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.
St. Thomas Sunday Dedicated to Kidnapped Bishops
At the request of His Beatitude Patriarch JOHN X of Antioch and All the East and His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH of New York and All North America, St. Thomas Sunday this year is being dedicated to prayer for our two abducted hierarchs. As of Wednesday, the 22nd, they will have been in captivity for two years. Please read the joint statement linked below.
Welcoming Fr. Christopher Eid
Please join us in welcoming Rev. Fr. Christopher Eid to St. George Orthodox Cathedral and Charleston, West Virginia. Fr. Christopher will be assuming the role of Dean of the Cathedral this summer.
Fr. Christopher Eid, a native of Syria, was raised in an Orthodox home and among the clergy of the family for most of his life. Fr. Christopher attended and served at the Archdiocesan chancery church of St George in Syria. When Fr. Christopher moved to the United States, he established a career in Executive Protection Security and Investigation.
After graduation, Fr. Christopher moved to Houston, got engaged and later the same year married his wife Katarina. In late summer of the following year, with the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip, he was ordained to the diaconate on September 8, 2011 and subsequently (the same week) to the priesthood on September 11, 2011.
Immediately following ordination, Fr. Christopher was given a temporary assignment to serve alongside Fr. Elias Bitar at St George Orthodox Church in Little Falls, NJ. From December 2011 to December 2014, Fr. Christopher served at the altar of St George Orthodox Church in Houston, TX. He is now assigned to St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Charleston, WV and will assume the role of Dean of the Cathedral in late July of this year.
Celebrating the Ministry of V. Rev. Fr. Olof Scott