Sweets Host – Sunday August 20th, 2017
Joe & Sandy Bajalia
Bader & Jeanette Bajalia
Nick & Julia Bajalia
Saturday August 19th- 6:30PM-8:30PM
“YAM” Educational Social Event- followed by Dinner.
All Adults and Teens are invited to join us for this wonderful night.
Sunday August 20th, 2017
A Blessings of Backpacks & The School Year.
The blessings of Backpacks will take place at the end of the Divine Liturgy.
September 10th, 2017
1st day of Sunday School and Registration for new students.
Proper Church Behavior
· Come to church promptly, not late – Divine Liturgy begins at 10:00AM.
· Do not take Communion if you arrive after the Holy Gospel has been read.
· Wear church-appropriate clothing (nothing revealing or tight-fitting).
· No use of cell-phones inside the church for talking, texting, or Internet.
· No eating, drinking or chewing-gum.
· No playing electronic devices (DVD players, video games, tablets), even for young children.
· Do not cross your legs in church.
· Stand at appropriate times (Gospel reading, Great Entrance, Communion).
· Do not talk during services.
· During Communion, be respectful, pious and quiet.
· Never walk directly in front of the clergy when they are speaking, reading or
blessing the church.
· Proudly say the “Our Father,” “The Creed,” “Communion Hymn” together.
· Upon entering the church, make the sign of the cross.
· When entering, generously donate the cost of a candle, and light it in prayer.
· After entering, kiss both icons in the back of the church.
· Stop all movements upon reading of the Holy Gospel, wherever you are in church. Patiently wait in the back of the church during readings. Stand behind the ushers until they instruct you to go.
· Stay in church during memorial services out of respect.
· Stay in church after Communion, until Divine Liturgy and announcements end.
· Do not go to the church hall during services. Only Sunday School teachers & students may leave for classes.
· After announcements are over, stand in line to kiss the cross then proceed to coffee hour.
· Don’t leave your pew messy. Clean your pew and table in the church hall.
“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he’s old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6 )yo
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1. For the health and spiritual welfare of Samir & Hanan Salem and their children, offered by Samir & Hanan Salem.
2. For the health & spiritual welfare of Paul & Jamie Salem and their children, offered by Paul & Jamie Salem.
3. In loving memory of Zacky Salem, offered by Nabila Salem and family. May his memory be eternal.
4. For the health & spiritual welfare of Najah El- Abu and her children and their families, offered by Najah
5. In loving memory of Philip Farah, offered by Besima
Al-Sayyar Farah, and family. May his memory be eternal.
11th Sunday after Pentecost
Tone 2 Eothinon 11
Epistle: I Cor. 9:2-12
Gospel: Matt. 18:23-35
English: Hikmat Saoud
Arabic: George Baghdan
Nadya Farah & Christine Conner
Randa Samaan and Anne Salem
Dr. Jimmy Farah and Nader Farhat
Sbdn. Nadeem Tannous,
Matthew Mousa, Sam Awwad, Khalil Farhat, Bader Bajalia, Timothy Conner, Jamil & Jean Fayad, Dominic & Nicholas Joseph.
Ladies’ Luncheon ~ Sunday August 27th
Menu: Lemon Pepper Roasted (baked) Chicken,
Hashweh, Salad, Mixed Vegetables, Dinner Rolls
and Soft Drink.
Chairladies for this event are:
Vicki Akel & Khourieh Ranwa
Please come and support this Fundraiser Luncheon.
CHURCH ETIQUETTE & PROTOCOL
We all are aware that we should behave well in church, but many of us are not familiar with the customs, traditions or etiquette of the church.
We must always remember that attending church services is a solemn experience and our behavior should reflect that truth. When we attend church, we are here to worship, not to arrive late, talk to people or use our cell phones.
We must behave as Christ-like as humanly possible. We must set a good example for our children as positive Christian role models. If we behave respectfully and properly, they will be sure to follow.
Thank you for your cooperation in making St. George a proper church environment! Please read the following.
Additional Pious Customs
Crossing Oneself — It is always appropriate to cross oneself at the mention of the Holy Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; whenever entering or leaving the church; at the beginning of the Liturgy; when passing in front of the Altar; when venerating an icon, venerating the Gospel or the Cross; also for personal petitions.
It is not necessary to cross oneself when the priest is giving a blessing or censing the congregation. Instead, one should bow to receive the blessing.
Bowing — Orthodox Christians bow when the Theotokos and Christ are petitioned. They also bow to the priest at his blessing, and when he asks forgiveness before the Great Entrance and again before Holy Communion.
It is Traditional for the Orthodox faithful to bow and cross themselves when they enter and leave the church, and when they pray before the icons.
Daily Vitamins for Spiritual Growth
Where is the kingdom?
Wherever a person is baptized in the name of the Trinity and receives the Holy Spirit through the sacrament of Chrismation (Confirmation), there the seed of the Kingdom is sown. Whenever a sinner comes to himself and decides to return to his Father as did the prodigal son, there is the Kingdom of God. Whenever you kneel in prayer to pour your heart out to God, there is the Kingdom. Whenever you see someone caressing the deformed and caring for the sick in the name of Jesus, there is the Kingdom.
Whenever the Divine Liturgy is celebrated where Christ is present as the Word of God and the Bread of Life , there is the Kingdom. Let me emphasize one thing at this point: if the Kingdom of God is in you, no one will ever have to get you to come to the liturgy or to a Bible study group. You will come! You cannot even imagine not coming, because you are in the Kingdom and the Kingdom is in you.
كنيسةُ القِدِّيسِ جَاورجِيُوسَ الَأنطَاكِيَّة للرُّومِ الأُرْثُوذُكسِ في جَاكسِنْفل فلُوريدا