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

Sixth Week of Great Lent {April 18-24}

 

Tuesday                April 19                 9:30 A.M.          Akathist to Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ

 

Wednesday         April 20                   5:30 P.M.           Confessions

6:00 P.M.             Presanctified Liturgy

Pot-Luck Lenten Meal in Parish Fellowship Hall following Liturgy

 

Friday                    April 22                    9:00 A.M.           Confessions

9:30 A.M.             Presanctified Liturgy

5:00 P.M.             Confessions

6:00 P.M.             Matins for Lazarus Saturday

Saturday               April 23                   SIXTH SATURDAY OF GREAT LENT – LAZARUS SATURDAY/Feast of St. George

9:00 A.M.            Divine Liturgy

11:00 A.M.          Parish Retreat/Prosphora Baking/Confessions

4:30 P.M.            Great Vespers with Litiya followed by Blessing of Palms and Pussywillows

 

Sunday                  April 24                  THE FEAST OF THE ENTRANCE OF OUR LORD INTO JERUSALEM

9:00 A.M.              Proskomedia Lesson in Church

10:00 A.M.    Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (Palm Sunday Church School Procession)

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

2016 SCHEDULE OF SERVICES FOR HOLY WEEK, PASCHA and BRIGHT WEEK 2016

HOLY WEEK (April 25-May 1)

 

Holy Monday  April 25          6:00 P.M.        Bridegroom Matins


Holy Tuesday  April 26         6:00 P.M.         Bridegroom Matins

 

Holy Wednesday April 27     9:00 A.M.                     Confession

                                               9:30 A.M.          Pre-sanctified Liturgy

                                                 6:00 P.M.          Service of Holy Unction

 

Holy Thursday April 28                     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 29        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 30         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               May 1                  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 – May 2-8 – FAST-FREE WEEK

Monday                May 2                    BRIGHT MONDAY

9:15 A.M.     Paschal Hours

9: 30 A.M.                Paschal Divine Liturgy

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

Tuesday                May 3                 BRIGHT TUESDAY

                                                        9:30 A.M.        Moleben in Honor of the Resurrection of Our Lord

Saturday               May 7                  9:30 A..M.          Akathist to St. Alexis of Wilkes-Barre (Feast of St. Alexis of Wilkes-Barre)

ARCHPASTORAL VISIT OF HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL TO SS PETER AND PAUL CHURCH

NO VESPERS AT OUR CHURCH on SATURDAY MAY 7!   VESPERS WILL BE SERVED AT SS PETER AND PAUL CHURCH

 

Sunday                  May 8    ANTIPASCHA – 2ND SUNDAY OF PASCHA – St. Thomas Sunday

NO DIVINE LITURGY AT OUR CHURCH TODAY! DIVINE LITURGY WILL BE SERVED AT SS PETER AND PAUL CHURCH

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ANNUAL CHURCH SCHOOL EASTER EGG HUNT

  SUNDAY MAY 1, 2016 – FEAST OF HOLY PASCHA

Immediately following the Paschal Agape Vespers Service at 11:00 AM

For all children of our parish and their families!

Let us come together and celebrate the Glorious Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord by participating in the Paschal Agape Vespers Service where we will hear the Gospel Lesson in various languages followed by some Christian Fellowship.

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CHURCH SCHOOL RETREAT

“THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH AS SEEN THROUGH

THE MAKING OF PROSPHORA AND HOLY ICONS”

Lazarus Saturday April 30, 2016

11:00 AM to 4:30 PM

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“MULTI-CULTURAL FELLOWSHIP IN CHRIST”

SATURDAY MAY 14, 2016

5:00 to 7:00 PM

ST. GEORGE ORTHODOX CHURCH

2 NOTTINGHAM TERRACE – BUFFALO, NY 14216

 

Please join us for an evening of Prayer and Christian Fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ from The Eastern Orthodox and Western Christian Churches in the Buffalo/ Niagara Area.  The Evening will consist of Prayer, Fellowship, and Liturgical hymnography from both Eastern and Western Traditions sung by the various representatives from the local churches.  Also, Fr. Jason Vansuch, Rector of St. George Orthodox Church, will be making a presentation on ‘The Meaning of Our Life in Christ.’

** Festive Dinner of Ethnic Delicacies will be served **

For more information, please contact:

Rev. Jason Vansuch (716) 875-4222

Rev. Peter Irfan (716)342-5820