Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/ 60 Nativity Concert • Bucknell http://doepa.org/news_161205_1.html Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Berwick/Bucknell/Ber_Buck_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Sunday December 4, 2016, the choir from Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church performed a Nativity Concert at Bucknell University.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161205_1.html Archbishop MARK Visits • Pottstown http://doepa.org/news_161202_5.html Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Pottstown/ABP-Visit/Pott_ABP_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Sunday, November 27, the faithful of Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown welcomed his Eminence Archbishop Mark.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161202_5.html Church School Commemorates Theotokos • Pottstown http://doepa.org/news_161202_4.html Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Pottstown/Theo-Play/Pott_Theo_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Sunday, November 20, the church school students of Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown commemorated the Feast of the Presentation of the Theotokos.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161202_4.html Fall Events • Gradyville http://doepa.org/news_161202_3.html Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Gradyville/Grad_Tri_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Gradyville had a very busy Fall season.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161202_3.html The Third Advent Candle Lighting • Bethlehem http://doepa.org/news_161129_5.html Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Bethlehem/Advent-Candle-3/Beth_Ad_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Sunday November 27 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, the third candle of the Advent Season was lit by&nbsp; Nicholas Hockman and the Sunday School Student verse was read by Elizabeth Hockman.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161129_5.html Refugee Charity Dinner • Pottstown http://doepa.org/news_161129_4.html Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Pottstown/Refugee-Dinner/Pott_Ref_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On November 12, 2016, Hope Sabbagh and Nasser Sabbagh, parishioners of St. George Church in Allentown, PA visited Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Pottstown, PA to give a&nbsp;presentation on the current refugee&nbsp;crisis overseas.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161129_4.html Blessing of Stained Glass Windows and Parish Dinner • Jermyn http://doepa.org/news_161129_3.html Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Jermyn/Window-Dinner/Jer_Din_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The Blessing of 8 New Stained Glass Windows at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA was held on Sunday, November 13th, following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161129_3.html Four Part Lecture Series • Harrisburg http://doepa.org/news_161123_3.html Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Harrisburg/Lecture/Harr_Lect_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>During the Nativity Fast (aka Advent) the adult education ministry at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg, PA) is hosting a four part lecture series entitled - "God is With Us: Prophesy Fulfilled".</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161123_3.html Benefit Pancake Breakfast • Bethlehem http://doepa.org/news_161123_2.html Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Bethlehem/Breakfast/Beth_Ben_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>On Sunday November 20, after Divine Liturgy, the parish of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA held a pancake breakfast for the benefit of All Saints of America Orthodox Mission Church located in Alexandria, Virginia.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161123_2.html The Second Advent Candle Lighting• Bethlehem http://doepa.org/news_161123_1.html Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Bethlehem/Advent-Candle-2/Beth_Ad_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>On Sunday November 20, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA continued the Advent Season with a second candle lighting ceremony. </p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161123_1.html Veteran Center Thanksgiving Dinner • Edwardsville http://doepa.org/news_161121_2.html Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Edwardsville/Thanksgiving/Edw_Thank_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Saturday, November 19, 2016, teachers, students, parents and parishioners of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA continued their yearly tradition of providing and sharing a thanksgiving meal with members of the local veterans center.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161121_2.html Celebrating 10 Year Anniversary • Berwick http://doepa.org/news_161121_1.html Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Berwick/10-Year/Ber_Ann-12.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Sunday, October 23rd, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church celebrated the Liturgy of St. James, and honored Fr. Michael Demko on the occasion of his 10 year anniversary of priesthood.