Prokeimenon. Plagal Second 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 Galatians 2:16-20.
Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Προκείμενον. Plagal Second Tone. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 27.9,1.
Σῶσον, Κύριε τὸν λαὸν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου.
Στίχ. Πρὸς σἐ, Κύριε, κεκράξομαι ὁ Θεός μου.
τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Γαλάτας 2:16-20.
Ἀδελφοί, εἰδότες ὅτι οὐ δικαιοῦται ἄνθρωπος ἐξ ἔργων νόμου, ἐὰν μὴ διὰ πίστεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, καὶ ἡμεῖς εἰς Χριστὸν Ἰησοῦν ἐπιστεύσαμεν, ἵνα δικαιωθῶμεν ἐκ πίστεως Χριστοῦ, καὶ οὐκ ἐξ ἔργων νόμου· διότι οὐ δικαιωθήσεται ἐξ ἔργων νόμου πᾶσα σάρξ. Εἰ δέ, ζητοῦντες δικαιωθῆναι ἐν Χριστῷ, εὑρέθημεν καὶ αὐτοὶ ἁμαρτωλοί, ἆρα Χριστὸς ἁμαρτίας διάκονος; Μὴ γένοιτο. Εἰ γὰρ ἃ κατέλυσα, ταῦτα πάλιν οἰκοδομῶ, παραβάτην ἐμαυτὸν συνίστημι. Ἐγὼ γὰρ διὰ νόμου νόμῳ ἀπέθανον, ἵνα θεῷ ζήσω. Χριστῷ συνεσταύρωμαι· ζῶ δέ, οὐκέτι ἐγώ, ζῇ δὲ ἐν ἐμοὶ Χριστός· ὃ δὲ νῦν ζῶ ἐν σαρκί, ἐν πίστει ζῶ τῇ τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ θεοῦ, τοῦ ἀγαπήσαντός με καὶ παραδόντος ἑαυτὸν ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ.
Sunday after 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 after Holy Cross
Κατὰ Μᾶρκον 8:34-38, 9:1
Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος· Εἴ τις θέλει ὀπίσω μου ἐλθεῖν, ἀπαρνησάσθω ἑαυτὸν καὶ ἀράτω τὸν σταυρὸν αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἀκολουθείτω μοι. ὃς γὰρ ἂν θέλῃ τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ σῶσαι, ἀπολέσει αὐτήν· ὃς δ᾿ ἂν ἀπολέσῃ τὴν ἑαυτοῦ ψυχὴν ἕνεκεν ἐμοῦ καὶ τοῦ εὐαγγελίου, οὗτος σώσει αὐτήν. τί γὰρ ὠφελήσει ἄνθρωπον ἐὰν κερδήσῃ τὸν κόσμον ὅλον, καὶ ζημιωθῇ τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ; ἢ τί δώσει ἄνθρωπος ἀντάλλαγμα τῆς ψυχῆς αὐτοῦ; ὃς γὰρ ἐὰν ἐπαισχυνθῇ με καὶ τοὺς ἐμοὺς λόγους ἐν τῇ γενεᾷ ταύτῃ τῇ μοιχαλίδι καὶ ἁμαρτωλῷ, καὶ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐπαισχυνθήσεται αὐτὸν ὅταν ἔλθῃ ἐν τῇ δόξῃ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ μετὰ τῶν ἀγγέλων τῶν ἁγίων. Καὶ ἔλεγεν αὐτοῖς· ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι εἰσί τινες τῶν ὧδε ἑστηκότων, οἵτινες οὐ μὴ γεύσωνται θανάτου ἕως ἂν ἴδωσι τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐληλυθυῖαν ἐν δυνάμει.
NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17th, 2017
H O L Y C R O S S D A Y
SEPTEMBER 17th SERVICE
9:30ΑΜ Divine Liturgy
Blessing of the Waters
Will be taking place at:
1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park
For The City of Houston
in the Path of the Hurricane.
Provide comfort and help
to all those in need that are devastated
by the Hurricane".
Give strength to the relief workers".
Orthodox Video Series
"A Healing Purpose"
Saturday, September 23th, 2017
5:00 PM at St. Efstratios Chapel
Faithfull Hands Crochet &Knitting Ministry
Starting up Tuesday, September 12th
from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the Church Library.
Beginners and Experts welcome!
We will teach you to make
and other items for Charitable causes.
Please contact Bea Paparsenos at:
732-922-9463 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear St. George Family,
Please join our St. George Church Family
"Into the Light Walk" team
To honor the memory of "Philip Mazzini"
and walk a 5K with us
on Saturday, September 23 at Rutgers University.
The walk starts at 5pm on Cook Campus.
If you can't walk - please volunteer to help or to donate.
I hope you can join us.
The link to join the team is:
First Day of Sunday School: September 24, 2017
We are currently looking for dedicated community members to fill the following positions: teachers (2nd grade, 3rd grade, 7th and 8th grade combined), substitutes, and as-needed classroom aides. No teaching experience is required, simply a love of the faith and working with children. Resources and support are available to ensure success for all volunteers. Please reach out to Kristen or the church office if you are interested. Any questions, please contact Kristen Cline: email@example.com and put SUNDAY SCHOOL in the subject line.
St. George Bookstore
THE MUSTARD SEED
"For if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, move from here to there, and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20
Sunday, October 1st
following Divine Liturgy, located next to the Church Office.
Books, Icons and more!
SHARING OUR FAITH BOOK CORNER
Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 pm
we will be gathering in the library to discuss,
"The WAY of a PILGRIM" by Olga Savin.
Anyone interested in learning more about our faith is welcome to join!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact
Teri Lalli at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or (732) 872-8668
"The Philoptochos Society"
of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church of Asbury Park, N.J.,
will host its
Annual Fall Luncheon and Fashion Show
on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 11:30 AM,
at the Eagle Oaks Country Club, in Farmingdale, NJ.
It is an exciting day which includes a fashion show,
an amazing on-premise Gift Auction,
Raffles with wonderful gifts and prizes along with,
a Bake Sale filled among other things
with traditional home baked Greek goodies.
Donation is $55.00 per person
and it includes lunch
with a choice of Chicken with Mushrooms and Tarragon
or Grouper with a Citrus Drizzle.
Proceeds benefit the St George Philoptochos' charitable works.
For reservations, please email: email@example.com.
Please see attached Flyer
Fellowship in Prayer
"Heavenly Father physician of our souls and bodies, you have sent Your only-begotten Son and Our Lord Jesus Christ to heal every sickness and infirmity, we ask that you visit and heal also your servants Tom, Sharon, Colleen, Joseph, Teddy, Bobby, Evan, Demitri, Olga, Despina, Edward, Louie, Baby Maria, Theo, Christie Anna, Baby Aaron, George, Melina, Kristy, Tania, Connie, Stephanie, Mary, Pat, Penelope, Vasiliki, Sylvia, Michael, Athena, Scott, Mike, Security Forces, Anne, Anastasia, from all physical and spiritual ailments through the grace of Your Christ. Grant them patience through this hardship, strength of body and spirit and recovery of health. Lord, You have taught us through Your word to pray for each other that we may be healed. We pray that You heal Your servants and grant them the gift of complete joy in You. For you are the source of healing and to You we give glory in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen!" If you have an addition to this list, please contact the Church Office 732-775-2777 or George Moutis firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE SPIRIT OF STEWARDSHIP
“As the Father has sent Me, so I send you.” John 20:21
"Every faculty you have, your power of thinking or of moving your limbs from moment to moment, is given you by God. If you devoted every moment of your whole life exclusively to His service, you could not give Him anything that was not in a sense His own already."
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity. When you consider this quote from C.S. Lewis, stewardship takes on a whole new meaning. Yes, we understand that we ‘can’t take it with us,’ but do we really?
Our Church is getting ready to immerse itself in our iconography project this fall. Our parishioners are digging deep into their pockets to support the effort. While we make the extra sacrifice to support the iconography of our Church, please don’t neglect your stewardship commitment to St. George. It is the financial foundation of our Community, and we can’t operate this facility without your support.
The success at St. George depends on you!
What will you do to make it happen?
Life Happens in Community!
Thank you to all our faithful stewards for support of our
St. George Stewardship Program!
If not you – who? If not now – when?
