Monthly Newsletter - 1999-2001 Archive

St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Church - Bulletin
January 2000 - Volume 5, Number 12


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A Message From Your Pastor

My Beloved Parishioners,

"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors" -Luke 2:13-14 (NRSV)

Jesus Christ was born in a stable. In a place that serves as the home of animals. In this humblest of places the Son of God was born.

The Church hymnology is rich in meaning and expresses in a sublime way, the great mystery of the divine condescension of the Incarnation of the Son of God: "O Little Child lying in a manger, by means of a star, heaven has called and led to You the Magi, the first-fruits of the Gentiles, astounded to behold, not scepters and thrones, but extreme poverty. What, indeed, is lower than a cave? What is humbler than swaddling clothes-and yet the splendor of your divinity shone forth in them resplendently. O Lord, glory to You!"

The birth of this new man, a soul which became incarnate by taking upon himself the suffering and pain of all humanity, was a miracle so profound so as to move and inspire and transform millions of others souls. This Newborn Child was not just another baby. He was our Savior, the Reconciler of men with God.

In the words of the Italian poet, Giovanni Papini, " A poor man was born among them (shepherds) and they looked on him with affection and lovingly brought him their poor riches. They knew that this boy, born of poor people in poverty, born of common people, was to be the redeemer of the humble, of those men of good will to whom the angel proclaimed peace."

St. Luke describes the encounter of the angel of God with the shepherds as follows: "In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see-I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord..." Luke 2:8-11-(NRSV)

For us too, if we believe and trust in Jesus Christ, a great miracle can happen. We will continue to share our experiences as Orthodox Christians and members of the human community and although we may have been broken in various ways, we wil again be brought back together by God's infinite love. This experience in the Incarnate Jesus Christ will give authenticity and strength to our diakonia. Hope will come to carry us out of any hopeless situations. It is a little like a moment of a birth-when in an instant the pain and fear are gone and a life breathes itself into existence.

This kind of a miracle can happen to us not only on Christmas day, but every day of our lives. We can celebrate a new birth each day-in the rising of the sun, in the smile on the face of a child or a friend, in the feelings of accomplishment as we pursue our tasks. Most importantly, we can share these new births with others. We can work within the diaconia of our Orthodox Church to eliminate poverty, homelessness, despair, loneliness in the world. We can also work with other Christians and Faiths to help protect our environment, this precious gift, we received from God, His creation, and above all to bring the birth of peace in our hearts and in the hearts of our fellowmen.

Systems and attitudes can be changed, and we can help to make the changes so that people will be brought out of despair and hopelessness, particularly the unfortunate children of the world who have been caught in the nets of abuse, sexual exploitation, abandonment and war. God expressed His love for us by giving Himself and becoming one of us. He expects-indeed demands-that we give of ourselves, too. This is the true way to celebrate Christmas.

It seems that, we are surrounded by references to Y2K, the coming of-or the end of-the millennium, or other expectations that things are about to change. The reality is that although we may write our dates with a 2 rather than a 1, most things will remain the same. We will continue to recognize that the presence of God can be found in every human being and therefore, each and every human being is entitled to receive reverence and respect.

We, at St. Anthony's Church, will continue to rely on God's grace and love and the prayers and financial support of our beloved parishioners and friends as we enter a New Year and a New Millennium and as we share freely what God has given us.

Let us with the angel thank God, "...praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!" Luke 2:13-14 (NRSV)

Furthermore, let us direct our hopes toward Jesus Christ, who has come to this world to redeem those who accept His message and who become His responsible co-workers in the life and diakonia of His Church, which continues His work. This is the Church to which each of us belongs, and which needs our support and our commitment.

Please pray for us and allow us to pray for you. Please share with us that hope of God that is in you. May God continue to bless you this Holy Christmas Season and throughout the New Year.

Father Efstathios V. Mylonas


His Eminence Metropolitan Anthony of Dardanelles and Presiding Hierarch of the Diocese of San Francisco was invited to accompany His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartolomew I on an official visit to the Autocephalous Church of Albania. This visit to the Albanian Orthodox Church was a most rewarding experience for Metropolitan Anthony.

