511 Court Street Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Tel: (906) 632-6351
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is our joy to welcome you to St. George Greek Orthodox Church in picturesque Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Our community has been in existence since 1928 and has existed at our current location since 1932. We service both Sault Ste. Marie, MI and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.
Orthros/Matins: 9:00 AM
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM
*Note: Services are offered twice per month and alternate between St. George's Church and St. Mary the Protectoress Ukranian Orthodox Church located on Wilson street in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
**Services are subject to change based on inclement weather.***
The visitor to an Orthodox Church is usually impressed by the unique features and the external differences between this place of worship and those of the various traditions of Western Christianity. The rich color, distinctive iconography and beauty of the interior of an Orthodox Church generally are in sharp contrast to the simplicity which one finds in many Roman Catholic and Protestant churches. When one enters the interior of the Orthodox church it is like stepping into a whole new world of color and light. The art and design of the church not only create a distinctive atmosphere of worship, but also they reflect and embody many of the fundamental insights of Orthodoxy. Learn more
George, this truly great and glorious Martyr of Christ, was born of a father from Cappadocia and a mother from Palestine. Being a military tribune, or chiliarch (that is, a commander of a thousand troops), he was illustrious in battle and highly honoured for his courage. When he learned that the Emperor Diocletian was preparing a persecution of the Christians, Saint George presented himself publicly before the Emperor and denounced him. When threats and promises could not move him from his steadfast confession, he was put to unheard-of tortures, which he endured with great bravery, overcoming them by his faith and love towards Christ. By the wondrous signs that took place in his contest, he guided many to the knowledge of the truth, including Queen Alexandra, wife of Diocletian, and was finally beheaded in 296 in Nicomedia. His sacred remains were taken by his servant from Nicomedia to Palestine, to a town called Lydda, the homeland of his mother, and then were finally transferred to the church which was raised up in his name. (The translation of the Saint's holy relics to the church in Lydda is commemorated on November 3; Saint Alexandra the Queen, on April 21.) If April 23 falls on or before Great and Holy Pascha, the Feast of St. George is translated to Bright Monday. Learn more
Liberator of captives, defender of the poor, physician of the sick, and champion of kings, O trophy-bearer, Great Martyr George, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
Cultivated by God, you became manifest as an honorable tiller gathering for yourself the sheaves of virtue. For you sowed with tears but reaped with gladness; in the contest you competed with your blood and came away with Christ. By your intercessions, O Holy One, all are granted forgiveness of sins.
511 Court Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Parish Phone: (906) 632-6351
Alternative Phone: (906) 635-5133
Fax: (906) 632-0610
Rev. Fr. Christopher E.F. Mantle