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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.


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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).


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.



Archived News
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Blessing of Students • Edwardsville - 08/31/2020

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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! 


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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


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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.


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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.


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

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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. 


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

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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

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


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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.


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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).


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Parish Council Installed • Frackville - 02/10/2020

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


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ALICE Certification • Harrisburg - 02/07/2020

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Yolka • Wilkes-Barre - 12/27/2019

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


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Christmas Concert • Bethlehem - 12/23/2019

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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


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

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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).


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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.


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Fall Festival • Philadelphia - 11/11/2019

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


00123
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.


00124
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.


00125
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.


00126
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.


00127
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!


00128
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.


00129
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.


00130
Anniversaries Recognized • Edwardsville - 09/23/2019

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


00131
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.


00132
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.


00133
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.


00134
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.


00135
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.


00136
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.


00137
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.


00138
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.


00139
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.


00140
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.


00141
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.


00142
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.


00143
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.


00144
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.


00145
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.


00146
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.


00147
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.


00148
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).


00149
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.


00150
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).


00151
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.


00152
New Catechumen • Harrisburg - 08/06/2019

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


00153
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.


00154
Parish Picnic • Mount Carmel - 08/01/2019

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


00155
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.


00156
Summer Interns • Jermyn - 07/30/2019

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


00157
Family Picnic • Olyphant - 07/29/2019

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


00158
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


00159
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.


00160
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.


00161
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.


00162
The Feast Of Pentecost • Mount Carmel - 06/20/2019

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


00163
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.


00164
Graduates Recognized • Berwick - 06/13/2019

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


00165
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.


00166
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.


00167
Sunday School Pool Party • Wilkes-Barre - 06/11/2019

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


00168
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.


00169
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.


00170
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.


00171
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.


00172
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


00173
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.


00174
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.


00175
Sacrament of Holy Orders • Mechanicsburg - 05/24/2019

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


00176
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.


00177
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.


00178
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.


00179
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.


00180
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.


00181
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.


00182
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.


00183
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.


00184
Great & Holy Saturday • Glen Mills - 05/07/2019


00185
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


00186
Journey To Pascha • Mechanicsburg - 05/06/2019

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


00187
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!


00188
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.


00189
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.


00190
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.


00191
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.


00192
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.


00193
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.


00194
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.


00195
PASCHA • Olyphant - 05/01/2019

Nocturns, Resurrection Matins and Pascal Divine Liturgy were celebrated at St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant. 


00196
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.


00197
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.


00198
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. 


00199
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.


00200
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.


00201
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.


00202
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.


00203
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.


00204
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.


00205
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.


00206
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.


00207
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".


00208
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.


00209
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.


00210
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.


00211
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.


00212
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.


00213
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.


00214
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).


00215
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.


00216
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.


00217
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. 


00218
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).


00219
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.


00220
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.


00221
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.


00222
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.


00223
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.


00224
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.


00225
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.


00226
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.


00227
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 _".


00228
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.


00229
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.


00230
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.


00231
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.


00232
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.


00233
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.


00234
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.


00235
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.


00236
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. 


00237
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. 


00238
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.


00239
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.


00240
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.


00241
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.


00242
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. 


00243
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.


00244
Blessing of Kolivo • Jermyn - 03/19/2019

The community of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA gathered for the Blessing of Kolivo.


00245
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.


00246
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.


00247
Blessing Of Koliva • Olyphant - 03/18/2019

Liturgy was celebrated on the First Saturday of Lent by V. Rev. Vladimir Fetcho. 


00248
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.


00249
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.


00250
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.


00251
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. 


00252
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.


00253
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.


00254
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.


00255
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.


00256
The Sacrament of Chrismation • Mount Carmel - 02/27/2019

On February 24, 2019, Father Ignatius Hunter celebrated Chrismation for John Kelnock.


00257
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.


00258
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).


00259
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).


00260
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.


00261
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.


00262
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).


00263
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.


00264
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.


00265
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.


00266
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.


00267
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.


00268
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.


00269
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.


00270
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.


00271
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.


00272
Theophany • McAdoo - 01/14/2019

On Sunday, January 13, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in McAdoo celebrated the Feast of Theophany.


00273
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.


00274
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.


00275
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.


00276
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.


00277
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.


00278
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.


00279
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.


00280
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.


00281
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.


00282
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!


00283
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.


00284
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!


00285
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.


00286
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.


00287
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.


00288
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.


00289
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.


00290
Nativity Concert • Berwick - 12/20/2018

On Sunday, December 16th, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church Choir of Berwick, PA held their annual Nativity Concert.


00291
Yolka • Pottstown - 12/19/2018

On Sunday, December 16, the church school students, under the direction of Protodeacon Peter Skoog, performed their annual Yolka.


00292
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.


00293
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.


00294
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.


00295
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.


00296
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.


00297
Parish Feast • Olyphant - 12/10/2018

On Thursday December 6 and the previous Sunday, St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated St. Nicholas Day.


00298
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.


00299
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.


00300
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.


00301
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!


00302
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.


00303
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.


00304
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.


00305
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.


00306
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.


00307
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.


00308
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.


00309
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.


00310
Recent Happenings • Stroudsburg - 11/12/2018

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA has experienced a few momentous occasions during the past month.


00311
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.


00312
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".


00313
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.


00314
Christmas In September • Jermyn - 10/11/2018

St. Michael's Orthodox Church "Christmas in September" Parish Festival was a success.


00315
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.


00316
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.


00317
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.


00318
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.


00319
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.


00320
110th Anniversary • Mount Carmel - 09/19/2018

On September 16, 2018 the community of St. Michael's Orthodox Church celebrated their 110th anniversary.


00321
36th Russian Days Festival • Bethlehem - 09/17/2018

Thank you to all for a successful 36th Annual Russian Days Festival.


00322
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.


00323
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.


00324
Preparing for Diocesan Center Move • Bath - 09/12/2018

Friday September 7th we had an impromptu workday at the new Diocesan Chancery.


00325
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.


00326
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.


00327
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.


00328
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.


00329
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.


00330
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.


00331
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.


00332
Vacation Church School • Philadelphia - 08/30/2018

On August 21, 22, and 23, St. Stephen’s Cathedral held its annual Vacation Church School.


00333
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!


00334
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.


00335
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.


00336
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.


00337
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.


00338
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.


00339
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.”


00340
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. 


00341
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. 


00342
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.


00343
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.


00344
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.


00345
Annual Bazaar Held • Wilkes Barre - 08/01/2018

The community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes Barre recently held their annual Parish Bazaar.


00346
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


00347
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). 


00348
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.


00349
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.


00350
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.  


00351
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.


00352
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.


00353
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.


00354
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.


00355
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.


00356
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.


00357
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.


00358
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.


00359
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.


00360
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.


00361
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.  


00362
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.


00363
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.


00364
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.


00365
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.


00366
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.


00367
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.


00368
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.


00369
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.


00370
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.


00371
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.


00372
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.


00373
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.


00374
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.


00375
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.


00376
PASCHA • Olyphant - 05/15/2018

A joyous Pascha was celebrated at All Saints Church in Olyphant.


00377
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.


00378
Mothers Day • Olyphant - 05/14/2018

On Sunday, May 13, the community os St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant gathered to honor parish mothers


00379
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.


00380
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.


00381
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.


00382
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.


00383
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).


00384
Bright Monday • Philadelphia - 04/20/2018

On Bright Monday, April 9, His Eminence Archbishop Mark visited St. Stephen Cathedral in Philadelphia.


00385
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.


00386
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.


00387
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.


00388
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.


00389
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.


00390
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.


00391
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.


00392
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.


00393
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!


00394
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. 


00395
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.


00396
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.


00397
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. 


00398
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.


00399
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.


00400
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.


00401
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.


00402
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.


00403
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.


00404
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.


00405
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.


00406
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.


00407
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.


00408
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”.


00409
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.


00410
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.


00411
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.


00412
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.


00413
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.


00414
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.


00415
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.


00416
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.


00417
Palm Sunday • Pottstown - 04/09/2018

On Sunday, April 1 the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church celebrated the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem.


00418
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.


00419
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. 


00420
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.


00421
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.


00422
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.


00423
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.


00424
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.


00425
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.


00426
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.


00427
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.


00428
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.


00429
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.


00430
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.


00431
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.


