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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 BOYS (2017/2018)

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 2017

9/1 (Fri) – Beginning of the Indiction (New Ecclesiastical Year)
9/3 – 13th Sunday of Matthew
9/10 – Sunday before Holy Cross
9/17 – Sunday after the Holy Cross – HOLY CROSS/BLESSING OF THE WATERS - LITURGY HELD AT ASBURY PARK CONVENTION CENTER
9/24 – 1st Sunday of Luke

OCTOBER 2017

10/1 – 2nd Sunday of Luke
10/8 – 3rd Sunday of Luke
10/15 - Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
10/22 – 6th Sunday of Luke & James
10/29 – 7th Sunday of Luke

NOVEMBER 2017

11/6 – 5th Sunday of Luke
11/12 – 8th Sunday of Luke & St. John Chrysostom
11/19 – 9th Sunday of Luke
11/26 – 13th Sunday of Luke

DECEMBER 2017

12/3 – 14th Sunday of Luke
12/10 – 10th Sunday of Luke
12/17 – 11th Sunday of Luke
12/24 – Sunday before the Nativity (Christmas Eve)
12/25 - (Monday) - Christmas Day

JANUARY 2018

1/1 – Circumcision of the Lord (New Years Day) – & St. Basil
1/5 – (Fri) Eve of Holy Epiphany/Theophany
1/6 – (Sat) Holy Epiphany/Theophany
1/7 – Sunday – Feast Day of John the Baptist
1/14 – Sunday after Epiphany
1/21 – 15th Sunday of Luke
1/28 – Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee (Triodion Begins)

FEBRUARY 2018

2/4 – Sunday of the Prodigal Son
2/11 – Sunday of Meat Fare & Judgment Sunday
2/18 – Cheese Fare and Forgiveness Sunday
2/19 – (Mon.) Clean Monday - 1st Day of Great and Holy Lent
2/25 – Sunday of Orthodoxy

MARCH 2018

3/4 – Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
3/11 – Sunday of Holy Cross
3/18 – Sunday of St. John Climacus
3/25 – Annunciation of the Theotokos

APRIL 2018

4/1 – Palm Sunday and Mary of Egypt
4/2 – 4/7 - Holy Week
4/8 - Great and Holy Pascha – Agape Service
4/15 – Sunday of Thomas
4/22 – Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women
4/23 – (Mon.) Great Martyr George
4/29 – Sunday of the Paralytic

MAY 2018

5/6 - Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
5/13 – Sunday of the Blind Man
5/20 – Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council
5/27 – Holy Pentecost - No Service at St. George / Liturgy at Monmouth University
(GOYA OLYMPICS)

JUNE 2018

6/3 - Sunday of All Saints & 1st Sunday of Matthew
6/10 – 2nd Sunday of Matthew
6/17 – 3rd Sunday of Matthew
6/24 – Nativity of the Forerunner John the Baptist

JULY 2018

7/1 - 5th Sunday of Matthew & Cosmas & Damian the Holy Unmercenaries
7/8 – 6th Sunday of Matthew
7/15 – Sunday of the Holy Fathers
7/22- 8th Sunday of Matthew
7/29 – 9th Sunday of Matthew

AUGUST 2018

8/5 - 10th Sunday of Matthew & Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord
8/6 – (Mon.) Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord
8/11 - 11th Sunday of Matthew
8/15 – (Wed.) Dormition of the Theotokos
8/19 – 12th Sunday of Matthew
8/26 – 13th Sunday of Matthew

PRIEST: FATHER ANDREW EUGENIS - 732-755-2777

ALTAR BOY COORDINATOR: EMANUEL G. TSARNAS at mannyesq@aol.com