6 Atwood Avenue Norwood, MA 02062
Most Rev. Metropolitan JOSEPH, Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America
FRIENDS AND VISITOR SUNDAY
FRIENDS AND VISITOR SUNDAY It is always such a blessing to look around our church and see many friends. We have a strong and vibrant community and welcome those who may have been away for a while, or who are new to the Church. We look forward to greeting you today. Please plan to join us for refreshments after the Liturgy.
WALK FOR THE FOOD PANTRY
You can help by participating in a fun three-mile walk
on Saturday, October 4th to benefit the Ecumenical
Community Food Pantry of Norwood. Take a
leisurely walk around Nor-wood on this October
morning. Walk alone or with a team. Be a walk sponsor
and come to cheer on the walkers. Sign up sponsors
for your walk around Norwood. Bring your
signed sponsor sheet and pledge money the day of
the walk. 100% of the money collected benefits the
Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. the day of the walk.
The walk begins at 9:00 a.m. from Grace Church on
Chapel Street. Questions ?, contact:Deborah at dterry@
ifb.org or Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies of Saint George, the next scheduled meeting is Sunday, October 19th after Liturgy.
It is with great pleasure that the Antiochian Archdiocese announces the Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph. It will take place during 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
EDUCATION DAY AT VLADS
Saturday, October 4, 9:00 am-5:30 pm, Orthodox Education Day 2014: Divine Liturgy begins the day. "Do Books Still Matter? A Celebration of Orthodox Christian Publications" is this year's theme, and several Orthodox Christian publishers will be on hand, with books galore for sale. The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr will deliver the keynote: "From Scroll to Book to Net: the Web of Knowledge." Enjoy workshops, children's activities, and ethnic food.
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.)
NICHOLS ST - THE ROOF - FUTURE PLANS
At the parish council last month, a number of important
topics were discussed, including our land on
Nichols Street, the replacement of the roof and a
discussion with our architect. End of summer vacations
and a long weekend slowed any recent developments,
but below is a recap of where we stand:
AABA Annual Golf Tournament is September 15 at
the Foxboro Country Club. 1:00 shotgun start. For
tickets, reservations or sponsor information, phone
Bill Seaver at 617-590-0253.
We welcome our