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.
Enjoy fresh-baked Greek Festival Pastries like Baklava, Koulourakia, Kourambiedes, Melomakarona, and Paximadia at the Santa Fe Greek Festival.
For more information about the Greek Festival in Santa Fe, please visit our information page here.
One recipe for Kourambiedes…
Makes about 100 cookies, depending on the size you make them.
2 Pounds Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter
4 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
4 Egg Yolks
2 Cups Sliced Almonds
1/2 Cup Brandy
7 Cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
2 Bags Worth Powdered Sugar
Preheat Oven to 325 Degrees F
Toast Sliced Almonds until light golden brown.
Cream Butter until it is light and fluffy “The longer you beat the butter the fluffier the cookies will be”. When butter is white and fluffy add in the sugar and continue to beat. After abou 1 minute of beating with the sugar start to add the egg yolks, one at a time. Once the yolks have been combined well start to add the brandy very slowly, once all combined add in the crushed toasted almonds and mix well. Then start to add the flour a little at a time, if the dough becomes to thick for the mixer finish adding the flour by hand.
Once you can form a ball you can form the rest of the dough. Try to make each cookie the same size for even baking. Make them into small round disks and then place them on a cookies sheet with parchment paper. Bake the cookies for about 30 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies are golden brown. Watch these cookies carefully, they are easy to over bake.
Foil your table and line it with wax paper. Then generously sift powdered sugar over it. Remove cookies straight from the oven and place them onto the powdered sugar, then generously sift powdered sugar over them while they are still hot. Overly cover them because the hot cookie will soak in the sugar. Then let them cool and enjoy!!
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.
Wallet- and keyring-size Albertson’s Community Partners cards are available on the table in the back of the church. When you shop at Albertson’s, give the checker your card to scan, and the church will get money back for every dollar you spend.
The church can recycle your used toner cartridges and inkjet cartridges and receive a donation for their value. When it’s time to get a new cartridge, please bring the used one to church, in its packing if possible, and we will recycle it. Every bit that we recycle means more funds for our parish. Please help with this free and painless way to raise money and protect the environment.