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Taste of Greece - 04/10/2022

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Parish Council Takes Oath of Office - 01/26/2022

January 23, 2022 - Father Stavroforos administers the Oath of Office to the members of the 2022 Parish Council.

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Philoptochos News: - 10/01/2013

 Wednesday, October 9 - Board Meeting- 6 PM at Church

Sunday, October 27- Members Meeting following Sunday School dismissal/ IOCC assembly of School Kits

The Fall Charity Dinner was enjoyed by all.  A special thank you to Ted and Theky Pappas for hosting this event.  $1,235 was donated to assist with our Philoptochos ministries.  

 

The Greek Orthodox Ladies' Philoptochos Society is the right arm of the church.  The Society's main mission is philanthropy and community outreach.  All Orthodox women 18 years of age or older who are members of the parish are invited to join our Philoptochos Chapter.    

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ST. BARBARA OUTREACH PROGRAM FUNDRAISER: - 09/26/2013

Saturday October 5,2013 - Time: 11:30 to 2:30 PM

at Hope Valley Country Club in Durham

 

Fashion show Tickets, Sponsorship Forms and Raffle Tickets are now available for

purchase in the Social Hall after church liturgy each Sunday as well as from committee

members on request.

 

*Fashion Show Tickets are $45 each

*Raffle Tickets are $5 each

First Prize -Black Mink Vest from Hertzberg Furs of Raleigh

Second Prize ---Fox Fur Scarf from Hertzberg Furs of Raleigh

Many other prizes included

(Winner need not be present to win)

 

Silent Auction: ICON of the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child will be on display on

each Sunday and at the Fashion Show. To make Silent Bids, please see signup

sheet in the social hall and at the Fashion Show.

 

We hope you will stop by the Outreach Fashion Show table and purchase your tickets,

sponsorship, and raffle tickets as well as consider selling tickets to your family and friends.

 

ALL PROCEEDS ARE FOR THE BENEFIT OF

The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and St. Barbara Building Fund

Contact: Lou Constantinou, Laurie Ferris or Joan Marinos

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GREEK SCHOOL REGISTRATION - 09/21/2013

Conversational Greek Language classes for adults at the beginners and intermediate levels are being offered on Saturday mornings at 11 am at Saint Barbara church.  Beginners classes for children are also offered at the same time and day; intermediate children's level is offered at the home of the instructor, Maria Christopher.  The fall semester began October 5 and will end January 25; the second semester begins February 1 and ends May 31.  Tuition is $15 per class. 

For more information,

Contact:

Evy Glekas: eglekas@chccs.k12.nc.us

Eleni Paliouras: elenipali@att.net

GREEK SCHOOL REGISTRATION

 

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Pilgrimage to the Convent of Panagia of Proussio with Metropolitan Alexios - 07/30/2013

August 23rd and 24th –

Pilgrimage to the Convent of Panagia of Proussio with Metropolitan Alexios

Panagia Prousiotissa Monastery, 404 Warner Road, Troy NC 27371-8483

Abbess: Gerontissa Agne, Phone 910-572-3331, www.panagiaprousiotissa.org

 

  • 404 Warner Road, Troy NC 27371, Tel: 910-572-3331. Dress Code: Men are asked to wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Women are asked to wear ankle-length skirts, long-sleeved shirts, and are to have their heads covered with a veil or scarf. Please DO NOT wear hats (unless over a scarf), shear scarves, pants (unless under a skirt), shorts, pant-skirts, mini-skirts, sleeveless blouses, short-sleeved shirts, etc. Everyone is asked to wear socks (especially when wearing sandals).
  • Friday Night 4:30 Small Vespers, 6:00 - 11:45 Great Vespers, Artoklasia and Orthros. Saturday Morning. "Synaxis of Panagia Prousiotissa" 8:30 - 11:00 am Hours and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. A luncheon will follow. Lodging: Biscoe, NC Days Inn (10 miles away) 910-428-2525. Albermarle, NC (20 miles away) Sleep Inn & Suites 704-983-2770, Holiday Inn Express 704-986-2100, Quality Inn 704-983-6990.
  • We have chartered a bus which will leave from St. Barbara (Durham) at 3:00pm, make it's way to Holy Trinity (Raleigh) and leave from Raleigh 3:45pm, scheduled to arrive in Troy, NC in time for Great Vespers, Artoclasia, and Orthros beginning at 6:00pm.  Afterwards, we will be taken for nearby hotel accommodations and return to the Monastery the next morning for Hours and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy followed by a luncheon.  
  • contact Elaine Noulis at 919-412-2140 or enoulis@hotmail.com to reserve your spot or to answer any additional questions.  Snacks will be provided on the bus - cost is $100.

