St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
of Boston, MA


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.



1.  APOLYTIKION OF THE RESURRECTION- Tone 5:  Let us believers praise and worship the Word; coeternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation. For, He took pleasure in ascending the Cross in the flesh to suffer death; and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.

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. MAMAS - Tone 4:  Thy Martyr, O Lord, in his courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since he possessed Thy strength, he cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption.  O Christ God, by his prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

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 NATIVITY OF THE THEOTOKOS - Tone 4: - By thy holy nativity, O pure one, Joachim and Anna were delivered from the reproach of barrenness; and Adam and Eve were delivered from the corruption of death; thy people do celebrate it, having been saved from the stain of iniquity, crying unto thee: The barren doth give birth to the Theotokos, who nourisheth our life.

Prokeimenon:  Thou, O Lord, wilt keep and preserve us.  Save me, O Lord, for the godly man has failed.

The Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (1:21-2:4)

BRETHREN, it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has commissioned us; He has put his seal upon us and given us His Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.  But I call God to witness against me—it was to spare you that I refrained from coming to Corinth.   Not that we lord it over your faith; we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith.  For I made up my mind not to make you another painful visit.  For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained?  And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all.  For I wrote you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you.

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (22:2-14)

The Lord spoke this parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a marriage feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast; but they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have made ready my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves are killed, and everything is ready; come to the marriage feast.’ But they made light of it and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the thoroughfares, and invite to the marriage feast as many as you find.’ And those servants went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good; so the wedding hall was filled with guests. But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment; and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.”


THE LORD’S PRAYER  (In Arabic phonetics)



Bazaar Baking Arabic Sweets every Wednesday at 10AM beginning

September 12th.

Bazaar Preparation of Grape Leaves

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

September 10th, 11th and 13th at 10AM

Please come and bring a friend.  We need all the help we can get to make this year's Bazaar another success!

Thank you and God bless you from the Bazaar Committee!

WALK FOR SYRIA ROAD RACE - Sunday, September 9th at 3PM. Race starts here at St. George Parking Lot. Join/Donate,

The Lebanese Syrian Ladies Aid Society with Maguy Pollak, President proudly announces the 2018-2019 Session of Cooking Classes which will begin on September 13th (6:30-8:30) at Cheriton Heights.  The menu items to be demonstrated will be:  Appetizers (Asabeë and Raqaquat), Maine Course (Kibbee bi Laban) and Dessert, Nammoura.  The donation per class is $40 or $100 for any 3 classes.  Registraton is limited.  See the bulletin board or call Mona Chahine (781) 856-4888 for further details. 

Adult Camp at the Antiochian Village - September 14th-17th.

Antiochian Womens' DOWNE Quarterly Meeting, Saturday, September 15th, at

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 62 Main Street, Cotuit.  For more info contact Valerie at 781.727.4621.

Diocesan Teen SOYO Meeting, Saturday, September 15th, at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Cotuit.  Contact Fr. Joseph Kimmett with any questions,

The Olivia A. Waishek Memorial Golf Tournament - sponsored by AABA, Monday, September 17th at Brookmeadow Country Club in Canton.

Info on the hallway bulletin board or see Richard E. Laham or Darya Gamel for details.

35TH ANNUAL RAFFLE/COCKTAIL PARTY in honor of Hilda Zananiri -

St. George, Lowell, Friday, September 21st, 7-11PM at AndoverCountry Club. Music, Dancing, Raffle, Hors D'oeuvres, Coffee & Dessert.  Tickets, $65, call Martha Stewart, 978.397.4376

10TH Annual Sonia's Run - here on Saturday, September 22nd.

