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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



Archived News
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.


The Sacrament of Marriage • Frackville - 08/27/15

On Sunday, August 23 2015, the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony was performed for John Michael PLYPCIW and Susan Ann SPENCER, at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville, PA.


The Blessing of Vehicles • Williamsport - 08/27/15

On July 19 2015, the Orthodox Faithful of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA celebrated St. Elijah Day with the blessing of vehicles.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Williamsport - 08/27/15

On June 28 2015, the parish of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA witnessed the Baptism of   Julian Thomas Thetford, child of Dan and Erica Thetford.


Women’s Retreat • South Canaan - 08/26/15

Over seventy women attended the 16th Women's Retreat on Saturday, August 22, at St. Tikhon's Seminary Dining Hall


17th Annual Food Festival a Smashing Success • Edwardsville - 08/25/15

On Saturday, August 22 2015, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox church welcomed the public to the church grounds for their 17th Annual Ethnic Food Festival.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Williamsport - 08/25/15

On June 7 2015, the Orthodox Faithful of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA welcomed Maria Sophia Nemoianu with the Sacrament of Baptism.


Holy Cross Delegation makes their way to All American Council • Atlanta - 08/24/15

Delegates from Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA made their way to the Orthodox Church in America’s All American Council in Atlanta, Georgia from July 20 -24.


The Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation • Lopez - 08/24/15

On August 22,2015, Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Lopez, PA welcomed two new members with the Sacraments of Baptism and Christmation.


Father James Weremedic Serves First Service • Bethlehem - 08/24/15

 Fr. James Weremedic served his first Divine Liturgy as the new Rector of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


Diocesan Council Meets • Coaldale - 08/24/15

On Tuesday, August 17 2015, the Diocesan Council met at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Coaldale, PA.


Frackville Deanery Clergy Family Picnic • Minersville - 08/20/15

On Monday, August 17, 2015, Clergy of the Frackville Deanery and their families met at SS Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Minersville, PA for a picnic.


Orthodox Christian Mission Center Presentation • Harrisburg - 08/14/15

From June 15th - July 4th, Cathy Bucharew, a parishioner at Christ the Saviour in Harrisburg, PA participated in an OCMC Mission Trip to Albania.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Mechanicsburg - 08/13/15

On Sunday, August 9, the feast of St. Herman of Alaska, Juliana (Taylor) Petito was received into the Holy Orthodox Church through the Rite of Holy Chrismation.


The Feast of the Transfiguration • Stroudsburg - 08/13/15

On August 6 2015, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration.


The Sacrament of Marriage • Stroudsburg - 08/12/15

On July 10 2015, Melissa Purcell and Ryan Swisher were joined through the Sacrament of Marriage at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Mount Carmel - 08/12/15

On August 10 2015, Preston George Leffler was baptized by Father John Edward at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA.


Graduate Honored with Scholarship • Jermyn - 08/10/15

Congratulations to Alexis Bertholf on graduating from Lakeland H.S. and for becoming the recipient of a $500.00 St. Michael’s Scholarship.


Feast of Transfiguration • Mount Carmel - 08/10/15

On August 6th Divine Liturgy for Transfiguration and Blessing of the fruit was celebrated by Father John Edward at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel.


Feast of Transfiguration • Olyphant - 08/10/15

St. Nicholas Church, Olyphant, PA celebrated the Feast of Transfiguration on Thursday, August 6 with Divine Liturgy and the blessing of fruit.


Vacation Church School • Mechanicsburg - 07/31/15

On the evenings of Monday, June 15 - Wednesday, June 17, Holy Apostles Mission held their annual Vacation Church School.


Blessing of Vehicles • Mechanicsburg - 07/30/15

On Sunday, July 19 2015, following Divine Liturgy, the faithful of Holy Apostles Mission in Mechanicsburg, PA partook in the Blessing of the Vehicles.


2nd Annual Parish Picnic • Mount Carmel - 07/29/15

Following Divine Liturgy on July 26 2015, the faithful of  St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA held its 2nd Annual Parish Picnic.


Akathist to Panteleimon • Berwick - 07/29/15

On Monday, July 27th, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church hosted an Akathist to Holy and Great Martyr Panteleimon.


Blessing of New Church Doors • Gradyville - 07/28/15

On May 31, 2015 Very Rev. John J. Perich with other clergy blessed the new church doors.


Blessing of Vehicles • Berwick - 07/27/15

On Sunday, July 19 2015, the faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA gathered to have their vehicles blessed by Fr. Michael Demko.


Blessing of Vehicles • Harrisburg - 07/27/15

On Sunday July 19th, the community of Christ the Saviour asked God's blessing upon our "various means of transportation", in anticipation of the feast of the great Prophet Elijah (July 20th).


Annual Roast Beef Dinner • Uniondale - 07/27/15

SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Uniondale, PA held their annual roast beef dinner following Divine Liturgy on Sunday, July 12, 2015.


60th Wedding Anniversary Recognized • Gradyville - 07/27/15

On May 7, 2015 Very Rev. John J. Perich and the parishioners of St. Herman's recognized Bill and Mary Kessler on their 60th wedding anniversary. Both were acknowledged for their service to the church.


50th Anniversary of Ressetar’s Ministry Celebrated • Harrisburg - 07/10/15

Fr. Daniel and M. Theodora Ressetar celebrate 50 years in Harrisburg
On Sunday, July 5th our community celebrated the 50th anniversary of Fr. Daniel and M. Theodora Ressetars ministry in Harrisburg, PA.


The Iveron Hawaiian Myrrh Streaming Icon of the Mother of God • Jermyn - 07/06/15

The Iveron Hawaiian Myrrh Streaming Icon of the Mother of God was present at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, Pennsylvania on Friday, July 3rd at 6:30 p.m. for a Service of Intercession and Thanksgiving.


Graduate Recognized • Mt. Carmel - 07/06/15

On June 28th St. Michael’s Parish presented an Icon to Sneha Edward in honor of her graduation from New Explorations into Science Technology and Math.


95th Anniversary • Uniondale - 07/01/15

Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, Uniondale, PA, celebrated their 95th Anniversary on Saturday, 6 June 2015. Divine Liturgy was celebrated with His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, Archpriest John Kowalczyk, Chancellor of the Diocese, Archpriest Michael Evans, Priest John Nightingale & Deacon Theodore Gregory. A celebratory banquet was held atSt. Michael's Center, Jermyn, PA.


Construction Approved • Mechanicsburg - 07/01/15

On Tuesday, June 30, the Parish Altar Feast of Holy Apostles Mission, a moliben was served "for the beginning of any good work" on the new property in anticipation and with boldness, as the parish awaited word from the township about their building permit.


Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist • Edwardsville - 06/26/15

On Wednesday, June 24 2015, St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA welcomed clergy and faithful from the Wilkes-Barre Deanery to celebrate Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.


Fathers, Graduates recognized • Frackville - 06/26/15

On Sunday, June 21 2015, the faithful of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville, PA recognized the fathers in the parish on Father’s Day.


Archbishop MARK, Edward Family Welcomed • Mt. Carmel - 06/22/15

On June 21, 2015, His Eminence, Archbishop Mark, served Divine Liturgy and introduced Father John Edward and his family to St. Michael’s


Christmas in September Committee Meets • Jermyn - 06/22/15

The first meeting of St. Michael's Parish Festival Committee was recently held to begin organizing this mega community event.


Diocesan Council Meets • Harrisburg - 06/18/15

On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, the Chosen Council met at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA.


Butterfly Farm Visit • Berwick - 06/17/15

On Sunday, June 14th 2015, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church’s younger Sunday School students went on an end of the year Sunday School field trip to Folk's Butterfly Farm.


2nd Annual Pierogi Festival • Edwardsville - 06/16/15

On June 12 and 13, 2015, members of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church participated in the 2nd Annual Edwardsville Pierogi Festival.


End of School Year Ice Cream Party • Berwick - 06/16/15

On Thursday, June 11th, the Sunday School held their annual end of the school year ice cream social. Free ice cream was handed out to the community in celebration of completing the 2014/2015 academic school year.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Edwardsville - 06/15/15

On Sunday May 24, 2015, the faithful of St. John the Baptist welcomed their newest member as Sophia Harris was Baptized during Divine Liturgy.


Graduates Recognized • Berwick - 06/15/15

On Sunday, June 14th 2015, Holy Annunciation recognized Nicholas Bodwalk and Amilia Tripp on graduating from Berwick Area High School.


Graduate Recognized • Wilkes-Barre - 06/11/15

On Sunday, June 7 2015, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA recognized parish graduate Alec Breisch.


Fr. John Edward Serves First Divine Liturgy • Mechanicsburg - 06/09/15

On Sunday, June 7, the Feast of All Saints, Holy Apostles Mission welcomed newly ordained priest Fr. John Edward to our parish for his first liturgy.


Senior Appreciation Luncheon • Williamsport - 06/09/15

On June 6, 2015, the Parish Council of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA hosted a Senior Appreciation Luncheon for their seasoned citizens and guests in their Fellowship Center.


95th Anniversary Celebration • Uniondale - 06/09/15

Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, Uniondale, PA, celebrated their 95th Anniversary on Saturday, 6 June 2015.


Annual Picnic • Berwick - 06/04/15

On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, The Holy Annunciation Ladies Organization (HALO) sponsored their annual picnic at Briar Creek.


Deacon John Edward Ordained into the Priesthood • Stroudsburg - 06/04/15

On Monday, June 1, 2015, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, along with many clergy and guests to witness the Ordination of Deacon John Edward into the Priesthood. May God Grant Him Many Years!


Pentecost • Stroudsburg - 06/03/15

On Sunday, May 31, 2015, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA celebrated the Feast of Pentecost.


Pentecost and the Sacrament of Chrismation • Harrisburg - 06/03/15

On Sunday, May 31, 2015, the faithful of Christ the Saviour celebrated the great and holy feast of Pentecost. We were overjoyed to receive Chrissi (Ruth) Lamb into the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church through the Sacrament of Chrismation!


Pentecost • Jermyn - 06/02/15

On Sunday, May 31 2015, the faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA celebrated the Feast of Pentecost with Divine Liturgy and Kneeling Prayers.


Pentecost • Mechanicsburg - 06/02/15

On Sunday, May 31 2015, the faithful of Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission in Mechanicsburg, PA celebrated the Feast of Pentecost with Divine Liturgy and Kneeling Prayers.