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OCF Team Needed - 06/29/2013

OCF Team Needed to Assist Fr. Stavroforos Make the Presence of Orthodoxy Known at Our Local  Colleges and Universities.  Please save the dates:

University of North Carolina - Sunday August 19th - New Student Convocation Day

Duke University - Tuesday August 20th - New Undergrad Student Orientation Begins

                                                               - New Graduate Student Orientation Begins

.  Past students and present students that attend these schools should join Father Stavroforos in planning and participating in this outreach.  Please e-mail Fr. Stavroforos  at fatherstavroforos2012@gmail.com. to get more information on the plenary meeting for this outreach program.

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YAL Get Together - 06/28/2013

YAL will be meeting with Father Stavroforos at the Church on Thursday, July 11th at 6pm for one hour. We will be beginning a new discussion topic focused on the Sacraments of the Orthodox Church. We will be looking at the Scriptural foundations of the Sacraments as well as what the Tradition of the Church teaches about them. This is intended to be an open discussion group, so please come with your questions. During our first meeting, we will also discuss a schedule and what works or doesn’t work for people. If you are unable to make this meeting but are interested in participating in the future, please let Trevor at 803-295-2598  know so we can do our best to accommodate your schedule. Thanks Trevor 

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Greek Festival - 2013 - 06/11/2013

We were pleased to host our first festival at the new church.

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Congratulations to our College Graduates - 06/08/2013

Congratulations are in order for our college graduates, who after 4 years of intense studies and some fun, are stepping into adulthood and embarking in a new chapter of their lives.

May the wisdom of the Holy Spirit shine on them throughout their lives.

 

Nikki Ann Christakos

Greensboro College

B.S. Psychology and Sociology; Minor in Criminal Justice

Efland, NC

 

Gabriel Alan Frangakis

Harvard University

B.A. Applied Math: Economics/Computer Science; Minor in Physics

Chapel Hill, NC

 

Grant Anastas-King

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.S. Business Administration

Huntsville, AL

 

Alexii Lardis

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 B.A. Political Science and Global Studies

Wilmington, NC

 

Alexander Timothy Mariakakis

Duke University

B.S. Electrical Engineering/Computer Science

Chapel Hill, NC

 

Gregory Steele

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.A. Political Science and History '13

Wilmington, NC

 

 Alexa Michelle Waters

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Major:  Biology

Hometown:  Chapel Hill, NC

 

Christina Zehia

Appalachian State University

B.S.  Food & Nutrition: Dietetics & Clinical Exercise Science

Cary, NC


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Saturday July 15 Divine Liturgy at the Convent of Panagia of Proussio. - 06/08/2013

Panagia Prousiotissa Monastery, 404 Warner Road, Troy NC 27371-8483

Abbess: Gerontissa Agne, Phone 910-572-3331, www.panagiaprousiotissa.org

  • All those wishing to accompany father should be at the church parkinglot by 5:00 am which is the scheduled departure time.  Travel time is approximately 2 hours.  We need to arrive by 7:30 in order to prepare for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy.

 

  • Dress Code: Men are asked to wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Women are asked to wear ankle-length skirts, long-sleeved shirts, and are to have their heads covered with a veil or scarf. Please DO NOT wear hats (unless over a scarf), shear scarves, pants (unless under a skirt), shorts, pant-skirts, mini-skirts, sleeveless blouses, short-sleeved shirts, etc. Everyone is asked to wear socks (especially when wearing sandals).

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Congratulations to our College Grads - 05/25/2013

  • Nikki Ann Christakos
  • Gabriel Alan Frangakis
  • Grant Anastas-King
  • Alexii Lardis
  • Alexander Timothy Mariakakis
  • Gregory Steele
  • Alexa Michelle Waters
  • Christina Zehia

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Sunday Church School Recognition - 05/19/2013

Annual recognition of Students and Teachers.

