Prokeimenon. Fourth Tone. Psalm 117.26,1.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Verse: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His mercy endures forever.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians 4:4-9.
BRETHREN, rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace will be with you.
Προκείμενον. Fourth Tone. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 117.26,1.
Εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου.
Στίχ. Στίχ. Ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ ὅτι ἀγαθὸς, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ.
τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Φιλιππησίους 4:4-9.
Ἀδελφοί, χαίρετε ἐν κυρίῳ πάντοτε· πάλιν ἐρῶ, χαίρετε. Τὸ ἐπιεικὲς ὑμῶν γνωσθήτω πᾶσιν ἀνθρώποις. Ὁ κύριος ἐγγύς. Μηδὲν μεριμνᾶτε, ἀλλʼ ἐν παντὶ τῇ προσευχῇ καὶ τῇ δεήσει μετὰ εὐχαριστίας τὰ αἰτήματα ὑμῶν γνωριζέσθω πρὸς τὸν θεόν. Καὶ ἡ εἰρήνη τοῦ θεοῦ ἡ ὑπερέχουσα πάντα νοῦν, φρουρήσει τὰς καρδίας ὑμῶν καὶ τὰ νοήματα ὑμῶν ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ. Τὸ λοιπόν, ἀδελφοί, ὅσα ἐστὶν ἀληθῆ, ὅσα σεμνά, ὅσα δίκαια, ὅσα ἁγνά, ὅσα προσφιλῆ, ὅσα εὔφημα, εἴ τις ἀρετὴ καὶ εἴ τις ἔπαινος, ταῦτα λογίζεσθε. Ἃ καὶ ἐμάθετε καὶ παρελάβετε καὶ ἠκούσατε καὶ εἴδετε ἐν ἐμοί, ταῦτα πράσσετε· καὶ ὁ θεὸς τῆς εἰρήνης ἔσται μεθʼ ὑμῶν.
The Reading is from John 12:1-18
Six days before Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazaros was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; Martha served, and Lazaros was one of those at table with him. Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was to betray him), said "Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?" This he said, not that he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box he used to take what was put into it. Jesus said, "Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my burial. The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me."
When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Lazaros, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to put Lazaros also to death, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.
The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!" And Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it; as it is written, "Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt!" His disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that this had been written of him and had been done to him. The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazaros out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign.
Κατὰ Ἰωάννην 12:1-18
Πρὸ ἓξ ἡμερῶν τοῦ πάσχα ἦλθεν Ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς εἰς Βηθανίαν, ὅπου ἦν Λάζαρος ὁ τεθνηκώς, ὃν ἤγειρεν ἐκ νεκρῶν. ἐποίησαν οὖν αὐτῷ δεῖπνον ἐκεῖ, καὶ ἡ Μάρθα διηκόνει· ὁ δὲ Λάζαρος εἷς ἦν τῶν ἀνακειμένων σὺν αὐτῷ. ἡ οὖν Μαρία, λαβοῦσα λίτραν μύρου νάρδου πιστικῆς πολυτίμου, ἤλειψε τοὺς πόδας τοῦ ᾿Ιησοῦ καὶ ἐξέμαξε ταῖς θριξὶν αὐτῆς τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ· ἡ δὲ οἰκία ἐπληρώθη ἐκ τῆς ὀσμῆς τοῦ μύρου. λέγει οὖν εἷς ἐκ τῶν μαθητῶν αὐτοῦ, ᾿Ιούδας Σίμωνος ᾿Ισκαριώτης, ὁ μέλλων αὐτὸν παραδιδόναι· διατί τοῦτο τὸ μύρον οὐκ ἐπράθη τριακοσίων δηναρίων καὶ ἐδόθη πτωχοῖς; εἶπε δὲ τοῦτο οὐχ ὅτι περὶ τῶν πτωχῶν ἔμελεν αὐτῷ, ἀλλ᾽ ὅτι κλέπτης ἦν, καὶ τὸ γλωσσόκομον εἶχε καὶ τὰ βαλλόμενα ἐβάσταζεν. εἶπεν οὖν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· ἄφες αὐτήν, εἰς τὴν ἡμέραν τοῦ ἐνταφιασμοῦ μου τετήρηκεν αὐτό. τοὺς πτωχοὺς γὰρ πάντοτε ἔχετε μεθ᾽ ἑαυτῶν, ἐμὲ δὲ οὐ πάντοτε ἔχετε.
῎Εγνω οὖν ὄχλος πολὺς ἐκ τῶν ᾿Ιουδαίων ὅτι ἐκεῖ ἐστι, καὶ ἦλθον οὐ διὰ τὸν ᾿Ιησοῦν μόνον, ἀλλ᾽ ἵνα καὶ τὸν Λάζαρον ἴδωσιν ὃν ἤγειρεν ἐκ νεκρῶν. ἐβουλεύσαντο δὲ οἱ ἀρχιερεῖς ἵνα καὶ τὸν Λάζαρον ἀποκτείνωσιν, ὅτι πολλοὶ δι᾽ αὐτὸν ὑπῆγον τῶν ᾿Ιουδαίων καὶ ἐπίστευον εἰς τὸν ᾿Ιησοῦν.
