On Sunday, January 22nd, some of our GOYANs participated in the annual “Diving For The Cross” in commemoration of Epiphany, the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. Fr. George threw the cross into the frigid waters of the Raritan Bay. Kali Simatos was successful in retrieving the cross. Congratulations Kali!
Our New Parish Council was sworn into office on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Officers consist of
Marina Corodemus, President; Spero Kalambakis, Vice-President; Dino Kusulas, Treasurer; Helen Horan, Secretary and Parish Council Members: Anthony Atef Azous, Steve Corodemus, Elizabeth DaCunha, Kally Durso, Nick Giannakopoulos, Dean Kakadelis, Afroula Kanellidis, Michael Koudis, Maria Mantoudakis, Demos Simatos and Alex Vosinas.
Rev. Dr. Demetrios Constantelos, 89, passed away peacefully
on January 10, 2017. Fr. Constantelos was pastor of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Perth Amboy from 1955 to 1964.
May his memory be eternal.
After a few delays due to weather, our Sunday School performed their annual Christmas Pageant on Sunday, Jan. 8th.
The Christmas Pageant was followed by a beautiful performance by a choir consisting of members from our church and from Perth Amboy High School, led by choir director Helen Vassallo.
The performances were concluded with a Vasilopita cutting by Fr. George and luncheon sponsored by the St. Demetrios Philoptohos.