Special Announcement

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June 17 – 20, 2016

St. Nicholas Program
An Orthodox Camp for Youth with Disabilities and their Famiies

One of our parent guest speakers is Presvytera Melanie DiStephano.
Read her article to get a taste of what to expect during this camping experience.

http://pittsburgh.goarch.org/web/greek-orthodox-archdiocese-of-america/-/parenting-a-child-with-special-needs-one-mom-s-perspective.

Registration and information at www.uocyouth.org

 

 

2016 Spring/Summer

Every Thursday:  7:00 – 8:00 PM
Orthodox Cranberry
Cranberry Municipal Center
2525 Rochester Road
Cranberry, Pennsylvania

An Outreach of St. Anthony Orthodox Church of Butler, PA, Fr. Bodan Bucur, 400 S. 6th Avenue, Butler, PA 16001, 412-390-8208. Cranberry does not have an Orthodox Church but it is home to many Orthodox Christians and to many who seek for the fullness of the Christian faith. There are also many who, for whatever reason, are not attending church. With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Thomas, our parish is starting a missionary and pastoral outreach which aims to extend the presence of Orthodoxy into Cranberry.  Join us on to pray and to learn about the Orthodox faith, to ask questions, and to cultivate friendship with God. We are meeting on Thursdays, 7-8 PM in the Cranberry Municipal Center (Cranberry Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Rd).  Here are the website and FB:  http://www.orthodoxcranberry.org  and facebook.com/orthodoxcranberry

Click here to read more about Orthodox Cranberry.

Wednesdays (See Schedule below click on insert) 2016:   7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Applied Orthodox Spirituality Class
St. George Cathedral
(412) 681-2988
3400 Dawson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Fridays  11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FISH FRY (Every Friday)
St. Gregory Russian Orthodox Church
214 East 15th Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120
412-462-8256

Sundays:  1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
St. Martin’s Closet (every third Sunday of the Month)
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

The Closet provides gently used/new clothing and bedding for men, women and children.  Those visiting The Closet may trade something old for something new or leave a donation for what they take or just take what they need!  Those donating to the closet may ONLY bring items while The Closet is open.  The Closet is open the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 PM in the upper hall of the parish social hall.

men'sThursday, (every 3rd Thursday of the Month):  7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
“Prayer and Panera”
The Saint Nikodemos Orthodox Men’s Fellowship Ministry
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
(412) 366-8700

This Thursday, join other faithful Christian men in praying for their families, their community and the troubled world around us. Elder Thaddeus tells us that “prayer attracts God’s Grace,” and the Lord has promised that “where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Mathew 18.20). So this Thursday morning, gather with two or three brothers in Christ and pray.  “Prayer and Panera” gives men time to pray and to share in Christian fellowship and discussions. Here’s how it works: 7:00-7:20 AM: Morning Prayers at Holy Trinity Church, 7:20-8:00 AM: Coffee, Fellowship and Discussion at Panera (up the hill). Never attended? Give it a try! Been there before? Bring a friend and bless his family, too! See you there, guys!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016: 7:00 PM
IOCC Metropolitan Committee Meeting
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
123 Gilkeson Road (Mt. Lebanon)
Across from the Galleria Mall
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
All are welcome. Please join us. We need your help!

Friday, May 13, 20, 27, 2016:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Every Friday)
Perogie Kitchen
St. Mary’s UOC
116 Ella Street
McKees Rocks, PA  15136
412-331-2362

June

craft beer tastingTuesday, June 14, 2016:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
IOCC Craft Beer Tasting Event
Spoonwood Brewing Company
5981 Baptist Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15236

Tickets:  $30.00 Per Person

Net proceeds will benefit IOCC’s global humanitarian work
Register online at iocc.org/Pittsburgh or by phone:  Call Kevin @ 724-344-5610 or by mail Write checks to IOCC and send to Nick Terezis c/o IOCC, 306 Marberry Drive, Pittsburgh, PA  15215
Please RSVP by June 7, 2016

 

June 15 – 18, 2016
Holy Cross Greek Food Festival (Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh, PA)
123 Gilkeson Road, Pittsburgh PA 15228)
Click here for more information:  http://www.pittsburghgreekfestival.org/

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July

Ukie FestWednesday to Saturday:  July 27 – 30, 2016 -5:00 – 10:00 PM
St. Mary’s Ukrainian Festival (Ukie Fest)
116 Ella Street –  McKees Rocks, PA  15136

The Best of Pittsburgh Entertainment
Family Fun
Games and Prizes
Daily Concerts

All your favorite Ukrainian Foods:
Pierogie * Haluski * Halupki * Lamb, Hot Sausage, or Kielbassi & Kraut Sandwiches
Homemade meatballs with Marinara sauce, cheese, and bread
Hamburgers and Cheeseburgers * Chicken Kabobs
Hot Dogs (Plain/Kraut/Cheese)
Fries, Fried Oreos, Fries w/Cheese, Nachos & Cheese, Sno-cones, Popcorn, Funnel Cakes Plain or with Strawberries and Whipped Cream, Baked Goods

For Information: 412-331-2362
Visit: http://www.ukiefestrox.com

 

 

 

2016 Winter/Spring

Every Thursday:  7:00 – 8:00 PM
Orthodox Cranberry
Cranberry Municipal Center
2525 Rochester Road
Cranberry, Pennsylvania

An Outreach of St. Anthony Orthodox Church of Butler, PA, Fr. Bodan Bucur, 400 S. 6th Avenue, Butler, PA 16001, 412-390-8208. Cranberry does not have an Orthodox Church but it is home to many Orthodox Christians and to many who seek for the fullness of the Christian faith. There are also many who, for whatever reason, are not attending church. With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Thomas, our parish is starting a missionary and pastoral outreach which aims to extend the presence of Orthodoxy into Cranberry.  Join us on to pray and to learn about the Orthodox faith, to ask questions, and to cultivate friendship with God. We are meeting on Thursdays, 7-8 PM in the Cranberry Municipal Center (Cranberry Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Rd).  Here are the website and FB:  http://www.orthodoxcranberry.org  and facebook.com/orthodoxcranberry

Click here to read more about Orthodox Cranberry.

February

Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2016
Faith and Family Wednesdays
Holy Trinity Church
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
(412) 366-8700

Tuesday, February 9, 2016: 7:00 PM
IOCC Metropolitan Committee Meeting
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
123 Gilkeson Road (Mt. Lebanon)
Across from the Galleria Mall
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
All are welcome. Please join us. We need your help!

Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2016:   7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Applied Orthodox Spirituality Class
St. George Cathedral
(412) 681-2988
3400 Dawson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Friday, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Every Friday)
Perogie Kitchen
St. Mary’s UOC
116 Ella Street
McKees Rocks, PA  15136
412-331-2362

Friday, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FISH FRY (Every Friday)
St. Gregory Russian Orthodox Church
214 East 15th Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120
412-462-8256

Saturday, February 6, 2016: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pan-Orthodox Choir Rehearsal #3
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (OCA)
330 Munson Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

Friday, February 12, 19, 26, 2016:  11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday, March 4, 11, 19, 25, 2016:  11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Lenten Fish Fry
Holy Assumption OCA
(412) 431-6421
105 S 19th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Fish Sandwich & Chips – $6.00; Baked Fish Dinner – $8.50;  Shrimp Dinner – $9.00

Saturday, February 13, 2016: 7:00 PM
VALENTINES DAY DANCE
Sponsored by The St. Nicholas Men’s Klub Karadjordje of Monroeville, PA
St. Nicholas Church Hall
2110 Haymaker Road Monroeville, PA

Doors Open and Food Available Beginning At 7:00 PM Music (by Sokoli of Lackawanna, NY) and Dancing From 8:00 PM – Midnight

men'sThursday, February 18, 2016 (and every 3rd Thursday of the Month):  7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
“Prayer and Panera”
The Saint Nikodemos Orthodox Men’s Fellowship Ministry
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
(412) 366-8700

This Thursday, join other faithful Christian men in praying for their families, their community and the troubled world around us. Elder Thaddeus tells us that “prayer attracts God’s Grace,” and the Lord has promised that “where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Mathew 18.20). So this Thursday morning, gather with two or three brothers in Christ and pray.  “Prayer and Panera” gives men time to pray and to share in Christian fellowship and discussions. Here’s how it works: 7:00-7:20 AM: Morning Prayers at Holy Trinity Church, 7:20-8:00 AM: Coffee, Fellowship and Discussion at Panera (up the hill). Never attended? Give it a try! Been there before? Bring a friend and bless his family, too! See you there, guys!

Friday, February 19, 2016
St. George Antiochian Cathedral Family Night
St. George Cathedral
3400 Dawson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Dinner begins at 6:15.PM. There is no charge. Family-oriented activity following dinner. This is an opportunity to take a break from cooking and have a fun and faith filled evening as we come together as a family and a community.

SCHEDULE: 6:00 PM • Evening begins; 6:15 PM • Dinner; 7:00 PM • Making of gifts for children who are being cared for at Children’s hospital (In the Hall);7:00 PM • Talk: What is quality family time in our day and age and how do we obtain it as Orthodox Christians (This will take place upstairs in the Church); 8:00-8:30 PM • Evening Conclusion.

Saturday, February 20, 2016: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pan-Orthodox Choir Rehearsal #4
Location: TBD

Sunday, February 21, 2016:  1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
St. Martin’s Closet (every third Sunday of the Month)
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

The Closet provides gently used/new clothing and bedding for men, women and children.  Those visiting The Closet may trade something old for something new or leave a donation for what they take or just take what they need!  Those donating to the closet may ONLY bring items while The Closet is open.  The Closet is open the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 PM in the upper hall of the parish social hall.

February 23, 2016:  4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Neighborhood Community Free Dinner – All Welcome!
Sponsored by SS. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
Orthodox Center
1025 N. Bella Vista
Westside-Youngstown, Ohio 44509

February 26-28, 2016
OCA Winter Youth Retreat
Snow Tubing, Hiking & Ice Skating
Spruce Lake Retreat Center in Canadensis, PA
Tuition Fee:  $116 Per Student
Open to all 7 – 12 Grades
Registration Deadline January 31, 2016
Download your registration form today at http://www.ocayouth.org

Winter Retreat

Dinner w-pairingsSunday February 28, 2016: 4:30 PM
IOCC Dinner w/Wine Pairings
ROOFTOP RESTAURANT & Lounge
1014 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Enjoy an evening of fellowship, fine food, and wine at a beautiful downtown Pittsburgh rooftop lounge!  TICKETS $75.00 PER PERSON.  Click on the picture to read the Flyer.

Choose a main course of Andora’s Chicken:  Roasted tomatoes, artichokes, capers, & banana peppers OR Filet tips: Mushrooms & red wine demi-glaze. Wine will be paired throughout the Evening. . REGISTER: online at iocc.org/Pittsburgh, by phone – call Danielle (412-915-5525, or mail (write checks to IOCC and send to Nick Terezis, c/o IOCC, 306 Marberry Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215. Please RSVP by Monday, February 22, 2016.

March

Wednesday, March 2, 9, 2016:   7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Applied Orthodox Spirituality Class
St. George Cathedral
(412) 681-2988
3400 Dawson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Friday, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2016:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Every Friday)
Perogie Kitchen
St. Mary’s UOC
116 Ella Street
McKees Rocks, PA  15136
412-331-2362

Friday, March 4, 11, 19, 25, 2016:  11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Lenten Fish Fry
Holy Assumption OCA
(412) 431-6421
105 S 19th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Friday, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2016: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FISH FRY (Every Friday)
St. Gregory Russian Orthodox Church
214 East 15th Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120
412-462-8256

Saturday, March 5, 2016: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pan-Orthodox Choir Rehearsal #5
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (OCA)
330 Munson Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA  15136

A Taste of UkraineSaturday, March 12, 2016: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Healing the Soul
A SAINT GEORGE ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL RETREAT
Speaker:  Fr. Joshua Makoul
3400 Dawson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Call 412-681-2988 to RSVP or email athos1999@yahoo.com. There is no fee for this retreat (Lunch will be provided). This is a one-day retreat on: 1.) How the emotional and spiritual life are intertwined, 2.) How untended emotional wounds can hinder our spiritual growth, 3.) How to begin and journey through the process of healing emotional and spiritual wounds, 4.) Gaining insight and what to do with that insight, 5.) Having Christ the physician of our souls and bodies as our constant companion in the healing process, 6.) Incorporating this healing process into our prayer life 7.) Learning to forgive and to love without fear

Fr. Joshua has a Masters degree in counseling psychology and is licensed as a counselor. He worked in the counseling field for 15 years doing family therapy, school based counseling, and outpatient counseling. In this retreat he will combine what from the field of psychology is helpful for us as Orthodox Christians and the way of the Orthodox Christian spiritual life so that our emotional wounds do not hinder our spiritual growth.

