Church Groups

Lady's Auxiliary/Zenska Sekcija

Currently, the Lady's auxiliary group holds 12 women. These are all God fearing, God loving, trustworthy and hard working people. The role of the lady's auxiliary group is primarily the kitchen, making sure everything is supplied. Every Sunday someone is responsible for the coffee hour after mass—making sure the coffee is made for the parishioners and to have a few sweet along with the coffee. One woman is a must for this and two are ideal. They also bring the homemade mouth-watering old country specials, most usually sweets.

" In my life, I have done many things, but working in the church has given me more pleasure and satisfaction than anything else I have done, " admitted one of the ladies from the group. She continues: " In a small way I feel that I work for God and I challenge anyone to find this for themselves. " Anyone is welcome to belong, work or have a suggestion. The church belongs to everyone the same. We always need people for work, just ask any member if you would like to participate or learn more. You are all invited to come and experience the old-fashioned joy. See you there and bring a friend!

the 2010 Ladies Auxiallary board/Zemska Sekcija

Choir

"I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being" — Psalm 103[104]:33

Music is a divine act and science, which, concerned with tones, aides us in expressing our sentiments of the heart by means of the voice and instruments. Thus is distinguished between phonetical and instrumental music.

Music as a performance is a beautiful art, as a composition, on other hand it is an art and at the same time a refined science, for it succeeds in rendering wonderfully the meaning of the content of the poetical works by means of the correct combination of musical tones. Specifically for the expression of the religious sentiments of thanksgiving, faith, hope and love toward God, the music of the Church is presented, the Byzantine Ecclesiastical Music.

Music at Orthodox Church

The music of the Ortodox Church formed into a system of holy character, in accordance with the Christian spirit, is called Byzantine, as we have already seen, for it was cultivated and developed in Byzantium.

Having been created by inspired composers who were distinguished as melodies or Hymnographers, it was cultivated with great caution by spiritual leaders of the Church and of the State that is Bishop and Byzantine Emperors.

In accordance always with the tradition of the Ortodox Church, the ecclesiastical music during the first years of the Christianity, was simple as were the first Christian hymns. Later however, following the development of the hymns, it was enriched in method and content. In this manner, gradually evolving, it acquired a great brilliance mainly during the reigns of the Emperors Justinian 6 th centuries. But the epoch, during which the Byzantine Ecclesiastical Music reached its apex, was the period from the era of the famous hymnographer Romanos the Melode until the epoch of the father of the ecclesiastical music. Byzantine Ecclesiastical Music has charasteristical feature: monophonetical performance of hymns, in antithesis to the polyphonetical performance of Europian music.

This music is a language of the heart, since it expressed the senses of man naturally and uses special tones wich came from the human voice.

Dance Group

Although targeted for children, the dance classes are open to anybody of age 5 + years who has a desire to learn traditional Macedonian dance.

Dance Group has started as of June 26, 2011 10am to 12pm.
Some of the dances taught include:
  • * Pajdushko
  • * Crnogorsko
  • * Narodno (Traditional)
Our current dance teachers are: