Welcome Fr. Robert Archon

Dear Parishioners and Friends, please join us in welcoming Fr. Bob to our Parish!

Fr. Bob ArchonThe Saint Athanasius the Great Parish Council is pleased to announce, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, the assignment of our new Proistaminos Father Robert J. Archon.  Fr. Bob will begin his ministry at Saint Athanasius the Great on September 1, 2020.

Fr. Bob has been a priest for over three decades.  He grew up in Flushing, Queens, NY until the age of 15 when, subsequent to his father’s retirement from the Navy, he moved to Fresno, CA.  He graduated from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 1986 and served as an Assistant Priest at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Flushing, Queens, NY.  He then served the Annunciation Church in Elkins Park, PA and finally Saint Mark Church in Boca Raton, FL.  Prior to arriving at Saint Athanasius the Great he served at Saint Nicholas in Portsmouth, NH.  While at Saint Nicholas he served as the Chaplain for both the Fire and Police Departments in Portsmouth, NH. 

Fr. Bob and his wife Caliope have two daughters, Nicole and Erin.  Their youngest daughter Erin is studying at Keene State College in New Hampshire and their oldest daughter Nicole graduated from Florida State University in Boca Raton.  Fr. Bob has completed a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at LaSalle University, and recently successfully defended his doctoral dissertation and was awarded his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership in Non-for-Profit Organizations from Capella University.  He is currently serving as Adjunct Professor of Parish Administration and Leadership at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

Please join us in welcoming Fr. Bob to our beloved Saint Athanasius the Great parish family and embrace him with love, kindness, and prayers.  It is our fervent prayer that God will continue to bless our community and continue to give us the strength, determination, and love to proceed forward in a positive and prayerful manner.

With Love in Christ,

The Members of the Saint Athanasius the Great Parish Council

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July 28, 2020
An Important Announcement Concerning our Parish
Dear Parisioners and Friends, please click the three links below
to read letters to our Stewards

Message from His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios

Message from Fr. Anthony Evangelatos

Message from the St. Athanasius Parish Council


 
Statements Regarding Hagia Sophia


Click Here to View the Joint Statement of Metropolitan Methodios and Cardinal O'Malley regarding recent events at Hagia Sophia

Click Here to View Encyclical from the Holy Eparchial Synod 
Regarding the July 24 Commemorationof Hagia Sophia (in English and Greek)


An Update on the Opening of our Church


 

From His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios:
If a parish, after careful and deliberate preparation, considers that they are able to meet all of the State and Local guidelines, they may begin to open their doors as early as this coming Sunday, May 24.    >>> Continue reading here

 

Parish Reopening Guidelines Explained Further

 


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Light Your Candle at St. Athanasius

Candles with Jesus

We understand that during this difficult time of the pandemic, it can be difficult to be physically away from your church.  While we can pray from home, you may miss the ability to light a candle in church.  
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"I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  (John 8:12)


 
COVID-19 Related Notices
 
 
Important Clarification from Fr. Anthony - March 23, 2020
 
 
 

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Summer Worship Hours 
Sunday, June 7 - Sept. 7, 2020
Orthros 8:15 am, Divine Liturgy 9:30 am


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