St. George Church
Publish Date: 2021-03-14
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St. George Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (732) 775-2777
  • Fax:
  • (732) 775-0109
  • Street Address:

  • 1033 West Park Avenue

  • Ocean, NJ 07733
  • Mailing Address:

  • 1033 West Park Avenue

  • Ocean, NJ 07733

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Past Bulletins

Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Tone

Thou didst abolish death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open Paradise to the thief; Thou didst transform the myrrh-bearers' lamentation, and didst bid Thine Apostles to preach that Thou art risen, O Christ God, granting great mercy to the world.
Κατέλυσας τῷ Σταυρῷ σου τὸν θάνατον, ἠνέῳξας τῷ Λῃστῇ τὸν Παράδεισον, τῶν Μυροφόρων τὸν θρῆνον μετέβαλες, καὶ τοῖς σοῖς Ἀποστόλοις κηρύττειν ἐπέταξας, ὅτι ἀνέστης Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Second Tone

O Master, Prudence, Guide of Wisdom, Instruction to the foolish and Defender of the poor, strengthen my heart and grant it discernment. Give me words, Word of the Father, for behold, I shall not keep my lips from crying out to You, "O Merciful One, have mercy on me who has fallen."
Τῆς σοφίας ὁδηγέ, φρονήσεως χορηγέ, τῶν ἀφρόνων παιδευτά, καὶ πτωχῶν ὑπερασπιστά, στήριξον, συνέτισον τὴν καρδίαν μου Δέσποτα. Σὺ δίδου μοι λόγον, ὁ τοῦ Πατρός Λόγος· ἰδοὺ γὰρ τὰ χείλη μου, οὐ μὴ κωλύσω ἐν τῷ κράζειν σοι· Ἐλεῆμον, ἐλέησόν με τὸν παραπεσόντα.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Tone. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 13:11-14; 14:1-4.

Brethren, salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the night is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us then cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us conduct ourselves becomingly as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

As for the man who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not for disputes over opinions. One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains pass judgment on him who eats; for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for God is able to make him stand.

Προκείμενον. Plagal Fourth Tone. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 75.11,1.
Εὔξασθε καὶ ἀπόδοτε Κυρίῳ τῷ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.
Στίχ. Γνωστὸς ἐν τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ ὁ Θεός, ἐν τῷ Ἰσραὴλ μέγα τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς ῾Ρωμαίους 13:11-14, 14:1-4.

Ἀδελφοί, νῦν ἐγγύτερον ἡμῶν ἡ σωτηρία ἢ ὅτε ἐπιστεύσαμεν. Ἡ νὺξ προέκοψεν, ἡ δὲ ἡμέρα ἤγγικεν· ἀποθώμεθα οὖν τὰ ἔργα τοῦ σκότους, καί ἐνδυσώμεθα τὰ ὅπλα τοῦ φωτός. Ὡς ἐν ἡμέρᾳ, εὐσχημόνως περιπατήσωμεν, μὴ κώμοις καὶ μέθαις, μὴ κοίταις καὶ ἀσελγείαις, μὴ ἔριδι καὶ ζήλῳ. Ἀλλʼ ἐνδύσασθε τὸν κύριον Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν, καὶ τῆς σαρκὸς πρόνοιαν μὴ ποιεῖσθε, εἰς ἐπιθυμίας. Τὸν δὲ ἀσθενοῦντα τῇ πίστει προσλαμβάνεσθε, μὴ εἰς διακρίσεις διαλογισμῶν. Ὃς μὲν πιστεύει φαγεῖν πάντα, ὁ δὲ ἀσθενῶν λάχανα ἐσθίει. Ὁ ἐσθίων τὸν μὴ ἐσθίοντα μὴ ἐξουθενείτω, καὶ ὁ μὴ ἐσθίων τὸν ἐσθίοντα μὴ κρινέτω· ὁ θεὸς γὰρ αὐτὸν προσελάβετο. Σὺ τίς εἶ ὁ κρίνων ἀλλότριον οἰκέτην; Τῷ ἰδίῳ κυρίῳ στήκει ἢ πίπτει. Σταθήσεται δέ· δυνατὸς γάρ ἐστιν ὁ θεὸς στῆσαι αὐτόν.

Gospel Reading

Forgiveness Sunday
The Reading is from Matthew 6:14-21

The Lord said, "If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

"And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

Forgiveness Sunday
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 6:14-21

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος· ᾿Εὰν γὰρ ἀφῆτε τοῖς ἀνθρώποις τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτῶν, ἀφήσει καὶ ὑμῖν ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ὁ οὐράνιος· ἐὰν δὲ μὴ ἀφῆτε τοῖς ἀνθρώποις τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτῶν, οὐδὲ ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ἀφήσει τὰ παραπτώματα ὑμῶν. ῞Οταν δὲ νηστεύητε, μὴ γίνεσθε ὥσπερ οἱ ὑποκριταὶ σκυθρωποί· ἀφανίζουσι γὰρ τὰ πρόσωπα αὐτῶν ὅπως φανῶσι τοῖς ἀνθρώποις νηστεύοντες· ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι ἀπέχουσι τὸν μισθὸν αὐτῶν. σὺ δὲ νηστεύων ἄλειψαί σου τὴν κεφαλὴν καὶ τὸ πρόσωπόν σου νίψαι,ὅπως μὴ φανῇς τοῖς ἀνθρώποις νηστεύων, ἀλλὰ τῷ πατρί σου τῷ ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ, καὶ ὁ πατήρ σου ὁ βλέπων ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ ἀποδώσει σοι ἐν τῷ φανερῷ. Μὴ θησαυρίζετε ὑμῖν θησαυροὺς ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, ὅπου σὴς καὶ βρῶσις ἀφανίζει, καὶ ὅπου κλέπται διορύσσουσι καὶ κλέπτουσι· θησαυρίζετε δὲ ὑμῖν θησαυροὺς ἐν οὐρανῷ, ὅπου οὔτε σὴς οὔτε βρῶσις ἀφανίζει, καὶ ὅπου κλέπται οὐ διορύσσουσιν οὐδὲ κλέπτουσιν· ὅπου γάρ ἐστιν ὁ θησαυρὸς ὑμῶν, ἐκεῖ ἔσται καὶ ἡ καρδία ὑμῶν.


