6 Atwood Avenue Norwood, MA 02062
Most Rev. Metropolitan JOSEPH, Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America
We fast before the Great Feast of the Nativity in
order to prepare ourselves Our Lord's birth. As in
the case of Great Lent, the Nativity Fast is one of
preparation, during which we focus on the coming
of the Savior by fasting, prayer, and almsgiving.
SERVICES DURING ADVENT
In addition to the weekly cycle of services (Saturday Vespers, Sunday Matins and Liturgy) there are other services to help you prepare for the feast.
The Nativity this year falls on a Sunday -- Matins and Liturgy will be served at 5:00 pm on Christmas Eve. There will be no services on the 25th. Looking ahead to Theophany, the diocesan liturgy and blessing of waters with Bishop John will be in Dedham on 5 January.
MARRIED? PLANNING TO BE? QUESTIONS?
Bishop John will offer Reflections on Marriage and Our Marriage Ceremony at the Chancery (2 Lydia's Path, Westborough) on Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00 to 3:00. Registration is $15 per person and includes lunch. Make your reservation with His Grace at email@example.com. Questions can be directed to Bishop JOHN at 724.518.5788.
Each November, we set aside one day to speak
about stewardship -- a topic not focused on dollars
but rather our response as Christians to the abundance
of gifts God has given us. At the conclusion
of the Liturgy last week, Father Joseph spoke about
our 2017 program and packets were passed out to
those here -- the remainder were mailed on Monday.
It is so important that each of us take this responsibility
seriously; both for the building up of our community
and our spiritual well-being.
SOYO - SACRED MUSIC CD
Young people from around the archdiocese have released the new beautifully sung music CD "Grace Shining Forth". Order your CDs through our SOYO https://TeenSOYO.org/Shop All profits from this Music CD will go to provide Scholarships to our parish teens to attend the Youth Music Program at the Sacred Music Institute. Cassidy.
Sittee's Savory Kitchen
Sales of our Middle
Eastern Salad Dressing
kicked off at Norwood
Day in September and
then 2 weeks ago we had a huge turn out at the OCC in
town where parishioners, friends and diners enjoyed
great food marinated with our dressing. Pick up a
bottle at coffee hour or order on line at
SitteesSavoryKitchen.com What a great stocking
stuffer! Proceeds are all going to our building fund.
Saint George Capital Campaign
Since kicking off the campaign to raise funds for our building renovation, expansion and elevator we have received pledges from 58 families and foundations. This represents 95 parishioners and friends and totals over $215,000. And with what is in the bank we now have committents or cash for over $825,000. The Council and Building Committee met recently with our architect to refine the design and costs. It was a fabulous meeting and we plan to share all the information with everyone very soon.
Conference & Convention
The 2017 PLC and Convention are
less than a year away: In New
England, the Parish Life Conference
will be June 23-24.
We welcome our