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Koimisis of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church

OrthOdOx Life Begins OctOBer 5                        OctOBer 2010




                            Saint Demetrios
                                 THE MYRRH-STREAMER
                                               SacramentS
   church Service
     Schedule                                 BApTisms                                                                   FunerAls
                                              august 29, 2010                                                            august 12, 2010
                                              Alexander, son of Tim Baltsas and                                          Emmie Aretakis
                                              cathy cary
                                              Godmother: Maria Dallas                                                    august 30, 2010
                                                                                                                         clyde Bess
                                              September 5, 2010
                                              alexander, son of Justine and                                              September 8, 2010
                                              Sophia Greenrock
 Sunday Divine Liturgy                                                                                                   Lewis Parris
                                              Godparents: Chris and Christine Raphtis
         Orthros: 8:15 a.m.                                                                                              September 9, 2010
      Divine Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.                                                                                          Bessie Zahariadis
     english Liturgy
    Second and fourth Sundays
      9:30 a.m. in the Church
     Weekday Services
         Divine Liturgy

                                               Birth announcementS
FAll oFFiCe hours
                                              Birth Announcement: Please contact church office with any birth announcements you would like to
Mon-Thurs 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.               be published in the monthly Epistle.
closed Friday


PhilanthroPy referral
forms available in
church office.
                                               Upcoming EvEnts—mark YoUr calEndar!
sTewArdship
reminder                                      October 10 and 24 Sundays Memorials are permitted
Please note that Assumption is on             October 5 ....................................................................................................................orthodox Life
a Stewardship system, and thus we
are unable to list the names of our           October 7 .......................................................................................................................Senior Expo
parishioners until we have received           october 10 .............................................................................................................Basile in concert
a Stewardship card
                                              October 16 .......................................................................................GOYA Dodgeball Tournament

                                              october 24 ..................................................................................................................harvest night

                                              November 6 ..........................................................................................................Christmas Bazaar

                                              November 15 ........................................................................................Philoptochos Feather Party




                                     The Assumption epistle; Vol 49, issue #8, october 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 Sunday School           Sunday School began on September 19.            (Assumption Parents Group). And finally,
 Parents,                                      Children, as last year, will dismiss to their   it is essential that you discuss with your
 Our world continues to suffer from the        classes at the time of communion. Please        children what was learned in Sunday
 ills of a fallen humanity. Our children       remember that children need to properly         School, completing with them any
 are exposed to many of these ills, from       prepare to receive Holy Communion.              projects their teachers may have assigned
 witnessing the injustices and atrocities      they need not receive every Sunday:             during the week.
 of the Middle East, to drugs and crime        once or twice per month is acceptable.          Remember, religious education should be
 in our schools and neighborhoods.             Please make every effort possible to            a daily experience for people of all ages,
 Many are the forces that persuade and         come to church before 9:30 am when              children and adults. on behalf of our
 shape our children’s perception of God,       the Divine Liturgy begins, especially on        Sunday School staff, we look forward to
 humanity and the world. For this reason,      Sundays when receiving Communion.               working with you in educating your child
 our children’s religious education is of      In this year’s Sunday School curriculum         in the teachings of Jesus christ and his
 paramount importance.                         we will continue to teach our children          church.
 Sunday School is not a baby-sitting           the responses and hymns of our Sunday           in christ,
 service! It is the imparting upon our         Divine Liturgy. In grades 3-12, 15 min-
                                               utes of our 45 minute lesson time will be       Fr. Michael Varlamos
 children the necessary teachings of Jesus
 christ and his church so that our chil-       allocated to teach our children the music
 dren may make God-pleasing decisions          of our Orthodox worship. Because of the
 throughout their lives. in a world that       reduced class time, our teachers may
 continually suffers because of humanity’s     give assignments during the week for the
 indifference and ignorance, we orthodox       students to complete. Your cooperation
 christians fervently believe that the         will be deeply appreciated.
 religious education offered in our Sunday     there are several reasons we wish to
 School is absolutely essential.               teach our children the music of our
 We are blessed to have at our church, a       Sunday morning Divine Liturgy:
 dedicated staff of devout and knowledge-      1. To enhance our youth’s partici-
 able orthodox christians who have as-            pation in our Sunday morning
 sumed this awesome responsibility. Each          worship;
 one of our teachers has been touched by       2. As part of a larger effort to
 God and has been called to this ministry.        promote congregational singing
 They sacrifice their time to prepare les-        among all our parishioners;
 sons which impart the soul-saving teach-      3. To begin developing a youth
 ings of our faith. they have witnessed           choir;
 how a young soul detached from God can        4. By learning and then singing
 be consumed by the destructive forces            the responses and hymns of the
 of our world. they have also witnessed           Liturgy from the beginning, it
 through their own trials and tribulations        may encourage families to arrive
 the peace and victory one finds in a living      at church before 9:30 am.
 relationship with God.                        We are looking forward to an educational
 We find ourselves already in a new            and inspirational church year for our
 church and school year. We here at our        children. Be assured that we will do
 Assumption parish are eager to receive        everything possible to bless our children
 your children that we may “proclaim the       with the teachings of our Faith. however,
 truth of the Gospel and the love of Jesus     we need your and all the parents’ coop-
 christ.” With our teachers using the cur-     eration. This means coming to church             Pelagia the righteous
 riculum of our Archdiocese, in conjunc-       every Sunday and on time. It means              In thee the Image was preserved wIth exac tness,
 tion with the one I have developed, we        patiently waiting until your child’s lesson     O mOther; fOr takIng up thy crOss, thOu dIdst
                                                                                               fOllOw chrIst, and by thy deeds thOu dIdst teach
 anticipate a rich learning environment        is completed before leaving church. It          us tO OverlOOk the flesh, fOr It passeth away, but tO
                                                                                               at tend tO the sOul sInce It Is ImmOrtal. wherefOre, O
 for our children.                             means becoming involved in our A.P.G.           rIghteOus pelagIa, thy spIrIt rejOIceth wIth the angels.



