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!). And until we meet face to face, follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/orthodoxbutler as well as on this website.
God bless you and direct your steps!
Fr. Bogdan (Bucur), parish priest
Come, worship with us!
Our regular weekly services are as follows:
Saturdays: Vespers, 6:30 pm
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
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22: CHILI!
Please see attached flyer. Get ready for some mouthwatering, lip burning, tasty-tasty chili after Liturgy this coming Sunday!
And it is also a day to drop off or assemble Health Kits and Cleaning Kits to be shipped to the many hurricane victims in TX.
LADIES RETREAT: Saturday, October 28.
UPDATE ON THE CRANBERRY OUTREACH. In order to improve the chances of success for both St. Anthony’s and the Cranberry mission, while awaiting Martie's ordination as a deacon, we have decided on the following:
• weekly services resume in Butler, at St. Anthony’s;
Relief Effort for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and people in need
(1) Extra Collection: The supplemental collection will be sent to the Antiochian Archdiocese. If you are writing a check, please make the check out to the ANTIOCHIAN ARCHDIOCESE of NORTH AMERICA, and in the “memo” section of your check write: “Hurricane Harvey”.
The kits will be either assembled at home and collected at church, or assembled at church after Liturgy (your option) on the dates below and shipped to IOCC. IOCC will then route our kits to where we have designated for distribution.
(3) SAT, Nov. 4: RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE at St. Anthony's. INFO: See Seba (“Butchie”).
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.