Welcome to our Parish!
Welcome to the website of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church of Boston, MA. Our community has been a place for faith and fellowship for over a century. We welcome you to browse the site to learn more about our parish.
We are a parish in the Diocese of Worcester and New England and our Bishop is His Grace Bishop +JOHN Abdalah. We are a Diocese of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America and our Metropolitan Archbishop is His Eminence Metropolitan +PHILIP Saliba.
1914 - 2003
He was born Andrei Borisovich Bloom on the 19th of June 1914 in Switzerland, where his father was serving as a member of the Russian Imperial Diplomatic Corps. His mother was the sister of the Russian composer Alexander Scriabin. Molotov, Stalin’s comrade, was also a relative. Shortly before the First World War, the family returned to Russia, but soon left again for a diplomatic assignment in Persia. His vivid memories of Persian shepherds, “minute against the hostile backcloth of the vast Persian plain” while protecting their flocks, made him a convincing preacher on the parable of the Good Shepherd.
Clergy and Contact Information
- Protosyngellos Timothy Joseph Ferguson, Pastor
- MEMORY ETERNAL - Archimandrite +Constantine Yanney - 1926-2012
- ArchDeacon Elias Hamaty
- Deacon Nicholas V. Belcher
- Fran Stack; Office Manager
- Subdeacon Douglas Howdy, Sacristan / Property Manager
- John Abud, Youth Director
We are located at 55 Emmonsdale Road in West Roxbury, MA. Please consider joining us for Sunday worship!
His Eminence Archbishop Joseph has been elected Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America by the Holy Synod of Antioch, meeting in Balamand, Lebanon on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Axios!
His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph was consecrated to the Holy Episcopacy on June 30, 1991 at the St. Mary Cathedral in Damascus, after many years of serving as a deacon and a priest. His Eminence was born in Damascus, Syria, in 1950. His Eminence was consecrated with the title, Bishop of Katana in Syria, and served as Patriarchal Assistant and Secretary of the Holy Synod of Antioch. In 1995, he was sent by Patriarch Ignatius to America. Here, in our Archdiocese, Bishop Joseph was assigned to the West Coast Chancery by Metropolitan Philip. After self-rule status was awarded to our Archdiocese, Bishop Joseph was enthroned at St. Nicholas Cathedral by Metropolitan Philip as the first Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West on September 12, 2004. On December 11, 2011, at the Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos in the Patriarchal Monastery of Our Lady of Balamand in Lebanon, Patriarch Ignatius elevated Bishop Joseph to the rank of Archbishop, in honor of his many years of service as a bishop both in our Archdiocese and in the Patriarchate of Antioch.
News and Events
“Calling to Remembrance…” (part seventeen)
“For those who serve…” a series in honor of Priests who have served our community.
While researching one of our early Pastors, Fr. Basilios Mahfouz, I met his son via phone. George Mahfouz is ninety-four years old and lives in Ohio. He is in good health, alert and sharp. Every Wednesday morning he meets his Syrian ‘cronies’ for coffee at the local donut shop and they swap stories about the old days. We had several delightful conversations and he shared stories about his father and grandfather, who served here as a priests. I hope you enjoy this brief bio of these two wonderful men, Father and Son who served as priests in the early years of our history. His father was the last of a long line of twenty one priests in succession of the Mahfouz family of Damascus.
Schedule of Services
Great Vespers: 5:30 pm Saturdays
Orthros: 8:50 am Sundays
Divine Liturgy: 10 am Sundays
Consult our calendar of events for Feast Days and other additional services
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