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Two More Days — Come get the best Middle Eastern Food around!

We finished the grape leaves today!  Come on down!  Hope to see you on Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm. SaveSave
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Transfiguration Monastery Retreat

We enjoyed a delightful retreat at Transfiguration Monastery in Ellwood City. Our visit started and ended with prayer and in between we enjoyed tours of the monastery and chats with Mother Christophora, a picnic lunch, and a walk around the beautiful grounds. We thank Mother Christophora and the other mothers and sisters for their wonderful hospitality. We look forward to making […]
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Helping our Neighbors

On the first Friday of every month,we serve as a pantry for the Westmoreland County Food Bank.  The food bank truck arrives at 8 am and we unload all the food and prepare to distribute it to our qualified neighbors. Thank you to all the volunteers from our community that help us with the Food Pantry each month and to […]
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Guest Speaker on October 22nd: Rita Madden, Author of “Food, Faith and Fasting”

We are honored that Rita Madden, a registered dietician, has agreed to host a workshop on Saturday, October 22nd at 7:00 pm at St. George on the enlightening topic: “Food, Faith and Fasting.” Light refreshments will be served.  We hope you can come! Feel free to also join us for a Vespers church service at 6:00 pm prior to the […]
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Join us for Liturgy on Wednesday, October 5th

We invite you to join us for services on Wednesday, October 5th:  Matins at 6:00 pm and Liturgy at 7:00 pm. Come and see! Additionally we have regular services each week: Tuesdays – 9:30 am:  Matins Saturdays – 6:00 pm:  Vespers Sundays – 9:00 am: Matins and 10:00: Liturgy Last month we additionally celebrated two feast day services:  The Nativity […]
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A Churching and a Crowning

We welcome our newest member of the church, baby Desi. “The servant of God is brought within the church in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.” We also congratulate our newest married couple, James and Anna.  “Do thou bless also in the removal of these crowns those who have been united to one […]
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Family Picnic Fun

A little rain didn’t stop us from having a wonderful family picnic on the church grounds. The potluck food contributions from all the parishioners were so delicious, and our picnic games were such great fun.  Thanks to our Fellowship Organization for hosting such a terrific day.
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Liturgy in the Park cancelled; Liturgy at St. George this Sunday

Please spread the word that Liturgy in the Park is cancelled for this Sunday, and Liturgy will be at St. George, New Kensington.  We will have our traditional potluck lunch after Liturgy, so please bring your favorite food to the church hall this Sunday.  The family games & activities following the lunch will be held on our church lawn. Hope […]
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First Day of Church School

Our final day with our Bishop last weekend began with a Matins Service, a church school class blessing and Liturgy.  The Bishop also tonsured a new Reader in our church – James “Seraphim” Rossetti, and said prayers for September 11th. Following Liturgy, we distributed Creative Arts awards to the church school children, and Orthodox Study bibles to our 6th graders […]
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More Gatherings with our Bishop

On Saturday, Bishop Thomas gathered with our Myrrh Bearing Women’s organization for an enjoyable luncheon with lively and encouraging discussions.  After a beautiful Vespers service, the Bishop then met with the Parish Council at the lovely Kabazie residence.
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