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Sunday School Fun • Wilkes-Barre - 07/15/19

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


Diaper Distribution Program • Mount Carmel - 07/09/19

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.


St. John Climacus Mission Service • Olyphant - 04/09/19

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.



Archived News
The Feast of Pentecost • Harrisburg - 06/28/19

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


The Feast of Pentecost • Wilkes-Barre - 06/26/19

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


The Feast Of Pentecost • Mount Carmel - 06/20/19

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


The Feast Of Pentecost • Olyphant - 06/20/19

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


Graduates Recognized • Berwick - 06/13/19

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


Many Blessings • Harrisburg - 06/13/19

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.


Welcome Fr. Moses, Churching, and Grad Recognition • Harrisburg - 06/12/19

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.


Sunday School Pool Party • Wilkes-Barre - 06/11/19

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


Graduate Breakfast • Edwardsville - 06/07/19

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.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Stroudsburg - 06/04/19

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.


Hawaiian Iveron Icon Visits • Jermyn - 05/29/19

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


Honoring Fallen Soldiers • Wilkes-Barre - 05/29/19

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.


Veterans Memorial Service • Jermyn - 05/28/19

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


Gathering of "Painters" • Frackville - 05/24/19

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.


Sunday School Final Exam • Edwardsville - 05/24/19

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.


Sacrament of Holy Orders • Mechanicsburg - 05/24/19

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


Restocking Food Pantry • Old Forge - 05/24/19

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.


PASCHA • Philadelphia - 05/20/19

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.


Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil • Philadelphia - 05/17/19

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.


Good Friday Matins • Philadelphia - 05/16/19

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.


Good Friday Vespers • Philadelphia - 05/16/19

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


Palm Sunday • Philadelphia - 05/15/19

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.


Mothers Day • Olyphant - 05/14/19

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.


PASCHA • Glen Mills - 05/08/19

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.


Great & Holy Saturday • Glen Mills - 05/07/19


Great & Holy Friday • Glen Mills - 05/06/19

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


Journey To Pascha • Mechanicsburg - 05/06/19

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


Journey To PASCHA • Philadelphia - 05/03/19

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


PASCHA • Harrisburg - 05/03/19

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!


Bright Monday • Bethlehem - 05/03/19

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.


PASCHA • Stroudsburg - 05/03/19

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.


Matins of Great and Holy Saturday (Lamentations) • Harrisburg - 05/02/19

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.


Vespers of Great and Holy Friday (Burial Service) • Harrisburg - 05/02/19

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.


PASCHA • Bethlehem - 05/02/19

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.


Holy Saturday Ordinations • Wilkes-Barre - 05/02/19

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.


PASCHA • Olyphant - 05/01/19

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


Good Friday • Wilkes-Barre - 04/30/19

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.


Good Friday • Olyphant - 04/30/19

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. 


PASCHA • Mount Carmel - 04/30/19

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.


PASCHA • Jermyn - 04/29/19

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.


PASCHA • McAdoo - 04/29/19

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.


Good Friday Vespers • Frackville - 04/29/19

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.


Holy Week • Mount Carmel - 04/29/19

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.


Matins of Great and Holy Friday • Philadelphia - 04/28/19

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.


Bridegroom Matins • Philadelphia - 04/27/19

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.


Holy Thursday • Berwick - 04/26/19

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.


The Sacrament of Holy Unction • Bethlehem - 04/26/19

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.


Day Of Giving • Philadelphia - 04/26/19

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".


The Sacrament of Holy Unction • Frackville - 04/25/19

On April 24, 2019, the faithful of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville, PA celebrated the sacrament of Holy Unction administered by Fr. Jadick.


Palm Sunday • Mount Carmel - 04/25/19

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.


Palm Sunday • Bethlehem - 04/25/19

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.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Bethlehem - 04/24/19

On Saturday April 20, Lazarus Saturday, Fr. Matthew Joyner christmated 11 new members into our Orthodox Christian community.


Palm Sunday • Olyphant - 04/24/19

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.


Palm Sunday • Wilkes-Barre - 04/23/19

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.


Palm Sunday • Harrisburg - 04/23/19

On Sunday, April 21st the faithful of Christ the Saviour celebrated the Great Feast of the Entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday).


Palm Sunday • Jermyn - 04/22/19

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.


Palm Sunday • Edwardsville - 04/22/19

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.


Pascha Bread Baking • Jermyn - 04/19/19

The community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA recently gathered to make Pascha (Easter Bread).


Pascha Baking Class • Mount Carmel - 04/19/19

On April 14, 2019, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel offered a Pascha Baking Class. 


St. Mary of Egypt Mission Service • Uniondale - 04/15/19

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.


Choir Workshop and Mission Choir Visit • Harrisburg - 04/12/19

On April 7th the St. Tikhon Seminary Mission Choir visited the community of Christ the Saviour and sang the responses at the Divine Liturgy.


Pysanky Class • Wilkes-Barre - 04/11/19

On Sunday April 7, the children of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church learned how to make Pysanky in anticipation of the Great Feast.


Pascha Baking • Mount Carmel - 04/11/19

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.


Tuesday Lenten Lectures • Harrisburg - 04/11/19

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.


Fourth Sunday of Great Lent Pan-Orthodox Mission Service • Philadelphia - 04/10/19

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.


Archpastoral Visit • Jermyn - 04/08/19

On Sunday, April 7, His Eminence Archbishop MARK made a lenten Archpastoral visit to St.Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA.


Sunday of the Cross • Wilkes-Barre - 04/04/19

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.


Tuesday Lenten Lectures • Harrisburg - 04/04/19

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 _".


Pan-Orthodox Sunday of the Cross Mission Service • Mechanicsburg - 04/03/19

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.


Sunday Of The Cross Mission Service • Berwick - 04/02/19

On Sunday March 31, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Berwick, hosted the mission service for the third week (Sunday of the Cross) of Great Lent.


St. Gregory Palamas Mission Service • Wilkes-Barre - 04/01/19

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.


Pan-Orthodox Mission Vespers • Bethlehem - 03/29/19

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.


Feast of the Annunciation • Harrisburg - 03/28/19

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.


Tuesday Lenten Lecture Series • Harrisburg - 03/27/19

On Tuesday, March 26th we welcomed Fr. Victor Gorodenchuk for the second of four Tuesday Lenten Lectures on the theme of the Scriptures.


St. Gregory Palamas Mission Vespers • Mount Carmel - 03/27/19

On March 24, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel held Vespers at 4 PM and then provided a Lenten Dinner.


Memory Eternal! Barbara A. Rogers - 03/26/19

Barbara A. Rogers, 70, of Primrose, Cass Township, passed away on Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill – East. 


Parish Council Installed • Mount Carmel - 03/25/19

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. 


Sunday Of Orthodoxy • Bethlehem - 03/25/19

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.


Tuesday Lenten Lectures • Harrisburg - 03/21/19

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.


Triumph Of Orthodoxy Vespers • York - 03/21/19

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.


The Sacrament of Ordination • Philadelphia - 03/20/19

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. 


Sunday of Orthodoxy • Harrisburg - 03/20/19

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.


Special Panikhida • Mount Carmel - 03/20/19

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.


Blessing of Kolivo • Jermyn - 03/19/19

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


Forgiveness Vespers • Mount Carmel - 03/19/19

The community of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel celebrated Forgiveness Vespers on March 10, 2019.


Sunday Of Orthodoxy • Wilkes-Barre - 03/18/19

On Sunday, March 17, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA commemorated the Triumph of Orthodoxy with an icon procession by church youth.


Blessing Of Koliva • Olyphant - 03/18/19

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


Sunday Of Orthodoxy • Wilkes-Barre - 03/18/19

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.


Forgiveness Sunday • Olyphant - 03/13/19

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.


Clergy Retreat • Aston - 03/08/19

Clergy from the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania met at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, PA for a Pre-Lenten Retreat.


Notable Birthday • Wilkes-Barre - 03/07/19

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. 


Parish Council Installed • Bethlehem - 03/07/19

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.


Parish Council Installed • Olyphant - 03/06/19

The installation of the church officers and council members was held at St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant on Sunday, Feb. 24.


Marriage Workshop • Harrisburg - 03/05/19

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.


New Catechumen and Parish Council • Harrisburg - 02/28/19

On Sunday, February 24th, the community of Christ the Saviour welcomed John Romain into the Catechumenate of the Orthodox Church.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Mount Carmel - 02/27/19

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


Prosphora Baking Class • Mount Carmel - 02/16/19

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.


Guest Homilist and Annual Parish Meeting • Harrisburg - 02/13/19

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).


2019 Youth Winter Retreat • Harrisburg - 02/12/19

From Friday, February 8 - Saturday, February 9 the community of Christ the Saviour hosted the annual DOEPA Winter Teen Retreat (BeeTreat).


4th Annual Community Soup Day • Mount Carmel - 02/06/19

On January 27, 2019,  St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel, held its fourth annual Community Soup Day.


Parish Council Sworn In • Berwick - 02/06/19

On Sunday, February 3, the 2019 Parish Council of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA was installed.


55th Annual Diocesan Assembly (Day 2 of 2) • Bethlehem - 02/05/19

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).


55th Annual Diocesan Assembly (Day 1 of 2) • Bethlehem - 02/04/19

The 55th Annual Diocesan Assembly took place at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA on January 24 and 25.


Fr. John Kowalczyk Speaks • Philadelphia - 02/04/19

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.


11th Annual Pan-Orthodox Great Blessing of the Susquehanna • Harrisburg - 01/30/19

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.


The Sacrament of Chrismation x3! • Stroudsburg - 01/29/19

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.


Blessing of the Schuykill • Philadelphia - 01/28/19

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.


Clergy Gathers for Week of Prayer & Christian Unity Dinner • Scranton - 01/28/19

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.


Feast of Theophany • Williamsport - 01/16/19

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.


Theophany • Berwick - 01/14/19

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.


Theophany • Jermyn - 01/14/19

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.


Theophany • McAdoo - 01/14/19

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


The Feast of Theophany • Mount Carmel - 01/11/19

On January 6, 2019,the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel. PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of Theophany.


Feast of Theophany • Bethlehem - 01/11/19

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.


The Feast of Theophany • Harrisburg - 01/08/19

On Sunday, January 6th the community of Christ the Saviour celebrated the Divine Liturgy of Theophany and the Great Blessing of Water.


Parish Saint Celebration • Philadelphia - 01/08/19

On December 27, St. Stephen's Cathedral in Philadelphia celebrated the name day of its patron saint, St. Stephen the Protomartyr.


The Feast of Theophany • Frackville - 01/07/19

On Sunday, January 6, the community of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville, PA celebrated the Feast of Theophany.


The Feast of Theophany • Edwardsville - 01/07/19

On Sunday, January 6, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA celebrated the Feast of Theophany.


Feast of the Nativity • Mechanicsburg - 01/04/19

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.


FOCA Scholarships Presented • Harrisburg - 01/03/19

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.


Sunday School Presents Yolka, Hosts Nativity Meal • Edwardsville - 01/02/19

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.


Feast of the Nativity • Harrisburg - 01/02/19

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!


Saying Goodbye to Fr. Timothy • Wilkes-Barre - 01/01/19

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.


Nativity Vigil • Harrisburg - 12/31/18

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!


Feast of the Nativity • Olyphant - 12/28/18

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.


Feast of the Nativity • Jermyn - 12/26/18

On Tuesday, December 25, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn gathered for Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Nativity.


Community Christmas Concert • Edwardsville - 12/26/18

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.


Annual Christmas Choir Concert • Bethlehem - 12/24/18

On Sunday, December 16, the choir of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA presented its Christmas Choir Concert.


Archpastoral Visit • Harrisburg - 12/24/18

On Sunday, December 16th the community of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg, PA) welcomed our Diocesan bishop, His Eminence Archbishop Mark for the Divine Liturgy.


Nativity Concert • Berwick - 12/20/18

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


Yolka • Pottstown - 12/19/18

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


Annual Christmas Bazaar • Bethlehem - 12/18/18

On Friday, December 14, and Saturday, December 15, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA held its annual Christmas bazaar.


Veterans Christmas Dinner • Edwardsville - 12/17/18

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.


Special Blessings and Nativity Play • Harrisburg - 12/14/18

On Sunday, December 9th at the conclusion of Liturgy the community of Christ the Saviour blessed a memorial bread.


Remembering Shut-Ins • Stroudsburg - 12/14/18

The Youth Group of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA recently gathered to bake cookies for parish shut-ins.


Youth Prepare for Nativity • Mount Carmel - 12/11/18

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.


Parish Feast • Olyphant - 12/10/18

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


Baptismal Liturgy • Bethlehem - 12/07/18

On Sunday November 25th, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA gathered to witness Olivia Nikolaevna Stepanoff’s baptism and chrismation into the Christian Orthodox Faith.