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Coffee Hour, Sunday May 19, 2013 - 05/18/2013

Sunday May 19, 2013  Coffee Hour will be jointly hosted by AHEPA Chapter 277 and 40 and the Glekas Family for the 40-day memorial of Evy’s brother Dimitri Petmezas.

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Greek Festival Advertisements and Sponsorships - 05/17/2013

Festival Advertisements and Sponsorships available in Greek Fest Program Book: Advertize your business, club, or event!!

full  page @ $150

half page @ $75

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Booster Sponsorships for the Greek Festival Program - 05/17/2013

Booster Sponsorships are available for the Greek Festival Program. Maria Frangakis and Helen Paliouras will be  selling sponsorships ($25 each) for the festival program book after church in the hallway -- this is for folks wishing to be a "booster" for the festival and having their name printed in the program as such.

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Message from Our Greek Festival Chairman - 05/17/2013

Message from Our Greek Festival Chairman Crist Frangakis

We need the support of all of our parishioners and friends of Saint Barbara to make our upcoming festival a success. 

We need the support of young and old, those who are quick on their  feet and those who rather work sitting down. Anyone between the ages of 10 and 100 are encouraged to participate. We need folks to serve as greeters, help in the kitchen and grill stations. We need people to be monitors to ensure that the facilities are clean and also to ensure that the dining area is kept clean. Also we need people to assist in setting up the booths as well as to pick up at the end of the festival.

Also all parishioners would have received by now an envelope containing raffle tickets for the raffle which will be drawn on Sunday afternoon. First prize is $1,000. Second prize is $300 (kindly offered by the Philoptochos, and several other prizes with gift certificates to a number of local restaurants. Please try your best to sell them to your friends and neighbors. This will encourage people to attend the festival and partake of the festivities. If you need more tickets please see Evelyn Panos.

Another way to support is to sponsor and underwrite some of the expenses we have with the festival. After church Helen Paliouras and Maria Frangakis will be in the hall to take your name and record your selection.

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Thx - Paschal Troparion cards - 05/17/2013

Thanks to Donna Trohanis for providing the Paschal Troparion: CHRIST IS RISEN cards for the pews in memory of Paschal Trohanis on the occasion of His Nameday which occurs on the Feast of Pascha.

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Thx - Dress for Success Campaign. - 05/17/2013

The St. Barbara Philoptochos would like to thank those parishioners who generously donated clothing for the Philoptochos Dress for Success Campaign. The clothing was delivered April 19th. We had a nice amount of suits and some accessories. Dress for Success is a National nonprofit organization supplying homeless and needful women with office appropriate attire and accessories for interviews and the workplace. Thank you for your generosity.

Catherine Constantinou

919/270-8326

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AHEPA Sunday - 05/17/2013

We recognize and honor the members of our Greek Orthodox community in the United States who continue to offer this witness and service through their support for the work of the Church and through numerous philanthropic, educational and civic programs.  For ninety years, the members of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association and the organizations of the AHEPA family have created a legacy of service in their local parishes, in the ministries and organizations of our Holy Archdiocese, and on behalf of global issues that impact the witness and work of the Orthodox Church. To the members of the AHEPA family, we extend our appreciation for their faithful service, and we offer our support and prayers. We also observe AHEPA Sunday by recognizing the history and contributions of this vital organization.  May God bless and guide the members of AHEPA as they continue their noble legacy of Orthodoxy and Hellenism.

Congratulations to AHEPA Scholarship Recipients:

Cassie Watters

Kyle Zoubrod-Henderson

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Greek Festival Volunteers Needed - 05/09/2013

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Sincere Thanks to Donors - 05/09/2013

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Building Fund Campaign, Phase II - 05/08/2013

... is for meeting such needs as the monthly mortgage, providing funds for renovations and/or significant capital improvements, and for future new construction. 

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The Building Fund Campaign, Phase II - 05/08/2013

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Christ is Risen! - Χριστός ἀνέστη! - 05/05/2013

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Great and Holy Feast of Pascha - 05/05/2013

Our Parish celebrated the life-giving Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Afterward a pot luck meal was held to break the Lenten fast.

