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.

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COME PRAY WITH US!       COME GROW WITH US!

  

St. George Orthodox Church

FEBRUARY  2018 SCHEDULE OF SERVICES FEBRUARY 2018

{Great Lent Begins on MONDAY FEBRUARY 19}

   18 –    Cheesefare Sunday/Forgiveness Sunday

Forgiveness Sunday Vespers immediately following Divine Liturgy

Parish Pot-Luck Cheesefare Luncheon with Ministry Meet n Greet

   19 –   GREAT LENT BEGINS!!

 

   23       Moleben to St. Theodore 6:30 pm

 

25    Annual Sunday of Orthodoxy Procession of Icons

Parish Council Meeting (12:30 PM)

 

 

MARCH 2018

 

       4 – Youth Sunday   

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

 

     11 – Daylight Savings Time Begins!

Sisterhood of St. George Meeting during Coffee Hour

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

     14 –   Monthly Dinner at Kevin Guest House (5:30-7:30 PM)

 

     18 –  Parish Council Meeting (12:30 PM)

              Church School Outing to Fatima Shrine Stations of the Cross

following Church School Class and Coffee Hour

 

     23 – Fish Dinner Fundraiser/Bake Sale

 

     24 – Eve of the Great Feast of The Annunciation of the Theotokos

Great Vespers at 4:00 PM

     25 – The Great Feast of The Annunciation of the Theotokos

 

     30  –  Matins for Lazarus Saturday (6:30 pm)

31 Lazarus Saturday

Divine Liturgy at 9:00 AM

Church School Lenten Retreat/Confessions (10:30 AM – 4:30 PM)

Great Vespers with Litiya followed by Blessing of Palms and Pussywillows  at 5:00 PM

Beginning of GREAT LENT {STRICT FAST}

 

 First Week of Great Lent {February 19February 25}

 

Monday                February 19           6:30 P.M.             Compline and Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

 

Tuesday               February 20            6:30 P.M.             Compline and Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

 

Wednesday       February 21            6:00 P.M.             Confessions

6:30 P.M.            Presanctified Liturgy

Pot-Luck Lenten Meal and Discussion in Parish Fellowship Hall following Liturgy

 

Thursday             February 22            6:30 P.M.             Compline and Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

 

Friday                 February 23             9:00 A.M.            Confessions

9:30 A.M.            Presanctified Liturgy

6:00 P.M.             Moleben to St. Theodore

Saturday               February 24        

FIRST SATURDAY OF GREAT LENT – ST. THEODORE THE RECRUIT

9:30 A.M.             Divine Liturgy followed by The Blessing of Kolivo

1:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.             COCCNF Lenten Retreat at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

5:00 P.M.              Great Vespers

 

Sunday                  February 25        

FIRST SUNDAY OF GREAT LENT – SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY 

9:30 A.M.               The Hours

10:00 A.M.               Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

(Procession of Icons with Church School Children)

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

                                           5:00 P.M.             Lenten Vespers Service

St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church (177 Weber Road, Lackawanna, NY)

 

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ST. GEORGE ORTHODOX CHURCH MEET n GREET

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2018

FORGIVENESS SUNDAY

IN THE PARISH FELLOWSHIP HALL

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING FORGIVENESS SUNDAY VESPERS

Please join us on Sunday February 18 for a Special Lenten Luncheon during which we will welcome our new parishioners along with getting to know our parish family a little better as we begin The Great Lenten Season!

Great Food  ~~~~ Great Fellowship ~~~~ Great Fun for All

Also, come, see, and learn about the various ministries we have in our parish:

Choir – Reader John Kirwan                                     Building/Maintenance – Sammy Afeworki

Sisterhood of St. George – Barbara Kuvshinoff          Fundraising – MaryAnne Slaiman

Church school – Mat. Katia, Gretchen, Andrea, Natalie

Grounds/Landscaping – Anna Massey

St. George Sunshine/Prayer Group(Outreach) – Fr. Jason

Let us come together as a parish family, as brothers and sisters in Christ and enjoy Christian Fellowship as begin The Great Lenten Season!

Please see or contact Fr. Jason, John Judge, or Mat. Katia if you would like to help out or bring a Lenten (dairy but no meat) covered dish to share with everyone!!

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LENTEN RETREAT – SAVE THE DATE

Repentance in the Contemporary World

Presented by Fr. Alexander Goussetis

Saturday, February 24, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Session I

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Break

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Session II

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

146 West Utica Street, Buffalo NY 14222

Rev. Dr. Alexander Goussetis serves as Director of the Center for Family Care of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. Fr. Alexander had served more than twenty years as a Parish Priest, taught World Religion classes at the University level, and authored four books on Orthodox life and faith. His pastoral emphasis is making the Orthodox faith relevant for families in their everyday lives, and encouraging participation in all facets of our Holy Tradition. Fr. Alex has a Doctorate in Psychology and Pastoral Counseling and is the host of Family Matters, a podcast on Ancient Faith Radio.

Retreat is FREE – All are welcome!

 

Sponsored by COCCNF

 

                                

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** BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR PHOTO GALLERY PAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THE ABOVE EVENTS WITHIN THE LIFE OF OUR PARISH!**

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 (Buffalo, NY) September 2017-August 2018

 

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

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We have our on-going collection for The Buffalo City Mission which exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in providing love, care, shelter, food, and other means necessary to those in need.

We also have on-going collections for Hearts for the Homeless Program which is a mobile soup kitchen/thrift shop  that feeds the poor and chronic homeless on the street. Characterized by a profound spiritual motivation. The program offers nourishing food, as well as clothing, pertinent information regarding area services, companionship and hope for the future.

Please refer to the list of items located on the bulletin board in The Parish Fellowship Hall (canned goods, hygiene products, feminine products, socks, underwear, undershirts, etc).  Items may be brought and placed in the clear plastic bin located in the Parish Fellowship Hall.

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Please bring these items to church and place them in the collection box near the Church School Classroom. Once a month, Fr. Jason will take these items down to the Buffalo Mission Center/ Hearts for the Homeless Program. Thank you for your continued love, generosity and prayerful support. May God continue to richly bless and guide you.