Violin Recital • Mount Carmel - 12/06/18

On December 2, 2018, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel was treated to a violin recital performed by David Nemoianu.


Fr. John Kowalczyk speaks • Drexel Medical College - 12/04/18

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.


Special Visitor and Annual Parish Ministry Faire • Harrisburg - 11/27/18

On Sunday, November 18, the community of Christ the Saviour welcomed Dr. Cyril Jenkins.


Very Busy Sunday • Harrisburg - 11/19/18

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!


Clergy Retreat • Aston - 11/15/18

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.


Ethnic Food Festival • Philadelphia - 11/14/18

On Saturday, Nov. 3 the parishioners of St. Stephen Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA hosted another yearly Ethnic Fall Food Festival.


Veterans Recognition • Bethlehem - 11/14/18

On Sunday November 11th, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA recognized Veterans for their years of service to our country.


Parish Feast Celebration • Mount Carmel - 11/13/18

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.


Feastday of St. Michael the Archangel • Mount Carmel - 11/12/18

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.


Archimandrite Sergius Speaks • Harrisburg - 11/12/18

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".


Ethiopian Orthodox Coffee Ceremony • Jermyn - 11/12/18

An Ethiopian Orthodox Coffee Ceremony was held following Divine Liturgy at St. Michael's Orthodox Church on October 21, 2018.


Archpastoral Visit • Jermyn - 11/12/18

Archbishop MARK made an Archpastoral visit to St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA, on October 21, 2018.


Konevets Quartet Performs • Harrisburg - 11/12/18

On Sunday, October 14th the community of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg, PA) hosted the renowned Konevets Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia.


Archpastoral Visit • Mechanicsburg - 11/12/18

On the weekend of October 13-14, 2018, His Eminence Archbishop Mark made an Archpastoral visit to Holy Apostles Mission.


Recent Happenings • Stroudsburg - 11/12/18

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


Memory Eternal! Archpriest Joseph Martin - 11/10/18

Archpriest Joseph Martin, retired Dean of Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, PA, fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, November 9, 2018.


Christmas In September • Jermyn - 10/11/18

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


2nd Annual Two Holies and a Saint Golf Tournament • New Jersey - 10/09/18

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.


Welcoming Fr. Seraphim Reynolds • Williamsport - 10/08/18

On Sunday, October 7, the community of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA welcomed Fr. Seraphim and Matushka Mary Reynolds to their Parish.


Parish Visits Serenity Gardens • Mount Carmel - 10/08/18

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.


Archpastoral Visitation • Edwardsville - 09/24/18

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.


First Day of Church School • Mechanicsburg - 09/20/18

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.


110th Anniversary • Mount Carmel - 09/19/18

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


36th Russian Days Festival • Bethlehem - 09/17/18

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


20th Annual Ethnic Food Festival • Edwardsville - 09/13/18

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.


Preparing for Diocesan Center Move • Bath - 09/12/18

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


34th Annual Homecoming • Coaldale - 09/12/18

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.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Mechanicsburg - 09/11/18

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.


Prayers for Returning Students • Olyphant - 09/06/18

On Sunday, September 2, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA recognized students returning to classes this year.


Work Day at New Diocesan Headquarters • Bath - 09/04/18

We were very blessed on September 1 to have our first work day at the new Diocesan Headquarters in Bath.


90th Anniversary Celebration • Pottstown - 09/04/18

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.


Designer Purse Bingo • Jermyn - 09/03/18

St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn kicked off their annual Parish Festival with an early event: a Designer Purse Bingo.


New Vigil Lights Blessed • Jermyn - 08/31/18

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.


Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist • Mechanicsburg - 08/31/18

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.


Vacation Church School • Philadelphia - 08/30/18

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


First Day of Sunday School • Harrisburg - 08/28/18

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!


Concert of Psalms • Berwick - 08/27/18

On Sunday August 19th 2018, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church Choir, under the direction of Reader David Kessler, held their Concert of Psalms.


Parish Trip • Olyphant - 08/23/18

On Tuesday Aug. 21 a group from St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant traveled to the Lancaster area for the day.


The Feast of the Dormition • Mount Carmel - 08/17/18

On August 14th and 15th the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel celebrated Dormition Services.


Feast of the Dormition • Olyphant - 08/16/18

On Wednesday, Aug 15, St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.


Feast of the Transfiguration • Mount Carmel - 08/15/18

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.


Feast of the Transfiguration • Harrisburg - 08/08/18

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.”


Welcoming Friends • Mount Carmel - 08/07/18

On July 29, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel had two events, Father Theophan Mackey co-served with Father Ignatius Hunter. 


Preparation for 110th Anniversary • Mount Carmel - 08/06/18

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. 


Akathist to St. Panteleimon • Berwick - 08/03/18

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.


Blessing of Cars • Stroudsburg - 08/03/18

On Sunday, July 29. the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg PA gathered following Divine Liturgy for the blessing of cars.


Baptismal Liturgy • Bethlehem - 08/02/18

Fr. Matthew Joyner, rector, administered a Baptismal Liturgy for Valerie Kay Stepanoff on Sunday, July 29 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


Annual Bazaar Held • Wilkes Barre - 08/01/18

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


Retired Military Service Cross Presented • Frackville - 07/31/18

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


Blessing of Vehicles • Harrisburg - 07/30/18

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). 


Family Picnic • Olyphant - 07/26/18

On Sunday, July 22, the members of St Nicholas Church in Olyphant held a family picnic at the home of Bill and Marie Evanina.


Blessing of Vehicles • Bethlehem - 07/25/18

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.


50th Anniversary • Olyphant - 07/24/18

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.  


Diaconal Program • Philadelphia - 07/13/18

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.


ZONING MEETING • BATH • WEDNESDAY - 07/13/18

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.


The Sacraments of Baptism, Chrismation and Marriage • Harrisburg - 07/05/18

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.


Memory Eternal! Maria Proch - 06/28/18

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.


Graduation Scholarship Award Ceremony • Jermyn - 06/26/18

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.


New Catechumen • Berwick - 06/25/18

On Sunday June 2, 2018, the newest catechumen of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Michael Leffler, was received into the church.


Fathers Day • Olyphant - 06/20/18

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.


Fathers Day • Williamsport - 06/19/18

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.


Awarding Of the Jeweled Cross • Nanticoke - 06/18/18

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.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Harrisburg - 06/15/18

On Sunday, June 3rd (All Saints) we welcomed Una McManus into the Orthodox Faith through the Sacrament of Holy Chrismation.


Two Ordinations • Wilkes-Barre - 06/14/18

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.  


St. Nicholas Celebrates 2018 Graduate • Bethlehem - 06/13/18

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.


4th Annual Pierogie Festival • Edwardsville - 06/12/18

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.


The Sacrament of the Holy Orders • Wrightstown - 06/11/18

On June 3rd, Seminarian, Subdeacon Silouan Burns was Ordained to the Holy Diaconate at St. Mark in Wrightstown, PA.


Blessing of Graves • Mount Carmel - 06/08/18

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.


Pentecost Sunday • Stroudsburg - 06/06/18

On Sunday, May 27, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA welcomed Archbishop MARK for the Feast of Pentecost.


Graduate Breakfast • Edwardsville - 06/04/18

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.


Pierogi Workers Luncheon • Bethlehem - 06/04/18

On Wednesday, May 30th, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA recognized parish pierogi workers with a Molieben and luncheon.


The Feast of Pentecost • Wilkes-Barre - 06/01/18

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.


The Feast of Pentecost • Harrisburg - 05/31/18

From Saturday, May 26th - Sunday, May 27th the faithful of Christ the Saviour celebrated the great and holy feast of Pentecost.


The Feast of Pentecost • Olyphant - 05/31/18

On Sunday May 27, 2018 the faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated the Feast of Pentecost.


Memorial Day Service • Edwardsville - 05/30/18

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.


The Feast of Pentecost • Berwick - 05/29/18

On Sunday May 27, the community of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA celebrated the Feast of Pentecost.


Recognizing Women of Parish • Mount Carmel - 05/23/18

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.


Fr. Daniel Kovalak Retirement Dinner • Bear Creek - 05/18/18

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.


PASCHA • Olyphant - 05/15/18

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


Seminary Mission Choir Visits • Harrisburg - 05/15/18

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.


Mothers Day • Olyphant - 05/14/18

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


Feast of St. Alexis Toth • Wilkes-Barre - 05/09/18

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.


Hospitality Ala Russe IX • Jermyn - 05/08/18

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.


Blessing of Graves • Olyphant - 04/24/18

On Sunday, April 22, the faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant gathered to remember those Orthodox Christians who have fallen asleep.


Honoring Prison Ministry • Williamsport - 04/23/18

On April 19, 2018 at the FCC Allenwood, a Volunteer Appreciation Banquet was held for those in prison ministry.


St. Thomas Sunday • Harrisburg - 04/20/18

On Sunday, April 15th the community at Christ the Saviour celebrated our patronal feast - St. Thomas Sunday (Antipascha).


Bright Monday • Philadelphia - 04/20/18

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


PASCHA • Jermyn - 04/19/18

On Sunday, April 8, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA celebrated the Feast of Feasts, Great and Holy Pascha.


Bright Saturday • Olyphant - 04/18/18

On Saturday, April 14, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA gathered for Bright Saturday services.


Vespers of St. Thomas Sunday • Olyphant - 04/17/18

On Saturday, April 14, the community of All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA celebrated the Vespers of St. Thomas Sunday.


Blessing of Baskets • Mount Carmel - 04/15/18

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.


Pascha Preparation • Mount Carmel - 04/14/18

On Saturday, April 7, parishioners and friends from St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA gathered to complete Pascha preparations.


PASCHA • Mount Carmel - 04/14/18

On Sunday, April 8, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel celebrated the Feast of Feasts - Holy Pascha.


Bright Monday • Bethlehem - 04/14/18

Bright Monday Liturgy was conducted at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA by Fr. Matthew Joyner, rector, with guest priest, Fr. Michael Kon.


Palm Sunday • Jermyn - 04/13/18

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.


PASCHA • Harrisburg - 04/13/18

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!


PASCHA • Pottstown - 04/13/18

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. 


Liturgy of St. Basil • Mount Carmel - 04/13/18

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.


PASCHA • Olyphant - 04/13/18

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.


Liturgy of St. Basil • Pottstown - 04/12/18

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. 


Good Friday • Mount Carmel - 04/12/18

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.


PASCHA • Bethlehem - 04/12/18

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.


Good Friday • Olyphant - 04/12/18

On Friday, April 6, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA gathered for Good Friday services.


Good Friday • Harrisburg - 04/11/18

On Friday, April 6, the community of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg gathered for Vespers and Matins of Great and Holy Friday.


PASCHA • Berwick - 04/11/18

On Saturday, April 7 into the morning of Sunday, April 8, the community of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church gathered to celebrate PASCHA.


PASCHA • Stroudsburg - 04/10/18

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.


Holy Thursday • Berwick - 04/10/18

On Thursday, April 5, the community of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA gathered for the Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels.


PASCHA • Edwardsville - 04/10/18

On Saturday Evening, April 7, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of Feasts.


Passion Gospels • Wilkes-Barre - 04/10/18

On Thursday, April 5, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre PA gathered for the reading of the 12 Passion Gospels.


Good Friday • Edwardsville - 04/09/18

On Friday, April 6, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered for Lamentations of Good Friday.


Passion Gospels • Harrisburg - 04/09/18

On Thursday, April 5th our community gathered for the Matins of Great and Holy Friday, commonly known as the “12 Passion Gospels”.


Palm Sunday Weekend • Wilkes-Barre - 04/09/18

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.


Holy Unction • Bethlehem - 04/09/18

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Fr. Matthew Joyner, rector, administered Holy Unction for the parishioners of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


Palm Sunday • Harrisburg - 04/09/18

On Sunday, April 1st the community of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) celebrated the Feast of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem - Palm Sunday.


Palm Sunday • Bethlehem - 04/09/18

On Palm Sunday, April 1, the Divine Liturgy was served, and pussy willows and palms were blessed by Archbishop Mark and Fr. Matthew.


Palm Sunday • Olyphant - 04/09/18

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.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Stroudsburg - 04/09/18

At the Divine Liturgy on Saturday, March 31, 2018, the community of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA welcomed Mark Mckeown.


Palm Sunday • Edwardsville - 04/09/18

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.


Palm Sunday • Lopez - 04/09/18

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.


Palm Sunday • Pottstown - 04/09/18

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


Palm Sunday • Mount Carmel - 04/09/18

On April 1, at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel, Palm Sunday was celebrated with the blessing of willows.


Special Guest for Vespers and Liturgy • Mount Carmel - 04/09/18

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. 


