NEW CHURCH PROTOCOLS AS WE FACE COVID-19:
We ask that everyone please follow the directives sent to us by His Eminence, Metroplitan Evangelos, per the directives issued by the Ecumenical Patriarch through Archbishp Elpidophoros: Effective immediately, Divine Services and Liturgy will take place in our parishes with only the parish priest and a chanter. The church doors will remain closed to the faithful who are instructed to participate in the services through online streaming services. Please visit the church's Facebook page or YouTube channel - St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Clifton, NJ. To find the prayers for each service and to follow along, go to agesinitiatives.com.
All Ministry and non-worship events are STILL CANCELLED until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation and we pray that God keeps everyone resilient and strong through these unsettling times.
The mission of our beloved parish of St. George is to put into practice our Orthodox faith for our spiritual growth while creating fellowship and ministries for all the faithful. It should be our mission to spread the word of the Gospel and build harmony and love within the community and be the example of our Orthodox faith for our youth.
Liturgical Schedule via Online Streaming Only:
Sunday, March 22nd - Sunday of the Holy Cross................Divine Liturgy 9:00AM
Monday, March 23rd – Compline ……………………………………………..………………6:30PM
Wednesday, March 25th – Annunciation of the Theotokos………………Orthros & Divine Liturgy 8:30AM
Friday, March 27th – 4th Salutations to the Theotokos …………………..………6:30PM
For all matters, please make sure to call the office directly or email directly rather than using texts or various forms of social media. Office hours are limited so please leave a message and we will respond as soon as possible. DO NOT COME TO THE CHURCH UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Sponsor A Day Program:
In the New Year 2020 our ambitious goal is to meet our operating budget through Stewardship. It is estimated that the operating expenses of our church average to be $1,400 per steward/family. If this average were to be reached, then the Church would be able to pay all its bills only with Stewardship donations. All other funds collected from candles, trays, raffles, fundraisers, etc. could be used towards capital improvements. One way to bridge the gap is through our “Sponsor a Day” program. We encourage our parishioners to select a day that has special meaning to them like a birthday, feast day, anniversary or a memorial and make a $250 donation. All donors will be recognized on a calendar located in our atrium. We would like to thank the following for sponsoring March 17th: Mr. & Mrs. Alec & Frances Alexiades in honor of the feast day of St. Alexis the Man of God and the Delaney family in honor of the feast day of St. Patrick the Enlightener of Ireland. For more information about the program, speak to one of our Parish Council members or Ministry Leaders wearing their “Sponsor A Day” buttons.
St. George Endowment Fund Scholarship:
On June 7, 2020, the Endowment Committee will be awarding three memorial scholarships to graduating high school seniors from our community in the name of Aspasia Smith, the endowment fund’s original benefactor. The scholarship awards will be in the amount of $750, $500 and $250 respectively. Application must be filed no later than May 22, 2020. For more information about the memorial scholarship, please inquire at the church office or read our online bulletin.
The Hellenic Musical Society Scholarship:
HMS awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors entering a college, university or trade school, who demonstrate musical talent and academic achievement. Applications are tentatively due on May 22, 2020. For questions or an application please contact: hellenicmusicalsoc.@gmail.com.
National Philoptochos Young Philanthropist Award:
This is a new initiative to promote Philanthropy among the next generation. Philanthropy makes a significant difference in a community and an impact on society. 18 award honorees will receive a gift of $1000 to design and establish a Philanthropic program within their community. Please see our online bulletin to download the application or visit the National Philoptochos website at: www.philoptochos.org and select Events-Conventions 2020. All applications must be received no later than April 15, 2020.
St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Cancer Awareness:
March is Colorectal Cancer, Kidney Cancer and Multiple Myeloma Cancer Month. Continuing with the Philoptochos' year-long cancer project, please see the online bulletin for a brief overview of these cancers.