St. George Orthodox Church - Current News 60 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 Condolences Sat, 10 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p>On Saturday, March 10, 2018, our good friend and parishioner and chanter, <strong>Van Michael</strong> departed this life. We extend our condolences to his wife, <em>Diana,</em> his children <em>Laura Coughlin</em> and <em>Jonathan Michael</em>, and his grandchildren <em>Kelly and TJ Coughlin, and Alexandria Michael</em>.</p> St. George Orthodox Church Congratulations Sat, 03 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p>On Saturday, March 3rd, <strong>Wayne Joseph, III</strong>, and <strong>Greyson Cole Moras</strong> were received into the Holy Orthodox Church through the Mysteries of Baptism and Chrismation. Their Godparents were Michael &amp; Dana Moras and Chad &amp; Holly Walter. The boys are the children of <em>Wayne &amp; Lauren Moras</em> and the grandchildren of <em>Wayne &amp; Melissa Moras</em>.&nbsp;<em>Many Years! P&euml;r Shum&euml; Vjet!</em>&nbsp;</p> St. George Orthodox Church Memory Eternal Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p>On Monday, February 26th, <strong>Eileen Bochino</strong>, mother of Jeff Jaworski and grandmother of Jason Jaworski and Amy Leighton, departed this life at the age of 91. &nbsp;Her funeral was held on Friday, March 2nd. &nbsp;<em>May her memory be eternal!</em></p> St. George Orthodox Church