Community Schedule

Wed Sep 17
8:00pm MEN'S BASKETBALL (GH)

Sat Sep 20
- ST. EUSTATHIOS THE GREAT-MARTYR
8:30am Orthros
9:30am CHALLENGE LITURGY

Sun Sep 21
- SUNDAY AFTER THE HOLY CROSS
8:45am Orthros
9:00am SUNDAY SCHOOL PICTURES
10:00am Divine Liturgy
11:15am ADULT EDUCATION


SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

sUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION

OF THE CROSS

ST. QUADRATUS THE APOSTLE

FOLLOW ME...

"If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me."  Self-denial, carrying the cross, following Jesus -- these three came from the mouth of the Lord Himself and we read them in today's Gospel passage.  To be a disciple means that the first thing we are called to do is set aside our personal passions, desires, wants, and ideas, and surrender to Jesus.  We need to push "the self" out of the center and re-place the Lord as the sum and substance of our life's meaning.  Secondly, we must learn to carry our cross as He carried His.  Being a disciple of the Lord means suffering -- being an outcast, having values that contradict the world's, standing up and witnessing for the right, the just, and the good.  It may even call us to endure physical or mental suffering if they come our way.  Lastly, we are summoned to follow Jesus.  This means we are called to live an Orthodox lifestyle daily, to make our homes true "churches", to come together as families for prayer, reading the Scripture, and discussions about our faith.  Most importantly, it calls us to love, to relate to others in gentleness and mercy, to do what Jesus did throughout his life -- be God's presence to all who touched him.  This is the summons of the Cross.  It is not poetry or pious platitude.  Jesus was clear -- if you want me, these are the things you must do.  The promise of life and love is His.  The choice is ours.

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Phone: (301) 469-7990

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Weekly Schedule

Sunday
8:45 AM Orthros
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy
10:00 AM Sunday School

Our Clergy

Rev. Fr. Dimitrios J. Antokas, Presiding Priest - FrAntokas@stgeorge.org

Rev. Fr. George Khitiri, Assistant Priest - FrGeorge@stgeorge.org

Rev. Fr. Nicholas Despotides, Priest Emeritus

Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 9/16/2014

Euphemia the Great Martyr

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