St. Mary of Egypt Mission Service • Philadelphia - 04/09/18

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.


Presanctified Liturgy • Edwardsville - 04/09/18

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.


Pascha Preparation • Edwardsville - 04/09/18

On Saturday, March 24, the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered to prepare Easter Candy.


Archbishop MARK Welcomed For Special Events • Berwick - 04/09/18

On Sunday March 25th, 2018, Archbishop Mark came to visit Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church on the parish's feast day.


Mission Service • Williamsport - 04/09/18

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.


Mission Service • Jermyn - 04/09/18

On Sunday evening, March 18th the Lenten Mission Vesper Service was held at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, Pennsylvania.


Presanctified Liturgy and Dinner • Stroudsburg - 04/09/18

On Wednesday, March 14, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA celebrated the Presanctified Liturgy followed by a Pot Luck Lenten Dinner.


Memory Eternal! Archpriest John Nehrebecki *UPDATED* - 04/07/18

Archpriest John Nehrebecki, 89, fell asleep in the Lord on Great and Holy Saturday morning, April 7, 2018.


Veneration of the Cross • Coaldale - 03/16/18

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.


Parish Council Installation • Mount Carmel - 03/16/18

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.


Elevation of the Cross • Mount Carmel - 03/15/18

On Sunday, March 11, Father Ignatius Hunter and the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church celebrated the service for Elevation of the Cross.


Elevation of the Cross • Stroudsburg - 03/14/18

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.


Mission Service • Berwick - 03/14/18

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


Parish Council Installed By Archbishop MARK • Lykens - 03/13/18

On Sunday, March 11, His Eminence Archbishop Mark installed the parish council of Holy Ascension, Lykens.


Making Pascha Bread • Mount Carmel - 03/13/18

On March 10, 2018, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel was busy preparing for Pascha.


Pan-Orthodox Triumph Of Orthodoxy Vespers • Harrisburg - 03/08/18

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.


Installation of Parish Council • Bethlehem - 03/07/18

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.


St. Gregory Mission Service • Nanticoke - 03/06/18

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.


Sunday of Orthodoxy • Harrisburg - 03/05/18

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.


Sunday of Orthodoxy • Philadelphia - 03/05/18

On Sunday, Feb. 25, His Eminence Archbishop Mark celebrated Sunday of Orthodoxy at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Philadelphia.


54th Diocesan Assembly • Wilmington • 1/25-26/2017 - 03/05/18

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.


Sunday of Orthodoxy • Wilkes-Barre - 03/02/18

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.


Pan-Orthodox Mission Vespers / Sunday of Orthodoxy • Bethlehem - 03/02/18

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.


Forgiveness Sunday • Olyphant - 03/01/18

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.


Sunday of Orthodoxy • Bethlehem - 03/01/18

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.


Sunday Of Orthodoxy • Berwick - 03/01/18

On Sunday, February 25, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA celebrated the Sunday of Orthodoxy with a procession of Icons.


Annual Pre-Lenten Clergy Retreat • Aston - 02/19/18

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.


OCPM Board Biannual Meeting • Jacksonville - 02/14/18

The Biannual Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) Board Meeting was held on February 2nd, 2018, in Jacksonville, Florida.


Parish Officers Installed • Olyphant - 02/13/18

On Sunday, February 11, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA witnessed the installation of the Parish Council and Officers.


Holy Trinity Honors Fr. David and Matushka Sharon • Wilkes-Barre - 02/07/18

On Sunday, January 28th, Holy Trinity Church in Wilkes-Barre celebrated the retirement of their pastor, Archpriest David Shewczyk, after twenty-two years. (STOTS)


Blessing of Candles • Mount Carmel - 02/07/18

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.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Mount Carmel - 02/06/18

On February 2, the community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel gathered for the baptism of Daniel James Hunter.


River Blessing • Philadelphia - 02/06/18

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


Honoring Father David Shewczyk • Wilkes-Barre - 02/01/18

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.


Community Soup Day • Mount Carmel - 01/31/18

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.


10th Annual River Blessing • Harrisburg • 1/21/2018 - 01/30/18

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.


81st Annual Novogodny Ball • Trevose - 01/29/18

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.


54th Diocesan Assembly Kicks Off • Wilmington - 01/26/18

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.


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity • Scranton - 01/25/18

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.


Pan Orthodox Blessing of the Waters • Whitehall - 01/24/18

The Lehigh Valley Pan Orthodox Blessing of the Waters took place on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Jordan Creek Park in Whitehall, PA.


Volunteer Pierogi Workers Luncheon • Bethlehem - 01/19/18

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.


Blessing of the Susquehanna • Berwick - 01/15/18

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.


Theophany • Jermyn - 01/15/18

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.


Theophany • Mount Carmel - 01/12/18

The community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA celebrated the Feast of Theophany on January 6, 2018.


Feast of the Nativity • Jermyn - 01/12/18

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.


Theophany • Mechanicsburg - 01/11/18

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.


Feast of Theophany • Berwick - 01/08/18

The community of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA celebrated the Feast of Theophany on Friday, January 5 and Saturday, January 6, 2017.


Eve of Theophany • Bethlehem - 01/08/18

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.


The Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation • Berwick - 01/05/18

On Sunday, December 31, Kiriana Cathy Demko was baptized and chrismated during Baptismal Liturgy at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Berwick, PA.


Yolka and Special Visitor • Edwardsville - 01/05/18

On a frigid Sunday, December 31, 2017, the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist presented their annual Nativity Yolka.


Metropolitan TIKHON Visits • Harrisburg - 01/04/18

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.


Feast of the Nativity • Mount Carmel - 01/04/18

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.


Feast of the Nativity • Philadelphia - 01/04/18

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.


Ordination • Pottstown - 01/03/18

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.


Feast of the Nativity • Coaldale - 01/03/18

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.


Nativity Vigil • Harrisburg - 01/03/18

Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA celebrated the Feast of the Nativity beginning with the Nativity Vigil on Sunday, December 24, 2017.


Ordination • Mechanicsburg - 01/02/18

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.


FOCA Scholarship Presented • Harrisburg - 01/02/18

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.


Bible Study Nativity Party • Wilkes-Barre - 01/01/18

On Wednesday, December 27, members of the Bible Study class of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral gathered for their Nativity Party.


Parish Feast • Philadelphia - 12/29/17

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


Yolka • Wilkes-Barre - 12/29/17

On Sunday, December 17, the Sunday School of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA performed their annual Nativity Yolka.


Christ is Born! • Olyphant - 12/29/17

On Monday, December 25, the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity.


Annual Christmas Choir Concert • Bethlehem - 12/28/17

On Sunday, December 17, the choir at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA presented its Christmas Choir Concert.


Welcoming St. Nicholas • Wilkes-Barre - 12/27/17

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.


Yolka • Pottstown - 12/25/17

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. 


Enjoying the Advent Season • Pottstown - 12/22/17

The community of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel held several events during the Advent season in preparation for the Nativity.


Dr. Rossi Speaks • Pottstown - 12/22/17

On Saturday, December 9, amidst some very snowy conditions, parishioners of Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown welcomed Dr. Albert Rossi. 


Annual Christmas Bazaar • Bethlehem - 12/22/17

On Friday December 8 and Saturday December 9, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA held its annual Christmas bazaar.


Archbishop MARK Visits and Ordains Three • Harrisburg - 12/21/17

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.


Make a Joyful Noise 2017 • Edwardsville - 12/20/17

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.


Spreading the True Faith • Berwick - 12/18/17

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.


Veterans Christmas Dinner • Edwardsville - 12/18/17

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.


Fr. John Kowalczyk Delivers Presentation • Drexel - 12/15/17

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.


Nativity Pageant • Harrisburg - 12/13/17

On Sunday, December 10th at fellowship the Sunday School of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg, PA) held its annual Nativity Pageant.


Preparation For Nativity • Edwardsville - 12/12/17

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.


Choir Nativity Concert • Bucknell - 12/11/17

On Sunday, December 3, 2017,  the choir of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Berwick, held their annual Nativity concert at Bucknell University in Bucknell Hall.


Presentation of Kamilavka • Olyphant - 12/09/17

On Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at St. Nicholas Church in Olyphant, PA  Fr. John Nightingale was given the honor to wear the Kamilavka.


Memory Eternal! Ann Dahulich, Mother of Archbishop Michael - 12/08/17

Ann (Rosics) Dahulich, 91, of Binghamton, NY, fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.


Parish Feast • Olyphant - 12/07/17

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


Preparation for the Nativity • Mount Carmel - 12/05/17

On December 2, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel was busy preparing for the Nativity and giving back to others.


Metropolitan TIKHON Visits for Thanksgiving Akahist • Harrisburg - 11/30/17

On Wednesday, November 22nd (the eve of Thanksgiving) the community of Christ the Saviour was especially pleased to welcome His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon


The Spirit of St. Nicholas • Mount Carmel - 11/29/17

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel is honoring St. Nicholas by participating in many acts of kindness to help the community.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Jermyn - 11/28/17

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.


Iveron Icon Visits • Jermyn - 11/27/17

The Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Mother of God was present in St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Jermyn, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, November 7th.


Fr. Matthew Joyner Becomes Rector at St. Nicholas • Bethlehem - 11/24/17

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, welcomed Fr. Matthew Joyner as he celebrated his first Divine Liturgy at the parish.


Parish Council Workshop • Mechanicsburg - 11/24/17

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


Annual Veteran Thanksgiving Dinner • Edwardsville - 11/23/17

On Saturday, November 18, members of the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church held their annual Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner.


St. Michael’s Day Dinner • Jermyn - 11/23/17

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.


Eritrean/Ethiopian Fellowship • Harrisburg - 11/22/17

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.


40th Anniversary Celebration • Williamsport - 11/21/17

Holy Cross Church in Williamsport, PA observed its 40th Anniversary on the weekend of November 11-12, 2017.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Berwick - 11/20/17

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.


Ethnic Food Festival • Philadelphia - 11/16/17

On Saturday, November 4, St. Stephen’s Cathedral welcomed neighbors from Northeast Philadelphia to its annual Fall Food Festival.


Veterans Honored • Olyphant - 11/16/17

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


Iveron Icon Visits • Olyphant - 11/15/17

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.


Honoring Veterans • Stroudsburg - 11/15/17

Holy Trinity's  annual Thanksgiving Soup Kitchen was held on Friday, November 10, 2017, with a special tribute to our Veterans.


Diocesan Council Meets • Pottstown - 11/14/17

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


Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony • Jermyn - 11/13/17

An Ethiopian Orthodox Coffee Ceremony was held in the basement of the Church following the Divine Liturgy on November 5th, 2017.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Olyphant - 11/13/17

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.


Celebrating 30 Years as Choir Director • Bethlehem - 11/09/17

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


Iconostas Completed and Blessed • Mechanicsburg - 11/08/17

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


Veterans Breakfast • Mount Carmel - 11/07/17

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


Women’s Retreat • Berwick - 11/06/17

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?"


Harvest Festival • Edwardsville - 11/03/17

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.


125th Anniversary • Wilkes-Barre - 11/03/17

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


 Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon • Philadelphia - 11/01/17

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.


Parish Ministry Faire • Harrisburg - 10/31/17

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


100th Anniversary • Coatesville - 10/30/17

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.


 Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon • Harrisburg - 10/30/17

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


Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon • Wilkes-Barre - 10/30/17

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?”


Special Olympics • Jermyn - 10/30/17

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.


Archpastoral Visit • Lykens - 10/30/17

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.


Notable Anniversary • Coaldale - 10/30/17

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.


New Epistle and Special Visitor • Mount Carmel - 10/30/17

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


Parish Festival • Jermyn - 10/30/17

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


The Sacrament of Marriage • Olyphant - 10/30/17

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


In Memoriam: Protodeacon Keith Russin - 10/27/17

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.


Address of the Chairman of the Assembly of Bishops • New Jersey - 10/06/17

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


LYRA Concert & Life-Chain • Williamsport - 10/06/17

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


Assembly of Bishops Meets • New Jersey - 10/05/17

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.


43rd Anniversary Celebration • Philadelphia - 10/05/17

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


Diocesan Council Meets • South Canaan - 10/05/17

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


Two Holies and A Saint Golf Tournament • New Jersey - 10/04/17

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.


Archpastoral Visit • Pottstown - 10/04/17

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


MEMORY ETERNAL! Bishop Antoun - 10/03/17

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!


Visiting Shut-Ins • Mount Carmel - 09/28/17

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.


Archbishop MARK Visits for Busy Sunday • Edwardsville - 09/27/17

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.


Molieben Service • Mount Carmel - 09/27/17

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.


Konevets Quartet Performs • Harrisburg - 09/27/17

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.


