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Welcome to the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral Website

Welcome to St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral. St. George is a historical church located in downtown Philadelphia. Built by the famed architect John Haviland in 1821, the church was purchased by the Greek Orthodox Kathedrikos of St. George in 1922.

For the last 91 years, St. George has served its community by being a place of Orthodox worship, religious learning and Hellenic culture where traditions are proudly cherished. Over the years the church’s ministry has grown to include various orders and societies, educational and cultural programs, and a senior living facility—all developed to cultivate fellowship in an Orthodox Christian community. However, St. George Cathedral’s most important role is the role it has fulfilled since its founding: to be the body of Christ on earth and a beacon of salvation.

We invite you to explore our website in the hope that you will learn more about Orthodoxy, our Cathedral and our Ministries. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Get Involved

Get involved and help us in sustaining this historic church.  Volunteers are always needed, even for only a few hours per month.  Please call the church office (contact info) and let us know how you can help.


Services Schedule

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them." --Matthew 18:20

"We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth, for surely there is no such splendor or beauty anywhere on earth. We cannot describe it to you; we only know that God dwells there among men and that their Service surpasses the worship of all other places..."

In the Orthodox Church, the Eucharist is also known as the Divine Liturgy. The word liturgy means people's work. When an Orthodox attends the Divine Liturgy, it is not as an isolated person who comes simply to hear a sermon. Rather, he comes as a member of the Community of Faith who participates in the very purpose of the Church, which is the Worship of the Holy Trinity. Therefore, the Eucharist is truly the center of the life of the Church and the principal means of spiritual development, both for the individual Christian and the Church as a whole. Not only does the Eucharist embody and express the Christian faith in a unique way, but it also enhances and deepens our faith in the Trinity.

Please join us Sunday mornings, Orthros begins at 8:30, Divine Liturgy begins at 10:00am. Our services are conducted in both Greek and English. We also have Liturgy for various Feast Days during the week as well as Vesper Services. Please contact the parish office for more details.

Upcoming Liturgy Schedule

CATHEDRAL OF SAINT GEORGE OF PHILADELPHIA.

JANUARY, 2015,  LITURGICAL CALENDAR

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2015, THE SUNDAY BEFORE EPIPHANY. Synaxis of the 70 Holy Apostles. Our Righteous Father Theoctistus, Abbot of Cunomo in Sicily. Forefeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Zosimos the Monk and Athanasios the Notary. Righteous Apollinaria the Senator. Martys Chrysanthos and Euphemia. Righteous Euthymios the Younger. New Martyr Onuphrios. Righteus Euthymios of Vatopedi. Righteous John Scholarios. Eustathios Archbishop of Serbia.

8: 45  a.m.The Orthros         

10:00  a.m.The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom.

Memorial service (40) days for our departed brother Ioannis Podiotis.

Mon. Jan., 5   The Day before the Epiphany ( Fasting)

8:30 a.m. The Royal Hours for Theophany.

The Blessing of the Waters ( Agiasmos)

Tue. Jan., 6     THE FEAST OF EPIPHANY OR THE THEOPHANY.

8:30 a.m. The Ortros

9:30 a.m. The Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great.

The Great Blessing of the Waters ( Agiasmos)

Wed. Jan., 7 The Synaxis in honor of St. John the Baptist.

8: 30 a.m.        The Orthros   

9: 30  a.m.       The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Cheysostom.

Sun. Jan., 11   The Sunday after Epiphany.

8: 45 a.m.        The Orthros   

10: 00  a.m.     The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Cheysostom.

The Blessing of the vasilopita of the Philoptochos Society

 

Sat. Jan., 17 Saint Anthony the Great.

8: 30 a.m.        The Orthros   

9: 30  a.m.       The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Cheysostom.

 

Sun. Jan., 18   12th Sunday of Saint Luke. Sts. Athanasius and Cyril, Patriarchs ofAlexandria.

8: 45 a.m.        The Orthros   

10: 00  a.m.     The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Cheysostom.

Artoklasia  offered by the Epirotes Society “Omonia” for the health of all  Members. The Blessing of the vasilopita and their General Assembly.                   

Sun. Jan., 25   15th Sunday of Saint Luke.

8: 45 a.m.        The Orthros   

10: 00  a.m.     The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Cheysostom.

The Blessing of the vasilopita of the Broterhood of Demati.                 

Fri. Jan., 30    The Three Hierarchs: Sts. Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom.

8:30 a.m. The Ortros

9:30 a.m. The Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great.

Sat. Jan., 31    4:00 p.m. Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters Day Celebration for the Delaware Valley at Saint Thomas G.O. Church, Cherry Hill New Jersey.