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St._Thecla_Monastery.jpgIslamist Rebels Abduct 12 nuns from the St. Thecla Orthodox Monastery in Maaloula (north of Damascus) Click to Read
Let us pray for their safety, welfare, and release.

2013_AM_Parish_Honorees.jpgCongratulations to our 2013 Archangel Michael Honorees
The 16th Annual Archangel Michael Feast & Honors Program, November 9-10, 2013

Photos of the Honors Banquet & Program
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Thalia N. Carlos Hellenic Community Center

Photos of the Archieratical Divine Liturgy offered by His Eminence Alexios I, Metropolitan of Atlanta Sunday, November 10, 2013 Cathedral of the Annunciation

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Parish Outing to Georgia Tech Football Game on Saturday, November 23rd
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On Saturday, November 23, 2013, we joined our parishioner, Angelique, a freshman at the Georgia Institute of Technology, at Bobby Dodd Stadium at 100-year old Historic Grant Field, as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets faced off with the Alabama A & M Bulldogs. (Read more)

GreatGeorgiaAirshowLogo_Small.jpgThank you to our volunteers and patrons at this year's Great
Georgia AIRSHOW, Friday - Sunday, October 11- 13, 2013

Philoptochos_Flyer_for_10.6.13.jpgGreece & Cyprus Luncheonand Bake SaleA Success
Congratulations to our Philoptochos members for offering a delicious luncheon and baked goods for sale to support those in need in Greece & Cyprus. A special thank you to all who contributed.

GF_2013_C.jpgThank You to all of our Sponsors and Guests
of GreekFest 2013 - Saturday, 9/21/13...

A Special Thank You to our Co-Chairmen, George & Julie Skouteris and Manny Haldopoulos and all of our parishioners who assisted the more than 400 guests who attended!


Thank You from Fr. George (click to read)



Highlights of 2013 GreekFest

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[Set 1] [Set 2] [Set 3] [Set 4] [Set 5] [Set 6]

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Youtube Video of Parish Preparations for GreekFest 2013

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Commemorative Program

St. Christopher Parishioners Supported
2013 IOCC 13th Annual 5K Run/Walk
at Piedmont Park in Atlanta
on Saturday, August 24, 2013
... helping raise money for international Orthodox Relief Efforts.
Let us pray for all IOCC workers in their mission of offering emergency relief
and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination. May our Lord have mercy on all those they serve and may He bless those who seek to help IOCC. (Visit IOCC website)

View our DRC Work Volunteer Weekend

August 16-18, 2013

Check out photos and our weekend by logging into our Facebook page (you can view even if you don't have a Facebook account. (View Facebook Page) View Weekend Schedule

Note of Thanks from Fr. George


2013_SJCOF.jpgFr. Christodoulos Papadeas, Metropolis Ierokyrix visited our parish on Sunday, January 27th and congratulated our three parishioners for their St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival presentations.

GOYA_Outing_1.20.13.jpgGOYA Outing...
View Photos and Activities of our Goyans and their advisors on Sunday, January 20, 2013 (Read)

Photo_1.5.13.jpg Blessing of Water - Holy Theophany Vigil

IMG_6414_edited-1.jpgFr. George's New Year's Message (Read)
Feast of the Holy Theophany Overview (Read)

Archbishop Demetrios Calls for Prayers for the Victims of the Massacre in Newtown, CT
(Read Archbishop's Encyclical)

Letter from Metropolitan Alexios in Response to Tragedy (Read)

Guide to talk to kids & youth in the midst of such tragedies (Read)

Additional resources to consider:

Practical Suggestions for Assisting Children in the Aftermath of a Tragedy
Teacher Guidelines for Crisis Response
Parent Guidelines for Crisis Response
How Do People Respond During Traumatic Exposure?
Helpful Information During and After a Traumatic Event

2012_VCC.jpg2012 Vacation Church Camp!

We thank our 29 parishioners and youth who participated in this year's special event on Friday, June 29th!



(Click to view larger image of Fr. George's Sermon Card from Father's Day)

Click numbered links below to view a new Apostle each day
. . . leading up to June 30th - the Feast of the 12 Holy Apostles:


Our Goyans enjoy a Putt Putt outing following Pentecost services (Click to view weekend events)

2012_Memorial_Day_4.jpgMemorial Day - Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed the last Monday of May. On this day, we pay tribute to the U.S. men and women who died during military service. We observed a minute of silence at 3:00 PM, local time. (Click to read more...)


2012 Archangel Michael Honorees Announced . . .

Following church services on May 21st, Fr. George, joined by Parish Council President, Tammy Soulakos, 1st Vice President of our Philoptochos Chapter, Helen Psihountas, and Katie Wilson, Young Adult Member, congratulate our two Archangel Michael parish honorees for 2012 . . . Jeanie Ellinas and Costas Soulakos.

We commend Jeanie and Costas for their steadfast stewardship of our Lord's Holy Church and encourage all of our parishioners to join us on Saturday, November 10th for the 2012 Archangel Michael Feast & Honors Banquet at the Annunciation Cathedral in Atlanta. May God bless Jeanie and Costas and their families always. We thank them for their faith and devotion and appreciate the efforts of all of our faithful parishioners.


2012 Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen - May 21st

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Welcome to our new parishioner, Jeanie/Lydia who received the Sacrament of Chrismation on Sunday, May 20th, the Feast Day of her patron Saint, St. Lydia of Philippi. Congratulations to her, her Godparent, Presbytera Marinda, and her family and many friends who were present. May God bless Lydia with many years of good health, happiness, and Spirit-filled life. (Click to view photos)

Click tab above to view debut video of Sophia, our DRC horse with her neighbors. She is in contact with our webmaster, Fr. George. At her discretion, she is providing him with "Sophie's Choice(s)" - one or more of her favorite videos and/or photos from St. Christopher Church's 2012 Volunteer Work Weekend. Check back again for more of her favorites!
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Click to view "Sophie's Choices"

Click to download our April 27-29, 2012 Volunteer Weekend Schedule

Thanks to all of our parishioners who participated in our Annual Diakonia Retreat Center Volunteer Work Weekend. Despite an unexpected number of "last minute cancellations", our faithful parishioners came through with 30+ volunteers arriving to participate in this opportunity to offer our time and talents at the Metropolis of Atlanta Diakonia Retreat Center in Salem, SC.

Lake_2.jpg Fr. George is deeply grateful for those who arrived on Friday and Saturday to volunteer their labor - Presbytera Marinda, George & Helen Psihountas, Tom & Irene Christodoulou, Steven Wilson, Stephen & Becky Butler, Anna & Christina Pelky, Peter Poulos, John Tsahakis, Juliana Jackson, Angie Rouva (traveling the farthest from Charleston, SC), Fotis, Effie, & Penelope Sakkas, Stella Christodoulopoulos, George & Julie Skouteris, Yiannis, & Tony, Jeanie, Mack & Josie McGee, James, Claudia, and Alexander Sliwinski, George & Kathy Zavlanos & Kathy's mother, Dorothy, & Ethel Gjerde from our Metropolis of Atlanta office. Thanks for joining us!

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