Parish Ministries

 

Contact information for each of the ministry leaders listed is available in the current Parish Directory. If you do not have a copy of the directory, please call or e-mail the church for assistance.

Adult Education
Fr. Vasili
Opportunities for adult education include weekly Bible Study and Spiritual Enrichment nights (Wednesdays during Lent). Special talks and classes may be scheduled throughout the year. Check the weekly bulletin or parish calendar for news and updates.

Building Committee
Maria B.
Manages the progress of the new church building and actively raises funds in order to complete the project.

Church Music
Presvytera Maria
Prayerfully leads the congregation in worship with the reading and chanting of liturgical services, including baptisms, weddings and funerals; assists the church in maintaining liturgical books.

‘Garden of the Mother of God’ Bookstore
Valerie A.
A source for Orthodox Christian books, gifts and sacramental supplies for the parish and greater Orthodox community.

Greek Festival
Festival Committee
Our parish community puts on the 3-day Alaska Greek Festival each August, inviting Anchorage (and beyond) to enjoy our Greek food and culture.

Greek Dancing
Diane P., Cecile D.
Holy Transfiguration Hellenic Dancers is a ministry that has been developed to reinforce the ties between the cultural and spiritual values of our Greek Orthodox tradition. These youth dancers range in age from 5 to 16 and consist of two groups: Vorio Sellas (Northern Lights) and Asteria tou Vora (Stars of the North). They perform at a variety of venues in Anchorage and perform during the Greek Festival each year.

Parish Council
Alex J., President
Elected each winter, members commit to a 2-yr term, serving on rotation on Sunday mornings and meeting monthly to prayerfully guide parish decision-making.

St. Irene Philoptochos
Pam L.
Philoptochos, meaning “friend of the poor”, organizes ongoing almsgiving and service opportunities for members or the parish as well as the greater Anchorage community.

Stewardship
Margaret V.
Facilitates annual stewardship campaign, educates about the focus and themes of Christian Stewardship, sends quarterly statements and answers questions regarding stewardship.

Sunday School
Dionysia B.
Provides weekly Faith education for children in grades K-4.