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Koimisis of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church

Assumption GreekFest August 19-22                 July 2010
 Church Service                              SacramentS
                                             WeddinGs                                                                   BApTisms (continued)

                                             mAy 22, 2010                                                               may 30, 2010
                                                                                                                        alexia Sophia, daughter of tad and Sofronia
                                             Jennifer marie carloni and                                                 Senopole
                                             andrew nicholas mimikos                                                    Godparent: Konstantina Kyriazis
                                             Koumbaro: michael mimikos                                                  June 5, 2010
                                                                                                                        amalia, daughter of andrew and nicole
                                             BApTisms                                                                   Lazaris
Sunday Divine Liturgy                        may 16, 2010
                                                                                                                        Godparent: elizabeth Kraemer
        Orthros: 8:15 a.m.                   augustinos, son of robert and Lisa
     Divine Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.               Godparent: Helen Sifakakis Leggett
    English Liturgy                          may 22, 2010
                                             anna, daughter of thomas and
   Second and fourth Sundays                 christina toth
     9:30 a.m. in the Church                 Godparent: James G. Bertakis
    Weekday Services
Divine Liturgy as announced in
           calendar                                  Upcoming Events—Mark Your Calendar!

summer offiCe hours                          July 4, 11, 18 & 25, August 1, 8 & 29 Sunday Memorials Permitted

mon-thurs 9:00-3:00                          July 4-8........................................................ archdiocese clergy Laity conference in atlanta, Ga
closed Friday                                august 1............................................................................................. Fast of the theotokos Begins

                                             august 14...................................................................... Great Vespers for the Feast of our church

PhilanthroPy referral                        august 15............................................ Feast of our church, followed by Philoptochos Luncheon
forms available in
                                             august 19-22 .................................................................................................. assumption Festival
church office.
                                             September 15 ................................................................................................. Greek School Begins

                                             September 19 ............................................................................................... Sunday School begins
reminder                                     October 7 ...................................................................................................................... Senior expo
Please note that assumption is on            October 10 ............................................................................................................ Basile in concert
a Stewardship system, and thus we
are unable to list the names of our          October 24 ................................................................................................................. Harvest night
parishioners until we have received          november 6 ......................................................................................................... christmas Bazaar
a Stewardship card
                                             november 7 ...................................................................................................... Philoptochos Bingo

                                             november 8 ................................................................................................... St. nectarios Vespers

                                             november 13 .................................................................................................. assumption auction

                                             October 5 ...............................................................................Fall Session of Orthodox Life begins

                                     The Assumption epistle; Vol 49, Issue #5, July 1, 2010
   Published Monthly by The Assumption Greek orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Road, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 • (586) 779-6111
                                                                                ...from Fr. Michael
          Dear Parishioners and Friends,
          christ is in our midst!
          We are well into the summer months and our summer began with some surprising and joyous news. the
          sudden reassignment of our beloved Fr. anthony caught many of us by surprise, even though we all knew
          that he was to be with us for a relatively short time. In 2007, His eminence metropolitan nicholas had des-
          ignated our assumption church as a training ground for new priests assigned to the metropolis of Detroit.
          His eminence recognized that our parish afforded an ideal opportunity for a new priest to experience the
          whole spectrum of priestly duties: liturgical, pastoral, organizational, and administrative. the plan was to
          assign new priests to our parish under my supervision for approximately two years before being assigned
          to their own parish.
          We were blessed to have Fr. anthony in our community for almost three years. In that time he has learned
          a great deal from all of us, and we from him. His pastoral visitations, his instructions at Orthodox Life and
          his oversight of our parish publications will always be remembered and appreciated. We shall miss his
          strong melodious voice and eloquent sermons. the training he received from all of us qualified him to now
          serve one of the largest parishes of our metropolis. as of June 1, he has been assigned to the annunciation
          church in rochester, new York. We wish Fr. anthony all of God’s blessings in his new assignment, together
          with Presvytera elizabeth and their sons Justin and Demetri.
          as of the beginning of June, there are no newly ordained priests entering our metropolis; nor are there
          Holy cross seminary graduates eligible for ordination until December of this year. this means that our
          parish will be serviced by one priest, and on Sundays with the addition of a visiting or retired priest when
          available. Be that as it may, I shall continue to serve the needs of our community to the best of my abilities.
          Let us pray to God that we may be blessed with other priests of such distinction as Fr. anthony, and Fr.
          tom before him, to serve our parish.
          I am pleased to announce that three young men from our parish have been accepted to Holy cross Greek
          Orthodox School of theology in Brookline, massachusetts and will be leaving us in late august to begin
          their studies for the holy Priesthood. they are christos Strubakos, manny Kotsis and timothy cook.
          christo has been a parishioner of our parish for about six years. He graduated from the University of
          Windsor with a Ba in classics and Psychology. He’s served our community as chanter with the highest
          distinction on Sundays and weekdays throughout the year. He will be sorely missed. manny Kotsis was
          born and raised in our parish. He served in leadership roles in Goya and was altar leader for not a few
          years. manny graduated from the University of michigan with a Ba in linguistics. timothy cook is the
          younger brother of Fr. anthony. timothy completed his Ba in classics at Hillsdale college and together
          with christo and manny will be beginning theological studies at Holy cross.
          What can one say about a parish that grooms new priests and inspires young men to be priests? I’ll leave
          the answer to this question to you. I only wish to encourage you all to strive to be genuine Greek Orthodox
          christians. Believe in what the Lord and His church teaches and exemplify them in your daily lives: not
          only in thoughts and words, but more importantly in deeds. In this way you will continue to inspire count-
          less people to excel in their christianity, and some future priests too!
          may God bless Fr. anthony in his new parish, our three soon-to-be seminarians and of course our
          assumption of the theotokos church.
          In christ,
          Fr. michael

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   Philoptochos News
   Dear Fellow Pariashioners,                      eva caruso, amalia Kyriazis, Popi Latinis,        baking dates will be announced soon. We
   I would first like to start by wishing Father   evdokia Pozios and Sophie telegadas.              are all looking forward to another successful
   anthony and his family congratulations for      these women have been members of                  festival.
   his new appointment in rochester new York.      assumption Philoptochos for over 30 years.        We are looking for new members who have it
   the Ladies Philoptochos appreciated your        they have dedicated many years of chairing        in their heart to help others. For information
   Love. compassion and commitment to all of       different events including bake sales and of      regarding the Ladies Philoptochos please
   it members. We are all going to miss seeing     course, Loukoumades.                              contact Georgia Falzone @ 586-295-5917.
   you and your beautiful family every Sunday.     all parishioners are welcomed on June 23rd        With Love in christ,
   You touched each and every one of us. So        for the big pita making bake off. On this day
   thank you from all of us.                                                                         Georgia Falzone
                                                   we all gather from morning to dusk baking
   Philoptochos honored five worthy women on       pitas for the festival. If you have a few hours   President
   may 9th mother’s Day.                           to spare, we would love that you join us. all
                                                   you need to bring is a pastry brush!!! Other

   Senior Citizens
   We have had a very busy few months. In may      family. may his memory be eternal and the         Pappas is donating the carnations for Father’s
   we celebrated mother’s Day with lunch served    memories we shared with him.                      day.
   and prepared by marchiori catering. It was      Our april bake sale, went very well. thank        On, July 20, we are joining the annunciation
   wonderful.                                      you for all your donations.                       Senior citizens for a picnic at the Grosse
   effie tsopleas made the Galatobouriko for       the month of June is upon us as we cel-           Pointe Park, all our seniors are invited for a
   our dessert; it was delicious, thank you! Our   ebrated Father’s Day. Father michael opened       day of fun and relaxation.
   guests for mother’s Day were Presvytera         our luncheon with prayer. We all enjoyed a        We will be back to serving coffee again
   elisabeth, Justin and Dimitri. Donations for    delicious lunch.                                  on June 20th. Our next meeting will be in
   may were, carnations from ted and tina                                                            September. Have a wonderful summer and
   theodorou.                                      It was wonderful to see Virginia Velas again
                                                   who joined us.                                    see you at the festival
   We were very saddened to announce the                                                                                      -catherine Spadafore
   loss of our dear friend, andy Poletis. Our      We want to thank mary Pisley for dessert
   sympathy goes out to Vee and to all of his      this month. It was a delicious jello cake. niki

