St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
The Very Reverend Fr. Jason DelVitto
The Very Reverend Fr. Fred Pfeil
December 11th, 2022
RESURRECTIONAL APOLYTIKION IN TONE ONE
While the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world. For which cause the heavenly powers cried aloud unto Thee, O giver of life. Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ, glory to Thy kingdom, glory to Thy providence, O Thou Who alone art the lover of mankind.
APOLYTIKION OF THE FOREFATHERS IN TONE TWO
Thou hast justified by faith the ancient Forefathers, and through them Thou hast gone before and betrothed unto Thyself the Church of the Gentiles. Let the saints, therefore, take pride in glory; for from their seed sprouted forth a noble fruit, and it was she who gave birth to Thee without seed. Wherefore, by their pleadings, O Christ God, save our souls.
KONTAKION OF PREPARATION OF CHRIST’S NATIVITY IN TONE THREE
On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child
Who * before the ages is God.
Epistle: The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Colossians. (3:4-11)
Brethren, when Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these, the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. In these you once walked, when you lived in them. But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its Creator. Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.
Gospel: The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (14:16-24)
The Lord spoke this parable: “A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many; and at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come; for all is now ready.’ But, one by one, they all began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it; I pray you, have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them; I pray you, have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ So the servant came and reported this to his master. Then the householder in anger said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and maimed and blind and lame.’ And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges, and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.”
The Holy Bread is offered by the Ladies Society for health and salvation of the parishioners of St. George Church.
Coffee Hour: Please enjoy our Take Out and Freezer Sale. (Pre-orders please).
Future Hosts Needed - Please sign up on the coffee hour list in the church hallway outside the office to host future coffee hours. The first Sunday of each month is a pot luck coffee hour.
TODAY’S TRAY COLLECTORS: Ted Ferdinand & Steven DelVitto
Please pray for the health and salvation of 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, Brandon Oddo, 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.
The Fellowship of St. Catherine will meet on Wednesday evening at 7pm on December 14th. We plan to reflect on various aspects of the Divine Liturgy; all are welcome to attend!
December 18th - Church School Christmas Pageant and coffee hour immediately following the Divine Liturgy.
Nativity Fast: Please be mindful that The Nativity Fast begins on November 15 and continues until December 24.
Soon there will be a copy of the updated church directory emailed out to parishioners for one last review before it is printed. Keep an eye on your emails. Thank you. If you have any questions or changes, please reach out to Cheryl Ferris.
Take Out Hot Lamb Dinner & Grapeleaves & Freezer Sale - December 11th from Noon - 6pm
This is pre-orders take out only and open to the public.
- Christmas Gifts for Salvation Army - Looking for gifts for 8 years and older, especially for teenagers. (Ideas: drawing/art supplies, board games, earbuds, basketballs and footballs including air pumps, wireless electronic charges) Please place new and unwrapped gifts near the Christmas tree in our parish hall. We will be collecting the gifts up to and including Sunday, December 18.
- Bridgeville Area Food Bank - Looking for fifteen (15) $50 grocery gift cards. You can make a check out to St. George Church earmarked Food Bank and mail it to the church or place in the collection trays during Divine Liturgy.
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