Holy Cross Orthodox Church
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

 

 

We welcome and invite anyone to attend our services

 

This Week at Holy Cross

 

** Free Community Luncheon **

Saturday July 20th - 10 - Noon

Parish Fellowship Hall (Behind the Church)

ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

++ 4th Sunday after Pentecost  ++

Great Vespers - Saturday July 20th at 5

Hours & Divine Liturgy, Blessing of Vehicles - Sunday July 21st at 9:40

Fellowship following in the Parish Hall

 

++ Church open for private prayer (or talk with our priest) ++

Tuesday July 23rd - 7-9:30am

 

++ Compline / Bible Study ++

Wednesday July 24th - 5:30

 

++ Church open for private prayer (or talk with our priest) ++

Thursday July 25th - 7-9:30am

 

Sunday Bulletin - July 14th, 2024

July 2024 Parish Calendar
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Holy, Glorious Prophet Elijah
Holy, Glorious Prophet Elijah

The Holy Prophet Elijah is one of the greatest of the prophets and the first dedicated to virginity in the Old Testament. He was born in Tishba of Gilead into the Levite tribe 900 years before the Incarnation of the Word of God. Saint Epiphanius of Cyprus gives the following account about the birth…

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Repose of Venerable Abramius of Galich or Chukhloma Lake, disciple of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh

Saint Abraham of Galich (Chukhloma Lake), lived and pursued asceticism at the monastery of Saint Sergius of Radonezh during the fourteenth century. After long years as a novice, he was deemed worthy of the priesthood. Yearning after the perfection of silence, he asked for the blessing of Saint…

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Uncovering of the relics of Venerable Athanasius, Abbot of Brest-Litovsk
Uncovering of the relics of Venerable Athanasius, Abbot of Brest-Litovsk

The Monastic Martyr Athanasius of Brest (Uncovering and Transfer of Relics 1649): The martyric death of the holy Passion-bearer Athanasius, igumen of Bretsk, occurred on September 5, 1648. For eight months the body of the sufferer for Orthodoxy lay in the ground without a church funeral. On May 1,…

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“Chukhloma” Icon of the Mother of God from Galich
“Chukhloma” Icon of the Mother of God from Galich

The Chukhloma Icon of the Mother of God of Galich appeared in the year 1350 to Saint Abraham of Galich, who came there from the north for ascetical labors with the blessing of Saint Sergius of Radonezh. On the wild shores of the Galich lake near the large mountain, hidden in the dense forest, he…

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Martyr Ilia Chavchavadze of Georgia
Martyr Ilia Chavchavadze of Georgia

Saint Ilia, called the “Uncrowned King of Georgia,” the “Father of the Nation” and “the Righteous,” belonged to the noble family Chavchavadze. He was born on October 27, 1837, in the village of Qvareli in Kakheti. He received his primary education at home: his…

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Righteous Martyr Maria (Skobtsova)
Righteous Martyr Maria (Skobtsova)

Elizaveta Pilenko, the future Mother Maria, was born in 1891 in Riga, Latvia, then part of the Russian Empire, and grew up in the south of Russia on the shore of the Black Sea. Her father was mayor of the town of Anapa, while on her mother's side, she was descended from the last governor of the…

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Priestmartyr Demetrius (Klepinine)
Priestmartyr Demetrius (Klepinine)

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Priestmartyr Alexei (Medvedkov)
Priestmartyr Alexei (Medvedkov)

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Martyr Salome the Georgian
Martyr Salome the Georgian

Very little information has come down to us about the holy martyr Salome of Jerusalem and Kartli, who lived in the XIII century at a women’s monastery in Jerusalem. She was arrested by the Persian Moslems because of her outspoken defense of Christ. The Synaxarion of the Monastery of the Holy…

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Righteous Aaron

The Righteous Aaron (1445 B.C.) was the first Old Testament High Priest. The son of Amram and Jochebed of the tribe of Levi, and elder brother of the Prophet Moses and Miriam, was born in Egypt. He assisted Moses in freeing the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt, appearing before Pharaoh as the…

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HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHURCH

1725 Holy Cross Lane, Williamsport PA 17701

570-322-3020

Saturday Vespers, 5:00pm / Sunday Hours & Liturgy, 9:40am


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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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