Welcome to St. George Greek Orthodox Church on Cape Cod!
I am pleased that you are visiting our site. There are about 3 million Orthodox in North America and approximately 200 million in the world, making Orthodoxy the second-largest Christian community. Being Greek is not a requirement to be Greek Orthodox, just as someone can be Roman Catholic without being Roman. Because only Greek was spoken for approximately the first 300 years in the Christian church, the original church was sometimes referred to as the Greek church.
It is the rule of the Orthodox Church to speak the language of the local people, therefore at Saint George we speak English and Greek. In recent years, as we have some Romanians, Russians, Ukranians, and Serbians among us, we use some church Slavonic to make people feel welcome to worship with us. Currently the largest American jurisdictions are the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, The Orthodox Church in America (Russian roots), and the Antiochian Archdiocese (Arabic roots). The liturgy is substantially the same in all, though there may be variation in language used and type of music. If you choose to visit our church and this is your first time, please let yourself be known to one of our parish council members who will be at the Pangari. In Christ's love, Rev. Father Panagiotis K. Giannakopoulos Protopresbyter
Our Ecclesiastical and civil authorities have given us guidelines for reopening.
The Parish Council with Fr Peter’s guidance is working to safely reopen St George
on Sunday of Pentecost, June 7th.
The following conditions and protocols need to be followed strictly:
If not feeling well, please stay home
Faces masks must be worn at all times
Venerate icons by bowing and making the sign of the cross instead of kissing the icons
Social distancing of 6ft apart must be maintained with the exception of family members living together
No coffee hour, nursery nor Sunday School
More guidelines will be coming to you in the following days as
we look forward to re-engaging in our communal life.
For live streaming scroll down and click the link to
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Sundays: Orthros (Matins): 8:30 AM | Divine Liturgy: 09:30 AM
Save the Date: September 21st, 2020 11th Annual Charity Golf Classic
Net proceeds to benefit St. George Greek Orthodox Church with a portion being donated to the Needy Fund of Cape Cod.