan Pelphrey is coordinating donations of:
• Baby Diapers
• Baby clothing (new)
• Baby food
• Baby blankets
• Plastic baby bottles (new, not glass)
• Canned food
Donated items will go to help both Orthodox and non-Orthodox. All donated items should be brand new.
Please send your donations to:
St. George Church
Attn: Father Brendan Pelphrey
Clothing Relief
1719 Creswell Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

For additional information, contact Father Brendan at 318-222-5225.


IOCC REQUESTS HEALTH KITS FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS Assemble a “Gift of the Heart” Health Kit
To Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina


Put together a small assistance package and make a big difference. Basic materials such as soap, toothpaste, band-aids, paper, pencils, and diapers seem small, but make a huge difference in an ongoing development program or when disaster strikes.

Our Health, and School Kits are among the items most requested by our partners each year. The need is great, and we can never have too many on hand.

Please carefully follow the instructions below:

Buy a one-gallon plastic bag with a zipper closure and fill it with the following items:

One hand towel
One washcloth
One comb
One metal nail file or nail clipper
One bar of soap (bath size)
One toothbrush
One tube of toothpaste (4-7 ounces)
Six Band-Aids

Secure the bag and pack it in a box. Secure the box with packing tape.

Clearly mark the outside of the box with the words "Health Kit", apply the correct amount of postage and mail the box to the following address:
IOCC / Church World Service
Brethren Service Center Annex
601 Main St.
P.O. Box 188
New Windsor, Md. 21776-0188

Be sure to include the name of the parish, group or individual sending the kits on the box.




CONDITIONS OF PARISHES IN THE WAKE OF HURRICANE KATRINA Holy Trinity Cathedral,
New Orleans, LA
Status: Report from Rev. Fr. Peter-Michael Preble,St. Michael Romanian Orthodox Church Southbridge, Massachusetts, IOCC Disaster Response Team, Baton Rouge, LA

"I am one of the two priests that went by helicoper along with the president of the church council of Holy Trinity Cathedral in New Orleans. The church building itself is in good condition at least from the outside. All of the windows are intact and the roof is in good shape. I went in the building and retrived the Holy Items from the Altar and the icons are fine and it appears that at the high point about three feet of water was in the building. The water never reached the level of the Holy Altar and the Icons on the Iconostasis are fine. It was a great joy for me to be able to enter the church and to make sure that all is well.

The Parish Center next door has lost the roof covering and there is a small hole in the back corner of the hall. Not sure of the condition inside the hall. The water that surrounds the church and other buildings in knee deep and receeding.

Special thanks to Mr. John Georges the council president and to the loyal members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard who assisted us in oour entry into the cathedral. Fr. Angelo Pappas of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and I wish the community well and stand ready to be of further service."

Many families have been severely affected and all have become evacuees. Even if their homes are intact, or not severly damaged, many have lost their jobs or have no way to make a living. There is no information as yet on deaths.

Holy Trinity Chapel
Biloxi, MS
Status: The chapel has wind damage to the roof and rain water entered the chapel. There is currently no rising water in the church. Nine families have lost their homes and all the other families have sustained damage. As far as is known, all the family members have survived. Only a small number of parishioners remain unaccounted for, and there are no utilities.
Saint Basil Antiochian Church
Metairie, LA
Status: The parish has sustained severe
flooding and damage and parishioners have been displaced.
Annunciation Church
Mobile, AL
Status: No damage reported.
Saint Athanasios Chapel
Gulf Shores, AL
The only Orthoox Christian parish in the Gulf Shores area.
Status: No major damage; some parishioners,however, have been affected.


HOLY TRANSFIGURATION PHILOPTOCHOS "ECLECTIC CAFE" "The Eclectic Cafe", sponsored by Philoptochos, Panagia Chapter, of Holy Transfiguration, Marietta, GA, will be held on Saturday, October 15, to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Diakonia Center, and Social Services. The fun-filled evening of festive theme tables will begin at 5 pm in the Parish Life Center. Luminaries in honor of breast cancer survivors and memorials will light the way to a multi-course dinner/ dance. A silent auction and super raffle will entertain guests throughout the evening. Tickets are $35 per person for the event. For more information please contact the Church office at 770-924-8080 or e-mail at holytrans@comcast.net.



DIAKONIA MAGAZINE COMING SOON TO YOUR PARISH! The beautiful publication of our Metropolis of Atlanta, Diakonia Magazine is being mailed today to your Parish!

In this issue, we will be featuring the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, the Hellenic Dance Odyssey, and many other interesting articles on our spiritual journey.

Look for it soon!

UPCOMING PROGRAMS ON "COME RECEIVE THE LIGHT" 09/17/2005
Orthodox Christianity in American Public Life, Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou

There are many differences between the pluralistic society we live in and a Byzantium like state. So how do we deal with the challenges and are we able to be good Orthodox Christians while living in such a society? Be sure to join us when we speak with Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou, Assistant Professor in International Relations from Boston University.

09/24/2005
Religion & Illness, Fr. John Panagiotou

Another barrier has been created to keep religion out of public places. Fr. John Panagiotou will be discussing why priests should be allowed to visit the sick in hospitals and how a new law has created unintended consequences. Listen to learn how this can affect you and your family.

