St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
of Boston, MA

Weekly Bulletin

November 19, 2017 Church Bulletin

TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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.

VARIATIONS 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 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.

5.  KONTAKION OF ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS - Tone 4:   The sacred treasury of God’s holy glory, the greatly precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the Savior’s most pure temple, free of stain and undefiled, into the House of the Lord on this day is brought forward and bringeth with herself the grace of the Most Divine Spirit; her do God’s Angels hymn with songs of praise, for she is truly the heavenly tabernacle.

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 Epistle of St. Paul to the Ephesians. (2:14-22)

BRETHREN, Christ is our peace, Who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in His flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the Cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end. And He came and preached peace to you, who were far off, and peace to those who were near; for through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone, in Whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in Whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (12:16-21)

The Lord spoke this parable: “The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” As He said this, Jesus called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

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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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Just a reminder that members of the St. George Antiochian Women will be on hand during the Coffee Hour today taking subscriptions for the parish Christmas Card, all proceeds benefitting their National Project for 2017/2018, Strengthening the Ministries of our Church - Vocations.

Don't miss out on a wonderful way to wish everyone a joyful, blessed Christmas season!

Thank you and may God bless you always.

ADVENT SERIES – Began WEDNESDAY, November 15 and continues through December 20  – a six week Bible Study and discussion series  in preparation for Christmas.  Every Wednesday from 7 – 8:30 pm in the Conference Room.  BYOB, Bring Your Own Bible, as we examine the story of the Nativity and the texts and events surrounding the Birth of Christ.

ANNUAL HOLIDAY CANNED FOOD DRIVE SPONSORED BY TEEN SOYO -  Kindly take a bag located on the table in the hallway and return for the Christmas Holidays, list of suggested items attached.  Thank you to all those who brought food donations in for Thanksgiving.  The Greater Boston Food Bank picked up all donations this past Friday to be distributed to a local food pantry for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

THE NEXT DEPARTMENT of LAY MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEMINAR WITH TONY BASHIR AND RICHARD ROBBAT –Rescheduled for January 2018.

N.G. BERAM VETERANS AWARDS BANQUET - Saturday, November 25th, Holiday Inn, Dedham, 12 Noon to 4PM.  Banquet Reservations forms are at the Maridah.

HOLIDAY POP CONCERT AT ST. JOHN'S DEDHAM - Saturday, December 2, 2017, 6-9PM, presented by the Metropolitan Wind Symphony featuring acclaimed guest vocalist Bryan Bishop.  $15 Adults; $5 children, Cocktail Hour & Mazza, 6PM; Concert 7PM; Coffee & Pastry, 8PM.  To reserve tickets call 781-326-3046, online, www.stjohnd.org/pops.

SCHOLARSHIPS ($1,000) are available from the Syrian-Lebanese Women’s Club of Greater Boston to young women of Syrian and Lebanese origin, residing in Massachusetts within 50-mile radius of Boston, who plan to pursue a four-year college education.  Scholarships are based on outstanding academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, charitable and civic involvement and good character; and applicants must be in good academic standing in her school and possess those personal attributes, which best serve the community.  Applications are available through the Church Office and must be postmarked by March 1, 2018.  If you have any questions, contact Mary Winstanley O’Connor at 617-523-1010 or email at moconnor@koilaw.com .

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