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This year's annual Greek Festival 2014 will take place on May 29, 30, 31 and June 1. We hope to see you there!


ST. GEORGE PARISH ORATORICAL | MARCH 21, 2014


St. George Parish Oratorical Participants: L to R - Junior Division: George Zugravu, 1st place; Henry Fisher, 2nd place; Dr. James C. Rouman, Oratorical Benefactor; Michael Karabetsos, Honorable Mention; Fr. George Zugravu; Amanda Tougas, 3rd place; and Senior Division: Maria Zugravu, 1st place.

We congratulate our young people who participated in the Parish Oratorical held here on Friday evening after Salutations, March 21. The presentations were exemplary, and all who were present as spectators felt great pride as the participants gave their orations. We are grateful to Dr. James C. Rouman, our generous Oratorical Festival benefactor. We thank the parents and festival organizers - Sotiria Montanari, Christina Smith and Dr. Andrew Walsh, as well as our judges Jerry Copsinis, Chris Kylin and Mary Meggie. We also extend thanks to Alexandra Walsh who introduced the speakers.

The finalists will compete at the District Oratorical, which our Cathedral will host on April 5th.

St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral is also privileged to host the District Oratorical Festival on Saturday, April 5 beginning at 8 a.m. for registration and refreshments. The top two candidates of the local parishes from the junior and senior division may participate in the district festival. Please contact co-chairpersons Sotoria Montanari at sotoriam@gmail.com or Dr. James Rouman if you are interested in participating or helping.


Philoptochos Easter Gift Basket Collection Project Our Easter gift-bag program last year was very successful, due to the generosity of our Greek and Sunday School children! The 60 Easter bags brought such joy to the children served by Loaves & Fishes and Interval House! Our hope is that your wonderful support will continue this year. As we did last year, a collection basket will be in the Church office to provide a temporary home to the stuffed animals our children and families are asked to contribute. Monetary donations will also be accepted. In order for these bags to be completed and delivered to the shelters in time for their parties, we would like to have all the animals brought in by April 13. We hope the children will enjoy the satisfaction of giving such a loving gift at this time of year! If you have any questions, please call or email me. Many thanks for your support! Anthia Vardoulakis



St. George Ladies Philoptochos Society's
ANNUAL PALM SUNDAY LUNCHEON

Sunday, April 13, 2014
Immediately following the Divine Liturgy

Matthews Fellowship Hall, 433 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT
Donation: $20.00 Adults | $6.00 Children (Mac & Cheese)

No Tickets Sold at the Door RESERVATIONS ONLY
Contact Persefone Sticka or Marie Klementon


LUMINARIA WILL LINE THE WALK OF THE PROCESSIONAL ON HOLY FRIDAY

PROCEEDS FROM LUMINARIA SALES WILL BE USED TOWARDS COSTUMES FOR OUR ST. GEORGE GREEK FOLK DANCE TROUPE.


IMPORTANT - To all Event planners Please DO NOT schedule any events involving our parishioners, including bus trips, that would conflict with any of our divine services, including any Sunday morning, any Feastday of the Church when services are held, or any Psychosavato or other service. Please check with the Church Office in advance to make sure your event or trip does not conflict with our worship at St. George.


YALE RUSSIAN CHORUS IN CONCERT with support from the James and Tina Collias Liturgical Music fund

SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 at 5 pm
St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 433 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114

"The Yale Russian Chorus (YRC), led by renowned Slavic music expert, Mark Bailey, is a repertory tenor-bass ensemble dedicated to learning and performing sacred and secular choral music from Slavic and related traditions. Founded in 1953, the YRC is recognized as one of the world's premier performance ensembles of Slavic music today. The chorus is composed of Yale undergraduates, graduate students, and New Haven community members. Its repertoire spans centuries of history and extends from Byzantine Greek liturgy to Ukrainian carols, from Russian patriotic anthems to Georgian toasting songs, from monophonic chant to gorgeous settings by 19th-century composers such as Tchaikovsky. The YRC has performed extensively for enthusiastic audiences at venues such Carnegie Hall, The White House and well-known churches and auditoriums throughout the country. Recent tours have included the Pacific Northwest, Florida, and Western New York and Ontario. The YRC is excited to be celebrating its 60th anniversary. We hope you will be able to join us for this night of music--foreign to some, a tradition for us!"

Tickets $15.00
Please call the cathedral office 860-956-7586
Reception to follow performance in the Matthews Fellowship Hall


Philoptochos

THE GREEK DISH Philoptochos cookbook with many special family recipes on sale. A wonderful gift idea for showers, weddings, birthdays, housewarming and also great holiday gifts for teachers, family and friends.


HELP IS NEEDED:

  1. We have an urgent need for volunteers from area towns who would be willing to pick up seniors, students or others who do not have transportation to Liturgies and other occasions and events at church. We have had many calls over the years and would appreciate your help with accommodating these faithful. Please call the church office if you would be willing to assist. There is a current need for ride from Trinity College and also from Farmington to church.
  2. HOME HEALTH AIDS are being collected for those in need: walkers, wheelchairs, canes, etc., in any condition. For information, please call Maria Troullas and drop off at the church office please.
  3. FOOD BARREL donations of non-perishables are needed year round.

GREEK COSTUMES thank you to those who have donated costumes. We are still in need of more Greek Costumes for our Cathedral Folk Dance Troupe. If you have a costume you would like to donate, please contact the church office, Penny Makris or Rita Papageorge.


HOUSE BLESSING: If you wish to have your home blessed this month, please call the church office (860-956-7586) to make an appointment.


HOSPITAL VISITS: If you or a loved one is in a hospital, nursing home, or homebound, please contact the office if you wish a visit from Father. Hospitals no longer provide patient lists unless a family member requests a pastoral visit, arrangements cannot be made.


Come be active in the life of our church and community! Join us for a year filled with activities for all. We encourage the parents of young children to consider enrolling their youngsters in Religious Education classes, Greek Language School, our church dance troupes, the basketball teams, and we have tentative plans for a Jr. Choir. For young mothers and their little ones LITTLE ANGELS (ages birth to preschool) , HOPE (kindergarten thru 2nd/3rd), JOY (3rd thru 6th grade), GOYA (Jr. High and High School) and for young singles and marrieds "20's, 30's, 40's, 50's" look for more information on these ministries and activities on our church website and in future bulletins (or call the church office 860-956-7586). For adults bible study, lecture series, Ladies Philoptochos Society, Cathedral Choir, "20's, 30's 40's 50's" (a Social organization for singles and couples), Daughters of Penelope and the Order of Ahepa.


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