   Assumption & The Race for the Cure
   On Saturday, may 22, 2010, the assumption
   team had over 50 parishioners participating
   in the Susan Komen race for the cure at
   comerica Park, which is an annual event that
   raises awareness and funding to help support
   the goal of finding a cure for breast cancer.
   this year our team was able to stand out in
   the crowd with our new assumption team
   shirts. most of the team members walked,
   while others ran the full 5K route, along
   with 30,000 others from across the metro
   area. through the generosity of many, the
   assumption team raised over $3,000!
   thank you to everyone who participated,
   and to those who donated and supported this
   most worthy cause! We hope to have more of
   you join us next year, and make this an an-
   nual philanthropic event of our parish.
                                  -angie niforos

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 Sunday School News
 the Sunday School Staff would like to send      and Pentecostal periods has strengthened           6. Watchfulness
 heartfelt thanks to all the youth and their     our commitment to lead a more Orthodox                Give full attention to what you are do-
 parents for expressing their Orthodox Faith     christian life. Here are a ten points to help us      ing at the moment.
 so fervently during this year, particularly     stay on track and guide our youth:                 7. Tame your vices
 during the recently concluded Great Lent        1. prayer                                             Overcome your negative habits,
 and Holy Pascha. the empty Bowl’s Project       Have a regular prayer rule that includes              unhealthy attachments to likes and
 stimulated the generosity of our parish and     morning, mealtime, and evening                        dislikes
 raised thousands of dollars to fight hunger.    prayers.                                              Learn to practice the virtues
 the exceptional teens who participated in the                                                      8.put others first
                                                 2. Worship and participate in sacra-
 Oratorical Festival ignited our congregation                                                          Free yourself…find joy in helping oth-
 with their insightful and inspiring speeches                                                          ers!
                                                    Attend and participate in Divine
 during this year’s Lenten journey. Our                                                             9. spiritual companionship
 dedicated and reverent altar boys flanked                                                             Spend time regularly with other
                                                    Prepare and receive Holy Communion
 their beloved priests during the many Holy                                                            Orthodox Christians for support and
 Week church services to offer support where                                                           inspiration.
                                                    Participate in Confession
 needed. the young maidens of Holy Friday                                                           10. read scripture and the writings of
                                                 3. observe the Liturgical cycle of the
 added innocence and sweetness to a most                                                               holy fathers
 lamenting service for our Lord. We also ap-                                                           Get inspired by the lessons of the Holy
                                                    Participate in the fasts and feasts of the
 plaud the many young stewards who helped                                                              Scriptures; attend a Bible Study
                                                    Church calendar year.
 with making and distributing the palms,                                                               Read the wisdom of our Church
                                                 4. use the Jesus prayer
 cleaned the church, prepared flowers, and                                                             Fathers and about the lives of our Saints
                                                    Humbly repeat the Holy Name when-
 assembled the candles. Finally, but most
                                                    ever possible throughout the day or
 importantly, our hearts swelled when we saw
 so many of our students and their parents
 worshiping together as one assumption fam-      5. slow down and order your life.
 ily. Hopefully our journey through the Lenten      Set priorities and reduce stress and fric-
                                                    tion caused by a hurried life.

 Greek School Times
 By Elli Patouhas, Principal
 Assumption Greek School 2009-2010               Intermediate II : Dimitri Gritsas, effie           two students finished the Greek program and
 Our Greek afternoon School celebrated the       Karabetsos, theodoros niforos, George              received their Diploma: michael Lipinski and
 Graduation Day on Sunday, may 16.               tasios                                             alexandra niforos

 these students received certificates of         Advanced I : thanos Hedglin, Yiannis               congratulations teachers and students for a
 Promotion:                                      Koukios, theofanis Pozios, thomas teftsis,         job well done!

 Beginners I: andrew athanassopoulos,
 Savvanna cardaris, alexios Karabetsos,
 nicholas Lipinski
 evan ropotos, maximos ropotos, Lucas
 Sebastian, Zoe Xenos
 Beginners II: nicholas macres, Lydia miller,
 caroline miller, Gigi niforos, max Pozios
 antonio ropotos, Yianni tasios, Dimitri
 Beginners III : Yianni ropotos, Georgia
 Katakis, costa mendrinos, eli ropotos,
 christina Xenos
 alexander teftsis, Katerina ropotos, Glikeria
 Intermediate I : Stavros Hedglin, elpida

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 Music: The Most Misunderstood Ministry Of The Church
 by Stanley J. Takis, Director of Music
 music has a very powerful effect on human          are made up of words and actions. the fact        our emotions and distract us from our work.
 emotion and spirit. It can make us dance with      is that music, which can take a central role      Our traditional music is able, along with the
 joy or cry with sadness. therefore, it is only     in our lives, should never take a central role    powerful words of our Scriptures, to both
 natural that one would expect music to play a      in a church service. When music takes the         calm the agitated and agitate the indolent
 significant role in the church, since religion,    spotlight and holds our attention and interest,   among us. It should fill every emotional and
 too, has a powerful effect on emotions. We         then we are diverted from the messages of the     spiritual need of all people in the church
 come to church with whatever emotions we           church which we are there to hear and take        at all times. many people misunderstand
 happen to be feeling that day. If we are feeling   to heart. It is these messages that are able to   its nature and purpose. they ask questions
 joy, we come to church to thank God for the        simultaneously soothe grief, evoke joy, and       like, “Why does the most joyful hymn of all,
 happiness in our lives. If we are feeling sad-     reveal the mercy and forgiveness of God all       ‘christ is risen,’ sound like a dirge?” this is
 ness or depression, we come for mercy and to       at the same time, so that all who come to the     because they are focusing on what they ex-
 be lifted up. If we are feeling grief, we come     church will have their needs fulfilled.           pect to be an emotional quality of the music
 for consolation. If we feel anger, we come to      the word “liturgy” literally means work. In       and expect it alone, apart from the words, to
 be calmed down. If in difficulty, we seek help.    the Divine Liturgy, people are doing a work in    convey a single emotion, joy. However, joy
 If in guilt, we seek forgiveness. Why would        praying, worshiping, and sanctifying them-        is not the only thing that the resurrection
 music, with its ability to evoke all of these      selves so they may be worthy of receiving the     troparion evokes. It is a serious text that also
 emotions and their opposites, not have an          sacraments of God’s church. there is art in       evokes christ’s destruction of death with its
 important role to play in a place where we         the church building, but the church is not a      own tool. It evokes the tombs, wherein lie
 have such a variety of feelings and spiritual      museum where one comes to look at paint-          the dead. It evokes mercy, forgiveness, and
 needs?                                             ings and sculptures, nor is it a concert hall     eternal life. It is all something we are not
 the only problem with this idea is that not all    where one comes to listen to and enjoy music.     only joyful about, but also thankful for, and
 of us come to church with the same needs at        the art and music of the church is delib-         it is also something that we wonder about
 the same time. each person carries his or her      erately created not to highlight the artistic     and cannot understand. If we were only to be
 own emotional or spiritual feelings, and if a      ability of humans, but to highlight the Word      feeling joy when we sing this hymn, then we
 certain kind of music is being used that does      of God which helps us in our work towards         would bring in a brass band to play it through
 not assist what is needed, then music may be       salvation, which is our biggest collective        once, rather than to chant it over and over for
 a hindrance and not a help. For example, if        need. We come together in church not just         forty days. every time we sing this important
 one feels overwhelming grief for a personal        to soothe our spirits, but to alter ourselves     hymn, we are reminded of the entire set of
 tragedy, listening to a happy musical ditty        as better people, so that we may serve God        messages the life, death, and resurrection of
 may drive the person from the sanctuary.           while we are on earth, and to become worthy       Jesus christ brought to us.
 this is why music in the Orthodox church           of entrance into Heaven after we die. If we       music, therefore, like the painted icons,
 is traditionally conservative and subdued.         came to church hoping to be entertained by        the candles, the incense, the vestments, the
 the role of music in our church is both to         its art and music, then that would defeat the     gilded objects, the carvings, and engravings,
 not excite the emotions and, simultaneously,       purpose of the art and music of the church.       is but one of the artistic elements that serve
 to speak to all of the emotions as well. music     the Greek Orthodox church has a specific          the Word. the Heavenly Word is supreme
 in the Orthodox church takes a second-             musical system that was officially selected       in our church life, and may no earthly art
 ary, supplementary and supportive role in          and developed for its properties that can sup-    distract us away from it.
 conveying the messages of the church, which        port the texts of the services and not excite

