Saint George

Saint George
Orthodox Christian Church
Norwood, MA
Καλώς ορίσατε!
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 9 November 2014
Most Rev. Archbishop
Metropolitan of North
Right Rev. Bishop JOHN
Diocese of Worcester &
New England
Very Rev. Father
Joseph Kimmett, Pastor
Six Atwood Ave
Norwood, MA 02062
Tel. 781-762-4396
[email protected]
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Upcoming Services and Events
October -
One-year Memorial for Najlae Solomon
Saturday -
Great Vespers, 5:00 pm
Next Sunday -
Matins - 9:00 am / Divine Liturgy - 10:00 am
Church School, 11:15 am (Please note the early start time)
November 20 -
Evening Liturgy for the Entrance of the Theotokos, 6:00 pm
December 6/7 - Enthronement of Metropolitan JOSEPH, Brooklyn, NY
Patriarch JOHN X, Presiding
Fasting -
There is fasting this week on Wednesday and Friday.
This Saturday is the beginning of the Advent Fast.
“ . . . the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.” - Acts 11:26
News in Norwood The Diocese of Worcester & New England The Antiochian Archdiocese
The parish meeting of our church was scheduled to
have taken place this past Thursday. Unfortunately
there was not a quorum present (we were just two
people short) so no official business could take place.
However, it was a really productive evening. There
were presentations from the roofing consultant, broker and architect, as well as our Bishop JOHN.
There were lots of good questions about our projects
and an incredible amount of excitement about what
lies ahead for our parish.
The next big date, is November 17th, when the Town
Meeting of Norwood will vote to proceed with a sale
of our Nichols Street property. This must pass with
a 2/3 majority. A list of Town Meeting Members
(including some our own parishioners) has been
printed and is in the parish hall. If you know any of
these good people, perhaps a call, encouraging them
to vote on our behalf would be in order.
Once the the Town Meeting has made a decision, our
Parish Council will reschedule the annual meeting,
which will include information about the process
going forward.
There has been an amazing amount of good work
the past months. Your prayers and support are so
very appreciated.
If you look around the outside of the church and up
at the domes, you will see lots of work is taking place.
This project is getting closer to the end. Just a few
more days with warm and dry weather will really help.
If you look up inside the church, you will notice the
ceiling and walls under the bell have been stripped of
[wet] plaster. This is the area that has been flaking for
months. The rains from the past couple weeks made
the problem even worse. By opening up the worst
spots and pulling out the wet mesh, insulation and
plaster, it is hoped that the area will begin to dry out,
which is our top concern. We can then temporarily
patch the ceiling and walls. A permanent solution will
be incorporated into our renovation.
Follow us on Twitter where we will regularly
post pictures from the work, as well as other
information from the church. @StGeorgeNorwood
A bit early to sing carols and decorate your tree -however, not too early to sign on to the Parish
Christmas Card. The Ladies of Saint George are again
coordinating our card; forms may be completed at
coffee hour. Deadline is TODAY.
We are also making plans for our Christmas Outreach:.
Our effort this year is two-fold. First, we will continue our annual food drive right through December.
This will help to meet the needs of people in our
community, especially during the holiday season.
(During October, we brought in over 400 pounds of
food -- keep up the good work.)
The second part of the program will be a collection
of funds for the refugees and those affected by the
war and terror in the Middle East, specifically Syria.
Envelopes are enclosed with this bulletin.
This offering envelope may be used for donations toward Syrian
relief (which will be distributed by the Archdiocese), for a
monetary donation to the Food Pantry, for your Nativity donation to Saint George, or all three.
And save the date: Sunday, December 14th in the
afternoon -- it is the Diocesan Concert at Saint Mary in
Cambridge: This year “Advent Lessons & Carols.”
Thanks to your generosity our teens raised $567.00
for the Special Olympics collection. That amount is
the 13th highest in the entire archdiocese.
Prayers of Oblation and Donations
HOLY BREAD- Holy bread is offered by the family of Najlae
Solomon in her memory. The one-year memorial will be served at the
Council & Parish Leaders
hosted by the family of Najlae Solomon.
Subdn Gheorghe Doros
COFFEE HOUR - Please join us in the parish hall for refreshments,
John Solomon & family, Robert Solomon & family, Steven Solomon &
family, David & Phyllis Spicer and family................................................... the Jacquelyn Solomon Shalhoub Sunday School Fund,
........... in memory of Najlae Solomon, Philip Solomon and Jacqueline Shalhoub
Jeanette Morrison, Bea Card and Ronald Hadge memory of Chuckie Mike, Nima Hadge and Kay Mike
James & Arlene Kimmett......................................................general donation
Sam & Beverly DiFlaminies.....................for the health of Sam DiFlaminies
.......................................................................and in memory of Anne Donohue
Dan & Elaine Bitar ................for the health of Sam and Beverly DiFlaminies
Pray for Metropolitan Paul of Aleppo and Archbishop Yohanna
(Syriac bishop), all who are in danger and captivity and the suffering
Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, and the Middle East
Pray also for His Grace Bishop Antoun, Archpriest Michael & the
Abdelahad Family, Kh Elizabeth (Bethoney), Evgenia (Georges),
Dana, Sarah (Pucci), Frances (Giandomenico), Elaine (Bitar), Joyce
(Boulis), Kenneth (Hadge), Helen (Kelley), Marcia (Shapiro), Dolores
(Elias), Marion (Corcoran), Ernest (Peter), Florence (Esper), Shannon
(Prevatt), Patricia (Elliot), Margaret (Domet), Effie (Kalliel), Marion
(Redonnet), Nicolae (Daniela’s father), Beverly (DiFlaminies), Deacon
Elias (Hamaty), Fred (Tomm), John (Howard), Darcey, David (Knipe
& family), Alan (Andrew), Lana (Joseph), Christina (Adams), Emaline
(Eakle), Cleo (Eysie), Kathryne (Howard), Lovee (Thomas), Sandy
(Thomas), Josephine (Purpura).
