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News & Events

Welcome Newcomers & Visitors!

Please stop by the Welcome Table at Coffee Hour!

We would love to meet you!

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UPCOMING SERVICES

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NOTE: IN THE CULTURAL CENTER!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Orthros 8:30 am Divine Liturgy 9:30 am

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Memorial

Chrysostomos Tzenis ~ 7 Years

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Baby Blessing

Mila Despina Russomanno

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His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos's Encyclical

about Ukraine

Please click to view

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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 Saturday, November 17, 2018 

5 pm - 7 pm

 Iconography Fundraiser Reception

 Cultural Center 

 All invited 

 $50 per person

Meet our Iconographer George Giariskanis & his team

 For more details, contact Jeff Michals

 michals297@msn.com or 732-539-7302

 or visit our website: www.stgeorgeap.org/iconography

 Flyer below

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ICONOGRAPHY PROJECT UPDATE 

Iconography Work is Underway and on Schedule

In the past three weeks, tremendous progress has been made on our Iconography Project. The Pantokratera in St. Efstratios Chapel has been completed and is truly a work of art. Striking, vibrant colors enrich the Chapel beyond what was anticipated. The iconographers, who donated the Chapel work, also included significant work to rehabilitate the Platytera and Prophets icons that were brought from our former home in Asbury Park. 

Iconographer George Giariskanis and his team have now moved into the main Church. The scaffolding has been installed and the Arch over the Soleas is nearly complete.  Work on the Dome, Pendentives/Evangelists, Crucifixion and Resurrection will begin in the coming days. Given the progress, we are anticipating celebrating Christmas in our Church, which will be visually and spiritually enriched with the history of our faith. 

On November 17th, we will be unveiling the completed Chapel as part of our Iconography Fundraising Reception. There will be tours of the Chapel, discussions with the iconographers, and demonstrations of icon painting techniques. A raffle is currently underway and will be drawn with a grand prize of a hand painted, personalized icon created by George Giariskanis. Please join your fellow parishioners at this exciting and informative event. Details are included in the Bulletin insert.  Please see Pandora Jacoubs, chair of the event,  any Parish Council member or contact the church office. 

Our church has been blessed to have a number of major icons gifted by some very generous individuals and families. However, the Iconography Project is a community project. Each and every one of us should be invested in the project, not just for ourselves, but for our children, their children and the next 90 years of generations to come. No donation is too small and there are many ways many ways to be financially involved 

            -Specific icon naming opportunities still exist; please see the enclosed insert or contact Anne Papageorge or John Michals to explore these opportunities.

            -Our Gold Leaf initiative presents an excellent way to be involved in the general campaign. The initiative allows each of us to purchase one or more sheets of gold leaf to memorialize and/or commemorate friends and loved ones. Each sheet will be utilized throughout the installation process. 

            -General contributions to the Iconography Fund have always been possible and have been made by people in and outside our parish, including non-Orthodox individuals who recognize the spiritual importance of iconography. You can also contribute towards our St. George Community icon which are the Prophets in the dome of the church. 

            -And finally, there are groups of individuals who have gotten together to contribute towards specific icons – i.e. St. George and St. Mary of Egypt. Please contact the church office for information regarding group icons. 

We thank each and every one of you that have donated thus far in our project and we look forward to seeing you at our Iconography Fundraising Reception on November 17!

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2019 Stewardship Sunday 

November 18, 2018

As one loving and devoted family in Christ, we will offer our 2019 Stewardship commitment pledges in support of our St. George Greek Orthodox Church on Sunday, November 18, 2018. You will receive your Stewardship Commitment forms in the mail this week. Please join us on that day and place your heartfelt and prayerful completed pledge form (no contribution is requested at this time) in the 2nd tray during the Divine Liturgy.

Also, if you have not pledged or fulfilled your 2018 stewardship to St. George, please make an effort to do so now. Forms are available at the church or by signing up electronically at: http://stgeorgeap.org/vanco

Life happens in community, and it takes our entire community to continue the life of our St. George Greek Orthodox Church!

