The faithful of Saint George Church, as well as
family are friends are invited to make offerings to the
parish for the Divine Liturgy on Sundays and Feast Days.
The offering of holy bread and other gifts in the church
is an ancient part of our Orthodox faith.
One may make such offerings as often as he or she
wishes. Gifts may be offered to the glory of God, or to
remember a special event -- a birthday, anniversary,
name day or in remembrance of a departed loved one.
If you wish to have a memorial service (40 days, one
year etc.) please arrange it in advance with the priest.
You may bring koliva (boiled wheat) for the memorial
and leave it at the table on the solea. Otherwise, a loaf of
holy bread can be used.
The weekly sheets in this notebook are to be used for
those offering holy bread, flowers or seven-day candles
for Sunday Liturgies. A family or individual can make
all three offerings, or choose a particular one.
Please look at the instructions to the right and complete
the form for the date (or dates) on which you are
donating holy bread, flowers or are offering a candle.
The names of those offering gifts and those being
remembered will be remembered during the Great
Entrance. The names of donors will also be noted in the
Sunday bulletin (printing deadline is Thursday at noon.)
Additional offerings for the health of loved ones, on
special occasions, or in memory of the departed are
always appropriate. These gifts may be left in the designated
offering envelopes. These offerings will be listed
in the bulletin and an icon card will be mailed to those
being remembered, notifying them of your gift.
All payments should be made in advance to the
Parish Treasurer or may be left at the church.
Would you like to joing the Baking Guild for holy
bread? See Father Joseph. Recipes for holy bread and
more information about the significance of bread in the
life of the Church are in the back of this notebook, take a
• Download the Divine Liturgy Offerings and Coffee Hour sign-up form
Holy Bread and Coffee Hour
- Up to three families or
individuals may offer Holy Bread
- The cost of the bread is $15.
- The bread is provided each week
by our Baking Guild .
- Familes and individuals may join together to offer a
- You may offer holy bread even if
you are not able to host coffee hour.
- The coffee hour team within the
parish may be able to offer a coffee
hour on your behalf. Please ask.
Flowers at the Iconostasis
Vases may be offered by a family or
individual on any special occasion
(birthday, anniversary, Name Day,
for a memorial or on a Feast day.)
- The church will arrange delivery
with our florist.
- Donors of the flowers may be
different from those offering holy bread.
- The cost of two vases is $50.00.
Seven Day Candles
As with holy bread and flowers, the
faithful are invited to offer 7-day
candles which will burn before the
icons in honor of loved ones.
- Candles will be lit before Great
Vespers on Saturday.
- Candles may also be purchased before Liturgy
from an usher in the narthex.
- The cost of candles is $10.00 each.