St. George the Great Martyr Church
A parish of the Orthodox Church in America
Pharr, TX
Arch-Pastoral Visit & Priest Conference

This is the first Arch-Pastoral Visit made by our new bishop, His Grace, Bishop Alexander, of Dallas and the South. Please join us for Great Vespers at 6 pm on Saturday evening, February 11th, with food and fellowship to follow in the Church Hall.

Sunday morning, we will be celebrating Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.  The greeting of the Bishop will be between 9:30 to 9:45 am; Liturgy will begin at 10 am., with a meal and time for fellowship after.

Also, Monday - Wednesday our parish will be hosting this year's Diocese of the South priest conference.  We'll have over 50 priests in attendance.  Help is welcome.  We'll also be having extra services all week long including another Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Tuesday morning.   

Here is a full schedule including this weekend: (events in BOLD are open to the public)

Saturday, 2/11
Arrival of Bp Alexander for pastoral visit to St George – Great Vespers, 6 pm – Dinner afterwards at the parish hall – All are welcome!

Sunday, 2/12
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St. George’s followed by Brunch - All are welcome! 
Arrival of Administrator, Chancellor and Deans (no later than Sunday evening). 

Monday, 2/13
Arrival of Diocesan Council members (no later than noon)
9 am - 11 am Bishop's Breakfast and Meeting with the Deans
12 Lunch Diocesan Council Lunch with the Bishop
Arrival of DOS clergy
1 – 5:30 pm Diocesan Council Meeting
6 pm Vespers - Registration
7 pm Opening Reception – Dinner & Local Entertainment at Church Hall

Tuesday, 2/14
9 am (Hierarchical) Divine Liturgy
Brunch at St. George Church Hall
1 pm Session I Bishop with Clergy
5 pm Vespers
6 pm Dinner at Hotel or on your own (Hotel provides food between 5:30-7:00 pm-local restaurants available also) 
7:30 pm Session II Bishop with Clergy - open to the Public

Wednesday, 2/15
8 am Matins
Fasting Breakfast at St. George Church Hall
10 am Session III Bishop with Clergy
12 or 1 pm Fasting Lunch – At St. George Church Hall
Departure of DOS clergy – Or beginning of post-conference fellowship
2 pm Spiritual Court in the afternoon
6 pm Vespers



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