Holy Cross Orthodox Church
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
2017 Scholarship Application Now Available
+Dolores E Hranitz
+Dolores E Hranitz
+Dolores E Hranitz

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SCHOLARSHIP: We're pleased to announce the availability of the 2017 Dolores E Hranitz Memorial Scholarship to Orthodox Christian students actively involved in church life who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in the fields of education - early childhood, elementary, or secondary - and medicine, with preference to nursing. Two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded. Details and application form here.

2016 Recipient
Seraphima, Ed and John H
Seraphima, Ed and John H
Seraphima, Ed and John H

Congratulations to the 2016 recipient of the Dolores E Hranitz Memorial Scholarship,

Edward Hunter

Ed is studying in Alaska to receive teacher certification. He'll be married to Erica Seraphima in July.  "MANY YEARS!"

2015 Recipients
Timothy Esworthy
Timothy Esworthy
Timothy Esworthy
Devin Zahor & Parents
Devin Zahor & Parents
Devin Zahor & Parents

Update: June 28

In addition to parishioners Aislinn Alexander and Tatiana Beard, scholarships were also awarded to Timothy Esworthy and Devin Zahor, both from St Matthew Orthodox Church in Columbia Maryland. John Hranitz presented the awards at our parish coffee hour. We sing "Many Years!" to all recipients!

Scholarship recipients from Holy Cross Church Announced.

On Sunday, May 31, John Hranitz announced that parishioners Aislinn Alexander and Tatiana Beard were awarded Dolores E Hranitz Memorial Scholarships for 2015.

Congratulations, and "Many Years!"


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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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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