Holy Cross Orthodox Church
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Icon of the Exaltation of the Cross (by Robin Armstrong)
Icon of the Exaltation of the Cross (by Robin Armstrong)
Icon of the Exaltation of the Cross (by Robin Armstrong)

 

WE HAVE RE-OPENED!

Due to the Coronavirus, If you would like to attend any of our services, please contact the Parish to let us know.

Divine Liturgy - Sunday July 5th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40) . . . Fellowship following

Compline w/Adult Ed following (discussion on Morning Prayers) - Wednesday July 8th @ 6pm

Great Vespers - Saturday July 11th @ 5pm (Confessions before or after, or by appointment)

Divine Liturgy - Sunday July 12th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40) . . . Fellowship following

 

Other News . . .

ALL other meetings are suspended until further notice.

No pierogi or baklava sales until further notice.

 

July 5th Bulletin

 

Come & See What Our Parish is All About!

Everyone is Welcome!

 

 

May 27th, 2020 - Parish Reopening!!!!

Reopening of the Parish on May 30th, 2020!!  Glory Be to God!!

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Today's Saints
Venerable Thomas of Mount Maleon

Saint Thomas of Mt. Maleon was a military commander before he became a monk. Strong and brave, he had participated in many battles, and brought victory to his countrymen, for which he gained glory and esteem. But, striving with all his heart towards God, Thomas abandoned the world and its honors,…

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Venerable Acacius of Sinai, who is mentioned in the Ladder
Venerable Acacius of Sinai, who is mentioned in the Ladder

Saint Acacius of Sinai lived during the sixth century and was a novice at a certain monastery in Asia. The humble monk distinguished himself by his patient and unquestioning obedience to his Elder, a harsh and dissolute man. He forced his disciple to toil excessively, starved him with hunger, and…

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Venerable Eudokia (in monasticism Euphrosyne), Grand Duchess of Moscow
Venerable Eudokia (in monasticism Euphrosyne), Grand Duchess of Moscow

Saint Euphrosyne, in the world Eudokia, was the daughter of the Suzdal prince Demetrius Constantovich (+ 1383), and from 1367 was the wife of the Moscow Great Prince Demetrius of the Don. Their happy union was for Russia a pledge of unity and peace between Moscow and Suzdal. Saint Alexis,…

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Martyrs Peregrinus, Lucian, Ompeius, Hesychius, Papius, Saturninus, and Germanus, of Dyrrachium in Macedonia

The Holy Martyrs Peregrinus, Lucian, Pompeius, Hesychius, Papius, Saturninus and Germanus were natives of Italy. They suffered for Christ under the emperor Trajan in the city of Dyrrachium, located at the shore of the Adriatic sea. Witnessing the martyrdom of Bishop Astius, who was crucified by the…

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Martyr Evangelicus, Bishop of Tomis, Constanța in Romania

Saint Evangelicus, a follower of the holy Apostle Andrew (November 30), is the first known bishop of the diocese of Tomis (Constanța, pronounced: Constantsa) in Dacia Pontica (Lesser Scythia, or Dobrogea). He was active around the mouths of the Danube toward the end of the third century.…

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Martyr Kyriake of Nicomedia
Martyr Kyriake of Nicomedia

Saint Kyriake was the only child of Dorotheus and Eusebia. Since she was born on a Sunday (Kyriake, in Greek), she was named Kyriake. One day a wealthy magistrate wished to betroth Kyriake to his son. Not only was she young and beautiful, but her parents were wealthy, and the magistrate wished to…

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Translation of the “Blachernae” Icon of the Mother of God to Russia
Translation of the “Blachernae” Icon of the Mother of God to Russia

The Blachernae Icon of the Mother of God was discovered at Jerusalem by the empress Eudokia during the time of Saint Juvenal, Patriarch of Jerusalem (July 2), and Saint Euthymius the Great (January 20). The holy icon was sent to Constantinople, where the empress Pulcheria placed it in the Blacernae…

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Saint Prosper of Aquitaine

Saint Prosper (Prosper Tiro), "The Eradicator of Heresies," as Saint Photios (February 6) calls him, was born in the Aquitaine around the year 390. He was a renowned lay theologian, although few details of his life are known. We know Saint Prosper chiefly from his writings. A contemporary writer…

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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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