13 Sep

The Reading is from Mark 8:34-38; 9:1

The Lord said: “If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power.”

Soson Kyrie – Monastery of St. George of Chozeba

Additional Reading:
A Prayer in Completing Life’s Journey in Faith and Love
“May I be no man’s enemy,
and may I be the friend of that
which is eternal and abides.
May I never quarrel with those nearest me:
and if I do, may I be reconciled quickly.

May I love, seek, and attain only that which is good.
May I wish for all men’s happiness and envy none.
May I never rejoice in the ill-fortune
of one who has wronged me.

When I have done or said what is wrong,
may I never wait for the rebuke of others, but always rebuke myself until I make amends.

May I win no victory that harms either me or my opponent.
May I reconcile friends who are angry with one another.
May I never fail a friend who is in danger.

When visiting those in grief
may I be able by gentle and healing words to soften their pain.

May I respect myself.
May I always keep tame that which rages within me.
May I accustom myself to be gentle, and never be angry with people because of circumstances.

May I never discuss who is wicked and what wicked things he has done, but know good men and follow in their footsteps.”
Eusebius of Caesarea, 2nd century Bishop

Today’s Events, Tomorrow’s Announcements:
Today after Divine Liturgy: Welcome to St. George
An official reception hosted by our hospitality committee Tasia Pananas & Fotini Glimenakis will be held immediately after church service on September 16, 2018. The reason of course is to celebrate and welcome Father Constantine Cambas and the lovely Presvytera Marilou to our Saint George community!!!

Greek Dancing Lessons 101: by Roula starting Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 6:00 PM, at the Hellenic Hall.

Attending to the Needs of Others:
If you or anyone you know is sick, please see or contact Fr. Constantine directly cell phone: 978-314-4992 or email: constcamb@verizon.net.

Sacraments and Other Services:
(Baptism, Chrismation, Confession, Communion, Holy Matrimony, and Holy Unction, 40-day Churching of the Mother and Child, Memorial Service or House Blessings) Please see or contact Fr. Constantine.

Receiving Communion in the Orthodox Church:
The Eucharist, the principal sacrament mystery of the Orthodox Church, is not so much a text to be studied, but rather an experience of communion with the Living God in which prayer, music, gestures, the material creation, art and architecture come into full orchestration. The Eucharist is a celebration of faith which touches not only the mind but also the emotions and the senses.
Fr. Thomas Fitzgerald

Internet Ministry:
Facebook: St. George Greek Orthodox Church- Keene, NH https://www.facebook.com/events/708181219561795/

St. George Greek Orthodox Church Website: http://stgeorgekeene.org/

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…and the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
James 5:15

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And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:15-17

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