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/
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 sponsored by the Pikoulis & Panayoti families in memory of their beloved family members.
Monday, February 27th – Compline……………………………………………6:30PM
Wednesday, March 1st – Pre-Sanctified Liturgy…………………………6:00PM
Friday, March 3rd – Salutations to the Theotokos………………6:30PM
Saturday, March 4th – 3rd 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 26th ……………..Sunday School Bake Sale Forgiveness Vespers Presided by His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia at St. George GOC in Piscataway, NJ – 6:00PM
Monday, February 27th ……..Clean Monday – Lent Begins
Wednesday, March 1st ……..Lenten Lecture & Dinner Series following Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
Sunday, March 5th ………….Philoptochos Memorial Service & Fasolatha Luncheon GOYA Sights & Sounds Showcase
Saturday, March 11th ……….Archons of the Metropolis of NJ Lenten Retreat with Young Adults at Holy Trinity GOC, Westfield, NJ from 8:30am – 3:00PM
Sunday, March 19th …………St. John Chrysostom Senior Division Oratorical Festival
St. George Youth Choir:
For children from 1st through 12th grade. Rehearsal is today, February 26th at 12:00pm in the choir loft with the adult choir. New members welcome!
Today our Sunday School Classes will sponsor their annual bake sale. The children will purchase their Sunday School snack today so please send your children to class with a few extra dollars. Many items will be available for fifty cents. Upon completion of the Divine Liturgy the extra items will be available for purchase by parishioners. Support from all members of the parish would be very much appreciated. Money raised will be used to purchase new projectors and bluetooth speakers to help us utilize new technology.
Earthquake Relief Fund:
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announces the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Earthquake Relief Fund, a fundraising effort by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to provide humanitarian aid to the victims of the recent earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria. To make a donation please visit the following website: www.goarch.org/donate/earthquake-relief-fund.
“In initiating the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Earthquake Relief Fund, the focus of our Archdiocese is to help with both the immediate needs and the longer-term implications of the devastation from the deadly earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria. Our Archdiocese will partner with International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) to identify trusted organizations for aid distribution." - His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros
Lenten Dinner and Lecture Series:
On Wednesdays during Lent, immediately following Pre-sanctified Liturgy, there will be a Lenten meal hosted by our ministries. Presentations will follow after the meal each week. This week’s presenter is Dr. Peter Salierno and the topic is Lent, Repentance, and St. Paul’s repentance experience on the way to Damascus.
In an effort to expand our reach and impact as a community of faith, we are searching for volunteers who expertise in communications. Specifically, we would like to organize a committee of individuals comprised of expertise in social media, writing, photography, graphic design, film production and editing. If you or someone you know would be a suitable candidate, please contact Parish Council President George Orfanakos at 973-768-4995 or by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Initial commitment will be minimal and extend from now until June.
Senior Division St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival – March 19th:
This is an annual, national event started by our own Presbytera Margaret Orfanakos over 37 years ago. Youths are challenged to explore a deeper knowledge of our Orthodox faith, think critically about current issues affecting their lives and how our faith guides them. Participants choose from among 5 topics to write a 3–5-minute speech. First, second and third place winners are selected in both junior (7th–9th grade) and senior (10th–12th grade) divisions. Parish winners can advance to the district, metropolis and then national level if they qualify. Finalists are eligible to receive a Chrysostom Scholarship to Hellenic College. This scholarship provides awards ranging from $2,500 up to $30,000 per year. Registration is FREE and can be done online https://www.goarch.org/-/st-john-chrysostom-oratorical-festival-forms-and-registration. Help is available to participant – for further information contact Morfia Sokolic at email@example.com.
Saturday of Souls:
The third Saturday of Souls is on 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 to Fr. Peter. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orthodox Life Institute:
Classes have resumed via ZOOM. If you are interested in joining us, send your email address and contact information to Lisa Marcopulos at email@example.com and we will send you the ZOOM invitation. During Lent classes will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm.
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.
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 27th – Clean Monday
- March 1st – St. Eudokia
- March 15th – St. Agapios
- March 17th – St. Patrick & St. Alexis the Man of God