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Welcome to the website of Saint George Orthodox Church in Norwood, Massachusetts.
The mission of our website is to provide information about our parish, current events and our faith - Orthodox Christianity.
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MANY YEARS MASTER

His Eminence Archbishop JOSEPH was elected as Metropolitan of North America at a meeting of the Holy Synod of Antioch. He succeeds Metropolitan PHILIP of blessed memory.

His Eminence Archbishop Joseph was consecrated to the Holy Episcopacy on June 30, 1991 at the St. Mary Cathedral in Damascus, after many years of serving as a deacon and a priest. His Eminence was born in Damascus, Syria, in 1950. He completed his basic schooling at the St. John of Damascus and Al-ASiyeh schools in Damascus and then at Our Lady of Balamand Monastery in Koura, Lebanon. He completed his undergraduate studies at Lebanese University in Beirut and then earned his Master of Theology (with special studies in music and languages) from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from St. Tikhon Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania, in May, 2010. Patriarch Ignatius IV of Blessed Memory ordained him as a deacon in November, 1976, and priest in 1980. As priest, Fr. Joseph served as dean of St. Mary Cathedral in Damascus and as overseer of Holy Cross Church and other parishes in the suburbs of Damascus. He served as superintendent of the secondary school in Damascus from 1980 until 1983. Father Joseph then went abroad to pastor the Antiochian Orthodox Church in London, England from 1983 to 1986, and then the Antiochian Orthodox Church in Cyprus from 1986 until 1991, when he was elected as bishop.

His Grace was consecrated with the title, Bishop of Katana in Syria, and served as Patriarchal Assistant and Secretary of the Holy Synod of Antioch. In 1995, he was sent by H.B Patriarch Ignatius to America. Here, in our Archdiocese, Bishop Joseph was assigned to the West Coast Chancery by Metropolitan Philip. Later he was enthroned at St. Nicholas Cathedral by Metropolitan Philip as the first Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West on September 12, 2004.

On December 11, 2011, at the Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos in the Patriarchal Monastery of Our Lady of Balamand in Lebanon, H.B Patriarch Ignatius elevated Bishop Joseph to the rank of Archbishop, in honor of his many years of service as a bishop both in our Archdiocese and in the Patriarchate of Antioch.

Sayidna is fluent in English, Arabic and Greek and is conversant in other European languages. His name day is the second Sunday after Pascha (Joseph of Arimathea).



Norwood News

Updates on our land and roof replacement: First, the property on Nichols Street went on the market this past Thursday, with a listing price of $700,000. Since the parish meeting four months ago, there have been extensive preparations to reach this step. The Parish Council has met numerous times and had discussions with realtors, engineers and attorneys to make sure the right steps were taken and a proper amount set for the sale. Next step: your prayers!

Here on Atwood Avenue, the roofing consultant, hired by the Council, has produced specifications and will put the job of replacing the roof out to bid. The specs will insure that the bids are "apples to apples". It is anticipated that a contractor can be chosen in the next few weeks and work can begin shortly thereafter. As this process has gone forward, we have kept our architect in the loop to make sure that this roofing work will be in sync with any future plans.

The Council is committed to keeping everyone up to date. As always, if you have a question, don't hesitate to ask (and if we don't have an answer right away, we will get it asap.)



TREASURER'S REPORTS

It is the time of year when many folks are traveling and are away from their homes. See that Saint George is on your "to do" list before you head out. Make sure you are up to date with your pledge, weekly offerings and other gifts. Your cooperation is much appreciated.



CONFERENCES

A photo gallery of pictures from the outdoor Liturgy last Sunday at the Balamand, in Lebanon with Patriarch John X is on-line. The Liturgy was the culmination of the Antiochian Conference, which took place the week prior. Closer to home, see www.antiochian.org for a series of photographs from the New England PLC, which took place in Plymouth at the end of June.



CALENDARS

Norwood Day is Saturday, September 13th. Our church has signed up for a booth. We are open to ideas for our space and for volunteers to help out during the day. Let Chris Byron or Gheorghe Doros know if you can lend a hand.

Vacation Bible School for those from pre-school through 5th grade is July 28th - 31st at Saint George, West Roxbury. See Father Joseph for registration information.

AABA Annual Golf Tournament is September 15 at the Foxboro Country Club. 1:00 shotgun start. For tickets, reservations or sponsor information, phone Bill Seaver at 617-590-0253.

Sonia's Run: The annual 5K Race is September 20 at Saint George of West Roxbury. The run is at 9:00 am. See www.soniasrun.org for information.





 

 


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Regular Schedule of Services

Sunday
9:00 AM - Matins
10:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
11:30 AM - Coffee Hour

Saturday
5:00 PM - Great Vespers

Confessions are heard on Saturdays after Great Vespers or by appointment



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