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Rev. Fr. Deacon Herman Belt Speaks • Jermyn

St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA, extended a warm welcome to Rev. Fr. Deacon Herman Belt who is working on a summer internship with Fr. John Kowalczyk at SCI Waymart, St. Tikhon’s Monastery, and St. Michael's Parish.


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Holy Synod issues statement on same-sex relationships and sexual identity

The Holy Synod of Orthodox Bishops has issued a statement on same-sex relationships and sexual identity.


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Archbishop MARK Visits • Saint Clair

On Sunday, July 17, 2022, Saint Mary’s Orthodox Church, Saint Clair warmly welcomed His Eminence, +Archbishop MARK, as he served Divine Liturgy.


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Blessing of the Vehicles • Bethlehem

On Sunday, July 31, Fr. Nikolai Breckenridge, rector of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA administered a ‘Blessing of the Vehicles’ after the Divine Liturgy.


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MEMORY ETERNAL! • Matushka Anne Hopko

(Courtesy OCA) Matushka Anne “Anya” (Schmemann) Hopko, 78, for the last two decades of Ellwood City, PA, and previously, for many years, of Crestwood (Yonkers), NY, fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday afternoon, August 4, 2022, in Quebec, Canada, where she was vacationing with family.



Archived News
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Blessing of Vehicles • Harrisburg - 08/07/2022

On Sunday July 17, the community of Christ the Saviour celebrated our annual vehicle blessing in honor of the feast of the great Prophet Elijah (July 20th).


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Blessing of Vehicles • Edwardsville - 08/07/2022

On Sunday, July 17, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA had their vehicles blessed by Fr. Mike Evans following Divine Liturgy.


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MEMORY ETERNAL! Father Duan Pederson - 07/21/2022

Rt. Rev. Duane Pederson, 83, the beloved founder of the Antiochian Archdiocese’s prison ministry, reposed in the Lord on July 20, 2022.


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St. Nicholas Welcome Archbishop MARK • Bethlehem - 07/14/2022

On Sunday, July 10, the Divine Liturgy was served by Archbishop Mark and Fr. Nikolai Breckenridge rector, assisted by Mitered Archpriest James Mason and Deacon Geoffrey LoBalbo, Altar Servers, and the St. Nicholas Choir, directed by Reader Nicholas Lezinsky.


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Feast of Saints Peter and Paul • Olyphant - 07/14/2022

On Wednesday, 29 June 2022 the faithful of All Saints held a festive Liturgy for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul.


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Clergy Continuing Education • Bethlehem - 07/08/2022

On Thursday, July 7, Clergy from around the Diocese gathered at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem for a Continuing Education session presented by Dr. Mary Farag entitled “What Makes a Church Sacred.”


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Parish Feast Celebration • Mechanicsburg - 07/08/2022

Last Thursday, June 30 was a day of blessings and celebration as we commemorated our parish Feast Day, the Feast of the Synaxis of the Holy Apostles.


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Welcoming New Administrator • Saint Clair - 07/06/2022

On the Feast Day of Saint John Maximovitch on Saturday, July 2, 2022, Saint Mary’s Orthodox Church in Saint Clair welcomed its newly appointed Administrator, Father Vjekoslav Jovicic, pastor of Saint Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel.


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Honoring Parish Graduates • Bethlehem - 07/06/2022

On Sunday, July 3, after the Divine Liturgy, a prayer was said by Fr. Nikolai Breckenridge and “Many Years” was sung by the congregation, for the 2022 graduates of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Bethlehem, PA.


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Archbishop MARK Visits • Olyphant - 07/06/2022

On Sunday, July 3, the faithful of St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant welcomed His Eminence Archbishop Mark for an Archpastoral visit.


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Vacation Church School • Mechanicsburg - 06/28/2022

Highlights from the second night, Tuesday, June 21, of Holy Apostles's 2022 Vacation Church School Program, "Holy Apostles Zoo: All of Creation Rejoiced," held last week.


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The Sacrament of Holy Orders • Harrisburg - 06/28/2022

The weekend of Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, the feast of All Saints of North America, our community welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop Mark for an Archpastoral visit. At the Hierarchical Liturgy, Dn. Aaron Rutz was ordained to the Holy Priesthood.


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Honoring Parish Graduates • Mechanicsburg - 06/27/2022

Today at Holy Apostles (Mechanicsburg) we honored our 2022 High School and College Graduates


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The Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation • Mechanicsburg - 06/26/2022

On Sunday, June 19, the Feast of All Saints, as well as Father's Day, we celebrated Holy Baptism and Chrismation for the newest member of our Parish and Church family, Gwendolyn Morrow.


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Blessing of Graves • Mount Carmel - 06/26/2022

On June 18th, 2022, Father Vjekoslav Jovicic, blessed graves at Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Cemetery in Centralia.


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The Sacrament of Chrismation • Coaldale - 06/15/2022

On Sunday, May 22, 2022 at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Coaldale, the Very Reverend, James Weremedic received Thomas Shanosky through the sacrament of Holy Chrismation.


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Priestly Ordination and First Priestly Services • Olyphant - 06/15/2022

On Saturday and Sunday 21 and 22 May 2022, the faithful of All Saints in Olyphant joined by honored guests celebrated the ordination of the parish’s Council President, Dcn. Paul Witek to the Holy Priesthood by the hand of His Eminence Archbishop Mark.


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Churching and Graduate Recognition • Harrisburg - 06/15/2022

On Sunday, June 5th the community of Christ the Saviour celebrated the churching and first Communion of Malcolm Uehlein and recognized our Class of 2022 Graduates.


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Parastas for the Fallen • Coaldale - 06/15/2022

At St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Coaldale, the Very Reverend Fr James Weremedic served the Parastas for those who gave their all for our freedom.


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Celebrating Fr. Mason's 60th Ordination Anniversary • Bethlehem - 06/15/2022

On Sunday, June 12, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA gathered to celebrate Fr. James Mason's very notable anniversary.


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The Feast of Pentecost • Mechanicsburg - 06/15/2022

On the weekend of June 11-12 Holy Apostles Church celebrated the Great Feast of Pentecost with a festive Vigil the night before, and the Divine Liturgy and Vespers with Kneeling Prayers on the Feast.


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Pentecost • Harrisburg - 06/15/2022

On Sunday, June 12th the faithful of Christ the Saviour celebrated the great and holy feast of Pentecost.


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The Sacrament of Chrismation • Saint Clair - 06/15/2022

On Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Saint Mary’s Orthodox Church in Saint Clair, the Very Reverend Timothy Hojnicki received the DiBaggio Family - Michael, Michelle, Victor, and Penelope - through the Sacrament of Holy Chrismation.


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The Feast of Pentecost • Jermyn - 06/15/2022

On Sunday morning, June 12 Liturgy was served by Very Rev. John Kowalczyk and Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak, followed by Vespers with Kneeling Prayers.


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MEMORY ETERNAL! Matushka Lovey Ropitsky *UPDATED - 06/13/2022

Matushka Lovey Ropitsky of Frackville fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at her residence.


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The Sacrament of Baptism • Harrisburg - 06/05/2022

On Saturday, June 18 Isaiah Kerstetter was received into the Orthodox Church through the Sacrament of Baptism.


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Archbishop MARK Visits • Jermyn - 05/23/2022

St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn welcomed Archbishop Mark on his Archpastoral visitation on Sunday, May 22, 2022 for the Divine Liturgy.


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OCCGH Helps Bethesda Mission • Harrisburg - 05/16/2022

Faithful from the partner parishes of the Orthodox Christian Charities of Greater Harrisburg (OCCGH) prepared lunch and helped around the facilities at the Bethesda Mission Women’s Shelter on May 14.


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MEMORY ETERNAL! • His Eminence Archbishop Paul - 05/12/2022

On the Feast of Feasts, Great and Holy Pascha, Sunday, April 24, 2022, His Eminence, the Most Reverend Paul (Gassios), Archbishop of Chicago and the Midwest, fell asleep in the Lord at the age of 69 after a grave illness.


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PASCHA • Edwardsville - 05/12/2022

On Saturday, April 23, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of Feasts, Great and Holy PASCHA.


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Holy Saturday • Edwardsville - 05/12/2022

On Saturday, April 23, the community of St. John the Baptist gathered to celebrate the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great with the 15 Old Testament readings.


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Good Friday • Edwardsville - 05/12/2022

On Good Friday, April 22, the community of St. John the Baptist gathered for Vespers and Lamentations.


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PASCHA • Harrisburg - 05/12/2022

Late Saturday evening (April 23), and “while it was still dark” into Sunday (April 24), our community gathered for the “Feast of feasts, and Holy Day of holy days” - Great and Holy Pascha!


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Great and Holy Saturday • Harrisburg - 05/12/2022

On Saturday, April 23, the community of Christ the Saviour gathered for Great and Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy.


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Burial Vespers and Lamentations of Holy Saturday • Harrisburg - 05/12/2022

On Friday, April 22, the community of Christ the Saviour gathered for Burial Vespers and Lamentations.


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Bright Monday • Saint Clair - 05/12/2022

On Monday morning, April 25, the parishioners of Saint Mary’s Orthodox Church, Saint Clair, gathered to celebrate Bright Monday Divine Liturgy.


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PASCHA • Saint Clair - 05/12/2022

On Saturday evening, April 23/24, the parishioners of Saint Mary’s Orthodox Church in Saint Clair, PA gathered to celebrate Nocturns, Matins, and Paschal Divine Liturgy.


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PASCHA • Jermyn - 05/12/2022

On Saturday, April 23 into the early morning hours of April 24, the parishioners of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA gathered to celebrate the GREAT Feast - PASCHA.


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PASCHA Agape Vespers • Bethlehem - 05/12/2022

Sunday morning April 24, Fr Nikolai Breckenridge, with the help of guess priest, Fr. Michael Kon, lead the parishioners of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA in an Agape Vespers Service.


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Good Friday • Saint Clair - 05/12/2022

On Holy Friday, April 22, the parishioners of Saint Mary’s Orthodox Church, Saint Clair gathered for Vespers and Lamentations.


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Good Friday • Jermyn - 05/12/2022

On Friday, April 22, the parish of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA gathered for the services of Good Friday.


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Holy Thursday • Harrisburg - 05/12/2022

Vesperal Liturgy of Great and Holy Thursday - Institution of the Eucharist.


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Holy Thursday • Edwardsville - 05/12/2022

On Thursday, April 21, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered for Holy Thursday.


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Holy Unction • Bethlehem - 05/12/2022

On Wednesday, April 20, Fr. Nikolai Breckenridge, rector, assisted by Fr. James Mason, administered Holy Unction for the parishioners of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


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PASCHA • Mount Carmel - 05/12/2022

On April 24, Father Vjekoslav Jovicic and the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel celebrated Pascha.


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Holy Week and Pascha • Olyphant - 05/12/2022

During the course of Holy Week, the faithful of All Saints in Olyphant gathered for daily services to walk with the Lord to his Voluntary Passion, His Descent into Hades, and His Glorious Resurrection.


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Palm Sunday • Mount Carmel - 05/12/2022

On April 17th, Palm Sunday was celebrated by Father Vjekoslav Jovicic at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel with Blessing of Willows.


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Bright Monday • Bethlehem - 05/12/2022

On April 25, Bright Monday Liturgy was celebrated by Fr. Nickolai Breckenridge, rector, assisted by Mitered Archpriest Fr. James Mason, and guest priest, Fr. Michael Kon at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


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St. Thomas Sunday • Harrisburg - 05/12/2022

On Sunday, May 1 the community at Christ the Saviour celebrated our patronal feast - St. Thomas Sunday (Antipascha).


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Catechumens Welcomed on St. Thomas Sunday • Mechanicsburg - 05/12/2022

Yesterday, On Saint Thomas Sunday, we said prayers for and welcomed into the catechumanate, Cazen Cowfer and Derek Robertson!


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Welcoming the Shepherds and Blessing Graves • Old Forge - 05/12/2022

St. Michael’s Parish had Panikhida Service in both St. Michael's Cemetery at Sibley and Minooka Cemetery on Sunday morning, May 1st after Divine Liturgy.


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St. Thomas Sunday • Edwardsville - 05/12/2022

On Sunday,\ May 1, the community of St. John the Baptist in Edwardsville, PA gathered for St. Thomas Sunday.


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Rebuilding Together Harrisburg Service Project • Harrisburg - 05/12/2022

On Saturday, April 30 over 25 members of our community partnered Hummelstown UCC to work on two homes as part of the Rebuilding Together Harrisburg service day.


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The Sacrament of Chrismation • Stroudsburg - 05/12/2022

The entire Slack Family (6 members) were Chrismated on Palm Sunday April 17, 2022 at the Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg.


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PASCHA • Olyphant - 05/12/2022

On the weekend of April 23, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated the services of PASCHA.


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The Sacrament of Holy Unction • Harrisburg - 05/12/2022

On Holy Wednesday (April 20) the community of Christ the Saviour celebrated the Sacrament of Holy Unction - interceding the Lord’s mercy, and the healing of soul and body.


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Metropolitan TIKHON Visits • Mechanicsburg - 05/12/2022

We were delighted and blessed by a surprise visit from His Beatitude, The Most Blessed Metropolitan Tikhon.


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Clergy Continuing Education • Old Forge - 05/12/2022

On Thursday, May 5, Clergy from around the Diocese gathered at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Old Forge for a Continuing Education Seminar presented by Fr. Victor Gorodenchuk.


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Blessing of Graves • Mechanicsburg - 05/12/2022

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! On the "Antipascha," or Saint Thomas Sunday, May 1, we processed to our Parish Cemetery and blessed it.


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Egg Hunt • Mechanicsburg - 05/12/2022

What fun it was to hold our annual Easter Egg Hunt at Holy Apostles last Saturday evening, April 30.


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MEMORY ETERNAL! Matushka Helen Kuchta - 05/09/2022

Matushka Helen Kuchta, 81, of Frackville, PA, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning at Lehigh Valley Medical Center-East, Pottsville, PA.


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The Sacrament of Chrismation / Palm Sunday • Mechanicsburg - 04/26/2022

On Palm Sunday, April 17, we welcomed (back!) via Holy Chrismation, Susan Savko, into the Orthodox faith!


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Archbishop MARK Celebrates Presanctified Liturgy • Mount Carmel - 04/26/2022

On April 20th. St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel was blessed to have His Eminence, Archbishop Mark, joined the parish for Presanctified Liturgy and a Lenten Lunch.


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Palm Sunday • Saint Clair - 04/26/2022

On Saturday, April 16, Father Joseph Ramashvili blessed willows after Great Vespers.


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Palm Sunday • Coaldale - 04/26/2022

On Sunday, April 17, the community of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Coaldale gathered to celebrate the Feast of Palm Sunday.


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Palm Sunday • Jermyn - 04/26/2022

The service of the Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem began with the blessing of palms and willows by Father John Kowalczyk, with Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak, followed by the Divine Liturgy.


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Palm Sunday • Harrisburg - 04/26/2022

On Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 the faithful of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) celebrated the Great Feast of the Entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday).


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Palm Sunday • Edwardsville - 04/26/2022

On Sunday April 17, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered for the Feast of Palm Sunday - The Entrance of Our Lord Into Jerusalem.


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Archpastoral Visit • Harrisburg - 04/26/2022

From Tuesday April 19 - Wednesday April 20, His Eminence Archbishop Mark made an Archpastoral visit to the community of Christ the Saviour.


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IOCC Facts Regarding Ukraine - 04/26/2022

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has released a fact sheet regarding their impact on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.


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Pascha Bread Baking • Jermyn - 04/15/2022

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA recently completed baking of Pascha Breads in anticipation for the Feast of Feasts.


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Ukraine Relief Items Blessed • Jermyn - 04/14/2022

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, Pennsylvania, reached out during Great Lent in helping the suffering refugees in the Ukraine.


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Catechumen Welcomed • Mechanicsburg - 04/06/2022

On Sunday, April 3, of Saint John Climacus, we welcomed Brandi Hoke into the Catechumenate.


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Patriarchal Visit • Edwardsville - 04/06/2022

On Sunday, April 3, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church welcomed His Eminence, MARK, Archbishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania for a Patriarchal visit.


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Sunday of the Cross • Mount Carmel - 04/06/2022

On March 27th, Father Vjekoslav Jovicic, celebrated Sunday of the Cross at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel.


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Paska Baking • Mount Carmel - 04/01/2022

On March 25th and 26th, parishioners of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel  resumed its Paska baking.


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Presanctified Liturgy • Jermyn - 03/31/2022

A Wednesday evening Presanctified Liturgy was held at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA, on March 30, 2022.


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Youth Group Service Project • Harrisburg - 03/31/2022

On Sunday, March 27 the youth group at Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) offered their time and talents to help clean the men's overnight shelter at Downtown Daily Bread (DDB).


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Pan-Orthodox Mission Service • Bethlehem - 03/30/2022

On Sunday, March 27, Pan-Orthodox Mission Vespers were celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent, by Fr. Nikolai Breckenridge, assisted by several Orthodox priests and deacons of the Lehigh Valley.


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Mission Service • Jermyn - 03/30/2022

The Sunday of the Cross Lenten Mission Vesper Service was held at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA, on March 27, 2022.


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Pan-Orthodox Vespers • Harrisburg - 03/30/2022

On Sunday, March 27 the community of Christ the Saviour hosted our local Orthodox parishes for the Third Sunday of Great and Holy Lent.


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Sunday of the Cross • Olyphant - 03/30/2022

On Sunday, 27 March 2022 the faithful of All Saints in Olyphant greeted the midpoint of the Great Fast with celebrating the Sunday of the Veneration of the Precious and Life-creating Cross.


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Sunday Of The Cross • Mechanicsburg - 03/28/2022

On Sunday, March 27, the community of Holy Apostles Orthodox CHurch in Mechanicsburg gathered for the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent - Sunday of the Cross.


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Sunday of the Cross • Edwardsville - 03/28/2022

On Sunday, March 27, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville PA gathered to celebrate the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent - Sunday of the Cross.


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Presanctified Liturgy • Edwardsville - 03/25/2022

On Wednesday, March 23, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered for a Lenten Presanctified Liturgy.


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Archpastoral Visit • Glen Mills - 03/24/2022

On Saturday March 19, 2022 His Eminence, Archbishop Mark began His Archpastoral visit to St. Herman of Alaska Church Glen Mills, PA, with the Great Vespers service followed by a Lenten Dinner in the Church Memorial Hall.


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Parish Council Installed • Bethlehem - 03/23/2022

n Sunday, March 20, Fr. Nikolai Breckenridge administered the oath of office to members of St. Nicholas Orthodox church council and to the church auditors.


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Parish Council Installed • Frackville - 03/23/2022

On Sunday, March 20, the community of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville installed their 2022 Parish Council.


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Lenten Adult Education Series • Harrisburg - 03/23/2022

On Tuesday, March 22 our Adult Education Committee at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg, PA) hosted the second of four lectures surrounding the theme "Bread for the Journey".


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Memorial Service • Olyphant - 03/22/2022

n Friday, 18 March 2022 the faithful of All Saints in Olyphant gathered for a Panikhida to remember all the faithful departed of the parish community.


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Sunday Of Orthodoxy Vespers • Wilkes-Barre - 03/20/2022

On March 13th Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers was held at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes Barre.


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Lenten Adult Education Series • Harrisburg - 03/19/2022

On Tuesday, March 15 the Adult Education Committee of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg presented the first of four lectures surrounding the theme "Bread for the Journey".


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Triumph Of Orthodoxy • Harrisburg - 03/18/2022

On Sunday, March 13 the clergy and faithful of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA marked the first Sunday of Lent by celebrating the Triumph (Sunday) of Orthodoxy with an icon procession.


