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“… and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and
unto the uttermost part of the Earth.” Acts 1:8
O Come All Ye Faithful!
Christmas is fast approaching so be of
good cheer! St. George parish will be celebrating the birth of our dear Savior
with our annual
Christmas Pageant &
Pot Luck Christmas
Open House
Sunday
December 14
St. George Greek Orthodox Church of Cape Cod

SAVE
THE
DATE
Caroling
Games
Cookie
decorating
With a special
So bring your favorite
visit from
dish & join the festivities!
st. nick
December 2014 / January 2015
The Advent of Love:
the Nativity of Christ
communication, of dynamic love
which transcends and transforms
the cosmos of love's fashioning,
actualises in each human life—
whether realised or not—the
eternal love, the very life, of the
most holy Trinity. Love has come
to us, love comes to us, love
each day may re-create us wholly to the active life of its own
image.
Non-Profit Org.
U.S. Postage
PAID
Centerville, MA
Permit No. 18
ST. GEORGE GREEK ORTHODOX
CHURCH OF CAPE COD
Rev. Fr. Panagiotis K. Giannakopoulos
Protopresbyter
1130 Falmouth Road
Centerville, MA 02632
Phone: (508) 775-3045
Church Fax: (508) 775-3888
Email: [email protected]
www.stgeorge-capecod.com
The mysteries of the Christian
life are many: the mystery of the
crucified God, the risen dead,
the sight-filled blind, the joyful
broken. And present within the
Church's chief mystery—the holy
gifts of the holy offering, become
none other than the holy body
and blood—lies another mystery
still: the mystery of love. This
sacrament of God's creative self-
The Mystery of Love, that creative, energetic life of the eternal
God, stands at the centre of our
Christian existence. All the sacraments, all the mysteries of this
life, are bound up in this; for
Love has come to us, has bowed
down the heavens and descended to the throne of our human
heart. The self-communication of
love, which ever expresses itself
in the mutual love of the Trinitarian life, has communicated itself
into the cosmos as light into the
darkness.
Love has come to us. The holy
incarnation, which the Church
celebrates today in the Nativity
of the Saviour, is meaningless
and distorted if not seen as this
mystery of the advent of Love.
Though such realities be true,
the full meaning and purpose of
this fearful birth are not summed
up in the sin of human life, in the
weight of sin demanding sacrifice, of the wandering, lost sheep
in need of guidance. The reverent dread, the full wonder of the
Nativity of God, lies in the pure
and greatest mystery of Christian
reality: the love that orders the
cosmos, the love that creates
and fashions, the love the Theologian calls God himself, comes
directly, fully, gently yet forcefully
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STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT
ORTHODOX WITNESS
“You shall be My witnesses … “
The official monthly publication of
ST. GEORGE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
1130 Falmouth Road (Rt. 28), Centerville, MA 02632-3022
Rev. Fr. Panagiotis K. Giannakopoulos, Protopresbyter
Office: 508-775-3045 / Home: 508-362-8322 / Church Fax: 508-775-3888
Email: [email protected] / Web Page: www.stgeorge-capecod.com
CHURCH ORGANIZATIONS & GROUPS
PARISH COUNCIL
Regina Bisgounis
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS
Emilios Rigas
PARISH COUNCIL SECRETARY
Catherine DiMauro
STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE
USHERS COMMITTEE
Adoree McGillvary
Eleni Siamos
FINANCE COMMITTEE
Tony Zombas
TREASURER
Tony Zombas
SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
Tina Rigas
PHILOPTOCHOS
Sophie Joakim
YOUTH DIRECTOR
Claire Yannatos
EDUCATION DIRECTOR
Sunday School & Greek School
SENIORS OF ST. GEORGE
Elpiniki Yannatos
SENIORS SOCIAL GROUP
Marie Henn
VISION COMMITTEE
Arthur Surabian
GOYA
DANCE DIRECTOR
Claire Yannatos
CHANTOR
ORGANIST
GREEK SCHOOL TEACHER
CUSTODIAN
CHURCH OFFICE
SEXTON
STAFF
Vasilios Meimaris
Roxanne Pappas
Anna Lemanis
Gregory Racheotes
Kim Corners
Igor Janev
508-398-1883
508-776-8634
508-771-6189
508-495-0634
508-394-2919
508-737-7716
508-737-7716
508-771-3939
508-778-1545
508-775-8981
508-428-9859
508-477-8933
508-778-1545
781-646-3835
508-420-6845
508-888-1045
508-775-3045
508-775-3045
508-364-7096
Meeting
Times
for
Ministries
“The God who came to us at Bethlehem continues to come to us today. He comes
through the Sacrament of Baptism to bestow upon us His love, to call us His very own. He
comes through the Sacrament of Chrismation to fill us with His presence, to make our
bodies temples of His Holy Spirit. He comes through repentance and the Sacrament of
Confession to cleanse us of sin, to restore in our souls "the peace of God that passes all
understanding.”
