Holy Cross Orthodox Church
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Icon of the Elevation of the Cross by Robin Armstrong
Icon of the Elevation of the Cross by Robin Armstrong
Icon of the Elevation of the Cross by Robin Armstrong

 

Upcoming Services at Holy Cross!

Great Vespers - Saturday January 18th @ 5pm (Confessions)

Divine Liturgy - Sunday January 19th @ 10:00am (Hours @ 9:40)

Daily Vespers - Wednesday January 22nd @ 6pm (Adult Ed. to follow)

Blessing of Miller's Run following the Divine Liturgy 1/19

 

Other News . . .

Parish Council Meeting - Thursday January 16th @ 6pm

Coming Soon, House Blessings begin and the Blessing of the Miller's Run (or the Susquehanna)!!

 

January 12th Bulletin

 

Come & See What Our Parish is All About!

Everyone is Welcome!

 

 

WELCOME to Holy Cross!
Today's Scripture Readings
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Today's Saints
Saint Athanasius the Great, Archbishop of Alexandria
Saint Athanasius the Great, Archbishop of Alexandria

Saints Athanasius and Cyril were Archbishops of Alexandria. These wise teachers of truth and defenders of Christ’s Church share a joint Feast in recognition of their dogmatic writings which affirm the truth of the Orthodox Faith, correctly interpret the Holy Scripture, and censure the…

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Saint Cyril, Archbishop of Alexandria
Saint Cyril, Archbishop of Alexandria

Saints Athanasius and Cyril were Archbishops of Alexandria. These wise teachers of truth and defenders of Christ’s Church share a joint Feast in recognition of their dogmatic writings which affirm the truth of the Orthodox Faith, correctly interpret the Holy Scripture, and censure the…

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Troparion & Kontakion
Venerable Athanasius, Abbot of Syandemsk, Vologda
Venerable Athanasius, Abbot of Syandemsk, Vologda

Saint Athanasius of Synadem and Vologda was a disciple of Saint Alexander of Svir (August 30). After the death of his mentor, he established the Dormition hermitage in the forests of Karelia, not far from the city of Olonets, on an island of Lake Synadem. The slander and pettiness of the local…

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Righteous Athanasius of Novolotsk

Righteous Athanasius of Navolotsk went at the end of the sixteenth century from the Kargopol region to the Olonets land, where he founded a monastery 78 versts from what later became the city of Petrozavodsk. The saint died at a Verkholedsk suburb not far from Shenkursk.

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Venerable Marcian of Cyrrhus in Syria

Saint Marcian of Cyrrhus lived in the desert near the city of Cyrrhus. He built a small hut and settled in it, passing his time in prayer, singing Psalms and reading spiritual books. He ate very little food, just enough to keep him alive. Reports of his holy life attracted to him many zealous…

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Venerable Schemamonk Cyril and Schemanun Maria, the parents of Saint Sergius of Radonezh
Venerable Schemamonk Cyril and Schemanun Maria, the parents of Saint Sergius of Radonezh

Saint Cyril and his wife Maria were the parents of Saint Sergius of Radonezh (September 25). They belonged to the nobility, but more importantly, they were devout and faithful Christians who were adorned with every virtue. When the child in Maria’s womb cried out three times in church during…

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Saint Joachim I, Patriarch of Trnovo and Bulgaria

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Saint Maximus, Archbishop of Serbia

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Saint Maximus the New

Saint Maximus the New was the son of King Stephen of Serbia (December 10). He became a monk at Manasija, but had to flee into a mountainous region of Romania because of the Moslems. He was consecrated as Metropolitan of Wallachia. After a life of great spiritual endeavors, he fell asleep in the…

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Saint Ephraim the Lesser
Saint Ephraim the Lesser

Today little is known about the life of venerable Ephraim the Lesser, the great 11th-century writer, translator, philosopher, and defender of the Georgian Church. His work Reminiscences and other sources, however, provide us with the means to speculate about the major periods of his life and…

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Venerable Hieromonk Alexei of Teklati

Saint Alexi (Shushania) was born September 23, 1852, in the village of Noqalaqevi, in the Senaki district of Samegrelo, to a pious Christian couple. His father died in 1868, after giving the sixteen-year-old future hieromonk his blessing to care for the family. In the same year that his father…

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Pierogis!!

Next Pierogi sales will be in February 2020 . . . pickup on Friday Feb. 7th

Please call 570-322-3020 to place an order!!!

 

Parish News & Weekly Parish Bulletins

On Sunday October 27th, 2019, His Eminence Archbishop MARK tonsured Anthony (Eric) Affsprung to the rank of Reader and ordained him to the Subdeaconate.  May God Grant them many blessed years!!  AXIOS!!

On December 22nd, 2019, Our Parish celebrated the Baptism & Chrismation of Azariah Keegan Federoff!  May God Grant the Newly Illumined Child of God, Azariah and his Godparents, Abraham & Elizabeth, Many Blessed Years!!

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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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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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