EpiSTLE                                                           S1s                                                                AuguST 2010
 Our Assumption Seminarians
                                                each Sunday from Canada. We deeply          look forward to their return during the
                                                appreciate the extraordinary donation of    Christmas holidays.
                                                his service and his wonderful talent for
                                                so many years.                              Personal wishes can be sent to manny
                                                Manny grew up at Assumption and             or christos c/o hellenic college/ holy
                                                served for many years assisting Father      Cross School of Theology, 50 Goddard,
                                                Michael. Whenever it was possible,          Brookline, MA 02445
                                                manny returned to the altar while at-
                                                tending school. His kindness and love for
                                                all ages havs been
 On August 29, Christos Strubakos and           demonstrated from
 Manny Kotsis were recognized as they           an early age.
 prepared to leave for Holy Cross Greek         The Senior Citizens,
 orthodox School of theology. Father            Philoptochos, Choir
 Michael and our church organizations           and Parish council
 wished them success on behalf of the           presented Manny
 parish. Father proudly acknowledged            and christos with
 that this is the first time in decades that    mementos to take
 Assumption has sent students to the            with them to Holy
 seminary.                                      cross. We wish
 Christos will be missed as chanter             them the best in
 traveling a great distance to our church       their endeavors and




 Orthodox Life
 Begins October 5                                                                 caLLing
                                                                               VoLunteerS!
  Orthodox Life will begin on Tuesday, October 5 from 7 pm
  to 8:30 pm, and normally meets on the first three Tuesdays
  of the month. This year we shall examine and discuss the
                                                                                  annuaL
  last five epistles of St. Paul: Philippians, Titus, 1&2 Timothy
  and hebrews. Please be sure to bring your orthodox Study
                                                                             chriStmaS BaZaar
  Bible to each session. Orthodox Life will take place on
  October 5, 12 and 19.                                                    Bring your family and friends to
  Orthodox Life is our adult religious education ministry                  the Annual Christmas Bazaar.
  which takes place on the first three Tuesdays of the month
  from October through May. Here we enrich our understand-
                                                                           Saturday, November 6, 10pm-4:00pm.
  ing of our holy Greek Orthodox Faith, and learn to live it in            Volunteers will be needed to assist
  every situation of our lives. Topics for discussion are diverse.         during the bazaar, please contact
  The Bible, the Church Fathers and contemporary Orthodox
  Christian theologians are our sources. All ages are welcome              church office to volunteer. also,
  to attend. We also welcome your suggestions for topics to                please begin saving your items for the
  discuss.
                                                                           attic treasurers.




EpiSTLE                                                              S2s                                                  AuguST 2010
  aSSumPtion                                          Summer Camp Wrap-Up
  BaSketBaLL                                            Dean Niforos

  inFormation                                         The Metropolis of Detroit Summer Camp,        The staff members are: Barb Cardasis,
                                                      located in Rose City (MI), had another out-   Maria Daskas, Melissa Falzone, Christina
  Practices for our basketball teams will begin       standing season with almost 370 different     Jaenisch, John Leggett, marco Leggett,
  later this month and in November. We will           campers from our Metropolis attending         Dean niforos, angela Panagos, carey
  be sending announcements out about actual           throughout the summer. Assumption             Papalekas, Kristina Penz, Andrew Poletis,
  practice dates when they are scheduled.             had 38 different campers at MDSC this         costa Sirdenis, Paul Stergiadis, madelyn
                                                      summer and 16 parishioners who worked         Torakis and Andrea Venettis.
  Registration information will be made avail-
                                                      on staff.                                     If you want to see pictures from this past
  able shortly, as soon as the oYaa releases the
  information. All players will need to register      The campers are: Sophia Avouris; Eleni,       summer, or find out more information
  with the OYAA in order to play in Biddy C           elisa and Yanni Bills; chris, eleni and       about MDSC, please visit the website:
  (boys/girls ages 7-8), Biddy B (boys/girls ages     Melina Doherty; Stephanie Gryebet;            www.gomdsc.org. I continue to strongly
  9-10), Biddy A (boys/girls ages 11-12), Junior      George and Tommy Goffas; Alex Kocoves;        encourage all of our young people to at-
  Boys (ages 13-15), Junior Girls (ages 13 and        Delvina, Nikko and Nikolina Leggett;          tend MDSC as campers, and for our young
  over), Intermediate Boys (ages 16-18) and           Katina Livingston; Michael Lipinski;          adults to work on staff at the camp. If you
  Senior men divisions.                               alexis mellos; alexandra, gigi and theo       would like to know more information, you
                                                      niforos; anna niforos; angela and chrissy     can also call me at (313) 418-6085.      –
  Lastly, if you are interested in coaching, we
                                                      Panagos; Basil, Dennis and Patrick Pozios;
  could use some assistance at the Pre-Biddy
                                                      Theo Pozios; George & Tommy Teftsis;
  (ages 4-6), Biddy C (ages 7-8) and Biddy
                                                      Andrew and Sam Raphtis; Demo and Zoe
  B (ages 9-10) levels. Please contact Dean
                                                      Thompson; Elizabeth Torakis; Elana,
  Niforos at (313) 418-6085 if you are able to
                                                      Emilea, Callie and Cole Zingas.
  help coach a team.




 Travel with Assumption
  Albuquerque & Santa Fe                            $75 Due Upon Signing. *Price per per-           Street, Free day to shop, explore and
                               May 21-31, 2011      son, based on double occupancy. Add             discover Las Vegas, visit to Laughlin,
  Forget all of your troubles and take              $300 for single occupancy. Final Payment        nV and view of the colorado river, visit
 a trip with friends to Albuquerque                 Due: 3/15/2011. For more information            to magnificent Zion National Park and
 and Santa Fe.. This trip also includes:            and reservations contact: Rina Cherpes at       Petrified Forest National Park, and much
 Motor coach transportation, 10 nights              (586)-779-6111 ext.4                            more. All of these things plus the hotel
 lodging including 4 consecutive nights                                                             cost is $1149. $75 Due Upon Signing.
 in the Albuquerque area, 18 meals: 10                    Las Vegas and the                         *Price per person, based on double oc-
 breakfasts and 8 dinners, guided tour of                   Grand Canyon                            cupancy. Add $430 for single occupancy.
 Acoma Pueblo also known as Sky City,                                                               Final Payment Due: 7/3/2011. For more
                                                                          September 8-20, 2011
 ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway, visit to                                                          information and reservations contact:
                                                    You will be staying for 13 days and 12
 Old Town Albuquerque, guided tour of                                                               Rina Cherpes at (586)-779-6111 ext.4
                                                    nights. This trip includes: Motor coach
 Santa Fe, and a visit to the new mexico            transportation, 12 nights lodging includ-
 Veterans’ memorial. All of this and much           ing 2 consecutive nights in a Las Vegas,
 more is $975.                                      18 meals: 10 breakfasts and 8 dinners,
                                                    sight-seeing on the famous Las Vegas