 CAllInG All ASSuMPTIon FeSTIvAl GreeK DAnCerS
 We will be forming our church dance groups         out by second practice. We encourage all the
 once again to learn traditional Greek dances       youth to come and participate in this unique
 and perform them during the assumption             opportunity!
 Greek Festival in august. Our dance groups         Directors: Stella Kircos and maria Patsalis
 will be separated depending on the number
 of dancers and age groups, with ages 5-13          If you have any questions, please contact the
 meeting from 2:30pm to 3:30, and ages 14-21        directors via email:
 from 3:30 to 4:30pm.                               Stella Kircos:
  the first practice and registration will be       Maria Patsalis:
 Wednesday, June 23rd. classes will be held
                                                    You can register by e-mail, or call the church
 on Wednesdays at the cultural center. a
                                                    office at 586-779-6111. There is no fee to
 schedule of exact dates and times will given

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 GreekFest Returns… Spread The Word!
 Opa! Summer is the perfect time for a festival       Opening ceremonies will begin on thursday        take place daily. the cultural exhibit and
 and our GreekFest august 19-22 is one               evening august 19 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.          Oral Histories will take place in the new
 gathering your family and friends won’t want        with Grand Opening at 6:30 p.m., Friday,          addition. as always there will be a taverna,
 to miss! It’s close to home and a great venue       august 20 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday,       and a coffee café for guests to relax and
 for people of all ages to get out and enjoy         august 21 from 11 a.m. to midnight; and           enjoy some Greek coffee and Greek pastries.
 good Greek food, entertainment, and culture.        Sunday, august 22 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. with      Guests can also purchase raffle tickets with
                                 “thousands          a raffle drawing at 8:30 p.m.                     an opportunity to win monetary prizes. First
                                 attended             Festival-goers will enjoy delicious Greek food   prize is $2,500, Second prize is $1,000, and
                                 GreekFest last      including favorites like gyros, spinach pie,      third prize is $500. Selling your raffle tickets
                                 year. It was        roast lamb, shish kebob, chicken kebobs and       helps to promote the Festival as well.” this
                                 very success-       delicious pastries. Live entertainment will       year’s Festival promises to be just as much
                                 ful.,” says our     be provided by popular Greek bands and DJ         fun as last year’s”, says Festival co-chair
                                 GreekFest           and attendees will have the opportunity to        tom thomas.” “Our focus is welcoming the
                                 co-chair            learn how to Greek dance. and dressed in          community with traditional Greek hospital-
                                 George Dallas.      costumes from different regions throughout        ity but we could never succeed without our
                                 “Festival-goers     Greece, assumption’s Greek Dance Group            wonderful volunteers,”, emphasizes co-chair,
 enjoyed the music, the food and the drink           will perform every day at the Festival.           George Dallas. admission is $2 per person
 and the kids had a ball with all the activities!”   Other Festival activities include children’s      and children 12 and under free. On Friday
  this year festival-goers will have a chance        games and rides on the grounds. this year         it’s “Family Day” and admission is free from
 to tour the Grand Opening of the new                additional vendors will be on hand in the         noon to 4 p.m.
 assumption cultural room donated to the                                            “open” shopping    Volunteers please contact church office or
 memory of angie roustemis by husband,                                              market. Guests     volunteer coordinator, cathy Livingston. You
 mike roustemis and his family. the unique                                          will have an op-   are the heart of GreekFest!
 addition, designed by John Sheoris, distin-                                        portunity to buy
 guished architect,will house exhibits of Greek                                     Greek artifacts,
 history, art, music, literature, artifacts and                                     icons, statues,
 archives as well as serve as a hospitality room                                    jewelry, art and
 for the parish and community events a gift                                         much more.
 shop with unique items and book store will                                       tours of our
 add to the excitement of the opening.                                            church will

Assumption GreekFest 2010                                                                                 GreeK FeStIVaL
August 19-22                                                                                              raFFLe
Donations are greatly needed for supplies and other expenses for the Festival.
                                                                                                          Selling raffle tickets is a great way to
Sponsors will be recognized in the festival program and sponsor board according                           promote the festival itself and fund the
to the following categories. tent banners will be provided for donations of $500                          needs of our parish. Once you have sold
and above. Donation categories:                                                                           all your tickets and submit the stubs,
                                                                                                          be sure to fill out the special 100% club
                                                                                                          raffle stub included in your packet to be
                      Gold                           $2,500 or more                                       included for a chance to win one of four
                                                                                                          $100 prizes to be drawn on June 20, July
                      Silver                         $1,000 to $2,499                                     18 and august 15.
                      Bronze                         $500 to $999                                         1st Prize $2,500,
                                                                                                          2nd Prize $1,000,
                      Olympic                        $200 to $499                                         3rd Prize $500,
                      athletic                       $100 to $199                                         4th-9th Prize-$100

                      Friend                         Under $100                                           Drawing will be held august 23, 2010 at
                                                                                                          8:00 pm
                                                                                                          each parish family will receive 2 raffle
                                                                                                          booklets with 25 tickets in each book.

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                Photo montage by Christos roustemis

