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.
ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ! – CHRIST IS RISEN!
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 Hospitality Hour.
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:
Monday, May 30th ………….Church Office Closed – Memorial Day
Sunday, June 5th …………..Sunday School Graduation
Greek Independence Day Parade - NYC
Visit www.hellenicsocieties.org for more information
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
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th, Fr. Peter will be at Ridgelawn Cemetery at 9:00am and at Crest Haven Cemetery at 10:15am.
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”:
Festival Food Donations Needed:
We are in need of some items for our Greek Festival. Please consider donating the following items as every little bit helps:
Gallons of Whole Milk
5lb bags of Gold Medal Flour
5lb bags of Sugar
Cases of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Brisk Iced Tea cans
Cases of 500ml bottles of water
20lb bags of Charcoal
Loumidis Greek Coffee
Daughters of Penelope:
The DOP will be organizing the volunteers for the Loukoumades Station during the Greek Festival. If anyone is interested in volunteering, please speak to one of the DOP or contact Christothea Pandazis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The deadline for the application will be June 30, 2022. For more information about the memorial scholarship, please inquire at the church office.
Church Tours for the Festival:
On Sunday, June 5, 2022 immediately following the Divine Liturgy, there will be a brief meeting with Dr. Peter Salierno for all those wishing to volunteer to give church tours during our Greek Festival. Please meet in the downstairs hall to receive an outline and agenda regarding the tours. Thank you in advance for your participation.
Saturday of Souls:
The final Saturday of Souls is on June 11th. 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 $25 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 email@example.com.
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.
Please consider sponsoring these upcoming feast days:
June 2nd – Holy Ascension
June 12th – Holy Pentecost
Our Church, our Spiritual Home:
I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Psalm 122:1
Whether you are new to our parish or have been a steward for many years, welcome to St. George Greek Orthodox Church of Clifton, New Jersey! We invite you and your family to participate in our spiritual, outreach, social and youth ministries. Help us grow as the Body of Christ by dedicating your time, talent, and treasures. The Church is here for you and your family to proclaim the Orthodox Faith and make our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His Church the center of your family’s life! Sincere thanks to those who have already made their Stewardship Commitment for 2022. Your dedication and generosity are much appreciated and allow us to continue our many ministries here at St. George, our spiritual home.