The Parish Council
Saint George derives its ecclesiastical authority from the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. All the administrative authority of the Church is vested in the Pastor and the Parish Council. The Clergy, Parish Council, Committees and Organizations act and officiate according to the constitution and the by-laws of Saint George Church. They provide and facilitate the means for worship and religious education to all the parishioners. The Parish Council, however, is the representative of the Church in administration of its properties and affairs.
Every Parish Council member should be the example of perfect church attendance, frequently partake in the sacraments, participate in the social and fundraising projects and exemplify proper stewardship according to one's ability. No Parish Council member should expect their communicants to participate in any activity relative to the life and well-being of the parish without first themselves taking an active part in showing the way. Whatever is done by the Parish Council should be in harmony with accepted Christian behavior and practice. In that the Parish Council is the mirror of the parish as it generally reflects the interest of the entire Orthodox Christian community, it is then evident how necessary and important can be their influence and role in the life of the Church.
The 2012 Parish Council was elected on October 2012 and consists of the following members:
Very Reverend Fr. Dimitri Darwich
Ziad Juzdan President
David Tadros Vice President
Elie Saade Jr. Treasurer
Rima Bandeli Recording Secretary
John Chalet Member
Danny Haddad Member
Michael Kaufman Member
Salem Saykali Member
Julie Abboud Member
Claire Levash Non-Voting
Lina Chalet Non-Voting
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Also on the Parish Council a representative from each of the various church organizations.
Ladies Society Abir Yazigi
Teen SOYO Hend Kevorkian
Fellowship of St. John the Divine Mike Kabbash
Sunday School Rima Bandeli
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