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About Receiving Holy Communion in the Orthodox Church Saint George Greek Orthodox Church
Dear Parishioners and visitors, we welcome all who have come to worship with us to-
day. Whether you are an Orthodox Christian, an inquirer to the faith or a first-time guest in an
Orthodox Church, we are pleased to have you with us and thankful for the opportunity to Ἑλληνική Ὀρθόδοξος Ἐκκλησία Ἁγίου Γεωργίου
share and bear witness to this ancient and timeless Faith. In accordance with the holy canons 425 North 58 Avenue, Hollywood, FL 33021
and traditions of the Church, please note that Holy Communion and the other Holy Mysteries
(Sacraments) are received only by those who are baptized and chrismated Orthodox Chris- Tel.: (954) 966-1898 • Fax: (954) 966-1906
tians who have properly prepared through prayer, fasting and confession. • [email protected]

For those who do receive, please remember the following helpful hints aimed at helping Facebook & Instagram: @StGeorgeHollywoodFL
to preserve the solemnity and safety of the Holy Mystery: 1) The Religious Education Teach-
ers are asked to guide the children to please proceed first to receive from the left-most chalice Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ioannis Vernikos Tel.: (334) 652-2564
so they may depart for their classrooms; 2) All other parishioners and Orthodox Christian
guests, please remain at your place until it is time for you to come and receive Holy Com- December 1, 2019
munion down the side aisles only; 3) We respectfully ask women to remove their lipstick be-
fore approaching the Holy Chalice; 4) Please wait in the Holy Communion line reverently, † ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ ΚΔ΄ (ΙΔ΄ ΛΟΥΚΑ). Ναοὺμ τοῦ προφήτου (700 π.Χ.). Φιλαρέτου τοῦ
prayerfully and quietly without talking; 5) It is traditional as we approach with awe that we ἐλεήμονος (†792), Θεοκλήτου ἀρχιεπ. Λακεδαιμονίας.
make the sign of the Cross or bow down with a “metanoia” as an act of humility before the
Lord; 6) Please take great care to place the red cloth under your chin and to fully open your † 24th SUNDAY (14th Luke). Prophet Nahum (700 B.C.). Philaret the Merciful
mouth so that none of the precious Body and Blood of Christ is accidentally spilled, then to (†792), Theocletos, Archbishop of Lacedomonia.
dab your lips on the cloth afterwards so none of the Holy Gifts are left on other objects.
Thank you for your cooperation, and may God have mercy on us all!
Attention Current and Prospective Members!
Are you an official member of St. George? Do you know how the church uses the con-
tributions we pledge every year? Did you know that unless you have signed and submitted a Weekly Readings
“Stewardship Form” you aren’t officially a member? As members, we all should know how
the church uses the contributions we make and affords you the right to participate in the Gen- Mon: II Thessalonians :1-10; Lk. 20:27-44
eral Assemblies, where you can find out those answers, as well as understanding the current
and future plans for the church. For 2020, the Stewardship Committee will be sending out Tues: II Thessalonians 1:10-12; 2:1-2 Lk. 21:12-19
Stewardship Forms this year. They will be available for pick-up NEXT Sunday and for the Wed: Galatians 3:23-29; 4:1-5; Mk. 5:24-34
next few weeks. We ask that you to fill them out and bring them back to church on Steward- Thurs: Galatians 5:22-26; 6:1-2; Mt. 11:27-30
ship Sunday, November 10 . If you haven’t fulfilled your pledge for 2019, please do so. We
are in the last few months of the year and need everyone’s participation to fulfill our obliga- Fri: Hebrews 13:17-21 ; Lk. 6:17-23
tions. Lastly, thank you to all those who have fulfilled their 2019 pledge. We couldn’t do Sat: Galatians 1:-10; Lk. 13:19-29
what we do without you and are grateful to God for your continued love and support.
In the Hospital? Home-Bound? Please let the Church Office know!
In today’s age of information privacy, churches are not notified when parishioners are Visitors
admitted to hospitals, nursing homes or other care facilities. Both those facilities and your Welcome to our parish! Whether you are an Orthodox Christian or this your first visit to an Orthodox
church depend on having the church notified by a friend or family member so that pastoral Church, we are pleased you have joined us today! Members of our welcome committee can be found in
care and outreach can be offered. The same goes for those homebound. If you or any of your the Narthex (by the candles) to answer any questions, to assist you in signing up for our mail list, and
loved ones are in any of these situations, please contact the Church Office at 954-966-1898 to to provide you with information regarding our faith. Please join us for coffee and conversation in our
request a visit from our priests or our wonderful Philoptochos Visitation Ministry. Also, in- hall after service.
terested in helping reach out to fellow parishioners in those situations?
Please contact Fr. Ioannis or send us an e-mail at [email protected] Please join us for prayer and fellowship.
Divine Liturgies are held every Sunday at 9:45 am. Vespers held every Saturday evening 7 pm.

