Church Ministries And Organizations

Altar Boys G.O.Y.A Parish Council
Archons Order of St Andrew J.O.Y. Philoptochos
Byzantine Choir Mr & Mrs Club Sunday School
Greek School O.C.F Ushers

Altar Boys

Young men baptized and confirmed in the Orthodox Christian faith ages nine through college are invited to assist the clergy at the Holy Altar for the Sunday Divine Liturgies and the many of the other beautiful sacraments and services of the church. The boys will gain “front row” experience in the sacramental and liturgical events of the church, and learn to work together as a team.  (Click here for more information)

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Byzantine Choir

 “Make a joyful sound unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing….” Psalm 100:1. This verse from Psalms speaks of invitation, participation, rejoicing and praising God with song. It is exactly what a Greek Orthodox Church Choir does!

 

A Greek Orthodox Choir comes before God’s presence in liturgical worship, prayerfully singing praises to the Lord. As the clergy’s liturgical partner, this ministry requires devotion and commitment and the Cathedral of St. Paul is especially blessed to have choir members who serve throughout the year at one or both Sunday Divine Liturgies. Adrienne-Stamatas Borbely, our dedicated Music Director, has been with St. Paul’s Choir for over 35 years as accompanist/organist and now directs the choir at rehearsals and Sunday services. To continue our choral tradition, the choir constantly seeks new talented members in all four voice parts. The minimum age is 13 years old. Reading Greek is not required as the music is also written with English phonetics. In order to be properly prepared for services, the choir rehearses bi-monthly on Thursday evenings at 8:00 p.m. Please join the choir in song and fellowship. Simply come up to the loft, introduce yourself and sit in with the choir on a Sunday morning or rehearsal night. If you would like more information, please contact Adrienne at 516-481-9333.

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G.O.Y.A.

The Greek Orthodox Youth of America is for all the young people of our church in grades 7 through 12. GOYA meetings are held every Monday (starting November 7, 2011) from 8:00 to 10:00 P.M.. After the business portion of the meeting, the clergy leads an "activity" which can take the form of a Bible Study, discussion group, video or audio tape and discussion, skits or many other forms. Throughout the year, our GOYA conducts fund raisers which help defray the cost of their outings to various events, ballgames and theme parks. The teens participate in a number of "Conference" events with GOYAN's from our neighboring parishes. These activities include: sports tournaments, a Lenten Retreat, and numerous GOYA Dances hosted by one of the parishes. Click here to see the GOYA Calendar of Events

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Greek School

Greek language instruction is one of the most successful components of the St. Paul education and youth programs. Classes are offered from Pre-Kindegarten through 6th grade as well as for Regents Preparation.  Our School offers both one and two day a week classes.  In our attempt to provide a comprehensive education, the St. Paul Greek program also exposes the students to Greek dance, culture customs and history, as well as our Orthodox religion and customs. Our Dance Instructional Program has several class offerings, and our dancers have several opportunities throughout the year to perform for the public, including at the annual St. Paul Festival. Adults can register for Greek Language instruction as well. Adult classes are conducted in the evenings. If you have any questions, you can email the Principal, Fran Lutfy, or contact her at 516 746-8741.  Click here for more information.

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O.C.F.

Orthodox Christian Fellowship group consists of college age students who meet on a Sunday evening once a month. Through our friendships we will come to realize that we are all on the same journey together - the journey through life. We as young adults are at a crossroads in our journey with the Church. Some will find that OCF is a transition point from high school to adult life with the Church. OCF is also a great social outlet for young adults.

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  SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday School religious education is held for children from 3 years old through high school on Sundays immediately following Communion. Sunday School is held from September through May, and recesses during the summer months.

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 USHERS

The Ushers of St. Paul greet people as they arrive at church. They also welcome visitors, provide assistance, care for the proskinitaria (candle areas), and administer the collection of offerings. These faithful ushers perform a valuable service for our church.

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