Athanasius of Athos 


Tone 3     Eoth. 4

 Epistle: Gal. 5:22-6:2

Gospel: Matthew 8:5-13

 

  

  

Sunday July 5th 




Announcements




Sunday July 12th : $100 Fundraiser & Raffle   (VIRTUALLY.)

Live-stream at 5:00 p.m.


A Link to virtually participate will be provided later on to all participants of  this event via email.  Please send your email address to Stgeorgejax@comcast.net 

  

​NO Hall Rental during COVID-19 Pandemic.

 
Church Hall is
closed until further notice.


No Social Coffee hour after Sunday service. 
 

We will continue live-streaming all services via our Facebook Page.


https://www.facebook.com/St-George-Antiochian-Orthodox-Church-153753080592/ 


(Facebook Account is NOT Necessary to watch)



Membership Dues:

​Your continued contributions are critical to the health and strength of our Church.

We ask that you continue mailing your pledge dues,  if you are financially able. 

{Pledge dues may be sent by mail to the church office or Via Bill Pay.}

 We are grateful for the support we have received thus far from many of you and hope it will continue.  
 


Altar Servers

​​

Covid-19 Reopening St. George

for Sunday Church Service

 

Manual Safety protocols


and Guidelines



Newly Engaged 


كنيسةُ القِدِّيسِ جَاورجِيُوسَ الَأنطَاكِيَّة للرُّومِ الأُرْثُوذُكسِ في جَاكسِنْفل فلُوريدا


​​​ ​​Please Read the Following

Updated Guidelines

 for Church Attendance,

effective this upcoming Sunday & Forward. 

 


Please be respectful and obey the rules and procedures.


1.Attendees will be limited using two alphabetical categoriesA - J and K - Z, as listed in our church directory. 



Sunday July 5th:

 We invite families with the last names starting with the letters  K-Z  to attend. 


2. To attend Divine Liturgy, all  parishioners MUST CALL  the church office and reserve their spot  OR  you may text Fr. Kamal or Khourieh Ranwa as well.   
 
3.Walk-inswill not be allowed. You must be registered for the service to attend.


4.You can only register yourself and your immediate family ( spouse, children, any living in your household).


St George Jacksonville parishioners are given priority. Non-members are welcome to attend, but only if capacity allows it and all parishioners have had the opportunity to register. Registration cannot be transferred to another person.  


5. Doors will be propped or held open during peak periods when parishioners are entering and exiting church, in accordance with security and safety protocols. 


6. We encourage those who wish to attend the  service to arrive between 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. to allow enough time to enter the church properly. 


7. At 10:20 a.m- Church entrance door will be locked. No Church entry after10:20 am.We strongly urge all faithful to abide by the arrival time.

Please note: When church capacity wasn’t restricted, the time of coming to church services was not an issue even with late arrival. So Punctual arrival time to church under the current situation has become critical.


8. Elderly (65 and up),informed, diabetics, and those who have asthma, heart conditions or compromised immune systems or any chronic illness are strongly advised to stay home and continue to watch the service and pray with us virtually.

9. Parishioners who have childrenwho might be hard to control, who might run around and touch surfaces, are also advisedto stay homeand participate via live stream services. Children should remain seated next to their parents at all times; no wandering permitted.


P.S: Quiet /Crying Room in the Church will be CLOSED.


10.  Please stay at home: 

         A. If you are not feeling well- in any way

         B.  If you haveany immune deficiencies

         C . If were exposed to COVID-19  

           or have been tested positive for COVID-19


11. Face Masks are required to enter the Church until further notice. Mask must be worn at all the times, before, during and after the services as well as around the nearby church exteriors. 

(Please bring your own face mask as church will not provide one.)


Please note: If you have an issue wearing a mask, please be respectful and watch the service virtually from you home.


12. Children younger than 5are not required to wear mask. Children should 
 
13.
Before entering the Church, the temperature of each person will be taken by a designated person.  If anyone’s temperature is above (100.4 F), he or she will be kindly asked to return to their home, both for their safety and the safety of others.
 