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

Ever wanted to learn how to make traditional Ukrainian Easter Eggs? Come to our workshop on Saturday, March 12 at St. Peter & St. Paul and learn in a warm environment. All tools are included, plus step by step instruction and support. You will be able to take home your very own egg for $20, plus the tools to make more!  Advanced writers, join our etching class for $30. Seats are limited, so make sure to specify that you would like to join the Advanced Class when you RSVP.  Call Michael at 412-527-5359 to make your reservation or for more information.

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Saturday, March 19, 2016
2016 UOL Lenten Retreat
“Grace Shining Forth. . .”
Growing in Orthodoxy/Growing in Ministry
Teen Retreat

 

 

 

Villa Maria Conference and Spirituality Center
2067 Evergreen Road • P.O. Box 424 • Villa Maria, PA 16155
Phone: 724-964-8886

To register:  visit the retreat website:  2016 UOL Lenten Retreat (West)

Contact information:  For more information, please call Stephanie Rimedio – Phone: 330-716-2726 or e-mail: OhioWestPARetreat@outlook.com

Saturday, March 19, 2016:  11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pan-Orthodox Choir Rehearsal #6
St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
419 S Dithridge St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Sunday, March, 20, 2016:  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
49th Annual Ukrainian Pysanky Sale
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

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(NO CLOSET)
Sunday, March, 20, 2016:  1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
St. Martin’s Closet (every third Sunday of the Month)
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

The Closet provides gently used/new clothing and bedding for men, women and children.  Those visiting The Closet may trade something old for something new or leave a donation for what they take or just take what they need!  Those donating to the closet may ONLY bring items while The Closet is open.  The Closet is open the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 PM in the upper hall of the parish social hall.

April

Saturday, April 16, 2016:  11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pan-Orthodox Choir Rehearsal #7
St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
419 S Dithridge St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

IOCC Relief DinnerSunday, April 17, 2015
IOCC Pittsburgh Syrian Relief Dinner
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Prayer Service 4:00
Lenten Dinner/Reception 5:30 – 7:30
Tickets:  Adults $50; Children 18 and under $20;
Children 6 and under free.   Click on the picture to read the Flyer.

Hosted And Led By Our Beloved Hierarchs:  His Eminence Metropolitan SAVAS, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh; Right Reverend THOMAS, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese;  His Eminence MELCHISEDEK, Archbishop of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania in the Orthodox Church of America: His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN, Serbian Orthodox Church in USA – Diocese of Eastern America:  His Grace Bishop DANIEL, Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, His Grace Bishop GREGORY of Nyssa, American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA and The Phloptochos of St. Nicholas Cathedral International Orthodox Christian Charities Pittsburgh Metropolitan Committee,  Antiochian Orthodox Community

Register online at  HYPERLINK “http://www.iocc.org/pittsburgh” http://www.iocc.org/pittsburgh or call Sophie at 412-341-6869 / farahs32@gmail.com; Mari at 412-915-7380; Zelfa at 412-417-4706; or mail: Nicholas Terezis, c/o IOCC, 306 Marberry Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15215 or ask if tickets are available in your home parish.

Make checks payable to “IOCC” write “Pittsburgh Syrian Relief” and number of tickets in memo.  Pre-Purchased tickets will be held at the door and will not be mailed. We will reserve tables of 10 – 8. Ticket sales & reservations must be made by April 15. For information or if you would like to volunteer call Zelfa at 412-417-4706.

 

2016 Winter/Spring

Every Thursday:  7:00 – 8:00 PM
Orthodox Cranberry
Cranberry Municipal Center
2525 Rochester Road
Cranberry, Pennsylvania

An Outreach of St. Anthony Orthodox Church of Butler, PA, Fr. Bodan Bucur, 400 S. 6th Avenue, Butler, PA 16001, 412-390-8208. Cranberry does not have an Orthodox Church but it is home to many Orthodox Christians and to many who seek for the fullness of the Christian faith. There are also many who, for whatever reason, are not attending church. With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Thomas, our parish is starting a missionary and pastoral outreach which aims to extend the presence of Orthodoxy into Cranberry.  Join us on to pray and to learn about the Orthodox faith, to ask questions, and to cultivate friendship with God. We are meeting on Thursdays, 7-8 PM in the Cranberry Municipal Center (Cranberry Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Rd).  Here are the website and FB:  http://www.orthodoxcranberry.org  and facebook.com/orthodoxcranberry

Click here to read more about Orthodox Cranberry.

January

Wednesday, January 13, 20, 27, 2016
Faith and Family Wednesdays
Holy Trinity Church
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
(412) 366-8700

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Wednesday, January 13, 26, 27, 2016:   7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Applied Orthodox Spirituality Class
St. George Cathedral
(412) 681-2988
3400 Dawson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Friday, January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FISH FRY (Every Friday)
St. Gregory Russian Orthodox Church
214 East 15th Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120
412-462-8256

Sunday, January 17, 2016:  1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
St. Martin’s Closet (every third Sunday of the Month)
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

The Closet provides gently used/new clothing and bedding for men, women and children.  Those visiting The Closet may trade something old for something new or leave a donation for what they take or just take what they need!  Those donating to the closet may ONLY bring items while The Closet is open.  The Closet is open the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 PM in the upper hall of the parish social hall.

men'sThursday, January 21, 2016 (and every 3rd Thursday of the Month):  7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
“Prayer and Panera”
The Saint Nikodemos Orthodox Men’s Fellowship Ministry
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
(412) 366-8700

This Thursday, join other faithful Christian men in praying for their families, their community and the troubled world around us. Elder Thaddeus tells us that “prayer attracts God’s Grace,” and the Lord has promised that “where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Mathew 18.20). So this Thursday morning, gather with two or three brothers in Christ and pray.  “Prayer and Panera” gives men time to pray and to share in Christian fellowship and discussions. Here’s how it works: 7:00-7:20 AM: Morning Prayers at Holy Trinity Church, 7:20-8:00 AM: Coffee, Fellowship and Discussion at Panera (up the hill). Never attended? Give it a try! Been there before? Bring a friend and bless his family, too! See you there, guys!

