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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 8, 2019
munion down the side aisles only; 3) We respectfully ask women to remove their lipstick be- † ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ ΚΕ΄ (Ι΄ ΛΟΥΚΑ). Προεόρτια τῆς συλλήψεως τῆς ἁγίας ῎Αννης,
fore approaching the Holy Chalice; 4) Please wait in the Holy Communion line reverently, Παταπίου ὁσίου (η΄ αἰ.). Σωσθένους, ᾿Απολλώ, Τυχικοῦ κ.λπ. ἐκ τῶν 70 (α΄ αἰ.)·
prayerfully and quietly without talking; 5) It is traditional as we approach with awe that we Παρθενίου ὁσίου τοῦ ἐν Χίῳ
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
mouth so that none of the precious Body and Blood of Christ is accidentally spilled, then to † 25th SUNDAY (10th Luke). Forefeast of the conception of St. Anna, Righteous
dab your lips on the cloth afterwards so none of the Holy Gifts are left on other objects. Patapius (8th Cent.) Sosthenis, Apollos, Tychikos of the 70 Apostles (1st. Cent.)
Thank you for your cooperation, and may God have mercy on us all! Righteous Parthenius of Chios.
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: Galatians 4:22-27; Lk. 8:16-21
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: I Timothy 1:8-14; Mk. 8:22-26
Stewardship Forms this year. They will be available for pick-up NEXT Sunday and for the Wed: I Timothy 1:18-20; 2:8-15; Mk. 8:30-34
next few weeks. We ask that you to fill them out and bring them back to church on Steward- Thurs: Ephesians 5:8-19; Jn. 10:9-16
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: I Timothy 4:4-8; ; Mk. 9:33-41
tions. Lastly, thank you to all those who have fulfilled their 2019 pledge. We couldn’t do Sat: Galatians 3:8-12; Lk. 14:1-11
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! Visitors
In today’s age of information privacy, churches are not notified when parishioners are Welcome to our parish! Whether you are an Orthodox Christian or this your first visit to an Orthodox
admitted to hospitals, nursing homes or other care facilities. Both those facilities and your Church, we are pleased you have joined us today! Members of our welcome committee can be found in
church depend on having the church notified by a friend or family member so that pastoral
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 (8th tone)
Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος, ταφὴν καταδέξω τριήμερον, ἵνα ἡμᾶς
ἐλευθερώσῃς τῶν παθῶν. Ἡ ζωὴ καὶ ἡ Ἀνάστασις ἡμῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

From the heights Thou didst descend, O Compasionate 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.

Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἁγίου Γεωργίου (Apolytikion of St. George, Church Hymn)
Ὡς τῶν αἰχμαλώτων ἐλευθερωτὴς καὶ τῶν πτωχῶν ὑπερασπιστής,
ἀσθενούντων ἰατρός, βασιλέων ὑπέρμαχος, Τροπαιοφόρε Μεγαλομάρτυς
Γεώργιε, πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Liberator of captives, defender of the poor, physician of the sick, and champion
of kings, O trophy-bearer Great Martyr George, intercede with Christ God that
Saint Paisios of Mount Athos: Not everyone will be saved
our souls be saved.
Κοντάκιον / Kontakion
Struggle with all your power to gain Paradise. And do not listen to those who say
Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον, τὸν προαιώνιον Λόγον, ἐν Σπηλαίῳ ἔρχεται, that everyone will be saved. This is trap of Satan so that we would not struggle.
ἀποτεκεῖν ἀποῤῥήτως. Χόρευε ἡ οἰκουμένη ἀκουτισθεῖσα, δόξασον μετὰ
Ἀγγέλων καὶ τῶν Ποιμένων, βουληθέντα ἐποφθῆναι, Παιδίον νέον, τὸν πρὸ The devil does not hunt after those who are lost; he hunts after those who are
αἰώνων Θεόν. aware, those who are close to God. He takes from them trust in God and begins to

afflict them with self-assurance, logic, thinking, criticism. Therefore we should not
On this day the Virgin cometh to a cave to give birth to God the Word ineffable, trust our logical minds.
Who was before all the ages. Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing the gladsome
So, I wish you many years in order to have time to struggle — but not for them to
tidings; with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him Who is willing to
be too happy, because happiness in the world isn’t really so healthy. When a man is
be gazed on as a young Child Who before the ages is God.
too happy in this world, he forgets God and forgets death.

