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The Archdiocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania was established in 1916 as a missionary diocese to reach out to the scattered sheep of our Lord in Western Pennsylvania, to proclaim to the faith of the Apostles and bring them to the light of Truth.  Our Archdiocese has been blessed by God to have had the holy honor of St. Patriarch Tikhon, the Holy Hierarch Raphael and the martyred Priest Vasily Martyz serve within her midst. The Archdiocese has been established through their holy efforts, and those of the hierarchs, reverend clergy and faithful laity over the years.

Autumn Calendar of Event

  * Tuesday, September 16 (7 PM) - Catechetical Program fall semester begins at Archdiocesan Center (Fr. Ziatyk, Chair)


            * Monday, September 22 (6:30 PM) - Archdiocesan Council meeting


            * Thursday, September 25 - Archdiocesan Assembly reports due (to Chancellor’s office)


            * Monday, September 29 - Various annual parish reports due (to Chancellor’s office) 


            * Tuesday, October 7 (5 PM) - Long-Range Planning Committee meeting - St. John’s, Canonsburg


            * Sunday, October 12 (4 PM) - Youth/Family bonfire (Archdiocesan Center property)


            * Sunday, October 19 (2 PM) - FOCA Pgh. District Annual Convention - St. Nicholas, Weirton


            * Saturday, November 1 - Annual Archdiocesan Assembly - Holy Resurrection, Belle Vernon (Assembly begins at 9 AM with Liturgy)


            * Saturday, November 8 - Pre-Advent Retreat (Laity/Clergy) - Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Carnegie


            * Thursday, November 13 - Clergy seminar - St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - “Canon Law / OCA Statute Revision Seminar” - Fr. Alexander Rentel

                        (9 AM Liturgy for St. John Chrysostom begins the day)


            * Saturday, November 15 - Youth retreat - St. John’s, Canonsburg (Tentative)


September 16 Webinar to Deal With Effectively Communicating Your Parish

The next webinar in the Building Vibrant Parishes Webinar series will be held at 8:00 PM on Tuesday September 16. Topic will be “Communicating Your Parish – the Yellow Pages is No Longer Enough”. For more info and to register see this announcement

Whats new on our site


2014 Leaders Day to focus on ministry of the Parish council.  


The 2014 Leaders Day for the Archdiocese will be held on Saturday October 18 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at St John the Baptist Church 801 Boone Ave. Canonsburg PA. Topic of the session will be "The Ministry of the Parish Council: Roles, Responsibilities & Leadership Expectations."


Clergy and lay leaders, particularly current and future parish council members, are strongly urged to attend. For more info and registration see this announcement





“The August issue of Parish Pulse has been published”   …

Three new Articles have been added to the Parish Development pages

Toward Strengthened Parish Councils

Eight Good Parish Council Practices

Email Communication Promotes Parish Engagement



Fall Harvest Pastry Sale

St. Cyril of White Lake Food Pantry at Holy Assumption of St. Mary Orthodox Church will be hosting a Fall Harvest Pastry sale.

All orders due to Fr. Patrick by September 14, 2014
Make all checks payable to the ‘Orthodox Food Pantry’
Can be picked up at Church on Saturday, September 27, 2014 after 3:00pm.    Here is a list and prices of all the pastries including order form.


Kolachi (Rolls) – Average weight is 1lb 12oz per roll Number Desired

Nut - $16.00 ------------------------------------------------ __________
Apricot - $16.00 ------------------------------------------- __________
Poppy Seed - $16.00 ------------------------------------- __________ 
Lekvar (prune) - $16.00 --------------------------------- __________

Pumpkin Log- $10.00 (average weight 2lb) ----------- __________
Carrot Log - $10.00 (average weight 2lb) ------------- __________
German Chocolate Log - $10.00 (average weight 2lb)------- __________
Mint Chocolate Chip Log - $10.00 (average weight 2lb) -- __________

Deposit ----------------------------------------------------------- $_________
Total Due -------------------------------------------------------- $_________

Name _____________________________________________________

Phone Number______________________________________________


Catechetical Program Memo

St. Cyril of White Lake Food Pantry

With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop MELCHISEDEK, St. Cyril of White Lake Food Pantry has opened at Holy Assumption of St. Mary Orthodox Church, 105 S. 19th St. Pittsburgh, PA.  The Food Pantry is open on Thursdays from 5:45pm to 6:45pm, and as needed by appointment to meet the needs of the poor and homeless of the City of Pittsburgh. 


To see the life of our Archdiocese in pictures please visit our photo gallery which follows the journeys of His Grace throughout the Archdiocese.

Archdiocesan Calendar

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