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St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral
Publish Date: 2017-03-19
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St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (304) 346-0106
  • Fax:
  • (304) 346-0146
  • Street Address:

  • Lee Street E and Court St

  • Charleston, WV 25301
  • Mailing Address:

  • P.O. Box 2044

  • Charleston, WV 25327-2044


Contact Information






Services Schedule

Saturday

Great Vespers - 5:00 P.M.

Confessions Following

 

Sunday

Matins Service - 9:30 A.M.  

Divine Liturgy - 10:30 A.M.

 

Monday - Friday

Sixth Hour - 12:30 P.M.  

Confessions Following

 

Wednesday

Daily Vespers - 6:30 P.M.

Family Night & Potluck following.

 


Past Bulletins


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal 2nd Tone

When Mary stood at thy grave looking for thy sacred body, angelic powers shone above thy revered tomb, and the soldiers who were to keep guard became as dead men. Thou led hades captive and wast not tempted thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst give life to the world. Thou who art risen from the dead, O Lord, glory to Thee.

ان القوات الملائكية ظهروا على قبرك الموقر والحراس صاروا كالاموات ومريم وقفت عند القبر طالبة جسدك الطاهر فسبيت الجحيم ولم تجرب منها وصادفت البتول مانحاً الحياة فيامن قام من الاموات يارب المجد لك.

Apolytikion for Sun. of the Holy Cross in the 1st Tone

O Lord, save thy people and bless thine inheritance, granting our believing kings victory over the Barbarians, and by the power of thy Cross preserving thy commonwealth.

خلص يا رب شعبك وبارك ميراثك وامنح عبيدك المؤمنين الغلبة على الشرير واحفظ بقوة صليبك جميع المختصين بك.

Apolytikion for the Church in the 4th Tone

 Troparion of St. George

As deliverer of captives and defender of the poor, healer of the infirm, champion of Kings, victorious Great martyr George, intercede with Christ our Lord for our souls' Salvation.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal 4th Tone

To thee the champion leader, I thy servant offer thanks for victory, O Theotokos, thou who hast delivered me from terror. As thou hast power invincible, free me from every danger that I may cry unto thee: Rejoice, O bride without bridegroom.

إني أنا عبدك يا والدة الإله أكتب لك رايات الغلبة يا قائدة محامية وأقدم لك الشكر كمنقذة من الشدائد لكن بما أن لك العزة التي لا تحارب أعتقيني من صنوف التجارب حتى أصرخ إليك إفرحي يا عروساً لا عريس لها.

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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Sixth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Luke 24:36-53

At that time, Jesus, having risen from the dead, stood in the midst of his disciples and said to them, "Peace to you." But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And he said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? See my hands and feet, that it is I myself; handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have." And when he said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, he said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?" They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them.

Then he said to them, "These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled. Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city, until you are clothed with power from on high."

Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him, and they returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple blessing God.