2nd Mondays
1:30 p.m.
Seniors of St.
George
In every liturgy He comes to us as the Word of God, bringing words of eternal life through
the Scripture readings and the sermon. Through the Sacrament of Communion He comes
to be born again and again in the shabby stables of our hearts. He comes constantly
through prayer. He blesses our marriages as He did that in Cana of Galilee. He stands by
our sick bed, laying His healing hand upon us through the prayers of the priest. He comes
again and again in so many, many ways through the many ministries of His Church. He
comes with healing and forgiveness; He comes with strength and guidance. He comes
and when He comes, as the Bible says, “the blind see, the lame walk, and the prisoners
are set free."
Tuesdays—weekly
11:30 a.m.
Seniors Social
Group
4th Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Parish Council
1st Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Philoptochos
General Meeting
It is by offering our blessings back to God that He will be able to continue His forgiving,
healing, liberating, empowering, transfiguring, loving ministry through the Church. For
God, Infinite though He be, has chosen to work through us, through our gifts, to continue
His saving work in the world today.” Fr. Anthony M. Coniaris
3rd Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Philoptochos Board
3rd Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Daughters of
Penelope
2015 Stewardship Campaign
Pledged Amount YTD $118,320
Average Pledge $520
4th Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Prayer Shawl
Group
Receipts $114,920
CHURCH SERVICES
Winter Hours—Orthros 8:30 a.m., Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.
Classroom lesson is from 10:00-11:50 a.m. Weekday services as scheduled.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS:
Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday By Appointment
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Save the date of January 11, 2015 for
the annual Stewardship Brunch
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Hat & Mitten Tree
The hat and mitten tree is now up in the lobby! GOYA is
collecting new mittens, hats, gloves, scarves and other
warm items for local children and youth. Help keep a
child warm this winter. Just place your donated items
right on the tree which is located outside of the library.
Items will be given to those who need them with most
going to the Head Start Program.
Please return all angel
tree gifts on pageant
day!
December 14
Angel Tree Update
This year we had 87 names hanging on our Angel Tree.
As of Thursday afternoon there only remains 2 names
on the tree.
Library Project
Donations
(additional)
Helen Doll
Helen Kossifos
John Tsaiareas
Mary Vroutnas
Orthodoxy in
MOTION
A video contest
For youth and young adults
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A chance for you to share the faith — in your
own words and in your voice. Plus it gives you
a chance to be a part of the campaign to rebuild St. Nicholas. The contest will have two
winners: one age 13-17 and one age 18-35.
Want to know more? Go to www.goarch.org
for more information and contest rules.
As God has taken to himself the
whole of human life and united it
This one is Love, who offers peace,
into the world.
inseparably to his divine being,
yet overturns the squalor of the
The world into which love has bebecoming for us the one known
Temple stalls.
come incarnate has, since that
ever in two, so ought we see in our
advent (and never more than toThis one is Love, who forgives ab- Christian life the perfect synonymiday), misunderstood that love and solutely yet makes the highest of
ty, the full and absolute union, of
its coming. The ways and life of
all demands: 'Come, take up your 'love' and 'God'. Our lives and our
God are a folly to the world—a folly cross, and follow me'.
loving are defined by the Love who
that would defy all knowledge outhas taken our life, to make ours his
This one is Love, who does not
side of prayer. And so love bemerely dismiss sin and all its tragic and his our own.
comes but an emotion, a feeling;
reality, but comes into its midst to
Christ is born,
and the emotion is assigned by
condemn, conquer and destroy is
and love is held
preference, choice, perspective
out to all the world.
captivating false-power.
and position. 'Love is gentle', but
gentle no longer in emulation of the This one is Love, and Love is no
Christ is born,
other. Such sin do we commit
Gentle Light that burns away the
and the Trinity makes manifest
when we call or treat as love anydarkness of sin; rather, gentle in
the extent of his compassion.
thing other than the life of the one
mere and sheer acceptance—of
every cancer, of any wrong. 'Love born in Bethlehem of Mary, love's
Christ is born,
Mother. In the life in Christ, love is
is kind', but its kindness is not as
and life is joined to Life,
defined for us always by that eterthat of the one who rebuked the
will to will, man to God.
nal reality of the Father's great
healed sinner, 'Go, and sin no
paternal love for the Son, his love
more'; rather, a kindness which
Christ is born —
worked in the sacred person of the
says simply, dreadfully, 'Go', and
let us glorify him!
