Holy Cross Orthodox Church
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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Please read the plan below as we begin re-opening this weekend May 30th!!

Services will continue to stream live here on our homepage & Facebook!


Divine Liturgy - Sunday May 31st @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40)

Great Vespers - Saturday June 6th @ 5pm

Feast of Pentecost  - Divine Liturgy - Sunday June 7th @ 10am (Hours @ 9:40), Kneeling Vespers following immediately after.


Other News . . .

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

No pierogi or baklava sales until further notice.


May 31st Bulletin


Come & See What Our Parish is All About!

Everyone is Welcome!



May 27th, 2020 - Parish Reopening!!!!

Reopening of the Parish on May 30th, 2020!!  Glory Be to God!!

May 17th, 2020 - Continuing the Discussion of Re-Opening our Parishes, from His Eminence, Archbishop Mark
May 1st, 2020 - Pastoral Letter and Directives from the Holy Synod of the OCA
Live Facebook Stream of Services
Monthly Parish Calendar
WELCOME to Holy Cross!
Today's Scripture Readings
All Scripture Readings
Today's Saints
Martyr Lucillian and those who suffered with him at Byzantium

Saint Lucillian was a pagan priest during the reign of the Roman emperor Aurelian (270-275). In his old age he became persuaded of the falseness of the pagan religion, and with all his heart he turned to the faith in Christ the Savior, and was baptized. Under the influence of his preaching many…

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Troparion & Kontakion
Translation of the relics of slain Crown Prince Demetrius of Moscow
Translation of the relics of slain Crown Prince Demetrius of Moscow

The Tsarevich Saint Demetrius, murdered on May 15, 1591, was glorified in the year 1606 “to stop lying lips and blind unbelieving eyes from saying that the Tsarevich had escaped alive from the hands of the murderers” after the appearance of a pretender, who declared himself to be the…

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Hieromartyr Lucian, Bishop of Beauvais, and those with him in France

The Hieromartyr Lucian lived in Rome, and his pagan name was Lucius. He was converted to Christ by the Apostle Peter, and was baptized. After Saint Peter’s death, Saint Lucian preached the Gospel in Italy. Saint Dionysius the Areopagite (October 3), a disciple of Saint Paul, arrived in Rome…

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Saint Kevin of Glendalough

Saint Kevin (Coemgen) was born in Leinster in the early decades of the sixth century, the age of Saints Columba (June 9), Columbanus of Luxeuil (November 21), Comgall of Bangor (May 10), Finnian of Clonard (December 12), Kieran of Clonmacnoise (September 9), and many other great saints. This holy…

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No pierogi or baklava sales in April.  Please stay tuned for the next time we will offer them, due to the Coronavirus.



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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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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