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Shepherd's Staff - October 2010

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									                                           Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
                                     Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit

            John 15:12-15
                                The Shepherd’s Staff
                                Volume II, Issue 5                                                       October 2010
          "This is my com-
          mandment, that
you love one another as                               Metropolitan Nicholas’ Message
I have loved you. Great-
er love has no man than         Beloved Family in Christ,                                     We are called upon to cast
   this, that a man lay
                                                                                              a vote towards our ulti-

  down his life for his
   friends. You are my              n the United States,                                      mate goal of the Kingdom
friends if you do what I            November is usually a                                     of God. This is not a year-
command you. No long-           time of reflection and                                        ly choice or change: each
  er do I call you serv-
                                choice with regard to the                                     day we are called upon to
  ants, for the servant
does not know what his          legal and cultural norms                                      sign ourselves with the
  master is doing; but I        and goals of our country.                                     cross and to dedicate our
have called you friends,        It is the time of elections                                   lives to Jesus Christ; each
    for all that I have
                                and voting — and our be-                                      day we are called upon to
 heard from my Father I
   have made known to           lief is that by participating                                 choose to return good for
            you.                in this process, we will                                      evil; each day we are called
                                have an opportunity to ex-      people think that the only    upon to help those in need;
                                press a direction for our       choices that we make as       each day we are called up-
                                lives and country.              parishioners are those        on to say the name that is
                                    Perhaps the most amaz-      which concern the day-to-     above every other name,
                                ing thing about the ability     day operations of a parish    the name of Jesus, and to
                                for us to cast our vote is      complex. And as necessary     bless ourselves and our
                                the fact that we can either     and important as these        families with our love and
   St. Demetrios                be convinced of the wis-        choices might be, they are    devotion to Him.
   The Myrrhbearer              dom of our previous choic-      not the most significant         Here in the United
       October 26               es — or we can be free to       matter at hand for us Or-     States, where the rest of
                                change our minds. In this       thodox Christians.            the society votes once a
Inside this issue:              manner, the collective ex-         As Christians every day    year, we are called upon to
                                perience and goals of the       is election day. We are       vote every day, to choose
Bishop’s Schedule         2     entire population are           called upon each day to       to follow Christ, and to be
Youth Ministry News       3     meant to be taken into ac-      choose to follow Christ. It   the emissaries of His love.
                                count so that “we the peo-      is not enough that we            Let us make our votes
Philoptochos News         4
                                ple” can be reflected in the    should be simply, as party    for Him in our life count
Religious Homeschooling   5     manner in which our coun-       members, waving our           every day.
My Trip to Istanbul       6
                                try is run.                     Christian flag. On the con-
                                    We as Orthodox Chris-       trary, each day we are           With every blessing,
Holy Trinity Church       7     tians must not forget that      called upon to choose to
                                we are also called upon to      renew our commitment to       ^Metropolitan Nicholas
Friends of Metropolis     8-9   make choices. Oftentimes        God and His Holy Church.
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                                        Bishop’s Schedule Highlights
2         Wedding Joanna George & Jeff Hadsell                     Annunciation Cathedral - Detroit, MI
3         Pastoral Visit                                           Nativity of the Virgin Mary Church - Plymouth, MI
4-5       Trisaghion & Funeral Thomas G. Thomas                    Assumption Church - St. Clair Shores, MI
7         Endowment Committee Conference Call                      Metropolis Center - Troy, MI
8         Philoptochos Board Meeting                               Metropolis Center - Troy, MI
10        Pastoral Visit                                           Holy Trinity Church - Lansing, MI
12 - 14 Fall Meeting of the Holy Eparchial Synod                   Archdiocese Headquarters - NYC
15        Executive Committee & Archdiocesan Council Meetings      NYC
17        Pastoral Visit                                           St. Nicholas Church - Ann Arbor, MI
23        Metropolis Council Meeting                               Metropolis Center - Troy, MI
24        Pastoral Visit                                           St. Demetrios Church - Saginaw, MI
25        St. Demetrios Great Vespers                              St. Demetrios Church - Saginaw, MI
26        St. Demetrios Divine Liturgy                             St. Spiridon Chapel - Metropolis Office - Troy, MI
29 - 31 2010 Archon Weekend & Assembly of the Order of St. Andrew NYC
31        Hierarchical Divine Liturgy & Investiture of the new Archons Holy Trinity Archdiocesan Cathedral - NYC

1-6           Meeting of the Holy & Sacred Synod                   Ecumenical Patriarchate, Turkey
8             7:00 pm St. Nektarios Great Vespers                  Assumption Church - St. Clair Shores, MI
10 - 13       American Bible Society Board Meeting                 NYC
13 - 20       International Archon Religious Freedom Conference    Brussels - Belgium, Europe
21            Entry of the Theotokos to the Temple                 St. George Church - Southgate, MI
23            Clergy Syndesmos Meeting                             Metropolis Center - Troy, MI
27 - Dec. 5 Meeting of the Holy & Sacred Synod                     Ecumenical Patriarchate, Turkey

