December 16, 2012 - The St. Vasilios community sang along with the choir as our youth participated in the Annual Christmas Pageant.
All of our organizations and ministries were showcased on Sunday, November 11, 2012 in the Educational Center during coffee hour. Parishioners, both young and old, took this opportunity to become better acquainted with each ministry.
St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church remembers in prayer its fallen veterans in an annual Veterans Day Memorial Prayer Service in the St. Vasilios courtyard on Sunday, November 4, 2012.
The Divine Liturgy of St. James is the oldest Eucharistic service in the Orthodox Christian Church. It is the ancient liturgy of the Church of Jerusalem and it is often celebrated on the feast of St. James (October 23).
On Holy Wednesday, the faithful receive the Sacrament of Holy Unction or Holy Oil which is offered for the healing of soul and body and for forgiveness of sins.
Metropolitan Methodios of Boston visits Saint Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, Peabody, MA for the Service of the Bridegroom on Monday, April 9, 2012.
The Church observes a special service known as the Service of the Bridegroom. The name of the service is from the figure of the Bridegroom in the parable of the Ten Virgins.
The Church observes Christ's entrance into Jerusalem with the Blessing and Distribution of the Palms.
In preparation for Palm Sunday members of the St. Vasilios community come together to fold palm crosses which will be blessed and distributed during the Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy the next day.
At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, a special service is held. The Cross is placed on a tray surrounded by daffodils and is taken in procession around the church.
On the first Sunday of Great Lent, known as the Sunday of Orthodoxy, at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy a service is conducted in commemoration of the restoration of the use of icons. Orthodox faithful carry icons in a procession, while the clergy offer petitions for the people, civil authorities, and those who have reposed in the faith.
Photos documenting the 2011-2012 St. Vasilios Greek School year.
Photos of the interior of St. Vasilios Church.