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.
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. You can fill out a card in Church or click here to make your offering.
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.
Your unworthy father in Christ,
Fr. Joseph Hazar
There are a number of activities for our youth in the upcoming week. Please see the entire Holy Week schedule below as well as:
- Lazarus Saturday Youth retreat flyer (below)
- Holy Friday All-Night Vigil for teens (email Fr. Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to regester your teens)
- Sign up to read at the Holy Friday Vigil (sign up in bookstore or see Tom Barrick)
- Agape Vespers Easter Egg Hunt for kids 3-11 (flyer below)
- The Myrrh-Bearing Women were brave when Jesus was crucified and buried while His own disciples were afraid of the people who killed Jesus. To help us remember that, this year, girls ages 8-18 will be taking turns standing at Christ’s tomb on Holy Friday evening carrying candles and then throwing flowers around Jesus’ body. To sign up, email or call Lori Choueiri at email@example.com or (304) 206-8644. The girls will wear white dresses and should arrive to the Church by 6:45 pm before the service.
This year, you can make your pledge to St George Cathedral online!
Your pledge is not just your way of helping to support the ministry and administration of your Church, but it is a spiritual blessing for us to give back to the Lord out of the abundance of the blessings which He has given to us.
Please see Fr. Joseph's note to the parish:
Dear member of our holy community,
I greet you and your loved ones in the name of our Lord!
I am so honored to be appointed a shepherd to our community and to lead you in prayer as we seek the Kingdom of God to reveal Himself to us around the Holy Eucharist.
This note is sent to help us meet the needs of our Holy Church and to adopt a new method of giving; that is for every family to pledge whatever they wish or can afford to share God’s blessings with their church. Many of us feel comfortable with the old ways, but the old ways do not challenge us to rise above and say, “It is so good to give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy endures forever.”
Please click on the link below to fill out you online pledge card for 2019 and take a look at our “Get Connected” brochure to see the many ways your church can serve you and your community.
On behalf of your Parish Council and myself, we thank you in advance for your support of our community.
Fr. Joseph Hazar
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.
Please join us in welcoming Rev. Fr. Joseph Hazar as Dean of St George Orthodox Cathedral.
Fr. Joseph was assigned as Dean of the Cathedral effective August 1, 2018. He was entrusted the care of the flock of the Cathedral by His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH. Fr. Joseph would like to get to know all of his flock personally, so he asks that everyone take the time to visit with him after our services or during our social events.