Sweet Hosts - Sunday August 19th, 2018
George & Odette Shaqareq

Nabil & Haifa Shaqareq

Yousef & Widad Zacharia

Yacoub & Jamilih Zacharia




Wednesday August 15th @ 7:00 pm:  Evening Divine  Liturgy for the feast of the Dormition.

Fr. Kamal will be out of town From Friday August 17th- Sunday August 19th . A substitute priest will serve the  Divine Liturgy on Sunday August 19th.

Tuesday August 28th: Parish Council Meeting @6:30pm. 

Sunday September 9th: 1st Day of Sunday School.



Ladies’ Luncheon ~ Sunday August 26th

Musakhan (Sumac chicken  with sauteed onions and pine nuts  on a Loaf of Pita Bread ) 

Menu: 1/2 Chicken (Musakhan), large bowl of Salad  and Soft Drink.


  Chairladies for this event are:
Ghada Batteh, Sanaa Awwad and Vicki Akel

 Please come and support this Fundraiser Luncheon


Announcing Our Amazing 

White Gold & Diamond Cross Pendant Raffle

 White Gold Cross Pendant(18 K)
 With 18” long Chain 

Retail Value: $750.00 

Ticket Price :  $10.00

Drawing will be held on Sunday August 26th.

 The Ladies Auxiliary will be selling tickets in the church hall every Sunday.


We all are aware that we should behave well in church, but many of us are not familiar with the customs, traditions or etiquette of the church.

            We must always remember that attending church services is a solemn experience and our behavior should reflect that truth. When we attend church, we are here to worship, not to arrive late, talk to people or use our cell phones.
We must behave as Christ-like as humanly possible. We must set a good example for our children as positive Christian role models. If we behave respectfully and properly, they will be sure to follow.

  Thank you for your cooperation in making St. George a proper church  environment! Please read the following.

Additional Pious Customs 

Crossing Oneself — It is always appropriate to cross oneself at the mention of the Holy Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; whenever entering or leaving the church; at the beginning of the Liturgy; when passing in front of the Altar; when venerating an icon, venerating the Gospel or the Cross; also for personal petitions.

It is not necessary to cross oneself when the priest is giving a blessing or censing the congregation. Instead, one should bow to receive the blessing. 

Bowing — Orthodox Christians bow when the Theotokos and Christ are petitioned. They also bow to the priest at his blessing, and when he asks forgiveness before the Great Entrance and again before Holy Communion.

It is Traditional for the Orthodox faithful to bow and cross themselves when they enter and leave the church, and when they pray before the icons.

 Holy Bread of Oblation for 

Sunday August 19th, 2018.

1.  For the health and spiritual welfare of  Hiyam Odeh, her children and    grandchildren, offered by Hiyam Odeh.

 2. For the health and spiritual welfare of  Issa and Shadia Odeh and their children, offered by Issa and Shadia Odeh.

3. For the health and spiritual welfare of  Suheila Nasser, her children and grandchildren, offered by Suheila Nasser. 

4.  For the health and spiritual welfare of  Najah El-Abu, her children, and grandchildren , offered by Najah El-Abu.


Epistle Readers:

English: Tarek Kishek 


Tray Collection:

Rima & Abla Mousa

Mona Farhud & Samia Eadeh



Nicholas Joseph & Nick Bajalia

 Altar Servers:

 Sam Awwad, Khalil Farhat,  Bader Bajalia, Timothy Conner, Jamil & Jean Fayad,  Dominic & Nicholas Joseph,  Jacob & Anthony Akel, Nicholas & Anthony Odeh, Michael Fakhouri &

Jad Butrus. 

Sunday Servers

Proper Church Behavior

 Come to church promptly. Divine Liturgy begins at 10:00AM.

· Wear church-appropriate clothing (nothing revealing or tight-fitting).

· No use of cell-phones inside the church for talking, texting, or Internet.

· No eating, drinking or chewing-gum.

· No playing electronic devices (DVD players, video games, tablets), even for young children.

· Do not cross your legs in church.

·Stand at appropriate times (Gospel reading, Great Entrance, Communion).

· Do not talk during services.

· During Communion, be respectful, pious and quiet.

· Never walk directly in front of the clergy when they are speaking, reading or blessing the church.

· Proudly say the “Our Father,” “The Creed,” “Communion Hymn” together.

· Upon entering the church, make the sign of the cross.

· When entering, generously donate the cost of a candle, and light it in prayer.

· After entering, kiss both icons in the back of the church.

· Stop all movements upon reading of the Holy Gospel, wherever you are in

   church. Patiently wait in the back of the church during readings. Stand

    behind the ushers until they instruct you to go.

· Stay in church during memorial services out of respect.

· Stay in church after Communion, until Divine Liturgy and announcements  end.

· Do not go to the church hall during services. Only Sunday School teachers &  students may leave for classes.

· After announcements are over, stand in line to kiss the cross  then proceed to coffee hour.

· Don’t leave your pew messy. Clean your pew and table in the church hall.
“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he’s old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6 ).


Please Save The Date For

The Following Events:

Saturday September  15th @ 6:00PM

  Guest Speaker  

Reverend  Khadar Al– Yateem


“Arab Christians” 

  Dinner to follow 

Hosted by Young Adult Ministry Topic & Theme TBA.


Sunday September 23rd

Fish Luncheon


Friday—Sunday (October 5th– 7th)
3 Days Retreat and activities with Deacon Saad Rihani from Illinois for our Sunday School,  Teen SOYO , Ladies Auxiliary, 
Parish Council and Young Adult Ministry.
More Details to come. Stay Tuned!


Saturday October 20th @4:30p.m

"Trunk or Treat" 

Hosted by Young Adult Ministry for our Church Community .

 More Details to come. Stay Tuned



12th Sunday after Pentecost

Tone: 3           Eoth. 1

 Epistle: I Cor. 15:1-11

 Gospel: Matthew19:16-26



Sunday August 19th 

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church

Holy Bread of Oblation

كنيسةُ القِدِّيسِ جَاورجِيُوسَ الَأنطَاكِيَّة للرُّومِ الأُرْثُوذُكسِ في جَاكسِنْفل فلُوريدا