St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral
Publish Date: 2017-04-02
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St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (304) 346-0106
  • Fax:
  • (304) 346-0146
  • Street Address:

  • Lee Street E and Court St

  • Charleston, WV 25301
  • Mailing Address:

  • P.O. Box 2044

  • Charleston, WV 25327-2044

Contact Information

Services Schedule


Great Vespers - 5:00 P.M.

Confessions Following



Matins Service - 9:30 A.M.  

Divine Liturgy - 10:30 A.M.


Monday - Friday

Sixth Hour - 12:30 P.M.  

Confessions Following



Daily Vespers - 6:30 P.M.

Family Night & Potluck following.


Past Bulletins

Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal 4th Tone

From the heights thou didst descend O Compassionate One, and thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that thou might deliver us from passion. Thou art our Life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to thee.

انحدرت من العلوّ ايها المتحنن وقبلت الدفن ذا الثلاثة الايام لكي تعتقنا من الآلام فيا حياتنا وقيامتنا يارب المجد لك.

Apolytikion for Sun. of St. Mary of Egypt in the Plagal 4th Tone

Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved, O Mother Mary for thou didst carry the cross and followed Christ. By example and precept thou midst teach us to ignore the body because it is perishable, and to attend to the concerns of the undying soul. Therefore, doth thy soul rejoice with the angels.

بك حفظت الصورة باحتراس وثيق، أيتها الأم مريم لأنك قد حملت الصليب فتبعت المسيح وعملت وعلّمت أن يتغاضى عن الجسد لأنه يزول ويهتم بأمور النفس غير المائتة فلذلك أيتها البارة تبتهج روحك مع الملائكة .

Seasonal Kontakion in the 2nd Tone

O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the Creator most constant: O despise not the suppliant voices of those who have sinned, but be thou quick, o good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee. Hasten to intercession, and speed thou to make supplications, thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Eighth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:11-18

At that time, Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him." Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, "Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabboni!" (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God." Mary Magdalene went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that He had said these things to her.

Eighth Orthros Gospel
يوحنا 20: 11-18

11في ذلك الزمان َكَانَتْ مريم وَاقِفَةً عِنْدَ الْقَبْرِ خَارِجاً تَبْكِي. وَفِيمَا هِيَ تَبْكِي انْحَنَتْ إِلَى الْقَبْرِ، 12فَنَظَرَتْ مَلاَكَيْنِ بِثِيَابٍ بِيضٍ جَالِسَيْنِ وَاحِداً عِنْدَ الرَّأْسِ وَالآخَرَ عِنْدَ الرِّجْلَيْنِ، حَيْثُ كَانَ جَسَدُ يَسُوعَ مَوْضُوعاً. 13فَقَالاَ لَهَا: ((يَا امْرَأَةُ، لِمَاذَا تَبْكِينَ؟)) قَالَتْ لَهُمَا: ((إِنَّهُمْ أَخَذُوا سَيِّدِي، وَلَسْتُ أَعْلَمُ أَيْنَ وَضَعُوهُ!)). 14وَلَمَّا قَالَتْ هَذَا الْتَفَتَتْ إِلَى الْوَرَاءِ، فَنَظَرَتْ يَسُوعَ وَاقِفاً، وَلَمْ تَعْلَمْ أَنَّهُ يَسُوعُ. 15قَالَ لَهَا يَسُوعُ: ((يَا امْرَأَةُ، لِمَاذَا تَبْكِينَ؟ مَنْ تَطْلُبِينَ؟)) فَظَنَّتْ تِلْكَ أَنَّهُ الْبُسْتَانِيُّ، فَقَالَتْ لَهُ: ((يَا سَيِّدُ إِنْ كُنْتَ أَنْتَ قَدْ حَمَلْتَهُ فَقُلْ لِي أَيْنَ وَضَعْتَهُ، وَأَنَا آخُذُهُ)). 16قَالَ لَهَا يَسُوعُ: ((يَا مَرْيَمُ)) فَالْتَفَتَتْ تِلْكَ وَقَالَتْ لَهُ: ((رَبُّونِي!)) الَّذِي تَفْسِيرُهُ: يَا مُعَلِّمُ. 17قَالَ لَهَا يَسُوعُ: ((لاَ تَلْمِسِينِي لأَنِّي لَمْ أَصْعَدْ بَعْدُ إِلَى أَبِي. وَلَكِنِ اذْهَبِي إِلَى إِخْوَتِي وَقُولِي لَهُمْ: إِنِّي أَصْعَدُ إِلَى أَبِي وَأَبِيكُمْ وَإِلَهِي وَإِلَهِكُمْ)).18فَجَاءَتْ مَرْيَمُ الْمَجْدَلِيَّةُ وَأَخْبَرَتِ التَّلاَمِيذَ أَنَّهَا رَأَتِ الرَّبَّ، وَأَنَّهُ قَالَ لَهَا هَذَا. 



Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal 4th Tone. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 9:11-14.

BRETHREN, when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) he entered once for all into the Holy Place, taking not the blood of goats and calves but his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. For if the sprinkling of defiled persons with the blood of goats and bulls and with the ashes of a heifer sanctifies for the purification of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify your conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

البروكيمنون. Plagal 4th Tone. مزمور 75: 11، 1.
أنذِروا وأوفُوا للرّبِّ إلهِكُم
الله معروف في يهوذا واسمه عظيم في إسرائيل

فصل من رسالة بولس الى العبرانيين 9: 11-14.

وَلَيْسَ بِدَمِ تُيُوسٍ وَعُجُولٍ، بَلْ بِدَمِ نَفْسِهِ، دَخَلَ مَرَّةً وَاحِدَةً إِلَى الأَقْدَاسِ، فَوَجَدَ فِدَاءً أَبَدِيّاً. لأَنَّهُ إِنْ كَانَ دَمُ ثِيرَانٍ وَتُيُوسٍ وَرَمَادُ عِجْلَةٍ مَرْشُوشٌ عَلَى الْمُنَجَّسِينَ يُقَدِّسُ إِلَى طَهَارَةِ الْجَسَدِ، فَكَمْ بِالْحَرِيِّ يَكُونُ دَمُ الْمَسِيحِ، الَّذِي بِرُوحٍ أَزَلِيٍّ قَدَّمَ نَفْسَهُ لِلَّهِ بِلاَ عَيْبٍ، يُطَهِّرُ ضَمَائِرَكُمْ مِنْ أَعْمَالٍ مَيِّتَةٍ لِتَخْدِمُوا اللهَ الْحَيَّ.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt
The Reading is from Mark 10:32-45

At that time, Jesus taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, saying, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and deliver him to the Gentiles; and they will mock him, and spit upon him, and scourge him, and kill him; and after three days he will rise." And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him, and said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you." And he said to them, "What do you want me to do for you?" And they said to him, "Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory." But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?" And they said to him, "We are able." And Jesus said to them, "The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared." And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant of James and John. And Jesus called them to him and said to them, "You know that those who are supposed to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt
مرقس 10: 32-45

32في ذلك الزمان أَخَذَ يسوع تلاميذه الاِثْنَيْ عَشَرَ أَيْضاً وَابْتَدَأَ يَقُولُ لَهُمْ عَمَّا سَيَحْدُثُ لَهُ: 33((هَا نَحْنُ صَاعِدُونَ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ، وَابْنُ الإِنْسَانِ يُسَلَّمُ إِلَى رُؤَسَاءِ الْكَهَنَةِ وَالْكَتَبَةِ، فَيَحْكُمُونَ عَلَيْهِ بِالْمَوْتِ، وَيُسَلِّمُونَهُ إِلَى الأُمَم،34فَيَهْزَأُونَ بِهِ وَيَجْلِدُونَهُ وَيَتْفُلُونَ عَلَيْهِ وَيَقْتُلُونَهُ، وَفِي الْيَوْمِ الثَّالِثِ يَقُومُ)).35وَتَقَدَّمَ إِلَيْهِ يَعْقُوبُ وَيُوحَنَّا ابْنَا زَبْدِي قَائِلَيْنِ: ((يَا مُعَلِّمُ، نُرِيدُ أَنْ تَفْعَلَ لَنَا كُلَّ مَا طَلَبْنَا)).36فَقَالَ لَهُمَا: ((مَاذَا تُرِيدَانِ أَنْ أَفْعَلَ لَكُمَا؟)) 37فَقَالاَ لَهُ: ((أَعْطِنَا أَنْ نَجْلِسَ وَاحِدٌ عَنْ يَمِينِكَ وَالآخَرُ عَنْ يَسَارِكَ فِي مَجْدِكَ)). 38فَقَالَ لَهُمَا يَسُوعُ: ((لَسْتُمَا تَعْلَمَانِ مَا تَطْلُبَانِ. أَتَسْتَطِيعَانِ أَنْ تَشْرَبَا الْكَأْسَ الَّتِي أَشْرَبُهَا أَنَا، وَأَنْ تَصْطَبِغَا بِالصِّبْغَةِ الَّتِي أَصْطَبِغُ بِهَا أَنَا؟)) 39فَقَالاَ لَهُ: ((نَسْتَطِيعُ)). فَقَالَ لَهُمَا يَسُوعُ: ((أَمَّا الْكَأْسُ الَّتِي أَشْرَبُهَا أَنَا فَتَشْرَبَانِهَا، وَبَالصِّبْغَةِ الَّتِي أَصْطَبِغُ بِهَا أَنَا تَصْطَبِغَانِ. 40وَأَمَّا الْجُلُوسُ عَنْ يَمِينِي وَعَنْ يَسَارِي فَلَيْسَ لِي أَنْ أُعْطِيَهُ إلاَّ لِلَّذِينَ أُعِدَّ لَهُمْ)).41وَلَمَّا سَمِعَ الْعَشَرَةُ ابْتَدَأُوا يَغْتَاظُونَ مِنْ أَجْلِ يَعْقُوبَ وَيُوحَنَّا. 42فَدَعَاهُمْ يَسُوعُ وَقَالَ لَهُمْ: ((أَنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّ الَّذِينَ يُحْسَبُونَ رُؤَسَاءَ الأُمَمِ يَسُودُونَهُمْ، وَأَنَّ عُظَمَاءَهُمْ يَتَسَلَّطُونَ عَلَيْهِمْ. 43فَلاَ يَكُونُ هَكَذَا فِيكُمْ. بَلْ مَنْ أَرَادَ أَنْ يَصِيرَ فِيكُمْ عَظِيماً، يَكُونُ لَكُمْ خَادِماً، 44وَمَنْ أَرَادَ أَنْ يَصِيرَ فِيكُمْ أَوَّلاً، يَكُونُ لِلْجَمِيعِ عَبْداً. 45لأَنَّ ابْنَ الإِنْسَانِ أَيْضاً لَمْ يَأْتِ لِيُخْدَمَ بَلْ لِيَخْدِمَ وَلِيَبْذِلَ نَفْسَهُ فِدْيَةً عَنْ كَثِيرِينَ)).