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Triumph Of Orthodoxy Vespers • Camp Hill - 03/17/2022

On Saturday, March 12 the clergy and parishes of the Orthodox Council of Churches of South Central PA (OCCSCP) gathered at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral (Camp Hill, PA) to celebrate Vespers for the Triumph of Orthodoxy.


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Blessing of Koliva • Jermyn - 03/16/2022

On the Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 13, 2022, Father John Kowalczyk, assisted by Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak, blessed Koliva.


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Aaron Rutz Tonsured • Harrisburg - 03/16/2022

On Friday, March 11 the community of Christ the Saviour in Harrisburg, PA welcomed His Eminence Archbishop Mark, as we concluded the first week of the Fast.


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Ukrainian Refugee Relief Appeal • Glen Mills - 03/14/2022

On Sunday, March 6, 2022 the parishioners of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church and volunteers worked energetically to pack boxes of badly needed medical equipment, children's medicines  diapers, analgesics, personal hygiene kits, hospice care supplies and many other items for shipment to the thousand of refugees who are pouring into Poland from the ferocious fighting in Ukraine.


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Great Vespers • Gettysburg - 03/14/2022

On Saturday, March 12, with the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Mark, Great Vespers was served for the first time in the historic city of Gettysburg, PA.


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Canon of St. Andrew • Mechanicsburg - 03/10/2022

From last evening's (March 7, 2022) Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete...


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Archbishop Mark Visits • Bethlehem - 03/09/2022

On Sunday, March 6, 2022, we were blessed to have His Eminence, Archbishop Mark, visit our parish.


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Forgiveness Sunday • Mechanicsburg - 03/09/2022

The faithful of our parish gathered for Forgiveness Sunday Vespers last evening.


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All Saints Honors Father Daniel and Matushka Mary Geeza • Olyphant - 03/08/2022

On Sunday, February 27th All Saints Parish in Olyphant honored Archpriest Daniel Geeza on his 63rd Anniversary of ordination to the Holy Priesthood.


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Forgiveness Sunday • Olyphant - 03/08/2022

On Sunday, March 6, St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, lead in prayer by Rev. James Chuta and Rev. John Nightingale, celebrated Divine Liturgy and Forgiveness Vespers to mark the beginning of the Lenten season.


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Parish Council Installed • Harrisburg - 03/04/2022

Sunday, February 27 - With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Mark our newly elected parish council was installed at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy.


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PSP Training • Jermyn - 03/03/2022

PSP Training for Church Committee Members was held on Monday, February 21 at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, Pa.


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Sunday of the Prodigal Son • Mechanicsburg - 03/02/2022

As we prepare to enter the Lenten Season, yesterday we heard one of Jesus's most powerfully emotional parables, The Prodigal Son.


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Seminarian Visits • Wilkes-Barre - 03/02/2022

Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral welcomed seminarian Elias Rehmet Class of ’23 from St. Tikhon’s.


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Melanie Ringa Honored • Jermyn - 02/14/2022

St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn congratulates Melanie Ringa on her retirement as CFO of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.


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Parish Council Installed • Wilkes-Barre - 02/09/2022

On Sunday Jan. 30th, Fr. Gregory White, Rector of Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA continued the tradition of installing the Parish Council in the presence of the faithful following Divine Liturgy.


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58th Annual Diocesan Assembly Day 2 • Wilkes-Barre - 02/08/2022

Friday, January 28 was the second day of the 58th Diocesan Assembly.


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58th Annual Diocesan Assembly Day 1 • Wilkes-Barre - 02/06/2022

On Thursday, January 27, the 58th Diocesan Assembly began.


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Catechumens Welcomed • Mechanicsburg - 01/24/2022

This morning (Sunday, January 23) at Divine Liturgy, with joy in our hearts, we welcomed new catechumens, Jane & Jim Lowell.


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Pan-Orthodox Blessing Of Waters • Harrisburg - 01/24/2022

On Sunday, January 23rd the Orthodox parishes of Greater Harrisburg gathered at City Island Park for the 13th Annual Pan-Orthodox Great Blessing of the Susquehanna.


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Coffee Hour To Fund Tornado Relief • Bethlehem - 01/21/2022

The devastation from the tornados that recently occurred throughout Kentucky and other states is beyond belief!


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Parish Council Installed • Mechanicsburg - 01/19/2022

Congratulations to our newly installed 2022 Parish Council!


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Parish Council Installed • Jermyn - 01/17/2022

Installation of St. Michael's Orthodox Church Council & St. Michael’s Center Committee for 2022 took place on Sunday, January 16, 2022.


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The Feast of Theophany • Mechanicsburg - 01/11/2022

What a joyful Theopany Liturgy and Blessing of Water service held last Wednesday evening, January 5 at Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, Mechanicsburg! Joyous Feast!


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Notable Birthday • Mechanicsburg - 01/03/2022

Today our parish family at Holy Apostles (Mechanicsburg) celebrated and paid tribute to our parish matriarch, Mrs. Irene Sumple, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.


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Busy Kick Off to New Year • Harrisburg - 01/03/2022

On Sunday, January 2nd the community of Christ the Saviour celebrated the New Year and a delayed celebration of St. Basils Day by blessing several Vasilopita (St. Basil’s bread) at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy.


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The Great Feast of the Nativity • Harrisburg - 12/28/2021

The faithful of Christ the Saviour gathered on Christmas Day to celebrate the Divine Liturgy and partake of God made flesh for our salvation in the Holy Eucharist! Christ is Born! Glorify Him!


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The Great Feast of the Nativity • Olyphant - 12/28/2021

The faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Olyphant, PA celebrated the Feast of the Nativity of Christ on Dec. 25, 2021.


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Nativity Vigil • Harrisburg - 12/27/2021

The faithful of Christ the Saviour gathered on Christmas Eve to celebrate the Vigil service to proclaim birth of Jesus Christ - God made flesh for our salvation!


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The Great Feast of the Nativity • Edwardsville - 12/27/2021

On Saturday, December 25, the community of St. John the Baptist gathered for Divine Liturgy for the Great Feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour.


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Great Feast of the Nativity • Jermyn - 12/27/2021

The Nativity of Christ at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, Pennsylvania, 2021.


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The Great Feast of the Nativity • Mechanicsburg - 12/27/2021

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
Χριστός Γεννάται! Δόξασέ Τον!
Христос родился! Славьте Его!
Wishing you and yours a Joyous Feast of the Nativity!


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Yolka • Wilkes-Barre - 12/27/2021

On 12-19-21, Fr. Innocent of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, led the annual Yolka, with Paula Holoviak instructing the Sunday school students, in a play entitled Holy Night.


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Nativity Play • Harrisburg - 12/23/2021

At fellowship on Sunday, Dec 12 the Sunday School of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg, PA) held its annual Nativity Play.


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Angel Tree Outreach • Harrisburg - 12/23/2021

A special thanks to our beloved parish family who once again participated in the “Angel Tree” project this year.


00128
Blessing of a New Gazebo • Philadelphia - 12/22/2021

On Sunday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, Fr. Victor and the faithful gathered outside after the Liturgy for the service of the blessing of the new gazebo.


00129
Readying for the Nativity • Mechanicsburg - 12/21/2021

Today we heard the beautiful booming baritone of our Mitered Archpriest Nicholas Molodyko-Harris, as he eloquently read from Saint Matthew's Gospel the Geneology of Jesus Christ.


00130
Christmas Outreach • Edwardsville - 12/20/2021

On Saturday, December 18, the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA participated in their yearly Christmas Dinner tradition.


00131
Nativity Fast Lecture Series • Harrisburg - 12/20/2021

Throughout the Nativity fast the community of Christ the Saviour was edified through a series of talks entitled "Finding Christ in Christmas" organized by our Adult Education Ministry.


00132
Archbishop MARK Visits • Minersville - 12/14/2021

On Sunday, December 12th, Archbishop Mark celebrated  Liturgy with Father Joseph Ramishvili & parishioners of SS Peter & Paul Orthodox Church in Minersville Pennsylvania.


00133
Seminarian Welcomed • Wilkes-Barre - 12/13/2021

With the Blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon & Archbishop Mark of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, Deacon Michael Rehmet, a second-year student from St. Tikhon's served at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral on the Sunday of the Forefathers.


00134
Yolka • Bethlehem - 12/13/2021

On Sunday, December 5th, an extended coffee hour was held in Chernay Fellowship Hall, where the Annual Yolka was held by the Sunday School.


00135
Patronal Feast Day • Olyphant - 12/09/2021

On Monday, December 6, the faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated their patronal feast day.


00136
St. Nicholas Youth Celebration • Mechanicsburg - 12/09/2021

Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Mechanicsburg parish youth learned about the Life of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker and the importance of charitable giving at our annual Saint Nicholas Youth Celebration in the afternoon of Saturday, December 4.


00137
Diocesan Council Makes Significant Announcements • Bath - 12/09/2021

The Diocesan Council met at the Chancery in Bath PA in September and November, with a few considerable announcements resulting.


00138
Thanksgiving Dinner for Local Veterans • Edwardsville - 12/09/2021

On Saturday, November 19, the community of St. John the Baptist visited our Friends at St. Hedwig’s Village, a shelter for veterans to share a Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings.


00139
The Sacrament of Chrismation • Harrisburg - 12/09/2021

On Sunday, November 14 the faithful of Christ the Saviour were over-joyed to receive the Rieck family into the Orthodox Church through the Sacrament of Chrismation.


00140
Thanksgiving Outreach • Harrisburg - 12/09/2021

Thank you to the faithful of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg, PA) for their generosity in supporting our annual food drive for Thanksgiving.


00141
Feast of St. Nicholas • Mechanicsburg - 12/08/2021

On this joyful Feast day of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, our Mitered Archpriest Nicholas Molodyko-Harris celebrated Divine Liturgy, with Fr. Timothy Hojnicki co-celebrating at Holy Apostles (Mechanicsburg)


00142
In Memoriam: Matushka Anne Pawlush - 12/07/2021

(OCA) Matushka Anne Pawlush, 99, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, 7 December 2021, at County Meadows Leader Heights, York, PA. She was the beloved wife of the late Archpriest George Pawlush.


00143
Annual Eritrean/Ethiopian Fellowship • Harrisburg - 11/16/2021

On Sunday, November 7th following Divine Liturgy our parish family of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg) enjoyed its Annual Eritrean/Ethiopian Fellowship.


00144
Youth Service Project • Harrisburg - 11/15/2021

On Saturday, November 6th the youth group at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg, PA) offered their time and talents for a service project at Paxton Ministries.


00145
The Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation • Stroudsburg - 11/10/2021

On Sunday, November 7, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church gathered to welcome Owen Noah Hopkins.


00146
Patronal Feast • Mount Carmel - 11/09/2021

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, in Mount Carmel, PA, celebrated its Patronal Feastday, Holy Archangel Michael and Other Bodyless Powers of Heaven, on November 8, 2021.


00147
Day of Recognition and Celebration • Mechanicsburg - 10/21/2021

Glory to Jesus Christ! Sunday, October 17 was a wonderful day full of recognition and celebration at Holy Apostles!


00148
The Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation • Stroudsburg - 10/14/2021

On Saturday, October 9, Ruth Elizabeth Rusk received the sacraments of baptism and christmation at Holy Trinity Church in Stroudsburg.


00149
Catechumen Welcomed • Mechanicsburg - 10/01/2021

Pray to the Lord, you catechumens!" On the Sunday of the Repose of the Holy Apostle John the Theologian (9/26), our prayers were answered again (!) when we welcomed Andrew Schultz as a Catechumen of the Orthodox Church!


00150
Honoring Fr. Nicholas Molodyko-Harris • Mechanicsburg - 09/30/2021

On Friday, September 24, Archpriest Nicholas Molodyko-Harris presided at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Synaxis of Saints of Alaska at Holy Apostles.


00151
Worship, Service and Fellowship • Harrisburg - 09/29/2021

On the weekend of Sat, Sept 25 - Sun, Sept 26 the community of Christ the Saviour was blessed with a wonderful weekend of worship, service and fellowship.


00152
Catechumens Welcomed • Mechanicsburg - 09/21/2021

Pray to the Lord, you catechumens!" Yesterday, the Sunday After the Elevation of the Cross (9/19), our prayers were answered when we welcomed Raymond and Susan Savko as Catechumens of the Orthodox Church


00153
Special Visitors • Harrisburg - 09/21/2021

On Sunday, Sept 19 the community of Christ the Saviour welcomed the Mitred Ap. Nicholas and M. Anastasia Molodyko-Harris for Liturgy and for our quarterly book discussion following fellowship.


00154
Parish Picnic • Stroudsburg - 09/15/2021

On Sunday, September 9, 2021, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA held their annual Parish Picnic.


00155
"Teaching Liturgy" • Mechanicsburg - 09/14/2021

Today at Divine Liturgy, Holy Apostles (Mechanicsburg) commenced the new Church School year with a "Teaching Liturgy," throughout which Fr. Timothy Hojnicki provided a detailed explanation of the main components of the Liturgy service.


00156
Archbishop MARK makes Visit • Wilkes-Barre - 09/07/2021

During his annual visit to Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA on August 22, 2021, Archbishop Mark shared a wonderful message about the opportunity we have as Orthodox Christians to receive spiritual strength by living a Sacramental life as members of the body of Christ.


00157
Archpastoral Visit • Williamsport - 09/01/2021

It was a joy to have His Eminence, our Archbishop Mark visiting Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA on August 29!


00158
Myrrh-Streaming Icon Visit • Mechanicsburg - 08/30/2021

What a glorious evening at Holy Apostles on Thursday, August 26 when we were blessed to host the Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Mother of God!


00159
Notable Anniversary • Mechanicsburg - 08/23/2021

On Sunday, August 22 at the end of Divine Liturgy, the community of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Mechanicsburg, PA celebrated the 20th Wedding Anniversary of parishioners Mary & Steve Sak with a special prayer.


00160
Dormition • Olyphant - 08/22/2021

On Sunday, August 15, the community of All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA gathered for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.


00161
Dormition • Mechanicsburg - 08/20/2021

Last weekend (August 14 & 15) Holy Apostles Orthodox Church (Mechanicsburg, PA) celebrated the Great Feast of The Dormition of the Mother of God, our most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, including the Blessing of Flowers.


00162
Dormition • Bethlehem - 08/18/2021

On Sunday, August 15th, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA celebrated the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos with a Divine Liturgy and the blessing of flowers.


00163
Dormition • Olyphant - 08/17/2021

On Sunday, Aug. 15 the faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated the feast of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos.


00164
Dormition • Jermyn - 08/16/2021

At St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA, parishioners brought flowers on August 15, to honor the Dormition of the Theotokos, the Ever Virgin Mary.


00165
Dormition • Harrisburg - 08/16/2021

n Saturday, Aug 14 and Sunday, Aug 15 the community at Christ the Saviour in Harrisburg celebrated the Great Feast of the Dormition (Falling Asleep) of the Theotokos (Mother of God).


00166
Transfiguration • Olyphant - 08/11/2021

On Friday, Aug. 6, the faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA were led by V. Rev. Vladimir Fetcho in the celebration of the Transfiguration of Christ and the Feast with Blessing of Fruits.


00167
Hierarchical Visit • Harrisburg - 08/09/2021

On Sunday, August 8th, His Eminence Archbishop Mark made a hierarchical visitation to the community of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church.


00168
Transfiguration • Bethlehem - 08/09/2021

Fr. Matthew Joyner and Fr. Michael Kon, with Mitered Archpriest James Mason celebrated the Divine Liturgy of the Holy Transfiguration and Feast with the Blessing of Fruits.


00169
Feast of the Transfiguration • Edwardsville - 08/07/2021

The community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered to celebrate the Great Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord.


00170
Fr. James Mason Mitred • Bethlehem - 07/29/2021

On Sunday, July 25th, the Very Reverend Father James Mason was elevated by Archbishop Mark to Mitered Archpriest at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


00171
Blessing of Vehicles • Stroudsburg - 07/29/2021

On Sunday July 25, 2021, Father Nicholas Solak from Holy Trinity Church in Stroudsburg blessed the vehicles in honor of the feast of Prophet Elijah (July 20th)


00172
Blessing of Vehicles • Williamsport - 07/28/2021

On a very muggy Sunday morning at Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, Fr. Seraphim blessed the "chariots" of the Faithful for the Feast of the Prophet Elijah.


00173
Annual Picnic / Blessing of Vehicles • Mount Carmel - 07/28/2021


00174
Blessing of Graves • Wilkes-Barre - 07/28/2021

oly Resurrection Cathedral and Holy Trinity both of Wilkes-Barre, PA participated in the annual blessing of graves.


00175
Blessing of Vehicles • Harrisburg - 07/27/2021

On Sunday July 18, the community of Christ the Saviour celebrated our annual vehicle blessing in honor of the feast of the great Prophet Elijah (July 20th).


00176
Blessing of Vehicles • Wilkes-Barre - 07/27/2021

On Sunday, July 18, following Divine Liturgy and the fellowship hour the faithful of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, Pa had their vehicles blessed by Father Gregory.


00177
Feast of the Holy Apostles • Mechanicsburg - 07/01/2021

On June 30, the community of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Mechanicsburg, PA celebrated the Divine Liturgy of the Feast of the Holy Apostles, our Parish Feast Day!


00178
Blessing of Graves • Mount Carmel - 06/28/2021

On June 19th, 2021, Father Vjekoslav Jovicic held Memorial Saturday services at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel and then blessed graves at St. Michael’s Cemetery and Sts. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery in Centralia.


00179
The Great Feast of Pentecost • Harrisburg - 06/24/2021

On Sunday, June 20 the faithful of Christ the Saviour celebrated the great and holy feast of Pentecost. At the Liturgy we welcomed Matthew Deamer, and Andrew, Bekah, Nathan, Devin Joshua, Ava, & Liam Thomas Brown into the Orthodox Church through the Sacrament of Chrismation.


00180
The Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation • Bethlehem - 06/23/2021

Fr. Matthew Joyner, with the assistance of Fr. Michael Kon, performed a Baptismal Liturgy for Anthony on Saturday, June 19.


00181
The Great Feast of Pentecost • Edwardsville - 06/22/2021

On Sunday, June 20, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA celebrated the Great Feast of Pentecost and honored all Fathers


00182
The Great Feast of Pentecost • Jermyn - 06/21/2021

PENTECOST: The Descent of the Holy Spirit, at Michael's Orthodox Church, Jermyn, PA, June 20, 2021.


00183
Honoring Graduates • Philadelphia - 06/20/2021

This past Sunday, June 13 we recognized the graduates of our parish. Among those present were our high school graduates, Max Zelkind and Katherine Gorodenchuk and our Senior Warden Michael Geleff who received Bachelors in Business Administration.


00184
Blessing of Graves • Dallas - 06/14/2021

On a sunny and beautiful Sunday, June 13, Father Silouan blessed graves of the departed at Fern Knoll Cemetery in Dallas PA.


00185
The Great Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord • Edwardsville - 06/10/2021

The community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville gathered for the celebration of the Great Feast of Our Lord’s Ascension.


00186
Graduate Recognition • Harrisburg - 06/09/2021

On Sunday, June 6 the community of Christ the Saviour celebrated the final Sunday of Pascha, dedicated to the Blind Man, with a festal procession at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy. We also recognized our Class of 2021 Graduates.


00187
Honoring Parish Graduates • Edwardsville - 06/07/2021

On Sunday, June 6, the community of St. John the Baptist recognized 2021 Parish graduates.


00188
Remembering the Fallen • Jermyn - 06/01/2021

On Sunday, May 30, 2021, Fr. John Kowalczyk, assisted by Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak and our Altar Servers, served a Parastas for the departed soldiers of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn.


00189
Youth Witnessing to the Faith - 05/18/2021

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops has declared 2021 the "Year of the Youth." The Assembly is releasing a series of short videos of Orthodox Christian youth describing what they love about God, their faith and His Church. The videos will appear on the Youth Page of the website.