14.Hands must be sanitized upon entry. 

15. Candles: If you want to use a prayer candle, the candle will be distributed by a gloved usher. If bringing cash for your candle donation, try to bring exact change to eliminate making change and mitigating all unnecessary contact. If donating by check, just place it in the basket provided.
 
16.A designated person will direct you to your seat. We ask that you remain in that area for the duration of the service.


17. Members of the same household may sit together.  Once again, an usher will direct each family, one at a time, to the designated pew.
 
18.
You must keep at least 6 feet between you and members of another household in the same row.


19.There will benoliturgy service booksin pews. 

20. Honor is to be shown to Holy Icons and the Holy Cross by making a cross and bowing. Keep in mind nottokiss or to touch the Holy Icons, Gospel, and the Holy Cross.

21. Refrainfrom shaking hands or embracing others during and after the service.


22. Follow the directions of the ushers at all times. All ushers will be wearing gloves and masks at all times.

 

23. Follow the signs on the pews, on the easels, and on the floor. 


24.  Only one bathroom in the church may be used . 

Church Hall building (i.e., Bathrooms, Sunday school classes, and offices) will be CLOSED. 


25. We ask that parents accompany all children 12 and under to the bathroom.


26.Do not congregate in the nave or narthex – after the service, please immediately exit the building in an orderly fashion, maintaining a six-foot separation between people.


27.No collection trays will be passed.You may drop your donation (Pledge Dues) in the donation basket located in Church Foyer. Another option is to safely and conveniently make your donations via bill pay or mail your donations directly to the Church Office. 

28. The Choir is not allowed. Please, no congregational singing or sung responses. There will be two chanters, separated by least 6 feet, who will do all the singing and chanting. 
 
29Verbal reciting of the creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the communion confession will be allowed but spoken in a soft voice. 

30. When lining up for Communion, look for the six-foot marks taped on the center aisle.

 
31. According to Metropolitan JOSEPH’S Directives: “We will continue to offer Communion according to our Tradition:


32. Follow these instructions during partaking communion:


A.Obey instructions from ushers for your return and return to your seat.


B.  Stand a few feet away from the clergy giving communion)


C.  Tilt your head, open your mouth wide at all times so the Body and Blood can be placed onto the inside of your mouth without any or minimal contact.


D. Do not close your mouth on the spoon.


E.Do not wipe your lips with the Communion cloth.


F. Keep your mask on until reaching the Chalice, and upon partaking of the Eucharist, place it back on your face.


G.  Please do not kiss the Chalice or the Priest’s hand and return quickly to your seat. 
 
33.The blessed bread will be distributed by a gloved and masked altar server or usher, as you leave- in the Church foyer.

 

34.Please EXIT  the Church as instructed after the service and go directly to your vehicle.  (No socializing outside the Church or in the parking lot.)


Our goal is to keep everyone healthy and safe during worship. God endowed us with Reason, so we want to put our Reason in the service of our Faith.


 

Sunday July 5th   

 

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church




We would like to congratulate the newly engaged couple;


"Tyler Bateh and Katrina Awad"



Happy Parents


Ted and Jackie Bateh


Ramzi and Rula Awad ( from Monteille, CT)

 

May the Lord God bless them and direct their steps to fulfill their future plans!



​​​​​

Reopen of  St. George Church


Church Attendance limited to Parishioners.


25% of church nave capacity 


Attendees will be limited using  two (2)  Alphabetical Categories of our church 's  membership list 


K-Z - Sunday July 5th


A-J- Sunday July 12th


As always St. George Church services will continue to be Live-Streamed.



  


Epistle Readers:
English: Tarek Kishek 

Chanters:

Tarek Kishek 

Sbdn Nadeem Tannous 

 
Altar Servers:

Chris Farha 

Jamil Fayad

Nicholas and Anthony Odeh 


​​Ushers: 
 Issa Odeh 

Dr.Fawzi Farha

Note:

In order to serve  the Liturgy

on Sunday, Altar Servers, 

Chanters and Ushers  

MUSTwear a mask during

the entireDivine Liturgy.