Religious Education

Bible Studies

Saturday Morning Bible Study: Meets in the Fireside Room every Saturday morning, 9:00 – 10:00 AM. Please consult the calendar for any last minute changes to scheduling.

  • Currently on summer break.
  • Fall session begins in September after Taste of Greece.

Women’s Bible Study: Meets in the Fireside Room on the first and third Wednesday of each month (October through April) at 11:00 AM. Please consult the calendar for any last minute changes to scheduling.

The Young Women’s Bible Study will resume meeting this spring. This season’s topic is the Gospel of Mark. Meetings are held at Patty Christopulos’ home, 5312 Highwood Drive, Edina, on Tuesdays, April 2, 16, and May 14 and 28, from 7:15-8:45 p.m. The study begins at 7:30 p.m. Please sign up by texting Patty at 952.200.9566 by March 24. Materials to prepare for each session will be emailed in advance by Patty Christopulos who will lead the study.

Men’s Fellowship: Men’s Fellowship meets in the Fireside Room on the first and third Friday of each month at 7:00 AM. This group is designed to bring men together in fellowship, study, and discussion. Please consult the calendar for any last minute changes to scheduling.

Worship Services

Vespers: 5:00 pm

Orthros: 8:30 am
Liturgy: 9:30 am

Saturday Morning


St. Mary’s YAM (Young Adult Ministries) presents The Divine Liturgy, The Greatest Invitation
Terrace Room. Jan 25, Feb 1, 15, & 29, 2024

Young Adults, ages 18-35, are invited to attend this vital educational series on the Divine Liturgy. The Liturgy is the single most important thing we can do in our lives. There is no better use of time, energy, or focus! No matter where you are on your journey to know God in the Divine Liturgy, this course is for you!

SESSION 1: Thursday, January 25. 6:30 – 8:30 PM • Dinner provided
SESSION 2: Thursday, February 1. After participation in Festal Vespers at 6:00 PM • Dinner provided
SESSION 3: Thursday, February 15. 6:30 – 8:30 PM • Dinner provided
SESSION 4: Thursday, February 29. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. • Dinner provided

  • Facilitated by Cindy Karos, Chairman of the Board, Faithtree Resources.
  • Fueled by Telos.
  • RSVP REQUIRED for session materials and food.

Introduction to Orthodox Christianity Catechism Class, Winter/Spring 2024

The Minnesota Eastern Orthodox Christian Clergy Association (MEOCCA) hosts two 12-week catechism classes throughout the year beginning in September and January. The Fall 2023 schedule, information, and registration is online HERE.

  • When: Mondays, January 22 – April 15, 2024, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.
  • Where: Onsite at St George GOC or online via Zoom (Links will be emailed before the course begins).
  • Who: Anyone interested in learning more about Orthodox Christianity.
  • What: Introduce and enhance people’s knowledge of the Orthodox Christian Faith.
  • Cost: FREE!

Parish Night

Parish Night is a parish-wide event for all ages that occurs monthly on a Wednesday from September through May, taking a hiatus during Great Lent.

Format: The evening begins at 6:15 pm with a brief prayer service in the Nave, followed by dinner in the Terrace Room and breakout sessions for the adults and kids (kindergarten through 12th grade). Parish Night ends by 8:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend! Read the Messenger for more details!

The 2023/24 theme is Understanding the Liturgy. Everyone of all ages is welcome!
Upcoming dates:

  • March 13

Sunday Church School Program

Our Church School program strives to educate our most precious resource, our children. Students are taught about our Orthodox faith including teachings of our Lord, prayers, hymns, doctrine and the lives and teachings of the saints and holy fathers and mothers. We also hope to instill in them a moral compass to guide them for the rest of their lives by nurturing the habit of attending church regularly, studying the Scriptures, and participating conscientiously in the worship and sacramental life of our church.

Church School begins with family worship in Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings. The students proceed to class following Holy Communion. Classes end at 11:30 am. Click here for more details.

Vacation Church School

Our Vacation Church School (VCS) program occurs for one week every summer, usually the second week of June, and is for kids four-years old (toilet trained) to rising 6th graders in the fall. Children learn about our Orthodox religion through fun, age-appropriate activities, crafts, singing, and lessons.

Women’s Book Club

The Women’s Book Club meets monthly studying an Orthodox Spiritual Book. Read the Messenger for more details.

Orthodox Lectures

Offered periodically during the year on special occasions and during retreats, such as in Great Lent and in Advent before Christmas. Theologians, scholars, and clergy from throughout the U.S. and the world are brought in to share their knowledge and inspire us.