Newsletter - March 22th 2022



Mark your calendars for our celebration of Greek Independence Day. We will be hosting our traditional "Steve T" Fish Dinner following services on Sunday March 27. Tickets will be sold at the door.  $15 for Fish---$6 for Mac-n-Cheese

Management at Elmwood cemetery informed me that the vaults stored adjacent to St. Basil’s area will be moved to a warehouse in the near future. I am working with them to build a visual barrier around the dumpster. Although the neighbouring community is unhappy Elmwood no longer allows dog walking in the cemetery. Elmwood management welcomes input. Please be respectful and positive when presenting your concerns. My email address is:
-Michael Kalogridis

Please click on the link for a complete list of Lenten & Holy Week services.

Friday, March 25 2022

Annunciation of the Theotokos
9:00 am - Divine Liturgy

Παρασκευή, 25 Μαρτίου 2022

Ευαγγελισμός της Θεοτόκου
9:00 πμ - Θεία Λειτουργία

Salutations to the Theotokos
6:00 pm - C! Stanza

Χαιρετισμοί της Θεοτόκου
6:00 μμ - Γ! Στάσις

We are hoping our entire community can join us for this annual celebration of both the Annunciation of the Theotokos and Greek Independence Day. It has been two long years since we have been able to celebrate together as a community and we hope to see you all there!
The next festival meeting will be held tonight, March 22nd at 6:30 pm.

Please mark your calendars for the following Festival Cooking dates. Many hands make for light work!!!
April 9th 9:00am Pastitsio
April 30th 9:00am Moussaka
May 16th 9:30am Kourambiethes
May 18th 10:00am Finikia baking
May 19th 9:00am Finikia dipping
June 1st 9:00am Stuffed Peppers
TBD TBD Spanakopita
TBD TBD Baklava
We hope that you have all received and reviewed the special pricing for “Friends, Family and Founders” which was made available to you in order to ensure EVERY family is able to place an ad with picture(s) and a message regarding your family and / or loved ones.  As indicated.. that pricing is only for Family and Founders of St. Basil community and NOT available to businesses or organizations who wish to place an ad or be a sponsor of the exciting upcoming 90th Anniversary event.

Anyone needing assistance with placing a personal ad, feel free to contact Despina Bronsihan or Steve Bobarakis.  Please don't be intimidated by the formatting requirements.  We will gladly walk you through the process. 
Tsoureki Sale:  Christina Vasilakos and the Halfmoon Diner have graciously agreed to make tsoureki for Easter.  Quantities are limited.  You may pre-order by contacting Nia Cholakis at or 518-209-1261 or Liz Thomas at or 518-496-9577.  Pick up will be on Palm Sunday after Liturgy.

Ukraine:  Emergency appeal for donations to the National Philoptochos Ukraine Relief Fund.  In addition to donations to local relief efforts, donations may be sent marked “National Philoptochos Ukraine Relief Fund” to the National Philoptochos Society at 126 East 37th Street, New York, NY 10016 or DONATE HERE at this link:  Please keep the victims, their families and loved ones in your prayers and please be as generous as possible.

Epitaphios Flowers:  Philoptochos is collecting donations for Epitaphios flowers to defray the rising costs of the flowers.  If you are able to donate, we will be passing a second tray on 3/27, 4/3, and 4/17.  Please contact Krista Lewandusky at if you can help decorate the Epitaphios on Good Friday.

Sunshine Committee:  If you are aware of anyone who is ill, confined to hospital or homebound due to illness, please contact our Sunshine Committee Chairpersons, Helen Alesio and Miranda Polemeropoulos.

Annual Stewardship:  If you have not already completed your Stewardship Form and made payment, click to automatically down the form.  Our commitments are currently due to National Philoptochos and Direct Archdiocese. You may print out the form as a hard copy and give it to Nia Cholakis or Krista Lewandusky or mail it to the Church.  Minimum suggested donation is $35.00.
Thanks to all those who have contributed supplies to the Ukraine humanitarian effort!
There will be no classes on Sunday as students will participate in a procession for the upcoming Sunday of the Holy Cross. Please make a point of being in church to participate!
Many thanks to George Dalakos for organizing and delivering the Ukraine humanitarian collection.



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