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Welcome to Holy Ghost Orthodox Christian Church. We are a parish of the Orthodox Christian Faith which was established on the day of Holy Pentecost in the Year 33 AD. Our parish community is a member of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. whose presiding bishop is His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa. The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese is an autonomous diocese under the spiritual protection of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople of which His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I is the Primate.

Our congregation of over 100 families is trans-national, attracting members from all branches of Orthodoxy and through conversion to the Holy Orthodox Faith. Through this web site, we are pleased to be able to introduce you to the worship and fellowship as it is expressed in the life of our Parish.  Learn More ... 


The Faith

An ever-growing number of persons from various backgrounds are becoming interested in the Orthodox Church. These individuals are discovering the ancient faith and rich traditions of the Orthodox Church. They have been attracted by her mystical vision of God and His Kingdom, by the beauty of her worship, by the purity of her Christian faith, and by her continuity with the past. 

These are only some of the treasures of the Church, which has a history reaching back to the time of the Apostles.

In our Western Hemisphere, the Orthodox Church has been developing into a valuable presence and distinctive witness for more than two hundred years. The first Greek Orthodox Christians arrived in the New World in 1768, establishing a colony near the present city of St. Augustine, Florida. One of the original buildings in which these immigrants gathered for religious services is still standing. It has recently been transformed into St. Photius' Shrine Read More

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Pastoral Ponderings For Holy Saturday

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Today we ponder the the mystery of the Lord's descent into Hades, the place of the dead. Death, our ultimate enemy, is defeated from within. "He (Christ) gave Himself as a ransom to death in which we were held captive, sold under sin. Descending into Hades through the Cross ... He loosed the bonds of death" (Liturgy of St. Basil).

Today our focus is on the Tomb of Christ. This is no ordinary grave. It is not a place of corruption, decay and defeat. It is life-giving, a source of power, victory and liberation. Because of this we spend a lot of time in the Church today, celeraint Divine Liturgy and guarding the tomb all day.

Pastoral Ponderings For Holy Friday

Thursday, April 25, 2019

We have come to the most difficult day of Passion Week. Today Christ's journey  becomes incredible difficult  and extremely painful  in these final hours leading to his death. Judas Iscariot, the disciple who had betrayed Jesus, was overcome with remorse and hangs himself early in the morning. 

Meanwhile, before the third hour (9 a.m.), Jesus endures  the humiliation of false accusations, condemnation, mockery, beatings, and abandonment. After many  unlawful trials, he is sentenced to death by crucifixion, one of the most horrible and disgraceful methods of capital punishment known at the time.


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Church Schedule

Saturday Evening Worship (Vespers) 5:00 PM.

Sunday Worship (Divine Liturgy) 9:30 AM.

Summer Divine Liturgy, from June to August, starts at 9:00 AM.

Coffee hour after Liturgy every Sunday.

All Feast Day celebrations follow the Julian Calendar.

Services are in English.

Calendar

Pierogie Workshop
May 20 9 am
Divine Liturgy - Mid Pentecost
May 22 9 am
Healing Service - Moleben to The Mother of God
May 22 7 pm
Pierogie Workshop
May 23 9 am
Paschal Matins
May 26 9 am
Typika With Communion
May 26 9:30 am
ACRY Bowling Tournament
May 27
Pierogie Workshop
May 30 9 am
Parish Council Meeting
May 30 7 pm
Vespers
Jun 1 5 pm
Paschal Matins
Jun 2 8:30 am
Confessions
Jun 2 8:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Jun 2 9 am
Church School & Coffee Hour
Jun 2 10:30 am
Vespers
Jun 8 5 pm
Confessions
Jun 9 8:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Jun 9 9 am
Coffee Hour
Jun 9 10:30 am
Patronal Feast Day Vespers At Church Shrine
Jun 15 5 pm


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