Fr. Makrinos.png

Links to all of our Online Services can now be found on the Services page.

This Week's Services

The Archbishop came to visit our little parish!

See the service by clicking the link below:

Archbishop Elpidophoros

Visits Saint George Church

archbishop with members 2020.jpg

           His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America came for a visitation on Sunday, September 20th. On very short notice, Father Constantine, members of the Parish Council, and their families came together to make a warm, inviting church and grounds for the Archbishop. Working within Covid-19 guidelines and taking safety precautions, the church community came and welcomed him to our little parish!

           Our thanks to Cava restaurant for refusing payment for the luncheon attended by twelve: the Archbishop, his deacons and psalty, Father Constantine, members of the council, and a representative from the Philoptochos Society.

          Archdiocese photographer, Demetrios Panagos, took many photographs of the visit. Click on the picture above to see them all. 

Reminders: 

PLEASE let the designated person light your votive and red 5 day glass candles for you! We would like only one person handling the lighting-candle for safety reasons. We encourage you to light a taper candle as directed in the Narthex of the church when you enter. 

PLEASE follow the marked arrow directions when you attend in-person church services to maintain a clear flow. No one should be in the aisles during the service except the one person designated to light candles. 

Saint George Church OPENED for a maximum of 50 people Sunday, June 21st. For the time being, only the first 50 (by mandate, 25% capacity) will be allowed to enter. This 50 includes everyone - even the priest, cantor, and altar assistant.

Please put your mask on before entering.

All will enter and maintain a clear flow through the front main church doors. Congregating is not permitted. Upon entering you will sanitize your hands and give your name and best phone number. Margo is an RN and has volunteered to check temperatures at the entrance. If we discover that someone at the service is sick, we will call everyone to let them know that they should self-quarantine for 14 days. This list will not be shared with anyone.

There will be taper candles to light at the front door; all other candles (red 5-day glass and votive) can be lit by a designated council member at the beginning of Orthros, the beginning of Divine Liturgy, and after the blessing of The Gifts only. We want to limit the amount of activity and traffic before, during, and after the service to maintain social distancing (6 feet) and clear flow. PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTION OF THE ARROWS ON THE FLOOR.

Holy Communion will be available after the service only. The people in the first pew will go up first. Wait to go up after the pew in front of you is on their way out to go up. Individual sanitized metal spoons and disposable napkins will be used and antidoron will be in individual bags for those who wish to receive. Spoons are boiled every week for 10 minutes and napkins are burned. After Communion all will proceed directly out to their cars - congregating is not permitted. Please keep a clear flow as you exit. All will exit the side door to the back parking lot only.

No tray will be passed - a tray will be there as you leave the church to go out. Please be prepared to have your money ready as you go out;

No change can be made from the tray. Checks and cash are gladly accepted, in envelopes if notes are necessary. We hope to see you there!

The service will still be available to view on facebook and via link on the website for those who are not able to come. Thank you!

 

We have:

  • removed Liturgy books and other items from all pews;

  • removed cushions from all pews for sanitizing seating;

  • made direction arrows for clear flow to enter and exit the building;

  • made signs for clear safety guidelines (see a few below);

  • purchased disinfectant and sanitizer;

  • made changes to the service to help with flow and social distancing.

You do not have to come right away.

For those who are not healthy enough to return and for those who are simply not ready, please know we will continue to provide live-streamed services. The links are now on the "Services" page of the website. 

We are keeping the hall, kitchen, classrooms and offices CLOSED.

Only the church itself will be open for now. If you are planning to come for services, please be prepared to put on your mask, come directly to the church front doors, and then to return to your vehicles directly after the service. 

Holy Communion will only be received at the end of the service.

This will take some getting used to, but at the end of the service, Father will have individual, sanitized, metal spoons and napkins for all those who wish to receive. All communicants will leave their seats front to back, in order, not all at once, to receive and then leave the church to return to their vehicles. 

If everyone is mindful of others and of their own well being, we will be able to open and remain open safely. If these safety measures are not followed, we will have to close to prevent dangerous contamination. So...

Thank You

for helping keep everyone safe.

UPCOMING SERVICES - ONLINE and IN CHURCH

 

SEPTEMBER 2020

Tuesday, September 1

Welcome to the New Ecclesiastical Year!

 

Sunday, September 6 - The 13th Sunday of Matthew

Orthros at 9:00 a.m. & Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.

Mark 16:1-8 ; I Corinthians 16:13-24 ; Luke 10:16-21 

 

Sunday, September 13 - The Sunday Before Holy Cross

Orthros at 9:00 a.m. & Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.

Mark 16:9-20 ; Galatians 6:11-18 ; John 12:25-36 

 

Wednesday, September 16

St. Euphemia the Great Martyr

We will observe our Ladies Philoptochos Society

Chapter 72’s patron Saint Feast Day on Sunday, September 13.

 

Monday, September 14 - The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Orthros at 9:00 a.m. & Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.

John 12:28-36 ; I Corinthians 1:18-24 ; John 19:6-11, 13-20, 25-28, 30 

 

Sunday, September 20 - The Sunday After Holy Cross

Orthros at 9:00 a.m. & Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.

Luke 24:1-12 ; Galatians 2:16-20 ; Luke 21:12-19 

 

Sunday, September 27 - The 1st Sunday of Luke

Orthros at 9:00 a.m. & Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.

Luke 24:13-35 ; II Corinthians 6:1-10 ; Luke 5:1-11 

 

OCTOBER in ADVANCE

Sunday, October 4 - The 2nd Sunday of Luke

Sunday, October 11 - The Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council

Sunday, October 18 - Luke the Evangelist

Sunday, October 25 - The 6th Sunday of Luke

Monday, October 26 - St. Demetrius the Myrrh-Streamer

We will observe St. Demetrius on Sunday, October 25.

Please let me know if you have any questions

or have any trouble with the links.

Welcome

 

Welcome, and thank you for visiting St. George Church online! We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.

Our Faith

 

We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. Though brief in nature, we have some answers to basic questions regarding our Orthodox Faith. We hope that it will be useful to all worshippers...

Hall & Catering

 

Our church offers a beautiful spacious venue for weddings and banquets of all varieties....

Services

 

Services are held in the Church:
Sunday Morning Matins are at 9 AM and Divine Liturgy is at 10 AM.

Any additional services will be announced in our monthly & weekly bulletins and on our website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Children... ARE OUR FUTURE!                  

 Saint George Greek Orthodox Church

 301 West Main Street, P.O. Box 1753, New Britain, Connecticut 06052-1753

     Rev. Fr. Constantine Makrinos, Protopresbyter    

spanakopita.png

GREEK

FESTIVAL

2020

DRIVE-THRU

FRIDAY Oct 30 &

SATURDAY Oct 31

Accepting pre-orders online 

Oct. 28 & 29 and also

 Oct. 30 & 31 while supplies last!

Phone orders will also be taken from 10am-4pm. Have your  credit card ready and call

860-229-0055.

Orders will be available for pick-up 

Fri Oct 30 and/or Sat Oct 31 

11am - 8pm

YOU pick the day & time!

  • facebook-button-logo[1].png

Saint George Greek Orthodox Church & Hellenic Center

301 West Main Street, P.O. Box 1753, New Britain, CT 06052

Phone: (860) 229-0055, Fax: (860) 225-3586, Email: NBStGeorge@aol.com

Office Hours M-F 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.,   Sunday Orthros 9:00 a.m. & Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.