Holy Cross Orthodox Church
Williamsport, Pennsylvania



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Divine Liturgy - Sunday of St. John Climacus (The Ladder) - April 11th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40) . . . Lenten Fellowship following


++Presanctified Liturgy - Wednesday April 14th @ 5:30pm (9th Hour @ 5:20) . . . Lenten potluck fellowship following


++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


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


April 11th Church Bulletin


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



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Hieromartyr Artemon the Presbyter of Laodicea in Syria
Hieromartyr Artemon the Presbyter of Laodicea in Syria

The Hieromartyr Artemon was born of Christian parents in Laodicea, Syria in the first half of the third century. From his youth, he dedicated himself to the service of the Church. The saint served the Church as a a Reader for sixteen years. For his zeal in Church services, Bishop Sisinius ordained…

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Martyr Crescens of Myra in Lycia
Martyr Crescens of Myra in Lycia

The Holy Martyr Crescens (Kreskes) was descended from an illustrious family and lived in Myra of Lycia. When a throng of city inhabitants were on the way to the pagan temple, he urged them to forsake paganism and come to Christ. This incident became known to the city prefect. When the prefect…

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Womanmartyr Thomais of Alexandria
Womanmartyr Thomais of Alexandria

The Holy martyr Thomais was born into a Christian family in the city of Alexandria. She was raised in piety, and loved to read spiritual books. When she was fifteen, the girl married a fisherman, who was also a Christian. The young couple lived in the house of her husband’s family, where…

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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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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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