Visit to Sister Parish • Dubranich, Ukraine - 09/27/17

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


Back To School Prayers • Olyphant - 09/27/17

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.


Notable and Eventful Sunday • Edwardsville - 09/27/17

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.


Orthodox Education Day • St. Vladimir's Seminary - 09/27/17

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.


Open House • St. Vladimir's Seminary - 09/27/17

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.


Bishop David Attends Ordination • Wilkes-Barre - 09/27/17

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


Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos - 09/27/17

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.


Blessing First Responders • Edwardsville - 09/27/17

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.


Clergy Continuing Education • Harrisburg - 09/27/17

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


In Memoriam: Sonya Perich - 09/25/17

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


Welcoming New Choir Director • Harrisburg - 09/05/17

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


Annual Parish Festival Announced • Jermyn - 09/04/17

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


Feast of the Dormition • Pottstown - 09/04/17

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.


Farewell to the Latimers • Harrisburg - 08/30/17

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


Feast of the Dormition • Harrisburg - 08/29/17

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


19th Annual Ethnic Food Festival • Edwardsville - 08/28/17

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.


Busy Summer at Holy Cross • Williamsport - 08/24/17

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


Celebrating Return of Fr. Nightingale • Scranton - 08/24/17

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.


OCPM Bi-Annual Meeting • Minnesota - 08/24/17

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.


Feast of the Dormition • Wilkes-Barre - 08/21/17

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.


Feast of the Dormition • Olyphant - 08/18/17

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.



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

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.


Dormition of the Holy Theotokos • Bethlehem - 08/15/17

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


Special Guest for Feast Day • Bethlehem - 08/09/17

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


Feast of the Transfiguration • Olyphant - 08/08/17

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.


Feast of the Transfiguration • Mount Carmel - 08/08/17

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.


Parish Picnic • Edwardsville - 08/08/17

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.


OCPM Attends 53rd Annual Antiochian Archdiocesan Assembly • Miami - 08/02/17

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.


Welcome Fr. James and Family • Coaldale - 08/02/17

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.


Healing Service • Berwick - 07/31/17

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.


Parish Picnic • Olyphant - 07/31/17

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


Notable Anniversary and Blessing of Vehicles • Harrisburg - 07/19/17

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!


Special Sunday • Mount Carmel - 07/18/17

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


Visiting Sister Church in Ukraine • Jermyn - 07/18/17

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.


110th Anniversary • Lopez - 07/17/17

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


Welcome Fr. Ignatius • Mount Carmel - 07/10/17

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.


Iconography Project • Harrisburg - 07/08/17

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.


Saying Farewell to Fr. Jason - 07/04/17

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.


Saying Farewell to Fr. Jason - 07/04/17

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.


Saying Farewell to Fr. Jason - 07/04/17

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.


In Memoriam: Protodeacon Gregory Hatrak - 07/02/17

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.


Diocesan Council Meets • Mechanicsburg - 06/28/17

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.


Farewell Luncheon • Mount Carmel - 06/28/17

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


Graduates Honored • Jermyn - 06/28/17

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.


Fr. John Nightingale Returns • Olyphant - 06/28/17

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


New Generation in Training • Wilkes-Barre - 06/23/17

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


Iveron Icon • Jermyn - 06/23/17

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.


Iveron Icon • Harrisburg - 06/23/17

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.


Volunteer Luncheon • Williamsport - 06/22/17

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


All Saints Day • Williamsport - 06/22/17

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.


Fr. James Mason’s 55th Ordination Anniversary • Bethlehem - 06/21/17

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


Youth Picnic • Elysburg - 06/21/17

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.


Archbishop MARK Visits • Nanticoke - 06/20/17

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.


Graduates Recognized • Berwick - 06/20/17

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


Feast of Pentecost • Stroudsburg - 06/19/17

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


Feast of Pentecost • Philadelphia - 06/19/17

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.


Feast of Pentecost • Harrisburg - 06/08/17

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


In Memoriam • Matushka Olga Kapral - 06/07/17

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.


Parish Council Workshop • Harrisburg - 06/06/17

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.


PASCHA • Dundaff - 06/05/17

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


Memorial Day Service • Edwardsville - 05/31/17

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.


2017 Graduates Honored • Bethlehem - 05/31/17

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.


Dr. Maria C. Khoury Lecture • Philadelphia - 05/31/17

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.


Mothers Day • Stroudsburg - 05/30/17

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


PASCHA • Philadelphia - 05/30/17

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.


Sunday School Year Ends • Edwardsville - 05/22/17

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.


Honoring Women of Parish • Mount Carmel - 05/22/17

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


New Linens Blessed • Olyphant - 05/22/17

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


Holy Fire • Harrisburg - 05/10/17

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.


Community Service Day • Harrisburg - 05/09/17

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


St. Thomas Sunday • Harrisburg - 05/08/17

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


Blessing of Graves • Olyphant - 05/02/17

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!


PASCHA • Lopez - 05/01/17

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


VERY Notable Birthday • Lopez - 05/01/17

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


Holy Week and Pascha • Olyphant - 04/28/17

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


Bright Monday • Harrisburg - 04/26/17

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


25th Anniversaries of Ordination • Wilkes-Barre - 04/25/17

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.


PASCHA • Harrisburg - 04/25/17

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”.


Holy Week • Stroudsburg - 04/24/17

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


Good Friday • Harrisburg - 04/24/17

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.


Pierogi Workers Honored • Bethlehem - 04/24/17

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


Paschal Greetings for Shut-Ins • Wilkes-Barre - 04/24/17

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.


Sunday School Learns the Art of Pysanky • Wilkes-Barre - 04/24/17

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.


“Our Risen Lord” • Harrisburg - 04/21/17

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".


Palm Sunday • Harrisburg - 04/21/17

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


Bright Monday • Bethlehem - 04/21/17

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.


Palm Sunday • Wilkes-Barre - 04/21/17

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.


PASCHA • Jermyn - 04/21/17

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.


Paschal Nocturnes • Jermyn - 04/21/17

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.


PASCHA • Mount Carmel - 04/21/17

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.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Wilkes-Barre - 04/20/17

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.


PASCHA • Bethlehem - 04/20/17

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.


Good Friday • Jermyn - 04/20/17

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.


OCF/IOCC Real Break • New Orleans - 04/20/17

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.


Holy Week • Olyphant - 04/20/17

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.


PASCHA • Olyphant - 04/20/17

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


Egg Hunt • Mount Carmel - 04/20/17

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


Holy Saturday • Philadelphia - 04/20/17

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.


Holy Saturday • Mount Carmel - 04/19/17

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.


Journey to PASCHA • Williamsport - 04/19/17

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


Lamentations of Good Friday • Mount Carmel - 04/19/17

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.


Lamentations of Good Friday • Philadelphia - 04/19/17

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.


Vespers of Good Friday • Mount Carmel - 04/18/17

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.


Good Friday • Bethlehem - 04/18/17

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.


PASCHA • Edwardsville - 04/18/17

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


PASCHA • Berwick - 04/18/17

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


Vespers of Good Friday • Philadelphia - 04/18/17

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


Good Friday • Coaldale - 04/17/17

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.


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

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


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

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


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

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.


Bridegroom Matins • Phildelphia - 04/17/17

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.


Parish Council Installed • Philadelphia - 04/17/17

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


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

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.


Holy Thursday • Pottstown - 04/14/17

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


Holy Week • Coaldale - 04/14/17

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


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Bethlehem - 04/14/17

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.


Palm Sunday • Mount Carmel - 04/14/17

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.


Palm Sunday • Jermyn - 04/13/17

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.


Holy Week Youth Education • Mount Carmel - 04/13/17

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.


Second Pascha Bread Making Class • Mount Carmel - 04/12/17

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


Lenten Dinner • Mount Carmel - 04/12/17

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


Palm Sunday • Bethlehem - 04/11/17

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.


Palm Sunday • Olyphant - 04/11/17

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


St. Tikhon Seminary Choir Welcomed • Harrisburg - 04/11/17

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


Palm Sunday Mission Service • Wilkes-Barre - 04/10/17

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.


Palm Sunday • Berwick - 04/10/17

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.


Palm Sunday • Edwardsville - 04/10/17

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.


Palm Sunday • Lopez - 04/10/17

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.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Olyphant - 04/10/17

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.


Diocesan Assembly • Harrisburg - 04/10/17

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.


Supporting Seminarian • Jermyn - 04/07/17

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.


Triumph of Orthodoxy • Harrisburg - 04/07/17

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.


St. George Medal Presented • Pottstown - 04/07/17

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


Archbishop MARK Welcomed • Harrisburg - 04/06/17

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.


Many Years! • Harrisburg - 04/06/17

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


Sunday School Celebrates Feast of Annunciation • Pottstown - 04/06/17

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.


Mission Service • Mechanicsburg - 04/05/17

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.


Mission Service • Uniondale - 04/03/17

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.


Pysanky Class • Mount Carmel - 04/03/17

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


Paska Bread Making Class • Mount Carmel - 03/31/17

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


Parish Council Installed • Mount Carmel - 03/31/17

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


Eve of Parish Feast • Berwick - 03/28/17

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


Mission Service • Lykens - 03/28/17

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.


Mission Service • Old Forge - 03/28/17

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.


Wilkes-Barre Deanery Clergy Meets • South Canaan - 03/23/17

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".


Elevation of the Cross • Mount Carmel - 03/21/17

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.


Veneration of the Holy Cross • Stroudsburg - 03/20/17

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.


3rd Sunday of Lent Mission Service • Edwardsville - 03/20/17

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.


2nd Sunday of Great Lent Mission Vespers • Bethlehem - 03/16/17

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.


2nd Sunday of Lent Mission Service • Simpson - 03/13/17

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.


Great Canon of St. Andrew • Berwick - 03/08/17

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


Notable Birthdays • Coaldale - 03/08/17

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.


Sunday of Orthodoxy • Bethlehem - 03/07/17

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.


Sunday Of Orthodoxy • Wilkes-Barre - 03/07/17

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.


Clergy  Pre-Lenten Retreat • Aston, PA - 03/03/17

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.


Lenten Mission Schedule - 02/28/17

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


Pre-Lenten Lecture • Berwick - 02/20/17

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.


Notable Anniversary • Stroudsburg - 02/15/17

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.


Fr. John Kowalczyk Offers Congratulatory Remarks • St. Paul - 02/14/17

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.


Scout Sunday • Edwardsville - 02/07/17

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


Community Soup Day • Mount Carmel - 02/07/17

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


Metropolitan Tikhon Opens Exhibit • Villanova - 02/06/17

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. 


Pan-Orthodox Blessing of the Susquehanna • Harrisburg - 02/06/17

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.


80th Annual Novogodny Ball • Philadelphia - 02/01/17

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


53rd Diocesan Assembly • Harrisburg - 01/31/17

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


Notable Anniversary • Coaldale - 01/30/17

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


Pan-Orthodox Blessing of Waters • Whitehall - 01/27/17

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


Pierogi Workers Luncheon • Bethlehem - 01/24/17

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


Honoring the Pro-Life Legacy of Archpriest John Kowalczyk - 01/23/17

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


Feast of Epiphany • Philadelphia - 01/23/17

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


Annual Orthodox - Eastern Catholic Clergy Dinner • Scranton - 01/20/17

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


Sacrament of Ordination • Williamsport - 01/18/17

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


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

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


St. Nicholas Project • Williamsport - 01/12/17

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


Pan-Orthodox Theophany Celebration • Stroudsburg - 01/11/17

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


OCF’s Regional Christmas Conference • Bolivar - 01/09/17

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


Yolka • Edwardsville - 01/09/17

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


Theophany and Blessing of Homes • Lopez - 01/09/17

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


Blessing of the Susquehanna • Berwick - 01/09/17

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


Theophany • Mount Carmel - 01/09/17

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


Feast of the Nativity • Mount Carmel - 01/02/17

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


Nativity Season • Harrisburg - 01/02/17

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


Holy Supper and Nativity • Lopez - 12/30/16

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


Nativity and Seventh Advent Candle Lighting • Bethlehem - 12/29/16

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


Bringing Joy to Shut-Ins • Bethlehem - 12/28/16

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


Nativity Season • Stroudsburg - 12/28/16

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


Blessing of Stained Glass Windows and Parish Dinner • Jermyn - 12/25/16

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


Sixth Advent Candle Lighting • Bethlehem - 12/23/16

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


“Make a Joyful Noise” • Edwardsville - 12/22/16

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


Many Recognized • Harrisburg - 12/22/16

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


Yolka • Berwick - 12/22/16

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


Annual Christmas Sing-A-Long • Mount Carmel - 12/21/16

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


Nativity Preparations • Coaldale - 12/21/16

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


“The Gifts of the Holy Spirit” Lecture • Edwardsville - 12/21/16

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


Annual Christmas Choir Concert • Bethlehem - 12/21/16

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


Annual Veterans Christmas Dinner • Edwardsville - 12/20/16

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


Missionary Blessing and Yolka • Harrisburg - 12/20/16

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


Annual Christmas Bazaar • Bethlehem - 12/20/16


The Fifth Advent Candle Lighting • Bethlehem - 12/20/16

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


Yolka • Bethlehem - 12/13/16

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


Special Visitor • Frackville - 12/13/16

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


Matthew Joyner Ordained to the Holy Priesthood • South Canaan - 12/09/16

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


Visiting Neighbors • Mount Carmel - 12/08/16

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


The Fourth Advent Candle Lighting • Bethlehem - 12/07/16

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


Nativity Preparation • Mount Carmel - 12/07/16

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


Nativity Concert • Bucknell - 12/05/16

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


Archbishop MARK Visits • Pottstown - 12/05/16

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


Church School Commemorates Theotokos • Pottstown - 12/02/16

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


Fall Events • Gradyville - 12/02/16

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


The Third Advent Candle Lighting • Bethlehem - 11/29/16

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


Refugee Charity Dinner • Pottstown - 11/29/16

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


Benefit Pancake Breakfast • Bethlehem - 11/24/16

 

