St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
of Boston, MA

                                   Sunday, August 5, 2018



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.  THE THIRD ANTIPHON;  Of Thy mercies, O Lord, will I sing forever. The heavens shall confess Thy wonders, O Lord, and Thy truth in the congregation of saints. Blessed is the people that knoweth jubilation. O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance shall they walk, and in Thy Name shall they rejoice all the day long.

2.  APOLYTIKION OF THE TRANSFIGURATION - Tone 7:  When, O Christ our God, Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, Thou didst reveal Thy glory to Thy Disciples in proportion as they could bear it. Let Thine everlasting light also enlighten us sinners, through the intercessions of the Theotokos. O Thou Bestower of light, glory to Thee.

3.  THE ENTRANCE HYMN:  For in Thee is the fountain of life, and in Thy light shall we see light. Save us, O Son of God, Who wast transfigured on Mount Tabor, who sing to Thee. Alleluia.

4.  Repeat No. 2 above.

5.  KONTAKION OF THE TRANSFIGURATION - Tone 7:  Thou wast transfigured on the mount, and Thy Disciples, in so far as they were able, beheld Thy glory, O Christ our God; so that, when they should see Thee crucified, they would remember that all Thy suffering was voluntary, and could declare to all the world that Thou art truly the effulgent Splendor of the Father.

Prokeimenon:  O Lord, how manifold are Thy works; in wisdom hast Thou made them all.  Bless the Lord, O my soul.

The Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Peter. (1:10-19)

BRETHREN, be the more zealous to confirm your call and election, for if you do this you will never fall; so there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Therefore, I intend always to remind you of these things, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have. I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to arouse you by way of reminder, since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me. And I will see to it that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things. For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For when He received honor and glory from God the Father and the voice was borne to Him by the Majestic Glory, “This is My beloved Son, with Whom I am well pleased,” we heard this voice borne from heaven, for we were with Him on the holy mountain. And we have the prophetic word made surer. You will do well to pay attention to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (17:1-9)

At that time, Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain apart. And He was transfigured before them, and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with Him. And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is well that we are here; if Thou wilt, I will make three booths here, one for Thee and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” He was still speaking, when lo, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, with Whom I am well pleased; hear Him.” When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces, and were filled with awe. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and have no fear.” And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only. And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Tell no one the vision, until the Son of man is risen from the dead.”


THE LORD’S PRAYER  (In Arabic phonetics)



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.

St. Mary's, Pawtucket invites you to their Feast Day Celebration on Sunday, August 19th, which begins with Hierarchal Divine Liturgy with His Grace, Bishop JOHN at 10AM and a Grilled Chicken Kabab & Kibbee Meshwee (grilled) Luncheon at the Parish Center at their location, One St. Mary Way.  Tickets, $35 per person; children under 12, Free.  Ticket deadline, August 12th, call Salwa Khoury (401) 434-8877 to make reservation.

Some Autumn & Fall Dates to keep in mind: 

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church | V. Rev. Fr. Timothy Ferguson, Pastor
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