St. Stephan Society Acolytes (Altar Boys)


The Society of St. Stephan is an organization that was created to educate and expose our altar boys to the monasteries and paramount attributes of our Orthodox Faith. Annually, we donate to the community Christmas and Easter cards, batteries to the Saint Basil's Academy and to the Orthodox Youth Scholarship Foundation. Our spiritual founder, Father George Xenophanes, who substituted in our parish in 1997-98, speculated that an organization was needed to better prepare our altar boys for the changing liturgies and educate them in the faith. The acolytes also help parishioners clean the church and altar prior to holidays.

ALTAR BOY SCHEDULE AND CODE OF CONDUCT

DIVINE LITURGY BEGINS ON SUNDAY AT 9:30 AM

DRESS CODE AND PUNCTUALITY:

Suit and Tie or Dress Slacks, Dress Shirt and Tie and Dress Shoes
NO SNEAKERS OR JEANS WILL BE PERMITTED.
NO CELL PHONES ARE PERMITTED IN THE ALTAR.
THANK YOU FOR BEING REVERENT AND CONFORMING
TO THE ALTAR BOY ATTIRE.

All Altar Boys should arrive no later than 9:30 AM and be dressed
appropriately. When arriving at Church please light a candle in the
narthex (you do not need money to do so) and make the sign of the
cross and venerate the icon. If you are late to Church please remain
in the pews with your family and attend Sunday School. PLEASE
DO NOT ENTER THE ALTAR AFTER THE START OF THE
DIVINE LITURGY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPECT AND
REVERENCE TO GOD, FATHER ANDREW AND FOR THE
DIVINE LITURGY.

If you cannot attend on your scheduled week contact
Mr. Tsarnas at mannyesq@aol.com


SEPTEMBER 2014
9/7 - Team 1
9/14 - Team 2
9/21 – HOLY CROSS DAY - LITURGY AT ASBURY CONVENTION CENTER
9/28 - Team 1

OCTOBER 2014
10/5 - Team 2
10/12 - Team 1
10/19 - Team 2
10/26 - Team 1

NOVEMBER 2014
11/2 - Team 2
11/9 - Team 1
11/16 - Team 2
11/23 - Team 1
11/30 - Team 2

DECEMBER 2014
12/7- Team 1
12/14- Team 2
12/21 - Team 1
12/24- Team 2 (Christmas Eve)*
12/25 - Team 1 (Christmas Day)
*Christmas Eve Service begins at 7:00 pm
*All Altar Boys must arrive at 6:30 pm
12/28 – Team 2

JANUARY 2015
1/1 - Team 1 (New Years Day)
1/4 - Team 2
1/11 - Team 1
1/18 - Team 2
1/25- Team 1

FEBRUARY 2015
2/1 - Team 2
2/8 - Team 1
2/15 - Team 2
2/22 - Team 1

MARCH 2015
3/1 - Team 2
3/8 - Team 1
3/15 - Team 2
3/22 - Team 1
3/29 – Team 2

APRIL 2015
4/5 – Palm Sunday - All Available Altar Boys
4/6 - 4/12 Holy Week - All Available Altar Boys
4/19 - Team 1
4/26 - Team 2

MAY 2015
5/3 - Team 1
5/10 - Team 2
5/17 - Team 1
5/24 – Liturgy at Monmouth University (GOYA OLYMPICS)
5/31 – Team 2 

JUNE 2015
6/7 - Team 1
6/14 - Team 2
6/21 - Team 1
6/28- Team 2

JULY 2015
7/5 - Any Available Altar Boys
7/12 - Any Available Altar Boys
7/19 - Any Available Altar Boys 7/26- Any Available Altar Boys

AUGUST 2015
8/2 - Any Available Altar Boys
8/9 - Any Available Altar Boys
8/16 - Any Available Altar Boys
8/23 - Any Available Altar Boys
8/30 - Any Available Altar Boys

PRIEST: FATHER ANDREW EUGENIS - 732-755-2777
ALTAR BOY COORDINATOR: EMANUEL G. TSARNAS - mannyesq@aol.com