Ἀναστάσιμο Ἀπολυτίκιον Today’s Resurrectional Hymn (7th tone)
Κατέλυσας τῷ Σταυρῷ σου τὸν θάνατον, ἠνέωξας τῷ λῃστῇ τὸν

Παράδεισον, τῶν Μυροφόρων τὸν θρῆνον μετέβαλες, καὶ τοῖς σοῖς
Ἀποστόλοις κηρύττειν ἐπέταξας, ὅτι ἀνέστης Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, παρέχων τῷ
κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Thou didst shatter death by Thy Cross, Thou didst open paradise to the theif, Thou dist
turn the sadness of the ointment bearing women into joy and dist bid Thine apostles
proclaim a warning that Thou hast risen O Christ, granting to the world the great mercy.

Ἀπολυτίκιον τῆς Ἑορτῆς /Hymn of the Feast Entrance of The Theotokos
Σήμερον τῆς εὐδοκίας Θεοῦ τὸ προοίμιον, καὶ τῆς τῶν ἀνθρώπων σωτηρίας ἡ προκήρυξις. Ἐν
Ναῷ τοῦ Θεοῦ τρανῶς ἡ Παρθένος δείκνυται, καὶ τὸν Χριστὸν τοῖς πᾶσι προκαταγγέλλεται.
Αὐτῇ καὶ ἡμεῖς μεγαλοφώνως βοήσωμεν· Χαῖρε τῆς οἰκονομίας τοῦ Κτίστου ἡ ἐκπλήρωσις.

Today is the prelude of God's good pleasure and the proclamation of humanity's salvation. In
the temple of God, the Virgin is presented openly, and in herself she announces Christ to all.
Let us, then, with a great voice cry aloud unto her: “Rejoice, you are the fulfillment of the Crea-
tor's dispensation.”

Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἁγίου Γεωργίου (Apolytikion of St. George, Church Hymn)
For the Abstinence of the belly
Ὡς τῶν αἰχμαλώτων ἐλευθερωτὴς καὶ τῶν πτωχῶν ὑπερασπιστής, ἀσθενούντων They also found that the eating of greens or pulse did not agree with everyone, and that not eve-
ἰατρός, βασιλέων ὑπέρμαχος, Τροπαιοφόρε Μεγαλομάρτυς Γεώργιε, πρέσβευε ryone could live on dry bread. One man, they said, could eat two pounds of dry bread and still be
Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.
hungry, while another might eat a pound, or only six ounces, and be satisfied.
Liberator of captives, defender of the poor, physician of the sick, and champion of As I said, the Fathers have handed down a single basic rule of self-control: ‘do not be deceived
kings, O trophy-bearer Great Martyr George, intercede with Christ God that our souls by the filling of the belly’ (Prov. 24:15. LXX), or be led astray by the pleasure of the palate. It is not
be saved. only the variety of foodstuffs that kindles the fiery darts of unchastity, but also their quantity.
Κοντάκιον / Kontakion Whatever the kind of food with which it is filled, the belly engenders the seed of profligacy. It is
Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον, τὸν προαιώνιον Λόγον, ἐν Σπηλαίῳ ἔρχεται, ἀποτεκεῖν not only too much wine that besots our mind: too much water or too much of anything makes it
drowsy and stupefied. The Sodomites were destroyed not because of too much wine or too much of
ἀποῤῥήτως. Χόρευε ἡ οἰκουμένη ἀκουτισθεῖσα, δόξασον μετὰ Ἀγγέλων καὶ τῶν
other foods, but because of a surfeit of bread, as the Prophet tells us (cf. Ezek. 16:49). Bodily illness
Ποιμένων, βουληθέντα ἐποφθῆναι, Παιδίον νέον, τὸν πρὸ αἰώνων Θεόν.
is not an obstacle to purity of heart, provided we give the body what its illness requires, not what

gratifies our desire for pleasure.
On this day the Virgin cometh to a cave to give birth to God the Word ineffable, Who
Food is to be taken in so far as it supports our life, but not to the extent of enslaving us to the
was before all the ages. Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing the gladsome tidings; with
impulses of desire. To eat moderately and reasonably is to keep the body in health, not to deprive it
the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him Who is willing to be gazed on as a of holiness.
young Child Who before the ages is God. Based on Saint John Cassian

