Saint George - St. George Orthodox Church, Norwood MA
Orthodox Christian Church
Welcome ! It is a pleasure to have visitors and friends
with us at Saint George. If you would like to know
more about our parish or the Orthodox Church, please ask.
Communion: Those Orthodox Christians who have confessed their sins,
who have prepared themselves by fasting, and who have been present
from the start of the Liturgy are invited to approach the chalice.
Everyone may partake of the holy bread.
Most Rev. Archbishop
Metropolitan of North
Right Rev. Bishop JOHN
Diocese of Worcester &
Very Rev. Father
Joseph Kimmett, Pastor
Six Atwood Ave
Norwood, MA 02062
Sunday 6 September 2015
Upcoming Services and Events
Today Monday Tuesday Saturday -
Matins / Divine Liturgy, 9:00 & 10:00 am
Baptism, 12:00 noon
Ordination of Archdeacon Nicholas Belcher to priest,
8:45 / 10:00 am at Saint George, West Roxbury
Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos
(Father Nicholas Belcher will serve at 7:00 am at HC/HC)
Great Vespers, 5:00 pm
Next Sunday -
Matins / Divine Liturgy, 9:00 & 10:00 am
Church School - First Day and Open House, 4:00 pm
Parish Family Dinner, 5:30 pm
There is fasting on Wednesday and Friday this week.
“ . . . the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.” - Acts 11:26
News in Norwood The Diocese of Worcester & New England The Antiochian Archdiocese
AXIOS! MUSTAHAQ! HE IS WORTHY!
With the Blessing of Metropolitan JOSEPH, Bishop
JOHN will Ordain Archdeacon Nicholas Belcher to
the Holy Priesthood during the Hierarchal Divine
Liturgy to be celebrated in West Roxbury tomorrow
at 10:00. (Orthros at 8:45) Following Liturgy, the
parish will host a reception in the Church Hall to
honor Father Nicholas.
This Saturday, is Norwood Day. Again this year our
church will have a booth (on Washingston Street, near
Cottage.) Cindy Apgar is coordinating our effort; please
see her with your ideas or if you can volunteer a couple
hours. Just an hour or two of your time will make a big
Our Church School is still looking for a teacher or
two; speak to Father Joseph, if you want to know more.
The new class format includes a special session
once a month in the afternoon, which includes a Parish
Family Dinner. The first of these is next Sunday; Class
at 4:00 pm & Dinner for everyone at 5:30.
In addition, there will be two one-hour sessions
each month beginning right after Liturgy. The first of
these classes is September 20th.
LADIES OF SAINT GEORGE
In order to best understand the direction of the
Ladies of Saint George and to focus the group’s
work toward what is most beneficial, a survey has
been prepared for each member -- that means, every
woman in the parish. It will be sent out electronically
tomorrow. Hard copies will be available in church on
the 13th and 20th for those without email. It is only
eight questions long; your help in completing the survey will be invaluable.
Theophany School is pleased to announce its 7th
Annual Sonia's Run & Fall Fair! This year's event will
take place on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Saint
George Orthodox Church in West Roxbury. Join us
for a challenging 5K course or bring your family for a
day full of wonderful people, crafts, food and fun
activities for all ages!
To learn more and to register, visit soniasrun.org or
contact Alexis Campbell at 781-444-3058 or email
RETREAT - MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Father Ted Pulcini will lead a retreat titled, Hearing
Your Call and Responding To It, on Saturday,
September 26th, beginning at 9:00 am at Saint John of
Damascus Church in Dedham. This was the event that
was snowed out during the winter. Registration forms
are available in the parish hall. (While sponsored by the
Antiochian Women, it is open to everyone!)
Dino, Emily and all their family are excited to invite
you to the baptism of Angelo Andrew on Saturday,
the 3rd of October at 11:00 am. A reception will
follow at Byblos Restaurant, for which the proud parents are asking you to RSVP to them.
Have you checked out our website and tried making a
donation on-line? From www.StGeorgeNorwood.org
you can make memorial donations, specials gifts, one
time pledge payments or recurring pledge payments.
This can all be done with a credit card, a debit card
or a PayPal account. At our home page click the
DONATIONS button and the process will begin.
Prayers of Oblation and Donations
FALL OPENINGS - A big thanks to those who made sure that Holy
Bread offerings and coffee hours were taken care of this summer! But
now we need you to sign up for a date this fall. The notebook in the
parish hall has sheets for every Sunday through December.
GIFTS TO SAINT GEORGE
Florence Esper, Alice Kelley, the Abril Family and Dolores Elias.........
.........................................................................in memory of Brendan Thomas
The Abril Family .......................................for the health of Esther Halperin,
................................................................and for Florence Esper on her birthday
Marie and Charles Coffin and Regina and Edmund Noonan.................
..........for the health of all the parishioners and in memory of Brendan Thomas
.....................and to the Abraham Memorial Fund, in memory of Father Nifon
David Franciosi.......................................for MaryLou Catelli on her birthday
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Pray for Metropolitan Paul of Aleppo, Archbishop Yohanna (Syriac
bishop) and all who are in danger and captivity and the suffering
Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, the Middle East and North Africa.
