Greek Orthodox Christians have lived in Downey since the 1950s and attended other Greek Orthodox Churches in the area. In 1982 it was determined that enough families expressed an interest in establishing a Greek Orthodox Church in Downey. The parish first worshiped in spaces rented from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church several blocks north of the Church’s present location on Downey Avenue. In 1995 the...
In the long history of the Orthodox Church, a defined style of Church architecture has developed. This style is characterized by the attempt to reveal the fundamental experience of Orthodox Christianity: God is with us. The fact that Christ the Emmanuel (which translated means “God with us”) has come, determines the form of the Orthodox church building. Orthodox Church architecture reveals that...
Orthodox Christian Stewardship is a way of life, which acknowledges accountability, reverence, and responsibility before God. Being a good steward is to promote our own spiritual growth, to strengthen our faith and living our life in the Love of Christ. Becoming a Steward begins when we believe in God, to whom we give our love, loyalty and trust and act on those beliefs. Thank you for you donation to...
Following the Divine Liturgy there will be a Light Lunch, activities for all the children and the making of the palm crosses Hosted by the Sunday School. We invite the parents and children to come and have a faithful and fun day with Fr. John!
Palm Sunday—April 28, 2013 Luncheon Hosted by Mrs. Melina Roumbos, Easter Egg Hunt for the Children Hosted by Mrs. Christina Bakis, Mrs. Melina Roumbos and the Sunday School.
In 2010, Chrysovalantis Stamelos moved to Turkey. His family and friends thought he was crazy. His response – “maybe I was.” But he could not shake the stories he had heard growing up of old Smyrna and Asia Minor.
“Hello Anatolia” (Crescent Street Films) tells the story of a young Greek American film- maker who embarks on the journey of his life to Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey to trace the foot-steps of his great grandparents in their native land. In his effort to strengthen his own connection to his cultural heritage, he becomes a bridge builder of two cultures – and two peoples – who share a lot more than they have that divides them.
The Greek America Foundation and Gregory Pappas are Executive Producers of the film.
This Sunday (Nov 4th) we will celebrate a very momentous occasion in the history of our parish. Thirty years ago this church was but a dream for the families that came together to create a spiritual home where they can come worship and gather as a community to teach their children about their Orthodox faith and their Hellenic culture. This dream became a reality when on November 1,1982 Father George Stevenson was appointed as the priest and began to develop the parish. On November 4th, we invite everyone to join us as we celebrate this significant occasion in our parish and as we come together as a community to address the needs of our Church 30 years later.
We want to share with you the vision and mission of Saint George for the next 30 years. A free luncheon will be sponsored for everyone and free babysitting services will be provided to allow everyone-young and old to participate in this dialogue. Saint George needs you !!!