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.