St. George Orthodox Cathedral
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Welcome to Saint George Cathedral!

Since 1892, the Orthodox Christian faith has been lived in Charleston, West Virginia, brought originally by immigrants from Lebanon and Syria.  In 1905, the parish was officially incorporated under the hierarchal leadership of St Raphael of Brooklyn, who in 1911 consecrated the first altar.

Located in downtown Charleston across from the Town Center Mall, St George Cathedral serves about 400 families and seeks to bring the light of Holy Orthodoxy to the whole Kanawha Valley and all of West Virginia.

St George Cathedral is a parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America and serves as the primary episcopal see of the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic.  The diocesan chancery is located here in Charleston.

Divine services are held weekly.  All are welcome to attend, regardless of current religious affiliation or background.


Holy Week Offering

As we approach our Lord’s Resurrection, we are preparing ourselves to receive the blessings of Christ’s sacrifice by prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Our Church also prepares herself for Pascha through beautification and the offering of many items which are needed to both properly honor the Lord for His sacrifice (items such as flowers, palms, incense, etc.), and to bring us the blessings of His grace (things such as bread, oil, wine, etc.). It has been the practice for millennia, both in the Jewish and Christian traditions, to bring offerings to God. This is a great way for you to participate directly in the services of Holy Week. Since our Church has very specific needs and long-standing relationships with vendors, we can accept your offerings in the form of monetary contributions to go towards liturgical items of your choosing. By filling out this form with your offering, you will be making an offering to our Lord for the item(s) you check off both for yourself and for your loved ones on the list of names you provide, living and deceased, to be commemorated at the midnight Pascha Liturgy on the holy diskos.

May our risen Lord bless you and your families during this holiest time of the year!

To make your Holy Week offering, click here.

2020 Pledge

Once again, this year, you can make your pledge to St George Cathedral online!

Dear parishioner,

The blessings of the Lord be upon you!

As we enter into 2020, our beloved Cathedral counts on your financial support to help keep our community thriving!

Giving to your Church is not only a financial help to pay our bills and do the ministry, but a spiritual necessity for us. Our Lord requires us to give back to Him.

The Bible teaches us to give 10% of our salary back to God. While we understand this is difficult for those who are not used to giving that big a percentage of their salary, we do ask that you consider increasing your pledge a little bit every year.

If you have not pledged in the past due to financial difficulties, you do not owe anyone an explanation as to how much you are able to pledge. There is no minimum, but as the widow gave two mites to the temple, God accepted it more than those who gave out of their abundance. Your donation is between you and God, however you can always share this or any struggles with your priest.

Your pledge helps us to budget for the year. If you have any questions about the pledging process, please reach out to your priest with any questions or concerns.

Please click on the link below to enter your information and indicate the amount you would like to pledge for 2020. 

May God continue to bless you all the days of your life!

Your Servant,

Fr. Joseph Hazar

2020 Online Pledge Form

St George Family Tree Project

St George Cathedral was started by many brave men and women who left their homes in Lebanon in search of a better life. Their offspring as well as the many people who have since then immigrated, converted, or moved to St George make up our Cathedral today. Many of our families are interrelated. This project will help us trace our parish’s family tree. Click here to begin filling out your family's information!

Holy Oblation (Holy Bread Offering) Form

Now you can register to offer your holy oblation online!

Please fill out the form completely and check spelling carefully. When appropriate, please use baptismal or ateast full names (i.e. Thomas instead of Tom, etc.) If you need someone to make Holy Bread or Kolyva (wheat for the memorial), please make a minimum payment of $20 (for each), which does not go to the Church, but rather to the person making the bread. If you have worked something out with the person making your Holy Bread or Kolyva, you can click "No" to the question if you need someone to make it for you.

Click here to begin!

Parish Census

Parish Census

To better minister to you, we would like to have each family fill out a parish census . With this information, Fr. Joseph will better be able to share news, let you know about new programs and services, and visit your homes much more effectively.

If there is someone you know who is not tech savy, please take a physical form home for them, or help them fill one out online. This form is not only for “members” of the parish, but anyone who attends and friends of our holy church. This information will be private and will only be used by the church staff.

The Family Unit should be a husband, wife and children (please do not include elderly parents living with you, but rather fill out a separate form for them). Children who are still in college can be added to your form but college graduates and/or children who are married should be on their own form.

Click here to fill out the parish census

Now Streaming

For those unable to attend worship on a given Sunday, St. George Orthodox Cathedral now streams Divine Liturgy through this website Sunday mornings at 10:30 eastern.

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