Bishop George Papaioannou of New Jersey died suddenly on Monday, November 22nd, 1999. The Greek Orthodox Church in America is mourning the loss of a true peacemaker and a masterful historian, a Hierarch of immeasurable energy, imagination, determination and with a clear and focused mind. He was a true and visionary Church leader, a most compassionate man and scholarly Hierarch.

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, on hearing of Bishop George's passing while visiting at Hellenic College/Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, issued the following statement: "This is a tremendous loss for the Church. Bishop George has been an invaluable, dedicated worker in the Vineyard of the Lord giving everything that he had in the service of His people. In spite of the brevity of his hierarchical ministry, he achieved remarkable spiritual and pastoral results. I pray fervently for the rest of his soul among the saints and the righteous, and the hope and faith that God will raise in his place devoted brothers of the same faith and dedication. My special condolences and prayers are offered to his beloved family. May His Memory be Eternal."

Archbishop Demetrios presided at the Funeral Service of Bishop George, which was held at St. George Church in Bethesda, MD. on Saturday, November 27 following the Divine Liturgy, which was celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Maximos of Aenos and Presiding Hierarch of the Diocese of Pittsburgh assisted by four priests, including Father Stathis.

Father Stathis and Presvytera Maria soul friends of Bishop George and his Presvytera Maria of blessed memory since the formative years of their ministries in Canada and U.S.A., beginning in the year 1963, upon hearing the sad news, they traveled to Bethesda, MD on Friday, November 26 in order to attend and participate in the Holy Services for Bishop George and to be with his beloved daughters, Alexandra, Eleni and Vasiliki and their families.

Bishop George was enthroned as Bishop of New Jersey on April 17, 1999. Prior to his elevation to the episcopacy on June 13, 1998, he had served as pastor of St. George Church in Bethesda, Maryland, for 27 years. A widower, Bishop George and his late Presvytera Maria had three daughters and six grandchildren. Bishop George was the first bishop of the Greek Orthodox Church in America to come from the ranks of married priests. His beloved wife and most dedicated Presvytera Maria died in 1963.

Bishop George and Presvytera Maria visited St. Anthony's Church, when he presented and signed his book, "The Odyssey Of Hellenism In America." As Bishop, he visited again with Fr. Stathis' family in January 1999. He presided at the Great Vesper Service on the Eve of the Feast of St. Anthony and he celebrated the Divine Liturgy the following day. Many of our faithful in Pasadena and Los Angeles area remember Bishop George and they expressed their deep sadness on his untimely death. of such a great Church leader and most compassionate man, visionary and scholarly Hierarch.

Bishop George served as Archiepiscopal Vicar from August 26th to September 19th and was responsible for all the arrangements for the enthronement of Archbishop Demetrios of America. Most recently, he had assumed the chairmanship of the Clergy-Laity Congress scheduled to be held in Philadelphia next summer. But beyond all these, Bishop George with Archbishop Demetrios' approval during the brief but very crucial period of transition and while he was the Archiepiscopal Vicar instituted some crucial changes and corrections which confirm that he is a peacemaker and an invaluable Church leader.

His beloved parish of St. George in Bethesda, Maryland assumed all the arrangements of the Funeral Service. The faithful Orthodox Christians and other Christians and friends came by the thousands to pay tribute to a man who had given everything that he had to his God, to his Church, to the Ecumenical Patriarchate and to above all to his fellowmen, whom he served with dedication and love. May his memory be eternal. May his example inspire clergy and lay people and may God the Almighty strengthen his beloved daughters and their families during this period of mourning and always.


Holy Sacraments and Services

Baptisms

Panagiotis, son of Andreas and Eftehia Giannoulias on Saturday, November 13, 1999. Godparent: Ourania Georgakopoulos.

Makayla Rose, daughter of Paul N. and Jessica J. Mitsos on Sunday, November 21, 1999. Godparent: Chris Mitsos.

Joyce Jeanne, daughter of John H. and Kimberly Pamphilis on Saturday, November 27, 1999. Godparent: Stamatis Skourtis.

