St. George Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2019-03-24
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St. George Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (405) 751-1885
  • Fax:
  • (405) 751-1889
  • Street Address:

  • 2101 NW 145th Street

  • Oklahoma City, OK 73134
  • Mailing Address:

  • 2101 NW 145th Street

  • Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Contact Information

Services Schedule

Every Saturday we have Great Vespers (unless otherwise noted) at 6:00 p.m. Every Sunday - Orthros at 8:50 a.m., Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. Weekday Services are as listed on the Calendar and Community News.

Past Bulletins

Community News

Great Lent

As we begin this glessed time of Holy and Great Lent, we are invited to enter into a period of intense prayer, fasting and serivce, so that we may draw closer to God, commune with Him, and experience His grace as we reflect on our lives, our relationship with Him, and our journey to salvation.

Archbishop Demetrios (2019)

Weekday Services...

Every Sunday we have Orthros beginning at 8:50 a.m. and Divine Liturgy beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Saturday evenings we have Great Vespers at 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.  Weekday services begin at 9:00 a.m. with Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy. Unless otherwise stated service will be at St. George.

(Note: All services are at 9:00 a.m. and at St. George unless otherwise noted)

Special Services at beginning of Lent

Sunday, March 10th - Forgiviness Vespers 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 17th - Sunday of Orthodoxy 5:00 p.m. at St. Basil's Weatherford

Monday, March 25th - Annunciation 9:00 a.m. Orthros & Liturgy

Repeaiting service for Pre-Lent & Lent

Saturday of Souls (9:00 Orthros / Divine Liturgy following) - March 2nd, 9th, 16th

Great Compline (Mondays 7:00 p.m.) - March 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st, 8th, 15th

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy (Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.) 

    At St. George - March 13th, 27th, April 10th

    At St. Elijah - March 20th, April 3rd, 17th

Salutations to the Theotokos (Fridays 7:00 p.m.) - March 15th, 22nd, 29th, April 5th

Akathist (Friday 7:00 p.m.) - April 12th

Holy Week Schedule

April 20th - Saturday of Lazarus

    9 a.m. - Orthros & Liturgy

    6 p.m. - Great Vespers

April 21st - Palm Sunday

    8:50  - Orthros followed by Divne Liturgy

    7 p.m. - 1st Bridegroom Service

April 22nd - Holy Monday

    9 a.m. - Presanctified Liturgy

    7 p.m. - 2nd Bridegroom Service

April 23rd - Holy Tuesday

    9 a.m. - Presanctified Liturgy

    7 p.m. - 3rd Bridegroom Service

April 24th - Holy Wednesday

    9 a.m. - Presanctified Liturgy

    5:30 p.m. - Holy Unction

    7 p.m. - Orthros for the Last Supper

April 25th - Holy Thursday

    9 a.m. - Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil (Last Supper)

    7 p.m. - Crucifixion Service

April 26th - Holy Friday

    9 a.m. - Royal Hours

    3 p.m. - Great Vespers (Christ Decent from the Cross)

    7 p.m. - Lamintations Service

April 27th - Holy Saturday 

    9 a.m. - Proto-Anastasi

    11:30 p.m. - Anastasi Service

April 28th - Pascha

    1 p.m. - Agape Vespers

Bright Week Schedule

April 29th - Bright Monday - St. George

    9 a.m. - Orthros & Liturgy

May 3rd - Bright Friday - The Life-Giving Fountain (Zodocho Pigi)

    9 a.m. - Orthros & Liturgy


Thought of the Day

"The Divine Liturgy is the way we know God and the way God becomes known to us... Every Divine Liturgy is a Theophany.  The Body of Christ appears.  Every member of the Church is an icon of the Kingdom of God.  After the Divine Liturgy we must continue to iconify the Kingdom of God, keeping His commandments.  The glory of Christ is for Him to bear His fruit in every member.

~ Elder Sophrony of Essex

During the Lenten Fast we must work for inner peace

During the Great Lenten Fast, each day brings on new challenges regarding the health of our soul. Trials and temptations, especially during this fast period, confront us. But we must struggle to bring about a peaceful heart, and bring forth the healing we need, that our soul gain spiritual strength.

