St. George Orthodox Church 60 Teuta Society Meeting - Sun, June 3rd Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>The <em>Teuta Ladies&rsquo; Society</em> will hold its next meeting on Sunday, June 3rd. &nbsp; &nbsp;Please take note and plan to attend.</p> St. George Orthodox Church Father's Day Commemorations - Sun, June 17th Sun, 06 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>We are preparing our annual <em>Father&rsquo;s Day Commemorations.</em></p> <p>Please submit names of your father, grandfather, step-father, god-father, brother, step-brother, or nephew (clearly indicating whether they are living or deceased) to a member of the Parish Council. The names will be remembered in prayer during the Divine Liturgy on Father&rsquo;s Day, Sunday, June 17th.</p> <p>All donations will be used for the beautification of the church.<br />&nbsp;</p> St. George Orthodox Church Summer Hours begin - Sun, June 3rd Thu, 10 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>We will be observing <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>Summer Hours</em></span> again this year.</p> <p>Beginning on Sunday, June 3rd, the Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:30 a.m. T</p> <p>his will continue through Labor Day, September 2nd. Weekday Liturgies will continue to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.</p> St. George Orthodox Church Archbishop Nikon to visit - Sun, June 10th Tue, 08 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>On Sunday, June 10th, His Eminence, <strong>Archbishop Nikon</strong> will be with us to make his annual Archpastoral visit.</p> <p>Following the Liturgy, there will be a dinner in the Church Hall in honor of his visit.</p> <p>Tickets are $20.00 per person for adults, $10.00 per person for those 18 and under, and free for the children of our Sunday School. See Laura Chadwick for tickets.</p> St. George Orthodox Church Cemetery Visitations - Sat, May 26th Sat, 12 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>On Saturday, May 26th, we will visit our local cemeteries to bless the graves. The schedule will be as follows (please note the change in times, due to the Memorial Liturgy being celebrated that morning):</p> <p><br />&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;12:30 a.m. Lakeview Cemetery, Bridgeport (starting at Fr. Kovachi&rsquo;s grave site)<br />&middot; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 2:00 p.m. Oaklawn Cemetery, Fairfield<br />&middot; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 3:30 p.m. Gate of Heaven, Trumbull</p> <p><br />If there are other cemeteries you would like Father Dennis to visit for grave blessings, please contact him to make arrangements.</p> St. George Orthodox Church OCMC 2018 Albania Youth Work Team News Sat, 07 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>An <strong>Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC)&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;<em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">2018 Albania Youth Work Team</span>&nbsp;</em>Mission Team needs volunteers to conduct a summer camp program at the <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Children's Home of Hope</span> in <em>Shen Vlash, Albania, June 12-30</em>.</p> <p>Details for the Albania Youth Work Team are available on the following OCMC link: &nbsp;<a href=""></a>.</p> <p>To learn more about OCMC, please click onto the following link: &nbsp;<a href=""></a></p> St. George Orthodox Church Helping "Trumbull Helps" Sun, 08 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Trumbull Helps</strong> </span>will be preparing meals for the <strong><em>Bridgeport Rescue Mission&rsquo;s</em></strong> annual <em>Summer Breakfast and Lunch program</em> this summer, from June 25 through August 13.</p> <p>To help them, we will be collecting <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Juice Boxes</span> (any kind). They can be placed in the container in the Church Hall.</p> <p>Also, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19th, Trumbull Helps will be using our kitchen to<span style="text-decoration: underline;"> prepare a meal</span> for the residents of the Bridgeport Rescue Mission and Stern Village. Anyone 16 years of age or older is invited to help them.</p> St. George Orthodox Church Brother Gregory's address Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p>For those who would like to correspond with Brother Gregory (Buzi), here is his address:</p> <p><strong>Brother Gregory (Buzi)</strong><br /><strong> c/o Holy Cross Monastery</strong><br /><strong> 505 Holy Cross Rd.