Congratulations to the Godparents and parents. May God bless abundantly the lives of the newly baptized.

Weddings

Theodore J. Halkias and Jill M. Stocker on Saturday, December 4, 1999. Best man: James T. Halkias, Jr.

Congratulations to Ted and Jill. May God bless their lives together with the gifts of His love. Best wishes and congratulations to the best man, James T. Halkias, Jr.

Funeral

Ioannis Poulos of Athens, Greece died in Glendale, CA. Funeral Services on November 29, 1999.

May the Lord grant peace and rest to the soul of His servant and strengthen his family. Eternal be his memory.

Vital Statistics for the year 1999

Weddings 5
Baptisms 17
Funerals 8


SAINT ANTHONY THE GREAT: A TEACHER OF TEACHERS The life of St. Anthony the Great our Patron Saint is a stellar example of Christian piety and asceticism. Here was a man who was raised by rich and noble parents, yet he found himself compelled to obey Christ's command in St. Matthew's Gospel: "If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give it to the poor." At the age of 20, St. Anthony did precisely that which our Lord ordered: he gave up all of his earthly possessions and retired to the Egyptian desert to live a life of self-denial and solitude.

While in the desert, St. Anthony applied himself diligently to prayer and study. Before teaching himself how to read and write, it is said that he memorized most of the Sacred Scriptures simply by having other monks read God's Word to him!

St. Anthony was committed to refining the rules of monasticism and to establishing a number of monasteries throughout Egypt and the surrounding region. Soon his fame spread throughout the East, and his wise counsel was constantly sought by those who thirsted for spiritual fulfillment. Once when a number of Greek philosophers tried to test him and impress him with their knowledge, St. Anthony posed this profound question to them: "Which is older: the book, or the wisdom it contains?"

Because of the great respect that the entire Church had for him, Anthony was invited to attend the First Ecumenical Council in Nicea in 325 A.D. Although he held neither title nor power, he was called upon to give a defense of the Orthodox doctrine concerning the Divinity of Christ against the Arian heresy.

St. Anthony died in 356 A.D. At the age of 105 in his beloved desert monastery.

On Sunday evening, January 16 and Monday, January 17, 2000, we will celebrate and remember St. Anthony, the Protector and Patron Saint of our Parish.

On Sunday, January 16 Great Vesper Service and Artoklasia will take place at 7:00 p.m. Orthodox clergy invited to participate. Their faithful parishioners are also invited to attend the Holy Services. St. Anthony's Philoptochos Ladies Society will offer a delicious dinner to all faithful following the Holy Services. This year, since we celebrate the Feast of St. Anthony beginning Sunday evening, there will be no Sunday School in the morning during our Sunday Divine Liturgy. Students, teachers and parents are invited to attend the Great Vesper Service. Father Angelos Artemas of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Downey, CA will be our guest speaker. Please come with all your family to attend a most beautiful and meaningful Service and to honor St. Anthony.


Father Stathis offered the prayer at the Philoptochos Annual Charity Luncheon on Saturday, December 4, 1999

O God, who are the source of light and life, and the fountain of wisdom and all power, let Your spirit arise within us, as we come together this day in fellowship among ourselves and in thankfulness to You for those who are mindful of the needs of those who are less fortunate, the poor, the homeless, the sick, the lonely and for those who are giving hope and who are growing in love for one another and who help others to receive a deeper measure of You.

During this beautiful season in the life of the Church that we celebrate the Birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and as we enter a New Year of Your goodness and generosity and a New Millennium, we pray for peace and direction in our minds and hearts, in our nation, in our cities, in our neighborhoods, in Your world, for good will and fellowship among all peoples of the world and for steadfast faith in You which makes us strong.

Be with us, O Lord, and may we be with You. Bless our generous supporters and all the Ladies of St. Anthony's Philoptochos Society who are Your co-workers in the diakonia of philanthropy.

We conclude our prayer, O Heavenly Father in great humility and with hearts aflame with the presence of Your Holy Spirit in the words of St. John Chrysostom's Divine Liturgy: "Having prayed for the unity of the faith and for the communion of the Holy Spirit, let us commit ourselves, and one another, and our whole life to Christ our God." Amen.


