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St. George Church
Publish Date: 2019-08-11
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St. George Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (207) 945-9588
  • Street Address:

  • 90 Sanford St

  • Bangor, ME 04401
  • Mailing Address:

  • 90 Sanford St

  • Bangor, ME 04401


Contact Information




Services Schedule

ORTHROS: 9:00

LITURGY:  10:00


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News, Events and Announcements

SERVICES THIS WEEK Paraklesis to the Theotokos Monday and Tuesday evenings at 6PM. Vesperal Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Holy Dormition will be celebrated Wednesday evening, August 14, at 6PM.

SPECIAL PRAYER REQUEST Areti will be having surgery this Tuesday, August 13, for a meningioma, a tumor of the brain. Please pray for a successful procedure and a healthy, speedy recovery for her. There will be a recuperation period, of course, and along with prayers, you can send get-well wishes by mail to Areti Masero-Baldwin, 232 Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841.

DORMITION NAME DAY BLESSINGS Xronia Polla for all those celebrating their name day this Thursday, August 15--those named Maria, Mariam, Mary, Despina, Panayiota, Panayiotis and other variations of the name of our Holy Virgin Lady Theotokos. She is a great namesake worthy of all honor and veneration, the Mother of Christ our God.

A MARRIAGE BLESSING Patrick and Brigid’s marriage will be blessed after the Divine Liturgy Sunday morning, September 1. Please plan to participate with your presence and prayers. Fellowship hour will follow immediately afterwards.

NEW BOOKLETS IN NARTHEX LITERATURE RACK Our literature rack has been restocked and you will find some new publications we haven’t had in the past. Please give a look-see.

PARISH GIFT FROM BOGDAN & RALUCA Before leaving for their new home in New Hampshire, Bogdan & Raluca donated a plasma TV monitor which will make it possible to view media in the fellowship hall. We send big thanks to them for thinking of us in a practical way!

SUMMER LIFE AT ST. GEORGE Most of our parishioners take a vacation between June and September. New people come to visit but there are also more empty seats than usual. We pray that all will remain safe throughout their travels. We oftentimes see more visitors during these months since Maine is New England’s summer playground. And, we look forward to greeting our families who usually spend their summers in the area. God bless all of you during this coming season of greater relaxation and refreshment.

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE Donations can now be made online.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Apostoliki Diakonia
Diptixa 2019 PDF



FACEBOOK PAGE Pat Claus is happy to receive items you’d like to have posted on the church’s FB page. You can submit items to her at patclaus@roadrunner.com.

IS THIS YOUR FIRST VISIT TO ST. GEORGE? If you are visiting our parish this morning, welcome! Orthodox Church tradition encourages Orthodox Christians in good standing with the Church to approach the Holy Chalice for Communion... however, if you are not Orthodox, we ask that you please refrain. All worshipers are welcome to receive antidoron (a piece of blessed bread) immediately following the Divine Liturgy. Please stay for fellowship hour that we might get to know you.

WORSHIPING THE TRUE & LIVING GOD Worshiping the Living God, the All-Holy Trinity, is a witness of our faith in and love for Him. The Divine Liturgy is the service of thanksgiving to God. The Divine Liturgy is also the service of particular nurture for the Orthodox Christian--Christ is Present in the elements of Holy Communion. He nurtures those who approach with fear (reverence), faith and love. Those who partake of Communion receive God within. This is a great Mystery, not to be taken lightly, but one that the Orthodox Christian is bid to COME. Please avail yourself of the opportunities to worship the Lord and to receive Him in faith.

JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP HOUR DOWNSTAIRS Everyone is encouraged to come downstairs after service for refreshments. If you’re visiting, please let us treat you. We’re a family here and we all contribute toward the table weekly. So, thank you to all who have made fellowship time possible again today!

VALET PARKING Some parishioners have difficulty walking distances and find it hard to park near enough to the church on Sunday mornings.  If this applies to you, please do the following: park in the loading zone in front of the church, and come indoors with your car key and ask in the office for someone to park the car for you and you will be assisted.  We are here to help one another.  Please ask for help if needed.  Thank you. 

