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Saint George Church Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2020-09-13
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Saint George Church Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (845)331-3522
  • Mailing Address:

  • PO Box 3062

  • Kingston, NY 12402


Contact Information




Services Schedule

Sunday Matins/Morning Service 9:00 am

Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Sunday School after Holy Communion - students should sit with their families and come to the Sunday School section when Fr Jim calls them down, just before Holy Communion. They will have a short sermon, those that wish to receive Holy Communion will do so and they will then proceed to the Sunday School area.

 

Week Day Liturgies 10:00 am

Evening Services 7:00 pm


Past Bulletins


Welcome to St George Church of Kingston

 
 

 

 
 
CLICK HERE TO GO TO LIVE STREAM
 
We will offer a prayer this Sunday
for Costas Kalimeras (3 years)
 
LITURGY FOR THE ELEVATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
10:00 AM THIS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
 
WE ARE NOW PERMITTED TO GATHER WITHIN GUIDELINES
It has been a blessing to see those that have attended. We have missed you all.
 
If you don't come to church, please join us online.
 
Click HERE to download the service for the day.
 
We encourage you to stay safe and not take any risks. The virus has not dissipated, so we need to continue to be vigilant. 
 
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.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL WILL BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 20
We will meet outdoors with a canopy/tent if needed.
We will practice social distancing and students should wear masks as much as possible.
Alcohol spray or hand Sanitizer will be provided
Parents are welcome to help in supervising children
 
 
GREEK SCHOOL BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
(We will begin virtually using )
Click HERE to register.
 
  NOTE: NANNY NEEDED IN OLIVEBRIDGE, NY
A Family in Olivebridge, NY is looking for a nanny to their 5 year old son.
Please contact Eugenia: 908-346-0295.
 

  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.

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

 

OUR SAINT GEORGE FAMILY

 

 

 

 

 

 CONGRATULATIONS!!!

TO KATERINA (OUR GREEK SCHOOL TEACHER) AND FR NEO

ON THE BIRTH OF THEIR SON GEORGE.

 

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.”

Mother Theresa

 

   Click HERE to visit our church website.

Click HERE to visit, like & follow us on Facebook

 

Please...

REMEMBER ST GEORGE CHURCH IN YOUR WILL OR ESTATE PLAN

 

WE CONTINUE TO UPDATE OUR DIRECTORY
Please click HERE to open our online form listing 7 brief questions. When you have completed the form, just click on the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page. The form should not take more than 5 minutes to complete.
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

Stavros Kariolis

Steve Kotzias

Dennis Larios

  Nick Maouris

Anthony Moustakas

Ephie Trataros

John Zacharia

 

 Saint George Church seeks to offer:

  1. A sense of Peace and the Presence of God in worship;
  2. Opportunities to Serve Others;
  3. Meaningful opportunities for Fellowship;
  4. Education in aspects of the Faith for all ages; and
  5. A well-maintained and inspiring place of worship & fellowship
  
 
 Like/Follow us on facebook. Click here.
   
 
 
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)

 

 

Saint George E-List We are developing an e-list (listserv) for parish communication. Your email will not be disclosed through the list or to other members of the list. The list will be used for weekly bulletins and timely information. Please send your email to FrJimK@goarch.org and request to be added to the Saint George Kingston e-list.

 

 


Fr Jim Speaks to Leadership 100

Click HERE to see the video.

 

 

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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Second Mode. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 6:11-18.

Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God. Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.


Gospel Reading

Sunday before Holy Cross
The Reading is from John 3:13-17

The Lord said, "No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him."


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Wisdom of the Fathers

For since Nicodemus had said, "We know that Thou art a teacher come from God," on this very point He sets him right, all but saying, "Think Me not a teacher in such manner as were the many of the prophets who were of earth, for I have come from heaven (but) now. None of the prophets hath ascended up thither, but I dwell there."
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 27 on John 3, 4th Century

For not in heaven only is He, but everywhere, and He fills all things; but yet He speaks according to the infirmity of His hearer, desiring to lead him up little by little ... For after having spoken of the very great benefaction that had come to man by Baptism, He proceeds to mention another benefaction, which was the cause of this, and not inferior to it; namely, that by the Cross ...
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 27 on John 3, 4th Century

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Saints and Feasts

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September 13

Cornelius the Centurion & Martyr

Saint Cornelius was a Roman by race, a pagan by religion, a centurion in rank, an inhabitant of Caesarea of Palestine, a man pious and God-fearing who gave many alms to the people and prayed continually unto God. In accordance with an angelic vision granted to him, he sent to Joppa that they might bring the Apostle Peter. Saint Peter catechized him in the Faith of Christ and baptized all his household (Acts, ch.10). This became the beginning and the first fruits of the calling of the nations. It is said that, after this, he became a bishop, as some say, of Caesarea; but others say of Scepsis, which is not far from Troas; and that he died as a martyr.


