Grief and Bereavement
The Grief & Bereavement Support Group was established to provide help to those recovering from the loss of a loved one. Everyone responds to the loss of a loved one differently, and the length and intensity of emotions varies from person to person. Grief also does not take a vacation, and so meetings are held twelve months a year. The Group meets each month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM (except during Great and Holy Lent and the months of July and August when the evening meetings are held on Tuesdays). Meetings are also available on the 3rd Wednesday afternoon of each month throughout the year at 2:00 PM, by appointment or as needed. Each meeting is based upon a specific subject. Readings and handouts are prepared and read at each meeting, allowing the moderator to begin the discussion between participants who address one another on a first name basis. The setting is very relaxed and informal; allowing the participants to speak freely and openly; however, no one is required to speak unless they wish to share. All discussions are held in strictest confidence. Confidentiality is an absolute necessity for the successful healing of group members.
The Group holds two much-anticipated annual events; the Memorial Trisagion Services that are held during the Christmas and Paschal seasons provide much support and comfort to the families who have lost loved ones.
For additional information, or for those who have a need, please contact Anna Dounelis at (516) 752-0875. All are welcome to attend our meetings.
Sundays: Orthros : 7:45 AM | Divine Liturgy: 9:00 AM
Paraklesis : Tuesday 9:30 AM and Thursday 6:30 PM
For information on all weekly Liturgies and Services please visit our calender page or contact the Church office at (516) 483-5700