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

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, Archpriest Fr. Antonio Perdomo was assigned to St. George's Parish in January of 2002 and served until his repose in April 2021.  Fr. Silviu Bunta gladly accepted our inviation to serve St. Geroge full-time in January 2023.  He is on loan to us with a speical agreement from the Diocese of Bulgaria.  

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 here!

Saturday, June 10
6:00pm Great Vespers
Sunday, June 11
9:30am Hours
10:00am Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour; Fellowship
1:00pm Parish Council Meeting
Monday, June 12
1:00pm - 3:00pm Priest Office Hours
Wednesday, June 14
3:00pm – 5:00pm Priest Office Hours
6:00pm Daily Vespers


704 W. Sam Houston 
Pharr, TX 78577

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Church Line: 956-781-6114

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