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
Visit from Missionaries Steve & Theophani Sarigianis - 02/16/20

On Sunday, February 16th, St. George attended Divine Liturgy at Holy Ghost Church in Bridgeport where St George co-hosted with Holy Ghost a visit by missionaries Steve and Theophani Sarigianis. The purpose of the visit was to help raise support for their future missionary work and service in Albania. The couple addressed both parishes with a short presentation after Divine Liturgy.  You can learn more about the Sarigianis and support their mission by making a contribution on their Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) page.  Additionally, St. George extends a thank you to the Holy Ghost community for inviting us to participate in their Mini-Retreat:  “Paul, Prayers, & Pierogies”  which was held on Saturday, February 15th.  Click onto the more information link below to view photos from the weekend. 


Welcome Michael Gregory! - 02/02/20

The Saint George parish welcomed and hosted the Archdiocesan Lay Vice-Chairman, Michael Gregory on February 2nd.  At the last Archdiocesan Assembly, he was tasked to visit all the parishes of the Archdiocese. After Divine Liturgy in the Church Hall, Michael delivered a short talk, and conducted a question/answer period reviewing the status of several Archdiocesan priorities.


Celebrating the Feast of the Meeting of Our Lord in the Temple (Papandia) - 02/02/20

On Sunday, February 2nd, St. George celebrated the Feast of The Meeting of Our Lord in the Temple (referred to as “Papandia” in Albanian). For our Ladies Society, (the Teuta Ladies Society), this day is their Patronal Feast, with this year marking the 89th year of the Ladies Society’s founding.
At the end of the liturgy, the parish children along with the Altar Servers, and members of the Teuta Ladies Society marched in candle-procession, following the icon of the feast, as the feast’s hymns were sung.  At the end of their procession, all stood in prayer vigil for the singing of the feast’s Magnification. 
Adding to the joy of the occasion was the presence of Deacon Spyridon Green, from our Archdiocesan Cathedral in Boston, who joined our Father Sergei in serving the festal liturgy. Click onto the more information link below to view a slideshow of photos. 


Condolences - 01/28/20

We are saddened to learn on Tuesday, January 28th, of the death of Joseph Patria, husband to Millie (Polena) Patria and father to Michael and Guy Patria. The St. George parish extends its condolences to Millie, Michael, Guy and their families.


Memory Eternal - 01/20/20

We were saddened to learn that Christian Tallcouch passed away today, Monday, January 20th.  The St. George parish extends its condolences to the Tallcouch family.  Memory Eternal! 


Thank you! - 01/17/20

Many thanks to the parishioners of St. George collected and sent $800 to Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) for the Albanian Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund.  To learn more of the OCMC relief efforts, click onto the following link:  https://www.ocmc.org/resources/view_article.aspx?ArticleId=2475


Celebrating the Feast of Theophany - 2020 - 01/11/20

On Sunday, January 12th, the first Sunday after Theophany, the St. George parish conducted the Great Blessing of Water.
In recognition of this significant event, the children marched in the procession around the church following an Icon of the Theophany with candles and containers of water to be blessed.
Adding to the joyous event was the pouring of water that came from the River Jordan that Fr. Sergei brought back from his pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Click onto the more information link below to view photos of the procession, the blessing of water, and the blessing of the church.


2020: A New Year, A New Decade, Our 95th Anniversary - 12/29/19

At the first Liturgy of the new year, the Saint George parish will offer special intercessory prayers as we inaugurated not only a New Year, but a new decade and the 95th anniversary of the founding of our church community.  To read a historical narrative of the St. George church’s founding, please click onto the following link:  https://www.stgeorgetrumbull.org/parish_history


Celebrating the Feast of the Nativity of Christ - Christmas Day 2019 - 12/25/19

Christ is born! Glorify Him!  Krishti U-Lind! Lavdërojeni! are the traditional Orthodox Christian Christmas greetings in both English and Albanian. After the Christmas Day Divine Liturgy, the parish community sang Christmas carols accompanied by the parish children reenactment of the Nativity story in a series of tableaux. Many thanks to Jennifer Goetz, Sue Galich, Anna Bouteneff, Melissa Galich, Erin Galich, and Jackie Goetz for all of the program coordination, James Goetz for narrating, the Choir for leading us with the singing of the carols. Finally, we thank the Parish children for their participation.  Click onto the more information link to view additional photos.


Welcome Christy Kobeli - 12/25/19

Many years to Christy Kobeli who joined our St. George parish on Christmas Day. 


Thank you! - 12/24/19

Thanks to Vi & Jim Bowe, Louise Gallager, Jennifer Goetz, and Bob Lazar for decorating the church for the Christmas season. 

We also wish to thank to our Choir, Choir Directors, and Chanters for their Stewardship of time and talents


Celebrating the Feast of the Nativity of Christ - Christmas Eve 2019 - 12/24/19

At the Christmas Eve services, following the Compline with the blessing of the bread, the parish community sang Christmas carols accompanied by the parish children reenactment of the Nativity story in a series of tableaux. Many thanks to Laura Coughlin, Jennifer Goetz, & Dani Masek for all of the program coordination, TJ Coughlin for narrating, the Choir for leading us with the singing of the carols, and finally we thank the Parish children for their participation.  Click onto the more information link to view additional photos.


Thank you to Commerce Park Funeral Home - 12/23/19

Many thanks to Ron Dougiello of the Commerce Hill Funeral Home for donating the beautiful poinsettias for Christmas.


Learning about the Icon of the Nativity of Christ - 12/22/19

At a joint Divine Liturgy at St. George with Holy Ghost Church, Fr. John Jillions discussed the Icon of the Feast of the Nativity of Christ with the children of both parishes.  Click onto the more information link below to view a few photos. 


Upcoming Services & Events
Sunday, March 1st
FORGIVENESS SUNDAY/CHEESEFARE SUNDAY
9:30AM Church School prayers w/ talk from Fr. Sergei: Passing out of "Veror"
9:45AM Church School in Church Hall
10AM Divine Liturgy
2-Year Memorial for Van Michael
Followed
Monday, March 2nd
GREAT LENT BEGINS
Wednesday, March 4th
6PM Presanctified Liturgy at St. George
Holy Ghost parish joining
Lenten Potluck Supper to follow in Church Hall
Sunday, March 8th
SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY
9:30AM Church School prayers w/ talk from Fr. Sergei
9:45AM Church School in the Church Hall
10AM Divine Liturgy -  Return of Konizmat Icons
3rd-Year Memorial for Bill Vasil
TBD - Lenten Vespers 

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