00190
Blessing of Graves • Glen Mills - 05/14/2021

Archpriest John Perich (Pastor) blessed graves of the departed with the faithful of St. Herman Orthodox Church (Glen Mills, PA) following Paschal Liturgy on St. Thomas Sunday, May 9, 2021, placing a pussy willow on each grave and blessing with Holy Water.


00191
St. Thomas Sunday • Glen Mills - 05/13/2021

During the Paschal Liturgy of St. Thomas Sunday (May 9, 2021), Archpriest John Perich (Pastor) offered prayers of thanks and praise for all the Mothers, Grandmothers, Great Grandmothers, God Mothers, Sisters, Aunts & daughters of the Parish. Prayers of remembrance were also offered for the departed Mothers. May their Memory be Eternal!


00192
PASCHA • Glen Mills - 05/12/2021

Beginning with Paschal Nocturnes very late on Saturday, May 1 and ending in the early hours of the morning on May 2, the faithful of St. Herman Orthodox Church in Glen Mills, PA GREATLY rejoiced in celebrating the Resurrection of Our Lord with the Resurrectional Procession, Resurrectional Matins, Paschal Liturgy of St John Chrysostom and the Blessing of the Baskets.


00193
Feast of St. Alexis • Wilkes-Barre - 05/12/2021

On Friday, May 7, clergy from the Wilkes-Barre Deanery celebrated Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Alexis at Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Wilkes Barre, PA.


00194
Mothers Day and Notable Anniversary • Olyphant - 05/12/2021

On May 9,  Father Fetcho and Father Nightingale led the faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant in prayers of thanks and praise for the mothers of the parish and for mothers everywhere.


00195
Great and Holy Saturday • Glen Mills - 05/11/2021

On May 1, 2021 at St. Herman Orthodox Church in Glen Mills, PA, Archpriest John Perich (Pastor), Baptized & Christmated Nicolas Sheridan during the Great & Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.


00196
Great and Holy Friday • Glen Mills - 05/10/2021

On Friday, April 30, the faithful of St. Herman Orthodox Church in Glen Mills, PA gathered to commemorate the death and burial of our Lord with Great Vespers, Placement of the Holy Plaschanitsa, Procession, Matins & Lamentations.


00197
PASCHA • Harrisburg - 05/07/2021

Late Saturday evening (May 1), and “while it was still dark” into Sunday (May 2), our community gathered for the “Feast of feasts, and Holy Day of holy days” - Great and Holy Pascha!


00198
Grave Watch and Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy • Harrisburg - 05/07/2021

From Friday evening (April 30) until Saturday morning (May 1), the community of Christ the Saviour observed the all-night Grave Watch at the Tomb of our Lord.


00199
PASCHA • Mount Carmel - 05/07/2021

The community of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA gathered for the Feast of Feasts, Great and Holy PASCHA.


00200
Good Friday • Harrisburg - 05/07/2021

On Friday, April 30, the community of Christ the Saviour in Harrisburg PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, for Good Friday Burial Vespers and Lamentations.


00201
Holy Thursday • Glen Mills - 05/07/2021

On Great & Holy Thursday (April 29, 2021), the faithful of St. Herman Orthodox Church in Glen Mills, PA gathered for Matins and the Reading of the Twelve Gospels.


00202
New Iconostas Blessed by Archbishop MARK • Glen Mills - 05/07/2021

On Sunday April 11, 2021 dedicated to the memory of St. John of the Ladder, His Eminence Archbishop Mark celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Glen Mills, Pa.


00203
Agape Vespers • Bethlehem - 05/07/2021

Sunday morning May 2, Fr Matthew Joyner, led the parishioners in an Agape Vespers Service.


00204
Holy Week • Mount Carmel - 05/06/2021

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel held Holy Week services for the faithful to gather and prepare for Pascha.


00205
PASCHA • Edwardsville - 05/06/2021

On May 1, the community of St. John the Baptist gathered for the Feast of Feasts - Great and Holy PASCHA.


00206
PASCHA • Jermyn - 05/06/2021

Paschal Services were held at St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Jermyn, PA, May 1st and 2nd, 2021.


00207
Bright Monday • Wilkes-Barre - 05/05/2021

On Monday, April 3, the community of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA gathered to celebrate Bright Monday.


00208
The Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation • Mount Carmel - 05/05/2021

On May 1, 2021 at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel, Father Vjekoslav Jovicici, baptized Alex and Justin Scott.


00209
Holy Thursday • Harrisburg - 05/05/2021

On Thursday, April 29, the community of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA gathered for Holy Thursday, where the 12 Passion Gospels were read.


00210
PASCHA • Olyphant - 05/05/2021

Nocturns, Resurrection Matins and Paschal Divine Liturgy were celebrated at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant On May 1 and May 2.


00211
PASCHA • Pottstown - 05/05/2021

Beginning with Nocturnes very late on Saturday, May 1 and ending in the early hours of the morning on May 2, the faithful of Holy Trinity in Pottstown GREATLY rejoiced in celebrating the Resurrection of Our Lord!


00212
PASCHA • Wilkes-Barre - 05/04/2021

On Saturday, May 1 into the morning of May 2, the community of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral celebrated the Feast of Feasts - our Lord and Savior’s Resurrection.


00213
Good Friday Burial Vespers • Bethlehem - 05/04/2021

On Friday, April 30, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA gathered for Good Friday Burial Vespers.


00214
Holy Week • Edwardsville - 05/04/2021

During Holy Week, the parish of St. John the Baptist in Edwardsville, PA was very busy preparing for the Great and Holy Feast.


00215
Great and Holy Friday • Jermyn - 05/03/2021

On Friday, April 30, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA commemorated Great and Holy Friday.


00216
Good Friday • Pottstown - 05/03/2021

On Friday, April 30, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Pottstown, PA gathered to commemorate the death and burial of our Lord with Lamentations and Processional.


00217
Great and Holy Friday • Olyphant - 05/03/2021

On Great and Holy Friday Fr. Vladimir Fetcho and Fr. John Nightingale led the congregation of St. Nicholas in Olyphant in commemorating the final events in the life of Christ.


00218
Holy Unction • Bethlehem - 04/30/2021

On Wednesday, April 28, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA gathered for Great and Holy Wednesday and the Sacrament of Holy Unction.


00219
Palm Sunday • Mount Carmel - 04/30/2021

On Sunday, April 25, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA celebrated the Feast of the Entrance of Our Lord.


00220
Palm Sunday • Edwardsville - 04/27/2021

On Sunday, April 25, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA celebrated the Feast of the Entrance of our Lord with the blessing of Palms and Willows before Divine Liturgy.


00221
Palm Sunday • Bethlehem - 04/27/2021

On Lazarus Saturday, April 24, after the Divine Liturgy in the morning, the children of the parish put together pussy willows and palm reeds for distribution Sunday.


00222
The Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation • Edwardsville - 04/26/2021

On Saturday, April 24, Lazarus Saturday, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA welcomed Michael-Raphael (Gricelly) and Gabriel-Patrick (Michael) as they received the sacraments of Holy Baptism and Chrismation.


00223
Palm Sunday • Harrisburg - 04/26/2021

On Sunday, April 25th the faithful of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) celebrated the Great Feast of the Entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday).


00224
Palm Sunday • Olyphant - 04/26/2021

On Sunday, April 25 the faithful of St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, celebrated the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem.


00225
Palm Sunday • Jermyn - 04/26/2021

Palm Sunday, April 25, 2021, at St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Jermyn, PA: Very Rev. John Kowalczyk, with Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak, blessed Palms and Willows.


00226
Archbishop MARK Visits • Jermyn - 04/19/2021

St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn welcomed His Eminence Archbishop Mark on April 18, 2021, on the 5th Sunday of Great Lent: Commemoration of St. Mary of Egypt.


00227
Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross • Edwardsville - 04/06/2021

The community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA celebrated the mid-point of lent with the veneration of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of our Lord.


00228
Sunday of the Cross • Jermyn - 04/05/2021

On Sunday, April 5, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA celebrated Mid-Lent, the Sunday of the Cross.


00229
Parish Council Installed • Bethlehem - 03/30/2021

On Sunday, March 28 in Bethlehem, PA, Father Matthew Joyner administered the oath of office to members of St. Nicholas Orthodox church council, and to the church auditors.


00230
Sunday of Orthodoxy • Bethlehem - 03/23/2021

St. Nicholas slowly returns to normal as we recognize Sunday of Orthodoxy.


00231
Triumph of Orthodoxy • Edwardsville - 03/22/2021

The first week of the Great Fast was engaged by the community of St. John' the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA in full force.


00232
Forgiveness Sunday • Mount Carmel - 03/22/2021

On March 14, 2021, Father Vjekoslav Jovicic, celebrated Forgiveness Vespers at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel.


00233
Forgiveness Sunday • Edwardsville - 03/15/2021

On Sunday, March 14, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA commemorated the Expulsion of Adam from Paradise along with Forgiveness Vespers immediately after Divine Liturgy. Additionally, the parish welcomed two Catechumens.


00234
Pre-Lenten Outreach • Mount Carmel - 03/09/2021

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church gave food donations to the Mount Carmel Food Pantry on March 6, 2021.


00235
Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord • Mount Carmel - 02/17/2021

On February 7th, Father Vjekoslav Jovicic blessed candles following Divine Liturgy at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel for the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord.


00236
The Feast of Theophany • Mount Carmel - 02/16/2021

Following Divine Liturgy on January 6th, 2021, Father Vjekoslav Jovicic blessed water for the Feast of Theophany at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel.


00237
Catching Up Between 2 Storms • Edwardsville - 02/08/2021

On Sunday, February 7, the St. John’s family gathered for Divine Liturgy despite the snow that morning. The parish welcomed the Atilla family as they visited from up at St. Tikhon’s (fellow alumnus of Fr. Silouan’s). 


00238
The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord • Jermyn - 02/08/2021

The Very Rev. John Kowalczyk, assisted by Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak and Altar Servers, blessed candles at St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Jermyn, PA, for the Feast of The Meeting of the Lord in the Temple, February, 2021.


00239
The Feast of Theophany • Edwardsville - 01/22/2021

On Tuesday, January 5, and Wednesday January 6, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church celebrated the Great Feast of Theophany.


00240
In Memoriam: Very Reverend Mitred Archpriest Eugene P. Pianovich - 01/22/2021

The beloved servant of God, the Very Reverend Mitred Archpriest Eugene P. Pianovich peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday afternoon, January 2, 2021 in Scranton, Pa. 


00241
The Feast of Theophany • Jermyn - 01/22/2021

On Wednesday, January 6, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA celebrated the Feast of Theophany with the Blessing of the Waters.


00242
Feast of the Nativity • Wilkes-Barre - 01/22/2021

On Friday, December 25, the community of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, P celebrated the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ with Divine Liturgy.


00243
The Feast of the Nativity • Mount Carmel - 01/22/2021

On Friday,December 25, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Most Carmel, PA celebrated the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ with Divine Liturgy led by Fr Vjekoslav Jovičić.


00244
The Feast of Theophany • Berwick - 01/22/2021

On Sunday, January 10, the community of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick PA gathered to celebrate the Great Feast of Theophany with the blessing of the Susquehanna River.


00245
The Feast of Theophany • Olyphant - 01/22/2021

On Wednesday, January 6, the faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated the Feast of Theophany. 


00246
In Memoriam: The Mitred Archpriest Daniel Ressetar - 01/19/2021

The Mitred Archpriest Daniel D Ressetar fell asleep in the Lord on the morning of January 20, 2021.


00247
Feast of the Nativity • Jermyn - 01/05/2021

On Friday, December 25, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA celebrated the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord with Divine Liturgy.


00248
The Feast of the Nativity • Olyphant - 01/05/2021

The Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was celebrated on Friday, Dec. 25 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA.


00249
Patronal Feast • Olyphant - 12/08/2020

On Sunday, December 6 the faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church In Olyphant celebrated their patronal feast day.


00250
Holy Trinity Youth Perform Yolka Program • Wilkes-Barre - 12/07/2020

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA had a safe, socially distanced Yolka, including Scripture readings, Poems, and Nativity story held in the church nave, directed by Paula Holoviak.


00251
Collection For Homeless • Wilkes-Barre - 12/02/2020

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church School of Wilkes-Barre, held a collection for the local Homeless male population.


00252
Parish Feast • Jermyn - 11/30/2020

On Sunday, November 8, the community St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA gathered to celebrate Divine Liturgy for the Patronal Feast Day of Holy Archangel Michael.


00253
Feast and Ministry • Edwardsville - 11/30/2020

The weekend of November 20, 2020 was a busy one for the parish community of St. John the Baptist Church in Edwardsville, PA.


00254
Notable Anniversary Recognized • Wilkes-Barre - 11/30/2020

A special Moleben Service was held at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, on Saturday Oct 17, 2020, for William (Vasily) & Mary Gurka, for 60 Blessed Years of Marriage.


00255
Recognizing Veterans • Edwardsville - 11/30/2020

On Sunday. November 8, the community of St. John the Baptist gathered for Worship, celebrating Divine Liturgy. At the end of Liturgy, Fr. Silouan asked all present military veterans to come to the front in celebration of Veteran’s Day (November 11th).


00256
Patronal Feast Day • Mount Carmel - 11/30/2020

St. Michael’s parish in Mount Carmel, PA celebrated it’s patronal Feast-day on Sunday, Nov 8.


00257
Notable Anniversary • Wilkes-Barre - 11/30/2020

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of Wilkes-Barre celebrated with a special Molieben service for Stephen & Jean Anne Hutz, for a Milestone Victory of 60 years of marriage.


00258
Catechumen Welcomed • Wilkes-Barre - 11/30/2020

Miss Stefany Krasson was made a Catechumen at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre.


00259
In Memoriam: His Eminence Archbishop David (Mahaffey) - 11/27/2020

(Courtesy OCA) On November 27, 2020, His Eminence, the Most Reverend David (Mahaffey), Archbishop of Sitka and Alaska, fell asleep in the Lord after a grave illness.  He was the ruling hierarch of the Diocese of Alaska of the Orthodox Church in America from 2014 until his repose.


00260
St. Nicholas Presents Fr. John Nightingale With A Gold Cross - 10/20/2020

On Sunday, October 18, 2020 Father John Nightingale was presented a Gold Cross by the faithful of St. Nicholas Parish in Olyphant.


00261
Archpastoral Visit • Williamsport - 10/20/2020

n October 17th & 18th we were blessed to have His Eminence, our Archbishop MARK with us for an Archpastoral visit.


00262
In Memoriam: His Beatitude Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor) - 10/18/2020

On Monday morning, October 19, 2020, His Beatitude Metropolitan Theodosius (Lazor), former Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All-America and Canada, fell asleep in the Lord in Canonsburg, PA after an extended illness.


00263
Archbishop MARK Visits • Edwardsville - 10/13/2020

On Sunday, October 11, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK. His visit was timed intentionally so that he could see the fruits born from Phase 1 of the "Heavenly Vision" project.


00264
The Sacrament of Chrismation • Harrisburg - 10/07/2020

On Sunday October 4th the community of Christ the Saviour welcomed Timothy Marasco into the Orthodox Church through the Sacrament of Chrismation.


00265
Metropolitan Tikhon requests prayers for His Eminence Archbishop David - 10/07/2020

His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon requests prayers for His Eminence Archbishop David, who has received a diagnosis from his doctors in Anchorage of renal cancer.


00266
Archpastoral Visit • Wilkes-Barre - 09/30/2020

On Sunday, September 27, the community of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA welcomed his Eminence, Archbishop MARK, for an Archpastoral visit.


00267
Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross • Wilkes-Barre - 09/16/2020

On Monday, September 14, the community of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA gathered for the Feast of the Exaltation of the cross.


00268
Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross • Edwardsville - 09/16/2020

St. John the Baptist in Edwardsville celebrated the feast of the Cross amidst the “mess” of renovations currently occurring there consisting of a thorough paint job and all new wooden floors (more on that in the future).


00269
Presentation of the Jeweled Cross • Stroudsburg - 09/15/2020

On Sunday, September 13, His Eminence Archbishop MARK celebrated Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA.


00270
The Sacrament of Chrismation • Harrisburg - 09/10/2020

On Sunday August 30th the community of Christ the Saviour welcomed Ethan Mandel & his daughter Annie (who was Baptized on Sat, Aug 29), and Judith Mamay into the Orthodox Church through the Sacrament of Chrismation.


00271
The Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos • Wilkes-Barre - 09/10/2020

On Sunday, September 6, Fr. Innocent Neal of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church concelebrated with Fr. Gregory White at Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA. for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.


00272
The Sacrament of Marriage • Stroudsburg - 09/09/2020

On Sunday, September 6, Emilia Solak and Capt. Joshua Pcsolyar (United States Army) were joined in the sacrament of Holy Matrimony.


00273
Blessing of Students • Edwardsville - 08/31/2020

It was a busy weekend at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA. 


00274
Archpastoral Visit, Ordinations and Awards • Harrisburg - 08/20/2020

On Sunday, August 16th, on which we celebrate the "Image Not Made by Hands", the third feast of the Saviour in August, His Eminence Archbishop Mark made an Archpastoral visit to the community of Christ the Saviour in Harrisburg.


00275
Eagle Scout Project Benefits Parish • Stroudsburg - 08/19/2020

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church congratulates Jacob Mohring who has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout.


00276
Feast of the Dormition • Olyphant - 08/19/2020

On Saturday, August 15, 2020 the parish of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated the last great feast of the church year, the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos.


00277
Feast of the Dormition • Jermyn - 08/17/2020

Father John Kowalczyk, with Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak, blessed flowers at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA.


00278
Feast of the Dormition • Stroudsburg - 08/17/2020

On Saturday, August 15, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA gathered for the Feast of the Dormition.


00279
Feast of the Transfiguration • Wilkes-Barre - 08/13/2020

Fr Innocent & parishioners of Holy Trinity in Wilkes-Barre, celebrated the Joyous Feast of Transfiguration on 8-6-20, with Archpriest Daniel & Matushka Dolores Donlick, along with Protodeacon Gabriel & Matushka Sheila Aldridge.


00280
Scholarship Presented • Jermyn - 08/11/2020

ongratulations to Isabel Bekele in graduating this year from Scranton Preparatory School. Isabel was presented the St. Michael's Scholarship by Father John Kowalczyk and Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak.


00281
Feast of the Transfiguration • Jermyn - 08/10/2020

Father John Kowalczyk and Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak, assisted by Altar Servers, blessed fruit at St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Jermyn, PA


00282
Feast of the Transfiguration • Harrisburg - 08/07/2020

On Thursday, August 6, the community of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church celebrated the Feast of the Transfiguration.


00283
Feast of the Transfiguration • Olyphant - 08/07/2020

The parish of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA celebrated the feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ.


00284
Heavenly Vision Project • Edwardsville - 08/03/2020

On Sunday, August 2, the community of St. John the Baptist met following Divine Liturgy to discuss and vote on a major initiative to prepare the temple for its next 100 years.


00285
Fourth Annual Charity Tournament • Harrisburg - 08/03/2020

On July 11, 2020, the Orthodox Christian Charities of Greater Harrisburg (OCCGH) held its fourth annual four-person scramble golf tournament at Eagles Crossing Golf Course in Carlisle, PA.


00286
Catechumen Received and Vehicles Blessed • Stroudsburg - 08/03/2020

On July 5, 2020 Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA received Katsura Kernosh as a Catechumen.


00287
Blessing of Graves and Feast of Panteleimon • Mount Carmel - 07/28/2020

St. Michael’s Parish had Panikhida Service in both St. Michael’s Cemetery in Mount Carmel, BPA, and St. Peter’s and Paul’s Cemetery in Centralia, PA, on Saturday morning, July 25th.