3rd Annual Wilmington Pan-Orthodox Joint Parish Divine Liturgy and Picnic - 06/02/15

An Outdoor Pan-Orthodox Divine Liturgy with the Kneeling Prayers of Pentecost was held at the Fox Point State Park on DAY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Sunday, May 31, 2015 with St. Nicholas Mission Parish, Dover, Ss. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Wilmington, DE  and St. Michael the Arch Angel Orthodox Church, Wilmington, DE participating.


The Feast of Pentecost • Berwick • 5/31/2015 - 06/01/15

On Sunday, May 31 2015, the clergy and faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Berwick, PA celebrated the Feast of Holy Pentecost.  Vespers with the kneeling prayers were served immediately following the Divine Liturgy.


The Feast of Pentecost • Olyphant - 06/01/15

The clergy and faithful of St. Nicholas Church, Olyphant, PA celebrated the Feast of Holy Pentecost.  Vespers with the kneeling prayers were served immediately following the Divine Liturgy.


Memorial Day Service • Wilkes-Barre - 05/27/15

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA had a Litya service following Divine Liturgy on Sunday, May 24 2015 in honor of Memorial Day.


Memorial Day • Edwardsville - 05/27/15

On Monday, May 25, 2015, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered to honor departed US service men and women on the occasion of Memorial Day.


Fr. Paul Schellbach elevated to Archpriest • Olyphant - 05/24/15

On Sunday, May 24 2015, the faithful of All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, on the occasion of the elevation of Fr. Paul Schellbach to Archpriest.


Celebrating Very Reverend Daniel Donlick’s 50 Years • St. Tikhon’s - 05/20/15

On Sunday, May 16, 2015, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary welcomed His Beatitude, Metropolitan TIKHON, and over twenty clergy members and many more guests to the celebration of Very Reverend Daniel Donlick’s fiftieth anniversary or ordination into the holy priesthood.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Williamsport - 05/19/15

Phoebe Joan Fowler, daughter of Virgil and Rachael Fowler, was baptized into Christ on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA.


Spring Concert and Open House • Edwardsville - 05/18/15

On Sunday, May 17 2015, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA held their Spring Concert and Open House.


Parish Council Installed • Nanticoke - 05/18/15

On Sunday, May 17, 2015, the Parish of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Nanticoke, PA installed their 2015 Parish Council following Divine Liturgy. May God Grant Them Many Years!


Teen Group Reports on Service Trip • Berwick - 05/18/15

On Sunday, May 17th, the teen group of Holy Annunciation, Berwick, presented a PowerPoint presentation on their service trip to South Philadelphia.


Church School Honored • Pottstown - 05/18/15

On Sunday, May 3rd 2015,  the children of Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown concluded another church school year.


Mortgage Burning • Stroudsburg - 05/13/15

On May 3, 2015, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop Mark and Fr. Daniel Donlick to Divine Liturgy with Fr. Nicholas Solak for the celebration of the burning of their mortgage.


Feast of St. Alexis Toth • Wilkes-Barre - 05/11/15

On Thursday, May 7, 2015, the faithful of the Wilkes-Barre Deanery gathered at Holy Resurrection Cathedral to commemorate the Feast of St. Alexis Toth.


Parish Council Installed • Jermyn - 05/06/15

On Sunday, May 3 2015, the newly elected Church Council  of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA was Installed by Father John Kowalczyk after the Gospel Reading. May God Grant Them Many Years!


Youth Spring Dance • Williamsport - 05/04/15

The Holy Cross Youth in Williamsport, PA hosted an enjoyable Spring Dance on Friday, May 1 2015, welcoming over 30 for an evening of fellowship, dancing to traditional and pop music, pizza, snacks and ice cream.


“Spring Fling” • Wilkes-Barre - 04/28/15

On Saturday, April 25 2015, the faithful of Holy Resurrection Cathedral gathered to welcome their neighbors to their “Spring Fling.”


Parish Council Installed • Berwick - 04/27/15

On Sunday, April 26 2015, following Divine Liturgy, the 2015 Parish Council at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA was given the Oath of Office by Fr. Michael Demko.


Gold Cross and elevation to Archpriest • Edwardsville - 04/27/15

On Sunday, April 26 2015, the faithful welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, to St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA to recognize Fr. George Volkovinsky's service.


Clergy Continuing Education • Olyphant - 04/23/15

On Bright Tuesday, April 14 2015, the Fr. Paul Schellbach and the Clergy of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania welcomed Rev. Deacon Stephen Muse to All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA for a Clergy Continuing Education session.


PASCHA • Philadelphia - 04/22/15

This year’s Pascha celebration at St. Stephen Cathedral in Philadelphia was marked by the presence of His Eminence Archbishop MARK.


PASCHA • Mount Carmel - 04/22/15

On Sunday April 12 2015, the faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA celebrated PASCHA.


PASCHA • Old Forge - 04/21/15

On Sunday, April 12 2015, the faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Old Forge, PA celebrated the Great and Holy Feast of PASCHA. Following Divine Liturgy, Fr. Peter Henry blessed Easter Baskets.
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!


Sunday of St. John of the Ladder • GradyvillE - 04/21/15

Fr. Denis Bradley of St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington DC visited St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Gradyville, PA  to deliver the sermon for the mission service on the Sunday of St. John of the Ladder, March 22, 2015.


Saint Thomas Sunday • Wilmington - 04/21/15

St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church in Wilmington Delaware celebrated St. Thomas Sunday, April 18/19, 2015 with honoring the elevation of Fr. James to Archpriest and having two new Altar Servers Rafael and Roel Gabriel.


PASCHA Matins and Nocturnes • Mount Carmel - 04/21/15

On Saturday April 11 into the morning hours of Sunday April 12 2015, the faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA celebrated the Great and Holy Feast of PASCHA.


Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil • Mount Carmel - 04/21/15

On Saturday April 11 2015, the faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel held the Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil.


Bright Monday • Olyphant - 04/20/15

On Monday, April 13 2015, the faithful of All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA gathered to celebrate Bright Monday.


PASCHA • Wilmington - 04/20/15

St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church in Wilmington Delaware held their Paschal Services starting with the Nocture at 11:30 pm on Saturday, April 11, Matins with the procession at midnight, followed by the Hours of Pascha, the Divine Liturgy and concluding with the Blessing of Baskets on Sunday April 12, 2015.


Good Friday • Mount Carmel - 04/20/15

On Friday April 10 2015, the faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA observed Good Friday.


Palm Sunday • Mount Carmel - 04/20/15

On Sunday April 5 2015, the faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel celebrated Palm Sunday with Father James Chuta.


Bright Monday • Edwardsville - 04/20/15

On Monday, April 132015, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered to celebrate Bright Monday.


Agape Vespers • Stroudsburg - 04/18/15

On Sunday April 12, 2015, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA visited the parish of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church for Agape Vespers.


PASCHA • Stroudsburg - 04/18/15

On Saturday, April 14 2015, into the early hours of Sunday April 15 2015, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA gathered for the Great and Holy Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!


PASCHA • Olyphant - 04/17/15

On Saturday April 11 into the early morning hours of Sunday April 12, 2015, the faithful of All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA gathered to celebrate the Great and Holy Feast of the Resurrection.
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!


Teen Choir Directors • Wilmington - 04/17/15

Teen Choir Directors Gabriella Poletaev, Katharine Bunitsky, and Nicholas Carey practice directing litanies with Choir Director Paula Daubert.


St. Nicholas featured in Morning Call • Bethlehem - 04/17/15

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA was recently featured in the Morning Call Newspaper.


Great and Holy Friday • Stroudsburg - 04/17/15

On Friday, April 10 2015, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA gathered in the afternoon and evening for Burial Vespers and later on Lamentations.


Holy Unction • Stroudsburg - 04/17/15

On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA  performed the service of Holy Unction.


Bright Week • Harrisburg - 04/17/15

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


PASCHA • Williamsport - 04/16/15

On Saturday April 11 into the early morning hours of Sunday April 12. 2015, the faithful of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA celebrated the Great and Holy Feast of the Rersurrection of Our Lord.

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!


PASCHA • UniondalE - 04/16/15

On Saturday April 11 into the early morning of Sunday April 12, 2015, the faithful of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Uniondale, PA celebrated the Great and Holy Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


Good Friday Lamentations • Olyphant - 04/16/15

On Friday April 10, 2015, the faithful of All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA gathered for Good Friday Matins and Lamentations, with the processional.


Palm Sunday • Stroudsburg - 04/16/15

On Sunday April 5, 2015, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA commemorated the Feast of the Entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem with the blessing of palms.


Lazarus Saturday • Stroudsburg - 04/16/15

On Saturday, April 4 2015, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, to “Lazarus Saturday” Divine Liturgy.


PASCHA • Harrisburg - 04/16/15

Late Saturday evening, April 11 2015, and “while it was still dark” into Sunday, April 12 2015, the community of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg gathered for the “Feast of Feasts, and Holy Day of Holy Days”.


Matins of Great and Holy Saturday • Harrisburg - 04/15/15

In the evening on Friday, April 10 2015,  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.


Vespers of Great and Holy Friday • Harrisburg - 04/15/15

In the afternoon on Friday, April 10 2015,  the community of Christ the Saviour 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.


Great and Holy Wednesday • Harrisburg - 04/14/15

On Wednesday, April 8 2015, the communities of Christ the Saviour and Holy Apostles Mission, gathered to celebrate the Mystery of Holy Unction - interceding the Lord’s mercy, and healing of soul and body.


Great and Holy Tuesday • Harrisburg - 04/14/15

On Tuesday, April 8 2015, Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA welcomed His Eminence Archbishop Mark, as he led us in the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, along with gathered local clergy and faithful.


PASCHA • Pottstown - 04/14/15

On Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12 2015, the parishioners of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Pottstown gathered to Rejoice in the Resurrection of our Lord.


Holy Week and PASCHA • Olyphant - 04/14/15

The clergy and faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Olyphant, PA celebrated the services of Holy Week and Pascha.


PASCHA • Jermyn - 04/13/15

On Sunday April 12, 2015, the faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA  gathered to celebrate the Great and Holy Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord.


PASCHA • Berwick - 04/13/15

On Saturday, April 11 and Sunday April 12, 2015, the faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA gathered to celebrate the Great and Holy Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord.


