- Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches concludes
- Abducted Nuns in Syria are reportedly freed today
- Sunday of Orthodoxy: Message of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America
- Patriarchal Catechetical Homily on the occasion of the beginning of Great Lent
- Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Beginning of Great Lent 2014
FAITHFUL STEWARD OF HOLY TRINITY NICHOLAS J. BOURAS FALLS ASLEEP IN THE LORD
It is with much sadness that we inform you that on Sunday, December 22, Nicholas J. Bouras, our brother in Christ, fell asleep in the Lord.
Nicholas Bouras was a World War II hero, a prominent industrialist and an astonishingly generous philanthropist. As owner and president of Bouras Industries from which he retired a few years ago, he donated profusely to assist in the construction of numerous parish churches within the Archdiocese.
He was an extraordinary Steward of Holy Trinity and its great benefactor. He was also an ardent supporter of our Ecumenical Patriarchate and of our Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, he was instrumental, through his anonymous and huge donations, in supporting the diversified ministries of our Church in America. He left us with a most precious legacy of true faith and genuine love.
May our Lord, who is the Resurrection and Life, give rest to our dearly departed servant in a place of light, a place of comfort, and a place of refreshment where all sighing, sorrow and mourning are fled away.
Funeral Services are as follows:
Viewing: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 250 Gallows Hill Road, Westfield, NJ 07079
Friday, December 27, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Trisagion (Memorial) Services: Every hour with Hierarchical Trisagion at 7:00 PM
Funeral Services: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 250 Gallows Hill Road, Westfield, NJ 07079
Saturday, December 28, 9:00 AM
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Westfield, N.J.
“Discovering Orthodox Christianity,” is a 26–part series of talk shows and Bible studies designed to educate viewers about the basic teachings of Orthodox Christianity, the series was made possible with a grant from the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund.
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios presents five of the 26 programs, and the remaining 21 (which were videotaped in Holy Cross Chapel at Holy Cross), feature as presenters Metropolitans of the Archdiocese, theologians, clergymen and other leaders in the Church and experts their particular fields.
“We are extremely grateful to Archbishop Demetrios and Leadership 100 for recognizing the opportunity to use video and subsequent dissemination in multiple platforms to educate and inform our faithful and all people who are interested in the Orthodox Faith. Leadership 100 has always supported the work of GOTelecom, and in this day and age we have so many more ways of getting our message of Christ’s love out to an international audience,” said Nicholas J. Furris, senior producer/director for GOTelecom.
The programs will air on the Archdiocese television channel through WhereverTV. The channel, GOTelecomTV, is the only Greek Orthodox channel offered, is free on internet and features past GOTelecom productions, including Greek Orthodox religious, cultural and educational programs. WhereverTV uses the internet instead of cable wires or satellite dishes to bring television programming to you. There are two ways to watch – either by streaming content directly to your PC or iPad, or by using a ROKU Box streaming device connected to your television. To learn more about WhereverTV’s GreekTV service visit: 412-663-0094. or call WhereverTV at
The programs are also available as a complete DVD set for parish and ministry education. Contact GOTelecom for more information at 212-774-0244.
An interview with Metropolitan Elpidophoros Lambriniadis of Bursa
His Eminence Metropolitan Elpidophoros recently spent some time in the Metropolis of New Jersey. He is a Metropolitan of the Ecumenical Throne. In this most interesting interview on Krista Tippett’s show On Being, he describes the state of the Orthodox Church in Turkey and his personal aspirations for his Metropolis. He is creating what he calls a “dialogue of life” as a religious minority in this crucible of the ancient church. He is currently abbot of the Holy Trinity Monastery on Halki. Click Here for the Interview
Divine Liturgy 9:30am