St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
of Boston, MA

October 09, 2016

The Holy Apostle James, Son of Alphaeus
St. Denis, Martyr & First Bishop of Paris

October is Youth Month and Seminarian Month!


  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 ST. JAMES, SON OF ALPHAEUS - Tone 4:  O holy apostle James, intercede with the merciful God to grant to our souls forgiveness of sins.
  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:  O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

                        Unto Thee have I cried, O Lord my God.

The Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (6:1-10)

BRETHREN, working together with Him, then, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain.  For He says, “At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation.” Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.  We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute.  We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (7:11-16)

At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and many of His disciples and a great crowd went with Him.  As He drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her.  And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”  And He came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And Jesus said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.”  And the dead man sat up, and began to speak.  And Jesus gave him to his mother.  Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited His people!”


THE LORD’S PRAYER  (In Arabic phonetics)


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


Bags to be passed out the last Sunday in October and returned for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.


A project of the IOCC and the St. George Adult Fellowship.  Send a needy child back to school with a fully supplied School Kit today!   If you would like to donate a bag, drop by the Bookstore on Sunday.  Your $10.00 donation will provide a needy child all the necessary items to start back to school.Donations accepted through the end of October.




In the Antiochian Archdiocese, we dedicate the month of October to recognizing and honoring the young people of the Church.  Here at St. George our young people and especially our teens take on a more visible role in our parish life.  This month they will be assisting at the Liturgy by reading the Epistle, serving as ushers, chanting, sponsoring and collecting our annual food drive as well as other parish activities.  Please remember to thank and compliment our teens and youth for their service to our community.

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 starting on Friday September 23 at 6:30 pm. 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 Teen Lock In, there will be no Bible Study on Friday, October 28th.  Thank you.

Stay tuned:  For the next Boston Rescue Mission dates for the months of September, October, November, and December.

For more information about the Antiochian Village at Home Weekend. Rassem is in the process of organizing it to make sure we have the highest turnout.

Save the date: "Teens Lock-in" this year is on Friday & Saturday October 28-29 at our church. More information will be soon provided.
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, 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 theYouth Ministry Program possible.


Saturday, October 15th - THEOPHANY SCHOOL BENEFIT EVENING –. This year it will hold its 16th annual Benefit Evening with cocktails, dinner, and a silent auction at St. Demetrios Orthodox Church, Weston at 5:00pm. Tickets are $100. To learn more visit

Saturday, October 15th - The American Arabic Benevolent Association fill hold a fund raiser at 8:00 pm at Norwood High School. The event will be An Evening with Gina Dimia,  General Seating is $25.  For reservations contact David Franciosa 781-856-0974 or Darya Gamel at

Fri-Sun, October 21st-23rd - 40TH Annual Bazaar & Food Fair

Saturday, October 29th - PTO's Harvest Fest 2016 - Please Note New Date

ST JOHN OF DAMASCUS CHURCH BAZAAR.  Live & Silent Auction, bidding starts Fri. until 2PM on Sat.  For more info visit

Saturday, November 26th, Holiday Inn, Dedham, 12 Noon to 4PM. N.G.BERAMS VETERANS AWARDS BANQUET -  Banquet Reservations Forms and Ad Book Forms may be found at and the Church Office.  No tickets will be sold at the door; Ad Book deadline, 10/14.  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!

Saturday, 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;

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