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St. George's Orthodox Church
Diocese of the South
Edenton, NC


The Orthodox Christian Community of Edenton, North Carolina Welcomes You to St. George's Orthodox Church!




Rev. Dr. Benedict Churchill Delivering Thanksgiving Liturgy in St George's New Home
Rev. Dr. Benedict Churchill Delivering Thanksgiving Liturgy in St George's New Home
Rev. Dr. Benedict Churchill Delivering Thanksgiving Liturgy in St George's New Home


Welcome! We love visitors! We warmly welcome you to join us for a service. In the meantime, explore our About Orthodoxy page for more information on Orthodox Christianity.

St. George's Orthodox Church is a member of the Orthodox Church of America operating under the Diocese of the South.

Did you know that Orthodoxy predates all other forms of Christianity? Founded on the Day of Holy Pentecost, 50 days after the Holy Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, Orthodox Christianity dates back to approximately 33 AD! The general structure and many particulars of the Divine Liturgy have remained unchanged since the time of the early Church. The description provided by St. Justin the Philosopher and Martyr in the middle of the second century is still a good summary of our Eucharistic Liturgy. St. Justin's Weekly Worship of the Christians is located in the Supplemental file of About Orthodoxy.

 Our Parish is located in historic Edenton in Eastern North Carolina on the Chowan River and Albemarle Sound. Whether you are a local resident or a visitor to the area, we invite you to come out and take part in our services, where you will experience how the Apostles and Saints worshipped nearly 2000 years ago.




Mission Statement

Our mission is to embrace the fullness of the Orthodox faith; encourage the dicipleship of believers, equip the faithful for ministry, and evangelize to those unfamiliar with the Good News.

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The Nicene Creed

 I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth and of all things visible and invisible.And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of light; true God of true God; begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by Whom all things were made; Who for us men and for our salvation came down from Heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man. And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried. And the third day He arose again, according to the Scriptures, and ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; Whose Kingdom shall have no end.And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; Who spoke by the prophets.In one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.


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WEBINAR: Watch Doctors of Ministry in action

May 1, 2018
Online Webinar

An opportunity to transform your ministry for the better might sound too good to be true, but that is exactly what St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)program was set up to be. And its most recent graduates want you to see fruits of the D.Min. program for yourself.


The Doctor of Ministry Class of 2018 with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) and Archpriest Chad Hatfield, president of St. Vladimir's Seminary

The Doctor of Ministry Class of 2018 with His Beatitude Metropolitan

Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) and

Archpriest Chad Hatfield, president of St. Vladimir's Seminary


On Tuesday, May 1, we are hosting the second of three webinars featuring D.Min. graduates presenting their final projects. These webinars—free and open to the public—are meant to give people a taste of what the D.Min. program offers and what it can do for your ministry.

Registration ends Sunday, April 29 at 5 p.m., so register soon if you plan on joining us!

                  Tue, May 1, 2018 2 PM - 3 PM EDT

This second webinar session will feature Rev. John Parker, D.Min, rector of Holy Ascension Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Fr. John’s presentation is titled, “Radechesis: a Radical Return to the Roots of Christian Catechism.”

“Sociologist of Religion Amy Slagle has said, ‘The Orthodox Church in the United States has no uniform, cross-jurisdictional program for instructing and bringing new adult members into its fold,’” explained Fr. John. “In my experience, and demonstrated in the survey prepared for this effort, it is more often the case than not that new adult converts are educated to be parochial Masters of Divinity students, rather than being prepared to be divinized students of the Master.”

In this webinar, Fr John Parker shares a summary overview of his D.Min. work to address this issue, including a review of how it has worked in its first instantiation, in hopes of forming disciples, and not converts.

Registrants for Fr. John’s presentation will receive a link to join the webinar via email. Watch this space for information about the third and final webinar coming soon.

St. Moses the Black Society 


In September, a new poll from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal reported that 7-in-10 Americans viewed race relations in the United States as “poor.” The poll revealed that 28% of the public, including 24% of white and 40% of black Americans, stated that race relations are “very bad,” with another 42 percent of all respondents calling them "fairly bad.” Heartbreaking news. But at St. Vladimir’s a new student interest group is addressing the problem: the St. Moses the Black Society endeavors to foster meaningful conversation on race in the Orthodox Church today and to introduce the Orthodox Christian faith to black communities in America. The society, which began to take shape Spring Semester 2017, now officially takes its place alongside four other student-led interest groups, all under the umbrella of our Student Council.

The president of the newly organized society is Anthony Davis, a seminarian in the Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of the South, and the faculty advisor is Professor Peter C. Bouteneff. Comprising the society are 10 students, among them three African-American seminarians and three African seminarians.  Seminarian Davis revealed upcoming plans for the budding society.  “First of all,” he said, “I led our initial meeting focused around the scriptural verse, Matthew 28:18–20, in which Jesus directs his disciples to go forth to all other nations, baptizing them and teaching them. I reminded society members that we are supposed to reach out not only to people who look like ourselves; we’re supposed to reach out to everyone. “Second, we’re going to build our ministry on prayer, especially prayer to some of the African saints,” he noted. “We hope to schedule Akathist services to ask intercession of holy fathers and mothers like St. Moses the Black and St. Mary of Egypt. “Third,” he explained, “we hope to minister in facilities like Emmaus House of Harlem, rubbing shoulders with people from black communities, and introducing them to the Orthodox faith.”

 The society takes its inspiration from the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black, a national pan-Orthodox organization that desires to make the Orthodox faith available to the African American community and to help the broader Church in realizing this goal. In fact, several members of the St. Moses Society participated in the Brotherhood’s 24th Annual Conference held October 6–8, 2017, in Princeton, NJ, which was titled, “Growing Closer to Christ, Growing Closer Together,”. Seminary Board of Trustee member, Carla Ann Newbern Thomas, M.D., spearheaded and organized that national conference, and seminary president, Fr. Chad Hatfield, led the seminary community contingent. (Read related storywhich includes photo of St. Vladimir’s attendees.)

 View videos of St. Moses the Black Society members Seminarian Sacristan Anthony Davis and Seminarian Deacon Simon Menya, as they explain how important the daily liturgical life in Three Hierarchs Chapel is to their spiritual formation.

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