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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Compline & Bible Study (Gospel of St. Luke) - Wednesday October 20th @ 5:30pm

 

Great Vespers - Saturday October 23rd @ 4pm - Fall Parish Pig Roast following

Divine Liturgy - Sunday October 24th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40), fellowship following in the Hall.

 

Compline & Bible Study (Gospel of St. Luke) - Wednesday October 27th @ 5:30pm

 

Great Vespers - Saturday October 30th @ 5pm

Divine Liturgy - Sunday October 31st @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40), fellowship following in the Hall.

 

October 17th Church Bulletin

 

A Sermon for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

 

Wisdom! Let Us Attend!

"The bright feast of the Protection of the Mother of God!  It is a witness to us of the great glory with which the Most Holy Mother of God is crowned in the heavens.  On this day she appeared in heavenly glory, and people saw her and rejoiced.  In her hands she held a wondrous protecting veil, to show how she protects and defends people from all evil.  There is a two-fold joy for us on this feast: One is that we see a great and righteous woman, a sufferer in earhly life, crowned with such heavenly glory; and the other is that, while abiding in the heavens, she attentively cares for Christians, for the heirs of her Son and God."  St. Nikolai Velimirovich

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Greatmartyr Artemius at Antioch
Greatmartyr Artemius at Antioch

Holy Great Martyr Artemius of Antioch was a prominent military leader during the reigns of the emperor Constantine the Great (May 21), and his son and successor Constantius (337-361). Artemius received many awards for distinguished service and courage. He was appointed viceroy of Egypt. In this…

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Righteous Child Artemius of Verkola
Righteous Child Artemius of Verkola

Holy Righteous Artemius of Verkola was born in the village of Dvina Verkhol around the year 1532. The son of pious parents, Artemius was a child who was courageous, meek and diligent for every good deed. On June 23, 1545 the twelve-year-old Artemius and his father were taken by surprise in a field…

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Venerable Gerasimus the New Ascetic of Cephalonia
Venerable Gerasimus the New Ascetic of Cephalonia

Saint Gerasimus the New Ascetic of Cephalonia was born in the village of Trikkala in the Peloponessos. As a young adult, he became a monk on the island of Zakynthos. On the Holy Mountain he became a schemamonk and studied with the ascetics of Mt Athos. Receiving a blessing from the Elders, the monk…

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Venerable Matrona of Chios

Saint Matrona was born in the village of Volissos on Chios of wealthy and pious parents, Leon and Anna sometime in the fourteenth century. From her youth she showed an inclination for monasticism. One day she left her parents and went to live in an unpopulated area, where she founded a small…

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Icon of the Mother of God of Filersk

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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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