Sunday Service


We invite you to join us in prayer every Sunday.

We believe that God hears our prayers and that when we unite in prayer, we are joining forces with the Lord’s army to pray for His will.


Byzantine Chanting by Stamatios Gikas

The Zoodohos Peghe Choir presents traditional Byzantine Hymnody.

“. . . And the Whole of Creation Rejoices.”
Zoodohos Peghe Sunday School
Christmas 2018

Dear Parents,

We would like to thank you for bringing the children to us on Sunday mornings. We are working hard to bring Christ and His teachings to our new generation. If you should have any questions, or concerns, please feel free to speak to us on Sunday mornings. At this time, we are enclosing the schedule that we will follow for the next few weeks. We will be sending home a Christmas offering envelope for Sunday School. Please return to the Sunday School Teachers/Assistants; any offering will be appreciated.

We thank you in advance for your generous donation and support. Kindly return the envelope by Sunday the 16th of December. Please come and arrive promptly especially the upcoming Sundays to properly rehearse for the Christmas Pageant. Thank You!

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Greek Orthodox Church
Zoodohos Peghe
Sunday School


A Christmas Pageant

December 23rd, 2018

Please Join Us And Watch Our Sunday School Children Celebrate A Performance of Baby Jesus’ Birth.
For More Info: Katerina Siskos 1.718.404.6954

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The Zoodohos Peghe
Sunday School

Welcomes Families To Our
Sunday School 2018-2019

Registration on
Sunday’s, September 23rd, & 30th
After Church Services
In The Community Center

Classes Officially Start Sunday, October 7th
With Our 2nd Annual ‘Artoklasia Blessing Service’
Dedicated To Our Sunday School Children

Please Register Your Children By September 30th & Have Them Participate In This Blessed Ceremony

Join us for a fulfilling experience by helping to enlighten a child’s life through the Orthodoxy faith.

Please contact the Parish office:
Katerina Siskos

*Leave your full name and contact information.

A new Era: Zoodohos Peghe elects the first female president , Sophia Zarvos. Congratulations!

President’s Message

The community of Zoodohos Peghe and the Greek American Institute has been my second home since the day I was born. I am truly humbled and honored and I thank you for entrusting in me the position of President.

It takes many people, with their love for the community, their energy, their time, their devotion, and their dreams for a bright future, to make a difference. I look forward in working with the newly elected Parish Council members and to continue the amazing journey that my predecessors before me have started.

A special thank you to Spyro Dimitratos for his leadership and friendship.

Respectfully, Sophia Zarvos

Outgoing President’s Message

Three years ago I was nominated and elected President of the Community of Zoodohos Peghe and The Greek American Institute. We accomplished many things but like all communities our work is never done. On Sunday we elected Sophie Zarvos as our new President and I am confident that she will move us forward and accomplish what we were unable to do the last few years. Like most all communities new leadership is not only welcomed but expected. With new leadership comes new ideas and progress.

I look forward to working with Sophie and the rest of the parish council in the new year and for years to come.

In closing I have to admit that being President of ZP / GAI was one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done.

Love and admiration

Spyro D. Dimitratos

Weekday Services

Upcoming Weekday Liturgies
Καθημερινές Λειτουργίες
from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

* Please note that feasts that fall on a Sunday are not listed in this schedule

Month of December 2018
Thursday, December 6
Feast of St. Nicholas
Πέμπτη, Δεκεμβρίου 6
Του Αγίου Νικολάου
Wednesday, December 12
Feast of St. Spyridon
Τετάρτη, Δεκεμβρίου 12
Τού Αγίου Σπυρίδωνος
Saturday, December 22
Feast of St. Anastasia
Σάββατο, Δεκεμβρίου 22
Τής Αγίας Αναστασίας

The Christmas and New Year
Holiday Service Program 2018-2019

Sunday, December 23
Matins /Orthros @ 9:30am
Divine Liturgy @ 10:00 am
* Sunday School Pageant
* Breakfast with Santa
Tuesday, December 25
Matins/Orthros @ 9:30 am
Divine Liturgy @ 10:00 am
Tuesday, January 1
Matins/Orthros @ 9:30
Divine Liturgy @ 10:00 am
Wednesday, January 2
Matins/Orthros @ 9:30
Divine Liturgy @ 10:00 am
Saturday, January 5
Liturgy & The Agiasmo Service
9:00- 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, January 6
Matins/ Orthros 9:30 am
Divine Liturgy & Agiasmo Service @ 10:00 am
Monday, January 7
Orthros @ 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy @ 9:30 am

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year!

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The Choir is now accepting new members.

We invite new members to join us in fellowship as we use our God-given talents to lead and spiritually inspire during worship!
Rehearsals are Friday nights at 7:00 p.m.
To join, please see Fr. Sylvester.

H.O.P.E., J.O.Y., GOYA
Hope (ages 5-8)
Joy (ages 9-12)
Goya (ages 13-17)

Register your children
on Friday nights
at 7:00 p.m.

Basketball Teams

Those interested in participating in the Basketball teams should contact Fr. Sylvester or our Teams Coordinator, Dr. Nick Germanakos

In order to qualify you MUST be:

1. A baptized member of the Eastern Orthodox faith
2. The family of the participant must be registered members of the parish for the current year.
3. Participants must register to Sunday School
4. Participants must be registered to our Youth Ministry programs

A baptismal certificate and proof of membership of the parents must be presented prior to registration to the officials for acceptance.

The Basketball league is strictly enforcing the rules and there will be no exceptions.

