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Saint George 2013 Annual Meeting

February 21, 2014 - Posted by  
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Saint George 2013 Annual Meeting

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Parish Newsletter – 1st Quarter of 2013

December 31, 2012 - Posted by  
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Parish Newsletter – 1st Quarter of 2013

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Sharpening Our Saws

December 31, 2012 - Posted by  
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Sharpening Our Saws

The story is told of two neighbors who had an identical pile of wood to cut for the winters months and who each started the task early one morning at the same time. Both men swung to with great gusto, eager to complete the task and return to the warm and cozy confines of the their homes. But one of the neighbors stepped back into his house for about five minutes every hour before returning to swing away again. And as the day  [Read more...]

The Blessing of our Pantocrater Icon

September 27, 2012 - Posted by  
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The Blessing of our Pantocrater Icon

Letter from our Metropolitan Gerasimos: Beloved brother in the Lord Fr. Apostolos and the faithful congregation of the St. George Parish in Prescott, I am thrilled to learn that you are progressing in God and now you are installing the icon of the Almighty high over your altar, so that He may see you and kindly bless you with His Mercy and Grace. Although I cannot be with you on this important date, please know that my prayers are with you. May the  [Read more...]

Orthodoxy 101 set to begin at St. George on Wednesday September 12th!

Orthodoxy 101 set to begin at St. George on Wednesday September 12th!

Please make plans to join your parish family beginning on Wednesday September 12th after weekly vespers for our Orthodoxy 101 series! As Orthodox Christians we understand that learning about he most holy Faith is an unending a lifelong endeavor and that catechism doesn’t end when one enters the Orthodox Church. This instructional series weaves the essential topics of a proper catechesis into the story of salvation in human history and will take us through the end of the year an into Pascha of  [Read more...]

Saint George Needs More Prosphoro Bakers!

July 17, 2012 - Posted by  
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Saint George Needs More Prosphoro Bakers!

Beloved in Christ! Denise and Gregory and I are settling into our new surroundings here in Prescott, thanks in no small part to the love and fellowship you’ve shown us already! We even have our little puppy enrolled in “puppy classes” which seems odd.. she seems to have the knack for being a rambunctious puppy down pat! We have a need, beloved, for bakers willing to make loaves of Prosphoro for our divine liturgies! This simple and yet powerful offering (the very meaning  [Read more...]

The Ninety-Three Mile Procession of St. Nicholas Icon

June 12, 2012 - Posted by  
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The Ninety-Three Mile Procession of St. Nicholas Icon

An annual procession of a miraculous icon of St Nicholas the Wonder-worker has just finished, with around 35,000 pilgrims participating in the ninety-three mile round trip. The icon associated with the procession was discovered by a peasant named Semyon Agalakov on the bank of the Velikaya River, in 1383. Later an invalid villager was able to walk after being brought before the icon in prayer. This healing, along with others, the icon’s mysterious appearance, and the fact that it was of St Nicholas  [Read more...]

Can Fasting Prevent Dementia?

June 11, 2012 - Posted by  
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Can Fasting Prevent Dementia?

Warning: This Article contains material that may be shocking… to non-Orthodox Christians. Could fasting for two days a week prevent age-related brain shrinkage, heart disease, diabetes, and possibly even cancer? New research suggests that fasting triggers a variety of health-promoting hormonal and metabolic changes. Fasting – quantified as consuming somewhere between 500 and 800 calories in a day – has been shown to reduce: Growth factor – a hormone linked with cancer and diabetes “Bad” LDL cholesterol Cholesterol Inflammation levels Overall, it also  [Read more...]

Uzbek Orthodox Church Introduces Tests for Would-Be Godparents

May 29, 2012 - Posted by  
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Uzbek Orthodox Church Introduces Tests for Would-Be Godparents

The Orthodox churches of Uzbekistan have introduced a new procedure for the rite of baptism which provides for attending 12 Sunday lectures and passing exams. “I have visited Tashkent’s St. Uspenskiy Cathedral Church to find out how to baptise my son and learnt that this is a whole problem,” a 28-year old resident of the Uzbek capital, Olga, has said. Who will agree to become a godfather? According to Olga, would-be godparents will now have to attend Sunday catechetical lectures which will explain  [Read more...]

1,300 Year Old Monastery Found in Scotland

April 26, 2012 - Posted by  
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1,300 Year Old Monastery Found in Scotland

From the Scotsman Online. Experts hail Pictish Royal Monastery find Aerial photographs showing a faint line in fields around a village in Highland Perthshire have mystified archaeologists for decades. Crop marks in the village of Fortingall, famous for its 5,000-year-old yew tree, seem to indicate an ancient boundary long since buried and forgotten. Now an archaeological dig may have uncovered the secret: the site is believed to have been a royal monastery dating from the time when the Picts were converting to Christianity  [Read more...]

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