Ministries

PARISH COUNCIL

The Parish Council is the local governing body of the parish of Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church. It is comprised of the Priest and a group of ten Orthodox Christians sacramentally in good standing with the Church. The members are elected for a two year term for the purpose of working with the priest to proclaim the Gospel and tend to the spiritual needs of the congregation. The Members of The Parish Council are:

Presbyter: Reverand Father Sarantis P. Loulakis

Officers

  • President: Chris Mandaleris
  • Vice president: Philip Vavalides
  • Treasurer: Clarke Gilliam
  • Assistant Treasurer: Mikhail Soufia
  • Secretary: Pete Graham

Council members

  • Rob Harrison
  • Emily Mihelich
  • Minerva Ross
  • Perry Savas
  • Marshall Yandle

Staff

  • Church secretary: Donna Raxter

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

The Bible study group meets on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM. If you are seeking the Truth and would like to learn more about the Scripture, please do join us. Please refer to the Sunday Bulletin for possible changes in the schedule.

PHILOPTOCOS

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Society is the philanthropic heart of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Philoptocos literally means "friends of the poor" and its mission is: to promote charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach, to preserve the sanctity of life and family, to perpetuate and promote our Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions. Our Philoptocos Chapter is very involved in aiding the poor, the destitute, the hungry and is ever ready to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the church. Women of all ages are encouraged to join this important ministry of the church.

ALTAR BOYS

If you are a young man between the ages of 8 - 18 you are encouraged to serve in the sanctuary as an altar boy. Service around the holy altar is a wonderful gift to God. Please speak with the priest if you are interested.

GOYA

The Greek Orthodox Youth of America (GOYA) is the ministry to the teenagers in the 7th through 12th grades. The mission and goal of GOYA is to lead our young people into experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith and is based on Worship (Liturgia), Fellowship (Koinonia), Service (Diakonia) and Witness (Martyria). By developing a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and becoming active sacramental members of the Church, our young people will be equipped with the tools necessary to assist them in their journey toward salvation.

GOYA meets once a month and also participates in study, social and athletic events.

JOY

The Junior Orthodox Youth, or JOY, is the ministry to 3rd through 6th grade children of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission and goal of the JOY ministry is to lead our young people into experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith. By developing a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and becoming active sacramental members of the church, our young people will be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their journey toward salvation.

Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 12/15/2017

Eleutherios the Hieromartyr, Bishop of Illyricum, and his mother Anthia
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