Sixth Orthros Gospel
لوقا 24: 36-53

في ذلك الزمان،36 قام يسوع من بين الأموات ووقف وَسْطِ تلاميذه وَقَالَ لَهُمْ:سَلاَمٌ لَكُمْ!37 فَجَزِعُوا وَخَافُوا، وَظَنُّوا أَنَّهُمْ نَظَرُوا رُوحًا.38 فَقَالَ لَهُمْ:مَا بَالُكُمْ مُضْطَرِبِينَ، وَلِمَاذَا تَخْطُرُ أَفْكَارٌ فِي قُلُوبِكُمْ؟39 اُنْظُرُوا يَدَيَّ وَرِجْلَيَّ: إِنِّي أَنَا هُوَ! جُسُّونِي وَانْظُرُوا، فَإِنَّ الرُّوحَ لَيْسَ لَهُ لَحْمٌ وَعِظَامٌ كَمَا تَرَوْنَ لِي.40وَحِينَ قَالَ هذَا أَرَاهُمْ يَدَيْهِ وَرِجْلَيْهِ.41 وَبَيْنَمَا هُمْ غَيْرُ مُصَدِّقِين مِنَ الْفَرَحِ، وَمُتَعَجِّبُونَ، قَالَ لَهُمْ:«أَعِنْدَكُمْ ههُنَا طَعَامٌ؟42 فَنَاوَلُوهُ جُزْءًا مِنْ سَمَكٍ مَشْوِيٍّ، وَشَيْئًا مِنْ شَهْدِ عَسَل.43 فَأَخَذَ وَأَكَلَ قُدَّامَهُمْ.44 وَقَالَ لَهُمْ:هذَا هُوَ الْكَلاَمُ الَّذِي كَلَّمْتُكُمْ بِهِ وَأَنَا بَعْدُ مَعَكُمْ: أَنَّهُ لاَ بُدَّ أَنْ يَتِمَّ جَمِيعُ مَا هُوَ مَكْتُوبٌ عَنِّي فِي نَامُوسِ مُوسَى وَالأَنْبِيَاءِ وَالْمَزَامِيرِ.45 حِينَئِذٍ فَتَحَ ذِهْنَهُمْ لِيَفْهَمُوا الْكُتُبَ.46 وَقَالَ لَهُمْ:هكَذَا هُوَ مَكْتُوبٌ، وَهكَذَا كَانَ يَنْبَغِي أَنَّ الْمَسِيحَ يَتَأَلَّمُ وَيَقُومُ مِنَ الأَمْوَاتِ فِي الْيَوْمِ الثَّالِثِ،47 وَأَنْ يُكْرَزَ بِاسْمِهِ بِالتَّوْبَةِ وَمَغْفِرَةِ الْخَطَايَا لِجَمِيعِ الأُمَمِ، مُبْتَدَأً مِنْ أُورُشَلِيمَ.48 وَأَنْتُمْ شُهُودٌ لِذلِكَ.49 وَهَا أَنَا أُرْسِلُ إِلَيْكُمْ مَوْعِدَ أَبِي. فَأَقِيمُوا فِي مَدِينَةِ أُورُشَلِيمَ إِلَى أَنْ تُلْبَسُوا قُوَّةً مِنَ الأَعَالِي.50 وَأَخْرَجَهُمْ خَارِجًا إِلَى بَيْتِ عَنْيَا، وَرَفَعَ يَدَيْهِ وَبَارَكَهُمْ.51 وَفِيمَا هُوَ يُبَارِكُهُمُ، انْفَرَدَ عَنْهُمْ وَأُصْعِدَ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ.52 فَسَجَدُوا لَهُ وَرَجَعُوا إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ بِفَرَحٍ عَظِيمٍ،53 وَكَانُوا كُلَّ حِينٍ فِي الْهَيْكَلِ يُسَبِّحُونَ وَيُبَارِكُونَ اللهَ. آمِينَ.

 

 


Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal 2nd Tone. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-6.

BRETHREN, since we have a high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we have not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness. Because of this he is bound to offer sacrifice for his own sins as well as for those of the people. And one does not take the honor upon himself, but he is called by God, just as Aaron was. So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, "Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee"; as he says also in another place, "Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchizedek."

البروكيمنون. Plagal 2nd Tone. مزمور 27: 9، 1.
خلص يالله شعبك وبارك ميراثك
إليك يا رب صرخت، إلهي

فصل من رسالة بولس الى العبرانيين 4: 14-16 5: 1-6.

يَُّا إِخْوَة، إِذْ لَنَا رَئِيسُ كَهَنَةٍ عَظِيمٌ قَدِ اجْتَازَ السَّمَاوَاتِ، يَسُوعُ ابْنُ اللهِ، فَلْنَتَمَسَّكْ بِالإِقْرَارِ. لأَنْ لَيْسَ لَنَا رَئِيسُ كَهَنَةٍ غَيْرُ قَادِرٍ أَنْ يَرْثِيَ لِضَعَفَاتِنَا، بَلْ مُجَرَّبٌ فِي كُلِّ شَيْءٍ مِثْلُنَا، بِلاَ خَطِيَّةٍ.فَلْنَتَقَدَّمْ بِثِقَةٍ إِلَى عَرْشِ النِّعْمَةِ لِكَيْ نَنَالَ رَحْمَةً وَنَجِدَ نِعْمَةً عَوْناً فِي حِينِهِ. لأَنَّ كُلَّ رَئِيسِ كَهَنَةٍ مَأْخُوذٍ مِنَ النَّاسِ يُقَامُ لأَجْلِ النَّاسِ فِي مَا لِلَّهِ، لِكَيْ يُقَدِّمَ قَرَابِينَ وَذَبَائِحَ عَنِ الْخَطَايَا، قَادِراً أَنْ يَتَرَفَّقَ بِالْجُهَّالِ وَالضَّالِّينَ، إِذْ هُوَ أَيْضاً مُحَاطٌ بِالضُّعْفِ. وَلِهَذَا الضُّعْفِ يَلْتَزِمُ أَنَّهُ كَمَا يُقَدِّمُ عَنِ الْخَطَايَا لأَجْلِ الشَّعْبِ هَكَذَا أَيْضاً لأَجْلِ نَفْسِهِ. وَلاَ يَأْخُذُ أَحَدٌ هَذِهِ الْوَظِيفَةَ بِنَفْسِهِ، بَلِ الْمَدْعُّوُ مِنَ اللهِ، كَمَا هَارُونُ أَيْضاً. كَذَلِكَ الْمَسِيحُ أَيْضاً لَمْ يُمَجِّدْ نَفْسَهُ لِيَصِيرَ رَئِيسَ كَهَنَةٍ، بَلِ الَّذِي قَالَ لَهُ: ((أَنْتَ ابْنِي أَنَا الْيَوْمَ وَلَدْتُكَ)). كَمَا يَقُولُ أَيْضاً فِي مَوْضِعٍ آخَرَ: ((أَنْتَ كَاهِنٌ إِلَى الأَبَدِ عَلَى رُتْبَةِ مَلْكِي صَادِقَ)).


Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Holy Cross
The Reading is from Mark 8:34-38; 9:1

The Lord said: "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power."

Sunday of the Holy Cross
مرقس 8: 34-38 ، 9: 1

34 في ذلك الزمان دَعَا يسوع الْجَمْعَ مَعَ تَلاَمِيذِهِ وَقَالَ لَهُمْ: ((مَنْ أَرَادَ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ وَرَائِي فَلْيُنْكِرْ نَفْسَهُ وَيَحْمِلْ صَلِيبَهُ وَيَتْبَعْنِي. 35فَإِنَّ مَنْ أَرَادَ أَنْ يُخَلِّصَ نَفْسَهُ يُهْلِكُهَا، وَمَنْ يُهْلِكُ نَفْسَهُ مِنْ أَجْلِي وَمِنْ أَجْلِ الإِنْجِيلِ فَهُوَ يُخَلِّصُهَا. 36لأَنَّهُ مَاذَا يَنْتَفِعُ الإِنْسَانُ لَوْ رَبِحَ الْعَالَمَ كُلَّهُ وَخَسِرَ نَفْسَهُ؟ 37أَوْ مَاذَا يُعْطِي الإِنْسَانُ فِدَاءً عَنْ نَفْسِهِ؟ 38لأَنَّ مَنِ اسْتَحَى بِي وَبِكَلاَمِي فِي هَذَا الْجِيلِ الْفَاسِقِ الْخَاطِئِ، فَإِنَّ ابْنَ الإِنْسَانِ يَسْتَحِي بِهِ مَتَى جَاءَ بِمَجْدِ أَبِيهِ مَعَ الْمَلاَئِكَةِ الْقِدِّيسِينَ)).1 وَقَالَ لَهُمُ: ((الْحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إِنَّ مِنَ الْقِيَامِ هَهُنَا قَوْماً لاَ يَذُوقُونَ الْمَوْتَ حَتَّى يَرَوْا مَلَكُوتَ اللَّهِ قَدْ أَتَى بِقُوَّةٍ)).

 

 


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Wisdom of the Fathers

And see how He also makes His discourse unexceptionable: not saying at all, "whether you will, or no, you must suffer this," but how? "If any man will come after me."
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 55 on Matthew 16, 1. B#54, p.339., 4th Century

"I force not, I compel not, but each one I make lord of his own choice; wherefore also I say, 'If any man will.' For to good things do I call you, not to things evil, or burdensome; not to punishment and vengeance, that I should have to compel.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 55 on Matthew 16, 1. B#54, p.339., 4th Century

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Saints and Feasts

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March 19

Sunday of the Holy Cross

With the help of God, we have almost reached the middle of the course of the Fast, where our strength has been worn down through abstinence, and the full difficulty of the labour set before us becomes apparent. Therefore our holy Mother, the Church of Christ, now brings to our help the all-holy Cross, the joy of the world, the strength of the faithful, the staff of the just, and the hope of sinners, so that by venerating it reverently, we might receive strength and grace to complete the divine struggle of the Fast.