                                          NEW!       Metropolis Website Re-Launched

                    After a long period of time, our website has been redesigned and re-launched. The site includes
                    new elements like: featured articles, online resources, multimedia, Q&A forms, maps, useful
                    resources and links, an online bookstore, online donations via PayPal, Google search, etc.
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Volume II, Issue 5                                                                               October 2010                                    Page 3

                                             Youth Ministry News by Eva Kokinos
           2010 GOYA                     internet safety, sexual purity, and                                                     DID YOU KNOW??
   “Christ Encounter Retreat”            drug/alcohol abuse.
     Annunciation Church                                                                                                     Join the Metropolis Youth
                                            The participants spent time stud-
        Little Rock, AR                                                                                                              Office ListServ,
                                         ying the Holy Scripture and in pray-
                                         er during “Alone with God” time.                                                       the MDYM e-Update!

F    r. Nicholas Verdaris and the
     GOYAns of the Annunciation
Church in Little Rock, Arkansas
                                            As an integral part of their re-
                                         treat, the Annunciation GOYA
                                                                                                                             Would you like to keep up with
                                                                                                                             the latest news regarding youth
                                                                                                                             and young adult ministries? Join
held their annual “Christ Encounter      selects a service project to which                                                   the official e-Newsletter of the
Retreat” on Saturday, October 2,         they will offer their time and talent.                                                Metropolis Youth Office. To
2010.                                    This year, the GOYAns prepared                                                             join, please visit the
                                         dinners for the families staying at                                       
   Eva Kokinos, the Metropolis           the Ronald McDonald House of
Director of Youth and Young Adult                                                                                                           -office!
                                         Little Rock. Through their efforts,
Ministries, is invited every year by     twenty-five families were able to
Fr. Nicholas and Annunciation                                                                                                    We’re on FACEBOOK
                                         enjoy a delicious enchilada dinner,                                                  The Metropolis Youth Office
parish to come and lead this GOYA        with Spanish rice and dessert.
retreat. The goal of the retreat is to                                                                                        now has a FACEBOOK FAN
offer the young people an oppor-            Of course, the retreat included                                                  PAGE. We already have almost
tunity to encounter Christ through       lots of fun and fellowship, punctuat-                                               600 fans!!! If you have a FACE-
study of the Holy Scriptures, discus-    ed by the annual Board Game Tour-                                                     BOOK account, you can get
sions about current issues, partici-     nament.                                                                               updates, pictures, and other
pation in service projects, and fel-                                                                                            information! Search Greek
                                            GOYAns completed a beautiful
lowship with one another.                                                                                                     Orthodox Metropolis of De-
                                         weekend by attending Divine Litur-
                                                                                                                             troit—Youth and Young Adult
   The theme of the retreat was          gy the next day and continued the
                                                                                                                             Ministries and become a FAN!
“Survivor: Making It Through Life        retreat discussion during Sunday
for Eternal Life.” Led by Eva Koki-      School class.
                                                                                   If you have a wonderful youth event           St. John Chrysostom
nos, the GOYAns discussed some of           Kudos to the GOYAns at Annun-           that you would like to showcase in        Oratorical Festival Topics
the pressing issues facing teens         ciation for making an effort to grow      future issues of the Shepherd’s Staff,       are NOW AVAILABLE!
today and how to navigate through        closer to God, to each other, and to     please email a short article with one or      Make sure to visit http://
those challenges according to the        the community at large.                               two photos to       
Church. Some of the topics includ-                                                        departments/religioused/sjcof
ed peer pressure, technology and
                                                                                                                              to download the 2011 SJCOF
                                                                                                                              Topics. Metropolis of Detroit
              SAVE THE DATE!!! UPCOMING EVENTS FOR YOUTH!!!                                                                  Festival Dates are coming soon!

October 16, 2010                              GOYA Dodgeball Tournament                                                      The CrossRoad Program at
                                                     Assumption Church—St. Clair Shores, MI                                    HC/HC now accepting
October 23, 2010                              St. Nicholas Church Glendi
                                                        St. Nicholas Church—Troy, MI                                          Visit
October 30, 2010                              St. John Church GOYA Dinner/Dance
                                                        St. John the Baptist Church—Sterling Heights, MI
                                                                                                                              to download the application.
December 27-29, 2010                          “Holiday Hoops” GOYA Basketball Tournament                                       Applications must be post-
                                                       St. John the Baptist Church—Sterling Heights, MI
                                                                                                                               marked by March 1, 2011.
January 8, 2011                               Assumption GOYA Dance
                                                       Assumption Church—St. Clair Shores, MI                                 2011 Orthodox Christian
January 29, 2011                              Greek Folk Dance Workshop                                                       Camp and Youth Worker
                                                       St. Nicholas Church—Troy, MI                                                   Conference
February 18-20, 2011                          Dayton GOYA Basketball Tournament                                                Make sure to save the date:
                                                      Annunciation Church—Dayton, OH                                            January 27-29, 2011. The
March 5, 2011                                 MI Area GOYA Lenten Retreat                                                    conference will be held in Dal-
                                                       St. Nicholas Church—Ann Arbor, MI                                      las, TX. More details coming
                                                                                                                                     soon. Also visit
April 1-3, 2011                               Fall Creek Falls GOYA Lenten Retreat                                   for
                                                        Holy Trinity Church—Nashville, TN
                                                                                                                                the most up-to-date infor-
  MORE EVENTS AND DATES COMING SOON! Visit for the most up-to-date                                                mation.
  event listing. To add events to the Metropolis Youth Calendar, please email
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                                        Philoptochos News by Eleni Zaferes