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


Four Part Lecture Series • Harrisburg - 11/23/16

 

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


The Second Advent Candle Lighting• Bethlehem - 11/23/16

 

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


Veteran Center Thanksgiving Dinner • Edwardsville - 11/21/16

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


Celebrating 10 Year Anniversary • Berwick - 11/21/16

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


Eritrean / Ethiopian Fellowship • Harrisburg - 11/18/16

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


First Advent Candle Lighting • Bethlehem - 11/18/16

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


Youth Charity Luncheon • Mechanicsburg - 11/18/16

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


Coffee Hour Benefit • Bethlehem - 11/17/16

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


St Tikhon's Visits Holy Cross • Williamsport - 11/17/16

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


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

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


Election Day Dinner • Williamsport - 11/15/16

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


Sister Vassa Delivers Lecture • Wilkes-Barre - 11/14/16

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


Diocesan Council Meets • Harrisburg - 11/14/16

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


Guests Welcomed • Mechanicsburg - 11/07/16

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


Food Pantry Opened • Old Forge - 11/07/16

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


Memory Eternal! Catherine Elizabeth Maymon - 11/04/16

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


Fr. Thomas Soroka Speaks • Williamsport - 11/03/16

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


Harvest Festival • Edwardsville - 10/31/16

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


Centennial Celebration • Bethlehem - 10/28/16

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


Iconography Project Continues • Harrisburg - 10/28/16

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


Sister Vassa Delivers Lecture • Williamsport - 10/27/16

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


Annual Slavic Food Fest • Harrisburg - 10/27/16

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


“Lyra” Performs • Williamsport - 10/26/16

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


Sister Vassa Visits • Harrisburg - 10/26/16

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


Annual Parish Family Picnic • Harrisburg - 10/26/16

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


Teen Dinner Dance • Berwick - 10/25/16

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


Parish Festival and Car Show • Jermyn - 10/24/16

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


Teachers and Students Receive Blessing • Harrisburg - 10/24/16

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


Feast of St. Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow • Lykens - 10/24/16

On Sunday, October 9, the feast of St. Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow, His Eminence, Archbishop Mark celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Holy Ascension Church in Lykens.


Hierarchs Gather for Annual General Assembly Meeting • Detroit - 10/07/16

The Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America convened their 7thAnnual General Assembly Meeting in Detroit on October 4, 2016 with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the Antiochian Basilica of Saint Mary in Livonia, Michigan.


First Service in New Building • Mechanicsburg - 10/06/16

On Saturday & Sunday, October 1 &2, Holy Apostles Mission in Mechanicsburg, celebrated the first service in their newly constructed “phase 1” multipurpose building.


The Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation • Berwick - 09/27/16

On Sunday, September 11, Brendan Quinn Kritzer was baptized and chrismated during Baptismal Divine Liturgy at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Berwick, PA.


Clergy Continuing Education • Harrisburg - 09/26/16

The clergy of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania were graciously hosted by the V. Rev. Stephen Vernak at Christ the Saviour for Clergy Continuing Education.


Russian Days Festival • Bethlehem - 09/26/16

Thank you to all for a successful 35th Annual Russian Days Festival.


Archbishop MARK visits • Lopez - 09/19/16

On Sunday, September 18, the parishioners of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Lopez, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK to their church


Community Outreach Luncheon • Mount Carmel - 09/19/16

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 on Saturday, September 10th as part of the church’s on-going community outreach effort.


First Day of Sunday School • Mechanicsburg - 09/14/16

On Sunday, September 11, Holy Apostles held the first day of Church School.


New Catechumen • Berwick - 09/06/16

On Sunday September 4th, the newest catechumen of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Michael, was received into the church.


Feast of the Dormition • Philadelphia - 09/01/16

On Sunday afternoon and Monday morning (August 14th and August 15th),  the parishioners and guests from the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church celebrated Vespers and Divine Liturgy of the parish's Name's Day with the Feast of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos


Clergy Picnic • Jermyn - 08/31/16

On Thursday, August 25th, Wilkes-Barre clergy and wives enjoyed a picnic at Ayelsworth Park in Jermyn, PA


Ethnic Food Festival • Edwardsville - 08/31/16

On a glorious Saturday, August 27, 2016, the faithful of St. John the Baptist welcomed friends, neighbors and guests to their 18th annual Ethnic Food Festival.


Feast of the Dormition • Harrisburg - 08/26/16

On Friday, August 12 2016, the community of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA  celebrated the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God.


Parishioner sends Icon to the Holy and Great Council in Greece • Crete - 08/25/16

Peter Holoviak, a parishioner at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA recently sent a special made size Icon of Christ with Children, for the Holy and Great Council in Crete, Greece.


Archbishop MARK’s Visit to Ohio • Alliance - 08/23/16

In conjunction his visit to Holy Transfiguration Monastery on August 6th, His Eminence, Archbishop MARK celebrated at the new mission, St. Nikolai, in Alliance, OH, with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Alexander.


Dormition of the Holy Theotokos Divine Liturgy • Bethlehem - 08/17/16

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


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Stroudsburg - 08/17/16

Joanne and William Walters, sponsored by Rebecca Boyle, received the Sacrament of Chrismation, by Fr. Nicholas Solak, at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Stroudsburg, on Sunday, August 14, 2016.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Gradyville - 08/17/16

On August 7, 2016, Jack (Mathias) Wagner was received into the Orthodox faith.


Feast of the Transfiguration • Philadelphia - 08/16/16

On Saturday, August 6th,  a beautiful, warm, and sunny morning in Philadelphia, PA, 20 parishioners and guest from the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church celebrated Divine Liturgy of the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord and the Blessing of baskets of fruit (and vegetables) by Father Mark Koczak


Graduates Recognized • Gradyville - 08/16/16

On July 10, 2016,  the Very Reverend John J. Perich and parishioners of St Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Gradyville, PA recognized parish graduates.


Feast of St. Herman of Alaska • Harrisburg - 08/10/16

On Tuesday, Aug 9th Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA hosted a pan-Orthodox Liturgy for the feast of St. Herman of Alaska.


Feast of the Transfiguration • Bethlehem - 08/08/16

On Saturday August 6th, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA celebrated the Transfiguration of the Lord and the Blessing of the fruit with a Divine Liturgy.


Feast of the Transfiguration • Mount Carmel - 08/08/16

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel celebrated Transfiguration and blessed fruit on August 6th.


Vacation Bible School • Stroudsburg - 08/05/16

From August 1 through August 4 2016, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA held a Vacation Bible School for the community.


Blessing of Vehicles • Harrisburg - 08/05/16

On Sunday July 24th, the community of Christ the Saviour asked God's blessing upon our "various means of transportation", in honor of the feast of the great Prophet Elijah (July 20th).


Blessing of Vehicles • Stroudsburg - 08/04/16

On July 31, 2016, following Divine Liturgy, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA blessed vehicles.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Harrisburg - 08/04/16

On Sunday, July 17th Josiah Thomas Lentz was Baptized and Chrismated into the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.


Pentecost • Harrisburg - 08/03/16

On Sunday, June 19th the faithful of Christ the Saviour celebrated the great and holy feast of Pentecost.


Healing Service • Berwick - 08/03/16

On Wednesday July 27, 2016, the faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA gathered for an akathist on the occasion of St. Panteleimon's Feastday.


Third Annual Parish Picnic • Mount Carmel - 08/02/16

Following Divine Liturgy on July 24, St. Michael’s held its 3rd Annual Parish Picnic and basket raffle.


Blessing of Vehicles • Berwick - 08/02/16

On Sunday, July 24 following Divine Liturgy, the faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA blessed vehicles.


Blessing of the Vehicles • Bethlehem - 08/01/16

On Sunday July 24th, Fr. James Weremedic, rector, assisted by Fr. James Mason, attached, aided by Deacon Geoffrey and Sub-Deacon James, administered a Blessing of the Vehicles for the Prophet Elijah


Archbishop MARK Visits • Mount Carmel - 08/01/16

On Sunday July 24, the faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA welcomed  His Eminence Archbishop Mark to Divine Liturgy.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Berwick - 08/01/16

On Sunday July 23, Fr. Michael Demko performed the Sacrament of Baptism and Chrismation for Danyel Vulfert.


The Sacrament of Marriage • Jermyn - 07/26/16

Tamara Fisher and Michael Blondell were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on June 11, 2016 at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Jermyn - 07/23/16

On June 5, 2016, Father John Kowalczyk performed the Sacrament of Baptism and Chrismation for Xenia Soroka, the infant daughter of Jeremy and Dorcas Soroka, at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Jermyn - 07/22/16

ather John Kowalczyk performed the Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation for Dorcas Soroka on April 2, 2016 at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA.


Service Trip • Huntingdon, PA - 07/21/16

From Thursday, July 14 - Friday, July 15th members of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church visited Epiphany Orthodox Church in Huntingdon, PA to offer assistance with various maintenance projects.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Jermyn - 07/21/16

Father John Kowalczyk performed the Sacrament of Baptism and Chrismation for the infant Helena Mae Lanfranca on March 26, 2016 at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA.


In Memoriam • Elsie Skvir Nierle - 07/19/16

Elsie Skvir Nierle of Williamsport, Pennsylvania fell asleep in the Lord on July 17, 2016.


Blessing of Vehicles • Mechanicsburg - 07/18/16

On Sunday, July 17, the Sunday closest to the feast of the Glorious Prophet Elijah, Holy Apostles Mission celebrated their annual Blessing of Vehicles.


Saint Tikhon’s Summer Camp • Waymart - 07/13/16

Saint Tikhon’s Summer Camp program welcomed 104 campers and 56 counselors this season, which took place on the grounds of St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary the week of July 3-9.


All Saints Day Celebration and New Catechumen• Williamsport - 07/12/16

On Sunday, June 26 2016, the faithful of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA held their annual All Saints Day celebration with a procession around the church following Divine Liturgy.


Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry • Nashville - 07/11/16

From Monday, July 4th through Thursday, July 7th, The Very Rev. John Kowalczyk and Matushka Kathy Kowalczyk were invited to attended the Greek Orthodox Clergy and Lay Congress in Nashville, TN representing OCPM - Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry.


Archbishop MARK Makes Pastoral Visit • Alden Station - 07/11/16

On Sunday, July 3. 2016, the faithful of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Alden Station, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK for a Pastoral Visit.


In Memoriam: Elizabeth Walens - 07/07/16

Elizabeth Walens, 94, beloved mother of Archpriest Michael Hatrak, Rector of Saints Peter and Paul Church, Minersville, PA and grandmother of Deacon Gregory Hatrak of Three Hierarchs Chapel, Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, Yonkers, NY, fell asleep in the Lord at Jefferson Hospital in Pitsburgh, PA on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.


Diocesan Council Meets • Mechanicsburg - 07/01/16

On Thursday, June 30, the Diocesan Council of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania met at Holy Apostles Mission,  Mechanicsburg, PA for their quarterly meeting.


Obednitsa Service With Communion • Lykens - 07/01/16

On Sunday June 26th, Fr Dcn Seraphim served an Obednitsa with Holy Communion with the faithful of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Lykens.


PASCHA • Simpson - 07/01/16

On May 1, 2016, St. Basil’s Orthodox Church in Simpson, PA celebrated the Great and Holy Feast of PASCHA, commemorating the Resurrection of our Lord.


Community Picnic • Lopez - 06/28/16

St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Lopez, PA recently held a community picnic.


Blessing of Dome • Mechanicsburg - 06/27/16

On Sunday,  June 5, Holy Apostles Mission gathered in the unfinished new building to bless the dome and cross that will soon adorn the entry way of the building.


