Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/ 60 Service of Supplication • Philadelphia http://doepa.org/news_150827_1.html Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Philadelphia-Stephens/SOS/Phil_SOS_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Sunday, August 16, 2015, St. Stephen Cathedral was a site of special Service of Supplication to the Mother of God that was held by Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood in connection with World Meeting of Families event.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150827_1.html The Sacrament of Marriage • Frackville http://doepa.org/news_150826_2.html Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Frackville/Wedding/Frack_Wed_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Sunday, August 23 2015, the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony was performed for John Michael PLYPCIW and Susan Ann SPENCER, at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville, PA.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150826_2.html Women’s Retreat • South Canaan http://doepa.org/news_150826_1.html Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Diocese/Womens-Retreat/Ret_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Over seventy&nbsp;women attended the 16th Women's Retreat on Saturday, August 22, at St. Tikhon's Seminary Dining Hall</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150826_1.html Transfiguration Youth Day • Williamsport http://doepa.org/news_150824_9.html Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Williamsport/Transfiguration-Youth-Day/Will_TFD_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On August 6 2015, the youth of Holy Cross Orthodox Church gathered for Transfiguration Youth Day.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150824_9.html The Blessing of Vehicles • Williamsport http://doepa.org/news_150824_8.html Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Williamsport/Vehicles/Will_Vehicles_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On July 19 2015, the Orthodox Faithful of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA celebrated St. Elijah Day with the blessing of vehicles.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150824_8.html 17th Annual Food Festival a Smashing Success • Edwardsville http://doepa.org/news_150824_7.html Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Edwardsville/Ethnic-Food-Festival/Edw_FF_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Saturday, August 22 2015, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox church welcomed the public to the church grounds for their 17th Annual Ethnic Food Festival.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150824_7.html The Sacrament of Baptism • Williamsport http://doepa.org/news_150824_6.html Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Williamsport/Julian-Baptism/Thet_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On June 28 2015, the parish of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA witnessed the Baptism of&nbsp;&nbsp; Julian Thomas Thetford, child of Dan and Erica Thetford. </p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150824_6.html The Sacrament of Baptism • Williamsport http://doepa.org/news_150824_5.html Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Williamsport/Maria-Baptism/Will_Bap_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On June 7 2015, the Orthodox Faithful of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA welcomed Maria Sophia Nemoianu with the Sacrament of Baptism.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150824_5.html Holy Cross Delegation makes their way to All American Council • Atlanta http://doepa.org/news_150824_4.html Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Williamsport/AAC/Will_AAC_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Delegates from Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA made their way to the Orthodox Church in America&rsquo;s All American Council in Atlanta, Georgia from July 20 -24. </p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150824_4.html The Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation • Lopez http://doepa.org/news_150824_3.html Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Lopez/Baptism/Lop_Bap_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On August 22,2015, Saint Vladimir&rsquo;s Orthodox Church in Lopez, PA welcomed two new members with the Sacraments of Baptism and Christmation. </p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150824_3.html Father James Weremedic Serves First Service • Bethlehem http://doepa.org/news_150824_2.html Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Bethlehem/Fr-James-First/Beth_First_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>&nbsp;Fr. James Weremedic served his first Divine Liturgy as the new Rector of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150824_2.html Diocesan Council Meets • Coaldale http://doepa.org/news_150824_1.html Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Diocese/Diocesan-Council/August/DC_Aug_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Tuesday, August 17 2015, the Diocesan Council met at St. Mary&rsquo;s Orthodox Church in Coaldale, PA. </p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150824_1.html Frackville Deanery Clergy Family Picnic • Minersville http://doepa.org/news_150820_2.html Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Minersville/Picnic/Picnic_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Monday, August 17, 2015, Clergy of the Frackville Deanery and their families met at SS Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Minersville, PA for a picnic.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150820_2.html Orthodox Christian Mission Center Presentation • Harrisburg http://doepa.org/news_150814_1.html Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Harrisburg/OCMC/OCMC_Main_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>From June 15th - July 4th, Cathy Bucharew, a parishioner at Christ the Saviour in Harrisburg, PA participated in an OCMC Mission Trip to Albania.