Christ is Born - Indeed He is Born! Hristos Se Rodi - Voistinu Se Rodi!

Dear St. George Parishioners:

Due to Johnson County extending the mandate of the Governor of Kansas’s Executive Order (20-68), the Church Board has decided to continue the requirement of face masks inside the church. If you are in need of a face mask, the church has purchased additional face masks that can be distributed. After you enter the church, please proceed to a pew and maintain social distancing. No one will be allowed to remain in the narthex area of the church.

WE ARE REQUESTING YOUR ASSISTANCE:
If you or anyone in your family are experiencing any of the following symptoms (per the CDC COVID-19 website), PLEASE STAY AT HOME TO NOT SPREAD THIS VIRUS:

  • Fever (anything over 100.4 degrees F)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Persistent Pain or Pressure in the Chest
  • New Confusion or Inability to Arouse
  • Bluish Lips or Face
  • Do you have reason to believe you have been exposed?

We will continue to Livestream the Divine Liturgy service’s going forward to allow those who are unable to attend the opportunity to participate from home.

In regards to attendance for Divine Liturgy, we continue to average in the 60’s, with approximately 25 watching on the livestream. We continue to clean the church after every service and have started on a periodic basis to administer a disinfectant spray as an additional cleaning of the church and hall.

Annual Assembly:
The Church will proceed with our Annual Assembly, as rescheduled, on Sunday, January 24, 2021. The Assembly will be called to order at 12:30 pm. An informational email will be distributed to all eligible voting members.

Calendar for January 2021 – Распоред Богослужења за Јануар 2021 
Saturday Evening, January 2nd
     5 PM Vespers
Sunday, January 3rd, Holy Forefathers/Serbian Father’s Day
     10 АМ Divine Liturgy
          https://youtu.be/0rWHMSYwzrI

Wednesday, January 6th
, The Eve of Nativity
     10 АМ Divine Liturgy

As we attempt to maintain as much normalcy as possible during these times, we truly appreciate everyone’s cooperation in following the protocols the Church Board has implemented for Badnja Vece Services. To encourage our parishioners to attend Badnja Vece Services and participate in one of the most “Holy Days” of the year, the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we believe it is necessary to require face masks to be worn not only in church, but in the hall during the Blessing of the Badnjak (Yule log).

Due to the implementation of these protocols, we will proceed with our normal Badnja Vece Services. The Vespers (Great Compline) is scheduled to begin at 7pm inside the church with the Blessing of the Badnjak (Yule log) scheduled to start at 8pm in the larger side of the hall. For those of you that are unable to attend in person, we will livestream both of these services (see below for livestream links). To assist with social distancing during the Vesper Services (Great Compline), we will livestream the Service in the hall and project the video to a larger screen.

The Blessing of the Badnjak (Yule log): A smaller version will be decorated with an increase in the number of individual branches to be distributed to those in attendance and also will be available for pickup later that night, on Christmas Day and on Sunday, January 10th. To assist with social distancing in the hall, there will only be a limited number of tables and chairs available.

     7 PM Great Compline  
          https://youtu.be/SxwMRrbSp7U

     8 PM Blessing of Badnjak to follow in the Hall
          https://youtu.be/d10WPe9Thfs

     9:30 PM Nativity Matins

 Thursday, January 7th, NATIVITY OF OUR LORD GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST –CHRISTMAS. The Adoration of the Magi: Melchior, Caspar, and Balthasar. Commemoration of the shepherds in Bethlehem who were watching their flocks and came to see the Lord. 
     10 АМ Divine Liturgy
          https://youtu.be/Zt1O_SZavLU

Friday, January 8th, Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos
     9 АМ Divine Liturgy

Saturday, January 9th, St. Stephen the First Martyr
     9 АМ Divine Liturgy

 Fast Free week from January 7th to the 18th

 Saturday Evening, January 9th  
     No vespers

Sunday, January 10th, 31st Sunday after Pentecost.
     10 АМ Divine Liturgy
          https://youtu.be/45GNCxgK07Y

Thursday, January 14th, Circumcision of the Lord, St. Basil the Great
     9 АМ Divine Liturgy

Saturday Evening, January 16th
     5 PM Vespers

 Sunday, January 17th, 32nd Sunday after Pentecost
     10 АМ Divine Liturgy
          https://youtu.be/col_ycCTTS4

 Tuesday, January 19th, THEOPHANY - Great Blessing of Waters
     9 АМ Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, January 20th, Synaxis of the Glorious Prophet
     9 АМ Divine Liturgy

