Annual Vasilopita Cutting on January 22 After Divine Liturgy
We will be celebrating our annual Vasilopita cutting this Sunday, January 22, immediately after Divine Liturgy.
Join us for this important tradition, and participate in the annual cutting ceremony after services. Donations received that day will be sent to Saint Basil Academy. Saint Basil Academy is the only Greek Orthodox licensed residential child-care institution for Orthodox children in America.
This annual family observance, together with many other traditions of our Church, joins our Orthodox Faith and heritage with the history of the Christian faith. The word Vasilopita is a compound Greek word which means the sweet ‘bread of Basil’.
About Saint Basil Academy
The Saint Basil Academy is a national not-for-profit philanthropic center of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America which provides love, shelter, food, education, protection and a home for her orphans, children of chronically ill or destitute parents or children from broken homes.
The Saint Basil Academy ministers to the whole child: mind, body, and spirit. Their mission is to facilitate shelter, protection, love, and education in youth so they grow up to be healthy, wholesome, well-rounded Orthodox Christians, as well as productive members of society with vision and hope.
For more information on Saint Basil Academy, visit them at their official website.