THE ZOODOHOSPEGHE CHURCH IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO THE CONTINUED RISK OF CORONAVIRUS TO OUR PARISHIONERS AND THE COMMUNITY
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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.
Orthros : 9:30 am
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 am
ΚΥΡΙΑΚΕΣ : Ορθρος 9:30 πμ
Θ. Λειτουργία 10:00 πμ
ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΕΣ ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΕΣ: 9:00 πμ – 10:00 πμ
Byzantine Chanting by Stamatios Gikas
The Zoodohos Peghe Choir presents traditional Byzantine Hymnody.
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Zoodohos Peghe Sunday School
Dear Sunday School families, children, Catechist Teachers and Assistants. It has been a difficult last few weeks, in all that is happening but believe…this shall pass with faith and prayer.
With Father Sylvester’s blessing, the Sunday School Program is attaching a few activities and links that our children can engage in at home. The children may finish their Sunday School workbooks on their own.
Join us for a fulfilling experience by helping to enlighten a child’s life through the Orthodoxy faith.
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March 20, 2020
Dear Father Sylvester, The Community of Zoodohos Peghe, and The Greek American Institute:
I was recently elected again to the position of President of our Community. With gratitude, I look forward to serving you, the members of our community, yet again.
I would like to thank Sophie Zarvos who served as President for the last three years. Under her guidance, she continued to grow our school and community; I look forward to working with her during this time of transition.
When I accepted the position in January, who could have known how much our lives would change in a mere five weeks.
We have gone from a full church on Sunday to a live streamed liturgy so our faithful may continue to hear the words of our spiritual leader, Father Sylvester. We went from a school filled with teachers, staff, and students full of life to a very quiet and empty space.
I am confident that this will in fact go back to normal soon; for now, we can simply pray that this will pass and the upheaval we have all experienced these last few weeks will return to normal.
In addition, I would like to point out a few things that everyone should be aware of with regard to the current situation in our community:
- We have followed the instructions of the GOARCH and closed our doors to any and all activities in our community.
- We have also closed our beloved school, The Greek American Institute, for a prolonged and uncertain period of time.
- I had the privilege of working with my talented parish council to try our best to make difficult decisions that serve the needs of our community.
- I also had the privilege during this very difficult time to work with our Principal, John Attanas, Assistant Principals, Cynthia Dafinis and Yiota Papagrigoriou, a son of our community, Demo Lorentzos, as well as all of the teachers in our school. Most don’t see the back workings of our school and many take it for granted; in a moment’s notice, our teachers set up online learning such that our students wouldn’t miss a lesson. Our school was up and running online days before many other schools in our area. We are very proud.
I once again thank you all for this opportunity and look forward to continuing the good work we do in our community. May we all pray that this too shall pass, and that our lives return to normal soon.
Please continue to watch over each other, especially our elderly, and know that we are here for all of you and we will do all we can to help during this difficult time.
With Love and Admiration,
Spyro D. Dimitratos
President of the Community of the Bronx