Greek Orthodox community prepares to open new church

Members of the Greek Orthodox community in New Jersey are preparing to open the new St. George Greek Orthodox Church on Deal Road in Ocean

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Members of the Greek Orthodox community in New Jersey are preparing to open the new St. George Greek Orthodox Church on Deal Road in Ocean Township.

The first Divine Liturgy is scheduled for Sunday, April 1. The parish was formerly in Asbury Park, but Father Andrew Eugenis says they outgrew the old church. Last-minute finishing touches are now being completed throughout the 50,000-square-foot complex.

Workers are on hand staining wood, completing trim work and finishing the tiling. Father Andrew says, "It's a bit stressful but we're going to make it happen."

The complex features an educational center with classroom space for Greek and Sunday School. There's also an athletic center with a full court gym, and the cultural center includes a stage and banquet room for events.

News 12 New Jersey is told the space will be available to the entire community, not just those of the Greek Orthodox faith.

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