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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.

Covid-19 Pandemic (Coronavirus)
To the Right Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the Distinguished Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Day, Afternoon, and Church Schools, the Philoptochos Sisterhoods, the Youth, the Hellenic Organizations, and the entire Greek Orthodox Family in America Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The appearance of the Covid-19 Pandemic (Coronavirus) throughout the world and in the United States has created fear, anxiety, and genuine concern. All of these need to be taken seriously and no one’s fears should be dismissed out of hand. Already, religious bodies are responding in similar ways, but ways that are not necessarily consistent. In order to assist the Faithful in their own response, this statement is meant to guide and inform us all.

As Orthodox Christians, we know that God uses material means to communicate His blessings and presence to us. The grace-filled presence of Icons, Relics, Holy Water, blessing crosses, objects (such as flowers), and even the blessing hand of a priest, convey to the believer God’s grace and energy.

The same material elements that can convey the blessings of God are also subject to the broken nature of our fallen world. Science and our God-given reason demand that we employ every means available to protect ourselves and our families against the spread of Covid-19 and any other disease. In a crisis such as this, we need to exercise vigilance as a community, lest our churches become points of transmission of the disease.

The sacrament of sacraments, the Holy Eucharist, is not simply a material element but the very body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, we counsel those feeling unwell physically to refrain from liturgical assemblies until they are certain of their diagnosis. Taking the basic steps of wellness as recommended by the health authorities is not only sensible, but wise and considerate of others. In truth, it is an act of love.

Clergy and Laity alike should employ best practices like thorough and meticulous hand-washing and frequent cleaning of the liturgical space and objects (e.g., hand cross, icons, etc.). Those belonging to vulnerable groups (the at-risk elderly, those with suppressed auto-immune systems, and those who suffer from chronic illnesses) should protect themselves by refraining from attending church services during the crisis. Also, everyone traveling internationally, please refrain from coming to church services for a period of fourteen days (the timeframe of incubation). Thanks to the marvels of technology, anyone can take full advantage of following services on the TV or the internet, and the clergy can visit them at home to administer the Sacraments.

In addition, no one should be criticized for making the choice to refrain for a time from their participation in the traditional liturgical practices of our Holy Church. These measures do not change the traditions of the Church but are rather temporary precautions during this time of crisis. We should strengthen one another, as the Apostle Paul says:

For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, so that whether we wake or sleep we might live with Him. Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. (I Thessalonians 5:9-11)

As we encourage and strengthen each other, let us also offer our prayers to the Lord our God, that this pandemic might end quickly, and that, through the prayers of His Holy Mother and Ever-Virgin Mary, He will, as we pray in our litanies of fervent supplication:

“… protect our Holy Church and our city and every city and land from pestilence….”

With paternal prayers and blessing in Christ,

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

For the latest Information in English see: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html

For the Latest Information in Greek see: https://eody.gov.gr/neos-koronaios-covid-19/

Please be advised that after serious consideration regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and concern for our parishioners, St. George of Lynn is cancelling all services until further notice. If you are in need of pastoral services, please contact the Church office.

Please let family & friends know who do NOT have access to the internet.

Thank you for understanding!

The following programs & events have been cancelled until further notice:
Church School Classes, Greek School Classes, Coffee Fellowship Hours, St. George Ladies Fish Luncheon, City Hall - Greek Independence Day Celebration, Greek School Independence Day Program, The Harry Agganis Basketball Tournament, Greek Independence Day Parade in Boston.

FOR ALL SNOW CANCELLATIONS PLEASE TUNE INTO CHANNEL 7/WHDH TV and 56(CW) or www.whdh.com - LOOK FOR St. George/LYNN
LIKE ST. GEORGE P.T.A. ON FACEBOOK
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY is extended to the families of CHRISTOPHER JANAKAS of LYNN and CHARLES VERES of READING who recently passed away. May their memory be eternal.
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!
Daily Readings Mobile Apps – Available for iPhone, Android and Nokia mobile devices.
http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/departments/i nternet/mobileapps/mobileapps
LUCKY MARCH CALENDAR RAFFLE WINNERS
March 1 - Tony Leo - $250
March 2 - Terry Markos - $25
March 3 - Christina Iaradi - $25
March 4 - Bob O'Brien - $50
March 5 - Pat McNulty - $50
March 6 - George Kozakis - $50
March 7 - Pat O'Donnell - $50
March 8 - Lucas Markos - $50
March 9 - Meredith Tibbo - $50
March 10 - Mary Conway - $50
March 11 - Caremla Henry - $50
March 12 - Joe Pavao - $75
March 13 - Stephen Balitsos - $75
March 14 - Teddy Paragios - $75
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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
METROPOLIS OF BOSTON CAMPE - SUMMER 2020
Registration is NOW OPEN!

Session 1: JULY 6th - 12th
Session 2: JULY 13th - 19th
Session 3: JULY 20th - 26th
Session 4: SOLD OUT!!!

www.metropolisofbostoncamp.org

GREEK HERITAGE NIGHT - FENWAY PARK - 2020 BOSTON RED SOX
Tuesday, June 30th - 7:10PM - Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox

In memory of Harry Agganis presented by the Alpha Omega Council.

Join us for Greek Heritage Night at Fenway Park! Make sure to be in your seats by 6:15PM to watch the Greek Heritage Pre-Game Ceremony as well as the Ceremonial 1st Pitch! Arrive early to watch the Greek Entertainment on Jersey Street. Net proceeds benefit the Alpha Omega Council Charities.

ORDER YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
https://groupmatics.events/group/redsoxgreekheritage2020

***Tickets purchased through the link above will receive a limited edition Greek Red Sox hat***

AHEPA SCHOLARSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE
Local Lynn Chapter 50 Deadline April 15th
State District 8 Deadline March 31st
National Deadline March 31st

FEDERATION OF HELLENIC-AMERICAN SOCIETIES OF N.E., INC.
SCHOLARSHIP ARE AVAILABLE thru the Church Office - DEADLINE March 29th

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

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
“Keep the Light of St. George Strong & Bright”
Stewardship 2020 – Pledges as of 3/11/2020 – 474 TOTALING - $232,825.00
Sunday, March 1st: Candles: $569. Tray: $235.

Upcoming Services

CHURCH SERVICES:

FRI MAR 6
FIRST SALUTATIONS 5:00 p.m.
SAT MAR 7
3rd SATURDAY OF SOULS Orthros - 9:00 a.m.
Divine Liturgy - 9:30 a.m.
Memorials - 10:30 a.m.
FRI MAR 13
SECOND SALUTATIONS 5:00 p.m.
FRI MAR 20
THIRD SALUTATIONS 5:00 p.m.