Saint George is a parish of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America.
Our mailing address is:
Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
P.O. Box 20695
Portland, Oregon 97294
Father Alban's e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Father Alban's phone number is: 503 313 3575
Father George Saada's phone number is 440 493 9385
Deacon Dionysius Seib's phone number: 503 929 5121
Deacon Steven Bambakidis's phone number 971 217 5742
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Being called an Orthodox Christian is tremendously humbling and at the same time joyful thing, beyond description. We find ourselves experiencing the life of the Church, a life that brings us spiritual growth, comfort,faith, and hope. It is natural that we should desire to see this life grow and flourish in our city, and that we should be determined to be good stewards of what we have received from God.
This section is dedicated to helping our parishioners discover ways to build the parish, spiritually and financially. How does one become a full member of the parish? What is expected of our membership?
To my beloved parishioners of St. George,
As we prepare to Celebrate our Lord’s Nativity. I greet you and wish you a Merry Christmas.
I would like to thank you, on behalf of myself, Khouria Hanan, and my children, Saba, Christina, and Stephan for welcoming us into the wonderful and loving community of St. George. We are very happy and excited to be here, and we look forward to serving you. We will pray for you daily, and we ask for your prayers as well.
My desire is to visit you and get to know each of you and your families and to always be there for you to share in your joys and sorrows. I want you to know that I love you all dearly, and that whether you are Arabic-speaking only, English-speaking only, or come from a Middle Eastern family but do not speak Arabic. I am here for you and I love you the same. I promise to try my best to learn English as quickly as I can. I appreciate your patience with me and ask you to help me to learn as well. I have enrolled in an English class to speed up the process. Kh. Hanan and the children speak English and will help me as well.
You are welcome to call me at (440) 493-9385. Kh. Hanan can be reached at (440) 390-2765. Whether you would like your house blessed, you need prayers and/or Holy Unction for someone in your family who is sick, need a hospital visit, or have any other need, please do not hesitate to call on me. Also, if you have a family member who you think would like a visit from me, please let me know. Likewise, you are always welcome at our home; it would be our pleasure and honor to have you with us.
In conclusion, I am here to serve All of you, from the very young to the very old, from the Arabic-speaking members to the English-speaking members. Together, we are the body of Christ. I do not want to see any division within our community, and will work tirelessly to make sure we work together in love and unity. I also believe that, within a community, there are always great God-given talents possessed by each person to be used for God’s glory. For this reason, I would like to ask to complete the attached questionnaire in order to help me know a little bit about you and your family as well as to understand what ministries of the church you might be interested in helping with and what I can do to better serve you.
“That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”
Thank you,again, for your warmth, generosity and welcoming spirit. We truly appreciate all you have done for us. Please keep us in your prayers.
Love in Christ,
Father George Saada