St. George the Great Martyr Church
A parish of the Orthodox Church in America
Pharr, TX

St. George the Great Martyr Church began as a Mission of the Orthodox Church in America in 1979. The present land it occupies was purchased in 1980, and the ground was broken for the Church building in 1981. The first services were held in the church in 1982, with the founding Rector, Fr. John Reeves officiating.

The Mission was granted Parish status by Archbishop Dmitri in 1994. Under Fr. John's leadership, the parish hall was completed in 1986. Since its inception, St. George Church has hosted two Diocesan Assemblies; one held in July 1985 and one in July 1995. Fr. John left for another assignment in early 1996, and Fr. Aaron Archer took over as Pastor in July of that same year. After Fr. Aaron's retirement in mid-2001, Fr. Antonio Perdomo was assigned to St. George's Parish in January of 2002 and served until his repose in April 2021. Fr. Antonio was a native Spanish speaker and had been able to reach out to those who speak Spanish on both sides of the border.  We are now thankful to have Fr. Silviu Bunta soon-to-be attached to our church from the Diocese of Bulgaria.  He is serving our church intermittently through 2022, and in 2023 we look forward to having him serve us on a full-time basis.  

St. George remains active offering Services three times each week: Wednesday Readers Vespers, Saturday Readers Vespers, and Sunday Services.  Please review our Monthly Calendar for upcoming services with a priest.  

As the only Orthodox Church serving the lower Rio Grande Valley, St. George is blessed to minister to an ethnically and culturally diverse population, including members and visitors from Mexico, Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia.  All visitors and guests are welcome, especially families with children and Winter Texans who enjoy spending the winter months in the tropical climate of south Texas.

Wednesday, December 7th
6:00 Daily Readers Vespers
Saturday, December 10th
6:00 Readers Vespers
Sunday, December 11th
9:30 Hours
10:00 Divine Liturgy w/Fr. Silviu; Coffee Hour
Wednesday, December 14th
6:00 Daily Readers Vespers
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704 W. Sam Houston 
Pharr, TX 78577

Cell: 760-505-4242

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PO Box 667
Pharr, TX 78577
704 W Sam Houston
Pharr, TX 78577
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