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.

DIVINE LITURGY 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Byzantine Chanting by Stamatios Gikas

The Zoodohos Peghe Choir presents traditional Byzantine Hymnody.

Sunday School LENT 2019

The period of Great Lent is a time of preparation for the passion of Christ leading us to the feast of the Holy Resurrection. Beginning with the weekday services of the Pre-Sanctified Liturgies every Wednesday and the Salutation services every Friday evening (see attached church Lenten Schedule), we prepare ourselves to become part of the passion, sufferings and Christ’s Resurrection during Holy Week. In the upcoming weeks the Sunday School has prepared lessons to cover this holy period so that our children will have an understanding of the services and participate as well. Attached you will find a Lenten offering envelope for Sunday School. We ask for a kind donation as to obtain items in need for the Holy Week. Our mission this year is to purchase wreaths for our ‘Myrofores / Myrrhbearers’ to be used year after year. Last year’s generous donations were used to purchase white wicker baskets for our ‘Myrofores’ for use during the ‘Epitaphio’ service. Your support is part of our mission to allow our children to partake in these beautiful and Holy services! Have a blessed Lent & thank you!

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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


April 20:
Divine Liturgy 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
April 21:
a. Orthos 9:30 a.m.
b. Divine Liturgy & Litany of the Palm 10:00 a.m.
c. Service of the Bridegroom (Nymphios) 7:00 p.m.
April 22:
Service of the Bridegroom (Nymphios) 7:00 PM
April 23:
a. Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 8:00 a.m.
b. Service of the Holy Passion (12 Gospels) & The Procession of the Crucifix 6:30 p.m.
April 24:
a. Service of the Holy Unction (for children) 3:00 p.m.
b. Service of the Holy Unction 7:00 p.m.
April 25:
a. Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 8:00 a.m.
b. Service of the Holy Passion (12 Gospels) & The Procession of the Crucifix 6:30 p.m.
April 26:
a. The Apokathilosis Vespers 3:00 p.m.
b. The Lamentations & the Litany of the Epitaphios 7:00 p.m.
April 27:
a. Vespers & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 8:00 a.m.
b. Service of the Resurrection 11:00 p.m.
c. The Solemn Liturgy of Pascha 12:15 a.m.
April 28:
The Vespers of Agape 11:00 a.m.
May 2:
Archbishop Demetrios to Preside 7:30 p.m.
May 3:
Hierarchal Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m.
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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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Back in full swing!
Join Us on Friday Nights!


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News & Upcoming Events

Making of Palm Crosses
by J.O.Y. & GOYA

Join Us as we Prepare the Palm Crosses to be distributed on Palm Sunday.

We will meet in the Church
Saturday, April 20th, 2019 @ 9:30am.
Following the Divine Liturgy

No special skills required. Training provided!

The Ladies Philoptohos Society of
Zoodohos Peghe Greek Orthodox Church of the Bronx
Cordially Invite You to Our

Annual Easter Nameday Luncheon

Friday, May 3,2019

After church services in the community center
3573 Bruckner Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10461

Donation: $65
Children 12 & under: $40

RSVP by April 29,2019
Church Office
Hellen Karasakalides
Stavroula Drivas

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Back by popular demand…

Please join us for an evening including:
Delicious BBQ Buffet Dinner
Open Bar
Outdoor Cigar Smoking
Great Company

When: May 10, 2018 – 7:00pm to 11pm
Where: ZP Community Center
3573 Bruckner Blvd, Bronx NY 10461

Tickets: $60pp (includes two cigars)
Proceeds will be donated to the Greek American Institute and the New St. Michael’s Home in Uniondale

Please RSVP by May 3 to ensure proper headcount
Michael Pappas 347-885-6620
Chris Stilianesis 646-270-3945

Donations are welcomed and appreciated!


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Following the Divine Liturgy
In the Community Center

Brunch includes Mimosas
(Champagne and orange juice)
Hosted by : Assemblyman Michael Benedetto

You are cordially invited to attend
The Greek American Institute

Evening of the Arts

Honoring Mrs. Anne Prokop
42 Year at G.A.I. & 16 Years as Principal

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Doors will open at 6:30 pm
Showtime and tribute to
Anne Prokop at 7:00 pm
Cocktails will follow

Students will present:
dance – art -photography – music – poetry – and more!

RSVP By May 1st, 2019 to:

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The Zoodohos Peghe
Spring General Assembly

Sunday, May 19th, 2019
following church services

Pictures from Sunday of Stavroproskenesis 2019

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Pictures from the Philoptohos Lenten Luncheon 2019

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Pictures from the “Wheat Songs ” book presentation

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Sunday of Orthodoxy 2019

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Sunday School children learn all about Forgiveness.
They also learned how to prepare kollyva on Saturdays of Souls.

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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 Unveiling and Blessing of the New Church Building Committee Plaques

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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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