Holy Cross Orthodox Church
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Icon of the Awesome and Last Judgment
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Great Vespers - Saturday March 6th @ 5pm (Confessions before, after or by appointment)

Sunday of the Last Judgment - Divine Liturgy - March 7th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40) . . . Meatfare potluck Fellowship following

 

Compline/Adult Ed (Gospel of St. Mark) - Wednesday March 10th @ 5:30pm

 

Great Vespers - Saturday March 13th @ 5pm (Confessions before, after or by appointment)

Forgiveness Sunday - Divine Liturgy - March 14th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40) . . . Cheesefare potluck Fellowship following

 

Great Lent Begins . . . Forgiveness Vespers - Sunday March 14th @ 5pm

 

February 28th Church Bulletin

 

 

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Memorial Saturday of Meatfare

On the day before Meatfare Sunday, on which we remember the Last Judgment, the Orthodox Church prays for those of its members who may have died unexpectedly because of wars, plagues, starvation, or any other sort of death while they were in a foreign country, or while they were traveling by sea, by…

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42 Martyrs of Ammoria in Phrygia

During a war between the Byzantine Emperor Theophilus (829-842) and the Saracens, the Saracens managed to besiege the city of Ammoria (in Galicia in Asia Minor). As a result of treason on the part of the military commander Baditses, Ammoria fell, and forty-two of its generals were taken captive and…

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Uncovering of the Precious Cross and the Precious Nails by Empress Saint Helen in Jerusalem
Uncovering of the Precious Cross and the Precious Nails by Empress Saint Helen in Jerusalem

The Holy Empress Helen uncovered the Precious Cross and Nails of the Lord at Jerusalem in 326. At the beginning of the reign of Saint Constantine the Great (306-337), the first Roman emperor to recognize Christianity, he and his pious mother Saint Helen decided to rebuild the city of Jerusalem.…

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Monastic Martyrs Conon and his son, Conon, of Iconium

The Holy Hieromartyr Conon lived in Iconium (Asia Minor). After he became a widower, he went to a monastery with his son. Because of his devout life the saint was granted help from above. He cast out devils, he healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, and preached Christ among the pagans,…

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Venerable Arcadius of Cyprus

Saint Arcadius from his youth devoted himself to monastic efforts. The saint struggled on the island of Cyprus during the time of the emperor Constantine the Great (306-337). He was the teacher of the holy Martyrs Julian the Physician and Eubolos, executed under Julian the Apostate (361-363).…

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Icon of the Mother of God “the Blessed Heaven”
Icon of the Mother of God “the Blessed Heaven”

The “Blessed Heaven” Icon of the Mother of God is on the iconostasis of the Moscow Archangel cathedral in the Kremlin. Previously, this icon was at Smolensk and brought to Moscow by Sophia, daughter of the Lithuanian prince Vitovt, when she became the wife of Prince Basil of Moscow…

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“Czestochowa” Icon of the Mother of God
“Czestochowa” Icon of the Mother of God

The wonderworking Czestochowa Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos is to be found in a Roman Catholic monastery at Yasna Gora near the city of Czestochowa, Petrov Province. It is believed to be one of the seventy icons painted by the holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke (October 18). Tradition says that the…

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“We Rejoice Even in Tribulation”: An Encyclical of Hope
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

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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