Monthly Archives: March 2016

We venerate Thy pure image, O Christ our God!

On March 20th, we celebrated the first Sunday of Great Lent, Orthodox Sunday, the triumph of Orthodoxy, and the restoration of the holy icons.  It was a great blessing to celebrate with so many of our fellow Orthodox, clergy, and his grace Archbishop MELCHISEDEK at the Orthodoxy Sunday Vespers, held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland. Two members […]
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Forgiveness Sunday and Lenten Services

Following Liturgy and a teen sponsored breakfast this Sunday, we gather together at a Forgiveness Vespers.  The last several pre-Lenten Sundays have focused on faith, humility, repentance, love and now forgiveness. According to Alexander Schmemann, in chapter two of his Lenten classic Great Lent, forgiveness is “the return to unity, solidarity, love. To forgive is to put between me and […]
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Antiochian Women Diocese Officers from our Parish

Congratulations to our Khouria Rima Zafaran and Cathy Firek for their appointments as Treasurer and Religious Coordinator, respectively, for our Diocese Antiochian Women organization.  We appreciate their service to our parish and diocese. Khouria Rima and Cathy are each highlighted on page four of the Winter edition of the “Diakonia,” the newsletter of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North […]
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Meat-Fare Sunday (Sunday of the Last Judgment)

Last Sunday was Meat-Fare Sunday, or the Sunday of the Last Judgement, in the Orthodox Church.  This pre-Lenten Sunday focuses on the parable of the Last Judgment which is about Christian love. Read more about this parable from this excerpt from Chapter 2: Preparation for Lent, taken from the book “Great Lent,” by Alexander Schmemann.  There is also a terrific […]
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Brown Bag Lunches for FOCUS

Service with a smile — packing brown bag lunches to be taken to FOCUS for distribution in the Hill District of Pittsburgh.
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St. Ellien Feast Day

Thank you to Deacon Glen and the parishioners at St. Ellien for your hospitality.  We appreciated praying with you and sharing in fellowship.
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Thanks for the Kibbee Orders

Our Myrrh Bearing ladies and their helpers sure do enjoy getting together to make kibbee for our local community.  Thanks for the orders for over 700 kibbee!
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