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.
Sunday 30 August 2015
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
Upcoming Services and Events
Next Sunday Labor Day -
Matins / Divine Liturgy, 9:00 & 10:00 am
Great Vespers, 5:00 pm
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
Sept. 8 -
For the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos
Father Nicholas Belcher will serve at 7:00 am at HC/HC
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
Important information for all:
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 September 13th;
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.
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 on Labor
Day, Monday 7 September at 10:00. (Orthros at 8:45)
Following the Liturgy, the parish will host a reception
in the Church Hall to honor Father Nicholas.
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.
So far this August, $1310 has been received on line!
Saturday, September 12th, is Norwood Day. Again this
year our church plans to have a booth. Cindy Apgar is
coordinating this effort; please see her with your ideas
or if you can volunteer a couple hours. A sign up sheet
has been posted in the parish hall; just an hour or two
of your time will make a big difference!
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!)
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
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
on September 8th. 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.
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.
Prayers of Oblation and Donations
HOLY BREAD - The gifts today are offered by the Kouyoumjians.
Council & Parish Leaders
COFFEE HOUR - Please stay for refreshments after the Liturgy today,
Christine Byron (Vice Chair)
Holy Bread is also offered in memory of Jamilia & Gergi Dayaa.
hosted by the Kouyoumjians.
VOTIVES - Seven-day candles burn before the Icons, given by Joseph
Kouyoumjian in memory of Charles & by Lucine in memory of Helen.
FALL OPENINGS - A big thanks to everyone who made sure that
Barbara Campbell (Asst. Treas.)
Joan Cassidy (Chair)
Subdn Gheorghe Doros
Subdn Joseph Kouyoumjian (Treas.)
Richard Plouffe (Secretary)
Holy Bread offerings and coffee hours were taken care of this summer.
Now is the time to sign up for a date this fall. The notebook in the
parish hall has sheets for every Sunday through December.
Catherine Moseley, Katheryne Howard, the Abdallah & Donohue
families and Nancy Deeb ............................in memory of Brendan Thomas
David & Phyllis Spicer ......................................for David as he begins college
Donna Barron & David Franciosi .........for Florence Esper on her birthday
GIFTS TO SAINT GEORGE
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),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 (Purpura).
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:
30 August 2015 Tone 4 Eothinon 2
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Leave-Taking of the Beheading of the Forerunner and Baptist John
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 4)
Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel the women disciples of the Lord
cast from them their parental condemnation. And proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying:
Death hath been spoiled; Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.
TROPARION OF THE BEHEADING OF THE FORERUNNER JOHN (TONE 2)
The memory of the righteous is celebrated with songs of praise, but the Lord’s testimony is sufficient
for thee, O Forerunner. Thou wast shown indeed to be the most honorable of the prophets, for in the
waters thou didst baptize Him Who had been proclaimed. After suffering with joy in behalf of the
truth, thou didst proclaim even to those in Hades the God Who appeared in the flesh, Who takest away
the sin of the world, and granteth us the Great Mercy.
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: O Lord, how marvelous are
Thy works. In wisdom hast Thou made them all.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!
The Reading is from Apostle Paul's First Letter
to the Corinthians (16:13-24, for the 13th Sunday)
Brethren, be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be
courageous, and be strong. Let all that you do be
done in love. Now, brethren, you know that the
household of Stephanas were the first converts in
Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the
service of the saints; I urge you to be subject to
such men and to every fellow worker and laborer.
I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and
Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made
up for your absence; for they refreshed my spirit
as well as yours. Give recognition to such men.
The churches of Asia send greetings. Aquila and
Prisca, together with the church in their house,
send you hearty greetings in the Lord. All the
brethren send greetings. Greet one another with a
holy kiss. I, Paul, write this greeting with my own
hand. If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him
be accursed. Our Lord, come! The grace of the
Lord Jesus be with you. My love be with you all in
Christ Jesus. Amen.
Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according
to Saint Matthew
(21:33-42; 13th Sunday)
The Lord spoke this parable: “There was a householder who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge
around it, and dug a wine press in it, and built a
tower, and let it out to tenants, and went into
another country. When the season of fruit drew
near, he sent his servants to the tenants, to get his
fruit; and the tenants took his servants and beat
one, killed another, and stoned another. Again he
sent other servants, more than the first; and they
did the same to them. Afterward he sent his son
to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But
when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and
have his inheritance.’ And they took him and cast
him out of the vineyard, and killed him. When
therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what
will he do to those tenants?” They said to him,
“He will put those wretches to a miserable death,
and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will
give him the fruits in their seasons.” Jesus said to
them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:
‘The very stone which the builders rejected has
become the head of the corner; this was the
Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?’”