UPDATED PROTOCOLS FOR OUR PARISH:
Parishioners will no longer have to pre-register to attend church services. Attendance will be on a first come, first served basis. Masks are NOT required for people who are vaccinated. All unvaccinated parishioners should continue to wear protective masks indoors. The last two rows of pews in the church will be reserved as “Social Distance” seating with a mask requirement for those who choose this option.
The following Parish Safety Requirements are still in place:
- There will be no access for parishioners to enter the building, other than where the Liturgy is being celebrated, except for use of the restroom.
- Parishioners must sanitize their hands upon entering the Church.
- Parishioners are not to wander in the Church or the Parish facilities.
- The traditional practice of receiving Holy Communion will not be changed.
Visit the church's website at www.stgeorgeclifton.org for our online streaming links. To find the prayers for each service and to follow along, go to agesinitiatives.com.
To light a candle or make a donation follow this link https://st-george-greek-orthodox-churchand-the-shrine-of-st-nectarios.square.site/.
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.
ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ! – CHRIST IS RISEN!
WE WELCOME EVERYONE TO OUR COMMUNITY!
We are grateful that you have joined us for prayer and worship.
Thursday, June 10th – Holy Ascension………………………..Orthros & Divine Liturgy 8:30am
Fri., June 11th – Ss Bartholomew & Barnabas the Holy Apostles….Orthros & Div. Lit. 8:30am
Saturday, June 19th – Saturday of Souls………………………Orthros & Divine Liturgy 8:30am
Baptized and Chrismated Orthodox Christians who have properly prepared, according to the Holy Orthodox Church guidelines, may receive Holy Communion. Please allow families with young children to receive Holy Communion first and wait for the ushers to dismiss your row.
Sunday Memorials, Artoclasias and Other Blessings:
Please inform the church office well in advance of Sunday mornings for all memorials, artoclasias, 40 day blessings and other blessings so as not to disrupt the Divine Liturgy. If any requests or lists of names are received after the Great Entrance they will have to wait until the following Sunday.
****Additionally, in order to preserve the sanctity of the Divine Liturgy, please wait to light candles in the St. Nectarios Chapel at the correct time. If one arrives after the Great Entrance, they will have to wait until the end of Liturgy, while the Andithoron is being given out, to light candles in the Chapel.
If you wish to partake in the Sacrament of Holy Confession, please feel free to call the Church office or Fr. Peter to arrange a time.
Mark Your Calendar:
Sunday, June 6th ……………………………Sunday School Graduation
Greek School Graduation
Fri. – Sun., June 11, 12 &13………………Greek Fest Mega Take Out Weekend
Thursday, June 17th ……………………….St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Bowling Fundraiser
Mon. – Fri., June 28th – July 2nd ………….VCS “Summer Camp”
Sunday, June 27th …………...Ordination to the Priesthood of Rev. Deacon Michael Diamond
Greek Fest Mega Take Out Weekend:
Volunteers needed for June 11, 12 & 13!!! This is our major annual fundraising event and we ask for help from all our Parishioners. A great deal of hard work and dedication is put into preparing for this event by our committed parishioners. We ask you to please support our Parish by donating your time and talents to this important fundraiser. Contact Phyllis Magiros at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973.884.0785 to volunteer. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Grand 50/50 Raffle Tickets:
St. George is selling Grand 50/50 raffle tickets and the drawing will take place at 6:00pm on Sunday, June 13, 2021 during our Greek Fest Mega Food Take Out. Tickets are $100.00 each and can be obtained by contacting any of our Parish Council members or the Church office. All proceeds to benefit the General Fund of St. George.
We ask that you please sell or purchase raffle tickets as it is an excellent way for everyone to support our Church.
Greek School Graduation:
On Thursday, May 27, our St. George Greek School met virtually again to celebrate the end of our school year! All of our students in Pre K - 6th were recognized and everyone in attendance viewed all of the Greek School classes' end of the year performance in a pre-recorded video that was created once again by our first grade teacher, K. Matina - who we thank for her personal time and talents! We sincerely appreciate all of our Parents, Students and especially Teachers, for their commitment to our Greek School this year despite the challenges we all faced. Though our Greek School was remote this past year, our teachers continued their professional development in teaching the Greek language with various online platforms and our students showed resilience with the new, innovative ways of learning! In turn, all of our students completed a very successful and memorable Greek School year, and we are all so proud of them!
Congratulations to our 2021 Greek School Graduates: Ioanna Hatzaras, Anthula Koleros and Jayden Papasavas.
Church School Volunteers:
We remain indebted and are thankful for our dedicated teaching staff who have stepped up and done an amazing job offering online religious education classes for our students during an unprecedented year. As we plan ahead and anticipate a more traditional Church School year in September, we are reaching out for volunteers to join our team. No teaching experience is needed to help make a difference in the life of a child! All are welcome. Please email us at: email@example.com if you are interested or would simply like more information. Thank you!
St. George Endowment Fund Scholarship:
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 $600, $500 and $400 respectively. In light of the pandemic, the deadline has been extended to June 30, 2021 and the awards will be presented in November. For more information about the memorial scholarship, please inquire at the church office.
Saturday of Souls:
Will be on June 9th. Please bring your own dish of Koliva to the church by 8:45am and place it on the table and submit your list of names with your offering. If you would like to order Koliva, we are asking for a contribution of $20 per order which will be for a large communal tray of Koliva. Please contact the church office and make arrangements by Thursday before the Saturday of Souls. 973-779-2626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor A Day Program:
As a church community, it is our ambitious goal 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, feastday, anniversary or a memorial and make a $250 donation. We want to thank Nicholas Gregoriou for sponsoring May 29th in memory of Irene Gregoriou. Remember that as Orthodox Christians, we are also stewards of our Church family – those with whom we worship, fellowship and serve the community. In the same way that we care for our immediate family, we also care for our Christian brothers. For more information about the program, speak to one of our Parish Council members, Ministry Leaders or call the church office.
St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Bowling Event:
SAVE THE DATE! On Thursday, June 17,2021 we will be hosting our Annual Bowling event at Boonton Lanes. Proceeds will benefit the philanthropic efforts of our St. Paraskevi Chapter. Check in is at 6:45PM and bowling is from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. The fee is $35.00 and includes bowling, shoes and food. All safety protocols will be adhered to including the wearing of masks. The deadline to RSVP is June 14th. Please contact Phyllis Magiros at email@example.com to sign up. Come and join us for an evening of fun!
Loumidis Foods and Tsanos Bakery Products:
Purchase delicious cookies and breadsticks on Sundays following Liturgy. They are great to snack on anytime.
Orthodox Life Institute:
We will resume classes on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 and we will be studying the books of the Macabbees. Have a blessed and healthy summer!
Please visit our Bookstore:
It will be open on Sundays after Liturgy. We have items for your religious needs and if you do not see what you need, we will be glad to special order it for you!