Monthly Archives: January 2011

Father Nicholas Ofiesh – Memory Eternal

Father Meletios led several parishioners in a brief memorial service (Trisagion) at the gravesite of Father Nicholas Ofiesh on January 4th (the anniversary of his death). Father Nicholas was ordained to the priesthood in 1920 and was assigned as priest to our New Kensington church.  He was also Dean of our Diocese Deanery, and hosted and trained several seminarians.   Many of his descendents continue […]
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St. George to Host Western Pennsylvania Deanery Meeting

On Saturday, February 12, St. George will be hosting the Western Pennsylvania Deanery Meeting.  Liturgy will begin at 10:00 am and will be followed by a luncheon.  We hope to see you there.
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Learn how to speak Arabic; تعلم العربية

Father Meletios is interested in teaching an Arabic class once a week.  If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact Father Meletios at 724/335-9988. اهلا وسهلا بكم Ahlan wa sahlan bekom (you are welcome to join us)
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Liturgy in Arabic; القداس الالهي باللغة العربية

On Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the St. George Cathedral in Oakland, Father Meletios will serve Matins and Liturgy completely in Arabic, and will continue to do so the first Saturday of each month.  Matins will begin at 9:30 am, and Liturgy at 10:30 am.   سيقام القداس الالهي باللغة العربية في السبت الاول من كل شهر  بدءا ٥ شباط […]
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On January 5th, Father Meletios, assisted by Deacon Glenn, led us in Matins, Liturgy, and the Great Blessing of the Water for the feast of the Theophany of our Lord.  For more information on this Great Feast, visit Theophany of our Lord at the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese website.
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Caroling at Belair

Our St. George choir and some church school children went Christmas caroling at Belair Nursing Home on December 19, 2010.  It was an enjoyable event for our church participants and for those at Belair.
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The Christmas Box

On December 19, our church school children performed the play, “The Christmas Box.”  The play, written by Stathie Afendoulis, and adapted by Phyllis Onest, was about three siblings who discovered an old box in the attic which contained items that would lead them to an understanding of the events leading to the Nativity of Christ.  Some of our teens, assisted by the church school […]
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