PASCHA • Edwardsville - 04/13/15

On Saturday, April 11 and Sunday April 12, 2015, the faithful of St. John the Baptist in Edwardsville, PA gathered to celebrate the Great and Holy Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord.


Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil Service • Wilmington - 04/11/15

St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church in Wilmington Delaware held the Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil Service of Holy Saturday, on April 11, 2015.


Good Friday Lamentations • Edwardsville - 04/11/15

The parishioners of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA marked Good Friday with Lamentations and a processional on Friday, April 10, 2015.


Good Friday • Pottstown - 04/11/15

On Friday, April 10, 2015 the parishioners of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Pottstown, PA commemorated the death of our Lord with Lamentations and Processional.


Good Friday • Wilmington - 04/11/15

St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church in Wilmington Delaware held the Vesper Service of Good Friday and the Matins Service of Holy Saturday on Friday, April 10, 2015.


Good Friday Matins • Edwardsville - 04/10/15

On the afternoon of Friday, April 10 2014, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA held Matins for Good Friday. The service ended with the veneration of the Shroud.


Holy Thursday • Wilmington - 04/10/15

His Eminence Archbishop Mark concelebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Wilmington, DE on Holy Thursday, April 9, 2015.


Holy Thursday • Berwick - 04/10/15

On Thursday, April 9, 2014, the faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA gathered to hear the reading of the twelve passion Gospels in preparation for Good Friday services.


Holy Thursday • Edwardsville - 04/10/15

On Thursday, April 9, 2014, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered to hear the reading of the twelve passion Gospels in preparation for Good Friday services.


Holy Unction • Berwick • 4/8/2015 - 04/10/15

On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015, the faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA  performed the service of Holy Unction.


Holy Unction • Frackville - 04/10/15

On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015, the faithful of Frackville Deanery gathered at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville, PA for the service of Holy Unction.


Bridegroom Matins • Wilkes-Barre - 04/07/15

n Sunday, April 5, 2015, the faithful of Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, and clergy from the Wilkes-Barre Deanery to Bridegroom Matins.


Fr. Timothy Hojnicki's 10th Anniversary • Mechanicsburg - 04/07/15

On Sunday, February 2, 2015, the faithful of Holy Apostles Mission in Mechanicsburg, PA honored Fr. Timothy Hojnicki on the occasion of his 10th Anniversary of his Ordination.


Palm Sunday • Jermyn - 04/07/15

On Sunday, April 5 2015, Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn was filled to capacity.


Palm Sunday • Edwardsville - 04/07/15

On Sunday, April 5 2015, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA welcomed many visitors as they celebrated the Feast of the Entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem with the blessing of Pussy Willows.


Palm Sunday • Pottstown - 04/06/15

On Sunday, April 5 2015, the children of Holy Trinity Church processed with the Palms of Victory commemorating Our Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem.


Lazarus Saturday • Pottstown - 04/06/15

On Saturday April 4 2015, students from the Elementary age church school class at Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown, PA were honored as they received the sacrament of confession for the first time on Lazarus Saturday.


Palm Sunday Vigil/Palm Sunday • Berwick - 04/06/15

On Saturday, April 4 2015, Fr. Michael Demko blessed the palms, palm crosses, and pussy willows for Palm Sunday.


Lazarus Saturday • Jermyn - 04/06/15

On Saturday, April 4th 2015, the children of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA came together for the celebration of "Lazarus Saturday" Divine Liturgy.


Scout Sunday • Wilkes-Barre - 04/01/15

On Sunday, February 8, 2015, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, Webelos Scout Eli King was presented with the Chi Rho award, the second religious award available to Cub Scouts.


Archbishop MARK makes Pastoral Visit • Harrisburg - 04/01/15

From Friday, March 27th - Sunday, March 29th His Eminence, Archbishop MARK, made a pastoral visit to the community of Christ the Saviour. The faithful were appreciative of the "access" they had to their archpastor during his three day trip.


Pascha Bread Baking • Jermyn - 03/31/15

On Monday, March 30 2015, the parishioners of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn made over 805 loaves of Braided and Regular Loaves of Easter Bread.


Mission Vespers • Berwick - 03/30/15

On the 5th Sunday of Great Lent, Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Berwick, hosted the Wilkes-Barre Deanery Lenten Mission Vespers.


Children’s Lenten Retreat • Olyphant - 03/30/15

On Saturday March 28 2015, the children of All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant took part in a Lenten retreat.


Deanery Meeting • Frackville - 03/27/15

On Thursday, March 26th the Frackville Deanery held a meeting at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville.


Vesperal Liturgy • Wilkes-Barre - 03/27/15

On Wednesday, March 23, 2015, His Grace Archbishop MARK was welcomed to Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA for Vesperal Divine Liturgy.


Special Guest for Lenten Mission Service • Jermyn - 03/24/15

On Sunday, March 22 2015, the 4th Sunday of the Great Fast, the Lenten Mission was held at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, Pennsylvania.


St. Tikhon's Mission Choir • Jermyn - 03/24/15

On Wednesday, March 18 2015, St. Tikhon’s Seminary Choir sang the responses to the Presancitified Liturgy at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, Pennsylvania.


St. Tikhon Mission Choir • Harrisburg - 03/23/15

On March 22 2015 (St. John Climacus), the community of Christ the Saviour in Harrisburg welcomed the St. Tikhon Seminary Mission Choir.


His Grace, MARK elevated to Archbishop • Syosset - 03/22/15

His Grace, Bishop MARK was elevated to the rank of Archbishop on Friday, March 20 2015, at the Holy Synod of Bishops in Syosset, NY.


Memory Eternal! Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko - 03/19/15

Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, NY, and noted Orthodox Christian priest, theologian, preacher, and speaker, fell asleep in the Lord on the afternoon of March 18, 2015.


Sunday of The Holy Cross Mission Service • Williamsport - 03/17/15

On the afternoon of Sunday, March 15 2015, parishioners of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport, PA were joined by clergy and faithful from the Wilkes-Barre Deanery as Bishop Mark led the Lenten Vespers, enthusiastically sung by the faithful.


Sunday of the Holy Cross • Williamsport - 03/17/15

Bishop Mark visited Holy Cross on the Lenten Sunday of the Holy Cross, March 15, 2015.


Presanctified Liturgy • Edwardsville - 03/13/15

On Wednesday, March 11 2015, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox church welcomed His Grace, Bishop MARK, to Presanctified Liturgy.


St. Gregory of Palamas Mission Service • Wilmington - 03/13/15

St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church in Wilmington, Delaware hosted the Mission Vesper service for the Philadelphia Deanery and Brotherhood on Sunday, March 8 2015.


Parish Council Sworn in • Mount Carmel - 03/13/15

On Sunday, March 8 2015, following Divine Liturgy, His Grace, Bishop MARK, administered the oath of office to the 2015 Parish Council at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA.


Canon of St. Andrew • Olyphant - 03/13/15

On Monday, February 23 2015, the faithful of All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA began their Lenten season with the Canon of St. Andrew.


St. Gregory of Palamas Mission Service • Frackville - 03/10/15

On Sunday March 8 2015, the faithful of the Frackville Deanery welcomed His Grace, Bishop MARK to Holy Ascension Orthodox Church for the St. Gregory of Palamas Mission Service.


Parish Council Installation • Harrisburg - 03/10/15

On Sunday, March 8th, with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Mark, Chriat the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA installed our newly elected parish council.


St. Gregory Of Palamas Mission Service • Olyphant - 03/09/15

On Sunday, March 8 2014, the faithful of the Wilkes-Barre Deanery gathered at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA for the St. Gregory of Palamas Mission Service.


Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts • Olyphant - 03/07/15

On Wednesday, March 4, 2014 His Grace Bishop MARK visited St. Nicholas Church, Olyphant, PA to celebrate the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts. 


Scout Sunday • Harrisburg - 03/05/15

On Sunday, February 8 2015,  Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA honored our Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.


Sunday Of Orthodoxy • Minneapolis - 03/04/15

On Sunday, March 1st 2015, Archpriest John Kowalczyk delivered the Sunday of Orthodoxy Homily at St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Sunday Of Orthodoxy • Harrisburg - 03/04/15

On Sunday, March 1 2015,  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 • York - 03/04/15

The Orthodox Council of Churches of South Central PA, held its annual Pan-Orthodox Triumph of Orthodoxy Vespers at St. John Chrysostom Antiochian Orthodox Church, York PA on Saturday, February 28th.


Sunday Of Orthodoxy • Stroudsburg - 03/03/15

On Sunday, March 1 2015, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA welcomed His Grace, Bishop MARK, and the Very Reverend John Jillions, Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America to Divine Liturgy, on the Sunday of Orthodoxy.


Sunday Of Orthodoxy • Wilkes-Barre - 03/02/15

On Sunday, March 1 2015, the faithful of Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre PA welcomed His Grace, Bishop MARK, and Fr. John Jillions, Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America to the Sunday of Orthodoxy Vesper Service for the Wilkes-Barre Deanery.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Bethlehem - 03/02/15

On January 25 2015 before the Divine Liturgy, Barry Bretz was Chrismated into the Holy Orthodox Church by Fr. Ian Shipley at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


Canon of Saint Andrew • Berwick - 02/24/15

On Monday, February 23 2015, the faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA gathered for the Canon of St. Andrew, only appointed to be read in church during the first four nights of Great Lent.


2015 Lenten Mission Schedule - 02/23/15

The 2015 Lenten Mission Service schedule is now available. Check back often for updated information.


Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry Board Meeting • Atlanta - 02/23/15

During February 19-21, 2015, His Grace, Bishop MARK attended the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry Board meeting in Atlanta as the Episcopal Liaison for the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States.


Bishop MARK Celebrates Anniversary and Ordination • Ohio - 02/23/15

His Grace, Bishop MARK, recently visited Orthodox brethren in Alliance and Akron, in Ohio.


Diocesan Clergy Retreat • Stroudsburg - 02/16/15

Dr. Philip Mamalakis, Assistant Professor, Pastoral Care, at Holy Cross Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA, was the speaker at the February 13th clergy continuing education program held at Holy Trinity Church, Stroudsburg, PA.


Bishop MARK Attends Dedication • Kentucky - 02/04/15

His Grace, Bishop MARK attended the formal dedication of St. Athanasius Orthodox Church in Nicholasville, Kentucky on January 30, 2015.