Reacting to another’s negativity does nothing but bring forth paralysis of the soul, binding us to our fallen nature. The answer to the temptations is to receive everything with a peaceful heart, and not reacting to outside negative stimulus. This will help strengthen us for the next round of trial and temptation. Little by little, we will find that Christ will fill our every waking moment, and bring on the joy and serenity that we so desire. This, in turn, will bring on the desired healing of our soul.

Love in Christ,
Abbot Tryphon


We are continuing with our book "The Mountain of Silence" by Markides, Chapter 13 to the end of the book, for our next meeting.  Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 28th at St. George sposored by Scot & Christie Akins.  More information to follow.

Community Connections  


Congratulations to Adrienne & Michael Scott on the baptism of their daughter, Ivy Ann Carrerra on March 16th.  Happy grandparents are Angela & Terry Willis and proud godfater is Nick Barlas.

Philoptochos Corner

40/40 Lenten bags available: gently "used items" for charity donation  Instructions listed on all bags.

Pre-sanctified Volunteer Schedule:

April 10:  Christie A. & Nadine P.

Easter Card donations/orders to begin March 17th.  $20.00.  Children's artwork vote for cover.  No Abbrviations on artwork please.

May 4: St. George Dinner Dance.  Philoptochos will be providing "themed baskets" for action.  Those donating baskets please remember to provide a list of its contents.  We will be helping with auction set up.

Friday, May 10th at 6:30:  Wine & Paint Night/Moms Night Out in church hall.  Macey Poff/Lloyd & Louise will be our artist/leader. Please let a Philoptochos board member know if you will be attending by May 4th.  *Philoptochos will provide the wine.  Open to all ladies in our community.  Come join in the fun!

Icon Workshop - March 28th - 31st

Thursday & Friday sessions from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m.

No previous painting or iconography experience necessary.  Materials included.  Space available for 9 - 12 participants on first-come, first-serve basis at a cost of $275 per participant.

Instructed by Christopher Gosey at   For more information contact Chris Gosey at 603-892-7700 or  


Bible Study is every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. provided that there is not a Service.

Fellowship Hour...

We invite you to take part in our fellowship hour by hosting for a Sunday.  Bring your own food or have the Church cook for the congregation.  Sign up as a Sunday School class, or celebrate a special birthday or name-day, the list goes on.  You can even offer to buy the donuts for the day, and we will add your name in the bulletin.  Call Stacy in the Church office to sign up today!

Prosfora Schedule


3rd - Patrick Ingle

9th - Tasia Vrentas

10th - Catherine Chrysant

16th - Patrick Ingle

17th - Patrick Ingle

24th - Litza Angelidis

31st - Tasia Vrentas


7th - Patrick Ingle

14th - Patrick Ingle 

20th - Patrick Ingle

21st - Patrick Ingle

25th - Patrick Ingle

27th - OPEN

We are need of a few people to make the Prosfora for the upcoming months.  Please call the office if you would like to have your name added to the list.  Thank you! 

The making of Prosfora is an honor and gift we offer to Christ and His Church, thus the name of Prosforo, which means "offering."  We are in need of a few people to join the list of bakers.

Pleased call the office if you would like to have your name added to the list.  Thank you!



Saints and Feasts

March 24

Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

This divine Father, who was from Asia Minor, was from childhood reared in the royal court of Constantinople, where he was instructed in both religious and secular wisdom. Later, while still a youth, he left the imperial court and struggled in asceticism on Mount Athos, and in the Skete at Beroea. He spent some time in Thessalonica being treated for an illness that came from his harsh manner of life. He was present in Constantinople at the Council that was convened in 1341 against Barlaam of Calabria, and at the Council of 1347 against Acindynus, who was of like mind with Barlaam; Barlaam and Acindynus claimed that the grace of God is created. At both these Councils, the Saint contended courageously for the true dogmas of the Church of Christ, teaching in particular that divine grace is not created, but is the uncreated energies of God which are poured forth throughout creation: otherwise it would be impossible, if grace were created, for man to have genuine communion with the uncreated God. In 1347 he was appointed Metropolitan of Thessalonica. He tended his flock in an apostolic manner for some twelve years, and wrote many books and treatises on the most exalted doctrines of our Faith; and having lived for a total of sixty-three years, he reposed in the Lord in 1359.

