Third Sunday after Pentecost & Third Sunday of Matthew by mmcsx


									                  Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church
                     A Parish of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West
           4530 E. Gold Dust Ave. Phoenix AZ 85028 Office (602) 953-1921 Fax (602) 953-2460
            V. Rev. Fr. Christopher Salamy, Pastor (602) 765-6069 ~ V. Rev. Fr. Elias Ziton, Emeritus
                                  Church web address:
        Rev. Deacon ~ Raphael Abrahams: Rev. Deacon ~ Serafim Grove: Rev. Deacon ~ David Daumit

      Third Sunday after Pentecost & Third Sunday of Matthew
       Martyr Hyacinth and his Companions of Caesarea; Anatolios, patriarch of Constantinople;
       Venerable-martyr Gerasimos the New of Carpenision; Venerable Nicodemus of Kozhe Lake
Tone 2                                        July 3, 2011                                             Eothinon 3
Parish Council President  John Karadsheh   Stewardship     David Ghiz           Ladies Auxiliary  Sandra Hasbany
Sunday School Director    Yvonne Vranes    Teen SOYO Pres Giana Sayegh          Youth Pastor           Nicole Saad
SOYO Advisor : Shannon Dawson               Choir Director Alisha Solheim                   Head Usher: Scott Ferris
Co-Head Usher: Louis Hasbany                       Ballroom Info: Call: 480 382-3829 or

 Epistle Reader                                  Romans (5:1-11)                                     Khalil Saigh
 Greeters                                                                                 Joseph & Marina Sayegh
 Ushers                   Abeer Sayegh, Natascha Karadsheh, Zubeida Horan, Bob Foster, John Doumani, David Ziton
 Altar Servers              Roman Karadsheh, Noah Sweilem, Ray Banna, Layne Larsen, Brandon Horan, Zac Sayegh
 Coffee Hour                                                                          Dn. David & Ronice Daumit

                                    We Welcome Our Visitors
We are happy and honored you’ve come to worship with us. You may find the worship of the Ancient
Church very different. If you are unfamiliar with the worship of the Orthodox Church, simply listen to the
Liturgy and allow the rest of the congregation to carry you in worship. Please participate to whatever
degree you feel comfortable. We invite you to join us for Coffee Hour, held in our Legacy Ballroom,
immediately following the Divine Liturgy and ask that you make yourself known to one of our clergy who
would be happy to answer all of your questions.
Since we understand Communion to be an act of the unity of our faith and, while we work toward it, this
unity regrettably does not now exist. Therefore only baptized Orthodox Christians are permitted to
participate in Holy Communion. However, if you are Orthodox and not prepared to take communion or
non-Orthodox, you may receive a blessing from the clergy and partake of the blessed bread given at
communion or at the end of the service.
We look forward to you joining us during Coffee Hour in our Legacy Ballroom following Liturgy.

                            Troparion for the Resurrection (tone 2)
When Thou didst submit Thyself unto death, O Thou deathless and immortal One, then Thou didst
destroy hell with Thy Godly power. And when Thou didst raise the dead from beneath the earth, all
the powers of Heaven did cry aloud unto Thee: O Christ, Thou giver of life, glory to Thee.
                                 Troparion of St. George (tone 4)
As deliverer of captives and defender of the poor, healer of the infirm, champion of kings, victorious
Great Martyr George intercede with Christ our God for our souls salvation.

                          Kontakion for Ordinary Sundays (tone 2)
O protector of Christians that cannot be put to shame and their constant intercessor before the
Creator despise not the petitions of us sinners who are imploring thee in thy goodness come to our
help who in faith cry out to thee hasten O Theotokos to intercede for us and hurry to pray for us for
thou hast always protected those who honor thee.

 Prokeimenon: The Lord is my strength and my song. The Lord has chastened me sorely.
                                   The Reading from Romans. (5:1-11)
        Brethren, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus
Christ. Through Him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our
hope of sharing the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering
produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does
not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which
has been given to us. While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Why,
one will hardly die for a righteous man—though perhaps for a good man one will dare even to die. But
God shows His love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we
are now justified by His blood, much more shall we be saved by Him from the wrath of God. For if
while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, now that we
are reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. Not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord
Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received our reconciliation.

