ST. GEORGE BULGARIAN EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH

P.O. Box 34036 / Bethesda, MD 20827
Tel. (301) 530-8114 

 

Services held at
Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church:
10201 Democracy Boulevard, Potomac, Maryland

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Current events

 

December 2007

Merry Christmas!
 May the peace joy and Wonder of Christmas 
Be with you during the Holy Days 
and
Throughout the New Year!

 

 YOU’RE CORDIALLY INVITED

TO OUR CHRISTMAS /NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

 To be held on

Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 1 pm

(rather than December 30 as previously considered)

 

In the Dining Hall of

Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

10201 Democracy Boulevard

Potomac, Maryland 20854

Board of Trustees

St. George Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church

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July 2007 Bulletin 

 

A N N O U N C E M E N T 

 

Dear parishioners, 

 

By now, you have all received the sad news of Archbishop Kyrill's passing. Eternal be his memory 

(Bog da go prosty). Unfortunately,many of us could not attend the services in Ohio and Pennsylvania, but Father Miles had a Panachida at the end of his Divine Liturgy at Holy Resurrection on Sunday, June 24. 

 

There was a Diocesan Conference of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church in Granite City, IL on June, 29, 30 and July 1, 2007, which our delegate, Georgina Slavoff, attended. 

 

Following that weekend, we are going into the summer recess period, as has been our custom in the past. Many of our parishioners are traveling to Bulgaria, taking a vacation, or going out of town, and we usually suspend our services during July and August. We plan to resume our services in September. We are also planning to have a General Meeting of our congregation in September or some time in the fall. The exact agenda and date of the meeting, and resumption of Liturgy Services will be announced at a later date. 

 

In the meantime, we would like to remind all the members of our congregation that, during the weeks that we don’t have Liturgy Services, you may attend Liturgy Services at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

The Liturgy Services at the Holy Resurrection Church are the closest to the traditional Liturgy Services as introduced by Saints Cyrill and Methody in their native land and Bulgaria

 

Please keep in mind that Father Miles' Liturgy Services begin at 9:30am on Sundays during the summer. Father Miles Paul Zdinak, who has been most hospitable and supportive of our congregation for a long time, is leaving in August. His bon voyage party will be in August, and we will forward you the details.

 

St. George Board of Trustees

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June 18, 2007

 

Dear Reverend Fathers and Deacons,

Bog da prosti, Dedo Vladyka.

Attached is the schedule of services for the funeral of Archbishop KYRILL.? Clergy are requested to bring white vestments for all services.? The Gospels will be chanted by the clergy

 over the Archbishop while he is lying in state.? 

All clergy present will be asked to participate.?

Please disseminate this schedule to your parishioners.

I have been designated as the contact person for our clergy, so if you have any questions or need any assistance, please feel free to contact me at 440-238-1050.? (You may also reach me in my cell,
440-476-2638; however, be advised that my cell phone has no voice mail.)

Let us pray for the repose of our Archbishop and also for our Bulgarian Diocese of Toledo.

Your brother in Christ,

Fr. Paul Monkowski

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Diocese of the United States of America and Canada 
 
+ Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church +

Bulgarian Diocese of Toledo

Orthodox Church in America

519 Brynhaven Drive, Oregon (Toledo), Ohio 43616
The Most Reverend KYRILL        (419) 693-7871

Diocesan Prelate          (724) 776-5555

June 18, 2007

TO: THE CLERGY AND FAITHFUL OF THE BULGARIAN DIOCESE OF TOLEDO

FR: Fr. Paul Monkowski on Behalf of the Diocesan Spiritual Council

RE: Funeral Services for Archbishop KYRILL

The funeral services for our beloved Archbishop KYRILL 

  have been arranged, and the schedule is as follows:

      Wednesday, June 20th.

  The Archbishop will lie in state from 2 pm. to 9 pm. 

  at his Primatial See of

                  St. George Bulgarian Orthodox Cathedral

                  738 Glenwood Road

                  Rossford (Toledo), Ohio 43460

  The Trisagion for the Dead to be served at 7 pm

   by the clergy of the Bulgarian Diocese.

      Thursday, June 21st.

