Saint George Cathedral

Celebrating 100 Years of Life in Christ

917 North Wood Street • Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 666-5179
Archimandrite Vladimir (Wendling), Rector
Diocese of the MidwestOrthodox Church in America

Welcome | Добро пожаловать

Visitors are always welcome at St. George Cathedral!

Our congregation is a harmonious mix of Russian and American, immigrant and native, young and old, "cradle" and convert. There is room for everyone.

Adult Education classes are held every other week after the Sunday Liturgy — visitors welcome! Church school (with some play time, too) for toddlers and Kindergarten meets every Sunday after the Liturgy.

The St. George parish was incorporated and moved to its current location in 1914. Replacing the original wooden structure, our beautiful temple was completed and consecrated in 1935. It received its designation as a cathedral during the residence of Metropolitan Benjamin and Bishop Theodore of the Russian Orthodox Church in 1943-46. Later, the parish brought itself under the jurisdiction of the Orthodox Church in America.

Our "new" iconostas was completed, dedicated, and blessed in 1955. All of the icons on the iconostas are copies of those in St. Vladimir's Cathedral in Kiev, in 19th-century Russian style.

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Please check the Parish Calendar for specific dates.

5:00 pm Great Vespers
Confessions before and after

9:10 am Hours
9:30 am Divine Liturgy

Feast days throughout the year
Check the Calendar page or call for further information.

A note about language
Because of our mix of Russian and American parishioners, every service at St. George is, in varying parts, in English and Slavonic (the language of the Russian Orthodox Church). Varying which parts of the services are in either language ensures that no part of a service is "hidden" for long.

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General Location. St George Cathedral is located in the city of Chicago, west of the Loop, between Augusta and Chicago (N-S) and Ashland and Damen (E-W).

From the south. Exit west on Augusta off of I-90/94. Keep going on Augusta past Ashland, turn left on N Wood. Go 1/2 block on Wood. The church is on the left.

From the north. Exit west on Division Street off of I-90/94. Continue on Division past Ashland Avenue to Wood Street. Turn left. Continue on Wood past next stop light. Church is on the left, 1/2 block past light.

From the west. Take I-290 east to I-90/94 west (toward Wisconsin). Exit west on Augusta off of I90/94. Keep going on Augusta past Ashland, turn left on N Wood. Go 1/2 block on Wood. The church is on the left.

Public Transportation. The church is only a half-mile from the CTA Blue Line Division/Ashland/Milwaukee station: west four blocks to Wood Street, and south four blocks to Walton Street.

CTA Buses #70 (Division St) and #66 (Chicago Ave) also stop at Wood Street. From the Division bus, go four blocks south. From the Chicago bus, go three blocks north.

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