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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ST. GEORGE ORTHODOX CHURCH UPCOMING SERVICES and EVENTS

FEBRUARY 2017{Great Lent Begins on MONDAY FEBRUARY 27}

     1 – Eve of the Great Feast of The Meeting of Our Lord in the Temple

Great Vespers with Litiya at 4:00 PM

     2 – The Great Feast of The Meeting of Our Lord in the Temple

                 Divine Liturgy with Blessing of Candles at 9:30 AM

 

     5   – Youth Sunday  

              Church School Q&A with Fr. Jay (Confession)

            Souper Bowl of Caring Sunday (Collection and Special Soup Luncheon)

 

   10 –   Church School Family Night/Outreach Ministry Project

 

   13 –   Monthly Community Healing Prayer Service– 6:30 PM

 

   19 –   Parish Council Meeting (12:30 PM)

 

 

   26 –   Cheesefare Sunday/Forgiveness Sunday

Forgiveness Sunday Vespers immediately following Divine Liturgy

Church School Cheesefare Luncheon/Meet n Greet Sunday

 

27 GREAT LENT BEGINS!

For more information about the above services and events and upcoming services and events in the life of our parish, please contact Fr. Jason at 875-4222 or jvansuch@hotmail.com  or visit our website: stgeorgebuffalo.com

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 5, 2017

 

On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, Orthodox Christian churches across the country will join a nationwide, ecumenical effort: “Souper Bowl of Caring” to help organizations such as International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). The children of our church school will be holding large soup pots in the parish fellowship as we enter the hall from the church to receive the donations. Please take a moment to reflect upon what God has given us, and to discern how we might be able to return to God a portion of the blessings we have received. The donations that are collected will then be sent into International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC).

Also, we are asking for donations of canned goods which will be collected and then donated to a local charity organization here the Buffalo Area. We will also be holding a Special Soup Luncheon on this Sunday as well.

 

The “Souper Bowl of Caring” began at a Presbyterian church in Columbia, S.C., in 1990 and has grown into a grassroots movement linked with the national pastime of Super Bowl Sunday. Over the past several years, over 15, 000 parishes and congregations, including many Orthodox parishes, participated and generated millions in donations for various charities.

THE INTERNATIONAL ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHARITIES (IOCC) is an agency of The Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) which represents Orthodox Christians in North America and understands it work to include developing in Orthodox Christians a commitment to philanthropy and global cooperative involvement within the Orthodox Church. IOCC was established in March 1992 as the Official Humanitarian Organization of SCOBA.

 

Consonant with the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20 and Matthew 25:35-46), the vision of IOCC is to provide programs and services such as: providing emergency relief and establishing developmental programs as well as ministering to those who are in need worldwide.

 

For more information about IOCC please visit their website at: http://www.iocc.org.

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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.