            The Archbishop will lie in state from 2 pm. to 9 pm. at

                  St.Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral

                  1600 Guyton Road

                  Allison Park, Pennsylvania 15109

            The Funeral Service for a Bishop to begin at 7 pm. 

             with Metropolitan HERMAN presiding.

      Friday, June 22nd.

     The Divine Liturgy will begin at 10 am at 

     St. Alexander Nevsky Orthodox  Cathedral      

followed by the Memorial Meal. Immediately after, 

       the Final Commendation will take place at

                  Holy Transfiguration Monastery

                  321 Monastery Lane

                  Ellwood City, Pennsylvania 16117

Memorial Donations should be made to the Bulgarian Diocese of Toledo 

c/o St. George Cathedral.

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St. George Day Celebration

Sunday, May 6, 2007

The St. George Bulgarian Orthodox Church congregation in Washington, D.C. celebrated Georgeovden this year on Sunday, the 6th of May.

St. George is the Patron Saint of our Church. On this day, we offer prayers and gratitude to St. George for having inspired and protected the founding, preservation, and growth of our Church community.

We also celebrated the name-days for all members of our community whose names are George. It was a joyful celebration, well-attended, and we were pleased with the participation by our community and Church members. Very Reverend Father Miles Paul Zdinak, from Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, joined us with a prayer and blessings for the occasion.

For the luncheon, the traditional roasted lambs were prepared with a delicious variety of side dishes by the following people:

George and Carol Georgiev cooked three legs of lamb, and contributed the wine and beer.

Kathy and John Bennett cooked two legs of lamb and brought some sweets. Kathy also coordinated the food contributions.

Ludmila Garber contributed a large potato salad, fresh garden salad, delicious home-made bread, and creme caramel.

Georgina Slavoff contributed the Bulgarian-style baklava.

George Kehaiov contributed a chocolate cake, and a large carton of paper goods.

Elena and Gueorgui Georgiev contributed Russian salad, delicious yogurt cucumber salad, and cheesecake.

Ann Boyden contributed green beans, and yogurt cucumber salad.

Bogdanka Dervenska cooked a large pan of delicious drop sarma.

Aneta contributed two large plates of deliciously-prepared banitza. Aneta could not stay for the celebration, but wanted to make sure she made her contribution for the occasion.

Jean and Stacy Bennett could not be with us at this year’s event, but made a generous contribution in memory of Jean’s departed husband and Stacy’s father Ted. Jean has not been well lately, and we pray for the full restoration of her health, and thank her for her generous contribution.

While celebrating their name days, all the Georges, Georgina, and the other name-day celebrants were busy helping at the food table, drinks counter and made generous cash contributions.

Those who missed the event missed a happy occasion, as well as a real delicacy.

We would like to thank each and every one who helped make this celebration successful. In our endeavors, we have always sought and received the participation and support of our members. We all serve voluntarily and have no paid staff, so we have to rely, as always, on our membership. We thank all those who volunteered side dishes, desserts, pastries, etc., and not least, those who arranged the tables and made it possible for us to have a sit-down lunch. It takes many helping hands and contributions to have a successful event -- and we have that at our Church. Thanks to all those who volunteered their help with all the functions associated with the celebration. We extend our deep appreciation to all for their spirit of generosity.

Many people commented that this was the best celebration we have had in a very long time, and how pleasant and congenial the atmosphere was.

Again, many thanks to all of those who made this event a spontaneous, but remarkably well-coordinated, example of teamwork.

Thank you all!

Radi Slavoff

P.S. This account of the event, names, and assistance may not be complete, and I apologize sincerely for any errors and/or omissions.

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Минали събития  

 

ST. GEORGE

BULGARIAN EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH

ORTHODOX CHURCH IN AMERICA

P.O. Box 34036, Bethesda, M.D., 20827-4036

Telephone # (301) 527-0774

 

August 28, 2007

 

A N N O U N C E M E N T

 

Dear Parishioners,

 

Now that the summer is over, we want to welcome everyone

to the opening Liturgy 

of the 2007-2008 Church year!

 

The September schedule is as follows:

Sunday, Sept. 9, 11:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy

There will be a memorial service for 

the Victims of Communism

 Officiating at this Liturgy will be 

Father John Stefero

 

Sunday, Sept.23, 11:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy (cancelled)

  

The services will be held, 

as they have been in the past at

The Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

10201 Democracy Blvd., 

Potomac, Maryland 20827.