Holy Spirit—in the mutual colets the sin abound.
inhering love of their united Trinitar- M.C. Steenberg—25th December 2004 / 7th
As the Church celebrates the great
January 2005. The feast of the Nativity accordian life. It is this love which has
mystery of the incarnation, of the
come to us in the incarnation of the ing to the flesh of our Lord and Saviour Jesus
Christ
holy Nativity of God according to
Son, for love is God and God is
the flesh, we are compelled by the
love, and we are proved fools in
child's visage of the pre-eternal
every division of such a reality.
God to take into our hearts the
Yet divide it we are wont to do—
gentle rebuke of our worldly misand perhaps amongst the chief
conceptions.
challenges posed to us in keeping
This one is Love, who has fashthis holy feast is to see anew the
ioned the cosmos from the void,
singular reality that is God's life, his
yet who lays enshrined in a stable.
will, and the substance of our
This one is Love, who fashions
love—even as he is one reality who
man, and bears upon His shoulcomes among us as man and God.
(Continued from page 1)
ders his sins.
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HOLY SACRAMENTS
BAPTISMS
MEMORIALS
Vanessa Kalliope—the daughter of Arthur &
Katerina Ntasios
Godparents: Arthur & Julie Tzouganatos
Marios—the son of Nestoras & Agkoustella
Bolanos
Godparent: Helen Siamos
We wish the newly illumined God’s blessings!
 Aristides Georgopoulos
1 year
 Georgia Constantine
40 days
 Sophie Geanisis
5 years
 George Geanisis
16 years
 Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos 40 days
 Angleo Kaldis
40 days
Memory eternal! AIWNIA H MNHMH
AUTWN!
NA ZASOUN OI NEOFWTISTOI!
WEDDINGS
United in marriage were:
 Octavia Sili & Mariya Lyudmilova Ruseva
Koumbaroi: Veaceslav Sili & Elena
Fucsa
 Michael Athanasiou & Anastasia Binieris
Koumbara: Georgia Papagiannopoulos
We wish them a blessed and happy life together! NA ZHSETE !
FUNERALS
Fallen asleep in the Lord were:
 Frances Loretta Jaros
 Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
 Helen George
 Angelo Kaldis
 Ethel L. Varkas
To their families and relatives we extend
our sincere condolences. MAY GOD
GRANT THEM ETERNAL REPOSE WITH
HIS SAINTS. Memory eternal! AIWNIA H
MNHMH AUTWN!
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40 DAY BLESSINGS /
SARANTISMOS
The son of Paul & Jackie Critikos
God bless him! NA SAS ZHSH!
SINCERE CONDOLENCES
To the family and relatives of:
 Irene Sarhanis
 Harry Theoharidis
May the Lord grant them eternal repose! AIWNIA H MNHMH AUTWN!
IN THE HOSPITALS
The following parishioners and friends were
hospitalized:
Mary Childs, Tamara Anderson, Robina Panesis, Christo Kapopoulos, Thea Samara, Maria
Poravas, Dina Kouvaris, Maria Valentino, Valery Kosnyrev, Rose Botsivales, Miriam Bourque, Patricia Georgopoulos, Gianna Nearhos,
Julliana Maslova, & Elaine Efstathiou. We pray
for their speedy recovery. Perastika>!
List of Stewards for Year-to-Date
Christos & Maria Alex
James Alex
William Alex
+Nicholas Anagnos
William & Debbie Agnastakos
John Anasis
Nicholas Anestis
Helene Anninos
Ted & Denise Apostol
George & Dimitra Argyriades
Chris & Mary Argys
Nikolas Atsalis
Evalyn Atsalis
Katina Atsalis
Kyriakos Atsalis
Marina Atsalis
Alex Becrelis
Efthemios & Lily Bentas
George Bisgounis
Helen Bisgounis
Regina Bisgounis
Eugenia Bitsikas
Ernest & Phyllis Bonos
Radu Borcau
Helen Bosen
Rose Botsivales
Peter Bougioukos
Charlotte Bourne
Nikki Bourne-Hudick
Peter & Kassandra Branson
Penelope Caicedo
Charles & Vassilikis Canelos
Christos & Ana Canelos
Christina Carey
George & Betsy Carras
Emanuel & Mary Cavas
Rosetta Chalpara
Cassandra Chamallas