00288
Feast of the Prophet Elijah • Mount Carmel - 07/22/2020

At St. Michael’s Church in Mount Carmel we celebrated Great Vespers on Sunday evening and Divine Liturgy on Monday morning in honor of the Holy Prophet Elijah.


00289
Scholarships Presented • Wilkes-Barre - 07/22/2020

High School Graduates Eva King and Vladimir Holoviak, members of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Wilkes-Barre, received a Scholarship from the Bankos family for their dedication to Holy Trinity.


00290
St. Elijah’s Day • Edwardsville - 07/20/2020

We had an active weekend at St. John's in Edwardsville, PA. On Saturday (July 19th) Tewoldemedhin Rustu along with his wife and daughters were received into the Church through confession and recitation of the Creed - welcome to our newest members! May God Grant them Many years! 


00291
Prophet Elias Feast Day • Olyphant - 07/20/2020

On Sunday, July 19 St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant recognized the holy prophet Elias' feast day.


00292
Graduate Scholarship Presented • Jermyn - 07/07/2020

St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn congratulated Nicole Melesky in receiving the St. Michael’s Church Scholarship on July 5, 2020.


00293
Feast Of Saints Peter and Paul • Mount Carmel - 07/06/2020

On Monday, July 5th we celebrated the Feast-day of the Holy, Glorious, and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul.


00294
Honoring Parish Graduates • Wilkes-Barre - 07/01/2020

On Sunday June 28, 2020, Fr Innocent of Holy Trinity Orthodox parish of Wilkes-Barre, congratulated Eva Claire King and Vladimir Holoviak, for their academic accomplishments throughout High School and valued contributions to Holy Trinity parish as active participants in Divine Services, Church School, and numerous other projects & programs.  Fr. Innocent Neal with help from Subdeacon Thomas Donlick, gave each an Icon of the Holy Trinity & other gifts from the parish.


00295
Blessing of Willows • Mount Carmel - 06/30/2020

On June 28, 2020, Father Vjekoslav Jovičić blessed pussy willows following Divine Liturgy at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel.


00296
Fathers Day Edwardsville - 06/22/2020

On Sunday, June 21, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville PA celebrated the Feast of All Saints of North America as well as Father's Day


00297
Metropolitan TIKHON Guest Speaker at Book Club Meeting • Harrisburg - 06/17/2020

On Sunday, June 14, with the blessing of Archbishop Mark, the adult education ministry at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church "virtually" welcomed His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon as the guest presenter for their discussion of his 2018 work - "Of What Life Do We Speak?" Four Pillars for the Fulfillment of the Apostolic Work of the Church.


00298
The Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation • Wilkes-Barre - 06/17/2020

Mr. Chris Yanovich and Mr. Thomas Lyall were Baptized at a campsite owned by Chris's parents in Lopez Pennsylvania.


00299
The Feast Of Pentecost • Wilkes-Barre - 06/16/2020

Fr. Innocent of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA reopened the parish on Pentecost, June 7, with palms and pussy willows held by all the faithful, as a victory return.


00300
The Feast of Pentecost • Edwardsville - 06/10/2020

The celebration of the Feast of Pentecost began on Saturday, June 6 with Great Vespers & Litya.


00301
The Feast of Pentecost and the Sacrament of Chrismation • Stroudsburg - 06/09/2020

On Sunday, June 7, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA celebrated the Feast of Pentecost.


00302
The Feast of Pentecost • Jermyn - 06/09/2020

On Sunday, June 7, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn celebrated the Feast of Pentecost.


00303
Pentecost 2020 • Harrisburg - 06/08/2020

Due to the current pandemic, with the blessing of Archbishop Mark, the parish of Christ the Saviour celebrated the Great Feast of Pentecost with an outdoor Divine Liturgy.


00304
The Feast Of Pentecost • Olyphant - 06/08/2020

On Sunday, June 7, the faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated the re-opening of the parish after having been shut down in mid March as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic.


00305
Organized Worship Resumes • Edwardsville - 06/01/2020

On Sunday, May 31, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA held their first regular Divine Liturgy since the onset of the pandemic.


00306
The Feast Of Ascension • Stroudsburg - 06/01/2020

On Thursday, May 28, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg celebrated the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord with Divine Liturgy.


00307
Virtual Welcome & Tour 2020 - Metropolitan Museum of the OCA - 05/26/2020

Very Reverend John Perich presents a virtual welcome and tour of the Metropolitan Museum of the OCA.


00308
Diocesan Council “Meets” • 5/21/2020 - 05/22/2020

On Thursday, May 21, members of the Council of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania met virtually via a ZOOM for their quarterly meeting.


00309
Drive Through Soup Kitchen • Stroudsburg - 05/11/2020

On Friday, May 8, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Stroudsburg, held a “Drive-Through Soup Kitchen


00310
Holy Week Journey • Harrisburg - 04/29/2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic the community of Christ the Saviour celebrated the Passion, Death, Burial, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ with a modified schedule and a small "crew" of servers and singers.


00311
PASCHA • Williamsport - 04/24/2020

CHRIST IS RISEN!  INDEED HE IS RISEN! It was certainly a bittersweet time to hold Holy Week & PASCHA Services in our Church without the majority of our people.


00312
PASCHA • Olyphant - 04/24/2020

On Palm Sunday, St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant distributed pussy willows at a drive through station at which participants stayed in their cars and the willows were placed in their trunks.


00313
PASCHA At Home • Glen Mills - 04/24/2020

Deacon Steven Orr of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Glen Mills, PA shares how he and Matushka Anna performed their own PASCHA service at home, including a small procession.


00314
PASCHA • Mechanicsburg - 04/23/2020

Holy Apostles Celebrates the Feast of Feasts
On Holy Saturday evening and Pascha morning Holy Apostles celebrated the great Feast of Feasts, Holy Pascha.


00315
PASCHA • Glen Mills - 04/23/2020

St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Glen Mills, PA celebrated Holy Week and Pascha like Orthodox Christians throughout the country, making the best of a trying situation.


00316
PASCHA • Coaldale - 04/23/2020

St. Mary’s in Coaldale held all services during Holy Week with Fr. James Weremedic as celebrant while Matushka Lisa and Subdeacon James sang the responses. 


00317
Christ the Saviour Featured on News • Harrisburg - 04/22/2020

Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA was recently featured on WHTM, Harrisburg.


00318
Holy Week and Pascha at Home • South Canaan - 04/21/2020

Celebrating at home away from church made us realize just how important the church is but it is not the Church. My family is the Church, the parishioners are the Church, all us praying in our individual homes all together is the Church.


00319
PASCHA Preparation • Mount Carmel - 04/20/2020

While there were no services at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church – The church was prepared for Bright Saturday.


00320
Blessing PASCHA Baskets • Edwardsville - 04/20/2020

On Saturday, April 19, members of the community of St.John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered for the blessing of PASCHA baskets.


00321
Holy Week From Home • Harrisburg - 04/15/2020

As we continue to walk with Christ on His voluntary Passion, even during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the community of Christ the Saviour would like to present a gallery of some of the beautiful "home altars" and decorations at the homes (a.k.a. - "little churches") of our parish community!


00322
Live Streaming of Services Across the Diocese • PA - 03/23/2020

Small video production studios popped up all over the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania this week as Parishes sought out means to provide services to all in light of the social distancing measures.


00323
Blessing of Koliva • Jermyn - 03/16/2020

Very Rev. John Kowalczyk, assisted by Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak, blessed Koliva in honor of St. Theodore the Recruit, March 8, 2020, at St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Jermyn, PA.


00324
Sunday Of Orthodoxy • Bethlehem - 03/16/2020

On Sunday, March 8, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the Sunday School children, their parents and teachers, had a procession to the front of the church with their favorite icons.


00325
Parish Council Installed • Mount Carmel - 03/16/2020

On March 8th, 2020, Father Mircea Airinei administered the Oath of Office to Council of St. Michael's Orthodox Church.


00326
Dr. David Ford Speaks • Wilkes-Barre - 03/16/2020

On Tuesday, February 25, approximately twenty five faithful from local parishes and St. Tikhon’s Seminary attended a presentation by Dr. David Ford sponsored by Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre.


00327
5th Annual Community Soup Day • Mount Carmel - 03/16/2020

On February 23rd, 2020, St. Michael's held its 5th annual Community Soup Day.


00328
Triumph Of Orthodoxy • Wilkes-Barre - 03/16/2020

On Sunday, March 8, Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA welcomed the Chancellor of the Diocese, Fr. Martin Browne, as well as clergy and parishioners from the deanery for the Triumph of Orthodoxy mission service.


00329
Parish Council Installed • Harrisburg - 03/16/2020

On Sunday, Feb 23rd the community of Christ the Saviour gathered on the Lord's Day to celebrate to Sunday of the Last Judgement (Meat-fare).


00330
Remembering Fr. and Matushka Dedick • Mount Carmel - 03/16/2020

On February 29th, Father Timothy Hojnicki, provided a Panikhida for Father Andrew and Matushka Anna Dedick, who was a much loved couple that faithfully served St. Michael's from 1938 to 1967.


00331
Forgiveness Sunday • Olyphant - 03/16/2020

On Sunday, March 1, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant held Sunday of Forgiveness Vespers to mark the beginning of Lent.


00332
Clergy Pre-Lenten Retreat • Aston - 03/16/2020

On Wednesday, February 26 through Thursday February 27, clergy from around the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania gathered at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, PA for a pre-lenten retreat.


00333
Parish Appreciation Dinner • Olyphant - 03/16/2020

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA held a parish appreciation dinner after liturgy on Sunday, Feb. 23,2020.


00334
Parish Council Sworn In • Bethlehem - 03/16/2020

On Sunday, March 1st, Father Matthew Joyner administered the oath of office to members of St. Nicholas church council, and to the church auditors.


00335
Triumph of Orthodoxy • Wilkes-Barre - 03/16/2020

On Sunday, March 8, Holy Trinity Orthodox Parish of Wilkes-Barre, marked the Triumph of Orthodoxy with an icon processional by the parish youth.


00336
Holy Synod issues Statement on Coronavirus outbreak - 03/13/2020

Following from their Wednesday, March 11, 2020, extraordinary meeting, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon and the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America have today issued an Archpastoral letter concerning the Coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak.


00337
Lending a Hand to HAVEN • Philadelphia - 02/13/2020

On Monday, February 3, 2019, Father Mark Koczak (retired U.S. Navy Chaplin), Deacon Michael and Matushka Janine McCartney visited HAVEN Women Facility (Helping Achieve Veteran Empowerment Now) in Philadelphia, PA.


00338
The Sacrament of Baptism • Frackville - 02/13/2020

On December 6, 2019 - St Nicholas Day - the community of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville welcomed Nicholas Maher into their parish family.


00339
Fr. Gregory's 5th Anniversary • Wilkes-Barre - 02/12/2020

Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre shared in the celebration of Fr. Gregory's 5th Anniversary to the Holy Priesthood on Jan. 31st.


00340
The Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation x2! • Stroudsburg - 02/11/2020

The community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA recently welcomed two infants into the church through the sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation.


00341
Parish Council Installed • Frackville - 02/10/2020

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville installed their 2020 parish council members and officers.


00342
ALICE Certification • Harrisburg - 02/07/2020

Christ the Saviour's Parish Safety and Security Team was recently recognized as an ALICE Certified Organization.


00343
83rd Novogodny Ball • Philadelphia - 02/06/2020

On Sunday evening, January 19, St. Stephen's Orthodox Catholic Fellowship, a chapter of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA) hosted the 83rd Novogodny Ball at the Radisson Hotel - Philadelphia Northeast in Trevose, PA.


00344
Feast of the Meeting Of Our Lord • Edwardsville - 02/04/2020

On Sunday, February 2, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple.


00345
Feast of the Meeting Of Our Lord • Mount Carmel - 02/04/2020

On February 2, 2020, Father Mircea Aireni celebrated Divine Liturgy for the feast day of “Meeting of the Lord in the Temple” at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel.


00346
Pan-Orthodox Blessing of the Cooper River • New Jersey - 02/03/2020

On Sunday, January 26 the clergy and faithful of Philadelphia area gathered at Camden County Boathouse for the blessing of Cooper River.


00347
56th Annual Diocesan Assembly • Harrisburg - 01/31/2020

Members of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania travelled to Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church on January 23 and 24 for the 56th Annual Diocesan Assembly.


00348
The Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation • South Canaan - 01/30/2020

Teodora Jovicic, daughter of Priest Vjekoslav and Popadija Dragana Jovicic, was baptized at St. Tikhon's Monastery, on Saturday, January 25th, 2020.


00349
Pan-Orthodox Blessing of the Susquehanna • Harrisburg - 01/29/2020

On Sunday, January 19th the Orthodox parishes of Greater Harrisburg gathered at City Island Park for the 12th Annual Pan-Orthodox Great Blessing of the Susquehanna.


00350
Christian Unity Dinner • Scranton - 01/29/2020

On Tuesday, January 21, His Excellency, Bishop Joseph Bambera hosted the annual dinner for Byzantine catholic and Orthodox Clergy.


00351
Fond Farewell • Mount Carmel - 01/28/2020

St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel bid Father Ignatius,  Matushka Seraphima, Daniel, and Elizabeth Hunter farewell.


00352
Fond Farewell • Mechanicsburg - 01/28/2020

On Sunday, January 26, Holy Apostles Parish bid a fond farewell to Fr. Kosta Petrogeorge and Pres. Maria Petrogeorge.


00353
Feast of Theophany • Berwick - 01/27/2020

Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA celebrate the feast of Theophany by Blessing the Susquehanna River after Divine Liturgy on Sunday January 12, 2020.


00354
Group Squadron Chaplain of the Year • Harrisburg - 01/27/2020

The Very Reverend Daniel D. Ressetar was recently honored by Group 2 of the United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol with the presentation of “Group Chaplain of the Year.


00355
Holy Supper on Theophany Eve • Wilkes-Barre - 01/15/2020

On Sunday, January 5, the community of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA gathered for Holy Supper on the Eve of Theophany.


00356
Akathist Service • Catasaqua - 01/13/2020

On November 16, 2019, our church of Holy Trinity held an Akathist to the Mother of God of Pochaev asking for her intercession.


00357
The Feast of Theophany • Mechanicsburg - 01/10/2020

On Monday, January 6, the community of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Mechanicsburg, PA celebrated the Feast of Theophany with the blessing of water.


00358
The Feast of Theophany • Mount Carmel - 01/10/2020

On January 6, 2020, Father Ignatius Hunter celebrated Theophany at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel.


00359
Fr. John Kowalczyk delivers workshop at Drexel Medical College • Philadelphia - 01/10/2020

For the third year in a row, Fr. John Kowalczyk gave a three hour workshop at the Drexel Medical College 27th Forensic Conference, held on Wednesday, December 4th 2019.


00360
The Sacrament of Chrismation • Mount Carmel - 01/09/2020

On January 5th, 2020, Father Ignatius Hunter at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel, received Patrick O’Neill into the Orthodox faith through Chrismation.


00361
Helping Those In Need • Jermyn - 01/06/2020

For the seventh year in a row, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, under the spiritual direction of their Pastor, Very Rev. John Kowalczyk, and the out-reach coordinator, Susan Schlasta, reached out a few weeks before Christmas to the poor and needy in the Jermyn area.


00362
Violin Concert • Mount Carmel - 01/01/2020

On December 22 following Divine Liturgy, the St. Michael's Orthodox Parish in Mount Carmel was treated to an excellent violin concert by our Altar Server, David.


00363
The Feast of the Nativity • Olyphant - 12/27/2019

On Wednesday, December 25, the faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA celebrated the Nativity of Christ.


00364
Yolka • Wilkes-Barre - 12/27/2019

On Sunday 12-22-19, Holy Trinity Orthodox Parish of Wilkes-Barre had their annual Yolka (Christmas Play).


00365
Christmas Concert • Bethlehem - 12/23/2019

On Sunday, December 15, the choir at St. Nicholas presented its Christmas Choir Concert.


00366
Veterans Christmas Dinner • Edwardsville - 12/23/2019

On Saturday, December 21, the Sunday School, teachers and supportive parishioners of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA delivered a home cooked Christmas dinner to their neighbors at the Veteran’s center.


00367
Supporting our Veterans • Philadelphia - 12/20/2019

On Saturday, December 14, Father Mark Koczak (retired U.S. Navy Chaplin), Deacon Michael and Matushka Janine McCartney presented 42 Christmas gift bags for the Philadelphia Veterans Homeless Center.


00368
Colonial District Religious Day • Philadelphia - 12/19/2019

On Saturday, December 7, St. Stephen's Orthodox Catholic Fellowship, Chapter 82 of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (F.O.C.A.) hosted the annual Colonial District Religious Day at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Philadelphia.


00369
Update on Diocesan Center Chapel • Bath - 12/18/2019

The Diocesan Center Chapel is beginning to take shape thanks to the generous donations of a set of the Twelve Major Feast Day Icons by the St. Nikolai Mission in Alliance, Ohio.


00370
Annual Yolka • Bethlehem - 12/18/2019

On Sunday, December 8, an extended coffee hour was held in Chernay Fellowship Hall at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem where the Annual Yolka was held by the Sunday School.


00371
Guest Homilist / Eritrean/Ethiopian Fellowship • Harrisburg - 12/18/2019

On Sunday, November 10th our parish family of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg) welcomed guest homilist Dr. Albert Rossi from St. Vladimir Seminary.


00372
Thanksgiving • Coaldale - 12/18/2019

On Thursday, November 28, the community of St. Mary's Orthodox Church in Coaldale, PA celebrated Thanksgiving with a Molieben of Thanksgiving.


00373
Feast of St. Nicholas • Philadelphia - 12/18/2019

On Thursday evening, December 5, the faithful of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Philadelphia, PA celebrated the Feast of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker.


00374
Diocesan Council Meets • Bath - 12/18/2019

On Tuesday, December 10, the Diocesan Council met for their final meeting of the year at the Diocesan Center in Bath, PA.


00375
Preparing for the Nativity • Mount Carmel - 12/18/2019

On December 7, Parishioners of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel, decorated the church for Nativity.


00376
Parish Feast Day • Olyphant - 12/18/2019

On Friday, December 6, the faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated the Feast Day of their patron saint - St. Nicholas the Wonderworker


00377
Memory Eternal! Archpriest Stephen Shuga - 12/16/2019

Archpriest Stephen Shuga, 85, fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, December 16, 2019. 


00378
Pan-Orthodox Thanksgiving Service • Oberlin - 11/26/2019

On Sunday, November 24, clergy from the Frackville Deanery took part in a Thanksgiving Service at St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Oberlin, PA.


00379
Special Olympics a Special Blessing • Jermyn - 11/26/2019

On Saturday, November 23rd, "The Special Olympics of Northeastern Pennsylvania" held a festive banquet at St. Michael's Center in Jermyn.


00380
Veterans’ Thanksgiving Dinner • Edwardsville - 11/25/2019

On Saturday, November 23, the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA visited their neighbors at the Veterans Home to share a Thanksgiving meal and Orthodox fellowship.


00381
Winter In The Carpathian Mountains • Jermyn - 11/25/2019

St. Michael's Orthodox Church Center, Delaware Street, Jermyn, PA, was the setting for a program presented by the Eastern PA Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society on Saturday, November 23, 2019.


00382
The Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation • Mechanicsburg - 11/25/2019

On Sunday, November 24, during Divine Liturgy at Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Mechanicsburg (PA), the Morrow Family -- James, Genevieve, Alexander, Eleanor, Connor Gabriel, Fintan, and Evangeline -- were received into the Orthodox Church through the Rites of Holy Baptism and Chrismation!