Saturday Evening, January 23rd  
     5 PM Vespers

Sunday, January 24th, 33rd Sunday after Pentecost
     10 АМ Divine Liturgy
          https://youtu.be/8E9utiIxhs8

 Wednesday, January 27th, St. Sava. First Archbishop and Wonderworker
     9 АМ Divine Liturgy

Saturday Evening, January 30th
     5 PM Vespers

Sunday, January 31st, 34th Sunday after Pentecost
     10 АМ Divine Liturgy
          https://youtu.be/w1dbk9exChs

     Annual Sveti Sava Program will start at the conclusion of Divine Liturgy

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Субота увече, 2 Јануар
     Вечерње у 5 часова

Недеља, 13 Јануар, Светих Прaoтаца/Оци.
     10 АМ Божанствена Литургија

Среда 6, Јануар. Бадњи Дан.
     10 АМ Божанствена Литургија.

     Велико Повечерије у 7 увече,. Освећење Бадњак следи у сали у 8.
     9:30 увече Божићно Јутрење.

 Четвртак, 7 Јануар. РОЖДЕСТВО ХРИСТОВО БОЖИЋ.   Поклоњење св. Мудрацима Мелхиор, Гаспар,  и Валтазар, и пастире у Витлејему који су дошли да виде новорођеног Господа.
     10 Божанствена Литургија

Петак, 8 Јануар, Сабор Пресвете Богородице.
     9 Божанствена Литургија

Субота, 9 Јануар. Св.  Првомученик Стефан Архиђакон.
     9 АМ Божанствена Литургија

 Трапаве Седмица од 7 Јануара до 18 Јануара.

Недеља, 10 Јануар 31 Недеља по Духовима
     10 Божанствена Литургија.

Четвртак, 14 Јануар, Обрезање Господње и Св. Василије Велики.
     9 Божанствена Литургија

Субота увече, 16 Јануар
     Вечерње у 5 часова увече

Недеља, 17 Јануар 32 Недеља по Духовима.
     10 Божанствена Литургија.

Уторак, 19 Јануар, БОГОЈАВЉЕЊЕ.  Велико освећење воде.
     9 АМ Divine Liturgy/Божанствена Литургија

Среда, 20 Јануар, Сабор Св. Јован Крститељ- Јовањдан
     9 АМ Божанствена Литургија.

Субота увече, 23 Јануар
     5 Вечерње у 5 часова

Недеља, 24 Јануар 33 Недеља по Духовима
     10 Божанствена Литургија.

Среда, 27 Јануар, Св. Сав Први Српски Архиепископ и просветитељ - Савиндан
     9 АМ Божанствена Литургија

Субота увече , 30 Јануар
     Вечерње у 5 часова

Недеља, 31 Јануар 34 Недеља по Духовима
     10 /Божанствена Литургија

Ancient Christianity in the KC area, via Serbia
The current church building was constructed in 2006 and is located near College Boulevard and Pflumm Road in Lenexa.
The current church building was constructed in 2006 and is located near College Boulevard and Pflumm Road in Lenexa.
The current church building was constructed in 2006 and is located near College Boulevard and Pflumm Road in Lenexa.

Apostolic Christianity in Serbia (located in Southeast Europe) dates back to the seventh century. Christianity eventually became the state religion, and the Serbian Orthodox Church received ecclesiastical independence in 1219 with the consecration of St. Sava as the nation's archbishop. Orthodox Christianity became the country's primary religion and remains so to this day.

During a wave of immigration to the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries , a Serbian community was established in Kansas City, Kansas. The community constructed a meeting hall, which held occasional services until St. George Church was chartered on April 18, 1906 in a home that was remodeled into a small church building. A more permanent church building and meeting hall was constructed in Kansas City, Kansas at the corner of Bethany and Lowell in 1925. This remained the location of the parish until 2006, when the new St. George church building (pictured above) was consecrated in Lenexa, Kansas. St. George Church continues the tradition of Orthodox Christianity that can be traced from that original Serbian community in Kansas City, to Europe, to the Apostles.

Visitors are welcome at our church services and special events. Contact Father Radomir if you have questions.

Click the links below to learn more about our priest, our history, our diocese, and our patriarchate:

St. George Church Iconostasis

One of the first things that strikes a non-Orthodox visitor to an Orthodox church is the prominent place assigned to the Holy Icons. The Iconostasis (Icon-screen) dividing the Altar from the rest of the church is covered with them, while others are placed in prominent places throughout the church building. Sometimes even the walls and ceiling are covered with them in fresco or mosaic form. The Orthodox faithful prostrate themselves before them, kiss them, and burn candles before them. They are censed by the Priest and carried in processions. 

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