Serving on the Parish Council is the means by which devoted persons assist and aid the Parish Priest and Pastor in fulfilling the aims and purposes of the parish, which are to keep, practice and proclaim the Orthodox Christian Faith pure and undefiled. Both clergy and laity comprise the “People of God,” who seek by the grace of the Holy Spirit to fulfill the mission entrusted to them to live and proclaim the Holy Gospel and the Holy Tradition of the Orthodox Church. View our current parish council
The Parish Council is an example of the synergy of clergy and laity; it is a vehicle for implementing the ongoing mission of the Church and planning the necessary strategies, policies, procedures, and activities that enable the Parish to move forward in accomplishing God’s work. Parish Council members serve as role models for the fellow parishioners and take their ministry very seriously. They lead by example by attending Church and parish events, and regularly participating in the sacramental life of the Church. A member of the Parish Council is elected to serve a special ministry that requires love, loyalty, and dedication to Christ and His Church. The parishioner elected to serve on the Parish Council assumes three basic obligations: a) To understand, live by, and uphold the tenets, teachings, and traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church; b) To understand and abide by the Charter and Regulations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America; and c) To live by and uphold the oath of office by utilizing his/her God-given time, talents, and treasures for the spiritual progress and advancement of the parish.