Archdiocese of Pittsburgh
and Western Pennsylvania
Orthodox Church in America
Welcome to Our Archdiocesan Website

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.

2016 Archdiocesan Assembly

2016 Archdiocesan Assembly

This year's Archdiocesan Assembly will be held on November 5, 2016 at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in New Salem, PA (21 S. Mill Street, New Salem). For information and for reports please visit the 2016 Archdiocesan Assembly page by clicking the link on the page Navigation bar or by Clicking Here

Talk at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Archdiocesan Newsletter for Summer/Fall 2016

Among the other presenters were

  • Priest Justin Patterson, Rector of Saint Athanasius Church, Nicholasville, KY, who offered insights about youth and education in his presentation titled “The Eight Person Sunday School and Four Person Youth Group: Making Things Work When You’re Small.”
  • Priest Daniel Mathewson, Rector of Saints Peter and Paul Church, Edinboro/Crossingville, PA, who encouraged participants to look beyond their walls during an interactive session titled “Inside Out, Outside In: Seven Keys to Understanding Your Parish Neighborhood.”
  • Archpriest Peter Baktis, Rector of the Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow Mission, Princeton, NJ, who moderated a panel discussion titled “The Tentmaker” that took a serious look at the positives and challenges of bi-vocational clergy in small parishes.
  • Archpriest Marc Vranes, Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Willimantic, CT, shared renewal efforts in his small heritage parish.  A similar presentation was offered via live remote link by Priest Jonathan Bannon, Rector of Christ the Saviour Church [ACROD], Rockford, IL.
  • Benedict Sheehan, Music Director at Saint Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary, offered sessions titled ‘Singing in Small Ensembles: Tips from the Field” and “With One Heart and One Mouth: Building Beautiful Church Music in a Small Parish.”

Mr. Kormos also facilitated a number of workshops on related themes.

Materials from the Forum can be found here.

Archdiocesan Calendar

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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. 

For more information, please visit the St. Cyril of White Lake Food Pantry Page