St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
of Boston, MA

November 6, 2016

TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

ST. PAUL THE CONFESSOR, BISHOP OF CONSTANTINOPLE

VARIATION IN TODAY’S DIVINE LITURGY

  1. APOLYTIKION OF THE RESURRECTION - TONE 3:  Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord hath done a mighty act with His own arm. He hath trampled down death by death, and become the first-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of Hades, granting 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 ST. PAUL THE CONFESSOR - Tone 3:  Thy confession of the one divine Faith showed thee to the Church to be a new Paul and a zealot among priests, O holy one. The righteous blood both of Abel and Zachary with thee doth cry out together unto the Lord. Righteous Father, intercede with Christ God in our behalf that His Great Mercy may be granted unto us.
  5. APOLYTIKION 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 THEOTOKOS - Tone 2:  O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the Creator most constant, O despise not the suppliant voices of those who have sinned; but be thou quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession, and speed thou to make supplication, thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

Prokeimenon:  Sing praises to our God, sing praises. Clap your hands, all ye peoples.

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians. (1:11-19)

BRETHREN, I would have you know that the Gospel which was preached by me is not man’s gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the Church of God violently and tried to destroy it; and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people; so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when He Who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son to me, in order that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were Apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other Apostles except James the Lord’s brother.

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (8:41-56)

At that time, there came to Jesus a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue; and falling at Jesus’ feet he besought Him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying.  As Jesus went, the people pressed round Him.  And a woman, who had had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had spent all her living upon physicians, and could not be healed by anyone, came up behind Him, and touched the fringe of His garment; and immediately her flow of blood ceased.  And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched Me?”  When all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the multitudes surround Thee and press upon Thee!  And Thou sayest, ‘Who touched Me?’”  But Jesus said, “Someone touched Me; for I perceive that power has gone forth from Me.”  And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before Him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched Him, and how she had been immediately healed.  And Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”  While Jesus was still speaking, a man from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.”  But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she shall be well.”  And when Jesus came to the house, He permitted no one to enter with Him, except Peter and James and John, and the father and mother of the child.  And all were weeping and bewailing her; but Jesus said, “Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping.”  And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead.  But taking her by the hand Jesus called, saying, “Child, arise.”  And her spirit returned, and she got up at once; and Jesus directed that something should be given her to eat.  And her parents were amazed; but He charged them to tell no one what had happened.

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.

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

YOUTH CORNER.......

In preparation for next year's diocesan Bible Bowl contest, we are going to have a Bible study on the Gospel of Mark every fourth Friday of each month.  We need three teams (pre-teens 10-12, teens 13-19, adults 20 and above). Please consider coming to the Bible study even if you do not want to participate in the contest.  For a head count, please let Rassem know if you plan on coming.  Because of the Village at Home Weekend and the Thanksgiving Holiday, the next Bible Study is scheduled for November 11th at 6:30 here at the Church.  Thank you.

Save the date:  Village at Home! - November 18th & 19th at St. George Cathedral, Worcester.  More info to come.

For any questions, or to RSVP for an event, contact Rassem via email at stgeorgeyouthdirector@gmail.com, or by phone at 781-738-6101.

Theophany School is now enrolling for Spring 2017! Theophany School offers 3 and 5 day Preschool programs, including a full day Pre-K and Kindergarten! Join us for an Open House on Wednesday, November 2 from 3-6:30pm located at 754 Greendale Ave Needham, MA 02492. Meet our staff and learn more about Theophany School! Fun activities for kids and light refreshments will be provided. All families are welcome! For more information contact us at 781-444-3058 or theophanyschool@gmail.com, or visit our website at http://www.theophanyschool.org

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


UPCOMING EVENTS:

t LADIES SOCIETY PENNY SALE - èSaturday, November 12th - Ladies Society Penny Sale, 6:30-10PM. - If you would like to donate an item for the Penny Sale, please spend at least $15 or more on sale with a value of $25 or better.  All donated items have to be brand new.  Any questions or for further info, call Chairperson Gladys Laham, 617.469.0223; gsl28@aol.com.

ST. MICHAEL, COTUIT INTERNATIONAL FOOD FAIRSaturday, November 19th, 10AM-2PM.

  ST. GEORGE PTO BAKE SALE - Sunday, November 20th.

 N. G. BERAMS VETERANS AWARDS BANQUET - Set for Saturday, November 26th, Holiday Inn, Dedham, 12 Noon to 4PM.  Banquet Reservations Forms may be found at www.stjohnd.org/ngberam and the Church Office.  No tickets will be sold at the door; Among the award recipients this year are:  Ivan Abi-Elias, Sabina Aouad, Julia Haidar, Caroline Ahearn, George Hawat, Elissa Haddad, Michael Melhem, George Rammah, Jad Haddad and Neiman Melhem.

 Congratulations to all!

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