St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
The Very Reverend Fr. Jason DelVitto,
The Very Reverend Fr. Fred Pfeil, Deacon Ned Trbovitch
September 24, 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 OF ST. THEKLA THE PROTO-MARTYR IN TONE THREE
O glorious Thekla, companion of Paul the divine, thou wast enflamed with the love of thy Creator, by the teaching of the divine preacher. Thou didst despise the passing earthly pleasures, and offered thyself to God as an acceptable and pleasing sacrifice, disregarding all suffering. Intercede with Christ thy Groom to grant us His Great Mercy.
APOLYTIKION OF ST. SILOUAN THE ATHONITE IN TONE FOUR
By prayer thou didst receive Christ as thy teacher in the way of humility, and the Spirit bore witness to salvation in thy heart. Wherefore, all peoples called unto hope rejoice in this day of thy memorial, O sacred Father Silouan. Pray unto Christ our God for the salvation of our souls.
ORDINARY KONTAKION IN TONE TWO
O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the Creator most constant, O despise not the suppliant voices of those who have sinned; but be thou quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession, and speed thou to make supplication, thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
Epistle: The Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to St. Timothy. (3:10-15)
Timothy, my son, you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions, my sufferings, what befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet from them all, the Lord rescued me. Indeed, all, who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
Gospel:The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (5:1-11)
At that time, Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret. And He saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, Jesus asked him to put out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when Jesus had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at Thy word I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of fish; and as their nets were breaking, they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the catch of fish, which they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men.” And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed Him.
The Holy Bread is offered by the Ladies Society for the health and salvation of the parishioners of St. George Church.
Coffee Hour: TODAY IS THE FOOD FESTIVAL! Please enjoy a Mediterranean delight after Divine Liturgy.
October 1st will be a Pot Luck coffee hour.
On Sunday, October 8th, the Trbovich family is offering the coffee hour in honor of Deacon Ned's 25th anniversary on the occasion of his ordination to the Diaconate. Many Blessed Years to Deacon Ned and his family.
TODAY’S TRAY COLLECTORS: Joe David & Jeremy David
Please pray for the health and salvation of Joel Colinear, John Carpenter, Jennifer Pardini, Dolly Wall, Luann Azooz, Michael Siyufy, Maya Rahal, Gemma Adib, Nelly Khandji, Iama & Afar Dib, Mia, Rana Malek, Jalal Younes, Marlene Snodgrass, Khalil families, Ron Davis, Marianne & Leigh Ferris, Mary Scanlon, 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, Ray Hufnagle, Kathleen Pehanich, Charles Caligiuri, Gregory & Liberta Shekas, Natalia Watzlaf, Joel, Denise Abernathy, Shannon Petty, Cheryl Benny, Sreya Dey, Ria Stoupas, 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, Carl & Bonnie Zellie, Lyndsay Molinaro, Glenn Haynes, Francine King, Cindy Capanna, and Fr. Douglas Wyper.
Directories! - Please pick up your 2023 directory in the church office. The directories were moved due to the Food Festival set up.
Our Fellowship of St. Catherine will NOT meet on the evening of Wednesday, September 27th, but will meet Wednesday, October 4th and will study the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans. (Bible Bowl category)
Food Festival -
Thank you to those who helped prepare and work the food festival thus far. One more day!!! As you know the food festival is quite the feat from a logistical perspective as well as a financial one. Please consider donating to offset the cost of the food festival. Please direct your donations to Holly Deep earmarked Food Festival Donation.
- St. George is looking for anyone interested in the Secretary position. Please see Joe Ferris for the job description and more details. A new Secretary is needed to take over responsibilities by October 1st. To prepare for this transition, please email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Father Jason with any bulletin information, such as Holy Bread/Trisagion/Coffee Hour information or announcements. Thank you!
St George Church - 3230 Washington Pike - Bridgeville, PA 15017
St. George Church
President - Joe Ferris
Vice President - Chris Antypas
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