Beguiling and deceptive is the life of the world, fruitless its labor, perilous its delight, poor its riches, delusive its honors, inconstant, insignificant; and woe to those who hope in its seeming goods: because of this many die without repentance. Blessed and most blessed are those who depart from the world and its desires.

Elder Nazarius

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
Fax: 304-346-0146

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.

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.

While working full-time, he attended the CUNY Graduate Center and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in International Criminal Investigation. However, his love for the church made him quit his job, and with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip, he enrolled in St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary where he obtained a Master of Divinity degree in May 2010.

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.

Please Read an Important Letter from Bp. THOMAS

Celebrating the Ministry of V. Rev. Fr. Olof Scott

This summer, St. George Orthodox Cathedral will be holding a celebration of the ministry of V. Rev. Fr. Olof Scott on the weekend of June 12-14.  Continue to check back HERE for details.

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