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Friday Evening: Matins of Holy Saturday - 05/03/2013

While many elements of the service represent mourning at the death and burial of Christ, the service itself is one of watchful expectation.

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Holy Week - Sacrament of Holy Unction - 05/01/2013

On the evening of Great and Holy Wednesday, the Sacrament or Mystery of Holy Unction was conducted at our Church.

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Palm Sunday - 04/28/2013

Palm Sunday procession of the children and visit from His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios.

 

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Palm Sunday - 04/27/2013

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Holy Week Books - 04/27/2013

Holy Week Books Available for Purchase in the narthex of the Church or by asking a member of the parish council . $25 each.

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The Official Greek Festival Guidebook - 04/27/2013

The Official Greek Festival Guidebook is available in the bookstore and will made available to all. This is the perfect beautifully
illustrated book that helps to explain what goes on at a festival.

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Holy Week and Easter Fellowship - 04/26/2013

Saturday of Lazarus Pancake Breakfast April 27

Palm Sunday Luncheon - Sunday April 28 after the Morning Service - Free Will Donation

Palm Sunday Evening Fellowship - Sunday after the Bridegroom Service with Metropolitan Alexios

Easter Pot-Luck Glendi - after the Saturday Midnight Service

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Metropolitan Alexios Archpastoral Visit - 04/19/2013

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Holy Week & Easter Activiities & Respective Contact Persons - 04/18/2013

 

Holy Week & Easter Activiities for the Family and Respective Contact Persons

  • Palm Making - Saturday of Lazarus April 27 - after the morning Service
  • Myrrh Bearers – Girls aged 5-12 years who would like to serve as myrrh bearers during the evening service on Holy Friday are asked to contact Christi Kleoudis at ckleoudis@gmail.com.  The required attire is a solid white dress and shoes.  A white sweater is also recommended for the outdoor processional due to cool evening temperatures.
  • Altar Boys - Fr. Stavroforos - fatherstavroforos2012@gmail.com
  • Epitaphio Decorating - Dena Paliouras - Good Friday after the Morning Service
  • Readers & Chanter's  Assistants  for Holy Week - Dr. Peter Marinos, pnm1@yahoo.com
  • Choir - Donna Trohanis, donnatro@bellsouth.net

 

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Lenten Food Items Available - 04/11/2013

Lenten Food Items available for your home in Hall.

Soup $6. Bread $2.

Don't have time to make a hearty bean or lentil soup for Lent? Let us provide the soup for you and your family - Quarts of bean and/or lentil soup are available for purchase after church - look for the table in the hallway. All proceeds from this sale will go into the Building Fund. The cost is $6 per quart and will be sold frozen. If you have any questions or special orders, call Helen Paliouras at 919-942-4229, or email elenipali@att.net

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This Week's Bible Study Class - 04/11/2013

Tuesday Morning: Bible Class 10 to 11:30
Reading Assignment : Chapter 6 of I and II Corinthians by Lawrence R. Farley
Topic: Women and the Veil (I Corinthians 11:2-16)

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Autumn Design Fashion Show Benefit Luncheon - 04/11/2013

Sponsored by the St. Barbara Church Outreach Committee. Hope Valley Country Club 11:30 am to 2:30pm. Proceeds to benefit research at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the St. Barbara Building Fund. Opportunities for sponsorship, door prizes, and raffle prizes.

Our outreach has many forms such as feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, and the raising of monies for medical research that works to find cures for the very sick. Please save the date in order to offer your support of this most worthy project.

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Northeast Conference Oratorical Festival - April 20th - 04/10/2013

Saturday - April 20th
Events Schedule:
9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast in Church Hall
10:00 a.m. Orientation Sessions for Speakers and Judges
10:45 a.m. Speakers, judges, and timekeeper escorted to Church Nave. Opening Prayer. Explanation of the Day’s Procedure
11:00 a.m. Presentations Begin (senior high students will go first followed by junior high students)
12:30 p.m. Awards Presentation and Pictures
1:00 p.m. Light Lenten Lunch in Church Hall

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Autism Collection - 04/10/2013

Special Offering Tray for Autism being collected by the Saint Barbara Ladies Philoptochos Society

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Welcome - Mount Bethel Presbyterian Church - 04/09/2013

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AHEPA Scholarships - 04/09/2013

Local AHEPA Scholarships are available to qualified high school seniors who will enter any college or university. Obtain applications from Scholarship Chairman Lou Tsipis, 919-468-8294, 418 Knotts Valley Lane, Cary NC 27519.

