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 Church. We are located within the beautiful section of Delaware Park. St. George Orthodox  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  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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Please click on the link below for the yearly calendar of services and events within the life of our parish: CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR ST. GEORGE ORTHODOX CHURCH (September 2016-Augst 2017)

 

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ST. GEORGE ORTHODOX CHURCH UPCOMING SERVICES and EVENTS

HOLY WEEK (April 10-16)

 

Holy Monday          April 10    9:00 A.M.              Confession

                                                    9:30 A.M.            Pre-sanctified Liturgy

                                                       6:00 P.M.         Bridegroom Matins

                                                               

Holy Tuesday          April 11    6:00 P.M.              Bridegroom Matins

 

Holy Wednesday    April 12     9:00 A.M.              Confession

                                                    9:30 A.M.            Pre-sanctified Liturgy

                                                       6:00 P.M.                Service of Holy Unction

 

Holy Thursday        April 13   9:00 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 14   8:30 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 15   8:30 A.M.                Chrismation of Sean Coverdill

                                                     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 16   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

                                                                                       with Gospel in Various Languages

 

*Following The Paschal Agape Vespers Service,

 we will have a Paschal Reception in the Parish Fellowship Hall.

 

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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.