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CHURCH HOURS 

FALL/WINTER OFFICE HOURS:
BEGINNING Sunday, September 9th
Monday - Friday from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

Orthros 9:00 a.m.
Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.

FOR ALL SNOW CANCELLATIONS PLEASE TUNE INTO CHANNEL 7/WHDH TV and 56(CW) or www.whdh.com - LOOK FOR St. George/LYNN
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MEMORIALS
MARY BALESTA       1 YEAR
VENICE SAKELL       1 YEAR
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY is extended to the families of SOPHIE VACILIOU of Peabody, STEVEN "SPIKE" KARALEKAS of Arizona, formerly of Swampscott, PETER DIANTZIKIS of Lynn and NICHOLAS LEMBIDAKIS of Medford who recently passed away. May their memory be eternal.
GREEK SCHOOL BEGINS
Tuesday & Thursday - 3:30p.m. - 5:30p.m.
Saturday - 9:00a.m. - 12:00 noon. Please register your child today.

"NEW PROGRAM" - We are accepting children ages 3 1/2. Please contact Lena Triantos, principal (etriant@comcast.net or 617-797-5132 for more details.

CHURCH SCHOOL BEGINS - Registration and classes begin on Sunday, October 6th

GREEK & CHURCH SCHOOL
DANCE CLASS WILL RESUME IN JANUARY

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT & CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15th

On Saturday, December 14th a GENERAL REHEARSAL FOR BOTH THE SATURDAY & WEEKDAY GREEK SCHOOL STUDENTS will be held in preparation for the Annual Christmas Pageant & Program that will be held on Sunday, December 15th in Church.

Saturday students report to class at their usual time 9:00AM. Weekday students please arrive at 10:30AM.

Following the rehearsal, a PIZZA PARTY will be held for all the students and teachers. Parents please be prepared to pick up your child(ren) at 12:00 NOON.

MYLB 2019
Goya Boys & Girls Leagues - Grades 9-12
Joy Boys & Girls Leagues - Grades 6-8

Games begin the weekend of November 9th and 10th.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact John Meklis jmeklis@gmail.com or call the Church office (781)593-6162.

LETS PLAY SOCCER!!!
Are your kids interested in soccer??? With enough interest we would like to begin an intramural soccer program for ages 4 - 14. Please email theodoraroumeliotis@yahoo.com if you are interested!
METROPOLIS OF BOSTON YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE
JUNIOR JOY SKILLS CLINICS

Sign up on Saturday!!!

WHO?
Our clinic is geared towards youth ages 8-10 but we are flexible with age as long as they are comfortable keeping up with the sessions.

WHAT (DO I NEED TO BRING EACH WEEK)?
We ask that each player brings athletic wear including sneakers, and their own ball if possible. We always have extras but the best way to have to the perfect size ball is the bring your own!

WHEN?
The clinic will run for six weeks - every Saturday afternoon from December 7th to January 18th except for Saturday, December 28th. Sessions will run from 1:00 - 2:30PM unless otherwise noted.

WHERE
Pappas Gymnasium at Hellenic College - 50 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA

We're looking forward to a great season. If you have any questions please email basketball@boston.goarch.org or visit boston.goarch.org/ministries/sports

Daily Readings Mobile Apps – Available for iPhone, Android and Nokia mobile devices.
http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/departments/i nternet/mobileapps/mobileapps
ST. GEORGE LADIES SOCIETY CHRISTMAS PARTY
Saturday, December 14th

Hawthorne Hotel, Salem - Holiday Luncheon - Beginning @ 12:00 NOON

$35.00 per person - choice of chicken or fish

All reservations and payments must be received by Monday, December 6th - NO TICKETS will be sold at the door

Make check out to St. George Ladies Society - send to 54 South Common Street, Lynn, MA 01902

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT & PROGRAM
Sunday, December 15th - immediately following Church services the children of our Church school and Greek school will present the annual Christmas Pageant & Program. The children will be reciting poems, singing songs and hymns. The atmosphere will be filled with Christmas joy & cheer. Children will be dressed in their Sunday best. The P.T.A. will be hosting the Coffee Hour with an assortment of goodies. We hope to see everyong in Church on this day!!!
CHOCOLATES FOR CHRISTMAS on sale Sunday, December 8th & 15th - The St. George Philoptochos Society will be selling milk chocolate fudge, peppermint bark and chocolate covered pretzels. These will make delicious hostess gifts as you visit your friends and family during the holiday season. They would also make great teacher gifts. Please stop by our table and allow us to help with your gift giving needs or entice you with a sweet treat for yourself! All proceeds to benefit The Caring & Sharing Program.
P.T.A. CHRISTMAS PARTY
Join us for dinner, movie and crafts - It's a pajama party

December 23rd - 5:00PM
admission fee: $20 per family
RSVP by 12/18 to jamie.kapeleris@gmail.com

CHOIR MEMBERS NEEDED!
Our St. George Choir is in need of new members. No music experience necessary and you do not have to be able to read Greek, all music is phonetics! Please come and help your Church to continue this beautiful tradition. WE NEED YOU! Contact Sophia Argeros 617-543-5762
PARISH COUNCIL MEMBERS
10 names were submitted for Parish Council - We CONGRATULATE the following:
Arthur M. Argeros
Panos Condakes
James G. Diantgikis
Evangelia Hatzis
George Kalliavas
Christina Katsos
Peter Mikedis
Michael W. Mosho
Arthur Stefanidis
Gregory Turpin

The St. George Philoptochos Society is happy to offer the parishioners of St. George Greek Orthodox Church

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CARD FOR 2019

Your participation will assure that a Christmas greeting will be sent to ever member and supporter of our community.

