St. George Orthodox Church
Albanian Archdiocese of the OCA
Trumbull, Connecticut
Welcome to Our Parish!

Welcome to the web site of St. George Orthodox Church in Trumbull, Connecticut!  We are a parish of the Albanian Archdiocese of the Orthodox Church in America.  We invite you to explore our web site  to learn more about us and about Orthodox Christianity.

Located just north of the Merritt Parkway in Trumbull, we are easily accessible from both Fairfield and New Haven Counties.

We welcome all visitors for worship and fellowship!

News Updates
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Phase 1 Re-Opening of St. George on Sunday, July 5th - 06/26/2020

This week, the Parish Council has received approval from Metropolitan Tikhon, Locum Tenens of the Albanian Archdiocese, for St. George to begin a gradual re-opening based on pre-approved guidelines.  The first service will be on Sunday, July 5, 2020 for Divine Liturgy.

The number of parishioners allowed inside for Divine Liturgy is capped at 40.  This is based on current civil (Connecticut) guidelines, which is for a maximum of 25% of capacity. 
 
These guidelines, procedures, and plans are not negotiable and require all to collectively cooperate and respect them. They are in place to maintain everyone’s safety and well-being, and were written to follow the guidelines provided by the State of Connecticut, and the Phase 1, Stage 1 guidance outlined in the Holy Synodal Guidelines (May 1, 2020). Before deciding whether or not you will be able to participate in person, please take the time to read the following three attachments:  

Guidelines for re-opening

Priest Guidelines for re-opening

Approval Letter to re-open 

For members who do not have email, a copy of the "Guidelines for re-opening" was mailed to them on Friday, June 26th. 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we navigate the COVID-19 challenges.


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Sermonette available from Fr. Sergei - 06/12/2020

Note for July 4, 2020 - Please go to our YouTube Channel Friday evening or on Saturday to view a new Sermonette from Fr. Sergei for the 4th of July, which is the eve before St. George re-opens with restrictions. St. George's YouTube Channel link:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvDnJSwwffvezBVH7P8u0bg

Note for Sunday, July 5th & for following Sundays - WIth the restricted re-opening of St. George for Sunday Divine Liturgies, Fr. Sergei will be video recording his sermons given each Sunday in the church. They will be posted on St. George's YouTube Channel. Because of time requrired to edit, format, and process the video for viewing, they will not be available to view until Sunday afternoons. 

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Prayers for use at Home:  the following link contains recommended sets of prayers to be used at home while services are suspended at St. George.

For use after Pentecost (beginning June 14th):  Sunday Prayers for After Pentecost - For use at Home No Priest

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Click on the following to view additional Resouces that are available for use during this period of suspended services:   RESOURCES during COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The featured icon image is of Sts Hermione, Philonilla & Zenaida the Unmercenary Physicians.  They are known as the Mothers of Modern Medicine, the first Unmercenary Physicians. Unmercenary Physicians were trained physicians who treated the poor and did not accept payment for their services. View more information at these following links:  https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2020/09/04/102492-martyr-hermione-daughter-of-saint-philip-the-deacon   and  https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2019/10/11/102939-martyrs-zenaida-and-philonilla-of-tarsus-in-cilicia


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2020 Graduates - 06/11/2020

Congratulations to our 2020 Graduates who recently completed their studies and graduated.  We extend our best wishes to them for continued success!
 
High School:
 
Philip Caliendo – Graduating from West Haven High School
Erin Galich – Graduating from Trumbull High School
James Goetz – Graduating from Weston High School
 
College:
 
Kristen Babich – Graduated with a B.A. in Elementary Education at Saint Joseph's University (Pennsylvania).
TJ Coughlin – Received a B.S. in Finance at the University of Maryland.
Jackie Goetz – Received her B.S. in Biology at the University of Connecticut.
Eve Wight – Graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Computer Science and minors in Mathematics and Art.


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Synodal Directives for future reopening of Churches - 05/07/2020

Below are links to communications from the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America, a Pastoral Letter and Guidelines for preparing to eventually reopen our churches in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.   It is very detailed, but please understand that there remains no timeline to date for any reopening.  
Any and all future reopenings will be phased in and based on local conditions and authorities. In the US, all reopenings will be guided by scientific and medical data and instructions from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  

May 1, 2020:  Pastoral Letter from Holy Synod

May 1, 2020:  Synodal Guidelines for future reopening of Churches


Upcoming Services & Events
Friday, July 3rd
St. George is operating on a restricted re-opening for Sunday Divine Liturgy only - please view the approved guidelinss for attendance)
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