P     hiloptochos chapters
      throughout the Metrop-
olis support many outreach
                                  Big Sister programs and Day-
                                  break for runaway children.
                                  In 2010, concentration was
                                                                        pants, T-shirts and snacks are
                                                                        provided for homeless pa-
                                                                        tients when they are released
                                                                                                              will be assisting the Salvation
                                                                                                              Army, shopping for children
                                                                                                              at Christmas, sewing bed pads
programs and charities in         made to assist with food,             from the hospital. Assistance         for Arbor Hospice, making
their local communities. The      clothing and shelter to House         was given to flood victims            Christmas wreaths and other
following are examples of the     of Bread, Day Break, St. Vin-         during the recent floods.             fundraisers to benefit the
diligent work being accom-        cent, The Other Place, Arte-          Many victims were members             National ministries.
plished to spread the philan-                                                                                    At the recent Biennial
thropic arms to those in need.                                                                                Philoptochos Convention held
  SOUTHGATE,               MI:                                                                                in Atlanta, GA, the National
Monthly support of “Fish and                                                                                  Greek Orthodox Philopto-
Loaves”, the local food pan-                                                                                  chos Society awarded
try. Support is also given to                                                                                 $15,000 to the Autism Socie-
the local help centers as Guid-                                                                               ty of Middle Tennessee. This
ance Center, Good fellows,                                                                                    grant money will go towards
Penrickton for the Blind, The                                                                                 the cost of a School/ Family
Information Center and                                                                                        Partnership Program. The
Christnet, a local organization                                                                               mission or vision of the pro-
for the homeless. To support                                                                                  gram is to be an advocate for
these charities the Southgate                                                                                 the children with Autism
Philoptochos women host 4                                                                                     Spectrum Disorder and their
fundraisers, a Feather Party,       Eleni Zaferes and Amanda Peltz (Executive Director of the Autism          parents within the middle
Vasilopeta, a Makaronatha          Society) with the ladies of Nashville Philoptochos for the presentation    Tennessee area during IEP
dinner and Palm Sunday Fish             of the National grant to the Autism Society of Middle, TN             (Individual Educational Plan)
Fry. The entire community                                                                                     process to assist these chil-
supports these endeavors          mis House and the Food                of the community. Clothing,           dren to receive the best sup-
though their generosity.          Bank. For 2011 they have              furniture and household items         port through their school
  DAYTON, OH: The An-             declared it the “Year of the          were collected and delivered          within the current legal re-
nunciation Philoptochos pro-      Women” providing support              to the Coptic Orthodox                quirements. This pilot pro-
vides support to the greater      to women.                             Church whose families (92)            gram would initially service 3
Dayton area with its Commu-         NASHVILLE, TN: During               had lost everything thing in          of the 44 counties of Middle
nity Care Ministry. In the        the winter months, the chap-          the flood.                            Tennessee.
past, they have supported         ter provides lap blankets,              ANN ARBOR, MI: The                 We invite all Orthodox wom-
children’s charities as Kids in   warm socks and toiletries for         St. Nicholas Philoptochos            en in every parish to join
Dependent Situations; Juve-       the elderly in County Nursing         have a very busy schedule            Philoptochos and be a part of
nile Diabetes; Special Needs      Homes for indigent people.            planned with activities to help      our mission to assist those in
for Deaf Kids; Big Brother/       At the County hospital, sweat         those in need. This year they        need ■

                                                         Save the Date!

