St. George Orthodox Christian Church
5311 Mercer Street | Houston, Texas 77005 | (713) 665-5252
Message from Father James & Archdiocese Directive

Beloved Family of St. George,

If you have been following the daily lenten Scripture readings, you will have noticed that the Genesis readings for both Monday and yesterday deal with GOD commanding Noah and his family to go into the ark. 

What was Noah’s response? “Noah did this; he did all that GOD commanded him.” (Genesis 6:22)

Is it a coincidence that the Scripture readings deal with a “holy quarantine” the same time we ourselves are being asking to stay put? I don’t have the answer, but I do know that we have the free will to practice the obedience Noah exhibited. 

We are blessed to live in a nation in which we may worship freely in the Faith that has been handed to us. At the same time, we are also called to be an obedient people who seek the good for the whole of GOD’s creation. It is for this reason that we as a parish will follow the guidelines our Metropolitan has sent (CLICK HERE).


We treasure the blessing of receiving our LORD’s body and blood through the Holy Eucharist. As this is a great communion with Christ and His Saints, it is not the only way to receive Him into our lives. During this time of seclusion, we have the opportunity to pray more, read Scripture, call the relative/friend we have been out of communion with and ultimately recommit ourselves to GOD.

Don’t be disappointed that we can’t come together as a body of Christ, instead see your role as a part of that body and pray in your home. Don’t be upset that we can’t reverence the Holy Gospel in Church. Instead open your Bibles at home and read the Psalms, read the Good News. Don’t be dismayed that you cannot receive the Eucharist at St. George. Remember St. Mary of Egypt who did not receive the Eucharist for over 45 years, but through fasting and prayer committed her whole life to Christ.

As always, all St. George services will be live-streamed. If you plan to participate at home, set aside/make holy the time. When you are part of the services at home, here are a few things to remember:

- Other than the device you are using to live-stream, shut off all other electronic distractions.
- Fast. Put food/drink aside. It’s not a movie, and we’re not actors.
- Stand when praying.
- If others are with you, gather together.
- Sing/pray along.

May our good and loving GOD keep you and your families in His holy hands always. 

Your servant in CHRIST,

Fr. James

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.

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Sunday Divine Liturgy Streamed Live

Sunday Divine Liturgy is now being Streamed at 10am on our Web Site via the "live Stream" button on the top menu 

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

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

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.

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Upcoming Events


BIBLE STUDY

CANCELED - 10a every Tuesday on St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans.


CHURCH SCHOOL FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS & YOUNG ADULTS

CANCELED - Sunday after Liturgy in the teen room behind the Church Hall stage, right after Communion. We’d love to see you there!


OCCUPATION DATABASE

Now that a satisfactory database has been established, a “Looking for Services” form is available to pair Parishioners that are looking for specific service or talent with parishioners offering those services; to request service, please CLICK HERE to fill out the form.

If you would like to advertise your skills or services to other St. George parishioners and be part of our “Occupation Database” please CLICK HERE to fill out the “Offer Services” form. 


MINISTRY TEAM THANK YOU

As of Sunday, September 22, we had 184 signups.  Team leaders will contact you shortly to thank you for pledging your Time and Talent to this volunteer effort. If you missed signing up in the Hall and would like to sign up for one or more of our Ministry Teams, CLICK HERE, complete form on the mySTGEORGE app, call the Church Office, or contact your 2019 Ministry Council, Julia Mekdessi, Helen O’Conor, and Rosalie Abercia.

For more information about the St. George Parish Ministry Teams & Organizations, visit www.stgeorgehouston.com/ministries.


PARKING ASSISTANCE

There is now a drop-off for Parishioners needing assistance into the Sanctuary from 9:30a-10:30a every Sunday morning. The first parking spot closest to the Church on Mercer will be reserved for drop-off during this time.

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AXIOS! FR. GEORGE KATRIB

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.

 

 

 

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