St. George Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2020-11-29
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St. George Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (651) 222-6220
  • Street Address:

  • 1111 Summit Avenue

  • Saint Paul, MN 55105

Contact Information

Services Schedule


YouTube Channel

Facebook Page

Worship Sunday Orthros 8:30am & Divine Liturgy 9:30am

Saturday Vespers & Weekday Services (see Online Calendar)

Confession (by appointment)

Our Mission “St. George Greek Orthodox Church is a Christ-centered
Community that:

  • Inspires faith and worship
  • Cultivates spiritual growth and fellowship, and
  • Encourages benevolence and outreach”

Our Vision "Ascending together to the fullness of Life"

Past Bulletins


  • Upcoming Events

    November 15 to December 6, 2020

    Sunday, November 15


    Sunday, November 29

    8:30AM ORTHROS


    10:30AM Virtual Fellowship Hour

    Monday, November 30


    Tuesday, December 1


    Wednesday, December 2

    1:30PM Daytime Bible Study

    Friday, December 4


    Saturday, December 5


    9:30AM Divine Liturgy in Eau Claire, WI

    5:00PM Vespers

    Sunday, December 6


    8:30AM ORTHROS


    11:00AM Sunday School


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

13th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 4:1-7

Brethren, I, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.

Gospel Reading

13th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 18:18-27

At that time, a ruler came to Jesus and asked him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.' " And he said, "All these I have observed from my youth." And when Jesus heard it, he said to him, "One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." But when he heard this he became sad, for he was very rich. Jesus looking at him said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Those who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?" But he said, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."



Sign-up for Divine Liturgy November 29 

Follow this link to sign up for services on Sunday, November 29 at 8:30/9:30am. Reminder, per Metropolis protocols, facemasks and physical distancing required.

Prosforo: Krisandrea Ballas-Rylander

Greeters: Aida Abebe & Bill Clemons

Fellowship: In-person Fellowship Hour is paused through December 13. See virtual info below.


Click the links below to stream upcoming services

YouTube Channel

Facebook Page


Sunday School 

There will be no classes today (November 29), December 20, December 27, January 10, March 21, May 2. The final day of classes will be May 9; Graduation Sunday will be May 16. Please contact Aida with any questions at or 651-434-7826.


Virtual Fellowship Hour Today

Click here to join the Zoom Fellowship Hour following Divine Liturgy. You do not have to have Zoom to participate. Those interested may simply call in. Call (312) 626 6799 and enter the Meeting ID: 859 0249 9214 and Passcode: 253090.


Daytime Bible Study

The next daytime Bible study will be on zoom, Wednesday December 2, at 1:30 p.m. We will be studying the Ascension in Acts 1, 1-11. Please join us by clicking in the link below. If you are new to zoom meetings, we will talk you through any confusion once you join the meeting.You can use any device; computer, smart phone, or iPad. 

Click here to Join Zoom Meeting. Meeting ID: 844 3760 9849, Passcode: 556064. If questions, contact Kathy Ryan at


Loaves and Fishes Volunteer Opportunity

Monday December 7th we will serve our last meal of 2020. Please consider helping out - it will only take two hours. We will be wearing masks and physical distancing while preparing to-go meals. Our volunteer number is limited to 7- sign up early! December Meal Signup


Evening Bible Study

For the month of December we will only meet once for Bible Study and due to scheduling needs we will meet on Monday, December 7 (instead of a Tuesday), at 7pm. We will study the Gospel Reading: Luke 8:16-21 for the conception of St. Anna. Here is the zoom link: Meeting ID: 959 2976 7684 Passcode: 975554.


Save the Date – Family Ski Day

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 6, 2021: skiing and snowtubing at Wild Mountain. Stay tuned for details!


Parish Christmas Card

Each Christmas our Philoptochos sends out a beautiful icon Christmas card. This card is signed with the names of those who choose to send Christmas greetings in this way to others in our church community, near and far, with a donation to Philoptochos. Philoptochos uses this money to fund various philanthropic projects.

We are hoping that during this difficult year of many trials, many of you will choose to include your name, or your family’s names, in this Christmas card. Forms can be found in the Bulletin Inserts section, on the church website, and in the November-December issue of Glad Tidings. Please submit forms by Sunday, December 6th.