News & Events

Increasing Sunday Church attendance as more people worship in Divine Liturgy requires that you assist with compliance to current regulations; sign up for services & special events using the Signup Genius link or call the church office to help us plan accordingly

 Use Signup Genius to sign up for attendance or call office (732)775-2777


Welcome to Saint George Church!!!


Sunday, March 14, 2021, Forgiveness Sunday (Cheese Fare Sunday)

8:30 am Orthros  9:30 am Divine Liturgy



Theodore Goushy ~ 40 days

Lucy Stabene ~ 40 days

May their memories be eternal


Wednesday, March 17, 2021, Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

7:00 pm


Friday, March 19, 2021, 1st Salutation Service

7:00 pm


Saturday, March 20, 2021, 3rd Saturday of Souls

8:30 am Orthros  9:30 am Divine Liturgy


Today we commemorate:

Benedict the Righteous of Nursia

Euschemon the Confessor, Bishop of Lampasakos


Welcome Newcomers & Visitors!

All liturgical services will also be live streamed

Live Stream on Facebook, use this link during services

(Facebook membership NOT required)

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or visit our website: & click on Live Stream 

Liturgy Book English - CLICK HERE

Liturgy Book Greek - CLICK HERE


Consecrational Liturgical Wish List

 Liturgical Wish List items are needed for the preparation of the

Consecration of our St. George Church

see flyer below


You're invited to "Light A Candle & Say A Prayer" for Sunday's service. Simply visit our webpage Be sure to include names so Father Andrew may silently pray for them during the service 

 To Light a Candle

Click Here


Church Office is open during the week

To reach Father Andrew or Karen Catizone, please  call 732-775-2777 


Spiritual Enrichment Lenten Retreat ~ SAVE THE DATE!!!

Saturday, April 10, 2021 ~ 9 am - 1 pm

Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Nicholas G. Louh

In-person Lenten Retreat

Please Use this link to SignUp Genius for the Mandatory Registration sign up

All CDC Guidelines will be followed

Flyer below


Ladies Philoptochos Society & YAL ~ Lent, 2021

Young Adult League (YAL) & the Ladies Philoptochos Society teaming together & bring you

'Acts of Kindness - Your Journey through Lent'

Details in flyer below



Sunday, January 17, 2021, was National Stewardship Sunday for our Church 

As one loving and devoted family in Christ, we offered our 2021 Stewardship commitment pledges in support of St. George Greek Orthodox Church. You should have already received your Stewardship packets in the mail, but you may print the attached commitment form. If you haven't joined us this past Stewardship Sunday and want to submit your heartfelt & prayerfully completed pledge form, please do so by submitting your form to a Parish Council member in the Pangari

Please see flyers below

You are encouraged to sign up to give electronically -    

Once you start using Vanco for donations, you will find it very convenient. Offerings can be spread out over the year, easier and less time consuming than issuing and tracking checks

Vanco also offers Give Plus Text and Give Plus Mobile. Please contact the Church office for set up

PLEASE NOTE: Did you have recurring donations in 2020? You must again set up your recurring donations for 2021. 

Life happens in community & 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 2020 - 2021 

Thank You everyone for your dedication throughout fall 2020. Careful consideration & discussion resulted in some adjustments. PK-6 remains virtual every week for the foreseeable future. Grades 7-12 continues with every other week schedule of in-person & virtual

Please contact Tom Georges or Paul Koutouzakis with questions as Kristen is indisposed at this time (

Dates for in-person instruction for Grades 7-12 are: 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/16, 5/30

Please see flyer below


Greek School & Greek School PTO

Sunday, March 21, 2021 ~ following Divine Liturgy in our Church

Celebration of Bicentenniel Greek Independence Day & Annunciation of the Theotokos

Created by Greek School teachers & students for you to witness their pride, love & joy

Please Sign Up using this SignUpGenius link Click Here 

For more info: email


Philoptochos Society

Annual Palm Sunday Bake Sale, Sunday, April 25, 2021 ~ Pickup following Divine Liturgy

Order by April 15, 2021

Please email Angie Swaroop for more information:

Flyer with details below


Daughters of Penelope

Mike's Crumb Cake Factory Fundraiser ~ Pickup following Divine Liturgy on Sunday, May 23, 2021

Order from April 1 ~ May 12

See flyer below for more details and order form


Fellowship of Prayer

Use this link to pray for those who are in need of prayer at this time


The Mustard Seed Bookstore

Open for purchases during church office hours and most church services

St. George Masks available ~ $10 each ~ checks payable to St. George GOYA

For inquiries, please contact Teri Lalli 


Bible Study

Tuesday, March 16 ~ 7 pm - 8 pm

Book of Acts, Chapter 6

Contact Teri Lalli for Zoom ID/password


Sharing Our Faith Book Corner

Thursday, March 25, 7 pm

Thinking Orthrodox: Understanding and Acquiring the Orthodox Christian Mind

by Eugenia Scarvelis Constantinou, Ph.D. 

Discussion to cover Chapters 5 - Chapter 7

Available through the St. George Mustard Seed Bookstore

To buy, contact Teri Lalli

please contact Teri for the Zoom ID/password