Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Tone. Psalm 117.24,29.
This is the day which the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Verse: Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever.
The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 1:1-8.
In the first book, O Theophilos, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. To them he presented himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days, and speaking of the kingdom of God. And while staying with them he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, "you heard from me, for John baptized with water, but before many days you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit."
So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom of lsrael?" He said to them, "it is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth."
Προκείμενον. Plagal Fourth Tone. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 117.24,29.
αὕτη ἡ ἡμέρα, ἣν ἐποίησεν ὁ Κύριος· ἀγαλλιασώμεθα καὶ εὐφρανθῶμεν ἐν αὐτῇ
Στίχ. ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ, ὅτι ἀγαθός, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ
τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πράξεις Ἀποστόλων 1:1-8.
Τὸν μὲν πρῶτον λόγον ἐποιησάμην περὶ πάντων, ὦ Θεόφιλε, ὧν ἤρξατο ὁ Ἰησοῦς ποιεῖν τε καὶ διδάσκειν, ἄχρι ἧς ἡμέρας, ἐντειλάμενος τοῖς ἀποστόλοις διὰ πνεύματος ἁγίου οὓς ἐξελέξατο, ἀνελήφθη· οἷς καὶ παρέστησεν ἑαυτὸν ζῶντα μετὰ τὸ παθεῖν αὐτὸν ἐν πολλοῖς τεκμηρίοις, διʼ ἡμερῶν τεσσαράκοντα ὀπτανόμενος αὐτοῖς, καὶ λέγων τὰ περὶ τῆς βασιλείας τοῦ θεοῦ. Καὶ συναλιζόμενος παρήγγειλεν αὐτοῖς ἀπὸ Ἱεροσολύμων μὴ χωρίζεσθαι, ἀλλὰ περιμένειν τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν τοῦ πατρός, Ἣν ἠκούσατέ μου· ὅτι Ἰωάννης μὲν ἐβάπτισεν ὕδατι, ὑμεῖς δὲ βαπτισθήσεσθε ἐν πνεύματι ἁγίῳ οὐ μετὰ πολλὰς ταύτας ἡμέρας. Οἱ μὲν οὖν συνελθόντες ἐπηρώτων αὐτὸν λέγοντες, Κύριε, εἰ ἐν τῷ χρόνῳ τούτῳ ἀποκαθιστάνεις τὴν βασιλείαν τῷ Ἰσραήλ; Εἶπεν δὲ πρὸς αὐτούς, Οὐχ ὑμῶν ἐστιν γνῶναι χρόνους ἢ καιροὺς οὓς ὁ πατὴρ ἔθετο ἐν τῇ ἰδίᾳ ἐξουσίᾳ. Ἀλλὰ λήψεσθε δύναμιν, ἐπελθόντος τοῦ ἁγίου πνεύματος ἐφʼ ὑμᾶς· καὶ ἔσεσθέ μοι μάρτυρες ἔν τε Ἱερουσαλήμ, καὶ ἐν πάσῃ τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ καὶ Σαμαρείᾳ, καὶ ἕως ἐσχάτου τῆς γῆς.
Great and Holy Pascha
The Reading is from John 1:1-17
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light.
The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. (John bore witness to him, and cried, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.'") And from his fullness have we all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Great and Holy Pascha
Κατὰ Ἰωάννην 1:1-17
Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ Λόγος, καὶ ὁ Λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν Θεόν, καὶ Θεὸς ἦν ὁ Λόγος. Οὗτος ἦν ἐν ἀρχῇ πρὸς τὸν Θεόν. Πάντα δι᾽ αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο, καὶ χωρὶς αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο οὐδὲ ἓν ὃ γέγονεν. Ἐν αὐτῷ ζωὴ ἦν, καὶ ἡ ζωὴ ἦν τὸ φῶς τῶν ἀνθρώπων. Καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει, καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν.
Ἐγένετο ἄνθρωπος ἀπεσταλμένος παρὰ Θεοῦ, ὄνομα αὐτῷ Ἰωάννης· οὗτος ἦλθεν εἰς μαρτυρίαν, ἵνα μαρτυρήσῃ περὶ τοῦ φωτός, ἵνα πάντες πιστεύσωσι δι᾽ αὐτοῦ. Οὐκ ἦν ἐκεῖνος τὸ φῶς, ἀλλ᾽ ἵνα μαρτυρήσῃ περὶ τοῦ φωτός. Ἧν τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀληθινόν, ὃ φωτίζει πάντα ἄνθρωπον ἐρχόμενον εἰς τὸν κόσμον. Ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ ἦν, καὶ ὁ κόσμος δι᾽ αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο, καὶ ὁ κόσμος αὐτὸν οὐκ ἔγνω. Εἰς τὰ ἴδια ἦλθε, καὶ οἱ ἴδιοι αὐτὸν οὐ παρέλαβον. Ὅσοι δὲ ἔλαβον αὐτόν, ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς ἐξουσίαν τέκνα Θεοῦ γενέσθαι, τοῖς πιστεύουσιν εἰς τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ, οἳ οὐκ ἐξ αἱμάτων, οὐδὲ ἐκ θελήματος σαρκός, οὐδὲ ἐκ θελήματος ἀνδρός, ἀλλ᾽ ἐκ Θεοῦ ἐγεννήθησαν.
Καὶ ὁ Λόγος σὰρξ ἐγένετο καὶ ἐσκήνωσεν ἐν ἡμῖν, καὶ ἐθεασάμεθα τὴν δόξαν αὐτοῦ, δόξαν ὡς μονογενοῦς παρὰ πατρός, πλήρης χάριτος καὶ ἀληθείας. Ἰωάννης μαρτυρεῖ περὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ κέκραγε λέγων· Οὗτος ἦν ὃν εἶπον, ὁ ὀπίσω μου ἐρχόμενος ἔμπροσθέν μου γέγονεν, ὅτι πρῶτός μου ἦν. Καὶ ἐκ τοῦ πληρώματος αὐτοῦ ἡμεῖς πάντες ἐλάβομεν, καὶ χάριν ἀντὶ χάριτος· ὅτι ὁ νόμος διὰ Μωϋσέως ἐδόθη, ἡ χάρις καὶ ἡ ἀλήθεια διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐγένετο.
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Saturday, May 1, 2021, Vesperal Liturgy of Saint Basil (Holy Unction Administered)
Saturday, May 1, 2021, Canon of the Resurrection & Divine Liturgy
Sunday, May 2, 2021, AGAPE Service
Monday, May 3, 2021, Saint George the Great Martyr & Trophy Bearer
Patron Saint of Our Church
8:30 am Orthros 9:30 am Divine Liturgy
Today we commemorate:
Great & Holy Pascha
Removal of the Relics of Saint Athanasius the Great
Flowers for Palm Sunday and Holy Week
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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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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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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: 5/16, 5/30
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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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SouvlakiFest Take Out Lunch ~ Sunday, May 16, 2021 following services
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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
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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
Available through the St. George Mustard Seed Bookstore
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please contact Teri for the Zoom ID/password
Sunday School Spring Plans 2021 Teachers Virtual Days In Person Days
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
Liturgical Wish List for St. George Consecration Updated
Flower Donations for Palm Sunday & Holy Week 2021
AHEPA SouvlakiFest Take Out Lunch Sunday, May 16, 2021 Following Divine Liturgy ~ 11 am - 2 pm