Fall and Winter Updates

November

Saturday, November 1 – 2, 2014
Annual Metropolis Folk Dance Festival
Hosted by St. Paul Hellenic Dancers
North Royalton, OH

Let them praise His name with dance; Let them sing praise to Him…  -Psalm 149:3 – Metropolitan Savas, who will be in attendance at St. Paul, has challenged ALL of our Metropolis Dance Groups to participate in the “non-competitive” weekend where the participants will learn new dances and make new friends. The workshops will be led by Guest Instructors from Chicago, Cleveland and Toronto. If you have never attended, this is a great “family-friendly” event! If your parish does not have a dance group, you may attend as an individual. This is the 24th time that our Metropolis has hosted this event.  Click here for more information.

Sunday, November 2, 2014
Home Coming Divine Liturgy and Banquet
Visit of the Miracle Working Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God
Right Reverend Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, NY, presiding
Holy Virgin Dormition
330 Shaw Avenue
McKeesport, PA 15132
(412) 672-3444

Sunday, November 2, 2014 (Immediately following the Divine Liturgy through 1:00 PM)
SABIKA Jewelry Philoptochos Fundraiser
Holy Trinity Church
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
(412) 366-8700

Holy Trinity Ladies Philoptochos invites you to a special afternoon Fundraiser featuring SABIKA Austrian Crystal Jewelry, on Sunday, November 2, following Divine Liturgy through 1:00pm. The Fundraiser will showcase the New Fall/Winter 2014 Collection and the Classics Collection. Please come and enjoy refreshments while you shop the Beautiful Collections.  Create your own style! Begin your Christmas Shopping Early!! Our own Alexandra Mayr-Gracik, Vice President of Design at Sabika, will be there to help you select a timeless design. All proceeds benefit the Philanthropic work of our Philoptochos. Call Jan Petredis at 724-935-0805 for more information.

November 5, 19, 26, 2014
Faith and Family Wednesdays
Holy Trinity Church
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
(412) 366-8700

November 7, 2014:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Every Friday beginning October 1)
Pierogie Kitchen
St. Mary’s UOC
116 Ella Street
McKees Rocks, PA  15136
412-331-2362

 

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Church Consecration
All Saints Canonsburg, PA
(724) 745-5205
601 W McMurray Road
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Friday November 7, 2014 06:30 p.m. Hierarchical Great Vespers Service Followed by Social Reception
Saturday November 8, 2014 08:00 a.m. Orthos Service 09:00 a.m. Consecration Service Followed by Hierarchical Divine Liturgy 05:30 p.m. the Grand Consecration Banquet begins
Sunday November 9, 2014 09:00 a.m. Orthos Service 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy Followed by Fellowship Breakfast

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Kibbee Bake Sale
St. Anthony Antiochian Orthodox Church
(724) 287-6893
Pillow Street
Butler, PA 16001

Sunday, November 9, 2014
Pan-Orthodox Divine Liturgy and Pre-Advent Luncheon
Ss. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
21 Evergreen Road
Lyndora, Pa. 16045
Rectory Phone: 724-287-4448

Pan-Orthodox Divine Liturgy and Pre-Advent Luncheon Matins at 9:00 AM, Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM followed by the luncheon on the 2nd floor of the Ukrainian Hall.

Sunday, November 9, 2014 (Following the Divine Liturgy)
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Dormition of the Theotokos
(412) 828-4144
12 Washington Avenue
Oakmont, PA 15139

Tickets are $10.00. Please contact the office at 412.828.4144 for ticket

Wednesday, November 12, 2015: 6:30 PM/7:00 PM
“How to Pray” Presentation
Bible Study Program 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
(412) 331-1053
320 Munson Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Stewardship Seminar (Presented by William Marianes)
Sponsored by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Archdiocese
Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd
Carnegie, PA 15106

Theme: “Igniting the Flame of True Orthodox Christian Stewardship” For more information, paste the following link into your browser: (http://uocofusa.org/news_141024_1.html). All Orthodox are invited to attend

November 20, 2014
Bake Sale: Bread and Stuffed Cabbage (Order by 11/16/2014)
Holy Virgin Dormition
330 Shaw Avenue
McKeesport, PA 15132
(412) 672-3444