GREAT VESPERS St. George Church offers Great Vespers at 6PM on any evening before a Divine Liturgy will be served. Each Saturday evening at 6PM, Great Vespers is served in anticipation of Sunday morning’s Divine Liturgy. This will also be true of evenings preceding a major feast. Participation in these services is an opportunity for us to worship corporately and multiply the power of our prayers. If for any reason vespers will not be served, you will receive a message beforehand via the church list-server advising cancellation.

ROUTINE SERVICE TIMES AT ST. GEORGE Great Vespers 6PM (the evening before a Divine Liturgy); Orthros/Matins (morning prayers) 9AM; Divine Liturgy 10AM.

NAME DAYS If you would like to participate in a Divine Liturgy on your Name Day, please let Fr. Leo know to arrange this beforehand.

SPECIAL PRAYER SUPPORT WHEN NEEDED Fr. can meet you here at the church and offer particular prayers for you if you are going to be traveling or are preparing to have medical procedures done (hospitalization, etc.) He is available to make hospital visits and will routinely visit those in convalescent care. Please arrange with him according to need. Thank you.

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FR. LEO'S CONTACT INFORMATION 
cell: (207) 385-3000, call or text 
Mail: 252 14th St., Bangor ME 04401 
home: (207) 307-7852 
email: 57frleo@gmail.com, frleoschefe@mail.goarch.org
Personal website:glt.goarch.org
Church website & Newsletter: http://www.stgeorge.me.goarch.org/
Weekly Bulletin: http://www.bulletinbuilder.org/stgeorgebangor/current
I am available to parishioners whenever needed; please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you. +Fr. Leo

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Saints and Feasts

Spyridon
August 11

Commemoration of St. Spyridon's Miracle in Corfu against the Turkish invasion of 1716


Transfiguration
August 11

Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ


Loavesfishes
August 11

8th Sunday of Matthew


August 11

Euplus the Holy Martyr & Archdeacon of Cantania

This Martyr was from Catania in Sicily and contested during the reign of Diocletian. He presented himself of his own accord to Calvisianus the Governor, who put him to exceedingly harsh torments. As Euplus was on the rack, Calvisianus commanded him to worship Mars, Apollo, and Aesculapius; he answered he worshipped the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He was beheaded in the year 304.


Niphon
August 11

Our Holy Father Niphonus, Patriarch of Constantinople


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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Seventh Tone

O Lord by Your sacred Cross You abolished death, and granted unto the thief blessed paradise. The Myrrh-bearers ceased lamenting and turned to joy. The apostles did preach the Good News at Your command, that You had risen from the dead O Christ Our God, bestowing Your mercy upon the world ever more.
Κατέλυσας τῷ Σταυρῷ σου τὸν θάνατον, ἠνέῳξας τῷ Λῃστῇ τὸν Παράδεισον, τῶν Μυροφόρων τὸν θρῆνον μετέβαλες, καὶ τοῖς σοῖς Ἀποστόλοις κηρύττειν ἐπέταξας, ὅτι ἀνέστης Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Transfiguration in the Seventh Tone

Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ our God, showing to Thy disciples Thy glory as each one could endure. Shine forth Thou on us, who are sinners all, Thy light never-ending, through the prayers of the Theotokos, Light-bestower, glory be to Thee.
Μετεμορθώθης εν τώ όρει Χριστέ ο Θεός, δείξας τοίς Μαθηταίς σου τήν δόξαν σου, καθώς ήδυναντο, Λάμψον καί ημίν τοίς αμαρτωλοίς, τό φώς σου τό αϊδιον, πρεσβείαις τής Θεοτόκου, φωτοδότα δόξα σοι.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Seventh Tone

You were transfigured upon the mount, O Christ our God, and Your disciples, in so far as they could bear, beheld Your glory. Thus, when they see You crucified, they may understand Your voluntary passion, and proclaim to the world that You are truly the effulgence of the Father.
Επί τού όρους μετεμορφώθης, καί ως εχώρουν οι Μαθηταί σου τήν δόξαν σου, Χριστέ ο Θεός εθεάσαντο, ίνα όταν σε ίδωσι σταυρούμενον, τό μέν πάθος νοήσωσιν εκούσιον, τώ δέ κόσμω κηρύξωσιν, ότι σύ υπάρχεις αληθώς, τού Πατρός τό απαύγασμα.
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Προκείμενον. Seventh Tone. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 28.11,1.
Κύριος ἰσχὺν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ δώσει.
Στίχ. Ἐνέγκατε τῷ Κυρίῳ υἱοὶ Θεοῦ, ἐνέγκατε τῷ Κυρίῳ δόξαν καὶ τιμήν.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Κορινθίους α' 1:10-17.

