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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 15, 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 ΚΕ΄ (ΙΑ΄ ΛΟΥΚΑ). «Τῶν ἁγίων προπατόρων». ᾿Ελευθερίου ἱερομάρτυρος
prayerfully and quietly without talking; 5) It is traditional as we approach with awe that we καὶ τῆς μητρὸς αὐτοῦ ᾿Ανθίας (β΄ αἰ.)
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 † 25th SUNDAY (11th Luke). The Holy Forefathers. Hieromartyr Eleuftherius and his
mouth so that none of the precious Body and Blood of Christ is accidentally spilled, then to
dab your lips on the cloth afterwards so none of the Holy Gifts are left on other objects. mother Anthia (2nd cent.)

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: I Timothy 5:1-10; Mk. 9:42-50; 10:1
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: Hebrews 11:33-40; 12:1-2; Mk. 10”2-12
Stewardship Forms this year. They will be available for pick-up NEXT Sunday and for the Wed: I Timothy 5:22-25; 6:1-11; Mk. 10:11-16
next few weeks. We ask that you to fill them out and bring them back to church on Steward- Thurs: I Timothy 6:17-21; Mk. 10:17-27
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 10:32-38; 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. 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 (1st tone)
Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος ὑπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων, καὶ στρατιωτῶν φυλασσόντων τὸ ἄχραντόν σου Σῶμα,
ἀνέστης τριήμερος Σωτήρ, δωρούμενος τῷ κόσμῳ τὴν ζωήν, διὰ τοῦτο αἱ Δυνάμεις των οὐρανῶν
ἐβόων σοι ζωοδότα. Δόξα τῇ Ἀναστάσει σου Χριστέ, δόξα τῇ βασιλείᾳ σου, δόξα τῇ οἰκονομίᾳ σου,
μόνε φιλάνθρωπε.

While the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers guarding thy most pure body, Thou didst arise
on the third day, O Saviour granting life to the world. For which cause the heavenly pow’rs cried aloud
unto Thee, O giver of life; glory to Thy resurrection, O Christ, glory to Thy kingdom, glory to Thy prov-
idence O Thou who along art the lover of mankind.
Ἀπολυτίκιον τῶν Προπατόρων / hymn of the Forefathers
Ἐν πίστει τοὺς Προπάτορας ἐδικαίωσας, τὴν ἐξ Ἐθνῶν δι' αὐτῶν προμνηστευσάμενος
Ἐκκλησίαν. Καυχῶνται ἐν δόξῃ οἱ Ἅγιοι, ὄι ἐκ σπέρματος αὐτῶν, ὑπάρχει καρπός εὐκλεής, ἡ
ἀσπόρως τεκοῦσά σε. Ταῖς αὐτῶν ἱκεσίαις, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, σῶσον τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.
By faith didst Thou justify the Forefathers, when though them Thou didst betroth Thyself afore-
time to the Church from among the nations. The Saints boast in glory that from their seed there
is a glorious fruit, even she that bare Thee seedlessly. By their prayers, O Christ God, save our

Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἁγίου Ἐλευθερίου / hymn of St. Eleftherios
Ἱερέων ποδήρει κατακοσμούμενος, καὶ αἱμάτων τοῖς ῥείθροις ἐπισταζόμενος, τῷ Δεσπότῃ σου
Χριστῷ μάκαρ ἀνέδραμες, Ἐλευθέριε σοφέ, καθαιρέτα τοῦ Σατᾶν. Διὸ μὴ παύσῃ πρεσβεύων,
ὑπὲρ τῶν πίστει τιμώντων, τὴν μακαρίαν σου ἄθλησιν.
“Let us visit Christ” – St. Gregory the Theologian
Being comely adorned in thy sacred priestly robes and newly drenched with the streams of thy Let us visit Christ. Let us take care of Christ. Let us nourish Christ. Let us cloth Christ. Let us gather
pure and sanctified blood, thou didst soar aloft to stand before thy Master, Christ; hence never Christ in. Let us honor Christ. Not only with a table, as many do, neither as Mary did with myrrh.
Not only with a grave, as Joseph of Arimathaea did. Not only with that which is pertaining to burial,
cease to intercede for those honouring with faith thy mighty and blessed contest, thou over- as Nicodemus, who was in part a friend of Christ. Neither with gold, incense and smyrna, as the
thrower of Satan, O wise and blessed Eleuftherius. wise men, who [offered these things] before all those that we aforementioned.
But because the Lord of all wants mercy and not sacrifice and, instead of millions of fatted sheep,
Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἁγίου Γεωργίου (Apolytikion of St. George, Church Hymn)
Ὡς τῶν αἰχμαλώτων ἐλευθερωτὴς καὶ τῶν πτωχῶν ὑπερασπιστής, ἀσθενούντων ἰατρός, compassion, let us present this to Him through those who have our need and who today waddle in
the dirt, so as when we are set free from this life on earth, they will receive us in the eternal King-
βασιλέων ὑπέρμαχος, Τροπαιοφόρε Μεγαλομάρτυς Γεώργιε, πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, dom, where we will live with our Christ, who is due glory in the endless of ages. Amen
σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Liberator of captives, defender of the poor, physician of the sick, and champion of kings, O «Ἂς ἐπισκεφθοῦμε τὸν Χριστό» – Αγ. Γρηγορίου του Θεολόγου
trophy-bearer Great Martyr George, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved. Ἂς ἐπισκεφθοῦμε τὸν Χριστό, ἂς περιποιηθοῦμε τὸν Χριστό. Ἂς θρέψουμε τὸν Χριστό, ἂς
Κοντάκιον / Kontakion ντύσουμε τὸν Χριστό, ἂς περιμαζέψουμε τὸν Χριστό, ἂς τιμήσουμε τόν Χριστό. Ὄχι μόνον μὲ
Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον, τὸν προαιώνιον Λόγον, ἐν Σπηλαίῳ ἔρχεται, ἀποτεκεῖν ἀποῤῥήτως. τραπέζι ὅπως μερικοί, οὔτε μὲ μῦρα ὅπως ἡ Μαρία. Οὔτε μόνον μὲ ἕνα τάφο ὅπως ὁ ἀπὸ
Χόρευε ἡ οἰκουμένη ἀκουτισθεῖσα, δόξασον μετὰ Ἀγγέλων καὶ τῶν Ποιμένων, βουληθέντα Ἀριμαθαίας Ἰωσήφ. Οὔτε μὲ τὰ παρεπόμενα τῆς ταφῆς ὅπως ὁ Νικόδημος ποὺ κατὰ τὸ ἥμισυ ἦταν
ἐποφθῆναι, Παιδίον νέον, τὸν πρὸ αἰώνων Θεόν. φίλος τοῦ Χριστοῦ. Μήτε μὲ χρυσό, λίβανο καὶ σμύρνα ὅπως οἱ μάγοι πολὺ πρὸ αὐτῶν ποὺ
ἀναφέραμε. Ἀλλὰ ἐπειδὴ ὁ πάντων Δεσπότης θέλει ἔλεος καὶ οὐ θυσίαν καὶ ἀντὶ μυριάδων παχειῶν
On this day the Virgin cometh to a cave to give birth to God the Word ineffable, Who was be- προβάτων τὴν εὐσπλαγχνία, αὐτὴν ἂς προσφέρουμε εἰς Αὐτὸν διὰ μέσου αὐτῶν ποὺ ἔχουν τὴν
fore all the ages. Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing the gladsome tidings; with the Angels and ἀνάγκη μας καὶ ποὺ σήμερα κείτονται στὸ χῶμα, ὥστε ὅταν ἀπαλλαγοῦμε ἀπ᾿ αὐτὴν τὴν ἐπίγεια
the shepherds now glorify Him Who is willing to be gazed on as a young Child Who before the ζωὴ νὰ μᾶς δεχθοῦν στὴν αἰώνια Βασιλεία, ὅπου θὰ ζοῦμε μὲ τὸν Χριστό μας, στὸν ὁποῖον ἀνήκει ἡ
ages is God. δόξα στοὺς ἀπεράντους αἰώνας. Ἀμήν.

MEMORIAL Προκείμενον. Ἦχος βαρύς [Ψαλμός 115]
Στίχ. Τίμιος ἐναντίον Κυρίου ὁ θάνατος τῶν ὁσίων αὐτοῦ.
 10 years for the servant of God Maria Dimitriou.
Στίχ. Τί ἀνταποδώσω τῷ Κυρίῳ περὶ πάντων, ὧν ἀνταπέδωκέ ἡμῖν;
 23 years for the servant of God George Marinis Πρὸς Τιμοθέου Β΄ Ἐπιστολῆς Παύλου τὸ ᾽Ανάγνωσμα.
Up-Coming Memorial Sunday, December 22 Κεφ. 1: 8-18
Τέκνον Τιμόθεε, μὴ ἐπαισχυνθῇς τὸ μαρτύριον τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν μηδὲ ἐμὲ τὸν δέσμιον αὐτοῦ,
 12 years for the servant of God George Rousakis , son of &Dr. Emmanuel & Sophia ἀλλὰ συγκακοπάθησον τῷ εὐαγγελίῳ κατὰ δύναμιν Θεοῦ, τοῦ σώσαντος ἡμᾶς καὶ καλέσαντος
Rousakis & 28 years for Mary Hartofilax, mother of Sophia Rousakis. κλήσει ἁγίᾳ, οὐ κατὰ τὰ ἔργα ἡμῶν, ἀλλὰ κατ᾿ ἰδίαν πρόθεσιν καὶ χάριν, τὴν δοθεῖσαν ἡμῖν ἐν

