Holy Cross Orthodox Church
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
The Resurrection of Our Lord!
The Resurrection of Our Lord!
The Resurrection of Our Lord!

 

 

CHRIST IS RISEN!  INDEED HE IS RISEN!!

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Great Vespers - Saturday May 8th @ 5pm

St. Thomas Sunday - Divine Liturgy May 9th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40) Fellowship folloing in the Hall

 

Compline & Bible Study - Wednesday May 12th @ 5:30pm

 

Great Vespers - Saturday May 15th @ 5pm

Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearing Women - Divine Liturgy May 16th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40) Fellowship folloing in the Hall

 

PASCHA - May 2nd Church Bulletin

 

++May 7th, 2021 - Please read this important Archpastoral letter on Updated Virus Guidelines from His Eminence, Archbishop MARK

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Bright Saturday
Bright Saturday

The artos, which was blessed after the Liturgy of Pascha, is cut and distributed after Liturgy on Bright Saturday. The prayer read today speaks of Christ as the Bread of Life.

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Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian
Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian

The Church commemorates Saint John on this day because of the annual pilgrimage to his grave. When Saint John was more than one hundred years old, he took seven of his disciples and went to a spot outside the city of Ephesus. There he told them to dig a grave in the form of a cross. Then he climbed…

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Venerable Arsenius the Great
Venerable Arsenius the Great

Saint Arsenius the Great was born in the year 354 at Rome into a pious Christian family, which provided him a fine education and upbringing. He studied rhetoric and philosophy, and mastered the Latin and Greek languages. Saint Arsenius gave up philosophy and the vanity of worldly life, seeking…

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Venerable Arsenius the Lover-of-Labor of the Kiev Far Caves
Venerable Arsenius the Lover-of-Labor of the Kiev Far Caves

Saint Arsenius the Lover of Labor lived during the fourteenth century. This ascetic was distinguished by his love for toil, and living in asceticism in the Kiev Caves monastery of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, he knew no rest. He prayed constantly and partook of food only at the setting…

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Venerable Pimen the Ascetic of the Kiev Far Caves

Saint Pimen, Faster of the Caves, won fame by his exploit of fasting. The relics of the saint rest in the Far Caves. He is also commemorated on August 28.

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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!

More pictures can be found on our Diocesan website here.

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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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