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

 

“Don’t care if people love you, as long as you love Jesus Christ and your fellow people. This is the only way to fill the soul.” – Saint Porphyrios

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++ Joyous Feast ++

The Elevation of the Precious & Life-Giving Cross

 

 

++ Weekend of September 23/24 ++

Great Vespers - September 23rd at 5

Hours, Divine Liturgy - September 24th at 9:40

Fellowship following in the Parish Hall

 

++ Church Closed for Private Prayer ++

Tuesday September 26th

 

++ No Compline (Evening Prayers) & Bible Study ++

Wednesday September 27th

 

++ Weekend of September 30/October 1 ++

Great Vespers w/Litya - September 30th at 5

Hours, Divine Liturgy - October 1st at 9:40

Fellowship following in the Parish Hall

 

++ Church Open for Private Prayer ++

Tuesday October 3rd 7:30-9:30am

 

++ Compline (Evening Prayers) & Bible Study ++

Wednesday October 4th at 5:30

 

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Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope
Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope

Hieromartyr Phocas was born in the city of Sinope. From youth he led a virtuous Christian life, and in his adult years he became Bishop of Sinope. Saint Phocas converted many pagans to faith in Christ. At the time of a persecution against Christians under the emperor Trajan (98-117), the governor…

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Prophet Jonah
Prophet Jonah

The Holy Prophet Jonah lived in the eighth century before the birth of Christ and was a successor of the Prophet Elisha. The Book of the Prophet Jonah contains prophecies about the judgments on the Israelite nation, the sufferings of the Savior, the downfall of Jerusalem, and the end of the world.…

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Saint Jonah the Presbyter, father of Saint Theophanes the Hymnographer and Theodore Graptus
Saint Jonah the Presbyter, father of Saint Theophanes the Hymnographer and Theodore Graptus

Saint Jonah the Presbyter, Father of Saints Theophanes the Hymnographer (October 11) and Theodore the Branded (December 27), lived in Palestine in the late eighth to early ninth centuries. Saint Jonah lived a virtuous and holy life. He had two sons who were glorified afterwards for their…

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Venerable Jonah, Abbot of Yashezersk

Saint Jonah of Yash Lake was born in the village of Shoksha, sixteen versts from the monastery later established by him. The foundation of the monastery took place in 1580, when a wooden church was built in honor of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, and eight monks joined together with…

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Martyr Phokas the Gardener of Sinope
Martyr Phokas the Gardener of Sinope

Saint Phokas (Phokás) came from Sinope (Sinópē) and his only possessions were a garden which he cultivated with great diligence. His income from the garden was very small. But since he was a good steward and frugal in his needs, he would always have something for the poor. Saint Phokas studied…

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Saint Peter the Tax-Collector
Saint Peter the Tax-Collector

Saint Peter, Former Tax-Collector, was the chief collector of taxes in Africa in the service of the emperor Justinian (527-565). He was a cruel and merciless man. One day he threw a morsel of bread to a beggar who annoyed him by incessantly begging alms. In a vision Peter saw himself as dead and…

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Venerable Macarius, Wonderworker of Zhabynka and Belev
Venerable Macarius, Wonderworker of Zhabynka and Belev

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Synaxis of the Saints of Tula
Synaxis of the Saints of Tula

Saint Alexander Nevsky, Great Prince August 30 (translation of relics in 1724), November 22 (his burial in 1263) Saint Alexander, soldier, schemamonk, disciple of Saint Sergius. September 7 (+1390) Saint Alexander, soldier, schemamonk, disciple of Saint Sergius. September 7 (+1380) Saint Boris…

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Venerable Cosmas of Zographou Monastery, Mount Athos

Saint Cosmas the Anchorite of Zographou Monastery was born into an aristocratic family in Bulgaria toward the end of the XVIII century, and was proficient in Greek as well as Bulgarian. When his parents desired him to get married, he left their home surreptitiously and headed for the far-famed Holy…

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"Hearer" Icon of the Mother of God

This wonderworking Icon is at Zographou Monastery on Mount Athos. The name of the Hearer Icon of the Mother of God (Παναγία Επακούουσα, or Услы́шательница in Russian) is explained by the following miraculous sign. The venerable Cosmas was living a life of asceticism…

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HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHURCH

1725 Holy Cross Lane, Williamsport PA 17701

570-322-3020

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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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