The Celebration of the Dormition of the Theotokos at Zoodohos Peghe

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Our Parish and
the Greek American Institute
at the Greek Parade

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Anastasis at Zoodohos Peghe

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Zoodohos Peghe Vespers

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Palm Sunday

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Preparing the Palms
on Saturday of Lazarus

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Sunday of Orthodoxy
at Zoodohos Peghe

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St. Athanasios of Perista Celebration

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Sunday of Stavroproskenesis

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Philoptohos Fasoula Luncheon

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Back in full swing!
Join Us on Friday Nights!


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News & Upcoming Events

Epiphany Champagne Brunch

Sunday, January 6th, 2019
Following the Divine Liturgy
In the Community Center

Brunch includes Mimosas
(Champagne and orange juice)
Adults – $20.00
Children 13 & under – $5.00

RSVP: By January 3rd, 2019
Church Secretary :
Church office : 718-823-2030

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Our Ladies of Philoptohos at the “AGAPE” Luncheon

Our Parish Council Prersident and our Philoptohos at the AGAPE luncheon hosted by the Direct Archdiocesan District Philoptochos Society. It was held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury New York. The proceeds are to benefit the Expansion Fund of St. Michael’s Home.

Pictured are :

Standing from Left to Right :Vlasia Gretsas, Lefkothea Karagiani, Sophia Zarvos (Parish Council President), Sotiria Loucas, Eleni Karasakalides( Philoptohos President)

Seated from Left to Right – Frideriki Pertsinidis, Eftyhia Nikopoulos, Despina Hantzis, Catherine Kaganis, Mary Paraskevaides, Zoe Aslanides

Doxa Soccer Club &
Zoodohos Peghe
Greek Orthodox Church


New Year’s Party

Monday, December 31st

Adults: $95
Kids (11-17) $45
Kiddie Service (3-10) $25
8-11:30 pm

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Philoptohos Vasilopita & Bake Sale
Sunday, December 23, 2018

Chose and pick up your vasilopita after church services in the community center.
All traditional baked goods are homemade and re prepared with much love.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year!

You can place your order with:
Helen 718-828-2375
Katina 718-892-6772
Lefko 718-892-4271

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Sunday, December 9, 2018
Please renew your membership!
Only members in good standing can vote!

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in the Community Center

Sunday, December 23, 2018 after church services
It is free for all

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Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018
In Church, following the Divine Liturgy

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The Consecrationof the Shrine of “Little Gethsemane”
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Donated by Mrs. Maria Pappas Smith
in memory of her parents
✝Aristodemos & ✝Vasilia Pappas
Marble work by :
Master Craftsman Chris Sanzaro
Granite Tops, Inc.

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The Greek American Institute Opened its Doors for Another Academic Year.
The First Day of School Started with an Agiasmo Service.

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A Big Thank You to All Who Participated In Making our Z.P. Grecian Festival A Success!

A lot of hard work went into making our Festival go off so smoothly. I would like to thank all who made it happen.

There are too many of you to name individually, but if it were not for you such a valuable Festival would not have been possible.

I want to especially thank our youth who amazed us by their enthusiastic involvement and made us all proud! In being fully present, our Z.P. Youth are the best guarantee for a bright future.

Thank you to all our sponsors. Without your support, both in sponsoring the event itself and in your ongoing contributions to our parish, the Festival could not have been such a success.

I also wanted to send a big thank you to everyone who visited us. It wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the community supporting us throughout this whole process–from spreading the word to volunteering at our Festival and showing up to our event.

It really does take a village to make something like this come to life.

God Bless you All!

Fr. Sylvester

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Olympics Award Ceremony

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Sunday School Graduation

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Z.P. Greek Festival

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AHEPA Sunday

AHEPA honored Mr. Theofanis Baktidy for his service to the organization for fifty five (55) years. The President of the Z. P. Ahepa Mr. Ioannis Kaltsas presents the special pin and the Certificate of Appreciation

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The Unveiling and Blessing of the New Church Building Committee Plaques

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The Gentlemen’s BBQ Night
was a huge success!
It netted $7,529!

Congratulations to the Chairmen
Mike Pappas &
Chris Stilianesis

And Many thanks to all Donors
and Participants

Join US for the Z.P. Festival
June 12th – June 17th, 2018

The Pelham Bay Greek Festival celebrates the best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture. Experience authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries; traditional Greek dancing by the Greek American Institute students and Greek music; an outdoor and indoor marketplace full of vendors, a flea market , and area for kids with carnival rides & games and other children’s activities, and much more.

Event Info:
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:
Saturday: 6pm-12am & Sunday:

You can help with the expenses of the festival by sponsoring
the 5-day event.
The cost of sponsorship is $100.00.

Signs bearing the logo and name of each business and sponsor is displayed around the festival grounds. This is a perfect way to show your love for your parish and at the same time advertise your business. Please look for the sponsorship application in this mail or pick one up at the church office and send it with your payment to the church. Tell a friend also!

Raffle Prizes

This year, we are pleased to offer 23 prizes. The cash prizes are :
1st Prize: $10,000.00 -Cash
2nd Prize: $ 5.000.00 -Cash
Tickets are $25.00 a chance.

Your parish is asking for your help. We are asking that you purchase some raffles and to sell some to your neighbors, business associates and contacts and to your friends.
The success of this festival depends on everyone’s help and personal efforts.

Holy Friday

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Holy Thursday

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The Efheleon Service For The Children On Holy Wednesday

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Thank you!

Bill & Liza Rizopoulos

For repaving our church parking Lot!

Bill and Lisa Rizopoulos & family donated the entire cost of the paving of our church parking lot, and refreshed our gardens in the church proper with a layer of mulch and new plants. Our parish thanks them for their generosity and support!

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Past Events

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