00432
Mission Service • Berwick - 03/14/2018

On Sunday March 11, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church hosted the mission service for the Sunday of Great Lent.


00433
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.


00434
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.


00435
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.


00436
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.


00437
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.


00438
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.


00439
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.


00440
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.


00441
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.


00442
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.


00443
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.


00444
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.


00445
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.


00446
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.


00447
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.


00448
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.


00449
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)


00450
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.


00451
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.


00452
River Blessing • Philadelphia - 02/06/2018

On Sunday, Jan. 21 the Pan Orthodox Brotherhood of Philadelphia held annual Blessing of the Schuylkill River.


00453
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.


00454
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.


00455
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.


00456
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.


00457
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.


00458
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.


00459
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.


00460
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.


00461
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.


00462
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.


00463
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.


00464
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.


00465
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.


00466
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.


00467
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.


00468
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.


00469
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.


00470
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.


00471
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.


00472
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.


00473
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.


00474
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.


00475
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.


00476
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.


00477
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.


00478
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.


00479
Parish Feast • Philadelphia - 12/29/2017

On December 27, St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Philadelphia celebrated its patronal Feast Day.


00480
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.


00481
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.


00482
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.


00483
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.


00484
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. 


00485
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.


00486
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. 


00487
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.


00488
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.


00489
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.


00490
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.


00491
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.


00492
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.


00493
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.


00494
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.


00495
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.


00496
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.


00497
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.


00498
Parish Feast • Olyphant - 12/07/2017

On Wednesday, December 5, 2017, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated its patron saint day.


00499
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.


00500
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


00501
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.


00502
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.


00503
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.


00504
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.


00505
Parish Council Workshop • Mechanicsburg - 11/24/2017

Holy Apostles in Mechanicsburg graciously hosted a Parish Council Workshop on the Ministry of Visitation.


00506
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.


00507
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.


00508
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.


00509
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.


00510
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.


00511
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.


00512
Veterans Honored • Olyphant - 11/16/2017

On Sunday, November 12, 2017 St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant paid homage to our Veterans.


00513
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.


00514
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.


00515
Diocesan Council Meets • Pottstown - 11/14/2017

On Thursday, November 9, the Diocesan Council gathered at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church for their quarterly meeting.


00516
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.


00517
The Sacrament of Baptism • Olyphant - 11/13/2017

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, the infant Nicholas Beers was welcomed into the Holy Orthodox Church through the Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA.


00518
Celebrating 30 Years as Choir Director • Bethlehem - 11/09/2017

The first week in November, marks Reader Nick Lezinsky’s 30th year as choir director at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. 


00519
Iconostas Completed and Blessed • Mechanicsburg - 11/08/2017

On Sunday, November 5, His Eminence Archbishop Mark visited Holy Apostles Mission and blessed their newly completed iconostas.


00520
Veterans Breakfast • Mount Carmel - 11/07/2017

On November 5, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel honor parish and community veterans.


00521
Women’s Retreat • Berwick - 11/06/2017

On Friday, November 3, Holy Annunciation welcomed Mother Christophora and Mother Magdalena of Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Ellwood City, PA for a lecture on "Who is Christ and Why Does It Matter?"


00522
Harvest Festival • Edwardsville - 11/03/2017

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered for their annual Harvest Festival party.


00523
125th Anniversary • Wilkes-Barre - 11/03/2017

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, the community of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral celebrated their 125th Anniversary.


00524
 Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon • Philadelphia - 11/01/2017

On Monday evening, October 23, St. Stephen’s Orthodox Cathedral in Northeast Philadelphia was the host for a lecture which was sponsored by the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania.


00525
Parish Ministry Faire • Harrisburg - 10/31/2017

On Sunday, October 22nd the faithful of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church participated in our 2nd Annual Ministry Faire.


00526
100th Anniversary • Coatesville - 10/30/2017

As we celebrate our 100 year anniversary, this Holy Church of St. Nicholas was founded as an unshakeable rock and a light to shine the Gospel truth in Coatesville along with its surrounding communities.


00527
 Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon • Harrisburg - 10/30/2017

On Tuesday, October 24th the community of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg, PA) welcomed well known author and theologian Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon.


00528
Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon • Wilkes-Barre - 10/30/2017

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, the faithful of the Wilkes-Barre Deanery gathered at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral to experience the presentation “Atonement: An Orthodox Theology of Redemption - How Does God Save Us?”


00529
Special Olympics • Jermyn - 10/30/2017

On Sunday afternoon, September 10th, the Special Olympics were greeted with sunny and warm weather at St. Michael's Center, in Jermyn, Pennsylvania, which was the setting for the Special Olympics Boccie Ball Tournament.


00530
Archpastoral Visit • Lykens - 10/30/2017

On Sunday October 22nd, 2017, Fr. Deacon Seraphim, the Parish Council and the people of Holy Ascension in Lykens welcomed His Eminence, our Archbishop Mark for the Divine Liturgy.


00531
Notable Anniversary • Coaldale - 10/30/2017

The Very Reverend James Weremedic celebrated a 40th Wedding Anniversary Molieben for Otis and Claire Remington on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Coaldale.


00532
New Epistle and Special Visitor • Mount Carmel - 10/30/2017

St. Michael's Orthodox Church welcomed Father Theophan Mackey.


00533
Parish Festival • Jermyn - 10/30/2017

The 8th Annual Parish Festival “Christmas in September and Car Show” was greeted with warm and sunny weather on Friday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 24th


00534
The Sacrament of Marriage • Olyphant - 10/30/2017

On Sunday, October 1, 2017 Rob Smith and Stephanie Coleman were united in marriage at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA.


00535
In Memoriam: Protodeacon Keith Russin - 10/27/2017

EDWARDSVILLE, PA [OCA] -- Protodeacon Keith S. Russin, 70, fell asleep in the Lord here on Thursday, October 26, 2017.  He was attached in retirement to the Monastery Church of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk, South Canaan, PA.


00536
Address of the Chairman of the Assembly of Bishops • New Jersey - 10/06/2017

Address of the Chairman His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America at the 8th Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.


00537
LYRA Concert & Life-Chain • Williamsport - 10/06/2017

Holy Cross hosted the famous choral ensemble LYRA from St Petersburg Russia on September 27.


00538
Assembly of Bishops Meets • New Jersey - 10/05/2017

The eighth annual meeting of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America opened on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 with the celebration of Orthros and the Divine Liturgy at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, Clifton, NJ.


00539
43rd Anniversary Celebration • Philadelphia - 10/05/2017

On the weekend of September 30-October 1, St. Stephen’s Orthodox Catholic Cathedral in Philadelphia celebrated its 43rd anniversary.


00540
Diocesan Council Meets • South Canaan - 10/05/2017

On Thursday, September 28, members of the Diocesan Council met at the Diocesan Center in South Canaan.


00541
Two Holies and A Saint Golf Tournament • New Jersey - 10/04/2017

On Friday, September 29, Ron Jaworski’s Ramblewood Country Club in Mt. Laurel, NJ was the site of the first, “Two Holies and a Saint” golf tournament which was jointly sponsored by the Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross in Medford, NJ, Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Philadelphia, PA, and St. Stephen’s Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia.


00542
Archpastoral Visit • Pottstown - 10/04/2017

On Sunday, September 17, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Pottstown, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK for an archpastoral visit.


00543
MEMORY ETERNAL! Bishop Antoun - 10/03/2017

Bishop ANTOUN (Khouri), retired Bishop of the Diocese of Miami and the Southeast fell asleep in the Lord. Bishop Antoun ordained Arhcbishop MARK a subdeacon, deacon, and priest and was also one of the Consecrating Bishop in Damascus Syria when he was Consecrated a Bishop. Memory Etenral!


00544
Visiting Shut-Ins • Mount Carmel - 09/28/2017

Members and friends of St. Michael Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel cooked and helped serve hot dogs and hamburgers to the residents and staff at Serenity Garden this past Saturday, September 23rd as part of the church’s on-going community outreach effort.


00545
Archbishop MARK Visits for Busy Sunday • Edwardsville - 09/27/2017

On Sunday, September 24, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK to celebrate Divine Liturgy.


00546
Molieben Service • Mount Carmel - 09/27/2017

Father Ignatius Hunter celebrated a 7 AM Molieben service on September 22 for the Mt. Carmel Area High School football team and cheerleaders at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel.


