Charity Wine Tasting at St. Anthony Church + Bergenfeld, NJ


St. Anthony Orthodox Church in Bergenfeld, New Jersey is hosting its second annual wine-tasting on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 7:30PM. Stew Leonard's Wines of Paramus will provide a variety of wine and beer perfect for the holiday season.  Appetizers and desserts for the holidays will be paired with Stew Leonard's selections.  The charity event is open to the public, and will be held in the church's fellowship hall at 385 Ivy Lane in Bergenfield, NJ. Tickets are $25.00 for tasters and $20.00 for designated drivers and Seniors over 65 years old, or $30.00/$25.00 if ordered after November 13 and at the door.

The evening will begin with the celebration of the Blessing of the Five Loaves or Artoclasia, an ancient prayer and sharing of  a traditional and delicious sweet bread, olive oil and wine.

Proceeds will benefit the philanthropic work of the parish and the IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities).

The IOCC is the humanitarian aid agency of American Orthodox Christians.  Established in 1992, it administers aid according to principles of Orthodox compassion and justice. It continues to work in Mississippi and Louisiana, building homes for people affected by Hurricane Katrina with Habitat for Humanity.  It is mobilizing aid for Asia Pacific peoples suffering from typhoon and earthquake disasters. It is helping Uganda‚Äôs orphans recover from civil war and has been a key player in the aid of Haitian earthquake victims.

Tickets are available at Stew Leonard's Wines, 396 Route 17 North, Paramus, NJ  07653, (201) 649-0882 or by calling St. Anthony's at (201) 568-8840 & Press 7. You can also visit www.StAnthonysorthodox.org.

Established a little over 50 years ago as a Pan-Orthodox church, St. Anthony's serves parishioners from 30 surrounding communities. It celebrates its services in English. For further information, please call 201-568-8840 or visit us at www.stanthonysorthodox.org.