2015 Diocesan Assembly • Bethlehem - 02/02/15

The 2015 Diocesan Assembly for the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania was held on Thursday, January 29 and Friday January 30, 2015, at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


Busy Sunday • Mechanicsburg - 01/27/15

On Sunday, January 18 2015, Holy Apostles Mission had an exciting and full Sunday.


Gingerbread House Contest • Mechanicsburg - 01/27/15

Every year Holy Apostles Mission has a parish contest with gingerbread houses. A theme is chosen and people create a gingerbread creation corresponding to that theme.


Winter Festival • Berwick - 01/26/15

On Sunday, January 25th, Holy Annunciation Ladies Organization (HALO) hosted their annual Winter Fiesta following Divine Liturgy.


Phase 1 Construction Signing • Mechanicsburg - 01/22/15

On Wednesday, January 7 2015, Fr. Timothy, on behalf of the faithful of Holy Apostles Mission signed documents for a $1.5 million loan for the construction of their "Phase I" Building


Pan-Orthodox Blessing of the Waters • Harrisburg - 01/20/15

On Sunday, January 18th the Orthodox parishes of Greater Harrisburg gathered at City Island Park for the 7th Annual Pan-Orthodox Great Blessing of the Susquehanna.


The Feast of Theophany • Lopez - 01/19/15

The faithful of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Lopez, PA gathered for the feast of Theophany.


The Feast of Theophany • Mount Carmel - 01/19/15

Father Nicholas Harris Blessed Water for St. Michael’s Orthodox on January 11, 2015 following Divine Liturgy.


The Feast of Theophany • Berwick - 01/12/15

On Sunday, January 11, 2015, the faithful of Holy Annunciation celebrated the feast of Theophany with the blessing of the Susquehanna River at the Berwick Test Track.


Annual Yolka • Gradyville - 01/12/15

St. Herman of Alaska, Gradyville Sunday School presented it's annual Yolka on January 4, 2014.


Bishop MARK is special guest at Theophany Eve Supper • Jermyn • 1/5/2015 - 01/07/15

On the Eve of the celebration of the Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, His Grace Bishop MARK visited St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA for the Vigil Service.


The Sacrament of Marriage • Minersville - 01/07/15

On Saturday, November 1 2014, Matthew Hatrak and Lori Bane were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. May God Grant Them Many Years!


Farewell and Safe Travels • Mount Carmel - 01/07/15

On December 28th, St. Michael’s Parish said farewell to Father Theophan, Matushka Kristi, Maya, Kyra, and Ally.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Mechanicsburg - 01/07/15

On Sunday, Nov. 30 2014, the feast of the Holy Apostle Andrew, Brian Noel was received into the Orthodox Church through the Mystery of Holy Chrismation, taking the name Panteleimon.


Feast of the Nativity • Mount Carmel - 01/06/15

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel celebrated the Feast of the Nativity on December 25, 2014.


Nativity Celebration • Edwardsville - 01/06/15

On Sunday, January 4, 2015, the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA held its’ annual Nativity celebration for the Parish.


Gold Cross Awarded • Berwick - 01/05/15

On Sunday, January 4th, Fr. Michael Demko was awarded the gold cross by His Grace, +Bishop MARK for his years of service for the church and community.


Feast of the Nativity • Olyphant - 01/05/15

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA celebrated the Feast of the Nativity on December 25, 2014.


Bells for Christmas • Mechanicsburg - 01/05/15

This past summer Fr. Timothy received a call from a dear family friend with an amazing offer: bells!


Feast of the Nativity • Mechanicsburg - 01/02/15

The faithful of Holy Apostles MIssion, Mechanicsburg, celebrated the great feast of the Nativity of our Lord.


Feast of the Nativity • Harrisburg - 01/02/15

On the Eve of the Feast the faithful of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg celebrated the Royal Hours and Vesperal Divine Liturgy in the morning, and the Nativity Vigil (Great Compline & Matins) in the evening.


Very Special Visitor • Pottstown - 12/30/14

On Sunday, December 21, 2014 the parishioners of Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown were blessed by a visit from Bishop DAVID of Alaska.


Holy Supper and Christmas Eve Vigil • Wilmington - 12/30/14

On December 24 2014, the parishioners of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Wilmington, DE gathered before Nativity services for the Holy Supper.


Feast of the Nativity • Jermyn - 12/29/14

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA celebrated the Feast of the Nativity on December 25, 2014.


Feast of the Nativity • Lopez - 12/29/14

On December 25. 2014, the faithful of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Lopez, PA celebrated the Feast of the Nativity.


Caroling on Christmas Eve • Berwick - 12/29/14

On December 24 2014, the men of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church’s Choir visited parishioner’s homes to sing Christmas Carols. Christ is Born! Glorify Him!


Feast of the Nativity • Uniondale - 12/26/14

On Thursday, December 25 2014, the faithful of SS Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Uniondale celebrated the Feast of the Nativity with Divine Liturgy. Christ is Born! Glorify Him!


The Feast of the Nativity • Edwardsville - 12/26/14

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville PA welcomed parishioners, guests and visitors to Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Nativity on December 25, 2014.


Holy Supper and Nativity Matins • Berwick - 12/26/14

The faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA held their annual Parish Holy Supper and celebrated Nativity Matins on December 24, 2014.


Food Drive and Children's Gift Giving to Children & Youth Services • Stroudsburg - 12/26/14

The Faithful of Holy Trinity collected 20 boxes of food to donate to Monroe County Children and Youth Services this advent season. 


Teen Nativity Project • Berwick - 12/23/14

On Sunday, December 21 2014, the teens of Holy Annunciation sponsored a needy family for the holiday season.


Holiday Concert • Edwardsville - 12/23/14

On Saturday, December 20, 2014, the Choir of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, under the direction of Reader Matt Hoidra, presented a Nativity Concert featuring traditional hymns and many Russian standards.


Annual Nativity Play • Berwick - 12/22/14

The Sunday School of Holy Annunciation put on their annual Christmas play Sunday, December 21st 2014.


Sunday School visits neighbors to share holiday meal • Edwardsville - 12/22/14

On Saturday, December 20, 2014, the Sunday School of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church visited the Veteran’s Center just down the street from their parish to share a holiday meal and Orthodox fellowship.


Nativity Program • Harrisburg - 12/18/14

On Sunday, December 14th the parish Church School at Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) held its annual Nativity Program.


Sing Along • Mount Carmel - 12/18/14

On Sunday, December 14 2014, following Divine Liturgy, the parishioners of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, PA gathered in the church hall to hold a Sing Along.


Town Hall Visit from Bishop MARK • Edwardsville - 12/15/14

His Grace, Bishop MARK visited the parish of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville on Thursday, December 11, 2014.


Christmas Caroling at Victorian Nights • Berwick - 12/15/14

The choir of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, under the direction of David Kessler, sang at Victorian Nights in downtown Berwick on Saturday, December 13, 2014.


FOCA Dinner • Edwardsville - 12/12/14

On Sunday, December 7 2014, the FOCA Chapter of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA held their annual Spaghetti Dinner.


Special Visitor • Frackville - 12/11/14

On Sunday, December 7, 2014, the parishioners of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville, PA welcomed “St. Nicholas” after Divine Liturgy.


50th Wedding Anniversary • Olyphant - 12/08/14

All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA. recently recognized John and Annette Schlasta on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.


Bishop MARK Ordains Two • Wilmington - 12/04/14

Bishop MARK was at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Wilmington, DE on the Feast of the Presentation of the Theotokos Friday, November 21, 2014 to ordain James Carpenter to the Holy Diaconate and Reader James Weremedic, Jr. to the Subdiaconate.


Advent Outreach for the Military • Gradyville • 11/29/2014 - 12/03/14

A 2014 Advent Outreach Project quickly and overwhelming had St. Herman of Alaska parishioners generously answer to "their" call of duty!


Bishop MARK Visits • Minersville - 12/02/14

SS. Peter and Paul Church, Minersville, welcomed His Grace, Bishop MARK, for Divine Liturgy on Sunday, November 30, 2014.


Bishop MARK Makes visit • Saint Clair - 12/01/14

On Sunday, November 23, 2014 His Grace Bishop MARK visited St. Mary's Church in St. Clair, PA for the first time as Diocesan Bishop to celebrate Divine Liturgy and visit with the parishioners.


Thanksgiving Food Drive • Harrisburg - 11/28/14

Over the past month the parish family at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg collected and distributed gift cards, turkeys, and boxes filled with canned and dry goods to help needy families in their community this Thanksgiving.


IOCC/OCMC Charity Concert • Harrisburg - 11/26/14

On Sunday, November 23, 2014,  Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church hosted the annual IOCC/OCMC Charity Event for the local Pan-Orthodox brotherhood, the Orthodox Council of Churches of South Central Pennsylvania (OCCSCP).


Ethiopian and Eritrean Fellowship • Harrisburg - 11/25/14

On Sunday, November 16, 2014 the Christ the Saviour Orthodox parish family was treated to a special fellowship hour prepared by their Ethiopian and Eritrean members.


"She Who is Quick to Hear" Monastery Icon • Jermyn • 11/23/2014 - 11/25/14

On Sunday, November 23 2014, Fr. Sergius, The Abbot of St. Tikhon's Monastery, accompanied by two monastics brought the Miracle working Monastery Icon of the Virgin with Child; "She Who is Quick to Hear" to St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, Pennsylvania for the 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy.


Veterans Recognized • Mount Carmel - 11/21/14

Several members of the Mt. Carmel VFW joined the Parish of St. Michael’s Orthodox in Mount Carmel, PA for services on November 9 2014 in commemoration of Veterans Day.


Thanksgiving Soup Kitchen Dinner • Stroudsburg - 11/20/14

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA hosted a Thanksgiving Soup Kitchen dinner on November 14, 2014.


Diocesan Council Meets • South Canaan - 11/19/14

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, members of the Diocesan Council were welcomed to the Diocesan Center in South Canaan, PA for their quarterly meeting.


St. Michael’s Day • Mount Carmel - 11/19/14

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Camel welcomed His Grace, Bishop MARK on November 8, 2014 for St. Michael’s Day.


Berwick Girls Retreat • New York - 11/18/14

From November 14th-16th 2014,  the girls from Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA attended the 1st annual Girls Retreat held at St. Basil's Academy, Garrison, NY.


Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick Lecture • Harrisburg - 11/17/14

On Tuesday, November 11 2014,  Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick presented a talk entitled: Will YOU be "left behind?": The Rapture in light of Ancient Christianity at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA.


Clergy Continuing Education • Harrisburg - 11/13/14

On Tuesday, November 11th, 2014, the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania hosted a clergy continuing education unit at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg.


“Revitalization Committee” Visits • Edwardsville - 11/12/14

On Thursday, November 7, 2014, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA welcomed Fr. Timothy Hojnicki, pastor of Holy Apostles Mission in Mechanicsburg, to give a presentation on Parish revitalization.


Vasili Dubee Ordained a Deacon • Jermyn - 11/12/14

On Sunday, November 9th, His Grace, Bishop Mark made an Archpastoral visit to St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, Pennsylvania. During the hierarchical Divine Liturgy, Bishop Mark ordained Vasili Dubee to the Holy Diaconate.


Fall Food Festival • Philadelphia • 11/1/2014 - 11/12/14

On Saturday, November 1, 2014,  St. Stephen Cathedral held their annual Fall Food Festival.


Honoring Fr. Joseph and Matushka Gloria Martin for 50 Years of Dedicated Service • Bear Creek - 11/11/14

On Sunday, November 9, 2014, His Grace, Bishop MARK, clergy, friends and family gathered at the Bear Creek Inn to honor Fr. Joseph Martin and Matushka Gloria for over 50 years of dedicated service to the church and the Diocese.


Welcoming a Parish Son Home • Frackville - 11/04/14

On Sunday, November 2, 2014, Fr. Joseph Martin and Matushka Gloria visited Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville.


Special Visitor • Berwick - 11/03/14

The Very Rev. John Chakos, from Mount Lebanon, PA, visited Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA on Sunday, November 2, 2014 to serve Divine Liturgy and give a presentation on his travels to Guatemala and mission work.


Akathist to the Mother of God • Frackville - 10/30/14

On Sunday, October 26. 2014, the faithful of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville, PA  gathered for an Akathist to the Mother of God, Healer of cancer service.


Divine Liturgy of St. James • Berwick - 10/30/14

On Saturday October 25th, the faithful of Holy Annunciation celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St. James, the Brother of Our Lord.


Harvest Festival • Olyphant - 10/29/14

On Friday, October 24, 2014, All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant held a Harvest Festival.


Church School Trip • Bethlehem - 10/29/14

On October 19, 2014, the Children, Teachers and Parents of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church  in Bethlehem, went on their annual Church school pumpkin patch trip. Fun was had by all!


Icon Festival • Williamsport - 10/29/14

Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport held their Icon Festival on October 18, 2014.


Orthodox and Catholic Dioceses meet • Philadelphia - 10/28/14

On Monday, Oct. 27, His Grace Bishop Mark met with Archbishop Chaput of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.


Catechumens Welcomed • McAdoo - 10/28/14

On Sunday, October 12, 2014, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in McAdoo, PA, welcomed our newest Catechumens.


Bishop MARK visits St. Nicholas • Bethlehem - 10/28/14

On October 11th & 12th, the faithful of  St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, were blessed to have His Grace Bishop Mark celebrate Vespers and Divine Liturgy with them.


Lyra Performance • Williamsport - 10/27/14

On October 8, 2014, the fabulous choral ensemble from St Petersburg Russia -- LYRA -- performed a concert of Russian Orthodox liturgical hymns and traditional folk songs.


The Sacrament of Baptism • McAdoo - 10/27/14

On Saturday, October 4th, 2014, Juliet Gabriella Mincarelli was baptized at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in McAdoo, PA.


Ethnic Dinner Dance • Berwick - 10/16/14

On Sunday, October 12th, the Youth Group from Holy Annunciation hosted their second annual Ethnic Dinner Dance at the Berwick Elks Lodge.


110th Anniversary Celebrated • Olyphant - 10/15/14

On the weekend of October 4-5, 2014, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA celebrated its 110th Anniversary.


40th Anniversary Celebration • Philadelphia • 9/28/2014 - 10/14/14

On Sunday, Sept 28, 2014 St. Stephen's celebrated 40 years of the consecration of the Cathedral.


Diocesan Clergy meet for Continuing Education • Wilkes-Barre • 10/10/2014 - 10/13/14

Father Deacon Stephen Muse, Ph.D., a well-known speaker and the Director of Counselor Training and Clinical Services in Columbus, Georgia, spoke to our clergy on pastoral counseling.


Agia Sophia Celebrates 3rd Anniversary • Harrisburg - 10/13/14

On Friday, September 19th the Orthodox Christian Charities of Greater Harrisburg (OCCGH), the non-profit entity that organized and stewards the Agia Sophia Coffeehouse and Bookstore, celebrated the 3rd Anniversary of the shop.


“Teaching Liturgy” • Mechanicsburg • 9/7/2014 - 10/10/14

On Sunday, September 7, Holy Apostles Mission a held a "teaching liturgy."


Historic Meeting • Mechanicsburg - 10/09/14

On Tuesday, October 7, Holy Apostles Mission met to make a historic decision to proceed in taking on a loan to build their "Phase I" Church/Hall.


Slavic Food Festival • Harrisburg - 10/08/14

From Saturday, October 4th - Sunday October 5th the community of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) held its annual Slavic Food Fest.


Teens prepare for dinner dance • Berwick - 10/06/14

The teen parishioners of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA spent a few hours preparing food for their annual dinner/dance after Divine Liturgy on October 5, 2014.


Christmas in September Draws Record Crowd • Jermyn - 09/30/14

The Fifth Annual Christmas in September (Parish Festival) and Classic Car Show was held on Friday, September 26th, Saturday September 27th and Sunday September 28th at St. Michael's Center, in Jermyn, Pennsylvania.


Lecture and Dancers • Edwardsville - 09/30/14

On Sunday Afternoon, September 28, 2014, St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville gathered and welcomed visitors to listen to a presentation called “Ukrainian Immigration to the Coal Region,” by Paula Holoviak, as part of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.


Construction of new Temple underway • Mechanicsburg - 09/30/14

Preliminary construction has begun at the future site of Holy Apostle’s Church.


The sacrament of Baptism • Mt. Carmel - 09/29/14

On September 21, 2014, Ally Photini Mackey, was baptized at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel.  Her father, Father Theophan Mackey performed the baptism.


Parish Festival and Car Show • Jermyn - 09/23/14

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA will hold it’s annual Parish Festival and Car Show at St. Michael's Center, 403 Delaware St, (East Jermyn) starting this Friday, September 26th, from 4-8pm Saturday from 12-8pm and Sunday, from 11- 8pm.


Bishop MARK makes Pastoral Visit • Edwardsville - 09/23/14

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, the faithful of St. John the Baptist welcomed His Grace, Bishop MARK to celebrate the Parish Feast and recognize parishioners achievements.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Stroudsburg - 09/23/14

Donato Davanzo was received into the Orthodox Faith on Saturday, September 6 at Holy Trinity Church.


Bishop MARK makes Pastoral Visit • Stroudsburg - 09/22/14

Holy Trinity Stroudsburg welcomed His Grace, Bishop MARK, the weekend of September 12 -14. 


Elevation of The Holy Cross • Mechanicsburg - 09/15/14

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, the faithful of Holy Apostles’ Mission in Mechanicsburg, PA, celebrated the Feast of the Elevation of the Life Giving Cross.


First Day of Church School • Olyphant - 09/12/14

On Sunday, September 7, 2014, the faithful of All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant kicked off a new year of Church School with the blessing of students and teachers.


Parish Picnic • Harrisburg - 09/10/14

On Sunday, September 7th, following the Divine Liturgy, the faithful of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA gathered for our annual Parish Family Picnic, to celebrate the beginning of the new liturgical year (Sept 1) and the new school year. A special thanks to our Men's Club for preparing the food, and organizing the event!


Sunday School Kickoff • Frackville • 8/31/2014 - 09/08/14

On Sunday, August 31, 2014, the church school children of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville began their new school year with the blessing of the Church School Children.


Newly dedicated Icon of St. Anna blessed with original icon • Berwick - 09/08/14

On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Fr. Athanasy brought the Wonderworking Icon of St. Anna to Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA.


Wilkes-Barre Deanery gathers for Feast • Nanticoke - 09/01/14

On Friday, August 29, 2014, the Orthodox Faithful of the Wilkes-Barre Deanery welcomed His Grace, Bishop MARK, to St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Nanticoke to commemorate the feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist.


The Feast of the Dormition • Wilkes-Barre - 08/29/14

On Friday, August 15, 2014, the faithful of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA commemorated the Feast of the Dormition.


Bishop MARK makes Pastoral visit for Tonsure • Lopez - 08/29/14

On Sunday, August 24, 2014, the faithful of St. Vladimir Orthodox Church welcomed His Grace, Bishop MARK, for a Pastoral visit. During his visit, His Grace tonsured the parish council president, Robert Neufer, as a Reader.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Harrisburg - 08/29/14

On Saturday, August 23rd Xavier (in Baptism Michael) Zeppuhar was Baptized and Chrismated at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church.


Ethnic Food Festival • Edwardsville - 08/26/14

On Saturday, August 23, 2014, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville welcomed friends and family from as far away as Hawaii to enjoy delicious home made ethnic dishes and enjoy an afternoon of Orthodox fellowship.


August Happenings • Williamsport - 08/26/14

August has been a busy month for Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport.


Sunday School Kickoff • Harrisburg - 08/26/14

On Sunday, August 24th at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, the teachers and students at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg gathered for a special blessing as they return to classes this week.


Vacation Bible School • Stroudsburg - 08/22/14

During the week of August 11 through August 15, 2014, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg combined with Holy Cross to hold a Vacation Bible School.


The Feast of the Dormition • Stroudsburg - 08/22/14

On Friday, August 15, 2014, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA commemorated the Feast of the Dormition with Divine Liturgy and with Blessing of Flowers.


Diocesan Council Meets • Harrisburg - 08/21/14

On Tuesday, August 19th the Diocesan Council met at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg.


The Feast of the Dormition • Pottstown - 08/20/14

On August 14, the Eve of Dormition, the parishioners of Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown commemorated the feast with lamentations and a processional


Graduate Recognized • Mount Carmel - 08/15/14

The faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel recently recognized Rachel Rebuck for her graduation from culinary school.


