Welcome

Welcome to the website of Saint George Orthodox Church in Norwood, Massachusetts.

The mission of Saint George Church
is to proclaim the Gospel of Salvation in Jesus Christ through the Faith of the Holy Orthodox Church.
We exist to love and worship God, to serve our parish, our community, and all of God's people
through Worship and Prayer
Service and Outreach
Education and Faith
Being Good Stewards of God's Gifts




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NEW DIOCESAN PROGRAM

The Orthodox Christian Witness Program:
Spiritual Pilgrimage. This program is an opportunity for anyone intereseted to learn, to reflect, and to be transformed through the Orthodox Christian Faith in preparation for various ministries. This spiritual pilgrimage is an interdisciplinary appraoch to create a cadre of leaders in the church. It is amied to empower and equip Orthodox Christian to nourish and share the faith in the 21st century.

This is a two year prgroam with Round-table units and Practicums. The leadership team includes His Grace Bishop JOHN, D.Min., Father Antony Hughes, Ioana Popa MD, Richard Robbat Ph.D. and Sebastien Falardeau. Details are in the parish hall.



AXIOS

Deacon Erik Gregory Potter will be ordained priest by His Grace Bishop Alexander on Saturday, July 28th at Saint George Church in South Glens Falls, NY. Deacon Gregory has extended an invitation to everyone here in Norwood.

Deacon and Faith's new address is 30 2nd Street, South Glens Falls, NY 12803.



MABROUK

Last month we shared the good news of new babies born to Dino & Emily Pappas and John & Katie Shalbey. Today we announce that Claude & Penelope Hilane have a new-born son, Paul; and that Brian & Jessica (Solomon) have a new daughter, Madison.



BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

In advance of any work being done for the renovation and expansion, the architect has recommended "opening" some of our existing walls. This is so that he and the general contractor can be certain that there are no surprises. As water as been an issue in past years, they want to be sure the steel is not rusted and that no mold is present. While we hope neither exist, it is prudent to check for them now rather than in the midst of the project when fixing them would be complicated and far more costly. It is likely these "openings" will create quite a bit of dust and probably be rather unsightly. Hopefully we will get good news and be able to patch them up very soon. Following this step, the Building Committee will be able to make a comprehensive report to the parish on the project.



WCC STATEMENT

The World Council of Churches Central Committee, during its meeting in June, issued a statement reiterating its grave concern regarding the alarming and rapidly deteriorating situation of Christians in the Middle East. The Central Committee called for the release of two Syrian archbishops who were kidnapped near Aleppo, Syria. The two religious leaders, Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim and Greek Orthodox Archbishop Paul Yazigi, were kidnapped by gunmen in April 2013 when they were on their way back from the Turkish border to their city of Aleppo.



Family Camp

We are pleased to announce the dates for our Diocese Family Camp and our Diocese Teen SOYO Fall Camp:
October 5-7, 2018 at the St. Methodios Faith & Heritage Center in Contoocook, NH. Both events will be held at the same location over the same weekend as we did last year. Family Camp and the Teen SOYO Fall Camp will overlap for some activities including meals and church services, but each will have its own distinct program. The guest speaker for the weekend will be Ms. Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director for FOCUS North America.

Family Camp is open to familie, teens and young adults. More information, schedules & registration forms will be available in late July.



Coffee Hour

During the summer months coffee hour will be avaialble only on those Sundays when we have a volunteer host. It is obvious that many of us enjoy the refreshments, and especially the fellowship following the Liturgy. We really need everyone to help out so that this important part of our parish life can continue year round.

Last fall we put into place the Society of Saint Sampson the Hospitable to cover those days on which no one had signed up. We are grateful to Lucine Kouyoumjian for heading up this effort. However, we need more volunteers to make this ministry really come alive. So, sign up today to host a coffee hour in the coming months or speak to Lucine and offer to help her cover those days without hosts.



HELP IOCC RIGHT HERE IN THE USA

Want to help neighbors in need by volunteering right here in the US? We need volunteers to help with critical home repairs and builds! Several opportunities are now available for the upcoming summer:
June 11-16; July 16-21; July 23-28 and August 13-18, all in Houston, TX To register or learn more, visit iocc.org/homebuild. To read more about our longterm response after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, made possible by your support, visit www.IOCC.org



BUILDING COMMITTEE

It has been just over one year since our parish voted to proceed with a building project. While many were hopeful of seeing shovels in the ground and walls going up there has actually been a tremendous amount of work taking place behind the scenes. Since our last update the Building Committee and Parish Council have been meeting regularly to put all the pieces in place for a successful build. Several of these meetings have included the architect and general contractor. We were told the process would move through three phases -- the schematic, the design and finally, the construction documents. At each stage we meet to make sure all is in order, both in terms of the program and finances. From the outset we knew that a top priority would be to raise additional funds and we are hopeful that as we move ahead and share more updated designs that the faithful will step forward to help. This help can be in the form of donations, gifts of stock, bequests or naming part of the project in thanksgiving or memory of a loved one. Don't hesitate to speak up! Father Joseph, Joan and committee members are here.



New Building Renovation Design


See the latest from our architect -- posted in the hall. Check out the intricate brick work on the additions, which makes for a seamless transition to the existing building, all the while maintaining the exquisite character of our church. The next step is for StudioTroika to complete the design phase and help us make the right financial decisions. We will keep everyone posted.

We are grateful for our generous donors. We are now offering everyone the opportunity to contribute a dedicated donation. If you and your family (or several) families are moved to dedicate a portion of this project in honor or memory of a loved one, please click here for the details.

Your prayers and support are much appreciated.



Sittee's Savory Kitchen

Need a stocking stuffer or hostess gift this season? Give our parish's salad dressing and marinade: Jars and refills are available at coffee hour and on line at SitteesSavoryKitchen.com What a great stocking stuffer! Proceeds are all going to our building fund.

The Mission Statement (from the lid of the jar):
Sittee is "my grandmother" - one of countless women who, as the backbone of our community, used their culinary talents to help build and sustain our church. Sittee's Savory Kitchen honors these beloved women and their legacy by giving all proceeds to the Building Fund.





 

 





 








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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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