St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church


Social Coffee Hour Hosts


Sunday February 23rd 



Young Adult Fellowship (YAF) The St. George Young Adult Fellowship will be hosting a Top Golf social outing on Tuesday February 25th at 6:00 PM


Please RSVP to Deacon Eric or any YAF officer

or member.

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St. George AMEN group is offering its next Family Enrichment and Fun night in the Church Hall starting at 6 pm on Friday, February 21st, 2020. This event is open to all parishioners. 

Dinner and games will be provided. The games will involve Biblical and/or spiritual topics (In English Language) that teams will attempt to answer.  The games are open to all ages including kids as topics just for kids will be included as well.


For the youngest of children who may not be interested in the games, we will have crafts and activities for them to enjoy in the class rooms. This is a great opportunity for us to come together as a parish and enjoy the strong community that we have.  God willing, we hope to see you at 6 pm on Friday, February 21st. 





Special Announcements 


Newly Married

“O Lord our God Crown Them

with Glory and Honor”   
 

“ Amanda Rafidi

&

Ronoldy Delgado
 
 were united in marriage on Saturday
February 8th,2020

  
Happy Parents 
Sue Kalil Rafidi          Sami Rafidi
     Rosa Santiago             Carlos Delgado
             
We congratulate them as they begin

their new life together.


 

Weekly Bulletin Highlights 


 Confession– Part III

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS:

"A SELF EXAMINATION"

 
1. I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND YOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME.

2. YOU SHALL NOT MAKE FOR YOURSELF A GRAVEN IMAGE IN ORDER TO WORSHIP IT.

3. YOU SHALL NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD YOUR GOD IN VAIN.

4. REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY TO KEEP IT HOLY.

5. HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.

6. YOU SHALL NOT KILL.
Have I caused the injury or death of anyone, or wished that I were dead? Have I done anything to shorten my own life or that of someone else by injuring them, or through evil and intemperate living? Have I given way to anger or harmed others with words or action? Have I defamed others who needed help, or failed to stand up for those unjustly treated? Have I been cruel to anyone? Have I mistreated animals or destroyed any life unnecessarily? Have I failed to forgive anyone or harbored evil thoughts against them? 

7. YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY.

Have I given way to impure thoughts, words, or deeds? Have I committed any un-worthy actions alone or with others? Have I degraded myself in any way, or forgotten human dignity? Have I read immoral books or magazines, or delighted in obscenity of any kind? Have I associated with bad companions or frequented unsavory places? Have I eaten or drunk or smoked too much? Have I been lazy, idle, or wasted my time? Have I led others to commit sinful acts? Have I been unfaithful to any trust confided in me?
 
8. YOU SHALL NOT STEAL
Have I stolen anything or wished to do so? Have I kept anything that did not belong to me? Have I tried honestly to find owners of lost articles I have found? Have I cheated anyone? Have I paid my debts? Have I lived within my income, and not wastefully and extravagantly? Have I contributed a fair percentage of my income to the Church as a steward? Have I given to charitable causes in proportion to my means? Have I been honest and upright?


​9. YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS.
Have I told lies, or added to or subtracted from the truth? Have I made careless statements or spoken evil of anyone? Have I told any secrets entrusted to me, or betrayed any-one? Have I gossiped about anyone or harmed their reputation? Have I concealed the truth, assisted in carrying out a lie, or pretended to commit a sin of which I was not guilty? Have I tried to see the good in others rather than their shortcomings?
 
10. YOU SHALL NOT COVET.

Have I envied anything good that has come to others? Have I been jealous of another's good fortune? Have I wished for anything that was another's? Have I damaged or destroyed the property of others? Have I wished for things God has not given me, or been discontented with my lot? Have I been stingy? Have I held back anything due another? Have I hoped for the downfall of anyone so that I might gain by it? Have I failed to be gracious and generous to anyone? Have I expected God to give me that which I would refuse one of my fellow men?

 
Final Note:
After careful review of the self examination with regard to its relevance in your daily life, your next step is to call Father Kamal  and schedule an appointment for Confession. Please note that you are not confessing your sins to the priest but to our Lord, in whose presence you stand.

'The most significant effect of confession is indeed due neither to the penitent nor to the priest, but to God who heals our infirmities and wounds. It is not a matter of a let-off, a clearance; it has the force of healing, of making the penitent whole. As such it is a gift from God which man must be open to receive, and learn to receive: "Let us apply to ourselves the saving medicine of repentance; let us accept from God the repentance that heals us. For it is not we who offer it to Him, but He who bestows it upon us." It is significant that the Greek for confession, exomologesis, implies not only confession but also thanksgiving (cf. Matthew 11:25; Luke 10:21): "I shall confess/give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, and tell of all His wonders" (Psalm 9:1).'
 
