ST. GEORGE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
REV. FR. RICHARD D. ANDREWS, PRESBYTER
MAY 19, 2013 HOLY MYRRHBEARERS
TODAYS EVENTS: Graduation Sunday; Ahepa Sunday; Feed the Hungry at FOCUS MN, 4:00pm
Epistle Reader: Minda Arsenault
Prosfora: Rita Kanavati
Memorial: George Hatzistamoulous (6 months)
Fellowship: Christine & Mike Manos
Monday 5-20 Survivor Resources Walk-a-thon at Como Park 6:00PM
Tuesday 5-21 LITURGY- STS. CONSTANTINE & HELEN 9:00AM
Bible Study at Fr. Rick’s Home 7:00PM
Saturday 5-25 GREAT VESPERS 5:00PM
Sunday 5-26 ORTHROS (8:15AM) & LITURGY- HOLY MYRRHBEARERS 9:30AM
Memorial Prayers at Roselawn Cemetery 12:30PM
Feed the Hungry at FOCUS 4:00PM
Monday 5-27 Memorial Day Holiday (Office Closed)
All Those Baptized into Christ: Demetrios Sherod was baptized and chrismated on May 11th. Godparents are Stephen Kanavati and Katina Hatjistilianos. Congrats to mom and dad, Brandon and Anne and big sister, Alexandra!
A Child is Born- to Shawn & Aleka Powell for the birth of daughter Mariana on May 4th. Congrats to big sister Ellie and grandparents Paul & Elizabeth Poulios.
Congratulations Graduates- to our high school graduates: Amanda Kapetanakis, Alexandra Selliris, Matthew Simon, Paul Smith, Keegan Tountas, and Maria Valek; and to our college graduates: Alex Boosalis and Alex Moran.
Think About It: Prayer is truly vain and useless when not performed with fear and trembling, with inner watchfulness and vigilance. St. Evagrios the Solitary
Ahepa Sunday Today- thank you to our local Ahepa Chapter, Pericles #270, for all that they do to enhance the life of our parish community and the promotion of Hellenism and its ideals in our families and society. Xronia Polla!
Baptismal Cross Found- if you lost one, please see Mr. Daniel Simon.
Volunteer Locally for IOCC- International Orthodox Christian Charities is recruiting volunteers for one week of home building in Minneapolis the weeks of June 23-29 and July 7-13; and in Minot, ND June 15-22. Cost is free for Mpls build and Minot is $550. This is an excellent opportunity to help those affected by recent floods and storms. If interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org 877-803-IOCC or register online www.iocc.org/actionteam.
New Version of Christ is Risen Hymn- this English translation and musical notation is authorized and adopted by the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Archdiocese. See beautifully designed cards in pocket pews for translation/notation.
Greek Festival—Save the Date! This year`s festival will be held on August 18 and 19. Please plan your calendar around these dates. We will need lots of helpers that weekend, and the week leading up to it! More information on how you can help will be coming soon.
Support Our Citizens: at the 11th Annual Walk to Remember/Hope sponsored by Survivor Resources on Monday May 20th, 6pm at Como Park. This event memorializes loved ones and is the main fundraiser for SR who helps grieving families after the loss of loved ones. For more info, contact Fr. Rick or go to www.survivorresources.org.
Wisdom from the Church Fathers: Life according to the Gospel, holy life, Divine life, this is the natural and normal life for Christians. For according to our vocation, Christians are called to be holy. This good tiding and commandment resound throughout the whole Gospel and New Testament. To become completely holy, both in soul and body, that is our vocation. St. Justin Popovich
FOCUS Thank you: A big thanks to all that have supported the FOCUS mission this past year and to all those who came to this year’s fundraiser dinner. All this effort goes to helping those less fortunate and living God`s message to us to love our neighbor. Please keep the food shelf in mind when shopping, donations are needed.
Summer Camp Registration Continues! registration for church camp at Camp Wapo June 29 to July 5, 2013. The standard fee of $450/camper now applies until registration closes on May 30th. For more info: www.stmaryscamp.com
The Church Fathers Speak: Can you place your hope in the world? Whom has it not deceived? To whom has it not lied? It promises much, but gives very little. Only those who hope in the Lord, according to the words of the Prophet David, do not sin; i.e., they are not deceived in their hope! St. Anthony of Optina
Theological Minds- is a new Pan-Orthodox group for young adults interested in stretching their intellectual muscles and building their faith. Theological Minds will meet Thursday, May 30, 7pm, at MacLaurin CSF: How the Soul Works: Passions, Memories & Dreams in Early Chrisanity Stephen Wehr, MDiv, MA.for more details or contact Hollie Benton, email@example.com or go to www.meocca.org.
Order of Communion- please allow those with wheelchairs or walkers to come forward first to receive communion and then the Sunday School students and staff and then the rest of the parishioners.
Patristic Insights: If my soul is wounded, every worldly evil will resound within it. However, evil-speaking people cannot harm me if my tongue has forgotten how to speak evil. Nor will external malice sadden me if there is no malice in my heart to resound like a goatskin drum. Nor shall I be able to respond to ire with ire if the hideout of ire has been vacated. Nor will human passions excite me if the passions within me have been reduced to ashes. Nor will the unfaithfulness of friends sadden me if I have resolved to have You for my friend. Nor can the injustice of the world crush me if injustice has been expelled from my thoughts. Nor will the deceitful spirits of worldly pleasure, honor and power entice me if my soul is like an immaculate bride, who receives only the Holy Spirit and yearns for Him alone. St. Nicholas Velimirovich
Roselawn Cemetery Price Increase- Effective April 1, 2013, both the newly donated inventory of cemetery lots, and any remaining from the old inventory will be priced as such: Monument $5,270, Marker $2,890, Single Marker $1,615. These prices reflect a 15% discount from Roselawn Cemetery’s 2013 published prices.
2013 Summer Church Camp Scholarships
James Nickitas Camp Scholarship is awarded to worthy applicants in financial need of assistance who are members of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Saint Paul. Please contact Fr. Rick for an application.
The Presbytera Mary Coniaris and James H. Zubulake full scholarships will be awarded to two essayists. Based on the 2013 theme for camp of “faceGod,” this year’s essay question is, “How do I make time each day to faceGod?” There are two divisions: Junior Division- children entering 3rd- 6th grades Fall 2013; 250- word (typed) essay. Senior Division- teens entering 7th- 12th grades Fall 2013; 500- word (typed) essay. Deadline is Friday May 24, 2013. Please submit entries to: Fr Christopher Wojcik firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. George Greek Orthodox Church
1111 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: (651) 222-6220
Fax: (651) 225-9276
Proistamenos: Rev. Fr. Richard Demetrius Andrews