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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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ANNUAL MEETING

The parish meeting of Saint George will be Thursday, November 6th at 7:00 pm. In addition to the regular agenda items, we plan for presentations from the roofing consultant, broker and architect. We also look forward to welcoming His Grace Bishop John. The annual reports are being assembled and will be distributed as soon as they are printed. The annual meeting is that time at which new members are elected to the Parish Council, if you wish to nominate someone, please speak to Father Joseph or one of the officers of the Council.



Roof Replacement

Corolla Contracting will begin work on the church and parish house roofs this week (weather permitting.) The chimney at the house was repaired last week in preparation for this work. Do you want to see work in progress? Follow us on Twitter where we will regularly post pics and info: @StGeorgeNorwood



CHRISTMAS IS OVER TWO MONTHS AWAY ...

A bit early to sing carols and decorate your tree -- however, not too early to sign on to the Parish Christmas Card. The Ladies of Saint George are again coordinating our card; forms may be completed at coffee hour today. Deadline is November 9th.

We are also making plans for our Christmas Outreach. Our effort this year is two-fold. First, we will continue our annual food drive right through December. This will help to meet the needs of people in our community, especially during the holiday season. BTW: We collected almost 100 pounds of food last week.

The second part of the program will be a collection of funds for the refugees and those affected by the war and terror in the Middle East, specifically Syria. Envelopes for our effort are in the narthex and parish hall.

And save the date: Sunday, December 14th in the afternoon -- it will be the diocesan concert, which this year is Advent Lessons & Carols.



METROPOLITAN'S ENTHRONEMENT

The Archdiocese has announced the Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph: It will take place December 5th - 7th at Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY. There will be services for Saint Nicholas Day, with the enthronement taking place at Vespers on December 6th. His Beatitude Patriarch John X will preside during this weekend. Details and hotel information are on-line at www.antiochian.org Information has also been posted in the hall, including forms for the celebratory ad book.



DIOCESAN MEETINGS RESCHEDULED

The Fall Diocese Meeting has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 25th, 2014. It will still be at Emmanuel Church in Warren, beginning at 10:00 am with Morning Prayers. The Fellowship of Saint John, Antiochian Women and Teen SOYO will all meet.



BYZANTINE ART & CULTURE

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with the New York Life Center for the Study of Hellenism in Pontus and Asia Minor are pleased to announce the Second Boston Byzantine Music Festival (November 14 & 15, 2014). The festival presents a dynamic and engaging collection of performances that explore the music of the Byzantine Empire and its points of contact with the music of Western Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Enjoy concerts by internationally renowned vocal ensemble Cappella Romana, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir, and the Grammynominated DÜNYA ensemble with HCHC's own Holy Cross St. Romanos the Melodist Byzantine Choir. Join festival performers for a series of free lectures and hands-on workshops on Byzantine, Ottoman, and traditional Greek music. Information, tickets, and registration are available at www.BostonByzantineMusic.org.



ASSEMBLY OF BISHOPS

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America commenced its fifth annual meeting Monday, September 15, with a Pan- Orthodox Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas, Texas. Some two hundred people attended, including more than 30 bishops representing the member jurisdictions of the Assembly. The evening began with a Doxology-a service of thanksgiving-presided over by the Chairman of the Assembly, Archbishop Demetrios of America. Following the Doxology, a panel of bishops answered questions submitted by those in attendance. Questions pertained to the work of the Assembly, including youth ministry, interchurch relations, and evangelism and outreach, and challenges facing the Orthodox Church today, including questions of language, administrative reorganization, and persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Tuesday's session began with Divine Liturgy, and included a memorial for Metropolitan Philip.



BE PREPARED: REMINDER FROM IOCC

It was the events of 9/11 that led to the establishment of a network of Orthodox Christian clergy and laity trained in disaster response. The Emergency Response Network, also known as the "Orthodox Frontline", is comprised of more than 100 highly trained, credentialed and experienced emergency response personnel who nimbly assist communities and Orthodox parishioners in times of crisis. (Father Joseph received this training from IOCC last May.)

How you Can Get Involved : Prepare a disaster plan for you and your family by following the steps provided on the IOCC website at iocc.org/emergency. Get involved by organizing a drive to assemble emergency clean-up buckets, hygiene kits or infant kits for people in need following a disaster.





 

 


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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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