Community Schedule

Sun Sep 7
- SUNDAY BEFORE THE HOLY CROSS
8:45am Orthros
10:00am Divine Liturgy
6:30pm GREAT VESPERS - NATIVITY OF THE THEOTOKOS


SETEMBER 7, 2014

SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF

THE HOLY CROSS

THE FOREFEAST OF THE NATIVITY

OF THE HOLY THEOTOKOS

The Nativity of the Most-holy

THE NATIVITY OF THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS

The Forefeast of the Nativity of the Holy Theotokos this year falls on the Sunday before the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross.   There has been, since the beginning of the CHurch, an intimate connection between the Theotokos and the Holy Cross.  Mary was born as the future vessal into which God would send His Son, the Savior of the world.  As a mother, she guarded his growing up, witnessed him prosper in wisdom, age and grace.  She entered into his public ministry with her tender heart, and, in the end, stood at the foot of his Cross where, for us and for our sake, he opened the great Divine font of mercy and forgiveness to all.  There at the foot of the Crioss, she and John, the Beloved Disciple, became the first witnesses of God's love for mankind.  There, in her mother's pain, she peered through her tears to witness the extent of her Son's giving.  The link between the Theotokos and the Holy Cross is clear to all who believe in the Crucified God.  We honor her birth tomorrow as we prepare to venerate the life-giving Cross of Christ her Son next week.  May we have the courage and faith to walk with Jesus his way of giving and, mindful of Mary's words at Cana, "do whatever he tells

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Weekly Schedule

Sunday
8:45 AM Orthros
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy
10:00 AM Sunday School

Our Clergy

Rev. Fr. Dimitrios J. Antokas, Presiding Priest - FrAntokas@stgeorge.org

Rev. Fr. George Khitiri, Assistant Priest - FrGeorge@stgeorge.org

Rev. Fr. Nicholas Despotides, Priest Emeritus

Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 9/2/2014

13th Tuesday after Pentecost

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