May the Name of the Lord be blessed!

On February 5/18, the Holy Orthodox Church commemorates the Martyr Agatha of Palermo in Sicily; Martyr Theodula in Cilicia; St. Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople; St. Theodosius, Archbishop of Chernigov; New Martyr Anthony of Athens; Schemamonk Eugene; the Righteous Paramon; the Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “Seeker of the Lost”; and the Repose of Righteous Michael, Metropolitan of Serbia.  Through the prayers of Thy Saints, O God, save, have mercy upon and protect Thy people. Amen!

Wednesday, February 6FEAST OF ST. PHOTIOS THE GREAT, PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE AND PILLAR OF ORTHODOXY
Orthros 8:30 AM and DIvine Liturgy 9:30 AM

REFLECTION ON THE TRADITION OF ORTHODOXY…..

“The principal Tradition, the transcendent Tradition, of the Orthodox Church is the living God-man Christ, entire in the theanthropic Body of the Church of which He is the immortal, eternal Head. This is not merely the message, but the transcendent message of the holy apostles and the holy fathers. They know Christ crucified, Christ resurrected, Christ ascended. They all, by their integral lives and teachings, with a single soul and a single voice, confess that Christ the God-man is wholly in His Church, as in His Body. Each of the holy fathers could rightly repeat with St. Maximus the Confessor: ‘In no wise am I expounding my own opinion, but that which I have been taught by the fathers, without changing anything in their teaching.’” ( St. Justin of Celije, The Attributes of the Church)
 
BIBLE STUDY: “The Gospel of St. John: Beholding the Glory”  held on Thursdays at 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM. This year’s Scripture study focuses on the fourth Gospel, composed by St. John the Theologian. Both groups are currently on Chapter 7. Join us every Thursday at 10:30 AM or 7:00 PM in the Church library to explore the depths of the Gospel written by “the disciple whom Jesus loved.”

LIVE ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 2018-2019: Each Sunday at 11:30 AM, the St. George Adult Education program meets in the Church library and is live streamed to a global audience through the Orthodox Christian Network Facebook page. People all over the world listen to our class, write in their comments, and interact with your fellow parishioners in real-time. On February 3, our class on “Our Choices Matter – More Than We Know” was connected globally to the Orthodox faithful in the U.S. and throughout the world in, Canada, United Kingdom, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Lebanon, Serbia, United Arab Emirates and other countries. Comments included, “Wonderful discussion!”“Thank you! Wonderful” “Thank you once again. This was great.” “Nice” Click this link to watch it using Facebook or click this link to watch from any device now and share with your family and friends!
 
ORTHODOX ADULT INQUIRY CLASS: For adults interested in joining the Orthodox Church. Through discussion, speakers, and personal sharing, adults will be preparing to receive Baptism or Chrismation. The theme is “Living the Liturgy.” Sessions held Wednesdays, Feb. 6-Mar. 6 at 7:30 PM in the Church Library. Contact Fr. Dimitrios for more information or to sign up at 301-469-7990.

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PHILOPTOCHOS: Throughout February, Philotochos is hosting fellowship after Divine Liturgy.  Please stop by for a moment at the “P.I.T.” (Philoptochos Information Table) where you will have the opportunity to renew (or join) your membership, learn about our upcoming February events, and support our February outreach programs.  Join us in supporting the Philoptochos ministry!
 
50 PLUS: Annual Valentine Party, Saturday, Feb. 9 at 11:30 AM, at the Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac, MD. Boneless Breast of Chicken Piccata or Filet of Cod Stuffed with Crab Imperial – cost is $35 per person, w/cash bar. Checks payable to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, with notation stating “50 Plus Valentine Luncheon” and a separate note with the number, names and food selections of your party. Please RSVP by Feb. 7, with mailed check and note to Maria Kopsidas, 5807 Melvern Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817. For further information, contact Maria at (301) 493-5789.
 
GODPARENT/GODCHILD LUNCHEON: Sunday, Feb. 10, Noon-3:00 PM. Adults $20, children 4-15 $15, children under 3 are free. For information or to reserve a table, contact Fran Solovieff at Fpvlantis@aol.com or Maria Campbell at MariaDCampbell@yahoo.com
 
GOYA: 3rd Annual Sights & Sounds Arts Festival, Mar. 2-3. All 7-12 grade youth are encouraged to share their unique abilities through a wide use of creative mediums including painting, drawing, photography, music, dance, drama, and writing. Required participant registration fee of $20.00 includes an event T-shirt. Please indicate your individual and/or group participation categories at https://stgeorge.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/269/responses/new and support our Arts Festival by becoming a “Patron of the Arts” or purchasing a Program Book advertisement. Ad rates and artwork submittal information are at https://stgeorge.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/271/responses/new
 
ST. JOHN ORATORICAL FESTIVAL: Sunday, Mar. 10, 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM. For information, contact Nick Moniodis, 2019 Chairman of the festival, at nickmoniodis@gmail.com
 
JAMES G. PULOS SCHOLARSHIPS: Established through a bequest by John Pulos, college scholarships are available to select graduating high school seniors. Participant families must be stewards in good standing at St. George. Due April 1, applications can be found at https://stgeorge.org/scholarship-opportunities/ The entire application can be completed online except the high school transcript, which must be mailed to: Pulos Scholarship c/o Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, 7701 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817. Scholarships will be
awarded on Graduation Sunday. For information, contact pulosfund@gmail.com
 

                  Watch for information on our Lenten Lecture Series:
“Great Lent: A Season of Healing and Hope”
 

                                          Begins March 13, 2019