Stewardship
Honor the Lord with your substance and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine." Proverbs 3:9-10 (NRSV). This admonition from the Holy Scripture reminds each and every faithful member of the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ about his or her responsibility in supporting financially her diakonia.

The Stewardship Program of our Church is the most vital support of her mission. It views the support of the Church as a matter of personal commitment. Giving is the expression of gratitude of a generous heart that is cognizant and appreciative of the gifts of God in our lives.

Please renew your commitment for the coming New Year as you have done it for so many years and may God bless you and your family with happiness, peace and good health. Thank you for your consideration. "The faithful Christian Steward serves God unreservedly out of gratitude for God's bountiful giving."

Father Stathis and the members of the Stewardship Committee


Elections for Parish Council members

Parish Council elections took place on Sunday, December 12, 1999 following the Divine Liturgy. To the Parish Council were reelected the following: Irene Albeck and George Treantafelles. Anthia Lucas is a new member. We congratulate them and wish them a fruitful term for the glory of the Almighty God and His Church. The 2000 Parish Council will also include the following: Sophia Angelos, Dan Bozikis, Charles Christodulelis, Dean Efstathiou, Modestos Kefalas, Joanna Koulos, Eleftheria Polychronis and Stephanie Zanglis Soewers.

To the Board of Auditors were elected the following: Jennie Angelos, Harry Panagiot and Steve Tripodes. We congratulate them and we thank them and the Board of Elections, Elizabeth Demopulos, Aliki Haralambos, Ted Kapenekas and Bessie Mechalas for their faithful services.

We acknowledge the generosity of Steve Tripodes and Dean Tripodes for their contribution to our Christmas Community Card.

Many thanks to all those generous supporters of the Turkey Raffle and the luncheon on Sunday, November 21, 1999 to help our Sunday School. We will purchase a laminator and other equipment which will be used to help our Religious Education Program. Many thanks also to all those supporters of our Greek School and Greek Folk Dance Groups Dinner/Dance on Saturday, November 20, 1999. Both events were very successful!


Philoptochos News

Benefit Luncheon:
St. Anthony's Philoptochos held its annual holiday benefit luncheon the first Saturday in December at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. A very special thank you to Benefit Chairwoman Judy Christopoulos and her holiday benefit luncheon committee for a wonderful and successful event. The Philoptochos would also like to extend their appreciation to everyone in the community who gave their time and generous donations which helped to make this benefit a success.

Proceeds from the luncheon will support The City of Hope in its fight against Breast Cancer and Young and Healthy (a program which arranges for health care services for low-income children in the Pasadena area), as well as other Philotochos charities.

Community Outreach:
The first Wednesday of each month volunteers are needed to serve dinners at the Pasadena Union Station. Please contact Christina Becronis at (626) 440-9881 to help with this program

The Arcadia Meals on Wheels program through the Red Cross needs our support. Please contact Maria Kokoris at (626) 795-3161 for information.

Coffee Hour:
Please sign up to host a coffee hour after Church on Sundays. Call Irene Albeck at (626) 792 8122 or Alma Vorgias at (818) 952-8426 for details.

January Activities:
After Church on Sunday, January 9, the Philoptochos will present the annual cutting of the Vasilopita, please plan to attend

On Sunday, January 16, Philoptochos will host a dinner for all the faithful and clergy who will attend the Great Vesper Service on the Eve of the Feast of St. Anthony.

By Pamela Buzas


The 2000 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 17 - 24, 2000 Join the Southern California Ecumenical Council and the entire Christian Community of Los Angeles County for a special Service on Sunday, January 23, 2000 at 4:00 p.m. At the First African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2270 So. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles (just south of Santa Monica Freeway at Western). The Service will include celebration of the major steps toward unity taken by the churches in our time. His Eminence Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church of Los Angeles will be the keynote speaker. His Grace Bishop Anthimos of Olympou will represent the San Francisco Diocese. Fr.Stathis, member of the Board of the Southern California Ecumenical Council and Fr. John Bakas of St. Sophia Cathedral will also participate. The Board of the Southern California Ecumenical Council and its Executive Director, Rev. Albert Cohen and the Rev. Dr. Cecil Murray, pastor of First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles cordially invite you to attend.


