Earthquake Victims

6.2-magnitude earthquake shakes Mytilene/Chios/Smyrna. The epicenter of the 6.3 magnitude quake was 5km (3 miles) south of the Greek town of Plomari, south of Lesbos, the US Geological Survey said.

Authorities in Lesbos said dozens of homes were damaged in many parts of the island and some roads were closed due to avalaches and sevaral historic churches were damaged acording to ealy reports.

Disaster and Emergency Management said that the earthquake was in the Aegean Sea at a depth of seven kilometers (more than four miles) and hit at 3:28 p.m. (1228 GMT) just off the coast of Lesbos. Tremors were also felt as far away as densely-populated Istanbul/Athens and in the western Turkish provinces of Izmir.

Learn more at helplesbos.com.

Alex Limberatos named New Youth Director

Alex Limberatos is a graduate of Hellenic College & Holy Cross. He began his education in 2011 when he enrolled for a Bachelors of Religious Studies and continued on to finish at Holy Cross with a Masters of Divinity. Among his academic theological studies, Alex studied pastoral subjects such as youth ministry, religious education, and marriage & family life. His senior Masters of Divinity Thesis was on the intersections of Orthodoxy and Far Eastern Religions & Practices.

He has had experience teaching and leading Vacation Bible School programs as well as teaching elementary & high school Sunday School classes.

Alex has participated in a number of mission trips, including two to Albania, one to Project Mexico. This summer, between graduation from Holy Cross and beginning at St. George on August 1, he will be in Indonesia for a month staying on various islands. He is hoping to pursue the service of missions down the road in his life.

Alex is a Wisconsin native who loves to write and read. He hopes to develop family ministries along with youth ministries so as to enrich the lives of all with the holy and sustaining life of the Orthodox Christian Church.

Alex is excited to be serving the community of St. George, and hopes to not only become a welcome member of the parish but also to give all he can in service to God and this beautiful community.

Philip & Maria Cusimano 50th Wedding Anniversary

Philip & Maria Cusimano Of New Port Richey celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Mother’s Day May 14, 2017.

They were married on May 14, 1967 at St Nicholass Greek Orthodox Church in Detroit, Michigan.

Both are from Detroit Michigan and have been residents of New Port Richey since 1977. Philip was in banking in Detroit for more than 20 years and banking in Florida for more than 20 years in commercial lending and human resources. Maria has been successfully self employed for over 20 years. They have 3 children, 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Mother's Day edition of the Greek National Herald

Please enjoy the Mother’s Day edition of the Greek National Herald, which is dedicated to our own Eva Kontos whom they chose for Mother of the Year. We will be honoring her on Mother’s Day with others. Eva’s story is spread over several pages.

Christ’s Passion – Journey to Pascha in the Orthodox Christian Church

Divine Holy Week – Easter Nears

Divine Holy Week instills the sanctity of the Eastern Orthodox Church and is the foundation of the Church calendar. The Holy Week culminates with Easter – the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Our Church community comes together to rejoice and shout Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed! We encourage everyone to join with us in prayer.

Services include:

  • Lazarus Saturday, April 8
  • Palm Sunday, April 9
  • Bridegroom Service, April 9. (Evening)
  • Great and Holy Monday, April 10
  • Bridegroom Service (Evening)
  • Great and Holy Tuesday, April 11
  • Bridegroom Service Evening
  • Great and Holy Wednesday, April 12
  • Great and Holy Thursday, April 13
  • Great and Holy Friday, April 14
  • Great and Holy Saturday, April 15
  • The Great and Holy Sunday of Easter the Bright Day, April 16

You can download the a copy of the flyer for a list of the services and times here.

Should you have any questions, please call the office at 727-868-5911.

Learn more about Divine Holy Week in this article from the Archdiocese.

Vacation Bible School Registration

Save the Date! Vacation Bible School is coming soon,  June 5-9. Register by signing up at the church office, emailing Renee (rdragoutsis@yahoo.com), or calling Arie Diamantopulos 727-364-9563.

 

Dates for the 33rd Annual Greek American Festival Announced

The 2017 Greek American Festival will take place from Friday, 11/3/17 through Sunday, 11/5/17. This popular annual event is St. George’s key fundraiser.

This year’s event will again feature authentic Greek food, Greek music and dance, Greek artistry, and a terrific carnival midway. The 33rd. Annual Festival looks to be bigger and better than ever.

If you’re interested in helping, please call the office at 727-868-5911. Volunteers are always welcomed.

Church Bulletins are now available by email and on our church website

St. George Greek Orthodox Church invites everyone to subscribe to receive the church bulletins each week through email. Bulletins are mailed out several days prior to each Sunday services. Don’t miss another bulletin.

If you’d like to receive your bulletin by email, you can either call the church office at 727-868-5911 or subscribe on the church website Home page.

Past church bulletins are now available to view and download at the church website on the Administration page for Our Parish.