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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A busy SEPTEMBER

Sept. 22, - The 10th Annual Sonia's 5K Run, to support Theophany School. 9:00 am at Saint George, Boston. Register at online at www.soniasrun.org

Sept. 22 is the "Enchanted Faire" at Winsmith Mill on Endicott Street. Our parish will be the "caterer" for the day. Mark your calendars; we will be calling on our cooks and grillers to help with this fund raising event. Music for the faire is by Mitchell Kaltsunas

Sept. 30 - Diocesan Seminarian Reception and Celebration of Vocations. 4:00 pm Vespers and Dinner at Saint George, Boston.



Dining Dollar

Everyone enjoys a night out, right? So now you can dine at a local restaurant and help Saint George. On three designated days this month when you and your friends dine out -- places like the Chateau (the 13th), Bertucci's (the 18th) or Conrads (the 26th) -- the church receives a percentage of the restaurant's profits. All you do is download the flyer (and forward it to your friends), then head out to eat on the given day. Its a Win Win Win, for you, the restaurant and OUR?CHURCH.



Support Teen SOYO

See Sophia Plouffe after Liturgy and pick up a 3-in-1 mobile phone holder for just $5. Proceeds go to the ministries of the young people.



Sonia's Run

Join your friends for the 10th Annual Sonia's Run 5K on Saturday, September 22nd at 9:00 am at Saint George, West Roxbury. (The kids race begins sat 8:30 am.) Course map, records, registration info and more can be found online at www.soniasrun.org



ANTIOCHIAN WOMEN RAFFLE

The Ladies of Saint George are raffling off a great basket for the football fan in your home, including a bluetooth speaker, tailgate chair and more. Chances are $2 each. Buy your tickets at coffee hour today.



Family Camp

Can you believe summer is almost over?? Well, don't worry because Family Camp and SOYO Fall Camp is right around the corner! Just like last year we will be at the beautiful St. Methodios Faith & Heritage Center in Contoocook, NH. The Guest Speaker for the weekend is Ms. Katrina Bitar, Program Director for YES (Youth Equipped to Serve) of FOCUS North America. We are very excited for another great weekend of camp, and hope to see you there! Registration forms and details are available at www.soyofallcamp.org or contact Khalil at FamilyCampNE@gmail.com



ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN WITNESS

The Orthodox Christian Witness Program:
Spiritual Pilgrimage. This program is an opportunity for anyone intereseted to learn, to reflect, and to be transformed through the Orthodox Christian Faith in preparation for various ministries. This spiritual pilgrimage is an interdisciplinary appraoch to create a cadre of leaders in the church. It is amied to empower and equip Orthodox Christian to nourish and share the faith in the 21st century.

This is a two year prgroam with Round-table units and Practicums. The leadership team includes His Grace Bishop JOHN, D.Min., Father Antony Hughes, Ioana Popa MD, Richard Robbat Ph.D. and Sebastien Falardeau. Details are in the parish hall.



BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

In advance of any work being done for the renovation and expansion, the architect recommended "opening" some of our existing walls. This is so that he and the general contractor can be certain that there are no surprises. As water as been an issue in past years, they want to be sure the steel is not rusted and that no mold is present. You can see where that work was done. The good news is that everything looks okay and the renovations should be able to proceed without any major complications. Now the Building Committee will get together with the architet and begin working on the plan which we will present to all of you.



Coffee Hour

During the summer months coffee hour will be avaialble only on those Sundays when we have a volunteer host. It is obvious that many of us enjoy the refreshments, and especially the fellowship following the Liturgy. We really need everyone to help out so that this important part of our parish life can continue year round.

Last fall we put into place the Society of Saint Sampson the Hospitable to cover those days on which no one had signed up. We are grateful to Lucine Kouyoumjian for heading up this effort. However, we need more volunteers to make this ministry really come alive. So, sign up today to host a coffee hour in the coming months or speak to Lucine and offer to help her cover those days without hosts.



HELP IOCC RIGHT HERE IN THE USA

Want to help neighbors in need by volunteering right here in the US? We need volunteers to help with critical home repairs and builds! Several opportunities are now available for the upcoming summer:
June 11-16; July 16-21; July 23-28 and August 13-18, all in Houston, TX To register or learn more, visit iocc.org/homebuild. To read more about our longterm response after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, made possible by your support, visit www.IOCC.org



BUILDING COMMITTEE

It has been just over one year since our parish voted to proceed with a building project. While many were hopeful of seeing shovels in the ground and walls going up there has actually been a tremendous amount of work taking place behind the scenes. Since our last update the Building Committee and Parish Council have been meeting regularly to put all the pieces in place for a successful build. Several of these meetings have included the architect and general contractor. We were told the process would move through three phases -- the schematic, the design and finally, the construction documents. At each stage we meet to make sure all is in order, both in terms of the program and finances. From the outset we knew that a top priority would be to raise additional funds and we are hopeful that as we move ahead and share more updated designs that the faithful will step forward to help. This help can be in the form of donations, gifts of stock, bequests or naming part of the project in thanksgiving or memory of a loved one. Don't hesitate to speak up! Father Joseph, Joan and committee members are here.



New Building Renovation Design


See the latest from our architect -- posted in the hall. Check out the intricate brick work on the additions, which makes for a seamless transition to the existing building, all the while maintaining the exquisite character of our church. The next step is for StudioTroika to complete the design phase and help us make the right financial decisions. We will keep everyone posted.

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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