EpiSTLE                                                               S3s                                                            AuguST 2010
 GreekFest 2010
 Volunteers, Donors, Hospitality, Community –A Formula for Success
 Over 260 workers volunteered their time           ages and much more. (The Shop will be open      The food prepared by an army of volunteers
 and talent for four days and nights under the     all year to the community. The room will        produced the best spinach pie, gyros, shish-
 great leadership of Chairs George Dallas, Tom     offer space for our organization meetings and   kebob, roast lamb, gyros, coneys, delicious
 Thomas and Bob De Waele. A day of rain and        gatherings as well as rental space for recep-   pastries, Greek coffee and frappes ever
 storm warnings did not dampen spirits of our      tions.)                                         served. The Taverna tent provided a great
 guests who took part in the best Festival yet.    Our Kids Tent, games and rides were expand-     place for people to meet. Greek bands of
 The expanded tents helped protect from the        ed as well as our growing and outstanding       oneiro, Levendes and chilly and Dionysus
 rain and our wonderful dancers improvised         vendor area and outdoor marketplace. The        and Assumption beginner, junior and inter-
 by dancing under the tent.                        Grand Opening ceremonies highlight was the      mediate dancers provided great entertain-
 The dedication of our Hellenic Room, do-          recognition of the hellenic Society For the     ment. Tours of the Assumption Church took
 nated by the Roustemis Family in memory of        Performing Arts title and costume collection    place daily and the new Iconography of the
 angie, was a highlight of heritage and history    donation to our Assumption Dance Program        church was viewed by many visitors.
 enjoyed by all who passed through. The cur-       by Penny Voudoukis and Dr Ignatios              Please view the listing of Committee Chairs
 rent Hellenic Room exhibit was sponsored in       Voudoukis. Our Assumption Senior Dancers        who met for months to plan this magnificent
 part by the Michigan Council for the Arts and     will now honor this legacy as they become       event and all of the donors came forward
 includes a 100 year old bouzouki instrument,      known as the Assumption Hellenic Society        with their support with direct donations and
 turn of the century music, and many artifacts     For the Performing Arts. They wore the          in kind services and product. Recognize their
 reflecting the lives of our people emigrating     costumes of the collection as the performed     efforts when you see them. Please forgive any
 from Greece. Oral histories and a location        the dances of areas of greece throughout the    omissions and notify office.
 map of Greece complete this historic exhibit.     Festival. Ellen Bowen, provided members of      Final revenues will be reported in next
 The Gift Shop and Bookstore was introduced        the grosse Pointe South high School choir,      Epistle. An audited report is premature as of
 with offerings such as art, jewelry, children’s   under her direction, to perform a memorable     this publication date.
 gifts, costumes, candles, icons, wedding and      segment of songs from their trip to Greece
 baptism favors, religious items, books for all    earlier this year.                              2011 Festival dates are August 18-21



Assumption GreekFest 2010—Team Leaders
 Chairs:                               entertainment                       Mike Roustemis, Christos            Madelyn Torakis
 George Dallas, Tom                    Chris Macres                        Roustemis, patty Roustemis          Volunteers
                                       Lydia Villeneuve                    Cardasis, Dr. Steve Tsangalias,     Cathy Livingston
 Thomas, Bob De Waele                  Joan De Ronne                       Dr. Lena Hatzichronoglou,           Frappe
                                       Kids Tent and rides                 presvytera Tina Varlamos,           patti pozios
 Church                                Tony and Roula Lipinski             Mary Koukios, Elli patouhas,        loukoumades
 Father Michael                        georgia pozios                      Maureen Devine, Lynn                Eva Caruso
 Krisanne george                       Festival magicians/                 Thomas, Rick portwood,              Amalia Kyriazis
 Accounting                            Balloon man                         John Sheoris, Mike Daskas,          Koula pozios
 george gazepis                        John Kohl                           John Karoutsos, Anna                Evdokia pozios
 Spero Theros                          Facilities and Grounds              Anoyiannakis, Dick De               Greek Coffee shop
 Andrew Kallapure                      Mike Daskas                         Ronne, Barbara and george           Mary pisley
 Lou Vlahantones                       Larry Woods                         Tecos, Bill and gina Tecos,         Clean up
 Ted Niforos                           Mike patton                         June Spiro, Joan De Ronne,          ginny gazepis
 Cashiers                              senior dancers                      Mich Council for the Arts and       photography
 Chrysanthe Kohl                       presvytera Tina Varlamos            Anton Art Center                    Mike Bertakis
 Bake sale                             presvytera Denise Michalos          publicity                           Christos Roustemis
 Harriet Stoukas                       Ritsa papapkonstandinou             patti Theros, Bonnie Mellos,        Video
 georgia Falzone                       Emmy Dionysopoulos                  Joan De Ronne                       greg Hillakas
 Ladies of philoptochos                Beginner, Junior,                   raffle                              office staff
 Food                                  intermediate dancers                Christ petrouleas                   Joan De Ronne, Olga Cardasis,
 george Dallas, Tom Thomas             Stella Kircos                       Admissions                          patti Nanos, Joni Bishop, and
 Assisted by Tony Marchiori            Maria patsalis                      Tony Niarhos                        Mary Little
 and Mike Cardasis                     Vendor market                       security, parking                   summer help- Barb Cardasis,
 Taverna                               Mary Koukios                        Transportation                      Stavroula Varlamos, Jessica
 Dimitri Vasilos                       presvytera Tina Varlamos            Jeff Bajis                          poletis
 Eddie Ahee                            Lynn Thomas                         inventory                           phil and all support
 Niko Moschouris                       hellenic room exhibit               george Verras                       staff under mike patton
 george Volis                          and Gift shop                       First Aid                           Tim, Steve, Jeff, Eddie, Mark


EpiSTLE                                                               S4s                                                           AuguST 2010
 2010 Assumption Greek Fest Donors
 Please thank them and patronize them