Pentecost • Mount Carmel - 06/27/16

On Sunday, April 19, 2016, after Divine Liturgy and the Pentecost Vespers the faithful blessed graves at Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Cemetery in Centralia and at St. Michael’s Orthodox Cemetery on Merriam Mountain.


Pentecost • Berwick - 06/25/16

On Sunday, June 19th the faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA celebrated the Feast of Holy Pentecost with Great Vespers and Kneeling Service.


Pentecost • Philadelphia - 06/25/16

On Sunday, June 19th the faithful of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church celebrated the Feast of Holy Pentecost with Great Vespers and Kneeling Service.


Relay For Life • Berwick - 06/24/16

On Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th, the youth from Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church participated in Relay For Life held at the Bloomsburg Fair Grounds.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Bethlehem - 06/24/16

On Saturday June 18th, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA welcomed two new members through the Sacrament of Chrismation.


Youth Summer Dance • Williamsport - 06/23/16

On Friday, June 17, 2016, the Holy Cross Youth hosted a Summer Dance, inviting friends to join them in our Fellowship Center for music presented by DJ Meredith under the disco ball.


Graduates Recognized • Berwick - 06/23/16

On Sunday, June 12, 2016, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church recognized their graduates from high school and college following Divine Liturgy.


Senior Appreciation Luncheon • Williamsport - 06/22/16

On Saturday, June 11, 2016, Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA hosted its Third Annual Senior Appreciation Luncheon to pay tribute to community "elders" for sharing their time, talents and fellowship throughout the year.


Adult Education Ministry Lecture Series • Harrisburg - 06/22/16

During the first part of our Paschal celebration, the "re-booted" Three Holy Hierarchs Adult Education Ministry at Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg, PA) held a trilogy of talks surrounding the broad topic of the Liturgy.


Dn. Innocent Neal Ordained • South Canaan - 06/10/16

Dn. Innocent Neal was Ordained to the Holy Priesthood on June 9, Feast of Ascension at St Tikhon's Monastery Church by Archbishop Mark, Archbishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania.


Graduate Recognized • Mount Carmel - 06/08/16

On June 5, 2016, following Divine Liturgy, Elizabeth Bishop was presented an Icon by Father John Edward from the parish of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA in recognition of her graduation from high school.


Graduates Recognized • Edwardsville - 06/08/16

On Sunday, June 5, 2016, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA recognized the Parish Graduates with a breakfast following Divine Liturgy.


Community Memorial Day Service • Edwardsville - 06/08/16

On Monday, May 30, 2016, the faithful of St. John the Baptist held a memorial service at the Edwardsville Park in Edwardsville, PA.


Anthracite Festival • Mount Carmel - 06/07/16

On May 28, 2016, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel had a booth at the Anthracite Festival in Shamokin.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Minersville - 06/07/16

Charlotte Ann Hains was baptized  on Sunday, May 15, 2016 by her great-uncle, the Very Rev. Nicholas Wyslutsky, pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Mogadore, Ohio, a native son of SS. Peter and Paul.


Clergy Continuing Education • Pottstown - 06/06/16

On Thursday, June 2, the clergy of the Diocese were blessed to have an expert from Church Mutual's Wisconsin Office flown in to discuss "Officers and Directors Insurance Coverage" for a Clergy Continuing Education Seminar at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Pottstown, PA.


Memorial Day Pilgrimage • South Canaan - 06/06/16

Archimandrite Sergius and the Brotherhood of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery welcomed pilgrims “from near and far” at the 112th annual Memorial Day Pilgrimage May 27-30, 2016.


Holy Week • Nanticoke - 06/02/16

During Holy Week, Father Vladimir Petorak, Matushka Elizabeth and the parishioners of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Nanticoke, PA welcomed guests and visitors to celebrate the Feast of Feasts.


Archpriest John Moses Delivers Lecture • Wilkes-Barre - 05/23/16

Archpriest John Moses offered a presentation, "Living a Christian Life in a Material World" on Saturday, May 14 at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Wilkes Barre.


Holy Saturday Vesperal Divine Liturgy • Harrisburg - 05/23/16

On Saturday, April 30th our community gathered to celebrate the Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil, sometimes called the “First Pascha”, as it was originally the first Liturgy of the Great Paschal vigil.


PASCHA • Jermyn - 05/18/16

The faithful of St.Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA celebrated the Feast of Feasts on May 1, 2016.


Saint Thomas Sunday • Harrisburg - 05/13/16

On Sunday, May 8th the community at Christ the Saviour celebrated our patronal feast - St. Thomas Sunday (Antipascha); as well as Mother's Day.


Palm Sunday to PASCHA • Williamsport - 05/12/16

Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA has provided a look at their Holy Week - from Palm Sunday through Pascha.


St. Thomas Sunday • Lopez - 05/11/16

On Sunday, May 8, 2016, the faithful of St. Vladimir Orthodox Church in Lopez, PA celebrated St. Thomas Sunday with the blessing of graves.


Bright Monday Pan-Orthodox Divine Liturgy • Harrisburg - 05/11/16

Throughout Bright Week, the community of Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA will to gather and celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection.


St. Alexis Toth of Wilkes-Barre Feast Day • Wilkes-Barre - 05/10/16

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, clergy and the faithful of the Wilkes-Barre Deanery gathered at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA to celebrate the Feast of St. Alexis Toth, Confessor and Defender of Orthodoxy in North America.


Agape Vespers • Harrisburg - 05/10/16

At 12pm on Pascha Day, the faithful of Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA gathered for the Agape Vespers, which were celebrated by Fr. David Vernak.


PASCHA • Lopez - 05/09/16

The faithful of St.Vladimir Orthodox Church in Lopez, PA celebrated the Feast of Feasts on May 1, 2016.


PASCHA • Olyphant - 05/09/16

The faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA celebrated the Feast of Feasts on May 1, 2016.


Good Friday Burial Vespers • Mechanicsburg - 05/09/16

On Friday, April 30, 2016, the faithful of Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission in Mechanicsburg, PA gathered for Burial Vespers of Great and Holy Friday.


PASCHA • Harrisburg - 05/09/16

Late Saturday evening, April 29, 2016, and “while it was still dark” into Sunday, May 1, 2016,  the community of Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA gathered for the “Feast of Feast, and Holy Day of Holy Days.”


PASCHA • Gradyville - 05/08/16

On Saturday, April 30 into the early hours of Sunday, May 1, 2016, the faithful of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Gradyville, PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of Feasts, the Resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.


Matins of Great and Holy Saturday (Lamentations) • Harrisburg - 05/08/16

In the evening on Friday, April 29th the community of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in harrisburg, PA gathered for the Matins and Lamentations, in which we sing songs of love and tenderness to our Lord in the Tomb.


Liturgy of St. Basil the Great • Gradyville - 05/07/16

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, the faithful of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Gradyville, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, to celebrate the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.


Vespers of Great and Holy Friday (Burial Service) • Harrisburg - 05/07/16

In the afternoon on Friday, April 29th the community of Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA gathered for the Burial Vespers, in which we participate in the death of the Son of God upon the Cross.


Good Friday • Gradyville - 05/06/16

On Friday, April 29, 2016, the faithful of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Gradyville, PA gathered for the services of Great and Holy Friday.


Holy Week Archpastoral Visit • Harrisburg - 05/06/16

From Tuesday, April 26 – Wednesday, April 27th our community welcomed His Eminence Archbishop Mark, as he led us in the Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts on Tuesday and Wednesday; as well as  the Sacrament of Holy Unction on Great and Holy Wednesday, where we were joined by the faithful Holy Apostles Mission - interceding the Lord’s mercy, and healing of soul and body.


PASCHA • Mount Carmel - 05/06/16

The faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA celebrated the Feast of Feasts on May 1, 2016.


PASCHA • Pottstown - 05/05/16

On Sunday, May 1, 2016, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Pottstown, PA celebrated the Resurrection of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.


Liturgy of St. Basil • Mount Carmel - 05/05/16

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, the faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA celebrated the Liturgy of St. Basil in anticipation of the Resurrection.


PASCHA • Bethlehem - 05/04/16

St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church of Bethlehem, PA, Paschal celebration began at 9AM Saturday, with the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.  At 11:30PM, the celebration continued with a candlelight procession, Paschal Matins, and Paschal Liturgy.


Good Friday • Mount Carmel - 05/04/16

On Friday, April 30, 2016, the faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA gathered for Good Friday Lamentations including the processional, in anticipation for the Resurrection.


PASCHA • Stroudsburg - 05/03/16

On Saturday, April 30 into the wee hours of Sunday May 1, 2016, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg PA gathered to celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


PASCHA • Mechanicsburg - 05/03/16

On Saturday, April 30 into the wee hours of Sunday May 1, 2016, the faithful of Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission in Mechanicsburg PA gathered to celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


PASCHA • Berwick - 05/03/16

On Saturday, April 29 into the wee hours of Sunday May 1, 2016, the faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick PA gathered to celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


PASCHA • Lykens - 05/03/16

Christ Is Risen!  What a joyous Paschal Liturgy was celebrated at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Lykens, PA.


PASCHA • Edwardsville - 05/01/16

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA celebrated the Feast Of Feast, PASCHA.


Great and Holy Friday • Berwick - 04/30/16

On a rainy Friday, April 29, 2016, the faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA gathered for Good Friday Services.


Great and Holy Friday • Bethlehem - 04/30/16

Fr. James Weremedic, Rector, assisted by Fr. James Mason, lead the parishioners, at St. Nicholas in Bethlehem, PA, in Good Friday’s, Burial Vespers and Matins - Laminations.


Great and Holy Friday • Uniondale - 04/30/16

On Friday, April 29, the faithful of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church commemorated our Lord's crucifixion and burial with lamentations and processional.


Great and Holy Friday • Pottstown - 04/30/16

On Friday, April 29, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Pottstown, PA commemorated our Lord's crucifixion and burial with lamentations and processional.


Lamentations of Great and Holy Friday • Edwardsville - 04/30/16

On the rainy evening of Friday, April 29, 2016, the faithful of St. John the Baptist gathered for Lamentations of Great and Holy Friday.


Vespers of Great and Holy Friday • Edwardsville - 04/30/16

On the afternoon of Friday, April 29, 2016, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered for Great and Holy Friday Vespers, commemorating the Crucifixion of Christ and burial in the Tomb.


Holy Thursday • Philadelphia - 04/29/16

On Holy Thursday, April 28, 2016, over 45 parishioners and guest of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in South Philadelphia, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK to celebrate the Holy Friday Matins along with the reading of the 12 Passion Gospels.


Holy Thursday • Berwick - 04/29/16

On Thursday, April 28, 2016, the faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA gathered for the Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels for Holy Thursday.


Holy Unction • Philadelphia - 04/29/16

On the evening of Wednesday, April 27, 2016, over 30 faithful from the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church attended the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts and then afterwards, received Holy Unction from Father Mark W Koczak.


Holy Unction • Bethlehem - 04/29/16

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


Palm Sunday • Philadelphia - 04/29/16

On Sunday, April 24th the faithful of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church celebrated the Feast of the Entrance into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday).


The Service of Holy Unction • Berwick - 04/29/16

On Wednesday, April 27, the faithful of Holy Annunciation performed the service of Holy Unction.


Palm Sunday • Mechanicsburg - 04/29/16

On Palm Sunday, April 24, Holy Apostles community celebrated the Baptismal Liturgy of David Linnehan.


Archbishop MARK Visits for Holy Monday • Bethlehem - 04/28/16

On Holy Monday, April 25, 2016, the faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK to celebrate Presanctified Liturgy.


Bridegroom Matins • Wilkes-Barre - 04/28/16

On Sunday, April 24 2016, the faithful of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, as well as clergy and parishioners from around the Wilkes-Barre Deanery to celebrate Bridegroom Matins.


Palm Sunday • Lopez - 04/28/16

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, the faithful of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Lopez, PA celebrated the Feast of the Entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem with the blessing of palms and willows.


Palm Sunday • Harrisburg - 04/27/16

On Sunday, April 24th the community of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) celebrated the Feast of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem - Palm Sunday.


Palm Sunday • Berwick - 04/27/16

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, the faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA celebrated the Feast of the Entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem with the Blessing of palms and willows.


Palm Sunday • Pottstown - 04/25/16

On Sunday, April 24 -  "Like the children with the Palms of Victory" - the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Pottstown, PA rejoiced in commemorating the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem with the blessing of palms and willows.


Palm Sunday • Bethlehem - 04/25/16

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, the faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA celebrated the Feast of the Entrance into Jerusalem with the blessing of the palms and willows.