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Tackle Poverty with the Polamalus –   Join FOCUS Advisory Board member, Theodora Polamalu, and her husband, Troy at an exclusive event to Tackle Poverty as we help working poor families and the homeless here in Pittsburgh!
6:00 PM: VIP Reception
6:00 PM: Cocktail hour (cash bar)
7:00 PM: Dinner
Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

When:  November 20th, 2014 6:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
Contact:  Phone: 412-279-1720 Email: info@focusna.org
Event Fee(s)
Touchdown ($10,000):  10 Gala tickets at VIP table; 10 VIP Reception tickets: Photo with the Polamalus; 1 full-color page advertisement or greeting in event program.
Interception ($5,000):  5 Gala tickets at VIP table; 2 VIP Reception tickets; Photo with the Polamalus; 1 full-color page advertisement or greeting in event program
Safety (1,500):  2 Gala tickets; 2 VIP Reception tickets; Photo with the Polamalus;  name printed in event
Individual Dinner Ticket ($100.00)
Register Now

Friday, November 21, 2014: 7:00 PM
Annual Seafood Dinner
(724) 266-5336
2930 Beaver Road
Ambridge, PA 15003

The much anticipated Annual Seafood Dinner is scheduled for Friday, November 21, at 7:00 PM. Only 100 two-person tickets are available at $125 each and are now available through the Church Office. Tickets are given only with payment and are not available at the door. Better hurry!

Saturday, November 22, 2014  9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Annual Cookie Sale and Expanded Basket Raffle
St. Andrew Orthodox Church
201 Penn Avenue
Lyndora, PA

There will be lots of homemade cookies (come early for best selection), and, new this year…we have expanded our basket raffle, so there will also be many baskets to try and win!  As always, we will be offering a 50/50 Raffle.
Winners for the baskets, as well as the 50/50, will be drawn beginning at 2:00 pm that day  Please visit our website (
www.saintandrewlyndora.org), or call 724/285-6010 and leave a message  and we will get back with you.
Hope to see you there!

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December

December 6, 2015
Save the Date Patronal Feast of St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
(412) 331-1053
320 Munson Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

Orthodox Christian scholar and writer, Dr Edith M Humphrey, the William F. Orr Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and author of numerous books on the Scriptures, will make a presentation on Scripture and Tradition at our church after the Divine Liturgy. The event will be open to the public. More information will be forthcoming soon! Plan to join us for this event!

Saturday, December 13, 2014
11th Annual St. Matrona Cookie Walk
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
(412) 276-9718
220 Mansfield Blvd
Carnegie, PA 15106

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Cookie Walk
St. Alexander Nevsky
412-366-4647
1600 Guyton Rd
Allison Park, Pennsylvania 15101

December, 31, 2014
New Year’s Eve Gala – Save the Date!
Holy Trinity Church
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
(412) 366-8700

Plan on spending New Year’s Eve with your Holy Trinity family and friends! Tickets will go on sale on November 9 following Liturgy for the Holy Trinity New Year’s Eve Gala. Contact Harry Athanasiou at 412-292-4205 with any questions.

January

January 22 – 24, 2015
Youth Worker Conference
Open to all Youth Workers
Antiochian Village Camp and Conference Center
Bolivar, PA
724-238-9565

The Antiochian Archdiocese Department of Camping will host the Conference.  For more information, contact Fr. Anthony Yazge, Camp Director (724) 238-9565  ext. 503 or email:  franthony@antiochianvillage.org

March

Sunday, March 29, 2015
49th Annual Pysanky Sale
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
(412) 276-9718
220 Mansfield Blvd
Carnegie, PA 15106

April

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Banquet to Honor and Remember the Elders of our Community
St. George Cathedral
(412) 681-2988
3400 Dawson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Fall and Winter

September

September 26 – 27, 2014
SECOND ANNUAL OVERNIGHT RETREAT
Junior High and High School Overnight Camping Retreat
Orthodox Church of America
Camp Agape
72 Agape Road
Hickory, PA 15340

