This is the same form that was e-mailed to all parishioners. It is reproduced here for ease of access. Thank you for taking the time to complete your pledge to parish life!
For pledge-related questions, please see either Fr. Steven or Thomas Eisenmann, Council President.
Our OCA New England Youth Department is teaming up with the Youth and Parish Ministries Department of the Antiochian Diocese of Worcester and New England! This was announced at our recent diocesan assembly. A "Camp At Home" overnight program is planned for November 15-16. You can download a flyer here, or click here to register!
Stewardship Month 2019: Week I
We’re Almost There!
At the February annual meeting, the Parish Council explained the need for increased giving in 2019. After our September meeting, we are
delighted to report that giving for the first 2/3 of the year has been strong! We offer both our gratitude and our encouragement to keep it up
for the rest of 2019!
The following is a communication from Fr. Steven Hosking, who is currently serving on our New England Diocesan Council. There is presently an effort underway to develop a strategic plan for our diocese, and this survey represents the collection of data toward that effort. As the communication indicates, results of this survey will be shared and discussed at our upcoming diocesan assembly later this month. Please note, this link will close on October 9th.
[Please share this with your parishioners and parishes throughout the Diocese.
As you are a part of a parish belonging to the Diocese of New England, with the blessing of our Chancellor and the Diocean Council, we would like you to participate in a survey about parish life. The results of this survey will be used and discussed at the upcoming Diocese Assembly. Thank you.
Fr Steven Hosking]
On Wednesday evening, October 9, the Eve of the 40th Day of Repose of His Eminence, our Archbishop NIKON, beginning at 7:00 PM, we will celebrate a solemn Memorial Service (“Panikhida”) at Saints Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church, Terryville, CT. All Members of the CT Deanery, clergy and lay, are invited to attend and participate in this service. The service will be followed by fellowship time with light refreshments appropriate to a fasting day. Those who wish to bring some food to share are cordially invited to do so. Clergy who wish to concelebrate are asked to bring white or gold vestments. On this solemn occasion, priests will be vested in epitrachelion, phelonion, and cuffs, and deacons in full vestments. For further information, please contact Fr. John Hopko, Dean of the Connecticut Deanery and Pastor of the Terryville Parish.
Fr. John Hopko
The following is a communication from our Chancellor, Archpriest John Kreta. His Beatitude sent a letter to be read in church this past Sunday (you can view the letter read on Sunday, here), and this communication was shared at our Parish Council Meeting this past Tuesday evening. All of these materials will also be posted on our bulletin board.
Dear Brothers in Christ:
Archpriest Steven Belonick, attached to our parish in retirement, reposed in the Lord early on August 7th. A beautiful obituary write-up can be found here on our OCA website.
Funeral Arrangements for Archpriest Steven Belonick:
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Adzima Funeral Home, Stratford, CT. Calling hours and services will take place at St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT:
Calling Hours, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., on Sunday, August 11;
Office of the Burial of a Priest, 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 11;
Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m., on Monday, August 12, with a repast following.
Burial will take place at St. Tikhon‘s Monastery Cemetery, St. Tikhon‘ s Road, South Canaan, PA, beginning with a short Panikhida at the gravesite at noon, on Tuesday, August 13, with a luncheon following in the seminary refectory.
Please remember the newly departed Archpriest Steven in your prayers for the coming 40 days. A graveside 40th day Memorial Service is planned for Sunday, September 15th, at 3:15pm.
On Sunday, June 30, All Saints of North America Church, 313 Twin Lakes Road, Salisbury, CT, invites all our deanery faithful to join them in special prayers for our diocesan clergy and faithful:
3pm: Paraklesis to the Holy Mother of God (Icon streamed briefly during Great Lent)
4pm: Akathist to All Saints of North America, with veneration of their Holy Relics
All are invited to attend, and enjoy light refreshments after the services. You can download a flyer for this event here.
In the packet of materials forwarded to parishioners prior to our annual parish meeting is an Image Release Form. In case anyone needs extra copies, you can find the form here. Please plan to bring them, signed, to Sunday's meeting.
With gratitude in Christ,