ST PAUL ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
Naples, Florida
(Serving Southwest Florida)
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St. Paul Parish Council

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Pastor: Father Paul Girgis 

Chairperson: Edward Kappaz 

Vice-Chair:   

Treasurer: Lorna Husson D’Addio

Acting Secretary: Judith Tirakis

Immediate Past Chair: Dr. E. David Thomas

 

Members:

Joseph Ablan

Vincent Benfatti

Robert Cardoos

Albert Castley

C. Edward Edge

Nicholas Ferris

Steve Krevinko

 

Alexander Salem – Honorary Member

 

Archdiocese Trustees: Nicola Antakli

Dr. D. G. Bojrab

George Darany

Dr. Elias Hebeka George Nassor

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ATTENTION ALTAR BOYS AND THOSE INTERESTED

Within the next several weeks, Fr. Paul will be conducting a class for those who are and also those who are interested serving on the altar. Also Subdeacon Peter plans to assist as well. We encourge all young men to attend so you can learn the duties and the purpose of those who serve on the Altar. Once an actual date is finalized we will post it on our website. Thank you and please attend.

 


Petition to Free Kidnapped His Eminence Metropolitan Paul and Archbishop John

His Eminence sends warm Greetings and Love. He would like to inform you about a petition (link below) that will be presented to the White House and the United Nations. Please sign it and encourage parishioners to do the same. Also, please keep His Eminence Metropolitan Paul and Archbishop John in your prayers.

Please click on the link below in order to upload Petition for you to Sign. Thank you for your help.

 

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Wish List

REQUEST:  for Prosphora or Altar Bread Bakers Needed - Please assist Fr. Paul. 

St. Paul Book Shop & Unique Boutique

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"The Book Shop and the Unique Boutique are OPEN every Sunday during the season. Featured in the beginning of February will be small standing crosses of various designs which can be used at home or placed on the dashboards of your cars. Prayer Cards will also be available. Perfect for including with greeting cards as a special blessing. Please come and take a look!"

For those who are "Out Of Town", you may purchase any of our beautiful items by contacting Barbara Hebeka at EBHebeka@hotmail.com . A form of payment available to you is the system "Paypal" located towards the bottom of our website.

"SEVERAL ITEMS FROM OUR BOOK STORE"

It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of a series of 7 DVDs which celebrates the history of our St. Paul Naples Parish and our beloved Pastor, Father Joe. The series is composed of disks containing: +”St. Paul Old and New” – One disk of historical pictorial mementos which was shown during our 2017 Founders’ Celebration +”Father Joe’s Life in Photos”- A one disk collection + “Sermons by Father Joe” - 5 DVDs containing various sermons The entire collection is now available for purchase at The St. Paul Book Shop at a donation of $5.00 per DVD. DVDs were recorded, produced and donated by Dr. Mace and Joan Shaheen. May God grant them many years!

Coffee Hour

Please join us for COFFEE-AND Fellowship in the Pavilion immediately following Liturgy each Sunday. If you would like to host a Coffee Hour, please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the foyer. COFFEE HOUR offers our parish family the opportunity to welcome new faces as well as catch up with those members of our parish family whom we already know. 

 


Weekly-Bulletin

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Prayers Of Holy Oblation

Prayers of Holy Oblation:

 

Prayers of Holy Oblation: For the Health of our St. Paul Parish Family, offered by Fr. Joe and Diane.

 

Remember in your prayers all of your loved ones who are ill and those who have gone to their eternal rest. Prayer is the way in which we communicate with God, and learn His plan for us! God wants to hear from us.

Miami Antiochian Archdiocese Convention

July 23rd to 30th

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Countdown to Miami – 2017 Archdiocese Convention July 23-30

This hardworking team is planning the 2017 Miami Convention.

Summer draws near, and so does the 53rd biennial convention of the Antiochian Archdiocese, July 23-30, 2017 in Miami. The Very Rev. Fouad Saba and the host parish of St. George Cathedral of Coral Gables, Florida took time from their busy schedules to talk about the features of what looks to be a historic gathering of the Archdiocesan clergy and faithful. The Grand Banquet will honor His Grace Bishop Antoun on Saturday night, July 29, where we anticipate our beloved diocesan hierarch will reflect upon his lifetime ministry and experiences in his service to Christ’s Holy Church.

Lamp Unto My Feet: Rare Video Features Metro. Antony Bashir in Holy Week

On Sunday, April 16, 1961, the CBS Television Network showcased the richness of Holy Week services in the Orthodox Church featuring one of our Antiochian parishes. "Lamp Unto My Feet" filmed at St. George Church of Paterson (now Little Falls), New Jersey and captured the procession of the Cross on Holy Thursday, the Lamentations of Holy Friday, and the Resurrection (Rush) and Orthros Service of All-holy Pascha. (You may view it from the Archdiocese Website: www.antiochian.org or find it on YouTube by searching Lamp Unto My Feet – April 16, 1961.) You will not want to miss this beautiful music of the Orthodox Church!

Gentle Reminder:

Archdiocese Convention has now begun.  Clergy Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday. Highlight of the Convention is the Grand Banquet honoring our Bishop ANTOUN Hierarch of the Diocese of Miami & Southeast on Saturday night, July 29.

