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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 
Fellowship Being Good Stewards of God's Gifts


His Beatitude Patriarch JOHN




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FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION

The transfiguration of Christ is one of the central events recorded in the gospels. Immediately after the Lord was recognized by his apostles as "the Christ [Messiah], the Son of the Living God," he told them that "he must go up to Jerusalem and suffer many things ... and be killed and on the third day be raised" (Mt 16). The announcement of Christ's approaching passion and death was met with indignation by the disciples. And then, after rebuking them, the Lord took Peter, James, and John "up to a high mountain"-by tradition Mount Tabor-and was "transfigured before them."

The Jewish Festival of Booths was a feast of the dwelling of God with men, and the transfiguration of Christ reveals how this dwelling takes place in and through the Messiah, the Son of God in human flesh. There is little doubt that Christ's transfiguration took place at the time of the Festival of Booths, and that the celebration of the event in the Christian Church became the New Testamental fulfillment of the Old Testamental feast in a way similar to the feasts of Passover and Pentecost

In the Transfiguration, the apostles see the glory of the Kingdom of God present in majesty in the person of Christ. They see that in him, indeed, all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, that "in him the whole fulness of deity dwells bodily" (Col 1:19, 2:9). They see this before the crucifixion so that in the resurrection they might know who it is who has suffered for them, and what it is that this one, who is God, has prepared for those who love him. This is what the Church celebrates in the feast of the Transfiguration.

Liturgy for the Feast is this Wednesday at 6:00 pm. It is traditional that at this service, grapes -- the first fruits of the harvest -- are blessed. If anyone wishes to offer the holy bread or grapes, please see Father today.



Church School

Important information for all:

  • Our Church School is looking for a teacher or two; speak to Father Joseph, if you want to know more.
  • The new class format includes a special session once a month in the afternoon, which includes a Parish Family Dinner. The first of these is September 13th; Class at 4:00 pm & Dinner for everyone -- this means YOU-- at 5:30.
  • In addition, there will be two, one-hour sessions each month, beginning right after Liturgy. The first of these classes is September 20th.



JOIN US ON THE RED CARPET -- CELEBRATING GENERATIONS OF FRIENDS
October 3. Gala event. Central Flat, Norwood

You have hopefully received a card in the mail with information about this night. You can purchase the tickets or donate at http://stgeorgenorwood.wix.com/gala-event-2. Follow our facebook page for this event.



RETREAT - MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Father Ted Pulcini will lead a retreat titled, "Hearing Your Call and Responding To It" on Saturday, September 26th, beginning at 9:00 am at Saint John of Damascus Church in Dedham. This was the event that was snowed out during the winter. Registration forms are available in the parish hall. (While sponsored by the Antiochian Women, it is open to everyone!)



NORWOOD DAY

Saturday, September 12th, is Norwood Day. Again this year our church plans to have a booth. Cindy Apgar is coordinating this effort; please see her with your ideas or if you can volunteer a couple hours.



SUMMER COFFEE HOURS

From next week through Labor Day there are 15 Sundays (actually 14, since we will be closed July 26th for the Archdiocese Convention.) It would be so awesome to have each of those coffee hours covered before we leave today. Find a friend and sign up. It can be super simple, just coffee, soft drinks, bagels, pastry and fruit. Don't worry about a fancy spread, this time of the year it is just so nice to spend a little time in fellowship after the Liturgy.



HOLY BREAD BAKERS

Emily Pappas has stepped in as our new holy bread coordinator. The list, beginning with July 5 has been posted in the kitchen and copies are available there. If you are interested in joining the baking team, let Emily or Father Joseph know.





 

 


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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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