St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
of Boston, MA

August, 14 2016

EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SUNDAY BEFORE THE DORMITION

VARIATION IN TODAY’S DIVINE LITURGY

  1. APOLYTIKION OF THE RESURRECTION - TONE 7:  Thou didst shatter death by Thy Cross, Thou didst open paradise to the thief; Thou didst turn the sadness of the ointment-bearing women into joy. And didst bid Thine Apostles proclaim a warning, that Thou hast risen O Christ, granting to the world the Great Mercy.
  2. THE ENTRANCE HYMN:  Come, let us worship and fall down before Christ. Save us, O Son of God, Who art risen from the dead; who sing to Thee. Alleluia.
  3. Repeat No. 1 above.
  4. APOLYTIKION OF THE FOREFEAST OF THE DORMITION - TONE 4:  In faith, O ye people, leap for joy while clapping your hands; * and gather in gladness on this day with longing and shout in radiant jubilance. * For the Theotokos cometh nigh to departing * from the earth unto the heights; and we glorify her * with glory as the Mother of God in our unceasing hymns.
  5. TROPARION OF ST. GEORGE – TONE 4:  As deliverer of captives and defender of the poor, healer of the infirm, champion of kings, victorious, Great Martyr George, intercede with Christ our God for our soul’s salvation.
  6. KONTAKION OF THE FOREFEAST OF THE DORMITION - TONE 4:  In the Immaterial  Spirit, the whole world  hath been mystically adorned  upon thy glorious memory; and it doth cry to thee joyously: Rejoice, O Virgin, thou boast of the Christian race.

Prokeimenon:  The Lord will give strength to His people.

               Ascribe to the Lord, O sons of God, ascribe to the Lord honor and glory.

The Reading from the First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (1:10-17)

BRETHREN, I appeal to you, by the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissension among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.  For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren.  What I mean is that each one of you says, “I belong to Paul,” or “I belong to Apollos,” or “I belong to Cephas,” or “I belong to Christ.”  Is Christ divided?  Was Paul crucified for you?  Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?  I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispos and Gaius; lest anyone should say that you were baptized in my name.  (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas.  Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.)  For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the Gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (14:14-22)

At that time, when Jesus went ashore he saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick.  When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, “This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.”  Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.”  They said to Him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.”  And He said, “Bring them here to Me.”  Then He ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish He looked up to Heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.  And they all ate and were satisfied.  And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over.  And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.  Then Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds.

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THE LORD’S PRAYER  (In Arabic phonetics)

ABANA LLATHI FI SSAMAWAT / LI-YATAQADAS ISMUK / LI-YATI MALAKOOTUK/ LI-TAKUN MA-SHEEATUK / KAMA FI SSAMA-EE KATHALIKA ALA L-ARD/ KHUBZANA L-JAWHARI AHTINA L-YOWM / WATRUK LANA MA ALYNA, KAMA NATRUKU NAHNU LIMAN LANA ALYH / WA LA TUDKHILNA FI TAJRIBAH / LAKIN NAJJINA MINA SHIRR-EER.

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While only Orthodox Christians may approach the chalice for Holy Communion, everyone is welcome to venerate the Cross and receive the blessed bread at the end of the Divine Liturgy.

Special note:  Except for those who are elderly and/or disabled, please remain standing during Holy Communion

GET HYPED FOR THE ANNUAL PAW SOX GAME!!! 

For anyone who hasn't been, it's our last event before the school year begins, and it's an opportunity to get to know your fellow ducklings in our diocese and watch some baseball! 

Some necessary information:

WHEN: August 25, Game starts at 7:00pm (Meet at St. Mary's in Pawtucket at 5:00pm)

WHERE: St. Mary's in Pawtucket (249 High St, Pawtucket, RI 02860)

HOW MUCH: $10, bring money to the game and hand it to James Jabbour or Rassem

Rassem needs an exact head count for who is coming by NEXT Sunday, August 21.
For any questions, or to RSVP for an event, contact Rassem via email at stgeorgeyouthdirector@gmail.com, or by phone at 781-738-6101.

Youth Ministry Program, the only beneficiary of
The St. George 21st-Century Endowment Fund.
Your generous contributions help make the
Youth Ministry Program possible.

SEVENTH ANNUAL LEBANESE FESTIVAL AT OUR LADY OF THE CEDARS -  Monsignor George El-Khalli would like to invite everyone to their 2016 festival located at Our Lady of the Cedars Church, Rockwood St., Jamaica Plain. The festival will be on Friday, August 12, 5-11 PM, Saturday, August 13, 4-11 PM, and Sunday, August 14, 12-4 PM. Please see the flyer on the hallway bulletin board for full details.


SAVE THE DATES:
Sunday, September 11th - Church School Kick-Off, here
Saturday, September 17th - Sonia's Run & Theophany School Fall Fair, here
Friday, September 23rd - Adult Fellowship Lobster Supper, here
Saturday, October 16th - Theophany School 16th Annual Benefit, Weston, MA
Fri-Sun, October 21st-23rd - 40TH Annual Bazaar & Food Fair, here.

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church | V. Rev. Fr. Timothy Ferguson, Pastor
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