10/01/2005
Church Music & English Language in Services, Fr. Seraphim Dedes

10/08/2005 A corporate perspective On Orthodox Christianity, Fr. Deacon Michael Hyatt

10/15/2005 The Papacy, Dr. Aristeides Papadakis

To better understand the view of the Papacy from an Orthodox perspective, you must first understand the schism. Join us when we speak with Dr. Aristeides Papadakis, author of The Christian East and the Rise of the Papacy for a discussion on the differences between the western and eastern views on authority and much more.

10/22/2005 How do you help a friend that has a Chemical dependency? Michael Kallas

Addiction is one of the hardest things for people who are not addicted to understand. And as Christians were are directed by divine law and its two supreme values:
1) To love God
2) To love the needy neighbor

As frustrating as it is we need to find ways to help our neighbor and our selves. You as a listener of this program may be considered about a loved one’s drinking or a family member’s drug abuse. Be sure and join Fr. Chris and Emmy while they and Michael Kallas explore some ways of reaching out and helping those struggling with an addiction.

10/29/2005 The Search for Orthodox Spirituality, Kyriacos C. Markides


Each week "Come Receive The Light" the National Orthodox Christian Radio Program brings to its listening audience, contemporary topics of interest in its radio ministry talk program.



2005 Orthodox Youth Worker Conference ARE YOU READY?

Inter-Orthodox Christian Youth Ministries

October 21-23, 2005

Diakonia Center
455 Quail Ridge Road
Salem, SC 29676
www.diakoniacenter.org

Fr. James Gavrilos, Keynote Speaker

For more information contact Michelle Cassimus, youth@atlmetropolis.org, 404-634-9345 or youthoffice@goarch.org


NATIONAL YOUNG ADULT RETREAT, SEPT. 23-25 In cooperation with the Antiochian Archdiocese, the Fellowship of St. John the Divine
invites you to join us for the
2005 NATIONAL YOUNG ADULT RETREAT
SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2005

Retreat theme: WORSHIP: GOD IS SPIRIT, AND HIS WORSHIPERS MUST WORSHIP IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH. JOHN 4:24

Keynote Speaker:
REV. FR. DANUT SUCIU
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
San Antonio, TX
Retreat will be held at:
HELLENIC COLLEGE/HOLY CROSS GREEK ORTHODOX
SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
Brookline, MA

REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND RETREAT DETAILS
COMING SOON AT WWW.YAL.ORG
A ministry for young adults 18-35


GREEK AMERICAN AUTHORS` WEEKEND As part of the ongoing Centennial Celebration, ANNUNCIATION CATHEDRAL, Atlanta, announces

COMING TO AMERICA:
Stories about Greek Immigrants
A Greek American Authors` Weekend

featuring
Eleni Gage, Michael N. Kalafatas
Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 PM
Wine & cheese reception & presentations
$15, students $10
and
Dr. Charles C. Moskos
Sunday, Oct. 30, noon
Luncheon & presentation
$15, students $10

Both events will be held in the Kartos Ballroom of the Cathedral, and are sponsored by Annunciation Cathedral and the Ladies Philoptochos Society.

For ticket information, please contact Victor or Christian Polizos, 404-320-6506.

Please RSVP by Oct. 23

NATIONAL YOUNG ADULT PILGRIMAGE Announcing
the National Young Adult Pilgrimage

a ministry for young adults 18-35
ROME AND CONSTANTINOPLE
November 4 -11, 2005
2005 Pilgrimage Details, Registration
Information, as well as 2004 Pilgrimage Pictures
and Articles are Available at www.yal.org or
Email Us at youthoffice@goarch.org
Please Join Us For This Unique Journey Of Faith!
Sponsored By:Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries National Young Adult Ministry Committee

SYRTAKI DANCE CONFERENCE AND DINNER DANCE A DAY OF GREEK DANCE & MUSIC
Saturday, November 5th, 2005

Join us for a day of workshops to be followed by a Greek "GLENDI" Dance Party

St. Mark`s Community Center
Boca Raton, FL

Instructors for workshops will be:
Dennis Souvranos
(workshop from Thrace, Anatoliki Roumeli)
Aris Yortzidis
(workshop from Pontos)

The music will be from an assortment of players; Pontic Lyra, Accordion, Gaida, Clarinet, Violin, Drums..etc..
We recommend Hampton Inn, and Embassy Suites, on Yamato Road if you are in need of hotel accommodations, both located less than a mile from St Mark`s church.


9am to 4pm Dance workshops (light breakfast and lunch provided)

7pm until midnight "Horiatiko Glendi Under the Stars"
Cash Bar and welcome reception
Authentic Greek Menu with all the trimmings!!
Live Music and Dance all night!!
Short performance by award winning Syrtaki of Boca dancers

Complete package price for workshop and glendi $60.00
Workshop only $25.00
Chaperones or visitors attending workshops (non participating)$15.00

Horiatiko Glendi only $40.00

For a registration package or for more information please contact Carmen at cartaya4@aol.com


DIRECTIONS


From I-95

Yamato Rd. (West) exit (Exit 48) off of I-95
Church is 2.5 miles west of I-95
on Yamato Road (NW 51st)


From Florida`s Turnpike

Glades Rd. exit (Exit 75) off of the turnpike
Take Glades Rd. east to Jog Rd. (1.7 mi)
Take Jog Rd. north to Yamato Rd. (2 mi)
Church is 1.5 miles east of Jog Rd.
on Yamato Road (NW 51st)

HOTELS
Hampton Inn on Yamato Road in Boca Raton (only 1/2 from St Mark`s church)
Embassy Suites on Yamato Road in Boca Raton ( less than 1/2 mile from the church)





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