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Saint George

Melkite Greek-Catholic Church

I rejoiced when they said to me,
“Let us go into the House of the Lord.”

[Ps. 121:1]

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

Pastoral Ministry 

Ongoing Pastoral Ministry at St. George

Come for Holy Confession or Anointing without an appointment.


Wednesdays 11:00 am -Noon

Wednesdays 5:00 pm-6:00 pm


For a longer counseling session or if these times do not work for you,

please call the office for appointment.


Regular Schedule
Vespers: Wednesdays at 6 PM  (Live Stream)
Divine Liturgy:  Saturdays at 5 PM
Orthros:  Sundays at 9 AM (Live Stream)
Divine Liturgy:  Sundays at 10:30 AM (Live Stream)

Great Lent Schedule (Live Stream)
Great Compline Mondays at 6 PM
Presanctified Liturgy Wednesdays at 6 PM
Akathist to the Theotokos Fridays at 6 PM

Holy and Great Week 2024 (Live Stream)

Friday – March 22nd … Great Vespers for Lazarus Saturday at 6 PM
Saturday – March 23rd … Great Vespers for Palm Sunday at 6 PM
Sunday – March 24th … Orthros for Holy and Glorious Palm Sunday at 9:30 AM
Sunday – March 24th … Procession and Divine Liturgy at 10:30 AM
Sunday – March 24th … Vespers for the Annunciation at 6 PM
Monday – March 25th … Bridegroom Service at 6 PM
Tuesday – March 26th … Bridegroom Services at 6 PM 
Wednesday – March 27th … Anointing Service at 6 PM
Thursday – March 28th … Vespers & Liturgy of St. Basil at 5 PM
Thursday – March 28th … Office of Passion & Crucifixion of Christ … 7 PM
Friday – March 29th … Descent from the Cross & Burial Vespers … 3 PM 
Friday – March 29th …The Funeral of Christ … 7 PM
Saturday – March 30th … Blessing of New Light & Liturgy of St. Basil 5 PM
Saturday - March 30th ...Hajme and Resurrection Liturgy … 10 PM
Pascha Breakfast Following the Resurrection Liturgy
Sunday – March 31st …. Holy and Glorious Pascha … No services

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