Welcome

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
Being Good Stewards of God's Gifts




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Building and grounds

It has been a busy week at Saint George: In the parish office, which was damaged by a pipe burst last month, the rehab is mostly complete. Thanks to good work by our contractor, Nick Kourey we have a new ceiling. Andrew and Phil painted the walls. A rug has been rolled out and a new copier installed. Now it is time to sort out the boxes which were hastily packed as we hurried to save books and documents. Thanks to those who have offered their help, we will tackle this next phase in the coming days and weeks. BTW: Expenses for the office were covered by our insurance.

As for our expansion and church renovation -- the architect has moved from the schematic phase to the design phase. The Building Committee will be meeting this week to check the progress and will be reporting back to everyone very soon. A good sign of progress was the work done last Thursday by the geotech engineers who bored into the soil, just to make sure there are no surprises when construction begins. On the financial front, we are not yet at the point where we have definitive numbers. However, just in the last few weeks we have received new pledges and donations for the project, totalling over $13,000. Your prayers and support are so appreciated.



GREAT LENT: THE SEASON OF THE FAST

Fasting, in our days, has become one of the most neglected spiritual values. Because of misunderstandings regarding the nature of fasting, because of confused and reversed priorities in its use, many of today's Orthodox Christians fast very little, or disregard fasting altogether. Fasting was practiced by the Lord Himself and He asked the disciples to use fasting as an important spiritual weapon to achieve spiritual victories.

Many of the Fathers have written on fasting. Among others, Saint Basil has left us with most inspired comments on fasting: He tells us that fasting is not abstaining from food only; it is first of all, abstaining from sin. First of all, fasting is abstinence from food. By detaching us from earthly goods and realities, fasting has a liberating effect on us and makes us worthy of the life of the spirit, a life similar to that of angels. Second, fasting, as abstinence from bad habits and sin, is the mother of Christian virtues, the mother of sound and wholesome thinking; it allows us to establish the proper priority between the material and spiritual, giving priority to the spiritual.

-Adapted from Metropolitan Maximos of Pittsburgh (GOA)

The Lenten fast begins Monday, the 19th. The services, which aid us spiritually, will strengthen our efforts to the keep fast. Many of the services have fasting meals served in conjunction with them and so we able to strengthen each other, as well as enjoy fellowship.



BUILDING RENOVATION AND EXPANSION

In answer to requests from those at the annual meeting, a new flyer has been printed showing an overview of the project, its costs and funding. These were put in the mail this past week and an additional copy is enclosed with this bulletin so that you may pass it on to family and friends who are interested in our building campaign. Information about Designated Donations can be found in the parish hall.



New Building Renovation Design

The Parish Council and Building Committee are pleased to share the updated sketches for our renovation and expansion project.

We are grateful for our generous donors. We are now offering everyone the opportunity to contribute a dedicated donation. If you and your family (or several) families are moved to dedicate a portion of this project in honor or memory of a loved one, please click here for the details.

Your prayers and support are much appreciated.



Sittee's Savory Kitchen

Need a stocking stuffer or hostess gift this season? Give our parish's salad dressing and marinade: Jars and refills are available at coffee hour and on line at SitteesSavoryKitchen.com What a great stocking stuffer! Proceeds are all going to our building fund.

The Mission Statement (from the lid of the jar):
Sittee is "my grandmother" - one of countless women who, as the backbone of our community, used their culinary talents to help build and sustain our church. Sittee's Savory Kitchen honors these beloved women and their legacy by giving all proceeds to the Building Fund.





 

 





 








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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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