St. Paul Parish Council
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Pastor: Father Paul Girgis
Chairperson: Edward Kappaz
Treasurer: Lorna Husson D’Addio
Acting Secretary: Judith Tirakis
Immediate Past Chair: Dr. E. David Thomas
C. Edward Edge
Alexander Salem – Honorary Member
Archdiocese Trustees: Nicola Antakli
Dr. D. G. Bojrab
Dr. Elias Hebeka George Nassor
ATTENTION ALTAR SERVERS AND THOSE INTERESTED
Fr. Paul will be conducting a class for those who are already serving and also those who are interested in becoming a server on the altar. 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. Thank you and please attend.
Parents please bring your interested boys so they may grow to love serving Christ’s Church. Next class will be announced.
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.
REQUEST: for Prosphora or Altar Bread Bakers Needed - Please assist Fr. Paul.
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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!
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.
Prayers of Holy Oblation:
Memorial Service for the Departed Servant of God, Al Salem.
Our beloved brother in Christ, Alexander Salem, departed into eternal life early Friday (8/25) morning surrounded by family in Lebanon, NJ. Al was absolutely instrumental in the founding, and building-up, of the St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church here in Naples. May Christ our true God give rest to the soul of Al Salem and grant peace, strength and comfort to his family and friends.
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!
If you do not receive THE WORD MAGAZINE from the Archdiocese, please inform Diane and be sure she has your correct address.
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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.
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:
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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