 

Looking forward to seeing you on Sept. 9th

 to start off the Church year!

 

St. George Board of Trustees

Georgina Slavoff, Secretary

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St. George Day Celebration

Sunday, May 6, 2007

The St. George Bulgarian Orthodox Church congregation in Washington, D.C. celebrated Georgeovden this year on Sunday, the 6th of May.

St. George is the Patron Saint of our Church. On this day, we offer prayers and gratitude to St. George for having inspired and protected the founding, preservation, and growth of our Church community.

We also celebrated the name-days for all members of our community whose names are George. It was a joyful celebration, well-attended, and we were pleased with the participation by our community and Church members. Very Reverend Father Miles Paul Zdinak, from Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, joined us with a prayer and blessings for the occasion.

For the luncheon, the traditional roasted lambs were prepared with a delicious variety of side dishes by the following people:

George and Carol Georgiev cooked three legs of lamb, and contributed the wine and beer.

Kathy and John Bennett cooked two legs of lamb and brought some sweets. Kathy also coordinated the food contributions.

Ludmila Garber contributed a large potato salad, fresh garden salad, delicious home-made bread, and creme caramel.

Georgina Slavoff contributed the Bulgarian-style baklava.

George Kehaiov contributed a chocolate cake, and a large carton of paper goods.

Elena and Gueorgui Georgiev contributed Russian salad, delicious yogurt cucumber salad, and cheesecake.

Ann Boyden contributed green beans, and yogurt cucumber salad.

Bogdanka Dervenska cooked a large pan of delicious drop sarma.

Aneta contributed two large plates of deliciously-prepared banitza. Aneta could not stay for the celebration, but wanted to make sure she made her contribution for the occasion.

Jean and Stacy Bennett could not be with us at this year’s event, but made a generous contribution in memory of Jean’s departed husband and Stacy’s father Ted. Jean has not been well lately, and we pray for the full restoration of her health, and thank her for her generous contribution.

While celebrating their name days, all the Georges, Georgina, and the other name-day celebrants were busy helping at the food table, drinks counter and made generous cash contributions.

Those who missed the event missed a happy occasion, as well as a real delicacy.

We would like to thank each and every one who helped make this celebration successful. In our endeavors, we have always sought and received the participation and support of our members. We all serve voluntarily and have no paid staff, so we have to rely, as always, on our membership. We thank all those who volunteered side dishes, desserts, pastries, etc., and not least, those who arranged the tables and made it possible for us to have a sit-down lunch. It takes many helping hands and contributions to have a successful event -- and we have that at our Church. Thanks to all those who volunteered their help with all the functions associated with the celebration. We extend our deep appreciation to all for their spirit of generosity.

Many people commented that this was the best celebration we have had in a very long time, and how pleasant and congenial the atmosphere was.

Again, many thanks to all of those who made this event a spontaneous, but remarkably well-coordinated, example of teamwork.

Thank you all!

Radi Slavoff

P.S. This account of the event, names, and assistance may not be complete, and I apologize sincerely for any errors and/or omissions.

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May 1, 2007

 INVITATION

 This year (as we have done in the past) we will celebrate

St. George’s Day, patron saint of our Church, and name-day of all members 

of our congregation whose names coincide with Georgeovden. 

Please join us for our

St. George Day Luncheon

Sunday, May 6, 2007

which will take place at 1:30 pm

in the Church Hall of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

10201 Democracy Boulevard, Potomac, Maryland.

 The menu will include lamb, rice, and a variety of banitsi and sweets.

Contributions of banitsi and desserts are needed and will be greatly appreciated. (Kathy Bennett will coordinate these contributions.

Her phone number is 301-540-2612.)

There will be no charge for the luncheon,

but donations will cheerfully be appreciated

(Please call to confirm your attendance, so that we can plan accordingly.)

 

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April 19, 2007

  A N N O U N C E M E N T

 Dear Parishioners,

 Due to unforeseen obstacles, we have decided to cancel the Liturgy service on Sunday, April 22, 2007.

