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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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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Prayer in Time of Coronavirus

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Important Changes at St. George in Response to COVID-19

St. George is responding to the rapidly evolving initiatives to curtail the spread of the novel Coronavirus. As directed by our Archdiocese, in compliance with CDC and Presidential guidelines, and in Christian love:

  • All liturgical services will be served with only clergy, servers, and chanters, and limited to 10 persons.  All other faithful are to remain home taking comfort in the fact that services are being offered on their behalf. 
  • All non-service related activities will be suspended until further notice.  Church School, Parish Council, Organization/Committee meetings and food sales/fundraisers will be postponed until further notice.
  • Lenten Lunches have been cancelled.

Let us not be distracted from our Lenten journey and the meaning of our Christian mission as a whole. As always, please feel free to reach out to any of our clergy for guidance.

Additionally, there are some wonderful resources at the website of the Archdiocese and on Ancient Faith Radio. There are also streaming services you can watch at the Cathedral in Charleston.  Service texts can be found at the LITURGICS section of the Archdiocesan website.

Be assured that we are all acting in Christian love by taking these measures.  May we answer the call as we plead for God’s strength and mercy.

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Lenten Services – Monday, Wednesday, Friday Evenings

Please join us for our beautiful Lenten services at 7:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays throughout Lent.

Monday: Great Compline

Wednesday: Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts

Friday: Akathist

Don’t wait — this is a blessed Lenten opportunity that our church provides for additional spiritually enriching services during the week. We hope you can join us!

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Lenten lunches

We’ll be having our Lenten vegan lunches again this year from 11am to 3pm on:

  • Friday, March 6
  • Friday, March 20
  • Friday, April 3

Please see the flier below for full details, menu and prices. We hope you can join us for delicious food and fellowship.

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Divine Liturgies in Arabic

Starting on September 20th, Divine Liturgies will be celebrated in Arabic twice each week in Western Pennsylvania. Please click the fliers below for schedule and more details in English and Arabic.

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New Year Greeting from Bishop THOMAS

Click below to read Bishop THOMAS’s greeting and blessing for the new church year, which begins this Sunday, September 1st.

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Tuesday Morning Prayers at 9am Starting 8/27

Starting on Tuesday 8/27, our usual Tuesday morning prayer service will begin at 9:00 am instead of 9:30 am. We hope you can be with us to start the day together in prayer.

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Food Festival: Thank You!

Our Food Festival was this past Saturday, and it was truly a blessed event for all. Thanks be to God.

We’re so thankful for everyone who joined us for fellowship, food, and fun! It was a blessing to be with so many of our friends and family from near and far.

Thank you to everyone who helped to plan, setup, cook, serve, and clean!

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