Melkite Greek-Catholic Church
“God is light; In Him there is no darkness...”
[1 John 1:5]
Welcome to Saint George the Great Martyr Church!
We hope you enjoy visiting our website and visit us in person soon!
Nearly 2,000 years ago Antioch in Syria was the first center of Christianity outside Jerusalem and a hub for evangelization. Today, Antioch is no longer a great missionary city, but the spirit of Antioch lives on in St. George Church.
St. George is a parish of the Melkite Diocese of Newton, MA; a nationwide diocese of around 50 parishes, missions and outreaches. We are the only Melkite Church of Antioch in Alabama.
For nearly 100 years, St. George has had an integral presence in Birmingham, AL. We were the merchants and store owners who supplied the needs of the workers in the iron industry who made Birmingham the Magic City.
One of our former pastors, who became Archbishop Joseph Raya of Galilee, marched with Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. and participated in the civil rights movement here in Birmingham.
Today, we are a vibrant and diverse community. We have members from various Eastern churches and those who have fallen in love with our beautiful worship and warm community life.
Middle Eastern roots…Southern heritage…welcoming everyone
Ongoing Pastoral Ministry at St. George
Come for Holy Confession, Anointing or Communion without an appointment.
Wednesdays 11:00 am -Noon
Only for those who are sheltering in place for age or health concerns.
No appointment necessary
Wednesdays 4:30 pm-5:30 pm open to all without appointment
Saturdays 11:00 am-Noon open to all without appointment
Please wear a mask and observe social distancing.
For a longer counselling session or if these times do not work for you,
please call the office for appointment.
Now open to the public
Vespers: Wednesdays at 6 PM (Live Steam)
Divine Liturgy: Saturdays at 5 PM
Orthros: Sundays at 9 AM (Live Stream)
Divine Liturgy: Sundays at 10:30 AM (Live Stream)
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