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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.

OCTOBER, 2014

                                   

 Sunday October, 5   

2nd Sunday of Luke

Youth and Adult Sermons.

3:00 p.m. David Santacroce and Katherine Bekas wedding.

Tuesday October,7

7:00 p.m. Parish Council Meeting

Thursday October, 9 

6:00 p.m. Brian H. Witting and Kristina  Trivelis wedding rehearsal.

Saturday October, 11            

3:00 p.m. Brian H. Witting and Kristina  Trivelis wedding.

Sun. Oct., 12  

The Fourth Sunday of Saint Luke.

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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

1:00 p.m. Gakis Family Baptism.

October, 13

7:00 p.m. Emmanuel Kanos and Sophia Tolis wedding rehearsal.

Saturday October, 18

9:00 a.m. Tadeffe Family Baptism.

Sunday October, 19

The Third Sunday of Saint Luke.

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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

3:30 p.m. Emmanuel Kanos and Sophia Tolis wedding.

Thursday October, 23           

The Feast of Saint Iakovos the Brother of the Lord.

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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

Sunday October, 26              

The Sixth Sunday of Saint Luke. The Feast of St. Demetrios the Great Martyr.

8: 30  a.m.       The Orthros   

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

OXI Day Doxology.

3:30 p.m. Ambassadors Banquet at the Merion Caterers in Cinnaminson, New Jersey.

Thursday October, 30

6:00 p.m.Konstantinos Pavlidis and Christina Mihos wedding       rehearsal.

Friday October 31                 

6:00 p.m. Robert Cappelli and Anastasia Joseck wedding rehearsal.