ORTHROS BEGINS AT 8:30AM & THE DIVINE LITURGY BEGINS AT 9:30AM
Website Links: Visit the church's website at www.stgeorgeclifton.org for our online streaming links.
To find the prayers for each service and to follow along, visit the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s Digital Chant Stand at https://digitalchantstand.goarch.org.
To light a candle or make a donation follow this link https://st-george-greek-orthodox-churchand-the-shrine-of-st-nectarios.square.site/
WE WELCOME EVERYONE TO OUR CHURCH COMMUNITY!
We are pleased that you have joined us for prayer and worship. Please join us after the Divine Services in our Downstairs Hall for our Hospitality Hour.
Monday, August 7th – Paraklesis……………………………………………7:00PM
Wednesday, August 9th – Paraklesis………………………………………12:00PM
Friday, August 11th – Paraklesis…………………………………………….7:00PM
Monday, August 14th – Great Vespers at Kimisis Tis Theotokou in Holmdel, NJ………7:00PM
Tuesday, August 15th – Kimisis Tis Theotokou…………………Orthros & Div. Lit. 8:30AM
Friday, September 1st – Ecclesiastical New Year…………Orthros & Divine Liturgy 8:30AM
Friday, September, 8th – The Nativity of the Theotokos………….Orthros & Divine Lit. 8:30AM
Thursday, September 14th – Elevation of the Venerable & Life-Giving Cross.……Orthros & Div. Lit. 8:30AM
Special Prayers During Church Services:
Requests for Memorial Services, Artoclasias, 40-day baby blessings, Fanouropites, etc. are welcomed. We ask that you please let the office know ahead of time so that we can include your special service in the Sunday bulletin.
FOLLOW THE LIGHT:
Please direct your attention to the tiny electric votive light directly above the Holy Altar Gate. It is located right above the icon of the Last Supper. When the light is on – please stand. When the light is off – you may sit.
Hosting of Summer Coffee Hour:
During the months of July and August we can all share the responsibility of bringing food for our coffee hour. Please bring pastries, cookies, fruit, etc. to church with you from time to time to add to our coffee hour table. Or, arrange to host a coffee hour by contacting the church office. Additionally, our coffee hour will take place in the downstairs hall during the summer months. Thanking you in advance for your participation this summer.
Mark Your Calendar:
Saturday, August 19th…………….NNJYAL Panigiri – 7:00pm – 11:00pm at White Chapel Projects, 15 2nd Ave., Long Branch, NJ
Tuesday, September 12th ……….Greek School classes begin
September 15 ,16, 17 - Rummage Sale. Please bring your donated items AFTER Sept.10th.
Saturday, September 16th – Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Apostolos of NJ at the Cathedral of St. John the Theologian in Tenafly
Sunday, September 17th – His Eminence Metropolitan Apostolos of NJ celebrates his first Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. John the Theologian in Tenafly
Wednesday, September 20th ………Orthodox Life Institute meets in person – 7:00pm
Saturday, September 23rd – Blessing of the Animals 10:45 am after the Divine Liturgy
Sunday, September 24th ………Metropolis of NJ Holy Cross Celebration
Sunday, October 1st……………..Memorial Service for all deceased Parish Council members
Saturday, November 4th…………Beefsteak Fundraiser
Greek School Registration:
Classes begin on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 with an Agiasmo blessing at 4:00pm. For registration forms, please call the church office at 973-779-2626 and provide your email address or email the school at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a $50 discount per family to all registration forms submitted by 8/11/2023.
The NNJYAL is having a Panigiri:
YAL is a Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that focuses on Greek Orthodox Young Adults ages 18-35. The Northern NJ Young Adult League (YAL) Invites you to our Panigiri on Saturday August 19th at White Chapel Projects in Long Branch, NJ. Each ticket includes a dinner buffet, cash bar and music by DJ Kon. To purchase a ticket, please visit: https://nnjyalpanigiri.eventbrite.com. Follow @nnjyal on Instagram for updates and event announcements.
Bring Your Pets and Animals to Receive God’s Many Blessings:
On Saturday, September 23rd at 10:45am, we will have the service of the blessing of the animals. Our Church believes it is the responsibility of human beings to love, honor and care for God’s earth and every creature in it. For this reason, the church sets aside time to bless our pets which have brought so much joy and happiness and have adorned our lives and the earth. The service will take place on the front stairs of the church and involves the reading of Scripture, prayers and the traditional sprinkling with Holy Water.
Feast Day Flower and Icon Donations:
During the Ecclesiastical year, our Church comes alive with many Liturgical services. It is customary in our faith to decorate icons used during special Feast Day services with flowers. We encourage our parishioners to offer this special donation as a unique and appropriate way to remember departed friends and relatives, as well as an expression of love on behalf of their family and prayers for their loved ones. Donations are now being accepted for the following Feast Day celebrations:
• August 6 – Transfiguration of our Lord $150
• August 15 – Kimisis Tis Theotokou $150
• September 14 – Elevation of the Holy Cross $150
• November 9 – St. Nectarios the Wonderworker $500
We invite you and your family to participate in our spiritual, outreach, social and youth ministries. The Church is here for you and your family to proclaim the Orthodox Faith and make our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His Church the center of your family’s life! We invite all those who have offered an annual gift in the past to try and maintain or even increase their contribution this year. For those that have never given an annual gift, we need your help. We understand that philanthropy is something very personal. Each person is invited to give according to their ability. If you are able, please consider joining one of the following giving levels this year: ($5,000 or more – Grand Benefactors, $2500-$4,999 – Benefactors, $1,000-$2,499 – House of Stewards, $800-$999- Patrons). Of course, whatever you decide to give please know that you have our utmost gratitude and appreciation, and please know our Church is here to serve your each and every need. The important thing to keep in mind is that we need everyone to do something. Sincere thanks to those who have already made their Stewardship Commitment for 2023!
St. Paraskevi Philoptochos "Adopt a School Initiative":
We will once again be collecting basic school supplies to support our adopted school initiative, Dawn Treader Christian School located in Paterson, NJ. Please leave your donations in the provided box in the hall outside the back-office door. If you prefer, please feel free to write a check and leave it in the Philoptochos mailbox by September 10, 2023. For further information contact Phyllis @ email@example.com or Harriet @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Sponsor A Day Program:
One way to help the church is through our “Sponsor A Day” program. We encourage our parishioners to select a day that has special meaning to them like a birthday, feast day, anniversary or a memorial and make a suggested donation of $250. We would like to thank the Hiras family for sponsoring August 27th, the feast day of St. Phanurius. For more information about the program, please speak to one of our Parish Council members, Ministry Leaders or call the church office.
Please consider sponsoring these upcoming feast days:
- August 6th – The Transfiguration of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ
- August 15th – Kimisis Tis Theotokou
- September 1st – Ecclesiastical New Year
- September 8th – The Nativity of the Theotokos
- September 14th – Elevation of the Venerable & Life-Giving Cross
St. Paraskevi Philoptochos White Candle:
Our Philoptochos has a memorial candle holder under the icon of the Theotokos at the iconostasio. Anyone can purchase a 7-day white candle, at the pangari, in memory of a deceased loved one. Feel free to light one and place it by the icon.