September 26 – 28, 2014
St Raphael & St Thekla Pilgrimage (Open to all.)
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Antiochian Village Conference Center
140 Church Camp Trail
Bolivar, PA 15923 (Just N. of Ligonier, PA)

Click here for Brochure and registration form: Pilgrimage. For more information, contact the Village: 724-238-3677

October

October 1, 2014:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Every Friday beginning October 1)
Pierogie Kitchen
St. Mary’s UOC
116 Ella Street
McKees Rocks, PA  15136
412-331-2362

October 1, 2, and 3, 2014: 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Autumn Food Fair and Yiayia’s Attic
Holy Cross Church Community Center
123 Gilkeson Road
Mt. Lebanon, PA (Across from the Galleria)

October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2014
Faith and Family Wednesdays
Holy Trinity Church
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
(412) 366-8700

Saturday, October 4, 2014: 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Fall Retreat
The Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration
Ellwood City, PA

10:30 – Morning Session: Talk by Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko: “The Role of Peacemakers: What is Peace and how to be a Peacemaker”
Noon – Discussion, Questions and Answers
1:00 – Lunch, followed by time for shopping in Gift Store and a quiet walk
2:30 – Afternoon Session: Talk by Deacon Seraphim Moslener “Communication in Christian Relationships”
4:00 – Discussion, Questions and Answers
5:00 – Great Vespers Service will conclude the Retreat
Please RSVP for Lunch, so that sufficient food can be prepared.
Phone 724-758-4002 Email: omtsec@gmail.com

Saturday, October 4, 2014: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Pierogi Sale
St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
412-366-4647
1600 Guyton Rd
Allison Park, Pennsylvania 15101

Saturday, October 4, 2014: 5:00 PM
Vespers and Buffet Dinner
His Eminence Bishop Gregory, presiding
St. John the Baptist Church
211 Cable Avenue
East Pittsburgh, PA 15112
(412) 824-0246 Phone
(412) 638-1605 FAX
E-Mail: janotec77@gmail.com

The cost of the dinner is $15 for adults, and $7.50 for children 12 and under. The buffet includes roast beef, stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and assorted desserts. The buffet will be catered by the Cooked Goose

Saturday, October 4, 2014
50th Anniversary St. Nicholas Male Chorus – Sacred Music LP
St. Nicholas Serbian Church Hall
St. Nicholas Church
2110 Haymaker Road
Monroeville, PA 15146
(412) 856-8166

3:00 PM – Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar; 4:00 PM – Concert: Tsar Lazar Male Choir, Serbian Men’s Choir “Kosovo,” St. Nicholas Male and Mixed Choirs and Carica Milica Ladies Choir. Please plan to attend and make your reservations for Dinner and Concert by calling (724) 454-9432.

October 7, 2014: 9:30 AM
St. Lydia Women’s Study Ministry
Holy Trinity Church
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
(412) 366-8700

The St. Lydia Women’s Study Ministry will continue its series on “Women of Faith” led by Father John starting October 7, 2014 at 9:30 AM. Each week the group will learn about a different woman from the history of the Church and her life in Christ. In our “troubled times,” we need the encouragement of those who have gone before us, whether they are faithful women of the Old Testament, New Testament or recent saints. We also need the encouragement, love and prayers of one another. This is not just about learning, it is also about sharing, in our uniqueness as women, the journey we are on toward our own salvation and sainthood. We will begin Tuesday, October 7 and meet approximately every other Tuesday in the Fireside Room. The church will be open for personal prayer and coffee will be served in the Fireside room at 9:30 am. The ‘study’ begins at 10 and ends at 11:15. We meet on the following dates:  Oct 7,21;  Nov 4,18;  Dec 2,16;  Jan 20; Feb 3,17; Mar 3,17; April 14, 28; May 12. Please come and invite others!

