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Congrats to our St. George Honorees and Graduates

A heartfelt congratulations to our 2020 and 2021 St. George honorees who were recognized on Sunday for their dedication and service to our church and community. Congrats to Sharon, Marie, Paula, Doug and James – we very much appreciate all you do! Congratulations also to our senior scholarship recipient Isabella, and to graduates Paul (seminarian), Fr. Maximos (Doctorate), and Elian […]
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Hosanna in the Highest!

A blessed Palm Sunday to all! “Hosanna in the Highest! Blessed is He who cometh in the name of the Lord.”
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The Launch of our Free Lunch Program

On April 10th, we launched our first free brown bag lunch program. We distributed 125 brown bag lunches to interested New Kensington neighbors. We are grateful for the Food for Hungry grant that we received from our Antiochian Archdiocese that enabled us to fulfill our goal to enhance our current programs and reach out even more to our local community. […]
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St. George Food Pantry

Our volunteers continue to safely distribute food to our New Kensington Food Pantry recipients. The generous food donations are provided by the Westmoreland Country Food Bank. Distribution at St. George is typically the first Friday of every month. Please contact us at 724-335-9988 if you would like to be added to our Food Pantry distribution list.
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St. Nicholas Feast Day

On December 6, we commemorate our Father among the Saints, Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia. After Vespers yesterday evening, our children enjoyed hearing a special visitor read the story, “Saint Nicholas and the Nine Gold Coins.” With St. Nicholas as the model of giving, our church school shared some special gifts with our children, and the children […]
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Welcome Fr. Justin

We welcome Father Justin Mokhiber as our new pastor. Father Justin has worked for many years at the Antiochian Village Heritage and Learning Center in Ligonier.  He is a graduate of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, and is also the Chair of our Diocesan Parish Life Conference Committee.  May God grant many years to Fr. Justin!  Axios!
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Liturgy Tonight for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

This evening at 6pm, we willl celebrate Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  We hope you can join us to celebrate the Feast and pray together. For everyone’s safety, all participants must wear masks and maintain a six foot distance from all non-family participants. If you’re unable to attend, we’ll be live streaming the service […]
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Axios Father Stephen

Deacon Stephen Shaheen was ordained to the Holy Priesthood during Liturgy for the feast of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos at St. Mary Orthodox Church in Johnstown, PA last Saturday. Father Stephen served his first Liturgy as a priest with us at St. George, and we presented him with a gift of a beautiful new set of vestments. Axios! […]
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Christ is Risen!

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! Christos Anesti!  Alithos Anesti! Almaseeh qam! Haqan qam! Christos Voskrese!  Voistinu Voskrese! Hristos a Inviat!  A Deverat a Inviat! Le Christe est Resucite! En verite Il est Resucite! Icristo ha Resucitado!  En verdad ha Resucitado! Kristo ame fukuka!  Kweli ame fukuka!
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Christ’s Passion

Now we magnify thee,O Lord Jesus our King;and we venerate thy Passion and Burialfor therewith hast thou delivered us from death.
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