Τῇ ἐπαύριον ὄχλος πολὺς ὁ ἐλθὼν εἰς τὴν ἑορτήν, ἀκούσαντες ὅτι ἔρχεται ᾿Ιησοῦς εἰς ῾Ιεροσόλυμα, ἔλαβον τὰ βαΐα τῶν φοινίκων καὶ ἐξῆλθον εἰς ὑπάντησιν αὐτῷ, καὶ ἔκραζον· ὡσαννά, εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου, ὁ βασιλεὺς τοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ. εὑρὼν δὲ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς ὀνάριον ἐκάθισεν ἐπ᾽ αὐτό, καθώς ἐστι γεγραμμένον· μὴ φοβοῦ, θύγατερ Σιών· ἰδοὺ ὁ βασιλεύς σου ἔρχεται καθήμενος ἐπὶ πῶλον ὄνου.
Ταῦτα δὲ οὐκ ἔγνωσαν οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ τὸ πρῶτον, ἀλλ᾽ ὅτε ἐδοξάσθη ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς, τότε ἐμνήσθησαν ὅτι ταῦτα ἦν ἐπ᾽ αὐτῷ γεγραμμένα, καὶ ταῦτα ἐποίησαν αὐτῷ. ᾿Εμαρτύρει οὖν ὁ ὄχλος ὁ ὢν μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ ὅτε τὸν Λάζαρον ἐφώνησεν ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου καὶ ἤγειρεν αὐτὸν ἐκ νεκρῶν. διὰ τοῦτο καὶ ὑπήντησεν αὐτῷ ὁ ὄχλος, ὅτι ἤκουσαν τοῦτο αὐτὸν πεποιηκέναι τὸ σημεῖον.
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Sunday, April 25, 2021, Palm Sunday
8:30 am Orthros 9:30 am Divine Liturgy
Sunday, April 25, 2021, Bridegroom Service
Monday, April 26, 2021, Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
Monday, April 26, 2021, Bridegroom Service
Tuesday, April 27, 2021, Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
Tuesday, April 27, 2021, Bridegroom Service
Wednesday, April 28, 2021, Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, April 28, 2021, Service of Holy Unction
Wednesday, April 28, 2021, Bridegroom Service (Holy Unction administered)
Thursday, April 29, 2021, Vesperal Liturgy of Saint Basil (Holy Unction administered)
Thursday, April 29, 2021, Passion Gospels (Holy Unction administered)
Friday, April 30, 2021, Royal Hours (Holy Unction administered)
Friday, April 30, 2021, Apokathelosis (Holy Unction administered)
Friday, April 30, 2021, Epitaphios Thrinos (Holy Unction administered)
Saturday, May 1, 2021, Vesperal Liturgy of Saint Basil (Holy Unction administered)
Saturday, May 1, 2021, Canon of the Resurrection & Divine Liturgy
Today we commemorate:
Mark the Apostle & Evangelist
Flowers for Palm Sunday and Holy Week
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Young Adult League (YAL) & the Ladies Philoptochos Society teaming together & bring you
'Acts of Kindness - Your Journey through Lent'
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Saint George Community Scholarships
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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 had not joined on 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
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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: 5/16, 5/30
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Annual Palm Sunday Bake Sale, Sunday, April 25, 2021 ~ Pickup following Divine Liturgy
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Greek School PTO ~ Pascha Lambades
Order now - Pickup on Palm Sunday ~ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm outside Cultural Center
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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
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Daughters of Penelope
Mike's Crumb Cake Factory Fundraiser ~ Pickup following Divine Liturgy on Sunday, May 23, 2021
Order from April 1 ~ May 12
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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
Incense, Charcoal, Books, Icons, Wedding Crowns, Children's Books
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
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Tuesday, May 4 ~ 7 pm - 8 pm
Book of Acts, Chapter 12
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Sharing Our Faith Book Corner
Thursday, May 13, 7 pm - 8 pm
Thinking Orthrodox: Understanding and Acquiring the Orthodox Christian Mind
by Eugenia Scarvelis Constantinou, Ph.D.
Discussion to cover Chapter 5 - conclusion
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Sunday School Spring Plans 2021 Teachers Virtual Days In Person Days
Philoptochos Palm Sunday Bake Sale 2021 Order Form Other Details
Daughters of Penelope May, 2021 Mike's Crumb Cake Factory Fundraiser
Philoptochos Society & Daughters of Penelope Food Drive Saturday, May 8, 2021 10 am - 12 noon
Greek School PTO Pascha Lambades Pickup on Palm Sunday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Liturgical Wish List for St. George Consecration Updated
Make a Palm Cross in 13 Easy Steps
Flower Donations for Palm Sunday & Holy Week 2021