St. Michael's Orthodox Christian Church
1182 Ashland Street
Greensburg, PA 15601

 

NINTH ODE OF THE FIRST TRANSFIGURATION CANON IN TONE FOUR

Thy childbirth was shown to be without corruption; God came forth from thy loins bearing flesh,
and was seen on earth, and dwelt among men. Wherefore, O Theotokos, we all magnify thee.

Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.
     Trembling before the strange effusion of light, the disciples were all at once illumined, and looked
at one another; and falling to the ground on their faces, they worshipped Thee, the Master of all.

Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.
     A divinely-thundering voice issued from the cloud and confirmed the marvel; for the Father of
Lights cried to the Apostles: This is My beloved Son. Hear ye Him.

Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.
     When the servants of the Word saw new and marvelous wonders on Tabor, having heard the
Father's voice, they cried out: This is the Impress of the Archetype, even our Savior.

Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.
     O identical Image of Him Who Is, O irremovable and immutable Seal, Thou Son, Word, and
Wisdom of the Most High, and His Arm and Right Hand and Strength, Thee do we praise with the
Father and the Spirit.

NINTH ODE OF THE SECOND TRANSFIGURATION CANON IN TONE EIGHT
Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.
     Terror filled every ear that learned the unheard of condescension of God the Word: how of His
own good will the Lord Most High came down to such lowliness as from a virgin's womb to take
a body, becoming man; hence, we the faithful flock magnify the undefiled Mother of our God.

Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.
     That Thou mightest clearly demonstrate Thine ineffable second coming, how Thou, the Most High
God, shalt be seen standing in the midst of gods, Thou shonest ineffably upon the Apostles and
Moses and Elias upon Mount Tabor. Wherefore, we all magnify Thee, O Christ.

Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.
     Come and be persuaded by me, O ye peoples. Let us go up into the holy and heavenly mount; and
standing immaterially in the city of the Living God, let us look with our mind upon the Immaterial
Divinity of the Father and the Spirit, shining like lightning in the Only-begotten Son.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; both now and ever, and unto ages of
ages. Amen.
     Thou hast smitten me with yearning, O Christ, and by Thy divine love hast Thou changed me. But
with Thine immaterial fire, consume my sins and count me worthy to be filled with delight in Thee,
that leaping for joy, O Good One, I may magnify Thy two comings.

KATAVASIAE: NINTH ODES OF BOTH HOLY CROSS CANONS IN TONE EIGHT
O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise, which being untilled hath blossomed forth Christ, by
Whom the life-bringing Tree of the Cross was planted in the earth. In worshipping Him now
through its elevation, thee do we magnify.

Today the death that came to man through eating of the tree is abolished through the Cross. For
the curse of our first mother Eve that fell on all mankind is destroyed by the Fruit of the pure
Mother of God, whom all the powers of Heaven magnify.

 
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St. Michael's is a parish of the Orthodox Church, the original and oldest Christian Church. We belong to the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, part of the Church established by the Apostles Peter and Paul in Antioch, where the disciples were first called Christians (Acts 11:26). We share a direct and unbroken connection to this early center of Christianity, continuing the same faith and worship of the earliest Christians. Our bishops and clergy serve in direct succession to the first-century Apostles and their ministry. Father John Nosal is our priest and pastor. St. Michael's Orthodox Church was founded in 1955, but its roots in Greensburg date back to 1918. 

We invite you to come and see our worship and to learn about our faith! Divine Liturgy is every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.

The mission of St. Michael's 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


A Thanksgiving Blessing, 2020

 

We were pleased to support the Latrobe Salvation Army's Thanksgiving Food Box program, helping to provide Thanksgiving dinner for 50 local families in need. Pictured above: members of St. Michael's Orthodox Church and the Pitt-Greensburg Basketball Alumni Association, teaming up to help!

 

Upcoming Calendar
CALENDAR (Sundays by reservation)
Saturday, October 30th
6:00 Great Vespers
Sunday, October 31st
8:45 - ORTHROS
10:00 - DIV LIT'GY
          - October        Monthly Memorials
          - Fellowship
11:20 - Church
            School
Saturday, November 6th
6:00 Great Vespers
Sunday, November 7th
8:45 Matins
10:00 Divine Liturgy
11:20 Church School
Saturday, November 13th
6:00 Great Vespers

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