The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews. (11:33-12:2)
Brethren, all the saints through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise gain to a better life. Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated—of whom the world was not worthy—wandering over deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfection of our faith.
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.
(10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30)
The Lord said to His disciples, “Everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father Who is in heaven; but whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny before My Father Who is in heaven. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.” Then Peter said in reply, “Lo, we have left everything and followed Thee. What then shall we have?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the New World, when the Son of Man shall sit on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My Name’s sake, will receive a hundred fold, and inherit eternal life. But many that are first will be last, and the last first.”
Food Festival 2019 Information– UPDATED INFORMATION
2019 Cooking Dates
July 13th grape leaves
August 10th kibbee *
August 24th cabbage
Sept ember 7th work day
* denotes weekday (Wednesday or Thursday) prior to prepare hushwee
Following to be made weekdays, dates to be announced:
Apple and peach pies, Carrot cake, Pecan and Lemon Squares, bread, and more.
St. George Golf Outing is August 18th! All are welcome!
St. George Mediterranean Food Festival is September 27-29, 2019.
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Church School Announcements
Church school meets at 9:30am on Sundays.
SOYO meets the first Sunday each month at 9:30am.
Holy Cross Fashion Show & Luncheon—May 18 11am
IOCC Homefront: Parish Emergency, Disaster Preparedness & Response Workshop– May 19th from 2-4:30pm at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Canonsburg
2019 Parish Life Conference - June 26-30, 2019 at the Antiochian Village
Archdiocese Convention—July 21-28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, MI Go to AC2019GR.org
Our Lady of Victory Food Festival—September 6-8
All Saints Food Festival—September 26 & October 31
Holy Cross Food Festival—October 2-4
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