St. George Orthodox Church
Albanian Archdiocese of the OCA
Trumbull, Connecticut
Establishing a Parish in Bridgeport 1925 - 1938
 

From a local newspaper photo:  Photo of the leaders who directed the drive that built the first St. George Church on Howard Avenue in Bridgeport.  The first Orthodox church services were held in Bridgeport on Palm Sunday, April 12, 1925.   At that time and up to the dedication of the church on Howard Avenue, worship was conducted in various community halls and buildings.   

Lower row, left to right: Philip Cotmil, Rev. Vasil Mandy, Rev. Sotir Tallcouch, Louis Theodos.
 
Second row, left to right: Sotir Dmitri, Peter Atanas, Theodore Dionis, Costa Vangel. 

Third Row
, left to right: George Polena, Peter Tallcouch, Unidentified, Costa H. Jordhamo.


Fr. Vasil and Prifteresa Efrosinia Mandy.  Fr. Vasil was the first priest of our community in Bridgeport.  Date unknown.

Most Rev. Theofan ("Fan") S. Noli of Boston, Bishop of the Albanian Orthodox Church in America, anointing of the walls of the Howard Avenue Church dedicating it for Orthodox Church use.  Date: September 5, 1938

From a local newspaper (Sunday Post) photo.  Dedication ceremonies at St. George Albanian Orthodox Church on Howard Avenue in Bridgeport.  Most Rev. Theofan S. Noli of Boston, Bishop of the Albanian Orthodox Church in America, Rev. Nicholia A. Prifti of Philidelphia, PA, and Rev. Archimandriti Thimi Theodor of Worcester, MA.  Date:  September 5, 1938.

Dedication of the Howard Avenue Church.  A church procession: The Great Entrance with the Holy Gifts.  The rite of dedication calls that the entrance be made around the outside of the building.  Date:  September 5, 1938

Another photo from local newspaper (Post-Telegram 9-6-1938) reporting on the dedication of the Howard Avenue church which occurred on September 5, 1938.

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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