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161121_1.html Eritrean / Ethiopian Fellowship • Harrisburg http://doepa.org/news_161118_2.html Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Harrisburg/Eritrean-16/Harr_Eri_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Sunday, November 13th the parish family of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA enjoyed its 3rd Annual Eritrean/Ethiopian Fellowship, hosted by members from both communities.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161118_2.html First Advent Candle Lighting • Bethlehem http://doepa.org/news_161117_2.html Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Bethlehem/Advent-Candle/Beth_Ad_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>At St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, a candle is lit on each of the 4 Sundays in Advent and is accompanied by a Sunday School Student verse and an adult Scriptural reading.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161117_2.html Youth Charity Luncheon • Mechanicsburg http://doepa.org/news_161117_1.html Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Mechanicsburg/Youth-Luncheon/Mech_Lun_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Sunday, November 13, in honor of St. John the Almsgiver of Alexandria (11/12), the Youth of Holy Apostles held their annual Charity Luncheon. </p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161117_1.html Coffee Hour Benefit • Bethlehem http://doepa.org/news_161116_1.html Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Bethlehem/Coffee-Hour-Benefit/Beth_Ben_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Sunday, &nbsp;November 6, &nbsp;2016, &nbsp;St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA held an expanded coffee hour for the benefit of St. Tikhon&rsquo;s Seminary. </p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161116_1.html St Tikhon's Visits Holy Cross • Williamsport http://doepa.org/news_161115_2.html Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Williamsport/Choir/Will_TC_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA was pleased to host the Mission Choir of St. Tikhon's Seminary and the St. Tikhon's Monastery Bookstore.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161115_2.html Election Day Dinner • Williamsport http://doepa.org/news_161115_1.html Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Williamsport/Election-Dinner/Will_EDD_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>The 13th Annual Election Day Dinner at Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA was another great success.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161115_1.html Insurance Workshop • Wilkes-Barre http://doepa.org/news_161114_3.html Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Wilkes-Barre-Trinity/Insurance/WB_Ins_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>A Church Mutual Insurance Workshop was held at Holy Trinity Church, Wilkes Barre on Saturday, November 5. </p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161114_3.html Sister Vassa Delivers Lecture • Wilkes-Barre http://doepa.org/news_161114_2.html Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Wilkes-Barre-Trinity/Vassa/WB_Vassa_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Sr. Vassa visited Holy Trinity Church, Wilkes Barre on October 18. &nbsp;Sr. Vassa spoke on the topic of "Keeping Christ in Orthodoxy".</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161114_2.html Diocesan Council Meets • Harrisburg http://doepa.org/news_161114_1.html Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2016/Diocese/Diocesan-Council/November/DC1116_News_Photo.jpg&archive=0&final_h=45&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Thursday, November 10, the Diocesan Council met at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161114_1.html Community Christmas Concert • Edwardsville http://doepa.org/news_161202_6.html Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/flyers/2016/Edwardsville/2016_Flyer.jpg&archive=0&final_h=89&final_w=69&percent=100"><p style="text-align: center;">Saint John the Baptist will host the second annual Community Christmas Concert featuring performances by:</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Featuring performances by:<br />Immanuel Baptist Church<br />Polish National Church<br />Dr. Edward&rsquo;s Memorial Congregational Church<br />The Choir of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Sunday, December 18 at 2PM</p> <p style="text-align: center;">All are invited</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161202_6.html Nativity Schedule • Mount Carmel http://doepa.org/news_161202_2.html Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/flyers/2016/Mount-Carmel/Xmas-schedule-2016.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"><p>St. Michael's Orthodox Church has shared its' Nativity Schedule for 2016.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161202_2.html Open House and Choral Program • Mechanicsburg http://doepa.org/news_161202_1.html Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/flyers/2016/Mechanicsburg/Christmas-Program-Open-House-2016a.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=61&percent=100"><p style="text-align: left;">Holy Apostles Orthodox Church will present an Open House and Choral Program on Sunday, December11. beginning at 3PM.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Refreshments will follow the program, all are invited.