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,
V. 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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Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

The following video is The New Welcome Video for our Parish. We encourage you to watch it as it provides a glimpse into the life of our parish family here at St. George Orthodox Church in Buffalo, NY

Thank you for watching and May God continue to richly bless you and guide you and keep you always in His Loving Care!

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St. George Orthodox Church

 

 

 

              

COME PRAY WITH US!              COME GROW WITH US!

“Come unto Me, all who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest!”

(Matthew 11:28)

Introduction to Orthodox Christianity

What is Orthodox Christianity all about? How does it differ from other Christian confessions? This Orthodoxy 101 Class will attempt to answer these questions and many more.

Who should attend the Orthodoxy 101 class?

  • Interfaith couples. This will help the non-Orthodox person understand more what is going on in our church when they attend.
  • Anyone who is considering joining our church. Going forward, this class will be a requirement for those who wish to join our Orthodox faith.
  • New converts to Orthodoxy. For those who recently joined our church and who want to know a little bit more about it.
  • Anyone who wants to know more about the basics of our faith, or who wants a refresher course in the basics of Orthodoxy is encouraged to attend.

The classes will be part lecture, part discussion, with lots of time for questions and answers. The eight sessions will be done as follows:

Class 1: A Tour of the Orthodox Church: Her Beginnings and History! What we see in the Church and what it means

Thursday September 13, 2018 (following Great Vespers with Litiya and procession of Life-Giving Cross at 6:00pm)
Class 2: Orthodox Spirituality: The Seven Sacraments (Thursday September 20, 2018)

Class 3: The Divine Liturgy (Thursday September 27, 2018)

Class 4: The Liturgical Year: 12 Major Feast Days (Thursday October 4, 2018)

Class 5: The Five Cycles of Prayer: Daily and Weekly (Thursday October 11, 2018)
Class 6: Orthodox Traditions: Prayer and Fasting (Thursday October 18, 2018)

Class 7: The Meaning of Holy Icons: Windows into Heaven/The Creed: Symbol of Faith (Thursday October 25, 2018)

Class 8: Review/Open Discussion (Thursday November 1, 2018)

Classes will be held on 8 Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. beginning with Daily Vespers at 6:00 PM and will be held at St. George Orthodox Church (2 Nottingham Terrace Buffalo, NY) in the Church or Parish Fellowship Hall. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Jason at jvansuch@hotmail.com or 716.875.4222.

 

A SERVICE OF PRAYER FOR THE SALVATION OF OUR LAND

Sunday September 16, 2018 ~ 2:30 PM

On behalf of the Clergy and faithful of St. George Orthodox Church, we invite you to join us as we come together in prayer and faithful remembrance on the 17th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks on our Nation.

The Prayer Service will begin at 2:30 PM with the procession of the Icon of Our Lord, Guest Policemen from the Buffalo Police Department and Fire Fighters from the Buffalo Fire Department.

St. George Orthodox Church

2 Nottingham Terrace

Buffalo, NY 14216

(corner of Amherst Street and Nottingham Terrace)

For more information, please contact Archpriest Jason Vansuch

at (716) 875-4222/jvansuch@hotmail.com

 

JOIN US SEPTEMBER 30th FOR OUR Walk for Missions 

Information on the Missions Walk:

Starting Location:

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

146 West Utica Street (& Delaware Avenue), Buffalo, NY 14222

Check-in: 12:30 p.m.

Lunch: 1:00 p.m.

Walk begins: 1:30 p.m.

Ending Location:

St. George Orthodox Church

2 Nottingham Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14216

Pan-Orthodox Picnic @ St George Church following Walk

       Food ~ Bounce House for Children ~ Fellowship 

Pan-Orthodox Great Vespers for The Feast of the Protection of the Theotokos – 4:30 PM

For more information, please contact Archpriest Jason Vansuch

at (716) 875-4222/jvansuch@hotmail.com

 

ST. GEORGE ORTHODOX CHURCH UPCOMING EVENTS

~ MATS FOR MISSION OUTREACH MINISTRY PROJECT ~

(every 2nd Tuesday of the Month)

TUESDAY September 11, 2018

6:30-8:00 pm

~ MONTHLY DINNER AT KEVIN GUEST HOUSE ~

(every 2nd Wednesday of the Month)

WEDNESDAY September 12, 2018

5:30-7:30 pm

KEVIN GUEST HOUSE  782 Ellicott Street ~ Buffalo, NY

Meet at Church at 5:00 PM   or  Meet at Kevin Guest House at 5:30 PM ~~~

Serve Dinner at Kevin Guest House: 6:00 to 7:30 PM

 

~ MONTHLY HEALING PRAYER SERVICE ~

(every 3rd  Monday of the Month)

MONDAY September 17, 2018 – 6:30 PM

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

7 – Eve of the Great Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

Great Vespers with Litiya at 6:00 PM

8 – The Great Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

            Festal Divine Liturgy at 9:00 AM

Great Vespers at 4:00 PM

    9 – Opening of Church School

Moleben Prayer Service               Blessing of Children’s Backpacks

Meet n Greet                                 Picnic on Church/Rectory Property

Sisterhood of St. George Meeting during Coffee Hour

  11 –   Mats for Mission Outreach Ministry Project (6:30 to 8:00 PM)

  12 –Prayer Service for America at 9:30 AM

 12 – Monthly Dinner at Kevin Guest House (5:30 to 7:30 PM)

