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 (2015/2016)

 

ALTAR BOY CAPTAIN’S: 

 

George Costidis, Spiro Costidis, Stephan Tsarnas, Evan Tsarnas, Anthony Koumoutsos

 

Altar Boys:

George Arnold 

Jude Brown

Gus Brown

Nicholas Crystal

Costa Demetriades

Stefanos Eugenis

Marcello Felice

Andreas Fotopoulos

Nick Lovoulos  

Aris Magoulas

George Papageorge

John Parigioudakis

George Parigioudakis

Emmanuel Parigioudakis

Peter Teevan

Constantine Tsoukalis

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 2015

9/1 (Tues) – Beginning of the Indiction (New Ecclesiastical Year)

9/6 – 14th Sunday of Matthew

9/13 – Sunday before Holy Cross

9/20 – Sunday after the Holy Cross

9/27 – 1st Sunday of Luke - HOLY CROSS/BLESSING OF THE WATERS –

      LITURGY HELD AT ASBURY PARK CONVENTION CENTER

 

OCTOBER 2015

10/4 – 2nd Sunday of Luke

10/11- Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council

10/18 – St. Luke the Evangelist

10/25 – 6th Sunday of Luke

 

NOVEMBER 2015

11/1 – 5th Sunday of Luke

11/8 – 7th Sunday of Luke

11/15 – 8th Sunday of Luke (Nativity Fast Begins)

11/22 – 9th Sunday of Luke

11/29 – 13th Sunday of Luke

                 

DECEMBER 2015                                         

12/6 – 10th Sunday of Luke

12/13 – 11th Sunday of Luke

12/20 – Sunday before the Nativity

12/24-  (Thurs.) (Christmas Eve)*        *Christmas Eve Service begins at 7:00 pm

12/25 -  (Fri.) (Christmas Day)           *All Altar Boys must arrive at 6:30 pm    

12/27 – Sunday after the Nativity  

 

JANUARY 2016                              

1/1 – St. Basil the Great (New Years Day) (Fri.)

1/3 – Sunday before Epiphany

1/6 – (Wed) Holy Epiphany

1/10 – Sunday after Epiphany

1/17 – 12th Sunday of Luke

1/24 – 14th Sunday of Luke

1/31 – 15th Sunday of Luke               

  

FEBRUARY 2016

2/7 – 16th Sunday of Matthew

2/14 – Sunday of the Cananite

2/21 – Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee (Triodion Begins)                                  

2/28 – Sunday of the Prodigal Son                     

 

MARCH 2016

3/6 – Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)

3/13 – Forgiveness Sunday

3/14 – (Mon.) 1ST DAY OF LENT

3/20 – Sunday of Orthodoxy  

3/27 – Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas           

 

APRIL 2016                  

4/3 – Sunday of the Holy Cross                     

4/10 – Sunday of St. John Climacus      

4/17 – Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt                  

4/24 – Palm Sunday       

4/25 – 4/30 - Holy Week    

                               

MAY 2016                  

5/1  -  Great and Holy Pascha        

5/8 –   Thomas Sunday                 

5/15 -   Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

5/22 -   Sunday of the Paralytic          

5/29 –   Sunday of the Samaritan Woman – No Service at St. George

       Liturgy at Monmouth University (GOYA OLYMPICS)

 

JUNE 2016   

6/5  - Sunday of the Blind Man

6/12 – Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council

6/19 – Holy Pentecost

6/26 - Sunday of All Saints                   

 

JULY 2016

7/3 -  2nd Sunday of Matthew          

7/10 – 3rd Sunday of Matthew

7/17 – Sunday of the Holy Fathers                                                                                         

7/24- 5th Sunday of Matthew

7/31 – 6th Sunday of Matthew        

 

AUGUST 2016  

8/7 -  7th Sunday of Matthew    

8/14-  8th Sunday of Matthew

8/15 – (Mon.) Dormition of the Theotokos

8/21 – 9th Sunday of Matthew

8/28 – 10th Sunday of Matthew                     

 

PRIEST: FATHER ANDREW EUGENIS - 732-755-2777

ALTAR BOY COORDINATOR: EMANUEL G. TSARNAS – 917-723-5394

or at mannyesq@aol.com