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150814_1.html The Sacrament of Chrismation • Mechanicsburg http://doepa.org/news_150813_1.html Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Mechanicsburg/Chrismation-August/Chrism_Main_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Sunday, August 9, the feast of St. Herman of Alaska,&nbsp;Juliana (Taylor) Petito was&nbsp;received into the Holy Orthodox Church through the Rite of Holy&nbsp;Chrismation.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150813_1.html The Feast of the Transfiguration • Stroudsburg http://doepa.org/news_150812_3.html Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Stroudsburg/Transfiguration/Trans_Main_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On August 6 2015, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150812_3.html The Sacrament of Marriage • Stroudsburg http://doepa.org/news_150812_2.html Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Stroudsburg/Marriage/Marriage_Main_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On July 10 2015, Melissa Purcell and Ryan Swisher were joined through the Sacrament of Marriage at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150812_2.html The Sacrament of Baptism • Mount Carmel http://doepa.org/news_150812_1.html Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Mount-Carmel/Baptism/Bap_Main_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On August 10 2015, Preston George Leffler was baptized by Father John Edward at St. Michael&rsquo;s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150812_1.html Graduate Honored with Scholarship • Jermyn http://doepa.org/news_150810_3.html Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Jermyn/Scholarship/Jerm_Sch_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Congratulations to Alexis Bertholf on graduating from Lakeland H.S. and for becoming the recipient of a $500.00 St. Michael&rsquo;s Scholarship.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150810_3.html Feast of Transfiguration • Mount Carmel http://doepa.org/news_150810_2.html Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Mount-Carmel/Transfiguration/MtCarm_Trans_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On August 6th Divine Liturgy for Transfiguration and Blessing of the fruit was celebrated by Father John Edward at St. Michael&rsquo;s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150810_2.html Feast of Transfiguration • Olyphant http://doepa.org/news_150810_1.html Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/Olyphant-Nicholas/Transfiguration/Oly_Trans_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>St. Nicholas Church, Olyphant, PA celebrated the Feast of Transfiguration on Thursday, August 6 with Divine Liturgy and the blessing of fruit.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150810_1.html Ethnic Food Festival • Berwick http://doepa.org/news_150820_1.html Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/flyers/2015/Berwick/EFF_Flyer2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=73&percent=100"><p>Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church will be holding an Ethnic Food Festival on Saturday, September 12, from 11AM - 6PM on the Church Grounds.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150820_1.html 34th Annual Russian Days Festival • Bethlehem http://doepa.org/news_150814_2.html Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="text-align: center;"><span class="SECTION_TITLE">34th&nbsp; Annual Russian Days Festival</span><br /><span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: large;">September 11, 12, 13, 2015<br />11am to 7 pm daily</span><br /><br />Join us for superb food &ndash; pierogis, halupki, halushki, pelmeni, potato pancakes, blini, borscht, nut, poppy, apricot, raspberry rolls, kiffles, tassies, breads, homemade cakes, cookies and more!</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Eat under the tent, in the Church fellowship hall or take out.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Basket raffle, Polka music, crafters, church tours</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Treasures of Russia boutique&nbsp; features<br />Icons, matroshka nesting dolls, lacquered boxes, <br />Lomonosov china, Russian Christmas ornaments and more</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><span style="font-family: helvetica;">Call 610-867-0402 or visit our <a href="http://www.stnicholasoca.org" target="_blank">Website</a></span></p> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150814_2.html Christmas in September/6th Annual Car Show • Jermyn http://doepa.org/news_150729_3.html Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/flyers/2015/Jermyn/Festival2015-1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=70&percent=100"><p>St. Michael's Orthodox Church will hold their annual Christmas in September / Car Show on September 25, 26 and 27 at St. Michael's Center in Jermyn.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150729_3.html Diaconal Formation Program Open For Enrollment • Philadelphia http://doepa.org/news_150626_3.html Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400 <p>&nbsp;Diaconal Formation Program of St. Tikhon's Seminary based in Phiadelphia, PA is open for enrollment for the Fall Semester 2015. The program immerses students in the life of the Orthodox Church through serving in the altar, singing in the choir, and studying Scripture, Church History, Liturgics, and Spirituality. The Diaconal Formation program meets every Saturday from September to December (Fall Semester) and January to May (Spring Semester). Completion of the course of studies fulfills the necessary academic requirements for ordination to the Holy Diaconate. (In accordance with Canon Law, all decisions regarding ordination rest with the diocesan hierarch.) Men among the laity interested in pursuing theological study, spiritual formation, and liturgical training, and sense they might be called to the diaconal ministry, are encouraged to consider applying to this program and seek guidance from their parish priest. <a href="/files/flyers/2015/Philadelphia-Stephens/Deacon-program-certificate-poster-philly-2015.pdf" target="_blank">Click here or on photo for flyer.</a></p> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_150626_3.html