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Great and Holy Lent

Great and Holy Lent for Orthodox Christians begins on Monday, March 15th. For a schedule of services during the Lenten season please click on “Looking ahead”. We would like to be prepared for your visit so please also click on the link below to be connected to our reservation system (onethingneedful).  Wishing you a blessed 40-Days!

 

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All are welcome to visit us for any of the Divine Services here at St. George. If you are planning to come to one of our services please click on link below to be connected to our reservation system. This way we can be best prepared to welcome you into our safe and friendly environment.

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Statement on the Tragic Conversion of Hagia Sophia from Museum to Mosque

Friday, July 10, 2020

We, the Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, protest the decision of the civil courts in Turkey, as well as the clear direction of their government, to re-convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque. As citizens of the United States of America, we implore our government to intervene for the reversal of this decision. Furthermore, we urge the Turkish government to return to the status quo whereby Hagia Sophia remains a museum, respecting both its origins and history.

By contrast, this unilateral action denies the universal vocation of this holy and sacred place. Hagia Sophia belongs to the whole of humanity as a World Heritage Site. Built in 537 AD during the reign of Emperor Justinian, it has been, for more than a millennium, a place of rich cultural and spiritual inspiration for all.

We are particularly concerned about the negative effects such a change will have on religious pluralism in Turkey, as well as on the relations among nations and between faith-based organizations. We call on the international community to invite the Turkish authorities to revise their decision, affording all people the opportunity to continue enjoying the full and rich history and beauty of this outstanding landmark. This unique Christian monument should remain open to all as a sign of co-existence and peace among all peoples of good will.

Online Giving

Dear Ones,

We are happy to announce that online giving is now set up! To give online, select the “Give” menu item, and you will be directed to our Tithe.ly giving platform. Thank you for your generous and faithful support of St. George Greek Orthodox Church!

Orthodox Christians converting to Protestantism and returning back…

Many thanks to Journey to Orthodoxy for sharing this great video about Orthodox Christians converting to Protestantism and returning back!  To acquire unity in the future, Christians must turn to the experience of the past. If you are a Protestant or Catholic Christian, and you wonder about where the unity is that Christ speaks about in John 17:21-23, then I encourage you to watch this video.

Click on the link to view the video: https://youtu.be/BtJy_rLPbsg 

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