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Blessing of Graves • Dallas

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


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The Great Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord • Edwardsville

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


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Graduate Recognition • Harrisburg

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


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Honoring Parish Graduates • Edwardsville

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


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Remembering the Fallen • Jermyn

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


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Feast of St. Alexis • Wilkes-Barre

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


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Pre-Lenten Outreach • Mount Carmel

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



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Youth Witnessing to the Faith - 05/18/2021

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


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

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


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

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


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PASCHA • Glen Mills - 05/12/2021

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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PASCHA • Harrisburg - 05/07/2021

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


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

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


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PASCHA • Mount Carmel - 05/07/2021

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


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Good Friday • Harrisburg - 05/07/2021

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


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Holy Thursday • Glen Mills - 05/07/2021

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


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

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


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Agape Vespers • Bethlehem - 05/07/2021

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


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Holy Week • Mount Carmel - 05/06/2021

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


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PASCHA • Edwardsville - 05/06/2021

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


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PASCHA • Jermyn - 05/06/2021

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


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

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


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

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


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Holy Thursday • Harrisburg - 05/05/2021

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


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PASCHA • Olyphant - 05/05/2021

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


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PASCHA • Pottstown - 05/05/2021

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


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PASCHA • Wilkes-Barre - 05/04/2021

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


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

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


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Holy Week • Edwardsville - 05/04/2021

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


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

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


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Good Friday • Pottstown - 05/03/2021

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


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

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


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Holy Unction • Bethlehem - 04/30/2021

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


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Palm Sunday • Mount Carmel - 04/30/2021

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


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Palm Sunday • Edwardsville - 04/27/2021

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


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Palm Sunday • Bethlehem - 04/27/2021

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


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

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


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Palm Sunday • Harrisburg - 04/26/2021

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


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Palm Sunday • Olyphant - 04/26/2021

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


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Palm Sunday • Jermyn - 04/26/2021

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


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Archbishop MARK Visits • Jermyn - 04/19/2021

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


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

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


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

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


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Parish Council Installed • Bethlehem - 03/30/2021

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


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Sunday of Orthodoxy • Bethlehem - 03/23/2021

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


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Triumph of Orthodoxy • Edwardsville - 03/22/2021

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


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Forgiveness Sunday • Mount Carmel - 03/22/2021

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


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Forgiveness Sunday • Edwardsville - 03/15/2021

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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Patronal Feast • Olyphant - 12/08/2020

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


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

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


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

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


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Parish Feast • Jermyn - 11/30/2020

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


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Feast and Ministry • Edwardsville - 11/30/2020

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


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

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


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Recognizing Veterans • Edwardsville - 11/30/2020

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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Archpastoral Visit • Williamsport - 10/20/2020

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


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

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


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Archbishop MARK Visits • Edwardsville - 10/13/2020

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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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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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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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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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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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.


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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.


00120
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.


00121
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.


00122
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.


00123
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.


00124
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.


00125
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. 


00126
Christ the Saviour Featured on News • Harrisburg - 04/22/2020

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


00127
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.


00128
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.


00129
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.


00130
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!


00131
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.


00132
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.


00133
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.


00134
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.


00135
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.


00136
5th Annual Community Soup Day • Mount Carmel - 03/16/2020

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


00137
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.


00138
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).


00139
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.


00140
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.


00141
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.


00142
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.


00143
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.


00144
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.


00145
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.


00146
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.


00147
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.


00148
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.


00149
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.


00150
Parish Council Installed • Frackville - 02/10/2020

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


00151
ALICE Certification • Harrisburg - 02/07/2020

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


00152
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.


00153
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.


00154
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.


00155
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.


00156
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.


00157
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.


00158
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.


00159
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.


00160
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.


00161
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.


00162
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.


00163
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.


00164
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.


00165
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.


00166
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.


00167
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.


00168
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.


00169
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.


00170
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.


00171
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.


00172
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.


00173
Yolka • Wilkes-Barre - 12/27/2019

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


00174
Christmas Concert • Bethlehem - 12/23/2019

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


00175
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.