Ed & Agnes Chatelain
Maria Chatzinakis
James Chekos
Sophia Malita Christakis
Connie Constantine
Charlie & Stella Constas
Stephen & Sophia Damon
Constantine Darzenta
Pat Davis
Dina Decas
James Demetri
John & Lou Demetri
Orestes & Hloy Demetriades
Mark Despotopulos
Antonia Dias
DiMauro, Catherine
Michael DeMayo
Arthur & Fran Dimitres
Helen Doll
Katherine Dorshimer
John & Patricia Economides
Peter & Elaine Economopoulos
Andy & Elaine Efstathiou
S. Andrew Efstathiou
Marie Etchells13
Andreas & Artemis Evangelides
John & Catherine Fackos
Christine Fairneny
Frances Fairneny
Jim Fotiades
George & Victoria Gatzagiannis
Ann Marie Geanisis
+Helen George
Constantenos & Gloria Georgalis
Photine Georgopoulos
Christos & Christine
Georgountzos
Van & Connie Geraniotis
George Gerodimos
Fr. Peter & Presvy. Paula
Giannakopoulos
Joe Graziosi
Barry & Elaine Gremilas
George & Athena Grigoriadis
Jim & Frances Haidas
Florence Hall
Susan Hansen
Marie Henn
Chris James
Dimitroula James
Peter James
Igor Janev
Nick & Sophie Joakim
James Jumes
John Kacoyanis
+Angelo Kaldis
Elias & Rita Kaldis
Maria Kaldis
Athanasios & Catherine
Kalfopulos
Stanley Kallianidis
James Kalperis
Tom Kalperis
Tim & Eileen Kandianis
Chris & Barbara Kanellopoulos
George and Joan Kapoutsos
Christos & Evangeline
Kapsambelis
John Karacalidis
Lefteri & Alexandra Karacalidis
Marco Karacalidis
Chris Karacalidis
Efthimios & Aphrodite
Karanikolas
George Kazarian
George & Anastasia Kazarian
Costas & Anne Kefalas
Christine Keller
Jim Keramas
Anna Kiladis
Christopher Kokoras
Constantine Kossifos
Helen Kossifos
Dorothea Kostas
Steve Kostas
Peter & Eleni Koulouras
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Anna Kraniotaki
Emilios & Tasia Rigas
George & Margarita Kraniotakis
Michael Rodolakis
Peter Lambrinos
Effie Salpoglou
Veni Prifti Lemos
Sophia Sarhanis
Eleftherios Lengas
Irene Scaltsas
Andrea Lentell
Chris Siamos
Helen Lentell
John & Eleni Siamos
Ken Liatsos
Kostas & Despina Siempos
James Limberakis
Vivian Siempos
Leo & Katherine Limberakis
Mary Sikalis
Despina Longinidis
Octavian Sili
Alaynia Loumiotis-Hook
Melina Silva
George & Doria Malliaroudakis
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Skordas
Peter & Penelope Maniates
Alek & Anet Sotiri
Demos Marken
Irene Spellman
Vasilios & Vasiliki Maragozakis
Artie & Van Speros
Irene Martinos
Spyros & Candace Spyrou
Adoree McGillvary
Toula Stasinos
Sophia Menaxopoulos
Joanne Statires
Olga Metanias
Jim & Sandi Stefos
Alex & Katie Mitrokostas
Emily Stys
Dino Mitrokostas
Robert & Elaine Sulyma
Kostas & Frederika Mitrokostas
Art & Carol Surabian
Melpomeni Mitrokostas
Dennis Theoharidis
Socrates & Nancy Mitrokostas
Deon & Eleni Theoharidis
Maria-Rallou Moore
Magdalene Theoharidis
Christine Metropoulos Moulton
Peter Theoharidis
Presv. Mary Mourikis
Janell Torrey
Dean & Anne Murphy
Charles & Patricia Tourkantonis
Evelyn Nakos
Jim & Pat Trempelas
Diana Nicholas
Tom Tsakalos
George & Nancy Nichols
Ioannis & Maria Tsiareas
Manuel & Elizabeth Orfanos
Dionysios & Alexandra
William Panagakos
Tsourides
Fr. George & Athanasia
Ivan & Diyana Tutov
Papademetriou
Vladimir and Tatiana Uspensky
Jim & Martha Papadonis
Artemis Vakalopoulos
George & Irene Papadopolos
Christos & Jillian Varetimos
George Papadopoulos
Steve & Cynthia Varetimos
Achilles Papavasiliou
Ken & Christine Vancisin
Alex Pappas
Zac Verros
Arthur & Diane Pappas
Louis & Zacharie Vinios
Chris Patsavos
George & Constance Viscarola
Georgios Pavlakis
Calliope Vose
Albert Pazakis
Angie Vournazos
Jim & Elizabeth Pentikis
Mary Vrountas
Emily Pereira
Fr. Harry & Presv. Tula Vulopas
Frank & Callie Peros
Mary Wade
Elaine Polly
Denis & Claire Yannatos
Nicholas Polley Jr.
