The Parish Council is planning on issuing a new Parish Directory. Please give your current contact information to Niki Constantaras ((505) 890-2939 (home), (505) 930-1940 (mobile), or email@example.com).
There will be space in the Directory for advertisements and commemorations. Cost of advertisements/commemorations is $25.00 for Business Card or $50.00 for a Full Page (5½″ X 8½″). If you wish to place one of these in the Directory, please contact Niki Constantaras ((505) 890-2939 (home), (505) 930-1940 (mobile), or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Father Dimitrios ((505) 204-4655, email@example.com) by the first week of May.
1 Apr. (Palm Sunday morning) Prosforon Niki Constantaras. Potluck luncheon, fish, wine, and oil permitted (and dairy products, per Fr. Dimitri). Sign-up sheet posted in coffee room.
1 Apr. (Palm Sunday evening) 6:00 p.m., Bride Groom Service.
2 Apr. (Holy Monday) 6:00 p.m., Bride Groom Service.
3 Apr. (Holy Tuesday) 6:00 p.m., Bride Groom Service.
4 Apr. (Holy Wednesday) 6:00 p.m., Holy Unction Service.
5 Apr. (Holy Thursday) 10:00 a.m., Vesperal Divine Liturgy. Prosforon Fr. Dimitri, no coffee hour.
5 Apr. (Holy Thursday) 6:00 p.m., The 12 Gospels and Nailing on the Holy Cross.
6 Apr. (Holy Friday) 8:00 a.m., The Great and Royal Hours.
6 Apr. (Holy Friday) 10:00 a.m., Decorating the Kouvouklion.
6 Apr. (Holy Friday) 3:00 p.m., The Apokathelosis (Un-nailing).
6 Apr. (Holy Friday) 6:00 p.m., The Lamentation.
7 Apr. (Holy Saturday morning) 10:00 a.m., Vesperal Divine Liturgy. Two Prosfora Fr. Dimitri, no coffee hour.
7–8 Apr. (Holy Saturday night — Pascha) 11:00 p.m. Orthros, 12:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. Prosphoron, Mac Ennis. Potluck luncheon Anastasi meal after service. Stewards: sign-up sheet in coffee room.
This year, St. Elias Greek Orthodox Church is partnering with Congregation Beit Tikva for their fifth annual Teddy Bear Project for the Solace Crisis Treatment Center (formerly the Rape Crisis Center). Please bring new stuffed animals and art supplies to our church and give them to Fr. Dimitri to collect for Beit Tikva. All donated stuffed animals must be new, and must not contain any batteries. If you want to donate art supplies, please contact Joan Less (954-1030; firstname.lastname@example.org), and ask her what they need. She has a list of wished-for items. Fr. Dimitri will collect donated items through March 27, and Beit Tikva will deliver them to the Solace Center in April, which is Child Abuse Awareness Month.
Congregation Beit Tikva’s Teddy Bear Project for the Solace Crisis Treatment Center collects new stuffed animals & art therapy supplies to be given to child abuse victims in Santa Fe, all of whom are interviewed at the Solace Treatment Center. The Center interviews approximately 20 abused children between the ages of 3 and 17 every month. After being interviewed by a social worker, the child is allowed to pick out a stuffed animal to keep. This helps to make a very traumatic day a little better. The art supplies will allow the children & adolescents to paint or draw or sculpt that which they cannot express in words.
You can also drop off your stuffed animals or art supplies at Beit Tikva, or at the home of Joan Less ((505) 954-1030; email@example.com). Please call first to make sure Joan is home.
Donations will be collected through March 27. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. The stuffed animals will be delivered to the Solace Center in April. Please, any money donations should go directly to the Solace Center.
Thank you so much for your participation in this worthy project!
Congregation Beit Tikva: <https://www.beittikvasantafe.org>.
Address: 2230 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 820-2991
Are you interested in learning how to make Prosforon for communion? On February 24, the Third Saturday of the Souls, after the Divine Liturgy, Fr. Dimitri will teach a workshop on how to make Prosforon. The workshop is for all of those who have wanted to volunteer to make Prosforon, but didn’t know how.
On February 10, the First Saturday of the Souls, after the Divine Liturgy, we will be moving tables, chairs and festival items that have been in our storage facility to the new shed at the church. Please stay after the coffee hour and help.
Beautiful poinsettia plants will to be placed in our church for Christmas. Please purchase one or more plants in memory of, in honor of, or as a gift for a loved one, as a gift for the church, or to take home. Cost is $15 per large plant or $7.50 per small plant. Please click here to download a copy of the order form, print it, fill it in, and return it to:
St. Elias the Prophet Greek Orthodox Church
(Attn. Poinsettias Sale)
46 Calle Electra
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508
Deadline for orders is December 15. If you have any questions, please contact April Dellas at (505) 466-1340 (home), (575) 684-0125 (mobile), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To: The Stewards of St. Elias the Prophet Parish
You are cordially invited to attend the St. Elias the Prophet Parish Fall General Assembly, to be held on Sunday, November 19, 2017, shortly after the Divine Liturgy. In order to proceed with discussion and consideration of the matters on the Agenda, we must have a quorum of at least 25% of the total number of Parish members who are in good standing by having met their financial obligations as Stewards of the Parish
1) Opening Prayer
2) Election of Assembly Chairperson
3) Finance Committee Report
4) Approval of Minutes of Spring 2017 Parish General Assembly Meeting
5) Priest’s Report
6) Committee Reports:
Nomination of candidates for the Parish Council
7)Closing Prayer and Adjournment
Many thanks to our neighbors Bryan Tagas and his staff for the beautiful articles about our church that they published in their August 2017 issue of Eldorado Living! For those who haven’t seen the article, Bryan gave us permission to post the images of the articles, and these are shown below.
Eldorado Living is a monthly magazine that delivers high-quality news, and full-color features and photos about the people, places, and events at the communities of Eldorado. It is mailed, free of charge, to residents the Eldorado communities. Visit their web site, <http://www.eldoradoliving.org>, to learn more about them.
Please submit your name and the names of your loved ones so that they can be included on the Scroll of Names that will be installed in the Holy Altar during the Consecration weekend. If you have a computer, the best way to send your list of names is to type it into the body of an email or download this Microsoft Word document, fill it in, and email that. No window or tab will open; the document will appear in your “Downloads” folder. If you type the names into the body of an email message, please group the names in the list according to whether the loved ones are among the living or among the departed, and whether those are Orthodox Christians or not. In the Subject line, type “Names list for Consecration,” and send the email to Mac Ennis <email@example.com>.
A form is also available at the church in the narthex or download the PDF form by clicking here. Fill in the form and give it to April Dellas, Niki Constantaras, or Fr. Dimitri directly.