Holy Cross Orthodox Church
Williamsport, Pennsylvania



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++Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete - Thursday April 15th @ 5:30pm


++Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos - Friday April 16th @ 5:30pm


Great Vespers - Saturday April 17th @ 5pm

Divine Liturgy - Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt - April 18th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40) . . . Lenten Fellowship following


Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts - Wednesday April 21st @ 5:30pm (9th Hour @ 5:20) . . . Lenten Fellowship following


Lazarus Saturday Matins - Friday April 23rd @ 5:30pm

Lazarus Saturday Divine Liturgy - Saturday April 24th @ 9am


++Confessions can be heard throughtout Lent, so please see Fr. Seraphim to setup a time.++


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++March 26th, 2021 - Please read this important Archpastoral letter on Brotherly Respect from His Eminence, Archbishop MARK



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Virgin Martyrs Agape, Irene and Chionia, in Illyria
Virgin Martyrs Agape, Irene and Chionia, in Illyria

The Holy Martyrs Agape, Irene, and Chionia were sisters who lived at the end of the third century to the beginning of the fourth century, near the Italian city of Aquilea. They were left orphaned at an early age. The young women led a pious Christian life and they turned down many offers of…

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Martyrs Leonidas, Chariessa, Nice, Galina, Kalista, Nunechia, Basilissa, Theodora, and Irene, of Corinth
Martyrs Leonidas, Chariessa, Nice, Galina, Kalista, Nunechia, Basilissa, Theodora, and Irene, of Corinth

The Holy Martyr Leonidas and the Holy Martyrs Charissa, Nike (Nika, Victoria), Galina, Kalista (Kalida), Nunekhia, Basilissa, Irene, and Theodora suffered at Corinth in the year 258. They threw them into the sea, but they did not drown. Instead, they walked upon the water as if on dry land, singing…

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Monastic Martyr Christopher of Dionysiou, Mount Athos

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Hieromartyr Niketas

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Weeping “Ilyin Chernigov” Icon of the Mother of God

The Ilyin-Chernigov Icon of the Mother of God was painted in the year 1658 by the iconographer Gregory Dubensky (Gennadius in monasticism). Tears flowed from the icon for eight days in 1662, from April 16-24. In this same year Tatars descended upon Chernigov and devastated it. At midnight they…

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Tambov (Utkino) Icon of the Mother of God
Tambov (Utkino) Icon of the Mother of God

In 1686, Saint Pitirim (July 28) arrived in Tambov. Along with other holy objects, he brought a copy of the Il'insk-Chernigov Icon of the Mother of God, which was considered to be the patroness of the southwest territory. Therefore, the copy was placed at the southwestern gate of the city. After a…

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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!

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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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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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