St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
of Boston, MA

Sunday, June 3, 2018

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

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.

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VARIATION IN TODAY’S DIVINE LITURGY

1.  APOLYTIKION OF THE RESURRECTION - Tone 8:  From the heights Thou didst descend, O compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to Thee.

2.  THE ENTRANCE HYMN:  O 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 ALL SAINTS - Tone 4:  Thy Church, O Christ God, hath regaled herself in the blood of Thy Martyrs throughout the entire world, as in porphyry and purple. Through them she lifteth her voice crying: Turn with Thy compassion toward Thy people, and grant peace to Thy city, and to our souls the Great Mercy.

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 ALL SAINTS - Tone 8:  As first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things, the world presenteth the God-bearing martyred Saints in off’ring unto Thee, O Lord.  Through their earnest entreaties, keep Thy Church in deep peace and divine tranquility, through the pure Theotokos, O Thou Who art greatly merciful.

Prokeimenon:  God is wonderful among His saints. Bless God in the congregations.

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews. (11:33-12:2)

BRETHREN, all the saints through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.  Women received their dead by resurrection.  Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life.  Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment.  They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated—of whom the world was not worthy—wandering over deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.  And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.  Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfection of our faith.

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.

(10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30)

The Lord said to His disciples, “Everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father Who is in heaven; but whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny before My Father Who is in heaven.  He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.”  Then Peter said in reply, “Lo, we have left everything and followed Thee.  What then shall we have?”  Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the New World, when the Son of Man shall sit on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.  And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My Name’s sake, will receive a hundred fold, and inherit eternal life.  But many that are first will be last, and the last first.”

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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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SUMMER HOURS at ST GEORGE

Beginning  SUNDAY  the 1st of JULY thru SUNDAY the 2nd of SEPTEMBER we will be on a SUMMER SCHEDULE for SUNDAY SERVICES:

ORTHROS    8 am

LITURGY      9 am

Vespers remains at 5:30 on Saturdays but watch email blasts for Saturdays when we will not schedule Vespers.

Some September Dates to keep in mind:

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

Reservation deadline, August 31st.  Info on the hallway bulletin board or see Richard E. Laham or Darya Gamel for details.

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

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

YOUTH CORNER

UPCOMINGEVENTS

Oratorical Festival at St. John Dedham! Saturday June 9th 4PM

      Please come join us as we support the youth representing our parish in the 2018 Oratorical Festival for the Diocese of Worcester and New England! Representing us in the Junior Division we have Yvette Easton and in the Senior Division we have William Ozone. This years topic is the book of Acts!

ST. GEORGE FAMILY MINI GOLF! – Sunday June 10th 1:30PM

All St. George Families and children of all ages are welcome to join us at McGolf in Dedham after church on SUNDAY JUNE 10th. Feel free to bring a change of clothes with you. Cost will be $9 for adults, $7 for children, and free for children under two!

Time 4 Tots – Friday June 15th 10AM

      All Children ages 5 or younger are welcome to join us for a morning full of spiritual growth and an educational craft! Please RSVP if you plan on attending.

* SAVE THE DATE – VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL – JUNE 25th – 28th *

Please see flyer in this bulletin.  Pick up registration forms on the table in the hallway near the Suggestion Box or see Randah.  Please fill out the registration form and return it to Church Office!

 

To RSVP, or if you have any questions please email: stgeorgeyouthdirector@gmail.com

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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