ORTHROS BEGINS AT 8:30AM
To find the prayers for each service and to follow along, visit the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s Digital Chant Stand at https://digitalchantstand.goarch.org.
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.
WE WELCOME EVERYONE TO OUR COMMUNITY!
We are grateful that you have joined us for prayer and worship. Please join us after the Divine Services in our Fellowship Hall for Hospitality Hour hosted by the Protopapas family in memory of their beloved family member.
Memorial Services Today For:
Maria Protopapas – 1 year Nick Kosmidis – 1 year
+Fr. Ioannis Andreadis – 2 years Maurice Salib – 11 years
Panayiotis Tsiamtsouris Pavlos Psihos Georgia Varelis
May their memory be eternal.
Wednesday, April 13th – Pre-Sanctified Liturgy………………………9:00AM
Saturday, April 16th – Saturday of Lazarus………………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. Fr. Peter will be preparing a second chalice and offering Communion at the end of Liturgy for those with health concerns. Those who want to receive with a separate spoon may wait in the first pew until after the distribution of the andithoron.
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.
Is Any Among You Sick? - James 5:14:
If you are sick or hospitalized and need prayers or a visitation, or have any other pastoral need, do not hesitate to call Fr. Peter. He can always be reached by calling the church phone number, 973.779.2626. If he is not in, please leave a message.
Mark Your Calendar:
Tuesday, April 12th ………………Daughters of Penelope Meeting – 7:00PM
Wednesday, April 13th …………..Festival Planning Meeting – 7:00PM
Friday, April 15th …………………GOARCH Byzantine Music Lenten Concert – 7:00PM at St. John the Theologian Cathedral, Tenafly, NJ
Sunday, April 17th ……………….Palm Sunday
Philoptochos Tsoureki Sale Pick-up
Sunday, April 24th ……………….Great & Holy Pascha
Sunday, June 5th ………………..Greek Independence Day Parade - NYC
June 10th, 11th & 12th ……………GREEK FESTIVAL
Making of Palm Crosses:
Palm Sunday is coming fast! This Sunday, April 10th our Sunday School children will be taught how to make palm crosses using real palms. Additional palm cross making sessions are scheduled for Thursday, April 14th from 2:00-5:00 and again on Saturday, April 16th (Saturday of Lazarus) immediately following the Divine Liturgy. Parishioners, parents and children are encouraged to join us in the lower hall to assist in this project. We need to make 1,500 palm crosses! We need as many hands as possible so please plan to join us!
Good Friday – Inviting all Students to Participate:
Boys and girls are needed to assist Fr. Peter for the afternoon services. Myrofores (flower girls) are also need for the afternoon and evening services. For more information or to register, please email Patti & Maria Manis at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tina Anastos at email@example.com.
Anastasi Lantern Sale:
The St. George GOYA is selling “Anastasi Lanterns” through Palm Sunday. A beautiful and safe way to transport the Light of the Resurrection home on Holy Saturday night! After Easter, these decorative lanterns can be used year-round both inside and out. Lantern is 8¼” tall and comes with tealight (4hr burn time) ready for use. Lanterns are only $10.00 each and make wonderful gifts! Pre-order yours for pick-up by Holy Week. Lantern sale ends on Palm Sunday so don’t miss out!
Philoptochos Tsoureki Sale:
The ladies of the St. Paraskevi Philoptochos will be offering delicious Tsoureki Breads for Easter that are baked, wrapped and individually boxed by the Sisters of Agia Skepi. Only pre-orders will be sold! The cost is $25 for each 2-pound bread. Please make checks payable to St. Paraskevi Philoptochos. Orders must be received by April 10, 2022. Tsoureki will be available for pick-up on Sunday, April 17th after Liturgy. For more information look for the flyer in our electronic bulletin or contact Anthoula Bozios at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter Lambades Sale:
Our St. George Greek School is fundraising with beautiful, custom-made Greek Easter candles (LAMBADES)! They will be on sale again this Sunday, April 10th following the Liturgy. The price ranges are $25-$30. All proceeds with benefit our Greek language program. For more information and custom orders, please reach out to Miss Stella at 862-591-8164. Thank you for your support and our St. George Greek School wishes everyone a Happy and Blessed Pascha!
Archbishop Elpidophoros GOARCH Ukraine Relief Fund:
The GOARCH Ukrainian Relief Fund, established in collaboration with the IOCC, aims to raise $1 million for both immediate and long-term support of the Ukrainian people. His Eminence also donated $100,000 to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, on behalf of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, to support the efforts of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. DONATE HERE: www.goarch.org/donate/ukraine
St. George Community Lenten Project:
We have reached the final week of our Saint George Community Lenten Project. For those of you who have already contributed to our food drive, many thanks. For those of you who have not participated as of now, we hope that you will consider supporting this food drive. At the two-year marker of the COVID pandemic, increase in food costs, fuel costs and other issues, have food pantries throughout our state reporting a 50% increase in the number of people who have enrolled in their programs. In Passaic County, 22% of children experience food insecurity regularly. Our seniors, who are on fixed incomes often have to make a choice between food, utilities and medications. Food insecurity is a real and growing problem. This is why we are asking our community to help. When you go to the supermarket, please consider spending a few dollars for those in need. Now, especially as we are in Great Lent, we must look beyond our own needs, and focus on how we can help others. Our Lenten food collection continues through April 14th. Please drop off your donations in the rear of the church office in the marked containers. Your help is desperately needed and greatly appreciated. If you would care to help, but cannot make it to a supermarket, monetary donations and gift cards are always welcome. Thank you.
Food items: cereals, canned fruits and vegetables; pasta and sauce; canned tuna; beans (canned and dry); peanut butter and jelly; rice; canned soup.
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 expenses 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. Remember that as Orthodox Christians, we are also stewards of our Church family – those with whom we worship, fellowship and serve the community. For more information about the program, speak to one of our Parish Council members, Ministry Leaders or call the church office.
We would like to thank the following:
- Dominick & Barbara Pepe for sponsoring April 3rd in gratitude for their first granddaughter, Anastasia Barbara Carney and in memory of their father, Constantine Sougelas.
Please consider sponsoring these upcoming feast days:
April 10th - Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt
April 16th - Saturday of Lazarus
April 17th - Palm Sunday
April 18th - Holy Monday
April 19th - Holy Tuesday
April 20th - Holy Wednesday
April 21st - Holy Thursday
April 22nd - Holy & Good Friday
April 23rd - Holy Saturday
April 24th - Great & Holy Pascha
St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Shoe Drive:
Philoptochos has partnered with Funds2orgs, an organization which distributes shoes all around the world. Please donate new or gently worn shoes you no longer wear. Men’s, Women’s, Children’s & Baby shoes…. Sandals, sneakers, flats, heels, boots, work boots, sport shoes, cleats (No Ice/Roller Skates or ski boots). Place shoes in our collection box located in the atrium. Our goal is to collect 100 Bags of shoes in keeping with St. George’s 100th Anniversary. So, start cleaning out your closets & ask your friends & family for their shoes! For further information, please contact Tina Anastos at 845.494.8974 or email@example.com; Alexandra Argiris at 201.602.4252; Elaine Manoliadis at firstname.lastname@example.org or Presvytera Gigi Souritzidis at 973.650.9510. The Shoe drive runs until April 30th. Please do not leave any donations outside the church.