Saturday, January 23, 2016: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pan-Orthodox Choir Rehearsal #2
St Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral (OCA)
8290 Thompson Run Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Sunday, January 24, 2016
Stuffed Pepper Dinner
St. Mary’s UOC
116 Ella Street
McKees Rocks, PA  15136
412-331-2362

Sunday, January 31, 2016:  3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
OCA Ice Skating at PPG Rink
Sponsored by the Archdiocesan Youth Committee and Pittsburgh FOCA

All Archdiocesan youth and their families are invited to go ice skating.  Cost $15.00 per person (includes admission, ice skate rentals and a hot dog snack (Make check payable to Pittsburgh District FOCA). RSVP by Sunday, January 17, 2016 to Elizabeth Goehring at 412-443-8431 or elizabethgoehring@gmail.com (please provide a cell phone number in case of bad weather

February

Tuesday, February 2, 2016: 7:00 PM
IOCC Metropolitan Committee Meeting
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
123 Gilkeson Road (Mt. Lebanon)
Across from the Galleria Mall
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
All are welcome. Please join us. We need your help!

Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2016:   7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Applied Orthodox Spirituality Class
St. George Cathedral
(412) 681-2988
3400 Dawson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

stgeorge

Friday, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Every Friday)
Perogie Kitchen
St. Mary’s UOC
116 Ella Street
McKees Rocks, PA  15136
412-331-2362

Friday, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FISH FRY (Every Friday)
St. Gregory Russian Orthodox Church
214 East 15th Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120
412-462-8256

Saturday, February 6, 2016: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pan-Orthodox Choir Rehearsal #3
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (OCA)
330 Munson Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

Saturday, February 13, 2016: 7:00 PM
VALENTINES DAY DANCE
Sponsored by The St. Nicholas Men’s Klub Karadjordje of Monroeville, PA
St. Nicholas Church Hall
2110 Haymaker Road Monroeville, PA

Doors Open and Food Available Beginning At 7:00 PM Music (by Sokoli of Lackawanna, NY) and Dancing From 8:00 PM – Midnight

Friday, February 19, 2016
St. George Antiochian Cathedral Family Night
St. George Cathedral
3400 Dawson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Dinner begins at 6:15.PM. There is no charge. Family-oriented activity following dinner. This is an opportunity to take a break from cooking and have a fun and faith filled evening as we come together as a family and a community.

SCHEDULE: 6:00 PM • Evening begins; 6:15 PM • Dinner; 7:00 PM • Making of gifts for children who are being cared for at Children’s hospital (In the Hall);7:00 PM • Talk: What is quality family time in our day and age and how do we obtain it as Orthodox Christians (This will take place upstairs in the Church); 8:00-8:30 PM • Evening Conclusion.

Saturday, February 20, 2016: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pan-Orthodox Choir Rehearsal #4
Location: TBD

Sunday, February 21, 2016:  1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
St. Martin’s Closet (every third Sunday of the Month)
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

The Closet provides gently used/new clothing and bedding for men, women and children.  Those visiting The Closet may trade something old for something new or leave a donation for what they take or just take what they need!  Those donating to the closet may ONLY bring items while The Closet is open.  The Closet is open the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 PM in the upper hall of the parish social hall.

February 26-28, 2016
OCA Winter Youth Retreat
Snow Tubing, Hiking & Ice Skating
Spruce Lake Retreat Center in Canadensis, PA
Tuition Fee:  $116 Per Student
Open to all 7 – 12 Grades
Registration Deadline January 31, 2016
Download your registration form today at http://www.ocayouth.org

Winter Retreat

Dinner w-pairingsSunday February 28, 2016: 4:30 PM
IOCC Dinner w/Wine Pairings
ROOFTOP RESTAURANT & Lounge
1014 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Enjoy an evening of fellowship, fine food, and wine at a beautiful downtown Pittsburgh rooftop lounge!  TICKETS $75.00 PER PERSON.  Click on the picture to read the Flyer.

Choose a main course of Andora’s Chicken:  Roasted tomatoes, artichokes, capers, & banana peppers OR Filet tips: Mushrooms & red wine demi-glaze. Wine will be paired throughout the Evening. . REGISTER: online at iocc.org/Pittsburgh, by phone – call Danielle (412-915-5525, or mail (write checks to IOCC and send to Nick Terezis, c/o IOCC, 306 Marberry Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215. Please RSVP by Monday, February 22, 2016.

March

Wednesday, March 2, 9, 2016:   7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Applied Orthodox Spirituality Class
St. George Cathedral
(412) 681-2988
3400 Dawson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Friday, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2016:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Every Friday)
Perogie Kitchen
St. Mary’s UOC
116 Ella Street
McKees Rocks, PA  15136
412-331-2362

Friday, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2016: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FISH FRY (Every Friday)
St. Gregory Russian Orthodox Church
214 East 15th Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120
412-462-8256

Saturday, March 5, 2016: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pan-Orthodox Choir Rehearsal #5
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (OCA)
330 Munson Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA  15136

Saturday, March 12, 2016: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Healing the Soul
A SAINT GEORGE ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL RETREAT
Speaker:  Fr. Joshua Makoul
3400 Dawson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Call 412-681-2988 to RSVP or email athos1999@yahoo.com. There is no fee for this retreat (Lunch will be provided). This is a one-day retreat on: 1.) How the emotional and spiritual life are intertwined, 2.) How untended emotional wounds can hinder our spiritual growth, 3.) How to begin and journey through the process of healing emotional and spiritual wounds, 4.) Gaining insight and what to do with that insight, 5.) Having Christ the physician of our souls and bodies as our constant companion in the healing process, 6.) Incorporating this healing process into our prayer life 7.) Learning to forgive and to love without fear

Fr. Joshua has a Masters degree in counseling psychology and is licensed as a counselor. He worked in the counseling field for 15 years doing family therapy, school based counseling, and outpatient counseling. In this retreat he will combine what from the field of psychology is helpful for us as Orthodox Christians and the way of the Orthodox Christian spiritual life so that our emotional wounds do not hinder our spiritual growth.

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

Ever wanted to learn how to make traditional Ukrainian Easter Eggs? Come to our workshop on Saturday, March 12 at St. Peter & St. Paul and learn in a warm environment. All tools are included, plus step by step instruction and support. You will be able to take home your very own egg for $20, plus the tools to make more!  Advanced writers, join our etching class for $30. Seats are limited, so make sure to specify that you would like to join the Advanced Class when you RSVP.  Call Michael at 412-527-5359 to make your reservation or for more information.

