St. George Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2020-11-22
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St. George Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (661) 325-8694
  • Fax:
  • (661)325-8694
  • Street Address:

  • 401 Truxtun Avenue

  • Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • Mailing Address:

  • 401 Truxtun Avenue

  • Bakersfield, CA 93301

Contact Information

Services Schedule


Orthros - 8:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy - 9:30 a.m.


Evening Vespers - 6:00 p.m.


Past Bulletins

St. George News and Events

As of yesterday, Kern County is back in the purple tier
which means that worship for the faithful will take place outside and on streaming. 
We are planning to have the clergy and chanters hold all services inside while the faithful are seated (under the proper Covid guidelines) outside under tents in the courtyard.
You are welcome to come and join us at the church (wear a warm jacket), or
continue to follow the stream.  

Matins begins at 8:30 am and Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am.
To meet the guidelines we will continue to ask that face masks are worn and proper distancing is maintained.
A little reminder that if you are ill or have been around someone ill,
please stay at home, get some rest and watch the online:
live stream on our facebook page or Youtube channel.
The 21st of the month Divine Liturgy at 9.30am. For the Entrance of Theotokos to the Temple.
The 25th (the week after) Divine Liturgy for st. Katherine.

Well folks, it's time for the Philoptochos annual Christmas Card.
It is a suggested $10 donation, DEADLINE IS NOV. 29
Don’t forget to donate for someone who can’t afford to.

Donate for the Christmas Card

Please email your info; name, address and if you're donating for some one else.
Send email to or
see Joyce Cisneros or Jenny Dean.
You can always send a check to church or pay cash at church.
You may go to the our Philoptochos website and donate there.


Join us for An Epicurean Journey with Friends series of master chef cooking classes celebrating the seasonal flavors of Greece.  Saturday(s) October 10, November 7 and December 5 from11a.m. – 12:00 noon via Zoom. $65 per kitchen for all 3 classes. $25 per kitchen a la carte class. Silent Auction, prizes and plenty of expert tips. No passport required and aprons are optional! R.S.V.P. to Tonifaye Palomares 310-560-0865


Use the links below to submit your stewardship form or donation.

Stewardship Form <-- Fill out the form for stewardship.

Make donation via PayPal <-- Use paypal; CC or Paypal to make a donation.

Envelopes will be made available to all of our families so that we may continue our stewrship to our beloved parish during this crisis. 

Church School Program

Church school planning is underway and being developed soon. If you are interested in teaching or helping please reach out to Father Joseph. 

Orthodox Catechism/Faith Classes
We will be resuming our Orthodox Catechism/Faith classes on Wednesdays starting Nov. 18 at 6:45 pm via Zoom.
Here you will have the opportunity to meet some of our other inquirers as well.
The Zoom link is below.
My cell phone is (661) 496-5768 should you have any issues with the connection.
Zoom link Wednesdays 6:45 pm

GOYA/Youth group

Youth Group (ages 12-18) will meet weekly.
Please contact Joyce Cisneros for more information. 

Bible Study

Nativity Bible study!

Welcome to our nativity class emphasizing the birth of Christ, prophesies and Christ's position in the book of Hebrews.
The class starts at 7:30 and ONLY LASTS 40 MINUTES.
        Every week on Tue, until Dec 29, 2020 All times are Pacific Time (USA & Canada).
        Nov 17, 2020 07:30 PM 

        Nov 17, 2020 07:30 PM
        Nov 24, 2020 07:30 PM
        Dec 1, 2020 07:30 PM
        Dec 8, 2020 07:30 PM
        Dec 15, 2020 07:30 PM
        Dec 22, 2020 07:30 PM
        Dec 29, 2020 07:30 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
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Join Zoom Meeting link
Meeting ID: 794 3216 7119
Passcode: SU1VQ0

Next meeting is Dec. 17, at 7:00 p.m.
We have an open position on parish council.
If anyone is interested please contact Namaz by phone or email our Parish Council at

Social Media & website

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St George Christian Outreach Facebook Page

St George Greek Orthodox Church of Bakersfield YouTube channel

General Announcements: 


Leave your mark!

