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.

Panel Discussion at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - September 27th, 2018

2018 Small Parish Forum Registration Open

Registration is Open for 2018 Small Parish Forum
Registration is now open for the 2018 Small Parish Forum to be held from 3:00 PM on Thursday July 12 through noon on Saturday July 14 at St. George Cathedral (OCA Bulgarian Diocese) Rossford OH.
The Small Parish Forum is a conference that offers presentations, discussions, workshops, small group sessions and individual conversations tuned to the challenges faced by small Orthodox churches. Clergy, parish council members, Christian educators and concerned laity from many OCA Dioceses and Orthodox jurisdictions attend to become good stewards of their parish future and help them recognize and harness what is good and beautiful in small Christian communities.
Equipping Small Parish Leaders for Discipleship and Change
 Theme for the 2018 Forum is "Equipping Small Parish Leaders for Discipleship and Change". Keynote speaker will be Archpriest Thomas Soroka who will speak on the topic: "Discipleship: An Orthodox Chrisitan Perspective for Leaders" 

Specific themes to be explored include generating dialogue to “find the center” in parish discussions; envisioning a bright future through a sense of purpose, directionand prioritized action; inspiring stewardship by replacing begging and continual pleas with generosity and gratitude; communicating a positive parish identity and overcoming insularity by stimulating ministry.

Registration Info
The Forum is sponsoredby the Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania, the Diocese of the Midwest and the Bulgarian Diocese of the OCA. Attendees from those Dioceses must register to attend, however, the $100 registration fee will be rebated on the last day of the confererence. Attendees from the Archdiocese of Western PA, will be eligible for a travel stipend which covers travel costs - hotel costs and gasoline for travel. Lodging has been arranged at the Hampton Inn and Suites Toledo/Perrysburg starting at $111 per room per night.
Contact Joe Kormos for further info.
New Assessment Policy Documents

Light of Orthodoxy - Winter 2017/2018

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