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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.

 NOVEMBER, 2014                           

Saturday November, 1                      

Sts. Cosmas and Damianos.

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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

4:30 p.m. Robert Cappelli and Anastasia Joseck Wedding.

Sunday November, 2            

The Fifth Sunday of St. Luke. Daylight Saving Time end ( turn clocks      back one hour)

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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

3:00 p.m. Konstantinos Pavlidis and Christina Mihos Wedding.

Saturday November, 8                      

Archangels Michael and Gabriel and the Remaining Bodiless Powers.

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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

Sunday November, 9

The Seventh Sunday of St. Luke. The Feast Day of St. Nektarios of Pentapolis and Wonderworker.

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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

Fall General Assembly to take place during the coffee hour.

Thursday November, 13

St. John Crysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople.

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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

Artoclasia and Veneration of the Saint’s Icon and Holy Relics.

Saturday November, 15                    

ADVENT ( The Forty Day Christmas Fast) Begins.

Sunday November, 16

The Sunday of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew.

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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

1:00 m. m . The Samaras Family Baptism

Annual Memorial Service for the departed members of Epirotes Society  “Omonia”

1:00 p.m. The Samaras Family Baptism.

 Friday November, 21            

The Presentation of the Theotokos into the Temple.

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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

Sunday November, 23                      

The Ninth Sunday of St. Luke.

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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

Memorial Service (40) days for our departed Brother Leonidas Theodorou.

Tuesday November, 25                    

Saint Katherine the Great Martyr.

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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

Wednesday November, 26               

5:00 p.m. Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom to honor         Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday November, 27                   

 Happy Thanksgiving! The Cathedral Office is closed for the day.

Friday November, 28            

2:00 p.m. Harry Laspee and Connie Zervoudis  Wedding rehearsal .

Saturday November, 29                    

2:00 p.m. Harry Laspee and Connie Zervoudis  Wedding

Sunday November, 30                      

The Feast Day of St. Andrew the First-Called Apostle and the      Founder of the Church of Constantinople.

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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

Memorial Service ( 6) months for out departed brother Athanasios  Pappas.