Palm Sunday • Edwardsville - 04/25/16

On Sunday, April 24 2016, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA celebrated the Feast of the Entrance into Jerusalem.


Great Vespers of Palm Sunday • Philadelphia - 04/25/16

On Saturday evening, April 23, 2016, 19 parishioners attended the Great Vespers of Palm Sunday at the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in South Philadelphia, PA.


Dr. Albert Rossi Delivers Lecture • Mount Carmel - 04/22/16

On April 17, 2016, Dr. Albert Rossi provided a lecture on “Orthodoxy and Healing the Soul” at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel.


Archbishop MARK visits • Berwick - 04/18/16

On Sunday, April 17, 2016, the faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK to celebrate Divine Liturgy.


Presanctified Liturgy • Edwardsville - 04/14/16

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, local clergy, members of the Wilkes-Barre Deanery, and other friends to a Presanctified Liturgy.


Archbishop MARK Visits • Frackville - 04/13/16

On Sunday, April 10, 2016, His Eminence, Archbishop MARK made a hierarchical visit to Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville, PA.


Lenten Mission Service • Philadelphia - 04/13/16

On Sunday, April 10, 2016, the faithful of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in South Philadelphia, PA welcomed clergy, parishioners and guests for the Saint John of the Ladder Mission Service, with over 85 people in attendance.


Mission Service • Mount Carmel - 04/12/16

On Sunday, April 10, 2016, the faithful of St. Michael Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, clergy and parishioners from the Frackville Deanery for the St. John of the Ladder Mission Service.


Mission Service • Dundaff - 04/12/16

On Sunday, April 10, 2016, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Dundaff, PA welcomed clergy and parishioners from around the Wilkes-Barre Deanery for the St.John of the Ladder Mission Service.


OCF Retreat • Harrisburg - 04/12/16

From Friday, March 18th - Saturday, March 19th Christ the Saviour parish hosted the Spring Retreat for the Orthodox Christian Fellowship Philadelphia District.


OCF Real Break Service Trip • New Orleans - 04/11/16

From Monday, March 7th - Saturday, March 12th Fr. Stephen Vernak, the pastor of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA,  served as the clergy leader for an OCF Real Break service trip to New Orleans.


Elevation of the Holy Cross • Mount Carmel - 04/08/16

On Sunday, April 3 2016, the faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA celebrated the Elevation of The Holy Cross at Divine Liturgy.


Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross • Williamsport - 04/07/16

On Sunday, April 3 2016, the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross, Archbishop Mark and Deacon Matthew Joyner joined the community of Holy Cross Church in Williamsport for the Divine Liturgy.


Pan-Orthodox Triumph of Orthodoxy • Camp Hill - 04/07/16

The Orthodox Council of Churches of South Central PA (OCCSCP), held its annual Pan-Orthodox Triumph of Orthodoxy Vespers at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Camp Hill, PA on Saturday, March 19th.


Pan-Orthodox Presanctified Liturgy • Wilkes-Barre - 04/07/16

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, the faithful of the Wilkes-Barre Deanery gathered at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA to celebrate Presanctified Liturgy.


Parish Council Installed • Mount Carmel - 04/07/16

On April 3, 2016 at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel, Father John Edward administered the oath of office for the 2016 Parish Council.


Veneration of The Cross Mission Service • Wilkes-Barre - 04/04/16

On Sunday, March 3, 2016, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, as well as clergy and parishioners from around the Wilkes-Barre Deanery for the Veneration of The Cross Mission Service.


Lenten Fish Dinners • Bethlehem - 04/04/16

This year at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church of Bethlehem guests and parishioners enjoyed 4 Lenten Friday Fish Dinners. 


Mission Service • Olyphant - 03/31/16

On Sunday, March 27, 2016, the faithful of All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA welcomed Clergy, parishioners and guests from the Wilkes-Barre Deanery to the St. Gregory of Palamas Mission Service.


Sunday of Orthodoxy • Gradyville - 03/29/16

On Sunday, March 20, 2016, the faithful of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Gradyville, PA celebrated the Triumph of Orthodox with an Icon procession by their church school students.


Parish Feast • Berwick - 03/28/16

On Friday, March 25th, His Eminence Archbishop MARK made an Archpastoral visit to Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Berwick, to celebrate their patronal feastday.


Fr. John Kowalczyk Delivers Lecture • Villanova - 03/24/16

On March 20, 2016, the Very Reverend John Kowalczyk, pastor of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA delivered a lecture at Villanova University’s Connelly Center.


Pan Orthodox Sunday of Orthodoxy • Bethlehem - 03/23/16

On Sunday, March 20, 2016, the Lehigh Valley Brotherhood sponsored the Sunday of Orthodoxy at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


Clergy Conversation • Waymart - 03/23/16

Clergy from around the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania gathered at the Diocesan Center in Walmart, PA on March 21, 2016.


Triumph of Orthodoxy • Wilkes-Barre - 03/23/16

On Sunday,March 20, 2016, Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, and the Orthodox faithful of the Wilkes-Barre deanery for the Triumph of Orthodoxy Mission Service.


Triumph of Orthodoxy • Bethlehem - 03/22/16

On Sunday, March 20, 2016, the faithful of St.Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA marked the first Sunday of Lent by celebrating the Triumph of Orthodoxy with the procession of the Icons by the Sunday School Children.


Triumph of Orthodoxy • Harrisburg - 03/22/16

On Sunday, March 20th the clergy and faithful of Christ the Saviour marked the first Sunday of Lent by celebrating the Triumph of Orthodoxy with an icon procession.


Triumph of Orthodoxy • Stroudsburg - 03/22/16

On Sunday, March 20, 2016, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA marked the first Sunday of Lent by celebrating the Triumph of Orthodoxy with a procession of Icons by the children of the parish.


Canon of Saint Andrew • Berwick - 03/17/16

On Monday, March 14, the faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church gathered for the Canon of Saint Andrew, which is read during the first four nights of Great Lent.


Diocesan Council Meets • Berwick - 03/17/16

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, members of the Diocesan Council met at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA. Following morning services, new members were installed.


Parishioners Volunteer at Soup Kitchen • Bethlehem - 03/16/16

For more than ten years,  members of St. Nicholas Church, Bethlehem,  have been volunteering  monthly at the Soup Kitchen sponsored by the Lehigh County Council of Churches.


Clergy Pre-Lenten Retreat • Aston, PA - 03/15/16

The Clergy of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania met at the Fransiscan Spiritual Retreat Center in Aston, PA for a Pre-Lenten retreat.


Cheese Fare Sunday • Berwick - 03/15/16

On Sunday, March 13th, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA  held their annual Cheesefare Luncheon following Divine Liturgy.


Yolka • Gradyville - 03/11/16

St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Gradyville, PA held it's annual Yolka on January 3, 2016.


Advent Charity Project • Gradyville - 03/10/16

Each year St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Gradyville, PA chooses an Advent charity project.


Sunday School Honors Patron Saint • Old Forge - 03/10/16

The Sunday School class of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Old Forge, PA gave a presentation of their Patron Saint to the congregation at the end of Divine Liturgy on February 21, 2016.


Chi Rho Award Presented • Edwardsville - 03/07/16

On Sunday, March 6, 2015 following Divine Liturgy, Fr. George Volkovinsky presented the Chi Rho medal to Maxim Gingo.


Liturgical Items Blessed • Mount Carmel - 03/07/16

On Sunday, March 6th, Father John Edward of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA blessed the new table Icons for Feast Days and the new purple Icon table and altar cloths.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Berwick - 02/23/16

On Sunday, February 21, Natalia Elizabeth Demko was baptized and chrismated during Baptismal Divine Liturgy at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick.


Parish Breakfast • Jermyn - 02/23/16

St. Mary’s Altar Society of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA sponsored a breakfast on Sunday, February 21, 2016 following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Mount Carmel - 02/23/16

Daniella Roper was Baptized by Father John Edward at St. Michael’s on February 6th and she was welcomed to the parish at Divine Liturgy on February 7th.


Leaving a Mark • Mechanicsburg - 02/15/16

On Sunday, February 7, after Fellowship Hour, the faithful of Holy Apostles joined Fr. Timothy in visiting the new building (currently under construction).


The Sacrament of Baptism x2! • Edwardsville - 02/09/16

On Sunday, February 7, 2016, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered for a Baptismal Liturgy. Twins Demiyana and Miriyana were received into the church by Fr. George Volkovinsky through the Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation.


Annual Pancake Brunch • Bethlehem - 02/09/16

Bethlehem's St. Nicholas Orthodox Club of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America held its annual pancake brunch on February 7, 2016.


Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord • Edwardsville - 02/03/16

On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord.


Pan-Orthodox Blessing of Waters • Whitehall - 02/03/16

On Sunday January 31, 2016,  a Pan-Orthodox Blessing of the waters took place at Jordan Creek in Whitehall, PA.


Community Soup Day • Mount Carmel - 02/03/16

On January 31st, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel hosted a Community Soup Day.


52nd Diocesan Assembly • Jermyn - 02/02/16

The Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania met for the 52nd Diocesan Assembly at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn PA on Thursday, January 28 and Friday January 29, 2016.


Blessing of the Susquehanna • Harrisburg - 01/21/16

On Sunday, January 17th the Orthodox parishes of Greater Harrisburg gathered at City Island Park for the 8th Annual Pan-Orthodox Great Blessing of the Susquehanna.


Blessing of the Susquehanna • Berwick - 01/18/16

On Sunday January 17th, 2016, the faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church celebrated the Feast of Theophany with the blessing of the Susquehanna River at the Berwick Test Track.


Liturgy of St. James • Berwick - 01/15/16

On Sunday, December 27th, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church celebrated the Liturgy of St. James. The Liturgy of St. James, one of the oldest liturgies written by St. James, is commemorated on his feastday (October 23) and the Sunday after the Nativity.


Appreciation Luncheon • Bethlehem - 01/15/16

On Tuesday January 12, 2016, the pierogi ministry at St. Nicholas Church,  Bethlehem, met for its semi annual appreciation luncheon.


The Feast of Theophany • Stroudsburg - 01/13/16

On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church celebrated the Feast of Theophany with the blessing of McMichael’s Creek.


Feast of the Nativity • Mount Carmel - 01/12/16

On Friday, December 25, 2015, the faithful participated in Nativity services at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA.


Annual Sing-A-Long • Mount Carmel - 01/11/16

On December 20, 2015, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel, held their 3rd Annual Christmas Sing-A-Long.


A Very Special Moliben • Mechanicsburg - 01/08/16

On the afternoon of Theophany, January 6, 2016, Fr. Timothy and a group of parishioners went to the new building to serve a short moliben and bless the construction progress.


Feast of the Nativity • Mechanicsburg - 01/08/16

On Friday, December 25, 2015, Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission celebrated the Feast of the Nativity by welcoming Archpriest Nicholas Molodyko-Harris to Divine Liturgy. Christ is Born! Glorify Him!


Annual Gingerbread Contest • Mechanicsburg - 01/06/16

The parishioners of Holy Apostles held their annual Gingerbread House contest.


Nativity Season • Harrisburg - 01/06/16

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


Christmas Caroling • Bethlehem - 01/06/16

Following Divine Liturgy on Saturday, December 26, members of Saint Nicholas' Choir (Bethlehem) went Christmas Caroling. They visited parishioners in various continuing care communities around the Lehigh Valley. 


Christmas Play and Special Visitor • WIlkes-Barre - 12/31/15

On Sunday, December 20, 2015, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA were treated to the Church School’s annual Christmas play.


Church School Christmas Play • Stroudsburg - 12/31/15

On Sunday, December 20, 2015, the Church School of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA presented their annual Christmas Program.


Feast of the Nativity • Pottstown - 12/30/15

On Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25, 2015, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Pottstown, PA gathered to joyfully celebrate the Nativity of our Lord. Christ is Born!


Icon Exhibition • Stroudsburg - 12/30/15

From December 10 through 13, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA welcomed the Icon Exhibit, “The Mother of God and the Saints” to their church.


Catechumens Welcomed • Stroudsburg - 12/30/15

On Sunday, November 29. 2015, His Eminence Archbishop MARK joined Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA in welcoming new members into the Catechumenate.


Feast of the Nativity • Jermyn - 12/28/15

The Feast of Christmas at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, was a very memorable one.


Inspiring Christmas Concert • Bethlehem - 12/28/15

On Sunday December 13, 2015, the choir of St. Nicholas Church of Bethlehem presented its annual inspiring Christmas concert.


Yolka Program • Pottstown - 12/22/15

On Sunday, December 20, the youth of Holy Trinity in Pottstown performed in the annual Christmas Yolka written by our very own Deacon Peter Skoog.


Making a Joyful Noise • Edwardsville - 12/22/15

On Sunday, December 20, 2015, St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA opened its’ doors to the community for a multi-church Christmas concert.