Sunday School

Come join us for a valuable lesson in Christianity

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Plans are underway for the Fall season

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If you do not receive THE WORD MAGAZINE from the Archdiocese, please inform Diane and be sure she has your correct address.

Order Of St. Ignatius Of Antioch

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1.Home 2.St. Ignatius of Antioch 3.What is The Order 4.Governing Council 5.Finances 6.Articles 7.Video 8.Contact

 

 Of all of the saints particularly loved by Antiochian Orthodox, St. Ignatius ranks somewhere near the top of the list. Of Syrian origin, St. Ignatius, otherwise known as Theophorus, which in Greek means "God-­‐Bearer," led the Christian Church during a critical period of her history. Pious tradition has always maintained that he was the little child that Christ held on His lap when he uttered the immortal words, “Let the children come unto me.” What is known for certain is that he grew up to be a disciple of the Apostles, St. Peter personally ordained him a Bishop, and his name is mentioned in the book of Romans.

Antiochian Women Of St. Paul

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Antiochian Women presenting flowers to the two

Pastors and their families

 

Antiochian Women Announce 2017 Project Theme

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Facts of Interests

Lighting Candles & Entering the Church

Lighting candles is an important expression in Orthodox worship services. We light them as we prayerfully enter the Church. When lighting a candle, the worshiper prays that his or her life will shine forth full of faith. Lighting a candle symbolically honors Christ and affirms one as His follower. The burning candle symbolizes the warmth and sincerity of our prayers. It is also a common practice to light a candle for someone in need, to honor a saint, or to commemorate a deceased loved one. When we enter. Paul, we should light a candle and then reverence the icons by making the sign of the Cross and kissing the icon (this is a sign of spiritual love and respect, not the worship of an object). After paying reverence to the icon and lighting our candle in the Narthex, parishioners should immediately and quietly enter the Nave of the church, in order to actively participate in the worship of the Lord our God.

We do not enter or leave the Church when:

  • The Priest is facing the congregation.
  • The Priest censes the congregation.
  • During a Procession, the Small Entrance, when the Priest carries the Holy Gospel;
  • Or during the Great Entrance, when the Priest carries the Holy Gifts.
  • During the reading of the Epistle and the Gospel.
  • During the Sermon.

Handling the Blessed Bread

Upon receiving Holy Communion and/or at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, it is customary for all those who participated in the prayer of the Church to come forward to receive a piece of “blessed bread” as a sign of thanksgiving. While the bread that is distributed is not consecrated, it is blessed and as such, it should be consumed carefully and respectfully. Everyone that attends Divine Liturgy, Orthodox and non-­‐Orthodox alike, may receive the blessed bread as an expression of love and Christian fellowship.

 

 

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THE ORDER, HELPING CHILDREN GROW CLOSER TO GOD

CREDIT CARD DONATION IS NOW AVAILABLE For more information: e-mail: theorder@antiochian.org,

or visit www.orderofstignatius.org.

 THE ORDER • 358 MOUNTAIN ROAD • ENGLEWOOD, NJ 07631

Reminder: "Amazon" via St. Paul Website
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This is a great opportunity to increase funds for St Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church through AmazonSmile donations by reminding our supporters to shop at smile.amazon.com. Spread the word to our parishioners and friends. Support us when you shop. "StartWithaSmile" at smile.amazon.com and Amazon donates to St Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church. Thank you.

Church Finder Reviews

Request to all Parishioners

As you may already know, there is a website labeled Church Finder.

Please write a review of our Church to enhance the attraction to our beautiful Church and family.

The steps are as follows:

  • Google "Church Finder"
  • Click on Church Finder (Find a Church)
  • Write Naples inside the oval box - wait for "Naples, Fl" in drop box then click on it and press enter.
  • Scroll down to the listing St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church and click on it.
  • To the right of our Church's picture click on "Write A Review"
  • Please fill in the areas and then click on the right Star. That will give us a 5-star rating.
  • Click on the small square "I'm not a robot"
  • Click on Submit.

St. Paul Church appreciates all your efforts.

Flea Market III

St. Paul  Church and its volunteers worked very hard to host the Flea Market again. We call your attention to the fact that this event brings outside people to our parish and to visit our church, plus the fact that the proceeds are also gained from outside our parish. The amount of vendors continue to grow as well. This is a great way to help and support St Paul. Again, many thanks to our expert Anna Castley for coordinating these events. We anticipate even a better result next season. See you then!!!

Founders' Day Weekend

It was our pleasure to welcome His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN and his sister, Marie Shaleesh, and His Grace Bishop JOHN. They have honored us with their presence for the 20th Annual Founder’s Celebration and the special anniversary of our beloved St. Paul Church. In addition, we are grateful to all of our visiting clergy for their participation as well as all of our friends and guests from far and near. May God Grant Them Many Years!

Founders Weekend Slideshow

Founders Day Anniversary 2017

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Ancient Faith Podcasts

Ancient Faith Podcasts Selected Ancient Faith Radio audio podcasts. Full Collection. Daily Faith Encouraged Daily: “What Is It?”

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