Deadline to submit local applications is next Monday, April 15, 2013.

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Pilgrimage the Monastery of Panagia Prousiotissa - 04/08/2013

Pilgrimage with Fr. Stavroforos to Celebrate Services at the Monastery of Panagia Prousiotissa, 404 Warner Road, Troy NC 27371-8483; Abbess: Gerontissa Agne, Phone 910-572-3331, www.panagiaprousiotissa.org

All those wishing to accompany father should be at the church parking lot by 5:00 am which is the scheduled departure time. Travel time is approximately 2 hours. We need to arrive by 7:30 in order to prepare for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy.

Dress Code: Men are asked to wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Women are asked to wear ankle-length skirts, long-sleeved shirts, and are to have their heads covered with a veil or scarf. Please DO NOT wear hats (unless over a scarf), shear scarves, pants (unless under a skirt), shorts, pant-skirts, mini-skirts, sleeveless blouses, short-sleeved shirts, etc. Everyone is asked to wear socks (especially when wearing sandals).

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Journey to Pascha 2013 - 03/21/2013

“Christ is risen from the dead, by death He has trampled down death, and to those in the tombs He has bestowed life.”
— Apolytikion for Pascha

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Greek Festival 2013 - 03/21/2013

St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church is pleased to present its annual GREEK FESTIVAL on June 1st & 2nd 2013.

This 2 day event will feature such  delights such as gyros, lamb, spanakopita (spinach and cheese with layers of filo pastry), souvlakia (Greek shish-kebab), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in grape leaves), and much more. Don’t forget our traditional Greek pastries such as baklava (layers of nuts and filo pastry soaked in honey), galactobouriko (filo pastry filled with custard), loukoumades (fried dough with honey), and the list will go on and on.

While enjoying your meal be entertained by continuous Greek music.

Everyone is welcome to join in. Before you know it, you’ll be shouting, “Opa”.

You can also shop at our Art Gallery, Gift & Jewelry Shops, Bakaliko Grocery Store, Craft & Souvenir Boutiques.

Come join us. Bring your family, friends and co-workers to enjoy the festive atmosphere. There is fun for all ages.  Remember Greeks are famous for their hospitality!

 

Saturday, June 1

 

1:00 pm   Hellenic Dancers perform in Food Tent (older, more seasoned dancers)

 

2:00 pm   Triangle Orthodox Chorale performs selections of Paschal music in Church worship area

 

2:30 pm   Church Tour

 

3:30 pm   Triangle Orthodox Chorale performs selections of Paschal music in Church worship area

 

4:00 pm   Church Tour

 

4:30 pm   St. Barbara Greek Dancers perform in Food Tent (younger group)

 

7:00 pm   St. Barbara Greek Dancers perform in Food Tent (younger group)

 

Sunday, June 2

 

1:30 pm   Hellenic Dancers perform in Food Tent

 

2:30 pm   Church Tour

 

4:00 pm   Church Tour

 

4:30pm  St. Barbara Greek Dancers

 

7:00 pm   St. Barbara Greek Dancers



LOCATION

St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
8306 NC Highway 751
Durham, North Carolina 27713-6860

 

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GOYA 2012-2013 - 10/14/2012

‎We are welcoming all 7th-12th graders! Stephan Frangakis and I are excited to be your new GOYA advisors. Our first meeting is today, Sunday, October 14, after church, then it's off to the Corn Maze!! We will be discussing this year's activities as well as a Fall Festival for the Hope/Joy. Lunch will be provided as well as a ride home, if needed. Please email us with any questions at the new GOYA email address, Stbarbarasgoya@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you all there.  - Epiphany Stephens

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CELEBRATION FOR FATHER STAVROFOROS - 10/06/2012

Please join the St. Barbara parish on Sunday, October 21, 2012, as we celebrate our beloved Priest, Father Stavroforos' 26th year in the Priesthood. The Parish Council will host the Coffee Hour in Father's honor.

