WE ARE NOW PERMITTED TO GATHER WITHIN GUIDELINES
It has been a blessing to see those that have attended. We have missed you all.
We encourage you to stay safe and not take any risks. The virus has not dissipated, so we need to continue to be vigilant.
We have welcomed back Linda, our Choir Director. We also have Karen and Ileana joining her in the choir loft, along with Stavros. Each has a microphone and are maintaining social distancing guidelines. We look forward to being able to have our full choir back in the choir loft each Sunday when it is safe to do so. All are welcome to sing from their places in the church pews.
Please join us as we stream our services online. The link appears further below in this bulletin. We continue to improve the quality of the transmission, adding microphones and balancing the sound levels of each. Occasionally the video will be interrupted because of the wifi connection. This is occurring less often and we are learning to troubleshoot when it does.
So... is it safe to attend Divine Liturgy?
We will do our best to follow guidelines to minimize risk.
Please be aware that opening the church is allowed NOT because there is no further risk of contracting the Covid-19 virus. We are allowed to do so because it has been calculated by the State of New York that the health system can manage the expected increase in new cases resulting from this new permission.
Please join us only if your health permits. Elderly members, members with compromised immune systems, respiratory issues, fever or symptoms of the Covid-19 virus or persons exposed to someone with the Covid-19 virus,
should not attend.
Masks and social distancing are required (families sit together).
Please sanitize your hands upon entering the church.
Pews and floor will be marked for social distancing.
Please ask for candles and they will be handed to you.
Red candles will be taken to the front by a Parish Council member
Please do not congregate following liturgy, but proceed to your cars.
Only pre-determined individuals may be in the choir loft.
Antidoro will be provided in small wax paper bags - one per family unit.
Please place your offering directly in the slot on top of the candle stand.
No tray will be passed. Please place your offering in candle stand, or
you may give by text to 833-396-0633.
TO JOIN LITURGY ONLINE:
click on image below to go to YouTube LIVE
Thank you for your continued support of our church during these uncertain times.
We have been touched by your generosity.
Click HERE to see your online giving options.
We have set up a LIGHT-A-CANDLE option on our online giving page. You may choose a candle type and submit names for prayers. Click HERE to go to our Online Giving Page.
Please pray for our community, our Church and our country. Pray for those who are under the threat of the Coronavirus, those who are suffering and those who are recovering. Pray for the nurses, doctors and researchers, to keep them healthy.
We are here for members of our Saint George family that may need assistance. If you would like to assist or know of someone in need please email me at FrJimK@goarch.org. If you would like to support this initiative financially, please click HERE and donate to the philanthropy fund.
You may access an English/Greek text of this Sunday's Divine Liturgy HERE
Fr Jim is available as needed by phone or video for pastoral needs. He may be reached by email at FrJimK@goarch.org or at his office 646-519-6760. If you leave a message at his office, he will also receive an email with your voice message.
Click HERE to see photos of the visit of Archbishop Elpidophoros
“Every church needs to
grow warmer through fellowship,
deeper through discipleship,
stronger through through worship,
and larger through evangelism."
Rick Warren The Purpose-Driven Church
"The Words We Choose"
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MORE THAN JUST FOLLOWING RULES....
“…in the end, to be Christian is not simply to follow rules and assent to propositions; to be Christian is to love in the form of the greatest commandment. Like being a dancer, it is to perform love in such a way that love (God) has seized our being.”
-Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou
Aristotle Papanikolaou is Professor of Theology and the Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture at Fordham University He is Co-Director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University.
“Every temple of the Lord is a house of divine Presence and a house of prayer.
Every temple is also a house of peace. May the soul of all those who enter into this holy
temple to take part in the assembly of God, become itself a house of peace.”
from Serve the Lord With Gladness by A Monk of the Eastern Church
“It does not matter how much we give,
but how much love we put into our giving.”
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REMEMBER ST GEORGE CHURCH IN YOUR WILL OR ESTATE PLAN
UPDATING OUR DIRECTORY
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Thank you for your assistance, And thank you to the 40+ households that have responded.
The Work of Jesus Christ: “…it is our Orthodox teaching that the Church continues the work of Christ on earth. When laypeople sing in the choir, teach Sunday school, instruct their children to pray, etc., they are doing the work of the Church.”
- Fr. Stanley S. Harakas, Contemporary Moral Issues
“With us everything should be secondary compared to our concern with children, and their upbringing in the instruction of the Lord."
St John Chrysostom
Your 2020 Parish Council
Fr Jim, Priest
Phil Lettre, President
Xenakis Loizou, Vice President
Mary Matthews, Treasurer
George Kotzias, Secretary
Saint George Church seeks to offer:
- A sense of Peace and the Presence of God in worship;
- Opportunities to Serve Others;
- Meaningful opportunities for Fellowship;
- Education in aspects of the Faith for all ages; and
- A well-maintained and inspiring place of worship & fellowship
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Is a Member of our St George Family
in the Hospital, Rehab or Extended Care?
Please contact Fr Jim with the name and location of any members of our Saint George family that may be in the hospital, Rehab or Extended Care/Nursing Home. Please indicate whether the need is urgent. Call Fr Jim's office 646-519-6721 or email FrJimK@goarch.org. Please leave a clear message and a contact number in case additional information is needed.
“The oil of religion should be used to soothe and heal the wounds of others,
not to ignite the fires of hatred.”
-Archbishop Anastasios of Albania
WHAT IS CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP?
Stewardship is what a person does after saying "I believe," as proof of that belief.
(Williams & McKibben in Oriented Leadership)
Click on the photo below to learn about our member Francisco "Frank" Rivera
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