Oct 5 - Nov 2
Donations &
Christine Byron (Vice Chair)
Barbara Campbell
Joan Cassidy (Chair)
Anthony Grasso
Subdn Joseph Kouyoumjian (Treas.)
Katia Oleinik
Richard Plouffe (Secretary)
Ibtisam Samman
Arabic Bulletin - Kh. Ramia Issa
Building Committee - Andrew Howard
Chanter - Erik Potter
Choir Director - David Franciosi
Christmas Card - Cindy Apgar
Christmas Outreach - Lucine K.
Church Custodian - Gerry Mullen
Epistle Readers - Lovee Thomas
FSJD Dio. Secy - Leeann Plouffe
Food Pantry Rep. - Kay Moseley
Holy Bread - Beverly DiFlaminies
Ladies President - Katie Birtwell
Lawn Care - Owen & Zach
Order of St Ignatius Liaison - Erin K.
Sacristan - Subdn. Gheorghe Doros
Scholarship Committee - Helen Abril
School Superintendent - Rich Plouffe
Seminarian - Nicholas Livingston
Teen President - Nick Kimmett
TLC Coordinator - Sheila Bennett
Usher - Andrew Howard
Web-Master - Ekaterina Oleinik
Hymns and Readings:
9 November 2014 Tone 5 Eothinon 11
Nektarios of Aegina and Pentapolis, the Wonderworker
Martyrs Onesiphoros and Porphyrios of Ephesus; Venerable Matrona of Constantinople;
Theoktista of Lesvos; Simeon the Translator (Metaphrastes); Venerable Euthymios and
Neophytos, founders of Docheiariou monastery on Athos
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.
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.
The offspring of Selyvria and the guardian of Aegina, the true friend of virtue who didst appear
in the last years, O Nektarios, we faithful honor thee as a Godly servant of Christ, for thou pourest
forth healings of every kind for those who piously cry out: Glory to Christ Who hath glorified thee.
Glory to Him Who hath made thee wondrous. Glory to Him Who worketh healings for all through
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.
The all-pure temple of the Savior, the most precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the treasure-house of
the glory of God, today enters the Temple of the Lord, bringing with her the grace which is in the
divine Spirit: whom also the angels of God do celebrate in song; for she is the heavenly tabernacle.
Prokeimenon and Verse: The Saints shall boast in
glory. Sing unto the Lord a new song.
The Reading is from Apostle Paul's Letter to the
Ephesians (5:8-19; for the saint)
Brethren, walk as children of light (for the fruit of
light is found in all that is good and right and
true), and try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness,
but instead expose them. For it is a shame even to
speak of the things that they do in secret; but
when anything is exposed by the light it becomes
visible, for anything that becomes visible is light.
Therefore it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise
from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.”
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise
men but as wise, making the most of the time,
because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be
foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord
is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is
debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual
songs, singing and making melody to the Lord
with all your heart.
Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according
to Saint Luke (8:41-56; Seventh Sunday of Luke)
At that time, there came to Jesus a man named
Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue; and
falling at Jesus’ feet, he besought Him to come to
his house, for he had an only daughter, about
twelve years of age, and she was dying. As Jesus
went, the people pressed round Him. And a
woman, who had had a flow of blood for twelve
years, and had spent all her living upon physicians,
and could not be healed by anyone, came up
behind Him, and touched the fringe of His garment; and immediately her flow of blood ceased.
And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched Me?”
When all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the multitudes surround Thee and press upon Thee! And
Thou sayest, ‘Who touched Me?’” But Jesus said,
“Someone touched Me; for I perceive that power
has gone forth from Me.” And when the woman
saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling,
and falling down before Him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched Him,
and how she had been immediately healed. And
Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made
you well; go in peace.” While Jesus was still speaking, a man from the ruler’s house came and said,
“Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the
Teacher anymore.” But Jesus on hearing this
answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she
shall be well.” And when Jesus came to the house,
He permitted no one to enter with Him, except
Peter and James and John, and the father and
mother of the child. And all were weeping and
bewailing her; but Jesus said, “Do not weep; for
she is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at
him, knowing that she was dead. But taking her by
the hand Jesus called, saying, “Child, arise.” And
her spirit returned, and she got up at once; and
Jesus directed that something should be given her
to eat. And her parents were amazed; but He
charged them to tell no one what had happened.