Welcome to the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral Website

Welcome to Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Saint George is an historic Cathedral located in downtown Philadelphia, under the spiritual auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople, in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Built by the famous - of his time - architect John Haviland in 1821, served at the beginning, and for almost 100 years, as an Episcopal Church. In 1922 the Church was acquired by the Greek Orthodox Community of Philadelphia for its own spiritual needs, and in few years was elevated to the rank of the Cathedral, by Archbishop Athenagoras of North and South America, and later Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. The Cathedral of Saint George is the mother Church of all the seven surrounding newly established Greek Orthodox Communities in the greater Philadelphia area.

For the last 91 years, the Cathedral of Saint George has served not only the Greek-American members, but as well all the faithful members of the Eastern Orthodox jurisdictions in the area, by providing an environment of Orthodox Christian worship, religious learning and Hellenic culture, where traditions are proudly cherished. Over the years the Cathedral’s ministries have 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, the Cathedral’s most important role is the role it has assumed since the time of the Apostles: to belong to the body of Christ, and be a beacon of salvation, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

We invite you to explore the Cathedral’s website in the hope that you will learn more about our Orthodox Faith, Hellenic Tradition, and various, Spiritual and Philanthropic (Charitable) Ministries. Please be 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

SAINT  GEORGE CATHEDRAL

Saturday, February 10

1st Saturday of Souls

8:30 am The Orthros

9:30 am The Divine Liturgy    

Sunday, February 11

Meat Fare Sunday

8:45 am The Orthros

10:00 am The Divine Liturgy 

Saturday, February 17

2nd Saturday of Souls

8:30 am The Orthros

9:30 am The Divine Liturgy 

Sunday, February 18

Forgiveness Sunday

8:45 am The Orthros

10:00 am The Divine Liturgy 

Monday, February 19

6:00 p.m. Great Compline ( Apodopnon)

Wednesday, February 21

8:30 a.m. Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Friday, February 23

6:30 p.m. 1st Salutation to the Theotokos

Saturday, February 24

3rd Saturday of Souls

8:30 am The Orthros

9:30 am The Divine Liturgy 

Sunday, February 25

Sunday of Orthodoxy

8:45 am The Orthros

10:00 am The Divine Liturgy 

Wednesday, February 28

8:30 p.m. Ore-Sanctified Liturgy

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Σάββατ10, Φεβρουαρίου

1ον Ψυχοσάββατον, Αγίου Χαραλάμπους Ιερομάρτυρος

8:30 π.μ. Ο ΄Ορθρος

9:30 π.μ. Η Θεία Λειτουργία

Κυριακή 11, Φεβρουαρίου

Κυριακή της Απόκρεω

8:45 π.μ. Ο ΄Ορθρος

10:00 π.μ. Η Θεία Λειτουργία

Σάββατο 17, Φεβρουαρίου

2ον Ψυχοσάββατον

8:30 π.μ. Ο ΄Ορθρος

9:30 π.μ. Η Θεία Λειτουργία

Κυριακή 18, Φεβρουαρίου

Κυριακή της Τυρινής

8:45 π.μ. Ο ΄Ορθρος

10:00 π.μ. Η Θεία Λειτουργία

Δευτέρα 19, Φεβρουαρίου

6:00 μ.μ. Απόδειπνο

Τετάρτη 21, Φεβρουαρίου

8:30 π.μ. Προηγιασμένη Θεία Λειτουργία

Παρασκευή 23, Φεβρουαρίου

6:30 μ.μ. Α' Χαιρετισμοί προς την Θεοτόκον

Κυριακή 25, Φεβρουαρίου 

Κυριακή της Ορθοδοξίας

8:45 π.μ. Ο ΄Ορθρος

10:00 π.μ. Η Θεία Λειτουργία

Τετάρτη 28, Φεβρουαρίου

8:30 π.μ. Προηγιασμένη Θεία Λειτουργία