Glory Be To Jesus Christ!
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 ...
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
On Saturday October 5, 2019 Gregory (Greg) Nakonecznyj fell-asleep-in-the-Lord.
Greg was a long-time and active member of Holy Ghost Parish where he sang in the choir, served on the pirohi making team, and was a member of the A.C.R.Y. where he led the parish men's bowling team to many victories at the Metropolitan Orestes Memorial Bowling Tournaments. Known for his concern and compassion for others, he will be sorely missed by our parish community.
Funeral Arrangements are as follows: Read More
Last Sunday we had the great honor of receiving and blessing a new set of gold priest vestments and an icon of the Raising of Lazarus which were donated by our Parish Altar Society.
I used the blessing of the vestments as a teaching opportunity to explain the significance of each part of the vestments. In doing so, we were able to get a better understanding of the role of the priest.
From the priestly stole in seeing the two rows of fringe on the bottom we were reminded that one of the most important duties of the priest is to pray for the living and the departed, and that each soul whose spiritual care he has be entrusted with is represented by the many fringe tassels that are located in each row.
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Church ScheduleAdult Education Wed 7:00 PM
Saturday Evening Worship (Vespers) 4:00 PM.
Sunday Worship (Divine Liturgy) 9:30 AM.
Summer Divine Liturgy, from June to August, starts at 9:00 AM.
Children's Church School - Sundays 10:30 am
Coffee hour after Liturgy every Sunday.
All Feast Day celebrations follow the Julian Calendar.
Services are in English.
Coming Events SpotlightOrthodoxy on Tap at Root Down Brewery
Tues November 19 (6:30 PM)
Visit the Prayer Corner for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.
Fall 2019 Adult Education
Wed Evenings at 7 pm
Most Recent Divine Liturgy From Christ The Saviour Orthodox Cathedral of Johnstown, Pennsylvania