September 23, 2018
1st Sunday of Luke, The Reading is from Luke 5:1-11
At that time, as Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, he saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of fish; and as their nets were breaking, they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” For he was astonished, and all who were with him, at the catch of fish which they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men.” And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.
Wisdom of the Fathers:
āThe Lord Himself will teach us how to pray. We wonāt learn prayer on our own, nor will anyone else teach us it. Donāt letās say to ourselves, āI have made such -and-such a number of prostrations, so now I have secured divine grace,ā but rather let us make entreaty for the pure light of divine knowledge to shine within us and open our spiritual eyes so that we may understand His divine words.
In this way, without realizing it, we love God without contorting ourselves and without exertion and struggle. What is difficult for man is easy for God. We will love God suddenly when grace overshadows us. If we love Christ very much, the prayer will say itself. Christ will be continually in our mind an d in our heart.St. Porphyrios, Wounded by Love
Todayās Events, Tomorrowās Announcements:
This Sunday, September 23rd, the Glimenakis family will be having a memorial service for their parents, Andreas and Irene. They invite the community to please join them during fellowship hour to honor these 2 beautiful lives. May their memories be eternal!
Greek Dancing Lessons 101: by Roula Leristis starting Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 6:00 PM, at the Hellenic Hall.
Thank You Note:
We would like to thank the St. George Parishioners for the very warm welcome you have extended us. The Welcome to St. George luncheon was very impressive. The foods and desserts were plentiful and so delicious!
To all those who helped in preparing for this event, especially the Hospitality Committee, thank you for your graciousness. ĻĻĻĪ½Ī¹Ī± ĻĪæĪ»Ī»Ī¬, May God grant us many years!
With love in Christ,
Fr. Constantine and Presvytera Marilou
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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