ORTHROS BEGINS AT 8:30AM
Website Links: 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, 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 our Palm Sunday Hospitality Hour hosted by the Parish Council.
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:
Sunday, April 17th …………Palm Sunday
GOYA Lantern Sale – Last Day to order
St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Tsoureki Pick-up – Preorders Only
Saturday, April 23rd ………Service of the Resurrection – Anastasi – Celebrated by His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos
Sunday, April 24th ….……..Great and Holy Pascha - Hierarchical Great Vespers Celebrated by His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia
Greek School Annual Easter Egg Hunt following AGAPE service
Monday, April 25th …..CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED in observance of St. George’s Feast Day
Saturday, May 14th …..Hellenic Musical Society Concert at 7PM
Sunday, June 5th ………….Greek Independence Day Parade - NYC
June 10th, 11th & 12th ………GREEK FESTIVAL
To volunteer at the Festival please use this link for our “SignUpGenius” https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084BADAB2CABF49-festival2
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.
Red Easter Eggs:
Please remember to prepare Red Easter Eggs and bring them to Church by Good Friday, April 22nd. All are invited to participate in this simple but meaningful project.
Commemoration of the Living and Deceased for Holy Week:
On Holy Wednesday afternoon, Fr. Peter will be reading the names of the LIVING at the Euchelion service at 6:00pm. If you would like them read, please submit the names by Wednesday’s service. On Good Friday evening with the procession of the Kouvouklion, Fr Peter will read the names of the DECEASED. Please submit those names by Good Friday.
Great Lent, Holy Week and Pascha Donations:
We would like to thank the following who have made donations thus far:
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Marcopulos, Mr. & Mrs. Evangelos Pandazis,Mr. & Mrs. Vasilios Pilarinos, Mrs. Morfia Sokolic, St. Paraskevi Philoptochos, Mr. & Mrs. Dominick Pepe, Mr. & Mrs. Stratis Xanthos, Mr. & Mrs. George Mihalis, Mr. & Mrs. Luis Rodriguez, Mr. & Mrs. Antonios Prekas, Ms. Noelle Drollas, Mr. & Mrs. Pothetos Logothetis, Mr. & Mrs. James Logothetis, Ms. Anthoula Bozios, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Anastos, Mrs. Militsa Phillips, Mr. Lambros Demetriades & Ms. Marianthi Sapaskis
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!
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
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.
- The Kyriacou and Mish families for sponsoring April 22nd, Holy & Good Friday, for the health and salvation of their families.
- The Daughters of Penelope for sponsoring April 24th, Great & Holy Pascha
Please consider sponsoring these upcoming feast days:
April 17th - Palm Sunday
April 18th - Holy Monday
April 19th - Holy Tuesday
April 20th - Holy Wednesday
April 21st - Holy Thursday
April 23rd - Holy Saturday
St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine Sponsoring Drawing Competition:
For the annual commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople observed May 29, the St. Photios National Shrine is proud to announce its Second Annual Drawing Competition open to children ages 9-12 of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. All submissions must be received at the Saint Photios Nation Shrine NO LATER THAN Monday, May 9, 2022. Visit www.stphotios.org for more information.
Our Festival is scheduled for June 10, 11 and 12. 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 the many Greek foods made right here in our church by our committed parishioners. We ask you to please support our Parish by donating your time and talents to this important fundraiser. To volunteer at the Festival please use this link for our “SignUpGenius”:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Alexandra Argiris at 201.602.4252; Elaine Manoliadis at email@example.com or Presvytera Gigi Souritzidis at 973.650.9510. The Shoe drive runs until April 30th. Please do not leave any donations outside the church.