00176
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.


00177
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.


00178
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.


00179
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.


00180
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.


00181
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.


00182
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.


00183
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.


00184
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.


00185
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


00186
Memory Eternal! Archpriest Stephen Shuga - 12/16/2019

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


00187
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.


00188
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.


00189
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.


00190
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.


00191
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!


00192
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.


00193
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.


00194
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.


00195
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.


00196
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.


00197
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.


00198
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).


00199
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.


00200
Fall Festival • Philadelphia - 11/11/2019

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


00201
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.


00202
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.


00203
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.


00204
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.


00205
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.


00206
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.


00207
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.


00208
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.


00209
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.


00210
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.


00211
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!


00212
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.


00213
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.


00214
Anniversaries Recognized • Edwardsville - 09/23/2019

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


00215
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.


00216
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.


00217
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.


00218
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.


00219
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.


00220
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.


00221
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.


00222
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.


00223
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.


00224
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.


00225
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.


00226
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.


00227
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.


00228
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.


00229
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.


00230
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.


00231
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.


00232
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).


00233
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.


00234
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).


00235
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.


00236
New Catechumen • Harrisburg - 08/06/2019

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


00237
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.


00238
Parish Picnic • Mount Carmel - 08/01/2019

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


00239
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.


00240
Summer Interns • Jermyn - 07/30/2019

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


00241
Family Picnic • Olyphant - 07/29/2019

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


00242
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


00243
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.


00244
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.


00245
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.


00246
The Feast Of Pentecost • Mount Carmel - 06/20/2019

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


00247
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.


00248
Graduates Recognized • Berwick - 06/13/2019

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


00249
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.


00250
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.


00251
Sunday School Pool Party • Wilkes-Barre - 06/11/2019

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


00252
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.


00253
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.


00254
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.


00255
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.


00256
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


00257
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.


00258
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.


00259
Sacrament of Holy Orders • Mechanicsburg - 05/24/2019

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


00260
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.


00261
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.


00262
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.


00263
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.


00264
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.


00265
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.


00266
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.


00267
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.


00268
Great & Holy Saturday • Glen Mills - 05/07/2019


00269
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


00270
Journey To Pascha • Mechanicsburg - 05/06/2019

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


00271
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!


00272
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.


00273
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.


00274
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.


00275
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.


00276
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.


00277
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.


00278
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.


00279
PASCHA • Olyphant - 05/01/2019

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


00280
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.


00281
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.


00282
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. 


00283
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.


00284
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.


00285
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.


00286
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.


00287
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.


00288
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.


00289
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.


00290
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.


00291
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".


00292
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.


00293
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.


00294
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.


00295
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.


00296
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.


00297
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.


00298
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).


00299
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.


00300
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.


00301
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. 


00302
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).


00303
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.


00304
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.


00305
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.


00306
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.


00307
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.


00308
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.


00309
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.


00310
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.


00311
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 _".


00312
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.


00313
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.


00314
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.


00315
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.


00316
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.


00317
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.


00318
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.


00319
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.


00320
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. 


00321
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. 


00322
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.


00323
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.


00324
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.


00325
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.


00326
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. 


00327
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.


00328
Blessing of Kolivo • Jermyn - 03/19/2019

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


00329
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.


00330
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.


00331
Blessing Of Koliva • Olyphant - 03/18/2019

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


00332
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.


00333
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.


00334
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.


00335
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. 


00336
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.


00337
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.


00338
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.


00339
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.


00340
The Sacrament of Chrismation • Mount Carmel - 02/27/2019

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


00341
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.


00342
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).


00343
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).


00344
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.


00345
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.


00346
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).


00347
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.


00348
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.


00349
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.


00350
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.


00351
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.


00352
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.


00353
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.


00354
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.


00355
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.


00356
Theophany • McAdoo - 01/14/2019

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


00357
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.


00358
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.


00359
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.


00360
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.


00361
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.


00362
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.


00363
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.


00364
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.


00365
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.


00366
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!


00367
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.


00368
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!


00369
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.


00370
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.


00371
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.


00372
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.