</strong><br /><strong> Wayne, WV&nbsp; 25570-5403</strong></p> St. George Orthodox Church Educational Mini-Series to be held - Wed, May 30th Sat, 12 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src=""><p>On the last Wednesday of May, there will be another adult education &ldquo;mini-series&rdquo; offered.</p> <p>The first session (April session) was held on Wed, April 25th. &nbsp; &nbsp;The May session will be on Wed, May 30th</p> <p>This series is focusing on <strong>Angels</strong> and will be held in our Church Hall at 7:00 p.m., following the celebration of the <em>Akathist Hymn, &ldquo;Glory to God for All Things.&rdquo; </em></p> <p>Click on the following link to download a copy of the flyer: &nbsp; <a href="/files/Announcements/Educational-Mini-Series-Flyers/AngelPoster.pdf">Angels Educational Mini-Series</a></p></div> St. George Orthodox Church 2018 New England Youth Rally - Aug 13th thru Aug 18th Mon, 01 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p>The annual <strong>New England Youth Rally</strong> for 2018 will be held at <em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">St. Methodius Faith and Heritage Center</span> in New Hampshire</em> from August 13th through the 18th.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> St. George Orthodox Church Mother's Day - 2018 Sun, 13 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>On Sunday during Divine Liturgy, the parish of St. George remembered all of the living and departed mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and all the special women in over lives, in prayer. &nbsp;Additionally, our thanks go out to <em>Ron Dougiello</em> of <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Commerce Hill Funeral Home</span>, who donated long-stemmed roses which were given out as a gift to all mothers in attendance.</p> St. George Orthodox Church Condolences Sun, 13 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>On Friday, May 11th, <strong>Mary Galich</strong>, mother of <em>Joe Galich</em>, departed this life. The St. George parish&nbsp;offers our condolences to Joe and his whole family. <em>Memory Eternal! I P&euml;rjetshim Kujtimi!</em></p> St. George Orthodox Church Thank you! Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>Thank you to all who helped to make last Sunday&rsquo;s <em>Spring Brunch</em> such a success. We raised over $500.00, which will be given to <strong>Tim Halvorsen</strong> to support his upcoming Mission trip to Albania.</p> St. George Orthodox Church Congratulations! Sun, 06 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>On May 5th, <strong>Mira Noelle Bouteneff</strong> and <strong>Heather Lynn Bouteneff</strong> were received into the Holy Orthodox Church through the sacred Mysteries of Baptism and Chrismation. Mira&rsquo;s sponsors were <em>Michael Bouteneff and Anna Bouteneff</em><strong>.</strong> Heather&rsquo;s sponsor was <em>Elizabeth Bouteneff</em>. &nbsp;Mira is the daughter of <em>Serge and Heather Bouteneff</em> and the granddaughter of <em>Fr. Sergei and Lisa Bouteneff</em>. &nbsp;<em>Many Years! &nbsp;P&euml;r Shum&euml;Vjet!</em></p> St. George Orthodox Church Congratulations! Sun, 15 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>On March 12, 2018, <strong>Evan Joseph</strong> was born to <strong>Dan and Rebecca (Chadwick) Rakowitz</strong>. &nbsp;Evan is the grandson of <strong>Joe and Laura Chadwick</strong> and the great-grandson of <strong>Jim and Vi Bowe</strong>. &nbsp;<em>Many Years!&nbsp; P&euml;r Shum&euml; Vjet!</em></p> St. George Orthodox Church Pascha - 2018 Sat, 07 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>The St. George community recently completed the service cycle of Great Lent and&nbsp;Holy Week&nbsp;to Holy Pascha, with the celebration of the Midnight Paschal Liturgy on April 16th.&nbsp;&nbsp;<em><strong>Christ is Risen! Truly, He is Risen!&nbsp; Krishti U-Ngjall! V&euml;rtet U-Ngjall!</strong></em>&nbsp;are the traditional Orthodox Christian Paschal greetings in both English and Albanian.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="/files/Announcements/Christ%20is Risen Multi Lingual/Christ-is-Risen--Multi-lingual.pdf">Click Here</a>&nbsp;to view the Paschal greeting in numerous languages.