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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PLC = PARISH LIFE CELEBRATION

The Diocese of Worcester ∧ New England Ministry Council is pleased to host this year's Parish Life Conference. It will take place THIS Saturday, June 23rd at Saint John of Damascus in Dedham. The day will begin with Orthos and Divine Liturgy. Registration and details are on line at www.antiochianevents.com/worcester.html Registration forms are available today.

Michelle Moujaes will be the keynote at our PLC speaking about Faith Tree Ministries, which she helped establish. This focuses on ministering to people in the 21st century. Have you ever asked the question, how to we help our seniors, or where are all the young people, or why don't more men come to church? Well this is your chance to hear and explore what is possible.

The Bible Bowl is another exciting feature of the PLC. Our teams will meet during coffee hour today for a practice session.



SEMINARIAN UPDATES

Our Deacon Gregory (Erik Potter) has been assigned to Saint George Church in South Glens Falls, New York. Deacon will be ordained to the priesthood in the near future (perhaps Saturday, July 28th.) He and Faith have moved into their new home: 30 2nd Street, South Glens Falls, NY 12803.

Our seminarian from this past year, Subdeacon Philip Lasseter writes:
Father Joseph,
I hope y'alls trip to Greece, Croatia, and Norway went well and y'all enjoyed your family time. I just wanted to email to say thank you for a wonderful year at Norwood! Your mentoring was a great asset to me and the people were all very kind and welcoming throughout the year. We cannot express our gratitude enough for the experience at Norwood and for the love shown towards me and my family. We should be back in enough time to come to church again before we are moved to our next assignment.
In Christ,
Phillip

And our seminarian from 2016-17, James Hargrave writes:
Dear Father Joseph and all the faithful of Saint George,
Miremengjes (good morning) from Saint Blaise Monastery in Durres, Albania. Daphne, Peter and I arrived yesterday (25 May) from the capital, Tirana, along with our Missiology (theology of Missions) class from HCHC and our professor, Father Luke Veronis. Yesterday we got know local seminary students and helped with a retreat for 100+ teenagers from around the country. Today, we'll go to the beach with kids from a local Orthodox children's home.
Next week Daphne, Peter and I travel to Kisumu in Western Kenya to explore a potential long-term assignment as missionaries with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center. Pray for us!

In Christ, James, Daphne & Peter Hargrave



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.



Adult Camp

The newest program here at Antiochian Village for all ages 21+! We are excited to offer all adults, from 21 to 101, the opportunity to experience summer camp for a few days here at AV! Regardless of age, jurisdiction, or faith, Adult Camp is open to all adults who want to spend a weekend in an Orthodox Christian environment growing in their faith. Cost is $195, which includes all lodging, food, and activities. More information, including a tentative weekend schedule, can be found at: https://avcamp.org/other-programs/adult-camp/.



SACRED MUSIC INSTITUTE

Music as Vocation: Looking Inward Through Orthodox Hymnography July 11-15, 2018 Antiochian Village The Keynote Speaker is Bishop ANTHONY, Topics include:

  • Byzantine Chanting
  • Byzantine Notation
  • Choral Conducting
  • Vocal production
  • Western Music Theory
Registration is now open for the SMI and the Youth Music Ministry (for teens, ages 14-18.) The YMM is a program within the Department of Sacred Music and will be held as an independent track of the Sacred Music Institute (SMI)



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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