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St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church
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Our Greek Orthodox Community is committed to God, Orthodox worship, Christian education, philanthropy, and Hellenic culture
Our Greek Orthodox Community is committed to God, Orthodox worship, Christian education, philanthropy, and Hellenic culture

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Orthodoxy: St. Mark's Thoughts
On the final day of his earthly life, the last thoughts of St. Mark were not for himself, but for Orthodoxy, to which he had devoted his whole life. Appealing to his followers to stand firm in the battle for Orthodoxy, he turned especially to one man in whom he hoped to find a successor to himself as leader in this battle. This hope was richly fulfilled in the person of George Scholarios, who became an ardent champion of Orthodox and, as first Patriarch of Constantinople after the fall of Byzantium, was instrumental in freeing the Church from the yoke of the false Union. He was subsequently canonized under his monastic name of Gennadios and is commemorated on August 31.

Read his address at the link below.

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Saint Andrew

Andrew the Apostle, also known as Saint Andrew and called in the Orthodox tradition Prōtoklētos (Πρωτόκλητος) or the First-called, was a Christian Apostle and the brother of Saint Peter.
In the gospels, Andrew is referred to as being present on some important occasions as one of the disciples more closely attached to Jesus. Andrew told Jesus about the boy with the loaves and fishes, with Philip told Jesus about the Greeks seeking Him, and was present at the Last Supper.
Andrew is the patron saint of several countries and cities including: Romania, Russia, Scotland, Ukraine, Amalfi in Italy, Esgueira in Portugal, Luqa in Malta, Barbados, Parañaque in the Philippines and Patras in Greece. He was also the patron saint of Prussia and of the Order of the Golden Fleece. He is considered the founder and the first bishop of the Church of Byzantium and is consequently the patron saint of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
The flag of Scotland (and consequently the Union Flag and that of its commonwealth countries) feature St Andrew's saltire cross. The saltire is also the flag of Tenerife, the former flag of Galicia and the naval jack of Russia. The Confederate flag also features a saltire commonly referred to as a St Andrew's cross, although its designer, William Porcher Miles, said he changed it from an upright cross to a saltire so that it would not be a religious symbol but merely a heraldic device. The Florida and Alabama flags also show that device.
The feast of Andrew is observed on 30 November in both the Eastern and Western churches, and is the national day of Scotland. In the traditional liturgical books of the Catholic Church, the feast of St. Andrew is the first feast day in the Proper of Saints. 
More on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_the_Apostle

Statue of Andrew by Camillo Rusconi - Archbasilica of St. John Lateran

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* TIME IS TICKING 'TIL THE TRIBUTE: Oct. 19 It's time for everyone within driving distance of St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church to pull out their psychedelic print Bell-bottomed trousers and Twiggy-era micro-minis and "Come Together" on the seventh day of the week: The British Invasion Tribute is rolling into Randolph in two weeks on Saturday evening ... TICKETS: 973-584-0388 
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