Holy Cross Orthodox Church
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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Compline/Adult Ed (Gospel of St. Mark) - Wednesday March 3rd @ 6pm

 

Great Vespers - Saturday March 6th @ 5pm (Confessions before, after or by appointment)

Sunday of the Last Judgment - Divine Liturgy - March 7th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40) . . . Meatfare potluck Fellowship following

 

Compline/Adult Ed (Gospel of St. Mark) - Wednesday March 10th @ 5:30pm

 

Great Vespers - Saturday March 13th @ 5pm (Confessions before, after or by appointment)

Forgiveness Sunday - Divine Liturgy - March 14th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40) . . . Cheesefare potluck Fellowship following

 

Great Lent Begins . . . Forgiveness Vespers - Sunday March 14th @ 5pm

 

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Martyr Eudokia of Heliopolis
Martyr Eudokia of Heliopolis

Holy Monastic Martyr Eudokia was a Samaritan, a native of the city of Heliopolis in Phoenicia (modern Baalbek), who lived during the reign of Trajan (98-117). Her pagan impiety took her off the good path, and for a long time she led a sinful life. Her soul was deadened and her heart hardened.…

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Venerable Martyrius of Zelenets, Pskov
Venerable Martyrius of Zelenets, Pskov

Saint Martyrius of Zelenets, in the world Menas, was born in the city of Veliki Luki (Great Meadow) in the sixteenth century. His parents, Cosmas and Stephanida, died when he was just ten years old. He was raised by his spiritual Father, a priest of the city’s Annunciation church, and the…

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Martyrs Nestor and Tribimius

The Holy Martyrs Nestor and Tribiminus were natives of the Asia Minor district of Pamphylia. They fearlessly preached Christ during a persecution in the reign of the impious emperor Decius (249-251). When the saints were brought before the pagan court, the governor ordered that all sorts of…

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Martyr Antonina of Nicea, in Bithynia
Martyr Antonina of Nicea, in Bithynia

The Holy Martyr Antonina suffered at Nicea during a persecution under the emperor Maximian (284-305). After fierce tortures, Saint Antonina was thrown into prison, but Maximian could not force the saint to renounce Christ and offer sacrifice to idols. Angels of God appeared to the holy martyr and…

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Martyrs Marcellus and Anthony of Syria

Saint Marcellus and Saint Anthony were thrown into a fire, where they shone forth brighter than gold in a crucible, receiving crowns of martyrdom from Christ our God.

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Virgin Martyr Domnina of Syria
Virgin Martyr Domnina of Syria

The Virgin Domnina of Syria was a disciple of Saint Maron (February 14). The nun built a straw-covered hut in her mother’s garden and lived there as an ascetic, eating only lentils soaked in water. Each morning and evening she went to church, covered in a veil so that no one ever saw her…

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Venerable Agapius of Vatopedi

Saint Agapius of the Holy Mountain, was a novice in obedience to a virtuous Elder who lived in silence at the Holy Trinity kellia at Kolitsa, within the boundaries of Vatopedi on Mt. Athos. He was taken into captivity by Turks who had landed on the shore of Athos. They took him to Magnesia and…

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Saint David, Bishop of Wales
Saint David, Bishop of Wales

Saint David, Patron of Wales, said to have been the son of a Welsh chieftain, lived in the latter half of the sixth century. Ordained to the priesthood, he studied under the tutorship of a disciple of Saint Germanus, who later became Bishop of the Isle of Man, and engaged in missionary work and…

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“We Rejoice Even in Tribulation”: An Encyclical of Hope
October 17th & 18th, 2020 - Archpastoral Visit - Archbishop MARK

On October 17th & 18th we were blessed to have His Eminence, our Archbishop MARK with us for an Archpastoral visit.  As always, we are encouraged by his words and for his love and care for our community.  On Sunday, special recognition was given to parishioner Paul Beard (and his wife Judy) for his expertise and hard work in building our Church, and His Eminence presented him with a gramota for his labors.  Also, Fr Seraphim was given the Gold Cross in recognition of his faithfulness to the priestly ministry.  After Liturgy, we all gathered in the Parish Hall for a celebration.  It was a wonderful weekend for all!  Glory be to God for His goodness!

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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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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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