Beloved Family of St. George,
CHRIST IS RISEN!
As we celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday May 10, we have been blessed by His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH and His Grace Bishop BASIL to once again be physically united with our mother, the Church. While things will not be completely back to “our normal”, St. George will begin Orthros and Divine Liturgy Sunday, May 10 at a significantly reduced 25% capacity. Attendees will be limited using two alphabetical categories as listed below. As always, St. George services will continue to be live-streamed (click here). Please read the entirety of this message as restrictions will be in effect in order to protect our precious community.
Should you have any questions or concerns AFTER reading the following, please feel free to contact me at (316) 209-3605.
May the Light of our Risen LORD fill your homes,
The following are required guidelines for the reopening of the Church
- Church attendance will begin Sunday May 10, we invite families with the last names starting with the letters A thru J to attend. Those with last names beginning with K thru Z will be offered the opportunity to attend the following Sunday (attendance will then alternate every other Sunday based on said last manes). Fr. James & Fr. George will be offering Divine Liturgy on Wednesday mornings specifically for our members that were not invited to attend the previous Sunday.
- Anyone who is considered "at-risk” by CDC guidelines (65 years and older or people with underlying medical conditions), please continue to watch services remotely. https://www.cdc.gov/ coronavirus/2019-ncov/need- extra-precautions/people-at- higher-risk.html
- Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, has symptoms as listed by CDC or has been in contact with anyone with symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19 please continue to watch services remotely until a negative test has been received. https://www.cdc. gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
- There will only be two entrances to the church, one on Mercer side and one on Sewanee side. Please follow signage and posted directions.
- You will be asked at the entrance if you have read the aforementioned symptom guideline and are symptom free.
- Your temperature will be taken by Greeters using no-touch thermometers at the entrance to the church. If your temperature is greater than 100F, you will be asked to return home.
- All who attend will be required to wear face masks during the entirety of the service, except for children 2 years of age or younger. Please bring your own mask as supplies are limited.
- Please bring your own hand sanitizer as supplies are limited.
- There will be tape on the outside/floor/carpet giving direction, including social distancing requirements during communion and entering/exiting the church.
- All who attend must maintain social distancing and comply with Ushers and Greeters' seating assignments and directions before, during and after the service.
- Water fountains will be turned off.
- Collection will not be taken, so please go online or use your St George app to continue your giving to the church.
- Cleaning crews will be continuously cleaning before, during and after services.
- The bookstore, library, infant room and playground will be closed.
- Sunday school and coffee hour are cancelled until further notice. Please exit the church as instructed after the service.
- We encourage those who wish to attend to arrive between 8:30a - 9:45a as to allow enough time to properly enter the church.
We thank you for your understanding and following all the guidelines set by the Archdiocese and local authorities. May GOD grant us all patience and wisdom to persevere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The St. George Mosaics and Artist Aidan Hart were recently featured in an article for the Houston Chronicle. To read the article, click here.
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.