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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

Parish News


Weekly Message From Fr. Peter

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

What a beautiful time of year it is here at Holy Ghost Church. Although it has been more than 8 months since we have moved here, Pani and I are truly in awe at the beauty of our surroundings on this part-like property upon which our church stands. It is truly a little slice of Paradise . Hardly a day does not go by when we are not treated to the site of a myriad of animals who grace our presence, including deer, fox and rabbits and the nightly light show by the hordes of fireflies that live in the forest behind the Rectory. Walking the grounds, I am reminded of God’s commandment to Moses to take off his shoes, because the ground he was standing on is Holy.

As Orthodox Christians it is our calling to be sensitive to the presence of God in our daily lives, and live our lives with an attitude of reverence and respect for His world and all those whom we encounter in our daily lives. The world viewed in this way becomes what it is intended to be, beautiful, holy and filled with Grace.

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.


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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

Moleben To The Mother of God - At Church Shrine
Jul 24 7 pm
Pierogi Workshop
Jul 25 9 am
Vespers
Jul 27 5 pm
Confessions
Jul 28 8:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Jul 28 9 am
Coffee Hour
Jul 28 10:30 am
Youth/Young Adult High Ropes Outing - Tree House World, West Chester, PA
Jul 30
Pierogie Workshop
Aug 1 9 am
Divine Liturgy - Feast of St. Elias
Aug 2
Vespers
Aug 3 5 pm
Confessions
Aug 4 8:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Aug 4 9 am
Coffee Hour - At Social Center
Aug 4 10:30 am
Blessing of Cars By Social Center
Aug 4 10:30 am
Pierogie Workshop
Aug 8 9 am
Vespers
Aug 10 5 pm
Confessions
Aug 11 8:30 am
Divine Liturgy
Aug 11 9 am
Coffee Hour
Aug 11 10:30 am


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