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.




Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Diocesan Lenten Vespers this Sunday (April 3) - 5 PM - will be moved - - - it will be served at: Holy Ghost Parish (210 Maplewood Avenue, Ambridge)


instead of the previously announced location. We ask that this important change be announced as soon as possible within the parishes via the various communication formats available to you. If needed, directions to the Holy Ghost Church can be found at: or at


Also, the Deans will be the main celebrants at the Prestol but all clergy are invited to vest (in purple) and join them vested around the Altar area as well. A coffee hour featuring Lenten snacks will be held downstairs in the church hall immediately following the Vespers service. There should be ample street parking on Sunday both on Maplewood Avenue and Park Road (one block down). The church nave is handicapped accessible, being equipped with an elevator lift as needed.



The Lenten Deanery Service Schedules for all three deaneries has been posted. Please have a look!

2016 Lenten Schedule

Archdiocesan Calendar

(Printing Instructions)
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