 Gold medal                        Shorepointe Nursing Center          Kalliopy Callas                   Maria pappas
 Anonymous                         Sophia’s Baking Co.                 Niki Caris                        Evdokia pozios
 Nick Karoutsos painting Co.       george Verras                       Castella Co.                      Seely Family
 Lamar Advertising                 uS Foods                            Como’s Collision                  Toula Kappas Suciu
 Marchiori Catering                Olympic Medal                       Jane Constantine                  BessieTelegadas
 National Coney island, inc.       A.H. peters Funeral Home            Dean Cavis                        Sophie Telegadas
 pontiac Silverdome –              Niko Ahee                           William and Colleen Dallas        Fereniki Tsaprailis
 Andreas Apostolopoulos            American Speedy printing            Dart Container                    Treppa Family
 The Michael Roustemis Family      Arrow Heating and Cooling           Daughter’s of penelope-Thamyris   Mary Zoto
 Dr. and Mrs. Steve Tsangalias     Assumption Senior Citizens          Chapter 272
                                   Astoria Bakery                      Diamond Crystal                   Basket raffle donors
 silver medal                      C & g Newspapers                    The garlic Company                Assumption philoptochos
 Eddie and Kari Ahee and family    peter and Eva Caruso                Krisanne george                   Assumption Choir
 Atlas Wholesale Foods             Bill and Nina Caruso and Family     grosse pointe Family Dentistry    Assumption Sunday School
 pete and Lou Kotsis               Dean Cavis                          Taki Harlaftis                    Chrysanthe Kohl
 Sam and Mary Backos               Lorraine Christy                    Karas Family Restaurant           Rina Venettis
 Cash Exchange pawnbrokers         Comerica Bank                       Klondike                          Atlas Foods
 Chilly ‘n Dionysus                Coney grille                        industrial Cleaning Supply        Tanya Borrego
 Bob and Chris DeWaele             Theodora and peter Coutsos          Leo and Alice Kalyvas             Effie Bills
 Fishbone’s Rhythm Kitchen Café    Mr. and Mrs. Christ Daskas          Chrysanthe and Dave Kohl          Mary penz
 grecian Delight                   Harry and Tula Economou             David Kohl                        Dori Daskas
 Henry Ford Health System-         Ernie’s Mediterranean               Amalia Kyriazis                   Helen Leggett
 Cottage Hospital                  grecian Table                       Kathy Kyriazis                    Josie Ropotos
 Chris Macres and Family           greg Davis’s Landscaping Service    Tina Kyriazis                     Angie Ropotos
 Nick Moschouris and family        Dr. and Mrs. Ted Hadgis             gasper and pauline Lopiccolo      georgia Falzone
 pegasus Taverna                   Harriet Hanzakos                    Kypros Markou                     Stoukas imports
 Rick and Cindy portwood           J.p. Multimedia Consulting          Daphne M. Moraitis                Dr. Vicky Savas
 Ram’s Horn – Fraser – Roseville   E. J. Kaneris inc. painting &       Tom and pat Nanos                 Stella Ferris
 Shores inn Food & Spirits         Carpentry                           Anthony J. Niarhos                Nick and Vivian Moschouris
 Tom and Lynn Thomas               Dennis and Agatha Kefallinos        Marshall Noecker                  Nota Kefalonitis
 Tri-County Beverage               Thareni Z. and george W. Kiriazis   palmers inn Family Restaurant     Maria Kefallinos
 union Music                       Jim Koukios, Associate Broker       Drs. Ted and Nana pantos          Varlamos Family
 Fr. Michael Varlamos and family   Lumetta Distribution LLC            Maria pappas                      Ann Marie Michon
 Dimitri Vasilos and family        Metropolitan Bakery                 Lewis and Lola parris             Truth Beauty Wellness
                                   William and Rosemary Niarhos        Jet plastica                       Krisanne george
 Bronze medal                      pactiv packaging Corporation        Mrs. Katherine poulos             georgia Kocoves
 Andiamo Restaurants               george and Christ petrouleas        Seneca Foods                      Andrea Kiriazes
 Astoria Bakery                     in Memory of Voula and James       Christine Scarpini                Fr. Tom Michalos
 Blackie Concrete                  petrouleas                          phyllis and John Sheoris          Olga Cardasis
 Brown and Brown insurance         peter and Toula phillips            Michael and Angela Silamianos     goffas Family
  phillip and Tracy Lyon           Semo post, Jefferson Beach          Stoukas imports                   Koukios Family
 John Cardasis and Family          Marina                              Spero Theros                      DeRonne Family
 City graphics                     Ted and Koula pozios                uncle Harry’s Deli Restaurant
 Cloverdale Equipment Co.          prairie Farms Dairy                 Family Dining                     Appreciation
 Cosmopolitan Travel               george and Aphie Roumell            Vlahantones and Tangalos, p.C.    City of grosse pointe Woods
 Dick and Joan DeRonne             Bob and Marietta Samaras            CpA                               City of St. Clair Shores
 De Ronne graphics                 Dr. Vicky Savas                     Friend                            The Designate
 Diples Ladies                     Shields pizza                       Becharas Brothers Coffee          Joan Kontjonis
 LaLonde Jewelers                  Bill Tecos                          Kathryn Cable                     Sodexo Food Service-grosse
 MDM Custom Homes                  The Spear Family, King Coffee       Cavendish Foods                   pointe Schools
 National Coney island             and Tea Services                    Delphine Campbell                 June Spiro
  george Dallas                    george and Santhy Volis             Niki Caris                        St. Joan of Arc
 pepsi Co.                         george Volis, Jr.                   gloria Donaldson                  St. John greek Orthodox Church
 patty pozios                      Dr. and Mrs. ignatios Voudoukis     Extreme graphics
 pontiac Cash Register             Drs. Christo and Marsha Zingas      Kraft Foods
 print Xpress                      Athletic Club                       Kroger
 Ram’s Horn- Kasapis Bros inc.     paul p. and Roxanne Andoni          peter Nicholas
 Ram’s Horn – Rochester Hills      Jim and Diane Andriotakis           Ted and Ann Niforos
 Sherwin -Williams Co. – grosse    paul Aviews                         Nino Salvaggio
 pointe                            Cadillac Memorial gardens East      Cora Linda pappas


EpiSTLE                                                           S5s                                                          AuguST 2010
EpiSTLE   S6s   AuguST 2010
 The Future of Church Music
  By Stan Takis, Choir Director

