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St. George Orthodox Christian Church

502. That's how many pounds of food our parish donated to our Stock the Pantry Food Drive! Charity Ministry Team members counted the collection, then stocked our pantry shelves.
6. That's how many boxes of food our parish was able to donate from our food drive to Brightwood Community Center! #grateful #giving #stgindy #stockthepantry #weareone #family #Brightwood www.stgindy.org
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How does one go on when the unimaginable happens? We can look to our saints for answers. #learningfromoursaints #focusonsaintlywomen #strength #prayer #faith #weareone #family #giving #grateful #sttatiana #stgindy www.stgindy.org

Commemorated on January 12

The Holy Virgin Martyr Tatiana was born into an illustrious Roman family, and her father was elected consul three times. He was secretly a Christian and raised his daughter to be devoted to God and the Church. When she reached the age of maturity, Tatiana decided to remain a virgin, betrothing herself to Christ. Disdaining earthly riches, she sought instead the imperishable wealth of Heaven. She was made a deaconess in one of the Roman churches and served God in fasting and prayer, tending the sick and helping the needy.

When Rome was ruled by the sixteen-year-old Alexander Severus (222-235), all power was concentrated in the hands of the regent Ulpian, an evil enemy and persecutor of Christians. Christian blood flowed like water. Tatiana was arrested and was brought into the temple of Apollo and forced to offer sacrifice to the idols. The saint began to pray, and suddenly there was an earthquake. The idols were smashed into pieces, and part of the temple collapsed and fell down on the pagan priests. The demon inhabiting the idols fled screeching from the temple. Those present saw its shadow flying through the air.

The pagans then tore the holy virgin’s eyes out with hooks, but she bravely endured everything, praying for her tormentors that the Lord would open their spiritual eyes. The Lord heard the prayer of His servant. The executioners saw four angels encircle the saint and beat her tormentors. A voice was heard from the heavens speaking to the holy virgin. Eight men believed in Christ and fell on their knees before St. Tatiana, begging her to forgive them their sins. For confessing themselves Christians, they were tortured and executed, receiving Baptism by blood.

The next day, St. Tatiana was brought before the judge. Seeing her completely healed of all her wounds, she was stripped and beaten, and her body was slashed with razors. A wondrous fragrance filled the air. She was then stretched out on the ground and beaten for so long that the servants had to be replaced several times. The torturers became exhausted and said that an invisible power was beating them with iron rods. Indeed, the angels warded off the blows directed at her and turned them upon the tormentors, causing nine of them to fall dead. They then threw Tatiana in prison, where she prayed all night and sang praises to the Lord with the angels.

A new morning began, and St. Tatiana was taken to the tribunal once more. The torturers beheld with astonishment that after such terrible torments she appeared completely healthy and even more radiant and beautiful than before. They began to urge her to offer sacrifice to the goddess Diana. The saint seemed agreeable, and they took her to the heathen temple. St. Tatiana made the Sign of the Cross and began to pray. Suddenly, there was a crash of deafening thunder, and lightning struck the idol, the sacrificial offerings and the pagan priests.

Once again, the martyr was fiercely tortured. She was hung up and scraped with iron claws, and her breasts were cut off. That night, angels appeared to her in prison and healed her wounds as before. On the following day, they took St. Tatiana to the circus and loosed a hungry lion on her. The beast did not harm the saint, but meekly licked her feet.

As they were taking the lion back to its cage, it killed one of the torturers. They threw Tatiana into a fire, but the flames did not harm her. The pagans, thinking that she was a sorceress, cut off her hair to take away her magical powers, then locked her up in the temple of Zeus.

