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St. George Church
Publish Date: 2022-10-02
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St. George Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (734) 283-8820
  • Fax:
  • (734) 283-8866
  • Street Address:

  • 16300 Dix Toledo Highway

  • Southgate, MI 48195
  • Mailing Address:

  • 16300 Dix Toledo Highway

  • Southgate, MI 48195


Contact Information




Services Schedule

Sundays:

9 am - Orthros

10:15 am - Divine Liturgy

 

Weekday Services:

Please check the Services schedule in the bulletin or call the Church office.


Past Bulletins


Church Calendar

  • Church Calendar

    October 2 to October 9, 2022

    Sunday, October 2

    Fr. Peter Bistolarides

    8:50AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:30PM Philoptochos Meeting

    Tuesday, October 4

    7:00PM Choir Practice

    Saturday, October 8

    11:00AM Seniors Greek Dance Practice

    11:00AM Juniors Greek Dance Practice

    6:00PM Vespers with Fr. Constantinos Njuguna's Parish visit from Saint Irene Orthodox Mission & Orphanage located in Kenya

    Sunday, October 9

    Fr. Constantinos Njuguna's Parish visit from Saint Irene Orthodox Mission & Orphanage located in Kenya

    8:50AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

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Church Announcements

Memorial

Alex Athanas - 40 days

May the Lord our God grant rest to his soul where the righteous repose, in a place where there is no pain, no sorrow, and no suffering, but rather everlasting life. May his memory be eternal. Donuts for the children and a light luncheon are offered by the family.


Our Students' Feast Days

We wish our students celebrating their Feast Days this month 'Chronia Polla'. May God grant them many years. See their names on the display board in the school hallway. 


Sunday School

If you haven't registered your child yet, please do so as soon as possible by clicking here or on our website under Ministries/Sunday School. Children must be 3 years old to register for Pre-K.

On Sundays, we ask that Sunday School students and children come first for Holy Communion. 


Choir News - New Practice Day - Tuesdays

It's not too late to join our Choir! Our next choir practice will take place this Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 PM. Going forward, we will meet for practice each Tuesday at 7 PM. 


Saint Irene Orthodox Mission & Orphanage located in Kenya

We are pleased to announce that Fr. Constantinos Njuguna from the Saint Irene Orthodox Mission & Orphanage located in Kenya will be visiting the United States. He will concelebrate Vespers on Saturday, October 8 at 6 PM and Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 9.  In addition, other evening events will be offered and announced in order to give parishioners another opportunity to meet with Fr. Constantinos and to hear the wonderful things he's doing in Kenya. 

To learn more about the Orphanage, visit their website at www.stireneorthodoxmission.org.


GOYA Pizza Night with Fr. Constantinos of the Saint Irene Orphanage in Kenya

On Tuesday, October 11 at 6 PM GOYA will hold a Pizza dinner as we welcome Fr. Constantinos of the Saint Irene Orphanage in Kenya. This will be a great opportunity for our GOYANS to learn more about the Orphanage's mission and to have an open discussion with Fr. Constantinos.


Fall General Assembly

Our Fall General Assembly will be held on Sunday, October 16, immediately following the Divine Liturgy. you must have paid your 2022 Stewardship of $300 in full or a minimum of $250. For seniors, you must have paid your 2022 Stewardship of $200 in full or a minimum of $150. A light luncheon will be offered to those who attend. Please attend this meeting!


Save the Date - Community Dinner for Saint Irene's Orphanage

On Tuesday, October 25 at 6 PM we will celebrate Vespers in honor of the Holy Great Martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer. Following the Vespers at 7 PM, we will hold a community dinner and fundraiser for the Saint Irene Mission and Orphanage and a presenation by its director,  Fr. Constantinos Njuguna. On Wednesday, October 26 we will celebrate Orthros and Divine Liturgy at 9/10 AM in honor of Saint Demetrius. 


Choir Spaghetti Luncheon

The Choir will hold its Spaghetti Fundraiser Luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 30, following Divine Liturgy. Cost: 12 years and up $12. Children 11 and under free. Make your reservations online on our homepage or through the church office. See the flyer in today's bulletin.


Personal Offering Envelopes - Online Giving

If you currently do not use offering envelopes but would like to use them in 2023, please let the office know.

