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Weekend Update

St. Nicholas, Bethlehem, PA

Week of Jan 5, 2020 

One Liturgies

8am - Orthros
9:15am -Divine Liturgy
10:30am - Great Agiasmo Service

Note: Saturday Vespers will be at 4pm tomorrow!

Theophany is Monday!
Orthros  & Liturgy, 8am

2020 House Blessings

Starting Jan 6th, the clergy will be blessing homes. 
Sign up at
Click link below to jump to your group!

Weekly Highlights

St. Nicholas Movie Night
Tomorrow, Jan 4, 6pm

Philoptochos Holiday Dinner

Reservations and Payment are Due Sunday, Jan 5th! 
See form below for information.



Jan 5: 1 Liturgy

Jan 12: 2 Liturgy

Schedule coming soon! Sign up at if you're not on an altar group.

Weekly Bible Studies

With Fr. Michael Kon

"Acquiring the Holy Spirit"
Mondays at 5pm

With Fr. Palis
"The Book of Isaiah"
Mondays at 6pm

With Costa Zalalas

"The Lord's Prayer"
Wednesdays at 7pm

Media of the Week

Watch Archbishop Elpidophoros' Sermon this past Sunday.
Rewatch Divine Liturgy with His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros
We received the Archbishop with a reception and program.
The GOYAns held a Christmas Party
And we rang in the New Year with a dance!

Youth Groups

Next Events:

  • TOTS: Weekly on Sundays during Sunday School.
  • HOPE: Sunday Feb 9th, 5pm at St. Nicholas
  • JOY: Sunday Jan 12th, 4:30pm at St. Nicholas
  • GOYA:
    • GOYA Dance: Fri. Jan 3rd, 6:30-10:30pm
    • GOYA Family Vasilopita dinner sponsored by AHEPA: Sat. Jan 11th, 5-6pm followed by GOYA night at 6pm (Topic TBA)
    • GOYA Basketball: Fri Jan 17th, 8-9pm.
What group is your child in?
TOTS (age 0-3)
HOPE (age 4-2nd Grade)
JOY (3-6 Grade)
GOYA (7-12 Grade)

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Greek School

The Greek School would like to wish everyone a Happy and Blessed New Year 2020!
  • We would like to extend our warmest thanks to all those who helped and participated in our various December events: making of kourambiedes, donating items for the Tree of Warmth, caroling, and the annual Christmas program!  
  • Please join us for a short Vasilopita cutting on Monday, January 13th, at 6 pm. 
Απο το Ελληνικό μας Σχολείο, ευχόμαστε σε όλους Καλή Χρονιά και ευτυχισμένο και ευλογημένο το νέο έτος 2020!
  • Θα θέλαμε να ευχαριστήσουμε θερμά όλους που μας βοήθησαν και συμμετείχαν στις διάφορες εκδηλώσεις του Δεκεμβρίου: κάνοντας κουραμπιέδες, δωρίζοντας αντικείμενα για το Δέντρο της Ζεστασιάς, επισκέπτοντας τα γηροκομεία, και το ετήσιο πρόγραμμα των Χριστουγέννων!
  • Σας προσκαλούμε για μια μικρή περικοπή της Βασιλόπιτας που θα γίνει Δευτέρα, 13 Ιανουαρίου, στις 6 μμ.

Parish Ministries

Hear from our ministries directly! Click below to sign up and get involved.
  • Have you made your 2019 Stewardship offering?
  • Electronic and Online giving options are easy! Click here for info.


  • The Philoptochos ladies, as a service to our Community, provide Makarias (Luncheon Meals) for bereaving families in the Church hall.
  • Philoptochos also makes the traditional memorial Koliva trays.


  • The next Parish Council Meeting will be Jan 13.

  • We are always seeking Coffee Hour Hosts for upcoming months! Please contact the church office, 610.867.1327.

  • Next Luncheon is Monday Jan 13 at noon.

  • All with an interest in learning about our faith and participating in the services of our church are encouraged to learn the beautiful and timeless art of Byzantine Chant. Adults or children are always welcome at the Chanter’s Stand during services, as long as they will stand respectfully and plan to participate with reading or chanting according to their skills (at the discretion of the chanters). Byzantine Music Class will be changed to weeknights at 6pm twice per month, and is open to any who are interested to learn and participate, regardless of your training. Classes will feature a mixture of chanting practice, learning the theory and notation of Byzantine Chant, the structure of services and the history and theology of the hymns of our faith. Feel free to contact Dr. Niko Tatalias with any questions or concerns, and we look forward to seeing you there.  The next Byzantine Chant class will be at Tuesday Jan 7, 6pm.

  • THE WELCOME COMMITTEE would like to ask all parishioners, when you have guests come with you to church, or if you see there are visitors coming for a certain event, to let us know by inviting them to sign our guestbook. Please introduce them to the greeter or council member, so that we can properly greet them and welcome them. Thank you!  
  • Our welcome committee is always looking for new members to greet parishioners on Sunday mornings.  Please contact to get involved!

  • If you are interested in making visitations to local nursing homes, contact Eleni Sitaras at 610-570-9404.  

  • Next Men's Basketball is Friday Jan 17, 9-11pm. 
  • If you're interested in being added to either the Pickup Basketball or Cycling email lists, email
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