Holy Cross Orthodox Church
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Ikon by Robin Armstrong
Ikon by Robin Armstrong
Ikon by Robin Armstrong

 

Joyous Feast of Pentecost!

 

We welcome and invite anyone to attend our services!

 

 

++ Holy Pentecost ++

Great Vespers w/Litya - June 22nd at 5

Hours, Divine Liturgy, & Kneeling Vespers - June 23rd at 9:40

Fellowship following in the Parish Hall

 

** Parking lot being re-sealed June 24-27 **

Parking available behind the Parish Hall or in the lower lot of St Ann's Catholic Church

 

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

Tuesday June 25th - 7-9:30am

 

++ Compline / Bible Study ++

Wednesday June 26th - 5:30

 

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

Thursday June 27th - 7-9:30am

 

++ Sunday of All Saints ++

Great Vespers w/Litya - June 29th at 5

Hours & Divine Liturgy - June 30th at 9:40

Fellowship following in the Parish Hall

 

Sunday Bulletin - June 23rd, 2024

June 2024 Parish Calendar
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Postfeast of Pentecost — Day of the Holy Spirit
Postfeast of Pentecost — Day of the Holy Spirit

On the day after every Great Feast, the Orthodox Church honors the one through whom the Feast is made possible. On the day following the Nativity of the Lord, for example, we celebrate the Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos (December 26). On the day after Theophany, we commemorate Saint John the…

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Nativity of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John
Nativity of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John

The Nativity of the Holy Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, John: The Gospel (Luke. 1: 5) relates that the righteous parents of Saint John the Baptist, the Priest Zachariah and Elizabeth (September 5), lived in the ancient city of Hebron. They reached old age without having children, since…

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Venerable Anthony, Abbot of Dymsk, Novgorod
Venerable Anthony, Abbot of Dymsk, Novgorod

Saint Anthony of Dymsk was born at Novgorod about the year 1157. Once in church he heard the words of Christ: “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me” (Mt.16:24), the saint resolved to leave the world and receive monastic tonsure under…

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Righteous Youths John and Jacob (James) of Meniugi

The Righteous Youths James and John of Meniugi were brothers by birth, children of the pious couple Isidore and Barbara. They were killed by miscreants (James at three years of age, and John at five years of age). Between the years 1682-1689 their relics were found incorrupt and were placed in a…

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Seven Martyred Brothers: Orentius, Pharnacius, Eros, Firmus, Firminus, Cyriacus, and Longinus, in Georgia

Saints Orentios, Pharnakios, Erotas, Phirmos, Phirminos, Kyriakos, and Longinus were brothers, who were known for their courage and served as soldiers in Thrace during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. During a battle with the Scythians, Saint Orentios killed their fierce and intrepid leader,…

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Saint Athanasius Parios

Saint Athanasius Parios, the distinguished theologian and great teacher of the Greek nation, was born in the village of Kostos on the island of Paros around 1721—1722. His father, Apostolos Toulios, was from Siphnos, and his mother was a native of Paros. The future saint was a leading member…

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Venerable Barlaam of Khutin
Venerable Barlaam of Khutin

In Slavonic practice, Saint Barlaam is commemorated during the Proskomedia along with the venerable and God-bearing Fathers who shone forth in asceticism (sixth particle). Saint Barlaam is also commemorated on November 6 and February 10.

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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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Holy Cross Orthodox Church
1725 Holy Cross Lane; Williamsport, PA 17701
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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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