 On October 3 of this year, the Greek              are many people in the world who are             the reality of losing Church music in their
 Orthodox Archdiocese of America will              interested in playing and singing music,         services. The only way this can be prevented
 celebrate, in conjunction with the national       there does not seem to be many in our parish     at Assumption is for congregation members
 Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians,         who are interested in doing it at the church     under the age of 45 step forth and join the
 its annual church music Sunday, a day to          level. We accumulate new choir members at        choir or go up to the chanters’ stand and
 honor local choirs and chanters for their         a snail’s pace, perhaps about one per year or    learn how to become a psalti. If they don’t, we
 service to their parishes. The first Sunday       less, and at the rate we are going, in twenty    will have a very different kind of church two
 of october that is on or after the feast of St.   years there will be no one to lead the con-      decades from now.
 Romanos the Melodist has been chosen for          gregation in the responses and hymns of our      So, let’s celebrate our Church musicians
 this celebration.                                 Divine Services.                                 while we still have them. And if you are one
 While many lay people contribute their many       This means that soon, during the Divine          who feels the future will take care of itself
 talents to the Church, whether it’s through       Liturgy, the members of the congregation         and somebody will step up and do the job
 charity organizations like the Philoptochos       will have to pick up their hymnals and,          someday, I ask, who will that be if not you,
 Society or the ahePa, serving as ushers,          probably, read or intone the parts assigned      yourself? When immediate action is needed
 teaching Sunday school, or in some other          to the people. Considering how silent our        in a crisis, the members of our parish have
 role, consider that church musicians are the      congregations are now, this is going to take a   always responded to the call. Church music
 only lay people, aside from acolytes, who do      huge effort on the part of any future priests    may not be in an immediate crisis, but in
 their work in the Divine Services themselves.     to get them to open their mouths in worship.     the long term, it will be if the people do not
 Since the worship services are the central rea-   and at services that change every day, such      take responsibility now. It is a simple thing
 son the Church exists in the first place, this    as Vespers and Orthros, the priest is going to   to do—every week just walk up to the choir
 is pretty important work and the people who       have to find someone to stand and read the       loft or the chanters’ stand and join in—but it
 step up and do it deserve to be recognized.       services aloud with no chanting whatsoever.      is not an easy thing to do because it takes a
 Yet, I can’t help but wonder who is going to      Do you think this is an impossible scenario?     commitment. However, anything that’s worth
 step up and do this work in the future when       Well, I can tell you it is happening already     attaining in life is not easy. There are many
 our current chanters and choir members are        throughout the country at many churches,         blessings to be earned by becoming a church
 gone. there has not been enough growth in         both large and small. As choir numbers           musician. I pray that many of you reading
 these groups to sustain the music ministry        dwindle and trained chanters disappear from      this will be led to find them.
 through the next two decades. While there         the psalterion, many churches are faced with




                                                                announcing
                       ASSUMPTION GREEK DANCE PROGRAM
                           Promoting the Enhancement of Hellenic Culture Through Dance
                                             BEGINS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3
                                                (Following Sunday School)
                                    All youth invited to participate in new program!
                              Practices will prepare for performances throughout the year.
                                                   Beginners – Ages 4-6
                                                    Juniors - Ages 7-9
                                                Intermediate – Ages 10-13
                       Assumption Hellenic Society For Performing Arts – Ages 14-college age
                 Registration forms for each age group and weekly schedule available in church office.
                    Greek School will continue to include Greek Dance as part of the curriculum.
                             Students are invited to participate in Sunday practices as well.




EpiSTLE                                                                S7s                                                            AuguST 2010
  Assumption Stewardship 2010
     Let us commit ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God
The Stewardship Committee hopes that everyone is enjoying the more carefree days of summer, and wishes to remind us all that the Church does
not take a summer vacation. The Church is here for all of us, every day of the year, and needs you to continue your Stewardship support through
your time, talents and treasures. Please be sure to keep your stewardship pledge current during the summer months, and if you haven’t completed a
pledge card yet, please contact the Church office or drop your completed pledge card in the Sunday collection tray.

BeneFactorS as of September 7, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Ahee III              Mr. and Mrs. Robert DeWaele            Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kircos              Mr. and Mrs. Kiki Nick                Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sarris
Mrs. Eoanna Ahee                          Mr. and Mrs. Robert Earle              Mr. and Mrs. David Kohl                Mr. and Mrs. Dean Niforos             Ms. Dena Scandalis
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Andoni                  Ms. Helene Economou                    Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kontos            Ms. Lambro Niforos                    Mr. and Mrs. John Sheoris
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Andoniades           Mr. and Mrs. Harry Economou            Mr. and Mrs. Petro Kotsis              Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Niforos         Mr. and Mrs. Craig Sherman
Mr. Paul Aviews                           Mr. and Mrs. James Eliades             Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Kotsis           Mr. Demetrios Panagopoulos            Mr. and Mrs. Isaak Simopoulos
Mr. and Mrs. George Backos                Mr. and Mrs. Charles Falzone           Mr. and Mrs. Jim Koukios               Mr. and Mrs. Bill Panagos             Mrs. Demetra Spiro
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Backos                Mrs. Stella Ferris                     Mrs. Nitsa Kourelis                    Mr. and Mrs. George Panarites         Dr. and Mrs. Steven Tapazoglou
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Bajis                Mr. and Mrs. Tony Ferris               Mrs. Amalia Kyriazis                   Dr. and Mrs. Theodore Pantos          Dr. and Mrs. Ari Thanasas
Drs. Gust and Effie Bills                 Mr. and Mrs. George Fotias             Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Livingston         Mr. and Mrs. Ted Papakonstantinou     Mr. and Mrs. Louis Theros
Mr. and Mrs. Louie Bricolas               Mr. and Mrs. George Gazepis            Mrs. Pauline Lopiccolo                 Mr. and Mrs. Manual Papista           Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Thomas
Mrs. Kalliopy Callas                      Mrs. Effie Gehlert                     Mr. and Mrs. Chris Macres              Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Pappas          Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thomas
Ms. Delphine Campbell                     Mr. and Mrs. James Giftos              Mr. and Mrs. Peter Macres              Mr. and Mrs. Jim Penz                 Mr. and Mrs. Steven Torakis
Mr. and Mrs. John Cardasis                Mr. and Mrs. Tom Giftos                Mr. and Mrs. Elias Majoros             Dr. and Mrs. John Perentesis          Ms. Roula Tsaprailis
Mrs. Niki Caris                           Drs. George and Holly Goffas           Dr. and Mrs. John Makris               Mr. and Mrs. Christ Petrouleas        Fr. and Presvytera Varlamos
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carson               Mr. Angelo Gust                        Mr. and Mrs. William Malian            Mr. and Mrs. George Petrouleas        Mr. and Mrs. George Venettis
Mrs. Katherine Cherpes                    Dr. and Mrs. Ted Hadgis                Mr. and Mrs. Chris Manos               Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Poletis           Mr. and Mrs. Mark Venettis
Mr. and Mrs. John Christopher             Mr. and Mrs. Dirk Hedglin              Mr. and Mrs. Alex Markus               Mr. and Mrs. David Poletis            Mr. and Mrs. George Verras
Ms. Lorraine Christy                      LTC and Mrs. Samuel Homsy              Mr. and Mrs. Rich Mayk                 Mr. and Mrs. George Poletis           Mr. and Mrs. Lydia Villeneuve
Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Cipriano           Mr. Linos Jacovides                    Mrs. Andronekey McInchak               Mr. and Mrs. Alexandros Pozios        Mr. and Mrs. Louis Vlahantones
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark                 Mr. and Mrs. James Johns               Mr. and Mrs. Alex Mellos               Mr. and Mrs. Apostolos Pozios         Mr. and Mrs. George Volis
Fr. and Presvytera Cook                   Mr. Thomas Jordan                      Mrs. AnneMarie Michon                  Mr. Christopher Pozios                Mrs. Nina Volis
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Craprotta              Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kalyvas               Mrs. Dorothy Mike                      Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Rafaill           Dr. and Mrs. Ignatios Voudoukis
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Coutsos                Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Kambouris          Dr. Charles Milonas                    Dr. and Mrs. Chris Raphtis            Mr. Robert Vickrey
Mr. and Mrs. George Dallas                Dr. and Mrs. Konstantinos Kapordelis   Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Moisides         Dr. and Mrs. Emanuel Rothis           Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Zachary
Mr. and Mrs. John Dallas                  Mr. and Mrs. John Karisny              Mrs. Daphne Moraitis                   Mr. Michael Roustemis                 Drs. Christo and Marsha Zingas
Mr. and Mrs. Christ Daskas                Mr. George Karras                      Mr. and Mrs. Nikolaos Moschouris       Mr. and Mrs. Evans Routsis
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Daskas               Mr. and Mrs. John Karras               Mr. Anthony Niarhos                    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Samaras
Mr. and Mrs. Richard DeRonne              Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kefallinos         Mr. and Mrs. Peter Nichols             Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses Saros


