Sweets Host – Sunday March 25th, 2018

Vera Hishmeh

Naila Hanna

Clemance Hanania

Nadia J. Farah

Ikhlas Salameh

Please note: In observance of the Great Lent, please bring Zeit & Zaatar, Vegetable or Fruit,

or Lenten Sweets.




Weekly Bulletin Highlights


 ¨ Tuesday March 27th :  Parish Council Meeting  @ 6:30 p.m.

¨ Wednesday March 28th:  Bible Study  @6:30PM

¨ Saturday March 31st @ 8:30AM: Saturday of Lazarus Divine Liturgy followed by Sunday School’s  Breakfast Easter & Egg Hunt  at 9:30am for Grades  PK– 8th.


¨ Friday March 30th @ 6:30 PM: Making Palm Crosses with
    Lenten Covered Dish
. All Church’ Organizations are to attend ( Parish Council, Ladies Auxiliary, YAM, Teen SOYO, Choirs…) 

¨ Good Friday is April 6th: Lamentation service will be held @7PM followed by Teen SOYO “Vigil Night” until 12 Midnight. With Lenten covered dish


Evening Services During Great Lent:

 Wed. March 21st @7:00PM: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.

Fri. March 23rd @6:30PM: Last  Akathist ( Madayeh)  Service.


          "Altar Boy Workshop & Training"

              Sunday March 25th after church service


Time:12NOON –1:00PM


All Boys from Grades: 2nd-11th

wishing to serve in the Altar will have to attend this workshop.

Sunday March 25th : Ladies Auxiliary “Fish luncheon”in
observance of the Annunciation of the Theotokos. Cost is $10.00

Friday April 20th, 2018



The Prayer of Saint Ephraim the Syrian is traditionally said many times throughout each day during Great Lent, in addition to our daily prayers.


O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, meddling, lust of power, and idle talk. (+)

But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love
to your servant. (+)

Yes, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own sin and not to judge my brother, for You are blessed unto  ages of ages. Amen. (+)


(The “(+)” indicates that those praying make a deep bow or
prostration at this point.)


Please save the Date for Saturday April 14th , 2018

“Church Bus Trip to Savannah Georgia”

The Ladies Auxiliary is planning a “Bus Trip” to Savannah Georgia

 ¨ Date: Saturday April 14th, 2018

¨ Time:  6:30AM— Arriving to Church Parking Lot

6:45AM SHARP ~~Bus Departure.

Please note: We are not waiting for anyone who arrived late after 6:50AM to church as the bus is leaving on time.

Bus Ticket Price: $50.00 per person.

(Prepaid Ticket & Non Refundable)

Deadline to buy ticket is March 25, 2018.

Buy your ticket before March 25th  as the bus fills quickly.

For bus ticket sales and reservation please see Abla Bateh or Khourieh Ranwa  in the church Hall


 Holy Bread of Oblation for 

Sunday March 25th, 2018.

1. In loving memory of Jeanette Bateh,  offered by the children of the late Hanna and Farideh Bateh and their families. May her memory be eternal. 
2. In loving memory of Abe Kalil ( 8yrs.) offered by Margie Kalil and her children. May his memory be eternal.
3. In loving memory of Abraham Azar , offered by Nabila Azar and family.  May his memory be eternal.

4. For the health and spiritual welfare of Najah El Abu, her children and grandchildren, offered by Najah El-Abu.

Easter Bake Sale

Wednesday March 21st


Thursday March 22nd.


Volunteers needed to help make the cookies; Please

 Ladies meet us at the church by 9:00 am on both days


Sunday March 25th : Ladies Auxiliary “Fish luncheon” in

observance of the Annunciation of the Theotokos.

Cost is $10.00

Menu: Fry Fish, Baked Potatoes, Tossed Salad

and Drink.


38th Annual Fundraising Dinner

May 5th, 2018 @ 6:00 PM


You don’t want to miss another exciting evening of fun and fellowship at our annual fundraising dinner.
Ticket sales for this event have begun. Nader Farhat is  selling tickets in the church hall every Sunday. 

If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please contact Nader Farhat; Parish Council Chairman  @ 904-716-2511.

Thank you to our generous donors listed below.
(Each basket is valued at $150.00).

Please note: If anyone is interested in donating a basket, please contact Mrs. Melissa Nader Farhat. 

A special thank you  to the following people which they kindly donated the gift baskets for our Church Annual $100 Fundraiser Dinner.