                    Metropolis of Detroit Philoptochos Presents: “An Afternoon with Vefa”
                                       The First Lady of Greek Cuisine
                                                  Vefa Alexiadou
                                                    Saturday, April 2, 2011
                                                     More details to follow!
 Volume II, Issue 5                                                            October 2010                          Page 5

                            Religious Homeschooling by Fr. Gregory Hohnholt
Train up a child in the way he   some on NPR. There was          ers make a difference for       how much more so for
should go: and when he is old,   an early statement about        sure. But, the reality is,      religious education! Here
  he will not depart from it.    the chances of a child’s        the more parents take an        is the point: take an in-
        Proverbs 22:6            education and success was       interest in their child’s       volved and strong interest
                                 based primarily on how          education and get directly      in your child’s religious
R      ecently on National
       Public Radio, a
news report was given on
                                 good the teacher is, not so     involved in the education       education. Ask them what
                                                                                                 they talked about in
                                                                                                 Church school that Sun-
a film produced by Gug-                                                                          day. Talk to them about
genheim on educa-                                                                                the feast days of the
tion. The film was cover-                                                                        Church. Read the daily
ing the topic of public                                                                          Gospel reading to them
schools, charter schools                                                                         and explain what hap-
and teachers’ unions. The                                                                        pened. Here is where you
film ran as a case study of                                                                      are called to exercise the
a story of a young girl                                                                          “priesthood of all believ-
from Los Angeles who                                                                             ers.” If you want your
wants to become a doc-                                                                           child to grow up a faithful
tor. According to the                                                                            member of the Orthodox
film, this young woman’s          Fr. Gregory teaching at the 2010 St. Nicholas Summer Camp in
                                                         Pleasantville, TN                       Church, don’t rely exclu-
chances of going to medi-                                                                        sively on the priest at
cal school and becoming a        much the school. Then           process, the better chil-       Church or the Church
doctor are slim to               came responses to that          dren tend to do no matter       School teacher; get in-
none in today’s educa-           particular statement con-       what their external cir-        volved, teach your child
tional climate, simply due       cerning the worth of            cumstances. The more a          at home, in the way he
to the poorer socio-             teachers, a powerfully          parent helps with home-         should go, and he will not
economic neighborhood            made one that no one            work, helps them study,         part from it when he is
her family lives in, and         could really retort: study      reads with them, takes an       older ■
what public school that is       after study has shown that      interest in what their chil-
zoned to. What was in-           a child’s success in educa-     dren are learning in
teresting to me in this          tion and school relies very     school and engages them         Fr. Gregory Hohnholt is the Pre-
segment of news report-          heavily on how involved         about it, the better off        siding Priest of the Holy Trinity
ing were the responses, of       the parents are in the pro-     they are. If that is true       Greek Orthodox Church in Nash-
                                                                                                 ville, TN.
which they also reported         cess. Schools and teach-        for “secular” education,

                    Orthodox Christian Teen Survival Guide

The Youth and Young Adult Ministries Department of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
has just launched its latest resource, the Orthodox Christian Teen Survival Guide Brochure Series which is
available for download at Each
brochure offers teens the information they need to navigate through tough issues: facts and statistics, the Church's
response, Q&A's, and resources for more information. These one-page handouts are great for starting discussions,
GOYA gatherings, Sunday School, or even your church bookstore. The following topics are available for download
in pdf format: Sexual Purity, Pornography, Managing Stress, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Peer Pressure ■
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                       My Trip to Istanbul by Presbytera Kimberly Maria Bahlatzis

T      here are many places you may
       visit in your lifetime. Howev-
er, the experience of having visited
                                          ful spiritual leader who protects the
                                          Faith and guides 300 million Ortho-
                                          dox Christians worldwide.
                                                                                    tice our Orthodox faith, and tears
                                                                                    for a beautiful Orthodox church
                                                                                    that was now a museum. Lastly,
Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey),          We also attended many of the            tears of joy to witness such an archi-
will leave a lasting impression that      city's most captivating places such       tectural wonder.
will touch my heart forever. This         as: the Chora/Kariye museum                  The trip to Istanbul, Turkey, was
city is not only rewarding culturally     (Chora Monastery), the Topkapi            one I will never forget, and I
but also spiritually.                     Palace, and the Blue Mosque. But,         thank His Eminence, Metropolitan
  Attending Liturgy at the Phanar         the most spiritually-fulfilling visit     Nicholas for inviting us. I wish eve-
was quite surreal. It was captivating     was definitely Haghia Sophia. Our         ryone had the opportunity to wit-
to watch the Ecumenical Patriarch         guide was incredibly knowledgeable        ness and experience all that Istan-
His All-Holiness Bartholomew              and gave us a complete history les-       bul, Turkey has to offer ■
standing on his throne and the many       son to every site we visited. He told     _________________
tourist groups that arrived during        us that Haghia Sophia would touch         Presbytera Kimberly Maria Bahlatzis from
the Liturgy just to catch a glimpse of    us emotionally. When I arrived            the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annun-
                                                                                    ciation - Vestal, NY.
His All-Holiness. After the service,      into the church, I kept wondering
we received antedoron from His All        why I wasn't feeling anything. Then
-Holiness. Lastly, Metropolitan           once we walked upstairs and wit-
Nicholas arranged for our group to        nessed the beautiful mosaics uncov-
meet with His All-Holiness in the         ered and revealed after many years
Throne Room. There we anxiously           of having been plastered over, my
awaited the arrival of the Patri-         emotions could not be controlled. I
arch. Finally, His All-Holiness en-       prayed for several people while
tered the room and greeted his            there, and let me just say it was
guests. It was truly a moment I will      hard to fight back tears. The tears
never forget meeting such a power-        were for people who cannot prac-

