Welcome To St. George Orthodox Church!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST!  GLORY FOREVER!
It is with great joy that I greet you on behalf of the entire parish community of St. George Orthodox Catholic Church. We are located within the beautiful section of Delaware Park. St. George Orthodox Catholic Church is a a Pan-Orthodox, English language parish serving Western New York. We are a parish of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey of The Orthodox Church in America. We welcome people of all backgrounds and ethnicities to worship with us and learn more about the ancient and unchanging path of Orthodox Christianity. We offer a foundation for a grace-filled life in Christ through beautiful worship, spiritual education, programs for youth, and Christian Fellowship.Our faith combines traditional values, beliefs, and teachings of The Orthodox Faith. By sharing Our Lord’s Message with everyone, we enable others to receive The Light of Christ into their lives. We welcome you into our midst where our lives are guided by God’ love and teachings.We are a growing community dedicated to the Building up of the Body of Christ by fulfilling and proclaiming the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As you journey to Western New York and the Buffalo Area, I extend an invitation to you to come and join us in prayer and fellowship. May GOD continue to bless you and guide you as we all work together in Building up the Body of Christ by proclaiming and fulfilling the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ!
With Love in Christ,
Rev. Jason Vansuch, Parish Priest

 

MISSION STATEMENT OF ST. GEORGE ORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH

Our mission is to  live, proclaim, and bring the Gospel of Our Lord God Jesus Christ to our everyday life and ministry.

COME PRAY WITH US!                     St. George Orthodox Church                   COME GROW WITH US!

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 2015 SCHEDULE OF SERVICES FOR HOLY WEEK, PASCHA and BRIGHT WEEK 2015

HOLY WEEK (April 6-12)

 

Holy Monday   April 6                         5:00 P.M.        The Blessing of the New Processional Cross

                                                  6:00 P.M.        Bridegroom Matins

 

 

Holy Tuesday   April 7                         5:00 P.M.         Bridegroom Matins

 

 

Holy Wednesday April 8       8:30 A.M.                      Confession

                                               9:00 A.M.          Pre-sanctified Liturgy

                                                 6:00 P.M.          Service of Holy Unction

 

 

Holy Thursday  April 9           8:30 A.M.                      Confession

                                             9:30 A.M.                      Vespers and Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

                                              6:00 P.M.                      Matins with Reading of 12 Passion Gospels

                                                                         *Following Matins, we will set-up the Tomb of Our Lord

                                                        

   

Good Friday    April 10        8:00 A.M.           Royal Hours

                                                               *Following Royal Hours, we will decorate the Tomb of Our Lord

 

                                                4:00 P.M.                   Vespers with Burial Service

                                           *Strict Lenten Pot-Luck Meal following Vespers in Parish Fellowship Hall*

 

                                              6:30 P.M.                    Matins with Lamentations and Procession

                                   

Holy Saturday  April 11         9:00 A.M.         Vespers with Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

                                            11:30 P.M.                    Nocturne Service

HOLY PASCHA – THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD – HOLY PASCHA

Sunday       April 12            12:00 A.M.         Procession, Resurrection Matins, Paschal Divine Liturgy

           

Following The Paschal Divine Liturgy, the Blessing of Paschal Baskets and Foods

and Paschal Reception will be held in Parish Fellowship Hall.

 

                                              11:00 A.M.         Paschal Agape Vespers Service

 

*Following The Paschal Agape Vespers Service, we will have the Annual Easter Egg Hunt for all children.

 

 

BRIGHT WEEK

FAST-FREE WEEK – April 12 to 19 – FAST-FREE WEEK

 

Monday                April 13                 BRIGHT MONDAY

 

9:45 A.M.     Paschal Hours

10:00 A.M.                 Paschal Divine Liturgy

Pot-Luck Paschal Meal in Parish Fellowship Hall following Liturgy!!

 

Tuesday                April 14                BRIGHT TUESDAY

 

9:30 A.M.               Moleben Service in honor of Our Lord’s Resurrection

 

 

                                                               

Saturday               April 18                 BRIGHT SATURDAY

 

                                                            4:00 P.M.   Great Vespers

 

 

 

 

Sunday                  April 19                 ANTIPASCHA – 2ND SUNDAY OF PASCHA – St. Thomas Sunday

 

 9:30 A.M.                The Hours

 10:00 A.M.     Divine Liturgy

Church School and Coffee Hour Fellowship in Parish Fellowship Hall following Liturgy!

 

1:00 P.M.            Blessing of Graves