Chrysanthos
March 19

The Holy Martyrs Chrysanthus and Daria

Saint Chrysanthus, who was from Alexandria, had been instructed in the Faith of Christ by a certain bishop. His father, who was a senator by rank and a pagan, had him shut up in prison for many days; then, seeing the unchanging disposition of his mind, he commanded that a certain young woman named Daria be brought from Athens. She was a very beautiful and learned maiden, and also an idolater, and Chrysanthus' father wedded him to her so that he might be drawn away from the Faith of Christ because of his love for her. Instead of this however, Chrysanthus drew Daria unto piety, and both of them boldly proclaimed Christ and received the crown of martyrdom in 283, during the reign of Numerian, when they were buried alive in a pit of mire.


Allsaint
March 19

Demetrios the New Martyr


Allsaint
March 20

Righteous Fathers slain at the Monastery of St. Savas

The Righteous Martyrs were put to death by the barbarians during the reign of Emperor Heraclius, when Saint Modestus was Patriarch of Jerusalem (632-634).


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News and Events

ABOUT SAINT GEORGE


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Events Calendar

  • St. George Cathedral Calendar

    March 19 to April 2, 2017

    Sunday, March 19

    9:15AM Junior Choir

    9:30AM Matins

    9:45AM Church School

    10:30AM Divine Liturgy

    6:30PM Bible Study

    Monday, March 20

    12:30PM Sixth Hour / Confessions

    6:30PM Great Compline

    Tuesday, March 21

    12:30PM Sixth Hour / Confessions

    7:00PM Foundation Board Meeting

    Wednesday, March 22

    12:30PM Sixth Hour / Confessions

    6:30PM Presanctified Liturgy

    Thursday, March 23

    12:30PM Sixth Hour / Confessions

    7:30PM Choir Rehearsal

    Friday, March 24

    12:30PM Sixth Hour / Confessions

    6:30PM Great Vespers w/Akathist Hymns

    Saturday, March 25

    Annunciation

    9:00AM Festal Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy - Annunciation

    5:00PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, March 26

    9:15AM Junior Choir

    9:30AM Matins

    9:45AM Church School

    10:30AM Divine Liturgy

    6:30PM Bible Study

    Monday, March 27

    12:30PM Sixth Hour / Confessions

    6:30PM Great Compline

    Tuesday, March 28

    12:30PM Sixth Hour / Confessions

    Wednesday, March 29

    12:30PM Sixth Hour / Confessions

    6:30PM Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

    Thursday, March 30

    12:30PM Sixth Hour / Confessions

    6:30PM Presanctified Liturgy

    Friday, March 31

    12:30PM Sixth Hour / Confessions

    6:30PM Akathist

    Saturday, April 1

    5:00PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, April 2

    9:15AM Junior Choir

    9:30AM Matins

    9:45AM Church School

    10:30AM Divine Liturgy

    6:30PM Bible Study


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Sunday Evening Bible Study

Weekly Bible Study

On Sunday evenings, Assistant Priest Fr. Stephen De Young leads an Orthodox Christian 'Verse-by-verse" Bible Study. 

Below are archives of past studies. 

Sunday Evening Bible Study and Archive


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Antiochian Archdiocese News

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Bishop Nicholas Visits Ss. Peter & Paul, Presides at Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers

03/13/2017

The parish of Saints Peter & Paul in Potomac, MD celebrated the first weekend of Lent with a pastoral visit by the Diocesan Bishop, His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Brooklyn, who also presided over the Pan-Orthodox Vespers for the Sunday of Orthodoxy of the greater Washington, D.C. area. His Grace was accompanied by Deacon Andrew Honoré, who is a seminarian at St. Vladimir’s Seminary.

Sayyidna began his visit by presiding over the Akathist, or Madayeh, service. Sayyidna’s remarks following the service reminded the faithful of the significance of the Sundays that led to the beginning of Lent, and of the purpose of Lent. The service was followed by a potluck dinner during which the faithful greeted His Grace.

On Saturday morning, His Grace met with the Church School children. He engaged the children in a fun and thoughtful discussion about the purpose of coming to church, as well as the Bible’s teaching on the life of Christ. A Lenten lunch was served for His Grace, the Sunday School children, the Parish’s teen SOYO members, and several visiting teen SOYO members from St. George’s Church in Washington, D.C. and St. Mary’s Church in Hunt Valley, MD.

 Following lunch, Sayyidna held a thought-provoking and engaging session with the teens, during which he addressed various issues of interest to them including peer pressure, drugs, and sexuality. Following the meeting with the teens, Sayydina presided over the Service of Great Vespers. To cap off a busy day, His Grace had dinner with the Young Adult Fellowship at a local Lebanese restaurant.