Thank you to all our faithful stewards for your continued support

Time + Talents + Treasures = Stewardship!

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

directly following Divine Liturgy

Spiritual Enrichment Video Presentation

Pistevo ~ "I Believe" https://theartofbelief.org

Cultural Center

Refreshments & Coffee

Questions & Answers with Fr. Andrew

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Sunday, November 25, 2018  5 pm 

Christmas Tree Lighting & Gift Auction

Ring in the Holiday Season!

An evening of fellowhip, caroling, refreshments & gift auction!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

6:30 pm ~ St. Efstratios Chapel

Christmas Season Memorial Service

Please submit names of the departed to Antonia.Lyons16@gmail.com

or call 732-598-4784

Light refreshments & placing ornaments on Christmas tree

in honor of loved ones to follow

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

7 pm

Daughters of Penelope

Christmas JINGO and Gift Auction

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

directly following Divine Liturgy

Spiritual Enrichment Video Presentation

Living the Liturgy (part 4 & 5)

Understanding & Living the Divine Liturgy

Cultural Center

Questions & Answers with Fr. Andrew

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Hospitality Volunteers needed

Please contact:

Angela Koumoutsos - 732-261-0027 or fiore88@aol.com

Vicki Kamaratos - 732-539-6831 - vassilia71@aol.com

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Faithful Hands Crochet & Knitting Ministry

Faithful Hands ministry is making baby blankets for a local group to send all throughout the world to families with babies recovering from airway surgery. These tiny babies need our extra hugs and prayers! 

If you have any leftover baby yarn you can donate to our project, please drop it into our YARN DONATION box near our Mustard Seed bookstore. Any color yarn would be a blessing! 

Please visit copingwithlm.org for more information on this caring group. Of course EVERYONE is welcome to join our Faithful Hands group - see our notice below for dates and times!

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Join us for fun and fellowship: create beautiful lap blankets and baby blankets for 40 day blessings. Beginners and experienced crocheters and knitters welcome! Help us in our current project making lap blankets for St. Michael's residents. Yarn, Needles and Hooks provided. Afternoon group - Tuesdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm in the Library. Please contact Bea Paparsenos at: 732-922-9463 or email: beapap@live.com

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STEWARDSHIP TABLE

For questions regarding Stewardship, please visit our Stewardship Table during any Sunday Coffee Hour or contact the Church Office 

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MUSTARD SEED BOOKSTORE

& ST. BASIL'S LENDING LIBRARY

Teachers/Students/Adults - Books for your reading pleasure; great teaching tools

Stop by the Lending Library cart to see our many selections!

Visit the store today following Divine Liturgy

*Icons *Earrings/Necklaces *Antidoron Handmade Bags *Cookbooks

*Prosforo Seals & Pans *Wedding Crowns *Picture Frames *Bibles - Adult & Youth

*Baptism Candles *Prayer Bracelets *Incense/Charcoal *Hellenica (book)

*Jesus Prayer Rings *Censors *Greeting Cards *Bible Tabs

*Prayer Books *Icon Tapestry Pouches *NEW*Children's Orthodox Matching Game

See the "Frequently Asked Questions" Flyer below 

Any questions? Contact Teri Lalli: tlalli@stgeorgeap.org

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St. George Philoptochos "Cookbook"

To order our fabulous cookbook

 Please send an email to Errie Teevan

cteevan@optonline.com or call 732-294-9327

See Flyer below

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ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF ELECTRONIC GIVING!!!

Did you know that St. George Church offers you the convenience of electronic giving? You can now make all donations to your parish life online! Pledge and donate your Stewardship for 2018 online! Give your weekly candle and tray offerings, Easter offerings, Epitaphios offerings, as well as donations towards the Epitaphio flowers, coffee hour, cemetery grave purchases and more! You can pledge and donate online to our Iconography Project. Be a part of our Community Icon, or donate an icon of your own.

You can make a one-time payment, or schedule weekly/monthly/quarterly payments automatically! For additional information contact the church office or log onto www.stgeorgeap.org/vanco and start today!

