SAINT ANTHONY ORTHODOX CHURCH
Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese
400 S. 6th Ave., Butler, PA 16001
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We are an Orthodox Christian community of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, under the care of Bishop Thomas of Charleston, Oakland, and the Mid-Atlantic.

Our community at St. Anthony's extends a heartfelt invitation to all Orthodox Christians and to all interested visitors to join us in worship and fellowship. (For driving directions, click here!)

God bless you and direct your steps!

 

Fr. Bogdan (Bucur), parish priest

frbogdan@orthodoxbutler.org


We invite you to read our weekly bulletin, where you will find short reflections on the Scripture readings assigned to each Sunday, news from the parish community, and more.

CLICK HERE!


 

Come, worship with us!

Our regular weekly services are as follows:

Saturdays: Vespers, 6:30 pm
Sundays: Matins, 9:15 am; Divine Liturgy, 10:00 am

For feasts that fall on a weekday, we usually meet at 6:30pm on the eve of the feast to celebrate Vesperal Liturgy.

During Lent the Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts is typically rotating between the three Orthodox churches in our area. For this year's services, see below. 

NEWS and UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, February 19 (Sunday of the Last Judgment— "Meatfare"):
Pan-Orthodox service at Sts. Peter and Paul: 9AM Matins, 10 AM Divine Liturgy, followed by potluck.


Sunday, March 12. GENERAL PARISH MEETING! One position on the parish council (Jean Bowen’s) is open for election. 


SCHEDULE OF LENTEN SERVICES 

FIRST WEEK OF LENT (Sts. Peter and Paul)
Monday-Thursday, 2/30-3/2, 6PM: Compline and Great Canon of Saint Andrew
Friday, 3/3, 6 PM: Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts

 LITURGY OF THE PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS:  
Wednesday, 3/8, 6:30 PM:  Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts (St. Anthony’s)
Wednesday, 3/15, 6:30 PM:  Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts (Sts Peter & Paul)
Wednesday, 3/22, 6:30 PM: Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts (St. Anthony’s)
Wednesday, 3/29, 6:30 PM: Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts (Sts Peter & Paul)

The Orthodox practice is to fast before these evening Liturgies from about noon (have a light lunch, then abstain from food and drink). Following the services, we will break the fast with a Lenten potluck meal.

FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION (Sts Peter & Paul)
Saturday, 3/25 9AM, Matins, 10 AM Divine Liturgy


 

Come celebrate with us our patron saint, Anthony the Great!

Please join us on Saturday, 21 January, for Vespers at 6 PM, and on Sunday for Matins (9 AM) and Divine Liturgy (10 AM).

Our guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Silviu Bunta, a priest in the OCA (Bulgarian Diocese) and professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of Dayton.

This will also be a day of feasting! Our parish will treat you to a spectacular chili lunch, with many, many types of chilis: hot, mild, with beans, no beans, vegan, Texas style, Chicago Style, Cincinnati Chili, German Chili (with sauerkraut!)—and vegetarian lasagna as a meatless option. Trust us, you won't regret this.

Since we are celebrating Saint Anthony the Great, “the father of monks,” we intend to take a special collection to assist the nuns at the Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Elwood City. Please be generous to these followers of Saint Anthony, who remember us always in their prayers before God.


 

CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER! 

Outdoors Blessing of the Waters at Lake Arthur

Sunday, January 8, 1 PM

Directions: from Butler take Route 422 W to the South Shore exit of Moraine State Park and turn right. Turn left at the sign for Bear Run Launch (at the corner where you see the State Park office) and go up the hill. At the top of the hill turn left following the sign for Bear Run Launch and go down the hill to the parking area. 


 

LEARNING ORTHODOX THEOLOGY FROM THE HYMNS OF ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS

Sunday, December 11
12:30pm-1:30pm

Presentation followed by Q&A

 


 

KIBBEE BAKE SALE
Saturday, November 12 

$4.00 each • Phone Orders only • Orders taken until November 4
Pick up 12:00 to 2:00 pm

Call: 724.287.6893 or 724.287.5140

 


 

WHAT IS THE ORTHODOX FAITH? TWO PRESENTATIONS COMING UP AT ST. ANTHONY'S:

READING THE BIBLE AS ORTHODOX: INSIGHTS FROM SAINT GREGORY OF NYSSA AND SAINT EPHREM THE SYRIAN
Sunday 6 November, 12:30pm-1:30pm

 

THEOLOGIZING ABOUT DIVINE WRATH AND RETRIBUTION: INSIGHTS FROM SAINT ISAAC OF NINEVEH
Sunday, 2 October, 12:30pm-1:30pm




 

Saturday, 10 September, 2-6PM: BYZANTINE CHANT WORKSHOP led by Mr. Amy Hogg from St. George Cathedral in Pittsburgh. Anyone willing to learn how to chant in the Byzantine tradition is welcome.  


Baptism of Miruna Bucur (2 Feb 2014): video here.

The Becker family (Timothy, Caroline Anna, Samuel, Luke, and Hossana Perpetua) were received into Orthodoxy.  Their sponsors are Deacon Luke and Alexis Cross.  Photos are available on Facebook page of Chris Humphrey, who was kind enough to make professional photos of this event. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see a couple of them.

The Becker family with their sponsors.