Sacrament of Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism incorporates us into the Church, the Body of Christ, and is our introduction to the life of the Holy Trinity. Water is a natural symbol of cleansing and newness of life. Through the three-fold immersion in the waters of Baptism in the Name of the Holy Trinity, one dies to the old ways of sin and is born to a new life in Christ. Baptism is one's public identification with Christ Death and victorious Resurrection. Following the custom of the early Church, Orthodoxy encourages the baptism of infants. The Church believes that the Sacrament is bearing witness to the action of God who chooses a child to be an important member of His people. From the day of their baptism, children are expected to mature in the life of the Spirit, through their family and the Church. The Baptism of adults is practiced when there was no previous baptism in the name of the Holy Trinity.
(Taken from www.goarch.org/ourfaith/ourfaith7105)

 

To download the Information Packet | click here

To download Forms | click here

Upcoming Events

Book Drive - New & Gently Used Books for kid & teens
Oct 21
Inclusion Sunday
Oct 21
Orthros
Oct 21 8 am
Divine Liturgy
Oct 21 9:30 am
GOAL Basketball
Oct 25 6 pm
Make A Difference Day
Oct 27

Please click here to view our parish calendar.

"Feeding the Hungry"

Philoptochos is once again participating in a National Philoptochos initiative that is committed to serve 1,500,000 meals nationwide by the National Clergy Laity in July 2020. Our Philoptochos served over 27,000 meals between July 2016 and June 2018. You can help with this cause by filling the container in the Narthex. It costs $2 for a sack lunch.  To become a part of this OUTREACH PROGRAM, or donate product, please contact Vicki Karagianis at 773-327-3194 or Vonnie Karafotias at vonnie@karafotias.com. Let's help those in need!!

St. Andrew's Food Pantry

Please help us restock our food pantry with non-perishable item.
It is helpful if the canned goods have a flip top lid.
Monetery donations will also be accepted