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161202_1.html Nativity Concert • Bucknell http://doepa.org/news_161129_2.html Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/flyers/2016/Diocesan/Bucknell_Concert.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=58&percent=100"><p>A Nativity Concert featuring the Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church Choir from Berwick, PA will be performed at Bucknell University on Sunday, December 4 beginning at 7pm.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161129_2.html 2016 Kuehner Memorial Lecture: The Face of God and the Idols of our Age: Icons as the Foils of Modern Secularism http://doepa.org/news_161129_1.html Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/flyers/2016/Diocesan/Christ-the-Almighty.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"><p>2016 Kuehner Memorial Lecture &nbsp;<br />The Face of God and the Idols of our Age: Icons as the Foils of Modern Secularism</p> <p>Tuesday, December 6, 10 AM - 3 PM St. Paul&rsquo;s Reformed Episcopal Church, 800 Church Rd. &nbsp;<br />Oreland, PA. 19075 <br />$25, $15 for students, includes lunch </p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161129_1.html Christmas Bazaar • Bethlehem http://doepa.org/news_161118_3.html Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/flyers/2016/Bethlehem/christmas-bazaar-2016-REVISED-SUNDAY-HOURS.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"><p>St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem will hold its' annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 10 from 9 to 5&nbsp; and Sunday December 11 from Noon til 3.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161118_3.html Nativity Choir Concert • Bethlehem http://doepa.org/news_161118_1.html Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <p>St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church a cappella choir will present a concert of Orthodox liturgical hymns of the Nativity season and familiar Christmas carols on Sunday, December 11 at 3:30 p.m. in the Church.&nbsp; Traditional Valaam, Kievan, and Serbian chants along with arrangements by well known Russian composers will include O House of Ephrata, Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos by Rachmaninoff, Glory to God in the Highest by Bortniansky, and The Kanon of the Feast by Allemanov.&nbsp; Traditional Russian Christmas carols will be sung in Russian and English.&nbsp; The Choir is under the direction of Reader Nicholas Lezinsky.&nbsp; A free will offering will be taken.&nbsp; Following the concert, light refreshments will be served in the Chernay Fellowship Hall.&nbsp; The Church is located at 980 Bridle Path Road (between Route 512, Center Street, and Jacksonville Road).&nbsp; For information, call 610-867-0402 or 610-868-9468.<br /><br /></p> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161118_1.html Latest Issue of OCAreview Available http://doepa.org/news_161116_2.html Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://doepa.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/publications/OCA-Review/2016-11-ocareview-col_Page_1.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"><p>&nbsp;the&nbsp;November 2016 edition of &ldquo;OCAreview: The Orthodox Church in America&rsquo;s Monthly Hard-Copy Digest&rdquo; is now available and can be viewed <a href="https://oca.org/news/headline-news/november-ocareview-available-for-downloading-parish-distribution" target="_blank">HERE.</a></p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161116_2.html 13th Annual Election Day Dinner • Williamsport http://doepa.org/news_161026_1.html Wed, 26 Oct 2016 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/2016/Williamsport/electionday.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=67&percent=100"><p>Holy Cross Orthodox Church will hold their 13th Annual Election Day Dinner, featuring Chicken Potpie, Side Dishes, Dessert and drinks. Take outs are available. <a href="http://www.holycrosswilliamsport.org">See their website for more details.</a></p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_161026_1.html Christmas Bazaar and Concert • Bethlehem http://doepa.org/news_160822_1.html Tue, 01 Nov 2016 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/2016/Bethlehem/RD-Mailer-PRINT5.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"><p>Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on December 10, 2016. On December 11, the parish will present a Christmas Concert.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_160822_1.html Diaconal Program Expands • Philadelphia http://doepa.org/news_160817_1.html Wed, 17 Aug 2016 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/2016/Diaconal-Program/07-27-16_New_Program_St_Stephens.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=69&percent=100"><p>As many of you know, for a number of years St. Stephen's Cathedral has been hosting a Diaconal Formation Program of St. Tikhon's Seminary.&nbsp; We've been working on expanding this program to also allow for training of layity who are not planning to pursue Diaconal ordination but are active members of their parish and help out in various positions.&nbsp; This program gives participants foundational knowledge of Orthodox Theology, Church History, Scriptural interpretation and Typical, so it can be especially important for those involved in Catechetical work, Sunday School (especially teen/high school level) and cantors/choir directors.</p></div> Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania http://doepa.org/news_160817_1.html