Consider naming St. George Church as a beneficiary on your life insurance policy. It's a great legacy gift to your parish and very easy to do...just ask your provider for the change beneficiary form and complete and return to them.  The legal name for the church is Hellenic Community St. George Church Tax ID #95-3575365 God bless you.


Honor your loved ones birthday and or anniversary by making a contribution to the Endowment Fund in their name. Make checks payable to St. George Church and write Endowment Fund on the memo line. Distributions from the fund will benefit the youth and maintenance needs of the Parish. For more information contact a Parish Council Member. 

Thank you.

Text Notifications

If you would like to be part of our system, please provide your phone number to the church secreatary at

This service will only be used to notify parishioners of any changes to service times or to provide information on events or occurences that affect the entire parish.  We see this as being used infrequently but feel that we need to an effective way to communicate important information quickly. 

Father Joseph's Hours

Father Joseph will be in the office Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 to 3:00. 
Father will also maintain office hours on Friday evenings from from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the sacrament of Holy Confession.  He will be available to meet in the hall, narthex, or crying room on these nights.  Please feel free to send Father Joseph a text message at 661-496-5768 during this time to check his availability. You will receive an estimated wait time if any. 
Confessions appointments can be made with Sahar or Presbytera.    
If you need to meet with Father please make appointments during the week. Sunday should be left for Father to have time to visit with parishioners during coffee hour. Please give him the time to do so unless it is an emergency. Thank you for your understanding.

PROSPHORO offering

11/15 Olympia Hackelman
11/22 Basema Madain
11/29 Mary Mekhel

12/6 Joyce Cisneros
12/13 Olympia Hackleman
12/20 Basema Madain
12/27 Mary Mekhel

Thank you.

Please make arrangements with Presbytera to bring the offering Saturday night either to the church or Father's home or for any chedule changes.
We are looking for more people to make the blessed bread.
Please approach Father Joseph if interested.
If you want to learn more about how to make Prosphora, you can visit our Prosphoro site
Thank you.



11/5 Jose & Namaz Pimenel
11/3 Molly Dean
11/8 Nick & Pam Valos
11/9 Donald & Annette Londquist
11/9 George & Nahla Demestihas
11/10 Fr. Joseph & Despina Chaffee
11/30 Dimitris & Eleni Southerd


11/1 Anastasia Drulias
11/3 Molly Dean
11/10 Nicole Strategos
11/10 Julie Pierucci
11/15 Chris Andrews
11/16 Nicolas Cisneros
11/16 Bianca Gomez
11/17 Demetri Southerd
11/20 Nikoloas Exarchoulakos
11/20 Mary Fotis
11/25 Alexandra Shackleford
11/27 Wyatt Luke West
11/27 Virginia Liascos
11/30 Patrick Hayes

If your Anniversary or Birthday is not listed and would like to be added, please contact Presbytera directly or send her an email at

PLEASE NOTE:  All bulletin announcements must be received each week by 6:00 pm Wednesday to be included in the Sunday bulletin for that week.

Please send email with your request to


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Grave Tone. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 2:14-22.

Brethren, Christ is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

Προκείμενον. Grave Tone. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 28.11,1.
Κύριος ἰσχὺν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ δώσει.
Στίχ. Ἐνέγκατε τῷ Κυρίῳ υἱοὶ Θεοῦ, ἐνέγκατε τῷ Κυρίῳ δόξαν καὶ τιμήν.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Ἐφεσίους 2:14-22.