EPIStLE   S6s                        JuLy 2010
 Hellenic Heritage Awards
 april 17, 2010 - the annual Detroit Greek         exhibition at the Dam. for the art schools of     Scholarship committee promoting the high
 Independence Day Parade is a celebration          Wayne State University, college for creative      ideals of american Hellenic education.
 of Orthodoxy, Hellenism, and Freedom.             Studies and cranbrook academy for the             George has also served for more than 40 years
 the Parade offers a unique opportunity to         arts and serves on the Hellenic museum of         as a coach and teacher. after completion of
 showcase our culture and keep it vibrant and      michigan Founding committee.                      his studies for Bachelors and masters Degrees
 alive. recognition is given to distinguished      While John focuses on business and real           in health education and physical education
 members of the Hellenic community who             estate law, he makes time to serve the arts       from Wayne State University, George began
 have laid the foundation and continue to be       as he feels very strongly that supporting the     his teaching career in the Detroit Public
 pillars in our culture.. three assumption         humanities and our cultural institutions and      School System and then moved to the Grosse
 members were recognized.                          liberal arts study programs could only survive    Pointe School System.. He was a teacher
 JOHn KOracHIS                                     if we support young scholars and artists.         and basketball coach for both Grosse Pointe
                                                                                                     South and Grosse Pointe north High Schools.
                                                   GeOrGe PetrOULeaS                                 During his coaching tenure, George also was
 Dedicated to a life goal of serving the com-
 munity and promoting Hellenism and the                                                              selected to be President of the Basketball
                                                   Dedicated to Philanthropy, Youth and              coaches association of michigan. In 1994,
 arts.                                             education establishing programs that have         George retired from teaching at Grosse Pointe
 Upon the arrival of the Korachis family in        transcended generations.                          South, but remained there as basketball coach
 Detroit, John became an altar boy at the          George has contributed in an extraordinary        until 2004.
 assumption church. as he matured, he              way to his family, church, youth, profession
 remained committed to the assumption par-                                                           Despite his busy schedule, George always
                                                   and the Hellenic community. the son of            makes time to participate in his family’s
 ish, serving on Parish council and its various    parents who immigrated from mani, Greece,
 committees. He took a prominent role in the                                                         activities with his wife Jan, sons David
                                                   George and brother christ were raised in          and michael, and daughters christina and
 creation of the cultural center and served        the second assumption church on Beniteau
 on the architectural committee of the new                                                           athena. Five grandchildren have been added
                                                   and Vernor Hwy in Detroit. George learned         to his own “home team”. George has served
 church. Korachis also became involved in an       service at an early age witnessing his parent’s
 art project of the St. nicholas parish in troy,                                                     his parish, assumption church, for over 40
                                                   dedication to the growth and development of       years as a leader and longest continuous serv-
 michigan. He presented an exhibition of folk      the parish, as well as their philanthropy. He
 art from his own collection that was a huge                                                         ing member of the Parish council and just
                                                   served as an altar boy and demonstrated his       completed a second term as Parish council
 success with americans and the local mass         dedication to helping others at a young age.
 media as well as Greeks. the show featured                                                          President. He has been involved with several
 sixty-five objects of genuine folk art. these     George’s leadership and service extends over      assumption Building committees since
 included tapestries, oils, pottery, metalwork,    decades. He was instrumental in developing        1977. In addition, he has devoted countless
 and icons from all regions of Greece.             the Orthodox church athletic League which         hours to the development of the assumption
                                                   was later extended to all Orthodox youth          nursery School and toddler center, both as a
 Korachis has been involved with a number of       on a local, regional and national level as        committee member and as chairperson. the
 Greek american organizations in the Detroit       the Orthodox Youth athletic association.          school is one of the largest in michigan and is
 area. He was a founding member of the             thousands of youth have benefited from their      a two time recipient of the Governor’s award
 Hellenic Heritage Society, which was              participation and made lifetime friendships       of excellence, and has by its success raised
 one of the first Greek organizations to bring     through the OYaa. Due to his active leader-       the profile of our culture and faith in the
 an important collection of Byzantine art          ship for 40 years, he was named the Orthodox      community through its ongoing outreach.
 to the United States. He also was a found-        Youth athletics association Hall of Fame
                                                                                                     Dr. IGnatIOS VOUDOUKIS
 ing member of the messenia association,           Inductee in 1997. George led ahepa Greek
 whose annual events attract hundreds.             -american basketball teams to help promote
 Other memberships include, modern Greek           basketball in Greece. He coached six national     a Pioneer In medicine and Hellenic Values
 Studies association for 30 years, initial         championship ahepa Basketball teams.              who has made significant contributions to
 Board member and Officer of the american          George still serves as a Board member for         the Hellenic community and to the health
 Hellenic congress for 12 years, Board of          OYaa and athletic Director. aHePa was very        and welfare of the community at large.
 Director of the Detroit Institute of arts         much a part of George’s life from his youth       Born in Lesvos, Greece, Dr. Voudoukis was
 Founders Jr. council for 10 years, Board of       when he served Sons of Pericles, Gamma            the son and grandson of an entrepreneurial
 Director of montessori training center of         alpha Kappa, as a President, Governor and         family which established businesses in
 michigan, a non profit corporation for 15         Supreme Governor. He went on to become            Greece and the United States. Dr. Voudoukis
 years, established and organized in the U.S.,     a President and Vice President of aHePa           followed that same industrious path in his
 the extension of the Ionic center of Greece,      Omega chapter #371 and just received his 50       life. Dr. Voudoukis was educated in Greece
 Officer and Board of Director of the Detroit      year aHePa recognition. His philanthropic         school where he excelled as a top student. He
 artists market (Dam), the oldest nonprofit        endeavors also include his service as Vice        went on to medical school at the University
 art center in the midwest. He sponsors the        President of the Order of ahepa District #371     of athens for eight years, two of which were
 annual John F. Korachis Scholarship and                                                             spent serving the Greek army.

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 Hellenic Heritage Awards (C                                                                    ontinued)

 In 1955, Dr. Voudoukis came to america          of the Hypertension Group of Southeastern          to help revitalize the city after the 1967
 and completed his internship at memorial        michigan which joined the University of            riots. the “Hellenic Society” became an
 Hospital in albany, new York. He then           michigan and Henry Ford Hospital.                  international performing group and was the
 completed his residency in medicine in          In 1967, Dr Voudoukis opened his own               highlight of the Festivals. Dr. Voudoukis was
 Philadelphia at the episcopal Hospital and      practice and joined the Detroit medical            of course the founding member and financed
 Hahnemann medical college. During his           center, first with Hutzel Hospital as chief        the Hellenic Society of the Performing arts.
 last year of residency, he was a founder        of Hypertension, and then Harper Hospital.         they were forerunners in presenting our
 of the association of Hypertension and          He then joined the Wayne State medical             culture to local, national and world commu-
 cardiovascular Disease. Due to his inter-       School as clinical Professor. after 30 years       nities. at the same time, daughter christine
 est and talent in both hypertension and         of teaching, he remains on the staff as an as-     antoinette was born. today, chris anne and
 cardiology, he was awarded a Fellowship in      sociate professor, clinical Faculty. His private   husband nick roncone have two daughters,
 cardiology and one in research, both at the     practice continues after 43 years and remains      Olivia 6 and Willow, 15 months.
 University of miami and Jackson memorial        in the medical center. His professional com-       throughout the years, Dr. Voudoukis took
 Hospital. He then did an original study on      mitment extends also to the Hellenic medical       an active part in preserving his Hellenic heri-
 blood thinners as blood clot thinning agents    association, Wayne State medical Society,          tage as President of the Hellenic University
 and was first to use enzymes to dissolve        michigan State medical Society, american           club, member of the american Hellenic
 blood clots. this premier study appeared in     medical association, Wayne county medical          congress, founding member of the modern
 the american Journal of cardiology.             Society, american association of Foreign           Greek association at Wayne State University,
 as an exchange student, Dr. Voudoukis left      medical Graduates, Fellow of the american          founding member and financial supporter
 america and returned after two years to         college of Physicians, american Society of         of the Hellenic Society of the Performing
 practice medicine. He traveled to montreal      nephrology and the american Society of             arts, founding member of the Hellenic
 and joined Jewish General Hospital as a         Hypertension to name only a few. In the            Heritage Society and current supporter of the
 research Fellow in cardiology and renal         evolution of cardio medicine, Dr. William O’       Hellenic museum of michigan, and member
 Physiology. During his stay he attended a       neill, refers to Dr. Voudoukis as the pioneer      and supporter of the advisors council of
 wedding and there met his wife Penny. they      who identified the clot dissolution and ar-        the International Institute for 45 years. He
 were wed in 1962 came to america and            teriosclerosis which led to angioplasties and      has been an active member of his parish,
 Portland, maine, maine medical Hospital         stints to save lives.                              assumption church, for many years leading
 where he became research associate in           For many years, Dr. Voudoukis was advisor          and supporting events to benefit the parish
 cardiology. Dr. Voudoukis was then recruited    and consul to the Hellenic Society of the          and the metropolis at large.
 by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit to become     Performing arts founded by his wife Penny.
 an attending physician on staff. While there    thousands of young people made lasting
 he became a member of the Division of           friendships while bringing the artistic and
 Hypertension doing research on the relation-    cultural aspects of the various regions of
 ship of hypertension and arteriosclerosis. He   Greece to life through dance. along with
 developed the Ice Water test. He truly was a    mary Ball, the Voudoukis’ were instrumental
 pioneer in the treatment of heart disease and   in establishing the first Greek ethnic Festivals
 assisted in founding and becoming President