On the third day, pagan priests came to the temple intending to offer sacrifice to Zeus. They beheld the idol on the floor, shattered to pieces, and the holy martyr Tatiana joyously praising the Lord Jesus Christ. The judge then condemned her to be beheaded with a sword. Her father was also executed with her, because he had raised her to love Christ.
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How does one go on when the unimaginable happens? We can look to our saints for answers. #learningfromoursaints #focusonsaintlywomen #strength #prayer #faith #weareone #family #giving #grateful #sttatiana #stgindy http://www.stgindy.org

Commemorated on January 12

The Holy Virgin Martyr Tatiana was born into an illustrious Roman family, and her father was elected consul three times. He was secretly a Christian and raised his daughter to be devoted to God and the Church. When she reached the age of maturity, Tatiana decided to remain a virgin, betrothing herself to Christ. Disdaining earthly riches, she sought instead the imperishable wealth of Heaven. She was made a deaconess in one of the Roman churches and served God in fasting and prayer, tending the sick and helping the needy.

When Rome was ruled by the sixteen-year-old Alexander Severus (222-235), all power was concentrated in the hands of the regent Ulpian, an evil enemy and persecutor of Christians. Christian blood flowed like water. Tatiana was arrested and was brought into the temple of Apollo and forced to offer sacrifice to the idols. The saint began to pray, and suddenly there was an earthquake. The idols were smashed into pieces, and part of the temple collapsed and fell down on the pagan priests. The demon inhabiting the idols fled screeching from the temple. Those present saw its shadow flying through the air.

The pagans then tore the holy virgin’s eyes out with hooks, but she bravely endured everything, praying for her tormentors that the Lord would open their spiritual eyes. The Lord heard the prayer of His servant. The executioners saw four angels encircle the saint and beat her tormentors. A voice was heard from the heavens speaking to the holy virgin. Eight men believed in Christ and fell on their knees before St. Tatiana, begging her to forgive them their sins. For confessing themselves Christians, they were tortured and executed, receiving Baptism by blood.

The next day, St. Tatiana was brought before the judge. Seeing her completely healed of all her wounds, she was stripped and beaten, and her body was slashed with razors. A wondrous fragrance filled the air. She was then stretched out on the ground and beaten for so long that the servants had to be replaced several times. The torturers became exhausted and said that an invisible power was beating them with iron rods. Indeed, the angels warded off the blows directed at her and turned them upon the tormentors, causing nine of them to fall dead. They then threw Tatiana in prison, where she prayed all night and sang praises to the Lord with the angels.

A new morning began, and St. Tatiana was taken to the tribunal once more. The torturers beheld with astonishment that after such terrible torments she appeared completely healthy and even more radiant and beautiful than before. They began to urge her to offer sacrifice to the goddess Diana. The saint seemed agreeable, and they took her to the heathen temple. St. Tatiana made the Sign of the Cross and began to pray. Suddenly, there was a crash of deafening thunder, and lightning struck the idol, the sacrificial offerings and the pagan priests.

Once again, the martyr was fiercely tortured. She was hung up and scraped with iron claws, and her breasts were cut off. That night, angels appeared to her in prison and healed her wounds as before. On the following day, they took St. Tatiana to the circus and loosed a hungry lion on her. The beast did not harm the saint, but meekly licked her feet.

As they were taking the lion back to its cage, it killed one of the torturers. They threw Tatiana into a fire, but the flames did not harm her. The pagans, thinking that she was a sorceress, cut off her hair to take away her magical powers, then locked her up in the temple of Zeus.

On the third day, pagan priests came to the temple intending to offer sacrifice to Zeus. They beheld the idol on the floor, shattered to pieces, and the holy martyr Tatiana joyously praising the Lord Jesus Christ. The judge then condemned her to be beheaded with a sword. Her father was also executed with her, because he had raised her to love Christ.

Church outreach to women, the sick, homeless, & orphans. 21st century same as 4th century. #learningfromoursaints #focusonsaintlywomen #giving #grateful #weareone #family #sttheosebia #stgindy www.stgindy.org

Saint Theosebia the Deaconess was the sister of Sts. Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, and Peter, Bishop of Sebaste. She was a virgin and served the Holy Church as a deaconess, caring for the sick, distributing food to vagrants, raising orphans, and preparing women for holy Baptism.