                                  Thank You Letter from Nashville

A    fter the record floods of May in Nashville, TN, many people lost their homes and everything they had in just
     a few days. In our previous issues we had reported on the Metropolis of Detroit and the Greek Orthodox
Archdiocese’s efforts to collect relief funds to be distributed to those affected. Our Metropolis contributed with
about $66,600. Here is a thank you letter from someone who received financial help from us:
   August 12, 2010
   Your Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas,
   You recently visited the Holy Trinity Greek Church in Nashville. At that time, you and Father Gregory came to my condo to
   see what damage the flood had caused.
   Father Gregory gave me a check of $7,500 to help me with my rebuild. I’m writing to thank you and tell you how I deeply
   appreciate the money. There will not be a day, no matter how busy I am, that I won’t forget what you have done for me and
   will be forever grateful.
   Julie Foreenderry
  Volume II, Issue 5                                               October 2010     Page 7

                 Centennial Anniversary - Holy Trinity Church of Indianapolis
                                 By Fr. Anastasios Gounaris (Proiestamenos)

H      oly Trinity of In-
       dianapolis cele-
brated its Centennial
                            sented to Archbishop
                            Demetrios to benefit
                            Holy Cross School of
                                                       in 1990. A number of
                                                       other clergy represent-
                                                       ing Central Indiana Or-
September 17-19, 2010       Theology in honor of       thodox parishes were
– led by their Eminenc-     Fr. Anastasios and Pres-   also in attendance.
es Archbishop Demetri-      bytera Maria Gounaris.       On Sunday both hier-
os and Metropolitan         For almost two decades     archs celebrated an in-
Nicholas.                   Father and Presbytera      spired Archierarchical
  The weekend began         have served the parish     Liturgy assisted by the
on Friday evening with      with love and dedica-      assembled clergy. Holy
an informal clergy din-     tion, since Father Ana-    Trinity’s Choir, di-
ner hosted at Meridian      stasios was assigned to    rected by William
Hills Country Club by       Indianapolis by the late   Christoff, and Chanter
event chair Dr. Dennis      Bishop Timothy in          Constantine Maniakas
Dickos, Council Presi-      1991. A five thousand      provided their glorious
dent Gail Zeheralis and     dollar was also present-   accompaniment. Spe-
the Parish Council.         ed to Metropolitan         cial guest – and former
  On Saturday evening       Nicholas as a contribu-    parish Chanter Dr. Jes-
over 650 parishioners       tion to the Friends of     sica Suchy-Pilalis – led a
and guests attended the     the Metropolis pro-        group that provided an
Centennial Gala at Lu-      gram.                      outstanding presenta-
cas Oil Stadium, home         Holy Trinity was hon-    tion of the day’s Or-
of the Indianapolis         ored to host two former    thros. Philoptochos of-
Colts. Centerpieces of      pastors – Fathers Chris    fered an elegant brunch
the event were the Indi-    Hadgigeorge and James      after Liturgy before
anapolis Symphony Or-       Rousakis. Fr. Nicholas     Archbishop Demetrios’
chestra, renowned           Samaras, son of the late   departure for Chicago
opera soprano Stella        Bishop Kallistos – an-     to take a flight to Con-
Zambalis – and a spe-       other influential former   stantinople for meeting
cially-produced video       Holy Trinity pastor –      Ecumenical Patriarch
retrospective entitled      honored his father’s       Bartholomew I.
“A Century of Witness       memory with his pres-        Holy Trinity looks
to Two Millennia of         ence. Fathers Soterios     forward to its next cen-
Faith.” Both hierarchs      Rousakis and Mark          tury of service to both
moved the assembled         Lichtenstein also took     God and man – and as
crowd with their heart-     part. Fr. Soterios grew    the leader of the Ortho-
felt words.                 up at Holy Trinity and     dox community of cen-
  A twenty thousand         Fr. Mark came to Or-       tral Indiana ■
dollar check was pre-       thodoxy via the parish
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                       Friends of the Metropolis (as of September 30, 2010)
His Eminence                    Hopper, Richard and Chrisi                                          Pridnia, David and Liana
^ Metropolitan Nicholas         Kosmidis, Alex and Cheryl         Fort Wayne, IN - Holy Trinity     Skorich, Dan and Cathy
                                Mousourakis, John and Donna       Holy Trinity Philoptochos         Smith, Richard L.
Ann Arbor, MI - St. Nicholas    Soufleris, Adam and Nickie        Doublas, Gregory                  Sweeney, Evie Zois
St. Nicholas Parish             Swansbrough, Robert and Mary      Gogos, George                     Vlahakis, Louis and Mary
St. Nicholas Philoptochos       Tingirou, Eleni                   Hanewald, Thomas and Smaragtha    Zachos, Terri
Kotsis, Fr. Nicolaos and        Trohanis, Jean                    Maggos, El and Voula
Presbytera Sandra               Zotos, Alex and Jennifer          Spirou, Arthur and Mary      Lexington, KY
Paul, Presbytera Eva                                              Turner, Christian            Panagia Pantovasilissa
Baldwin, James                  Cincinnati, OH                                                 Panagia Pantovasilissa Parish
Bekiares, Penelope A.           Holy Trinity/St. Nicholas         Grand Blanc, MI – Assumption Hostetter, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas
Daniels, Tony and Clevie        HTSN Philoptochos                 Chinonis, John and Linda     Kiriacopoulos, Ken and Kate
Fry, Jack D.                    Apostolides, Vasso                Kaloydis, John and Karen     Pandaru, Andronica
Grias-Radwanskim Sophia         Assaley, Lewis and Patricia
Kales, Anthony and Joyce        Boulmetis, Samuel                 Grand Rapids, MI                  Little Rock, AR