00383
Recognition Sunday • Bethlehem - 11/22/2019

We were blessed to have His Eminence, our Archbishop Mark, for a pastoral visit and to present awards to members of our congregation.


00384
The Sacrament of Chrismation • Stroudsburg - 11/18/2019

On Sunday, November 17, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA gathered for the Chrismation of Joshua Tomlinson.


00385
Pan-Orthodox Teen Retreat • Harrisburg - 11/15/2019

On Saturday, Nov 9th the community of Christ the Saviour hosted a Pan-Orthodox Teen Retreat with Dr. Al Rossi from St. Vladimir Seminary.


00386
Clergy Pre-Nativity Retreat • Aston - 11/14/2019

On Wednesday, November 13, Clergy from around the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania gathered at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, PA for a Pre-Nativity Retreat.


00387
Parish Feast and Veterans Day Celebration • Mount Carmel - 11/13/2019

On November 8, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel, celebrated St. Michael’s Day and Veterans Day.


00388
110th Anniversary • Jermyn - 11/13/2019

St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA, celebrated their 110th Anniversary of founding with a Liturgy honoring Archangel Michael.


00389
FOCA Scholarship Presented • Harrisburg - 11/12/2019

On Sunday, November 3rd Melissa Zuro was awarded a District Scholarship from the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA).


00390
Archbishop MARK Visits St. Nikolai Mission • Ohio - 11/12/2019

On November 3, His Eminence Archbishop Mark was blessed to serve Divine Liturgy at St. Nikolai Mission in Alliance, OH.


00391
Fall Festival • Philadelphia - 11/11/2019

On Saturday , November 2, St. Stephen's Cathedral in Philadelphia sponsored its annual fall food festival.


00392
Monthly Youth Group Meeting • Harrisburg - 11/11/2019

On Sunday, October 27th the youth group of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church gathered for their monthly meeting.


00393
Konevets Quartet Visits • Harrisburg - 11/11/2019

On Sunday, October 13th the community of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg, PA) hosted the renowned Konevets Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia.


00394
Sacrament of the Holy Orders • Williamsport - 10/29/2019

On Sunday October 27th, 2019 His Eminence, our Archbishop MARK was here for his pastoral visit and tonsured to the rank of Reader and then ordained Anthony (Eric) Affsprung to the Subdeaconate.


00395
Notable Birthday / Anniversary • Jermyn - 10/29/2019

St. Michael's Orthodox Church President, Stephen Franchak, celebrated his 90th birthday and his wedding anniversary to his wife, Rose, on October 20, 2019.


00396
Clergy Continuing Education • Stroudsburg - 10/28/2019

On Tuesday, October 22, Clergy from the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania gathered at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA for a continuing education seminar.


00397
10th Annual Parish Festival • Jermyn - 10/28/2019

The 10th Annual Parish Festival and Classic Car Show was held at St. Michael's Center in Jermyn, Pennsylvania, beginning on Friday, September 27 until Sunday, September 29.


00398
Fr. Barnabas Powell • Wilkes-Barre - 10/16/2019

On October 11, 2019, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of Wilkes-Barre welcomed Fr. Barnabas Powell, all the way from Cummings Georgia.


00399
Father Barnabas Powell Lecture • Harrisburg - 10/11/2019

On Wednesday, October 9th the community of Christ the Saviour hosted Fr. Barnabas Powell for an evening lecture.


00400
45th Anniversary Celebration • Philadelphia - 10/09/2019

Over the weekend of September 28-29, St. Stephen’s Cathedral celebrated the 45th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone and the consecration of its new church edifice in Northeast Philadelphia.


00401
3rd Annual Golf Tournament • New Jersey - 10/03/2019

On Friday, September 27, sixty-eight golfers participated in the 3rd Annual, "Two Holies and A Saint" golf tournament which was held at Ron Jaworski's Ramblewood Country Club in Mt. Laurel, NJ.


00402
50th Anniversary Divine Liturgy • Wilkes-Barre - 10/02/2019

On September 14, 2019, His Beatitude Metropolitan TIKHON, His Eminence Archbishop MARK, His Eminence Archbishop DAVID, 8 Priests, a Protodeacon, Deacons, Sub-Deacons and Altar Servers, celebrated Liturgy at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, for the parishes 50th Anniversary!


00403
New Catechumen • Mount Carmel - 09/26/2019

On September 22, 2019, at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel, Father Ignatius Hunter received Patrick O’Neill as a Catechumen.


00404
Gramota Presented • Bethlehem - 09/25/2019

On Sunday, September 22, 2019, at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, following the Divine Liturgy, a Gramota was given to Rosalie Radio, to honor the many years of service that she has given to St. Nicholas as Church Secretary.


00405
Anniversaries Recognized • Edwardsville - 09/23/2019

On Sunday, September 23, His Eminence Archbishop MARK visited St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA.


00406
Celebrating 5o Years • Wilkes-Barre - 09/23/2019

On the weekend of September 14, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church welcomed Clergy and friends from the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania to celebrate their 50th Anniversary.


00407
Sunday School Blessing • Bethlehem - 09/17/2019

On Sunday, September 15, 2019, at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, a blessing was given to the students and parents who were celebrating the beginning of the Sunday School Church Year.


00408
Feast of the Elevation of the Cross • Mount Carmel - 09/17/2019

On September 14, 2019, the community of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA led by Father Ignatius Hunter celebrated Divine Liturgy for the Elevation of the Cross.


00409
Treating Residents to Cookout • Mount Carmel - 09/16/2019

On September 7th, St. Michaels’ Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel, held its 4th Annual Cookout at Serenity Gardens, Assisted Living.


00410
Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross • Wilkes-Barre - 09/16/2019

On Sunday, September 14, the community of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross.


00411
Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos • Stroudsburg - 09/11/2019

On Sunday, September 8, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.


00412
Annual Russian Days Festival A Success • Bethlehem - 09/11/2019

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA gives a big thank you to all for a successful Annual Russian Days Festival.


00413
Back To School Prayers • Olyphant - 09/05/2019

On Sunday, September 1 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, Fr. Fetcho, Fr. Pianovich and Fr. Nightingale offered prayers for the success of all students in the new school year.


00414
Fr. Vladimir Petorak Elevated to Mitered Archpriest • Wilkes-Barre - 09/03/2019

On September 1, the Very Reverend Father Vladimir Petorak was elevated by Archbishop Mark to Mitered Archpriest at Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Wilkes Barre, PA.


00415
Reception For Summer Interns • Jermyn - 08/27/2019

St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA, celebrated Liturgy, followed by a Reception, for our Summer Interns from St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary, on August 25, 2019, their final day serving at St. Michael's in Jermyn prior to the start of the fall semester.


00416
New Table Covers Blessed • Olyphant - 08/23/2019

On Sunday, August 18, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant gathered to bless new table covers for the church following Divine Liturgy.


00417
Supporting At-Risk Children • Mount Carmel - 08/23/2019

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel is supporting the after school program for at-risk children in Mt. Carmel Area School District, coordinated by the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way.


00418
Feast of the Dormition • Harrisburg - 08/22/2019

The community of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) celebrated the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God.


00419
Feast of the Dormition • Wilkes-Barre - 08/21/2019

On Thursday, August 15, the community of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.


00420
FOCUS Back To School Backpacks • Harrisburg - 08/21/2019

On Sunday, August 11th the community of Christ the Saviour offered a special blessing over backpacks that our faithful filled with school supplies for needy children in our school district.


00421
OCCGH Holds 3rd Annual Golf Tournament • Harrisburg - 08/09/2019

On July 13, 2019, the Orthodox Christian Charities of Greater Harrisburg (OCCGH) held its third annual four-person scramble golf tournament at Eagles Crossing Golf Course in Carlisle, PA.


00422
National Night Out • Coaldale - 08/09/2019

St. Mary's Orthodox Church provided a table full of Orthodox Pamphlets and Booklets at the 2nd Annual National Night Out in Coaldale, PA on August 6, 2019.


00423
Blessing of Vehicles • Harrisburg - 08/08/2019

Christ the Saviour Blesses Vehicles
On Sunday July 21st, the community of Christ the Saviour celebrated our annual vehicle blessing in honor of the feast of the great Prophet Elijah (July 20th).


00424
The Feast of the Transfiguration • Olyphant - 08/08/2019

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant held Divine Liturgy on Tuesday, August 6 in honor of the Transfiguration of Our Lord.


00425
Blessed Sunday • Harrisburg - 08/07/2019

On Sunday, July 14th the community of Christ the Saviour celebrated the churching and first Communion of Gabriel Priestley (who was Baptized on Saturday).


00426
Feast of the Transfiguration • Mount Carmel - 08/07/2019

On August 6, 2019, Father Ignatius Hunter celebrated Divine Liturgy for Transfiguration at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel.


00427
New Catechumen • Harrisburg - 08/06/2019

On Sunday, July 7th the community of Christ the Saviour welcomed Logan Yoder into the Catechumenate.


00428
Annual Food Festival • Wilkes-Barre - 08/01/2019

On July 26 and 27, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA held their annual 2 day food festival.


00429
Parish Picnic • Mount Carmel - 08/01/2019

On July 28, 2019, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel held its annual picnic.


00430
Blessing Of Vehicles • Olyphant - 07/31/2019

On Sunday, July 27, the faithful of All Saints Orthodox Church joined with the family of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant for Liturgy.


00431
Summer Interns • Jermyn - 07/30/2019

St. Michael's Orthodox Church, in Jermyn, is blessed to have three summer interns.


00432
Family Picnic • Olyphant - 07/29/2019

On Sunday, July 21 St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant held a family picnic.


00433
Sunday School Fun • Wilkes-Barre - 07/15/2019

Holy Trinity Orthodox Parish of Wilkes-Barre, rewarded their younger Sunday School children with a fun filled day at Knoebels Grove


00434
Diaper Distribution Program • Mount Carmel - 07/09/2019

On July 2, 2019, Fr. Ignatius and Mat. Seraphima Hunter of St. Michael's in Mount Carmel announced the start of a monthly diaper distribution program in partnership with Fr. Ryan Fischer and Mr. Jacob Betz of the Mother Maria Kaupas Center.


00435
The Feast of Pentecost • Harrisburg - 06/28/2019

On Sunday, June 16th the faithful of Christ the Saviour celebrated the great and holy feast of Pentecost.


00436
The Feast of Pentecost • Wilkes-Barre - 06/26/2019

Fr Innocent Neal of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of Wilkes-Barre, celebrated Vespers of Pentecost, Pentecost & Vespers with kneeling prayers.


00437
The Feast Of Pentecost • Mount Carmel - 06/20/2019

On June 16, 2019 St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel celebrated Pentecost


00438
The Feast Of Pentecost • Olyphant - 06/20/2019

On Sunday, June 16 The Most Reverend Archbishop Mark celebrated Pentecost with the faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA.


00439
Graduates Recognized • Berwick - 06/13/2019

On Sunday June 9th, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church recognized their high school and college graduates.


00440
Many Blessings • Harrisburg - 06/13/2019

On Sunday, May 19th the community of Christ the Saviour offered of our love and prayers to Fr. Theodore Jurewicz (and his son John) as he completed the sanctuary iconography at Christ the Saviour after many years of work.


00441
Welcome Fr. Moses, Churching, and Grad Recognition • Harrisburg - 06/12/2019

On Sunday, June 2nd the community of Christ the Saviour welcomed the Locke's (Fr. Moses & M. Christie, and their boys Elias, Seraphim, and Symeon) our "adopted seminarian family" for the Divine Liturgy.


00442
Sunday School Pool Party • Wilkes-Barre - 06/11/2019

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of Wilkes-Barre had their annual Sunday School Pool Party.


00443
Graduate Breakfast • Edwardsville - 06/07/2019

On Sunday, June 2, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered in Repella Hall for a breakfast honoring the 2019 Parish Graduates.


00444
The Sacrament of Baptism • Stroudsburg - 06/04/2019

On Sunday, June 2, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA welcomed the child Fern through the Sacrament of Baptism, administered by Fr. Nicholas Solak.


00445
Hawaiian Iveron Icon Visits • Jermyn - 05/29/2019

On the evening of May 27, 2019, the Hawaiian Iveron Icon visited St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA.


00446
Honoring Fallen Soldiers • Wilkes-Barre - 05/29/2019

On Sunday May 26, 2019, Fr Innocent Neal lead the parishioners of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of Wilkes-Barre, in a procession around the church, with a special Panikhida service honoring our fallen soldiers.


00447
Veterans Memorial Service • Jermyn - 05/28/2019

A Parastas to honor the members of St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Jermyn, PA, who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II was observed on Sunday, May 26, 2019


00448
Gathering of "Painters" • Frackville - 05/24/2019

On Sunday, April 15, the community of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville, PA welcomed guests to the Parish Hall for a "Paint and Sip" night.


00449
Sunday School Final Exam • Edwardsville - 05/24/2019

On Sunday, May 19, the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA conducted a Final Exam for graduating student Vladimir Gingo.


00450
Sacrament of Holy Orders • Mechanicsburg - 05/24/2019

On Sunday, May 19, Holy Apostles Church in Mechanicsburg hosted the ordination of Fr. Silouan Burns.


00451
Restocking Food Pantry • Old Forge - 05/24/2019

St. Michael's Food Pantry was blessed to receive 5,405 lbs. which it will then distribute to families in need in the cities of Old Forge, Duryea and Taylor.


00452
PASCHA • Philadelphia - 05/20/2019

On Sunday morning, April 28, at Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Philadelphia, PA, Fr. Mark Koczak celebrated the Resurrectional Procession, Paschal Matins, and Paschal Divine Liturgy.


00453
Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil • Philadelphia - 05/17/2019

On Saturday morning, April 27th, Father Mark Koczak and the faithful of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church celebrated the Vesperal Liturgy of St Basil the Great.


00454
Good Friday Matins • Philadelphia - 05/16/2019

n Friday evening, April 26th, after the Vespers and a light Lenten snack, the faithful of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church celebrated the Matins of Holy Saturday with the Lamenations and Procession.


00455
Good Friday Vespers • Philadelphia - 05/16/2019

On Friday afternoon, April 26th, the faithful of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church celebrated the Vespers of Holy Friday.


00456
Palm Sunday • Philadelphia - 05/15/2019

The faithful of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Philadelphia, PA celebrated the blessing of palms and willows at Vespers on Saturday evening, April 20, and then celebrated the Feast of Christ's Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday) the following day.


00457
Mothers Day • Olyphant - 05/14/2019

On Sunday, May 12 at St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant prayers were offered for the health and well being of all Mothers in celebration of Mother's Day.


00458
PASCHA • Glen Mills - 05/08/2019

On Saturday, April 27, into the morning hours of Sunday April 28 the community of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Glen Mills, PA gathered for Pascha.


00459
Great & Holy Saturday • Glen Mills - 05/07/2019


00460
Great & Holy Friday • Glen Mills - 05/06/2019

On Friday, April 26, the community of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Glen Mills, PA gathered for Great Vespers of Good Friday


00461
Journey To Pascha • Mechanicsburg - 05/06/2019

Holy Apostles Church celebrated Holy Week and Pascha with great joy!


00462
PASCHA • Harrisburg - 05/03/2019

Late Saturday evening (April 27), and “while it was still dark” into Sunday (April 28), our community gathered for the “Feast of feasts, and Holy Day of holy days” - Great and Holy Pascha!


00463
Journey To PASCHA • Philadelphia - 05/03/2019

The Community of St. Stephens Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA shared their journey to the Feast of Feasts.


00464
Bright Monday • Bethlehem - 05/03/2019

On Monday April 29 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, Bright Monday Liturgy was conducted by Fr. Matthew Joyner, rector, assisted by Fr. James Mason, with guest priest, Fr. Michael Kon.


00465
PASCHA • Stroudsburg - 05/03/2019

On Saturday, April 27, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK to celebrate Pascha with Father Nicholas.


00466
Matins of Great and Holy Saturday (Lamentations) • Harrisburg - 05/02/2019

In the evening on Friday, April 26th our community gathered for the Matins and Lamentations, in which we sing songs of love and tenderness to our Lord in the Tomb.


00467
Vespers of Great and Holy Friday (Burial Service) • Harrisburg - 05/02/2019

In the afternoon on Friday, April 26th our community gathered for the Burial Vespers, in which we participate in the death of the Son of God upon the Cross.


00468
PASCHA • Bethlehem - 05/02/2019

On Saturday, April 27, at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, Fr Matthew Joyner, rector, assisted by Fr. James Mason, began the Paschal celebration.


00469
Holy Saturday Ordinations • Wilkes-Barre - 05/02/2019

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre was full of Joy on Holy Saturday, which started out with His Eminence Archbishop Mark ordaining 2 Sub-Deacons, Gregory Polk and David Mills.


00470
PASCHA • Olyphant - 05/01/2019

Nocturns, Resurrection Matins and Pascal Divine Liturgy were celebrated at St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant. 


00471
PASCHA • Mount Carmel - 04/30/2019

Father Ignatius Hunter celebrated Bright Saturday and Midnight Nocturn and Vespers for Pascha with the faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel.


00472
Good Friday • Wilkes-Barre - 04/30/2019

On Good Friday, April 26, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA gathered to commemorate the crucifixion of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


00473
Good Friday • Olyphant - 04/30/2019

The faithful of St. Nicholas in Olyphant celebrated Great and Holy Friday with Vespers, the placing of the Plaschanitza in the Grave and later a procession with the Plaschanitza. 


00474
PASCHA • Jermyn - 04/29/2019

On Sunday, April 28, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA celebrated the Resurrection of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ with Paschal Divine Liturgy.


00475
PASCHA • McAdoo - 04/29/2019

On Sunday, April 28, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church gathered to celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ with Paschal Divine Liturgy.


00476
Good Friday Vespers • Frackville - 04/29/2019

On Friday, April 26, the faithful of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville gathered for Good Friday Vespers, led by Fr. James Jadick, in anticipation for the Great Feast.


00477
Holy Week • Mount Carmel - 04/29/2019

The faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox church in Mt. Carmel held many services celebrated by Father Ignatius Hunter during Holy Week in preparation for the Great and Holy Resurrection.


00478
Matins of Great and Holy Friday • Philadelphia - 04/28/2019

On Thursday evening, April 25th, the faithful of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church celebrated the The Matins of Great and Holy Friday Matins with The Order of the Holy Passions of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


00479
Bridegroom Matins • Philadelphia - 04/27/2019

On Monday, April 22, the faithful of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK to celebrate the Bridegroom Matins Service in Philadelphia, PA.


00480
Holy Thursday • Berwick - 04/26/2019

On Thursday, April 25, the community of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick PA gathered to hear the 12 Passion Gospels for Great and Holy Thursday, in anticipation for the Great Feast.


00481
The Sacrament of Holy Unction • Bethlehem - 04/26/2019

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, Fr. Matthew Joyner, rector of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, assisted by Fr. James Mason, administered Holy Unction for the parishioners.


00482
Day Of Giving • Philadelphia - 04/26/2019

On Saturday, April 13, 10 parishioners of the Assumption of the Holy Virging Orthodox Church in Philadelphia, PA, including Father Mark Koczak, volunteered their time to assist at Nanna's Attic Thrift Store at the Lawrence Park Shopping Center in Broomall, PA as part of the parish's lenten season "Day of Giving".


00483
The Sacrament of Holy Unction • Frackville - 04/25/2019

On April 24, 2019, the faithful of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville, PA celebrated the sacrament of Holy Unction administered by Fr. Jadick.


00484
Palm Sunday • Mount Carmel - 04/25/2019

On Sunday, April 21, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA celebrated the Feast of Palm Sunday with the blessing of palms and willows.


