Welcome to the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral Website

Welcome to Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Saint George is an historic Cathedral located in downtown Philadelphia, under the spiritual auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople, in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Built by the famous - of his time - architect John Haviland in 1821, served at the beginning, and for almost 100 years, as an Episcopal Church. In 1922 the Church was acquired by the Greek Orthodox Community of Philadelphia for its own spiritual needs, and in few years was elevated to the rank of the Cathedral, by Archbishop Athenagoras of North and South America, and later Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. The Cathedral of Saint George is the mother Church of all the seven surrounding newly established Greek Orthodox Communities in the greater Philadelphia area.

For the last 91 years, the Cathedral of Saint George has served not only the Greek-American members, but as well all the faithful members of the Eastern Orthodox jurisdictions in the area, by providing an environment of Orthodox Christian worship, religious learning and Hellenic culture, where traditions are proudly cherished. Over the years the Cathedral’s ministries have grown to include various orders and societies, educational and cultural programs, and a senior living facility - all developed to cultivate fellowship in an Orthodox Christian community. However, the Cathedral’s most important role is the role it has assumed since the time of the Apostles: to belong to the body of Christ, and be a beacon of salvation, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

We invite you to explore the Cathedral’s website in the hope that you will learn more about our Orthodox Faith, Hellenic Tradition, and various, Spiritual and Philanthropic (Charitable) Ministries. Please be free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Get Involved

Get involved and help us in sustaining this historic church.  Volunteers are always needed, even for only a few hours per month.  Please call the church office (contact info) and let us know how you can help.


Services Schedule

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them." --Matthew 18:20

"We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth, for surely there is no such splendor or beauty anywhere on earth. We cannot describe it to you; we only know that God dwells there among men and that their Service surpasses the worship of all other places..."

In the Orthodox Church, the Eucharist is also known as the Divine Liturgy. The word liturgy means people's work. When an Orthodox attends the Divine Liturgy, it is not as an isolated person who comes simply to hear a sermon. Rather, he comes as a member of the Community of Faith who participates in the very purpose of the Church, which is the Worship of the Holy Trinity. Therefore, the Eucharist is truly the center of the life of the Church and the principal means of spiritual development, both for the individual Christian and the Church as a whole. Not only does the Eucharist embody and express the Christian faith in a unique way, but it also enhances and deepens our faith in the Trinity.

Please join us Sunday mornings, Orthros begins at 8:30, Divine Liturgy begins at 10:00am. Our services are conducted in both Greek and English. We also have Liturgy for various Feast Days during the week as well as Vesper Services. Please contact the parish office for more details.

Upcoming Liturgy Schedule

Fri. July, 1                 

Cosmas and Damianus

8:30 am The Orthros

9:30 am. The Divine Liturgy.

Sun. July, 3               

2nd Sunday of  Matthew

8:45 am The Orthros

10:00 am. The Divine Liturgy.

Mon. July, 4              

Independence Day

The office will be closed

Sun. July, 10             

3rd Sunday of  Matthew

8:45 am The Orthros

10:00 am. The Divine Liturgy.

Memorial service ( 3 ) years for our departed brother Nikolaos Hourmouzis

Mon. July, 11            

Saint Euphemia the Great Martyr

8:30 am The Orthros

9:30 am. The Divine Liturgy.

Sun. July, 17             

The Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council

Saint Marina the Great Martyr

8:45 am The Orthros

10:00 am. The Divine Liturgy.

Wed. July, 20            

Elias the Prophet

8:30 am The Orthros

9:30 am. The Divine Liturgy.

Sun. July, 24             

5th Sunday of Matthew

8:45 am The Orthros

10:00 am. The Divine Liturgy.

Mon. July, 25            

The Dormition of St. Anna 

8:30 am The Orthros

9:30 am. The Divine Liturgy.

Tue. July, 26             

Saint Paraskevi the Righteous Martyr

8:30 am The Orthros

9:30 am. The Divine Liturgy.

Wed. July, 27            

St. Panteleimon the Great Martyr

8:30 am The Orthros

9:30 am. The Divine Liturgy. 

Sun. July, 31             

5th Sunday of Matthew

8:45 am The Orthros

10:00 am. The Divine Liturgy.

Memorial service 6 months for our departed bro

Παρ. 1, Ιουλ.             

Των αναργύρων Κοσμά και Δαμιανού

8:30 π.μ.  Ο  ΄Ορθρος

9:30 π.μ. Η Θεία Λειτουργία.

Κυρ. 3, Ιουλ.             

2η Κυριακή Ματθαίου

8:45 π.μ.  Ο  ΄Ορθρος

10:00 π.μ. Η Θεία Λειτουργία.

Δευ. 4, Ιουλ.              

Ημέρα Ανεξαρτησίας της Αμερικής

Το Γραφείο θα είναι κλειστό

Κυρ. 10, Ιουλ.           

3η Κυριακή Ματθαίου

8:45 π.μ.  Ο  ΄Ορθρος

10:00 π.μ. Η Θεία Λειτουργία.

Ιερόν Μνημόσυνον 3 ετών του αειμνήστου αδελφού μας Νικολάου Χουρμούζη

Δευ. 11, Ιουλ.            

