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

 

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+ Dormition Fast Begins August 1st +

 

Compline & Bible Study (Gospel of St Mark) - Wednesday August 4th @ 5:30pm

 

++ Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ ++

Vesperal Liturgy w/Blessing of Fruit - Thursday August 5th @ 5:30pm

 

Great Vespers - Saturday August 7th @ 5pm

Divine Liturgy - Sunday August 8th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40), fellowship following in the Hall.

 

August 1st Church Bulletin

 

August 1st, 2021 - The Newly Illumined Mary & Gregory!
Mat. Mary, Mary, Gregory and Basil
Mat. Mary, Mary, Gregory and Basil
Mat. Mary, Mary, Gregory and Basil

Our Parish rejoices!!!  On August 1st, 2021 the Handmaiden of God Mary (Kelsi) and the Servant of God Gregory (John) were brought into the Orthodox Faith.  Glory be to God for His goodness!  Please remember the Newly-Illumined Mary and her godmother, Matushka Mary and the Newly-Illumined Gregory and his godfather Basil in your God pleasing prayers.

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7 Holy Youths “Seven Sleepers” of Ephesus
7 Holy Youths “Seven Sleepers” of Ephesus

The Seven Youths of Ephesus: Maximilian, Iamblicus, Martinian, John, Dionysius, Exacustodianus (Constantine) and Antoninus, lived in the third century. Saint Maximilian was the son of the Ephesus city administrator, and the other six youths were sons of illustrious citizens of Ephesus. The youths…

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Martyr Eudokia of Persia
Martyr Eudokia of Persia

The Holy Martyr Eudokia was a native of Anatolia, living in the fourth century. The army of the Persian emperor Sapor took her into captivity with 9,000 Christians. Since she knew the Holy Scriptures well, she instructed the prisoners. The saint also preached to the Persian women and converted many…

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Martyr Eleutherius of Constantinople
Martyr Eleutherius of Constantinople

The Holy Martyr Eleutherius served as the cubicularius (chamberlain) at the court of the emperor Maximian Hercules (284-305). When he accepted Christianity, he then settled on a country estate, and built a church at his home. One of the servants reported to the emperor that Eleutherius had become a…

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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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