Bishop MARK visits • Mount Carmel - 08/14/14

The faithful of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church recently welcomed His Grace, Bishop MARK to their parish.


The Sacrament of Baptism • Mt. Carmel - 08/14/14

On Saturday, August 9, 2014, Father Theophan Mackey Baptized Eva Maria Roper at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel, PA.


The Feast of the Transfiguration • Pottstown - 08/08/14

On August 6 Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Pottstown celebrated the feast of Transfiguration with the blessing of fruit.


Vacation Church School • Philadelphia - 08/04/14

On July 29, 30 and 31, St. Stephen Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia held their annual Vacation Church School.


Preparation for Annual Ethnic Food Festival • Edwardsville - 08/01/14

The faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered on Monday, July 28, 2014 to continue preparing for their annual Ethnic Food Festival, to be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014.


Softball League Champions • Harrisburg - 08/01/14

On Tuesday, July 15th the Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg) softball team won its 4th consecutive league softball championship (10th overall).


Parish Picnic • Olyphant - 08/01/14

In conjunction with the 110th anniversary year of St. Nicholas Church in Olyphant, PA, a parish picnic was held at the home of Bill and Marie Evanina following Divine Liturgy on Sunday, July 27, 2014.


Parish Picnic and Basket Raffle • Mount Carmel - 08/01/14

On Sunday, July 20th, following Divine Liturgy, the faihful of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel gathered for their Parish Picnic and Basket Raffle.


Graduate Honored • Mount Carmel - 07/31/14

On Sunday, July 20, the faithful of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel honored parish graduate Alexandra Rebuck.


Blessing of Vehicles • Olyphant - 07/30/14

On Sunday July 20th, All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA blessed the Vehicles following Divine Liturgy.


Blessing of Vehicles • Harrisburg - 07/30/14

On Sunday July 20th, the community of Christ the Saviour asked God's blessing upon their cars, trucks, bikes & trikes, in conjunction with our celebration of the great Prophet Elijah.


Parish participates in Wurst Festival • Stroudsburg - 07/29/14

On July 19th and 20th, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church participated in the annual Wurst Festival held at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area by selling their homemade potato and cheese pierogies.


The Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation • Harrisburg - 07/29/14

On Saturday July 12th, Ezrah Ghebremichael was Baptized and Chrismated at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church. The following day, Sunday July 13th, he was churched at the Divine Liturgy, and received the Holy Eucharist.


Christmas in September • Jermyn - 07/28/14

The Christmas in September Parish Festival and Classic Car Show began to organize their 5th Annual
Festival to be held on Friday, September 26th, Saturday, September 27th and The Classic Car Show on Sunday, September 28th. The weekend will be filled with over 25 vendors, ethnic foods, Christmas Gifts, and much more. Entertainment will be held every day.


Bishop MARK represents OCA in Russia - 07/28/14

During the week of July 14-18, His Grace, Bishop MARK travelled to Russia as the official representative of the Orthodox Church in America at the celebration of the 700th Anniversary of the St. Sergius Lavra.


Graduate Honored • Wilkes-Barre - 07/16/14

On Sunday, June 29, 2013, the faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA recognized parish graduate Ryan Hutz for his accomplishment. Ryan was presented with gifts from the parish.


Church School visits Knoebels • Elysburg - 07/15/14

The Church School students and parents of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA recently visited Knoebel's Amusement Park in Elysburg.


17th Annual St. Tikhon's Golf Tournament - 07/14/14

Arrangements have been made for the 17th Annual St. Tikhon’s Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday August 16, 2014 at Jack Frost National Golf Course in White Haven, Pa. The event will start with registration and lunch at 12:00 P.M. and a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.


48th Annual Bazaar Announced • Wilkes-Barre - 07/14/14

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church will hold its 48th Annual Bazaar on the Church Parish grounds at 401 East Main Street, Miners Mills Section of Wilkes-Barre Saturday, July 26th from 4:00pm to 10:00pm and Sunday, July 27th from 4:00pm to 10:00pm.


Deanery Clergy Family Picnic • Minersville - 07/14/14

On Tuesday, July 1, 2014,  Frackville Deanery Clergy families gathered in Minersville for a Picnic.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Mechanicsburg - 07/14/14

On Sunday, June 22, 2014, the Christine Perrin was welcomed by the faithful of Holy Apostles Mission into the Orthodox faith with the sacrament of Chrismation.


Guest Speaker Welcomed • Pottstown - 07/04/14

On Sunday, June 29, 2014 Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown welcomed guest speaker Cranford Coulter.  Mr. Coulter is the founder of the homeless ministry "The King's Jubilee" in Philadelphia.


Graduate Recognized • Jermyn - 07/01/14

St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA honored Julianne Dubee, who graduated from Lakeland High School.


Notable Anniversary • Olyphant - 07/01/14

All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant recently recognized the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Stephen and Pat Stafursky. May God Grant them Many Years!


Graduates Honored • Olyphant - 06/30/14

All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant recently honored their parish graduates. The graduates are Donna Witek with a Master's in Theology degree and Lliam Hepplewhite who graduated from Kindergarten.


Wilkes-Barre parishes gather for Feast • Edwardsville - 06/25/14

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, parishioners and clergy gathered for Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Harrisburg - 06/25/14

On Sunday, June 22nd the community of Christ the Saviour celebrated the feast of All Saints of N. America. Before Divine Liturgy Cindy Shortall was received into the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church through the Sacrament of Chrismation.


Bishop MARK Welcomed for Parish Feast • Olyphant - 06/25/14

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, the faithful of All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant welcomed His Grace, Bishop MARK to celebrate their Parish Feast, the Feast of All Saints of North America.


Vacation Church School • Mechanicsburg - 06/20/14

Holy Apostles Mission held their annual Vacation Church School during the week of June 16 and concluding on June 18.


Holy Protection Preschool holds Graduation • Stroudsburg - 06/18/14

Holy Protection Orthodox Christian Preschool, a collaborative effort of Holy Trinity Parish in Stroudsburg with the local Greek Orthodox Parish - Holy Cross of Stroudsburg, celebrated their graduation on Wednesday, June 11th.


Indoor Summer Picnic • Jermyn - 06/17/14

On June 15, 2014, the faithful of St. michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn held their annual Indoor Summer Picnic.


The Sacrament of Baptism and More • Williamsport - 06/17/14

On Sunday, June 15, the Orthodox faithful began the day by welcoming our newest member -- Chloe Joy Jenkins -- in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.


Blessings and Study Bibles Presented to Holy Trinity Graduates • Stroudsburg - 06/17/14

On Sunday, June 15, 2014, Father Nicholas blessed graduates of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg and presented them with Orthodox Study Bibles.


Parish Wins 1st Prize at First Annual Pierogi Festival • Edwardsville - 06/16/14

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, parishioners from St. John the Baptist participated in Edwardsville's First Annual "Pierogi Festival" on Main Street.


Wilkes-Barre Deanery Clergy visits St. Tikhon Outreach Center • Scranton - 06/16/14

Deanery Clergy from the Wilkes-Barre Deanery met at the Saint Tikhon's Monastery and Seminary Outreach Center on Friday, June 12th.


Parish Picnic • Berwick - 06/13/14

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, Holy Annunciation held their annual church picnic at Briar Creek. The evening was filled with good food and fellowship.


Ice Cream Social • Berwick - 06/12/14

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, Holy Annunciation's Sunday School held their annual end of the school year ice-cream social.


Pentecost and Parish Feast • Stroudsburg - 06/12/14

Holy Trinity in Stroudsburg, founded in 1976, celebrated their parish feast day on Sunday, June 8th - the Great Feast of Pentecost.


Pentecost and the Sacrament of Chrismation • Bethlehem - 06/12/14

On June 8th the Faithful of St. Nicholas celebrated the Feast of Pentecost. Before the Divine Liturgy Amber (Sophia) Scheetz was Chrismated into the Holy Orthodox Church. May God grant her many years!


Graduates Recognized • Bethlehem - 06/11/14

On June 1st St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem honored their graduates.


Pentecost • Harrisburg - 06/11/14

On Sunday, June 8th the community at Christ the Saviour began their celebration of the feast of Great and Holy Pentecost. Before the Divine Liturgy, Joseph McClure was Chrismated into the Holy Orthodox Church.


Graduates Recognized • Harrisburg - 06/10/14

On Sunday, June 1st the community of Christ the Saviour honored its 2014 High School and College Graduates.


Pentecost • Mechanicsburg - 06/09/14

On Sunday, June 9, 2014, the Orthodox faithful of Holy Apostles' Orthodox Mission in Mechanicsburg, PA celebrated the feast of Pentecost.


Pentecost • Berwick - 06/09/14

On Sunday, June 9, 2014, the Orthodox faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick, PA celebrated the feast of Pentecost.


"Seasoned Citizens" Luncheon • Williamsport • - 06/09/14

The community of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Williamsport held an enjoyable Luncheon and Program for our seasoned citizens in the Fellowship Center, hosted by our Parish Council.


Blessing of the Graves • Mount Carmel/Centralia - 06/09/14

Parishioners of St. Michael's Orthodox Church blessed graves on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at the cemetary for St. Michael's and also at SS Peter and Paul's Orthodox Cemetary in Centralia.


Notable Anniversaries • Coaldale - 06/09/14

On May 11, 2014, the parishioners of St. Mary's Orthodox Church in Coaldale, PA recognized members who were celebrating notable anniversaries.


Diocesan Council Meets • Wrightstown - 06/06/14

On Monday, June 1, the Diocesan Council meet at St. Mark's Church in Wrightstown. This was the first meeting chaired by His Grace, Bishop Mark since his installation last month.


Bishop MARK makes Pastoral visit • Wrightstown - 06/04/14

On the weekend of May 31-June 1, His Grace, Bishop MARK made his first pastoral visit to the parish of St. Mark's as Bishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania.


Parish Council Installed • Pottstown - 05/22/14

 On Sunday, May 11 Father Jason Franchak installed the 2014 Parish Church Council of Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown.


Church School Year Ends • Pottstown - 05/21/14

Sunday, May 11 marked the end of the church school year at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Pottstown, PA.  The students bid a fond farewell to Ms. Debra Souilliard. (pictured on the left) Ms. Souilliard has been a teacher for the toddler class for several years.  She will be moving to Ohio to be near family.