Philoptochos Luncheon Χριστῷ ᾿Ιησοῦ πρὸ χρόνων αἰωνίων, φανερωθεῖσαν δὲ νῦν διὰ τῆς ἐπιφανείας τοῦ σωτῆρος
ἡμῶν ᾿Ιησοῦ Χριστοῦ, καταργήσαντος μὲν τὸν θάνατον, φωτίσαντος δὲ ζωὴν καὶ ἀφθαρσίαν
• Adults are $20.00; Students (11-18) are $12.00; Children 10 and under are Free. διὰ τοῦ εὐαγγελίου, εἰς ὃ ἐτέθην ἐγὼ κήρυξ καὶ ἀπόστολος καὶ διδάσκαλος ἐθνῶν. Δι᾿ ἣν αἰτίαν
 Support our Philanthropic ministry, while enjoying homemade traditional Greek καὶ ταῦτα πάσχω, ἀλλ᾿ οὐκ ἐπαισχύνομαι· οἶδα γὰρ ᾧ πεπίστευκα, καὶ πέπεισμαι ὅτι δυνατός
desserts; place your order TODAY. ἐστι τὴν παραθήκην μου φυλάξαι εἰς ἐκείνην τὴν ἡμέραν. Ὑποτύπωσιν ἔχε ὑγιαινόντων λόγων
ὧν παρ᾿ ἐμοῦ ἤκουσας, ἐν πίστει καὶ ἀγάπῃ τῇ ἐν Χριστῷ ᾿Ιησοῦ· τὴν καλὴν παραθήκην
 As we prepare for the FESTIVAL next month, kindly consider donating sugar,
φύλαξον διὰ Πνεύματος ῾Αγίου τοῦ ἐνοικοῦντος ἐν ἡμῖν. Οἶδας τοῦτο, ὅτι ἀπεστράφησάν με
powdered sugar, honey, brandy, large eggs, walnuts, baking cups and COSTCO πάντες οἱ ἐν τῇ ᾿Ασίᾳ, ὧν ἐστι Φύγελλος καὶ ῾Ερμογένης. Δῴη ἔλεος ὁ Κύριος τῷ
unsalted butter & COSTCO All-Purpose flour. ᾿Ονησιφόρου οἴκῳ, ὅτι πολλάκις με ἀνέψυξε καὶ τὴν ἅλυσίν μου οὐκ ἐπαισχύνθη, ἀλλὰ
• Festival Baking Dates: December 17 & 19 @ 10:30 a.m. γενόμενος ἐν ῾Ρώμῃ σπουδαιότερον ἐζήτησέ με καὶ εὗρε· δῴη αὐτῷ ὁ Κύριος εὑρεῖν ἔλεος
παρὰ Κυρίου ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ· καὶ ὅσα ἐν ᾿Εφέσῳ διηκόνησε, βέλτιον σὺ γινώσκεις.
 CANNED FOOD & TOY DRIVE (New unwrapped) for children of mothers in
recovery continues until THURSDAY, December 20 , 2019. Prokhimenon. Tone 7 ( Psalm 115)
 Χριστουγεννιάτικη γιορτή-Nativity Program is on Sunday December 22 , Verse: Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
Verse: What shall we render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward us?
2019, directly after Church Services at the Community Hall. Kindly, join our The reading is from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to Timothy.
Church and Greek School to celebrate God’s Incarnation. 2 Timothy 1:8-18
Timothy, my son, do not be ashamed then of testifying to our Lord, nor of me his prison-
er, but share in suffering for the gospel in the power of God, who saved us and called us
with a holy calling, not in virtue of our works but in virtue of his own purpose and the
grace which he gave us in Christ Jesus ages ago, and now has manifested through the ap-

pearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality
to light through the gospel. For this gospel I was appointed a preacher and apostle and
teacher, and therefore I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have
believed, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to
me. Follow the pattern of the sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith
and love which are in Christ Jesus; guard the truth that has been entrusted to you by the
Holy Spirit who dwells within us. You are aware that all who are in Asia turned away
from me, and among them Phygelos and Hermogenes. May the Lord grant mercy to the
household of Onesiphoros, for he often refreshed me; he was not ashamed of my chains,
but when he arrived in Rome he searched for me eagerly and found me - may the Lord
grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that Day and you well know all the service he
rendered at Ephesos.

Ἐκ τοῦ κατά Λουκᾶν
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The Lord said this parable: "A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many; and
at the time of the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2019
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