The Altar Guild welcomes you and invites you to join us in our efforts to enhance our beautiful church. To this end, we are presenting a short summary of what we have chosen to do for our church.
EVERY WEEK – Upon a request from a parishioner, we prepare floral arrangements for both sides of the Royal Door, usually on a Friday. A smaller arrangement is prepared for the Narthex-next to the icon. On Friday, the sand is sifted for the candles, tidy and arrange the Divine Liturgy books at each pew. In addition to these weekly arrangements, we also do the following for special holidays.
CHRISTMAS – We decorate the interior and exterior of the church with wreaths, seasonal greens and poinsettias.
LENTEN SEASON AND PASCHA – We prepare and maintain the wreath for the appropriate icon for the services of the Salutations and Palm Sunday evening. We prepare a wreath for the Cross on Holy Thursday; and then we decorate the church with lilies and flowers for the Resurrection.
DORMITION OF THE VIRGIN MARY (AUGUST 15) – We prepare and maintain the wreath for the icon for the two-week period.
We maintain the icon Booth, which is open one Sunday per month, bringing to the parishioners the opportunity to buy icons, incense, cookbooks, bibles, children’s books and many other items. With the profit, we donate in some way to the church, e.g., Divine Liturgy books for the pews, robes for the Altar boys.
Our efforts are supported totally by donations from the parishioners. If you are interested in sharing your talent and joining our group of 15 members, please call Helen Doukakis (475-7672).