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St. Nicholas Feast Day

On December 6, we commemorate our Father among the Saints, Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia. After Vespers yesterday evening, our children enjoyed hearing a special visitor read the story, “Saint Nicholas and the Nine Gold Coins.” With St. Nicholas as the model of giving, our church school shared some special gifts with our children, and the children […]
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Welcome Fr. Justin

We welcome Father Justin Mokhiber as our new pastor. Father Justin has worked for many years at the Antiochian Village Heritage and Learning Center in Ligonier.  He is a graduate of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, and is also the Chair of our Diocesan Parish Life Conference Committee.  May God grant many years to Fr. Justin!  Axios!
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Liturgy Tonight for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

This evening at 6pm, we willl celebrate Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  We hope you can join us to celebrate the Feast and pray together. For everyone’s safety, all participants must wear masks and maintain a six foot distance from all non-family participants. If you’re unable to attend, we’ll be live streaming the service […]
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Axios Father Stephen

Deacon Stephen Shaheen was ordained to the Holy Priesthood during Liturgy for the feast of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos at St. Mary Orthodox Church in Johnstown, PA last Saturday. Father Stephen served his first Liturgy as a priest with us at St. George, and we presented him with a gift of a beautiful new set of vestments. Axios! […]
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Christ is Risen!

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! Christos Anesti!  Alithos Anesti! Almaseeh qam! Haqan qam! Christos Voskrese!  Voistinu Voskrese! Hristos a Inviat!  A Deverat a Inviat! Le Christe est Resucite! En verite Il est Resucite! Icristo ha Resucitado!  En verdad ha Resucitado! Kristo ame fukuka!  Kweli ame fukuka!
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Christ’s Passion

Now we magnify thee,O Lord Jesus our King;and we venerate thy Passion and Burialfor therewith hast thou delivered us from death.
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Food Pantry – Serving those in need safely amidst COVID-19

Just a few months ago, we had a full house of volunteers from the PA Virtual Charter School helping us to distribute food to our food pantry recipients. We are grateful for their help as well as the help we get from our church, community and Valley High School volunteers. This month we adjusted our method of distribution to adhere […]
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Prayer in Time of Coronavirus

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Lenten Services – Monday, Wednesday, Friday Evenings

Please join us for our beautiful Lenten services at 7:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays throughout Lent. Monday: Great Compline Wednesday: Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts Friday: Akathist Don’t wait — this is a blessed Lenten opportunity that our church provides for additional spiritually enriching services during the week. We hope you can join us!
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2019 Holy Week Schedule

We look forward to seeing you at our Holy Week services: PALM SUNDAY – APRIL 21 9:00 a.m. Matins and Blessing of Palms10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy followed by a luncheon hosted by the church school families THEME: The triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem before His voluntary death is recalled. Carrying palm branches, the faithful join in procession around the […]
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