PARISH

 

St. George the Great-Martyr
Melkite Greek-Catholic Church

REV. DR. JUSTIN ROSE Pastor

RT. REV. FRANK J. MILIENEWICZ Pastor Emeritus

REV. DEACON SERAPHIM RITCHEY

REV. DEACON ANDREW BAROODY

READER JOSEPH PHARO

 

REGULAR ORDER OF SERVICE

DIVINE LITURGY

Saturday – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday – 10:30 a.m.

ORTHROS

Sunday – 9:00 a.m.

THE WAY RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES

The Way Educator Meeting – July 15, 2018

CLASSES RESUME SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

VESPERS

Wednesday – 6:00 p.m.

THE WAY BIBLE STUDY

Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Bible Study

FEEDING THE HOMELESS SHELTER

4th Tuesday of the month 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

PARISH ADVISORY COUNCIL

2nd Monday of the month – 6:30 p.m.

   Bulletin submission deadline: Weekly on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

Recent Announcements

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis  – ALL parish book discussion

July 11, 2018       6:30 – 8:00 pm.

 

PARISH INFORMATION

MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING

Members at St. George have registered with the office, attend the Divine Liturgy at least 3 weekends each month, participate in the community life of the parish and contribute generously of their time, talent and treasure.

MYSTERIES OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION

Expectant parents should contact the pastor prior to the birth of the child. The priest can come to pray over the baby and mother in the days after birth. After 40 days, Churching Prayers welcome the baby for the first time and the mother back to Church. To request the Mysteries of Initiation, parents must be members in good standing and attend baptism preparation with the godparents. At least one Godparent must be a member in good standing at St. George. The other Godparent may be a Catholic or Orthodox Christian in good standing.

MYSTERY OF HOLY CONFESSION

You may go to confession before or after most services in the Church. If you would like to go to confession during Sunday morning prayer, please stand near the crying room door. To make an appointment for confession, please call the office.

MYSTERY OF HOLY CROWNING

Couples who wish to be married at St. George must be members in good standing. They should contact the pastor prior to making any other arrangements and at least six months prior to the desired date. They will need to complete our marriage preparation program. The Byzantine wedding ceremony begins in the narthex of the Church and does not feature the father walking the daughter down the main aisle. The couple approaches the Holy Mystery together as equals. There are no vows exchanged in the Byzantine Crowning ceremony.

MYSTERY OF HOLY ANOINTING

You can approach a priest for Holy Anointing at any time for healing of body, soul, mind or relationship. To make an appointment for a home or hospital visit, please call the office.

FUNERALS

When someone passes away in your family, please contact the Pastor prior to making any arrangements with the Funeral Home. Byzantine funerals are customarily open casket. The casket may be closed at the family’s request. There are no eulogies given in Church. Family and friends may deliver eulogies at the mercy meal. Traditionally, we mourn and honor the deceased by eating fasting foods at the mercy meal. Families must ensure that there are fish and/or vegetarian options available for those who wish to mourn your loved one by fasting. Except during major fasting periods, the family may serve meat for guests and those who choose not observe this custom.

 

Address:
425 16th Avenue South. Birmingham, Alabama 35205

Rectory:  (205) 252-5788
Church Hall: (205) 252-1085
Fax: (205) 252-0063

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.