Αγίας Ευφημίας Μεγαλομάρτυρος

8:30 π.μ.  Ο  ΄Ορθρος

9:30 π.μ. Η Θεία Λειτουργία.

Κυρ. 17, Ιουλ.           

Κυριακή των αγίων Πατέρων

 Αγίας Μαρίνης Μεγαλομάρτυρος

8:45 π.μ.  Ο  ΄Ορθρος

10:00 π.μ. Η Θεία Λειτουργία

Τετ. 20, Ιουλ.            

Προφήτου Ηλία του Θεσβίτου

8:30 π.μ.  Ο  ΄Ορθρος

9:30 π.μ. Η Θεία Λειτουργία.

Κυρ. 24, Ιουλ.           

5η Κυριακή Ματθαίου

8:45 π.μ.  Ο  ΄Ορθρος

10:00 π.μ. Η Θεία Λειτουργία

Δευ. 25, Ιουλ.            

Κοίμησις της αγίας ΄Αννης.

8:30 π.μ.  Ο  ΄Ορθρος

9:30 π.μ. Η Θεία Λειτουργία.

Τρ. 26, Ιουλ.              

Αγίας Παρασκευής Οσιομάρτυρος

8:30 π.μ.  Ο  ΄Ορθρος

9:30 π.μ. Η Θεία Λειτουργία.

Τετ. 27, Ιουλ.            

Αγίου Μεγαλομάρτυρος και ιαματικού Παντελεήμονος.

8:30 π.μ.  Ο  ΄Ορθρος

9:30 π.μ. Η Θεία Λειτουργία.

Κυρ. 31, Ιουλ.           

6η Κυριακή Ματθαίου

8:45 π.μ.  Ο  ΄Ορθρος

10:00 π.μ. Η Θεία Λειτουργία

Ιερόν Μνημόσυνον 6 μηνών του αειμνήστου αδελφού μας Γεράσιμου    Αυγουστάτου.

SAINT GEORGE GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL

 Liturgical Schedule and Paraklesis Services of the Theotokos

 for the First 15th Days of August 2016

Monday, August 1

  Paraklesis (Consolation) Service of the Theotokos - 6:30 PM

Wednesday, August 3

Paraklesis (Consolation) Service of the Theotokos - 6:30 PM

Thursday, August 4

Paraklesis (Consolation) Service of the Theotokos - 6:30 PM

Saturday, August 6

The Transfiguration of the Lord

 Orthros - 8:30AM, Divine Liturgy - 9:30AM

Monday, August 8

 Paraklesis (Consolation) Service of the Theotokos - 6:30 PM

   Wednesday, August 10

 Paraklesis (Consolation) Service of the Theotokos - 6:30 PM

Thursday, August 11

Paraklesis (Consolation) Service of the Theotokos - 6:30 PM

Sunday, August 14

The Dormition of the Theotokos, Feast Eve

Vespers Service - 6:30 PM

Monday, August 15

 The Dormition of the Theotokos

Orthos - 8:30 AM, Divine Liturgy - 9:45 AM

Sunday, August 21

Annual Barbeque Celebration for the Dormition of the Theotokos Immediately after the end of the Divine Liturgy

ΚΑΘΕΔΡΙΚΟΣ ΝΑΟΣ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΥ

ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ ΠΑΡΑΚΛΗΣΕΩΝ ΚΑΙ Θ. ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΑΣ ΑΠΟ 1ΗΣ  ΕΩΣ 15ΗΣ ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΟΥ, 2016

Δευτέρα 1, Αυγούστου

6:30 μ.μ. Παράκλησις προς την Υπεραγίαν Θεοτόκον

Τετάρτη 3, Αυγούστου

6:30 μ.μ. Παράκλησις προς την Υπεραγίαν Θεοτόκον

Πέμπτη 4, Αυγούστου

6:30 μ.μ. Παράκλησις προς την Υπεραγίαν Θεοτόκον

Σάββατο 6, Αυγούστου

Η Μεταμόρφωσις του Σωτήρος

8:30 π.μ. ΄Ορθρος- 9:30 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία

Δευτέρα 8, Αυγούστου

6:30 μ.μ. Παράκλησις προς την Υπεραγίαν Θεοτόκον

Τετάρτη 10, Αυγούστου

6:30 μ.μ. Παράκλησις προς την Υπεραγίαν  Θεοτόκον

Πέμπτη 11, Αυγούστου

6:30 μ.μ. Παράκλησις προς την Υπεραγίαν  Θεοτόκον

Κυριακή 14, Αυγούστου

Παραμονή της Κοιμήσεως της Υπεραγίας Θεοτόκου

6:30 μ.μ Εσπερινός

Δευτέρα 15, Αυγουστου

Η ΚΟΙΜΗΣΙΣ ΤΗΣ ΥΠΕΡΑΓΙΑΣ ΘΕΟΤΟΚΟΥ

8:30 π.μ. ΄Ορθρος- 9:45 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία

Κυριακή 21, Αυγούστου

Ετήσια συνάντηση και φιλιξενία (Barbeque Party) όλων των μελών της Κοινότητας του Καθεδρικού αμέσως μετά την Θεία Λειτουργία.