00373
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.


00374
Nativity Concert • Berwick - 12/20/2018

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


00375
Yolka • Pottstown - 12/19/2018

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


00376
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.


00377
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.


00378
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.


00379
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.


00380
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.


00381
Parish Feast • Olyphant - 12/10/2018

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


00382
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.


00383
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.


00384
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.


00385
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!


00386
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.


00387
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.


00388
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.


00389
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.


00390
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.


00391
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.


00392
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.


00393
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.


00394
Recent Happenings • Stroudsburg - 11/12/2018

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


00395
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.


00396
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".


00397
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.


00398
Christmas In September • Jermyn - 10/11/2018

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


00399
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.


00400
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.


00401
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.


00402
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.


00403
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.


00404
110th Anniversary • Mount Carmel - 09/19/2018

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


00405
36th Russian Days Festival • Bethlehem - 09/17/2018

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


00406
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.


00407
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.


00408
Preparing for Diocesan Center Move • Bath - 09/12/2018

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


00409
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.


00410
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.


00411
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.


00412
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.


00413
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.


00414
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.


00415
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.


00416
Vacation Church School • Philadelphia - 08/30/2018

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


00417
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!


00418
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.


00419
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.


00420
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.


00421
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.


00422
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.


00423
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.”


00424
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. 


00425
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. 


00426
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.


00427
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.


00428
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.


00429
Annual Bazaar Held • Wilkes Barre - 08/01/2018

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


00430
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


00431
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). 


00432
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.


00433
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.


00434
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.  


00435
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.


00436
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.


00437
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.


00438
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.


00439
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.


00440
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.


00441
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.


00442
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.


00443
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.


00444
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.


00445
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.  


00446
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.


00447
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.


00448
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.


00449
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.


00450
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.


00451
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.


00452
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.


00453
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.


00454
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.


00455
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.


00456
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.


00457
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.


00458
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.


00459
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.


00460
PASCHA • Olyphant - 05/15/2018

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


00461
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.


00462
Mothers Day • Olyphant - 05/14/2018

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


00463
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.


00464
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.


00465
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.


00466
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.


00467
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).


00468
Bright Monday • Philadelphia - 04/20/2018

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


00469
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.


00470
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.


00471
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.


00472
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.


00473
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.


00474
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.


00475
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.


00476
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.


00477
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!


00478
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. 


00479
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.


00480
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.


00481
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. 


00482
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.


00483
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.


00484
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.


00485
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.


00486
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.


00487
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.


00488
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.


00489
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.


00490
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.


00491
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.


00492
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”.


00493
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.


00494
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.


00495
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.


00496
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.


00497
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.


00498
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.


00499
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.


00500
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.


00501
Palm Sunday • Pottstown - 04/09/2018

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


00502
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.


00503
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. 


00504
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.


00505
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.


00506
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.


00507
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.


00508
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.


00509
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.


00510
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.


00511
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.


00512
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.


00513
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.


00514
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.


00515
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.


00516
Mission Service • Berwick - 03/14/2018

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


00517
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.


00518
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.


00519
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.


00520
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.


00521
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.


00522
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.


00523
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.


00524
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.


00525
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.


00526
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.


00527
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.


00528
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.


00529
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.


00530
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.


00531
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.


00532
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.


00533
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)


00534
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.


00535
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.


00536
River Blessing • Philadelphia - 02/06/2018

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


00537
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.


00538
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.


00539
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.


00540
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.


00541
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.


00542
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.


00543
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.


00544
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.


00545
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.


00546
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.


00547
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.


00548
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.


00549
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.


00550
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.


00551
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.


00552
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.


00553
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.


00554
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.


00555
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.


00556
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.


00557
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.


00558
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.


00559
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.


00560
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.


00561
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.


00562
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.


00563
Parish Feast • Philadelphia - 12/29/2017

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


00564
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.


00565
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.


00566
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.


00567
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.


00568
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. 


00569
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.


00570
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. 


00571
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.


00572
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.


00573
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.


00574
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.


00575
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.


00576
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.


00577
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.


00578
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.


