St. Michael's Orthodox Christian Church
1182 Ashland Street
Greensburg, PA 15601
COVID-19 Update
 
Christ is risen!  Truly, He is risen!
 
Dear parishioners of St. Michael’s,
 
“Every moment is either a moment of death or a moment of resurrection.” — Ignatius IV (b1920-d2012; Patriarch of Antioch from 1979 to 2012) — The spiritual life is the process of growing from having less of the former moments and more of the latter.  May Christ reveal this to be so in all our lives!
 
Thank you to all who gathered and prayed during the Great Fast, Holy Week and the continuing Paschal Season.  It is a supreme joy that we are able to once again gather as Church for the celebrations of the miracle of life!
 
Thank you to all who remembered how to clean, procure, decorate, sing, read, set up, walk in procession, fill plastic eggs, etc., with virtually no practice or immediate preparation of which to speak.  While we all missed a year in church, you did not miss a beat in supporting our return with your hard work on all our behalf!  The experience of coming together for worship after our extended separation, was a little unfamiliar, fully joyous, and totally worthy of our entreaties that we be saved from going through anything like this again.  Thanks to all of you who facilitated our return.
 
Lastly, thank you to all who blessed me and my family with gifts this Paschal Season.
 
In Our Risen Lord,
Fr. John
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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
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 A Couple COVID Comments —
 
Patience is a virtue. — That is an understated truth for the ages and for us in these COVID times as we anticipate walking into the light that we believe we see at the end of our “once-in-a-hundred-years” pandemic tunnel.
 
Whatever you may think about a mask-removal goal connected to a 70% vaccination percentage, that is the fundamental to which we are adhering as visions of a full church of beautifully radiant, mask-free, faces dance in our heads.
 
We continue to wear masks until that glorious day when it is, by the medical authorities, declared safe to come out!  (We do appreciate and beg forgiveness for the “button-pushing” energy that such words have for some of us.)  Please continue to wear your mask in church and be sure anyone you supervise who is three years old or older wears theirs also.
 
We are no longer taking reservations but we will continue to keep a roster of attendees in case contact tracing becomes advisable.  Sign your own name and check your own temperature as you enter the church (a temperature of over 100 degrees ‘disqualifies’ you from entering).  Sanitize your hands.  Before departure, wipe down your space.  If you want your entry to be more expedient, call the church (724-834-1311) during the week and let us know you’ll be here and your name will be on the sign in sheet when you arrive.
 
Thank you for your patience.
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Sunday, May 23, 2021 - Bishop THOMAS to Visit as We Burn Our Mortgage
(and take another small step into social gathering)

 
                                      8:45 AM - Resurrection Orthros
                                    10:00 AM - Bishop THOMAS to Celebrate Episcopal Divine Liturgy
                                    12:00 PM (give or take) - Outdoor Celebration (our social return)
                                               - Hot Dog picnic luncheon
                                               - Bonfire to burn the mortgage (and any holy items you bring from home that may be consigned to                                                                                                                                                                                proper disposition in the flames)
 

Check with Sara Armanious if you would volunteer to help with the days activities.
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ALL ARE WELCOME IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD, GOD, AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

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)
Wednesday, June 16th
7:30 PM Zoom PLC
Met JOSEPH
"Relationship"
Saturday, June 19th
9:00 AM -
Souls Saturay
DIV LITURGY
Pre-Feast of Pentecost
6:00 Great Vespers
Sunday, June 20th
PENTECOST
8:45 - ORTHROS
10:00 - DIV LIT'GY
12:30 - "Kneeling"
         GT VESPERS
Wednesday, June 23rd
Fr John
out of town
7:30 PM Zoom PLC
Summer Kinard - "Of Such is the Kingdom"
Practical Theology of Disability
Saturday, June 26th
NO Vespers tonight

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