“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
Welcome to St. George’s Episcopal Church, located in the heart of the Historic Stockade district of Schenectady, New York, founded in 1735.
While proud of our heritage, we are an active place of Christian community. Our worship is traditional in the best sense of that word–being beautiful, ancient, and reverent–but we are also a vibrant and contemporary parish trying to live lives of meaning and joy in the modern world.
Whoever you are, or wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we invite you to worship and serve beside us, God our Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
Solemn Choral Rite I Mass in the church 10:00 a.m. Sundays
Holy Week Schedule Set a bit of daily life aside and walk with us through each of these services:
Palm Sunday April 10th 10:00 a.m. (starting from the Great Hall for the Liturgy of the Palms)
Maundy Thursday April 14th 7 p.m. (with washing of feet)
Watch at the Altar of Repose April 14th (Lady Chapel, immediately after Mass; concludes at midnight)
Good Friday April 15th 12:00 noon (Liturgy of the Presanctified)
Holy Saturday ProAnaphora April 16th 9:00 a.m. (Chapel of the Holy Family, 1st section of Mass, no Eucharist)
Easter Vigil April 16th 7:00 p.m. (beginning outside, with lighting of the New Fire)
Easter Day April 17th 10:00 a.m. (Alleluia!)
The New Testament teaches us that as Christians we are members of one body. All of us together are part of the body of Christ and no part can say to another, “I have no need of you” (1 Corinthians 12:21). At Saint George’s, we seek to honor this sacred and mystical reality. To that end, we aspire to be a place where all people can belong regardless of their economic status, political persuasion, racial heritage, sexual orientation, or gender identity. No matter who you are, we believe that God loves you and that Jesus Christ is your savior. We pray that you too will share with us in the joy of the Gospel and Life in Christ.
A Prayer for St. George’s
Thanks be to Thee, O God, What hast given us
Minds that think
Hearts that love
And hands that welcome.
Inspire us to work with Thee
That we may be responsible for Thy gifts.
We praise Thee for our homes,
Our friends and our Holy Church,
Bless St. George’s in this
Two Hundred and Eighty-seventh year
And in all Her endeavors for
The propagation of the Faith
And for the salvation of souls.
Through Jesus Christ our Savior and our King.