All proceeds to benefit Philoptochos Ministries.

We are happy to share Christmas Greetings with our fellow parishioners.

Deadline: December 11th - $20.00 Make checks payable to St. George Philoptochos Society

METROPOLIS OF BOSTON YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAM
*All JOY games played at Weston gym unless otherwise stated.*
*All GOYA games played at the Hellenic College Gym unless otherwise stated.*

Joy Basketball Schedule
Saturday Games

12/14 - 4:30PM LYNN VS WATERTOWN

Goya Basketball Schedule
Sunday Games

12/15 - 2:00PM LYNN VS WATERTOWN

LOOKING FOR FUN & NEW FRIENDS?

H.O.P.E. - Ages 2-4

J.O.Y. - Ages 5-8

JR. G.O.Y.A. - Ages 9-12

G.O.Y.A. - Ages 13-18

Church involvement builds friendships that last a lifetime! Contact Theodora Roumeliotis for more info theodoraroumeliotis@yahoo.com

SACRAMENTS

“The servant of God is baptized in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit”

BAPTISMS

On October 27th, Zoe Sofia, daughter of Costas & Eleni Koudanis, was baptized into the Orthodox Church with Athanasios Armenis & Panagoula Armenis as sponsors. Na Sas Zisi!.

On November 3rd, Stefanos Edward, son of Evan & Nicole Jaffe, was baptized into the Orthodox Church with Irene & Yiannis Ioakimidis as sponsors. Na Sas Zisi!.

On November 9th, Lauriston (Haralambos) Brackett, son of Lauriston Brackett Marshall IV & Crystal Cakounes, was baptized into the Orthodox Church with Ashley Cakounes as sponsor. Na Sas Zisi!.

Paschal Reflection of Metropolitan Methodios
http://boston.goarch.org/news/metropolis_news/1304/1489.html
CARING & SHARING PROGRAM - "LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT" - "HAPPY FEET PROGRAM"

We will continue to collect donations of new socks and continue our "COAT DRIVE. Thank you for making the winter months a little warmer for those in need.

THE FOLLOW APOLLO SERIES

The follow Apollo series was created to teach children about Greek History, Traditions, and Language in a fun, engaging and impactful way.

UP FIRST, GREEK EASTER!
Are you ready to #followapollo Greek Easter plus toy and book available for pre-order now at www.thefollowapolloseries.com

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News - Click here!
HOSPITAL VISITATIONS - Please be advised that patient listings are NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THE CLERGY at our hospitals as was the practice in the past. New regulations regarding confidentiality of patient information have been implemented at both Union and Salem hospitals. A family member must call the Church office and request a pastoral visitation.
DATES TO REMEMBER
ST. GEORGE LADIES CHRISTMAS PARTY - Saturday, December 14th
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT & PROGRAM - Sunday, December 15th
P.T.A. CHRISTMAS PARTY - Monday, December 23rd
“Keep the Light of St. George Strong & Bright”
Stewardship 2019 – Pledges as of 12/5/19 – 435 TOTALING - $216,810.00
Sunday, December 1st: Candles: $915. Tray: $277. Caring & Sharing: $278.

Upcoming Services

CHURCH SERVICES:

FRI DEC 6
NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER Orthros - 9:00AM
Divine Liturgy - 9:30AM
SUN DEC 15
CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT/PROGRAM Orthros - 9:00AM
Divine Liturgy - 10:00AM
SUN DEC 22
SUNDAY BEFORE THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST Orthros - 9:00AM
Divine Liturgy - 10:00AM
TUE DEC 24
EVE OF THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST Great Vespers/Liturgy of St. Basil - 4:00PM
WED DEC 25
THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST Orthros - 9:00AM
Divine Liturgy - 9:30AM
SUN DEC 29
SUNDAY AFTER THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST Orthros - 9:00AM
Divine Liturgy - 10:00AM
WED JAN 1
NEW YEAR'S DAY - FEAST OF SAINT BASIL Orthros - 9:00AM
Divine Liturgy - 9:30AM
Doxology
SUN JAN 5
SUNDAY BEFORE EPIPHANY Orthros - 9:00AM
Divine Liturgy - 10:00AM
VASILOPITA following the Divine Liturgy
MON JAN 6
FEAST OF TE HOLY EPIPHANY Orthros - 9:00AM
Divine Liturgy - 9:30AM
Blessing of the Holy Water - 10:30AM
TUE JAN 7
FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST Orthros - 9:00AM
Divine Liturgy - 9:30AM
SUN JAN 12
SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
GODPARENT/GODCHILD SUNDAY
Orthros - 9:00AM
Divine Liturgy - 10:00AM