 13 – Eve of the Great Feast of the Elevation of the Precious Cross of Our Lord

Great Vespers with Litiya and Procession of Cross at 6:00 PM

14 – The Great Feast of the Elevation of the Precious Cross of Our Lord (Strict Fast)

            Festal Divine Liturgy at 9:30 AM

16 –  Parish Council Meeting (12:00pm)

   Annual Community Prayer Service for America at 2:30 PM

   17 – Monthly Community Healing Prayer Service at 6:30 PM

    30 – Eve of the Great Feast of the Protection of the Theotokos

Great Vespers with Litiya at 4:30 PM

COCCNF Annual Walk for Missions and Picnic at St. George Church

Clothing Drive/Textile Donation

*Education Sermon on Sunday September 30: The Liturgical Year*

 

 

 

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Buffalo City Mission Monthly Collections

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 below: (canned goods, hygiene products, feminine products, socks, underwear, undershirts, etc).  Items may be brought and placed in the bin located in the Parish Fellowship Hall. For more information about Buffalo City Mission, please visit their website: www.buffalocitymission.org

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Hearts for the Homeless Monthly Food Collection

Hearts for the Homeless is a local organization that runs a mobile soup kitchen serving the homeless population in Buffalo 6 days a week. In the spirit of outreach and almsgiving, the Sisterhood of St. George will be co-ordinating a monthly food drive to support Hearts for the Homeless. Each month we will request a specific non-perishable food item or items that will be taken to the Hearts location at the end of the month. Items will be placed in a designated bin in the community center. How can you participate? It’s easy! When you do you grocery shopping just pick up the monthly Hearts item and bring it to church and place it in the bin. We’ll make sure it gets to the soup kitchen for Hearts to use.

For more information about Hearts for Homeless, please visit their website: http://heartsforthehomeless.org Items may be brought and placed in the bin located in the Parish Fellowship Hall.

June Collection: Sandwich Cookies and Sandwich Plastic Bags

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HomeSpace Monthly Collection

HomeSpace is a local community organization ministering to local teens and pre-teen moms which provides comprehensive care to 14-21 yr old moms (providing those essential items necessary for caring for their children: diapers, wipes, baby food, clothing (infants through 7/8 years old). Homespace Corporation supports at-risk young women to achieve independence two generations at a time. We have begun a partnership with HomeSpace as part of our continued on-going outreach parish ministry.  For more information about HomeSpace, please visit their website: http://www.homespacecorp.org

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Monthly Parish Dinners at Kevin Guest House

(every 2nd Wednesday of the Month)

KEVIN GUEST HOUSE 782 Ellicott Street ~ Buffalo, NY

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Meet at Church at 5:00 PM   ~~~ Serve Dinner at Kevin Guest House: 5:30 to 7:30 PM

If anyone would like to help out or assist in any way (providing side dishes,

coming and helping out with the dinner), please see or contact Fr. Jason.

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St. George Orthodox Church Outreach Ministry: Mats for a Mission

Tuesday September 11, 2018

6:30 PM

Pizza and Salad and Working Party making Mats for Mission

Plenty of Food for Everyone! Fun for all ages! 

Hands on Mat Making for ALL ages!

We will need assistance with cutting the bags into loops and joining the loops into “plarn”!!

Barbara Kuvshinoff serves as our liaison to the Mats for a Mission group and coordinate any efforts we would like to put forth. For more information feel free to call or email Barbara (553-5722) Barbara.kuvshinoff@gmail.com. Also for video demonstrations or more information google the Facebook page Mats for a Mission.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday September 11!!

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MONTHLY HEALING PRAYER SERVICE

Akathist Hymn of Praise: ‘Glory to God for All Things’

6:30 PM – 2nd Monday of Every Month – 6:30 PM

St. George Orthodox Church

2 Nottingham Terrace – Buffalo, NY

All are welcome to join us in prayer and fellowship!

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.  And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

(James 5:13-16)

This Healing Prayer Service is open to EVERYONE! Please share the information with your families, friends, neighbors and invite them to come join us in prayer June 11 as we come together asking God’s Blessings upon us as well as giving thanks to Him for those mercies seen and unseen. As we will be serving this service on the 2nd Monday of each month, we look forward to a great turnout on June 11!! If anyone has any questions or would like to have the names of their loved ones remembered in prayers during the service, please do not hesitate to let Fr. Jason know.

For more information, please contact V. Rev. Jason Vansuch

(716) 875-4222 – jvansuch@hotmail.com

 

**NEXT MONTHLY HEALING PRAYER SERVICE: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17 at 6:30 PM**

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 The 2018Ride For Roswell Held on Saturday June 23, 2018

The Ride For Roswell is one of the nation’s largest cycling events – a life-changing experience for riders, volunteers and cancer patients who benefit from the funds raised. It’s a charity bike ride that brings people together to celebrate survivors, pay tribute to those we’ve lost and share in the passion that connects us all: finding a cure for cancer.

This year our parish fielded a team of riders known as the St. Georges Cancer Slayers in the Ride for Roswell, one of the premier fundraisers for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The purpose, the passion and the commitment to end cancer once and for all fuels The Ride For Roswell. For more information about the Ride for Roswell, please go to www.rideforroswell.org

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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 716-875-4222 or jvansuch@hotmail.com  or visit our website: www.stgeorgebuffalo.com

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