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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









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LENT, HOLY WEEK & PASCHA SERVICES

Services for the 5th Week of Lent are printed inside of this bulletin. Below are other important dates:


  • April 4 / Lazarus Saturday - Breakfast and Parish clean up follow the Liturgy at 8:30 am.
  • April 5 / Palm Sunday - Liturgy & Procession
  • April 5-6-7 - Bridegroom Service, 7:00 pm Confessions will be heard these three days at 6:00.)
  • April 8 - Holy Unction Service, 6:00 pm
  • April 9 - Vesperal Liturgy, 8:30 am Service of the Passion Gospels, 7:00 pm Bishop John will be here for this service.
  • April 10 - Holy Friday: Royal Hours, 8:30 am Vespers, 1:00 pm / Lamentations, 7:00 pm
  • April 11 - Vesperal Liturgy, 8:30 am
  • April 12th is Pascha: Rush Procession, Matins & Liturgy at 10:30 Saturday night
  • Agape Vespers, 12:00 noon on Pascha
  • April 18 -Metropolitan JOSEPH at Saint George, Boston (Vespers at 6:00 pm. Hufli at 9:00 pm.)
  • April 22 - Evening Liturgy for Saint George Day with a "festive" potluck supper, 6:00 pm
  • May 3rd - Bishop JOHN's visit to Saint George.
  • May 17 - Sunday School BBQ

  • Upcoming Memorials:

  • March 29 - Hayes Kelley, Mary Kelley and Rose Baronian (Lucine's aunt)
  • April 26 - Eugenia Georges
  • May 10 - Sam DiFlaminies and Janet Farha (Erin's mother)


  • FOOD FOR HUNGRY PEOPLE

    "Give us this day. Why do we beseech God for bread only today? Because we know that we are not the masters of our lives, but our Creator is. Also that it might startle us from the accumulation of wealth for the uncertain tomorrow, while letting our brothers go hungry today. Feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked. No one gathering more than what is needed, out of the fear of what tomorrow will bring, is able to fulfill these commandments of God."
    --Saint Nicholas Velimirovich

    FFHP Lenten contribution boxes are available in the narthex and in the parish hall.

    Other ways to help:
    On Saturday, June 27th, there will be a MobilePack event at Saint George Cathedral in Worcester for the Feed my Starving Children project. Many, many volunteers will be needed. See www.FMSC.org

    And locally:
    Students at Norwood High School are supporting www.FreeRice.com. It is an online educational trivia game that donates ten grains of rice through the United Nations World Food Program to help feed starving people around the globe. Free Rice buys this rice by means of advertisement profit. Try it out.



    2015 ANTIOCHIAN WOMEN'S PROJECT

    For 2015, the Antiochian Women have been tasked by His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH with a new Project: "Nurturing the Seeds of Orthodoxy Across North America: Regional Camping & Learning Centers & Monastic Communities." The Metropolitan's vision is to offer programs and centers across North America that focus on Orthodoxy: our way of life, our worship, and our faith. We must reach out to children and adults of all ages, and have facilities (camps and/or centers) for these activities to take place.

    The second part of this Project is the establishment of "Monastic Communities." Monasteries are where the Gospel is lived on a daily basis and are places of beauty and holiness. It is where we as faithful Orthodox should go for spiritual nourishment and refreshment. Overseas, Antiochian Orthodox monasteries are plentiful but, in North America, they are sorely lacking. The goal is to create Antiochian Orthodox monastic communities throughout the United States and Canada.

    Let us recall the parable of the mustard seed: "To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? . It is like a mustard seed which . when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade." (Mark 4:30-32) We as Antiochian Women must help to nurture these mustard seeds, and Orthodoxy, across North America.

    We ask for your support of this exciting Project towards the future of our beloved Antiochian Archdiocese.

    Today following the Liturgy, Katie Birtwell, president of the Ladies of Saint George will speak about their work. And mark your calendars for March 25th, the Feast of the Annunciation: The Ladies annual fish dinner will follow the 6:00 Liturgy. Reservations are required.



    IOCC ASSISTS SYRIAN CHRISTIANS

    Baltimore, MD (IOCC) - Fleeing for their lives, more than 2,400 exhausted and traumatized Christians from northeastern Syria sought refuge in the towns of Hasakah and Qamishli after their small communities were terrorized this week. The attackers targeted a stretch of villages along the southern bank of the Khabour River, where they burned homes and churches, murdered a fleeing 16-year-old boy, and abducted 150 Assyrian Christian men, women and children from their homes.

    For those who managed to escape the attack and seek shelter in Hasakah, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), with its church partner, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East (GOPA), is providing food, medical attention, and emergency aid. IOCC/GOPA, which has offices in both Hasakah and Qamishli, is responding to the immediate needs of more than 1,000 displaced Syrian families seeking shelter at the Syriac Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church in the Al Nasreh neighborhood of Hasakah with the distribution of food parcels, bedding, infant clothing and shoes. More than 600 of the survivors who fled the onslaught are children.

    IOCC, an ACT Alliance member, is one of the few humanitarian organizations inside Syria providing immediate assistance to displaced families and elderly who have endured four years of a brutal war. Working in 28 offices across Syria, IOCC has provided relief to 2.5 million vulnerable people inside Syria since 2012.

    HOW YOU CAN HELP
    You can help the victims of poverty and conflicts around the world by making a financial gift to the International Emergency Response Fund which will provide immediate relief, as well as long-term support through the provision of emergency aid, recovery assistance and other support to help those in need. To make a gift, visit iocc.org or phone1-877- 803-IOCC or mail a check or money order payable to IOCC, P.O. Box 17398, Baltimore, MD 21297.



    ARCHDIOCESE CONVENTION

    52nd Antiochian Archdiocese Convention, Boston, MA - Sunday, July 19, 2015-Sunday, July 26, 2015 - Hosted by St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, Cambridge, MA at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA. Go to www.acboston2015.com to register for hotel rooms, events and Boston excursions and to obtain Souvenir Journal information and information about family activities and events. Rooms are booking quickly for this historic convention. Please call the church at (617) 547-1234 with any questions.





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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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