</p> St. George Orthodox Church Thank you! Sat, 07 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>We extend our thanks to the many people who helped to make Lent, Holy Week and Pascha beautiful and meaningful celebrations:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The &ldquo;Myrrhbearing Women&rdquo; &ndash;<strong>Mary DiIulio, Louise Karoli Gallagher, Dolores Nauchy, JoAnn Soter, Pauline Dionis, Jean Brideau and Jeanette Nichio</strong>&mdash;who decorated the Petafi on Holy Friday morning.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Alice Vasi</strong>l, who donated toward the Petafi flowers and Easter Eggs in memory of her husband William Vasil.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Karen Masek</strong>, who also donated toward the Petafi flower in memory of the departed members of the Michael Family.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Nancy and Wally Hurd</strong>, who also donated toward the Petafi flowers in memory of Andrew Yapo.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Louise Karoli Gallagher</strong>, who also donated toward the Petafi flowers in memory of James Gallagher.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Jennifer Goetz</strong> for decorating the Church for Holy Pascha.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Mary DiIulio</strong> for the new bows which adorn the Paschal Banner.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Ron Dougiello</strong> of Commerce Hill Funeral Home in Bridgeport for the lilies that beautify the inside of the Church.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The <strong>Teuta Ladies Society</strong> for the beautiful red eggs.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cantors <strong>Charles Soter and Peter Dacey</strong> for their dedication and singing at all the services.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The <strong>Choir and its Choir&nbsp;Directors</strong>, <strong>Karen Masek and Laura Chadwick</strong> for their preparation and singing throughout Holy Week and Pascha.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Our <strong>volunteer readers</strong>.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Bob Lazar</strong> for his assistance in the sanctuary.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The <strong>Altar Servers</strong> for their time and assistance.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Sue Galich</strong> and her helpers for organizing the Children&rsquo;s Egg Hunt and Coffee Hour.</p> <p>Those who simply came to pray and celebrate the services.</p> St. George Orthodox Church Congratulations Sat, 07 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>We offer our congratulations to <strong>Nicole Marie Dionis</strong>, who was received into the Holy Orthodox Church on Holy Saturday through the Mystery of Chrismation. Laura Denisevich is her sponsor. &nbsp;Nicole is the wife of Curt Dionis and the mother of Sophie and Brooke. &nbsp;<em>Many Years! &nbsp;P&euml;r Shum&euml; Vjet!</em></p> St. George Orthodox Church Note of Thanks for Fairfield County Giving Day support Sat, 31 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>Thank you for the outpouring of support for <em>Fairfield County Giving Day</em> on March 1st. &nbsp;Your contributions helped <strong>LifeBridge</strong> come in second place for unique donors, which earned a $10,000 bonus for the children and families who benefit from our many services. You are making an important difference in our community. I greatly appreciate your willingness to help me help others. &nbsp;Thank you for your love and support. &nbsp;Laura Coughlin</p> St. George Orthodox Church Book Donation Sun, 01 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>We extend our gratitude to the family of <strong>James Dionis</strong> for donating to our Church several books from his collection: &nbsp;A commemorative album from the 50th Anniversary of the Albanian Archdiocese, and two Albanian-language service books.&nbsp;Thank you! &nbsp;And may James&rsquo; <em>Memory be eternal!</em></p> St. George Orthodox Church May 2018 Charity Tray Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>This month, our Charity Collection will help support the <em>Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC)</em>, supporting <strong>Timothy Halvorsen&rsquo;s</strong>&nbsp;mission trip to Albania.</p> <p>Click on the following link to learn more about the <em>OCMC's 2018 Albania Youth Work Team</em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">:</span>&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p> <p>Please be generous!</p> St. George Orthodox Church