If you switched to online giving, you will not be issued envelopes unless you let the office know.

We highly encourage you to use our online giving program which is safe and easy to use as the cost of offering boxes is becoming more expensive each year. Your donations online (as well as those given in envelopes), all go towards your yearly stewardship unless you say otherwise. You can make online donations to the church here or on the home page of the church's website.


Philoptochos October Commitments

Metropolis of Detroit Philoptochos: St Spyridon Fund–The Funds support our many Metropolis of Detroit Philoptochos ministries, the St. Spyridon reception (12/12), weather permitting, etc., not covered under the other funds; Friends of Metropolis–Supports expenses of the Metropolis office, funds outreach and missions, youth ministries, clergy-laity conferences, Oratorical Festival and many other programs.

Your continued support of our St George Ladies Philoptochos Society is very much appreciated.

We invite you to join our Philoptochos and be a part of our important mission to help others. Dues are a minimum of $25. We meet once a month. Meetings are usually less than 1 hour. Please join us.


New Email

Fr. John's new email address is clergy@stgeorgesouthgate.org


Greek School

If you are interested in taking classes in our Greek School (adults and children), please contact Fr. John or the church office


Prayer / Candle Requests

If you would like for us to light a candle in the Church in prayer for you and your family, please use the Prayer/Candle Request form found here or on the home page of the church website. You can pay by credit card or send a check in the mail to the Church.


Office Hours

The church's office hours are 9-4 Monday-Friday. You can call or stop by to speak with the office staff any time during those hours. If you have a general church-related question, you should speak with Susan Solo, who is in the office Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.


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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Mode

By means of Your Cross, O Lord, You abolished death. * To the robber You opened Paradise. * The lamentation of the myrrhbearing women You transformed, * and You gave Your Apostles the order to proclaim to all * that You had risen, O Christ our God, * and granted the world Your great mercy.

Apolytikion for Martyrs Cyprian and Justina in the Fourth Mode

As a sharer of the ways and a successor to the throne of the Apostles, O inspired of God, thou foundest discipline to be a means of ascent to divine vision. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of truth, thou didst also contest for the Faith even unto blood, O Hieromartyr Cyprian. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.

Apolytikion for the Church in the Fourth Mode

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.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
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Saints and Feasts

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October 02

The Holy Hieromartyr Cyprian and the Virgin Martyr Justina

Saint Justina who was from Damascus, lived in virginity for the sake of Christ. Saint Cyprian, who was from Antioch, began as an initiate of magic and worshipper of the demons. A certain foolish young man who had been smitten with Justina's beauty hired Cyprian to draw her to love him; when Cyprian had wed every demonic device he knew, and had failed, being repulsed by the power of Christ Whom Justina invoked, he understood the weakness of the demons and came to know the truth. Delivered from demonic delusion, he came to Christ and burned all his books of magic, was baptized, and later ascended the episcopal throne in his country. Later, he and Justina were arrested by the Count of Damascus, and having endured many torments at his hands, they were sent finally to Diocletian in Nicomedia, where they were beheaded about the year 304.


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October 03

Dionysios the Areopagite

This Saint was from Athens, a learned man, and a member of the famous judicial court of Mars Hill (in Greek Aeros Pagos, hence the name Areopagite (see Acts 17:19-34). When Saint Paul preached in Athens, he was one of the first there to believe in Christ, and, according to some, became the first bishop of that city. Others say -- and this may be more probable--that he was the second Bishop of Athens, after Saint Hierotheus, whom Dionysios calls his friend and teacher "after Paul" (On the Divine Names, 3:2). With Saint Hierotheus he was also present at the Dormition of the most holy Theotokos; the Doxasticon of the Aposticha for the service of the Dormition is partly taken from a passage in Chapter III of On the Divine Names. According to ancient tradition, he received a martyr's end (according to some, in Athens itself) about the year 96.