Saturday, October 11, 2014:  11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Food Festival
St. Vladimir’s Church
73 S. 18th Street
South Side, Pittsburgh, PA
Admission Free
Ukrainian Food – Pyrohy, Holubsti, Halushsky, Borscht, Kobasa Sandwiches;  Bake Sale;, Raffle Baskets.  Eat in or take out.  For more information contact Stephen Perdziola 412-913-8049

October 10 – 12, 2014
Centennial Celebration
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Munson Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA

October 10
6:30 PM -Panihkida for our departed clergy, founders, and benefactors
7:00 PM – Multimedia presentation on the early history of our parish
Saturday, October 11
5:00 PM – Great Vespers followed by a Moleben of Thanksgiving
6:00 PM – Social Reception in the Church Hall with historical displays
Sunday, October 12
10:00 AM – Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and Blessing of new icons
1:30 PM – Cocktails at the Circuit Center, Southside, Pittsburgh
3:00 PM – Grand Banquet at the Circuit Center with entertainment Grand banquet at 3:00 p.m. at the Circuit Center and Ballroom, 50 Hot Metal

Street in the Southside of Pittsburgh. Tickets are $65 for adults and $15 for children (chicken tenders). Adult meal choices are Chicken Kiev, Salmon with dill sauce, or Vegetarian. Reservations must be received by Friday, September 26. Please send your check payable to “St Nicholas Orthodox Church” to St Nicholas Orthodox, c/o Juliana Hollowood, 2709 Country Club Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15205. Questions may be send to centennial@stnicholas-oca.org

October 10 – 12, 2014
Fall Festival
St Nicholas Orthodox Church
903 Ann St
Homestead, PA 15120

Ethnic Food, vendor Tables, Chinese Auction, and more.   For more information call or e-mail:  412-462-4133 and rruschak@earthlink.net

Saturday, October 11 – 8 AM to Noon
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
Pancakes – Scrambled Eggs – Sausage
Home Fries – Beverage
Adults $8 Kids (6-12) $4 Kids (5 & under) Free
St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
601 Boone Avenue
Canonsburg, PA

October 11, 2014: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
SLAVIC FOOD FESTIVAL
Holy Ghost Orthodox Youth Center
Holy Ghost Church
405 Maplewood Avenue
Ambridge, PA

Ethnic Foods include: Stuffed Cabbage, Chicken Kiev, Halushki, Kolbasi, and Pierohi; Festival auction; Baked Goods, Entertainment: “The Pittsburgh Russian Balalaika Orchestra.”

Sunday, October 12, 2014:  4:00 PM
Youth and Family Bonfire
Archdiocesan Center
8641 Peters Rd
Cranberry Township, PA 16066-1769
724-776-5555 (phone)

29th Annual Mediterranean Food Festival
St. George Church
610 Dewey Ave
Bridgeville, PA 15017
412-221-2277

Dinners: Kibbee, Mediterranean Chicken, or Shish Kabob Lamb with sides of Syrian rice, green beans in savory tomato sauce, salad, and Pita bread   A la Carte: grape leaves, meat pies, spinach pies, tabouleh, and more! Dessert: Baklawa, Syrian bread, and more! Take out or dine in. Frozen food available. Credit cards accepted. Order by phone or online! http://stgeorgebridgeville.org/ff.html

October 17 -18, 2014
Mini Greek Food Festival
Holy Trinity Church
2930 Beaver Road
Ambridge, PA 15003
(724) 266-5336

October 19, 2014
Church School Hayride
St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
Canonsburg, PA

Sunday, October, 19, 2014: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Annual Fall Festival
Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church
Mary Street
Belle Vernon, PA
(724) 929-7448

Sunday, October 19, 2014: 12:00 Noon
Calendar Party
Antiochian Women
St. George Orthodox Cathedral
3400 Dawson  St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 681-2988

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October 19, 2014 – Following the Divine Liturgy
Sampling of Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity Church
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
(412) 366-8700

Enjoy an evening of fellowship, wine, cheese, appetizers and lots of great information on the life of Holy Trinity Church. Ministries will have representatives there with information—including how to get involved! There is a place for you in Holy Trinity’s Faith, Family and Community. The “Sampling” is a great place to find out where it is! Be our guest. Refreshments and light food will be offered. There is no charge to attend. See you there!