Project Mexico. Building Hope!
This worthy program needs our help. The St. Innocent Orphanage houses children who need clothes, canned goods, kitchen and bathroom items. If you plan to help these unfortunate children, please call (310) 419-1200 and speak with Natalie or (949) 733-2366 and speak with Dorothea. For other programs of Project Mexico, please call Mary Danakas at (619) 216 4974 or write : P. O. Box 120028, Chula Vista, CA 91912-3128.

Passing the Torch
"Passing the Torch" is the theme of the January 1, 2000 entry of the AHEPA family to the Rose Parade. A beautiful float will ride down the Colorado Boulevard for millions of people to see and to admire it. Please help the AHEPA to achieve its goal and to represent our Hellenic Heritage in such a special and spectacular way. You are invited (13 years and older) to the Floral Decorations which are scheduled from Sunday, December 26 to Wednesday, December 29. There will be two shifts. For more information, please contact AHEPA Hellenic Heritage Foundation, P. O. Box 305, Van Nuys, CA 91408-0305 or call Nick Perdaris at (818) 504-2502. The Float will be at the Rose Palace, 835 S. Raymond St., Pasadena, CA.


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hiring: Secretary for St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Church in Pasadena. Must be computer literate. Experience in general office. References required. Good salary and benefits. For information, call (626) 449-6943.

St. Anthony's Master Calendar will be soon prepared and it will be mailed to all our parishioners. The Church Office request your immediate attention and cooperation. Presidents and chairmen of all our Church and Community Organizations should submit their scheduled events for the year 2000 no later than January 15, 2000. We will like also to inform you that the 15th day of each month is the deadline to submit information which will be included in our monthly Church Bulletin.

CBS TV Christmas Eve Special to include Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Segment The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese has been selected to participate in the CBS TV Christmas Eve special An American Christmas to be broadcast December 24th at 11:35 p.m. EST. The one-hour Special will also be broadcast on the Odyssey Network at 2:00 a.m. on December 25th and at 3:00 p.m. on December 26th.

The Annual Clergy Vasilopita will take place in our Church Hall on Saturday, January 8, 2000. The event is sponsored by His Eminence Metropolitan Anthony of Dardanelles and Presiding Hierarch of the Diocese of San Francisco and it will be hosted by Father Stathis, our Philoptochos and St. Anthony's Parish Council. We extend deep appreciation to our generous donors, Mr. And Mrs. Frank Kundanis, Mr. John Rellos, Father Peter Costarakis.

The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Long Beach invites you to celebrate The New Year 2000 at the Assumption Cultural Center. A fun filled evening specifically designed for families with children. For information and reservations call Max Lofton at (562) 421-0433. On Sunday, January 9, the parish will celebrate the blessing of the waters which will take place following the Divine Liturgy. His Eminence Metropolitan Anthony will preside during the Divine Liturgy and the ceremonies. The faithful are invited to attend.

Winter Camp 1999 at St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center, December 27 - 30. For information call Billy Tragus at (310) 704-2459 or Anna Nichole at (909) 864-4541.

St. Sophia Winter Camp 2000, January 14-17. For information and registration call Fr. Paul Paris at (323) 737-2424 or Perry Skaggs home (323) 935-8015, work (213) 385-7351.

(Greek Orthodox Basketball League) GOBL BASKETBALL RETREAT at St. Sophia Camp on January 28-30, 2000. This is a mandatory retreat for all players and coaches. Cost: $50 includes food, lodging and events. For further information contact: Fr. Paul Paris (323) 737-2424.

The Seniors (VIP) of St. Anthony are having their first meeting of the millennium on January 10, 2000 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church's Fellowship Hall. We are urging all members 50 years or older to please attend this important meeting many activities are being planned and everyone's imput will be appreciated.

