Holy Cross Orthodox Church
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Icon of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross by Robin Armstrong
Icon of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross by Robin Armstrong
Icon of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross by Robin Armstrong


Services This Week at Holy Cross!



Divine Liturgy - Sunday November 17th @ 10:00am (Hours @ 9:40)


No Vespers here at Holy Cross on Wednesday November 20th



++Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos++


Great Vespers w/Litya - November 20th @ 6pm - at St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Mt. Carmel


Divine Liturgy - Thursday November 21st @ 10am (at Holy Cross)


Great Vespers - Saturday November 23rd @ 5pm


Divine Liturgy - Sunday November 24th @ 10:00am (Hours @ 9:40)



Other Events . . .


Men's Group - Thursday November 21st @ 6pm at the Moon & Raven



Please visit our Diocesan website www.doepa.org for pictures of Archbishop Mark's visit and the tonsure/ordination of Anthony (Eric) Affsprung. AXIOS!



November 17th Bulletin



Come & See What Our Parish is All About!

Everyone is Welcome!


WELCOME to Holy Cross!
Today's Scripture Readings
All Scripture Readings
Today's Saints
Saint Gregory, Wonderworker of Neocaesarea
Saint Gregory, Wonderworker of Neocaesarea

Saint Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neocaesarea, was born in the city of Neocaesarea (northern Asia Minor) into a pagan family. Having received a fine education, from his youth he strived for Truth, but the thinkers of antiquity were not able to quench his thirst for knowledge. Truth was…

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Troparion & Kontakion
Venerable Nikon, Abbot of Radonezh, disciple of Venerable Sergius
Venerable Nikon, Abbot of Radonezh, disciple of Venerable Sergius

Saint Nikon, Abbot of Radonezh, a disciple and successor of Saint Sergius of Radonezh (September 25 and July 5), was born at Yuriev-Polsk. Having heard of the angelic life of the Radonezh Wonderworker, the young man came to Saint Sergius and requested to be tonsured into the angelic schema. Saint…

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Venerable Lazarus the Iconographer, of Constantinople

Saint Lazarus the Iconographer lived in Constantinople. He was a priest, led a strict ascetic life and painted holy icons. He fought against all heresy, enduring many afflictions from the Nestorians, Eutychians, and iconoclasts. Under the iconoclast emperor Theophilus (829-842), he was arrested and…

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Martyr Gobron (Michael) and 133 soldiers, of Georgia
Martyr Gobron (Michael) and 133 soldiers, of Georgia

In the year 914 a certain prince by the name of Michael-Gobron distinguished himself in a battle against the Arab Muslim invaders. After they had captured the fortress of Kvelistsikhe in southern Georgia, the Muslims took captive those who remained alive, and Prince Gobron was among them. Deeply…

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Venerable Gennadius of Vatopedi, Mount Athos
Venerable Gennadius of Vatopedi, Mount Athos

Saint Gennadius was the steward of the Vatopedi monastery on Mt Athos in the fourteenth century, and was in charge of supplies. When the monastery’s oil began to run low, he tried to be economical with what remained by using oil just for the needs of the church. The cook began to complain to…

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Next Pierogi sales will be in January 2020 . . . Baklava sale in December!!!

Please call 570-322-3020 to place an order!!!


Parish News & Weekly Parish Bulletins

On Sunday October 27th, 2019, His Eminence Archbishop MARK tonsured Anthony (Eric) Affsprung to the rank of Reader and ordained hime to the Subdeaconate.  May God Grant them many blessed years!!  AXIOS!!

On August 25th, 2019, Our Parish celebrated the Baptism of Elani Irene Alexander!  May God Grant the Newly Illumined Child of God, Elani Irene and her Godparents, Joshua and Esther, Many Blessed Years!!

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1725 Holy Cross Lane, Williamsport PA 17701


Saturday Vespers, 5:00pm / Sunday Liturgy, 10:00am

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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