Sunday School students honored on last day of classes • Edwardsville - 05/21/14

The Sunday School students and teachers of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville were honored with gifts of prayer books following Divine Liturgy on Sunday, May 19, 2014.


Ethnic Food Sale • Edwardsville - 05/20/14

On Friday, May 3, 2014, the St. Stephen Men's Society of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, with much help from parishioners, held their final ethnic food sale of the winter/spring season.


Parish Feast Day and Zeppuhar First Communion • Harrisburg - 05/20/14

On Sunday, April 27th the community of Christ the Saviour commemorated our parish feast day (the church is dedicated to the Resurrection, and was given Thomas Sunday to celebrate).


Bright Monday • Harrisburg - 05/19/14

On Monday, April 21st, Christ the Saviour hosted our local Orthodox parishes for the Bright Monday Divine Liturgy.


Diocesan Clergy Retreat • Jermyn - 05/19/14

His Grace, Bishop MARK and clergy from around the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania gathered at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn for a retreat on May 15, 2014.


Installation Committee makes final preparations • Trevose - 05/06/14

On Monday, May 5, the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania's Installation Committee met at the Trevose Radisson to make final preparations for this weekend's installation of His Grace, Bishop MARK.


Bright Saturday • Wilkes-Barre - 05/06/14

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, clergy and parishioners gathered at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre to celebrate Bright Saturday.


PASCHA • Wilkes-Barre - 05/05/14

On Sunday, April 20, 2014, the Orthodox faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre gathered to celebrate the Resurrection. Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!


GREAT AND HOLY PASCHA • Mechanicsburg - 04/30/14

The Orthodox Faithful of Holy Apostles Mission in Mechanicsburg gathered late on Saturday, April 19, into early Sunday morning, April 20, to celebrate the Resurrection. Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen


Parish Field Trip • Wrightstown - 04/28/14

On Bright Monday, April 21, 27 parishioners of St. Mark's Orthodox Church in Wrightstown took a trip to Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ following Divine Liturgy and breakfast held in Corner Bakery Cafe in Newtown.


GREAT AND HOLY PASCHA • Harrisburg - 04/28/14

Late Saturday evening, and “while it was still dark” on Sunday at midnight, our community gathered for the “Feast of Feast, and Holy Day of Holy Days”.


PASCHA • Wrightstown - 04/27/14

On Saturday, April 19, and Sunday April 20, 2014, the Orthodox faithful of St. Mark's Orhodox Church in Wrightstown, PA gathered to celebrate the Resurrection. Services began with Lamentations. followed by the processional and Matins at midnight. Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!


Holy Saturday Vesperal Divine Liturgy • Harrisburg - 04/27/14

On Saturday, April 19th 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.


Holy Saturday Vesperal Divine Liturgy • Wrightstown - 04/26/14

On Saturday, April 19, 2014, the Orthodox Faithful of St. Mark's Orthodox Church in Wrightstown gathered for the Holy Saturday Vesperal Divine Liturgy service.


Vespers of Great and Holy Friday (Burial Service) • Harrisburg - 04/26/14

In the afternoon on Friday, April 18th our community gathered for the Burial Vespers, in which we participate in the death of the Son of God upon the Cross.


Holy Week • Mount Carmel - 04/25/14

During Holy Week, the Orthodox Faithful of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel gathered together to worship, remember, prepare and celebrate.


Good Friday Vespers • Wrightstown - 04/25/14

On Friday, April 18, 2014, the Orthodox Faithful of St. Mark's Orthodox Church in Wrightstown gathered for the Good Friday Vesper service with processional.


Matins of Great and Holy Friday (Passion Gospels) • Harrisburg - 04/25/14

On Thursday, April 17th our community gathered for the Matins of Great and Holy Friday, better known as the “12 Passion Gospels”.


PASCHA • Wilkes-Barre - 04/25/14

On Saturday, April 19 and Sunday April 20, the Orthodox Faithful of Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre celebrated PASCHA, with nocturnes late Saturday evening, and Paschal Matins at midnight. Christos Voskrese! Voistinu Voskrese!


PASCHA • Olyphant - 04/25/14

On Saturday, April 19 and Sunday April 20, the Orthodox Faithful of All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated PASCHA, with nocturnes late Saturday evening, and Paschal Matins at midnight. Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!


Good Friday • Wrightstown - 04/24/14

On Friday, April 18, 2014, the Orthodox Faithful of St. Mark's Orthodox Church in Wrightstown gathered for the Good Friday Matins service.


Bright Monday • Bethlehem - 04/24/14

On Monday, April 21, 2014, the Orthodox faithful of St. Nicholas Church in Bethlehem, PA gathered to celebrate Bright Monday.


Great and Holy Wednesday (Holy Unction) • Harrisburg - 04/24/14

On Wednesday, April 16th, the communities of Christ the Saviour and Holy Apostles Mission, gathered to celebrate the service of Holy Unction - interceding the Lord’s mercy, and healing of soul and body.


Bishop MARK Celebrates PASCHA • Williamsport - 04/24/14

On Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20, the Orthodox Faithful of Holy Cross Orthodox Church welcomed His Grace, Bishop MARK, to Pascha services, beginning with Nocturnes on Saturday evening.


Good Friday • Olyphant - 04/24/14

On Friday, April 18, 2014, the Orthodox Faithful of All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant gathered for Good Friday vespers and Lamentations with processional around the temple.


PASCHA • Stroudsburg - 04/23/14

On Saturday night through Sunday morning, April 20, 2014, the Orthodox Faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg celebrated the Resurrection.


Holy Thursday • Olyphant - 04/23/14

On Thursday, April 17, 2014, the Orthodox Faithful of All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant gathered to hear the readings of the 12 Passion Gospels.


Holy Saturday • Bethlehem - 04/23/14

On Saturday, April 19, the Orthodox Faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA gathered for Holy Saturday Services.


Good Friday • Bethlehem - 04/22/14

On Friday, April 18, 2014, the Orthodox Faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem gathered for Lamentations and the Good Friday processional.


PASCHA • Pottstown - 04/21/14

On Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20 the faithful of Holy Trinity Church rejoiced in the Resurrection of our Lord.


PASCHA • Jermyn - 04/21/14

On Sunday, April 20, 2014, the Orthodox Faithful of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn celebrated the Resurrection. Christos Voskrese! Voistinu Voskrese!


PASCHA • Berwick - 04/21/14

On Sunday, April 20, 2014, the Orthodox Faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick gathered to celebrate the Resurrection. Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!


PASCHA • Edwardsville - 04/21/14

On Saturday, April 19, and Sunday April 20, the Orthodox Faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville celebrated PASCHA, with Nocturnes on Saturday evening, the processional and Paschal Matins at midnight, and the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom immediately afterward.


Good Friday • Pottstown - 04/19/14

On Friday, April 18, 2014, the Orthodox Faithful of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Pottstown commemorated the death and burial of our Lord and Saviour with Good Friday Lamentations and processional.


Good Friday • Berwick - 04/19/14

On Friday, April 18, 2014, the Orthodox Faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick gathered for Lamentations and the Good Friday processional.


Good Friday • Edwardsville - 04/19/14

On Friday, April 18, 2014, the Orthodox Faithful gathered at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church for Good Friday Vespers and Lamentations with processional around the temple.


Palm Sunday • Mechanicsburg - 04/19/14

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, the Orthodox Faithful of Holy Apostles' Orthodox Mission in Mechanicsburg celebrated the Feast of Palm Sunday with the blessing of palms and willows.


Post - Palm Sunday Educational Event • Mount Carmel - 04/17/14

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, the Orthodox Faithful of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel held an educational seminar following Palm Sunday services.


Holy Unction • Berwick - 04/17/14

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, the Orthodox Faithful of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick performed the service of Holy Unction.


Lenten Retreat • Berwick - 04/16/14

Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church recently hosted a Lenten Retreat on Orthodox Spiritual Life.


Palm Sunday • Olyphant - 04/16/14

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, the Orthodox faithful of All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant celebrated the Feast of Palm Sunday.


Feast of the Repose of St. Innocent of Moscow • Frackville Deanery • 3/31/2014 - 04/16/14

On Monday, March 31, the Feast of the Repose of St. Innocent of Moscow, the clergy of the Frackville Deanery gathered at SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Minersville to celebrate the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the presence of a portion of the relics of St. Innocent.


Palm Sunday and the Sacrament of Chrismation • Harrisburg - 04/15/14

On Sunday, April 13th the community of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) celebrated the Feast of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem - Palm Sunday. Before the Liturgy the Lentz family was received into the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church through the Sacrament of Chrismation.


Palm Sunday • Jermyn - 04/15/14

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, the Orthodox faithful of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn celebrated the Feast of Palm Sunday.


Pan Orthodox Video presentation • Olyphant - 04/15/14

The faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant recently held a presentation of the video of the Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer in their Parish Hall.


Bishop MARK visits • Bethlehem - 04/14/14

On Sunday, April 6, 2014, His Grace Bishop MARK visited St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA.


Palm Sunday • Bethlehem - 04/14/14

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, the faithful of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem celebrated the Feast of Palm Sunday with the blessing of palms and Pussy Willows.


Palm Sunday • Edwardsville - 04/14/14

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, the parishioners of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA celebrated the Feast of Palm Sunday with the blessing of Pussy Willows following Divine Liturgy.


St. Mary of Egypt Mission Vespers • Mt. Carmel - 04/12/14

On Sunday, April 6, 2014, the faithful of the Frackville Deanery gathered at St. Michael's Orthodox Church for Mission Vespers on the 5th Sunday of Lent - the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt.


St. Mary of Egypt Sunday • Harrisburg - 04/10/14

On April 6th (St. Mary of Egypt Sunday), the community of Christ the Saviour in Harrisburg welcomed the St. Tikhon Seminary Mission Choir.


Children's Lenten Retreat • Olyphant - 04/09/14

On April 5, 2014, the children of All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant took part in a Lenten Retreat.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Williamsport - 04/08/14

The Holy Cross community rejoiced on April 6, 2014 in the reception of Cory Michael Chelko into the life of the Orthodox Church and the Eucharistic fellowship of Holy Cross.


Parish Council Installed • Jermyn - 04/08/14

On Sunday, April 6, 2014, Father John Kowalczyk installed the 2014 Church Council of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn.


