St. Michael's
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
1182 Ashland St., Greensburg, PA 15601
Welcome to St. Michael's Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church. Thank You for visiting our Website. Every Sunday, Please join us for fellowship in the main hall following Divine Liturgy.

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Divine Liturgy Every Sunday at 10:00am
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Our mission... to tend to the flock of our Lord Jesus Christ and to spread the Good News of Christ to those outside the flock.  The mission is to be accomplished by:

  • Living a full and liturgical and sacramental life
  • Proclaiming the Orthodox Christian Faith to all people
  • Providing effective charitable and social programs
  • Establishing strong spiritual leadership and educational resources



 To join the "Bell-ringer Team"
please speak to Lisa Tereshko


 Shish-Kabob Dinner After Sale

* Syrian Bread $3 per loaf or 4 for $7

 See Christine Mansour at a table near the kitchen.

CLICK HERE for some words about our new icon...


Prepared by the Workshop for Parish Leaders Western Pennsylvania Deanery, February 24, 1990

STRIVE neither to take offense nor to give offense.

EQUIP myself for leadership by reading the Parish Constitution and learning to apply it in a proper Christian spirit.

SUPPORT and EMPOWER others for the betterment of the Church and to the glory of God.

PREPARE through prayer and ATTEND with attentiveness all parish and parish council meetings and ACCEPT a fair share of the work load.

SUPPORT the parish financially in proportion to the gifts that God has given.

RESPOND to all concerns of parish life and attend and support all parish events and activities.

ATTEND faithfully all church services and regularly participate in the sacraments of Confession and Communion.

UNDERTAKE, guided by the parish priest, those activities which will foster spiritual growth.

ACT with integrity to fulfill all commitments undertaken.

BE RESPONSIBLE in fulfilling regularly scheduled assignments of locking church doors and counting the collection on assigned Sundays.

It will not be long until Parish Council elections. Please consider serving.

The Importance of Fellowship (Hour)

Each Sunday after Divine Liturgy we have an opportunity to go into the Fellowship Hall to break the Communion Fast (break-fast) that we have participated in as part of our preparation to receive Holy Communion. Hence, this post-liturgical gathering is the denouement to the climax of the Divine Liturgy in which we receive physically and mystically the Body and Blood of Christ our God.

As a church family, then, each of our coming into the Fellowship Hall, including that of the priest, is the natural extension of the worship we have offered to God that unites us, making us One in Christ. It is a place we get to look each other in the eye and get to know one another. This is not always easy to do. Almost all of us experience at least a little discomfort when in groups of people we do not know very well. And sometimes there are meetings we go to right after church that prevent our hall fellowshipping (perhaps we can do something about that). Let us all try a little harder to express our love for each other in an enhanced willingness to come into the Fellowship Hall following Divine Liturgy (even if only for a few minutes).

FOCUS Pittsburgh

(Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United for Service)

FOCUS Pittsburgh is collecting clothes (clean and in good condition, please) for the very, very needy people (many homeless) in the Hill District neighborhood of the city. Clothing including coats, jackets, sweaters, trousers, shirts, blouses and other tops, shoes, handbags, gloves, scarves, etc., are all gratefully received and appreciated.  

There is a drop-off area at the top of the stairs at the main entrance for those who would contribute. The contact people for this project are Marilyn Elias and Miriam Yazge.

You May Find the Text of the Divine Liturgy beginning on the bottom page 91 of the Service Book (gold embossed cross on the reddish brown cover) or in the green-spiral-bound book; sheet music can be found in the 8.5” x 11” large, spiral-bound booklet.

At the Kiss of Peace,our practice is for each of us to greet the person to our right and left with the bowing of our head, hands held in a prayerful clasp or crossed on the chest, while offering each other the Christian greeting, “Christ is in our midst!” and responding, “He is and shall be!”

Please remember that Holy Communion is reserved for those Chrismated Orthodox Christians who have appropriately prepared themselves through prayer, fasting and Confession to receive the Holy Mysteries of the Church. The bread (anti’doron, which means ’in place’ of the gifts) which we share after Communion and at the end of the Liturgy is for all.

Being mindful we are in church, let us always remember to quiet and attentive.Let us sing, pray, stand., sit, kneel and respond where responses are indicated. Let us not talk, look around, text message, play games, etc. Especially let us work at this in the Communion line and when in line to venerate the Cross and depart. If we cannot hear the post-Communion prayers being chanted during our departure, we are way too noisy.

...refrain from eating, drinking or chewing gum (most obviously and especially if you will be receiving Holy Communion).

...stay put. Except in rare cases, there are few of us who cannot stay in one location for two hours (usually less, for most of us).