Elpiniki Yannatos
Steve & Desse Polychrones
Nicholas & Margaret Zantos
George & Maria Poravas
George & Cathy Lee Zografos
Nassos Prapas
Tony & Voula Zombas
Anne Psomos
Maria Zombas
Penelope Psomos
Anne Psomos & the Clarke
Family
Gregory & Joyce Racheotes
Sam Rafail
Nick & Mary Raftelis
James Raftopoulos
John & Angeliki Raftopoulos
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Διδαχές Γερόντων: Οι σύγχρονοι
άνθρωποι
1. «Οι άνθρωποι σήμερα, έλεγε ο Γέροντας Φιλό­
θεος, είναι ακράτητοι. Λαός και κλήρος, σαν
αχαλίνωτα αλόγα, τρέχουν στην αμαρτία. Δεν
συλλογίζονται το Θεό, το θάνατο, την κρίση, την
ανταπόδοση, τίποτα - τίποτα, μόνο για την ύλη
ενδιαφέρονται, για το σώμα, για τις ηδονές, για τις
τιμές. Πολύ λίγοι είναι εκείνοι πού έχουν αληθινά
ενδιαφέροντα και ίσως για χάρη αυτών των λίγων
κρατάει ο Θεός τον κόσμο».
2. Ο Γέροντας Π αίσιος έλεγε: «Όσοι αναπαύονται μέσα στον υλικό κόσμο και δεν
ανησυχούν για τη σωτη­ρία της ψυχής τους, μοιάζουν με τα ανόητα πουλάκια πού
δεν θορυβούν μέσα στο αυγό, για να σπάσουν το τσόφλι, να βγουν έξω να χαρούν τον
ήλιο — το ουράνιο πέταγμα στην παραδεισένια ζωή - αλλά παραμένουν ακίνητα και
πεθαίνουν μέσα στο τσόφλι του αυγού».
3. «Οι κοσμικοί άνθρωποι με κουράζουν, έλεγε ό Γέ­ροντας Αμφιλόχιος, γιατί όσα έχουν
μέσα τους απο­θηκευμένα, έρχονται πάνω μου σαν ηλεκτρικά κύματα».
4. Έλεγε ό Γέροντας Πορφύριος: «Σήμερα οι άν­θρωποι ζητούν να τους αγαπήσουν και
γι' αυτό αποτυγχά­νουν. Το σωστό είναι να μην ενδιαφέρεσαι αν σε αγαπούν, αλλά αν εσύ
αγαπάς το Χριστό και τους ανθρώπους. Μόνο έτσι γεμίζει η ψυχή».
5. Για τους σημερινούς ανθρώπους, ο Γέροντας της Δράμας Γεώργιος έλεγε: «Ο κόσμος
έχει φύγει από την αθωότητα και την καλοσύνη. Κάθε μέρα φροντίζει να βα­δίζει προς το
κακό. Όσο περνούν τα χρόνια, βαδίζει στην καταστροφή και ο Θεός δεν το θέλει αυτό».
6. Για την ευγένεια των ανθρώπων της εποχής μας, ο Γέροντας Παίσιος υπογράμμιζε:
«Κάνει πολύ κακό η κοσμική ευγένεια πού υποκρίνεται, γιατί ξεγελιέται κανείς και ανοίγει
την καρδιά του στον κοσμικό άνθρωπο και τελικά χαραμίζει την ευλάβεια του, γιατί
εκείνος δεν ξέρει τι θα πει ευλάβεια. Είναι σαν να δίνει χρυσές λίρες σε ανθρώπους πού
ξέρουν μόνο τις μπρούντζινες δραχμές».
7. Ό Γέροντας Φιλόθεος έλεγε: «Οι χριστιανοί διαιρούνται σε δύο τάξεις. Είναι οι
αγράμματοι και οι εγγράμματοι. Οι περισσότεροι αγράμματοι είναι άπιστοι, δεν γνωρίζουν
ότι υπάρχει Θεός, τι είναι ο Θεός και τι είναι η πίστη. Μαθαίνουν όμως τόσα παραμύθια,
τόσα άσεμνα τραγούδια, τόσους χορούς! Οι περισσότεροι εγγράμματοι είναι τελείως
άπιστοι. Έκτος από λίγες εξαιρέσεις, οι περισσότεροι είναι κούτσουρα! Ποτέ τους δεν
προσεύχονται και ντρέπονται να κάνουν το σταυρό τους».
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Memorial Donations
Given in October and November 2014
In memory of …
 Nicholas Anagnos
 John Andreadis
 Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
 Charles Drakopoulos
 Helen George
 Angeline Graham
 Betty Haseotes
 Angelo Kaldis
 Theodore Loumiotis
Total given this time period: $1,650
General Donations Given by …
St. Katherine’s Philoptochos
Nickolas & Dora Gikas
Tony & Voula Zombas
Total Donations $550
Donations to the Library Project
Mary Vrountas
Helen Doll
Total Donations $140
From Philoptochos
Thanks to all those who contributed to making St. Katherine’s bake sale such a success!
Recently, St. Katherine’s honored her patron saint with a light luncheon. Thanks to
all who attended which made it a fun time.