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October 04

Hierotheos, Bishop of Athens

According to some, Hierotheus, like Saint Dionysius, was a member of the court of Mars Hill. Having first been instructed in the Faith of Christ by Paul, he became Bishop of Athens. He, in turn, initiated the divine Dionysius more perfectly into the mysteries of Christ; the latter, on his part, elaborated more clearly and distinctly Hierotheus' concise and summary teachings concerning the Faith. He too was brought miraculously by the power of the Holy Spirit to be present at the Dormition of the Theotokos, when, together with the sacred Apostles, he became a leader of the divine hymnody. "He was wholly transported, wholly outside himself and was so deeply absorbed in communion with the sacred things he celebrated in hymnology, that to all who heard him and saw him and knew him, and yet knew him not, he seemed to be inspired of God, a divine hymnographer," as Dionysius says (On the Divine Names, 3:2). Having lived in a manner pleasing to God, he reposed in the Lord.


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October 05

Charitina the Martyr

Saint Charitina contested for Christ during the reign of Diocletian, in the year 290. The handmaid of a certain Claudius, she was betrayed as a Christian to Dometian, the Count, before whom she fearlessly confessed Christ. After suffering the most terrible tortures, including the uprooting of her teeth and nails, she gave up her soul into the hands of the Lord.


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October 06

Thomas the Apostle of the 12

The name Thomas means, "twin." He was one of the Twelve, a Galilean by birth. Sophroneus (not the famous Patriarch of Jerusalem [7th Century, celebrated March 11], but a friend of Jerome's), quoted also by Jerome, says that Saint Thomas preached to the Parthians, Pesians, Medes, Hyrcanians, Bactrians, and neighbouring nations. According to Heracleon, the Apostle died a natural death; according to other accounts, he was martyred at Meliapur His tomb was known by Saint John Chrysostom to be at Edessa in Syria, to which city his holy relics may have been translated from India in the fourth century.


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October 07

Sergius & Bacchus the Great Martyrs of Syria

These holy Martyrs were Romans of high rank in the service of the Emperor Maximian, to whom it was reported that they did not take part in the festivals of the idols. When he called them into his presence, they confessed their Faith in the one God. He had them arrayed in women's clothes and paraded through the streets in mockery. They were afterwards scourged, from which Saint Bacchus died. This was about the year 296. Saint Sergius was then taken to Resapha in Syria, where he was tortured and beheaded. His tomb in Resapha became a very famous shrine, to which pilgrims came from as far away as Western Europe; Resapha was later renamed Sergiopolis in his honour.


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October 08

Pelagia the Righteous

This Saint was a prominent actress of the city of Antioch, and a pagan, who lived a life of unrestrained prodigality and led many to perdition. Instructed and baptized by a certain bishop named Nonnus (Saint Nonnus is commemorated Nov. 10), she departed for the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem, where she lived as a recluse, feigning to be a eunuch called Pelagia. She lived in such holiness and repentance that within three or four years she was deemed worthy to repose in an odour of sanctity, in the middle of the fifth century. Her tomb on the Mount of Olives has been a place of pilgrimage ever since.


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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Fifth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Luke 24:13-35

At that time, [Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home wondering at what had happened. That very day] two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing Him. And He said to them, "What is this conversation which you are holding with each other as you walk?" and they stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered Him, "Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?" And He said to them, "What things?" And they said to him, "Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and rulers delivered Him up to be condemned to death, and crucified Him. But we had hoped that He was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since this happened. Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning and did not find His body; and they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that He was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just as the women had said; but Him they did not see." And He said to them, "O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was not it necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into this glory?" And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, He interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself. So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He appeared to be going further, but they constrained Him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent." So He went in to stay with them. When He was at table with them, He took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, "Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us on the road, while He opened to us the scriptures?" And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them, who said, "The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!" Then they told what had happened on the road and how He was known to them in the breaking of the bread.


Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:1-10.

Brethren, working together with him, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, "At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation." Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in any one's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.


Gospel Reading

2nd Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 6:31-36

The Lord said, "As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful."


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Prayer List

Please remember in your prayers the following:

Dawn Corrin, Konstantinos & family, Lucas & family, George & family, Daniel & family, Matthew, Pelagia, Madison, Evan & Emmanuel, Sophia, Anastasios, Angela Matt, Fotini Kollias, Gus & Maria Grias, Marianthi Pappas, Virginia Sikavitsas, Nick & Bobbie Tsahtsiris, Foula Kotsou, Marina Kandrevas

Please contact the Church office to add your names to the Prayer List. Thank you.

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