DIOCESAN MEN’S RETREAT—On behalf of St. Stephen’s Men’s Group, on the weekend of Sept. 28 – 30 we will be holding our annual Orthodox Men’s Retreat at the very beautiful and peaceful St. Methodios Retreat Center in the picturesque town of Contoocook, New Hampshire. This year’s topic is THEOSIS: What it is, and why it matters.  We are especially honored that our own Bishop JOHN will lead us through the majority of the four-part discussion.  The cost of year’s event will be $199.00, and includes all meals from Friday night through Sunday morning, plus lodging. All are encouraged to sign up early, as we do have a limited amount of seats available.  If you should have any questions, please contact  John DeVoie at or Jeff St. Jean at … 413-348-2878.


Making your Stewardship/Pledge donation and/or a Memorial or General Donation to St. George Church is now available using your PayPal account or a major credit card via our website.  check it out at

A Celebration of Seminarians & Vocations  - here on Sunday, September 30th, Vespers 4PM followed by dinner.

Adult Fellowship Lobster Supper  -here Friday, September 28th, 5-7PM. See

SOYO Fall Camp & Family Camp - October 5th - 7th, Contoocook, NH

42ND ANNUAL BAZAAR & FOOD FAIR - here October 19th-21st

PTO's Harvest Fest - Friday, October 26th, more details to follow.

Family Night - November 2nd, Guest Speakers Jamil Samara and Bill Bowman, IT industry professionals

St. John's, Dedham Annual Bazaar - November 2nd, 3rd & 4th

Diocesan Choirs' Day - November 10th -  here 9:30AM-3PM in the Church

Annual Penny Sale - Saturday, November 10th - here 6:30 - 10PM

The St. George Antiochian Women invite all the women of the Parish to a general meeting on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 6PM in the Church hall to discuss upcoming events for 2018-2019.

 All women are cordially invited.

 Dinner will be pot luck so bring a favorite dish.

Kindly let us know what you will be bringing so we can plan accordingly so as not have too much of one dish.

Please RSVP to anyone below:

Rima Audy,

Dr. Roula Choueiri-Fayad,

Doha Haidar,

Some Special Messages!

Sunday, September 9th - Open House for our Religious Education program. Teachers and students will be blessed in church after Communion - a procession ( altar servers, clergy, chanters and choir, students and teachers followed by the faithful ) - directed by our ushers - will proceed from the church center isle, across the court yard and enter the left hand hall door to Bless the newly renovated church school rooms - dismissal will be in the hall with distribution of holy bread. 
          A welcome address will be delivered and all are invited to visit the classrooms and meet the teachers.
          This is a day for students, parents and teachers to introduce themselves and visit the renovated classrooms. The church school curriculum will be shared with teachers and parents so that parents have a better idea of what their children are being taught and the overall critical importance of our program in the development of their children. No class that day. A special coffee hour will be served.
          Fr Gregory is away that day and Fr Photious Zalinski - assistant to Fr. Edward in Lawrence will be serving.
Sunday, September 16th - His Grace Bishop JOHN will be with us to ordain sub-deacon James Hargrave as a Deacon - several additional clergy will also be with us. The new Deacon James will be assigned to serve here during his last year at the seminary. The procession with the Holy Cross will follow Liturgy - teachers and students will remain in church for the procession - there is no class that Sunday. Students will remain in the pews with their parents - only servers and clergy will process. The front pews are being reserved for Deacon James family and guests. A special coffee hour will be offered by the parish and an appropriate gift will be presented to the new Deacon.
Sunday, September 23rd - first day of classes. Instructions for Communion - all teachers and staff will receive Communion first followed by the students. Teachers should wait for their students in the vestibule and escort them to the church school - no need for parents take children to class or to be in the hall prior to Liturgy being dismissed. 


A few volunteers needed to help with the children's movie activity on Family Night, Friday, September 14th from 7pm-8:30pm. Please email Sarah Livick-Moses at and Christina Marge at if you are available to assist!


èYoung Adult Fellowship Night at St. Mary's in Cambridge Saturday, September 15th. Great Vespers at 5pm, followed by drinks, food, and fellowship at 730 Tavern on Mass Ave for a chance to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones!

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church | V. Rev. Fr. Timothy Ferguson, Pastor
55 Emmonsdale Road P.O.Box 320164 | West Roxbury, MA 02132
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