Exaltation
September 13

Sunday before Holy Cross


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September 13

Forefeast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross


Allsaint
September 13

Aristides the Philosopher


Allsaint
September 13

Hierotheos the Righteous of Iveron Monastery, Mount Athos


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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal First Mode

Let us worship the Word, O ye faithful, praising Him that with the Father and the Spirit is co-beginningless God, Who was born of a pure Virgin that we all be saved; for He was pleased to mount the Cross in the flesh that He assumed, accepting thus to endure death. And by His glorious rising, He also willed to resurrect the dead.

Apolytikion for Forefeast of the Exaltation in the Second Mode

We offer Thee in mediation the life-giving Cross which, of Thy goodness, Thou hast given unto us, the unworthy, O Lord. Save Thy hierarchs and Thy flock, and grant Thou peace through the Theotokos, O only friend of man.

Apolytikion for Temple of the Resurrection in the Fourth Mode

Thou hast shown the earthly beauty of the holy tabernacle of Thy glory to be like unto the splendour of the heavenly firmament, O Lord. Strengthen it for ever and ever, and accept our prayers which we unceasingly offer therein unto Thee, through the Theotokos, O Thou Who art the Life and Resurrection of all.

Hymn of Saint George in the Fourth Mode

'Ως των αιχμαλωτων ελευθερωτης, και των πτωχων υπεραπιστης, ασθενουντων ιατρος, βασιλεων υπερμαχος, Τροπαιοφορε Μεγαλομαρτυς Γεωργιε, πρεσβευε Χριστω τω Θεω, σωθηναι τας ψυχας ημων.

Liberator of captives, defender of the poor, physician of the sick, and champion of kings, O trophy-bearer, Great Martyr George, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.

 

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode

The Church is shown to be a many-lighted heaven that doth shine a guiding light upon all them that do believe; wherein while standing we cry aloud: Do Thou Thyself now establish this house, O Lord.
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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

45th Clergy Laity Congress – First-Ever Virtual - Concludes

09/11/2020

The 45th Clergy Laity Congress, a first-ever virtual event concluded today after a successful Plenary Session. All necessary resolutions for the proper operation and administration of the Archdiocese were effected in an atmosphere of professionalism and Christian brotherhood.

HAH Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Greets the 45th Clergy-Laity Congress - Keynote of Archbishop Elpidophoros

09/09/2020

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew sent virtual greetings to the 45th Clergy Laity Congress, as it commenced its work for the first time in a virtual setting.

Church Musician's Zoom Webinars

08/31/2020

If you’re like many and are wondering what church musicians can do during the COVID-19 crisis, these two Zoom Webinars coming up from the National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians may be of interest to you. Both will feature many practical suggestions!

Season Premiere of Be the Bee #147 | How to Start (and Keep) a Prayer Rule

08/31/2020

One of the core practices of our spiritual lives is prayer. However, for many young people, starting a daily prayer discipline can seem overwhelming. How much should I pray? When should I pray? Am I doing it wrong? To help, the season premiere of “Be the Bee” addresses this important topic and offers practical, actionable tips to help young people get started (and maintain) a daily habit of prayer.

From One Spoon to Many

08/05/2020

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Orthodox Church has found itself in an existential crisis. The situation has challenged our traditions and even the way that we receive Holy Communion. One of the points of disagreement that has arisen concerns the manner in which Holy Communion is distributed to the faithful from the common cup by means of a common spoon.

A Message from the Department of Religious Education

07/29/2020

There is a great deal of uncertainty about what parish life will look like this fall because of the pandemic. In particular, what might happen to traditionally in-person programs? Over the next weeks, I’ll be offering some ideas for your religious education program. They will offer some basic strategies that you might consider implementing for a virtual religious education program.
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