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!

STREAMING ICON OF THE MOST-HOLY THEOTOKOS

(St. George Orthodox Church – OCA)

2 Nottingham Terrace ~ Buffalo, NY

St. George Orthodox Church (OCA) located in Buffalo, NY has been blessed with the Icon of Most-Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary (Icon of the Annunciation) on the Iconostasis streaming Oil. A great and humble miracle and blessing for our parish and for those who come and pray here.  Alexandra and Anna Vansuch (daughters of Rev. Jason and Matushka Vansuch) witnessed the streaming of the Holy Oil following Great Vespers on the Eve of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of Our Lord (September 13).  The Holy Oil began streaming from the Cross on top of the Veil of the Theotokos and then also began streaming from the back of Her Veil and has continued to stream down Her Face.

In consultation with His Eminence Archbishop MICHAEL and with his blessing, we served The Akathist Service to The Most-Holy Theotokos every morning at 9:00 AM for two weeks. We also had the church open every day (Monday-Friday) from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM and from 6:00-8:30 PM for everyone to come and pray before the Icon of the Mother of God along with serving the Paraklesis Service to the Mother of God every night at 6:30 PM.

We collect the Holy Oil everyday and mix it with Holy Oil from the Wonder-Working Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God and Iveron Icon of the Mother of God and then bless that Oil on the Miraculous Oil-Streaming Icon of Most-Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary (Icon of the Annunciation) on the Iconostasis at our parish. We also have Icon Cards of the Miraculous Oil-Streaming Icon of Most-Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary for the faithful which have been blessed on the Icon itself.

Beginning with the week of October 8, the Church will be open every week on the following days for the faithful to come and pray before the Miraculous Oil-Streaming Icon of Most-Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary:

Mondays-Tuesdays-Wednesdays- Thursdays

8:30 to 10:30 AM

  • Daily Matins is served at 9:00 AM on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Akathist to The Theotokos is served at 9:00 AM on Wednesdays and Thursdays

Tuesday and Wednesday

6:00 to 8:00 PM

  • Daily Vespers is served at 6:00 PM on Tuesdays
  • The Paraklesis Service to the Mother of God is served at 6:00 PM on Wednesdays

Saturday

3:00 to 5:00 PM

  • Abbreviated Little Compline with Canon to the Theotokos is served at 3:30 PM
    Great Vespers is served at 4:00 PM

Sundays

9:00 to 1:00 PM

  • Divine Liturgy is served at 10:00 AM
  • Matins is served on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at 9:00 AM
  • The Hours are served on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 9:30 AM
  • The Hours are served on the 4th Sundays of each month at 9:15 AM
  • General Confession is served on the last Sunday of each month at 9:30 AM

We also pray to The Most-Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary after every Service followed by Veneration of the Miraculous Oil-Streaming Icon of Most-Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary and anointing with Holy Oil.

To schedule a visit to come and pray before the Miraculous Oil-Streaming Icon of Most-Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, please contact Rev. Jason Vansuch at 716.875.4222.

I encourage all of us to come to the services and pray to The Mother of God that through Her Holy Prayers and Precious Omophorion, God may strengthen us, comfort us, bless us and guide us to continue doing His Will and His Work of the Gospel and of the Church!

Through the Prayers of the Most-Holy Theotokos, may God continue to watch over you, guide you and protect you, your families and all of the clergy and faithful of our parishes.

MOST-HOLY THEOTOKOS, SAVE US!

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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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Monthly Dinner at Kevin Guest House

Wednesday October 11, 2017

5:30-7:30 PM

 

Monthly Community Healing Prayer Service

Monday October 16, 2017

6:30 PM

 

Mats for Mission Outreach Ministry Project

Tuesday October 17, 2017

6:30 – 8:00 PM

(Parish Fellowship Hall – Pizza and Salad will be provided)

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CRAFT FAIR

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017

9 am – 4 pm

 

Join us for a day of shopping, food, and fun!

Come see all your favorite crafters and vendors!

 

For any questions please contact Barbara at:

 

stgeorgebuffalocraftfair@gmail.com

716-427-0189

Taste of Orthodoxy Open House/

Bring a Friend to Church Sunday

 

 

Sunday October 22, 2017

Divine Liturgy (Orthodox Eucharist Prayer Service) – 10:00 AM

Luncheon/Presentation in Parish Fellowship Hall – 12:00 PM

 

 

Come Join Us and Taste The Orthodox Faith!

 

 

St. George Orthodox Church

2 Nottingham Terrace

Buffalo, NY 14216

(716) 875-4222     www.stgeorgebuffalo.com

 

Rev. Jason Vansuch, Parish Priest

 

 

{Located at the corner of Nottingham and Amherst directly across from Nichols School.}

 

 

Following the Divine Liturgy, we will have a Reception in the Church Hall with a presentation on the History of

The Orthodox Church!

Church Tours with Presentation on Holy Icons!

 

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Come, Taste, and See The Faith of the Apostles by joining us in the Celebration of the Divine Liturgy followed by Christian Fellowship!! Every Sunday Morning at 10:00 AM!!
Also, join us for Great Vespers on Saturday evenings at 4:00 PM!!

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THE BLESSING OF ANIMALS

 

You Are Invited!

Come And See The Blessing of Pets And Animals

The offering of blessings is significant and customary in the Orthodox Christian tradition. Reflecting the transforming and sanctifying grace of the Holy Spirit within the Body of Christ, these blessings act as manifestations of God’s presence and activity in our lives as witnessed in everything we encounter in creation.

 

“…all things are gifts from above intended for our good and to our delight.”

 

Thus, we bless all sorts of things, dedicating and sanctifying them (and ourselves) to the glory of God and our loving communion with the Lord. To bless animals, especially our pets, is a realization that all things are gifts from above intended for our good and to our delight.

 

As God’s children, the blessing bestows on us the obligation to be good and faithful stewards of that which has been given to us in love. In blessing our pets we make a commitment to care for the life entrusted to us (be it dog, cat, hamster, gecko, rabbit, bird, ferret, fish, or any other pet).

 

Come And Join Us

The service of blessing involves the reading of Scripture, prayers of supplication, and the traditional sprinkling with Holy Water. We invite you to come join us at our Blessing of Pets and Animals on October 28 (details below).

 

Important Information

 

What: The Blessing of Pets and Animals

 

When: Saturday October 28  (Gather at 1 PM, Pet Blessings start at 1:30 PM)

 

Where: Saint George Orthodox Church
2 Nottingham Terrace (corner of Nottingham and Amherst directly across from Nichols School)
Buffalo, NY 14216

 

Why: Because we love our pets, we love our animals, and we love our Lord!

 

Bring Your Pets and Animals to Receive God’s Many Blessings

Visitors are welcome and pets are welcome to come join in and receive God’s blessings, too. Don’t forget to tell your friends and family to bring their pets!

On Saturday October 28, we’ll gather for prayer, fellowship and fun at 1:00 PM.

We hope to see you there!!

 

 

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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.

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/Warm the Hearts Program. Thank you for your continued love, generosity and prayerful support. May God continue to richly bless and guide you.