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ANTHONY THEODORE PREUSSE BAPTISM - 10/06/2012

Please join Michael and Barbara (Zehia) Preusse on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. as they celebrate the Baptism of their son, Anthony Theodore, at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church.

Anthony's Godparents are Alexander (Rocky) and Pamela Bostian of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tony and Evelyn Zehia, of Cary, North Carolina, are Anthony's grandparents.

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CONSTANTINA SIMPSON'S BAPTISM - 10/06/2012

Michael and Melissa (Glyptis) Simpson will host a luncheon for our parish after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 14, 2012, in honor of the Baptism of their daughter, Constantina, which will take place after the luncheon at 1:30 p.m.

Michael and Melissa (Glyptis) Simpson of Hillsborough, North Carolina, will celebrate the baptism of their daughter, Constantina, next Sunday, October 14, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church. Constantina's Godparents are Constance Barlamas and Georgia Barlamas of Holy Trinity in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.

Please join them after the luncheon as they share the joy of Constantina's entrance into the Orthodox Faith.

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AHEPA NEWS - 10/06/2012

Last Monday evening, October 1, a number of our parishioners, including Father Stavroforos, attended the informative session, "Get to know your new defibrillator", conducted by Duke Heart Center's Nursing Educator, Cory Miller, and Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Wanda Bride. The AHEPA organizers thank everyone for attending - you never know when you might save a life! And, a big thanks to friends of AHEPA who helped provide the light supper and refreshments.

SAVE THE DATES:

October, 26 - 27 - just about all AHEPA members and friends will be helping at the "Taste of Greece" - a two-day event that will take place in and around our St. Barbara fellowship hall and grounds.

Also, please save Saturday, November 10, to attend the traditional fall dinner dance sponsored by our AHEPA - an evening of delicious food and exciting music. More details soon - but do SAVE THIS DATE!

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PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS - 10/06/2012

Tuesday, October 9 - Philoptochos Board Meeting - 6:30 PM at Church

Sunday, October 21 - Philoptochos meeting and assembly of IOCC School Kits following the dismissal of Sunday School

Pastry Preparations:

Monday, October 8 - 11:30 AM - Squeezing Spinach

Tuesday, October 9 - 10:30 AM - Assembly of Spanakopita

Wednesday, October 10 - 11:30 AM - Squeezing Spinach

Thursday, October 11 - 10:30 AM - Assembly of Spanakopita

Monday, October 22 - 11:30 AM - Squeezing Spinach

Tuesday, October 23 - 10:30 AM - Assembly of Spanakopita

Please contact Evelyn Panos at mamapan@aol.com or 919-960-2886 with the dates you can volunteer.

The Greek Orthodox Ladies' Philoptochos Society is the right arm of the church. The Society's main mission is philanthropy and community outreach. All Orthodox women 18 years of age or older who are members of the parish are invited to join our Philopto chos Chapter.

Evelyn Zehia, St. Barbara Philoptochos Chapter President

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BASILE CONCERT - 10/01/2012

Enjoy Greek-American comedy at its finest from none other than BASILE, performing Saturday, December 1, in the social hall of Holy Trinity Church in Raleigh. Buy your tickets now for an evening of good food and entertainment. Check out the "BASILE" table in the social hall opposite the coat closets. Ticket proceeds will benefit the building fund of Saint Barbara. For more information, contact Helen Paliouras, 919-942-4229, elenipali@att.net. Event at  Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church - 5000 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612.  Doors open at 6:45 pm Complimentary hors d’oeuvres with cash bar. Show begins at 8 pm

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A TASTE OF GREECE - 09/29/2012

"A Taste of Greece" has been rescheduled to October 26 & 27, 2012.
Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Gyros, Souvlaki, Spanakopita, Souvenirs, Folk Dancing, and Church Tours

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NATIONAL CHURCH MUSIC SUNDAY - 09/29/2012

Each year, on the first Sunday in October (or after the Feast of St. Romanos the Melodist, the patron saint of church musicians), parishes across the Archdiocese of America celebrate National Church Music Sunday. This commemoration was inaugurated by His Eminence, Archbishop Iakovos of North and South America in 1982, and has been re-affirmed by His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America.

