Greek Orthodox Christians have lived in Downey since the 1950s and attended other Greek Orthodox Churches in the area. A groundbreaking ceremony for our new sanctuary was held in September 2000. In March 2001 construction began and completed in September 2002. Fr. John Constantine was appointed as the parish Priest in June 2001 as the third priest in the history of St George.
The Doors of Saint George were opened on October 6, 2002 by the late Metropolitan Anthony of San Francisco assisted by His Grace Bishop Anthimos of Olympos, to the overwhelming joy of the parishioners of Saint George. A dream long in the making of having their own permanent house of worship have finally been realised! The Greek Community in Downey shares its cultural and ethnic heritage with the annual Greek Festival held in June of each year.