Liberator of captives, defender of the poor, physician of the sick, and champion of kings, O trophy-bearer, Great Martyr George, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
Prokeimenon. Fourth Tone. Psalm 103.24,1.
O Lord, how manifold are your works. You have made all things in wisdom.
Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20.
Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Προκείμενον. Fourth Tone. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 103.24,1.
Ὡς ἐμεγαλύνθη τὰ ἔργα σου Κύριε, πάντα ἐν σοφίᾳ ἐποίησας.
Στίχ. Εὐλόγει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον.
τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Γαλάτας 2:16-20.
Ἀδελφοί, εἰδότες ὅτι οὐ δικαιοῦται ἄνθρωπος ἐξ ἔργων νόμου, ἐὰν μὴ διὰ πίστεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, καὶ ἡμεῖς εἰς Χριστὸν Ἰησοῦν ἐπιστεύσαμεν, ἵνα δικαιωθῶμεν ἐκ πίστεως Χριστοῦ, καὶ οὐκ ἐξ ἔργων νόμου· διότι οὐ δικαιωθήσεται ἐξ ἔργων νόμου πᾶσα σάρξ. Εἰ δέ, ζητοῦντες δικαιωθῆναι ἐν Χριστῷ, εὑρέθημεν καὶ αὐτοὶ ἁμαρτωλοί, ἆρα Χριστὸς ἁμαρτίας διάκονος; Μὴ γένοιτο. Εἰ γὰρ ἃ κατέλυσα, ταῦτα πάλιν οἰκοδομῶ, παραβάτην ἐμαυτὸν συνίστημι. Ἐγὼ γὰρ διὰ νόμου νόμῳ ἀπέθανον, ἵνα θεῷ ζήσω. Χριστῷ συνεσταύρωμαι· ζῶ δέ, οὐκέτι ἐγώ, ζῇ δὲ ἐν ἐμοὶ Χριστός· ὃ δὲ νῦν ζῶ ἐν σαρκί, ἐν πίστει ζῶ τῇ τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ θεοῦ, τοῦ ἀγαπήσαντός με καὶ παραδόντος ἑαυτὸν ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ.
Sunday after Holy Cross
The Reading is from Mark 8:34-38; 9:1
The Lord said: "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power."
Sunday after Holy Cross
Κατὰ Μᾶρκον 8:34-38, 9:1
Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος· Εἴ τις θέλει ὀπίσω μου ἐλθεῖν, ἀπαρνησάσθω ἑαυτὸν καὶ ἀράτω τὸν σταυρὸν αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἀκολουθείτω μοι. ὃς γὰρ ἂν θέλῃ τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ σῶσαι, ἀπολέσει αὐτήν· ὃς δ᾿ ἂν ἀπολέσῃ τὴν ἑαυτοῦ ψυχὴν ἕνεκεν ἐμοῦ καὶ τοῦ εὐαγγελίου, οὗτος σώσει αὐτήν. τί γὰρ ὠφελήσει ἄνθρωπον ἐὰν κερδήσῃ τὸν κόσμον ὅλον, καὶ ζημιωθῇ τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ; ἢ τί δώσει ἄνθρωπος ἀντάλλαγμα τῆς ψυχῆς αὐτοῦ; ὃς γὰρ ἐὰν ἐπαισχυνθῇ με καὶ τοὺς ἐμοὺς λόγους ἐν τῇ γενεᾷ ταύτῃ τῇ μοιχαλίδι καὶ ἁμαρτωλῷ, καὶ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐπαισχυνθήσεται αὐτὸν ὅταν ἔλθῃ ἐν τῇ δόξῃ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ μετὰ τῶν ἀγγέλων τῶν ἁγίων. Καὶ ἔλεγεν αὐτοῖς· ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι εἰσί τινες τῶν ὧδε ἑστηκότων, οἵτινες οὐ μὴ γεύσωνται θανάτου ἕως ἂν ἴδωσι τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐληλυθυῖαν ἐν δυνάμει.
Welcome to Saint George Church!!!
Sunday, September 19, 2021, Sunday after Holy Cross
8:30 am Orthros 9:30 am Divine Liturgy
Barbara Ann Makris ~ 10 years
Nicholas Lynardakis ~ 20 years
May their memories be eternal
Saturday, September 25, 2021, Vespers
Followed immediately by light refreshments in the Library
Today we commemorate:
Afterfeast of the Elevation of the Venerable & Life-Giving Cross
Trophimus, Sabbatius & Dorymedon the Martyrs
Plato the new Hieromartyr of Patmos
Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury
Saint George Consecration ~ Save the Date!!
Consecration of our Beloved Saint George Church
Thanksgiving Weekend, 2021
Vespers: Saturday Evening ~ November 27
Consecration: Sunday, November 28
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America
Patriarchal Vicar of the Metropolis of New Jersey
His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia
Reverend Protopresvyter Andrew Eugenis
Invitation to Follow
Welcome Newcomers & Visitors!
