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.

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2019 Holy Week Schedule

We look forward to seeing you at our Holy Week services:

PALM SUNDAY – APRIL 21

9:00 a.m. Matins and Blessing of Palms
10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy followed by a luncheon hosted by the church school families

THEME: The triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem before His voluntary death is recalled. Carrying palm branches, the faithful join in procession around the outside of the church in recognition of this historic event.

7:00 p.m. Bridegroom Service

THEME: The commemoration of the noble Joseph and the Gospel account of the fig tree that withered remind us that our lives are intended to produce ripe fruit.

GREAT MONDAY – APRIL 22

7:00 p.m. Bridegroom Service

THEME: The account of the wise and foolish virgins reminds us of the need to be watchful at all times expecting the arrival of Christ.

GREAT TUESDAY – APRIL 23

7:00 p.m. Bridegroom Service

THEME: The anointing of Christ by the woman at Bethany reminds us of our sinfulness and our need for humility and mercy. The hymn of St. Cassiani calls us to pursue a spirit of reflection and repentance.

GREAT WEDNESDAY – APRIL 24

7:00 p.m. Sacrament of HOLY UNCTION

THEME: The Sacrament of Holy Unction is celebrated for the healing of our souls and bodies. The themes of the seven Epistle and Gospel readings are: repentance, forgiveness, and healing.

GREAT AND HOLY THURSDAY – APRIL 25

9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy

THEME: The Mystical Supper of Christ with His disciples is remembered as He offers the Mystery of His Body and Blood for our salvation. He commands us ‘do this in memory of Me’.

7:00 p.m. The Service of the Passion Gospels

THEME: The passion and death of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is read from twelve Gospel accounts. The life giving Cross is placed in the center of the church for our contemplation and veneration.

GREAT AND HOLY FRIDAY – APRIL 26

9:30 a.m. The Royal Hours & Vespers, and the decorating of the Tomb

Commemorating the removal of the Holy Body from the Cross by Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus.

7:00 p.m. Orthros with the Lamentations of the Theotokos

THEME: The life giving death on the Cross of Our Savior Jesus Christ, the removal of His sacred body and the placing in the tomb are commemorated. As we relive these events we are reminded that the most beloved One has given over His very life for our sake. The sacred shroud and decorated bier are carried in funeral procession around the outside of the church as we relive the burial of our Lord.

GREAT AND HOLY SATURDAY – APRIL 27

9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy

THEME: The tomb of Our Lord is our focus as we realize the death and burial of Christ and anxiously anticipate the joy of His Resurrection. The morning is one of both sorrow and joy. During the Liturgy we scatter bay leaves and rose petals, ancient signs of victory and the return of a king, to acknowledge Christ’s victory over death.

10:30 p.m. Rush Procession and Resurrection Matins

THE GREAT AND GLORIOUS PASCHA – APRIL 28

MIDNIGHT PASCHAL DIVINE LITURGY

THEME: The Glorious Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the sign of universal life. The ‘true light’ is offered and a candle lit procession makes its way around the church reminding us that the Light has overthrown the darkness. Blessed red eggs are offered as a sign of new life. The Paschal exclamation ‘Christ Is Risen’ is offered and exchanged. The Paschal Liturgy is celebrated in the light filled church as if in the light giving tomb of the Resurrection.

12:00 p.m. Agape Vespers of the Resurrection

Theme: The Joyous Resurrection of Christ is announced and celebrated with the reading of the Resurrection Gospel in many languages.

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April 6th Come & See Monastery Visit

Please note the updated time of 6pm for Vespers at the Monastery.

All are welcome join us for a day at the Monastery of the Transfiguration on Saturday, April 6th. We plan to arrive at 2pm, and to stay for Vespers at 6pm at the Monastery.

See the flyer below for full details. We hope you can join us!

There will be no Vespers at St. George on April 6.

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April 12 Akathist Service with Metropolitan JOSEPH at Antiochian Village

It is a great blessing that our Father in Christ, His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH will preside at the Akathist service at Antiochian Village on Friday, April 12th. The service will start at 7:15pm, and will be held at the Antiochian Village church.

At the request of His Eminence, and His Grace, Bishop THOMAS, St. George New Kensington will not have Akathist service on Friday, April 12th. Instead, we invite all parishioners and everyone in the community to go to Antiochian Village to celebrate the Akathist with His Eminence.

Click here for directions to Antiochian Village.

We hope to see you there for the Akathist Service on Friday, April 12th at 7:15pm.

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Order your Sweets for Easter

Our Myrrh Bearing Women will be making their delicious sweets — Sweet Bread, Baklawa, Sambosic and Mamool.

Place your orders by Sunday, April 7th for pick up between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm on April 17th.

To order call 724/335-9988.

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Spinach pie sale!

Order your spinach pies now by calling the St. George office at 724-335-5223 or 724-335-9988, or emailing saintgeorgeorthodox@gmail.com.

Orders due by April 1st, and pick-up will be Sunday April 7th from about 11:30am – 12:30pm following Divine Liturgy.

All profits will benefit the Food for Hungry.

See the flyer below for full details.

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Reminder: COMe & See this Sunday, March 17th

This Sunday, March 17th, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, COMe & See Sunday School will begin after the Procession of the Icons.

All children should meet in the vestibule after communion so we can prepare for the procession with our icons.  All family members are welcome to join us.  Please feel free to bring your favorite icons on Sunday for the procession.

For more details, please see the flyer below.

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COMe & See on Sundays Starting March 17th

Please see the flyer below for important changes to our COMe & See program starting March 17th, the Sunday of Orthodoxy.


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Vegan Lenten lunches starting March 8, 2019

We’ll be starting our annual tradition of Lenten lunches with our first lunch on March 8th, just before the start of Great Lent.  Come and join us for delicious vegan food.

See the flyer below for full details, including the menu, dates, and how to pre-order. We hope to see you in March!

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Join us for a day at Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Update: Please note the new time of 6pm for Vespers at the Monastery.

The St. George COMe Program invites all parishioners to a lenten day of reflection at the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration on Saturday, April 6.

See the flyer below for RSVP and carpool details. We hope you can join us!

(Please note that there will be no Vespers at St. George on April 6.)

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“COMe & See” cancelled today, 1/19

Due to the winter storm warning and the governor’s State of Emergency declaration, and the weather warning that “roads will be slippery” and “travel will be dangerous,” we will not be having COMe & See today, January 19th.

Families may work on their Creative Arts projects at home:  2019 Creative Festival theme.

Please stay safe.

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