00547
Konevets Quartet Performs • Harrisburg - 09/27/2017

On Tuesday, September 19th the community of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg, PA) hosted the renowned Konevets Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia for a concert of sacred and folk music.


00548
Visit to Sister Parish • Dubranich, Ukraine - 09/27/2017

Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak made his 15th anniversary trip to our Sister Church, St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Dubranich, Ukraine, on July 18.


00549
Back To School Prayers • Olyphant - 09/27/2017

On Sunday, September 10, the Parish of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA offered special prayers for students going back to school this fall.


00550
Notable and Eventful Sunday • Edwardsville - 09/27/2017

On Sunday, September 17, following Divine Liturgy, the parish community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered for a lunch in Repella Hall. The luncheon was presented by the Sunday School, who held their first classes that day.


00551
Orthodox Education Day • St. Vladimir's Seminary - 09/27/2017

St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary will present an Orthodox Education Day on October 7, 2017. Divine Liturgy begins at 10AM, followed by public lectures, children's activities, ethnic food, book sale and much more. Free Admission to grounds.


00552
Open House • St. Vladimir's Seminary - 09/27/2017

St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary will host an open house from October 5 through October 8 for porspective students. If interested you are asked to please register.


00553
Bishop David Attends Ordination • Wilkes-Barre - 09/27/2017

On September 10, 2017, Bishop David of Alaska visited Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre for a Subdeacon Ordination and Liturgy.


00554
Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos - 09/27/2017

On Sunday, September 10, 2017, the parish community of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Coaldale, PA celebrated the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos with a parish dinner.


00555
Blessing First Responders • Edwardsville - 09/27/2017

On Sunday, September 10, 2017, following Divine Liturgy, members of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA met at the Edwardsville Municipal Building to honor the town’s First Responders, in recognition of the anniversary of 9/11.


00556
Clergy Continuing Education • Harrisburg - 09/27/2017

On Wednesday September 6th, the clergy of the Diocese gathered for continuing education at Christ the Saviour in Harrisburg.


00557
In Memoriam: Sonya Perich - 09/25/2017

The beloved handmaiden of God Sonya Perich, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday Morning, September 24, 2017.


00558
Welcoming New Choir Director • Harrisburg - 09/05/2017

On Sunday, August 27 our community welcomed our new choir director, Rdr. Christopher Rakowski and his wife Martha.


00559
Annual Parish Festival Announced • Jermyn - 09/04/2017

St. Michael's Festival Committee announces the 2017 Christmas in September Festvial.


00560
Feast of the Dormition • Pottstown - 09/04/2017

On Tuesday, August 15, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Pottstown, PA celebrated the Feast of the Dormition. Those gathered participated in the traditional procession around the church during services.


00561
Farewell to the Latimers • Harrisburg - 08/30/2017

On Sunday, August 20 our parish community bid a fond farewell to Rdr. James, Alison (Elizabeth), and Madeleine Latimer.


00562
Feast of the Dormition • Harrisburg - 08/29/2017

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


00563
19th Annual Ethnic Food Festival • Edwardsville - 08/28/2017

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, following months of cooking, cleaning and preparation, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA welcomed friends and neighbors to their 19th Annual Ethnic Food Festival.


00564
Busy Summer at Holy Cross • Williamsport - 08/24/2017

It's been a busy Summer at Holy Cross (for many reasons!) as we continue to observe our 40th anniversary year.


00565
Celebrating Return of Fr. Nightingale • Scranton - 08/24/2017

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, His Eminence, Archbishop MARK and clergy of the Wilkes-Barre Deanery hosted Fr, John Nightingale for lunch at Alexander's Restaurant in Scranton.


00566
OCPM Bi-Annual Meeting • Minnesota - 08/24/2017

On Thursday, August 17th and Friday, August 18, His Eminence, Archbishop Mark, Spiritual liaison, for the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry "OCPM" to the Assembly of Bishops of North America, and Archpriest John Kowalczyk, Secretary of the Board of Directors of OCPM recently traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota for the Bi-Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors.


00567
Feast of the Dormition • Wilkes-Barre - 08/21/2017

On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the community of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA celebrated the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. Following Divine Liturgy, flowers were blessed.


00568
Feast of the Dormition • Olyphant - 08/18/2017

On Tuesday, August 15, the parish of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA celebrated the Feast of the Formation with the blessing of flowers following Divine Liturgy.



00569
Feast of the Dormition • Mount Carmel - 08/17/2017

On August 15, Father Ignatius Hunter blessed flowers and herbs as part of the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Dormition at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel.


00570
Dormition of the Holy Theotokos • Bethlehem - 08/15/2017

On Tuesday August 15th, St. Nicholas celebrated the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos and the Blessing of the Flowers with a Divine Liturgy.


00571
Special Guest for Feast Day • Bethlehem - 08/09/2017

On August 5th & 6th, St. Nicholas had the pleasure of hosting Archbishop Mark for the Holy Transfiguration and the Blessing of the Fruit.


00572
Feast of the Transfiguration • Olyphant - 08/08/2017

On Sunday August 6, following Divine Liturgy, the parish community  of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA celebrated the Feast of the Transfiguration with the Blessing of Fruit.


00573
Feast of the Transfiguration • Mount Carmel - 08/08/2017

On Sunday, August 6, Father Ignatius Hunter celebrated the Divine Liturgy for Transfiguration and blessed fruit following the Divine Liturgy at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel.


00574
Parish Picnic • Edwardsville - 08/08/2017

On Sunday, August 6, following Divine Liturgy, the parish of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA met at Frances Slocum State Park for a picnic.


00575
OCPM Attends 53rd Annual Antiochian Archdiocesan Assembly • Miami - 08/02/2017

The staff of the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) participated in the 53rd  Annual Antiochian Archdiocesan Assembly in Miami, Florida, from July 24th to July 28th.


00576
Welcome Fr. James and Family • Coaldale - 08/02/2017

We welcome the Very Reverend, Fr. James and Matushka Lisa to St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Coaldale. Archbishop Mark assigned Fr. James to serve as Rector of St. Mary’s starting July 1st.


00577
Healing Service • Berwick - 07/31/2017

On Thursday, July 27, the faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, and many of the public, gathered for an akathist on the occasion of St. Panteleimon's Feastday.


00578
Parish Picnic • Olyphant - 07/31/2017

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant held a family picnic at the home of Bill & Marie Evanina on Sunday, July 23.


00579
Notable Anniversary and Blessing of Vehicles • Harrisburg - 07/19/2017

On Sunday July 16th, the community of Christ the Saviour asked God's blessing upon Rdr. Leo (Fred) & Garnice Leer as they recently marked their 40th wedding anniversary. May God grant them many blessed years!


00580
Special Sunday • Mount Carmel - 07/18/2017

On July 16, 2017, His Eminence, Archbishop Mark, celebrated Divine Liturgy with Father Ignatius Hunter.


00581
Visiting Sister Church in Ukraine • Jermyn - 07/18/2017

Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak will make his 15th anniversary trip to our Sister Church, St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Dubranich, Western Ukraine, leaving on July 18.


00582
110th Anniversary • Lopez - 07/17/2017

St. Vladimir's Orthodox Church in Lopez, celebrated its 110th Anniversary on Saturday July 15, 2017, the Patronal Feast Day.


00583
Welcome Fr. Ignatius • Mount Carmel - 07/10/2017

The community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA welcomed Fr. Ignatius Hunter to celebrate Divine Liturgy on July 9, 2017, his first at the parish.


00584
Iconography Project • Harrisburg - 07/08/2017

Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg, PA) welcomed Fr. Theodore Jurewicz back to our parish (June 13 - July 2) to continue working on our temple iconography.


00585
Saying Farewell to Fr. Jason - 07/04/2017

Sunday June, 18th Holy Trinity in Pottstown, held a special farewell luncheon for Father Jason, Matushka Jennifer, and their family, for all the years of his service.


00586
Saying Farewell to Fr. Jason - 07/04/2017

Sunday June, 18th Holy Trinity in Pottstown, held a special farewell luncheon for Father Jason, Matushka Jennifer, and their family, for all the years of his service.


00587
Saying Farewell to Fr. Jason - 07/04/2017

Sunday June, 18th Holy Trinity in Pottstown, held a special farewell luncheon for Father Jason, Matushka Jennifer, and their family, for all the years of his service.


