May 12, 2024


Sunday, May 12

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Orthros/Matins 830am

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Divine Liturgy 930am

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To all mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, Godmothers and mother figures, may God continue to bless you and Happy Mother's Day!

Let us also keep in our hearts those who have fallen asleep and ask God to give them eternal rest in His Heavenly Kingdom!


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Mother's Day & The Church

By Petros Panagiotopoulos


Today is Mother's Day and children throughout the earth have an opportunity to remember and honor their mother. Besides these there are also several challengers who see the introduction of this "celebration" as a marketing event, or others who believe that the sanctity of a mother is such that it belongs to every day of the year and not just a special one.


The Church displays the person of the Panagia as the mother par excellence and subtly commemorates the feast of the Presentation (February 2nd) as the day in which a mother is to be honored.


Furthermore, in our tradition we encounter the very Church as a mother, who gives birth to us and regenerates us in Christ, leading us to salvation. This does not mean, however, that there is some contradistinction: the wisdom and obedience of the Theotokos is considered the center of the Church. In her person we encounter the Mystery of the Divine Economy, says St. John of Damascus. And her free acceptance of God's will opened the path for humanities return to the divine embrace. The Incarnation of God the Word which took place in her womb, brought to reality the union of the divine with human. The Church, therefore, treads down history as a "continuous Theotokos" (Paul Evdokimov).


The Panagia is an eternal model of a mother, who sympathizes and co-suffers with every person in pain and is both a shelter and comfort for all the persecuted. The sad icon of the sword that pierced her as she watched her Son suffer for humanity, makes her a person par excellence of compassion and philanthropy. She is the archtypal mother, aching and caring for her children for the grief and injustice which prevails in the world, continually sighing for suffering man. In her person mothers primarily find a unique assistant and absolute understanding in their concern for the future of their children and that of the whole world. In wars it is mothers who die, says the poet.


For these reasons, the ecclesiastical proposal is to eminently honor the person of the mother.


Taken from www.johnsanidopoulos.com

NEXT SUNDAY: SUNDAY SCHOOL GRADUATION SUNDAY - Join us next Sunday as all those who participated in our Sunday School program are recognized following Divine Liturgy.

END OF THE YEAR BBQ - Following Sunday School Graduation al are invited to enjoy the music, food, fun & games that will follow here on the Cathedral grounds. $20 Donation per family. Please RSVP by 5/17 at 6036229113

GREEK HERITAGE NIGHT AT THE RED SOX- Tuesday, June 4 at Fenway Park. See the flyer below

EDUCATION & SCHOLARSHIP SUNDAY JUNE 2 - This is a call to ALL who are High School Seniors. This is a day in which all those who are graduation from High School, Class of 2024 will be recognized following Divine Liturgy. We ask that those who are graduating provide your names, a little write up about yourself including which high school you are graduating from or if home schooled, a recent picture, your plans for the future, and your community invovlement here St George or elsewhere.

In order to have these names appear I the Weekly Bulletin on this day, we need all the information by Sunday, May 26. If we do not have your name and this information, you will not be able to be acknowledged as a graduate in the printed weekly bulletin. Please take the time and send an email to beth@stgeorgenh.org with all the information we are asking. If you have any questions, please call the office.

The scholarship awards program will take place in our community center following coffee hour on this day.

2024 METROPOLIS AWARD RECIPIENT - We are pleased to announce the this year's St. George recipient is Nicolleta "Nikki" Moutsioulis. The awards banguet will be on Sunday, June 9, at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Ma. Reception is at 430pm and dinner will be at 530pm. Tickets: $100. IF you would like to purchase tickets, please contact the church office at 6036229113

Congratulations to Nikki and we thank her for many years of service to our Cathedra!

SUSPENDED: TUESDAY LIBRARY ZOOM - The Tuesday Night Library Photo ID Zoom sessions will resume in the Fall. We look forward to seeing you then!

ANAGENNESIS SOCIAL - "Do Drop In" to the Anagennesis coffee gathering weekly on Thursdays at 930am in the Community Center. See flyer below with more info

UPCOMING MEMORIAS - May 19: Vasilike Sotiriou (40 days); May 26: Julie Demos Tsirimokos (40 days) with sponsored coffee hour.

SCHOLARSHIP PACKETS NOW AVAILABLE – Please contact the church office if you would like a scholarship packet

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Bread has been the emblem of God’s providence for us, throughout humanity’s history. Both physical (bread as food) and spiritual - the επιούσιον (epiousion) or “supersubstantial” bread of the Lord’s prayer, the bread of Holy Communion.

In the Orthodox Christian church, the pinnacle of our worship is union with Christ, both spiritually but also physically, by consuming the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Since the Last Supper, before every Divine Liturgy, one or more of the faithful prepare and bring bread to church to be used as the Body of Christ in the Eucharist. The Orthodox church is liturgical. For those of us who bake prosphoro, the liturgy begins as we prepare to bake!

Prosphoro is an offering to God, made from His material gifts to us, and prepared lovingly and prayerfully.

A special website is available to share with the faithful this ‘proper’ method of preparation of the holy gift according to the Greek Orthodox tradition. Please click here to learn how to bake this beautiful offering.