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,

CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST!

St. George continues to monitor the COVID 19 situation in Houston and will notify the Parish of any changes to our current protocols. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our community.

We continue to welcome parishioners who wish to worship in the Church into our home of St. George 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 our merciful and good GOD keep you and your family in His holy hands.
Your servant,
Fr. James

Current Guidelines for St. George attendance:

  1. Church attendance has been split into two alphabetical categories by last names. Families with the letters A thru J are invited to attend one Sunday. 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).  If you are unsure which Sunday is for your family, please check your weekly email or contact the Church Office.
  2. Anyone who is considered "at-risk” by CDC guidelines, please continue to watch services remotely. https://www.cdc.gov/ coronavirus/2019-ncov/need- extra-precautions/people-at- higher-risk.htmlAnybody with some or all of the following symptoms: Cough, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, excessive fatigue, muscle aches, fever, loss of smell, loss of taste, sore throat or fever should stay home and seek immediate medical attention.
  3. 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
  4. There will only be two entrances to the church, one on Mercer side and one on Sewanee side. Please follow signage and posted directions.
  5. You will be asked at the entrance if you have read the aforementioned symptom guideline and are symptom free.
  6. 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. 
  7. 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.  
  8. There will be tape on the outside/floor/carpet giving direction, including social distancing requirements during communion and entering/exiting the church.
  9. All who attend must maintain social distancing and comply with Ushers and Greeters' seating assignments and directions before, during and after the service.
  10. Collection will not be taken, so please go online or use your St George app to continue your giving to the church.
  11. The bookstore, library, infant room and playground will be closed.
  12. 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.

 

 

 

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.

Click here for instructions.

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.

News


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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