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Saturday, March 19, 2016:  11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pan-Orthodox Choir Rehearsal #6
St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
419 S Dithridge St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Sunday, March, 20, 2016:  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
49th Annual Ukrainian Pysanky Sale
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

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Sunday, March, 20, 2016:  1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
St. Martin’s Closet (every third Sunday of the Month)
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

The Closet provides gently used/new clothing and bedding for men, women and children.  Those visiting The Closet may trade something old for something new or leave a donation for what they take or just take what they need!  Those donating to the closet may ONLY bring items while The Closet is open.  The Closet is open the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 PM in the upper hall of the parish social hall.


 

Final Retreat


April

Saturday, April 16, 2016:  11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pan-Orthodox Choir Rehearsal #7
St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
419 S Dithridge St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

IOCC Relief DinnerSunday, April 17, 2015
IOCC Pittsburgh Syrian Relief Dinner
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Prayer Service 4:00
Lenten Dinner/Reception 5:30 – 7:30
Tickets:  Adults $50; Children 18 and under $20;
Children 6 and under free.   Click on the picture to read the Flyer.

Hosted And Led By Our Beloved Hierarchs:  His Eminence Metropolitan SAVAS, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh; Right Reverend THOMAS, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese;  His Eminence MELCHISEDEK, Archbishop of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania in the Orthodox Church of America: His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN, Serbian Orthodox Church in USA – Diocese of Eastern America:  His Grace Bishop DANIEL, Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, His Grace Bishop GREGORY of Nyssa, American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA and The Phloptochos of St. Nicholas Cathedral International Orthodox Christian Charities Pittsburgh Metropolitan Committee,  Antiochian Orthodox Community

Register online at  HYPERLINK “http://www.iocc.org/pittsburgh” http://www.iocc.org/pittsburgh or call Sophie at 412-341-6869 / farahs32@gmail.com; Mari at 412-915-7380; Zelfa at 412-417-4706; or mail: Nicholas Terezis, c/o IOCC, 306 Marberry Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15215 or ask if tickets are available in your home parish.

Make checks payable to “IOCC” write “Pittsburgh Syrian Relief” and number of tickets in memo.  Pre-Purchased tickets will be held at the door and will not be mailed. We will reserve tables of 10 – 8. Ticket sales & reservations must be made by April 15. For information or if you would like to volunteer call Zelfa at 412-417-4706.

 

2015-2016 Fall/Winter

Every Thursday:  7:00 – 8:00 PM
Orthodox Cranberry
Cranberry Municipal Center
2525 Rochester Road
Cranberry, Pennsylvania

An Outreach of St. Anthony Orthodox Church of Butler, PA, Fr. Bodan Bucur, 400 S. 6th Avenue, Butler, PA 16001, 412-390-8208. Cranberry does not have an Orthodox Church but it is home to many Orthodox Christians and to many who seek for the fullness of the Christian faith. There are also many who, for whatever reason, are not attending church. With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Thomas, our parish is starting a missionary and pastoral outreach which aims to extend the presence of Orthodoxy into Cranberry.  Join us on to pray and to learn about the Orthodox faith, to ask questions, and to cultivate friendship with God. We are meeting on Thursdays, 7-8 PM in the Cranberry Municipal Center (Cranberry Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Rd).  Here are the website and FB:  http://www.orthodoxcranberry.org  and facebook.com/orthodoxcranberry

Click here to read more about Orthodox Cranberry.

November:

November 6, 13, 20, 2015:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Every Friday)
Perogie Kitchen
St. Mary’s UOC
116 Ella Street
McKees Rocks, PA  15136
412-331-2362

November 8, 18, 25, 2015
Faith and Family Wednesdays
Holy Trinity Church
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
(412) 366-8700

November 7, 2015:  1:00 PM
Ladies Philoptochos Fashion Show
The Grand Room:  Holy Trinity Center
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
(412) 366-8700
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

November 8, 2015
St. John the Divine Pan-Orthodox Retreat
Speaker Professor Harry Boosalis from St. Tikhon’s Seminay
St. George Cathedral
(412) 681-2988
3400 Dawson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Sunday, November 15, 2015:  1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
St. Martin’s Closet (every third Sunday of the Month)
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

The Closet provides gently used/new clothing and bedding for men, women and children.  Those visiting The Closet may trade something old for something new or leave a donation for what they take or just take what they need!  Those donating to the closet may ONLY bring items while The Closet is open.  The Closet is open the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 PM in the upper hall of the parish social hall.

Thursday, November 19, 2015 – 6:30 PM
FOCUS Pittsburgh
The Light on the Hill Celebration
The Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Business Formal, Cash Bar. Dinner: Complimentary

Please join us to share in the joy of FOCUS Pittsburgh at The Light on the Hill Celebration. The evening will include, appetizers, a three course dinner, mingling, entertainment and an appeal for your support to help sustain all the human development programs hosted by FOCUS Pittsburgh. It will be a wonderful evening full of light and joy, so please join us in our celebration! If you would like an invitation to attend, please complete the following contact form:

December

December 12, 2015
St. Matrona’s 12th Annual Cookie Walk
SS. Peter & Paul Church
SS. Peter  and  Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd.
Carnegie, PA  15106

Sunday, December 20, 2015: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
St. Martin’s Closet (every third Sunday of the Month)
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

The Closet provides gently used/new clothing and bedding for men, women and children.  Those visiting The Closet may trade something old for something new or leave a donation for what they take or just take what they need!  Those donating to the closet may ONLY bring items while The Closet is open.  The Closet is open the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 PM in the upper hall of the parish social hall.

December 31, 2015
New Year’s Eve Gala – Save the Date!
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
(412) 366-8700
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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

March


Final Retreat


 

2015 Fall/Winter

Every Thursday:  7:00 – 8:00 PM
Orthodox Cranberry
Cranberry Municipal Center
2525 Rochester Road
Cranberry, Pennsylvania

An Outreach of St. Anthony Orthodox Church of Butler, PA, Fr. Bodan Bucur, 400 S. 6th Avenue, Butler, PA 16001, 412-390-8208. Cranberry does not have an Orthodox Church but it is home to many Orthodox Christians and to many who seek for the fullness of the Christian faith. There are also many who, for whatever reason, are not attending church. With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Thomas, our parish is starting a missionary and pastoral outreach which aims to extend the presence of Orthodoxy into Cranberry.  Join us on to pray and to learn about the Orthodox faith, to ask questions, and to cultivate friendship with God. We are meeting on Thursdays, 7-8 PM in the Cranberry Municipal Center (Cranberry Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Rd).  Here are the website and FB:  http://www.orthodoxcranberry.org  and facebook.com/orthodoxcranberry

Click here to read more about Orthodox Cranberry.

