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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 
Fellowship Being Good Stewards of God's Gifts


His Beatitude Patriarch JOHN




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PATRIARCH JOHN X IN NEW ENGLAND

His Beatitude Patriarch JOHN of Antioch and All the East will preside at the Divine Liturgy, Sunday July 19th at Saint George Cathedral in Worcester. The clergy of New England have been invited to serve with him and the parishes of the Diocese will be closed so that all the faithful may attend.

The following Sunday, July 26th, His Beatitude will again preside at the Hierarchical Liturgy, which will conclude the Archdiocese Convention being held in Boston. His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph has asked that parishes again be closed so that all the parishioners can participate in the service.

Saint Mary Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts is proud to host this year's biennial Convention from July 19 through 26 in Boston. Registration and information is on line at www.acboston2015.com.

The reports of the departments and organizations for the General Assembly of the Convention are available on line at www.antiochian.org.



ARCHDIOCESE CONVENTION IN BOSTON

Saint Mary Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts is proud to host this year's biennial Convention from July 19 through 26 in Boston. Our historic city's significance in American history is a fitting backdrop as we celebrate our own history of Orthodoxy in America, the 100th anniversary of the falling asleep of St. Raphael of Brooklyn. Making this event even more historic will be the presence of his Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch, presiding, and the first North American Convention under his Eminence Metropolitan Joseph. Registration and information is on line at www.acboston2015.com.



LADIES & CHURCH SCHOOL PARENTS

Following Liturgy last week, the Ladies of Saint George and the Church School parents had meetings. Both had great discussions and were quite productive. For the Ladies, they are putting together a survey for all the women of the parish and will use the results as they select officers and set goals for the coming years.
On the Church School side, they have put in place a team which will insure a seamless transition into the new year. The first day of class will be Sunday, September 13th, starting with a dinner in the evening -- open to everyone in the parish family.



JOIN US ON THE RED CARPET -- CELEBRATING GENERATIONS OF FRIENDS
October 3. Gala event. Central Flat, Norwood

You have hopefully received a card in the mail with information about this night. You can purchase the tickets or donate at http://stgeorgenorwood.wix.com/gala-event-2. Follow our facebook page for this event.



RETREAT - MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Father Ted Pulcini will lead a retreat titled, "Hearing Your Call and Responding To It" on Saturday, September 26th, beginning at 9:00 am at Saint John of Damascus Church in Dedham. This was the event that was snowed out during the winter. Registration forms are available in the parish hall. (While sponsored by the Antiochian Women, it is open to everyone!)



NORWOOD DAY

Saturday, September 12th, is Norwood Day. Again this year our church plans to have a booth. Cindy Apgar is coordinating this effort; please see her with your ideas or if you can volunteer a couple hours.



PC MINUTES AND MONTHLY REPORTS

Don't forget, the bulletin board in the parish hall has the latest minutes from Parish Council meetings and the monthly Income & Expense reports. The latter has a new look, as it comes from the Power Church software we have recently adopted.



FROM THE PARISH COUNCIL

At the regular meeting of the Council this past week, we received a report from Cindy Apgar who participated in a Church Mutual Webinar. It was designed to help [board] members understand their fiduciary responsibilities. It is part of a series on "Board Governance: Best Practices". Church Mutual is our insurance company. The Council also welcomed Bob Berslin from the Dedham Savings Investment Group, who spoke about ways for organizations (including churches) to invest funds. This topic will be taken up again at a future meeting.



SUMMER COFFEE HOURS

From next week through Labor Day there are 15 Sundays (actually 14, since we will be closed July 26th for the Archdiocese Convention.) It would be so awesome to have each of those coffee hours covered before we leave today. Find a friend and sign up. It can be super simple, just coffee, soft drinks, bagels, pastry and fruit. Don't worry about a fancy spread, this time of the year it is just so nice to spend a little time in fellowship after the Liturgy.



HOLY BREAD BAKERS

Emily Pappas has stepped in as our new holy bread coordinator. The list, beginning with July 5 has been posted in the kitchen and copies are available there. If you are interested in joining the baking team, let Emily or Father Joseph know.



PATRIARCHS MEET IN SYRIA

On Monday, June 8, 2015, the five Patriarchs of the churches of Antioch met in a summit in Damascus to discuss the plight of Christians in the Middle East. "We are authentic (people) of this land, deeply rooted in its earth that was watered by the sweat of our fathers and grandfathers, and we confirm more than ever that we are staying," noted the statement released following the meeting, which was reported in several news outlets including Reuters and Ecumenical News.

His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, was in attendance, as was Ignatius Aphrem II of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Gregorios III of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church,, and Bechara Boutros al-Rahi of the Maronite Church. The Vatican Ambassador to Syria, Archbishop Mario Zenari, also participated. The Patriarchs called for "a culture of openness, peace and freedom of belief" in the region, and urged the international community to seek the political solutions that will lead to such conditions.





 

 


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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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