Holy Cross Orthodox Church
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

 

Sadly, our services are temporarily suspended publically through April 30th.  Please look for our Services being streamed live here on our homepage & Facebook!

Our Lenten Journey Continues . . .

Presanctified Liturgy - Friday April 3rd @ 6pm (Ninth Hour @ 5:45pm)

Great Vespers - Saturday April 4th @ 5pm

Divine Liturgy - Sunday April 5th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40)

Presanctified Liturgy - Wednesday April 8th @ 6pm (Ninth Hour @ 5:45pm)

 

Other News . . .

ALL meetings (Church School, Council, Fellowship Hour) are suspended until further notice.

No pierogi of baklava for the month of April.

  Please read His Eminence Archbishop MARK's latest directive here.

 

March 29th Bulletin

 

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April 2nd, 2020 - Statement & Directives from the Holy Synod
April 1st, 2020 - Archbishop Mark's Archpastoral Directive
March 13th, 2020 - Holy Synod issues Statement on Coronavirus outbreak
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5th Saturday of Great Lent: of the Akathist to the Theotokos
5th Saturday of Great Lent: of the Akathist to the Theotokos

On the Fifth Saturday of Great Lent, the Saturday of the Akathist, we commemorate the “Laudation of the Virgin” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos. In 625, when the emperor Heraclius was fighting the Persians, the Khan sent forces to attack Constantinople by land and by sea. Patriarch…

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Venerable Joseph the Hymnographer
Venerable Joseph the Hymnographer

Saint Joseph the Hymnographer, “the sweet-voiced nightingale of the Church,” was born in Sicily in 816 into a pious Christian family. His parents, Plotinos and Agatha, moved to the Peloponnesos to save themselves from barbarian invasions. When he was fifteen, Saint Joseph went to…

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Venerable George of Mount Maleon in the Peloponnesus
Venerable George of Mount Maleon in the Peloponnesus

Saint George lived during the ninth century. His parents arranged a marriage for him, but he refused to marry the woman they had chosen. He entered the monastery on Mount Maleon in the Peloponnesus, and many disciples gathered around him. He was able to see the future, and predicted his own death…

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Venerable Joseph the Much-Ailing, of the Kiev Far Caves
Venerable Joseph the Much-Ailing, of the Kiev Far Caves

Saint Joseph the Much-Ailing lived during the fourteenth century. In his grievous illness he turned to God with prayer and vowed that if the Lord granted him health, he would then serve the brethren of the Kiev Caves monastery until the end of his days. After his return to health, he entered the…

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Venerable Zosimas, Abbot of Vorbozomsk
Venerable Zosimas, Abbot of Vorbozomsk

Saint Zosimas of Vorbozomsk was the founder of a monastery dedicated to the Annuniciation of the Most Holy Theotokos on an island in Lake Vorbozoma, twenty-three versts south of White Lake. The monastery was founded in the fifteenth century. In 1501, the head of the monastery was Igumen Jonah, a…

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Venerable Zosimas of Palestine
Venerable Zosimas of Palestine

Saint Zosimas was born near the end of the fifth century, and lived in a monastery by the Jordan River. He met Saint Mary of Egypt (April 1), gave her Holy Communion, then buried her. Saint Zosimas lived to be one hundred years old, then fell asleep in the Lord around 560.

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Virginmartyr Pherbutha (Phermoutha) of Persia, with her sister, and servant
Virginmartyr Pherbutha (Phermoutha) of Persia, with her sister, and servant

The Holy Martyr Pherbutha (Phermoutha) and her sister and servants were martyred for Christ between the years 341 and 343. Saint Pherbutha and her sister were sisters of Bishop Simeon of Seleucia, who suffered for Christ under the Persian emperor Sapor between the years 341-344. Both sisters and…

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New Martyr Niketas of Pojani and Serres
New Martyr Niketas of Pojani and Serres

The holy New Martyr Niketas was a Slav from Albania, but we know nothing of his family or his early life. He lived on Mount Athos in the Russian monastery of Saint Panteleimon, then lived in the Skete of Saint Anne. Burning with a desire for martyrdom, he decided to travel to Serres. He arrived on…

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Saint Isidore, Bishop of Seville
Saint Isidore, Bishop of Seville

Saint Isidore was born in the middle of the sixth century, and was related to the Visigoth royal family who converted to Orthodoxy from Arianism during his lifetime. Saint Isidore was the brother of three saints: Saint Leander (February 27), Saint Fulgentius, and Saint Florentina. Orphaned at an…

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Venerable Theonas, Archbishop of Thessalonica
Venerable Theonas, Archbishop of Thessalonica

Saint Theonas was a disciple of Saint James of Kastoria (November 1), and lived at the beginning of the sixteenth century. He lived for some time in the Pantocrator and Simonopetra Monasteries on Mt. Athos. He founded the Monastery of Saint Anastasia, and was consecrated as Archbishop of…

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Saint George Mtsire of Georgia

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Pierogis!!

No pierogi of baklava in April.

Next Pierogi sales will be in May 2020 . . . pickup on Friday May 1st.

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 him to the Subdeaconate.  May God Grant them many blessed years!!  AXIOS!!

On December 22nd, 2019, Our Parish celebrated the Baptism & Chrismation of Azariah Keegan Federoff!  May God Grant the Newly Illumined Child of God, Azariah and his Godparents, Abraham & Elizabeth, Many Blessed Years!!

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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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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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