St. George the Great-Martyr
Byzantine Catholic Church

1001 Clinton Street
Aliquippa, PA 15001-3903

Phone: 724-375-2742  -  Fax: 724-375-8776

St. George Center - Your place for wedding receptions, banquets and special events

A special story: The life of Mother Elizabeth,
Foundress of the Byzantine Carmelite Monastery in France

See photos of the interior of St. George Church

New! Listen the Divine Services from Holy Week and Pascha 2006!

Icon of St. George the Great-Martyr
 Liturgical Schedule

     Vespers & Confession 5:30 PM
     Matins 8:00 AM
     Divine Liturgy 9:00 AM
Holy Days:  
     Vespers (Evening before) 7:00 PM
     Matins 7:30 AM
     Divine Liturgy 9:00 AM

Please see the weekly bulletin or call for the daily schedule of services.

 Join Us!

(Photo by Very Rev. Theodore Shomsky)

Join us for Sunday Divine Liturgy and the Coffee Hour that follows.
For other Divine Services please consult the bulletin or phone.
St. George is located in Aliquippa, 7 miles north of Pittsburgh International Airport.   To reach St. George travel on the main airport road from Pittsburgh (Route 60).    After passing the airport exit,  take Exit 10 - ‘Aliquippa’ - turning right onto Mill Street.  Turn right at the 2nd light onto Broadhead Road.  (BP station on the corner).    Take the 3rd turning left onto Main Street.  (just after the KFC, Kentucky Fried Chicken).   Travel 11 blocks and turn right onto Meadow Street.  (Barney’s bar is on the corner, don't stop here, you are almost there).  Go three blocks straight ahead and Meadow becomes Clinton Street, and you can see St. George Church to your right.
St. George Church was founded in 1916.   Ground breaking for the first Church in West Aliquippa was in May of 1916.   The Church was completed in 1917, and was consecrated on July 4th by the Very Rev’d. Gabriel Martyak.  The first pastor was Father Arnold Suba. In 1964 the ground was broken by Bishop Nicholas for a new Church building and social center in Aliquippa.   The building was completed, and dedicated in October of 1967. Since its foundation the Church has been served by twelve priests.

The second last pastor, the Very Rev’d Msgr. Michael Simodejka, served St.  George from 1946 until he fell asleep in the Lord in October 1997, on the feast of the Protection of the Mother of God.   He served St. George community for over 50 years.  Eternal Memory!

 Educational Programs
  • Byzantine Christian Formation classes are held every Sunday after Divine Liturgy during the school year.
  • Theos pre-school and kindergarten meets every Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday.  For more information call 412-851-7279
A calendar of coming events at Saint George! Mark your calendars and plan to support our parish activities:
  • 2nd Friday of every month: Pirohi (potato, sour kraut, cheese, and lekvar) is made at Saint George, and sold on the 2nd Friday of each month. ($5 per dozen) For orders, please ring the parish (724) 375-2742 after 7 a.m. We have the best pirohi in Southwest Pennsylvania!
St. George the Great-Martyr Church is a parish of the Byzantine Metropolitan Archeparchy of Pittsburgh under the spiritual direction of His Eminence, Metropolitan Archbishop BASIL.  The pastor is Father Kevin Marks.

St. George continues to add iconography to the Church building.  Our iconographers are Fr. Theodore Kufos and Mr. Valentin Streltsov.  Samples of their painting style can bee seen at

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