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 Crop Walk Wrap-Up
 the crop Walk was a huge success. We raised             our sponsors were:                                      our supporters were:
 more the $20,500 from the Walk on Sunday                ShorePointe nursing center, Grosse Pointe               (organizations that participated in the walk)
 and we estimate that we had about 250                   ministerial association, Grosse Pointe news,            Grosse Pointe memorial church, Grosse
 walkers. We also estimate that assumption               marchiori catering, assumption Greek                    Pointe United methodist church, Grosse
 church raised $3,500 for the Walk.                      Orthodox church and cultural center,                    Pointe congregational church, Grosse Pointe
 We would like to thank the many volunteers              assumption nursery & toddler center,                    Unitarian church, Grace United church
 who helped us the day of the event and a                christ church of Grosse Pointe, closet                  of Grosse Pointe, First english evangelical
 special thanks to co-chairs Bonnie mellos and           connections of GP Woods, Dori Daskas -                  Lutheran church of ScS, St. Paul evangelical
 Patti theros for coordinating this community            coldwell Banker Weir manuel, extra Pointe               Lutheran church, St. margaret’s of Scotland
 wide event for fighting world hunger.                   communications, St. James Lutheran church               of ScS, St. Joan of arc, St. michael’s episcopal
                                                         and national coney Island                               church, the GP-based michigan Ice Hawks
                                                                                                                 Hockey club, and the GPSa Breakers ‘97 and
                                                                                                                 ‘99 teams

 sunday sChool Class that PartiCiPated in the CroP Walk - Coin Challenge. eaCh sunday sChool Class Was asked to bring in their Change every Week. the Class With the
 most money donated to the CroP Walk Won a Pizza Part y.

 A Pilgrimage to Romania
 On march 5th I had the privilege of travelling          cause it consists of two villages—Valea Screzii         because their families are the very people
 to a remote village in romania with 14 other            and Valea Plopului—where many families                  sharing their rooms and living in the adjacent
 college students and Father David Subu for              volunteer their time
 a mission trip sponsored by the national                and support for the
 Orthodox christian Fellowship. For one                  organization and even
 week we lived in the village of Valea Screzii           house some of the
 and became acquainted with the children and             children.
 families of the Pro Vita Foundation, which               Our mission was to
 was established by Father nicholae tanase               help out in any way
 and his wife in the early 90s.                          possible, get to know
 We originally expected to be living in an               the children of Pro
 orphanage and interacting with children, but            Vita, and make their
 what we did not realize was that ‘orphanage’            days a little brighter.
 is a loose term including not only orphans              Hearing their stories
 but mothers who refused to have abortions               was heartbreaking,
 and families who could not afford to live on            but in many ways
 their own. this remarkable organization                 inspiring. Once you
 encourages families to remain together, and             get through their
 would offer housing to anyone in need, as               tough exteriors and their tragic stories, you
 long as there was an available room. It is also         find incredible resilience and warmth. It               homes throughout the village. We quickly
 difficult to call Pro Vita an orphanage be-             is difficult to call these children orphans,            learned that the entire village is a community,

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Sunday of Pentecost                                                                                   Sunday Greeters Recognized

Mother’s Day                                      Hellenic Heritage Awards Banquet

 A Pilgrimage to Romania                                          (Continued)

 and that the term ‘community’ has a different    parishioners don’t receive communion very           which had to be completed in two days with
 connotation than the one we use. For these       often because their preparations include            a shortage of paint scrapers and brushes. We
 people, community is family. everyone knows      fasting the entire weekend. also, after each        were also surprised with the amount of help
 everyone, and they all help each other with      liturgy we noticed a common theme—the               we were receiving from the women of the
 daily chores and services in order to maintain   women gave us cookies. We weren’t sure if           house. Here we were, foreigners from half-
 their lifestyle. they don’t have careers like    the cookies were their way of welcoming us          way across the world trying to paint a house
 we do in the States, and whatever money they     to the community, or if they assumed we had         for underprivileged women, and they were
 earn is through odd jobs that come about         been fasting the entire weekend and wanted          helping us! For them, this was just a typical
 randomly, so they rely on exchanging services    us to quickly eat. either way, we were grateful     day in the village and when you see someone
 with other villagers and agriculture to meet     for their hospitality. I enjoyed the blend of       working, you offer to help—no questions
 their needs. this relationship has strength-     every-day cultural activities and Orthodoxy         asked. at the end of the second day when the
 ened the bond between these villagers, creat-    in romania. I will always admire their reli-        house was complete, we felt triumphant. as
 ing a loving atmosphere that welcomed us         gious devotion and hospitality.                     a bonus, the girls were thanking us for what
 with open arms.                                   there are too many experiences and little          they called their “new palace.” Our goal on
   Between these two small villages there are     anecdotes for me to share in just a short ar-       this trip was to make a difference, even if in a
 27 churches, which are mainly small chapels      ticle, however I will share one of my favorites.    small way, and from the smiles on their faces
 that hold different services throughout the      On the third day of our trip we were given          when they saw their new home, I think we
 year. every night before dinner, we walked       a daunting task—painting the interior of a          succeeded.
 to one of the nearby chapels and listened        three-story house. this house was built as           I am very privileged to have been given
 to a group of children and Fr. David read        a practice home for construction workers,           this opportunity, and it would not have
 scripture. Sunday’s liturgy was held in one      and very poorly constructed. It is home to          been possible without your donations, love,
 of these chapels, and the different cultural     a group of women, ranging from their late           and support. I want to thank all my family,
 aspects of a romanian liturgy compared           teens to early thirties, who have severe learn-     friends, and parishioners who helped make
 to the Greek-american liturgy intrigued          ing disabilities that resulted from either tragic   this possible. With love in christ!
 me. I noticed that these churches don’t have     upbringings in the communist orphanages                                             - maria Daskas
 pews, and many of the older women kneel          or living in sewers to avoid prostitution. Our
 throughout the entire liturgy in prayer. the     group was a little overwhelmed with this task,

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 Assumption Bids Farewell to Father Anthony!

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  Assumption Stewardship 2010
  Let us commit ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God

