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







Place your mouse over the date in the calender to see the service or event schedule.

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FEAST DAY SERVICES


This Wednesday, 6:00 pm - Advent Paraklesis
This Saturday, 5 pm - Vespers (Confessions at 4:30 )
Next Sunday, 8:50 Matins & 10:00 am Liturgy
December 24th, 8:30 am - Royal Hours Christmas Eve, 5:00 pm - Festal Matins and Liturgy

For Theophany, there is a diocesan celebration with Bishop John and all the clergy in Worcester on January 5th at 9:00 am. We will also celebrate here on Sunday the 6th, including the Blessing of the Waters.



BIRTHDAY CALENDAR

You know how we like to sing "God grant you many years" to those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries ... Help us out by putting those special dates in the birthday calendar, which is in the hall. In the new year, we will begin singing (which is in fact our prayer) in the church after the Liturgy.



EPISTLE READERS

Those who read at Liturgy and those who would like to be on the list must attend a very short session with Father Joseph on January 13th after coffee hour.



CHRISTMAS OUTREACH

Again this year we are partnering with the Norwood schools to provide gifts for those young families in need. Following the example of Saint Nicholas, we are asking everyone to bring a gift for one of the children. All presents need to be back NEXT SUNDAY. See Leeann at coffee hour to pick up a tag (with a suggested gift) or email her at leeannplouffe at gmail.com.



STEWARDSHIP

The deadline for returning your 2019 pledge card is December 16th. There are a number of members who have yet to send in the stewardship committment for next year. There are additional pledge forms in both the narthex and parish hall. For those joining the parish or pledging for the first time, please take an envelope labeled "Stewardship 2019".

Our thanks to everyone who has pledged; thus far the average gift is $918 per person.



BUILDING PROJECT

The architect has sent updated designs for our building renovation and new narthex with a lift. The committee has been hard at work making sure that we are addressing the needs of the parish and being financially responsible. The new plans are posted on our Building Renovation Page and in the hall.



WEEKDAY SERVICES

In addition to our weekly Vespers, Matins and Liturgy, we have at least one other mid-week service. In preparation for Christmas, the Advent Paraklesis will be served this Thursday at 8:30 am and again on the 19th at 6:00 pm. And looking ahead:
December 24th: Royal Hours are at 8:30 am Christmas Eve at 5:00 pm is Matins & Liturgy for the Nativity.
For Theophany, there is a diocesan celebration with Bishop John and all the clergy in Worcester on January 5th at 9:00 am. We will also celebrate here on Sunday the 6th, including the Blessing of the Waters.



2019 CALENARS

You icon calendar, complete with Scriptures readings , fasting information and saints for every day of the year have arrived. There is one copy for each home.



PATS RAFFLE

The drawing for two tickets to next week's Pats-Bill game were won by a local gal. Congrats to Katie Kelleher (who bought a ticket from Joan Cassidy's niece.) The gross profit for the church fund is $2700. Thanks to everyone who bought and sold chances.



ARCHDIOCESE CONVENTION

The 2019 Archdiocese Convention is next July (21-28) in Grand Rapids, MI. The host parish of Saint Nicholas is making a one time offer to sell an event package for $199. It will be December 6th, Saint Nicholas Day. Convention information, schedules and hotel information are all online at https://ac2019gr.org/ And for those planning for our local Parish Life Celebration, it is Saturday, June 22nd in Worcester, hosted by the parishes from Warren and Springfield.



From AV

It is time to register for Winter Camp and Family Winter Camp at Antiochian Village. For families, your dates are January 18-21 and the activities include snow tubing. For those in grades 7-12 your dates are February 15-18. Check out the posters in the hall and visit AVCamp.org.



WHAT IS HAPPENING?

Many of you have asked about the current events concerning the Patriarchates of Constantinople and Moscow: We have posted in our hall "The Statement of the Holy Synod of Antioch" and "The Joint Statement of the Serbian and Antiochian Orthodox Patriarchates".



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.



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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