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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.

 

NEWS and UPCOMING EVENTS

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. 


 LITURGY OF THE PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS:  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.

  • Wednesday, 3/25, 6 PM: Feast of the Annunciation (Sts Peter & Paul)
  • Wednesday, 4/1, 6 PM: Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts (St. Anthony’s)

 HOLY WEEK AND PASCHA SERVICES

Saturday, 4/4. Saturday of Lazarus: General commemoration of the departed. On the day that Church remembers the rising of Lazarus, the friend of Christ, we will commemorate all former parishioners, and our departed family members and friends. Come to pray for your dear ones. 

Monday, 4/6, 6:30pm: Bridegroom Service

Tuesday, 4/7  6:30pm: Bridegroom Service

Wednesday, 4/8, 6:30pm:  Service of Holy Unction.
Bishop Thomas will be with us. Come for the service and to receive our bishop!

Thursday, 4/9,  6:30pm   Bridegroom Service (12 Passion Gospels)

Friday,  4/10:  

  • 4:00pm   Vespers of Unnailing  
  • 6:30pm   Service of the Lamentations
     [we will eat together in between the services]

Saturday, 4/11  

  • 9 am: Pre-paschal Liturgy of St Basil (at Sts Peter and Paul, Ukrainian)                
  • 11pm Ceremony of Light, Matins, Paschal Liturgy, potluck meal

 Next Fellowship and Study Meeting in Cranberrry: date TBA.  We will start reading from Elder Porphyrios, who is more or less our contemporary (he died in 1991).  The selection is "On the Church," from Wounded by Love: The Life and Wisdom of Elder Porphyrios. Click HERE for the text.

Past meetings
December 3: short essays by Mother Maria Skobtsova (+1944), one of the most recently canonized saints of the Church. 
December 17: St Ignatius, Epistle to the Ephesians
February 4: St. Ignatius, Epistle tot the Ephesians, cont. 


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

The Becker family with their sponsors.

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