His holy relics are kept in the Cathedral of Thessalonica. A full service was composed for his feast day by the Patriarch Philotheus in 1368, when it was established that his feast be celebrated on this day. Since works without right faith avail nothing, we set Orthodoxy of faith as the foundation of all that we accomplish during the Fast, by celebrating the Triumph of Orthodoxy the Sunday before, and the great defender of the teachings of the holy Fathers today.

March 24

Theonas of Thessolonica

March 25

Annunciation of the Theotokos

Six months after John the Forerunner's conception, the Archangel Gabriel was sent by God to Nazareth, a town of Galilee, unto Mary the Virgin, who had come forth from the Temple a mature maiden (see Nov. 21). According to the tradition handed down by the Fathers, she had been betrothed to Joseph four months. On coming to Joseph's house, the Archangel declared: "Rejoice, thou Full of Grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women." After some consideration, and turmoil of soul, and fear because of this greeting, the Virgin, when she had finally obtained full assurance concerning God's unsearchable condescension and the ineffable dispensation that was to take place through her, and believing that all things are possible to the Most High, answered in humility: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word." And at this, the Holy Spirit came upon her, and the power of the Most High overshadowed her all-blameless womb, and the Son and Word of God, Who existed before the ages, was conceived past speech and understanding, and became flesh in her immaculate body (Luke 1:26-38).

Bearing in her womb the Uncontainable One, the blessed Virgin went with haste from Nazareth to the hill country of Judea, where Zacharias had his dwelling; for she desired to find Elizabeth her kinswoman and rejoice together with her, because, as she had learned from the Archangel, Elizabeth had conceived in her old age. Furthermore, she wished to tell her of the great things that the Mighty One had been well-pleased to bring to pass in her, and she greeted Elizabeth and drew nigh to her. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, she felt her six-month-old babe, Saint John the Baptist, prophesied of the dawning of the spiritual Sun. Immediately, the aged Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and recognized her as the Mother of her Lord, and with a great voice blessed her and the Fruit that she held within herself. The Virgin also, moved by a supernatural rejoicing in the spirit, glorified her God and Savior, saying: "My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour," and the rest, as the divine Luke hath recorded (1:39-55)

March 28

Hilarion the New

Saint Hilarion took up the monastic life from his youth and lived in seclusion. Later, as Abbot of the Monastery of Pelecete in Asia Minor (believed to be in Bithynia, not far from Triglia), he suffered much from the Iconoclasts, and reposed in the year 754.

March 29

Mark, Bishop of Arethusa

Saint Mark was Bishop of Arethusa in Syria. In the days of Saint Constantine the Great, Saint Mark, moved with divine zeal, destroyed a temple of the idols and raised up a church in its stead. When Julian the Apostate reigned, in 361, as the pagans were now able to avenge the destruction of their temple, Saint Mark, giving way to wrath, hid himself; but when he saw that others were being taken on his account, he gave himself up. Having no regard to his old age, they stripped him and beat his whole body, cast him into filthy sewers, and pulling him out, had children prick him with their iron writing-pens. Then they put him into a basket, smeared him with honey and a kind of relish of pickled fish, and hung him up under the burning sun to be devoured by bees and wasps. But because he bore this so nobly, his enemies repented, and unloosed him.

March 29

Martyr Cyril the Deacon and Those with him

Saint Cyril was a deacon from Heliopolis in Phoenicia. During the reign of the Emperor Constantius, son of Saint Constantine, he had also broken the idols in pieces. When Julian came to power, Saint Cyril was seized by the idolaters and his belly was ripped open. The other holy Martyrs celebrated today, martyred in Gaza and Ascalon during the reign of Julian, were men of priestly rank and consecrated virgins; they were disemboweled, filled with barley, and set before swine to be eaten. The account of all the above Saints is given in Book III, ch. 3, of Theodoret of Cyrrhus' "Ecclesiastical History."


