ORTHROS BEGINS AT 8:30AM & THE DIVINE LITURGY BEGINS AT 9:30AM
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/
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023!
On this first day of the New Year I would like to wish each and every one of our beloved families health, happiness and the Lord’s Blessings upon you! My prayer is that we will continue to work together as one team with the Lord as the Head and our example. May our beloved Saints, George the Great Martyr & Nectarios of Pentapolis, intercede for all of us and our beautiful Church.
God Bless You All ~ Fr. Peter
WE WELCOME EVERYONE TO OUR CHURCH COMMUNITY!
We are grateful that you have joined us for prayer and worship.
Thursday, Jan. 5 Eve of the Theophany of Our Lord
Orthros, The Great Hours, Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great and Great Agiasmos……8:00am
Friday, Jan. 6 The Holy Theophany of Our Lord
Orthros, Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and Great Agiasmos……………………….8:30am
Saturday, Jan. 7 Saint John the Baptist & Forerunner
Orthros & Divine Liturgy…….................8:30am
Special Events During Church Services:
Requests for Memorial Services, Artoclasias, 40-day baby blessings, Fanouropites, etc. are welcomed. We recommend that you please let the office know ahead of time so that we can include your special service in the Sunday bulletin.
Mark Your Calendar:
Monday, January 2nd ……………Church Office Closed
Sunday, January 8th …………St. Par.askevi Philoptochos Community Cutting of Vasilopita. A luncheon will be provided to all present at no cost.
Saturday, January 14th …………Daughters of Penelope Meeting with a light lunch & cutting of Vasilopita.
Sunday, January 15th …………….HOPE & JOY Winter Fun Gathering – 12:00PM
Saturday, January 21st ………Μetropolis Northern NJ Region Greek Letters Day Celebration at Ss Nicholas, Constantine & Helen in Roseland, NJ at 5PM
Sunday, February 5th ……………..St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Coat Drive
On Sunday, December 18th, our community launched the 2023 Annual Giving Stewardship Program. We invite all those who have offered an annual gift in the past to try and maintain or even increase their contribution this year. For those that have never given an annual gift, we need your help. Our community has nearly $40K in monthly expenses and the annual stewardship campaign is the primary program that raises funds for us to meet our obligations. You can make a difference today with your participation. Please visit our website at https://st-george-greek-orthodox-churchand-the-shrine-of-st-nectarios.square.site/ to make a gift or pledge. Our community is our common spiritual home, we owe it to God, our founding families, ourselves, our children and their children to sustain, maintain and grow it. We understand that philanthropy is something very personal. Each person is invited to give according to their ability. If you are able, please consider joining one of the following giving levels this year: ($5,000 or more – Grand Benefactors, $2500-$4,999 – Benefactors, $1,000-$2,499 – House of Stewards, $800-$999- Patrons). Of course, whatever you decide to give please know that you have our utmost gratitude and appreciation, and please know our Church is here to serve your each and every need. The important thing to keep in mind is that we need everyone to do something.
Prayers to Heaven Memorial Tree:
Prayer Angels adorn the Christmas tree inside our church. Please take the opportunity to make a donation in memory of a departed loved one this Christmas season. The memorial names will be read at the appropriate time during the Proskomidi, the Divine Liturgy & the Trisagion service on Sunday, January 8, 2023. All donor families will receive a Prayer Angel after the service.
St. Paraskevi Philoptochos News:
- Coat Drive: During the month of December, we will be collecting coats for the less fortunate. Clean, gently used coats & jackets of all sizes for adults & children are welcome. We will be donating to onewarmcoat.org. Donations will be accepted until December 31, 2022. Please place coats in the box labeled “Coat Drive”. For more info. contact Presvytera Gigi at 973.650.9510 or Elaine Manoliadis at 973.865.9452.
- Blood Drive: On Sunday, February 5th, following the Divine Liturgy in the downstairs hall. There will also be an opportunity to have your cheek swabbed to help Andrea (Demetriou) Kalliaras conquer cancer. Save a life today and be someone’s hero!
Northern NJ YAL New Year’s Bash:
Friday, January 6, 2023 from 7:30pm – 12:30am at the Liberty House in Jersey City, NJ. Entertainment by DJ Alex Kouros. Go to nnjyalnewyearsbasg.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets.
You may have met Fr. Themi, now Bishop Themi, when he visited St. George during Easter 2011 as a missionary priest. His inspiring biography is now available in a book titled “Themi, Apostle to the Hungry”. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Orthodox Mission to the poor and needy in Sierra Leone, Africa. To make a purchase, please visit this website www.arkoudaglobalpress.com.
Sponsor A Day Program:
One way to help the church 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 suggested $250 donation. We would like to thank Dominick & Barbara Pepe for sponsoring December 22nd, the Feast Day of St. Anastasia, in honor of their granddaughter Anastasia and The Daughters of Penelope Kronos #188 for sponsoring December 25th, The Nativity of Christ. For more information about the program, speak to one of our Parish Council members, Ministry Leaders or call the church.
Please consider sponsoring these feast days:
- January 1st – St. Basil the Great
- January 5th – The Eve of the Theophany
- January 6th – Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
- January 7th – The Synaxis of St. John the Baptist