Based on Saint Paisios of Mount Athos


Philoptochos (Κυριακῇ ΚΕ΄)
• December 8, 2019: Christmas Luncheon tickets go on Pre-Sale. Προκείμενον. Ἦχος πλ, δ' [Ψαλμός οε΄ 75]
• Adults are $15.00 Pre-Sale / $20.00 on December 15; Students (11-18) are $10.00 Pre- Στίχ. Εὔξασθε καὶ ἀπόδοτε Κυρίῳ τῷ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.
Sale / $12.00 on December 15; Children 10 and under are Free.
Στίχ.Γνωστός ἐν τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ ὁ Θεός, ἐν τῷ Ἰσραὴλ μέγα τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ.
• Christmas Baking Dates: December 9th at 10:30 a.m. Πρὸς Ἐφεσίους Ἐπιστολῆς Παύλου τὸ Ἀναγνωσμα. Κεφ.4: 1-7
• Festival Baking Dates: December 17 & 19 @ 10:30 a.m.
Ἀδελφοί, παρακαλῶ ὑμᾶς ἐγὼ ὁ δέσμιος ἐν Κυρίῳ ἀξίως
 CANNED FOOD & TOY DRIVE (New unwrapped) for children of mothers in
recovery continues until THURSDAY, December 20 , 2019. περιπατῆσαι τῆς κλήσεως ἧς ἐκλήθητε, μετὰ πάσης
 Να Τα Πούμε; RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY TO HAVE OUR YOUTH SING ταπεινοφροσύνης καὶ πρᾳότητος, μετὰ μακροθυμίας, ἀνεχόμενοι
AT YOUR HOUSE OR BUSINESS on Saturday, DECEMBER 14 . ἀλλήλων ἐν ἀγάπῃ, σπουδάζοντες τηρεῖν τὴν ἑνότητα τοῦ
RSVP: [email protected] or to Popi Palani (561) 674-8617
Πνεύματος ἐν τῷ συνδέσμῳ τῆς εἰρήνης. Ἕν σῶμα καὶ ἓν Πνεῦμα,
 Χριστουγεννιάτικη γιορτή-Nativity Program is on Sunday December 22 ,
καθὼς καὶ ἐκλήθητε ἐν μιᾷ ἐλπίδι τῆς κλήσεως ὑμῶν· εἷς Κύριος,
2019, directly after Church Services at the Community Hall. Kindly, join our
μία πίστις, ἓν βάπτισμα· εἷς Θεὸς καὶ πατὴρ πάντων, ὁ ἐπὶ πάντων,
Church and Greek School to celebrate God’s Incarnation.
καὶ διὰ πάντων, καὶ ἐν πᾶσιν ἡμῖν. ῾Ενὶ δὲ ἑκάστῳ ἡμῶν ἐδόθη ἡ
χάρις κατὰ τὸ μέτρον τῆς δωρεᾶς τοῦ Χριστοῦ.

The Apostle Reading
Please join us for another year of "Christmas Cheers". Help us continue (25th Sunday)
to spread the love and warmth one more time as a Greek community to the chil- Prokhimenon. Tone 8. [Psalm 75].
dren less fortunate than ours. Verse: Vow, and pay unto the Lord your God.
Verse: In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.

For questions please call Stratos Karachalias 954-478-4626 The reading is from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Ephesians. Ephesians 4:1-6

Brethren, I, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the call-
ing to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with pa-
tience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spir-

Cash and check donations made out to Saint George Greek Orthodox Church. it in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were
called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one bap-
***For check donations please include "Christmas Cheers"
on the memo section of the check*** tism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all.
But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.

Τὸ Εὐαγγέλιον

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Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἦν διδάσκων ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς ἐν μιᾷ τῶν Συναγωγῶν ἐν τοῖς
Σάββασι. Καὶ ἰδοὺ γυνὴ ἦν πνεῦμα ἔχουσα ἀσθενείας ἔτη δέκα καὶ ὀκτώ, καὶ ἦν
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᾿Ιησοῦς, προσεφώνησε, καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῇ· Γύναι, ἀπολέλυσαι τῆς ἀσθενείας σου·

καὶ ἐπέθηκεν αὐτῇ τὰς χεῖρας· καὶ παραχρῆμα ἀνωρθώθη καὶ ἐδόξαζε τὸν Θεόν. The winner shall be paid in the amount of $10,000.00 only in the
Ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ ὁ ἀρχισυνάγωγος, ἀγανακτῶν ὅτι τῷ Σαββάτῳ ἐθεράπευσεν ὁ event that at least $20,000.00 in raffle tickets are sold. However,
᾿Ιησοῦς, ἔλεγε τῷ ὄχλῳ· Ἕξ ἡμέραι εἰσὶν, ἐν αἷς δεῖ ἐργάζεσθαι· ἐν ταύταις οὖν if less than $20,000.00 raffle tickets are sold, then the winner
ἐρχόμενοι θεραπεύεσθε, καὶ μὴ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τοῦ Σαββάτου. Ἀπεκρίθη οὖν αὐτῷ ὁ shall be paid 50% of the total amount of tickets sold.
Κύριος, καὶ εἶπεν· Ὑποκριτά, ἕκαστος ὑμῶν τῷ Σαββάτῳ οὐ λύει τὸν βοῦν αὐτοῦ,
Winner need not be present at drawing.
ἢ τὸν ὄνον ἀπὸ τῆς φάτνης, καὶ ἀπαγαγὼν ποτίζει; ταύτην δέ, θυγατέρα

᾿Αβραὰμ οὖσαν, ἣν ἔδησεν ὁ Σατανᾶς, ἰδοὺ δέκα καὶ ὀκτὼ ἔτη, οὐκ ἔδει λυθῆναι
ἀπὸ τοῦ δεσμοῦ τούτου τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τοῦ Σαββάτου; Καὶ ταῦτα λέγοντος αὐτοῦ Drawing: Sunday, January 12th, 2020
κατῃσχύνοντο πάντες οἱ ἀντικείμενοι αὐτῷ, καὶ πᾶς ὁ ὄχλος ἔχαιρεν ἐπὶ πᾶσι 9:00 p.m.
τοῖς ἐνδόξοις τοῖς γινομένοις ὑπ᾿ αὐτοῦ.
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The Gospel Reading
(Tenth Sunday of Luke)
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The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke St. George Greek Orthodox Church General Fund

Luke 13:10-17
At that time, Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And there was a Donation: $25.00 ea. or 5 for $100.00
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straight, and she praised God. But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had
healed on the sabbath, said to the people, "There are six days on which work ought to be
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swered him, "You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey
from the manger, and lead it away to water it? And ought not this woman, a daughter of
Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath
day?" As he said this, all his adversaries were put to shame; and all the people rejoiced at all
the glorious things that were done by him.

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