St. Mary of Egypt Mission Service • Lopez - 04/07/14

On Sunday, April 6, 2014, the parishioners of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Church in Lopez, PA welcomed members of the Wilkes-Barre Deanery to the St. Mary of Egypt Mission Service. Ten priests were in attendance to concelebrate Lenten Vespers.


St. John of the Ladder Divine Liturgy • Mechanicsburg - 04/07/14

On Sunday, March 30, His Grace our Bishop Mark made an Archpastoral visit to Holy Apostles Mission. A Hierarchical Liturgy was celebrated where His Grace bestowed on Fr. Timothy the right to wear the gold cross given by the recent session of the Holy Synod of Bishops. A festive Lenten luncheon followed.


Diocesan Clergy attend Training Conference • New Jersey - 04/03/14

From Monday, March 31 to Wednesday, April 2, Very Rev. John Kowalczyk, and Very Rev. Nicholas Solak, participated in the Annual ACCA North East Training conference, at the St. Alphonso Retreat Center, in Long Branch, New Jersey.


St. John of the Ladder Mission Service • Harrisburg - 04/03/14

On Sunday, March 30th Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) hosted the Frackville Deanery Mission Vespers for the 4th Sunday of Great Lent.


Parish Council Sworn in • Olyphant - 04/01/14

On Sunday, March 30, 2013, All Saints Orthodox Church in Olyphant swore in their newly elected Parish Council.


Happy Birthday Father Daniel Ressetar • Mount Carmel - 04/01/14

Parishioners of St. Michel's Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel welcomed Father Daniel Ressetar with a Lenten Birthday cake on March 30, 2014.


Icon Writing Workshop • Gradyville - 03/31/14

Fr. Richard Cannuli of Villanova University, a master iconographer, conducted a special week long Icon Workshop at St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Gradyville PA.


Special Guest at St. John of the Ladder Mission Service • Old Forge - 03/31/14

The Orthodox faithful of the Wilkes-Barre Deanery met at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Old Forge to celebrate St. John of the Ladder Mission Service on Sunday, March 30, 2014.


Lenten Food Sale • Edwardsville - 03/31/14

The parishioners of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Edwardsville, held a Lenten food sale on Friday, March 28, 2014.


Bishop MARK attends Presanctified Liturgy • Jermyn - 03/29/14

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, His Grace, Bishop Mark made an Archpastoral Visit and presided over the Pre Sanctified Liturgy at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn.


St. Gregory Palamas -  Deanery Meeting and Mission Service • Gradyville - 03/29/14

St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church hosts Deanery Meeting and Mission Service
On Sunday, March 16, 2014 St. Herman of Alaska Gradyville PA hosted the Philadelphia Deanery meeting and Mission service.


Sunday School Commemorates Feast with Skit • Pottstown - 03/26/14

The Sunday School students of Holy Trinity Church, led by Mrs. AnnaMarie Black, commemorated the Feast of Annunciation with a skit after Divine Liturgy on Sunday, March 23, 2014.


Bishop MARK celebrates first Divine Liturgy in Diocese as Hierarch • Frackville - 03/25/14

On March 23, 2014, the faithful of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville welcomed His Grace, Bishop MARK, to celebrate Divine Liturgy.


Special Visitor for Mission Service • Edwardsville - 03/24/14

The Faithful of the Wilkes-Barre Deanery welcomed His Grace, Bishop DAVID of the Diocese of Alaska to the Veneration of the Cross Mission Service at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville on March 23, 2014.


Parish Council Takes Oath • Mount Carmel - 03/24/14

With the Blessing of the Right Reverend Mark, Bishop of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, the newly elected Parish Council  of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel received the Oath of Office by Father John Nightingale on March 16, 2014 .


Memory Eternal Archpriest Alexander Atty - 03/23/14

It is with a profound sense of loss that the St. Tikhon’s Community marks the passing of its former Dean, the Archpriest Alexander Atty. Fr. Alexander received his rest in the Lord early this morning, the Sunday of the Holy Cross, March 23, 2014, finally receiving rest from his many-year struggle with cancer.


Diocesan Council Meets • Stroudsburg - 03/19/14

The Diocesan Council met on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg, PA.


The Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation • Stroudsburg - 03/18/14

The Holy Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation were received by Aryanna Grace Harang, infant daughter of James and Corrine Harang, and Mattox Patrick Schlosshauer, infant son of Matthew and Caitlynn Schlosshauer during Divine Liturgy on Sunday March 16, 2014 at Holy Trinity.


Sunday School has busy weekend • Edwardsville - 03/18/14

On the weekend of March 16/17. 2014, the Sunday School students had a full slate of activities, including candy making, confession, a waffle breakfast, and a visit to their neighbors to see a replica of the Shroud of Turin.


Sunday of Orthodoxy • Wilkes-Barre - 03/14/14

On Sunday, March 9, 2013, the parishioners of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA welcomed His Grace, Bishop MARK, to celebrate Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of Orthodoxy.


Winter Activities • Wilkes-Barre - 03/11/14

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church shares images of some of their winter activities, including their Nativity Concert and the Great Blessing of the Waters on Theophany.


Kursk-Root Icon • Stroudsburg - 03/11/14

The ancient 13th century Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God visited Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg on Wednesday, March 5.


Triumph of Orthodoxy • Steelton - 03/10/14

The Orthodox clergy and faithful of Central Pennsylvania gathered at St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church for vespers on Saturday, March 8th to celebrate the Triumph of Orthodoxy.


The Episcopal Consecration of Bishop David of Sitka and Alaska - 03/09/14

Faithful from parishes and villages across Alaska and the dioceses of the Orthodox Church in America began arriving early at the spacious Saint Innocent Cathedral here on the morning of Friday, February 21, 2014 for the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, during which Bishop-Elect David [Mahaffey] was consecrated to the episcopacy as Bishop of Sitka and Alaska. The complete story including image galleries and videos of the service can be found HERE.


Sunday of Orthodoxy • Wilkes-Barre - 03/09/14

On March 9, 2013, Fr. Joseph Martin and the faithful of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre, PA welcomed clergy and parishioners from throughout the Wilkes-Barre Deanery to the Sunday of Orthodoxy Mission Service.


Cheesefare Luncheon • Berwick - 03/04/14

On Sunday, March 2, 2014, following Divine Liturgy, the faithful of Holy Annunciation gathered for a Cheesefare luncheon, where they welcomed the newly Chrismated Tim and Dylan Kritzer.


The Sacrament of Chrismation • Berwick - 03/03/14

On Sunday March 2, 2014,  Tim and Dylan Kritzer were chrismated into the Holy Orthodox Church before Divine Liturgy at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick. Their Godparents are Tedd and Heather Tripp


Pre-Lenten Clergy Retreat • Harrisburg - 03/02/14

On Friday, February 28, 2014, Diocesan Clergy gathered for a pre-Lenten retreat at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg. The guest speaker was the Very Reverend Dr. Alexander Atty.


Three Generations of Ressetars visit • Mount Carmel - 03/02/14

On February 23 St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mt. Carmel had three generations of the Ressetar Family in church.


New Vestments Blessed • Frackville - 02/25/14

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville blessed new vestments donated by parishioners for the Lenten season.


FOCA Chapter holds Blini Dinner • Edwardsville - 02/25/14

On Sunday, February 23, 2013, the FOCA Chapter #50 of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Edwardsville, welcomed guests to Repela Hall for a luncheon of home made Blini with all of the toppings.


Parish Council Installed • Frackville - 02/24/14

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Frackville installed their 2014 Parish Council on Sunday, February 23, 2014.


2014 Lenten Mission Schedule - 02/24/14

The 2014 Lenten Mission Schedule has been released. Locations and times are up to date - some information is still forthcoming and will be added as it is received. The schedule can be found HERE.


Parish Council Takes Oath • Edwardsville - 02/24/14

On Sunday, February 24, 2014, the newly elected Parish Council was sworn in following Divine Liturgy at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville.


Notable Anniversary Observed • Olyphant - 02/21/14

Joseph and Dorothy Fetchina of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary with a Service of Thanksgiving on February 8, 2014.


Pre-Lenten Breakfast • Jermyn - 02/20/14

St. Michael's in Jermyn, PA held a  Pre Lenten Breakfast on Sunday, February 16th following Divine Liturgy.


Ethnic Dinner Dance • Berwick - 02/17/14

On Sunday, February 16th, the teens from Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church held an ethnic dinner dance at the Berwick Elks Lodge.


St. George Medal Awarded • Edwardsville - 02/17/14

On Sunday, February 17, 2014, Maxim Gingo was awarded the St. George Medal, the first of 3 religious awards in the Boy Scouts of America. Fr. George Volkovinsky presented the award to Maxim following Divine Liturgy.


Senior Appreciation Day • Olyphant - 02/17/14

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant, PA hosted a Senior Appreciation Day on Tuesday, February 11 in the parish hall.


John Nightingale ordained to the Holy Priesthood • Olyphant - 02/11/14

On Sunday, January 26, Deacon John Nightingale of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Olyphant, PA was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Grace, Bishop MARK.


Teens Prepare for Dinner Dance • Berwick - 02/10/14

Teens from Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church are busy preparing pierogies for their dinner dance which takes place on Sunday, February 16 from 5:00 PM  to 8:00 PM.


Parish Celebrates 40th Anniversary • Gradyville - 02/05/14

St. Herman of Alaska, Gradyville celebrated its 40th anniversary on December 8, 2013. The weekend celebration included Vespers and a reception on Saturday evening , Divine Liturgy on Sunday and a banquet at LaLaconda Restaurant on Sunday afternoon. Approximately 100 people were in attendance and not even the unexpected snow storm could hinder the joy of this special occasion.


Meeting of Our Lord and Scout Sunday • Harrisburg - 02/05/14

On Sunday, February 2nd the community of Christ the Saviour celebrated the feast of the Meeting of the Lord.


Meeting of Our Lord and Scout Sunday • Mechanicsburg - 02/05/14

On Sunday, February 2nd Holy Apostles Mission celebrated the feast of the Meeting of the Lord. During the Liturgy they welcomed two new members into the Catechumenate of the Orthodox Church. They also honored their parish Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. 


Nativity Yolka Program • Gradyville - 02/03/14

The Church School Children of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church, Gradyville, presented their Nativity Yolka program on Sunday, January 5 2013.