Kleanthous, Costas and Sylvia   Caneris, Anthony and Antoinette   Holy Trinity                      Annunciation
Raphael, Joan                   Galanes, George                   Afendoulis, Chris and Phyllis     Verdaris, Fr. Nicholas and
Vlahadamis, Kosta               In Memory of Marion Mavridoglou   Afendoulis, Clark and Katherine   Presbytera Maria
                                Kapourales, Louis                 Christopoulos, Peter and Maria    Alley, Sam and Janet
Bloomfield Hills, MI            Moraites, Dena                    Georgeson, Menas and Fronsene     Roy, Frederick
St. George                      Parsenios, Lewis                  Gray, Mark and Alexis             Sargent, David and Eva
St. George Parish               Raptis, James                     Kalyvas, Tim and Lina             Tyler, Gordon and Martha
Iakovides, Dimitri              Zaferes, Patricia                 Koukios, Constantine              Verdaris, John and Marlene
                                                                  Monoyios, Terry                   Vratsinas, Gus and Irene
Buffalo, NY - Annunciation      Dayton, OH – Annunciation         Neil, Chad Dimopolous
Annunciation Parish             Annunciation Philoptochos         Nicholas, Jim and Georgia         Louisville, KY – Assumption
Annunciation GOYA               Sempeles, Leigh                   Sarafis, Elizabeth                Wingenbach, Fr. Gregory
Annunciation Youth Council      Stathopoulos, Alex                Schel, Connie                     Adams, Sam and Thelma
Christakis, Fr. Christos and                                      Sellas, Deno                      Geromes, Nancy
Presbytera Lisa                 Detroit, MI – Annunciation        Zarafonetis, Stratton             Vonallmen, Penny
Blakeslee, Ronald and Maria     Cathedral
Danakas, George T.              Annunciation Philoptochos         Hot Springs, AR                   Memphis, TN – Annunciation
Gikas, Sam                      Gaggos, James and Mary            Zoodochos Peghe                   Order of Ahepa - Memphis
King’s Court, Inc.              Papas, John and Rebecca           Fotioo, Peter                     Christy, Fr. Paul and
Pefanis, Jerry and Lea                                                                              Presbytera Mary
                                Elmira, NY – St. Athanasios       Indianapolis, IN                  Farrell, Richard and Linda
Carmel, IN - Holy Trinity       Greven, Peter and Georgia         Holy Apostles                     Gallagher, Evangelia
Holy Trinity Parish             Vardakis, Paul                    Karozos, Gus                      Graves, William and Renee
Gounaris, Fr. Anastasios and                                      Stevens, Georgia                  Grayes, Theodore
Presbytera Maria                Farmington Hills, MI                                                Morrison, Robert and Kathryn
Douvis, Harry                   Holy Cross                        Ithaca, NY - St. Catherine        Semos, Vasili and Liane
Eaton, Joseph and Florie        Hountalas, Fr. Dean and           Bantuvanis, George and Ann        Sinis, Harry and Magda
Hershberger, Dawn               Presbytera Olga                   Bezirganian, John                 Taras, Dimitri and Mary Katherine
Pappas, Vicki                   Alexander, Milton and Helen                                         Taras, Kosta and Loretta
Payne, Martha                   Blough, Michael and Catherine     Jamestown, NY – St. Nicholas
                                Casoglos, Thomas and Mary         Zervos, Fr. James and             Middletown, OH
Chattanooga, TN                 Collias, Rosemary                 Presbytera Anne                   Sts. Constantine and Helen
Annunciation                    Fekaris, Steve and Bettie                                           Sts. Constantine and Helen
Andrews, George                 Heller Family                     Lansing, MI - Holy Trinity        Philoptochos
Berros, James and Susan         Hountalas, Christos               Holy Trinity Parish
Campa, Pedro                    Kourtakis, George and Audrey      Colovos, Nicholas                 Muskegon, MI - Annunciation
Cornea, Paul and Ana            Krear, Elizabeth                  Economy, George and Stella        Annunciation Parish
Dimopoulos, Barbara             Malis, George and Annette         Gavrilides Management             Annunciation Philoptochos
Ellis, George and Betty         Nuechterlein, Lanny and Andrica   Heos, Pamela                      Mot, Fr. Catalin and
Fairbanks, Bobby and Voula      Pesaros, Panayotis and Sonia      Joseph, Yvonne                    Presbytera Felicia
Fotiadis, Nicky                 Rafaill, Chris and Lynn           Malvetis, Anastasios              Yankopoulos, Presbytera Ann
Gulas, Ani                      Shukla, Margarita                 Pascalenos, Olga                  Achterhoff, Christina
Gulas, Marion                   Stefanakis, George and Terrie     Perentesis, Stephanie             Afendoulis, Alexander
Gulas, Venetia                  Williams, Katherine               Pogoncheff, Carl                  Afendoulis, Magdalene
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                        Friends of the Metropolis (as of September 30, 2010)
Afendulis, James                  Presbytera Nikki                      Pappas, Barbara                   Athans, John and Aristea
Afendulis, Phyllis G.             Anton, Gust                           Tassis, James                     Carson, James and Paula
Afendulis, Theodore               Hahn, Herbert and Elizabeth                                             Deligianis, Leo
Anton, Ted and Francine           Polymeris, Spiros and Donna           Springfield, OH - Assumption      Deligianis, William
Baker, Georgia                                                          Assumption Parish                 Demery, Beck
Baldas, Voula                     Plymouth, MI                                                            Feles, Gust and Anne
Bati, John                        Nativity of the Virgin Mary           St. Clair Shores, MI              Feles, Paul
Bouth, Mike                       Nativity of the Virgin Mary Parish    Assumption                        Hourdakis, Andreas
Clark, Ken and Nicci              Sarelis, Fr. Charles and              Bournias, James and Evangeline    Korstanje, Ingmar and Marlo