When her brother, St. Gregory of Nyssa, was exiled for three years, St. Theosebia stayed with him and shared in all the tribulations of a life of wandering. St. Theosebia died in 385, and St. Gregory the Theologian praised her in a eulogy.
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Church outreach to  women, the sick, homeless, & orphans.  21st century same as 4th century. #learningfromoursaints #focusonsaintlywomen #giving #grateful #weareone #family #sttheosebia #stgindy http://www.stgindy.org

Saint Theosebia the Deaconess was the sister of Sts. Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, and Peter, Bishop of Sebaste. She was a virgin and served the Holy Church as a deaconess, caring for the sick, distributing food to vagrants, raising orphans, and preparing women for holy Baptism.

When her brother, St. Gregory of Nyssa, was exiled for three years, St. Theosebia stayed with him and shared in all the tribulations of a life of wandering. St. Theosebia died in 385, and St. Gregory the Theologian praised her in a eulogy.

2 weeks ago

St. George Orthodox Christian Church

We have a fabulous family evening planned! We start with vespers (evening prayer). Then let's share pizza, chicken wings, tossed salad, & dessert right after Vespers. Younger children will enjoy classic cartoons & popcorn! ($10 adults/$5 kids aged 6-12/under 6 free)
Tweens, teens, and adults will be able to participate in an unprecedented learning opportunity. We will have an Awareness Presentation, given by a guest speaker from Ascent 121. This presentation is to equip and empower our parishioners to engage in Indiana’s effort to combat the issue of human trafficking. We will learn how to protect our children, how they can protect themselves, and how we can help Hoosier youth who have been rescued.
This is a powerful chance for us to come together and make a difference.

Community & a CauseJanuary 27, 2018, 6:00pmSt. George Orthodox Christian ChurchWe have a fabulous family evening planned! We start with vespers (evening prayer). Then let's share pizza, chicken wings, tossed salad, & dessert right after Vespers. Younger children will enjoy classic cartoons & popcorn! ($10 adults/$5 kids aged 6-12/under 6 free)
Tweens, teens, and adults will be able to participate in an unprecedented learning opportunity. We will have an Awareness Presentation, given by a guest speaker from Ascent 121. This presentation is to equip and empower our parishioners to engage in Indiana’s effort to combat the issue of human trafficking. We will learn how to protect our children, how they can protect themselves, and how we can help Hoosier youth who have been rescued.
This is a powerful chance for us to come together and make a difference.
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Community & a Cause

2 weeks ago

St. George Orthodox Christian Church

Level up your fish fry! Once you taste our delectable, secret-recipe, battered fish, you'll never want the same ol' fried fish again. Bring your appetite as you'll be feasting on a full meal of Mediterranean Rice Pilaf & Fattoush Salad! All for a mere $12. Drinks & Baklava will be available for an additional charge.

Mediterranean Fish Fry!February 16, 2018, 4:00pmSt. George Orthodox Christian ChurchLevel up your fish fry! Once you taste our delectable, secret-recipe, battered fish, you'll never want the same ol' fried fish again. Bring your appetite as you'll be feasting on a full meal of Mediterranean Rice Pilaf & Fattoush Salad! All for a mere $12. Drinks & Baklava will be available for an additional charge.
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Mediterranean Fish Fry!

Blue 18! Blue 12! Hut! Hut! Hike! Pass those chili bowls! #getyourgrubon #weareone #family #fun #chilibowl #stgindy www.stgindy.org ...

Blue 18! Blue 12! Hut! Hut! Hike! Pass those chili bowls! #getyourgrubon #weareone #family #fun #chilibowl #stgindy http://www.stgindy.org

2 weeks ago

St. George Orthodox Christian Church

Ladle up, people! Bring the family & an appetite for our 3rd annual Chili Bowl! Join us for hearty food, great games, & fun!
Get a Family Pass for just $30! Individual tickets available: $10 adults; $5 kids 12 & under.

3RD Annual CHILI BOWL!January 13, 2018, 6:00pmSt. George Orthodox Christian ChurchLadle up, people! Bring the family & an appetite for our 3rd annual Chili Bowl! Join us for hearty food, great games, & fun!
Get a Family Pass for just $30! Individual tickets available: $10 adults; $5 kids 12 & under.
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3RD Annual CHILI BOWL!
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