Pray also for Archpriest Michael & the Abdelahad Family, Archpriest
Antony (Hughes), Kh Elizabeth (Bethoney), Nancy (Deeb), Roger
(Eysie), Arlene (Kimmett), Richard (Campbell), Reggie (DiCicco),
George (Bolis), Diane (Katie Birtwell’s mother), Dana, Sarah (Pucci),
Frances (Giandomenico), Elias and Linda (Cindy Apgar’s father and sister), Elaine (Bitar), Camille (Florio), Helen (Kelley), Marcia (Shapiro),
Dolores (Elias), Marion (Corcoran), Ernest (Peter), Florence (Esper),
Patricia (Elliot), Margaret (Domet), Effie (Kalliel), Marion (Redonnet),
Nicolae (Daniela’s father), Fred (Tomm), John (Howard), Darcey, David
(Knipe & family), Lana (Joseph), Emaline (Eakle), Cleo (Eysie),
Kathryne (Howard), Lovee (Thomas), Sandy (Thomas), Josephine
Council & Parish Leaders
Christine Byron (Vice Chair)
Barbara Campbell (Asst. Treas.)
Joan Cassidy (Chair)
Subdn Gheorghe Doros
Subdn Joseph Kouyoumjian (Treas.)
Richard Plouffe (Secretary)
Arabic Bulletin - Kh. Ramia Issa
Bookkeeper - Marlene Lupaczyk
Choir Director - David Franciosi
Christmas Card - Cindy Apgar
Christmas Outreach - Lucine K.
Church Custodian - Gerry Mullen
Church School -
Epistle Readers - Linda Thomas
FSJD Dio. Secy - Leeann Plouffe
Food Pantry Rep. - Kay Moseley
Holy Bread - Emily Pappas
Ladies President -
Lawn Care - Owen & Nick
Order of St Ignatius Liaison - Erin K.
Sacristan - Subdn. Gheorghe Doros
Scholarship Committee - Helen Abril
Seminarian - Erik Potter
Teen President - Nick Kimmett
TLC Coordinator - Sheila Bennett
Usher - Andrew Howard
Web-Master - Ekaterina Oleinik
Hymns and Readings:
6 September 2015 Tone 5 Eothinon 3
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Commemoration of the Archangel Michael’s Miracle in Colossae
Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ, O Son of God, who art risen from the dead,
save us who sing unto thee, Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
TROPARION OF THE RESURRECTION (TONE 5)
Let us believers praise and worship the Word; coeternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the
Virgin for our salvation. For, He took pleasure in ascending the Cross in the flesh to suffer death; and to
raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.
TROPARION OF THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL (TONE 4)
Supreme Commander of the Hosts of the Heavens, we, the unworthy, importune and beseech thee that
by thy supplications thou encircle us in the shelter of the wings of thine immaterial glory, guarding us
who now fall down and cry to thee with fervor: Deliver us from dangers of all kinds, as the great
Marshal of the heavenly hosts on high.
TROPARION OF SAINT GEORGE, PATRON OF OUR COMMUNITY (TONE 4)
As deliverer of captives, and defender of the poor, healer of the infirm, champion of kings, victorious
Great-Martyr George, intercede with Christ our God, for our souls' salvation.
KONTAKION OF THE NATIVITY OF THE THEOTOKOS (TONE 4)
By thy holy nativity, O pure one, Joachim and Anna were delivered from the reproach of barrenness;
and Adam and Eve were delivered from the corruption of death; thy people do celebrate it, having been
saved from the stain of iniquity, crying unto thee: The barren doth give birth to the Theotokos, who
nourisheth our life.
EPISTLE AND GOSPEL
Prokeimenon and Verse: Thou, O Lord, wilt keep
and preserve us. Save me, O Lord, for the godly
man has failed.
The Reading is from Apostle Paul's Second
Letter to the Corinthians
(1:21-2:4; for the 14th Sunday)
Brethren, it is God who establishes us with you in
Christ, and has commissioned us; He has put his
seal upon us and given us His Spirit in our hearts
as a guarantee. But I call God to witness against
me—it was to spare you that I refrained from
coming to Corinth. Not that we lord it over your
faith; we work with you for your joy, for you stand
firm in your faith. For I made up my mind not to
make you another painful visit. For if I cause you
pain, who is there to make me glad but the one
whom I have pained? And I wrote as I did, so
that when I came I might not suffer pain from
those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt
sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of
you all. For I wrote you out of much affliction
and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to
cause you pain but to let you know the abundant
love that I have for you.
Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according
to Saint Matthew
(22:2-14; 14th Sunday)
TThe Lord spoke this parable: “The kingdom of
heaven may be compared to a king who gave a
marriage feast for his son, and sent his servants to
call those who were invited to the marriage feast;
but they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, Behold, I
have made ready my dinner, my oxen and my fat
calves are killed, and everything is ready; come to
the marriage feast.’ But they made light of it and
went off, one to his farm, another to his business,
while the rest seized his servants, treated them
shamefully, and killed them. The king was angry,
and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. Then he said to his
servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those invited
were not worthy. Go therefore to the thoroughfares, and invite to the marriage feast as many as
you find.’ And those servants went out into the
streets and gathered all whom they found, both
bad and good; so the wedding hall was filled with
guests. But when the king came in to look at the
guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding
garment; and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you
get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he
was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into
the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash
their teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.”