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October 26, 2014: 12:30 PM
Luncheon and Fashions by Phyllis
Dormition of the Theotokos GOC of Oakmont
12 Washington Avenue Oakmont, PA 15139

Tickets $25.00. To make reservations, please call Georgia Pandeladis 412-795-6713. Reservations and payment in full must be made by September 15, 2014.

October 26, 2014: 4:15 PM
Steeler Game Dinner
American Serbian Club of Pittsburgh
2524 Sarah Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Phone: 412-431-9351

Game begins at 4:15 PM Come early and have fun. Dinner, drinks, Kumovi, Good Friends , Door Prizes, and Good Times Make a reservation with Mark Winowich at MLWINOWICH@MSN.COM

November

Saturday, November 1 – 2, 2014
Annual Metropolis Folk Dance Festival
Hosted by St. Paul Hellenic Dancers
North Royalton, OH

Let them praise His name with dance; Let them sing praise to Him…  -Psalm 149:3 – Metropolitan Savas, who will be in attendance at St. Paul, has challenged ALL of our Metropolis Dance Groups to participate in the “non-competitive” weekend where the participants will learn new dances and make new friends. The workshops will be led by Guest Instructors from Chicago, Cleveland and Toronto. If you have never attended, this is a great “family-friendly” event! If your parish does not have a dance group, you may attend as an individual. This is the 24th time that our Metropolis has hosted this event.  Click here for more information.

Sunday, November 2, 2014
Home Coming Divine Liturgy and Banquet
Visit of the Miracle Working Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God
Right Reverend Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, NY, presiding
Holy Virgin Dormition
330 Shaw Avenue
McKeesport, PA 15132
(412) 672-3444

Sunday, November 2, 2014 (Immediately following the Divine Liturgy through 1:00 PM)
SABIKA Jewelry Philoptochos Fundraiser
Holy Trinity Church
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
(412) 366-8700

Holy Trinity Ladies Philoptochos invites you to a special afternoon Fundraiser featuring SABIKA Austrian Crystal Jewelry, on Sunday, November 2, following Divine Liturgy through 1:00pm. The Fundraiser will showcase the New Fall/Winter 2014 Collection and the Classics Collection. Please come and enjoy refreshments while you shop the Beautiful Collections.  Create your own style! Begin your Christmas Shopping Early!! Our own Alexandra Mayr-Gracik, Vice President of Design at Sabika, will be there to help you select a timeless design. All proceeds benefit the Philanthropic work of our Philoptochos. Call Jan Petredis at 724-935-0805 for more information.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Tackle Poverty with the Polamalus –   Join FOCUS Advisory Board member, Theodora Polamalu, and her husband, Troy at an exclusive event to Tackle Poverty as we help working poor families and the homeless here in Pittsburgh!
6:00 PM: VIP Reception
6:00 PM: Cocktail hour (cash bar)
7:00 PM: Dinner
Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

When:  November 20th, 2014 6:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
Contact:  Phone: 412-279-1720 Email: info@focusna.org
Event Fee(s)
Touchdown ($10,000):  10 Gala tickets at VIP table; 10 VIP Reception tickets: Photo with the Polamalus; 1 full-color page advertisement or greeting in event program.
Interception ($5,000):  5 Gala tickets at VIP table; 2 VIP Reception tickets; Photo with the Polamalus; 1 full-color page advertisement or greeting in event program
Safety (1,500):  2 Gala tickets; 2 VIP Reception tickets; Photo with the Polamalus;  name printed in event
Individual Dinner Ticket ($100.00)
Register Now

December, 31, 2014
New Year’s Eve Gala – Save the Date!
Holy Trinity Church
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
(412) 366-8700

Plan on spending New Year’s Eve with your Holy Trinity family and friends! Tickets will go on sale on November 9 following Liturgy for the Holy Trinity New Year’s Eve Gala. Contact Harry Athanasiou at 412-292-4205 with any questions.

January

January 22 – 24, 2015
Youth Worker Conference
Open to all Youth Workers
Antiochian Village Camp and Conference Center
Bolivar, PA
724-238-9565

The Antiochian Archdiocese Department of Camping will host the Conference.  For more information, contact Fr. Anthony Yazge, Camp Director (724) 238-9565  ext. 503 or email:  franthony@antiochianvillage.org