National Church Music Sunday is a day we set aside particularly to honor the contributions of local choir members, psaltai, and music educators who serve their churches through the hymnology of our Orthodox Church. In addition, it is a day when we recognize the work of the diocesan choir federations as well as the National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians, who through their music ministry, strive to enhance the development of church choirs, church musicians, and liturgical music at diocesan and archdiocesan levels.

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PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND - 09/29/2012

His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexios, invites you to join him on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Constantinople and Cappadocia, November 17 - December 1, 2012, arranged by Cloud Tours, Inc.
Reservations will be accepted until the Pilgrimage is full.
If you are interested in more information, please contact Mr. Gerry Clonaris, gclonaris@carolina.rr.com.His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexios, invites you to join him on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Constantinople and Cappadocia, November 17 - December 1, 2012, arranged by Cloud Tours, Inc.

Reservations will be accepted until the Pilgrimage is full. If you are interested in more information, please contact Mr. Gerry Clonaris, gclonaris@carolina.rr.com

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GREEK FOLK DANCE GROUP - 09/26/2012

The Saint Barbara Folk Dance group will meet every Sunday except for Sunday, October 14, for a one-hour practice after Sunday School. Parents, please stop by so I can meet you/say hello and so that I can get your contact information. We are planning to perform at the upcoming Taste of Greece, Saturday, October 27 only; please let me know if your student will be able to participate at this event. Please bring your students to practice even if they are unable to attend the Taste of Greece in October. Email Cleopatra Pantermakis at pantermakis@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

All students who attend Saint Barbara Sunday School, who are active in one of the youth ministries (GOYA, HOPE, JOY) and/or serve in the Altar are eligible to participate in the Saint Barbara Folk Dance Group.

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NEW CHOIR MEMBERS - 09/24/2012

The St. Barbara Choir is looking for more members to join them in singing the Sunday Divine Liturgy. We want everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy the services in this way by contributing to the music we hear in Church. For more information contact any one of our choir members and let him or her know that you want to join our group.

George Cocolas

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GREEK SCHOOL REGISTRATION - 09/24/2012

St. Barbara Greek School is being organized for the 2012-13 school year. In addition to the beginners/intermediate classes for children, there is an excellent adult class being offered. Classes will begin (tentatively) on October 6.

For those interested in enrolling their children (or themselves), Helen Paliouras will have a table set up in the social hall the next two Sundays and will have registration forms available. In addition, registration forms are in the Announcement Bulletin and below. Please mail the completed form to Helen Paliouras, 303 Wesley Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, or send via email to elenipali@att.net

More information about the tuition and schedule will follow soon.

Thank you for your interest.

Evy Glekas and Helen Paliouras

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PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS - Fall Charity Dinner hosted by Theky and Ted Pappas - 09/24/2012

Fall Charity Dinner will be hosted by Theky and Ted Pappas. All are invited. Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Greek Orthodox Ladies' Philoptochos Society is the right arm of the church. The Society's main mission is philanthropy and community outreach. All Orthodox women 18 years of age or older who are members of the parish are invited to join our Philoptochos Chapter.

Evelyn Zehia, St. Barbara Philoptochos Chapter President

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George Carr - FORTY-DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE - 09/24/2012

Today we remember George Carr, beloved husband of Sophie, beloved father of Nick, Zoe and Mary, family member and friend, on the Forty-Day anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord.
Memorial Pew Reserve - the pews in the first three rows on the right (Chantor’s stand side) are reserved today for the Carr family. The Coffee Hour today will be hosted by the Carr family in George’s memory.
May his memory be eternal!

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Church Picnic - 08/19/2012

We gathered for a fellowship picnic at Jordan Lake after services on an August Sunday. The weather was not completely cooperative, but it not not dampen everyone's good time.  Some of the boys even got a little bit of a swim in.

