St. Andrew Orthodox Church will hold its annual pre-Advent dinner at the church on November 12, 2017. It will be a pot luck dinner. See Susan Russo for further details.
Restart a Heart Day aims to raise awareness of the need for all people to learn CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators to save a life in the event of a cardiac arrest.
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death, with an estimated 15,000 people suffering a cardiac arrest in Australia every year. Receiving early CPR can increase the odds of surviving a cardiac arrest by a factor of five.
Paramedics Australasia is proud to support this initiative in Australia and New Zealand along with The British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, St John Ambulance and Yorkshire Ambulance Service we will be working together to help train as many children and young people as possible to learn to save a life and make every child a Lifesaver.
Metropolitan Tikhon Issues Statement on the Tragedy in Las Vegas
SYOSSET, NY [OCA]
His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, issued the following statement in response to the tragic events in Las Vegas last night. The statement reads:
“On behalf of the hierarchs, clergy and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America, we offer sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. It always brings great sorrow to hear of such senseless killings in the supposedly civilized world. Our hearts ache for the families and friends of the victims and we offer fervent prayers for the repose of the souls of those whose lives were tragically cut short. We pray for the victims and the grieving families and ask that God send down upon them the spirit of peace and consolation. We also offer thanksgiving for the timely and heroic actions of the first responders. Finally we offer our prayers for the city of Las Vegas and all of those who have been effected by these tragic events. We ask that all Orthodox Christians remember the victims and their families in their prayers.”
TO: ARCHDIOCESE OF PGH AND WPA CLERGY
ARCHDIOCESE OF PGH AND WPA PARISH COUNCILS
ARCHDIOCESAN COUNCIL MEMBERS
FROM: ARCHPRIEST WILLIAM J. EVANSKY, CHANCELLOR
Glory to Jesus Christ!
A reminder from the hierarch and the Archdiocesan Council - - lay delegates from parishes currently in arrears for diocesan assessment payments will not be seated at the November 4th Archdiocesan Assembly (or afforded the right to vote) in accordance with the Statute of the Orthodox Church in America and the 2016 approved By-Laws of the Archdiocese of Pgh and W PA (OCA). Please contact me at this email address or call the chancery (724-776-5555) should you have any questions about your parish’s assessment status so I can refer your question to Archdiocesan Treasurer Alexis Parshook.
VISIT OF THE IVERON ICON OF THE MOST HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!
Tuesday, Octobrt 10th
Akathist Hymn at 7:00pm
Followed by Anointing of the Faithful
St. Gregory Orthodox Church, Homestead PA
214 E 15th Ave
Homestead, Pennsylvania 15120
(Refreshments will be offered after theAkathist in the Church Hall)