00588
In Memoriam: Protodeacon Gregory Hatrak - 07/02/2017

Protodeacon Gregory Hatrak fell asleep in the Lord the evening of July 1, 2017, at the age of 46. Protodeacon Gregory most recently served as Director of Marketing and Operations for St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press (SVS Press) and Bookstore.


00589
Diocesan Council Meets • Mechanicsburg - 06/28/2017

Our Diocesan Council met on June 15 at Holy Apostles in Mechanicsburg. Their new facility is incredibly beautiful and the faithful were very warm and hospitable. The main topic addressed was the transfer of the Orphanage Property to the Diocese of 1.93 acres and the merger of the Orphanage, the remaining 5 acres and three buildings with the Monastery.


00590
Farewell Luncheon • Mount Carmel - 06/28/2017

On June 25, 2017, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel had a farewell luncheon for Father John and Matushka Suja Edward.


00591
Graduates Honored • Jermyn - 06/28/2017

St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn congratulations our Graduates: Karlee Vaverchak (Lakeland High School) and Morgan Ann Carney (North Pocono High School) in being awarded the St. Michael’s Scholarship on June 25, 2017.


00592
Fr. John Nightingale Returns • Olyphant - 06/28/2017

On Sunday, June 25, 2016, the parish community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA welcomed Fr. John Nightingale to Divine Liturgy.


00593
New Generation in Training • Wilkes-Barre - 06/23/2017

The youth of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA recently assisted the parish with preparations for services and the services themselves.


00594
Iveron Icon • Jermyn - 06/23/2017

The Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Iveron Mother of God visited St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Jermyn, PA, on Father's Day, June 18, 2017, for Divine Liturgy.


00595
Iveron Icon • Harrisburg - 06/23/2017

On Saturday, June 17th the Miraculous, Myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos from Honolulu, Hawaii once again visited Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg, PA), and was greeted by the faithful clergy and laity from the greater Harrisburg Orthodox Churches.


00596
Volunteer Luncheon • Williamsport - 06/22/2017

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, Holy Cross hosted our annual Volunteer Luncheon to honor our auxiliary helpers and parish senior citizens.


00597
All Saints Day • Williamsport - 06/22/2017

On June 11, 2017, Holy Cross observed All Saints Day with an outdoor procession after Liturgy: carrying icons of the heroes of our faith and the Holy Fire from Jerusalem.


00598
Fr. James Mason’s 55th Ordination Anniversary • Bethlehem - 06/21/2017

Father James Mason’s family provided a coffee hour honoring his anniversary of 55 years as a priest.


00599
Youth Picnic • Elysburg - 06/21/2017

On Sunday, June 11, following Divine Liturgy, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA held a picnic at Knoebel’s Amusement Park for the youth of the parish.


00600
Archbishop MARK Visits • Nanticoke - 06/20/2017

On Sunday, June 11, 2017, Father Traian Stafiuc and the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Nanticoke, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK for a hierarchical visit.


00601
Graduates Recognized • Berwick - 06/20/2017

On Sunday June 11, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church recognized their graduates from high school and college following Divine Liturgy.


00602
Feast of Pentecost • Stroudsburg - 06/19/2017

On Sunday, June 4 2017, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK for the Feast of Pentecost.


00603
Feast of Pentecost • Philadelphia - 06/19/2017

On Sunday, June 4th the faithful of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church celebrated the Feast of Holy Pentecost with the Divine Liturgy, Great Vespers and Kneeling Service.


00604
Feast of Pentecost • Harrisburg - 06/08/2017

On Sunday, June 4th the faithful of Christ the Saviour celebrated the great and holy feast of Pentecost.


00605
In Memoriam • Matushka Olga Kapral - 06/07/2017

Matushka Olga [Grabko] Kapral, 92, wife of the late Archpriest Michael Kapral, fell asleep in the Lord after a brief illness on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.


00606
Parish Council Workshop • Harrisburg - 06/06/2017

On Saturday, June 3 2017, Parish Council members and clergy from around the Diocese met at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA for a parish council workshop entitled “Igniting the Flame,” presented by Bill Marianes.


00607
PASCHA • Dundaff - 06/05/2017

On Sunday, April 16 2017, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Dundaff, PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of Feasts.


00608
Memorial Day Service • Edwardsville - 05/31/2017

On a soggy Monday morning, May 29, 2017, the members of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered at Memorial Park with friends and dignitaries from the community to celebrate their 3rd Annual Memorial Day Remembrance Service.


00609
2017 Graduates Honored • Bethlehem - 05/31/2017

On Sunday, May 28 2017, the parish community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA honored parish graduates Victoria Weremedic and Yuri Guanowsky for their academic achievements.


00610
Dr. Maria C. Khoury Lecture • Philadelphia - 05/31/2017

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 following Vespers, over a dozen parishioners from the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church had the chance to hear Dr. Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D. speak on her Orthodox Christian children's book series "Christina Goes...", which promotes ancient Christian values, centuries-old traditions, and spiritual growth.


00611
Mothers Day • Stroudsburg - 05/30/2017

On Sunday, May 14, 2017, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA honored all mothers of the parish.


00612
PASCHA • Philadelphia - 05/30/2017

On Sunday morning of April 16th, the parishioners and guests from the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church, Philadelphia, PA celebrated the procession, Matins and Divine Liturgy of the Pascha Feast.


00613
Sunday School Year Ends • Edwardsville - 05/22/2017

On Sunday, May 21 2017, the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA held their final class for the 2016/2017 school year.


00614
Honoring Women of Parish • Mount Carmel - 05/22/2017

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, following Divine Liturgy, the men of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church hosted a Women’s Appreciation Breakfast.


00615
New Linens Blessed • Olyphant - 05/22/2017

On Sunday, May 14 2017, following Divine Liturgy, Very Reverend Vladimir Fetcho blessed new Church linens.


00616
Holy Fire • Harrisburg - 05/10/2017

The Holy Fire, which miraculously emerges from the Tomb of Christ in Jerusalem each Pascha, continues to be distributed to parishes throughout N. America (and all over the world), and was received by our parish on Saturday, April 29th before Vespers.


00617
Community Service Day • Harrisburg - 05/09/2017

On Saturday, April 29th over 20 members of Christ the Saviour parish (Harrisburg) participated in a community service day with "Rebuilding Together Harrisburg".


00618
St. Thomas Sunday • Harrisburg - 05/08/2017

On Sunday, 23rd the community at Christ the Saviour celebrated our patronal feast - St. Thomas Sunday


00619
Blessing of Graves • Olyphant - 05/02/2017

On Sunday, Apri30 2017, the community of St. nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA gathered after Divine Liturgy for Cemetery Services and blessing of graves. Memory Eternal!


00620
PASCHA • Lopez - 05/01/2017

On Sunday, April 16, 2017, the community of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Lopez, PA gathered to celebrate PASCHA.


00621
VERY Notable Birthday • Lopez - 05/01/2017

Recently the community of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Lopez, PA honored parishioner Anna Elchak. on the occasion of her 102nd birthday!


00622
Holy Week and Pascha • Olyphant - 04/28/2017

The community of All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA gathered to prepare for and celebrate the Feast of Feasts.


00623
Bright Monday • Harrisburg - 04/26/2017

Christ the Saviour welcomed Archbishop MARK for a Pan Orthodox Celebration on Bright Monday.


00624
25th Anniversaries of Ordination • Wilkes-Barre - 04/25/2017

Christ is Risen! On St Thomas Sunday at Holy Resurrection Cathedral, the V. Rev. Fr. Timothy Cremeens and Protodeacon Sergei Kapral celebrated their 25th year of Ordination.


00625
PASCHA • Harrisburg - 04/25/2017

Late Saturday evening (April 15), and “while it was still dark” into Sunday (April 16), our community gathered for the “Feast of Feast, and Holy Day of Holy Days”.


00626
Holy Week • Stroudsburg - 04/24/2017

During Holy Week, 2017, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA gathered to prepare for and celebrate PASCHA.


00627
Good Friday • Harrisburg - 04/24/2017

On Friday, April 14 2017, the community of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA gathered for Burial Vespers and Lamentations of Great and Holy Friday.


00628
Pierogi Workers Honored • Bethlehem - 04/24/2017

On Tuesday April 18 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, pierogi workers were honored with a Panikhida and Molieben at St. Nicholas.


00629
Paschal Greetings for Shut-Ins • Wilkes-Barre - 04/24/2017

The children of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, prepared special Pascha Baskets for the parishioner shut-ins and the cards in each basket were signed by the parish members.


00630
Sunday School Learns the Art of Pysanky • Wilkes-Barre - 04/24/2017

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, the Sunday School of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA gathered to decorate Pysanky eggs under the guidance of their parents and Sunday School teachers in anticipation of the Feast of Feasts.


00631
“Our Risen Lord” • Harrisburg - 04/21/2017

Following Divine Liturgy on Palm Sunday, April 9th the community of Christ the Saviour in Harrisburg was treated to its first Paschal Play entitled "Our Risen Lord".


00632
Palm Sunday • Harrisburg - 04/21/2017

On Sunday, April 9th the community of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) celebrated the Feast of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem - Palm Sunday.


00633
Bright Monday • Bethlehem - 04/21/2017

On Monday, April 17, 2017 at St. nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, Bright Monday Liturgy was conducted by Fr. James Weremedic, rector, Fr. James Mason, attached, and guest priest, Fr. Michael Kon.


00634
Palm Sunday • Wilkes-Barre - 04/21/2017

On Palm Sunday, April 9 2017, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA celebrated the Feast of the Entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem.


00635
PASCHA • Jermyn - 04/21/2017

On Sunday, April 16, 2017, the faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of Feasts. Following Divine Liturgy, Fr. John blessed traditional Pascha baskets.


00636
Paschal Nocturnes • Jermyn - 04/21/2017

On Saturday, April 14 into the early morning hours of April a6, 2017, the parish community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn PA gathered for Nocturnes and Paschal Matins.


00637
PASCHA • Mount Carmel - 04/21/2017

On April 16, 2017, the Orthodox faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of Feasts with Father John Edward.


00638
The Sacrament of Chrismation • Wilkes-Barre - 04/20/2017

On Sunday, December 18, 2016, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA welcomed Tamara and Anastasia Maslowski through the sacrament of Chrismation.


00639
PASCHA • Bethlehem - 04/20/2017

The Parish Community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA began their Paschal celebration at 9AM on Saturday, with the Liturgy of St. Basil.


00640
Good Friday • Jermyn - 04/20/2017

On Friday, April 14 2017, the parish community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA gathered for Good Friday services in anticipation of the Great and Holy Pascha.


00641
OCF/IOCC Real Break • New Orleans - 04/20/2017

From Monday, March 20th - Saturday, March 25th Fr. Stephen Vernak, the pastor of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA, served for the second year as the clergy leader for an OCF/IOCC Real Break service trip to New Orleans.


00642
Holy Week • Olyphant - 04/20/2017

On Thursday, April 13 and Friday April 14, the parish community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA gathered for Holy Thursday and Good Friday Services.


00643
PASCHA • Olyphant - 04/20/2017

On April 15, 16 and 17, the community  of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA celebrated the Feast of Feasts.


00644
Egg Hunt • Mount Carmel - 04/20/2017

On Saturday, April 15, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel held a Easter Egg Hunt in the town park.


00645
Holy Saturday • Philadelphia - 04/20/2017

On Saturday morning April 15 2017, the faithful of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Philadelphia, PA celebrated Holy Saturday Services with all 15 Old Testament Readings and Divine Liturgy.


00646
Holy Saturday • Mount Carmel - 04/19/2017

On Holy Saturday, April 15 2017, the Orthodox faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel gathered to celebrate Liturgy with Father John Edward.


00647
Journey to PASCHA • Williamsport - 04/19/2017

The Community of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA observed the solemnity of Holy Week and joyously celebrated the glorious Resurrection of Christ!


00648
Lamentations of Good Friday • Mount Carmel - 04/19/2017

On Friday, April 14 2017, the Orthodox faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA gathered for Good Friday Lamentations, with processional around the church.


00649
Lamentations of Good Friday • Philadelphia - 04/19/2017

On Friday evening, April 14th, following Vespers and a light Lenten snack, the faithful of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Philadelphia, PA celebrated the Holy Friday Matins with Lamentations and Procession in anticipation of the Feast of Feasts.


00650
Vespers of Good Friday • Mount Carmel - 04/18/2017

On April 14, 2017, Archbishop Mark served Holy Friday Matins with Father John Edward at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel in anticipation of the Feast of Feasts.


00651
Good Friday • Bethlehem - 04/18/2017

On April 14, 2017, Fr. James Weremedic, Rector of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, assisted by Fr. James Mason, led the parishioners in Good Friday’s, Burial Vespers and Matins - Laminations.


00652
PASCHA • Edwardsville - 04/18/2017

On Saturday Evening, Aril 15 2016, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox church gathered to celebrate the Feast of Feasts - Holy Pascha.


00653
PASCHA • Berwick - 04/18/2017

On Saturday, April 15 2017, the parishioners of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA gathered for the Feast of Feasts.


00654
Vespers of Good Friday • Philadelphia - 04/18/2017

On Friday afternoon, April 14th the faithful of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Philadelphia, PA celebrated the Vespers of Holy Friday.


00655
Good Friday • Coaldale - 04/17/2017

On Great and Holy Friday, April 14 2017, the Parish Community of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Coaldale, PA gathered for Lamentations and later Good Friday Vespers in anticipation of the Feast of Feasts.


00656
The Sacrament of Chrismation • Berwick - 04/17/2017

On Saturday April 15, 2017 at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA, Fr. Michael Demko performed the Sacrament of Chrismation for Michael Crake.


00657
Lamentations of Good Friday • Edwardsville - 04/17/2017

On Friday, April 14 2017, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered for Lamentations of Good Friday.


00658
The Sacrament of Holy Unction• Bethlehem - 04/17/2017

On Wednesday April 12, 2017, Fr. James Weremedic, rector, assisted by Fr. James Mason administered Holy Unction for the parishioners of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


00659
Bridegroom Matins • Phildelphia - 04/17/2017

His Eminence Archbishop Mark celebrated the Bridegroom Matins Service on Monday evening, April 10 2017,  with the parishioners of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Philadelphia, PA.


00660
Parish Council Installed • Philadelphia - 04/17/2017

On April 2, 2017, the Parish Council of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Philadelphia, PA took the oath of office.


00661
Veneration of the Cross • Philadelphia - 04/17/2017

On Saturday March 18th and Sunday, March 19th the faithful of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church celebrated the Vespers and Divine Liturgy of the Veneration of the Cross on the Third Sunday of Great Lent.


00662
Holy Thursday • Pottstown - 04/14/2017

On April 13, 2017, Holy Thursday, his Eminence Archbishop Mark celebrated the Vesperal Liturgy with the faithful of Holy Trinity in Pottstown.


00663
Holy Week • Coaldale - 04/14/2017

The Orthodox faithful of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Coaldale, PA have begun the final leg of their Lenten journey.


00664
The Sacrament of Chrismation • Bethlehem - 04/14/2017

On Wednesday April 12, 2017, before the Holy Unction Service, Steve Doncevic received the Sacrament of Chrismation, performed by Fr. Weremedic at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


00665
Palm Sunday • Mount Carmel - 04/14/2017

On Sunday, April 9 2017, the parishioner of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA celebrated the feast of Palm Sunday with the blessing of willows.


00666
Palm Sunday • Jermyn - 04/13/2017

On Sunday, April 9 2017, the Orthodox Faithful of St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop Mark, to Palm Sunday Services.


00667
Holy Week Youth Education • Mount Carmel - 04/13/2017

On April 9th, Larissa Holowaty, conducted  youth education explaining Holy Week for the Church School children of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA.


00668
Second Pascha Bread Making Class • Mount Carmel - 04/12/2017

On April 1st, Stanley Zbicki conducted a second Pascha Baking class at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA.


00669
Lenten Dinner • Mount Carmel - 04/12/2017

On April 5th, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel held a Lenten Dinner following Presanctified Liturgy.


00670
Palm Sunday • Bethlehem - 04/11/2017

On Palm Sunday, April 9, pussy willows and palms were blessed by Fr. James Weremedic, Rector, assisted by Fr. James Mason and Fr. Thomas Edwards at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


00671
Palm Sunday • Olyphant - 04/11/2017

On Sunday, April 9 2017, the faithful of St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated Palm Sunday with the blessing of palms and willows.