Christmas Activities • Pottstown - 12/21/15

On Saturday, December 19, the youth of Holy Trinity in Pottstown gathered together for an evening of activities which included making Christmas cards for the men and woman and the local Coatesville Veterans Hospital.


Giving and Receiving • Edwardsville - 12/21/15

On Saturday, December 19. 2015, the church school of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church continued their yearly tradition of providing a home-cooked Christmas dinner to the local Veteran’s Center.


Nativity Program • Harrisburg - 12/18/15

On Sunday, December 13th (the anniversary of the repose of St. Herman of Alaska) the parish Church School at Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) held its annual Nativity Program.


Advent Retreat • Mount Carmel - 12/18/15

On December 13th the V. Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield,  Chancellor of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, provided an Advent retreat at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel on the topic of Mary, Mysteries and Mission - the Three "M"s.


Tree Trimming • Lopez - 12/17/15

On Saturday, December 12, the faithful of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Lopez, PA decorated their Christmas Tree for the upcoming feast.


Celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas • Lopez - 12/16/15

On Sunday, December 6, the church school children of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Lopez, PA celebrated the Feast of St. Nicholas.


Matthew Joyner Ordained to the Holy Diaconate • South Canaan - 12/16/15

On December 13, 2015, on the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers and the Commemoration of the Repose of St. Herman of Alaska, 2nd year seminarian Matthew Joyner was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Eminence Mark, Archbishop of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania.


Christmas Caroling • Berwick - 12/15/15

On Saturday, December 12th, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church Choir performed at Victorian Nights in Berwick.


St. Nicholas Day Activities • Mount Carmel - 12/14/15

For St. Nicholas Day, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel reached out to help the local community.


8th Annual Blessing of the Susquehanna Announced • Harrisburg - 12/11/15

We are pleased to announce the 8th Annual Great Blessing of the Susquehanna on Sunday, January 17th at City Island Park, Harrisburg, PA at 2pm.


Parish Feast Day • Olyphant - 12/11/15

On Sunday, December 6, His Eminence Archbishop Mark celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant in honor of the parish feast day.


Teen Spiritual Retreat • Harrisburg - 12/11/15

Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg, PA) hosted our Diocesan Youth for a Teen Spiritual Retreat entitled "Purity and Prayer" from Friday, December 4th - Sunday, December 6th.


Skufia Awarded by Archbishop MARK • Lykens - 11/24/15

On Sunday, November 22, Fr. James Chuta was awarded the Skufia by His Eminence, Archbishop MARK during his arch pastoral visit to Holy Ascension in Lykens, PA.


Mission Choir and Monastery Bookstore Visit • Williamsport - 11/23/15

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


Thanksgiving Dinner With Local Veteran Center • Edwardsville - 11/23/15

On Saturday, November 21 2015, the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist provided a Thanksgiving Dinner to a local Veteran’s Center in their neighborhood.


2nd Annual Eritrean/Ethiopian Fellowship • Harrisburg - 11/23/15

On Sunday, November 8th Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA enjoyed its 2nd Annual Eritrean/Ethiopian Fellowship, hosted by members from both communities.


Icon of St. Anna Visits • Mount Carmel - 11/19/15

On Sunday, November 15 2015, the Icon of Saint Anna was present for services at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, in honor of St. Michael’s Day celebrations.


Veterans Honored • Mount Carmel - 11/17/15

As part of the celebrations at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel, local veterans were honored and all who attended were provided brunch following Divine Liturgy on Sunday, November 8, 2015.


Honoring Parish Veterans • Olyphant - 11/13/15

On Sunday, November 8, prayers were offered during the Divine Liturgy for the living and departed veterans of our parish.


Celebrating Vespers at Home • Mount Carmel - 11/13/15

On November 7th, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel, PA held Vespers at Serenity Gardens to bring church to two parishioners who are residents.


Internet Safety Seminar • Olyphant - 11/13/15

On November 10th at St. Nicholas Church, Olyphant, FBI Special Agent Tanya Evanina spoke on Internet Safety for Parents, which included talking to our children about the dangers of internet predators, sexting and sexpoitation, and cyberbullying.


Old World Food Festival • Philadelphia - 11/13/15

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, the faithful of St. Stephen’s Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA held their “Old World Food Festival.”


Icon Exhibition Tremendous Success • Scranton - 11/12/15

On Sunday, October 25th, the opening of the Icons and relics on loan from St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Metropolitan Museum of the Orthodox Church in America took place at Marywood University in Scranton Pennsylvania.


Fr. Stephen Damick Speaks • Berwick - 11/12/15

On Tuesday, November 10th, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick visited Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church to present his lecture "Will YOU Be Left Behind? The Rapture in Light of Ancient Christianity."


Archbishop MARK Welcomed • Harrisburg - 11/12/15

From Saturday, October 24th - Sunday, October 25th the community of Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA welcomed our arch-pastor, His Eminence Archbishop MARK.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Williamsport - 11/10/15

The Holy Cross parish family rejoiced in sacramentally welcoming the newly-enlisted warrior for Christ, Michael (Brent) Fish, on Sunday, November 8, 2015: fittingly, the feast of the Archangel Michael and the Heavenly Powers.


Fr. Joseph Martin Honored for 50th Anniversary • Wilkes-Barre - 11/10/15

On November 7, 2015, Divine Liturgy was celebrated at Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, by His Eminence, Archbishop MARK and local clergy in honor of Fr. Joseph Martin for 50 years of service. 


Special Olympics Field Day • Jermyn - 11/04/15

Field Day for Special Olympics was held on Sunday, October 25th at St. Michael’s Center in Jermyn, PA.


Fr. Vasili Dubee celebrates his first Divine Liturgy • Jermyn - 11/02/15

On Sunday, October 18th, the newly ordained Priest Vasily Dubee celebrated his first Divine Liturgy at his home parish at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, Pennsylvania.


Archbishop MARK Visits • Mechanicsburg - 10/30/15

His Eminence, Archbishop MARK was welcomed by the faithful to Holy Apostles Mission in Mechanicsburg, PA on Sunday, October 17 and Monday October 19, 2015.


Annual Halupki Dinner • Lopez - 10/30/15

St Vladimir's Church in Lopez, Pa. held it's annual fall halupki dinner in the church hall on October 25, 2015.


Sunday School Fall Trip • Berwick - 10/29/15

On Sunday, October 25th, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church's Sunday School visited Maylath Farm and Orchard in Sugarloaf.


October Potato Pancake Sale • Edwardsville - 10/29/15

On Saturday, October 24, 2015, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered to welcome guests to their Fall potato pancake fundraiser.


V. Rev. Abbot Tryphon Speaks • Harrisburg - 10/28/15

On Wednesday, October 21st, the V. Rev. Abbot Tryphon (All Merciful Saviour Monastery in Vashon Island, WA) returned to Harrisburg as part of his speaking tour in the Diocese of Eastern PA.


Divine Liturgy of St. James • Berwick - 10/28/15

On Saturday, October 24, Holy Annunciation hosted the Divine Liturgy of St. James.


V. Rev. Abbot Tryphon Visits • Harrisburg - 10/27/15

On Sunday, October 18th the Very Rev. Abbot Tryphon of the All Merciful Saviour Monastery (Vashon Island, WA) gave the homily at the Divine Liturgy at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Lopez - 10/27/15

Emilia Marie was Baptized and Chrismated at St Vladimir's Orthodox Church in Lopez, Pa on October 18, 2015.


The Sacrament of Ordination • St. Tikhon’s - 10/26/15

On Friday, October 9th, for the Feast of St. Patriarch Tikhon, of Moscow, the spiritual son of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, Rev. Dn. Vasili Dubee was ordained to the rank of Holy Priesthood by the laying on of Apostolic hands of his Eminence, Archbishop MARK, Archbishop of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania.


“Yard Sale” • Old Forge - 10/26/15

On September 26 and 27. 2015, the faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Old Forge, PA held a “Yard Sale.”


Slavic Food Fest • Harrisburg - 10/16/15

From Saturday, October 3rd - Sunday October 4th the community of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA held its annual Slavic Food Fest.


New Catechumens • Harrisburg - 10/15/15

Late this summer and early fall Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church welcomed two new catechumens into their parish family: Timothy Monko (9/13/15) and Ronald Miller (10/4/15).


Teen Ethnic Dinner Dance • Berwick - 10/13/15

On Sunday, October 12th, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church's Teen Group sponsored their 3rd annual Ethnic Dinner Dance.


Pastoral Visit • Edwardsville - 10/06/15

On Sunday, October 4, 2015, the faithful welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK for his annual visit to celebrate Divine Liturgy and recognize parishioners.


Dinner Dance Prep • Berwick - 10/06/15

On Sunday, October 4th, Holy Annunciation's Teen Group began prepping for their Ethnic Dinner Dance to be held on Sunday, October 11th.


6th Annual Festival and Car Show • Jermyn - 10/05/15

On Friday, September 24th – Sunday, September 27th, nearly 2,000 people gathered at the sprawling grounds of St. Michael’s Center for the Annual out-reach to the community at large.


Clergy Continuing Education • Pottstown - 09/29/15

On Monday, September 28th, Diocesan clergy met at Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown, PA for the first clergy continuing education program of the new liturgical year.


Archpastoral Visit • Berwick - 09/28/15

On Sunday, September 27th, His Eminence, Archbishop MARK made an archpastoral visit to Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA.


Elevation of the Cross and Parish Picnic • Harrisburg - 09/23/15

On Sunday, September 13th the community at Christ the Saviour had a FULL day!


Archbishop MARK makes visit • Olyphant - 09/21/15

On Sunday, August 23, His Eminence Archbishop MARK joined with the clergy and faithful of St. Nicholas Church, Olyphant to celebrate the Divine Liturgy.


41st Anniversary • Philadelphia - 09/21/15

His Eminence, Archbishop MARK was welcomed to St. Stephen Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA for the 41st anniversary celebration.


Christmas in September and Classic Car Show • Jermyn - 09/21/15

The St. Michael’s Christmas in September Festival Committee recently met to begin finalizing this mega community event.


Frackville Deanery Meeting • Harrisburg - 09/18/15

On Thursday, September 17, the Frackville Deanery held their quarterly Deanery Meeting at Christ the Saviour Church in Harrisburg.


Feast of the Elevation Finds Walls Going Up • Mechanicsburg - 09/16/15

On September 14, 2015, the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, the walls of Holy Apostles Church in Mechanicsburg, PA began to go up.


Ethnic Food Festival • Berwick - 09/15/15

On Saturday, September 12th, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA held their Ethnic Food Festival.


Major Project Completed • Simpson - 09/14/15

St. Basil’s Orthodox Church in Simpson PA, completed an ambitious project on September 5, 2015.


Centennial Celebration • Frackville - 09/10/15

On Sunday, September 6, 2015, the faitfhful of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, clergy members, their families, and many friends to the 100th Anniversary Celebration.


Archbishop MARK visits • Pottstown - 09/07/15

His Eminence Archbishop Mark concelebrated the Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown, PA on Sunday, August 30, 2015.  The faithful gathered for a luncheon after the service.


Church School Blessing • Harrisburg - 09/04/15

On Sunday, August 30th at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, the teachers and students at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA gathered for a special blessing as they return to classes this week.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Pottstown - 09/04/15

On August 9, 2015 Ronald (Raphael) Montgomery was received into the Orthodox Church through the Sacrament of Chrismation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Pottstown, PA.  May God grant him and his family Many Years!


St. Tikhon’s Summer Camp • South Canaan - 09/02/15

Saint Tikhon’s Summer Camp program welcomed 101 campers and 53 counselors for its 44th season, which took place on the grounds of St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary the week of July 5-11.


20th Wedding Anniversary • Mount Carmel - 09/01/15

On August 23, St. Michael’s Parish in Mt. Carmel sang God Grant them Many Years to Father John and Matushka Suja Edward in honor of their 20th wedding anniversary on August 28.


Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry Board Meeting • Minneapolis - 08/31/15

Beginning on August 27, 2015, His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, Spiritual advisor of the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM), and Fr. John Kowalczyk, secretary of Board of Directors of OCPM, attended a Board Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.


Alpha Omega Award Presented • Williamsport - 08/30/15

On August 16 2015, Altar Boy and Life Scout Boone Jenkins was awarded the Alpha Omega Religious Award. Following the presentation the Parish held its annual picnic.


Transfiguration Youth Day • Williamsport - 08/28/15

On August 6 2015, the youth of Holy Cross Orthodox Church gathered for Transfiguration Youth Day.


Service of Supplication • Philadelphia - 08/27/15

On Sunday, August 16, 2015, St. Stephen Cathedral was a site of special Service of Supplication to the Mother of God that was held by Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood in connection with World Meeting of Families event.