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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


Sunday, February 22

Forgiveness Sunday (Cheesefare)

Wednesday, February 25

Presanctified Liturgy – 8:30 am

Friday, February 27

1st Salutations of the Theotokos – 6:30 pm

Saturday, February 28

3d Saturday of Souls

8:30 am Orthros, 9:15 am Divine Liturgy

Sunday, March 1

Sunday of Orthodoxy

8:45 am Orthros, 10:00 am Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, March 4

Presanctified Liturgy – 6:00 pm

Friday, March 6

2nd Salutations of the Theotokos – 6:30 pm

Sunday, March 8

Sunday of St. Gregory of Palamas

8:45 am Orthros, 10:00 am Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, March 11

Presanctified Liturgy, 8:30 am

Friday, March 13

3d Salutations of the Theotokos – 6:30 pm

Sunday, March 15

Sunday of the Holy Cross

8:45 am Orthros, 10:00 am Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, March 18

Presanctified Liturgy, 6:00 pm

Friday, March 20

4th Salutations of the Theotokos – 6:30 pm

Sunday, March 22

Sunday of St. John of Climacus

8:30 am Orthros, 9:30 am Archierarchal Divine Liturgy

with His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey

 Greek Independence Day Reception in the Social Hall, and

Greek Parade in the City of Philadelphia

Wednesday, March 25

The Annunciation of the Theotokos

Greek Independence Day

Orthros 8:45am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

  Friday, March 27

The Acathist Hymn of the Theotokos – 6:30 am

Sunday, March 29

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt

8:45 am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, April 1

Presanctified Liturgy, 8:30am

Saturday, April 4

Saturday of Lazarus

Orthros 8:30 am, Divine Liturgy 9:30 am

Sunday, April 5

Palm Sunday

8:45 am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy