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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 (2018/2019

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.

DIVINE LITURGY BEGINS ON SUNDAY AT 9:30 AM

ALTAR BOY SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER 2018

9/1 (Sat) – Beginning of the Indiction (New Ecclesiastical Year)
9/2 – 14th Sunday of Matthew
9/9 – Sunday before Holy Cross
9/16 – Sunday after the Holy Cross – HOLY CROSS/BLESSING OF THE WATERS - LITURGY HELD AT ASBURY PARK CONVENTION CENTER
9/23 – 1st Sunday of Luke

9/30 – 2nd Sunday of Luke

OCTOBER 2018

10/7 – 3rd Sunday of Luke
10/14 – Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
10/21 – 6th Sunday of Luke & James
10/28 – 7th Sunday of Luke

NOVEMBER 2018

11/4 – 5th Sunday of Luke
11/11 – 8th Sunday of Luke & St. John Chrysostom*
11/18 – 9th Sunday of Luke*
11/25 – 13th Sunday of Luke*

DECEMBER 2018

12/2 – 14th Sunday of Luke*
12/9 – 10th Sunday of Luke*
12/16 – 11th Sunday of Luke*

12/23 - Sunday before the Nativity*

12/24 – (Mon.) Christmas Eve*

12/25 - (Tues.) Christmas Day*

12/30 - Sunday after the Nativity*

JANUARY 2019

1/1 – Circumcision of the Lord (New Years Day) – & St. Basil the Great
1/5 – (Sat.) Eve of Holy Epiphany/Theophany
1/6 – Holy Epiphany/Theophany
1/7 – (Mon.) Feast Day of John the Baptist
1/13 – Sunday after Epiphany
1/20 – 12th Sunday of Luke
1/27 – 15th Sunday of Luke

FEBRUARY 2019

2/3 – 16th Sunday of Matthew
2/10 – Sunday of the Canaanite
2/17 – Sunday of the Publican & Pharisee (Triodion Begins)
2/24 – Sunday of the Prodigal Son

MARCH 2019

3/2 - (Sat.) 1st Saturday of Souls

3/3 – Meat Fare & Judgment Sunday
3/9 - (Sat.) 2nd Saturday of Souls - Lenten Retreat in Cultural Center after Liturgy
3/10 – Cheese Fare & Forgiveness Sunday
3/16 - (Sat.) 3rd Saturday of Souls
3/17 – Sunday of Orthodoxy
3/24 - Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
3/25 – (Mon.) Annunciation of the Theotokos
3/31 - Sunday of the Holy Cross
 
APRIL 2019
 

4/7 – Sunday of St. John Climacus

4/14 - Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt

4/21 - Palm Sunday
4/22 – 4/27 - Holy Week
4/28 - Great and Holy Pascha – Agape Service
4/29 – (Mon.) Great Martyr George

MAY 2019 

5/5 - Sunday of St. Thomas

5/12 - Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women
5/19 - Sunday of the Paralytic
5/26 - Sunday of the Samaritan Woman - No Service at St. George / Liturgy at Monmouth University (GOYA OLYMPICS)
 
JUNE 2019

6/2 - Sunday of the Blind Man
6/9 – Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council
6/16 – Holy Pentecost

6/23 – Sunday of All Saints & 1st Sunday of Matthew

6/30 - Synaxis of the Twelve Holy Apostles

JULY 2019

7/7 – 3rd Sunday of Matthew
7/14 – Sunday of the Holy Fathers
7/21- 5th Sunday of Matthew

7/28 – 6th Sunday of Matthew

AUGUST 2019

8/4 - 7th Sunday of Matthew & Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord
8/6 – (Tues.) Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord
8/11 - 8th Sunday of Matthew
8/15 – (Thurs.) Dormition of the Theotokos
8/18 – 9th Sunday of Matthew
8/25 – 10th Sunday of Matthew

PRIEST: FATHER ANDREW EUGENIS - 732-755-2777

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

 

*Note: All Services from Sunday, November 11, 2018 through Sunday, December 30, 2018 will be held in the Cultural Center due to the Installation of Phase I of our Church's Iconography Project. We will break up the Altar Boys into Teams during this period due to the limited available space in the Cultural Center for Liturgy.

 

Altar Boy High School Graduates (2018)

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Great Lent, Palm Sunday & Pascha 2018

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