00672
St. Tikhon Seminary Choir Welcomed • Harrisburg - 04/11/2017

On March 12th (St. Gregory Palamas), the community of Christ the Saviour in Harrisburg welcomed the St. Tikhon Seminary Mission Choir.


00673
Palm Sunday Mission Service • Wilkes-Barre - 04/10/2017

On Sunday April 9, 2017, the Orthodox faithful of the Wilkes-Barre Deanery welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK to Bridegroom Matins at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA.


00674
Palm Sunday • Berwick - 04/10/2017

On Sunday April 9 2017, the Orthodox Faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA celebrated Palm Sunday with the blessing of palms and willows following Divine Liturgy.


00675
Palm Sunday • Edwardsville - 04/10/2017

On Sunday April 9 2017, the Orthodox Faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA celebrated Palm Sunday with the blessing of willows.


00676
Palm Sunday • Lopez - 04/10/2017

On Sunday April 9 2017, the Orthodox Faithful of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Lopez, PA celebrated Palm Sunday with the blessing of willows following Divine Liturgy.


00677
The Sacrament of Chrismation • Olyphant - 04/10/2017

On Saturday, April 1, 2017 Stephanie Coleman was received into the Orthodox Church by the anointing of chrism by the Very Rev. Vladimir Fetcho at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant.


00678
Diocesan Assembly • Harrisburg - 04/10/2017

From Thursday, January 26 - Friday, January 27 the community of Christ the Saviour hosted His Eminence Archbishop Mark and the clergy and faithful from throughout the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern PA.


00679
Supporting Seminarian • Jermyn - 04/07/2017

Fr. Tesfalem Mezenghy, a student at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Seminary, was a guest at St. Michael's Orthodox Church for Presanctified Liturgy on April 5, 2017.


00680
Triumph of Orthodoxy • Harrisburg - 04/07/2017

On Sunday, March 5th the clergy and faithful of Christ the Saviour marked the first Sunday of Lent by celebrating the Triumph of Orthodoxy with an icon procession.


00681
St. George Medal Presented • Pottstown - 04/07/2017

On Sunday, April 2, the faithful of Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown honored Cub Scout Christopher Rigo.


00682
Archbishop MARK Welcomed • Harrisburg - 04/06/2017

On Sunday, March 26th (Sunday of the Cross), the faithful of Christ the Saviour welcomed our archpastor - His Eminence, Archbishop Mark, who was accompanied by Deacon Andrew Nelko.


00683
Many Years! • Harrisburg - 04/06/2017

On Sunday, March 26th Christ the Saviour community celebrated Fr. Daniel Ressetar’s 90th Birthday (actual date March 27th).


00684
Sunday School Celebrates Feast of Annunciation • Pottstown - 04/06/2017

On Sunday, March 26, under the direction of Mrs. Anna Marie Black, the Sunday school students celebrated the feast of Annunciation with a short skit.


00685
Mission Service • Mechanicsburg - 04/05/2017

On Sunday, April 2, the 5th Sunday of Great Lent, Holy Apostles Church in Mechanicsburg hosted the joint Frackville Deanery/OCCSCP (Orthodox Council of Churches of South Central PA) Lenten Vespers.


00686
Mission Service • Uniondale - 04/03/2017

On Sunday April 2, 2017, the faithful of SS Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Uniondale PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, as well as clergy and parishioners from around the Wilkes-Barre Deanery for the St. Mary of Egypt Mission Service.


00687
Pysanky Class • Mount Carmel - 04/03/2017

On March 25th, Becky Hawranick provided instructions to the youth of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel in making Pysanky eggs.


00688
Paska Bread Making Class • Mount Carmel - 03/31/2017

On March 25th, Stanley Zbicki provided a Paska baking class for the parishioners of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church.


00689
Parish Council Installed • Mount Carmel - 03/31/2017

On March 26th, the Parish Council for St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel took the Oath of Office.


00690
Eve of Parish Feast • Berwick - 03/28/2017

On Sunday, March 26, the faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church welcomed his Eminence Archbishop MARK.


00691
Mission Service • Lykens - 03/28/2017

Fr. Deacon Seraphim (Administrator) and the faithful of Holy Ascension Parish in Lykens hosted a Lenten Vespers Service on March 26, with many clergy and faithful present.


00692
Mission Service • Old Forge - 03/28/2017

On Sunday, March 26 2017, the faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Old Forge, PA his Eminence, Archbishop MARK, to the Sunday of the Ladder Mission Service.


00693
Wilkes-Barre Deanery Clergy Meets • South Canaan - 03/23/2017

On Tuesday, March 21st, Father John Kowalczyk gave a presentation to the Wilkes-Barre Deanery Clergy on HOW TO GIVE, covering topics such as Planned Giving, Fundraising, Needs, Goals, Leadership/Volunteers, commenting that "Give yourself before asking others to give".


00694
Elevation of the Cross • Mount Carmel - 03/21/2017

On Sunday, March 19 2017, the faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA celebrated the Elevation of the Cross, with Divine Liturgy conducted by Father John Edward.


00695
Veneration of the Holy Cross • Stroudsburg - 03/20/2017

On Sunday, March 19 2017, the Orthodox faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA celebrated the Veneration of the Holy Cross Divine Liturgy.


00696
3rd Sunday of Lent Mission Service • Edwardsville - 03/20/2017

On Sunday, March 19 2017, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA welcomed clergy and parishioners from around the Wilkes-Barre Deanery for the Veneration of the Cross Mission Service.


00697
2nd Sunday of Great Lent Mission Vespers • Bethlehem - 03/16/2017

On Sunday March 12, Pan-Orthodox of the Lehigh Valley Clergy Brotherhood, under the direction of Fr. Andrew Damick, President, celebrated the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent Mission Vespers, honoring St. Gregory Palamas.


00698
2nd Sunday of Lent Mission Service • Simpson - 03/13/2017

On Sunday, March 12, 2017, the faithful of St. Basil’s Orthodox Church in Simpson, PA welcomed guests from around the Wilkes-Barre Deanery to the St. Gregory Palamas Mission Service.


00699
Great Canon of St. Andrew • Berwick - 03/08/2017

On Monday, February 27, 2017, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA celebrated the Canon of Saint Andrew.


00700
Notable Birthdays • Coaldale - 03/08/2017

On Sunday, February 26 2017, following Divine Liturgy, the parishioners of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church celebrated the 90th birthdays of Catherine Hedes and Olga Macalush.


00701
Sunday of Orthodoxy • Bethlehem - 03/07/2017

March 5, 2017, on 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, which they brought from home.


00702
Sunday Of Orthodoxy • Wilkes-Barre - 03/07/2017

On March 5, 2017, the faithful of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK and clergy from around the Wilkes-Barre Deanery to the Sunday of Orthodoxy Mission service.


00703
Clergy  Pre-Lenten Retreat • Aston, PA - 03/03/2017

Clergy from around the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania met for a Pre-Lenten Retreat during February 23-24th at the Spiritual Center in Aston, PA.


00704
Lenten Mission Schedule - 02/28/2017

The schedule for the 2017 Mission Services is now available and can be found HERE.


00705
Pre-Lenten Lecture • Berwick - 02/20/2017

On Saturday, February 18th, Very Reverend Raymond Martin Browne delivered a lecture on the "agony of forgiveness" at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA.


00706
Notable Anniversary • Stroudsburg - 02/15/2017

Following the Divine Liturgy of the Meeting of Our Lord in the Temple on February 2, 2017, Parishioners of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA also celebrated the 15th anniversary (2/2/02) of Father Nicholas Solak’s ordination to the Priesthood with his daughter, Emma, and his son Nikos.


00707
Fr. John Kowalczyk Offers Congratulatory Remarks • St. Paul - 02/14/2017

Fr. John Kowalczyk, secretary of the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) and Matushka Kathy, with the blessing of Archbishop Mark, traveled to St. Paul, Minnesota on Friday, December 16, for the 25th Anniversary of ordination to the Holy Priesthood of the Rt. Rev. Archimandrite Duane S. Pederson.


00708
Scout Sunday • Edwardsville - 02/07/2017

On Sunday, February 5, 2017, Scouts and Scouters were recognized following Divine Liturgy at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA.


