St. George the Great Martyr Church Accessible

Pharr, Texas

St. George the Great Martyr Church

Founded 1979

Diocese: Diocese of the South

Deanery: Southcentral Deanery


704 W Sam Houston Blvd
Pharr, Texas 78577

Mailing address:

PO Box 667
Pharr, TX 78577-1612

Home: 956-781-6114

Parish Contacts

520 W Rosemary
Pharr, TX 78577
Home: 956-358-8875

Lay Leadership

Michael Mezmar
Home: 956-428-7209


General Location
The Church is located on the south side of Pharr, TX, near the border with Mexico.

From San Antonio
Take US 281 and exit on Cage Blvd. (Bus 281) in Pharr. Continue south (approximately 2miles) through town until you come to traffic light at Sam Houston. Turn right (west) on Sam Houston, and continue about 1/2 mile. The church will be on the right.

Schedule of Services

6:00 PM Great Vespers and Confessions.
Saturday Evening

9:30 AM Hours;.10:00 AM Divine Liturgy followed by Coffee Hour.  On the first Sunday of the month, there will be a fundraising dinner.
Sunday Morning

6:00 PM Daily Vespers.
Wednesday Evening

6:00 PM Great Vespers with Litiya.
Eves of Great Feasts

Call for schedule
Mornings of Great Feasts

6:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Wednesday Evenings in Great Lent

Please visit the Monthly Calendar on the parish website or call the Church Office at 956-781-6114 or the Rectory at 956-781-2388 for more information on services, or to arrange Baptisms, Marriages, etc.

Parish Background

St George the Great Martyr Church began as a Mission in 1979.  The present land it occupies was purchased in 1980, and the ground was broken for the Church building in 1981. The first services were held in the Church in 1982, with the founding Rector, Fr. John Reeves, officiating.

The Mission was granted Parish status by Archbishop Dmitri in 1994. Under Fr. John’s leadership, the parish hall was completed in 1986. Since it’s inception, St. George Church has hosted two Diocesan Assemblies; one held in July 1985 and one in July 1995. Fr John left for another assignment in early 1996, and Fr Aaron Archer took over as Pastor in July of that same year.  After Fr. Aaron’s retirement in mid-2001, Fr. Antonio Perdomo was assigned to St. George’s Parish January of 2002.

As the Orthodox Church serving the lower Rio Grande Valley, St. George is blessed to minister to an ethnically and culturally diverse population including visitors from Mexico.  All visitors and guests are welcome, especially those who are vacationing or who enjoy spending the winter months in the tropical climate of south Texas.

Be sure to visit the Church’s web page located at top of this page for more information.