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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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Memorial Day

Again this year, we will gather at the Highland Cemetery Chapel at 9:00 am on the 25th to offer prayers for the departed of Saint George and your loved ones. A list of the names is in the narthex, please let Father Joseph know if there are others whom you would like remembered.



COME TO OUR KIND OF TOWN

Come to our kind of town Come to Providence! The 77th Annual Parish Life Conference!
The Diocese of Worcester and New England will join together from June 18 to 21 for fellowship, spiritual illumination and fun, with His Grace Bishop JOHN presiding. Highlights include:
  • Bible Bowl
  • Oratorical Contest
  • Game Night
  • Grand Hufli
  • Federal Hill
  • Water Fire and more
Plus Kids Eat FREE at the Sunday School Awards Brunch. Information is in the parish hall and on line at www.StMaryPawtucket.org.

ARCHDIOCESE CONVENTION IN BOSTON

Saint Mary Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts is proud to host this year's biennial Convention from July 19 through 26 in Boston. Our historic city's significance in American history is a fitting backdrop as we celebrate our own history of Orthodoxy in America, the 100th anniversary of the falling asleep of St. Raphael of Brooklyn. Making this event even more historic will be the presence of his Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch, presiding, and the first North American Convention under his Eminence Metropolitan Joseph. Registration and information is on line at www.acboston2015.com.

FROM THE PARISH COUNCIL

At the regular meeting of the Council this past week, we received a report from Cindy Apgar who participated in a Church Mutual Webinar. It was designed to help [board] members understand their fiduciary responsibilities. It is part of a series on "Board Governance: Best Practices". Church Mutual is our insurance company. The Council also welcomed Bob Berslin from the Dedham Savings Investment Group, who spoke about ways for organizations (including churches) to invest funds. This topic will be taken up again at a future meeting.



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.



JOIN US ON THE RED CARPET -- A CELEBRATION OF FRIENDS:
October 3 . Gala event . Central Fiat, Norwood

Thanks to everyone who has signed up to volunteer. We need your help, Saturday morning, May 30th; come along at 9:00 for a brunch, and bring your address book, plus any photos from your days at Saint George.



ANTIOCHIAN WOMEN'S NEWSLETTER

The Summer issue of Diakonia is now available. You can find a pdf on line at antiochian.org/summer- 2015-issue-diakonia-available-online This issue features the Diocese of New England.



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.



INTERVIEW ON CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA

This past Thursday, Ancient Faith Radio interviewed Samer Laham, Director of Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development for the Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch in Syria. The Department is a nonprofit organization belonging to and operating from the Patriarchate, located in the old city of Damascus. Mr. Laham was visiting the headquarters of the International Orthodox Christian Charities in Baltimore, and sat down to share his up-to-date account of the dire situation inside his homeland. "About 10.8 million people are in need of assistance" due to the civil war conditions in Syria, he noted in his introduction. The full interview is on line at www.ancientfaith.com



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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