00709
Community Soup Day • Mount Carmel - 02/07/2017

On Sunday, February 5, the parishioners of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA hosted a Community Soup Day.


00710
Metropolitan Tikhon Opens Exhibit • Villanova - 02/06/2017

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon presided at ceremonies marking the opening of an exhibit commemorating the 100th Anniversaries of the Enthronement of Saint Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow and the 1917 Russian Revolutions on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The exhibit runs until September. 


00711
Pan-Orthodox Blessing of the Susquehanna • Harrisburg - 02/06/2017

On Sunday, January 22nd the Orthodox parishes of Greater Harrisburg gathered at City Island Park for the 9th Annual Pan-Orthodox Great Blessing of the Susquehanna.


00712
80th Annual Novogodny Ball • Philadelphia - 02/01/2017

On Sunday, January 15 His Eminence Archbishop MARK made a hierarchical visit to St. Stephen Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA.


00713
53rd Diocesan Assembly • Harrisburg - 01/31/2017

On Thursday – Friday, January 26th and 27th, the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania gathered for the 53rd Assembly in Harrisburg, PA.


00714
Notable Anniversary • Coaldale - 01/30/2017

Wash and Helen King of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Coaldale, PA recently celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary (01-09-2017).


00715
Pan-Orthodox Blessing of Waters • Whitehall - 01/27/2017

On Sunday January 22, 2017, a Pan-Orthodox blessing of the waters took place at Jordan Creek in Whitehall, PA.


00716
Pierogi Workers Luncheon • Bethlehem - 01/24/2017

On Tuesday, January 17, pierogi workers were honored with a Molieben at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.  They then celebrated with a catered luncheon in Chernay Fellowship Hall.


00717
Honoring the Pro-Life Legacy of Archpriest John Kowalczyk - 01/23/2017

St. Tikhons Orthodox Theological Seminary has posted a story in honor of Archpriest John Kowalczyk's Pro-Life legacy. The story can be read HERE.


00718
Feast of Epiphany • Philadelphia - 01/23/2017

The Philadelphia Brotherhood of Pan-Orthodox Christian clergy celebrated the Holy Feast of Epiphany with the Great Blessing of Waters, followed by the Blessing of the Schuykill River on Sunday afternoon, January 22, 2017.


00719
Annual Orthodox - Eastern Catholic Clergy Dinner • Scranton - 01/20/2017

On Wednesday evening, January 18th, the Annual Orthodox- Eastern Catholic clergy dinner was so graciously and warmly hosted by Roman Catholic Bishop of Scranton, Joseph Bambera.


00720
Sacrament of Ordination • Williamsport - 01/18/2017

Archbishop Mark led the Holy Cross Community on the weekend of January 7-8, 2017 in divine services that included the ordination to the Holy Priesthood of parishioner Fr. Ignatius Hunter.


00721
Feast of the Nativity • Jermyn - 01/17/2017

On Sunday, December 25, 2016, the parishioners of St Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity with Divine Liturgy.


00722
St. Nicholas Project • Williamsport - 01/12/2017

The Holy Cross  parish of Williamsport, PA held their annual St. Nicholas Project.


00723
Pan-Orthodox Theophany Celebration • Stroudsburg - 01/11/2017

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA celebrated the Feast of Theophany with Divine Liturgy on Friday, January 6, 2017.


00724
OCF’s Regional Christmas Conference • Bolivar - 01/09/2017

Every December, hundreds of Orthodox Christian college students flock to one of three simultaneously held regional conferences during the week after the Great Feast of the Nativity.  As in past years, the conferences were sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Fellowship were held at Antiochian Village, Bolivar, PA; Saint Iakovos Retreat Center, Kansasville, WI; and Saint Nicholas Ranch, Dunlap, CA December 27-30, 2016.


00725
Yolka • Edwardsville - 01/09/2017

On a frigid Sunday, January 8, following Divine Liturgy, the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA presented their annual Nativity Yolka.


00726
Theophany and Blessing of Homes • Lopez - 01/09/2017

Following the Feast of Theophany, Fr. Dennis Hendershot of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Lopez, PA visited parishioners homes and blessed them for the new year.


00727
Blessing of the Susquehanna • Berwick - 01/09/2017

On Saturday, January 8, 2017, parishioners of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA gathered at the Berwick Test Track for their annual Theophany celebration and blessing of the Susquehanna River.


00728
Theophany • Mount Carmel - 01/09/2017

On Saturday, January 8, 2017, St. Michaels Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA celebrated the Feast of Theophany with the blessing of water.


00729
Feast of the Nativity • Mount Carmel - 01/02/2017

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA celebrated the Feast of the Nativity on December 25, 2016 with Divine Liturgy.


00730
Nativity Season • Harrisburg - 01/02/2017

The community Christ the Saviour was blessed with full schedule of services and activities throughout the Nativity fast and Feast.


00731
Holy Supper and Nativity • Lopez - 12/30/2016

On Saturday, December 24, the parishioners of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Lopez, PA gathered to share the traditional Holy Supper in anticipation of the Feast of the Nativity. The parish celebrated the Nativity on Sunday, December 25, 2016.


00732
Nativity and Seventh Advent Candle Lighting • Bethlehem - 12/29/2016

On Sunday, December 25 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, the seventh candle of the Advent Season was lit by Alex Hodson, with assistance from his Dad, Moses Hodson.


00733
Bringing Joy to Shut-Ins • Bethlehem - 12/28/2016

On the second day of Christmas, the Synaxis of the Theotokos,  choir members of St. Nicholas Church in Bethlehem brought the joy of the Nativity to parishioners and many others in nursing facilities and at home.


00734
Nativity Season • Stroudsburg - 12/28/2016

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA had an active Nativity Season.


00735
Blessing of Stained Glass Windows and Parish Dinner • Jermyn - 12/25/2016

The Blessing of 8 New Stained Glass Windows at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA was held on Sunday, November 13th, following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy.


00736
Sixth Advent Candle Lighting • Bethlehem - 12/23/2016

On Sunday, December 18, the sixth candle of the Advent Season was lit at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA  by Yuri Guanowsky (son of Glen Guanowsky).


00737
“Make a Joyful Noise” • Edwardsville - 12/22/2016

On Sunday, December 18, 2016, following Divine Liturgy and Parish Coffee Hour, St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA hosted the Second Annual Community Nativity Concert.


00738
Many Recognized • Harrisburg - 12/22/2016

On Sunday, December 18th the community of Christ the Saviour welcomed Dennis Bupp into the One, Holy, Catholic, & Apostolic Church through the mystery of Chrismation.


00739
Yolka • Berwick - 12/22/2016

On Sunday, December 18th, Holy Annunciation's Sunday School held their Christmas yolka.


00740
Annual Christmas Sing-A-Long • Mount Carmel - 12/21/2016

On December 18, 2016, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel held its 4th Annual Christmas Sing-A-Long and provided a Lenten lunch for those who attended.


00741
Nativity Preparations • Coaldale - 12/21/2016

Preparations for the Feast of the Nativity are underway at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Coaldale, PA.


00742
“The Gifts of the Holy Spirit” Lecture • Edwardsville - 12/21/2016

On Saturday, December 17, 2016 following vespers, Fr. Timothy Cremeens delivered a lecture entitled “The Gifts of the Holy Spirit - The Chrismata” at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church.


00743
Annual Christmas Choir Concert • Bethlehem - 12/21/2016

On Sunday, December 11, the choir at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA presented its Christmas Choir Concert.


00744
Annual Veterans Christmas Dinner • Edwardsville - 12/20/2016

On Saturday, December 17, 2016, the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA prepared, delivered and shared a Christmas Meal with the local Veterans Center.


00745
Missionary Blessing and Yolka • Harrisburg - 12/20/2016

On Sunday, December 11th at the conclusion of Divine Liturgy we offered prayers, asking safe travels and God's blessing upon Catherine Bucharew, who is preparing to serve on a mission team to the Znamyanka Orphanage (south east of Kiev).


00746
Annual Christmas Bazaar • Bethlehem - 12/20/2016


00747
The Fifth Advent Candle Lighting • Bethlehem - 12/20/2016

On Sunday, December 11, at  at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, the fifth candle of the Advent Season was lit by Sophia, with the help of her mother, Lori Lezinsky (Matthew is her father).


00748
Yolka • Bethlehem - 12/13/2016

On Sunday, December 4, at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, an extended coffee hour was held in Chernay Fellowship Hall where the Annual Yolka Program was held by the Sunday School.


