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.

The Summer Liturgical Schedule Begins
Sunday, June 17, 2018

SUNDAYS: Liturgy 9:00-10:30 a.m.
WEEKDAYS : Liturgy 9:00:-10:00 a.m.

Το Καλοκαιρινό Πρόγραμμα Λειτουργιών Αρχίζει Την
Κυριακή, Ιουνίου 17, 2018

ΚΥΡΙΑΚΕΣ: Θ. Λειτουργία 9:00-10:30 π.μ.
ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΕΣ: Λειτουργία 9:00 -10:00 π.μ

Sunday School Registration

Please register your children to Sunday School to learn about God and our faith!

Registration Continues
Every Sunday
after church services

Sunday School Teacher/Helper sign up

Sunday School is always looking for eager and able people to teach the word God. To join, please see Fr. Sylvester.

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

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!
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News & Upcoming Events

Join us at the Service for the Victims of Fires in Greece and their Families

Sunday, July 29, 2018
at 10:00 a.m.
Church of Zoodohos Peghe

We regret and mourn the loss of those who perished in the devastating fires in Greece . We also keep in our prayers the survivors with serious injuries who are still under treatment in hospitals, and their families fearing for their lives and anxiously awaiting their recovery. We rely on the grace of God. Such tragedies reveal to us that the same pain which weakens us also brings us closer to God and to each other.

Acts of natural disasters, often strike without warning. The shock, fear and sense of outrage can be overwhelming, leaving us feeling completely helpless and abandoned. “How can this happen?”. “Are our friends and family safe?” “ Is the situation hopeless?”

In the midst of devastation and loss, let us be assured that God is with us – loving us and caring for us, “ always ready to help in times of trouble” ( Psalm 46.1).

Let us unite our prayers with the people of Greece and the world so that the Lord may comfort those afflicted by the fires and grant them strength as they begin to rebuild their lives and communities.

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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