BeneFactOrS as of June 1, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Ahee III              Mr. and Mrs. Robert Earle              Mr. and Mrs. Petro Kotsis              Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Niforos         Mr. and Mrs. John Sheoris
Mrs. Eoanna Ahee                          Ms. Helene Economou                    Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Kotsis           Mr. Demetrios Panagopoulos            Mr. and Mrs. Craig Sherman
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Andoni                  Mr. and Mrs. Harry Economou            Mr. and Mrs. Jim Koukios               Mr. and Mrs. Bill Panagos             Mr. and Mrs. Isaak Simopoulos
Mr. Paul Aviews                           Mr. and Mrs. James Eliades             Mrs. Nitsa Kourelis                    Mr. and Mrs. George Panarites         Mrs. Demetra Spiro
Mr. and Mrs. George Backos                Mr. and Mrs. Charles Falzone           Mrs. Amalia Kyriazis                   Mr. and Mrs. Ted Papakonstantinou     Dr. and Mrs. Steven Tapazoglou
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Backos                Mrs. Stella Ferris                     Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Livingston         Mr. and Mrs. Manual Papista           Dr. and Mrs. Ari Thanasas
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Bajis                Mr. and Mrs. George Fotias             Mrs. Pauline Lopiccolo                 Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Pappas          Mr. and Mrs. Louis Theros
Drs. Gust and Effie Bills                 Mr. and Mrs. George Gazepis            Mr. and Mrs. Chris Macres              Mr. and Mrs. Jim Penz                 Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. Louie Bricolas               Mrs. Effie Gehlert                     Mr. and Mrs. Elias Majoros             Dr. and Mrs. John Perentesis          Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thomas
Mrs. Kalliopy Callas                      Mr. and Mrs. James Giftos              Mr. and Mrs. William Malian            Mr. and Mrs. Christ Petrouleas        Mr. and Mrs. Steven Torakis
Ms. Delphine Campbell                     Mr. and Mrs. Tom Giftos                Mr. and Mrs. Chris Manos               Mr. and Mrs. George Petrouleas        Ms. Roula Tsaprailis
Mr. and Mrs. John Cardasis                Drs. George and Holly Goffas           Mr. and Mrs. Alex Markus               Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Poletis           Fr. and Presvytera Varlamos
Mrs. Niki Caris                           Mr. Angelo Gust                        Mr. and Mrs. Rich Mayk                 Mr. and Mrs. David Poletis            Mr. and Mrs. George Venettis
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carson               Dr. and Mrs. Ted Hadgis                Mrs. Andronekey McInchak               Mr. and Mrs. George Poletis           Mr. and Mrs. Mark Venettis
Mrs. Katherine Cherpes                    Mr. and Mrs. Dirk Hedglin              Mr. and Mrs. Alex Mellos               Mr. and Mrs. Alexandros Pozios        Mr. and Mrs. George Verras
Ms. Lorraine Christy                      LTC and Mrs. Samuel Homsy              Mrs. AnneMarie Michon                  Mr. and Mrs. Apostolos Pozios         Mr. and Mrs. Lydia Villeneuve
Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Cipriano           Mr. Linos Jacovides                    Mrs. Dorothy Mike                      Mr. Christopher Pozios                Mr. and Mrs. Louis Vlahantones
Fr. and Presvytera Cook                   Mr. and Mrs. James Johns               Dr. Charles Milonas                    Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Rafaill           Mr. and Mrs. George Volis
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Craprotta              Mr. Thomas Jordan                      Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Moisides         Dr. and Mrs. Chris Raphtis            Mrs. Nina Volis
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Coutsos                Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kalyvas               Mrs. Daphne Moraitis                   Dr. and Mrs. Emanuel Rothis           Dr. and Mrs. Ignatios Voudoukis
Mr. and Mrs. George Dallas                Dr. and Mrs. Konstantinos Kapordelis   Mr. and Mrs. Nikolaos Moschouris       Mr. Michael Roustemis                 Mr. Robert Vickrey
Mr. and Mrs. John Dallas                  Mr. and Mrs. John Karisny              Mr. Anthony Niarhos                    Mr. and Mrs. Evans Routsis            Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Zachary
Mr. and Mrs. Christ Daskas                Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kefallinos         Mr. and Mrs. Peter Nichols             Mr. and Mrs. Robert Samaras           Drs. Christo and Marsha Zingas
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Daskas               Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kircos              Mr. and Mrs. Kiki Nick                 Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses Saros
Mr. and Mrs. Richard DeRonne              Mr. and Mrs. David Kohl                Mr. and Mrs. Dean Niforos              Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sarris
Mr. and Mrs. Robert DeWaele               Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kontos            Ms. Lambro Niforos                     Ms. Dena Scandalis

