St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
The Very Reverend Fr. Jason DelVitto
The Very Reverend Fr. Fred Pfeil
March 19th, 2023
RESURRECTIONAL APOLYTIKION IN TONE SEVEN
Thou didst shatter death by Thy Cross, Thou didst open paradise to the thief; Thou didst turn the sadness of the ointment-bearing women into joy. And didst bid Thine Apostles proclaim a warning, that Thou hast risen O Christ, granting to the world the Great Mercy.
APOLYTIKION FOR THE HOLY CROSS IN TONE ONE
O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, granting to Thy people victory over all their enemies, and by the power of Thy Cross preserving Thy commonwealth.
KONTAKION FOR SUNDAYS IN GREAT LENT (AND AKATHIST SATURDAY) IN TONE EIGHT
To thee, the Champion Leader, do I offer thanks of victory, O Theotokos, thou who hast delivered me from terror; but as thou that hast that power invincible, O Theotokos, thou alone can set me free: from all forms of danger free me and deliver me, that I may cry unto thee: Hail, O Bride without Bridegroom.
THE ANTI-TRISAGION HYMN
Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, Master, and Thy Holy Resurrection we glorify.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; both now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
And we glorify Thy Holy Resurrection. Dynamis!
Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, Master, and we glorify Thy Holy Resurrection.
Epistle: The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews. (4:14-5:6)
Brethren, since we have a great High Priest, Who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast the confession. For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to sympathize with our infirmities, but one Who has been in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help in time of need. For every high priest, being taken from among the people, is appointed on behalf of the people in things pertaining to God, that he may offer up both gifts and sacrifices for sins; who can have compassion on the ignorant and on those who are erring, since he himself also is encompassed with infirmity. Because of this he is bound, as for the people so also for himself, to offer up for sins. And no one takes the honor upon himself, but as being called by God, as was Aaron. So Christ also did not glorify Himself to become a High Priest, but it was by the One saying to Him, “Thou art My Son, today I have begotten Thee.” As He says also in another place, “Thou art a Priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.”
Gospel: The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (8:34-9:1)
The Lord said, “If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.” And Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power.”
The Holy Bread is offered by the Ladies Society for the health and salvation of the parishioners of St. George Church.
EPISTLE READER: Natalie Antypas
TODAY’S TRAY COLLECTORS: Linda Moses & Rachel Ferdinand
Coffee Hour: Please enjoy coffee hour after Divine Liturgy.
Please pray for the health and salvation of Maya Rahal, Gemma Adib, Nelly Khandji, Iama & Afar Dib, Mia, Rana Malek, Jalal Younes, Judi Taylor, Marlene Snodgrass, Khalil families, Edna Mike, Robbie Powell, Ron Davis, Marianne Ferris, Mary Scanlon, Elizabeth Hardy, Dawn McCoullough, Chuck & Bethany Gaito, Amin Megherhi, Avigal Deep, Renee Koskey, Carrie Ann Kondratiuk, Spiro Vass, Sayler & Noe Koskey, Hannah Maschak, Regina & Jason Stepp, Page & Mary Bowman, the Abdelahad family, Gabriel Antypas, Nina Bollinger, Louise Mattis, Najet Khuri, Shadi & Elizabeth Arnita, Joseph D, Edna Abraham, Colin & Kristen Pfeil, Marion Albert, Ray Hufnagle, Kathleen Pehanich, Charles Caligiuri, Gregory & Liberta Shekas, Natalia Watzlaf, Joel, Denise Abernathy, Shannon Petty, Cheryl Benny, Sreya Dey, Ria Stoupas, Ronald Davis, Debra Amato, Edgar Kent, Gale & Doug Boyea, Tom Dunn, Danielle & Frank Nogel, Dorothy Grimm, Elizabeth Bryan, Rosemary Wesdock, Gary & Nadya Swisher, Missy Palone, Don Parker, Shaolyn Noel, Debbie Priatko, Marsha Licata, Cassius Haynes, Father Larry Daniels, Joan Boyd, Donna Ellmore, Rebecca Courtad, Karen Hoover, Bob Reed, Luke Schwetzer, Rick Moses, Dorothy Gordon, Sarah Ismail & family, Stylious Rees & family, Michael Deep, Michelle Wilson, Ray Buettner, Gerry & Don Funk, Richard & Emily Daller, Josephine Zellie, George Cross, Jason Maschak, Mireille Corbin, Fran Corey, Arlene Yustak, Youssef Awad, Amelia Hanna, Arleen Deep, Emily Kuhn Augenstein, Ken Ferris, Don Toney, Carl & Bonnie Zellie, Lyndsay Molinaro, Virginia Bryan, Glenn Haynes, Virginia Graham, Francine King, Cindy Capanna, and Fr. Douglas Wyper.
At the request of His Eminence Metropolitan SABA, this Sunday we will offer a Trisagion Service for Metropolitan PHILIP of Blessed Memory on occasion of his ninth anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord. May God grant our beloved Metropolitan PHILIP blessed repose.
Our Fellowship of St. Catherine will meet following the Presanctified Liturgy scheduled for Wednesdays. We will be reading the book, Great Lent: Journey to Pascha by Fr. Alexander Schmemann of blessed memory. All are invited to participate.
FOOD FAIR MEETING
To all parishioners of St. George: Please plan to attend a Food Fair meeting immediately following Divine Liturgy. We will be setting dates for cooking and need everyone’s input. Thank You!
Turkey/Syrian Earthquake Efforts - Our gratitude to all who have donated to the Earthquake Relief for those suffering in Turkey and Syria. Our parish has raised $11,200!!! Monies will be sent to our Patriarch John to help relieve the suffering of the victims of the earthquake.
Pascha 2023 - The service schedule has been posted and emailed. Palm Sunday is April 9th and Bishop THOMAS will be visiting us. There will be a fish dinner hosted by the Men’s Society. Tickets are available to purchase. Please see Kim Antypas.
St George Church - 3230 Washington Pike - Bridgeville, PA 15017
St. George Church
President - Chris Antypas
Vice President - Carleen Tavoletti
Secretary - Carleen Tavoletti
Treasurer - Holly Deep
Ladies Society - Kim Antypas
Church School - Shannon Antypas
Cemetery Coordinator - Gabe Antypas
Secretary - Cheryl Ferris
Choir Director - Rick Daller