Events for the Orthodox Community

FOCUS Needs: FOCUS-Gateway is in need of items to help people get through the cold winter. New or gently used warm sleeping bags, comforters, warm coveralls and other warm clothing, especially for men, are needed. Please drop off items in the FOCUS box in the Narthex at church.

February

Evening in Athens Greek Dinners:  Saturday, February 2nd, join Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church for their series of Dinners featuring tasty home baked Greek entrees, and pastries served in the casual and friendly atmosphere of their church hall. Lenten dishes are available. These dinners are open to the public. 405 Huntwood Rd., Swansea, Il 62226.  4 - 8 pm. For more  information, please call 618-277-0330.
Dr. Nicholas Matsakis Memorial Lecture:  "The Ancient Spartans - A Very Peculiar Society?" by Prof. Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge. Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Reception at 7:00 pm; Lecture at 7:30 pm in Century Room A, Millennium Student Center at UMSL. To RSVP and receive a free parking permit, go to: http://www.umsl.edu/services/cis/Calendar%20of%20Events/event-registration.html
Godparent Sunday: Sunday, February 10th. Invite your Godparents and Godchildren to celebrate the Divine Liturgy with you and to reaffirm the important spiritual commitment that was made at baptism. If your child’s Godparents lives in another city, contact them. 
Jr. GOYA Ice Skating (5-8th grades):  The annual Jr. GOYA ice skating adventure will take place on Sunday, February 10th at the Queenie Park Ice Skating rink. Join your friends from 3 - 4:00 pm. Admission is $5 with $1 skate  rental fee. Everyone is invited to the Cosmopoulos home afterward for hot chocolate!
Youth Night (3 years - 4th grade): Spend some time with friends on Tuesday, February 12th, from 7:15 - 8:00 pm in the Church Hall. 
AOC (Adult Orthodox Christians) Evening of Fellowship: Join fellow parishioners 2019 on Saturday, February 23rd. The potluck dinner & discussion will gather at 6:00 pm at the home of Duane and Kay Johnson. Please call Kay at 314-420-6900 to RSVP and coordinate a dish to bring.

March

The Time and Talents Workshop: The next workshop will be hosted in the Parish Council Room on Saturday, March 2nd from 9 to 11am. 
Evening in Athens Greek Dinners:  Saturday, March 2nd, join Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church for their series of Dinners featuring tasty home baked Greek entrees, and pastries served in the casual and friendly atmosphere of their church hall. Lenten dishes are available. These dinners are open to the public. 405 Huntwood Rd., Swansea, Il 62226.  4 - 8 pm. For more information, please call 618-277-0330.
1st Sunday of Lent - The Triumph of Orthodoxy: Sunday, March 17th at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. Vespers begins at 5:00 pm. The Guest Homilist is Rev. Fr. Joel Wilson.
2nd Sunday of Lent - St. Gregory Palamas: Sunday, March 24th at St. Michael Orthodox Church. Vespers service begins at 5:00 pm. 1901 Ann Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104.
3rd Sunday of Lent - Veneration of the Holy Cross: Sunday, March 31st at Sts. Cyril &  Methody Orthodox Church. Vespers begins at 5:00 pm. The address is 4770 Maryville Rd., Granite City, IL 62040.

April

Pan-Orthodox Presanctified Liturgy & Lenten Dinner: Wednesday, April 3rd at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church. Guest Homilist: Father Andrew Moulton.
4th Sunday – St. John of the Ladder: Sunday, April 7th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Vespers will begin at 5:00 pm. The address is 405 Huntwood Rd., Swansea, IL 62226.
Artemis Azariadis Memorial Lecture: "What Western Civilization Owes the Greeks" by Prof. Gregory Nagy, Harvard University, Thursday, April 11th. Reception at 7:00 pm; Lecture at 7:30 pm in Century Room A, Millennium Student Center at UMSL. To RSVP and receive a free parking permit, go to: http://www.umsl.edu/services/cis/Calendar%20of%20Events/event-registration.html
5th Sunday – St. Mary of Egypt: Sunday, April 14th at All Saints of North America Antiochian Orthodox Church. Vespers will begin at 5:00 pm. The address is 2550 Schuetz Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043.

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