October:

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Every Friday)
Perogie Kitchen
St. Mary’s UOC
116 Ella Street
McKees Rocks, PA  15136
412-331-2362

October 14, 21, 28, 2015
Faith and Family Wednesdays
Holy Trinity Church
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
(412) 366-8700

Faith and Family Wednesdays

Saturday, October 3, 2015:  11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Ukrainian Food Festival
St. Vladimir Church Hall
73 S. 18th Street
Pittsburgh, PA South Side

Pierogies, Halushsky, Stuffed Cabbage, Kobassi on a Stick, Bake Sale (Homemade Breads, Nut rolls, Cookies, and much more! Raffle Baskets, Free Admission. Eat in or Take Out Available

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, October 7, 8, 9, 2015: 11:30 AM – 8 PM
AUTUMN FOOD FAIR & Yiayia Joan’s Attic in honor of + Joan Lamprinakos
Holy Cross Church Community Center
123 Gilkeson Road Mt. Lebanon (across from the Galleria), PA

Featuring: GREEK favorites including Moussaka, Tiropita, Spanakopita, Pastitso, soups, rice pudding and much more! Bake Sale featuring delicious Greek pastries, pies, cakes, jams, nuts, candies, and a variety of breads. Inside seating…so come rain or shine! NO FAX, PHONE OR ONLINE ORDERING. Take out is available in the Community Center food line! All proceeds benefit the philanthropic efforts of the Ladies Philoptochos Society. Cash or credit cards accepted.

October 8, 9, 10, 2015
Fall Food Festival
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
(412) 682-3866
419 S Dithridge Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Sunday, October 11, 2015:  1:00 PM
3K Walk for Missions 2015
Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood

Location:  South Park “Ethelbert and Harbor Shelters.”  Directions:  (Enter South Park on Corrigan Drive, Left at Traffic Light – Maple Springs Drive and shelters are the right.)  Refreshments (Grilled Lunch), Activities, Fun, Fellowship.  Registration 1:00 PM.  Walks begins at 2:00 PM.  Proceeds to benefit Fr. Andres Giron Medical Clinic in Guatemala

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Annual Calendar Party
St. George Antiochian Cathedral
(412) 681-2988 3400
Dawson Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored by Antiochian Women
Benefiting hungry children at home and abroad
Tickets:  $30.00

Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Ethnic Food Festival
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Haunted School House” and Games
(For children with adult supervision)
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
903 Ann Street
Homestead, Pennsylvania

Variety of pirohi and soups, haluski, stuffed cabbage, kolbasi and kraut, coffee, tea, pop. Bake Sale with Lady Locks and Flo’s Sweet Bread. Basket Raffles.  For general information, please call Jean Colantoni 412-462-0847.

Sunday, October 18, 2015. 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
St. Martin’s Closet (every third Sunday of the Month)
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

The Closet provides gently used/new clothing and bedding for men, women and children.  Those visiting The Closet may trade something old for something new or leave a donation for what they take or just take what they need!  Those donating to the closet may ONLY bring items while The Closet is open.  The Closet is open the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 PM in the upper hall of the parish social hall.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 – 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Neighborhood Community Dinner (No charge) – All are welcome
Sponsored by SS. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
Orthodox Center
1025 N. Belle Vista
Westside, Youngstown, Ohio  44509

Saturday, October 31, 2015:  10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
ACROD – Pittsburgh Deanery Seminar on Stewardship
St. Nicholas Church
(412) 461-9437
903 Ann Street
Homestead, PA 15120

Presented by Stephanie Betsa, a distinguished member of the Diocesan Stewardship Commission and member of the Orthodox Church in Latrobe, PA. The seminar is open to all faithful members of the Pittsburgh Deanery and there is no charge to participants. A prayer service will commence at 10 A.M., the first session will take place in church; at 12 Noon an appetizing luncheon meal shall be served in the auditorium, followed by the second and final session in the parish hall. All of our parishioners are encouraged to attend and learn of this integral component of our precious Orthodox Christian faith

October 30 – November 1, 2016
GOYA Metropolis Fall Retreat

Hey, teens! Missing camp already? The 2015 GOYA Fall Retreat will be held at Antiochian Village from Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1. Registration is now open! Visit pittsburgh.goarch.org.

November

November 6,13, 16, 20, 2015:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Every Friday)
Perogie Kitchen
St. Mary’s UOC
116 Ella Street
McKees Rocks, PA  15136
412-331-2362

November 7, 2015:  1:00 PM
Ladies Philoptochos Fashion Show
The Grand Room:  Holy Trinity Center
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
(412) 366-8700
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

November 8, 2015
St. John the Divine Pan-Orthodox Retreat
Speaker Professor Harry Boosalis from St. Tikhon’s Seminay
St. George Cathedral
(412) 681-2988
3400 Dawson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Sunday, November 15, 2015:  1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
St. Martin’s Closet (every third Sunday of the Month)
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

The Closet provides gently used/new clothing and bedding for men, women and children.  Those visiting The Closet may trade something old for something new or leave a donation for what they take or just take what they need!  Those donating to the closet may ONLY bring items while The Closet is open.  The Closet is open the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 PM in the upper hall of the parish social hall.

Thursday, November 19, 2015 – 6:30 PM
FOCUS Pittsburgh
The Light on the Hill Celebration
The Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Business Formal, Cash Bar. Dinner: Complimentary

Please join us to share in the joy of FOCUS Pittsburgh at The Light on the Hill Celebration. The evening will include, appetizers, a three course dinner, mingling, entertainment and an appeal for your support to help sustain all the human development programs hosted by FOCUS Pittsburgh. It will be a wonderful evening full of light and joy, so please join us in our celebration! If you would like an invitation to attend, please complete the following contact form:

December

December 12, 2015
St. Matrona’s 12th Annual Cookie Walk
SS. Peter & Paul Church
SS. Peter  and  Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd.
Carnegie, PA  15106

Sunday, December 20, 2015: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
St. Martin’s Closet (every third Sunday of the Month)
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

The Closet provides gently used/new clothing and bedding for men, women and children.  Those visiting The Closet may trade something old for something new or leave a donation for what they take or just take what they need!  Those donating to the closet may ONLY bring items while The Closet is open.  The Closet is open the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 PM in the upper hall of the parish social hall.