St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, CA will host its Spiritual Odyssey beginning on Thursday evening, February 3, 2000 and ending on Monday afternoon, February 7. It is a great program for all Orthodox Christians and we urge all our parishioners to consider to attend. For information please call (949) 733-2366, Fax: (949) 733-0962, stpaulsirvine.org


YPER the greek magazine is a serious publication. The magazine is published in Greek and English. It is the only magazine of the Hellenic/American Community of Los Angeles which offers an in depth approach to Hellenic issues. It is the magazine that opens the eyes and expands our imagination into our rich Heritage in relation to the American values. Indeed, you can discover Hellenism in the pages of this publication in its new format. We congratulate Dino Vlahopoulos, publisher and we wish him and his staff a great success. To subscribe: YPER The Greek Magazine, P. O. Box 3477, Santa Monica, CA 90408. E-mail yper@earthlink.net, Telephone: (310)319-6119.

International Orthodox Christian Charities serve our brothers and sisters in the Orthodox Faith throughout the world who are in great need. We urge you as individuals and as Church Organizations to place as a top priority the IOCC. His Eminence Metropolitan Anthony wrote in a recent letter: "During these times of need, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has been there to provide assistance. As a humanitarian organization under the mantle of SCOBA, IOCC works efficiently and effectively in cooperation with the local Orthodox Church in each country to bring emergency and development aid to those in need. The mission of IOCC is sacred, its work unlimited, and its need for our support is great."

A Greek Orthodox Section at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, CA and a Byzantine Orthodox Chapel soon to be built. It is an independent non-profit Corporation supporting the Greek Orthodox Diocese of San Francisco. For more information call (562) 260-9671, voice mail: (562) 692-1212 ext. 596, Fax: (562) 923-3696.

Worldwide Orthodox Marriage Encounter will meet on February, 04-06, 2000 in Fresno, CA and May 19-21, 2000 in Fresno, CA. For more information and reservations call Bud or Marcia Taylor at (559) 439-8605.

The 2000 Clergy-Laity Assembly of the Diocese of San Francisco will be held on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, February 2 - 5, 2000, at St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center. Any issues to be discussed should be forwarded to the Diocese no later than January 5, 2000.

35th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress
The 35th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congreess of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, the National Philoptochos Biennial Convention and the Annual Young Adult League Conference will be held at the Marriot Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 35th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress and the National Philoptochos Biennial Convention will convene from July 1 through July 6, 2000. The Annual Young Adult League Conference will convene from June 29 through July 2, 2000.

Godparent/Godchild Sunday sponsored and organized by our Sunday School will be held on February 6, 2000. All Goparents and their Godchildren will attend together the Divine Liturgy and they will receive Holy Communion.

The Diocesan Folk Dance Festival will take place in San Jose, California, on February 17-21, 2000. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios will make his first visit to the Diocese of San Francisco to attend this event. In honor of His Eminence's visit, a formal banquet will be jointly hosted by the Diocese FDF and Philoptochos at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose on Friday, February 18, 2000. Every year at the Greek Orthodox Folk Dance Festival the trustees of the F.D.F. Present three scholarships. Each award is a $500.00 Savings Bond. If anyone in the Sunday School, Altar Boys, Sports Programs, GOYA, Choir, Dance Groups wishes to be recommended must talk to Fr. Stathis.


IONIAN VILLAGE celebrates 30 years! 1970-2000. They are looking for staff members in one of the following areas: Arts and Crafts, Athletics, Music and Greek Culture, Lifeguards (ALS or WSI certification required), nurses or doctors for the Infirmary (RN or MD required) and Orthodox Life (Priests and seminarians). The minimum requirement for staff is that they must be an Orthodox Christian, 21 years of age or older by June 24, 1999 and available to work from June 24 to August 18, 2000. Application Deadline: January 31, 2000. Call (212) 570 3534, Fax: (212) 570-3569, E-mail: ionianvillage@goarch.org, website: ionianvillage.org.

St. Anthony's Church will again hold its Rummage Sale. We are asking all parisioners to start collecting their unwanted items. Hopefully, the church will provide us with a place to store them. We will be informing you through the church bulletin on future information.

Thank you, Katherine Skandale