 There is no change, however, to the plans for the Georgeovden celebration on May 6.  We have five legs of lamb, a little over  6 lbs. each.  We will, of course, have side dishes and desserts and we hope to have volunteers to help with these.  We also need volunteers to cook the legs of lamb, so please let Kathy Bennett (301-540-2612) know if you are willing to do that and how much you would like to do.

 Again, there will be no Church Liturgy service this coming Sunday, April 22, but the May 6 party remains as scheduled.  Looking forward to seeing you at that time.

 St. George Board of Trustees

Georgina Slavoff, Secretary of the Board

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To all members and friends

Of Saint George Church

Честито Възкресение Христово

Happy Easter

Christ is risen

 May God’s blessing

be with you

and your family

 St. George Board of Trustees

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Apri 3, 2007

 

A N N O U N C E M E N T

 

Dear Parishioners, 

Regretfully, due to technical difficulties, we are obliged to cancel the Easter midnight Divine Liturgy service on Saturday, April 7, 2007. As an alternative, we encourage everyone to consider attending the Divine Liturgy of Holy Pascha at St. Mark Orthodox Church this Saturday evening at 11:30pm. Their address is 7124 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817, 301-229-6300. Please consult their website for additional information: <http://www.stmarkoca.org

 

Again, there will be no Easter Divine Liturgy service 

this coming Saturday, April 7. As mentioned before, Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church’s schedule of services for the remainder of Holy Week are as follows: 

 

Thursday: Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil 9:00 a.m. 

             Reading of  The Passion Gospels 7:00 p.m. 

 

Friday: Royal Hours 9:00 a.m. 

            Burial Service  with Procession 7:00 p.m. 

 

Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil 9:00 a.m. 

             Resurrection Matins 8:00 p.m. 

 

Sunday: Paschal Divine Liturgy 

             with the blessing of Paschal Foods 10:00 a.m.

 

St. George Board of Trustees 

Georgina Slavoff, Secretary of the Board

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March 20, 2007

A N N O U N C E M E N T

Dear Parishioners,

We would like to remind you that Sunday, March 25, 2007, we will have Liturgy service, as we have announced before.

Sunday, March 25  11:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy

After the Liturgy service on March 25,

the Church Board will have a meeting.

Palm Sunday (April 1) and the Passion Week up to Midnight Easter Service, Father Miles will have daily services and we urge all our members to attend the services at the Holy Resurrection Church. The schedule of these services will be announced later.

Our liturgy services in April and May are as follows;

      Saturday, April 7  11:45 p.m. Midnight Easter Service

(Midnight Easter Service-cancelled)

Sunday, April 22  11:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Sunday, May 6  11:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy

To be followed by St. George’s (Georgeovden) Celebration, the

details of which will be given at a later date.

The services will be held, as in the past,

at The Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

10201 Democracy Blvd., Potomac, Maryland 20827.

Looking forward to seeing you on March 25, and again in April and May.

St. George Board of Trustees

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February 19, 2007

 

 

A N N O U N C E M E N T

 

 

Dear Parishioners,

 

We would like to remind you that on Sunday, February 25,

we will have Liturgy service, as previously announced

 

We also would like to announce today our Liturgy services

 for the month of March, which are as follows:

Sunday, March 11    11:45 am Divine Liturgy 

Sunday, March 25    11:45 am Divine Liturgy 

After the Liturgy service on March 25, the Church Board will have a meeting, the agenda of which will be announced within the next few days.

 

The services will be held, as in the past,

at The Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

10201 Democracy Blvd., Potomac, Maryland 20827

.

 Looking forward to seeing you on February 25, and again

at the March Liturgy services as scheduled

 

 St. George Board of Trustees

Georgina Slavoff, Secretary of the Board

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January 23, 2007 

 

A N N O U N C E M E N T

 

Dear Parishioners, 

 

We would like to remind you that this coming Sunday, January 28, 2007,

we will have Liturgy service, as previously announced -- 

Father Karl Kish will officiate. 

 

Also, our Church services in February will be as follows: 

Saturday, February 10, 2007 11:45 a.m. Memorial Service (Zadoushnitza)

 -- Father John Stefero will officiate. 

We urge all of you to submit names of relatives and friends whom you wish to commemorate by February 5, so that a neatly typed list can be prepared.

