AL: Birmingham - 2

Metro Area: Birmingham (AL)
St George the Great-Martyr Melkite Church
425 16th Ave S
Phone: 205-252-5788
Other: 205-252-1085 (Hall)
Fax: 205-252-0063

Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Melkite Greek-Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Eparchy: Newton of the Melkites
Cemetery: None

Schedule of Divine Services
Always call ahead to verify times
September - May
Sunday Orthros 9:00am
  Divine Liturgy 10:30am
Wednesday Vespers 6:00pm
Saturday Divine Liturgy
Feast Days Divine Liturgy 6:00pm
June - August
Sunday Orthros 8:30am
  Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Saturday Divine Liturgy
Feast Days Divine Liturgy 6:00pm
Mystery of Reconciliation
Sundays, & Feast Days Prior to Divine Services
Wednesdays 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturdays 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Other Days & Times By Appointment
The Weekly Bulletin is available online
The Monthly Calendar is also available online


Mailing Address: As Above
Served By: Resident Clergy
Sacramental Records: In custody of the parish


The exterior photograph is by Pani Rose Cholewinski, a member of the parish and of the Byzantine Forum community - where she posts as Pani Rose. It originally appeared on the Forum's Photo Gallery.

The interior photograph is by Nicholas Ritchey, a member of the parish, and appears on the parish website. It is used here with his kind permission and that of Father Archimandrite Frank (Milienewicz), pastor of St George the Great-Martyr.

Semi-official Website links to a page maintained by the Eparchy.

Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1921, by the Society of St George, meeting at 9th Ave and 13th St S
Parish erected in: 1924, under the patronage of St George the Great-Martyr
Relocated in: 1959, to its present site
This Entry Last Updated: 05/03/2014
Latitude: 33.4913375
Longitude: -86.8193272
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Teachings of Christ

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12 ESV)


At Your baptism in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed, * for the Father's voice bore witness to You, calling You His “beloved Son”, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of these words. * O Christ God, * Who appeared and enlightened the world, glory to You! (Troparion - Tone 1)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

You have appeared to the whole world today, * and Your light, O Lord, is signed upon us, * who with knowledge sing praise to You: * “You have come, and You have appeared , O Unapproachable Light." (Kontakion, Tone 4)

Christ is Born!

Your Nativity, O Christ our God, * has dawned upon the world the light of knowledge. * for through it, those who served the stars * were taught by a star to worship You, the Sun of Righteousness * and to know You, the Dawn from on high. * Glory to You, O Lord! (Troparion, Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Today the Virgin gives birth to the Transcendent One, * and the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One. * Angels and shepherds sing His glory; * Wise Men journey with a star * for there is born for us an infant Child, the God Who is before all ages. (Kontakion, Tone 3)

Random Proverb

"Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live." (Proverbs 4:4 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Why do you increase your bonds? Take hold of your life before your light grows dark and you seek help and do not find it. This life has been given to you for repentance; do not waste it in vain pursuits. 

St. Isaac the Syrian