Koinonia Men's Ministry


Ascension's "Koinonia" Men's Ministry group brings Greek Orthodox Christian stewards of the Ascension of Our Lord (25 years of age and older) closer together through Orthodox Christian fellowship, and educational, social and philanthropic ministries.  Koinonia Men's Ministry typically meets every other month and among other activities, has planned, hosted and sponsored Ascension's annual golf outing, spearheads the Parish Family Picnic; hosts a dinner during Lent; and, manages the Easter greeting card.

If you would like to learn more about the Koinonia Men's Ministry and the social events and philanthropic initiatives the group is planning, please contact Nick Papastratakos at npapastr@gmail.com.




 Ascension's 2022 Golf Outing
June 17th!  


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2021/2022 Koinonia Calendar of Events

September 12, 2021:  Annual Ascension Parish Family Picnic

October 3:  Koinonia Hosts Altar Boy Lunch at Cheesecake Factory

October 16:  Annual Men's Retreat

November 14:  Koinonia Hosts Coffee Fellowship | Toys for Tots Drive Kickoff

November 15:  Feed My Starving Children Parish Volunteer Event

December 30:  Annual Wine & Cheese Sharing Event

January 18, 2022:  2022 Kickoff:  Health Speaker & Spiritual Discussion (tentative)

February 19:  Taste Buds Cooking Class (Tentative)

February 27:  Koinoina Hosts Coffee Fellowship

March 23:  Koinonia Hosts Lenten Dinner following Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

May 8:  Koinonia Hosts Coffee Fellowship in honor of Mother's Day

June 17:  Annual Parish Golf Outing & Family Dinner

July 31:  Annual Mid-Summer Social



THE 4th ANNUAL MEN’S RETREAT, held on Saturday, October 16, 2021, was a wonderful day of fellowship, meditation and spiritual renewal. We were blessed to have as our retreat leader Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis, Parish Priest of St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa Bay, Florida, and writer of the daily Prayer Team.  Fr. Stavros talked about Discipleship and balancing God, family and work, and reminded us that God is the Pilot of our lives, not the Co-Pilot.  We look forward to offering the Men’s Retreat again next year and thank everyone on the planning team for bringing an enriching and rejuvenating program to this Parish! 

Click HERE to view the morning session of the retreat

Click HERE to view the afternoon segment