Pastoral Letter from His Emminence, Archbishop Melchisedek


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His Eminence Archbishop Melchisedek,
Archbishop of Pittsburgh & Western Pennsylvania

January 20, 2019

How can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? [Romans 14]

Beloved Clergy, Godly Monastics, and Blessed Faithful:

We greet you during this great and joyous Feast of Theophany in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Christ’s earthly ministry begins with His baptism by St. John the Forerunner and the proclamation of the Triune God, “This is my Son in whom I am well pleased.” Today we write you to renew our appeal to you to assist in the media ministry missions outreach of our faith. To join Christ’s ministry as disciples of the 21st Century.

Now more than ever the people of this world need to hear the word of God in a profound and meaningful way. By the Grace of God we have the Orthodox Christian Network - to inspire the faithful everywhere; raise up our children; call back the wayward; and reach out to our cities and towns with the joyful, Christ-centered message of the Orthodox Christian Church.

In parishes across the country and in homes around the world, millions of youth, families, priests, groups, and those yearning to learn more about the Church visit the Orthodox Christian Network every day. As an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) comforts, inspires, interacts and informs Orthodox Christians and seekers through Digital Media. OCN invites you and your congregation to get involved and join us at with our live streaming Rudder Byzantine chant station, The Anchor talk radio station, news programs, blogs, live weekly social media programs, and popular online orthodox community. Join on the conversation on myOCN Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Spotify, and YouTube.

During the Orthodox Christian Network’s 23rd Anniversary, the Assembly asks every Orthodox parish in America to participate in a Share the Light Sunday. Please spread the word about this ministry, and remember OCN in your parish’s charitable giving OCN is not financially underwritten by any one organization, jurisdiction, or individual. Rather, OCN is supported entirely by parish, organization, and personal donations. When your parish supports OCN, you contribute to strengthening Orthodox evangelism and outreach in the Digital Age. Become an OCN parish today!

On behalf of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops, we thank you for your continued support of this vital ministry. Let us go forth and share the Good News.

+ Melchisedek,
Archbishop of Pittsburgh & Western Pennsylvania

Funeral arrangements for Margaret Glagola


It is with great sadness that we announce the death of (Peg) Margaret Glagola who suffered a traffic fall yesterday afternoon

The funeral arrangements are as follows:


Thu  Jan 10   12:00 PM Panikhida at the church,
Fri    Jan 11     5:00 PM Margret’s body will be received into the church to lie in state.
                      6:00 to 8:00 PM Viewing (at the church)
Sat Jan 12     10:00 – 11:00 AM Viewing
                    11:00 AM Funeral service,

                                  Internment (North Side Cemetery).




Death of (Peg) Margaret Glagola (d. 09JAN19)


It is with great sadness that we announce the death of (Peg) Margaret Glagola who suffered a tragic fall today. In an addition to services requested by the family the church has scheduled a pahikhida for tomorrow, 10 January, 20119, at 12 Noon, at the church.

Out of respect for the family the parish council meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow, 10th January, 2019, has been postponed for a date to be set.

May Margret’s memory be eternal!

New Gospel Book


New Gospel Book


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The church has purchased a new Gospel Book from money generously donated to us by the former Serbian Orthodox parish of St. Sava’s in Pittsburgh, PA.

St. Sava’s assets were wound-up and the proceeds were distributed amongst other Orthodox Church. We were able to obtain the donation through the help of Nadine Schorr.


We are most grateful to the former parishioners of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church for this donation.


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