Ἀδελφοί, παρακαλῶ δὲ ὑμᾶς, ἀδελφοί, διὰ τοῦ ὀνόματος τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ἵνα τὸ αὐτὸ λέγητε πάντες, καὶ μὴ ᾖ ἐν ὑμῖν σχίσματα, ἦτε δὲ κατηρτισμένοι ἐν τῷ αὐτῷ νοῒ καὶ ἐν τῇ αὐτῇ γνώμῃ. Ἐδηλώθη γάρ μοι περὶ ὑμῶν, ἀδελφοί μου, ὑπὸ τῶν Χλόης, ὅτι ἔριδες ἐν ὑμῖν εἰσιν. Λέγω δὲ τοῦτο, ὅτι ἕκαστος ὑμῶν λέγει, Ἐγὼ μέν εἰμι Παύλου, Ἐγὼ δὲ Ἀπολλώ, Ἐγὼ δὲ Κηφᾶ, Ἐγὼ δὲ Χριστοῦ. Μεμέρισται ὁ Χριστός; Μὴ Παῦλος ἐσταυρώθη ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν, ἢ εἰς τὸ ὄνομα Παύλου ἐβαπτίσθητε; Εὐχαριστῶ τῷ θεῷ ὅτι οὐδένα ὑμῶν ἐβάπτισα, εἰ μὴ Κρίσπον καὶ Γάϊον· ἵνα μή τις εἴπῃ ὅτι εἰς τὸ ἐμὸν ὄνομα ἐβάπτισα. Ἐβάπτισα δὲ καὶ τὸν Στεφανᾶ οἶκον· λοιπὸν οὐκ οἶδα εἴ τινα ἄλλον ἐβάπτισα. Οὐ γὰρ ἀπέστειλέν με Χριστὸς βαπτίζειν, ἀλλʼ εὐαγγελίζεσθαι· οὐκ ἐν σοφίᾳ λόγου, ἵνα μὴ κενωθῇ ὁ σταυρὸς τοῦ Χριστοῦ.

Prokeimenon. Seventh Tone. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 1:10-17.

Brethren, I appeal to you by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren. What I mean is that each one of you says, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to Christ." Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispos and Gaius; lest any one should say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any one else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.


Gospel Reading

8th Sunday of Matthew
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 14:14-22

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐξελθὼν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς εἶδε πολὺν ὄχλον, καὶ ἐσπλαγχνίσθη ἐπ᾿ αὐτοῖς καὶ ἐθεράπευσε τοὺς ἀρρώστους αὐτῶν. ὀψίας δὲ γενομένης προσῆλθον αὐτῷ οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ λέγοντες· ἔρημός ἐστιν ὁ τόπος καὶ ἡ ὥρα ἤδη παρῆλθεν· ἀπόλυσον τοὺς ὄχλους, ἵνα ἀπελθόντες εἰς τὰς κώμας ἀγοράσωσιν ἑαυτοῖς βρώματα. ὁ δὲ ᾿Ιησοῦς εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· οὐ χρείαν ἔχουσιν ἀπελθεῖν· δότε αὐτοῖς ὑμεῖς φαγεῖν. οἱ δὲ λέγουσιν αὐτῷ· οὐκ ἔχομεν ὧδε εἰ μὴ πέντε ἄρτους καὶ δύο ἰχθύας. ὁ δὲ εἶπε· φέρετέ μοι αὐτοὺς ὧδε. καὶ κελεύσας τοὺς ὄχλους ἀνακλιθῆναι ἐπὶ τοὺς χόρτους, λαβὼν τοὺς πέντε ἄρτους καὶ τοὺς δύο ἰχθύας, ἀναβλέψας εἰς τὸν οὐρανὸν εὐλόγησε, καὶ κλάσας ἔδωκε τοῖς μαθηταῖς τοὺς ἄρτους, οἱ δὲ μαθηταὶ τοῖς ὄχλοις. καὶ ἔφαγον πάντες καὶ ἐχορτάσθησαν, καὶ ἦραν τὸ περισσεῦον τῶν κλασμάτων δώδεκα κοφίνους πλήρεις. οἱ δὲ ἐσθίοντες ἦσαν ἄνδρες ὡσεὶ πεντακισχίλιοι χωρὶς γυναικῶν καὶ παιδίων. Καὶ εὐθέως ἠνάγκασεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς τοὺς μαθητὰς αὐτοῦ ἐμβῆναι εἰς τὸ πλοῖον καὶ προάγειν αὐτὸν εἰς τὸ πέραν, ἕως οὗ ἀπολύσῃ τοὺς ὄχλους.

