6-26-16 Bulletin

Announcements for Sunday June 26, 2016                           From Fr. Chris at St. George; “St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church has been asked by our diocese to host our annual diocesan Parish Life Conference.  We are doing so June 28-July 3 at the JW Marriott in Desert Ridge.  One of the highlights is the presence of the miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Iveron icon from Hawaii.  The icon of the Panagia will be with us for Vespers on Friday, July 1 at 3:30pm (and anointing will take place during that service) and for Divine Liturgy on Saturday, July 2 at 8:00am…We are hoping to ensure all of the Orthodox faithful in AZ are aware of this miraculous icon and offer them the opportunity to venerate it.  You and your faithful are most welcome to join us for these services.  It is completely free and open to the public to attend the services and venerate the icon.” Schedule for veneration of Iveron Icon: July 1st at 3:15 in the afternoon at J.W Marriott Resort (Orthodox convention open to all) 5350 E. Marriott Drive, Phoenix and on Saturday July 2nd at 8 am same location. Saturday July 2nd at 9:00 am at Saint Paisius Monastery in Safford Sunday July 3rd at 3:00 in the afternoon at Saint Anthony Monastery in Florence. Sunday July 3rd at 5:30 in the afternoon at Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox church in Chandler. Monday July 4th at 9:00 am, at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Church in Phoenix UPCOMING: Today: Monthly Fundraiser Lunch followed by a quick meeting and presentation during coffee hour June 29: Divine Liturgy followed by luncheon at St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church         09 am July 2:  Great Vespers moves to 6 pm (Please note change of time)                                    06 pm July 4: …

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Save Our Sacred-Space (SOS) Mortgage Annihilation Program (MAP)

“Save Our Sacred-space (SOS)” “Mortgage Annihilation Program” (MAP) June 26, 2016 Dear friends and families of Holy Cross; It is with great excitement and eager anticipation that I would like to introduce you to our “Save Our Sacred-space (SOS)” “Mortgage Annihilation Program” (MAP).  The program will start officially on July 1 and end on Dec. 31, 2016.  We have, through some extraordinary circumstances, a quite large mortgage for such a small parish.  As a result, we have a wonderful “Sacred-space” that serves our small but growing parish.  It is with this in mind that we are attempting to annihilate our debt as a parish in order to be free to give to the community.  The goal of this program is to raise $490,000 and annihilate our mortgage! What you may or may not know is that we are one of only a few English speaking Orthodox parishes in Phoenix, AZ, and one of only a few English speaking parishes in the entire Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (ROEA).  We are in a unique position to reach out to the greater Phoenix community with the “Good News” of Jesus Christ as taught by the Orthodox Church.  Thanks be to God, we have had over a dozen baptisms in the last year and a half and most of those were adults.  We are, again, thanks be to God, reaching the lost and those who are looking for the fullness of the Orthodox faith! In order to continue this vital ministry, we need your help.  As a small but growing parish we are constantly under financial pressure.  In fact, I will be taking employment in the fall and Fr. Nicholas receives his salary from being a chaplain at a local hospital.  We are doing what we can to minimize costs but we need …

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