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SUNDAY WINTER HOURS: Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

September 13, 2020  - May 2021

SUNDAY SUMMER HOURS: Orthros 8am, Divine Liturgy 9am

June, 2021 - September, 2021

WEEKDAY LITURGIES ALL YEAR: Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am



Dear Parishioners of Saint George:

Saint George Re-Opening - SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2020

What You Need to Know

We are glad to announce that we are set to re-open Saint George. However, things will not be business as usual. As you will read below there are three phases to opening and we are about to commence with stage one.  We ask that you read the following information very carefully and we ask for your full cooperation and respect for fellow parishioners, Clergy and Parish Council members. Thank you in advance.

Preparations for Opening

To re-open our beloved Saint George, our Parish Council has reviewed, updated and will be implementing an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), in collaboration with the local health departments, our Metropolitan and other relevant partners. There are protocols to be followed by Fr. Jimmy, our chanters, each Parish Council member and each parishioner attending our services. Please read the instructions below and the attached encyclical from His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Our parish has established a registration platform on our website for parishioners to reserve their attendance at Liturgy. This platform will collect the full name, full mailing address, phone number, and email address (if applicable) of each parishioner, and their family members/guests. Online registration for services is now open and available daily.  Visit our website: www.stgeorgehamilton.com and click on the REGISTRATION tab of the Main Menu.  For those without email option, please call the office (609) 586-4448 to register at anytime. If you get voice mail leave a message and you will get a call back.  From this platform a dated, registered log will be provided with all contact information of every person that attends each Service.


Phase II -   All online & phone registrants' names will be included on a log sheet for the day of every Liturgy. . We are  currently allowed to accept 35% of our seating capacity as per the State mandate. A limit will be set to 120 online registrations. (Please note this is changing frequently). Priority will be given to 40 Day Memorial Services, allowing each family to register up to 20 people for that Divine Liturgy. Memorial Services must call the office and not register online. If registration limit has been reached you are encouraged to register on the waitlist, and you will be called, should we get any cancellations. If you are wait listed DO NOT come to church, you will be notified if spots open up. Any persons registered who cannot attend, please call and let us know immediately.

During Phase III all restrictions will be lifted.

Procedures and Protocols for Services- Please do not come to church unless you have registered. Please plan to arrive between 9 and 10 am for registration and keep a social distance of 6ft while waiting in line.

Registered parishioners will be greeted outside the church or in the Narthex, where a table will be set up to check their registration. Prior to entry into the Church parishioners will be asked if they have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19in the past 14 days, or if they are taking care of anyone with COVID-19 symptoms for the past 14 days. If they respond yes, then they will not be allowed to enter the Church.

Before entering the church, random temperature checks will be done. If a person’s temperature is above 100.4 degrees, he or she will be kindly asked to return home, both for his/her safety and the safety of others.


Masks are required upon entering the church by all parishioners aged 2 and above and all Parish Council Members, and all in attendance.

There will be only one door available for entrance into the Church. This door will be kept open so that parishioners do not have to touch the door handle.

Hand sanitizer stations will be available in the Narthex.

There will be no access for parishioners to enter other buildings or areas other than where the Liturgy is being celebrated, except to use the restroom. The restrooms will be open for use by only one parishioner at time.

Honor is to be shown to Holy Icons and the Holy Cross by only doing your cross and bowing, keeping in mind not to kiss or to touch the Holy Icons.

Parish Council members ask that each parishioner/family proceed to seats in the pews starting in the front of the church and working toward the back. Please do not ask to be seated in your “usual” seats. Every other pew will be closed off.

You are encouraged to bring your own liturgy books as we have removed all liturgy books from pews in an effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

During the Service the Narthex will be continually sanitized.

The celebration of the Divine Liturgy will continue to be livestreamed for the parishioners (due to capacity limits) who are unable to attend the service.

There will be no Choir.

There shall be only two Acolytes assisting the Priest. It is preferred that they are family of clergy.