StEWARDS as of June 1, 2010
Mrs. Patsy Addotta                        Mr. and Mrs. Panos Chasiotis           Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Hillakas          Mrs. Vasiliki Morakeas                Mr. and Mrs. James Sarcheck
Mrs. Dina Agridis                         Mr. and Mrs. Nick Cheolas              Mrs. Dina Ikonomopoulos                Mrs. A. Ann Morrin                    Mrs. Nickoletta Saros
Mr. Niko Ahee                             Ms. Jeanne Cholack                     Ms. Barbara Isola                      Ms. Despina Moschouris                Ms. Mary Scalici
Ms. Harriet Alex                          Mr. Michael Cholack                    Ms. Rose Janevic                       Mr. Thomas Mouhtouris                 Mrs. Sophie Scandalis
Ms. Stella Alex                           Ms. Antonia Christofis                 Mrs. Elpes Janisse                     Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mourtos            Mr. and Mrs. Melissa Schervish
Ms. Diane Alexander                       Mr. and Mrs. George Christopulos       Ms. Tina Joanides                      Mr. Emanuel Mutafis                   Mrs. Francene Sciortino
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Alexiou                 Ms. Jane Constantine                   Mr. Evlambio Johnson                   Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nanos             Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schrock
Mr. Pete Alexopoulos                      Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Cooksey           Mrs. Elly Kafritsas                    Mr. and Mrs. Apostolos Nasiou         Mrs. Maria Sendoykas
Mrs. Mary Alogdelis                       Mr. and Mrs. John Costa                Mrs. Grace Kalkanis Nichols            Mr. and Mrs. George Niarhakos         Mrs. Sofronia Senopole
Mr. and Mrs. George Alexopoulos           Mrs. Anastasia Costopoulos             Mr. and Mrs. George T. Kalina          Mrs. Helen Niarhakos                  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shammas
Ms. Nikki Ameredes                        Mr. and Mrs. George Coutilish          Mr. Theodore Kalina                    Mr. and Mrs. William Niarhos          Mr. and Mrs. Michael Silamianos
Mr. Nicholas Anagnostopoulos              Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Coutilish        Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kallapure          Mr. and Mrs. Demetrios Nicholaides    Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Simon
Mrs. Froso Andiaris                       Mr. and Mrs. Todd Crandall             Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Kalogeridis       Ms. Nancy Nicholas                    Dr. George Skaff
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Andoni                 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Czech              Ms. Anita Kanakaris                    Mr. Art Nichols                       Mr. and Mrs. George Skolas
Mr. and Mrs. George Andreopoulos          Ms. Diane D’Ambrosio                   Mrs. Patricia Kanakaris                Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nicolaou         Mrs. Ann Skuras
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Andriotakis         Mrs. Hanna Dabain                      Mrs. Helen Kappaz                      Mrs. Penny Nix                        Ms. Bessie Skuras
Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Angelakis           Mrs. Athena Dafingas                   Mr. and Mrs. Konstantinos Karabetsos   Mr. Harry Panagos                     Ms. Corinne Smith
Mrs. Helen Arambages                      Ms. Angela Dallas                      Mrs. Irene Karan                       Mrs. Mary Panagos                     Mr. and Mrs. William Smith
Mrs. and Mrs. Efstathios Aronis           Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dallas            Ms. Ramona Karan                       Ms. Despo Pangalos                    Mrs. Catherine Spadafore
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Athan                   Ms. Patricia Dallas                    Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Karas              Ms. Helen Pangalos                    Ms. Brandi Spanos
Ms. Darlene Atsalakis                     Mrs. Stella Dallas                     Mr. and Mrs. John Karras               Mr. Nick Panos                        Mr. Stephen Stamatiou
Ms. Lauren Atsalakis                      Mr. and Mrs. William Dallas            Mr. and Mrs. Dean Kastoris             Mr. and Mrs. George Panourgias        Mr. Costas Stavrou
Mrs. Audrey Avouris                       Mr. and Mrs. Steve Davlantes           Mrs. Constance Katikos                 Mr. and Mrs. John Papadakis           Mr. and Mrs. Spero Stergiotis
Ms. Jennifer Ayan                         Mrs. Mary Demasek                      Mrs. Penny Khorraminia                 Mr. and Mrs. Chris Papakonstantinou   Ms. Harriet Stoukas
Mr. Philip Ayan                           Mr. George Demetrakeas                 Mr. and Mrs. George Kiriazis           Ms. Ritsa Papakonstantinou            Mr. Christos Strubakos
Mr. and Mrs. Taso Ayan                    Mrs. Effie Despopoulos                 Mr. and Mrs. George Kissonergis        Ms. Tina Papakonstantinou             Mr. and Mrs. Theodoros Strubakos
Mrs. Bessie Backos                        Mr. and Mrs. George Diamond            Mr. and Mrs. Panagiotis Kolizeras      Mr. Speros Papalexis                  Mrs. Toula Kappas Suciu
Mr. and Mrs. Christ Backos                Mr. and Mrs. Nick Dimitriadis          Ms. Mary Konduros                      Mr. and Mrs. Athanasios Papapanos     Mrs. Constance Szymczak
Mr. Nicholas Backos                       Mr. and Mrs. Nick Dionysopoulos        Ms. Joan Kontjonis                     Mrs. Lore Papatriantafylou            Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Takis
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bajorek                Mrs. Ann Dollar                        Mr. John Korachis                      Mrs. Akrie Pappas                     Mr. and Mrs. James Tapazoglou
Mr. and Mrs. Antonios Bakoulas            Mr. and Mrs. James Duceatt             Mrs. Chrysoula Korovessis              Mrs. Artemis Pappas                   Mr. and Mrs. Bill Tecos
Mr. and Mrs. George Balasis               Mr. Dean Elanges                       Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kosmas            Mrs. Cora Linda Pappas                Mr. and Mrs. George Tecos
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Baldwin                Mr. and Mrs. Peter Eliades             Mr. and Mrs. Athanasios Kotopoulos     Mrs. Fotini Pappas                    Mr. and Mrs. Peter Tecos
Mrs. Georgia Baltsas                      Mrs. Angeline Eliopoulos               Mr. Phillip Koufos                     Mrs. Julia Pappas                     Mr. and Mrs. Al Telegadas
Mr. and Mrs. Timmy Baltsas                Mr. Steve Eliopoulos                   Mrs. Denise Kouskoulas                 Ms. Maria Pappas                      Mr. and Mrs. James Telegadas
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Bartnik              Ms. Carrie Engwis                      Mr. and Mrs. Nikolaos Kouskoulas       Ms. Niki Pappas                       Mr. and Mrs. Aristotle Theodorou
Mrs. Mary Bayo                            Mr. and Mrs. Dean Etsios               Ms. Konstantina Kyriazis               Mr. Paul L. Pappas                    Mr. and Mrs. Lefteri Theodorou
Mr. George Bekios                         Mr. and Mrs. Chris Eugene              Mr. and Mrs. George Lambropoulos       Mr. and Mrs. William Pappas           Mr. and Mrs. Nick Theophonous
Mr. and Mrs. John Bekios                  Mrs. Nota Evangeliou                   Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lancaster          Mr. and Mrs. William G. Pappas        Mr. Spero Theros
Mr. and Mrs. Milan Belans                 Mr. George Farmakis                    Mrs. Margaret Lapensee                 Ms. Annette Parkis                    Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Thomas
Mrs. Helen Belanski                       Mrs. Marie Farrell                     Mr. and Mrs. Savas Laskarides          Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Parris             Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas
Mrs. Catherine Bertakis                   Ms. Pennie Fotopulos                   Ms. Kalliopi Latinis                   Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Patsalis          Mr. and Mrs. Vasilios Thomopoulos
Mr. and Mrs. James Bertakis               Mr. Michael Fournier                   Ms. Marie Layman                       Ms. Maria Patsalis                    Mr. James Thompson
Mr. Michael Bertakis                      Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frederick          Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lazaris            Mr. and Mrs. Pete Patsalis            Mr. and Mrs. Dimitrios Tingas
Mr. John Bill                             Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Fresh               Mr. Peter Lazaris                      Mr. and Mrs. Petros Patsalis          Mrs. Virginia Tomasevic
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bill                   Mr. and Mrs. George Gaggos             Ms. Helen Sifakakis Leggett            Mr. and Mrs. Petre Petkof             Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Toth
Mr. and Mrs. Eustace Bitsicas and Peter   Mr. and Mrs. John Galbo                Mrs. Sophie Levette                    Mr. David Petrouleas                  Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Treppa
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Boukis                 Mrs. Kay Ganas                         Mr. and Mrs. Mark Liccardello          Mr. and Mrs. Peter Phillips           Mrs. Esther Triantes
Mr. and Mrs. George Bournias              Mrs. Aspasia Garkinos                  Ms. Sophie Lingon                      Mrs. Mary Pisley                      Mr. and Mrs. Ippokratis Tsakanikas
Mr. and Mrs. Lou Bournias                 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Gauthier           Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Lipinski          Mr. and Mrs. Steve Plastiras          Mrs. Fereniki Tsaprailis
Mrs. Maryion Boutsikaris                  Mr. and Mrs. George George             Ms. Antoinette Lolea                   Mr. and Mrs. Rick Portwood            Mrs. Vicky Tsolis
Ms. Stephanie Brennan                     Ms. Toula Genematas                    Ms. Estelle Loleas                     Mr. and Mrs. Theofanis A. Pozios      Mr. and Mrs. George Vamvakos
Ms. Christina Bucca                       Ms. Krisanne George                    Mr. and Mrs. Peter Loukas              Mr. and Mrs. Theofanis E. Pozios      Mr. and Mrs. Dimitri Vasilos
Mrs. Maria Buchholtz                      Mrs. Frances Georgeson                 Dr. and Mrs. John Makris               Mrs. Dena Psilopoulos                 Mr. Vasilis Vasilos
Mr. Sophie Burbulis                       Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Georgopoulos    Mrs. Pauline Maludy                    Mr. Nick Psilopoulos                  Mrs. Virginia Velas
Mrs. Soula Burns                          Mr. George Gianakopoulos               Ms. Irene Mandalis                     Mr. and Mrs. Mark Radtke              Mr. and Mrs. William Venettis
Mr. John Butsicaris                       Ms. Nancy Giftos                       Mr. and Mrs. Georgios Manolios         Mrs. Katherine Raftis                 Mr. and Mrs. Nick Vlahos
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Calas                   Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gregg             Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mannino           Mr. and Mrs. Chris Raptoulis          Ms. Margo Vrahnos
Mrs. Pauline Caras                        Dr. and Mrs. Robert Gryebet            Dr. Kypros Markou                      Mrs. Dorothy Raptoulis                Mrs. Marian Vrahoritis
Mr. Michael A. Cardasis                   Mr. and Mrs. George Gust               Mr. and Mrs. Keith Mazur               Ms. Tasia Regos                       Mrs. Cynthia Welc
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cardasis             Mrs. Georgia Gust                      Mr. and Mrs. James Masouras            Mrs. Effie Ribble                     Ms. Dorthea Williams
Mrs. Helen Cargas                         Mrs. Calliope Hadgikosti               Mr. Christopher McWherter              Mrs. Kiki Robinson                    Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wynn
Mrs. Fran Carter                          Mrs. Viola Hadgikosti                  Mrs. Kathleen Meek                     Mr. John Roehrig                      Mrs. Katherine Yanoulaki
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Caruso                 Mr. William Hadgikosti                 Mrs. Christina Mellos-Pantely          Ms. Katie Roehrig                     Mr. and Mrs. Constantine Yanoulakis
Mrs. Helen Castino                        Mrs. Viola Hadjiyanis                  Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Miller            Mrs. Eva Roubas                       Mrs. Bessie Zahariadis
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Catros               Mr. and Mrs. William Hamlin            Mr. and Mrs. John Miller               Ms. Pauline Roubas                    Ms. Maria Zingas
Mr. and Mrs. George Cavis                 Mrs. Harriet Hanzakos                  Mrs. Rebecca Miller                    Mrs. Cleo Rousos                      Mr. and Mrs. Nick Zingas
Mr. Konstantinos Cavis                    Mr. Takis Harlaftis                    Mr. Andrew Mimikos, Jr.                Mr. and Mrs. Christos Roustemis       Ms. Mary Zoto
Ms. Anastasia Chalou                      Mr. and Mrs. James Harmon              Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mishige            Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rybicki
Mr. and Mrs. James Champane               Dr. Lena Hatzichronoglou               Ms. Lillian Mitchell                   Mr. and Mrs. David Sacchetti
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Chapman                 Mrs. Eugenia Hatzis                    Mr. and Mrs. John Mitropetros          Mr. Tony Safar

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                                                                                  Koimisis of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church July 2010

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               5th Sunday of Matthew                     Finding of the Reli… the Unmercenaries           Peter and Paul, the Holy Apostles            Synaxis of the Twe…, Simon & Matthias        Cosmas & Damian …oly Unmercenaries                   Deposition of the …tokos in Vlachernae                Hyacinth the Marty…eodota the Martyrs

