Holy Cross Orthodox Church
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Ikon of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos by Robin Armstrong
Ikon of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos by Robin Armstrong
Ikon of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos by Robin Armstrong

 

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++ Divine Liturgy - Sunday August 14th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40) ++

++ Vespers for the Feast of the Dormition immediately following the Divine Liturgy ++

Lenten Potluck Fellowship following in the Parish Hall

 

++ Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos ++

Divine Liturgy - Monday August 15th @ 9am

w/Blessing of Flowers

 

++ Compline / Bible Study / Adult Ed -  Wednesday August 17th @ 5:30pm ++

 

++ Great Vespers - Saturday August 20th @ 5pm ++

++ Divine Liturgy - Sunday August 21st @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40) ++

Fellowship following in the Parish Hall

 

++ Compline / Bible Study / Adult Ed -  Wednesday August 24th @ 5:30pm ++

 

August 14th Sunday Bulletin

 

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Forefeast of the Dormition of the Mother of God
Forefeast of the Dormition of the Mother of God

The Troparion of the Forefeast invites us to gather on this day in gladness, for the Theotokos is about to depart from earth to heaven.

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Prophet Micah
Prophet Micah

The Prophet Micah, the sixth of the Twelve Minor Prophets, was descended from the Tribe of Judah and was a native of the city of Moresheth, to the south of Jerusalem. His prophetic service began around the year 778 before Christ and continued for almost 50 years under the kings of Judah: Jotham,…

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Translation of the relics of Venerable Theodosius of the Kiev Far Caves
Translation of the relics of Venerable Theodosius of the Kiev Far Caves

Saint Theodosius of the Caves was the Father of monasticism in Russia. He was born at Vasilevo, not far from Kiev. From his youth he felt an irresistible attraction for the ascetic life, and led an ascetic lifestyle while still in his parental home. He disdained childish games and attractions, and…

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Venerable Arcadius of Novotorsk
Venerable Arcadius of Novotorsk

On August 14, 1798 the holy relics of Saint Arcadius were placed in a stone coffin, which had served as the resting place of his Elder, Saint Ephraim until 1572. Saint Arcadius is also commemorated on December 13 (the day of his blessed repose), July 11 (the transfer of his relics in 1677), and…

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Hieromartyr Marcellus, Bishop of Apamea
Hieromartyr Marcellus, Bishop of Apamea

The Hieromartyr Marcellus, Bishop of Apamea, was born of illustrious parents on the island of Cyprus. Having received a fine education, he occupied a high civil office. Everyone marveled at his purity of life, mildness, kindness and eloquence. In the year 375, the saint left his wife and children,…

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Icon of the Mother of God “the Converser”
Icon of the Mother of God “the Converser”

The “Converser” Icon of the Mother of God is so named since it depicts the Mother of God and Saint Nicholas of Myra conversing with the sacristan George. This event occurred soon after the appearance of the Tikhvin Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos in 1383, when the Most Holy Theotokos…

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Icon of the Mother of God of Narva

The Narva Icon of the Mother of God became famous in the year 1558, when the Russian army attacked the city of Narva. In one of the houses where Russian merchants had once lived, drunken Germans grabbed an icon of the Mother of God that had been left behind. Mocking the holy thing, they threw it…

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New Martyr Nazarius, Metropolitan of Kutaisi-Gaenati, and his companions, of Georgia
New Martyr Nazarius, Metropolitan of Kutaisi-Gaenati, and his companions, of Georgia

Metropolitan Nazarius of Kutaisi-Gaenati was born in 1872 in the village of Didi Jikhaishi in Imereti. His forefathers belonged to a long lineage of clergy, and the future metropolitan was nurtured in the Church from the earliest years of his youth. Nazarius (known in the world as Joseph) received…

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HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHURCH

1725 Holy Cross Lane, Williamsport PA 17701

570-322-3020

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The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”

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Holy Cross Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, which is presided over by The Most Reverend Mark (Maymon), Archbishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania. Our mission is bringing the joy of Christ's resurrection to those who have never heard the Good News, and to strengthen and encourage the faithful who reside within Williamsport and the local area. 

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The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.

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Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy Trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifixion, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.

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