00579
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.


00580
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.


00581
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.


00582
Parish Feast • Olyphant - 12/07/2017

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


00583
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.


00584
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


00585
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.


00586
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.


00587
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.


00588
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.


00589
Parish Council Workshop • Mechanicsburg - 11/24/2017

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


00590
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.


00591
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.


00592
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.


00593
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.


00594
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.


00595
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.


00596
Veterans Honored • Olyphant - 11/16/2017

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


00597
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.


00598
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.


00599
Diocesan Council Meets • Pottstown - 11/14/2017

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


00600
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.


00601
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.


00602
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. 


00603
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.


00604
Veterans Breakfast • Mount Carmel - 11/07/2017

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


00605
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?"


00606
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.


00607
125th Anniversary • Wilkes-Barre - 11/03/2017

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


00608
 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.


00609
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.


00610
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.


00611
 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.


00612
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?”


00613
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.


00614
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.


00615
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.


00616
New Epistle and Special Visitor • Mount Carmel - 10/30/2017

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


00617
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


00618
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.


00619
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.


00620
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.


00621
LYRA Concert & Life-Chain • Williamsport - 10/06/2017

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


00622
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.


00623
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.


00624
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.


00625
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.


00626
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.


00627
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!


00628
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.


00629
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.


00630
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.


00631
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.


00632
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.


00633
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.


00634
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.


00635
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.


00636
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.


00637
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.


00638
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.


00639
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.


00640
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.


00641
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.


00642
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.


00643
Annual Parish Festival Announced • Jermyn - 09/04/2017

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


00644
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.


00645
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.


00646
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.


00647
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.


00648
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.


00649
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.


00650
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.


00651
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.


00652
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.



00653
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.


00654
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.


00655
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.


00656
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.


00657
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.


00658
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.


00659
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.


00660
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.


00661
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.


00662
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.


00663
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!


00664
Special Sunday • Mount Carmel - 07/18/2017

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


00665
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.


00666
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.


00667
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.


00668
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.


00669
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.


00670
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.


00671
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.


00672
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.


00673
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.


00674
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.


00675
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.


00676
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.


00677
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.


00678
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.


00679
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.


00680
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.


00681
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.


00682
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.


00683
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.


00684
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.


00685
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.


00686
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.


00687
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.


00688
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.


00689
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.


00690
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.


00691
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.


00692
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.


00693
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.


00694
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.


00695
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.


00696
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.


00697
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.


00698
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.


00699
New Linens Blessed • Olyphant - 05/22/2017

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


00700
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.


00701
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".


00702
St. Thomas Sunday • Harrisburg - 05/08/2017

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


00703
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!


00704
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.


00705
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!


00706
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.


00707
Bright Monday • Harrisburg - 04/26/2017

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


00708
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.


00709
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”.


00710
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.


00711
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.


00712
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.


00713
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.


00714
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.


00715
“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".


00716
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.


00717
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.


00718
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.


00719
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.


00720
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.


00721
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.


00722
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.


00723
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.


00724
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.


00725
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.


00726
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.


00727
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.


00728
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.


00729
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.


00730
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.


00731
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!


00732
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.


00733
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.


00734
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.


00735
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.


00736
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.


00737
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.


00738
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.


00739
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.


00740
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.


00741
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.


00742
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.


00743
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.


00744
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.


00745
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.


00746
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.


00747
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.


00748
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.


00749
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.


00750
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.


00751
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.


00752
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.


00753
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.


00754
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.


00755
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.


00756
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.


00757
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.


00758
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.


00759
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.


00760
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.


00761
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.


00762
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.


00763
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.


00764
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.


00765
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.


00766
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.


00767
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).


00768
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.


00769
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.


00770
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.


00771
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.


00772
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.


00773
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.


00774
Eve of Parish Feast • Berwick - 03/28/2017

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


00775
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.


00776
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.


00777
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".


00778
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.


00779
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.


00780
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.


00781
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.


00782
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.


00783
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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Lenten Mission Schedule - 02/28/2017

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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. 


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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.


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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.


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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.


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