Remembering St. George in Your Will

Our church has been a beacon of faith and hope for you and the generations before you that came here to worship in the Orthodox Christian tradition.  You can help ensure that it will be here to serve future generations by remembering St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, of New Kensington, PA in your will.  Click below to download the brochure to learn more information or contact our church office at 724/335-9988.

Click here to download the brochure

 

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Decorating for Nativity

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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 on our Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCccHbh7D5zLdb-DuQlhncFA

The service texts are available on the Archdiocese website:

https://antiochian.org/liturgicday/2474

If you’d like to read more about the Nativity of the Theotokos, or her pious parents Joachim and Anna, there is more information on the Archdiocese website as well:

https://antiochian.org/regulararticle/744

In Christ,

Dn Abraham

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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! He is Worthy!

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Food bank: Wed, July 1, 2020

The July food pantry will be on Wednesday, July 1. Distribution will remain the same: a drive-thru from 9 am to 11 am. All updated information related to food pantry is available on our website and on Facebook by searching for “St. George New Kensington”. You can also call the church at 724-335-9988 and leave a message.

If you are in need of emergency food or would like to become a pantry client please call the church at 724-335-9988. We are here to help. God Bless.

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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!

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!
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Christ’s Passion

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

Reading of the Twelve Passion Gospels
Descent from the Cross
Epitaphion – Icon of Christ being prepared for burial
Father carries the Epitaphion to the tomb
Father places the epitaphion in the tomb.
Christ in Tomb
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Food Pantry – Serving those in need safely amidst COVID-19

Just a few months ago, we had a full house of volunteers from the PA Virtual Charter School helping us to distribute food to our food pantry recipients. We are grateful for their help as well as the help we get from our church, community and Valley High School volunteers.

This month we adjusted our method of distribution to adhere to COVID-19 social distancing and sanitation standards. The Westmoreland County Food Bank was kind enough to have the boxes all packed and organized for each food bank recipient. We unloaded them from the delivery truck and put them into the trunks of our recipients’ cars as they drove through our parking lot.

Our Food Panty is the first Friday of every month.

Our volunteers adhering to social distancing and sanitation protocols for our April food pantry distribution
Boxes pre-packed by Westmoreland County Food Bank and unloaded into our parking lot
As each car pulled into the parking lot, the boxes of food were loaded into the trunks of the recipients’ car.
Making no-contact deliveries to our home bound recipients
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Food bank Friday, April 3rd, 9am

St. George Orthodox Church food bank will be as scheduled this Friday April 3rd starting at 9 a.m. It will be a drive-thru only in the parking lot.

Please stay in your car, and volunteers will assist you.

Please enter the parking lot on via the upper entrance on Victoria Ave. Food bank volunteers will be there to direct you to drive down the lot to the alley where other volunteers will put boxes of food in the trunk of the car. Once the food is in the car, volunteers will direct you to exit to the left down the alley.

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Sunday of the Holy Cross

“In the 11th century, the Muslim Caliph Al-Hakim decreed the closure of all Churches in Egypt for nine years. It was a time of great distress for all Christians. One day, the Caliph was walking through the streets where Christians resided and he heard their voices praising and praying in each house. Then he said, “Open their churches again and let them pray as they please. I wished to close a Church in every street. But today I discovered that when I made this decree, a church was opened in every home.” 

– Fr Stephen

On Sunday, March 22nd, we celebrated the Feast of the Holy Cross, which the Church appoints for the third Sunday of Great Lent.  Here are some photos from today’s service and a short video of the Procession of the Holy Cross.

Video from the service: https://youtu.be/5ZXM-RjGetM

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