00485
Palm Sunday • Bethlehem - 04/25/2019

On Palm Sunday, April 21, the pussy willows and palms were blessed by Fr. Matthew Joyner, assisted by Fr. James Mason, Deacon Geoffrey, Altar Servers, and the St. Nicholas Choir, directed by Reader Nicholas Lezinsky.


00486
Palm Sunday • Olyphant - 04/24/2019

The faithful of St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated the Feast of Christ's Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem-Palm Sunday on April 21 with the blessing of palms and willows.


00487
The Sacrament of Chrismation • Bethlehem - 04/24/2019

On Saturday April 20, Lazarus Saturday, Fr. Matthew Joyner christmated 11 new members into our Orthodox Christian community.


00488
Palm Sunday • Wilkes-Barre - 04/23/2019

On Sunday, April 21, Fr Innocent Neal led his flock at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, for Vespers and the Feast of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem.


00489
Palm Sunday • Harrisburg - 04/23/2019

On Sunday, April 21st the faithful of Christ the Saviour celebrated the Great Feast of the Entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday).


00490
Palm Sunday • Jermyn - 04/22/2019

On Sunday, April 21, the faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA celebrated the Feast of Christ’s Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, (Palm Sunday) with the blessing of palms and willows.


00491
Palm Sunday • Edwardsville - 04/22/2019

On Sunday, April 21, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA celebrated the Feast of Christ’s Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, (Palm Sunday) with the blessing of willows.


00492
Pascha Baking Class • Mount Carmel - 04/19/2019

On April 14, 2019, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel offered a Pascha Baking Class. 


00493
Pascha Bread Baking • Jermyn - 04/19/2019

The community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA recently gathered to make Pascha (Easter Bread).


00494
St. Mary of Egypt Mission Service • Uniondale - 04/15/2019

On Sunday, April 14, the community of Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Uniondale, PA welcomed clergy and parishioners from around the Wilkes-Barre Deanery for the St. Mary of Egypt Mission Service.


00495
Choir Workshop and Mission Choir Visit • Harrisburg - 04/12/2019

On April 7th the St. Tikhon Seminary Mission Choir visited the community of Christ the Saviour and sang the responses at the Divine Liturgy.


00496
Pysanky Class • Wilkes-Barre - 04/11/2019

On Sunday April 7, the children of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church learned how to make Pysanky in anticipation of the Great Feast.


00497
Pascha Baking • Mount Carmel - 04/11/2019

On April 6, 2019, parishioners and friends of St. Michael’s started baking Paska to hand out to families in the parish and friends of the parish.


00498
Tuesday Lenten Lectures • Harrisburg - 04/11/2019

On Tuesday, April 9th our own Fr. Daniel Kovalak presented the fourth and final of our Tuesday Lenten Lectures on the theme of the Holy Scriptures.


00499
Fourth Sunday of Great Lent Pan-Orthodox Mission Service • Philadelphia - 04/10/2019

On Sunday, April 7, the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Philadelphia, PA hosted the Mission Vesper Service for the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent, Saint John of the Ladder, and was sponsored by both the Philadelphia Deanery of the Diocese and the Philadelphia Pan-Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood.


00500
St. John Climacus Mission Service • Olyphant - 04/09/2019

On Sunday, April 7, clergy and parishioners from around the Wilkes-Barre Deanery gathered at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA for the St. John Climacus Mission Service.


00501
Archpastoral Visit • Jermyn - 04/08/2019

On Sunday, April 7, His Eminence Archbishop MARK made a lenten Archpastoral visit to St.Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA.


00502
Tuesday Lenten Lectures • Harrisburg - 04/04/2019

On Tuesday, April 2nd our own Martha Rakowski presented the third of four Tuesday Lenten Lectures on the theme of the Holy Scriptures, entitled "The reading is from _".


00503
Sunday of the Cross • Wilkes-Barre - 04/04/2019

On March 30th & 31st of 2019, Fr Innocent Neal of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, served Vespers and Sunday of the Cross with Altar Servers.


00504
Pan-Orthodox Sunday of the Cross Mission Service • Mechanicsburg - 04/03/2019

On Sunday, March 31, the clergy and Faithful of the Harrisburg gathered at Holy Apostles Church in Mechanicsburg for a Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers marking both the 3rd Sunday of the Great Fast, the Veneration of the Holy Cross, and the feast of the Repose of St. Innocent of Moscow.


00505
Sunday Of The Cross Mission Service • Berwick - 04/02/2019

On Sunday March 31, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Berwick, hosted the mission service for the third week (Sunday of the Cross) of Great Lent.


00506
St. Gregory Palamas Mission Service • Wilkes-Barre - 04/01/2019

On Sunday, March 24, the Orthodox Faithful of the Wilkes-Barre Deanery gathered at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA for the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas Mission Service.


00507
Pan-Orthodox Mission Vespers • Bethlehem - 03/29/2019

On Sunday, March 24, Pan-Orthodox Mission Vespers were celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


00508
Feast of the Annunciation • Harrisburg - 03/28/2019

On Sunday, March 24th the community of Christ the Saviour hosted our local Orthodox parishes for Annunciation Vespers on the Second Sunday of Great and Holy Lent.


00509
Tuesday Lenten Lecture Series • Harrisburg - 03/27/2019

On Tuesday, March 26th we welcomed Fr. Victor Gorodenchuk for the second of four Tuesday Lenten Lectures on the theme of the Scriptures.


00510
St. Gregory Palamas Mission Vespers • Mount Carmel - 03/27/2019

On March 24, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel held Vespers at 4 PM and then provided a Lenten Dinner.


00511
Memory Eternal! Barbara A. Rogers - 03/26/2019

Barbara A. Rogers, 70, of Primrose, Cass Township, passed away on Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill – East. 


00512
Parish Council Installed • Mount Carmel - 03/25/2019

On March 17, 2019, Father Ignatius Hunter at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel, administered the Oath of Office to the parish council. 


00513
Sunday Of Orthodoxy • Bethlehem - 03/25/2019

On Sunday March 17, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the Sunday School children, parents and teachers of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, had a procession to the front of the church with their favorite icons, which they brought from home.


00514
Triumph Of Orthodoxy Vespers • York - 03/21/2019

On Saturday, March 16 the clergy and parishes of the Orthodox Council of Churches of South Central PA (OCCSCP) gathered at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (York, PA) to celebrate Vespers for the Triumph of Orthodoxy.


00515
Tuesday Lenten Lectures • Harrisburg - 03/21/2019

On Tuesday, March 19th the community of Christ the Saviour welcomed Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, from St. Paul Orthodox Church in Emmaus, for the first of four Tuesday Lenten Lectures on the theme of the Scriptures.


00516
Sunday of Orthodoxy • Harrisburg - 03/20/2019

On Sunday, March 17th the clergy and faithful of Christ the Saviour marked the first Sunday of Lent by celebrating the Triumph (Sunday) of Orthodoxy with an icon procession.


00517
The Sacrament of Ordination • Philadelphia - 03/20/2019

On the weekend of March 2-3, St. Stephen’s Cathedral welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop Mark, to celebrate Saturday evening Vespers and Meat Fare Sunday Divine Liturgy. During liturgy, St. Stephen’s parishioner Nathan Clausson, a graduate of the St. Tikhon’s Diaconal Formation Program, was ordained as a Deacon. 


00518
Special Panikhida • Mount Carmel - 03/20/2019

On March 16, 2019, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church had a Panikhida for Father Andrew and Matushka Anna Dedick who faithfully served at St. Michael’s from 1938 to 1967.


00519
Blessing of Kolivo • Jermyn - 03/19/2019

The community of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA gathered for the Blessing of Kolivo.


00520
Forgiveness Vespers • Mount Carmel - 03/19/2019

The community of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel celebrated Forgiveness Vespers on March 10, 2019.


00521
Sunday Of Orthodoxy • Wilkes-Barre - 03/18/2019

On Sunday, March 17, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA commemorated the Triumph of Orthodoxy with an icon procession by church youth.


00522
Blessing Of Koliva • Olyphant - 03/18/2019

Liturgy was celebrated on the First Saturday of Lent by V. Rev. Vladimir Fetcho. 


00523
Sunday Of Orthodoxy • Wilkes-Barre - 03/18/2019

On Sunday, March 17, Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA welcomed clergy and parishioners from around the Deanery for Sunday Of Orthodoxy Vespers.


00524
Forgiveness Sunday • Olyphant - 03/13/2019

On Forgiveness Sunday, March 10, the faithful of St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant were led in the prayers of  Divine Liturgy by V. Rev. Vladimir Fetcho, V. Rev. Eugene Pianovich, and V.Rev. Daniel Kovalak.


00525
Clergy Retreat • Aston - 03/08/2019

Clergy from the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania met at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, PA for a Pre-Lenten Retreat.


00526
Notable Birthday • Wilkes-Barre - 03/07/2019

On March 01, the V. Rev. Fr Vladimir Petorak, Pastor Emeritus of Holy Resurrection Cathedral, celebrated his 89th Birthday and was honored by the faithful. 


00527
Parish Council Installed • Bethlehem - 03/07/2019

On Sunday, March 3rd, Father Matthew Joyner administered the oath of office to members of St. Nicholas Orthodox church council and to the church auditors.


00528
Parish Council Installed • Olyphant - 03/06/2019

The installation of the church officers and council members was held at St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant on Sunday, Feb. 24.


00529
Marriage Workshop • Harrisburg - 03/05/2019

On Saturday, March 2nd the community of Christ the Saviour welcomed Fr. Alexander Goussetis, Director of the Center for Family Care (GOA), for a marriage workshop.


00530
New Catechumen and Parish Council • Harrisburg - 02/28/2019

On Sunday, February 24th, the community of Christ the Saviour welcomed John Romain into the Catechumenate of the Orthodox Church.


00531
The Sacrament of Chrismation • Mount Carmel - 02/27/2019

On February 24, 2019, Father Ignatius Hunter celebrated Chrismation for John Kelnock.


00532
Prosphora Baking Class • Mount Carmel - 02/16/2019

On February 9th, 2019, at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel. Father Ignatius Hunter offered a Prosphora baking class for the youth in the parish.


00533
Guest Homilist and Annual Parish Meeting • Harrisburg - 02/13/2019

On Sunday, February 10th the community of Christ the Saviour welcomed Steven Christoforou, the director of the Greek Archdiocese's Youth and Young Adult ministry (Y2AM).


00534
2019 Youth Winter Retreat • Harrisburg - 02/12/2019

From Friday, February 8 - Saturday, February 9 the community of Christ the Saviour hosted the annual DOEPA Winter Teen Retreat (BeeTreat).


00535
4th Annual Community Soup Day • Mount Carmel - 02/06/2019

On January 27, 2019,  St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel, held its fourth annual Community Soup Day.


00536
Parish Council Sworn In • Berwick - 02/06/2019

On Sunday, February 3, the 2019 Parish Council of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA was installed.


00537
55th Annual Diocesan Assembly (Day 2 of 2) • Bethlehem - 02/05/2019

Day 2 of the 55th Annual Diocesan Assembly began with Divine Liturgy celebrated by Archbishop Mark, with the Chancellor and Deans concelebrating, and a homily given by Fr. Matthew (the host pastor).


00538
55th Annual Diocesan Assembly (Day 1 of 2) • Bethlehem - 02/04/2019

The 55th Annual Diocesan Assembly took place at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA on January 24 and 25.


00539
Fr. John Kowalczyk Speaks • Philadelphia - 02/04/2019

For the second year in a row, Fr. John Kowalczyk was invited by the Drexel Medical College and the Pennsylvania Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference.


00540
11th Annual Pan-Orthodox Great Blessing of the Susquehanna • Harrisburg - 01/30/2019

On Sunday, January 27th the Orthodox parishes of Greater Harrisburg gathered at City Island Park for the 11th Annual Pan-Orthodox Great Blessing of the Susquehanna.


00541
The Sacrament of Chrismation x3! • Stroudsburg - 01/29/2019

On Sunday, January 27. the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg PA gathered to welcome three new members to the church through the Sacrament of Chrismation.


00542
Blessing of the Schuykill • Philadelphia - 01/28/2019

The Greater Philadelphia Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood along with the gracious assistance from the Anglican Fellowship of the Delaware Valley celebrated the Holy Feast of Epiphany with The Service of Great Blessing of Waters of the Schuykill.


00543
Clergy Gathers for Week of Prayer & Christian Unity Dinner • Scranton - 01/28/2019

On Tuesday, January 22, clergy from the Wilkes-Barre Deanery gathered at St. Peter’s Cathedral Rectory to celebrate the Annual Week of Prayer and Christian Unity.


00544
Feast of Theophany • Williamsport - 01/16/2019

On Sunday January 13th, 2019, Fr. Seraphim and the Faithful of Holy Cross Orthodox Church gathered together for the Great Blessing of Water at Susquehanna State Park in Williamsport, PA.


00545
Theophany • Berwick - 01/14/2019

On Sunday, January 13, parishioners of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA gathered at the Berwick Test Track to bless the Susquehanna River following Divine Liturgy.


00546
Theophany • Jermyn - 01/14/2019

On Sunday, January 6, the Very Rev. John Kowalczyk, attended by several Church members and Altar Servers, completed the Great Blessing of Water at Theophany 2019 at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA.


00547
Theophany • McAdoo - 01/14/2019

On Sunday, January 13, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in McAdoo celebrated the Feast of Theophany.


00548
The Feast of Theophany • Mount Carmel - 01/11/2019

On January 6, 2019,the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel. PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of Theophany.


00549
Feast of Theophany • Bethlehem - 01/11/2019

On Saturday, January 5, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA celebrated the Eve of Theophany with a Lenten Holy Supper, a Great Compline and Litya.


00550
The Feast of Theophany • Harrisburg - 01/08/2019

On Sunday, January 6th the community of Christ the Saviour celebrated the Divine Liturgy of Theophany and the Great Blessing of Water.


00551
Parish Saint Celebration • Philadelphia - 01/08/2019

On December 27, St. Stephen's Cathedral in Philadelphia celebrated the name day of its patron saint, St. Stephen the Protomartyr.


00552
The Feast of Theophany • Frackville - 01/07/2019

On Sunday, January 6, the community of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville, PA celebrated the Feast of Theophany.


00553
The Feast of Theophany • Edwardsville - 01/07/2019

On Sunday, January 6, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA celebrated the Feast of Theophany.


00554
Feast of the Nativity • Mechanicsburg - 01/04/2019

On Monday, December 24th, the Eve of the Nativity of Christ, the Faithful of Holy Apostles in Mechanicsburg gathered to celebrate the Vigil for the Feast.


00555
FOCA Scholarships Presented • Harrisburg - 01/03/2019

On Sunday, December 30th Wade Hisiro and Melisa Zuro were awarded FOCA (Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America) Central PA District Scholarships and National FOCA Scholarships.


00556
Sunday School Presents Yolka, Hosts Nativity Meal • Edwardsville - 01/02/2019

On Sunday, December 30, following Divine Liturgy, the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist hosted a Nativity Brunch and presented a short Yolka program with some help from the parish.


00557
Feast of the Nativity • Harrisburg - 01/02/2019

The faithful of Christ the Saviour gathered on Christmas Day to celebrate the Divine Liturgy and partake of God made flesh for our salvation in the Holy Eucharist! Christ is Born! Glorify Him!


00558
Saying Goodbye to Fr. Timothy • Wilkes-Barre - 01/01/2019

On Sunday, December 30, parishioners, friends, family and clergy from the Wilkes-Barre deanery gathered for Fr. Timothy Cremeens final Divine Liturgy as rector of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA.


00559
Nativity Vigil • Harrisburg - 12/31/2018

The faithful of Christ the Saviour gathered on Christmas Eve to celebrate the Vigil service to proclaim birth of Jesus Christ - God made flesh for our salvation! Christ is Born! Glorify Him!


00560
Feast of the Nativity • Olyphant - 12/28/2018

St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant commemorated  the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ on Dec.25 with Divine Liturgy led by V Rev Vladimir Fetcho.


00561
Feast of the Nativity • Jermyn - 12/26/2018

On Tuesday, December 25, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn gathered for Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Nativity.


00562
Community Christmas Concert • Edwardsville - 12/26/2018

On Sunday, December 23, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA opened its doors to welcome neighbors, friends and friends we do not yet know to their annual Community Christmas Concert.


00563
Annual Christmas Choir Concert • Bethlehem - 12/24/2018

On Sunday, December 16, the choir of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA presented its Christmas Choir Concert.


00564
Archpastoral Visit • Harrisburg - 12/24/2018

On Sunday, December 16th the community of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg, PA) welcomed our Diocesan bishop, His Eminence Archbishop Mark for the Divine Liturgy.


00565
Nativity Concert • Berwick - 12/20/2018

On Sunday, December 16th, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church Choir of Berwick, PA held their annual Nativity Concert.


00566
Yolka • Pottstown - 12/19/2018

On Sunday, December 16, the church school students, under the direction of Protodeacon Peter Skoog, performed their annual Yolka.


00567
Annual Christmas Bazaar • Bethlehem - 12/18/2018

On Friday, December 14, and Saturday, December 15, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA held its annual Christmas bazaar.


00568
Veterans Christmas Dinner • Edwardsville - 12/17/2018

On Saturday, December 15, 2018, the Sunday School and parishioners prepared a Christmas Dinner and gifts for their neighbors who live at the nearby Veteran Center.


00569
Special Blessings and Nativity Play • Harrisburg - 12/14/2018

On Sunday, December 9th at the conclusion of Liturgy the community of Christ the Saviour blessed a memorial bread.


00570
Remembering Shut-Ins • Stroudsburg - 12/14/2018

The Youth Group of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA recently gathered to bake cookies for parish shut-ins.


00571
Youth Prepare for Nativity • Mount Carmel - 12/11/2018

On December 8, the youth of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church  in Mt. Carmel helped brighten the Nativity Holiday for the elderly by decorating gift boxes that will be delivered and singing carols at a local nursing home.


00572
Parish Feast • Olyphant - 12/10/2018

On Thursday December 6 and the previous Sunday, St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated St. Nicholas Day.


00573
Violin Recital • Mount Carmel - 12/06/2018

On December 2, 2018, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel was treated to a violin recital performed by David Nemoianu.


00574
Fr. John Kowalczyk speaks • Drexel Medical College - 12/04/2018

For the second year in a row, Fr. John Kowalczyk was invited by the Drexel Medical College and the Pennsylvania Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference.


00575
Special Visitor and Annual Parish Ministry Faire • Harrisburg - 11/27/2018

On Sunday, November 18, the community of Christ the Saviour welcomed Dr. Cyril Jenkins.


00576
Very Busy Sunday • Harrisburg - 11/19/2018

On Sunday, November 11th the community at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA celebrated the Baptism of Alexander Lamb, honored our Veterans, recognized ten students who offered their first Confession (and their teachers); then enjoyed our annual Eritrean and Ethiopian Fellowship!


00577
Clergy Retreat • Aston - 11/15/2018

On November 13 and 14, clergy from the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania gathered at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston PA for a yearly retreat.


00578
Veterans Recognition • Bethlehem - 11/14/2018

On Sunday November 11th, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA recognized Veterans for their years of service to our country.


00579
Ethnic Food Festival • Philadelphia - 11/14/2018

On Saturday, Nov. 3 the parishioners of St. Stephen Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA hosted another yearly Ethnic Fall Food Festival.


00580
Parish Feast Celebration • Mount Carmel - 11/13/2018

On November 7th the members of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel were busy preparing for the St. Michael’s and Veterans Day celebration.


00581
Ethiopian Orthodox Coffee Ceremony • Jermyn - 11/12/2018

An Ethiopian Orthodox Coffee Ceremony was held following Divine Liturgy at St. Michael's Orthodox Church on October 21, 2018.


00582
Archpastoral Visit • Jermyn - 11/12/2018

Archbishop MARK made an Archpastoral visit to St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA, on October 21, 2018.