We wish all the Nicholases and Nicolettas a
happy name day!
Philoptochos will meet again in February.
Healthy happy holidays to all!
ΠΡΟΣΕΥΧΗ ΣΤΟΝ ΦΥΛΑΚΑ
ΑΓΓΕΛΟ ΜΑΣ
Άγιε Άγγελε, εσύ που
είσαι φύλακας
(προστάτης) της αθλίας
ψυχής μου και της
ταλαίπωρης ζωής μου,
μή με εγκαταλείψης τον
αμαρτωλό, μήτε να
απομακρυνθής από μένα
εξ αιτίας της χαυνότητός
μου. Μή επιτρέψης στον
πονηρό δαίμονα να
κυριαρχήσει επάνω μου κατατυραννώντας αυτό το
θνητό μου σώμα.
Κράτησε το ταλαίπωρο και παράλυτο χέρι μου και
οδήγησέ με στην οδό της σωτηρίας. Ναι, άγιε
Άγγελε του Θεού, εσύ που είσαι φύλακας και
σκεπαστής της αθλίας ψυχής μου και του αθλίου
σώματός μου, συγχώρησέ με για όλα εκείνα με τα
οποία σε ελύπησα όλες τις ημέρες της ζωής μου,
και για όσα αμάρτησα την σημερινή ημέρα.
Σκέπασέ με και τούτη τη νύκτα και διαφύλαξέ με
από κάθε επήρεια του αντιπάλου διαβόλου, για να
μή παροργίσω τον Θεό με κάποιο αμάρτημα
Και συνάμα πρέσβευε για χάρι μου προς τον Κύριο,
να με στερεώση στον θείο φόβο (=σεβασμό) και να
με κάνη δούλο άξιο της αγαθότητός του. Αμήν.
Η προσευχή αυτή στον φύλακά μας Άγγελο είναι
στο τέλος του Μικρού Αποδείπνου. Καλό είναι να
την λέμε κάθε βράδυ προτού κοιμηθούμε.
happy holidays to all.
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LITURGICAL CALENDAR - EORTOLOGION
DECEMBER 2014 DEKEMBRIOS
SAT. 6
SUN. 7
FRI. 12
THU. 25
St. Nicholas of Myra. Ag. Nikola>ou tou Qaumatourgou>.
Orthros & Divine Liturgy 8:30-11
a.m.
10th Sunday of Luke. I > Louka>.
Epistle: Ephesians 5:8-19
Gospel: Luke 13:10-17.
SAT. 27
Holy Nativity. H kata> Sa>rka
Ge>nnhsiv tou Kuri>ou.
Orthros & Divine Liturgy of St. John
Chrysostom 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Epistle: Galatians 4:4-7
Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12.
St. Stephen the First Martyr. Ag.
Stefa>nou Prwtoma>rturov.
Orthros ONLY @ 9:00 a.m.
SUN. 28 Sunday after the Nativity. Kuriakh>
St. Spyridons of Trimythous. Ag.
meta> thn Cristou> Ge>nnhsin.
Spuri>dwnov. Orthros ONLY 9:00
Epistle: Galatians 1:11-19
a.m.
Gospel: Mathew 2:13-23.
SAT. 14
11th Sunday of Luke. IA > Louka>.
Epistle: Colossians 3:4-11
Gospel: Luke 14:16-24.
Christmas Pageant in church immediately
following the Divine Lliturgy.
Parish Council elections until 2:00 p.m. in
the library.
THU. 1
MON. 15 St. Eleftherios. Ag. Eleuqeri>ou.
Orthros ONLY 9:00 a.m.
SUN. 4
Sunday before Theophany. Kuriakh> pro> twn Qeofanei>wn.
Epistle: II Timothy 4:5-8
Gospel: Mark 1:1-9.
MON. 5
Eve of Theophany Strict Fast.
Paramonh> Qeofanei>wn. Austhra> Nhstei>a.
9th Hour & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
with Agiasmo 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Epistle: I Corinthians 9:19-27
Gospel: Luke 3:1-18.
SUN. 21 Sunday before the Nativity. Kuriakh> Pro> twn Cristouge>nnwn.
Epistle: Hebrews 11:9-10; 32-40
Gospel: Matthew 1:1-25.
WED. 24 Nativity Eve. Paramonh> Cristooge>nnwn. Vesperal Liturgy of
St. Basil 5:30 pm
Epistle: Hebrews 1:1-12
Gospel: Luke 2:1-20.
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JANUARY 2015 IANOUARIOS
New Year’s Day, St. Basil the Great,
Circumcision of Our Lord. Ag. Basilei>ou tou Mega>lou, Prwto
-cronia>. Peritomh> Ihsou>
Cristou>. Orthros ONLY 9:00 a.m.