Ἀδελφοί, Χριστός ἐστιν ἡ εἰρήνη ἡμῶν, ὁ ποιήσας τὰ ἀμφότερα ἕν, καὶ τὸ μεσότοιχον τοῦ φραγμοῦ λύσας, τήν ἔχθραν ἐν τῇ σαρκί αὐτοῦ, τὸν νόμον τῶν ἐντολῶν ἐν δόγμασιν, καταργήσας· ἵνα τοὺς δύο κτίσῃ ἐν ἑαὐτῷ εἰς ἕνα καινὸν ἄνθρωπον, ποιῶν εἰρήνην, καὶ ἀποκαταλλάξῃ τοὺς ἀμφοτέρους ἐν ἑνὶ σώματι τῷ θεῷ διὰ τοῦ σταυροῦ, ἀποκτείνας τὴν ἔχθραν ἐν αὐτῷ· καὶ ἐλθὼν εὐηγγελίσατο εἰρήνην ὑμῖν τοῖς μακρὰν καὶ τοῖς ἐγγύς· ὅτι διʼ αὐτοῦ ἔχομεν τὴν προσαγωγὴν οἱ ἀμφότεροι ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι πρὸς τὸν πατέρα. Ἄρα οὖν οὐκέτι ἐστὲ ξένοι καὶ πάροικοι, ἀλλὰ συμπολῖται τῶν ἁγίων καὶ οἰκεῖοι τοῦ θεοῦ, ἐποικοδομηθέντες ἐπὶ τῷ θεμελίῳ τῶν ἀποστόλων καὶ προφητῶν, ὄντος ἀκρογωνιαίου αὐτοῦ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ἐν ᾧ πᾶσα οἰκοδομὴ συναρμολογουμένη αὔξει εἰς ναὸν ἅγιον ἐν κυρίῳ, ἐν ᾧ καὶ ὑμεῖς συνοικοδομεῖσθε εἰς κατοικητήριον τοῦ θεοῦ ἐν πνεύματι.

البروكيمنون. Grave Tone. مزمور 28 :11 ، 1.
الرب يعطي قوة لشعبه
Verse: قدموا للرب يا أبناء الله قدموا للرب مجداً وكرامة

فصل من رسالة بولس الى أَفسس 2: 14-22.

يَُّا إِخْوَة، الْمَسِيحُ هُوَ سَلاَمُنَا، الَّذِي جَعَلَ الاثْنَيْنِ وَاحِداً، وَنَقَضَ حَائِطَ السِّيَاجِ الْمُتَوَسِّطَ أَيِ الْعَدَاوَةَ. مُبْطِلاً بِجَسَدِهِ نَامُوسَ الْوَصَايَا فِي فَرَائِضَ، لِكَيْ يَخْلُقَ الاثْنَيْنِ فِي نَفْسِهِ إِنْسَاناً وَاحِداً جَدِيداً، صَانِعاً سَلاَماً، وَيُصَالِحَ الاثْنَيْنِ فِي جَسَدٍ وَاحِدٍ مَعَ اللهِ بِالصَّلِيبِ، قَاتِلاً الْعَدَاوَةَ بِهِ. فَجَاءَ وَبَشَّرَكُمْ بِسَلاَمٍ، أَنْتُمُ الْبَعِيدِينَ وَالْقَرِيبِينَ. لأَنَّ بِهِ لَنَا كِلَيْنَا قُدُوماً فِي رُوحٍ وَاحِدٍ إِلَى الآبِ. فَلَسْتُمْ إِذاً بَعْدُ غُرَبَاءَ وَنُزُلاً، بَلْ رَعِيَّةٌ مَعَ الْقِدِّيسِينَ وَأَهْلِ بَيْتِ اللهِ، مَبْنِيِّينَ عَلَى أَسَاسِ الرُّسُلِ وَالأَنْبِيَاءِ، وَيَسُوعُ الْمَسِيحُ نَفْسُهُ حَجَرُ الزَّاوِيَةِ، الَّذِي فِيهِ كُلُّ الْبِنَاءِ مُرَكَّباً مَعاً يَنْمُو هَيْكَلاً مُقَدَّساً فِي الرَّبِّ. الَّذِي فِيهِ أَنْتُمْ أَيْضاً مَبْنِيُّونَ مَعاً، مَسْكَناً لِلَّهِ فِي الرُّوحِ.