Wisdom of the Fathers

But let no man be troubled at the apostles being in such an imperfect state. For not yet was the cross accomplished, not yet the grace of the Spirit given. But if thou wouldest learn their virtue, notice them after these things, and thou wilt see them superior to every passion.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 65 on Matthew 20, 2,3,4,6. B#54, pp.399-401,403., 4th Century

For with this object He reveals their deficiencies, that after these things thou mightest know what manner of men they became by grace. ... No one shall sit on His right hand nor on His left.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 65 on Matthew 20, 2,3,4,6. B#54, pp.399-401,403., 4th Century


Saints and Feasts

April 02

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt

The memory of this Saint is celebrated on April 1, where her life is recorded. Since the end of the holy Forty Days is drawing nigh, it has been appointed for this day also, so that if we think it hard to practice a little abstinence forty days, we might be roused by the heroism of her who fasted in the wilderness forty-seven years; and also that the great loving-kindness of God, and His readiness to receive the repentant, might be demonstrated in very deed.

April 02

Titus the Wonderworker

Little is known of this Saint except that he took up the monastic life from his youth, became the abbot of a monastery, and reposed in peace.

April 02

Theodora the Virgin-martyr of Palestine

April 02

Amphianos & Aedesios the Martyrs of Lycia


News and Events


Communion and Visitation


If someone in your family has been unable to attend church for a while, due to being hospitalized, in a nursing home, or a family member is recovering from a recent surgery, injury, or illness...

Please contact the church office to help us update our Visitation List.

We want ALL of our brothers and sisters in Christ to have an opportunity to recieve the Eucharist and the Anointing of the sick.

Holy Bread Sign Up

Holy Bread

Holy Bread Sign Up

There are plenty of days still available this year if you are interested in offering bread for loved ones, both living and deceased. 

Call the church office and schedule you day(s) today! or fill out the (online form).

Word Magazine Subscription

word magazineNot receiving 'The Word' Magazine?

Contact the church office so we can update your address, or add you to their mailing list.

The Word is the official news magazine of the Antiochian Archdiocese. Published monthly (with the exception of July and August) the magazine circulates to the households of all members of the Antiochian Archdiocese and other subscribers including libraries and seminaries.

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Events Calendar

  • St. George Cathedral Calendar

    April 2 to April 16, 2017

    Sunday, April 2

    9:15AM Junior Choir

    9:30AM Matins

    9:45AM Church School

    10:30AM Divine Liturgy

    6:30PM Bible Study

    Monday, April 3

    12:30PM Sixth Hour / Confessions

    6:30PM Great Compline

    7:00PM Ladies Guild

    Tuesday, April 4

    12:30PM Sixth Hour / Confessions

    7:00PM Parish Council Meeting

    Wednesday, April 5

    12:30PM Sixth Hour / Confessions

    6:30PM Presanctified Liturgy

    Thursday, April 6

    12:30PM Sixth Hour / Confessions

    7:30PM Choir Rehearsal

    Friday, April 7

    12:30PM Sixth Hour / Confessions

    6:30PM Little Compline w/Canon of Lazarus

    Saturday, April 8

    10:00AM Lazarus Divine Liturgy

    5:00PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, April 9

    Palm Sunday

    9:30AM Matins

    10:30AM Divine Liturgy

    6:30PM Bridegroom Matins

    Monday, April 10

    6:30PM Bridegroom Matins

    Tuesday, April 11

    6:30PM Bridegroom Matins

    Wednesday, April 12

    6:30PM Holy Unction

    Thursday, April 13

    6:30AM Vesperal Divine Liturgy w/Foot-Washing

    7:00PM Holy Passion Gospels

    Friday, April 14

    10:00AM Royal Hours

    3:30PM Un-Nailing Vespers

    7:00PM Lamentations Service

    Saturday, April 15

    10:00AM Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

    10:00PM Paschal Services

    Sunday, April 16

    Great and Holy Pascha

    12:00PM Agape Vespers


Sunday Evening Bible Study


Weekly Bible Study

On Sunday evenings, Assistant Priest Fr. Stephen De Young leads an Orthodox Christian 'Verse-by-verse" Bible Study. 

Below are archives of past studies. 

Sunday Evening Bible Study and Archive


Antiochian Archdiocese News


Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) Officially Begins National Search for Executive Director


BROOKLINE, MA — Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is officially accepting resumes from interested candidates for the position of Executive Director.

OCF is an agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States and is the official campus ministry for the twelve Orthodox Christian jurisdictions that the Assembly represents. Its mission is to transform the lives of college students in the U.S. and Canada by guiding them along the path to Jesus Christ through His Church, cultivating a campus community of worship, witness, service, fellowship, and education.

Headquartered on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts, and with a network of more than 400 chapters that stretches across the United States and Canada, OCF is seeking a motivated individual who can champion Orthodox campus ministry and oversee the operations of OCF's regional and national programs. The candidate must demonstrate strong leadership ability, management skills, an ability to multitask, and an understanding of and respect for the practices, traditions, theology and structure of the Orthodox Church.

Orthodox Christian Fellowship will be accepting applications until May 1, 2017. Applicants must provide:

1. A resume indicating past work experience.

2. Three (3) references of persons the candidate has worked with, along with the name and address of the organization, telephone number and email address (if available) for each person. At least one of these individuals must be a current and/or former manager or supervisor. One of these references may be from a member of the clergy – e.g., a jurisdictional hierarch, spiritual father, or parish priest.

3. A brief explanation (3-4 paragraphs) explaining the candidate's interest in working with Orthodox Christian Fellowship and goals as the Executive Director.

The above information should be sent to:

Orthodox Christian Fellowship
Attn: Executive Director Search Committee
Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
50 Goddard Avenue
Brookline, MA 02445

Alternatively, applications may be sent via email to:

Applicants will be reviewed and contacted based upon the order of submitted applications and with a hope that the position will be filled as quickly as possible with a target date of June 2017.

A full job description is available here and on the Orthodox Christian Fellowship website. OCF also encourages you to learn more and to support the ongoing work of this vital ministry by visiting its website or emailing the OCF National Office (

April 2017 Issue of The Word Magazine Now Available Online


Click cover to download: 
Magazine Date: 

The April 2017 issue contains the following articles:

Is it Realistic to Call Myself the Foremost of Sinners?, p. 3
By Bishop John

Coming to Grips with Some of our Holy Week Hymns, p. 13
Fr. Bogdan G. Bucur

The Rich Resources of the Western Rite, p. 19
Fr. Nicholas Alford

Giving: Answering Grace with Grace, p. 26
Fr. Joseph Huneycutt

...and more!

Save the Date! 2017 Summer Sacred Music Institute is July 12-16



What:  Summer Sacred Music Institute (SMI)

When:  July 12-16, 2017

Where:  Antiochian Village

For more information, please contact Paul Jabara at sacredmusic@antiochian.orgThe theme, preliminary agenda, schedule, and registration will be available April 1, 2017.

Read about the 2016 SMI at Antiochian Village

Keeping the Vigil at the Tomb of Christ on Holy Friday


The Archdiocese's Department of Youth Ministry announces that resources are available for the beloved tradition of keeping vigil at Christ's tomb from the end of Holy Friday Vespers until the Rush Liturgy of Pascha. This year's dates will be April 14 and 15, 2017, and teens and the faithful from our parishes from across North America will be signing up for times of meditation and Scripture reading. Participants will read from the book of Psalms in front of the tomb of Christ after Great Friday Vespers until the Liturgy of Holy Saturday morning, after which service they will read from the Book of Acts until the start of the Rush Service held on Saturday night for Pascha.

Great Friday Vigil Pamphlet as well as one sheet flyer, can be downloaded for use in parish communities. Please encourage your teens and faithful members to host and attend the Great Friday Vigil!