January 2015
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
3
New Year’s
Day / St.
Basil Orthros
ONLY 9 a.m.
4
Parish
Council
Oath
5
8:30 am Eve
of Theophany
Orthros :&
Divine Liturgy
6
8:30-11:30 am
Holy Epiphany
Orthros & Div.
Liturgy.
11:30 Seniors
Social Group
7
9 am St. John
the Forerunner
Orthros ONLY
1:00 pm
Philoptochos
Gen. Mtg.
8
9
10
11
Stewardship Brunch
12
1:30 PM Seniors of St.
George
13
11:30 Seniors
Social Group
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
11:30 Seniors
Social Group
21
10 am
Philoptochos
Board Mtg.
1 pm Daughters of Penelope
22
23
24
25
26
27
11:30 Seniors
Social Group
28
10 am Prayer
Shawl Mtg
29
30
31
7 pm Parish
Council Mtg
(Continued on page 7)
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TUE. 6
December 2014
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
8:30 a.m. St.
Nicholas of
Myra Orthros
& Div. Liturgy
7
8
1:30 p.m.
Seniors of St.
George
7 pm. Parish
Council Seminar
9
Seniors
Social Grp
11:30 am
14
Christmas
Pageant &
Open House
Parish Council Elections
15
9:00 a.m.
St. Eleftherios
Orthros
ONLY
16
Seniors
Social Grp
11:30 am
21
22
10
11
17
10 am
Philoptochos
Board Mtg
1 pm Daughters of Penelope Mtg
18
23
11:30 am
Seniors
Social Grp
24
Nativity
Eve—
5:30 p.m.
Vesperal
Liturgy of St.
Basil
25
Holy Naitivity
— Orthros &
Divine Lit. of
St. John
Chrysostom
30
Seniors Social Grp 11:30
am
31
7 pm Parish
Council
29
28
M
Prayer Shawl
meeting
12
9:00 a.m.
St. Spyridon
Of
Trimythous
Orthros
ONLY
13
19
20
26
27
9:00 a.m. St.
Stephen the
First Martyr
Orthros
ONLY
Holy Epiphany. Ta >Agia Qeofa>neia. Orthros & Divine Liturgy with
the Great Agiasmo 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Epistle: Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7
Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17.
WED. 7
St. John the Forerunner. Ag. Iwa>nnou tou Prodro>mou. Orthros
ONLY 9:00 a.m.
Sanctifications of homes and businesses will
begin as scheduled. If you would like to have
your house or business blessed, kindly call Father Peter to make the proper arrangements.
SUN. 11
Sunday after Epiphany. Kuriakh>
meta> ta Fw>ta.
Epistle: Ephesians 4:7-13
Gospel: Matthew 4:12-17.
SUN. 18
12th Sunday or Luke, SS. Athanasios
& Cyril Patr. Of Alexandria. IB > Louka>. Ag. Aqanasi>ou kai Kuri>llou Patr. Alexandrei>av.
Epistle: Hebrews 13:7-16
Gospel: Luke 17:12-29.
SUN. 25
15th Sunday of Luke, St. Gregory the
Theologian. IE > Louka>. Ag. Grhgori>ou tou Qeolo>gou.
Epistle: Hebrews 7:16-1118
Gospel: Luke 19:1-10.
FRI. 30
Synaxis of the three Hierarchs: Basil
the Great, Gregory the Theologian
and John Chrysostom. Su>naxiv
twn Triw>n Ierarcw>n.
Orthros ONLY 9:00 a.m.
A warm welcome from
St. George Greek
Orthodox Church
Welcome to Viridian! We are the Cape Cod
Green Team, Greening Cape Cod Churches!
We are so excited to welcome you to Viridian Energy and tell you about this unique opportunity for the St. George community to
make a significant and measurable impact on
the environment and our nation’s economy
every day by choosing affordable, responsible
energy.
Father Peter has agreed to bring his electric
bill to help St. George. He is saving money
since he secured a fixed rate for 3 years.
Viridian’s fixed rate ensures that greener,
clean electricity is delivered directly to his
home by NSTAR. And as a result, the church
earns $2 per meter every month. (If the utility
rates are lower during the 3 year period, customers will be eligible for a 110% rebate.)
So think about it — you save yourself money
each month and St. George benefits. If you
would like to know more feel free to contact
Roxanne Pappas at [email protected]
508-364-9964.
Thanks!
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50/50 Golf Raffle
RAISE THE ROOF
CAMPAIGN
Alex, Christos & Maria
Alex, James
Alex, William & Karen
Anestis, Nicholas
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Argys, Chris & Mary
Atsalis, Marina
Atsalis, Katina
Bitsikas, Eugenia
Borcau, Radu I.