'Through the forgiveness of sins in confession, the past is no longer an intolerable burden but rather an encouragement for what lies ahead. Life acquires an attitude of expectation, not of despondency; and confession becomes the way out of the impasse caused by sin. In this respect, repentance is also an eschatological act, realizing in our very midst, here and now, the promises of the age to come. Looking backwards would seem to imply the fate of Lot's wife (Genesis 19:26) "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fir for the kingdom of God" (Luke 9:62). God Himself is revealed before us and walks in front of us. "One thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead." (Phil. 3:13).


 

Altar Servers 

كنيسةُ القِدِّيسِ جَاورجِيُوسَ الَأنطَاكِيَّة للرُّومِ الأُرْثُوذُكسِ في جَاكسِنْفل فلُوريدا

​​Holy Bread of Oblation Sunday February 23rd


Meat Fare Sunday

( Last Judgment)

 
Tone 3          Eothinon 3

 
Epistle: I Cor.8:8-9:2

Gospel: Matt 25:31-46

 
  


Dr. Jimmy and Hanya Farah

Kamalin and Helen Farah

Ida Farah

Chris and Anna Sarah Farha

  
 

 

March is Antiochian

Women Month!


Great Lent begins on Monday

March 2nd,2020

 Daylight Savings Time begins on March 8th.  So don’t forget to “Spring ahead”, by setting your clocks one hour ahead on Saturday night.
  

 2020 Annual Home blessing
Father Kamal continues  blessing homes and businesses. If you are  interested in having your home/business blessed, please Call him  to schedule an appointment.

 


March is Antiochian

Women’s Month!


The month of March, designated as Antiochian Women’s Month by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, is a time when the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America encourage their sisters in Christ to participate in the Liturgy and minister in  their parishes and their communities.
 
Throughout the Archdiocese, you will see the Ladies reading the Epistle, Colleting trays, Ushering etc... We highlight the wonderful works of the Antiochian Women all over North America.
 

A lot of fun activities, Fundraisers, special events, fellowship night on Fridays and a lot more...Stay Tuned!

 


Epistle Readers:

English: Anna Sarah Farha

Arabic: George Baghdan


Tray Collection: 

Robert and Melinda Elias

Issa and Shadia Odeh 


Ushers:

Nicholas Joseph and Sam Salem 


 
Altar Servers:

​Bader Bajalia,  Jacob and Anthony Akel, Jamil & Jean Fayad, Nicholas & Anthony Odeh, Jad Butrus, Michael Fakhouri and Michel Al-Achab.








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1. For the health and spiritual welfare of Jiries and Rania Fakhouri and their children, offered by Jiries and Rania Fakhouri

2. For the health and spiritual welfare of Jamil and Kathy Fakhouri and family offered by Jamil and Kathy Fakhouri.

3. For the health and spiritual welfare of Salem and Dalia Fakhouri and their children, offered by Salem and Dalia  Fakhouri

4. In loving memory of Said and Omar Akel offered by Suad Akel and  family. May their memory be eternal.
 
5. In loving memory of Isaac Salameh ( 15 yrs.) offered by Basim & Nahida Salameh and family. May his memory be eternal
 
 

​​
  Easter Bake Sale

 “Date Cookies”

The Ladies Auxiliary is now taking orders

for  our Easter Bake Sale:

“Date Cookies” (Kaak B-Ajweh).


 Bake Sale dates are:
Saturdays;  March 21  & March 28, 2020

 Cost:  $20.00 per dozen

(Prepaid Orders only).
Limit: 10 Dozens per household

We will bake only a limited amount of cookies, so hurry and place your order

as soon as possible. 

For your orders please see or call 

Suha Bateh, or Lamis Anki or Ghada Batteh or  Kh. Ranwa, or Poline Salameh.

Chairladies for this event are
 Sanaa Awwad and Ghada Batteh 



Please Pencil this date

" March 1st"   on

your Calendar

and plan to attend 


A deferred “General Assembly Meeting” to be convened on March 1st, 2020, at the same place, (i.e., St. George church Hall)  right after the Divine Liturgy during Social Coffee hour.


Your presence  and Vote are  very important, regarding the future of our beloved

St. George Church.