Holy Cross Orthodox Church
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Ikon of the Ascension of Our Lord!
Ikon of the Ascension of Our Lord!
Ikon of the Ascension of Our Lord!

 

Joyous Feast of the Ascension!!

 

Everyone is Welcome!

 

++Holy Pentecost - Great Vespers - Saturday June 19th @ 5pm++

++Holy Pentecost - Divine Liturgy w/Kneeling Vespers - June 20th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40) Festive Father's Day potluck Fellowship following in the Hall, so please bring something to share.

 

Compline & Bible Study (Gospel of St Mark) - Wednesday June 23rd @ 5:30pm

 

Great Vespers - Saturday June 26th @ 5pm

Divine Liturgy - Sunday June 27th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40), fellowship following in the Hall.

 

Compline & Bible Study (Gospel of St Mark) - Wednesday June 30th @ 5:30pm

 

June 13th Church Bulletin

 

**The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians (FOCA) invites everyone to their Annual Knoebel's Family Picnic, Sunday July 11th . Arrive after Liturgy and enjoy the day in the park, then at 6pm a Hamburger/ Hot Dog dinner with sides and soda will be served in Pavilion P1. No need to RSVP, $5 per person, children under 6 FREE.

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Martyrs Leontius, Hypatius, and Theodulus at Tripoli in Syria
Martyrs Leontius, Hypatius, and Theodulus at Tripoli in Syria

The Holy Martyrs Leontius, Hypatius, and Theodulus were Roman soldiers. The holy Martyr Leontius, a Greek by origin, served as a military-chief in the imperial army in the Phoenician city of Tripoli during the reign of Vespasian (70-79). Leontius was distinguished for his bravery and good sense,…

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Venerable Leontius of the Kiev Far Caves
Venerable Leontius of the Kiev Far Caves

Saint Leontius, Canonarch of the Kiev Caves In his youth he entered the Kiev Caves monastery, where he received tonsure. He was endowed with a fine voice, and when he learned his letters, he fulfilled the obedience of canonarch (leader of church singing). Saint Leontius died at a young age in the…

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Venerable Leontius the Hagiorite

Saint Leontius the Clairvoyant of Mt. Athos, was born in Peloponnesian Argos. He labored on Mount Athos for a long time at the monastery of Dionysiou. He spent sixty years at the monastery, and not once did the holy ascetic leave the monastery. For his deep faith and deeds God granted him the gift…

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“Bogolyubov” Icon of the Mother of God
“Bogolyubov” Icon of the Mother of God

The Bogolyubov Icon of the Mother of God, one of the most ancient wonderworking icons of Russia, was painted in the twelfth century at the request of Prince Andrew Bogolyubsky (July 4), to commemorate the appearance of the Mother of God to him. Painted on cypress wood, the Icon is remarkable…

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October 17th & 18th, 2020 - Archpastoral Visit - Archbishop MARK

On October 17th & 18th we were blessed to have His Eminence, our Archbishop MARK with us for an Archpastoral visit.  As always, we are encouraged by his words and for his love and care for our community.  On Sunday, special recognition was given to parishioner Paul Beard (and his wife Judy) for his expertise and hard work in building our Church, and His Eminence presented him with a gramota for his labors.  Also, Fr Seraphim was given the Gold Cross in recognition of his faithfulness to the priestly ministry.  After Liturgy, we all gathered in the Parish Hall for a celebration.  It was a wonderful weekend for all!  Glory be to God for His goodness!

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HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHURCH

1725 Holy Cross Lane, Williamsport PA 17701

570-322-3020

Saturday Vespers, 5:00pm / Sunday Liturgy, 10:00am



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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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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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