Welcome to St. George Church of Boston

Our Parish 

 St. George Orthodox Church of Boston has been a place for faith and fellowship for over a century. Our parish began when a large number of Orthodox immigrants arrived from the Middle East at the turn of the 20th Century.Under the spiritual direction of  Orthodox Bishop (now Saint) Raphael Hawaweeny, our first parish was established in the South End in 1900.

St. George parish continued to grow and prosper throughout the century.  In 1978, the present church was built in West Roxbury, the sixth center of worship for this growing community. Today, we are a parish of approximately sixteen hundred members who share a common Orthodox Christian faith, a shared vision and hopes for the future. Together, with ten other parishes in the Diocese of New England, our mission is to present, teach and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Mission Statement

St. George Orthodox Church of Boston is a faith-based community that responds to the gifts of the Holy Spirit by proclaiming, sharing, and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We welcome all people as seekers and believers through openness, fellowship, and worship to join us in discovering God’s will in our lives. As a diverse, loving and caring community, we support, embrace, and encourage each other and reach out in love through charity, compassion, and hospitality to all God’s people.

Vision Statement

The parish of St. George Orthodox Church is committed to:

  1. the creation of educational programs that promote the spiritual growth and development of all.
  2. being a welcoming and embracing community that is dedicated to guide all people towards faithful stewardship.
  3. be better stewards of God by developing outreach programs for the community through various ministries.
  4. to maintain consistent programs and to develop a parish community that will sustain, guide and mentor our youth and future generations to live in Christ and become stewards of the faith.

 

Diocese of Worcester and New England

For the Diocese of Worcester and New England Website, visit: http://www.worcesterdiocese.net

Our Diocese was created in 2004. The former regional system of the Archdiocese was then converted to a Diocesan structure and the New England Region became the Diocese of Worcester and New England. The Diocesan Cathedral is located at St. George in Worcester, MA. On December 11th 2011, Archimandrite John Abdalah was consecrated as the first Antiochian Orthodox bishop of New England. Bishop John is a son of our parish and his ancestors are among the founders of St. George parish. Our Diocese consists of ten parishes served by fourteen priests and seven deacons.

Antiochian Archdiocese of North America

For the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese Website, visit: http://www.antiochian.org/ 

The city of Antioch  was the most important city of the Roman Province of Syria, and, as such, served as the capital city of the Empire's civil "Diocese of the East." The Church in Antioch dates back to the days of the foremost apostles, SS. Peter and Paul, as is recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. Scripture refers to Antioch as the place where the followers of Jesus Christ were first called "Christians" (Acts 11.26), and records that Nicholas, one of the original seven deacons, was from that city -- and may have been its first convert (Acts 6.5). During the persecution of the Church which followed the death of St. Stephen the Proto-Martyr, members of the infant community in Jerusalem sought refuge in Antioch (Acts 11.19), and while St. Peter served as the first bishop of the city, SS. Paul and Barnabas set out on their great missionary journeys to Gentile lands (Acts 13.1) -- establishing a tradition which would last for centuries, as from Antioch missionaries planted churches throughout greater Syria, Asia Minor, the Caucasus Mountains, and Mesopotamia.

The Archdiocese is led by Metropolitan Joseph, Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of North America, was elected by the Holy Synod of Antioch in July 2015. He succeeded +Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) of thrice blessed memory who led the Archdiocese for 48 years from 1966 to 2014. The Metropolitan is a member of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Antioch, and assisted by 6 auxiliary bishops here in the United States & Canada:

Bishop BASIL (Essey) 
Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America (May 31, 1992)

Bishop THOMAS (Joseph)
Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic (December 5th, 2004)

Bishop ALEXANDER (Mufarrij) 
Diocese of Ottawa, Eastern Canada and Upstate New York (December 5th, 2004)

Bishop JOHN (Abdalah)
Diocese of Worcester and New England (December 11, 2011)

Bishop ANTHONY (Michaels)
Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest (December 11, 2011)

Bishop NICHOLAS (Ozone) 
Diocese of Miami and the Southeast (December 11, 2011)

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