Monthly Archives: March 2015

Teens collect for “Food for Hungry People”

Thanks again to Mrs. Hannah who baked bread for the teens to sell for the annual Lenten “Food for Hungry People” appeal.
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2015 Feast of the Annunciation

We always enjoy joining together with the parishioners of Annunciation Greek Orthodox church in New Kensington for Vespers and Liturgy for their festal celebration of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. We thank them all for their kind hospitality.
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SOYO Day of Service

This year, all the Teen SOYO organizations from throughout North America, simultaneously provided a “Day of Service” on Sunday, March 22nd. Our St. George teens decided to invite the hard working veteran parishioners of our community to a luncheon, and to serve them. Ironically, you can try to treat the ladies, but you can’t keep them out of the kitchen. […]
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Deanery Lenten Vespers

Several churches in our Western Pennsylvania Deanery — St. George in Altoona, St. George Cathedral in Pittsburgh, and our very own St. George in New Kensington — took turns hosting a Lenten gathering on each of the last three Sundays in March, with Vespers, refreshments and fellowship. Thanks to our Fellowship of St. John the Divine volunteers for their hospitality […]
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2015 Sunday of the Holy Cross

In Metropolitan Joseph’s encyclical on the Sunday of the Holy Cross, he states “Christ’s death on the cross brought salvation (Col. 2:14; Eph. 2:16) and hence, it was the basis for Christian hope. It is the sign of the supreme sacrifice and the resurrection; it signifies life rather than death.” We celebrate that cross every third Sunday of Lent with […]
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2015 Sunday of Orthodoxy: Celebrating Icons and their Proper Use

On the first Sunday of Lent, each year following Liturgy, we process around the church holding icons with images that turn our hearts toward God. Click here for a link to an interesting article from our Archdiocese website: No Graven Images: Icons and Their Proper Use, by Father Jack Sparks, Ph.D, of beloved memory.
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Last Lenten Luncheon Tomorrow

Don’t forget that tomorrow — Friday, March 27th — is our last Syrian Vegan lunch from 11 am to 4 pm. Time to stock up your freezer. Proceeds from the luncheon will support the ministries of our teen SOYO
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Lenten Lunches continue in March

Three more Fridays — 11 am to 4 pm! Come join us for some delicious vegan Syrian food!
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Spinach Pies for Sale – Order by Wednesday, March 4th

Our Fellowship of St. John the Divine organization is selling Spinach Pies — 6 for $15 or 12 for $30. They make a great option for a Lenten meal. Last Day to order is Wednesday, March 4th and pick up is Sunday, March 8th during coffee hour after Liturgy (around 11:30 am to noon). Pre-order by calling our church office […]
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