Christmas Flowers

We welcome your donations for Christmas floral decorations. Names of those you wish to memorialize will be listed in the Christmas bulletin. Donation forms can be found in the Bulletin Inserts section, on the church website, and in the November-December issue of Glad Tidings. The deadline is Sunday, December 20.


Sign-up for Divine Liturgy December 6

Follow this link to sign up for services on Sunday, December 6 at 8:30/9:30am.


Wisdom of the Fathers

Take heed, then, often to come together to give thanks to God, and show forth His praise. For when ye assemble frequently in the same place, the powers of Satan are destroyed, and the destruction at which he aims is prevented by the unity of your faith.
St. Ignatius of Antioch
Epistle to the Ephesians Ch. 13, 2nd century

It is only when in the darkness of this world we discern that Christ has already "filled all things with Himself" that these things, whatever they may be, are revealed and given to us full of meaning and beauty. A Christian is one who, wherever he looks, finds Christ and rejoices in Him.
Fr. Alexander Schmemann
For the Life of the World, p. 113, 20th century


In Other News

Summer Camp Staff Applications due November 30

By God’s Grace, Summer Camp 2021 will be held July 3-9, 2021. If you are former staff or a 2020 senior camper, please apply by November 30 at Questions? Contact Doria at 612-825-9595 or


University of Minnesota OCF Virtual Game Night

Calling all college students: join OCF for a fun night of games and social time on Zoom next Thursday, December 3 at 7pm! Please pass this message along to anyone you think would be interested in participating! Click here to get the zoom link and to RSVP.


Intro to Orthodox Christianity Course

Our MEOCCA sponsored, 12-week, Winter 2021 cooperative catechism course, Intro to Orthodox Christianity will begin on Monday, January 11, from 7-9 pm. The class is open to all; people interested in learning more about Orthodox Christianity, inquirers, catechumens, and current Orthodox Christians we well! The course is an excellent opportunity to deepen the knowledge of the Orthodox Christian Faith. Classes will be held virtually via Zoom to begin the semester. Register online at or  Feel free to join for an individual session as well!


Pan-Orthodox Peer Learning Program for Parish Leaders

This program, offered January-June 2021 by the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative, invites parish leaders such as clergy, Parish Council members and Ministry Chairs to problem-solve, share best practices, gather insight, and celebrate successes. Various cohorts of Learning Groups, centered around specific topics chosen by participants, will be led by trained facilitators on a monthly basis. Visit to learn more and to pre-register.


Saints and Feasts

November 30

Andrew the First- Called Apostle

This Saint was from Bethsaida of Galilee; he was the son of Jonas and the brother of Peter, the chief of the Apostles. He had first been a disciple of John the Baptist; afterwards, on hearing the Baptist's witness concerning Jesus, when he pointed Him out with his finger and said, "Behold the Lamb of God, Which taketh away the sin of the world" (John 1.29,36), he straightway followed Christ, and became His first disciple; wherefore he is called the First-called of the Apostles. After the Ascension of the Saviour, he preached in various lands; and having suffered many things for His Name's sake, he died in Patras of Achaia, where he was crucified on a cross in the shape of an "X," the first letter of "Christ" in Greek; this cross is also the symbol of Saint Andrew.




2020 Stewardship Contributions

Through November 15, $183,764 of our 2020 goal of $257,500 in Stewardship contributions have been received. 


Stewardship Response Fund

Thank you all for your generous support! Our Stewardship Response Fund (stretch goal) was created to help us live out our 2020 budget goals. We have set a goal of raising an additional $15,000 in stewardship. Any contribution amount will help us reach our goal!


Goal & Progress

10/50 contributors have given $50 

13/75 contributors have given $100

16/20 contributors have given $250 or more

In total, as of November 20, 39 parishioners have contributed $9,830.50/$15,000 


If you are able to give, please visit Please enter - "2020 Stewardship Response Fund" in the "Notes" box.

Or please mail a check to:

Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, Attn: Stewardship – 2020 Stewardship Response Fund, 1111 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, In the memo line, please add: "2020 Stewardship Response Fund."


Metropolis of Chicago News

Metropolitan Nathanael's Advent Reflection


"After much reflection and prayer, the blessed period of Advent provides a unique opportunity for me to communicate some thoughts with you through this more traditional medium—the written word," writes Metropolitan Nathanael.

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