December 31, 2015
New Year’s Eve Gala – Save the Date!
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
(412) 366-8700
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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

2015 Summer/Fall

August

August 20 – 23, 2015
Greek Food Festival
Ypapanti (Presentation of Christ) Greek Orthodox Church
1672 Electric Avenue
East Pittsburgh, PA
412-824-9188
http://www.greekburgh.com
Hours: Thu-Sun: 11a-10p

August 21 – 22, 2015
Greek Food Festival
St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church
1207 Grand Boulevard
Monessen, PA 724-684-5411
www.StSpyridon.com
Hours: Fri-Sat: 11a-10p

Sunday, August 23, 2015:  8:00 PM (Pirates vs. Giants)
Orthodox Day at PNC Park

August 26, 2015 and following Wednesdays (See Schedule Below):  7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
St. George Cathedral
Applied Orthodox Spirituality Class
“Retreat into the Desert” Series
(412) 681-2988
3400 Dawson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

August 26:  The Leaven of the Scribes and The Pharisees; September 2:  Insight – The path to peace and our spiritual ascent; September 9:  The 55 Maxims of Fr. Thomas Hopko; September 16:  No meeting; September 23:  The Life  and  Implications of St. Justin (led by Subdeacon John Norman); September 30:  The Life of Evagrius the Solitary; October 7:  The Role of the Fool for Christ in the Church; October 14:  Bearing Witness in the Modern World; October 21:  Persecution and Inter-denominational Communion; October 28: When Saints are persecuted from within the church (led by James Powell); November 4:- Fundamentalism and Orthodoxy; November 11:  The Ascetical Life in the Secular World; November 18:- Letters from Mt. Athos; November 25:  No meeting; December 2:  Orthodoxy, Exorcisms,  and  the Supernatural; December 9: Prayer: What is the right way?; December 16:  The Orthodox Phronema – What is it and how we obtain it.

September

September 2 – 6, 2015
Greek Food Festival
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (Pittsburgh)
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA (across from Passavant Hospital)
412-366-8700
www.HolyTrinityPgh.org
Hours: Wed-Sun: 11a-9p

Sundays, September 6, 13, 20, 27
Philoptochos Dress for Success Women’s Clothing Drive
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
(412) 854-6001
123 Gilkeson Road Pittsburgh, PA 15228-1015

Accepting Business/Work appropriate suits, dresses, skirts, slacks, blouses, shoes and purses. Clothing must be CLEAN, gently worn and preferably put on hangers. For information call, Christine Peters 724-693-9290

Friday – Saturday, September 11 – 12, 2015:  11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
4th Annual Ukrainian Food Festival
SS. Peter  and  Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd.
Carnegie, PA  15106
For more information call:  412-527-5359

Delicious homemade Ukrainian foods and pastries.  Sit outside or enjoy our air-conditioned parish hall (handicap accessible). On Friday enjoy the sounds of Tracey Lee Simmen the Ukulele Lady from 4:00 -7:00 PM. On Saturday attend our Craft Show from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM or enjoy ethnic entertainment from 7:00 PM.  Take-out is available. MC/Visa is accepted

September 11 – 13, 2015
Greek Food Festival
Saint George Greek Orthodox Church
315 W. Englewood Avenue
New Castle, PA
412-654-8521
Hours: Fri/Sat: 12p-8p Sun: 12p-7p

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Steps to Heaven
Nativity of the Theotokos Monastery
Saxonburg, PA

10K or 2 mile Walk-a-thon to benefit the new monastery complex
Please visit www.stepstoheavenwalk.org for registration, donation and sponsor form information
Email:  info@stepstoheavenwalk.org

Sunday, September 13, 2015 (Immediately following Divine Liturgy)
St. Nicholas Picnic
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
(412) 682-3866 419
S Dithridge Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Veteran’s Pavilion, Schenley Park, Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh, PA

Join us at the Veterans Pavilion of Schenley Park.  Come celebrate the end of the Summer with Great Great Food, Drinks, Games, and Fellowship!!  Bring the whole family and bring some friends too.  Music, games and fun for the kids, students and visitors welcome.

September 13, 2015
Greek Food Festival
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
1138 Summit Street
McKeesport, PA
412-673-1224
Hours: Sun: 12p-7p

Sunday, September 13 and 20, 2015:  Immediately following the Divine Liturgy
Ministry Extravaganza!!!
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
(412) 854-6001
123 Gilkeson Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15228-1015

Meet members of our community involved in Holy Cross’ ministries, learn about projects and activities and how you can support and offer your time and talents.  Stop by and talk to members of:  the Parish Council, Philoptochos, GOYA, JOY, Stewardship, Garden of Love, Golden Club, Building Committee, Acolytes, Sunday School, Greek School, Choir, Chanters, Vacation Church School, Missions and Outreach (FOCUS Pittsburgh/MISSIONS), Food Festival, Circle of Angels, SS. Mary  and  Martha, First Steps of Christ, Arts and Letters, Christmas Pageant, Greek Dance, Bible Study, Young Adults, Prosphora Baking, Coffee Hour, Sandwiches for the homeless, Find out what you are missing, ask questions, figure out how you would like to participate in the life of our beloved Holy Cross. Want to start a new ministry, talk to Fr. Michael. We are always looking for ways to serve the Lord!

Thursday, September 17, 2015:  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Visitation Ministry Workshop:  “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
(412) 366-8700
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

A ministry of caring is an important part of parish life. The Gospel of St. Matthew 25:34-46 calls us to be more aware of needs of the people around us and places importance on caring for needs of others. Join the leaders of the Holy Trinity Visitation Ministry team for a mini-workshop on ways to reach out in love to those in our church families who are homebound, bereaved, coping with health conditions, and/or experiencing other difficulties.  First Floor Conference Room. Light refreshments will be provided. No need to register just come and learn how God is opening your mind and heart to visitation ministry. We need your help with various team activities such as prayer, making phone calls to those who live alone, creating small gifts for the homebound, baking cookies, delivering soup, mailing cards to those who need an encouraging word, home visitation, and much more! This ministry contributes to the mission of the church – to teach, preach and heal – and is a way for individuals to live out the great commandment “Love one another.” Come and see where God is leading you in the giving of your time and talent. We need all… young and old for our Holy Trinity Visitation Ministry. If you have any questions, then please call Amy Armanious 412-628-0973 or email armanio.2007@hotmail.com

Saturday, September 19, 2015:  Doors open at 11:00 AM
St. Nicholas Mothers and Daughters Guild Afternoon Tea
Tea Luncheon at Noon
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
903 Ann Street
Homestead, PA
Mystery Prizes * Raffles * Door Prizes, Adults $15.00, Young Ladies 5 years to 13 years $5.00, For information call Jean 412-462-0847

Sunday, September 20, 2015: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
St. Martin’s Closet (every third Sunday of the Month)
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

The Closet provides gently used/new clothing and bedding for men, women and children.  Those visiting The Closet may trade something old for something new or leave a donation for what they take or just take what they need!  Those donating to the closet may ONLY bring items while The Closet is open.  The Closet is open the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 PM in the upper hall of the parish social hall.

Sunday, September 20, 2015
Pan-Orthodox Divine Liturgy and Summer Picnic
Butler Township Park
Butler, PA

Orthodox Christians from  SS. Peter and Paul, Saint Anthony’s and Saint Andrew’s parishes will gather for a wonderful day of prayer, good food and fellowship at the Butler Township Park (hosted this year by St. Anthony’s), and we encourage everyone to plan to join us for this day. More details will be posted in the coming weeks as they became available.

October:

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Every Friday)
Perogie Kitchen
St. Mary’s UOC
116 Ella Street
McKees Rocks, PA  15136
412-331-2362

Saturday, October 3, 2015:  11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Ukrainian Food Festival
St. Vladimir Church Hall
73 S. 18th Street
Pittsburgh, PA South Side

Pierogies, Halushsky, Stuffed Cabbage, Kobassi on a Stick, Bake Sale (Homemade Breads, Nut rolls, Cookies, and much more! Raffle Baskets, Free Admission. Eat in or Take Out Available

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, October 7, 8, 9, 2015: 11:30 AM – 8 PM
AUTUMN FOOD FAIR & Yiayia Joan’s Attic in honor of + Joan Lamprinakos
Holy Cross Church Community Center
123 Gilkeson Road Mt. Lebanon (across from the Galleria), PA

Featuring: GREEK favorites including Moussaka, Tiropita, Spanakopita, Pastitso, soups, rice pudding and much more! Bake Sale featuring delicious Greek pastries, pies, cakes, jams, nuts, candies, and a variety of breads. Inside seating…so come rain or shine! NO FAX, PHONE OR ONLINE ORDERING. Take out is available in the Community Center food line! All proceeds benefit the philanthropic efforts of the Ladies Philoptochos Society. Cash or credit cards accepted.

October 8, 9, 10, 2015
Fall Food Festival
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
(412) 682-3866
419 S Dithridge Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Sunday, October 11, 2015:  1:00 PM
3K Walk for Missions 2015
Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood

Location:  South Park “Ethelbert and Harbor Shelters.”  Directions:  (Enter South Park on Corrigan Drive, Left at Traffic Light – Maple Springs Drive and shelters are the right.)  Refreshments (Grilled Lunch), Activities, Fun, Fellowship.  Registration 1:00 PM.  Walks begins at 2:00 PM.  Proceeds to benefit Fr. Andres Giron Medical Clinic in Guatemala

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Annual Calendar Party
St. George Antiochian Cathedral
(412) 681-2988 3400
Dawson Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored by Antiochian Women
Benefiting hungry children at home and abroad
Tickets:  $30.00

Sunday, October 18, 2015. 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
St. Martin’s Closet (every third Sunday of the Month)
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

The Closet provides gently used/new clothing and bedding for men, women and children.  Those visiting The Closet may trade something old for something new or leave a donation for what they take or just take what they need!  Those donating to the closet may ONLY bring items while The Closet is open.  The Closet is open the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 PM in the upper hall of the parish social hall.

Saturday, October 31, 2015:  10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
ACROD – Pittsburgh Deanery Seminar on Stewardship
St. Nicholas Church
(412) 461-9437
903 Ann Street
Homestead, PA 15120

Presented by Stephanie Betsa, a distinguished member of the Diocesan Stewardship Commission and member of the Orthodox Church in Latrobe, PA. The seminar is open to all faithful members of the Pittsburgh Deanery and there is no charge to participants. A prayer service will commence at 10 A.M., the first session will take place in church; at 12 Noon an appetizing luncheon meal shall be served in the auditorium, followed by the second and final session in the parish hall. All of our parishioners are encouraged to attend and learn of this integral component of our precious Orthodox Christian faith

November

November 6,13, 16, 20, 2015:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Every Friday)
Perogie Kitchen
St. Mary’s UOC
116 Ella Street
McKees Rocks, PA  15136
412-331-2362

November 7, 2015:  1:00 PM
Ladies Philoptochos Fashion Show
The Grand Room:  Holy Trinity Center
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
(412) 366-8700
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

November 8, 2015
St. John the Divine Pan-Orthodox Retreat
Speaker Professor Harry Boosalis from St. Tikhon’s Seminay
St. George Cathedral
(412) 681-2988
3400 Dawson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Sunday, November 15, 2015:  1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
St. Martin’s Closet (every third Sunday of the Month)
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

The Closet provides gently used/new clothing and bedding for men, women and children.  Those visiting The Closet may trade something old for something new or leave a donation for what they take or just take what they need!  Those donating to the closet may ONLY bring items while The Closet is open.  The Closet is open the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 PM in the upper hall of the parish social hall.

December

December 12, 2015
St. Matrona’s 12th Annual Cookie Walk
SS. Peter & Paul Church
SS. Peter  and  Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd.
Carnegie, PA  15106

Sunday, December 20, 2015: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
St. Martin’s Closet (every third Sunday of the Month)
SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd. Carnegie, PA 15106

The Closet provides gently used/new clothing and bedding for men, women and children.  Those visiting The Closet may trade something old for something new or leave a donation for what they take or just take what they need!  Those donating to the closet may ONLY bring items while The Closet is open.  The Closet is open the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 PM in the upper hall of the parish social hall.