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We are a community of Christians who are following the ancient tradition of the Orthodox Church, the original church that was born in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost. In the Holy Spirit and through our Lord Jesus Christ, we try to continue “steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in prayers” (Acts 2:42), being “led by the Spirit of God” to become “sons of God”. (Romans 8:14)
We did our best to present ourselves in the pages of this website, but nothing can replace a personal relationship, so we hope you will come and visit us “and speak face to face, so that your joy may be made full.” (2 John 1:12)
On December 2nd we hosted our 2017 Winter Youth Retreat. The theme was "Glory be to God in all things!" The children learned to connect the spirit of the American holiday of Thanksgiving with the spirit of thanksgiving which we should always cultivate towards God for all that He has given us, especially His Incarnation! Many thanks to the adult and youth volunteers who made the retreat a success!
Thank you to all who helped to make our Grand Opening a success!
Here is an animation of the festivities, courtesy of Dennis Karounos:
From August 20th through 27th, we were blessed to see Fr. Cosmin and his family as he returned to finish work on the iconostasis. The entire Holy Mother Queen of All/ Panagia Pantovasilissa community expresses its gratitude, and wishes Fr. Cosmin and his family many blessings from the Lord for all of the good work he has done in his selfless service to Christ.
His Eminence's Visit
His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas visited us on Sunday June, 11th. It was a very emotional day.
Holy Week and Pascha
Holy Week of 2017 will remain in the history of our church as the week when we moved and had the first services in our new church.
Everything was moved in on Holy Monday evening, April 10th. On Tuesday evening, we had the service of Blessing of Waters for our new church and the Bridegroom Matins. The following days, we had all the Holy Week and Pascha services in our new church. Glory to God for making us worthy to live such moments!
The Sunday School students of our church presented their speeches during the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival that took place on Sunday, March 26. Great job students, teachers, coaches and judges!
Mini-Retreat on Worship Space
March 4th Youth Group Activity
During the March 4th Youth Group activity, our Youth Group members received the mystery of confession, played soccer and board games.
Philoptochos Membership Party
On Saturday, February 18th we had the Philoptochos Membership Party.
Mrs. Kristin Eliopoulos made a presentation about the history of Philoptochos and about the projects that our ladies’ charitable organization does. With this occasion, she also recognized the hard work of Mr. Jim Scalos for Philoptochos. All of us shared food and we had a very good time together.
Youth Group Volunteering at Military Missions
On Monday, February 13th, our youth group volunteered together with St. Andrew’s Youth Group at Military Missions. They made care bags and wrote cards for our troops.
January was a very fruitful month for our Philoptochos Society: donations were made to “Give Kids a Home”, “STRIDE”, “Shepherd House” and “Mission Lexington”.
Also, through your generosity, our Philoptochos put together 42 bags with goods for the needy people of our city.
Youth Group Activity - January 7th
On Saturday, January 7th, our Youth Group got together at the church. We talked about the Theophany icon , we had a snack and played games.
Orthodox Youth Skating
On Monday, December 26th, the Orthodox Youth (and not so young clergy and youth group coordinators) of the three Orthodox churches of our area went skating together. We had a lot of fun and we remembered the wise words of the holy fathers: “if you fall, just get up again and keep on walking”…or skating!
Christmas Bake Sale
After many weeks of preparations, we had our Christmas Bake Sale on Friday and Saturday, December 9th and 10th. Many thanks to our hard working volunteers and to our customers!
St. Nicholas Visit
St. Nicholas visited our church on Sunday, December 4th and he gave gifts to the children of the church.
Youth Group and Church Family Picnic
There was food, there was fun and there was a soccer game at the Youth Group and Church Family Picnic on Saturday, November 5th.
Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
Our church could not exist without the hard work of many volunteers. We tried to thank all of them on Sunday, October 23 at the volunteer appreciation picnic at Jacobson Park. After enjoying some food together, we played some very engaging volleyball and soccer games.
On Saturday, October 22, we cleaned the church and the church yard in preparation for winter. Many thanks to all those who volunteered for this activity!