Gospel Reading

9th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 12:16-21

The Lord said this parable: "The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, 'What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?' And he said, 'I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, 'Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.' But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." As he said these things, he cried out: "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

9th Sunday of Luke
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 12:16-21

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος τήν παραβολὴν ταύτην· Ἀνθρώπου τινὸς πλουσίου εὐφόρησεν ἡ χώρα· καὶ διελογίζετο ἐν ἑαυτῷ λέγων· τί ποιήσω, ὅτι οὐκ ἔχω ποῦ συνάξω τοὺς καρπούς μου; καὶ εἶπε· τοῦτο ποιήσω· καθελῶ μου τὰς ἀποθήκας καὶ μείζονας οἰκοδομήσω, καὶ συνάξω ἐκεῖ πάντα τὰ γενήματά μου καὶ τὰ ἀγαθά μου, καὶ ἐρῶ τῇ ψυχῇ μου· ψυχή, ἔχεις πολλὰ ἀγαθὰ κείμενα εἰς ἔτη πολλά· ἀναπαύου, φάγε, πίε, εὐφραίνου. εἶπε δὲ αὐτῷ ὁ Θεός· ἄφρον, ταύτῃ τῇ νυκτὶ τὴν ψυχήν σου ἀπαιτοῦσιν ἀπὸ σοῦ· ἃ δὲ ἡτοίμασας τίνι ἔσται; οὕτως ὁ θησαυρίζων ἑαυτῷ, καὶ μὴ εἰς Θεὸν πλουτῶν.

9th Sunday of Luke
لوقا 12: 16-21

16 قال الرب هذا المثل : ((إِنْسَانٌ غَنِيٌّ أَخْصَبَتْ كُورَتُهُ ، 17فَفَكَّرَ فِي نَفْسِهِ قَائِلاً: مَاذَا أَعْمَلُ ، لأَنْ لَيْسَ لِي مَوْضِعٌ أَجْمَعُ فِيهِ أَثْمَارِي؟ 18وَقَالَ: أَعْمَلُ هَذَا: أَهْدِمُ مَخَازِنِي وَأَبْنِي أَعْظَمَ ، وَأَجْمَعُ هُنَاكَ جَمِيعَ غَلاَّتِي وَخَيْرَاتِي ، 19وَأَقُولُ لِنَفْسِي: يَا نَفْسُ لَكِ خَيْرَاتٌ كَثِيرَةٌ ، مَوْضُوعَةٌ لِسِنِينَ كَثِيرَةٍ. اِسْتَرِيحِي وَكُلِي وَاشْرَبِي وَافْرَحِي! 20فَقَالَ لَهُ اللهُ: يَا غَبِيُّ ! هَذِهِ اللَّيْلَةَ تُطْلَبُ نَفْسُكَ مِنْكَ ، فَهَذِهِ الَّتِي أَعْدَدْتَهَا لِمَنْ تَكُونُ؟ 21هَكَذَا الَّذِي يَكْنِزُ لِنَفْسِهِ وَلَيْسَ هُوَ غَنِيّاً لِلَّهِ ولما قال هذا نادى من له أذنان للسمع فليسمع)).





  • St. George Calendar

    November 22 to November 29, 2020

    Sunday, November 22

    8:30AM Orthros

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    Tuesday, November 24

    6:00PM Vespers

    7:30PM Bible Study

    Wednesday, November 25

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy for St. Kathrine

    11:00AM Father Joseph Office Hours

    6:00PM Vespers

    Thursday, November 26

    11:00AM Father Joseph Office Hours

    6:00PM Vespers

    7:00PM Parish Council Meeting

    Friday, November 27

    5:00PM Evening Office Hours - Sacrament of Holy Confession, No Appointment Necessary

    6:00PM Paraklesis

    Saturday, November 28

    6:00PM Vespers

    Sunday, November 29

    8:30AM Orthros

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy