By the Grace of God, and through the commitment of our parishioners and community supporters, St. George Church celebrated the Ground Breaking of a new church building and hall complex. The new St. George will be built on the grounds adjacent to our cemetery property on Washington Pike in South Fayette Township.
We were honored to have Metropolitan PHILIP of blessed memory and Bishop THOMAS preside over the events of the weekend, which included events for our parish families, friends of St. George past and present, as well as visitors from our community and neighboring parishes.
Thank you to all who helped to prepare for and participate in our Ground Breaking Weekend! It was truly a once in a lifetime experience.
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Official Ground Breaking Ceremony: For many, the highlight of the weekend was the Ground Breaking Service that was officiated by Metropolitan PHILIP of blessed memory on Saturday afternoon at the site of the new church. During the service parishioners, friends, family, and community members watched as the ground was blessed, a cross was raised and planted on the location where the new altar will be, and the Bishops turned the first shovels of earth. The Metropolitan then invited many to join him and have their own opportunity to turn the earth including all the Parish Council members, the parish children, and Congressman Tim Murphy, who was in attendance. Attendees were also able to view the new 4' by 8' color rendering of the new church building.
Ground Breaking Photos by Lynn Stein
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy: The church was full when His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP of blessed memory and His Grace Bishop THOMAS celebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning. Many visiting clergy were present as well as faithful from all around the Pittsburgh area. For many, it was a service they will remember all their lives.
Congratulations to Father Jason DelVitto on his 25th Anniversary with St. George of Bridgeville!
Congratulations to Paul Abernathy on his recent graduation from St. Tikhon's Seminary!
All donations to and proceeds from the Ground Breaking Celebration support the St. George Building Project.