April 23, 2014

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Bright Week Message from Fr. George
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“Let us commit ourselves
and one another and our whole life
to Christ our God”

Welcome to
St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church
in Peachtree City, Georgia

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Thank you for your visit. We invite you to join us and participate in our worship services, educational, fellowship, and service ministries.


News, including Upcoming Events

Join us for Church Services for the Feast of St. George the Great Martyr Tonight (Eve of Feast)... You and your family are welcome to join us! (click to view Liturgical Guide)
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We begin tonight at 5:00 p.m. with Orthros and Divine Liturgy at 6:00 p.m. There is a community dinner afterwards, with fast-free food as an option. The George's and Georgia's of our parish sincerely hope you can join us for our Name Day celebration!

Chronia Polla to all who are celebrating their Blessed Name Day.



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We invite you to join us for worship services, religious education, and fellowship afterwards. You are welcome!
Join us on Sundays for worship and fellowship...
7:45 a.m. Orthros
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

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Syrian Rebels Release Nuns from Greek Orthodox Monastery
Held Captive Since December


2014_Annunciation.jpgFeast of the Annuncation - celebrated Monday, March 24th, on the Eve of the Feast
Thanks to everyone who joined us for Vespers, Divine Liturgy, and our community lenten dinner. Chronia Polla to all those celebrating their Name Day.
Thank You...!
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We would like to offer thanks to our parishioners who offered their time and talents on Saturday, March 8th to help with the “spring cleaning” of our parish. Their contributions of time and labor, as well as their donations of cleaning supplies ensure our parish sparkles and reflects our respect for the “House of God.” Like angels, whose labors are often “unseen” yet their presence is assumed, our parishioners’ unselfish labors offered in support of our parish are sincerely appreciated. Thank You….


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Great & Holy Lent...
The First Day of Great & Holy Lent - "Clean Monday" - was March 3rd. We offered Great Compline Service that featured the first2014_Compline.r.jpg part of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete, as well as Scripture readings, prayers, and short and moving hymns.

Thanks to all who joined us for our Lenten Study Series every Wednesday. Fr. George led our faithful in a discussion of assigned chapters from Encountering Women of Faith. Encountering_Women_of_Faith_2.gif
Additional Opportunities for Lenten Worship...
On Wednesdays Fr. George offered the Service of the 9th Hour/Presanctified Liturgy (Vespers/Communion Service) beginning at 5:00 p.m., followed by a community lenten dinner beginning at 6:15 p.m. and followed by our Family Community Program using Encountering Women of Faith.


Akathist_Hymn.jpgSalutations Services - Our parish offered Salutations to the Theotokos Services at 6:30 p.m. during the Fridays of Great Lent and ended with the Akathist Hymn on the fifth Friday of Great Lent.

"So what?" & "Can I let go?"

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Following the First Saturday of the Souls church services, parishioners joined Fr. George as he blessed the dorm room of one of our parishioners at Georgia Tech. Afterwards, we ate hamburgers and hot dogs at The Varsity downtown just prior to Meatfare Sunday on February 23rd. Not only was this a fun outing, but it is reflective of the outreach and support we are seeking to offer to our parishioners of all ages. Thanks for your support and encouragement.
Remember Missions During Great Lent!
Sunday, March 2nd was Mission Sunday for all Canonical Orthodox Churches in North and Central America. Fr. George offered a sermon in support of our Orthodox missionaries around the world. During Great Lent, please pray for the staff, board, and missionaries of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC). Indeed, let us pray for the tireless efforts of those who leave their homes to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the truth and hope of the Orthodox faith with the over one billion people who have yet to receive it. Please also prayerfully consider your role in this vital ministry of the Church. Pray, Give, Go - Make disciples of all nations!!! If you have not done so already, please take home a "Family Coin Box" from the Narthex table to offer support during Great Lent. Thank you!

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Clean Week at St. Christopher Church...

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Clean Monday... Great Compline Service

Clean Wednesday... 9th Hour/Presanctified Liturgy/Lenten Community Dinner/Family Discussion of Encountering Women of Faith

Clean_Saturday.jpgClean Friday... Salutations to the Theotokos

Clean Saturday... Orthros/Divine Liturgy/Blessing of Kolyva/3rd Saturday of the Souls/Parish Community "Clean-Up"

 



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March, 2014 Newsletter
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Share_the_Spirit.jpg Reserve four days two months from now for a special event for parishioners of all ages...
June 6 - 9, 2014
"Share the Spirit" Weekend

Thank You for Helping Make Our Vasilopita Community Dinner A Success

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More than $5,000 was raised on Saturday, January 18th for St. Basil's Academy. Thanks to all who offered support. (Click to read more)


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"Discovering Orthodox Christianity," a 26-part series of talk shows and Bible studies is now available on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese homepage at www.goarch.org Produced by Greek Orthodox Telecommunications, (GOTelecom) and designed to educate viewers about the basic teachings of Orthodox Christianity, the series was made possible with a grant from the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund.

The programs are now available and can be viewed at www.goarch.org/ourfaith/discovering

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios presents five of the 26 programs, and the remaining 21 (which were videotaped in Holy Cross Chapel at HCHC), feature as presenters Metropolitans of the Archdiocese, theologians, clergymen and other leaders in the Church and experts their particular fields.