STEWARDS as of September 7, 2010
Mrs. Patsy Addotta                        Mr. Konstantinos Cavis                 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Hillakas          Mr. Andrew Mimikos, Jr.               Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rybicki
Mrs. Dina Agridis                         Ms. Anastasia Chalou                   Mrs. Dina Ikonomopoulos                Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mishige           Mr. and Mrs. David Sacchetti
Mr. Niko Ahee                             Mr. and Mrs. James Champane            Ms. Barbara Isola                      Ms. Lillian Mitchell                  Mr. Tony Safar
Ms. Harriet Alex                          Mr. and Mrs. Dean Chapman              Ms. Rose Janevic                       Mr. and Mrs. John Mitropetros         Mr. and Mrs. James Sarcheck
Ms. Stella Alex                           Mr. and Mrs. Panos Chasiotis           Mrs. Elpes Janisse                     Mrs. Vasiliki Morakeas                Mrs. Nickoletta Saros
Ms. Diane Alexander                       Mr. and Mrs. Nick Cheolas              Ms. Tina Joanides                      Mrs. A. Ann Morrin                    Ms. Mary Scalici
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Alexiou                 Mr. and Mrs. Steve Cheolas             Mr. Evlambio Johnson                   Ms. Despina Moschouris                Mrs. Sophie Scandalis
Mr. Pete Alexopoulos                      Ms. Jeanne Cholack                     Mrs. Elly Kafritsas                    Mr. Thomas Mouhtouris                 Mr. and Mrs. Melissa Schervish
Mrs. Mary Alogdelis                       Mr. Michael Cholack                    Mr. and Mrs. Brian Kaitner             Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mourtos            Mrs. Francene Sciortino
Mr. and Mrs. George Alexopoulos           Ms. Antonia Christofis                 Mrs. Grace Kalkanis Nichols            Mr. Emanuel Mutafis                   Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schrock
Ms. Nikki Ameredes                        Mr. and Mrs. George Christopulos       Mr. and Mrs. George T. Kalina          Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nanos             Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Seely
Mr. Nicholas Anagnostopoulos              Ms. Jane Constantine                   Mr. Theodore Kalina                    Mr. and Mrs. Apostolos Nasiou         Mrs. Maria Sendoykas
Mrs. Froso Andiaris                       Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Cooksey           Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kallapure          Mr. and Mrs. George Niarhakos         Mrs. Sofronia Senopole
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Andoni                 Mr. and Mrs. John Costa                Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Kalogeridis       Mrs. Helen Niarhakos                  Mr. and Mrs. Andreas Seremetis
Mr. and Mrs. George Andreopoulos          Mrs. Anastasia Costopoulos             Ms. Anita Kanakaris                    Mr. and Mrs. William Niarhos          Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shammas
Mr. and Mrs. James Andriotakis            Mr. and Mrs. George Coutilish          Mrs. Patricia Kanakaris                Mr. and Mrs. Demetrios Nicholaides    Mr. and Mrs. Michael Silamianos
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Andriotakis         Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Coutilish        Mrs. Helen Kappaz                      Ms. Nancy Nicholas                    Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Simon
Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Angelakis           Mr. and Mrs. Todd Crandall             Mr. and Mrs. Konstantinos Karabetsos   Mr. Art Nichols                       Dr. George Skaff
Mrs. Helen Arambages                      Mr. and Mrs. Robert Czech              Mrs. Irene Karan                       Ms. Angela Nicolaou                   Mr. and Mrs. George Skolas
Mr. and Mrs. James Arapostathis           Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dagitses            Ms. Ramona Karan                       Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nicolaou         Mrs. Ann Skuras
Mrs. and Mrs. Efstathios Aronis           Ms. Diane D’Ambrosio                   Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Karas              Mrs. Penny Nix                        Ms. Bessie Skuras
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Athan                   Mrs. Hanna Dabain                      Mr. and Mrs. John Karras               Mr. Harry Panagos                     Ms. Corinne Smith
Ms. Dora Athanasopoulos                   Mrs. Athena Dafingas                   Mr. and Mrs. John Kastran              Mrs. Mary Panagos                     Mr. and Mrs. William Smith
Mrs. Maria Athanasopoulos                 Ms. Angela Dallas                      Mr. and Mrs. Dean Kastoris             Ms. Despo Pangalos                    Mrs. Catherine Spadafore
Ms. Darlene Atsalakis                     Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dallas            Mrs. Constance Katikos                 Ms. Helen Pangalos                    Ms. Brandi Spanos
Mrs. Georgia Atsalakis                    Ms. Patricia Dallas                    Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kefalonitis        Mr. Nick Panos                        Mr. Stephen Stamatiou
Ms. Lauren Atsalakis                      Mrs. Stella Dallas                     Mr. and Mrs. Apostolos Kerasiotis      Mr. and Mrs. George Panourgias        Mr. and Mrs. Costas Stavrou
Mrs. Audrey Avouris                       Mr. and Mrs. William Dallas            Mrs. Penny Khorraminia                 Mr. and Mrs. John Papadakis           Mr. and Mrs. Spero Stergiotis
Ms. Jennifer Ayan                         Mr. and Mrs. Steve Davlantes           Mr. and Mrs. George Kiriazis           Mr. and Mrs. Chris Papakonstantinou   Ms. Harriet Stoukas
Mr. Philip Ayan                           Mrs. Mary Demasek                      Mr. and Mrs. George Kissonergis        Ms. Ritsa Papakonstantinou            Mr. Christos Strubakos
Mr. and Mrs. Taso Ayan                    Mr. George Demetrakeas                 Mr. and Mrs. John Kohl                 Ms. Tina Papakonstantinou             Mr. and Mrs. Theodoros Strubakos
Mrs. Bessie Backos                        Mrs. Effie Despopoulos                 Mr. and Mrs. Panagiotis Kolizeras      Dr. and Mrs. Pano Papalekas           Mrs. Toula Kappas Suciu
Mr. and Mrs. Christ Backos                Mr. and Mrs. George Diamond            Ms. Mary Konduros                      Mr. Speros Papalexis                  Mrs. Constance Szymczak
Ms. Marlaina Backos                       Mr. and Mrs. Nick Dimitriadis          Ms. Joan Kontjonis                     Mr. and Mrs. Athanasios Papapanos     Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Takis
Mr. Nicholas Backos                       Mr. and Mrs. Nick Dionysopoulos        Mr. John Korachis                      Mrs. Lore Papatriantafylou            Mr. and Mrs. James Tapazoglou
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bajorek                Mr. and Mrs. Speros Dionysopoulos      Mrs. Chrysoula Korovessis              Mrs. Akrie Pappas                     Mr. and Mrs. Bill Tecos
Mr. and Mrs. Antonios Bakoulas            Mrs. Ann Dollar                        Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kosmas            Mrs. Artemis Pappas                   Mr. and Mrs. George Tecos
Mr. and Mrs. George Balasis               Mr. and Mrs. James Duceatt             Mr. and Mrs. Athanasios Kotopoulos     Mrs. Cora Linda Pappas                Mr. and Mrs. Peter Tecos
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Baldwin                Mr. Dean Elanges                       Mr. Phillip Koufos                     Mrs. Fotini Pappas                    Mr. and Mrs. Al Telegadas