 

 Sunday, February 25, 2007   11:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy 

 

The services will be held, as they have been in the past, 

at The Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church 

10201 Democracy Blvd, Potomac, Maryland 20827.

 

 Looking forward to seeing you all 

at these Church Services!

 

St. George Board of Trustees

Georgina Slavoff, Secretary of the Board

 

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January, 2007

 

A N N O U N C E M E N T 

 

Dear Parishioners,

 

Our church liturgy services in January will be held 

as follows:

 

Sunday, January 14     11:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Sunday, January 28     11:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy

 

The services will be held, as in the past years,

at The Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

10201 Democracy Blvd., Potomac, Maryland 20827.

 

Looking forward to seeing you on January 14th and 28th

 

St. George Board of Trustees

Georgina Slavoff, Secretary of the Board

 

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Christmas/New Year’s celebration on January 1, 2007

 We were pleased with the Christmas/New Year’s Party celebration.  The attendance was good, and the atmosphere cheerful and festive.  The food was delicious, with a great variety of side dishes and desserts.

 We wish to publicly thank everyone who helped to make it a success, whether by donations of food, cooking or by contributing their helping hands during the luncheon.  Kathy and John Bennett cooked one turkey, Carol and George Georgiev cooked the second turkey, Georgina Slavoff cooked pork and sauerkraut (a Bulgarian tradition on New Year’s day) and baklava.  Rice-pilaf and other side dishes and desserts (baklava, banitza, sheet cake, and other desserts were cooked and donated by Elena Georgieva, Maria Kehaiov, Bogdanka Dervenska and Elena Dencheva.  They were truly delicious.

 

Many of the new Church Board members were actively involved in organizing the event, working as a team and making the celebration pleasant, peaceful and successful. George Kehaiov, George Georgiev, Julie Georgiev, Georgina Slavoff, Kathy Bennett, Ludmila Garber were there helping in the kitchen, at the bar, serving food and drinks. Nikolay Bozilov donated the two turkeys, but was in Canada and could not be with us for this celebration.

 

Father Miles Zdinak joined us, with a prayer, blessed the food and wished all of us a Happy New Year.

 

Many thanks to our parishioners who cooked and served the main and side dishes, donated pastries and sweets and joined us at the celebration on this festive occasion.  If I have inadvertently omitted any names, please forgive me.

 

Thanks to everyone who gave so generously from their hearts!

Warm wishes for a Happy New Year!

  

Respectfully submitted,

Georgina Slavoff, Secretary

January 3, 2007

 

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December 2006

 

 

Wishing you and your family

 

Merry Christmas

 

and Happy New Year

 

 

 

 

С най добри пожелания

 

за Весели Коледни Празници

 

и Щастлива Нова Година

 

 

Board of Trustees

St. George Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church

 

 

 

 


YOU’RE CORDIALLY INVITED

TO OUR CHRISTMAS /NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

 To be held on

Monday, January 1, 2007 at 1 pm 

In the Dining Hall of

Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

10201 Democracy Boulevard

Potomac, Maryland 20854

 

Board of Trustees

St. George Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church

 

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December 14, 2006

 A N N O U N C E M E N T

 Dear Parishioners,

 Due to unforeseen obstacles, we have decided to cancel 

the Liturgy service on Sunday, December 17, 2006.

 The members of the Church Board are looking into the possibility of having a Liturgy service on Christmas day, with a Christmas party to follow after the service, or on New Year's day, combining it with a Christmas/New Year’s celebration.

 We will inform you when we come to a decision and definite plans.

 Again, there will be no Church Liturgy service this coming Sunday, December 17.

St. George Board of Trustees

Georgina Slavoff, Secretary of the Board

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November 18, 2006

A N N O U N C E M E N T

Dear Parishioners,

Our church liturgy services in December will be held as follows:

Sunday, December 3 11:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Sunday, December 17 11:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy-cancelled

The services will be held, as in the past years,

at The Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

10201 Democracy Blvd., Potomac, Maryland 20827.

Looking forward to seeing you on December 3rd and 17th.

Until then, enjoy the Thanksgiving recess

St. George Board of Trustees

Georgina Slavoff, Secretary of the Board

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October 27, 2006

A N N O U N C E M E N T

Dear Parishioners,

We would like to inform you that we have Memorial service scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2006

As you know, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church designates

three days each year as Memorial Days (Zadoushnitza)

to commemorate departed family members and friends.

