Holy Bread of Oblation

Sunday February 24 th

 Prodigal Son

 Tone 6            Eothinon 6


Epistle: II Cor. 4:6-15
Gospel: Luke 15:11-32


Sunday February  24th

1. In loving memory of Odette L. Rukab ( 40 day Obs.) offered by Lewis Rukab and children. May her memory be eternal.

2. In loving memory of Jameel Hanna Ayoub ( 6 mos. Obs.) ,offered by Rania  and Jiries Fakhouri and family. May his memory be eternal,

 3. In loving memory of Isaac Salameh (14 yrs),  offered Basem & Nahida Salameh and family. May his memory be eternal.

4. In loving memory of Said and Omar Akel, offered by Suad Akel and family. May their memory be eternal.

5. For the health and spiritual welfare of Timothy and Christine Conner  and their children offered by Timothy and Christine Conner. 

6. For the health and spiritual welfare of Jeremy and Nichole
Campbell and    their children, offered by Jeremy and Nichole Campbell.


Epistle Readers

English: Anna Sarah Farha

Arabic: Odette Shaqareq

 Tray Collection

Kathy Kassees and Beverly Michael

JAmie VanTine and Diana Farhat

faris Kishek

 Altar Servers:

 Sam Awwad, Khalil Farhat,  Bader Bajalia, Timothy Conner, Jamil & Jean Fayad,  Dominic & Nicholas Joseph,  Jacob & Anthony Akel, Nicholas & Anthony Odeh, Michael Fakhouri & Jad Butrus. 

كنيسةُ القِدِّيسِ جَاورجِيُوسَ الَأنطَاكِيَّة للرُّومِ الأُرْثُوذُكسِ في جَاكسِنْفل فلُوريدا

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church

Sweet Hosts- Sunday  February 24th

  Chafic and Gidah Hawa

Farid and Nabila Hawa

Thomas and Vera Hsihemeh

Abeer Iwais 


Weekly Bulletin Highlights

¨ Tuesday Feb. 26th @6:30PM: Parish Council Meeting

 2019 Annual Home blessing:
Father Kamal has begun blessing homes and businesses. If you are interested in having your home/business blessed, please Call the church office , to schedule an appointment with Fr. Kamal.

Sunday school Outreach Project
On Sunday February 24, our Sunday school will be collecting art supplies for Art with a Heart in Healthcare at Wolfson's Children's Hospital for an outreach project. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to help other children who are less fortunate than them. Due to compliance with hospital regulations the organization was very specific with the supplies that the patients are able to receive.

They requested:

¨ Crayola Washable Markers (classic or washable) - 10 count

¨ Crayola Crayons - 24 count

¨ Crayola Model Magic (Modeling Clay) - 1 oz - white only

{Please encourage your children to be involved in this worthwhile project}


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. 

· Come to church promptly, not late.

· Do not take Communion if you arrive after the Holy Gospel.

· Wear church-appropriate clothing (nothing revealing or tight-fitting).

No Use of cell-phones inside the church for talking, texting, or Internet.

Proper Church Behavior

· No
eating,drinkingor chewing-gum in church.

· No playing electronic devices such as DVD players, video games, tablets, even for  young children.

· Do not cross your legs in church.

· Stand at appropriatetimes (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.

· Donot go to the church hall during services. Only Sunday School teachers & students may leave for classes.

·  Don’t leave church before dismissal. After announcements are over, stand in line to kiss the Cross and greet the  priest, 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)

March Is Ladies Month !

Ladies Auxiliary Luncheon

“Mansaf with Lamb Meat

Sunday March 3rd, 2019

Cost: $15.00 per plate

Come & enjoy the afternoon with your

friends & family

Chairladies are:
Lamis Anki, Ghada Batteh and Suha Bateh



Happy Anniversary to:  
Tom & Vera Hishmeh (5), 


Easter Bake Sale ~ “Dates Cookies”

The Ladies Auxiliary is now taking orders for our Easter Bake Sale:

“Date Cookies” (Kaak B-Ajweh).

Bake Sale Date: Saturday March 30th,2019 


Cost:  $15.00 per dozen

(Prepaid Orders only).

We will bake only a limited amount of cookies, so hurry and place your order as soon as possible with Lamis Anki.
Chairladies for this event are
 Sanaa Awwad and Lamis



Inspiration for Christian Living

Orthodox Journey into Lent – Part One

           For Orthodox Christians, Lent begins differently than it does for Protestants and Catholics. The observance of Ash Wednesday is dramatic and beautiful but it’s not observed in the Eastern tradition. For us, Lent comes in gradually over a period of weeks, like a cello line subtly weaving  itself into our lives.

Ten Sundays before Easter (or, as we call it, Pascha), we hear the Gospel lesson of the Publican and the Pharisee. Before we begin the season of self-denial, we recall that it is futile to boast of self-denial. The Publican's model of repentance is our aim.

To reinforce that lesson, during the following week there is no fasting. The Orthodox pattern is to abstain from meat, fish, and dairy products on Wednesdays and Fridays year round, but this is one of the few weeks that is suspended and feasting is the rule