Acolytes- upon reaching 8 years old, boys are invited to become acolytes. An acolyte is someone who assists the clergy in the divine services, especially during Sunday Divine Liturgy. Service in the Holy Altar is a beautiful ministry of the Church which spiritually enriches the acolytes and the whole community The acolytes are assigned to one of two teams, which on alternating Sundays throughout the year.
Spiritual Father: Fr. Rick
Assistant Leaders: Mr. Tommy Mantice, Mr. Elias Papadakis & Deacon Theodore Saclarides
Coordinator: Mr. Elias Papadakis
The 2019-2020 Acolyte teams and service schedule is here.
For more information, contact Mr. Tommy Mantice at SSPP.ALTARBOYS@gmail.com
Choir and Chanters
Music and singing are an integral part of worship in the Orthodox Church. The musical expression of our faith is led by both Chanters and our Choir, yet all the faithful are encouraged to raise their voice in song during the services.
“Sing praises to God; sing praises; Sing praises to our King; sing praises.” (Psalm 46:7)
Choir Practice is on Wednesday evenings starting at 7:00 p.m.
Our Choir Director: Therese Speropoulos
Our Organist: Helen Mariano
Our Chanters: Chris Atsaves, Nick Mechales & John Colis
For more information, please contact Therese Speropoulos at SSPP.CHURCH.CHOIR@gmail.com
Prosphora is the Greek word for Offerings, and refers to the bread offered by the faithful to God to be sanctified in the Holy Eucharist. Baking prosphora is a unique and tangible way for Orthodox Christians to actively participate in the Divine Liturgy. Each week several parishioners bake prosphora on behalf of the entire community.
For more information, or to join our baking schedule, please contact SSPP.PROSPHORA@gmail.com.
On Sunday mornings, a rotation of groups assist in greeting and seating worshipers, and receiving offerings at end of Divine Liturgy. Serving as an greeter is an important ministry to welcome parishioners and visitors, as well as creating an orderly environment for worship.
Greeters serve once every nine or ten weeks and must be at Church by 9:00 AM and stand throughout the Liturgy. During Holy Week Ushers usually serve one or two times; as well as intermittently during the week at other times in the year.
For more information, please contact Bo LaMotte or at SSPP.USHERING@gmail.com.