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/
ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ! – CHRIST IS RISEN!
WE WELCOME EVERYONE TO OUR CHURCH COMMUNITY!
We are grateful that you have joined us for prayer and worship. Today we all partake in the joy and celebration of Saint George, the protector of our community. As part of the celebration everyone is welcome to join us for a complimentary luncheon in our Fr. John & Presvytera Margaret Orfanakos Fellowship Hall. Free will donations are greatly appreciated. Xronia Polla/Happy Name Day to all the George’s and Georgia’s who celebrate today.
The Artoclasia Service today is offered by the Mish family in honor of the feast days of Ss. George & Alexios and for their daughter Alexis’ name day; Mary Troianos in honor of the feast day of St. George and for the health and well-being of her family.
FOLLOW THE LIGHT:
Welcome to our Parish of Saint George. We are honored that you have chosen to worship with us this morning. Please pay attention to the tiny electric votive light directly above the Holy Gates. It is located right above the icon of the Last Supper. When the light is on – please stand. When the light is off – you may sit.
Special Prayers During Church Services:
Requests for Memorial Services, Artoclasias, 40-day baby blessings, Fanouropites, etc. are welcomed. We ask that you please let the office know ahead of time so that we can include your special service in the Sunday bulletin.
Festival Baking Schedule:
Beginning Monday, April 24th baking for the Greek Festival begins. Please consider joining our volunteers to make all the different desserts, even if you are a novice. “Baking 101” is a great way to learn Greek baking techniques and every helping hand makes a difference. We will be baking on Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning at 10:00am on each of those mornings. Thank you and if you have any questions, please contact Olga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Your Calendar:
TODAY, April 23rd………...Saint George the Great Martyr, Church Feast-Day Celebration
Tuesday, April 25th ……….DOP Kronos #188 Meeting – 7:00PM
Saturday, April 29th ………Pre-festival Planning Party – 6:30PM
Sunday, April 30th…………Greek Parade NYC
May 5th, 6th & 7th ………..Greek Festival
Monday, May 15th ……….Metropolis Clergy Laity Conference at the Venetian in Garfield, NJ
Sunday, May 21st ………..Parish General Assembly Meeting
Thursday, June 15th ……..St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Bowling Fundraiser
Pre-Festival Planning Party:
Please join us on Saturday, April 29th at 6:30pm for a Pre-Festival Planning Party to be held on site at St. George. We will have sign-ups for various work stations during the Greek Festival (May 5, 6 and 7) and provide training for food preparation and our new automated check-out system. Gyro will be served free of charge to everyone who attends. Please feel free to bring your favorite appetizer and drink of choice. Don’t forget your dancing shoes as we will also have Greek music too! It is going to be a fun night and we hope you will join us. As we all know, the Greek Festival 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.
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. 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! 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. You can make a difference today with your participation. 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. Sincere thanks to those who have already made their Stewardship Commitment for 2023!
The Greek Parade in New York is going to be held on Sunday, April 30th. At this point, we intend to hire a bus. We are also looking for a sponsor for the float. If you are interested in riding the bus, or in sponsoring the float, please contact any of our Parish Council members.
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 donation of $250. We would like to thank the Daughters of Penelope for sponsoring April 23rd, the Feast Day of our patron Saint George the Great Marytr. For more information about the program, please speak to one of our Parish Council members, Ministry Leaders or call the church office.