St. Michael's
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
1182 Ashland St., Greensburg, PA 15601
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Welcome to St. Michael's Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church

Divine Liturgy Every Sunday at 10:00am
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Our mission...

...is 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


 

 

 

 


THE Buffet LEAF TREE....Each “Leaf” is a tag for an item needed to support the annual Buffet. Choose a tag (or two), purchase the item listed-usually under $5 – and deposit your donations under the tree in the hallway. Buy when the item is on sale or shop the “Dollar” stores. Simple things such as sugar and flour to help with baking preparations, dish detergent for clean-up. For more details see Tree grower Mary Haiden.


Our “Used Book Store” is accepting gently used books to be resold to be reread. When you bring them in, place them by the Beffet Tree also. Questions? See Mary Haiden.


BOOKENDS

Before “Blessed is the Kingdom…” of the Divine Liturgy and after “Through the prayers…” concluding that liturgy, two important things happen that not all of us are present to witness and take part in, whether by bodily absence or inattentiveness: 1) the prayer invoking the Holy Spirit, “O heavenly King…” and 2) the prayers of thanksgiving for what we have received in the Eucharist, “Glory to Thee, O God, glory to Thee! We thank Thee O Lord…”

As the priest prays aloud and we pray in our hearts, “O heavenly King…,” we acknowledge that what is about to be given to us in Holy Communion is not a mere symbol of our life in Christ but will be an other-worldly reality accomplished in the power of God, affirmed and confirmed in our “Amen.”

Likewise, at the completion of the Divine Liturgy, if we have really paid attention and participated in the “work of the people,” how could we desire anything more than to remain and pray silently the prayers of thanksgiving that flow from the readers lips?

May God grant us an ever deepening realization of His love and compassion toward us in these bookends of our Divine Worship.


Only 123 Days to Get Your Christmas Shopping Done!

All Christmas items 20 – 25%. off

New Books released:

1. Becoming a Healing Presence (the Sacrament of the Present moment, forward by Fr. Thomas Hopko)

2. Following Egeria (a visit to the Holy Land through time and space).

3. A Beginning Guide to Orthodox Spirituality (a path to a deeper relationship with GOD).

4. The Morning Offering (Daily thoughts for Orthodox Christians by Abbot Tryphons).

5. The Ancient Faith Prayer Book

6. Taste and See II (more American Orthodox cooking).

7. A Childs Guide to the Divine Liturgy by Ancient Faith Publishing

 

 See Frank at the Bookstore for details.


Wow! Does a parking lot cost that much?

If everything goes according to plan, our upper parking lot will be repaired on Thursday through Saturday, September 17-19, and resurfaced on Monday through Wednesday, September 21-23. Sunday Divine Liturgy should not be affected. Thank you to those who have already made donations toward paying for the work which will cost around $40,000. The more we can collect right now, the less we will need to borrow for this necessary job to be done.


The complete text of the Great Vespers and Matins services for each Sunday may be retrieved and printed from the Antiochian Archdiocese website at http://www.antiochian.org/content/online-liturgical-guide


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 www.iocc.org.


His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Joseph

Metropolitan Joseph was consecrated to the Holy Episcopacy on June 30, 1991 at the St. Mary Cathedral in Damascus, after many years of serving as a deacon and a priest. His Eminence was born in Damascus, Syria, in 1950. He completed his basic schooling at the St. John of Damascus and al-Alliyeh schools in Damascus and then at Our Lady of Balamand Monastery in Koura, Lebanon. He completed his undergraduate studies at Lebanese University in Beirut and then earned his Master of Theology (M.Th.) with special studies in music and languages from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from St. Tikhon Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania, in May, 2010.

Please read the entire article by CLICKING HERE


 

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

...be 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).


Blessing of the Bells

Blessing of the Bells - 10/27/13

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

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ABOUT BISHOP THOMAS

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


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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3 DAY CALENDAR

Saturday, August 29th
Beheading of the Baptist
9:00am Divine Liturgy
6:00 Great Vespers
Sunday, August 30th
8:45am Matins
9:30am Choir Rehearsal
10:00am Divine Liturgy
1:00pm Baptism - Tyler Moore
Monday, August 31st
10:00am - 2:00pm Priest Office Hours
6:00pm Vespers Divine Liturgy
     Ecclesiastical New Year
7:00pm Movie Night
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Print and Read Aug 23rd 2015
Weekly Bulletin
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Our “Antiochian Men,” the Men’s Fellowship, the Men’s Club, has had a few different names and many different stages and styles of activity during our church’s existence. It is now known as "Men's Setvants of God. Ed Sam has stepped up to lead this new Fellowship of our Men’s Ministry.

The MSoG, will support the St. Michael's Buffet with support of 1) Sign Set-up and removal, 2) Tents, Outside Tables and Grills 9/12/15 and 9/13/15, 3) Parking Attendants, and 4) Clean-up crew after the event 4pm to 6pm on 9/13/15. To volunteer please contact Gust Flizanes vflizanes@earthlink.net or Pete Papas pnpapas@verizon.net.

Please watch the bulletin for more deatils about the Men's Servants of God.


On Tuesday, September 1st, the Men’s Servant's of God 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!

October's "Food on the Hill" will be on October 6th!

Anyone who would like to support “Food on the Hill” in whatever capacity you would like should contact Dan Davis (724-237-2064) or Gus Flizanes (724-863-4443).

"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!


MONDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES - 7:00 PM, Monday, August 31st

CREATION EXPLORERS: Tracking the Flood

Watch the trailer at: http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCsy8tyBhLU


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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August 16th Attendance

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