8th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 14:14-22

At that time, Jesus saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves." Jesus said, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat." They said to him, "We have only five loaves here and two fish." And he said, "Bring them here to me." Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.


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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America 2019 Yearbook Now Available Online

01/09/2019

Yearbook 2019

Archdiocese is Committed to Full Transparency

06/19/2019

As previously communicated to the Faithful by the Archdiocese, after becoming aware of financial irregularities in late 2017, the Archdiocese self-reported its discoveries to governmental authorities in the State of New York. In the Spring of 2018, the Archdiocese was contacted by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the Inspector-in-Charge of the New York Office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Since that time, the Archdiocese has worked cooperatively with their offices.

President Trump Sent Congratulatory Letter to Archbishop Elpidophoros

07/10/2019

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros received today a letter of congratulations from President Donald Trump for his enthronement as Archbishop of America.

Archdiocese Unveils New Youth Safety Videos & Resources

07/10/2019

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is announcing a new ten-episode video series introducing the faithful to the new Policies for the Safety of Children and Youth. These new resources also include step-by-step checklists designed to help parishioners and communities follow the new guidelines.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Co-Hosts New Episode of “Be the Bee”

07/25/2019

NEW YORK – The Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (Y2AM) released a new episode of “Be the Bee” featuring His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America.

Official Preparations for the 45th Biennial Clergy Laity Congress are Underway

07/24/2019

NEW YORK – On Friday, July 12, 2019, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America welcomed His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh and a delegation from the Metropolis of Pittsburgh to the Archdiocese to discuss plans for the 45th Biennial Clergy Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the 2020 National Philoptochos Biennial Convention, scheduled to convene in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 28-July 3, 2020.

Archbishop Elpidophoros to Convene Monastic Assembly

07/23/2019

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros wishing to further promote the value and importance of monasticism in our Οrthodox tradition and the spiritual life of the faithful, decided to convene a Monastic Assembly, on September 21-22, 2019 in the Holy Monastery of Saint Nektarios, in Roscoe, NY.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Announces Financial Results for 2018

07/31/2019

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is pleased to announce that the audit of the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018 has been completed. (See financial statements here). The completion of these financial statements confirms that progress in financial accountability is improving as this is the earliest after a year end in over 15 years that audited financial statements have been made available.

Ecumenical Patriarchate Canonized Saint Luke of Simferopol

08/09/2019


American Jewish Committee Officers Visit Archbishop Elpidophoros

08/08/2019

NEW YORK – Archbishop Elpidophoros of America welcomed American Jewish Committee CEO Mr. David Harris together with Rabbi Noam E. Marans, Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations for an official visit at the Archdiocese.

The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Releases New Agreed Statement on the Vocation and Mission of the People of God

08/06/2019

The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation has released a new agreed statement entitled, The Vocation and Mission of the People of God: “A Chosen Race, a Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation”. The document was finalized at the most recent meeting of the Consultation which took place in late May of this year at the Saint Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, New Hampshire. The Consultation is co-chaired by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, the Catholic Archbishop of Newark, and by Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Methodios of Boston.