                               The Reading from St. Matthew. (6:22-33)
          The Lord said, “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will
be full of light; but if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you
is darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one
and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and
mammon. Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall
drink; nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not the soul more than food, and the body more
than clothing? Look at the birds of heaven: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet
your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being
anxious can add one cubit to his stature? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the
lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon himself in all
his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is
alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O men of little faith?
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we
wear?’ For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.”
Our Prayer List
Living: Dino, Kelsey, Naif, Jeries, Joe, Olivia, Mary, Alice, John.
Departed: Archpriest Christo.

                         Liturgical Holy Bread of Oblation Offered by…
† Fr. Christopher and Khouriyee Allyson for the continued health of Archpriest Elias & Khouriyee
Lorraine, Archpriest Rodion & Ma’tushka Mary Ann, Archpriest Joseph & Ma’tushka Marie, Rev. Dn.
Raphael & Becky, Rev. Dn. Serafim & Mary, Rev. Dn. David & Ronice, Sbdn. Rodion, Sbdn. Michael, Sbdn.
Michael, Popadia Mary, Nicole and the entire parish family of St. George. In loving memory of Archpriest
Christo. May his memory be eternal.

Submissions for the weekly Bulletin for Announcements, Oblations, Trisagions, Churchings and Uncrownings need to
                            be received in writing by Wednesday, 12 (Noon) each week.
Please send submissions to Rea Carroll, Office Administrator, via email: or via facsimile: 602-953-2460

                                      Birthdays ~ God Grant You Many Years
 Layla Sayegh Saikley           7.3    Yvonne Larsen                     7.3    Jenna Saliba                       7.4
 Janette Sweis                  7.4    Elizabeth Salman                  7.4    Jeannette Nassif                   7.7
 Cade Goldsmith                 7.7    Issa F. Sweilem                   7.9

    Jack & Samira Khoury 7.3.66             Daniel & Jane Romley 7.4.76              John & Marybeth Saliba 7.6.85
   Dan & Ghadir Quomsieh 7.8.07

       Shafik Karadsheh 7.3.99

                                                     Stay Informed...
Coffee Hour: The following dates are still available for coffee hour sponsorship, July 24th and July 31st,
plus August 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. Please contact Alisa Jones should you wish to sponsor one of these dates.
Lost & Found:           For anyone that has lost a pearl and gold earring (clip on style), please contact the
church office.
                                    Community, Out-Reach
          C.O.R.E.                     and Education!

 Come join us for a lecture series designed to bring Orthodoxy
back to its core. Hosted by the St. George Antiochian Orthodox
  Church, C.O.R.E. will be conducting monthly seminars on a
   variety of topics bringing our focus back on community,
      outreach and education. Adults 18-45 are welcome!

                 Lecture Topic: Millennialism (End of

                 Keynote Speaker: Fr Chris Salamy

                 When: July 23, 2011

                 Time: 4:30 – 6:00 PM (Followed by
                 Dinner at a nearby restaurant)

                 Where: St. George Orthodox Church
                      4530 E. Gold Dust Ave.
                         Phoenix, AZ 85028
                Kids, Get EXCITED…
                …Moms, Mark Your Calendars ☺!

      St. George Summer Family
              Nights Are Coming!!!
This summer we will be having one Family Movie Night and one Family Outing
each month. Below is the schedule of the events. Please note that all events
        begin at 6:30PM and end at 8:00PM unless otherwise noted.

  ♦ Tuesday, July 5th: Family Movie Night in the St. George Legacy

  ♦ Tuesday, July 19th: Family Outing at AMF Bowling Shea Village Lanes
     on 32nd and Shea (please bring $10/bowler) *** Please note that this
     event begins at 6:00PM and ends at 8:00PM.

  ♦ Tuesday, August 2nd: Family Movie Night in the St. George Legacy

                  Parents/adults must be present with any
                 children under the age of 12 at all times.
Epistle Reader                                   2 Timothy 2:1-10                                Luvenia Sayegh
Greeters                                                                   Becky Abrahams & Amanda Sahawneh
Ushers                Dino Sayegh, Khalil Saigh, James DeRienzo, Luvenia Sayegh, Mary Karadsheh, Nicole Doumani
Altar Servers    Andrew Stokich, Chase McBride, Christopher Stokich, Mark Markor, Sayeed Sweis, Michael Ziton Jr
Coffee Hour                                                                                Ziad & Walid Qaqish

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