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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese E-Bulletin July 27, 2007
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FEAST DAY OF ST. PANTELEIMON: July 27 is the feast day of the Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon. Visit this site to learn more about this saint and how this day is commemorated in the Church.
2008 PARISH ECCLESIASTICAL CALENDAR: The Department of Communications is now taking orders for the 2008 Parish Ecclesiastical Calendar. Each full-color calendar is a 12-month wall calendar with a â??backerâ?? that can be customized with the name, logo, and contact information of the parish and calendar sponsor. The 2008 parish calendar features full color icons and daily Scripture readings, a fasting guide, the names of Saints in Greek and English, and links to related content on the Internet. Parishes have recently been mailed all pertinent information along with an Order Form. The order deadline is October 1 with a discount offered for orders and payment received by September 10.
IONIAN VILLAGE FIRST SUMMER SESSION BEGINS: Learn about the first summer session of the Ionian Village program, as Greek Orthodox youth participated in a full schedule of religious and cultural activities in Greece. Also, visit the Ionian Village web site to learn more about this unique program.
2007 YOUNG ADULT PILGRIMAGE: The Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is pleased to announce the National Young Adult Pilgrimage to Florence, Ravenna, and Constantinople, November 2-10, 2007. His Grace Bishop Savas of Troas, the Chancellor of the Archdiocese, will once again lead the pilgrimage to sites of great historical importance and spiritual significance for all Orthodox Christians. Join other young adults from across the country on this unique journey! Additional information and registration materials are available online at
ONLINE SURVEY ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES: The Department of Communications has launched a survey site on issues and topics of the day that affect Orthodox Christians and society at large. The site will feature a brief survey that will afford participants the opportunity to interact with the Archdiocese and offer their responses to various issues. The surveys and survey results will be published in the Orthodox Observer. To complete this monthâ??s current survey, go to
SUPPORT THE ARCHDIOCESE WHILE SEARCHING THE WEB: The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese has partnered with GoodSearch.com, a new search engine that donates half its revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. You use it just as you would any search engine, and it's powered by Yahoo!, so you get great results. To use GoodSearch.com and support the ministries of the Archdiocese, simply go to:
SUNDAY SCHOOL PRE-REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED: The Department of Religious Education encourages parishes to hold pre-registration for the 2007-2008 Church school year. This will assist with planning, organizing, and ordering of materials. By ordering materials in June, classes can be prepared well in advance and teachers can review materials. Also, it avoids the last-minute rush and next day orders in September, which can add to the cost of materials. To download a copy of the Department of Religious Education Resource Catalog, visit the website www.religioused.goarch.org or to have one sent to you call the office 1-800-566-1088.
ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN RESOURCE CATALOG: The 2006-2008 catalog includes more than 700 resources for adults, teachers, youth workers, parish youth, vacation church school programs, childrenâ??s books, prayer books, multimedia resources, icons, gifts and more.
THE NATIONAL ORTHODOX RADIO PROGRAM for for the week of 07/27/2007 will be "How to Keep Your Spouse" with Fr. Charles Joanides as our guest. In addition, tune in to The Ark to hear Dr. Clark Carlton speak on â??The Glory of God & the Salvation of Manâ?? in our Special Moments in Orthodoxy segment, and in our Featured Artist Block we will hear the music of "The Strawmen". Listen to the ARK your 24/7 source for Orthodox Christian music and much more. Programs are subject to change; please visit our web site for more information on programs, featured segments, and to subscribe to our e-newsletter.