St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
3230 Washington Pike | Bridgeville PA 15017
Every Sunday - 9:30am Matins, 10:30am Divine Liturgy
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Epistle

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Philippians. (4:4-9)

Brethren, rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, these do; and the God of peace will be with you.

 

Holy Gospel

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (12:1-18)

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus who had died was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at table with Him. Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. But Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, one of His Disciples (he who was to betray Jesus), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” This he said, not because he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the moneybox he used to take what was put into it. Jesus said, “Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of My burial. The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have Me.” When the great crowd of the Jews learned that He was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus also to death, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus. The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, “Hosanna!Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord, the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on an ass’s colt!”

His Disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered

that this had been written of Him and had been done to Him. The crowd that had been with Jesus

when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet Jesus was that they heard He had done this sign.

 

 

Announcements
St. George of Bridgeville Events

Lenten Schedule

Friday, April 12—Akathist Final Salutations 6:30pm

Wednesday, April 17—Presantified Liturgy 6:30pm

Friday, April 19—Little Compline / St. Lazarus 6:30pm

Saturday, April 20—Lazarus the Righteous, Parish Lenten Breakfast 9:30am Matins, 10:30am Liturgy, 5pm Vespers (Blessing of wheat, wine, oil, and breaking of bread)

Sunday, April 21 - Palm Sunday 9:30am Matins, 10:30am Liturgy, 7pm Bridegroom Matins

HOLY WEEK
Monday, April 22 - Bridegroom Matins 7pm

Tuesday, April 23 - Bridegroom Matins 7pm

Wednesday, April 24 - Holy Unction 7pm

Thursday, April 25 - Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 10am, Matins: 12 Gospels 7pm

Friday, April 26 - Royal Hours and Typika 10am, Vespers 4pm, Matins/Lamentations and Procession 7pm

Followed by All Night Vigil at the Tomb of Christ

Saturday, April 27 - Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 9am, Paschal Matins and Liturgy 10pm

Followed by Paschal Celebration Meal

Sunday, April 28 - "Christ is Risen!  Indeed He is Risen!" Holy Pascha Agape Vespers 12 noon

 

 

  2019 Food Fair Cooking Dates - Need men and women!  Teens can work too!

April 6th. Nut Horns

June 1st. Spinach Pies

July 11th Hushwee

July 13th. Meat Pies

July 27th Pumpkin rolls & Maple Cookie

August 8th Hushwee for kibbee, Hushwee for eggplant & Vegetarian Dish

August 10th Kibbee

September 7th. Cabbage

September 21st. Grape leaves

Following to be made weekdays, dates to be announced:

Apple and peach pies, Macaroons and Wedding cookies, Carrot cakes & Kahlua cakes, Pecan and Lemon Squares, bread

 

 Church School Announcements

Church school meets at 9:30am on Sundays. 

SOYO meets the first Sunday each month at 9:30am.

Church School is looking for a new director starting the 2019-2020 school year.

 

 

Other Orthodox Events

Holy Cross Fashion Show & Luncheon—May 18 11am

2019 Parish Life Conference - June 26-30, 2019 at the Antiochian Village.

 

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