St. Michael's
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
1182 Ashland St., Greensburg, PA 15601
Memorial Wheat

Have you ever wondered about the process to prepare the wheat for a Memorial? It’s not really difficult. If you would like a lesson in “Wheat Preparing”, contact the office. A class will be scheduled once sufficient interest has been shown. Once you have completed the class, perhaps you’ll be willing to serve on the “Wheat Preparer” schedule! The more preparers we have, the less often any one person has to prepare wheat!

Offer The Holy Bread

...without baking it yourself, 

1) write “Holy Bread” on an envelope

2) write the date you want the prayers said on the envelope

3) write the names of the living and the dead to be commemorated on the envelope

4) enclose a $25.00 donation to the Antiochian Women. The people listed are commemorated during the prayers of the Preparation of the Gifts (Prothesis) and in the Great Entrance.

 Please plan ahead for your Bread Offering.

  

For scheduling purposes, one month advance notice is ideal, though if you know the date of a memorial far in advance, you can schedule now for any time in the future).

Offer a Memorial

1) Contact Fr. John or the office at least one month in advance so that Memorial Wheat can be arranged

2) write “Memorial” on an envelope, along with the date of the memorial

3) write the names the dead to be commemorated on the envelope

4) enclose a $25.00 donation to St. Michael’s Church. Memorials cannot be offered on certain occasions such as Palm Sunday or Pascha so it is important that the date is cleared with Fr. John in advance of your planning.

The people listed are commemorated during the prayers of the Preparation of the Gifts (Prothesis) and in the Great Entrance.

Please plan ahead for your Memorials. For scheduling purposes, one month advance notice is ideal, though if you know the date of a memorial far in advance, you can schedule now for any time in the future).

House Blessings

Why do I have my house blessed every year?

The Church offers us this means of spiritual cleansing of the places in which we live. We don’t hear ourselves asking, “Why should I brush my teeth every day?” or “Why should I sweep my floor every week? “ or “Why should I wash may car every month?” We easily understand the result of neglect in these physical aspects of existence. While more difficult to observe, it is more important for us to keep our spiritual selves and spaces clean because spiritual neglect leaves us with much worse than tooth decay, a dusty floor or a dirty car. It leaves us in spiritual decay, dust and filth. Thank God for the spiritual house cleaning God brings us in our homes through blessed water and holy prayer!