00583
Konevets Quartet Performs • Harrisburg - 11/12/2018

On Sunday, October 14th the community of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg, PA) hosted the renowned Konevets Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia.


00584
Archpastoral Visit • Mechanicsburg - 11/12/2018

On the weekend of October 13-14, 2018, His Eminence Archbishop Mark made an Archpastoral visit to Holy Apostles Mission.


00585
Recent Happenings • Stroudsburg - 11/12/2018

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA has experienced a few momentous occasions during the past month.


00586
Feastday of St. Michael the Archangel • Mount Carmel - 11/12/2018

On Thursday, November 8, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel welcomed clergy from the Frackville Deanery to celebrate their Parish’s patron saint day - the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel.


00587
Archimandrite Sergius Speaks • Harrisburg - 11/12/2018

On Tuesday, October 23rd the community of Christ the Saviour welcomed Archimandrite Sergius, Abbot of St. Tikhon Monastery, for a special lecture entitled "Being Christian: Everyday Spirituality in the Modern World".


00588
Memory Eternal! Archpriest Joseph Martin - 11/10/2018

Archpriest Joseph Martin, retired Dean of Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, PA, fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, November 9, 2018.


00589
Christmas In September • Jermyn - 10/11/2018

St. Michael's Orthodox Church "Christmas in September" Parish Festival was a success.


00590
2nd Annual Two Holies and a Saint Golf Tournament • New Jersey - 10/09/2018

Ramblewood Country Club in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey was the site of the 2nd Annual Two Holies and a Saint Golf Tournament on Friday, September 28, 2018.


00591
Welcoming Fr. Seraphim Reynolds • Williamsport - 10/08/2018

On Sunday, October 7, the community of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA welcomed Fr. Seraphim and Matushka Mary Reynolds to their Parish.


00592
Parish Visits Serenity Gardens • Mount Carmel - 10/08/2018

On October 6th, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel prepared  and served hamburgers and hot dogs for 70 residents at Serenity Gardens Assisted Living Facility.


00593
Archpastoral Visitation • Edwardsville - 09/24/2018

On Sunday, September 23, the Sunday to commemorate the Conception of The Forerunner, St. John, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, who served Divine Liturgy.


00594
First Day of Church School • Mechanicsburg - 09/20/2018

On Sunday, September 16, the Sunday after the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Holy Apostles Parish held the first day of Church School and began our Adult Education Series.


00595
110th Anniversary • Mount Carmel - 09/19/2018

On September 16, 2018 the community of St. Michael's Orthodox Church celebrated their 110th anniversary.


00596
36th Russian Days Festival • Bethlehem - 09/17/2018

Thank you to all for a successful 36th Annual Russian Days Festival.


00597
20th Annual Ethnic Food Festival • Edwardsville - 09/13/2018

On a bright and sunny Saturday, August 25, the community of St. John the Baptist welcomed friends and neighbors to their annual Ethnic Food Festival.


00598
34th Annual Homecoming • Coaldale - 09/12/2018

On Sunday, September 9th, the community of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Coaldale, PA celebrated the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, their patron Saint, with their 34th Annual homecoming dinner.


00599
Preparing for Diocesan Center Move • Bath - 09/12/2018

Friday September 7th we had an impromptu workday at the new Diocesan Chancery.


00600
The Sacrament of Baptism • Mechanicsburg - 09/11/2018

On Saturday, September 8, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Holy Apostles Parish celebrated the feast with extra special joy as our newest parishioner, Priscilla Crews, was baptized during the Liturgy.


00601
Prayers for Returning Students • Olyphant - 09/06/2018

On Sunday, September 2, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA recognized students returning to classes this year.


00602
Work Day at New Diocesan Headquarters • Bath - 09/04/2018

We were very blessed on September 1 to have our first work day at the new Diocesan Headquarters in Bath.


00603
90th Anniversary Celebration • Pottstown - 09/04/2018

On Sunday, August 26, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church gathered for Hierarchal Liturgy, celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Mark, in celebration of their 90th Anniversary.


00604
Designer Purse Bingo • Jermyn - 09/03/2018

St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn kicked off their annual Parish Festival with an early event: a Designer Purse Bingo.


00605
New Vigil Lights Blessed • Jermyn - 08/31/2018

At St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA, Father John Kowalczyk blessed new vigil light holders, August 26, 2018, assisted by Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak and Subdeacon John Lasichak.


00606
Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist • Mechanicsburg - 08/31/2018

On Tuesday, August 28, the Eve of the Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Holy Apostles Mission hosted an evening Liturgy (to accommodate working families) which was attended by clergy and parishioners of six local and not-so-local Orthodox communities.


00607
Vacation Church School • Philadelphia - 08/30/2018

On August 21, 22, and 23, St. Stephen’s Cathedral held its annual Vacation Church School.


00608
First Day of Sunday School • Harrisburg - 08/28/2018

On Sunday, August 26th our community offered special prayers for our Students and Teachers at beginning of the new academic year. The newly Baptized child of God Marion was Churched, and received her first Holy Communion, uniting her to our Lord Jesus Christ, and making her a full member of His Body!


00609
Concert of Psalms • Berwick - 08/27/2018

On Sunday August 19th 2018, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church Choir, under the direction of Reader David Kessler, held their Concert of Psalms.


00610
Parish Trip • Olyphant - 08/23/2018

On Tuesday Aug. 21 a group from St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant traveled to the Lancaster area for the day.


00611
The Feast of the Dormition • Mount Carmel - 08/17/2018

On August 14th and 15th the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel celebrated Dormition Services.


00612
Feast of the Dormition • Olyphant - 08/16/2018

On Wednesday, Aug 15, St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.


00613
Feast of the Transfiguration • Mount Carmel - 08/15/2018

On Monday, August 6, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration with Divine Liturgy and the blessing of fruit.


00614
Feast of the Transfiguration • Harrisburg - 08/08/2018

On Monday, August 6, the community of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA celebrated the Feast of the Transfiguration with the blessing of “first fruits.”


00615
Welcoming Friends • Mount Carmel - 08/07/2018

On July 29, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel had two events, Father Theophan Mackey co-served with Father Ignatius Hunter. 


00616
Preparation for 110th Anniversary • Mount Carmel - 08/06/2018

In preparation for celebrating St. Michael’s Orthodox Church’s 110th Anniversary, in Mt. Carmel, we are painting the silver cupolas that overlook the community. 


00617
Akathist to St. Panteleimon • Berwick - 08/03/2018

On Monday July 30th, the faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, and many of the public, gathered for an akathist to St. Panteleimon's Feastday.


00618
Blessing of Cars • Stroudsburg - 08/03/2018

On Sunday, July 29. the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg PA gathered following Divine Liturgy for the blessing of cars.


00619
Baptismal Liturgy • Bethlehem - 08/02/2018

Fr. Matthew Joyner, rector, administered a Baptismal Liturgy for Valerie Kay Stepanoff on Sunday, July 29 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


00620
Annual Bazaar Held • Wilkes Barre - 08/01/2018

The community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes Barre recently held their annual Parish Bazaar.


00621
Retired Military Service Cross Presented • Frackville - 07/31/2018

On Sunday, July 29, the community of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville honored Fr James Jadick, who was presented with the Retired Military Service Cross


00622
Blessing of Vehicles • Harrisburg - 07/30/2018

On Sunday July 22nd, the community of Christ the Saviour celebrated our annual vehicle blessing in honor of the feast of the great Prophet Elijah (July 20th). 


00623
Family Picnic • Olyphant - 07/26/2018

On Sunday, July 22, the members of St Nicholas Church in Olyphant held a family picnic at the home of Bill and Marie Evanina.


00624
Blessing of Vehicles • Bethlehem - 07/25/2018

Fr. James Mason, attached, and in the absence of Fr. Matthew Joyner, rector, administered a ‘Blessing of the Vehicles’ after the Divine Liturgy Sunday at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


00625
50th Anniversary • Olyphant - 07/24/2018

On Sunday, July 22 the faithful of St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated and prayed  with William and Marie Evanina on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.  


00626
Diaconal Program • Philadelphia - 07/13/2018

St. Tikhon’s Seminary is opening enrollment into its Diaconal Formation and Parish Leadership Training Program held in Philadelphia, PA. This program is designed for laypeople who are seeking to play an active role in the life of their parishes.


00627
ZONING MEETING • BATH • WEDNESDAY - 07/13/2018

The hearing regarding our petition is scheduled for July 18th at 7 p.m. in the Borough of Bath at 215 E. Main St. Bath, PA. A significant turnout of clergy and faithful would hopefully increase the likelihood of a favorable ruling from the Zoning Commission. Your continued prayers would be appreciated.


00628
The Sacraments of Baptism, Chrismation and Marriage • Harrisburg - 07/05/2018

On Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th the community of Christ the Saviour welcomed Agnes (Jessica) Priestley into the Orthodox Church through the Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation. Following her Chrismation, we also blessed the marriage of the newly illumined and her husband Adam.


00629
Memory Eternal! Maria Proch - 06/28/2018

Maria Proch, Director of Church School Education and Curriculum for the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania Fell Asleep In The Lord on June 26, 2018.


00630
Graduation Scholarship Award Ceremony • Jermyn - 06/26/2018

On Sunday, June 24, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA awarded the St. Michael’s Scholarship to worthy graduates of the Parish.


00631
New Catechumen • Berwick - 06/25/2018

On Sunday June 2, 2018, the newest catechumen of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Michael Leffler, was received into the church.


00632
Fathers Day • Olyphant - 06/20/2018

On Sunday, June 17, the community gf St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA commemorated Fathers Day by remembering all fathers in the parish, living and deceased, during Divine Liturgy.


00633
Fathers Day • Williamsport - 06/19/2018

On Sunday, June 17, the faithful of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA remembered fathers both living and deceased during Divine Liturgy, which was served by Fr. Michael Evans.


00634
Awarding Of the Jeweled Cross • Nanticoke - 06/18/2018

On Sunday June 17th, Archpriest Traian Stafiuc was awarded the privilege of wearing the jeweled cross by His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania.


00635
The Sacrament of Chrismation • Harrisburg - 06/15/2018

On Sunday, June 3rd (All Saints) we welcomed Una McManus into the Orthodox Faith through the Sacrament of Holy Chrismation.


00636
Two Ordinations • Wilkes-Barre - 06/14/2018

On Sunday June 10, 2018, Holy Trinity was thrice blessed with the visitation of His Eminence Archbishop MARK and not one but two ordinations; one to the Holy Priesthood and one to the Holy Diaconate.  


00637
St. Nicholas Celebrates 2018 Graduate • Bethlehem - 06/13/2018

On Sunday June 10, the coffee hour after Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA was hosted by Donald and Guliana Holobeny, to honor their son, Daniel.


00638
4th Annual Pierogie Festival • Edwardsville - 06/12/2018

On June 8 and 9, members of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA participated in the 4th Annual Pierogie Festival in the downtown.


00639
The Sacrament of the Holy Orders • Wrightstown - 06/11/2018

On June 3rd, Seminarian, Subdeacon Silouan Burns was Ordained to the Holy Diaconate at St. Mark in Wrightstown, PA.


00640
Blessing of Graves • Mount Carmel - 06/08/2018

On June 3, Father Ignatius Hunter and the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel blessed graves at St. Michael’s Cemetery and at Sts. Peter’s  and Paul’s Cemetery in Centralia.


00641
Pentecost Sunday • Stroudsburg - 06/06/2018

On Sunday, May 27, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA welcomed Archbishop MARK for the Feast of Pentecost.


00642
Graduate Breakfast • Edwardsville - 06/04/2018

On Sunday, June 3, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA honored parish graduates with a breakfast following Divine Liturgy.


00643
Pierogi Workers Luncheon • Bethlehem - 06/04/2018

On Wednesday, May 30th, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA recognized parish pierogi workers with a Molieben and luncheon.


00644
The Feast of Pentecost • Wilkes-Barre - 06/01/2018

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre celebrated the feast of Pentecost, its patronal feast, with beautiful liturgical services and with parish fellowship following Divine Liturgy on Sunday.


00645
The Feast of Pentecost • Harrisburg - 05/31/2018

From Saturday, May 26th - Sunday, May 27th the faithful of Christ the Saviour celebrated the great and holy feast of Pentecost.


00646
The Feast of Pentecost • Olyphant - 05/31/2018

On Sunday May 27, 2018 the faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated the Feast of Pentecost.


00647
Memorial Day Service • Edwardsville - 05/30/2018

On Memorial Day, May 28, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church held their annual Memorial Day “Memorial Service” at Veterans Memorial Park on Main Street in Edwardsville, PA.


00648
The Feast of Pentecost • Berwick - 05/29/2018

On Sunday May 27, the community of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA celebrated the Feast of Pentecost.


00649
Recognizing Women of Parish • Mount Carmel - 05/23/2018

On May 20,  2018, the men of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel and friends of the parish prepared a wonderful breakfast for the ladies of the parish in appreciation for all the they do.


00650
Fr. Daniel Kovalak Retirement Dinner • Bear Creek - 05/18/2018

On Thursday, May 17, His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, along with clergy from the Wilkes-Barre Deanery gathered to honor Father Daniel and Matushka Myra Kovalak upon their retirement.


00651
PASCHA • Olyphant - 05/15/2018

A joyous Pascha was celebrated at All Saints Church in Olyphant.


00652
Seminary Mission Choir Visits • Harrisburg - 05/15/2018

On May 13th, the Sixth Sunday of Holy Pascha, the St. Tikhon Seminary Mission Choir visited the community of Christ the Saviour and sang the responses at the Divine Liturgy.


00653
Mothers Day • Olyphant - 05/14/2018

On Sunday, May 13, the community os St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant gathered to honor parish mothers


00654
Feast of St. Alexis Toth • Wilkes-Barre - 05/09/2018

Clergy and parishioners from the Wilkes-Barre Deanery gathered at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral on Monday, May 7, to celebrate the Feast of St. Alexis Toth.


00655
Hospitality Ala Russe IX • Jermyn - 05/08/2018

St. Tikhon’s Century Association presented their annual festival, Hospitality Ala Russe IX, on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at St. Michael’s Center in Jermyn, PA.


00656
Blessing of Graves • Olyphant - 04/24/2018

On Sunday, April 22, the faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant gathered to remember those Orthodox Christians who have fallen asleep.


00657
Honoring Prison Ministry • Williamsport - 04/23/2018

On April 19, 2018 at the FCC Allenwood, a Volunteer Appreciation Banquet was held for those in prison ministry.


00658
St. Thomas Sunday • Harrisburg - 04/20/2018

On Sunday, April 15th the community at Christ the Saviour celebrated our patronal feast - St. Thomas Sunday (Antipascha).


00659
Bright Monday • Philadelphia - 04/20/2018

On Bright Monday, April 9, His Eminence Archbishop Mark visited St. Stephen Cathedral in Philadelphia.


00660
PASCHA • Jermyn - 04/19/2018

On Sunday, April 8, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA celebrated the Feast of Feasts, Great and Holy Pascha.


00661
Bright Saturday • Olyphant - 04/18/2018

On Saturday, April 14, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA gathered for Bright Saturday services.


00662
Vespers of St. Thomas Sunday • Olyphant - 04/17/2018

On Saturday, April 14, the community of All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA celebrated the Vespers of St. Thomas Sunday.


00663
Blessing of Baskets • Mount Carmel - 04/15/2018

In the early morning hours of April 8, following Pascha Services, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA gathered in the church hall for the traditional blessing of Easter Baskets by Father Ignatius Hunter.


00664
Pascha Preparation • Mount Carmel - 04/14/2018

On Saturday, April 7, parishioners and friends from St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA gathered to complete Pascha preparations.


00665
PASCHA • Mount Carmel - 04/14/2018

On Sunday, April 8, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel celebrated the Feast of Feasts - Holy Pascha.


00666
Bright Monday • Bethlehem - 04/14/2018

Bright Monday Liturgy was conducted at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA by Fr. Matthew Joyner, rector, with guest priest, Fr. Michael Kon.


00667
Palm Sunday • Jermyn - 04/13/2018

On Sunday, April1, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA celebrated the Feast of the Entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem with the blessing of Palms and Willows.


00668
PASCHA • Harrisburg - 04/13/2018

Late Saturday evening (April 7), and “while it was still dark” into Sunday (April 8), the community of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA gathered for the “Feast of feasts, and Holy Day of holy days” - Great and Holy Pascha!


00669
PASCHA • Pottstown - 04/13/2018

On Saturday, April 7, into the early morning hours of April 8, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Pottstown, PA gathered to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord with Nocturnes, Matins and the Divine Liturgy. 


00670
Liturgy of St. Basil • Mount Carmel - 04/13/2018

On Saturday, April 7, Father Ignatius Hunter and the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA celebrated the Liturgy of St. Basil.


00671
PASCHA • Olyphant - 04/13/2018

On Saturday, April 7, into the morning hours of April 8, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA celebrated the Feast of Feasts, Great and Holy Pascha.


00672
Liturgy of St. Basil • Pottstown - 04/12/2018

On Saturday, April 7, the faithful of Holy Trinity in Pottstown were blessed with a visit from his Eminence Archbishop Mark for the Divine Liturgy of Holy Saturday. 


00673
Good Friday • Mount Carmel - 04/12/2018

On Friday, April 6, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA gathered for Good Friday Vespers with a procession around the church.


00674
PASCHA • Bethlehem - 04/12/2018

The community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA celebrated the Feast of Feasts beginning on Saturday April 7 and lasting into the morning hours of April 8.


00675
Good Friday • Olyphant - 04/12/2018

On Friday, April 6, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA gathered for Good Friday services.


00676
Good Friday • Harrisburg - 04/11/2018

On Friday, April 6, the community of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg gathered for Vespers and Matins of Great and Holy Friday.


00677
PASCHA • Berwick - 04/11/2018

On Saturday, April 7 into the morning of Sunday, April 8, the community of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church gathered to celebrate PASCHA.


00678
PASCHA • Stroudsburg - 04/10/2018

On Saturday, April 7 into the early morning hours of April 8, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA gathered to celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


00679
Holy Thursday • Berwick - 04/10/2018

On Thursday, April 5, the community of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA gathered for the Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels.


00680
PASCHA • Edwardsville - 04/10/2018

On Saturday Evening, April 7, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of Feasts.


00681
Passion Gospels • Wilkes-Barre - 04/10/2018

On Thursday, April 5, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre PA gathered for the reading of the 12 Passion Gospels.


00682
Good Friday • Edwardsville - 04/09/2018

On Friday, April 6, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered for Lamentations of Good Friday.


00683
Passion Gospels • Harrisburg - 04/09/2018

On Thursday, April 5th our community gathered for the Matins of Great and Holy Friday, commonly known as the “12 Passion Gospels”.


00684
Palm Sunday Weekend • Wilkes-Barre - 04/09/2018

On Sunday, April 1, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA celebrated the Feast of the Entrance of Our Lord Into Jerusalem with the blessing of Palms and Willows.


00685
Holy Unction • Bethlehem - 04/09/2018

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Fr. Matthew Joyner, rector, administered Holy Unction for the parishioners of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


00686
Palm Sunday • Harrisburg - 04/09/2018

On Sunday, April 1st the community of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) celebrated the Feast of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem - Palm Sunday.


00687
Palm Sunday • Bethlehem - 04/09/2018

On Palm Sunday, April 1, the Divine Liturgy was served, and pussy willows and palms were blessed by Archbishop Mark and Fr. Matthew.


00688
Palm Sunday • Olyphant - 04/09/2018

On Sunday, April 1, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA celebrated the Feast of the Entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem with the blessing of willows.


00689
The Sacrament of Chrismation • Stroudsburg - 04/09/2018

At the Divine Liturgy on Saturday, March 31, 2018, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA welcomed Mark Mckeown.