All liturgical services will also be live streamed
Live Stream on Facebook, use this link during services
(Facebook membership NOT required)
or visit our website: www.stgeorgeap.org & click on Live Stream
Liturgy Book English - CLICK HERE
Liturgy Book Greek - CLICK HERE
Consecrational Liturgical Wish List
Liturgical Wish List items needed for preparation of
Consecration of Saint George Church
See flyer below
You're invited to "Light A Candle & Say A Prayer" for Sunday's service. Simply visit our webpage https://saintgeorgenj.square.site/ Be sure to include names so Father Andrew may silently pray for them during the service
To Light a Candle
Orthodoxy Connect ~ Introduction to Orthodox Worship
Tuesday, September 21 ~ 7 pm
In Church with Father Andrew
Beginning of the Orthodox Church
The Orthodox understanding of God
The Orthodox understanding of the Holy Trinity
The Orthodox understanding of the Theotokos
Worship in the Orthodox Church
Scripture and Holy Traditions
Light refreshments & fellowship to follow
Please RSVP to: email@example.com
Stewardship is the lifeblood of our St. George. Without your support in terms of Time, Talent and Treasure, we cannot have a church. Your voluntary contributions are critical to its maintenance and operation. If you have not filled out a Stewardship/Pledge form, please do that from your heart and to the best of your ability.
“Let everyone give as his heart tells him, neither grudgingly, nor under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (II Corinthians 9:7)
Please see attached Stewardship Form along with
"Why you should become a Steward of St. George"
Life happens in the community, and it takes our entire community to continue the life of our St. George Greek Orthodox Church! Thank you to all our faithful and loyal stewards for your continued support.
Sunday School 2021-22
September 19 ~ official kick off to the Sunday School year!
Join us after church ~ Community Center ~ blessing of the backpacks & ready to start Sunday School classes on 9/26! Virtual & in-person options available for grades PK-6 In-person only for grades 7-12. Registration form has changed & EVERY CHILD must be registered, regardless of prior registration status
See flyer below for more info
Jersey Shore Greek Festival ~ SAVE THE DATE!!
On the Go! ~ Friday & Saturday, October 1 & 2 ~ 11 am - 8 pm
Details to follow ~ Volunteers needed to help create successful two day “on the go” event ~
Look for a sign-up genius email & join the festivities ~ Gyro, souvlaki, spanakopita, loukoumades!! Opa!
Blue Aprons ~ $25 each
Availble with: Opa! Kali Orexi! Yiayia's Kouzina!
See flyer with order form below
St. George Philoptochos ~ Annual Fall Luncheon
When Life Gives You Lemons ~ Saturday, October 9, 2021
Comedy Luncheon & Gift Auction ~ $60 per person
Reserve by September 17, 2021
Sheraton Eatontown Hotel
Invitation Flyer below ~ for more info, email: Philoptochos.Mail@philoptochosoceannj.org
Daughters of Penelope ~ Annual Spanakopita Bake Sale
Sunday, November 14, 2021 ~ following Liturgy ~ Cultural Center
Pre-Order by October 27, 2021
Pick Up Dates: Friday, November 12 ~ 10 am - 12 noon
or Sunday following Liturgy in Cultural Center
See flyer and pre-order form below
Fellowship of Prayer
Use this link to pray for those who are in need of prayer at this time
The Mustard Seed Bookstore
Store hours: Every Sunday following Divine Liturgy & weekdays 9 am - 5 pm
Incense, Charcoal, Books, Icons, Wedding Crowns, Children's Books
For inquiries, please contact Teri Lalli firstname.lastname@example.org
Resuming Tuesday, October 5 ~ 7 pm - 8 pm
Book of Romans, Chapter 1
Contact Teri Lalli email@example.com for Zoom ID/password
In Lieu of Bible Study, September 21, please attend "An Introduction to Orthodox Worship"
Fr. Andrew & Dn. Emanuel ~ 7 pm - 8 pm ~ in the Church
Sharing our Faith Book Corner
Thursday, October 14 ~ 7 pm - 9 pm
Book review & discussion
All is Well
by Albert Rossi
Contact Teri Lalli firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom ID/password
Why you should Become a Steward of Saint George
Philoptochos Aprons Choice of sayings: Opa! Kali Orexi! Yiayia's Kouzina! $25 each Order form
Liturgical Wish List for St. George Consecration
Philoptochos Annual Luncheon Invitation 2021
Philoptochos Annual Luncheon Response Card 2021 Reserve by September 17, 2021
Sunday School Registration Form ~ 2021-22
Daughters of Penelope November Spanakopita Bake Sale 2021 Pre-order form Bake Sale details
Coffee Hour Resumes ~ Sunday, June 20, 2021 Celebrate with us! Volunteers also needed to serve coffee