In accordance with this year's Church Calendar,

we will observe Zadoushnitza on Saturday, November 4th--9:00 am

(We urge all of you to submit names of relatives and friends whom you wish to commemorate by November 1, so that a neatly typed list can be prepared.)

Father Miles Paul Zdinak, whom you all know, will officiate.

The services will be held, as they have been in the past,

at The Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

10201 Democracy Blvd., Potomac, Maryland 20827.

Looking forward to seeing you Saturday, November 4th, 2006!

Please note that it will be 9am rather than 11:45.

P.S. To keep in touch, and to see the schedule of church services, please visit the church web site at:

<http://stgeorgebulgarianchurch.home.att.net

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October 23, 2006

A N N O U N C E M E N T

Dear Parishioners,

 

Sunday, October 22, 2006 a general membership meeting was  held 

and a new Church Board was elected.

 

 

The new Church Board Members are as follows:

Ms. Kathy Bennett

Mr. Nikolay Bozilov

Ms. Ludmila Garber

Mr. George Georgiev

Mr. Angeloush Hadjiev

Mr. George Kehaiov

Mr. Stefan Mihailov

Ms. Greta Milev

Dr. Georgina Slavoff

The newly elected Board members will meet 

within the next two weeks to elect the new officers.

 

 

On behalf of the previous Church Board

I would like to thank all of you for your financial and moral support over the years. I trust you will continue your suport in the future for the full realization of this noble project for a 

Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church in the Capital of USA, dear to  the founders and the succeeding generation of active Church members.

 

 

Sincerely yours

Radi Slavoff

Past President 

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YOU’RE CORDIALLY INVITED

TO OUR CHRISTMAS /NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

 To be held on

Monday, January 1, 2007 at 1 pm 

In the Dining Hall of

Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

10201 Democracy Boulevard

Potomac, Maryland 20854

Board of Trustees

St. George Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church  

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November 14, 2005

 ANNOUNCEMENT

 Dear parishioners,

Our next  liturgy services will be held as follows:

Sunday, November 20       11:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Sunday, December 4        11:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy

 Sunday November 20, following the liturgy service, 

we will also have a memorial service 

(40 day Panahida) for Todor Bozilov

who passed away on October 16, 2005, 

in Ottawa, Canada.Todor is Nikolay Bozilov’s brother.

 Hoping to see you on Nov. 20, and again on Dec. 4.

St. George Board of Trustees

Radi Slavoff, President

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July  2005 Bulletin

 A N N O U N C E M E N T

Dear parishioners,

As has been our custom in the past, we have always suspended our liturgy services during the months of summer. We have decided to do this again during July and August this year. Many of our congregants will be on vacation and, for other objective reasons, we will plan to resume our services in September. You will be informed later as to the exact dates.

 In the meantime, we would like to remind all the members of our congregation that, during the weeks that we don’t have liturgy services, you may, if you wish, attend liturgy services at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, the location where we have been holding our own services for quite some time now. You all know Father Miles Paul Zdinak, who has been most hospitable and supportive of our congregation for a long time. Keep in mind that his liturgy services begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays during the Summer.

 St. George Board of Trustees

Radi Slavoff, President

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June 15, 2005

 Dear parishioners,

 

Just a brief reminder that  Divine Liturgy service

will be held, as previously announced on:

Sunday, June 19               11:45 am Divine Liturgy

At that time, we will observe Zadoushnitza, (Memorial Day) to commemorate departed founders  of our church, family members and friends. Please submit names of relatives you wish to commemorate.

 

 The services will be held, as they have been in the past,

at The Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

10201 Democracy Blvd., Potomac, Maryland 20827.

 

Looking forward to seeing you Sunday, June 19.

 

St. George Board of Trustees

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May 31, 2005

    

Our May 15, 2005 Celebration

The St. George Bulgarian Orthodox Church congregation in Washington, D.C. celebrated Georgeovden this year on Sunday, the 15th of May. At that time we also celebrated Sts. Cyril and Metody.