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Yard Sale - 09/10/2011

St. Barbara’s Yard Sale Bazaar held on Saturday, September 10, 2011

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Taste-of-Greece Fundraiser - 09/25/2010

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Christmas Pageant - 12/14/2009

First Christmas pagent at new Church.

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First Divine Liturgy - 11/01/2009

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Getting Ready - 10/17/2009

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Raising the Dome - 07/21/2008

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Construction Continues - 06/07/2008

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Walls Go Up - 01/12/2008

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Structure - 11/10/2007

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Foundation (Oct 2007) - 10/10/2007

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Site Developement (Oct - Dec 2006) - 10/01/2006

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Watch Live & Recorded Services from St. Barbara

Gather around your icons and place the computer or smart phone close by. Then let's pray together. Watch the Divine Liturgy and other services from St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church.

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ST. BARBARA OUTREACH PROGRAM

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Welcome from Father Stavroforos

Although St. Barbara as a community came under the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in 1963, it is part of a worldwide Orthodox Christian Church that began on the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem as described in the Acts of the Apostles. Today it spans the globe from Palestine to Japan, Greece to Tanzania, Russia to Argentina, England to Korea, Romania to Kenya. Initially established by men and women of Greek descent, St. Barbara  today reflects the American experience and is composed of families comprised of, and representing many ethnicities.
Although we are one of the largest Christian communions in the world, many people visiting St. Barbara for the first time ask: what is the Greek Orthodox Church?

  • Our Church is called the "Greek Church" because Greek was the first language of the ancient Christian Church from which our Faith was transmitted. The word "Greek" is not used to describe just Orthodox Christian Greek-speaking people. Rather, it is used to describe the Christians who originated from the Greek speaking early Christian Church and which used Greek (Helenistic) thought to find appropriate expressions of the Orthodox Faith. The New Testament was written in Greek and the early writings of Christ's followers were in the Greek language, in order to reach the largest number of people.
  • "Orthodox" is also used to describe our Church. The word "Orthodox" is derived from two short Greek words, orthos, meaning correct, and doxa, meaning belief or glory. Thus, we use the word "Orthodox'' to indicate our conviction that we believe and worship God correctly. We emphasize Apostolic tradition, continuity and conservativism. We are that Church of the New Testament some 2,000 years later.

Newcomers and visitors are welcome at St. Barbara! While it is our hope that this website will help you learn more about our parish and the Orthodox Christian faith we confess, we hope - above all else - that you will personally come and worship with us. Please feel free to visit St. Barbara and pray with us on any given Sunday. You will discover an ancient yet dynamic faith, a welcoming Church family, and perhaps even a spiritual home where you can plant roots to deepen your relationship with Christ in the Holy Spirit.
With the Love of the Christ Crucified and Resurrected,

+ Fr. Stavroforos
fatherstavroforos2012@gmail.com

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PARACLESIS

                      The word “paraclesis” has two different meanings: the first is “consolation,” from which the Holy Spirit is called the “Paraclete,” or “Consoler”; the second is “supplication” or “petition”. The Service of the Paraclesis to the Theotokos consists of hymns of supplication to obtain consolation and courage. It should be recited in times of temptation, discouragement or sickness. It is used more particularly during the two weeks before the Dormition, or Assumption, of the Theotokos, from August 1 to August 14. The theme of these Paraclesis Services centers around the petition. . “Most Holy Mother of God, save us.

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PARACLESIS

                      The word “paraclesis” has two different meanings: the first is “consolation,” from which the Holy Spirit is called the “Paraclete,” or “Consoler”; the second is “supplication” or “petition”. The Service of the Paraclesis to the Theotokos consists of hymns of supplication to obtain consolation and courage. It should be recited in times of temptation, discouragement or sickness. It is used more particularly during the two weeks before the Dormition, or Assumption, of the Theotokos, from August 1 to August 14. The theme of these Paraclesis Services centers around the petition. . “Most Holy Mother of God, save us.


 

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He shows that she is worthy to hear and not to be overlooked, and then He reveals Himself. For she, as soon as she had learnt who He was, would straightway hearken and attend to Him; ...


-St. John Chrysostom, Homily 31 on John 3, 4th Century

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St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
8306 NC Highway 751
Durham, North Carolina 27713-6860
919-484-1600

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