00690
Palm Sunday • Edwardsville - 04/09/2018

On Sunday, April 1, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA celebrated the Feast of the Entrance of Our Lord with he blessing of Willows.


00691
Palm Sunday • Lopez - 04/09/2018

On Sunday, April1, the community of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Lopez, PA celebrated the Entrance of Our Lord Into Jerusalem with the blessing of palms and willows.


00692
Palm Sunday • Pottstown - 04/09/2018

On Sunday, April 1 the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church celebrated the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem.


00693
Palm Sunday • Mount Carmel - 04/09/2018

On April 1, at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel, Palm Sunday was celebrated with the blessing of willows.


00694
Special Guest for Vespers and Liturgy • Mount Carmel - 04/09/2018

On March 30 and March 31, 2018, His Eminence Archbishop Mark, co-celebrated Vespers on Friday and Divine Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday with Father Ignatius Hunter at St. Michael’s  Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel. 


00695
St. Mary of Egypt Mission Service • Philadelphia - 04/09/2018

On Sunday, March 25, the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church hosted the St. Mary of Egypt Mission Service that was sponsored by both the Philadelphia Deanery of the Diocese and the Philadelphia Pan-Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood.


00696
Presanctified Liturgy • Edwardsville - 04/09/2018

n Wednesday, March 28, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, for a Presanctified Liturgy.


00697
Pascha Preparation • Edwardsville - 04/09/2018

On Saturday, March 24, the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered to prepare Easter Candy.


00698
Archbishop MARK Welcomed For Special Events • Berwick - 04/09/2018

On Sunday March 25th, 2018, Archbishop Mark came to visit Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church on the parish's feast day.


00699
Mission Service • Williamsport - 04/09/2018

On Sunday, March 25, the community of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA welcomed is Eminence, Archbishop MARK, as well as clergy and parishioners from the Wilkes-Barre Deanery to the St. Mary of Egypt Mission Service.


00700
Mission Service • Jermyn - 04/09/2018

On Sunday evening, March 18th the Lenten Mission Vesper Service was held at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, Pennsylvania.


00701
Presanctified Liturgy and Dinner • Stroudsburg - 04/09/2018

On Wednesday, March 14, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA celebrated the Presanctified Liturgy followed by a Pot Luck Lenten Dinner.


00702
Memory Eternal! Archpriest John Nehrebecki *UPDATED* - 04/07/2018

Archpriest John Nehrebecki, 89, fell asleep in the Lord on Great and Holy Saturday morning, April 7, 2018.


00703
Veneration of the Cross • Coaldale - 03/16/2018

On Sunday, March 11, Fr. Paul Ropitsky and Fr. James Weremedic celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the Third Sunday of Great Lent, Sunday of the Cross.


00704
Parish Council Installation • Mount Carmel - 03/16/2018

On Sunday, March 11, 2018 Father Ignatius Hunter administered the Oath of Office for the new parish council at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel.


00705
Elevation of the Cross • Mount Carmel - 03/15/2018

On Sunday, March 11, Father Ignatius Hunter and the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church celebrated the service for Elevation of the Cross.


00706
Elevation of the Cross • Stroudsburg - 03/14/2018

On Sunday, March 11, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA celebrated the Elevation of the Cross with Divine Liturgy, led by Fr. Nicholas Solak, in preparation for the Great Feast to come.


00707
Mission Service • Berwick - 03/14/2018

On Sunday March 11, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church hosted the mission service for the Sunday of Great Lent.


00708
Parish Council Installed By Archbishop MARK • Lykens - 03/13/2018

On Sunday, March 11, His Eminence Archbishop Mark installed the parish council of Holy Ascension, Lykens.


00709
Making Pascha Bread • Mount Carmel - 03/13/2018

On March 10, 2018, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel was busy preparing for Pascha.


00710
Pan-Orthodox Triumph Of Orthodoxy Vespers • Harrisburg - 03/08/2018

On Saturday, February 24th the clergy and parishes of the Orthodox Council of Churches of South Central PA (OCCSCP) gathered at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church to celebrate Vespers for the Triumph of Orthodoxy.


00711
Installation of Parish Council • Bethlehem - 03/07/2018

On Sunday March 4 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, Father Matthew gave the oath of office to members of the church council, the church auditors, the 2018 delegate and alternate to the Diocesan Assembly, and the delegate and alternate to the 2019 All American Council.


00712
St. Gregory Mission Service • Nanticoke - 03/06/2018

On Sunday, March 4. clergy and parishioners from around the Wilkes-Barre Deanery welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK to St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Nanticoke, PA.


00713
Sunday of Orthodoxy • Harrisburg - 03/05/2018

On Sunday, February 25th the clergy and faithful of Christ the Saviour marked the first Sunday of Lent by celebrating the Triumph (Sunday) of Orthodoxy with an icon procession.


00714
Sunday of Orthodoxy • Philadelphia - 03/05/2018

On Sunday, Feb. 25, His Eminence Archbishop Mark celebrated Sunday of Orthodoxy at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Philadelphia.


00715
54th Diocesan Assembly • Wilmington • 1/25-26/2017 - 03/05/2018

On January 25 through January 26, Clergy, Parish Council members and the Diocesan Council met at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Wilmington DE for the 54th Annual Diocesan Assembly.


00716
Sunday of Orthodoxy • Wilkes-Barre - 03/02/2018

On Sunday, February 25, clergy and parishioners of the Wilkes-Barre deanery gathered at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA for Vespers of the Sunday of Orthodoxy.


00717
Pan-Orthodox Mission Vespers / Sunday of Orthodoxy • Bethlehem - 03/02/2018

On Sunday, February 25, Pan-Orthodox of the Lehigh Valley Clergy Brotherhood, under the direction of Fr. Andrew Damick, President, celebrated the 1st Sunday of Great Lent Mission Vespers and the Sunday of Orthodoxy at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


00718
Forgiveness Sunday • Olyphant - 03/01/2018

On Sunday, Feb. 18, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Olyphant gathered for Forgiveness Sunday Vespers followed by Maslanitsa held after the services in preparation for Lent.


00719
Sunday of Orthodoxy • Bethlehem - 03/01/2018

On the Sunday of Orthodoxy, February 25 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, the Sunday School children, their parents and teachers, had a procession to the front of the church with their favorite icons, which they brought from home.


00720
Sunday Of Orthodoxy • Berwick - 03/01/2018

On Sunday, February 25, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA celebrated the Sunday of Orthodoxy with a procession of Icons.


00721
Annual Pre-Lenten Clergy Retreat • Aston - 02/19/2018

The clergy of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania gathered for their Annual Pre-Lenten Retreat at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, PA.


00722
OCPM Board Biannual Meeting • Jacksonville - 02/14/2018

The Biannual Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) Board Meeting was held on February 2nd, 2018, in Jacksonville, Florida.


00723
Parish Officers Installed • Olyphant - 02/13/2018

On Sunday, February 11, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA witnessed the installation of the Parish Council and Officers.


00724
Holy Trinity Honors Fr. David and Matushka Sharon • Wilkes-Barre - 02/07/2018

On Sunday, January 28th, Holy Trinity Church in Wilkes-Barre celebrated the retirement of their pastor, Archpriest David Shewczyk, after twenty-two years. (STOTS)


00725
Blessing of Candles • Mount Carmel - 02/07/2018

On February 2, Father Ignatius Hunter of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel blessed candles prior to the Divine Liturgy for the Lord’s Entrance into the Temple.


00726
The Sacrament of Baptism • Mount Carmel - 02/06/2018

On February 2, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel gathered for the baptism of Daniel James Hunter.


00727
River Blessing • Philadelphia - 02/06/2018

On Sunday, Jan. 21 the Pan Orthodox Brotherhood of Philadelphia held annual Blessing of the Schuylkill River.


00728
Honoring Father David Shewczyk • Wilkes-Barre - 02/01/2018

On Wednesday, January 31, a luncheon was hosted by the Wilkes Barre Deanery to honor the Very Reverend Fr. David Shewczyk for his years of service to Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Wilkes Barre, the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, and Saint Tikhon's Theological Seminary.


00729
Community Soup Day • Mount Carmel - 01/31/2018

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel hosted its Third Annual Community Soup Day as part of its mission in giving back to the community.


00730
10th Annual River Blessing • Harrisburg • 1/21/2018 - 01/30/2018

On Sunday, January 21st the Orthodox parishes of Greater Harrisburg gathered at City Island Park for the 10th Annual Pan-Orthodox Great Blessing of the Susquehanna.


00731
81st Annual Novogodny Ball • Trevose - 01/29/2018

On Sunday evening, January 14, 2017, St. Stephen's Orthodox Catholic Fellowship, Chapter 82 of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America, sponsored the 81st Novogodny Ball at the Radisson Hotel Philadelphia Northeast in Trevose.


00732
54th Diocesan Assembly Kicks Off • Wilmington - 01/26/2018

The parish of St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, as well as clergy, parish council members, and parishioners from the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania as the 54th Annual Diocesan Assembly kicked off.


00733
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity • Scranton - 01/25/2018

On Monday, January 22, clergy from the Wilkes-Barre Deanery participated in “A Week of Prayer for Christian Unity” dinner at St. Peter’s Cathedral Rectory in Scranton, PA, hosted by the Diocese of Scranton, PA.


00734
Pan Orthodox Blessing of the Waters • Whitehall - 01/24/2018

The Lehigh Valley Pan Orthodox Blessing of the Waters took place on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Jordan Creek Park in Whitehall, PA.


00735
Volunteer Pierogi Workers Luncheon • Bethlehem - 01/19/2018

On Monday January 15, pierogi workers were honored with a Moliben, and a Panikhida was held for the departed workers at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


00736
Blessing of the Susquehanna • Berwick - 01/15/2018

On Sunday, January 14, parishioners of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA gathered at the Berwick Test Track to bless the Susquehanna River following Divine Liturgy.


00737
Theophany • Jermyn - 01/15/2018

Theophany was celebrated at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, beginning with Great Compline and Blessing of Water on the evening of Friday, January 5th.


00738
Theophany • Mount Carmel - 01/12/2018

The community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA celebrated the Feast of Theophany on January 6, 2018.


00739
Feast of the Nativity • Jermyn - 01/12/2018

The Nativity of Christ at St. Michael's in Jermyn was a blessed and joyous celebration that included the Parish's outreach to the community.


00740
Theophany • Mechanicsburg - 01/11/2018

On Saturday, January 6, Holy Theophany, the Great Blessing of Waters was served following the Divine Liturgy at Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Mechanicsburg, PA.


00741
Feast of Theophany • Berwick - 01/08/2018

The community of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA celebrated the Feast of Theophany on Friday, January 5 and Saturday, January 6, 2017.


00742
Eve of Theophany • Bethlehem - 01/08/2018

On Friday, January 5, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA celebrated the Eve of Theophany with a Lenten Holy Supper and a Great Compline with the Great Blessing of the Water.


00743
The Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation • Berwick - 01/05/2018

On Sunday, December 31, Kiriana Cathy Demko was baptized and chrismated during Baptismal Liturgy at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Berwick, PA.


00744
Yolka and Special Visitor • Edwardsville - 01/05/2018

On a frigid Sunday, December 31, 2017, the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist presented their annual Nativity Yolka.


00745
Metropolitan TIKHON Visits • Harrisburg - 01/04/2018

On Sunday, December 31st the community of Christ the Saviour was blessed to welcome Metropolitan Tikhon, who was in the area visiting family for the holidays.


00746
Feast of the Nativity • Mount Carmel - 01/04/2018

On Monday, December 25, Father Ignatius Hunter celebrated the Divine Liturgy for Nativity with the community at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel.


00747
Feast of the Nativity • Philadelphia - 01/04/2018

On Sunday, December 24th the faithful of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church celebrated the Vespers, Great Complines, and Matins of the Nativity of Jesus Christ after the Divine Liturgy.


00748
Ordination • Pottstown - 01/03/2018

On Saturday, December 16, 2017, His Eminence Archbishop Mark visited Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, in Pottstown, PA and ordained Subdeacon John Black to the Holy Diaconate.


00749
Feast of the Nativity • Coaldale - 01/03/2018

On Monday, December 25, Fr. James Weremedic and the community of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Coaldale, PA celebrated the Feast of the Nativity with Divine Liturgy.


00750
Nativity Vigil • Harrisburg - 01/03/2018

Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA celebrated the Feast of the Nativity beginning with the Nativity Vigil on Sunday, December 24, 2017.


00751
Ordination • Mechanicsburg - 01/02/2018

On Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, Holy Apostles Mission’s deacon,  Dn. Seraphim Reynolds, was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence, Archbishop Mark.


00752
FOCA Scholarship Presented • Harrisburg - 01/02/2018

On Sunday, December 24th (Nativity Eve) our parish "O" Club presented Wade Hisiro with a FOCA (Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America) Central PA District Scholarship.


00753
Bible Study Nativity Party • Wilkes-Barre - 01/01/2018

On Wednesday, December 27, members of the Bible Study class of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral gathered for their Nativity Party.


00754
Parish Feast • Philadelphia - 12/29/2017

On December 27, St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Philadelphia celebrated its patronal Feast Day.


00755
Yolka • Wilkes-Barre - 12/29/2017

On Sunday, December 17, the Sunday School of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA performed their annual Nativity Yolka.


00756
Christ is Born! • Olyphant - 12/29/2017

On Monday, December 25, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity.


00757
Annual Christmas Choir Concert • Bethlehem - 12/28/2017

On Sunday, December 17, the choir at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA presented its Christmas Choir Concert.


00758
Welcoming St. Nicholas • Wilkes-Barre - 12/27/2017

On Sunday, December 17, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA welcomed a special Guest, St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas greeted parishioners and the Sunday School Students following the annual parish Yolka.


00759
Yolka • Pottstown - 12/25/2017

On Sunday, December 17 the Church School students of Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown, under the direction of Protodeacon Peter Skoog, performed their annual Yolka. 


00760
Enjoying the Advent Season • Pottstown - 12/22/2017

The community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel held several events during the Advent season in preparation for the Nativity.


00761
Dr. Rossi Speaks • Pottstown - 12/22/2017

On Saturday, December 9, amidst some very snowy conditions, parishioners of Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown welcomed Dr. Albert Rossi. 


00762
Annual Christmas Bazaar • Bethlehem - 12/22/2017

On Friday December 8 and Saturday December 9, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA held its annual Christmas bazaar.


00763
Archbishop MARK Visits and Ordains Three • Harrisburg - 12/21/2017

On Sunday, December 17th the community of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg, PA) welcomed His Eminence Archbishop Mark to celebrate the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers, and to set-aside three of our faithful for service to Christ's Holy Church.


00764
Make a Joyful Noise 2017 • Edwardsville - 12/20/2017

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA welcomed guests from parishes in the local community for their third annual “Make a Joyful Noise” Community Nativity Concert.


00765
Spreading the True Faith • Berwick - 12/18/2017

The famous Christmas Boulevard in Berwick, PA has a new addition courtesy of Peter Holoviak of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre and his sister Carol Bodwalk of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church of Berwick.


00766
Veterans Christmas Dinner • Edwardsville - 12/18/2017

On Saturday, December 16, 2017, the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist conducted their annual Veteran’s Christmas Dinner at the Veterans Center near their parish.


00767
Fr. John Kowalczyk Delivers Presentation • Drexel - 12/15/2017

On Wednesday, November 29th and Thursday, November 30, 2017, The Very Rev. John Kowalczyk was invited by the Drexel University College of Medicine to be a major presenter at the 25th Annual Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference.


00768
Nativity Pageant • Harrisburg - 12/13/2017

On Sunday, December 10th at fellowship the Sunday School of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg, PA) held its annual Nativity Pageant.


00769
Preparation For Nativity • Edwardsville - 12/12/2017

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered to prepare for the Nativity Feast.


00770
Choir Nativity Concert • Bucknell - 12/11/2017

On Sunday, December 3, 2017,  the choir of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Berwick, held their annual Nativity concert at Bucknell University in Bucknell Hall.


00771
Presentation of Kamilavka • Olyphant - 12/09/2017

On Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at St. Nicholas Church in Olyphant, PA  Fr. John Nightingale was given the honor to wear the Kamilavka.


00772
Memory Eternal! Ann Dahulich, Mother of Archbishop Michael - 12/08/2017

Ann (Rosics) Dahulich, 91, of Binghamton, NY, fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.


00773
Parish Feast • Olyphant - 12/07/2017

On Wednesday, December 5, 2017, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated its patron saint day.


00774
Preparation for the Nativity • Mount Carmel - 12/05/2017

On December 2, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel was busy preparing for the Nativity and giving back to others.


00775
Metropolitan TIKHON Visits for Thanksgiving Akahist • Harrisburg - 11/30/2017

On Wednesday, November 22nd (the eve of Thanksgiving) the community of Christ the Saviour was especially pleased to welcome His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon


00776
The Spirit of St. Nicholas • Mount Carmel - 11/29/2017

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel is honoring St. Nicholas by participating in many acts of kindness to help the community.


00777
The Sacrament of Chrismation • Jermyn - 11/28/2017

Very Rev. John Kowalczyk received Anastasia, Alexander, and John Hochle into the Orthodox Church by Chrismation at St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Jermyn, PA, on November 12, 2017.


00778
Iveron Icon Visits • Jermyn - 11/27/2017

The Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Mother of God was present in St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Jermyn, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, November 7th.


00779
Fr. Matthew Joyner Becomes Rector at St. Nicholas • Bethlehem - 11/24/2017

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, welcomed Fr. Matthew Joyner as he celebrated his first Divine Liturgy at the parish.


00780
Parish Council Workshop • Mechanicsburg - 11/24/2017

Holy Apostles in Mechanicsburg graciously hosted a Parish Council Workshop on the Ministry of Visitation.


00781
Annual Veteran Thanksgiving Dinner • Edwardsville - 11/23/2017

On Saturday, November 18, members of the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church held their annual Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner.


00782
St. Michael’s Day Dinner • Jermyn - 11/23/2017

The Annual St. Michael's Day Dinner Celebration of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, Pennsylvania, was held on Sunday, November 12th following the Divine Liturgy.


00783
Eritrean/Ethiopian Fellowship • Harrisburg - 11/22/2017

On Sunday, November 12th our parish family of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg) enjoyed its Annual Eritrean/Ethiopian Fellowship, hosted by members from both communities.


00784
40th Anniversary Celebration • Williamsport - 11/21/2017

Holy Cross Church in Williamsport, PA observed its 40th Anniversary on the weekend of November 11-12, 2017.


00785
The Sacrament of Baptism • Berwick - 11/20/2017

Morgan Josephine Parker, pictured here with her parents, Elizabeth and John Parker, and sister, Emerson, was baptized on Saturday, October 15, 2017, by Reverend Michael Demko at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Berwick.


00786
Ethnic Food Festival • Philadelphia - 11/16/2017

On Saturday, November 4, St. Stephen’s Cathedral welcomed neighbors from Northeast Philadelphia to its annual Fall Food Festival.


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Veterans Honored • Olyphant - 11/16/2017

On Sunday, November 12, 2017 St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant paid homage to our Veterans.


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Iveron Icon Visits • Olyphant - 11/15/2017

On Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant held a molieben to honor the Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming "Hawaiian" Iveron Icon of the Holy Theotokos.


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Honoring Veterans • Stroudsburg - 11/15/2017

Holy Trinity's  annual Thanksgiving Soup Kitchen was held on Friday, November 10, 2017, with a special tribute to our Veterans.


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Diocesan Council Meets • Pottstown - 11/14/2017

On Thursday, November 9, the Diocesan Council gathered at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church for their quarterly meeting.


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Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony • Jermyn - 11/13/2017

An Ethiopian Orthodox Coffee Ceremony was held in the basement of the Church following the Divine Liturgy on November 5th, 2017.


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