St. George is the Patron-Saint of our Church. On this day we offer prayers and gratitude to St. George for having inspired and protected the founding, preservation, and growth of our Church community.

Sts. Cyril and Metody are the Apostles and Christian Illuminators of the Bulgarians and all Slavs. Their holy day is May 24th, on the old calendar. St. Cyril was not only creator of the Cyrillic script, but together with his brother, Metody, and his disciples, they made the first translations into the new written language, elevating it to the sacral level of Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. In this sense, the work of Constantine-Cyril the Philosopher left a lasting imprint on the Christian fate of all Slavs, and inspired pride in the Bulgarians during the succeeding generations and beyond.

We also celebrated the name-days for all members of our community whose names are George, Kyril, or Metody. It was joyful celebration, well attended, and we were pleased with the participation by our community and Church members.

There was also the baptism of eight-month-old Daniel James (born September 28, 2004), son of Elica Leninova and James Wesley Western. Congratulations to baby Daniel, his parents, and their friends.

For the luncheon, the traditional roasted lambs were prepared with a delicious variety of side dishes by the following people:

Kathy and John Bennett cooked three legs of lamb, brought a tray of deserts, helped with the shopping for the lamb meat, soft drinks, and other supplies, and made a generous cash contribution. Kathy also coordinated the food contributions.

Jean Bennett cooked two legs of lamb and white beans, and made a generous cash contribution in memory of her departed husband Ted.

Zoia and Angeloush Hadjiev cooked 3 legs of lamb and a spinach banitza.

Ann Boyden contributed green beans, potato salad, and yogurt cucumber salad.

Juddy Chalukoff contributed dessert, fresh garden salad, and was most helpful in the kitchen.

Elena and Gueorgui Georgiev bought and cooked lamb and contributed the yogurt cucumber salad.

George and Maria Kehaiov brought the large sheet of carrot cake, and made a generous cash contribution. While celebrating his name day, George was busy helping at the drinks counter and food table.

Tanya Koev brought two large pans of rice pilaf.  Angel and their two sons, Sotir and Martin, were most helpful in moving the drinks and food supplies downstairs.

Margarita and Ggueorgui Hinkovski contributed banitza, pita, and zhito in memory of Margarita’s sister, Dimitrina  – we observed a six-months memorial service (Panahida) for Margarita’s sister, Dimitrina, who passed away on November 24, 2004.

Those who missed the event missed a happy occasion, as well as a real delicacy.

We would like to thank each and every one who helped make this celebration successful. In our endeavors we have always sought and received the participation and support of our members. We all serve "pro bono" and have no paid staff, so we have to rely, as always, on our membership. We thank all those who volunteered side dishes, desserts, pastries, etc., and not least, those who arranged the tables and made it possible for us to have a sit-down dinner. It takes many helping hands and contributions to have a successful event -- and we have that at our Church. Thanks to all those who volunteered their help with all the functions associated with the celebration. We extend our deep appreciation to all for their spirit of generosity.

 

We extend our deep appreciation to Father George Kokhno for officiating the liturgy, bestowing blessings on the celebrants, and for his most enlightening sermon for the occasion. We extend our best wishes to Father George, for it was also his name day.

Again, many thanks to all of those who made this event a spontaneous but remarkably well-coordinated example of teamwork.

Thank you all.

Radi Slavoff

P.S. This account of the event, names, and assistance may not be complete, and I apologize sincerely for any errors and/or omissions.

 Reminder

Dear parishioners,

 

Our church liturgy services in June  will be held as follows:

Sunday, June 5    11:45 am Divine Liturgy

Sunday, June 19            11:45 am Divine Liturgy

(We will observe Zadushnitza on Sunday,June 19th)

(Please submit names of relatives you wish to commemorate.)

 

The services will be held, as they have been in the past,

at The Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

10201 Democracy Blvd., Potomac, Maryland 20827.

 

Looking forward to seeing you Sunday, June 5 and June 19

 

St. George Board of Trustees

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April 2005 Bulletin

 

To All Members of Saint George Church and Friends

Happy Easter!

Hoping this day brings you renewed spiritual peace!

Saint George Church Board of Directors

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NATO CEREMONY AT THE WHITE HOUSE
March 29, 2004

 

April, 2004 CHURCH EVENT

 

 

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