6 Atwood Avenue Norwood, MA 02062
Most Rev. Metropolitan JOSEPH, Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America
It is a delight to have our Deacon Luke back in Norwood this morning. He is in town, having presented a paper at Holy Cross Seminary last week. He will speak to us briefly at the end of the Liturgy. And on his next visit he promises to bring along his beautiful family.
The parish meeting of Saint George will be
Thursday, November 6th at 7:00 pm. In addition to
the regular agenda items, we plan for presentations
from the roofing consultant, broker and architect.
We also look forward to welcoming His Grace
In addition to having our young people pass the trays
and read the espistles this month, we also focus on
their support of Special Olympics. We began our
collection for this project last week and will wrap it
up today. We will hear from Nick Kimmett, who has
coached athletes at the Antiochian Village the past
two years. Your generous support of this activity is
Corolla Contracting will begin work on the church and parish house roofs this week (weather permitting.) The chimney at the house was repaired last week in preparation for this work. Do you want to see work in progress? Follow us on Twitter where we will regularly post pics and info: @StGeorgeNorwood
CHRISTMAS IS OVER TWO MONTHS AWAY ...
A bit early to sing carols and decorate your tree --
however, not too early to sign on to the Parish
Christmas Card. The Ladies of Saint George are again
coordinating our card; forms may be completed at
coffee hour today. Deadline is November 9th.
The Archdiocese has announced the Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph: It will take place 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 Information has also been posted in the hall, including forms for the celebratory ad book.
DIOCESAN MEETINGS RESCHEDULED
The Fall Diocese Meeting has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 25th, 2014. It will still be at Emmanuel Church in Warren, beginning at 10:00 am with Morning Prayers. The Fellowship of Saint John, Antiochian Women and Teen SOYO will all meet.
BYZANTINE ART & CULTURE
The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with the New York Life Center for the Study of Hellenism in Pontus and Asia Minor are pleased to announce the Second Boston Byzantine Music Festival (November 14 & 15, 2014). The festival presents a dynamic and engaging collection of performances that explore the music of the Byzantine Empire and its points of contact with the music of Western Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Enjoy concerts by internationally renowned vocal ensemble Cappella Romana, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir, and the Grammynominated DÜNYA ensemble with HCHC's own Holy Cross St. Romanos the Melodist Byzantine Choir. Join festival performers for a series of free lectures and hands-on workshops on Byzantine, Ottoman, and traditional Greek music. Information, tickets, and registration are available at www.BostonByzantineMusic.org.
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.)
We welcome our