00749
Special Visitor • Frackville - 12/13/2016

On Sunday, December 11 2016, the parishioners of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville, PA welcomed a VERY special visitor.


00750
Matthew Joyner Ordained to the Holy Priesthood • South Canaan - 12/09/2016

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, Deacon Matthew Joyner was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at St. Tikhon’s Theological Seminary in South Canaan, PA.


00751
Visiting Neighbors • Mount Carmel - 12/08/2016

On December 3, parishioners of St. michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA visited Serenity Gardens.


00752
The Fourth Advent Candle Lighting • Bethlehem - 12/07/2016

On Sunday, December 4 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, the fourth candle of the Advent Season was lit by Alex Hodson, and the Sunday School Student verse was read by Gabriel Gowarty.


00753
Nativity Preparation • Mount Carmel - 12/07/2016

On December 3rd, the parishioners of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA spent the day together doing for others and preparing for the Nativity and celebrating the giving spirit of St. Nicholas.


00754
Nativity Concert • Bucknell - 12/05/2016

On Sunday December 4, 2016, the choir from Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church performed a Nativity Concert at Bucknell University.


00755
Archbishop MARK Visits • Pottstown - 12/05/2016

On Sunday, November 27, the faithful of Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown welcomed his Eminence Archbishop Mark.


00756
Church School Commemorates Theotokos • Pottstown - 12/02/2016

On Sunday, November 20, the church school students of Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown commemorated the Feast of the Presentation of the Theotokos.


00757
Fall Events • Gradyville - 12/02/2016

St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Gradyville had a very busy Fall season.


00758
The Third Advent Candle Lighting • Bethlehem - 11/29/2016

On Sunday November 27 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, the third candle of the Advent Season was lit by  Nicholas Hockman and the Sunday School Student verse was read by Elizabeth Hockman.


00759
Refugee Charity Dinner • Pottstown - 11/29/2016

On November 12, 2016, Hope Sabbagh and Nasser Sabbagh, parishioners of St. George Church in Allentown, PA visited Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Pottstown, PA to give a presentation on the current refugee crisis overseas.


00760
Benefit Pancake Breakfast • Bethlehem - 11/24/2016

 

On Sunday November 20, after Divine Liturgy, the parish of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA held a pancake breakfast for the benefit of All Saints of America Orthodox Mission Church located in Alexandria, Virginia.


00761
Four Part Lecture Series • Harrisburg - 11/23/2016

 

During the Nativity Fast (aka Advent) the adult education ministry at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg, PA) is hosting a four part lecture series entitled - "God is With Us: Prophesy Fulfilled".


00762
The Second Advent Candle Lighting• Bethlehem - 11/23/2016

 

On Sunday November 20, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA continued the Advent Season with a second candle lighting ceremony.


00763
Veteran Center Thanksgiving Dinner • Edwardsville - 11/21/2016

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, teachers, students, parents and parishioners of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA continued their yearly tradition of providing and sharing a thanksgiving meal with members of the local veterans center.


00764
Celebrating 10 Year Anniversary • Berwick - 11/21/2016

On Sunday, October 23rd, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church celebrated the Liturgy of St. James, and honored Fr. Michael Demko on the occasion of his 10 year anniversary of priesthood.


00765
Eritrean / Ethiopian Fellowship • Harrisburg - 11/18/2016

On Sunday, November 13th the parish family of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA enjoyed its 3rd Annual Eritrean/Ethiopian Fellowship, hosted by members from both communities.


00766
First Advent Candle Lighting • Bethlehem - 11/18/2016

At St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, a candle is lit on each of the 4 Sundays in Advent and is accompanied by a Sunday School Student verse and an adult Scriptural reading.


00767
Youth Charity Luncheon • Mechanicsburg - 11/18/2016

On Sunday, November 13, in honor of St. John the Almsgiver of Alexandria (11/12), the Youth of Holy Apostles held their annual Charity Luncheon.


00768
Coffee Hour Benefit • Bethlehem - 11/17/2016

On Sunday,  November 6,  2016,  St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA held an expanded coffee hour for the benefit of St. Tikhon’s Seminary.


00769
St Tikhon's Visits Holy Cross • Williamsport - 11/17/2016

Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA was pleased to host the Mission Choir of St. Tikhon's Seminary and the St. Tikhon's Monastery Bookstore.


00770
Insurance Workshop • Wilkes-Barre - 11/16/2016

A Church Mutual Insurance Workshop was held at Holy Trinity Church, Wilkes Barre on Saturday, November 5.


00771
Election Day Dinner • Williamsport - 11/15/2016

The 13th Annual Election Day Dinner at Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA was another great success.


00772
Sister Vassa Delivers Lecture • Wilkes-Barre - 11/14/2016

Sr. Vassa visited Holy Trinity Church, Wilkes Barre on October 18.  Sr. Vassa spoke on the topic of "Keeping Christ in Orthodoxy".


00773
Diocesan Council Meets • Harrisburg - 11/14/2016

On Thursday, November 10, the Diocesan Council met at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA.


00774
Guests Welcomed • Mechanicsburg - 11/07/2016

On Sunday, October 23, Holy Apostles Church celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the day of their 11th Annual Dinner Dance & Silent Auction.


00775
Food Pantry Opened • Old Forge - 11/07/2016

St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Old Forge, PA started a Food Pantry on September 1, 2016.


00776
Memory Eternal! Catherine Elizabeth Maymon - 11/04/2016

The clergy and faithful of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania offers its heartfelt sympathy and assurance of prayers to His Eminence, Archbishop Mark on the repose of his mother Catherine early this morning, November 4th.  May her Memory be Eternal and may He grant consolation and peace to her grieving family.


00777
Fr. Thomas Soroka Speaks • Williamsport - 11/03/2016

On October 24, 2016, Father Thomas Soroka from St Nicholas Church in McKees Rocks, PA offered an edifying and challenging lecture entitled "Ancient Faith: Modern Application" at Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA.


00778
Harvest Festival • Edwardsville - 10/31/2016

On Sunday evening, October 30, 2016, the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA welcomed students, parents, parishioners and friends to their Harvest Festival Celebration.


00779
Centennial Celebration • Bethlehem - 10/28/2016

On the weekend of October 14, 15, and 16, 2016, the parishioners and friends of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Bethlehem, PA, gathered together to give thanks to our Lord for all the blessings He has bestowed upon us and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of our parish.


00780
Iconography Project Continues • Harrisburg - 10/28/2016

From September 16th - October 5th our parish was blessed to welcome back Fr. Theodore Jurewicz and his son John for another phase of iconography to beautify our Temple.


00781
Sister Vassa Delivers Lecture • Williamsport - 10/27/2016

Holy Cross was pleased to welcome Sister Vassa (Larin) for a wonderful lecture as part of her Eastern PA speaking tour.


00782
Annual Slavic Food Fest • Harrisburg - 10/27/2016

From Saturday, October 1st - Sunday October 2nd the community of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) held its annual Slavic Food Fest.


00783
“Lyra” Performs • Williamsport - 10/26/2016

On October 5, 2016 the LYRA choral ensemble from St Petersburg Russia performed another fabulous concert at Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA.


00784
Sister Vassa Visits • Harrisburg - 10/26/2016

On Wednesday, October 19th Sr. Vassa (Larin) returned to Harrisburg as part of her tour of the Diocese of Eastern PA.


00785
Annual Parish Family Picnic • Harrisburg - 10/26/2016

On Sunday, Sept 11th our community had its annual Parish Family Picnic following Divine Liturgy.


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Teen Dinner Dance • Berwick - 10/25/2016

On Sunday October 9th, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church's Teen Group hosted their annual Ethnic Dinner Dance.


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Parish Festival and Car Show • Jermyn - 10/24/2016

The Parish Festival & Car Show weekend of Friday, September 23, Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25 at St. Michael's Center in Jermyn, Pennsylvania was greeted with warm sunny weather, blue skies and gentle breezes. The festival was a tremendous success with over 2,000 people who supported us during the three days and we truly engaged the greater community with our Orthodox Christian hospitality and our special delicious cuisine.


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Teachers and Students Receive Blessing • Harrisburg - 10/24/2016

On Sunday, August 21 at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, our teachers and students gathered for a special blessing as they prepared to return to classes.


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