Mrs. Georgia Baltsas                      Mr. and Mrs. Peter Eliades             Mrs. Denise Kouskoulas                 Mrs. Julia Pappas                     Mr. and Mrs. James Telegadas
Mr. and Mrs. Timmy Baltsas                Mrs. Angeline Eliopoulos               Mr. and Mrs. Nikolaos Kouskoulas       Ms. Maria Pappas                      Mr. and Mrs. Aristotle Theodorou
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Bartnik              Mr. Steve Eliopoulos                   Ms. Konstantina Kyriazis               Ms. Niki Pappas                       Mr. and Mrs. Lefteri Theodorou
Mr. and Mrs. Christos Basoukeas           Ms. Carrie Engwis                      Mr. and Mrs. George Lambropoulos       Mr. Paul L. Pappas                    Mr. and Mrs. Nick Theophonous
Mrs. Mary Bayo                            Mr. and Mrs. Dean Etsios               Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lancaster          Mr. and Mrs. William Pappas           Mr. Spero Theros
Ms. Debora Bazakis                        Mr. and Mrs. Chris Eugene              Mrs. Margaret Lapensee                 Mr. and Mrs. William G. Pappas        Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Thomas
Mr. George Bekios                         Mrs. Nota Evangeliou                   Mr. and Mrs. Savas Laskarides          Ms. Annette Parkis                    Mr. Tom G. Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. John Bekios                  Mr. George Farmakis                    Ms. Kalliopi Latinis                   Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Parris             Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. Milan Belans                 Mrs. Marie Farrell                     Ms. Marie Layman                       Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Patsalis          Mr. and Mrs. Vasilios Thomopoulos
Mrs. Helen Belanski                       Ms. Pennie Fotopulos                   Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lazaris            Ms. Maria Patsalis                    Mr. James Thompson
Mrs. Catherine Bertakis                   Mr. Michael Fournier                   Mr. Peter Lazaris                      Mr. and Mrs. Pete Patsalis            Mr. and Mrs. Dimitrios Tingas
Mr. and Mrs. James Bertakis               Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frederick          Ms. Helen Sifakakis Leggett            Mr. and Mrs. Petros Patsalis          Mrs. Stella Thoel
Mr. Michael Bertakis                      Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Fresh               Mrs. Sophie Levette                    Mr. and Mrs. Petre Petkof             Mrs. Virginia Tomasevic
Mr. John Bill                             Mr. and Mrs. George Gaggos             Mr. and Mrs. Mark Liccardello          Mr. David Petrouleas                  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Toth
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bill                   Mr. and Mrs. John Galbo                Ms. Sophie Lingon                      Mr. and Mrs. Peter Phillips           Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Treppa
Mr. and Mrs. Eustace Bitsicas and Peter   Mrs. Kay Ganas                         Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Lipinski          Mrs. Mary Pisley                      Mrs. Esther Triantes
Mr. Louis Boukis                          Mrs. Aspasia Garkinos                  Mrs. Polyxene Litos                    Mr. and Mrs. Steve Plastiras          Mr. and Mrs. Ippokratis Tsakanikas
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Boukis                 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Gauthier           Ms. Antoinette Lolea                   Mr. and Mrs. Rick Portwood            Mrs. Fereniki Tsaprailis
Mr. and Mrs. George Bournias              Mr. and Mrs. George George             Ms. Estelle Loleas                     Mrs. Katherine Poulos                 Mrs. Vicky Tsolis
Mr. and Mrs. Lou Bournias                 Ms. Toula Genematas                    Mr. and Mrs. Peter Loukas              Mr. and Mrs. Athanasios Pozios        Mr. and Mrs. George Vamvakos
Mrs. Maryion Boutsikaris                  Ms. Krisanne George                    Mrs. Pauline Maludy                    Ms. Panagiota Pozios                  Mr. and Mrs. Dimitri Vasilos
Ms. Stephanie Brennan                     Mrs. Frances Georgeson                 Ms. Irene Mandalis                     Mr. and Mrs. Theofanis A. Pozios      Mr. Vasilis Vasilos
Ms. Christina Bucca                       Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Georgopoulos    Mr. and Mrs. Georgios Manolios         Mr. and Mrs. Theofanis E. Pozios      Mrs. Virginia Velas
Mrs. Maria Buchholtz                      Mr. George Gianakopoulos               Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mannino           Mr. and Mrs. Vasilios Pozios          Mr. and Mrs. William Venettis
Mr. Sophie Burbulis                       Ms. Nancy Giftos                       Dr. Kypros Markou                      Mrs. Dena Psilopoulos                 Ms. Cynthia Vickrey
Mrs. Soula Burns                          Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gregg             Mr. and Mrs. Keith Mazur               Mr. Nick Psilopoulos                  Mr. and Mrs. Nick Vlahos
Mr. John Butsicaris                       Dr. and Mrs. Robert Gryebet            Mr. and Mrs. James Masouras            Mr. and Mrs. Mark Radtke              Ms. Margo Vrahnos
Mrs. Kathy Cable                          Mr. and Mrs. George Gust               Ms. Eleni Manousakakis                 Mrs. Katherine Raftis                 Mrs. Marian Vrahoritis
Ms. Penny Cafretsas                       Mrs. Georgia Gust                      Mrs. Carrie Maul                       Mr. and Mrs. Chris Raptoulis          Mrs. Cynthia Welc
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Calas                   Mrs. Calliope Hadgikosti               Mr. Christopher McWherter              Mrs. Dorothy Raptoulis                Ms. Dorthea Williams
Mrs. Pauline Caras                        Mrs. Viola Hadgikosti                  Mrs. Flora Meader                      Ms. Tasia Regos                       Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wynn
Mr. Michael A. Cardasis                   Mr. William Hadgikosti                 Mrs. Kathleen Meek                     Mrs. Effie Ribble                     Mrs. Katherine Yanoulaki
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cardasis             Mrs. Viola Hadjiyanis                  Mrs. Christina Mellos-Pantely          Mrs. Kiki Robinson                    Mr. and Mrs. Constantine Yanoulakis
Mrs. Helen Cargas                         Mr. and Mrs. William Hamlin            Mr. and Mrs. Elias Melhem              Mr. John Roehrig                      Ms. Elizabeth Zachary
Mrs. Fran Carter                          Mrs. Harriet Hanzakos                  Mr. and Mrs. Mike Melhem, Jr.          Ms. Katie Roehrig                     Mrs. Bessie Zahariadis
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Caruso                 Mr. Takis Harlaftis                    Mr. Louis Meyers                       Mrs. Eva Roubas                       Ms. Maria Zingas
Mrs. Helen Castino                        Mr. and Mrs. James Harmon              Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Miller            Ms. Pauline Roubas                    Mr. and Mrs. Nick Zingas
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Catros               Dr. Lena Hatzichronoglou               Mr. and Mrs. John Miller               Mrs. Cleo Rousos                      Ms. Mary Zoto
Mr. and Mrs. George Cavis                 Mrs. Eugenia Hatzis                    Mrs. Rebecca Miller                    Mr. and Mrs. Christos Roustemis