Time + Talent + Treasure = Stewardship
Since approval of the Iconography project at the October 16, 2016 Special Parish Assembly, the Iconography Committee finalized the contract with the Iconographer George Gariskanis on March 1, 2017. Thank you to John Vrettos and Manny Tsarnas for their persistent efforts to negotiate and execute the contract. The Committee received and reviewed the revised Conceptual Iconography Design in April and reviewed with Metropolitan Evangelos on April 27. A Town Hall was held on April 23rd, where Iconographer George Gariskanis presented the Iconography design and George Nicholas presented the scaffolding plan. The Fundraising Campaign was launched including a brochure developed by Rick Deet with assistance by Marissa Costidis. Thank you to those who have generously contributed to the Iconography project. If you are interested in donating to our project, an Iconography Fund has been created; information is available on our website and pledges can be made in VANCO or mailed to the Church. For additional information, please contact Anne Papageorge, Iconography Chair. Dependent on fundraising, the Iconography Church Dome, Scenes of Life of Christ, Pendentives, and the Chapel Dome (Phase 1) are planned for Fall 2017. The Platytera and Solea Iconography (Phase 2) are planned for Fall 2018. The Iconostasis and Bishop Thrones Icons, Exonarthex Mosaics and Life of St George Icons (Phase 3) are planned for Summer 2019.
ST GEORGE SOCIAL MEDIA
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The links appear on the web site for you convenience: www. stgeorgeap.org
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SERVE ST. GEORGE?
We are happy to train you for Narthex Service: Open & close the doors, extinguish candles & clean Icons. 7 Day Candle Placement. Rotating Schedule for service. If you would like to help, please contact the Church Office at 732-775-2777.
VANCO ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF ELECTRONIC GIVING!!!
St. George Church wants to remind you that we offer electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offerings. Electronic giving provides convenience for our Parish Community and provides much-needed donation consistency. Direct Debit Giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account. Credit & Debit Card Giving allows you to make offerings automatically on a pre-determined schedule using a credit or debit card. Online Giving allows you to go to www.stgeorgeap.org at any time to set up an automatic donation plan, change your donation plan, make a one-time donation or view your online donation history. As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving. Additional information is available from the church office.
ST. GEORGE LEGACY PROGRAM
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
LOUIE KOUMOUTSOS @ 732-904-5430 - HRIMA@AOL.COM
CHURCH OFFICE @ 732-775-2777- KCATIZONE@STGEORGEAP.ORG
Several naming opportunities for our building campaign are available, please email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a little time to spare, please help us in the St. George Library. Easy to learn. We meet on Tuesdays at 12 noon.
A friendly reminder, when making a contribution; please ensure all checks include the specific “fund” where your contribution should be applied. THANK YOU!!
SPONSORING A COFFEE HOUR
Would you like to sponsor a coffee hour in honor of a loved one or to share a happy occasion with the community? Please contact the St. George Office 732-775-2777. For 40 Day Memorial Coffee Hours only we would be happy to: Reserve and Set 1 table complete with Kolyva, coffee service and desserts. Reserve a second table for extra guests. This allows the family to gather together for others to express their condolences and also not wait in the coffee line in their time of sadness.
Church Caretaker (Neokoro) Assists the Priest in all services, Liturgies and Sacraments Opens and closes the Church before/after all services. This is a part time position. Must have flexible hours and available to work every Sunday. For information, please contact the Church Office at 732-775-2777
AS DEVOTED AND RESPECTFUL PARISHIONERS OF ST. GEORGE
Please be considerate and make room in the pews for others. If you insist on keeping the end of the pew, please be aware of others looking for a seat and step out to allow them to enter. Those in the stasidia must step down onto the floor as follows: *When the Gospel is being read, *During the Small and Great entrances, *During Holy Communion. It is disrespectful to stand higher than the Holy Gifts. Please instruct your children in this discipline as well.
PROCEDURE FOR HOLY COMMUNION DISMISSAL
In order to insure proper reverence for the Holy Gifts before us,
1) Please exit FROM YOUR ROW, row by row into the CENTER AISLE.
2) Only Newly Illumined Christians, infants from the crying room, Sunday School teachers and their families, and the Choir proceed from the back rope-FIRST.
PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF THE PARISH COUNCIL WHO ARE MAINTAINING ORDER FOR YOUR PRAYERFUL APPROACH.
All doors and lights must be secured before leaving facility.
The township has advised fire lanes must be kept clear.
Lost keys or fobs will require a fifty dollar fee to replace.
Please do not adjust the thermostats.
Correspondence on the web site may be forwarded to LouieK@stgeorgeap.org for approval and posting at a minimum of 14 days before each event.