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 worshp, spiritual education for everyone, 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 and Savior Jesus Christ to our everyday life and ministry.

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

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THE MAKING OF KIDUS AFEWORKI AN ALTAR SERVER (Sunday of Orthodoxy 2016)

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THE FAMILY HELP CENTER

The Family Help Center is a local non-profit organization that helps build stronger families by caring for the needs of the children, as well as providing support to the entire family. Since 1973, the Family Help Center has been providing services to families, especially focusing on providing the children the support that they need. Family Help Center is the only 24-hour, 365-day-a-year family crisis intervention and support service in Erie County. It is a multi-service agency, providing in-home support services to all of Erie County, as well as New York State licensed daycare facility services.

In continuing with our parish outreach ministry, the Church School will be having an on-going collection throughout the year for the Family Help Center of the following items that they are in most need of:

Diapers (sizes 1-5) Hair Ties
Wipes Body Soap
Underwear – all sizes Lotions
Undershirts – all sizes Toothpaste
Socks (sizes 2-10) Toothbrushes
Shampoo Deodorant
Hairbrushes Nail Clippers
Hair Combs

Please bring these items to church and place them in the collection box near the Giving Christmas Tree. Once a month, Fr. Jason will take these items down to the Family Help Center. Thank you for your continued love, generosity and prayerful support. May God continue to richly bless and guide you.

UPCOMING EVENTS WITHIN THE LIFE OF OUR PARISH

CHIAVETTA’S CHICKEN BBQ FUNDRAISER

2 Nottingham Terrace

Buffalo NY

(Corner of Amherst and Nottingham Streets)

SUNDAY JULY 31, 2016

    12-6 pm/sold out

  • Chiavetta’s Chicken BBQ
  • potato salad and coleslaw
  • bread and butter
  • coffee/tea
  • Dessert $1/each
  • Soda or bottled water $1/each

Dine in or Take Out

At the door   $10.00  ~~  Presale     $9.00   

For more information, please call 432-8280 or 875-4222

 

 

 

A Very Special CELEBRATION of the

Feast of Holy Pentecost

JUNE 19, 2016

The Feast of Holy Pentecost is celebrated each year on the fiftieth day after the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha (Easter) and ten days after the Feast of the Ascension of Christ. The Feast is always celebrated on a Sunday.

The Feast commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on the day of Pentecost, a feast of the Jewish tradition. It also celebrates the establishment of the Church through the preaching of the Apostles and the baptism of the thousands who on that day believed in the Gospel message of salvation through Jesus Christ. The Feast is also seen as the culmination of the revelation of the Holy Trinity.

As we celebrated the Great Feast of Holy Pentecost  at St. George Orthodox Church, we had a blessed parish celebration with a full church, almost everyone wearing green (to symbolize new life), a beautiful Vespers Service with the Kneeling Prayers (as this was the first time since Pascha that we kneel in church), followed by our Annual Parish Potluck Ethnic Luncheon where we enjoyed delicious foods from the various ethnicities of our parishioners. The key highlight of this luncheon is the praying of The Our Father in the various languages of our parishioners were we together as one voice say The Our Father in the many languages of our Parish!  This year we had 9 languages: English, Russian, Greek, Albanian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Spanish, Urdu, and Tigrinya (Eritrean).  Please enjoy the video of our parish celebrating Holy Pentecost with one voice in many languages!! Please visit our photo gallery for more pictures of the life at St. George Orthodox Church.Pentecost 2016

 

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GEORGE ORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH UPCOMING EVENTS

~ Church School/Orthodox Youth Outing ~

Summer 2016

 

 

~ SPECIAL PARISH MEETING~

SUNDAY August 7, 2016

 

~ Community Memorial Prayer Service for

the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 ~

Sunday September 11, 2016

2:30 PM

 

~ Byzantine Dinner ~

Sunday September 18, 2016

12:00 to 3:00 PM

 

~ Community Parish Open House ~

Sunday October 30, 2016

Presentation on the History of the Orthodox Faith

Church Tours with Presentation on Icons

Concert

Reception following Concert in the Church Hall

Come, See, and Taste the Orthodox Church!!

Bring a Friend!  All are Welcome!

~ Community Healing Prayer Service ~

2nd Monday of every month at 6:30 PM

~ The Annual Blessing of Animals ~

Sunday November 6, 2016 – 2 PM