1. Sam & Frieda Kalil       Scratch Off Lottery Tickets

2. Sue Rafidi                     Bath & Body Works

3. Scott & Lyanna Kalil        Mother’s Day

4. Issa and Shadia Odeh      Tools & Hardware

5. Hiyam Odeh                       Barbecue

6. James & Brenda Messink    Pete’s Sweet

7. Elias & Shirley Kishek           Gold Jewelry

8. Michael and Jamie Mousa      Florida Gator

9. Easa & Amy Mousa               Gift Cards

10. Dr. Waddah & Hala Salman       Arabic Middle -Eastern

11. Aileen Farhat                  Fragrances

12. Ted & Jackie Bateh         Coffee

13. Dr. Justin & Lora / Eric & Shereen Bateh          Baking

14. Nader & Melissa Farhat                            Taste of  Liquor

15. Nick &  Kara Mousa                                  Beach Fun

16. Dr. Ramsey B. & Sally Salem             Peterbrooke Chocolate

17. Suad Akel                      Arabic Delight

18. Eddie &  Roula Essa          Shooters                

19. Victor & Lamis Anki         Menswear Basket

20. Nuhad Farmand & Children        Father’s Day Basket / ILM of Kamel Farmand

21. Joe & Diana Farhat                          Gift Card 

22. Jimmy &  Howaida Mousa                Date Night

23. Eddie & Linda Salem                     Kickbacks Craft beer

24. Dr. Jimmy & Hanya Farah             Scratch Off Lottery Tickets

25. Abeer Iwais                                    Lego

26.Ramzi & Poline Salameh                Baby & Me

27. Paula Rukab        Swara

28. Robert& Melinda Elias        Family Fun Games

29. Dr. David & Tania Hanania        Scotch and Cigar

30. Philip & Amanda Gazaleh        TBA

31. Bassam & Dina Atallah        TBA 

32. Honorable Judge Michelle Kalil       Wine

33. Sam & Hanan Salem     1 year membership To mosh Museum


Good Friday & Easter Items

Palms for Palm Sunday: Donated by Aileen Farhat and family - In memory of Bader Farhat.

Holy Thursday, April 5th: “Red Roses 12" Crown”: Donated by Yousef & Widad Zachariah - In memory of Tarek Zachariah.
Good Friday Carnations: Donated by Anonymous –In memory of their
departed loved ones.
Greenery for the Bier of Christ - Donated by Anonymous -In thanksgiving and honor of their children and grandchildren.
Floral Cross for the Bier of Christ: Donated by Judy, Karina and Kevin Cadora -In memory of Karim Cadora.
¨ Five large Easter Lilies – Donated by Suad Akel and family - In memory of Said Akel.

 ONE (1) White Tall Arrangement for column– Donated by Sam & Pam Newey– In thanksgiving & honor of Julienne Newey.

 ONE (1) White Tall Arrangement for column– Donated by Ameen & Abir Hakim– In memory of Raji and Angel Hakim.

ONE (1) White Tall Arrangement for column – Donated by Kathy Kassees - In memory of Kay Kassees.

ONE (1) White Tall Arrangement for column – Donated by Beverly Michael- In memory of Nadia Michael.

Eight (8) small Lily plants for the Cross - Donated by Sue Rafidi –In memory of Salem, Nabiha and Abe Kalil.

 Two (2) Paschal Candles:  Donated by Asma Salem - In thanksgiving & honor of  her brothers and sister and their families.

 Easter Eggs (300 count) - Donated by Musa & Hind Hanania- In thanksgiving & honor of their children and grandchildren.
ONE (1) White Arrangement for Floor – Donated by Randa Samaan- In memory of Khalil & Suad Samaan.

ONE (1) White Arrangement for Floor- Donated by Jamal & Naeemeh Hanania- In thanksgiving & honor of  their children.

Two (2) White Arrangements for Floor- Donated by Najah El-Abu- In thanksgiving and honor of her children and grandchildren; George, Rami ( Mary) El-Abu, and Vina (Kamal) Fakhouri and their daughters.

 Centerpiece for table – Donated by John & Sheila Kalil - In memory
Salem & Nabiha Kalil; Suad Ghannam and Janan Bateh.

 ¨ 1 case of Charcoal for Altar – Donated by Sam, Julienne and Pam Newey.

¨ Wine for communion:
1 Case donated by Issa and Shadia Odeh –In thanksgiving &  honor of their children. 

1 Case donated by Anonymous– In thanksgiving & honor of  their family.

¨ Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Altar donated by:

Jeremy and Nichole Campbell- In thanksgiving & honor of  their children

 Zarifeh Hanania- In thanksgiving & honor of  Jad & Christina Hanania and family.

Nuhad Farmand – In memory of Kamel Farmand.

Candles & Followers for Altars and Easter:

Altar Candle Box : Donated by Victor & Lamis Anki—In thanksgiving and honor of their children and grandchildren.

Easter Candle Box and followers - Donated by Abla Al-Hirsh- In memory of Ahlam Al-Hirsh. 


Epistle Readers:

English: Nadya Farah
Arabic: George Baghdan

Tray Collection:

 Aileen Farhat & Shereen Bateh

Jeanette Jubran And Widad Zachariah



Sanaa Awwad and Lamis Anki


Altar Servers:
Sbdn. Nadeem Tannous,

Matthew Mousa,  Sam Awwad, Khalil Farhat,  Bader Bajalia, Timothy Conner, Jamil & Jean Fayad,  Dominic & Nicholas Joseph, Jackson Salem & Nicholas Odeh.

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church

Annunciation of the


Tone 1            Eothinon 9

Epistle: Heb. 2:11-18

Gospel: Luke 1:24-38



March 25th,  2018

كنيسةُ القِدِّيسِ جَاورجِيُوسَ الَأنطَاكِيَّة للرُّومِ الأُرْثُوذُكسِ في جَاكسِنْفل فلُوريدا

Holy Bread of Oblation

Sunday Servers