Dear Parents– Serving in God’s Altar is indeed an honor. The Altar is called the “Holy of Holies” so this is a very sacred place. As Altar boys they will be assisting Fr. Dean, Metropolitan Savas, and any Visiting Clergy during Divine Services. The Participation of your young boys is invaluable and very important to the smooth practice of the Holy services. Not only do they have a wonderful opportunity to serve the Church, but they are also presented with a unique experience to see the services from a different perspective. This is a very serious commitment and your boys should enter the Altar with faith and the upmost respect. Scripture Readings concerning the Altar.
“Only fear the Lord, and serve Him in truth with all your heart, for you know what great things He had done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:24
“If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My father will honor.” John 12:26 Prayer for an Altar Boy O King Glory, for to serve Thee is a great and awesome thing, even to the Heavenly Powers.