Dear St. George Parishioners:
We will continue the requirement of face masks inside the church. If you are in need of a face mask, the church has purchased additional face masks that can be distributed. After you enter the church, please proceed to a pew and maintain social distancing. No one will be allowed to remain in the narthex area of the church.
We will continue to Livestream the Divine Liturgy service’s going forward to allow those who are unable to attend the opportunity to participate from home.
On a very positive note, the number of parishioners attending Divine Liturgy continue to increase!!! Every day we learn more about this virus, as more individuals are being vaccinated and those individuals who previously tested positive have recovered, my hope and prayers are that this increase will continue. Obviously, we need to maintain our diligence and follow guidelines that will allow our parish to remain safe and keep our parish healthy. (Matthew 18:20 - For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.)
Great Lent started March 15th, with Easter (Pasha) on May 2nd. Please review the schedule below for the services that will be held, and try to attend as many as you can. Additionally, Father Radomir has created a Great Lent Challenge, please click on the following link: Great Lent Challenge - 2021.
Our annual Church Slava Celebration – St. George’s Day - will be held the weekend of May 8th and May 9th. We are expecting that Bishop Longin will be joining us to help us celebrate not only our Church Slava, but our Mortgage Burning! Our honored Kumovi for this weekend will be the family of our Late President +Helen Feden. Please mark your calendars now to help us celebrate this great occasion!
Yes, we are planning on having our annual SERBFEST the weekend of June 4th & 5th!!! We are still in the planning stages, however, we are anticipating a primarily curb-side service, with pre-orders and possibly a walk-thru to-go orders. Please contact our Chairman, Mark Milosovich, or myself (Paul Bajich) if you are interested in assisting with this event.
Schedule of Services 2021– Распоред Богослужења 2021
April 4th, Sunday of the Cross 3rd Sunday, Недеља Крстопоклона 10 А.М. Divine Liturgy/Божанствена Литургија.
April 7th, Annunciation, Благовести Liturgy at 9 AM
April 11th, Sunday of the Ladder, Недеља Лествице. Divine Liturgy/Божанствена Литургија 10 AM
April 14th. Reading of the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete. Читање канон Андреја Критског 5:30 PM.
April 16th. Reading of the Akathist to the Mother of God. Читање Акатиста Пресветој Богородици 5:30 PM
April 17th Vespers Вечерње 5PM
April 18th, Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, Недеља Марије Египћанке Divine Liturgy/Божанствена Литургија. 10 AM
April 21st, Presanctified Liturgy Пређеосвећена литургија 5:30 PM
April 24th, Lazarus Saturday, Лазарева Субота. Divine Liturgy/Божанствена Литургија. 9 AM
April 24th Vespers Вечерње 5PM
April 25th, Palm Sunday, Цвети Divine Liturgy/Божанствена Литургија. 10 AM
Children’s Vrbica/Palm Procession with Bells and Palms Вход/литија око цркве са звонцима и врбима
April 26th, Holy and Great Monday, Bridegroom Matins Јутрење 6 PM
April 27th, Holy and Great Tuesday, Holy Unction Service Јелејосвећење 6 PM
April 28th, Holy and Great Wednesday, Bridegroom Matins Јутрење 6 PM
April 29th, Holy and Great Thursday, Divine Liturgy Божанствена Литургија 9 АM
April 29th, Holy and Great Thursday Evening, 7 PM
READING OF THE 12 PASSION GOSPELS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
ВЕЛИКО БДЕНИЈЕ СА ЧИТАЊЕМ 12 ЈЕВАНЂЕЉА О ХРИСТОВИМ СТРАДАЊИМА
April 30th, Holy And Great Friday, Royal Hours Царски Часови, 9 AM
April 30th, Holy And Great Friday, Велики Петак, 7 PM
Burial Of Christ And Bringing Out Of Epitaphios (Shroud-Winding Sheet)/Спомен Христовог Погреба И Изношење Плаштанице
STRICTEST FASTING DAY OF THE YEAR / НАЈСТРОЖИ ПОСТ У ГОДИНИ
April 30th, Holy And Great Friday Evening, 9:30 PM
Matins for the Lamentations of the Mother of God Јутрење, Плач Бородоице, Статије
May 1st, Holy And Great Saturday, Велика Субота Vespers & Divine Liturgy Вечерње и Божанствена Литургија 9 AM
May 1st, Holy And Great Saturday Evening, Велика Субота, 10 PM
PASCHAL MATINS Пасхалне(васкршње) Јутрење
May 2nd, PASCHA (Easter) SUNDAY, ПАСХА-ВАСКРС, Divine Liturgy Божанствена Литургија 10 AM
Blessing of Pascha(Easter) Eggs and Food Baskets
May 2nd, Pascha Sunday Evening Festive Paschal Vespers Пасхалне Вечерње, 5 PM
May 3rd, Bright Monday, Светли Понедељак, Divine Liturgy Божанствена Литургија, 9 AM
May 6th, Bright Thursday, St. George the Great Martyr / Св. Георгије Победоносац и Великомученик, Divine Liturgy Божанствена Литургија 9 АM
May 8th, Bright Saturday, Светла Субота, Divine Liturgy Божанствена Литургија 9 AM
May 8th, Bright Saturday, Светла Субота Vespers and Dinner Вечерње и Вечера 5 PM
May 9th, St. Thomas Sunday, Divine Hierarchical Liturgy Божанствена Архијерејска Литургија 10 AM
Visit by our Bishop Longin. Church Slava, Burning of the Mortage and Banquet
Посета нашег Владике Лонгина. Парохијиска Слава, спаљивање хипотеке, и Банкет
One of the first things that strikes a non-Orthodox visitor to an Orthodox church is the prominent place assigned to the Holy Icons. The Iconostasis (Icon-screen) dividing the Altar from the rest of the church is covered with them, while others are placed in prominent places throughout the church building. Sometimes even the walls and ceiling are covered with them in fresco or mosaic form. The Orthodox faithful prostrate themselves before them, kiss them, and burn candles before them. They are censed by the Priest and carried in processions.