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 Auto-Theft Recovery Utilizing the Latest State of the Art Equipment
          Certified Technicians • Towing Service Available
       Ser vicing All Insurance Companies
    FREE LOANER CARS • PICK-UP AND DELIVERY
 22015 Mack Ave. (between 8-9 Mile)
        Saint Clair Shores               (586) 771-5757
                                                                                                Invisalign / Invisible Braces
                                                                                                One Hour Laser Whitening
                                                                                                                                                 Adolescence
                                                                                            One Visit Crowns • Veneers • Onlays                  is hard enough…
                                                                                              Drill-less Dentistry • Implants

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                                                                                           Grosse Pointe Family Dentistry
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                                                                                                                 Olga Panagos DDS

                                                                                                         313-882-9729
                                                                                                             18501 Mack • Grosse Pointe
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                        Assumption Nursery School and Toddler Center
                                            CELEBRATE SUMMER!
                                                           Fall 2010-2011
                                                       REGISTER NOW
                                                       586-772-4477
                                                       Assumptionnursery.org
                                            22150 MARTER ROAD • ST. CLAIR SHORES

EpiSTLE                                                                 S 19 s                                                                              AuguST 2010
                                                                                   OPEN
                                                                                   24 Hours

          GrEat BrEakfast sPEcials startiNG at $3.29
                                          Monday – Friday 5:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

                                      Homemade Soups, Gravies and Sauces
                                                 Thank You!
                                                  Efharisto

                                                             TWO GREAT LOCATIONS
                                                         CELEBRATING 35 YEARS        NEW LOCATION
               $1.00 Off
                                                                ROSEVILLE                 FRASER
                 Next Visit                                  NORth OF 12 MILE        CORNER OF MASONIC
                  exp 11/13/10                                  ON GRAtIOt             AND UtICA RD.
                                                               586-777-1440             586-296-1744




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                   Grosse Pointe Woods

                313-886-4600
           Mon.-Sat. 10am to 6pm, Thurs. 10am to 8pm
                     Extended Holiday Hours


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                Michigan's Retailer Of The Year
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EpiSTLE                                                    S 20 s                                  AuguST 2010
Fr. michael Varlamos       parish Council                             ministries
 proistamenos              Committees 2010
Joan deronne                                                          Church
                           welcome and ushering
                                                                      Athletics
 Administrator               Ted Kotsis
                                                                        george petrouleas
olga Cardasis              stewardship                                  313-882-6828
                             Christ petrouleas
 Office Manager              Lydia Villeneuve                           Dean Niforos
                                                                        313-418-6085
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                              586-219-4233
  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
                           Finance
 robert dewaele              Bob DeWaele
                                                                        Cathy Livingston
  Council Treasurer                                                     586-949-2467
                             Tom Nanos
                           legal                                      senior Citizens
 Jeffrey Bajis               Chrysanthe Kohl                            Catherine Spadafore
                                                                        586-771-6686
 Sophie Burbulis             Ted Niforos
                             Louis Theros                             sunday school
 george Dallas             Construction/repairs                         Chris De Waele
 Krisanne george             Dave poletis                               Krisanne george
 Chrysanthe Kohl           Catering                                   organizations
                             Ernest Zachary
 Theodore A. Kotsis                                                   AhepA
                           Board of Auditors
 Cathy Livingston                                                      John Hatzis
                             george gazepis                            586-268-9747
 Tom Nanos                   Andy Kallapure
                             Lou Vlahantones                          Assumption Parishioners Association
 Theodore Niforos          epistle                                      Terry Vickery
 Christ petrouleas           Jeff petersen, design and publishing       586-779-6111
                                                                      daughters of penelope
 george petrouleas                                                      Sandy Moisides
 David poletis                                                          313-882-6332
 Harriet Stoukas
 Roula Tsaprailis
 Ernest Zachary




                                                      Assumption nursery school and Toddler Center
                                                        22150 Marter Road
                                                        St. Clair Shores, Mi 48080
                                                        Anne Chilingirian          586-772-4477
                                                        Website: www.assumptionnursery.org
Assumption greek Orthodox Church
21800 Marter Road
St. Clair Shores, Mi 48080
phone: 586-779-6111
Fax: 586-779-8369
Website: www.goassumption.org


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