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Tenth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 21:1-14

At that time, being raised from the dead, Jesus revealed himself to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he revealed himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will go with you." They went out and got into the boat; but that night they caught nothing. Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any fish?" They answered him, "No." He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, for the quantity of fish. The disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his clothes, for he was stripped for work, and sprang into the sea. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off.

When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish lying on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish that you have just caught." So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three of them; and although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." Now none of the disciples dared ask him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Second Mode. Psalm 117.14,18.
The Lord is my strength and my song.
Verse: The Lord has chastened me sorely.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 1:10-14; 2:1-3.

"IN THE BEGINNING, Thou, Lord, didst found the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of thy hands; they will perish, but thou remainest; they will all grow old like a garment, like a mantle thou wilt roll them up, and they will be changed. But thou art the same, and thy years will never end." But to what angel has he ever said, "Sit at my right hand, till I make thy enemies a stool for thy feet?" Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation?

Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For if the message declared by angels was valid and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard him.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
The Reading is from Mark 2:1-12

At that time, Jesus entered Capernaum and it was reported that he was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them, not even about the door; and he was preaching the word to them. And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and when they had made an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "My son, your sins are forgiven." Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, "Why does this man speak thus? It is a blasphemy! Who can forgive sins but God alone?" And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, "Why do you question thus in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise, take up your pallet and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins"-he said to the paralytic-"I say to you, rise, take up your pallet and go home." And he rose, and immediately took up the pallet and went out before them all; so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, "We never saw anything like this!"


Wisdom of the Fathers

Now Matthew indeed saith, that "they brought him," but the others, that they also broke up the roof, and let him down. And they put the sick man before Christ, saying nothing, but committing the whole to Him.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 29 on Matthew 9, 1. B#54, pp. 195, 196, 4th Century

For though in the beginning He Himself went about, and did not require so much faith of them that came unto Him; yet in this case they both approached Him, and had faith required on their part. For, "Seeing," it is said, "their faith;" that is, the faith of them that had let the man down.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 29 on Matthew 9, 1. B#54, pp. 195, 196, 4th Century

Take up your bed. Carry the very mat that once carried you. Change places, so that what was the proof of your sickness may now give testimony to your soundness. Your bed of pain becomes the sign of healing, its very weight the measure of the strength that has been restored to you.
St. Peter Chrysologus
Homily 50.6. Taken from: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. Vol. 2: Mark. Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2005, p. 27.

Forasmuch then as they had evinced so great faith, He also evinces His own power ... He healed first that which is invisible, the soul, by forgiving his sins; ... He, in fact, in His abundance of counsel, made use of their envy for the manifestation of the miracle.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 29 on Matthew 9, 1. B#54, pp. 195, 196, 4th Century

For He doth not on all occasions require faith on the part of the sick only: as for instance, when they are insane, or in any other way, through their disease, are out of their own control. Or rather, in this case the sick man too had part in the faith; for he would not have suffered himself to be let down, unless he had believed.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 29 on Matthew 9, 1. B#54, pp. 195, 196, 4th Century


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Second Mode

When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity. And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, all the powers in the Heavens cried out: O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion of Forefeast of the Annunciation in the Fourth Tone

Today is the prelude of universal joy; let us keep the forefeast in gladness. For, behold, Gabriel cometh with fear and wonder unto the Virgin, bringing her the good tidings: Rejoice, thou who art full of grace; the Lord is with thee.

Apolytikion of Sun. of St. Gregory Palamas in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone

O Gregory the Miracle Worker, light of Orthodoxy, support and teacher of the Church, comeliness of Monastics, invincible defender of theologians, the pride of Thessalonica, and preacher of grace, intercede forever that our souls may be saved.

Apolytikion for Saint George in the Fourth Mode

Liberator of captives, defender of the poor, physician of the sick, and champion of kings, O trophy-bearer, Great Martyr George, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode

At the great Archangel's voice, O Theotokos, the All-holy Spirit came upon thee and thou didst conceive Him that is one in essence and throne with God the Father, O Adam's recovery.