Announcement on the killings in El Paso and Dayton, USA : Ecumenical Patriarch: Show spiritual resistance to violence and hatred

08/05/2019

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew expresses his disgust and outrage at the murderous attack in El Paso, Texas, USA, in which twenty of our fellow citizens were killed and twenty-six others were injured, as well as the bloodshed in Dayton, Ohio, in which several of our fellow citizens were reportedly killed and injured.
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Metropolis of Boston News

Metropolitan Methodios on Parish Vitality - Praxis Magazine Spring 2019

06/28/2019

The Church throughout the ages has always been faced with problems of human frailty and weakness—issues that have questioned its future vitality. However, it has always regenerated and gone forth by treating such issues with the salve of forgiveness, understanding, patience and perseverance. Our Lord gathered around Him twelve weak men: two sought seats of recognition in the kingdom, one denied Him, one betrayed Him and only one remained by His side at the foot of the cross

Help Us Gear Up for MBC Summer 2019!!

06/28/2019

Help Us Gear Up! With Summer Camp 2019 just around the corner we could use your help in checking some things off of our Amazon Wishlist!

Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

07/03/2019

On June 28th, the Rev. Dr. Demetrios Tonias, Ecumenical Officer of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston delivered the homily at the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul at the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston.

Session One - Metropolis of Boston Camp 2019

07/15/2019

On Sunday, July 14, 2019 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios presided over the Divine Liturgy at the St. George Chapel at the Saint Methodios Faith and Heritage Center. His Eminence spent several days at the Metropolis of Boston Camp with the over 170 staff and campers who participated in the first session of the Summer.

Session Two - Metropolis of Boston Camp 2019

07/24/2019

On Sunday, July 21, 2019 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios presided over the Divine Liturgy at the St. George Chapel at the Saint Methodios Faith and Heritage Center. While at the Metropolis of Boston Camp, His Eminence visited with the over with the over 160  staff and campers who participated in the second session of the Summer. 

Komos Project 2019 - Boston

07/24/2019

On the evening of Sunday, July 21, 2019 the 24 participants of the Kosmos Project along with their group leader Fr. Stylianos from the Metropolis of Neapolis and Stavroupolis arrived at the Metropolis of Boston Camp for the first of their two week stay in the United States.

2019 The Kosmos Project: A Journey to Greece

07/23/2019

The 2019 Kosmos Project: A Journey to Greece is currently taking place! High school seniors and college aged young adults from throughout our Metropolis are currently in Greece experiencing the camping ministries of the Metropolis of Neapolis and Stavroupolis.

Metropolis of Boston Hosts the July Meeting of the Archdiocese Finance Team

07/31/2019

Over 30 representatives from across the Archdiocese met in Brookline at the Metropolis of Boston for their regular July meeting, during which the GOA 2020 Total Commitment Allocation was determined for each Metropolis.

«Επί τον τύπον των ήλων» ο Μεθόδιος για το Ελληνικό Κολέγιο και τη Θεολογική Σχολή Βοστώνης

08/10/2019

ΝΕΑ ΥΟΡΚΗ. Η εφημερίδα «Boston Globe» χθες επανήλθε στο θέμα της επιτήρησης στην οποία είχε εισέλθει από την περασμένη άνοιξη το Ελληνικό Κολλέγιο και η Θεολογική Σχολή του Τιμίου Σταυρού στο Μπρούκλαϊν της Μασαχουσέτης λόγω των της δυσμενούς οικονομικής κατάστασης και του μειωμένου αριθμού των δύο ιδρυμάτων και συνάμα παρουσιάζει τις δηλώσεις του Μητροπολίτη Βοστώνης Μεθοδίου, ο οποίος βάζει τον δάκτυλο επί τον τύπον των ήλων.

Parishes of the Metropolis of Boston to Offer Prayers for the Victims of the Most Recent Shootings

08/07/2019

Our Nation mourns once again at the tragic loss of 34 people and dozens more seriously injured by 3 gunman in the bloody rampages this past weekend in El Paso, Texas (22 Dead, 24 Injured); Dayton, Ohio (9 Dead, dozens Injured); and last week at the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California (3 Dead, 11 Injured).
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