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Fellowship in Prayer

"Heavenly father physician of our souls and bodies, you have sent Your only-begotten Son and Our Lord Jesus Christ to heal every sickness and infirmity, we ask that you visit and heal also your servants Stathis, Demitri, Sava, Jean, Patricia, Domna, Gary, Irene, Cam, Fermo, Patrick, Spiro, Ian, Erin, Nick, Renae, Gabe, Tara, Maria, Anne, Anastasia, Greek Familes from Mati in Athens and our Security Forces from all physical and spiritual ailments through the grace of Your Christ. Grant them patience through this hardship, strength of body and spirit and recovery of health. Lord, You have taught us through Your word to pray for each other that we may be healed. We pray that You heal Your Servents and grant them the gift of complete joy in You. For You are the source of healing and to You we give glory in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen!

For an addition to this list,

please contact the Church Office: 732-775-2777

or George Moutis gmoutis@scinj.com

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ST. GEORGE SOCIAL MEDIA

Remember to register St. George Greek Orthodox Church for all your Amazon purchases. Our Church receives .5% for every purchase. Simply paste the link below in your browser, to be directed to the registration page Amazonsmile:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/21-0643361. Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn. Watch our live services each Sunday.

Link for our web site for your convenience: www.stgeorgeap.org

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO SERVE ST. GEORGE?

Get trained for Narthex Service: open/close the doors, extinguish candles & clean Icons, 7-Day Candle Placement; rotating schedule for service. Can you help? Please contact the Church Office at 732-775-2777.

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ST. GEORGE LEGACY PROGRAM

For further information, please contact:

 Louie Koumoutsos @ 732-904-5430 - hrima@aol.com

 Church Office @ 732-775-2777- kcatizone@stgeorgeap.org

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BUILDING CAMPAIGN

Several naming opportunities for our building campaign are available:

johnp@warshauer.com or johnvret@aol.com

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CHURCH OFFICE

Friendly reminder: When making a contribution, please ensure all checks include the specific “fund” where your contribution should be applied. THANK YOU!!

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SPONSOR A COFFEE HOUR

Would you like to sponsor a coffee hour in honor of a loved one or to share a happy occasion with the community? Please contact the St. George Office 732-775-2777. For 40-Day Memorial Coffee Hours only we would be happy to: Reserve and Set 1 table complete with Kolyva, coffee service and desserts. Reserve a second table for extra guests. This allows the family to gather together for others to express their condolences and also not wait in the coffee line in their time of sadness.

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AS DEVOTED AND RESPECTFUL

PARISHIONERS OF ST. GEORGE

Please be considerate and make room in the pews for others. If you insist on keeping the end of the pew, please be aware of others looking for a seat and step out to allow them to enter. Those in the stasidia must step down onto the floor as follows: *When the Gospel is being read, *During the Small and Great entrances, *During Holy Communion. It is disrespectful to stand higher than the Holy Gifts. Please instruct your children in this discipline as well.

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PROCEDURE FOR HOLY COMMUNION DISMISSAL

In order to insure proper reverence for the Holy Gifts before us:

1) Please exit FROM YOUR ROW, row by row into the CENTER AISLE

2) Only Newly-Illumined Christians, infants from the crying room, Sunday School teachers and their families, and the Choir proceed from the back rope-FIRST

PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF THE PARISH COUNCIL WHO ARE MAINTAINING ORDER FOR YOUR PRAYERFUL APPROACH

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SECURITY

All doors and lights must be secured before leaving facility. The Township of Ocean has advised that fire lanes must be kept clear. Lost keys or fobs will require a fifty dollar fee to replace. Please do not adjust the thermostats.

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Effective Immediately - the following items are prohibited during church services: 

Back Packs of any size   -   Shopping bags

Fanny Packs   -   Brief Cases

Shoulder Book bags   -   Luggage of any type

Boxes of any kind   -   Food or Drinks

Cameras or Video equipment

For any questions, please see a Parish Council Member

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