Communicants are asked to remain in pews until instructed by a Parish Council member to proceed to receive Holy Communion as to maintain proper distancing.

Communicants may remove their masks only momentarily to receive Holy Communion.

Clergy and altar servers must wear a mask during the distribution of Holy Communion.

The red communion cloths (Mάκτρα) will be held underneath the person’s chin by the altar servers. The communicant may not touch it and absolutely no wiping of mouths.

Antidoron is to be cut by one person, wearing gloves and a mask, placed in a plastic bag, and each parishioner will carefully take their own piece from the basket, without touching other bags. The same process will be used for Kollyva and Artoklasia.

Collection baskets may or may not to be passed. At the end of Liturgy, if a basket is not passed, one will  be placed in the Narthex and parishioners will be encouraged to leave their donation as they exit. If possible, we should encourage parishioners to use the online giving portal which can be found at stgeorgehamilton.com by clicking on the "Donate" button.

Parish Council members have been instructed to continually monitor/remind parishioners of the 6 feet social distancing guidelines

There will be no coffee/social hour until further notice. Parishioners should leave the Nave as soon as the Divine Liturgy is concluded. There will be no gatherings of any kind after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy including in the parking lot.

Additional Info

The celebration of the Holy Sacraments of Baptism and marriage are now permitted to take place, keeping in place all the protocols listed above. 40 Day Baby Blessings are to be scheduled during the week, or Sunday's after church dismissal with only the parents and immediate family present.

The parish office will be closed for in-person appointments. The office staff will have remote access to phone messages as well as email and will try to keep you informed on all developments. Please don't hesitate to contact us via email or by leaving a phone message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We are sharing the following link for your daily prayers. May you find strength and guidance through this difficult time.


Praying that our merciful Lord continues to bless and protect you always

ALL EVENTS POSTPONED until further notice

Services scheduled as follows:


Friday, April 16, 2021

5th Salutations-The Akathist Hymn


Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt

Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Presanctified Liturgy

Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Saturday of Lazarus

Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Palm Sunday

Service #1-Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

No Memorials, Mother/Child Blessings

Service #2-Service of the Bridegroom, 7pm

Monday, April 26, 2021

Holy Monday

Service of the Bridegroom, 7pm

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Holy Tuesday

Service of the Hymn of Kassiani, 7pm

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Holy Wednesday

Presanctified Liturgy

Service #1-Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Service #2-Service of Holy Unction, 6pm

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Holy Thursday, 

Service #1-Vespers & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil (Holy Communion)

Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Service #2-Service of the Holy Passion of our Lord & 12 Gospels, 7pm

Friday, April 30, 2021

Holy Friday

Service #1- Service of Royal Hours, 9:30am

Service #2-Service of Apokathelosis-Decent from the Cross, 3pm

Service #3-Service of Lamentations- Epitaphios, 7pm

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Holy Saturday

Service #1-Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil (Holy Communion), 10am

Service #2- Holy Resurrection-Anastasi, 11pm

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (Holy Communion) 12:30am

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Holy Pascha-Agapi Service, 11 am

No Memorials, Mother/Child Blessings

Monday, May 3, 2021

Feastday of Saint George

Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Renewal Tuesday, Saints of Penteli Relics Veneration

Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Friday, May 7, 2021

Renewal Friday-Theotokos of the Life-Giving Font

Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Sunday of Thomas 

Mother's Day

Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

No Memorials

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Sunday of the Paralytic

Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Monday, May 31, 2021

Memorial Day

Office closed

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Sunday of the Blind Man

Orthros 8am, Divine Liturgy 9am

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Holy Ascension

Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Fathers of the Ecumenical Council

Orthros 8am, Divine Liturgy 9am

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Saturday of Souls

Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Holy Pentecost

Father's Day

Orthros 8am, Divine Liturgy 9am

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Nativity of John the Baptist

Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Sunday, June 27, 2021

All Saints

Orthros 8am, Divine Liturgy 9am

Monday, June 28, 2021

Apostles Fast Begins

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Apostles Peter and Paul

Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

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