Holy Cross Orthodox Church
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Icon of The Entrance of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple
Icon of The Entrance of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple
Icon of The Entrance of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple

 

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Joyous Feast!!

 

Divine Liturgy - Sunday November 22nd @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40) . . . Fellowship following

 

Akathist of Thanksgiving - "Glory to God For All Things" - Monday November 23rd @ 6pm

 

Great Vespers - Saturday November 28th @ 5pm (Confessions before, after or by appointment)

Divine Liturgy - Sunday November 29th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40) . . . Fellowship following

 

Compline - Wednesday December 2nd @ 6pm (Adult Ed following)

 

**Feast of St. Nicholas of Myra and Lycia**

Great Vespers w/Litya - Saturday December 5th @ 5pm (Confessions before, after or by appointment)

Divine Liturgy - Sunday December 6th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40) . . . Fellowship following

 

Sunday November 22nd Church Bulletin

 

 

Pierogi (potato) sale $7/dozen - Pickup on Friday December 4th between 12-3pm!

Please call the Parish Office 570-322-3020 to place an order by November 30th!

 

 

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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Afterfeast of the Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple
Afterfeast of the Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple

According to Holy Tradition, the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple took place in the following manner. The parents of the Virgin Mary, Saints Joachim and Anna, praying for an end to their childlessness, vowed that if a child were born to them, they would dedicate it to the service of…

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Saint Amphilochius, Bishop of Iconium
Saint Amphilochius, Bishop of Iconium

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Saint Gregory, Bishop of Agrigentum
Saint Gregory, Bishop of Agrigentum

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Repose of Saint Alexander Nevsky
Repose of Saint Alexander Nevsky

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Saint Metrophanes (in schema Macarius), Bishop of Voronezh
Saint Metrophanes (in schema Macarius), Bishop of Voronezh

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Sisinius the Confessor, Bishop of Cyzicus

The Holy Confessor Sisinius was Bishop of Cyzicus in what is now Turkey. During the persecution of Diocletian he was slated for martyrdom, having been tied behind a horse in an effort to drag him through the streets until death. Sisinius survived, however, and died in the year 325 AD.

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Martyr Theodore of Antioch

The Holy Martyr Theodore of Antioch, a fifteen-year-old youth, was condemned to fierce torments by the emperor Julian the Apostate (361-363). Because he was responsible for the translation of the relics of Saint Babylas (September 4) from Daphne to Antioch, he was arrested and tortured. The…

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Venerable Anthony of Iezerul-Vilcea Skete
Venerable Anthony of Iezerul-Vilcea Skete

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Hieromartyr Gregory (Peradze) of Georgia
Hieromartyr Gregory (Peradze) of Georgia

Archimandrite Gregory (Peradze) was born August 31, 1899, in the village of Bakurtsikhe, in the Sighnaghi district of Kakheti. His father, Roman Peradze, was a priest. In 1918, Gregory completed his studies at the theological school and seminary in Tbilisi and enrolled in the philosophy department…

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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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