Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese
400 S. 6th Ave., Butler, PA 16001


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 as well as on this website.

God bless you and direct your steps!


Fr. Bogdan (Bucur), parish priest

“Becoming a Better Christian Community Despite Ourselves”: 

we invite all parishioners of St. Anthony's and the Cranberry Outreach (and anyone else interested!) to a workshop organized for us by Mother Christophora at Holy Transfiguration Monastery. What were and are the challenges in forming a monastic community out of people with a variety of backgrounds, personalities, skills and inclinations? What can we learn and apply to the life of a parish? What about a mission church? 

SATURDAY, August 12, at 9 AM: Divine Liturgy followed by brunch. Mother Christophora will be speaking to us and then take questions. Please come and don't be shy with your questions and observations! 

HOLY TRANSFIGURATION MONASTERY is located at 321 Monastery Lane, in Ellwood City, PA.


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.



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

During the next months we will alternate between worshipping at our church of St. Anthony's in Butler and  at our Cranberry missionary outreach (Old St. Kilian's, at 205 Clark Street, Mars, PA). 
Click HERE for a complete and detailed litugical schedule. 

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. 


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  • Saturday, April 8, 10 AM: Raising of Lazarus. Memorial service for all founders and members of the parish, and all our departed loved ones.
  • Sunday, April 9: Palm Sunday. No service at St. Anthony’s. We will gather for Matins (9am) and Liturgy (10 am) will be at our Orthodox mission in Mars. The service will be followed by a fish dish and a presentation by Fr. Bogdan (“Learning Theology from the Orthodox Hymns of Holy Week”).
  • Holy Week: MTW, 6:30 PM at the mission; Thursday and Friday services, and Pascha night at St. Anthony’s followed by common Paschal meal.

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.