Botsivales, Harry
Bougioukos, Peter & Diane
Caicedo, Jorge & Penelope
Cavas, Emanuel & Mary
Chatelain, Agnes B.
Chekos, James & Georgia
Christaki, Sophia Alex
Cocotas, Charles
Constas, Constantine & Stella
Critikos, Theodore
Damon, Sophia
Demetras, Maria V.
Demetri, James & Donna
Demetriades, Hloy & Orestes
Dimitres, Arthur & Fran
Doll, Helen
Dorshimer, Katherine
Economopoulos, Elaine
Fackos, John & Catherine
Fairneny, Christine
Garoufes, Kalliope
Gatzogiannis, George & Viktoria
Georgalis, Constantenos &
Gloria
Geraniotis, Van & Connie
Giannakopoulos, Fr. Peter
Graziosi, Joseph & Rita
Haidas, James & Frances
Haseotes, Joyce
Helides, Ernest
James, Dimitroula
Kanellopoulos, Chris &
Barbara
Kapsambelis, Christos &
Evangeline
Karacalidis, John
Kazarian, George & Anastasia
Kiladis, Anna
Kokoras, Christopher
Kossifos, Constantine
Kostas, Dorothea
Kostas, Stergios & Theresa
Kouvaris, Demos
Kraniotakis, George &
Margarita
Kraniotaksi, Anna D.
Lemos, Veni Prifti
Liatsos, Arthur
Limberakis, Leo & Katherine
Loridas, Arthur S.
Malita, Sophie
Malliaroudakis, George
Menaxopoulos, Sophia
Mitrokostas, Kostas &
Frederika
Mitrokostas, Socrates & Nafsika
Mitrokostas, Melpomeni
Moore, Maria-Rallou
Nicholas, Diana K.
Papademetrious, Fr. George
Papadopolos, George & Irene
Pappas, Arthur & Dianne
Pappas, Katherine
Pazakis, Albert M.
Pentikis, James & Elizabeth
Polley, Elaine C.
Psomos, Anne
Psomos, Penelope
Rafail, Samuel
Raftelis, Nicholas & Mary
Reliable Cleaners
Rigas, Emilios & Tasia
Scaltsas, Irene V.
Siamos, John & Helen
Spyrou, Spyros & Candace
Statires, Joanne
Tourkantonis, Jr., Charles &
Patricia
Tsoukalas, Petros & Mary
Uspensky, Vladmir & Tatiana
Vinios, Andrew
Vinios, Louis & Zacharie
Vrountas, Mary
Vrountas, Ted & Mary
Vulopas, Harry
Yannatos, Dionysios & Claire
Zombas, Maria
Zombas, Tony & Stavroula
Cost to repair roof:
$49,817.67
Total Donations
Received:
$57,035
Monies remaining
after roof repair:
$7217.33
Donations
redistributed at
donors request
$3,037.33
At the golf banquet dinner on September 22,
the drawing for the 50/50 raffle was held. Dina
Kouvaris pulled the winning ticket of Mrs. Theodora Gikas who won $3,148.25. We thank
our contributors for all their efforts and support. Hopefully next year we can do even better with everyone’s assistance. With sincere
thanks! — Christos and Maria Alex, Golf Raffle
Chairpeople
Special thanks to the following parishioners
And friends who sold $200 (10 books) or
more. They are Sophia Malita, Victoria
Scaltsas, Catherine Di Mauro, Tim Kandianis,
Emilios Rigas, Sandy Stefos, David Swift,
Christos Alex, Angelo and Virginia Theodorou
of the Jerry's Dairy Freeze, George Bisgounis,
and an anonymous individual. We appreciate
everyone 'sefforts in making this 50/50 raffle a
success and pray next year we will have even
more volunteers.
Remaining Funds to
go into Building &
Repair Fund
$4,180.00
Elaine Liatsos Memorial
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Elaine Liatsos
Memorial Prayer
Shawl Ministry started
by the late Elaine
Liatsos in the fall of
2010 under the auspices of St Katherine's
Philoptochos. The
group meets monthly
on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10:30
a.m. in the Anasis Library. We welcome those
wishing to join — knitters, crocheters, crafters
of all skill levels.
With shawls, lap robes, baby blankets and
scarves we comfort those suffering from an
illness or loss of a family member, recognize
those who have made a major contribution to
our community, and honor those participating
in the 40 day blessing of a new-born child or
receiving the sacraments of Baptism and
Chrismation. Members of the Prayer Shawl
Ministry visit those in hospitals, nursing homes
or private homes. To date over 175 shawls,
lap robes, scarves and baby blankets have
been delivered.
The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 10th at 10:30 in the Anasis
Library to accommodate the upcoming holidays.
Evelyn Nakos, Sophia Menaxopoulos,
Artemis Evangelidis, and Eleni Siamos
hard at work cooking
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