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 (2016/2017)


ALTAR BOY CAPTAIN’S:  

Stephanos Tsarnas
Evangelos Tsarnas
Anthony Koumoutsos
Stefanos Eugenis
Peter Teevan  

Altar Boys

Jude Brown
Gus Brown
Nico Chatzopoulos
Costa Demetriades
Marcelo Felice
Andreas Fotopoulos
Christian (Panagoti) Koutouzakis
Nick Lovoulos  
Aris Magoulas
George Papageorge
John Parigioudakis
George Parigioudakis
Emmanuel Parigioudakis
Michael Zavolas
Minas Zavolas

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.

ALTAR BOY SCHEDULE

DIVINE LITURGY BEGINS ON SUNDAY AT 9:30 AM  
                                
SEPTEMBER 2016
9/1 (Thurs) – Beginning of the Indiction (New Ecclesiastical Year)
9/4 – 11th Sunday of Matthew
9/11 – Sunday before Holy Cross
9/18 – Sunday after the Holy Cross – HOLY CROSS/BLESSING OF THE WATERS - LITURGY HELD AT ASBURY PARK CONVENTION CENTER     
9/25 – 1st Sunday of Luke
                               
OCTOBER 2016
10/2 – 2nd Sunday of Luke
10/9 – 3rd Sunday of Luke
10/16 - Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council   
10/23 – 6th Sunday of Luke & James
10/30 – 5th Sunday of Luke

NOVEMBER 2016
11/6 – 7th Sunday of Luke
11/13 – 8th Sunday of Luke & St. John Chrysostom
11/20 – 9th Sunday of Luke
11/27 – 13th Sunday of Luke
                                                           
DECEMBER 2016 
12/4 – 10th Sunday of Luke & St. Barbara
12/11 – 11th Sunday of Luke
12/18 – Sunday before the Nativity
12/24 - (Sat.) (Christmas Eve)*
            *Christmas Eve Service begins at 8:30 am
12/25 - (Sunday) (Christmas Day)           

JANUARY 2017                           
1/1 – St. Basil the Great (New Years Day) – Circumcision of the Lord & St. Basil   
1/6 – (Fri) Holy Epiphany/Theophany
1/7 – (Sat) St. John the Baptist
1/8 – Sunday after Epiphany/Theophany
1/15 – 12th Sunday of Luke
1/22 – 15th Sunday of Luke
1/29 – Sunday of the Canaanite                  
                   
FEBRUARY 2017
2/5 – Sunday of the Publician and Pharisee (Triodion Begins)
2/12 – Sunday of the Prodigal Son
2/19 – Sunday of Meat Fare & Judgment Sunday                                   
2/26 – Cheese Fare and Forgiveness Sunday
2/27 – (Mon.) Clean Monday - 1st Day of Great and Holy Lent

MARCH 2017

3/5 – Sunday of Orthodoxy
3/12 – Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
3/19 – Sunday of Holy Cross  
3/26 – Sunday of St. John Climacus                 

APRIL 2017
4/2 – Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt                      
4/9 – Palm Sunday        
4/10 – 4/15 – Holy Week             
4/16 – Great and Holy Pascha – Agape Service
4/23 – Great Martyr George & Sunday of Thomas  
4/30 – Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women
                                                      
MAY 2017
5/7 - Sunday of the Paralytic                    
5/14 – Sunday of the Samaritan Woman                   
5/21 - Sunday of the Blind Man & St. Constantine & Helen  
5/28 - No Service at St. George / Liturgy at Monmouth University (GOYA OLYMPICS)
     Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council
 
JUNE 2017
6/4 - Holy Pentecost
6/11 – Sunday of All Saints & 1st Sunday of Matthew                    
6/18 – 2nd Sunday of Matthew  
6/25 – 3rd Sunday of Matthew  
       
JULY 2017
7/2 - 4th Sunday of Matthew           
7/9 – 5th Sunday of Matthew
7/16 – Sunday of the Holy Fathers
7/23- 7th Sunday of Matthew
7/30 – 8th Sunday of Matthew        

AUGUST 2017
8/6 - Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord    
8/13- 10th Sunday of Matthew
8/15 – (Tues.) Dormition of the Theotokos
8/20 – 11th Sunday of Matthew
8/27 – 12th Sunday of Matthew                  

PRIEST: FATHER ANDREW EUGENIS - 732-755-2777
ALTAR BOY COORDINATOR: EMANUEL G. TSARNAS – 917-723-5394
or at mannyesq@aol.com