ANNOUNCEMENTS Προκείμενον. Ἦχος βαρύς [Ψαλμός κη΄ 28]

MEMORIAL Στίχ. Κύριος ἰσχὺν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ δώσει.
Philoptochos Στίχ. Ἐνέγκατε τῷ Κυρίῳ υἱοὶ Θεοῦ, ἐνέγκατε τῷ Κυρίῳ δόξαν καὶ τιμήν.
• Annual Christmas Luncheon is on December 15th, with presale tickets Πρὸς Ἐφεσίους Ἐπιστολῆς Παύλου τὸ Ἀναγνωσμα.

on Dec. 1st & 8th. Κεφ. 2:14-22
Ἀδελφοί, Χριστός ἐστιν ἡ εἰρήνη ἡμῶν, ὁ ποιήσας τὰ ἀμφότερα ἓν καὶ τὸ
• Christmas Baking Dates: December 5th & 9th
μεσότοιχον τοῦ φραγμοῦ λύσας, τὴν ἔχθραν, ἐν τῇ σαρκὶ αὐτοῦ τὸν νόμον τῶν
 CANNED FOOD & TOY DRIVE (New unwrapped) for children of mothers in ἐντολῶν ἐν δόγμασι καταργήσας, ἵνα τοὺς δύο κτίσῃ ἐν ἑαυτῷ εἰς ἕνα καινὸν
recovery continues until THURSDAY, December 20 , 2019. ἄνθρωπον ποιῶν εἰρήνην, καὶ ἀποκαταλλάξῃ τοὺς ἀμφοτέρους ἐν ἑνὶ σώματι τῷ
Θεῷ διὰ τοῦ σταυροῦ, ἀποκτείνας τὴν ἔχθραν ἐν αὐτῷ· καὶ ἐλθὼν εὐηγγελίσατο
εἰρήνην ὑμῖν τοῖς μακρὰν καὶ τοῖς ἐγγύς, ὅτι δι᾿ αὐτοῦ ἔχομεν τὴν προσαγωγὴν
AT YOUR HOUSE OR BUSINESS on Saturday, DECEMBER 14 . Fill out the οἱ ἀμφότεροι ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι πρὸς τὸν πατέρα. Ἄρα οὖν οὐκέτι ἐστὲ ξένοι καὶ
form and give it to Church School Teacher, TODAY.
πάροικοι, ἀλλὰ συμπολῖται τῶν ἁγίων καὶ οἰκεῖοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἐποικοδομηθέντες
 Χριστουγεννιάτικη γιορτή-Nativity Program is on Sunday December 22 , ἐπὶ τῷ θεμελίῳ τῶν ἀποστόλων καὶ προφητῶν, ὄντος ἀκρογωνιαίου αὐτοῦ
᾿Ιησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ἐν ᾧ πᾶσα οἰκοδομὴ συναρμολογουμένη αὔξει εἰς ναὸν ἅγιον
2019, directly after Church Services at the Community Hall. Kindly, join our
ἐν Κυρίῳ· ἐν ᾧ καὶ ὑμεῖς συνοικοδομεῖσθε εἰς κατοικητήριον τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐν
Church and Greek School to celebrate God’s Incarnation.

Prokhimenon. Tone 7. [Psalm 28].
Verse: The Lord will give strength unto his people.
Verse: Bring unto the Lord, ye sons of God. Bring unto the Lord glory and honour.
Please join us for another year of "Christmas Cheers". Help us continue The reading is from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Ephesians.
to spread the love and warmth one more time as a Greek community to the chil- Ephesians 2:14-22
dren less fortunate than ours. 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 command-
ments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of
For questions please call Stratos Karachalias 954-478-4626 the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body

Donations: 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
Cash and check donations made out to Saint George Greek Orthodox Church. prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole struc-

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ποιήσω; Ὁ δὲ εἶπε· Κύριε, ἵνα ἀναβλέψω. Καὶ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς εἶπεν αὐτῷ·
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Ἀνάβλεψον· ἡ πίστις σου σέσωκέ σε. Καὶ παραχρῆμα ἀνέβλεψε, καὶ

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At that time, as Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road- St. George Greek Orthodox Church General Fund

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receive my sight." And Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has
made you well." And immediately he received his sight and followed him, glori-
fying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

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