Please join us on Sunday February 22nd to welcome Metropolitan Methodios of Boston. ┬áThe parish of Saint George is honored to be hosting His Eminence, who will preside over the Divine Liturgy on Forgiveness Sunday (Cheesefare Sunday). ┬áAfter the Liturgy, we will hold a forty-day memorial service for David Maydwell. ┬áFellowship will follow in Hellenic Hall.
Matins (O¤ü╬Ş¤ü╬┐¤é): 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy (╬ś╬Á╬»╬▒ ╬Ť╬Á╬╣¤ä╬┐¤ů¤ü╬│╬»╬▒): 10:00 am
Epistle: St. PaulÔÇÖs Letter to the Romans 13:11-14; 14:1-4
Gospel: Matthew 6:14-21
A note from Fr. Leo: We kindly request that people arrive by 9:50 am, so that they are present for the start of the Liturgy. ┬áHowever, if you would like to arrive at 8:50, you may be able to greet his eminence and receive a blessing from him. ┬áThe proper way to address a metropolitan or archbishop is, “your Eminence,” or in Greek, ╬ú╬Á╬▓╬▒¤â╬╝╬╣¤Ä¤ä╬▒¤ä╬Á. When approaching a metropolitan, it is proper to cross your right hand over the left and say, “Your blessing, your Eminence,” and wait for him to bless you and then kiss his right hand.┬á It is good to attempt to kiss the right hand of a bishop or priest (the hand that gives God’s blessing), but if you sense when doing so that he prefers you don’t, simply let go of the attempt.┬á Your desire to show respect is a worthy gesture and appreciated in itself.┬á I have seen both things happen in churches, sometimes a Hierarch is comfortable with the gesture, sometimes not.