St. George Orthodox Christian Church
5311 Mercer Street | Houston, Texas 77005 | (713) 665-5252
Welcome

St. George Orthodox Christian Church is a community where the Holy Trinity - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit - are worshiped and preached. We are the continuation of the Church founded by Jesus Christ.  We maintain the True Faith and Holy Tradition handed down from generation to generation from the time of the Apostles.

Special Parish Meeting September 23

Save the date for Sunday, September 23, 2018.  

We will have a Special Meeting of the entire parish after Liturgy to vote on creating a Hall Overflow Room, an expanded Teen Room and other modifications to make better use of our space.  A diagram of these proposed changes has been mailed to all parishioners, will be displayed in the Hall and is available at this link: https://stgeorgehouston.com/files/2018-09-Special-Meeting-Package.pdf.  All those who have made a 2018 financial commitment to St George will be asked to vote. Please see any member of the Parish Council with your questions of comments.

New! Sunday Divine Liturgy Is Now Streamed Live

Click here to watch the Divine Liturgy Live Stream every Sunday morning at 10a via Facebook.

Previous Live Stream Services are saved on the St. George Houston Facebook page under the "Video" section.

Previous Gospel Readings & Sermons are saved on the St. George website here.

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New St. George Smartphone App

Download our "My Church by echurch" app from the app store (St. George keyword is “SGOCC APP”) or text “SGOCC APP” to 77977.  If you need sign up assistance, see Eddy in the Hall after Liturgy.

Click here to create your login to mySTGEORGE.

Click here for instructions.

Upcoming Events


FAMILY NIGHTS

Every Wednesday after Vespers.


CATECHISM CLASSES

7:15p every Wednesday at St. George.  If you or someone you know desires to be a member of the Church, or if you are already a member of the Church wishing to know more about the Faith, please join this group.


CANCELLED! TEEN SOYO MONASTERY TRIP

CANCELLED!

Saturday, September 15 SOYO will be visiting Saint Paraskevi Monastery. Meet at the church at 8:30a and please come dressed appropriately. Please do not be late so we can carpool accordingly. Contact Chris for more details.


CHURCH SCHOOL FOR COLLEGE

Our first Church School class for college will begin Sunday, September 16 in the Teen Room after Communion.  All college students are welcome to attend.


OCMC BENEFIT DINNER

6:30p – 8:30p Thursday, September 20 at The French Corner (1104 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, Texas 77054).  1st Annual Pan Orthodox dinner, benefiting the Orthodox Christian Missions Center (OCMC).  Featuring speakers Fr. Martin Ritsi (OCMC Executive Director), and Fr. Christopher Rowe (OCMC Development).  Please join us to learn about the work of this important ministry throughout the world, and to help support this critical work.  To view the flyer, click here.


MINI RETREAT “CURB THE CHAOS”

9:30a – 2:30p Saturday, September 22 at Saints Constantine & Helen Orthodox Church (4109 Avenue L, Galveston, TX 77550).  The major themes are healing what hurts, fighting your frustrations, reaching spiritual relaxation, seeking spiritual transformation.  To register, please visit www.stschsoc.org, Fr. Thomas at 832-205-6959 or thomas@holysilence.org (www.holysilence.org for prayer and spiritual resources). 


ICE CREAM SOCIAL

In the Fellowship Hall after Great Vespers Saturday, September 22.


OCF (COLLEGE) LUNCHES

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS LUNCH: 12:30p Tuesday, September 18. Join us for lunch at the Crooker Center on campus.

RICE UNIVERSITY LUNCH: 12p Tuesday, September 25. We will meet at Brochstein Pavilion for lunch and fellowship!

 


ST. IGNATIUS SOCIAL

7p Tuesday, September 25 at Bolos Restaurant (2202 West Alabama).  A donation of $10 will cover wine, appetizers and pizza.  To RSVP, as space is limited, please contact Dr. George Zaibaq at drzaibaq@swbell.net.


YOUNG ADULTS/OCF AT SAINT ARNOLD BREWERY

Thursday, September 27 at 6:30p. Come out and have dinner with us and enjoy the beautiful artwork and iconography.


JOY CLUB MOVIE/GAME NIGHT

Saturday, September 29 following Great Vespers. Please RSVP with Chris as soon as possible to plan accordingly. Dinner will be provided for the kids.


FOOD PANTRY

There are many biblical references regarding “the first fruits belong to the Lord”.  This year our church school will implement “First Sunday” --- charitable giving to those less fortunate by bringing specific nonperishable food items to their class on the first Sunday of each month.  A parent letter will go home with all the details.


THE SAINT CONSTANTINE SCHOOL

THE SAINT CONSTANTINE SCHOOL IS HIRING:  Full time Facilities Manager who would also teach one or more classes.  To apply, please send a resume and cover letter describing your facilities management experience to admin@saintconstantine.org. 


DOWAMA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT/RETREAT

Friday, October 5-7 in OKC!  Registration is open and limited!  Register directly with Chris Al-Dehneh.  Please click here for the flyer.


THEOTOKOS ORTHODOX CHOIR OF LEBANON PERFORMANCE AND DINNER

Saturday, October 6.  Evening begins with 5p Great Vespers, followed by a performance by the Theotokos Orthodox Choir of Beirut from 6-7:30, and dinner will be served at 7:30.  Hosted by the St. Nicholas Men’s Society.  Tickets are on sale ($25 donation) in the Hall Sunday after Liturgy and in the Church Office.  Payment by credit card is also available on the St. George website.  Tickets must be purchased by October 1.  All proceeds go to charity.


VIDEOS FEATURING AIDAN HART AND THE SANCTUARY MOSAIC ICONS

The St. George Communications Committee conducted (2) 5 minute interviews with world renowned Iconographer Aidan Hart, featuring and explaining the Crucifixion and Resurrection Mosaic Icons at St. George Orthodox Christian Church.

To listen to Aidan speak about the Crucifixion Mosaic Icon, please click here.

To listen to Aidan speak about the Resurrection Mosaic Icon, please click here.


ST. GEORGE IN THE NEWS

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

The St. George Mosaics and Artist Aidan Hart were recently featured in an article for the Houston Chronicle.  To read the article, click here.

FOX 26

The St. George Mosaics and Artist Aidan Hart were recently featured by Fox 26 Houston in a story about our Sanctuary Mosaics. To watch the video, click here.


NEW MOSAICS INSTALLED

Artist Aidan Hart has recently installed two new mosaics.

 

 


WELCOME NEW YOUTH DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER AL-DEHNEH

AXIOS! MUSTAHEQ! HE IS WORTHY!

Congratulations, Newly Ordained Deacon George Katrib


2018 STEWARDSHIP

Click here for an electronic 2018 Pledge Card.

Click here for a printable 2018 Pledge Card.


PERSONAL SECURITY

When visiting St. George, please be conscious of your personal & property security. Never leave any valuables, including purses, briefcases or electronics, visible in your car. In the past, some of these have been stolen. Be especially cautious going to & from your car after dark & whenever possible ask someone to go with you.  Your safety is always our concern.

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