Prokeimenon. Plagal Second Tone. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-6.
BRETHREN, since we have a high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we have not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness. Because of this he is bound to offer sacrifice for his own sins as well as for those of the people. And one does not take the honor upon himself, but he is called by God, just as Aaron was. So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, "Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee"; as he says also in another place, "Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchizedek."
Προκείμενον. Plagal Second Tone. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 27.9,1.
Σῶσον, Κύριε τὸν λαὸν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου.
Στίχ. Πρὸς σἐ, Κύριε, κεκράξομαι ὁ Θεός μου.
τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Ἑβραίους 4:14-16, 5:1-6.
Ἀδελφοί, ἔχοντες οὖν ἀρχιερέα μέγαν, διεληλυθότα τοὺς οὐρανούς, Ἰησοῦν τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ θεοῦ, κρατῶμεν τῆς ὁμολογίας. Οὐ γὰρ ἔχομεν ἀρχιερέα μὴ δυνάμενον συμπαθῆσαι ταῖς ἀσθενείαις ἡμῶν, πεπειραμένον δὲ κατὰ πάντα καθʼ ὁμοιότητα, χωρὶς ἁμαρτίας. Προσερχώμεθα οὖν μετὰ παρρησίας τῷ θρόνῳ τῆς χάριτος, ἵνα λάβωμεν ἔλεον, καὶ χάριν εὕρωμεν εἰς εὔκαιρον βοήθειαν. Πᾶς γὰρ ἀρχιερεύς, ἐξ ἀνθρώπων λαμβανόμενος, ὑπὲρ ἀνθρώπων καθίσταται τὰ πρὸς τὸν θεόν, ἵνα προσφέρῃ δῶρά τε καὶ θυσίας ὑπὲρ ἁμαρτιῶν· μετριοπαθεῖν δυνάμενος τοῖς ἀγνοοῦσιν καὶ πλανωμένοις, ἐπεὶ καὶ αὐτὸς περίκειται ἀσθένειαν· καὶ διὰ ταύτην ὀφείλει, καθὼς περὶ τοῦ λαοῦ, οὕτως καὶ περὶ ἑαυτοῦ, προσφέρειν ὑπὲρ ἁμαρτιῶν. Καὶ οὐχ ἑαυτῷ τις λαμβάνει τὴν τιμήν, ἀλλὰ καλούμενος ὑπὸ τοῦ θεοῦ, καθάπερ καὶ Ἀαρών. Οὕτως καὶ ὁ Χριστὸς οὐχ ἑαυτὸν ἐδόξασεν γενηθῆναι ἀρχιερέα, ἀλλʼ ὁ λαλήσας πρὸς αὐτόν, Υἱός μου εἶ σύ, ἐγὼ σήμερον γεγέννηκά σε. Καθὼς καὶ ἐν ἑτέρῳ λέγει, Σὺ ἱερεὺς εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα κατὰ τὴν τάξιν Μελχισεδέκ.
Sunday of the 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 of the 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.
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Welcome to Saint George Church!!!
Sunday, April 4, 2021, Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross
8:30 am Orthros 9:30 am Divine Liturgy
Niko Papanikolaou ~ 40 days
Vasilia Fotinos ~ 5 years
May their memories be eternal
Wednesday, April 7, 2021, Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
Friday, April 9, 2021, 4th Salutation Service
Today we commemorate:
George the Righteous of Maleon
Righteous Plato the Studite
Nicetas the Hieromartyr, Struggler of Serrai
Theonas, Archbishop of Thessaloniki, Founder & Renovator of the Sacred Monastery of Saint Anastasia of Pharmakolytria, Halkidiki
Theodoulos & Agathopous of Thessaloniki
Welcome Newcomers & Visitors!
All liturgical services will also be live streamed
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Consecrational Liturgical Wish List
Liturgical Wish List items needed for preparation of
Consecration of Saint George Church
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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
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
Philoptochos Society & Jersey Shore YAL ~ Acts of Kindness, 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 ~ Daily Postings on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
Saint George Community Scholarships
Contact the church office for details
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 flyer below
You are encouraged to sign up to give electronically - http://stgeorgeap.org/vanco
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
Dates for in-person instruction for Grades 7-12 are: 4/4, 4/18, 5/16, 5/30
Please see flyer below
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flyer with details below
Philoptochos Society & Daughters of Penelope Food Drive
Benefit of Ronald McDonald House, Long Branch
Drop Off ~ Saturday, May 8, 2021 ~ 10 am - noon ~ St. George Cultural Center outdoors
See flyer for item 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
Greek School PTO Booksale
Saint George Greek School PTO, partnering with Author Anna Prokos, offers Greek-American children's books for families. Use this link to order: https://www.a-to-zpublishing.com/
When ordering please specify Saint George in the notes for fundraising credit
Contact: Barbara Panas 201-214-1817
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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
Books: St. John Chrysostom Liturgy, Pre-Sanctified Liturgy, Akathist (Salutations) & Holy Week Services
Lenten Books to encourage your spiritual reflection: Pilgrimage to Pascha (Daily Devotional), Songs of Praise (Psalter Devotional for Orthodox Women), Tending the Garden of our Heart (Daily Saint Stories for families of all ages), Meditations for Great Lent, Meditations for Holy Week
St. George Masks available ~ $10 each ~ checks payable to St. George GOYA
For inquiries, please contact Teri Lalli email@example.com
Tuesday, April 6 ~ 7 pm - 8 pm
Book of Acts, Chapter 8
Contact Teri Lalli firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom ID/password
Sharing Our Faith Book Corner
Thursday, May 13, 7 pm - 8 pm
*date change - resuming after Pascha
Thinking Orthrodox: Understanding and Acquiring the Orthodox Christian Mind
by Eugenia Scarvelis Constantinou, Ph.D.
Discussion to cover Chapter 5 - conclusion
Available through the St. George Mustard Seed Bookstore
To buy, contact Teri Lalli email@example.com
please contact Teri for the Zoom ID/password
Sunday School Spring Plans 2021 Teachers Virtual Days In Person Days
2021 Stewardship Commitment Form
Philoptochos Palm Sunday Bake Sale 2021 Order Form Other Details
Daughters of Penelope May, 2021 Mike's Crumb Cake Factory Fundraiser
Philoptochos & YAL 'Acts of Kindness' Lent, 2021
Lenten Retreat April 10, 2021 9 am ~ 1 pm
Items for Consecration
Philoptochos Society & Daughters of Penelope Food Drive Saturday, May 8, 2021 10 am - 12 noon