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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.

SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014, . THE THIRD SUNDAY OF MATTHEW. The Sunday of the Feast Day of Sts. Peter and Paul the Pinnacle of the Apostles.

EPISTLE:Second Corinthians                       Chapt. 11:       Ver. 21 – 33, 12: 1 - 9

GOSPEL:                   Matthew                     Chapt. 16:       Ver. 13 - 19

8: 30  a.m.                   The Orthros   

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

Memorial Service ( 40 ) days for our departed brother Nikolaos Anastasiou.     

Churching of Alexander Bentioulis                          

The Anastasiou family invites the all congregation to the Community       center for refreshments in their Memory.

2:00 p.m. celebration of the Stevenson/Pavlidis Family Baptism.

4:30 p.m. The  Leontios Diamantas/Dimitra Vafiadis wedding.

Sun. July, 6     The Fourth Sunday of Matthew.

National Clergy Laity Congress  of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese      of  America.

7:45 a.m. Hierarchical Orthros and Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom at the St. George Cathedral.

Tue. July, 8 ( Clergy Laity Congress continued) Clergy Family Dinner and         Gathering at the Saint George Cathedral.

Sun. July, 13The Sunday of the Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council of       Chalcedon.

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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

Memorial service 40 days for our departed brother Athanasios    Pappas.

Memorial service 1 year for our departed brother Nikolaos Hourmouzis.

The above families invites the all congregation to the Community center fro refreshments in their memory.

Sun. July, 20   The Sixth Sunday of St. Matthew.

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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

3:00 p.m. celebration of the Spandoudakis Family Baptism.

Tue. July, 22   Sts. Mary Magdalene and Markella of Chios.

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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

 

Fri. 25, July6:00 p.m. Chaknos/Victory Wedding rehearsal.

Sat. July, 26    St. Paraskevi the Martyr.

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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

3:00 p.m. celebration of the Chaknos/Victory Family Wedding

Sun. July, 27   The Seventh Sunday of St. Matthew.

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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