Danigelis, George                 Presbytera Angela                     Campbell, Delphine                Lafter, Mary
Davros, Nickolas J. and Family    Estate of Fr. Efstathios Metallinos   Genematas, Toula                  Lavrakas, John and Catherine
Douville, Farrell and Mary        Bazakis, James and Maria              Gust, George and Georgiana        Liakonis, Chris and Labrini
Dreleozis, George                 Demetriou, Cleo                       Pangalos, Despo                   Papp, Gregory and Martha
Encelewski, Christine D.          Kheir, Angela                         Ribble, Effie                     Pervolarakis, Calliope
Hoopes, Kenneth and Maria         Zervos, George and Lisa               Samaras, Robert and Marietta      Simon, Basil and Evey
Karis, Othon and Kristi                                                 Yanoulaki, Katherine              Spounias, Christopher and Maria
Ladas, Paul and Patricia          Rochester, NY - Annunciation                                            Tsiatalas, George
Lutz, Helen Innis                 Gines, George Family                  Sterling Heights, MI              Xydas, Spiros
McNutt, Angela C.                 Stefanou, Gus and Florence            St. John                          Yanoulaki, Peter
Micheil, Rich and Teresa                                                Kyritses, Fr. Nicholas
Nace, Doru                        Rochester, NY - Holy Spirit           Karamanos, Peter and Mary         Vestal, NY – Annunciation
Oravitan, Ionut                   Holy Spirit Philoptochos              Kotsis, Harry and Katherine       Bahlatzis, Fr. Michael and
Pallas, Tom                       Cowles, Fr. Patrick and               Lazaris Peter                     Presbytera Kimberly
Paris, John and Patricia          Presbytera Mary                       Lionas, James and Helene          Michalopulos, Presbytera Magdalena
Peliotes, Gust and Ethel          Chilas, Diane                         Salonikas Georgios and Nicoleta   Abdo, Moufid and Anita
Riekse, Max and Nelly             Gesell, Melody                        Vekos                             Bahlatzis, Danny and Gail
Roldan, Martha                    Ginis, Panos                          Spyros and Katina Patouhas        Demetry, Helen
Soimar, Michael and Corina        Kouides, Peter and Ruth               Souris, Bernice                   Gianakouros, Dino and Mary
Stathas, Nick and Rita            Sexton, Katherine L.                  Tangalos, Philip and Alexandra    Griswold, Richard and Hrisanthi
                                                                                                          Ivan, James and Lynda
Nashville, TN - Holy Trinity      Saginaw, MI - St. Demetrios           Syracuse, NY - St. Sophia         Markatos, Nicholas
Hohnholt, Fr. Gregory and         St. Demetrios Philoptochos            Smith, Fr. David and              Skiadas, Ernest
Presbytera Sofia                  Cox, Fr. Irenaeus and                 Presbytera Donna                  Stoenescu, Caterina
Vaporis, Fr. George and           Presbytera Alexandra                  Panarites, William and Kaliope    Tzivanis, Thomas and Florence
Presbytera Kalliopi               Ahejew, Petro and Samdra              Theodore, Dorothea
Sfikas, Presbytera Stella         Caldwell, Larry and Peggy             Theodore, Eleanor                 Watertown, NY - St. Vasilios
Andrews, Chris and Julia          Kookootsedes, Gust and Mary                                             St. Vasilios Parish
Billo, John and Jennie            Ostler, Dennis and Soula              Toledo, OH
Carden, Kathryn                                                         Holy Trinity Cathedral            Westland, MI
Demetry, Willodene                Sault Ste Marie, MI                   Damaskos, Fr.Aristotle and        Sts. Constantine & Helen
Duncan, Angelia                   St. George                            Presbytera Debbie                 Sts. Constantine and Helen Parish
Harman, Todd and Dawn             Gianakura, Peter and Georgia          Anagnos, Joyce                    Sts. Constantine and Helen Choir
Kirk, Benedict                                                          Ballas, Constantine               Charalambopoulos, Elaine
Lamberson, Lambert and Helen      Southgate, MI - St. George            Melonakos, Anthony and Paula      Chuey, Mark and Jean
Mooney, Sonny                     Anonymous                             Proestou, Maria                   Kasotakis, Paul and Nanette
Rogers, Helen and Lawrence Kamm   Bass, John and Panagiota              Sieben, Paul                      Katsarelas, Sophie
Taras, Nick and Donna             Cranford, Joanne                                                        Skouberdis, John
                                  Galanis, Sam                          Traverse City, MI                 Stavropoulos, Gus and Maria
Nashville, TN                     Karamanos, Peter and Mary             Archangel Gabriel                 Stavropoulos, Peter and Marie
St. John Chrysostom Mission       Kircos, Angelo and Sophia             Olechnowicz, Fr. Iakovos and
Turner, Fr. Parthenios and        Kircos, John and Violet               Presbytera Joleen                 Other Friends
Presbytera Marion                 Kircos, Louis and Paula               Ealy, Ray and Martha              Ahepa – Chapter #374 Northville,
Demmas, Constance                 Kontos, Chris and Francis             Kaly, Anthony and Barbara         MI
Wagner, Charles and Edith         Kontos, John and Marika               Olechnowicz, Rebekah              Bartz, Fr. Bill and Presbytera Emily,
Williams, Heath                   Minton, Barbara                       Psaros, John and Donna            Dumfries, VA
                                  Minton, Charles                                                         Bartz, Presbytera Zafera
New Buffalo, MI                   Minton, Nicholas                      Troy, MI - St. Nicholas           Metropolis of Detroit Philoptochos.
Annunciation/St.Paraskevi         Nanos, Vasiliki                       St. Nicholas Parish
Martin, Fr. Paul and              Papalas, Mary                         Asher, Mike and Joyce
                                            The Shepherd's Staff