On Sunday, His Grace presided over Orthros and Divine Liturgy, offering an inspiring sermon on the significance of this first Sunday of Lent during which we celebrate the restoration of the Holy Icons. He stressed that we do not worship the icons, but rather we venerate them and the persons depicted in them, and we use them as reminders of the events depicted in them.

The weekend culminated with the Pan-Orthodox Vespers of the Sunday of Orthodoxy for the Greater Washington D.C. area. His Grace presided over the Vespers, which were attended by 25 members of the clergy from the Orthodox Clergy Council of Metropolitan Washington D.C. and many Orthodox faithful from the area who filled the church to the brim. The procession of all clergy with the icons was an impressive sight, and the reading of the Synodikon of Orthodoxy inspired the faithful in the proper use of icons in our Church. Sayyidna’s remarks reminded the faithful of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the true faith, including the Antiochian saints, even to the present day of persecution of Christians in the Middle East. The service was followed by a reception hosted by our parish’s Antiochian Women.

His Grace’s visit was a success thanks to the hard work of the clergy and people of the Saints Peter and Paul’s parish family, and we thank God for the blessings received at the start of the holy season of Great Lent.

SOYO LuncheonSOYO LuncheonBishop Nicholas addresses SOYO teensBishop Nicholas addresses SOYO teens

Presiding at Sunday morning LiturgyPresiding at Sunday morning Liturgy

Sunday of Orthodoxy VespersSunday of Orthodoxy Vespers
The faithful and clergy at Sunday of Orthodox VespersThe faithful and clergy at Sunday of Orthodox Vespers


Summer Will Be Here Soon: Sign Up Your Kids for Camp!

03/10/2017

Calling all parents! Summer will be here before we know it. For schoolchildren, that means summer camp! Throughout the Antiochian Archdiocese, the counselors, cooks, and clergy of our church camps are preparing for another busy season. You are urged to sign up your child now since some of the camps fill up quickly. If sending a child off to camp is new to you, refer to these Resources for Parents from Antiochian Village's website. More details are also available from the Department of Camping. Note: Antiochian Village sessions are closed, as they are full and have waiting lists.

Camp Links 

Camp St. George; Iowa (Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest)

Camp St. Mary of Egypt; Idaho (Diocese of Eagle River and the Northwest)

Camp St. Nicholas; California (Diocese of Los Angeles and the West)

Camp St. Raphael; Oklahoma (Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America)

Camp St. Thekla; South Carolina (Diocese of Miami and the Southeast)

Camp Transfiguration; Ontario (Diocese of Ottawa, Eastern Canada and Upstate New York)

Camp St. Innocent; Alberta (Diocese of Eagle River and the Northwest)


Metropolitan Joseph, Bishop Thomas to Attend IOCC Syrian Relief Dinner and Prayer Service

03/09/2017

On Sunday, April 2, 2017, the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) Pittsburgh Metropolitan Committee will hold a prayer service and fund raising dinner that will benefit our suffering Syrian brothers and sisters. His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph and His Grace Bishop Thomas will be in attendance, along with other Antiochian clergy, as well as hierarchs and clergy from other jurisdictions. The Syrian Relief gathering will be held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Pittsburgh, PA. All Orthodox Christians are cordially invited to attend in support of IOCC's aid efforts in Syria. The recent conflict has been devastating, resulting in the displacement of a substantial percentage of the population which is now hungry, homeless, and lacking essential items. 

During the past four years, four similar Syrian Relief gatherings have been held; approximately 600 people attended last year. These gatherings have been efficient and productive, because the community prepared and donated much of the food and supplies for the events. Over the past four years, $210,000 has been raised, and a net amount of $201,000 has been sent to IOCC. 

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SOYO Day of Service is Saturday, March 18

03/09/2017

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, the Department of Youth will observe the annual SOYO Day of Service. SOYO Day of Service is a day when teens across the Archdiocese will come together with their Teen SOYO group to serve in their parishes and communities. Even though this is a Lenten emphasis for the entire month of March, SOYO groups are especially encouraged to do their service projects on March 18 in solidarity with one another.

Teens are encouraged to take pictures of each service effort and tag the SOYO leadership on instagram (@nacsoyo) with the hashtag #SOYOdayofservice. All instagram contributions will be entered in a drawing, and the winning SOYO will receive $100 for a pizza party and an opportunity to be featured in The Word magazine!

SOYO Day of Service Flyer


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