Our Fall Parish General Assembly will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2016, shortly after the Divine Liturgy. It is important that members attend to help decide on parish business and to ensure we have a quorum. Please attend to stay abreast of parish activities and share your ideas. To download a copy of the agenda, please click here.
After the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, August 21, we will celebrate St. Elias’ Feast Day at our church! Spit-roasted whole pig and other delicious food will be served. There will be Greek music and dancing. Cost will be $20 per person. Please come! We need volunteers to bring Coleslaw, Baked Beans, or Orzo Salad. A sign-up sheet is in the coffee room or sign up with April Dellas (email@example.com). Orthros will begin at 9:30 a.m. that Sunday, and the Divine Liturgy will begin at 10:30 a.m. A recipe for a 25-serving batch of Coleslaw is given below.
(Yield: about 25 servings as side dish)
|Greek yogurt (or sour cream)||1 ⅞ cups|
|mayonnaise||1 ⅞ cups|
|cider vinegar||⅔ cup|
|mustard seed||2 tbsp|
|celery seed||1 tbsp|
|Siracha sauce (or red Tabasco sauce)||1 tbsp (to taste)|
|salt (depends on how coarse the salt is)||2–4 tsp (to taste)|
|ground black pepper||1 ½ tsp|
|shredded green cabbage||2 lb|
|shredded red cabbage||2 lb|
|shredded carrots||1 lb|
|[OR use 5 lb of bagged coleslaw mix]|
|julienned ancho (passilla) chile||1 ea|
|julienned red or yellow bell pepper||1 ea|
- Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Fold in the vegetables until they are well coated with sauce. Adjust salt and pepper, as needed.
- Cover and refrigerate till ready to serve.
Deacon David Mascareñas has gone to sleep in the Lord after an extended illness. The Memorial Service will at 11:30 a.m. this Saturday, 12/12/15, at All Saints of North America Orthodox Church, 10440 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114. The V. Rev. Gabriel Rochelle will officiate the service. After the service, burial will be at Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. May his memory be eternal.
It is an Orthodox tenet that at certain times there is to be NO MOVEMENT in the church. These times are during the Six Psalms at Orthros and at Liturgy during the Gospel, the Small and Great Entrance, and during the Consecration of the Holy Gifts. Please abstain from movement at these times. Our Greeter will let you know when to move to your seat.
As a Christian community attending a very important sacrament, the Divine Liturgy should receive our greatest respect. Please refrain from apparel that is considered beach wear such as shorts (both men and women), skimpy tops, and/or mini skirts. Apparel that is modest and tasteful is what our Bishop recommends.
Please observe the proper preparation for receiving Holy Communion. As a rule, arriving after the Gospel is read means you have not prepared for the sacrament of Holy Communion according to Orthodox principles.
Your cooperation is appreciated.
On Sunday, August 16, we will celebrate of the Feast Day of our church! Spit-roasted whole pig, smoked turkey, spanakopita, baklava, and other delicious food will be served. There will be Greek music and dancing. Please come!
We are asking for a donation of $20 per person.
The iconographers Maria Sigala and Niko Spanopoulos will complete the beautiful iconography begun years ago. If you would like to be part of this historic endeavor please call Fr. Dimitrios or send your donations to the church. Thank you to all of those who have already donated.
The silent auction at the 2014 Santa Fe Greek Festival was a great success!
Thank you to all those who donated items and all those who bid on items. We appreciate your support!
We are now collecting items for the silent auction at our 2015 Santa Fe Greek Festival. Any item is appreciated—gift certificates, art, pottery, home accessories, vacations, appliances, wine tastings, etc. Please think not only of items you might have, but items friends might donate. Ask restaurants and shops you frequent for items or gift certificates. The church is a 501(c)(3) organization, so donations are tax deductible. Contact Tonya Boone for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download, fill in, and return this Silent Auction Donor Form.
We thank all of our members who have made a stewardship pledge to our parish of St. Elias the Prophet. Through your continued and loving support, the Parish Council and Fr. Dimitrios Pappas are able to serve as caretakers and deal with the needs and priorities that face our church. If you have not already done so, please complete your 2015 pledge card and return it to the church.