                                                                 Friends of the Metropolis
                                                 What Does Friends of the Metropolis Support?
                                 General: Fully fund the expenses of the Metrop- Outreach/Missions: Create opportunities to
                                 olis offices, programs and travels.               introduce our faith to society, participate in inter
                                                                                   -Christian and inter-faith activities as well as
                                 Education: Enhance scholarships and adult ed- provide quick responses to national disasters.
2560 Crooks Road                 ucation programs, as well as support the Me-
                                                                                   Hellenism: Develop programs for Hellenic Cul-
 Troy, MI 48084                  tropolis students at Hellenic College/Holy Cross.
                                                                                   tural Outreach, including language, history and
 Phone: (248) 823-2400           Support: Develop and provide educational and
   Fax: (248) 823-2401           instructional seminars and services to clergy and Leadership: Organize Metropolis Clergy-Laity        parishes.                                         Conferences, Oratorical Festivals, Christmas
                                                                                   Pageants and Adult Education Programs.
                                 Youth: Maintain and support the youth office
                                                                                   Special Programs: Website development, hos-
                                 and activities of a full-time Youth and Young
                                                                                   pitality to visiting dignitaries and guests, Charity
                                 Adult Ministries Director.
                                                                                   and Philanthropy.

The Shepherd’s Staff                                            Dear Friends of the Metropolis:
                                 Dear Friends of the Metropolis:                    program, ministries and programs are implement-
           Editor:                                                                  ed on a Metropolis-wide basis which strengthen
                                 God has called us to do mighty deeds for the glory
     Alex Radulescu                                                                 and enhance our faith and our joint ministry of
                                 of His name and for the love of His people.
 Phone: (248) 823-2414                                                              service.
         E-mail:                 You are called upon to join in this reality of “faith If you have not yet become part of the Metropolis-       working through love” as we continue to manifest wide effort, I would like to invite you to join forces
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