March 2, 2015


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“Let us commit ourselves
and one another and our whole life
to Christ our God”

 

Welcome to
St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church
in Peachtree City, Georgia

 

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Thank you for your visit. We invite you to join us and participate in our worship services, educational, fellowship, and service ministries.




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Change of Schedule for Saturday, February 28, 2015

 Winter Storm Update
for Church Services

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  Weekend Services are As Scheduled
(Check back again for up-to-date news.)


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 We invite you to join us for worship services, religious education, and fellowship afterwards. You are welcome!


Join us on Sundays for worship and fellowship...


Orthros at 7:45 a.m., Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m.

(Click for Sunday's Liturgical Guide)


 
News & Updates
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First Friday of Lent - Salutations Service - 2/27
Our service begins at 6:30 p.m. - bring your family and friends
 
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 The Akathist Hymn is a service of praise dedicated to the Virgin Mary, comprised of twenty-four stanzas and sung on the Fifth Friday of Great Lent. The Salutation Services are divided into four parts, one part sung on each Friday of the Great Lent. On the fifth Friday, the entire set is sung in commemoration of a miracle by the Virgin in Constantinople (626 A.D.). The hymn is also known as "Salutations" (Greek: Heretismoi).


Holy_Trinity_Icon.jpg Dear Parishioners, Thanksgiving be to God! I just returned from my clergy retreat at our Diakonia Retreat Center which began on Tuesday. As your Priest, I confide that I always have trusted that God provides all of our needs... provided we trust in Him and share His love and mercy with all. He has blessed us with more than enough, and in reflecting His generosity, we share His love, light, and mercy with all those whom we encounter. (More)
 
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Final Words of Encouragement... The Saint Nicholas National Shrine at Ground Zero
Presbytera Marinda and I were married on June 29, 1980. During the Winter Olympics in February of that year, almost everyone expected that the Russian ice hockey team would defeat the United States team. Russia had won game after game against some of the finest professional teams in the world, and the amateurs from the United States didn't seem to have a chance. The only thing uncertain was how big the Russian win would be. (click to continue)

Visit the St. Nicholas National Shrine Website



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We thank all of our parishioners who donated money and food to be given to Fayette Samaritans.





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St. Christopher parishioners... You are commended for more than doubling last year's contributions to our Community Vasilopita Dinner benefiting St. Basil's Academy and sponsored by our Philoptochos Society... $11,000 of contributions were raised from our efforts on Saturday night, January 10, 2015.

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Thanks to all who attended, including our many guests from Wellspring Ministries and friends of our parishioners. Special thanks to all who made the delicious Vasilopites that were distributed and auctioned, thanks to those who purchased them, thanks to those who brought the delicious food for dinner, and thanks to Katie Wilson and our Philoptochos Board and thanks to our Co-Chairs, Dina Tagalos Kearns, Eva Sarantis, & Pat MacDougal for overseeing this fundraising effort. We shared an unforgettable and incredible evening together and we give thanks to our Lord for His blessings upon us. May God bless our St. Basil's Academy and all those who serve there and who are part of that holy institution of our Archdiocese.


 
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  The Great Blessing of the Water
offered on Holy Theophany
 
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Happy New Year from St. Christopher Church...

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Happy New Year 2015

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"Discovering Orthodox Christianity," a 26-part series of talk shows and Bible studies is now available on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese homepage at www.goarch.org Produced by Greek Orthodox Telecommunications, (GOTelecom) and designed to educate viewers about the basic teachings of Orthodox Christianity, the series was made possible with a grant from the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund.

The programs are now available and can be viewed at www.goarch.org/ourfaith/discovering

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios presents five of the 26 programs, and the remaining 21 (which were videotaped in Holy Cross Chapel at HCHC), feature as presenters Metropolitans of the Archdiocese, theologians, clergymen and other leaders in the Church and experts their particular fields.
(click to view)