Holy Cross Orthodox Church
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Ikon of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Ikon of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Ikon of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

 

JOYOUS FEAST

of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

 

Please Join Us!  Everyone is Welcome!

 

Divine Liturgy - Sunday September 19th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40), fellowship following in the Hall.

 

NO Compline & Bible Study - Wednesday September 22nd

 

Great Vespers - Saturday September 25th @ 5pm

Divine Liturgy - Sunday September 26th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40), fellowship following in the Hall.

 

Compline & Bible Study - Wednesday September 29th @ 5:30pm

 

September 19th Church Bulletin

 

A Sermon for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

 

Wisdom! Let Us Attend!

"As Thou wast voluntarily raised upon the Cross for our sake, grant mercy to those who are called by Thy Name, O Christ God; make all Orthodox Christians glad by Thy power, granting them victories over their adversaries by bestowing on them the invincible trophy, Thy weapon of peace!"  Kontakion for the Feast of the Elevation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross

WELCOME to Holy Cross!
Parish Calendar
Facebook Live Stream
Today's Scripture Readings
All Scripture Readings
Today's Saints
Afterfeast of the Elevation of the Cross
Afterfeast of the Elevation of the Cross

From September 15 until the Leavetaking, we sing “O come, let us worship and fall down before Christ. O son of God crucified in the flesh, save us who sing to Thee: Alleluia” at weekday Liturgies following the Little Entrance.

Read the Life
Troparion & Kontakion
Greatmartyr Eustáthios Placidas, with his wife and children, of Rome
Greatmartyr Eustáthios Placidas, with his wife and children, of Rome

Before his Baptism, the Holy Great Martyr Eustáthios was named Plakidas (Πλακίδας). He was a Roman General in the reigns of Emperors Titus (79-81) and Trajan (98-117). Even before he came to know Christ, Plakidas devoted himself to charitable endeavors, helping the poor and destitute.…

Read the Life
Troparion & Kontakion
Holy Martyr and Confessor Michael and his councilor, Theodore, Wonderworkers of Chernigov
Holy Martyr and Confessor Michael and his councilor, Theodore, Wonderworkers of Chernigov

The Holy Prince Michael of Chernigov, son of Vsevolod Ol’govich the Dark-Red (+ 1212), was noted from childhood for his piety and mildness. His health was very poor, but in 1186, trusting in the mercy of God, the young prince asked for the holy prayers of Saint Nikḗtas the Stylite of…

Read the Life
Troparion & Kontakion
Saint Oleg, Prince of Briansk
Saint Oleg, Prince of Briansk

Holy Prince Oleg Romanovich of Briansk (in Baptism Leontius) was grandson of the holy martyr Prince Michael of Chernigov. According to the chronicle histories, Prince Oleg together with his father, Prince Roman Mikhailovich of Briansk, participated in a war against Lithuania in 1274. After 1274,…

Read the Life
Troparion & Kontakion
Monastic Martyr Hilarion of Saint Anne Skete, Mount Athos

Saint Hilarion was from Heraklion in Crete and his secular name was John. He had five other siblings, John, Polyzoes, George, and two sisters, whose names are unknown. His parents, Francis and Katherine, had raised him with diligence, and he had learned to read and write. When he was a young man,…

Read the Life
Troparion & Kontakion
Weekly Parish Bulletins
Our Parish By-Laws

HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHURCH

1725 Holy Cross Lane, Williamsport PA 17701

570-322-3020

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


Online Giving - Tithes, Offerings & Donations / May God bless you for your generosity, thank you!




Location
Holy Cross Orthodox Church
1725 Holy Cross Lane; Williamsport, PA 17701
Detailed Map

Video


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…”

Learn More >

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. 

More Information >

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.

Daily Readings >

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.

Today's Saints >

Holy Cross Orthodox Church | Contact