Prayer in church is important. The best thoughts and feelings come in church, yes, and the enemy attacks more violently in church, but with the sign of the Cross and the Jesus Prayer, you drive him away. It is good to stand in some dark corner in church and to pray to God. "Let us lift up our hearts!" the priest exclaims, but our mind often creeps along the ground, thinking about indecent things. Fight against this.

St. Barsanuphius


The community of St. George began celebrating the Divine Liturgy in 1892, incorporated under St. Raphael of Brooklyn in 1905, and its first altar was consecrated by him in 1911. In 2006, the parish was elevated to the status of cathedral, the primary see of the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic.

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St. George Cathedral
P.O. Box 2044
Charleston, WV 25327
Phone: 304-346-0106
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Welcome to Saint George Cathedral!
Since 1892, the Orthodox Christian faith has been lived in Charleston, West Virginia, brought originally by immigrants from Lebanon and Syria.  In 1905, the parish was officially incorporated under the episcopal leadership of St. Raphael of Brooklyn, who in 1911 consecrated the first altar.

Located in downtown Charleston across from the Town Center Mall, St. George Cathedral serves about 400 families and seeks to bring the light of Holy Orthodoxy to the whole Kanawha Valley and all of West Virginia.

St. George Cathedral is a parish of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America and serves as the primary episcopal see of the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic.  The diocesan chancery is located here in Charleston.

Divine services are held weekly.  All are welcome to attend, regardless of current religious affiliation or background.


Annual Dinner

Please make plans to join us Sunday, October 26, 2014 for our Annual Dinner from Noon to 6 p.m.  Complete Arabic dinner; dine with us or carry out.  Ethnic groceries will also be available.

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