The complete text of the Great Vespers and Matins services for each Sunday may be retrieved and printed from the Antiochian Archdiocese website at


His Grace, the Right Reverend Thomas (Joseph) is a bishop of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, serving in the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic. READ MORE

Dinner with Bishop Thomas, Father John and Deacon James - 10/25/13

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Blessing of the Bells

Blessing of the Bells - 10/27/13

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St. Michael's Antiochian Christian Orthodox Church Tour

Please click "View Slideshow" for the tour of the church of pictures from - 05/26/12

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Sunday, October 23rd
8:45 Matins
10:00 Divine Liturgy
11:20 Church School
Thursday, October 27th
“Arabesque Dinner”
Thursday, October 27
(6:00 to 8:00 PM; Museum tour at 5:00 PM)
at Antiochian Village Museum $26 (Includes tax and gratuities; beverages extra) This is a stupendous deal.
We need 24 reservations to q
Saturday, October 29th
6:00 Great Vespers
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NEW on our YouTube Channel
St. Michael's offering Middle Easter Food at the Irwin Ethnic Food Festival
Also on St. Michael's You Tube Channel:
St. Michael's Life Cycle presented by Father Ken
St. Michael's Church School Graduation 2015
Joe Gazel's St. George Speech
Father John's 25th Anniversary Slideshow
Blessing of the Bells at St. Michael's


Print and Read October 23rd 2016
Weekly Bulletin

The next meeting of AMEN will be Saturday, October 29th at Bean and Baguette at 250 W.Otterman Street, Greensburg, PA 15601 at 9:00am.


Save the Date:

We’ve Reserved Thursday, October 27 (6:00 to 8:00 PM) to go to Antiochian Village for an

“Arabesque Dinner”

$36 (Includes tax and gratuities; beverages extra)

More details in a future bulletin


Please note that the Contributions Statements for contributions made through 8/28/16 have recently been mailed to all parishioners. There is an error for the entry for 6/5/16: “Children’s Envelopes” should have been “General Fund.” The account number was erroneously transposed during data entry; but be assured the amount has been included in your contributions towards your pledge.

Also, the 2017 Stewardship letter and pledge information have been mailed this week. We hope that you will take the time to consider this   important information when making your 2017 pledge.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the church office.


Please JOIN US!

The ladies will be cooking every Thursday at 9 AM in preparation for the Christmas Bake Sale. Additional dates and times will be added in the future, including evening sessions. Please join us for this important ongoing project in support of our church.

If there are any Antiochian Women who are currently not receiving email notifications from Michelle Gajewski about upcoming Antiochian Women events, and you would like to receive them, please contact Debbie in the church office to be added to the email distribution list.

On Tuesday, November 1st, the Antiochian MEN will prepare a free meal for the benefit of people in our community. There are at least two ways in which you may participate in this charitable activity. The first is to come and help with the planning and execution. The second is to support the event financially. Donation may be given to Dan Davis. CLICK HERE for all of the details!

Anyone who would like to support “Food on the Hill” in whatever capacity you would like should contact Dan Davis or Gus Flizanes.

"Food On The Hill" WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY - When weather causes Hempfield or Greensburg Salem School District to close for the day; "Food On The Hill" will NOT serve lunch that day! Please refer to TV & Radio Newscasts when in doubt. Thank You!


The big chest you see as you come through the main entrance of our church, is a simple way to help our hungry neighbors. Just bring in a few cans of food or other unperishables when you come to church and you will making a difference for someone.

Please check that the goods you bring are “reasonably” close in time to the expiration date. (While we know the food lasts longer than that date, it is not always easy to tell how much longer.)

I.nternational O.rthodox C.hristian C.harities

It is unfortunate that IOCC is one among many charitable organizations that are never lacking for work. A glance around our globe supplies us with sufficient evidence of human beings who are suffering horrendously and are in dire need of help and aid in their affliction. IOCC has proven itself to be one of the most effective deliverers of that aid.

One statistical bit of evidence of IOCC’s efficiency is the fact that every $1 that is donated to IOCC in charitable contributions is leveraged and matched by $7 in funding from the governments, philanthropic foundations and other sources that support IOCC. That means your $1 becomes $8. Your $10 become $80. Your $100 become $800.

For information on IOCC and how to become part of the worthwhile work being done, visit

Please CLICK HERE for the form to provide us with your information. Or, see the form on the new back page of the weekly bulletin. We want to serve you better and we need your help. Please understand that we will protect yur privacy from the standpoint of the church. We will not show or distribute your email address!



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October 16th Attendance


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What you can find on this site

  • Orthodoxwiki
  • Calendar: Check out what's scheduled this month including weekly services, meeting, fasting dates, events etc.
  • Monthly Newsletter CLICK HERE! 
  • The Holy Gospel: This weeks reading
  • The Epistle: This weeks reading
  • Weekly Announcements: Keep in touch with all of the happenings of St. Michael's, the services, events and more
  • Votive Candles: Candle donations for Health, Welfare and Salvation for the week
  • Votive Candles: Candle donations in Memory
  • 2010 Graduates
  • Church School: Orthodox Institute for Christian Education
  • Administration: Names, phone numbers and email addresses for Father and Parish Council
  • Stewards of St. Michael's: Here you can find the schedules of the stewards and how to serve as a steward
  • Illumination Project: Learn how you can be a part of beautifying St. Michaels and who to contact
  • Festival: Information about this years and next years festival
  • Photo Album: Pictures of Services and events at St. Michael's
  • About Orthodoxy: Articles about the faith
  • You Tube: Watch St. Michael's and other Orthodox events on You Tube
  • Ancient Faith Radio: Listen to music, listen to discussions or play the radio itself
  • The Word: Read The Word Magazine online - "NEW EDITION!"
  • History and Founders: The History and Founders of St. Michael's
  • Print and read the weekly Bulletin or monthly Newsletter
  • Driving Directions: If you need to know how to get to St. Michael's...Find out how here
  • Contact Us: Direct questions to Father, individuals on Parish Council or general questions St. Michaels