ORTHROS BEGINS AT 8:30AM & THE DIVINE LITURGY BEGINS AT 9:30AM
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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.
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WE WELCOME EVERYONE TO OUR CHURCH COMMUNITY!
We are grateful that you have joined us for prayer and worship. Please join us after the Divine Services in our Fr. John & Presvytera Margaret Orfanakos Fellowship Hall for our hospitality hour.
ST. GEORGE PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
To worship God, the Holy Trinity and to practice our Orthodox faith. To learn and be inspired by the Holy Scripture and the lives of the Saints. To grow in following the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ through the church ministries. To live with humility and love in our home, our church and everywhere.
Memorial Services Today For:
Anastasia Kitsios – 9 days
Mary Kanellos – 9 years
Dr. George Tzanakos – 10 years
All the St. George Choir members who have fallen asleep in the Lord.
May their memory be eternal.
Mon., Feb. 6th – St. Photios, Patriarch of Constantinople……Orthros & Div. Lit. 8:30AM
Fri., February 10th – St. Haralambos the Holy Martyr………Orthros & Div. Lit. 8:30AM
Saturday, February 18th – 1st Saturday of Souls……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:
Sunday, February 5th ……………Triodion Begins Godparent Sunday St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Blood Drive
Monday, February 6th……………….St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Meeting – 7:00PM
Thursday, February 9th…………Metropolis of NJ 2023 Vasilopita Cutting Celebration with His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros at the Metropolis Headquarters in Westfield, NJ – 6:30PM
Wednesday, February 22nd ……Fr. Peter serving at St. Nicholas GOC & Shrine in NYC
Saturday, February 25th ………Metropolis of NJ Altar Server Retreat at St. George GOC in Ocean, NJ from 8:30am – 3:30PM
Monday, February 27th …………Clean Monday – Lent Begins
Beloved Friends and Parishioners of St. George,
This morning we celebrate the special relationship between Godparents and their spiritual children. They share a unique bond and their union has been truly blessed by God. Under the struggles of daily life, sometimes Godparents forget the immense spiritual responsibility they assumed when they accepted this very important spiritual role. Today, in the presence of our Lord, we invite you to recommit yourselves and your Godchildren to a new life in Christ. During the course of the Divine Liturgy and the reciting of the Nicene Creed, everyone is given a new opportunity to reaffirm in our hearts the pledge, which was made on the day of the Sacrament of Baptism and in which we rejected the Devil and joined ourselves to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
God Bless all our children and all our Godparents!
St. Paraskevi Philoptochos News:
We are hosting our annual Blood Drive along with a Cheek Swabbing for Andrea Demetriou Kalliaras TODAY, February 5, 2023 after the Divine Liturgy from 11:00am – 4:00pm. For more information, feel free to contact: Phyllis Magiros at 201-602-0632 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment. Thank you for your anticipated participation. Additionally, February is American Heart Month. It is a time when all people should focus on their cardiovascular health. Besides hosting our Blood Drive, we ask all members to please wear something RED to church this Sunday to remind everyone to take care of their health which is often take for granted.
Saturday of Souls:
This year Saturday of Souls is on February 18th, February 25th & March 4th. 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.
Parish Elementary Oratorical Festival:
As our older Sunday School students (Grades 7th-12th) prepare their speeches, essays or poems for our annual St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival which will be held on Sunday, March 19th, our focus will shift to our younger students (Little Angels through 4th Grade.) On Sunday, February 19th, these students will proudly present brief songs and prayers for you as they highlight some of their lessons from Sunday School. Our 5th & 6th grades will be featured during the judge’s deliberations at the Parish Oratorical Festival on Sunday, March 19th, so mark your calendars and plan on spending the afternoon with us that day; our youth will inspire you!
Pilgrimage led by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros:
SAVE THE DATE! April 30th through May 12th! The pilgrimage will visit sites in Alexandria, Cairo & Mount Sinai. Call or email to reserve your spot today: 718.721.3808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metropolis of NJ Clergy Serving at St. Nicholas GOC & Shrine:
On Wednesday, February 22, 2023, Fr. Peter will be assisting as on of the area clergy at Saint Nicholas GOC & Shrine in Manhattan, NY. His service time period will be from 11:00am to 3:00pm with a Paraklesis service taking place at 1:00pm. If you were planning a visit to St. Nicholas, this might be a great time to do so.
Metropolis of NJ Altar Server Retreat:
His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia will speak on the theme “Come, Receive the Light!” The retreat will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 8:30am – 3:30pm at St. George GOC, 1033 W. Park Ave., Ocean, NJ. Register online at www.stgeorgeap.org or call 732.775.2777.
Get ready for the best summer of your life! Registration for all three sessions is now open. The registration link is: https://www.ionianvillage.org/register.
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 The Hellenic Musical Society for sponsoring February 5th in memory of Dr. George Tzanakos’ 10-year memorial. 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:
- February 6th – St. Photios, Patriarch of Constantinople
- February 8th – St. Theodore the Commander & Great Martyr
- February 10th – St. Haralambos the Holy Martyr