The Sisterhood of St George is a group of our dedicated women, under the chairmanship of Mrs. Barbara Kuvshinoff, who work together for the Glory of God in assisting the parish with various events throughout the year. They meet on the second Sunday of every month in the Parish Fellowship Hall following the Divine Liturgy.
ORTHODOX CHURCH IN AMERICA DIOCESE OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY
St. George Orthodox Church
2 Nottingham Terrace – Buffalo, NY 14216
Rev. Jason Vansuch, Parish Priest
THE SISTERHOOD OF ST. GEORGE
Mrs. Barbara Kuvshinoff, Chairperson
Mrs. MaryAnne Slaiman, Secretary
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.
Proverbs 31:25-26; 31
From the beginning, Ladies of the Niagara Frontier (Ladies of St. George) was established to provide the appropriate linens, flowers, and other liturgical objects to beautify the altar and assist the priest. Over the many decades since its inception, the Altar Society has expanded responsibilities in many different directions but always connected by our dedication to promote fellowship among the membership and to make possible fuller participation in the spiritual and social activities of St. George Orthodox Church. We have many hands to help wherever needed.
The Sisterhood of St. George consists of dedicated and ageless workers. No church is ever complete without the Tender Loving Care of its mothers and sisters. Who better suited to make sure the work of the Church is completed? What better way to encourage socialization and family bonding time? Who else to find ways to beautify the church and fund the effort as well?
The purpose of The Sisterhood of St. George is to develop among women throughout our parish a spirit of Christian leadership, awareness and commitment as taught in the Holy Orthodox Church; to foster among women throughout our parish a genuine expression of love and service through works of charity; and to instill among women throughout our parish and the community at large a sense of fellowship and a deeper understanding of the faith, heritage, teachings, and traditions of the Orthodox Church.
Orthodox women have a special ministry in the life of a parish. Their role as messengers of the Gospel, teachers, and sustainers of the faith has been central to Church growth since the time of Christ. Our Sisterhood of St. George promotes religious, humanitarian, and social programs that affect the life and growth of our parish and community. As part of their outreach ministry, they participate in local and regional activities designed to raise awareness and funds for promotion of the ministry of the Gospel of Our Lord. They continue to raise funds for the maintenance and upkeep of the Altar area to ensure the beauty of the House of God along with providing assistance through charitable works.
How do you join??? Just follow this easy recipe to see if you qualify. First you take faith, dedication and hard work; then sprinkle lots of love, laughter and affection.