                8:15 AM Orthros                                                                            8:30 AM Orthros                             Feast of the Holy Apostles
                9:30 AM Divine Liturgy                                                                     9:30 AM Divine Liturgy                       8:30   AM Orthros
                                                                                                                                                        9:30   AM Divine Liturgy
                                                                                                                                                        1:30   PM Executive Board
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               6th Sunday of Matthew                     Athanasios of Mount Athos                        Sisoes the Great                             Kyriaki the Great Martyr                     Prokopios the Grea…eodosia the Martyr                Pancratios, Bishop of Sicily                          45 Holy Martyrs of Nikopolis, Armenia

                8:15 AM Orthros                                                                                                                         4:00 PM Conversational Greek                 7:00 PM Parish Council Meeting
                9:30 AM Divine Liturgy

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               7th Sunday of Matthew                     Proklos & Hilarios the Martyrs of Ancyra         Synaxis of Archangel Gabriel                 Aquila the Apostle among the 70              Julitta & Kyrikos the Martyrs                        Athenogenes the H…yr of Heracleopolis                 Marina the Great Martyr of Antioch

                8:15 AM Orthros                           4:00 PM Conversational Greek Class                                                            4:00 PM Conversational Greek
                9:30 AM Divine Liturgy                    4-7                                                                                           6:30 PM Festival Mtg

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               Sunday of the Holy Fathers                Macrina the Righteous, sister of St. Basil       Elias the Prophet                            Symeon the Fool for Christ                   Mary Magdalene, …ual-to-the-Apostles                 Phocas the Holy Martyr, Bishop of Sinope              Christina the Great Martyr of Tyre

                8:15 AM Orthros                           4:00 PM Conversational Greek Class              Prophet Elijah                                4:00 PM Conversational Greek
                9:30 AM Divine Liturgy                    4-7
                12:00 PM Sunday School Teachers

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               Koimisis of St. Anna & St. Olymbia        Paraskevi the Righteous Martyr of Rome           St. Panteleimon the Great Martyr             Prochoros, Nicanor… Apostles of the 70       Kallinikos the Martyr of Asia Minor                  Silas & Silvanos the Apostles of the 70               Forefeast of the Precious Cross
               9th Sunday of Matthew                     St. Paraskevi                                    Panteleimon the Great Marytr & Healer         1:30 PM Executive Board
                8:15 AM Orthros                           8:30 AM Orthros                                  8:30 AM Orthros                              4:00 PM Conversational Greek
                9:30 AM Divine Liturgy                    9:30 AM Divine Liturgy                           9:30 AM Divine Liturgy                       6:30 PM Festival Mtg
                                                          4:00 PM Conversational Greek Class

   JuLy 2010
 May Their Memory Be Eternal
 Elpes H. Janisse                                 christ (christodoulidis). She was a second       and summer months in Oscoda michigan.
                                                  child to her sister malama (Goldie) niarhos,     married twice, but having no children, she
 elpes Janisse passed away on march 3-9-2010      four years her senior. elpes graduated from      devoted much of her time to, and is survived
 from lung and heart complications. elpes         the old eastern High School in Detroit in        by, her loving nephews (Bill, tony and Steve
                                                  1945, as did many Greek-americans of             niarhos), nieces (Kathy, cable and Faye
                                                  her time. after working for both Vernor’s        mishige), niece and god-daughter (margaret
                                                  Beverage company and michigan Bell               cable), grand-nephews (nick niarhos and
                                                  telephone, she embarked upon a legal sec-        michael cable), grand-niece (christina
                                                  retary career that spanned approximately 35      niarhos) and great-grand-nieces (narissa and
                                                  years. In her retirement, she became a vora-     Veronica niarhos) as well as many friends
                                                  cious reader, with an estimated 6,000 books      and extended family. may her memory be
                                                  read during this time. elpes also took great     eternal.
                                                  delight in supporting charities that aided
                                                  animals and political causes and candidates,
                                                  with whom, she agreed. She was a proud
                                                  member of the assumption Senior citizens
                                                  Organization and a faithful steward of the
                                                  assumption church, often volunteering her
                                                  time. She was also a member of the Syrian
                                                  Seniors Group at Our Lady of redemption
                                                  catholic church in Warren michigan. two of
 was born in Detroit on november 30, 1926, to     her fondest memories were downtown win-
 asia-minor immigrants Bassel and Katherine       dow shopping with her beloved sister Goldie

 Andrew Poletis                                   andrew was born in Detroit to George and         three grandchildren: Kelly, Jessica, andrew.
                                                  angelike Poletis. He had one sibling, anna       they loved the fact that with all of their
 the assumption Family lost a loving and          (Pezalski) now living in Oklahoma. the fam-      Papou’s accomplishments in life, he held
 caring parishioner on may 4, 2010. always        ily was active in the assumption parish from     the title of Duncan Yo-Yo champion of east
                                                  its beginning on Kercheval and Hillger, to       end theater! nieces and nephews and a
                                                  today on marter. their well known business,      loving goddaughter treasured andy as well.
                                                  the Shamrock Grill, was located on Jefferson     Hundreds of friends kept in touch, but in
                                                  ave. in Detroit, near the church and the         later years, andy enjoyed his visits during
                                                  Greek community.                                 the week with clergy and staff especially his
                                                  andy worked building wing tips at Briggs         neighbor from his youth, Phil. andy will be
                                                  manufacturing for B-17 bombers before            missed by all and his kindness and laughter
                                                  enlisting in army air corps during WWII          will never be forgotten. may his memory be
                                                  where he earned the Silver Bullet as a           eternal.

                                                  marksman. as a devoted Greek son, andy
                                                  always worked in the family business where
                                                  he met his beloved wife and best friend, Vee,
                                                  (Vechel), and married in 1951. He worked as
                                                  a millwright as well for over 42 years and was
                                                  a member of millwrights Local 1102. He was
                                                  a member of: aHePa, Hellenic Square club,
 smiling, andy brought joy and humor to           assumption Senior citizens club, lifetime
 many each Sunday and at all the many church      member of Wolverine masonic Lodge and
 events he supported with his entire family. He   member of the Scottish rite.
 quietly supported those in need as well with     above all, andy loved his family time with
 his generosity and philanthropy throughout       children, George ( cathy), David (teresa) ,
 his life.                                        and angela (Bob Hodge) and especially his

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fr. michael Varlamos       parish Council                             ministries
 Proistamenos              Committees 2010
Joan deronne                                                          Church
                           Welcome and ushering
 Administrator               ted Kotsis
                                                                        George Petrouleas
olga Cardasis              stewardship                                  313-882-6828
                             Christ Petrouleas
 Office Manager              Lydia Villeneuve                           Dean Niforos
pat nanos                  Church youth Committee
                             Cathy Livingston                         Choir
 Stewardship Secretary                                                 Stan takis
                             Chris Manos
                           philanthropic ministries                    517-655-2060
parish Council               tony Niarhos                             GoyA
                           Center Activities                           Dennis Livingston
 Jim Koukios                 tony Lipinski                              586-779-6111
  Council President          Roula tsaprailis                         Greek school
                           Long range planning fund                    Elli Patouhas
 Tom Thomas                development                                 586-795-4866
  Council Vice President     George Petrouleas                        The Ladies philoptochos society
                             Ernest Zachary                            Georgia Falzone
 Tony niarhos              eastpointe                                  586-295-5917
  Council Secretary          George Petrouleas
                                                                      Assumption parents Group
 robert deWaele              Bob DeWaele
                                                                        Dean and Judy Etsios
  Council treasurer                                                     313-881-6713
                             tom Nanos
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 Jeffrey Bajis               Chrysanthe Kohl                            Catherine Spadafore
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 Chrysanthe Kohl           Catering                                   organizations
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