Our Parish YOUTH
Our Parish YOUTH
Blessing the catechumen!
Blessing the catechumen!
Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!
The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant.
It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman.
It is not non-denominational, it is pre-denominational.
It has been believed, taught, preserved, defended, and died for.
It is the Faith that has established the universe...
ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY: Proclaiming the Truth since 33 AD.
Our Non Lenten Service times: (See lenten Calendar for updated schedule
Saturday Great Vespers 6:00pm (confessions following)
Sunday Hours 9:15am
Divine Liturgy 9:30am
Eve of Feasts 6:00pm
Festal Liturgy 9:30am
For more information Call 814-734-3801
Rev. Fr. Daniel Mathewson- Rector
A BLESSED WELCOME to all visitors to this our parish website. This is the Final Covenanted Community of Christ’s Holy Church found here in Crossingville, and found in the same communities across the world. Our joy is made complete by the unity of conviction and intention we share with fellow Orthodox Christians who worship together. We are all sinners on the journey --asking for mercy, and seeking to love others and looking for eternal life in the Holy Trinity through Christ Jesus Our Lord and Savior. Any questions you may have about the Orthodox faith or would like to speak more with someone, feel free to email our priest Fr. Daniel on the contact page. Please come for a visit!
Mary Ann “Sis” Onest
Mary Ann “Sis” Onest, age 90, of Conneaut, died Wednesday February 10, 2016 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home, with her family by her side. Mary Ann was born on February 5, 1926, in Ansted, West Virginia, the daughter of Albert and Vernie (Martin) Kessler. She attended Oak Hill High school and later moved to the Conneaut area in 1963 to be closer to family, following the death of her first husband, Donald Allen.
Mary Ann worked for the Premix Corporation for over 24 years, in the quality control department, until she retired. She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Crossingville, Pa. and for many years enjoyed cooking and participating with the woman’s group at Saints Peter and Paul. Mary Ann loved and cherished her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved attending all of her kids sporting events, crossword puzzles, cooking, dancing and traveling to West Virginia to see family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Donald Allen (1961), a daughter Sharon Allen, Brothers Ted, Jim, Paul and Raymond Kessler; sisters Emma Barlow, Elsie Dufour and Liz (Carter) Wiker.
Mary Ann is survived by her Husband, Richard Onest, whom she married March 19, 1966, a son Donald “Joe” (Penny) Allen Jr. of Sheffield, a daughter Patsy Gleason of Conneaut, Son in law Richard Gleason of Conneaut, a brother Ronald (Cindy) Kessler of Conneaut, six grandchildren, Kelli Scarfuro, Kristopher (Dawn) Allen, Kasey (Tammy) Allen, Kristen (Jeff) Block, U.S. Navy Commander Rick Gleason, Kori (Nick) Roberts, eleven great-grandchildren, Kadi Scarfuro, Ashton, Hayley and Clair Allen, Brock and Bianca McCullough, Ari and Ezra Block, Max and Hope Gleason, Sebastian, Zavier and Annalia Roberts.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. at the Raisian Family Funeral Home at 581 Harbor St., Conneaut.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. here at Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, 25636 North Mosiertown Rd., Crossingville, Pa 16412. Grave Side Service will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. There will be a Luncheon following approx.1:00pm at the Parish.
The family would like to extend a thank you to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, and the Staff of the Ashtabula County Nursing Home, for there undivided care and attention given to Mary Ann and her family during her stay.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Services this Week: (House Blessings continue)
Great Vespers Sat. Feb. 13th 6pm
Divine Liturgy Sun. Feb. 14th 9:30am (Hours 9:15) Zacchaus Sunday
(This marks the beginning of our preparation for Great and Holy Lent)
Memory Eternal for Timothy Gidus who reposed in the Lord yesterday
-- flowers are given in his memory.
Nativity and Theophany Schedule
Dec. 19th – Great Vespers (Forefeast of Nativity)
Thursday, Dec. 24th – Royal Hours – 9:00am
- Holy Supper 5:00pm
- Compline/Matins- 6:30pm
Friday, Dec 25th – Divine Liturgy Nativity of the Lord - 9:30am
- Great Vespers – 6:00pm
Saturday, Dec. 26th – Divine Liturgy Synaxis of the Theotokos - 9:30am
- Great Vespers – 6pm
Sunday, Dec. 27th – Divine Liturgy - Third Day of Nativity - 9:30am
- St. Stephen the Proto-Martyr –
Tuesday, Jan. 5th
- Royal Hours for Theophany - 9:00am
-Compline with Matins (Great Blessing of Water- inside) - 6:00pm
Wednesday, Jan. 6th - Divine Liturgy of St. Basil- Holy Thephany of the Lord - 9:30am
With the Great blessing of Waters- Weather permitting at French Creek
St Herman's Day Bake Sale
Dec. 13th 11-1pm
preorders are OVER
Youth and Young Adult Retreat
WHEN? Saturday, November 21st
WHERE? Holy Assumption of St. Mary Orthodox Church, Southside, Pittsburgh.
WHAT? This is a service retreat, we will be helping with the annual
Thanksgiving dinner preparation for needy families in the city.
WHO? Vladyka Melchesidek will be joining us, with other youth in the Archdiocese
Divine Liturgy will be served for the Feast Day at 9am with a brunch to follow.
After serving we will visit the market district. Bring cash for late lunch.
TIME? Depart 7am- Return 7pm
Beer and Wine tasting
Halushki, Halupki, Pirogies,
with musical entertainment.
Saints Peter & Paul Annual
Chicken BBQ & Holupki Dinner
Sunday, July 19th 12-2pm
Adults: $12.00 / Under 10: $6.00
Includes beverage & dessert
Ala Carte Items: $5.00 Holupki, Halushki, & Piroghi
Takeout Available - Basket raffle, Beer and Wine tasting
Parish tours will be given at 1pm and 2pm
Where are we?
Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church of America
located in the county of Crawford
25636 N. Mosiertown Rd.
Crossingville, PA 16412
Please join us for an afternoon of good food, good friends in the joy of the Lord!
Our Annual Pilgrimage to
Holy Transfiguration Monastery
Elwood City, Pennsylvania
AUGUST 6th 2015
Services this week:
Wednesday, May 20th - Festal Vespers for the Holy Day of the Ascension of Our Lord
Thursday, May 21st - Ascension Day Divine Liturgy begins at 9:30 am, with the hours for the Feast at 9:15am
Saturday, May 23rd- Great Vespers at 6pm
Sunday, May 24th we commemorate the Resurrection of the Lord and we remember The Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical council and St Simeon the Stylite (The younger). Divine Liturgy begins at 9:30 am with the hours beginning at 9:15am
This Week…Our Rummage Sale May 22nd -23rd – We are still collecting items and bake sale food. Today Set up, Mon-Tu- display items, Wed.- Thur- Pricing…(See Lisa) If you are able to bring your baked goods to Liturgy on Holy Ascension we can display and price them.
Pirogie making this week--today peal potatoes, Monday 9am construction…(Talk to Marge)
--Missions Trip- June 15th-19th in West Brownesville PA. See Fr. Daniel for more details.
--St Sava’s Orthodox Youth Camp July 26th-August 1st
---All American Council July 20th -24th 2015 Atlanta, Georgia
This Sunday is the Sunday of the Myrrh bearing Women. We invite you to join us for Divine Liturgy with Hours beginning at 9:15am
--The Youth will be attending the Archdiocesan Bowling Event in Mt. Lebonon PA 4-7pm 10$
Vespers for The Holy Apostle James - 6pm
Men's Work day: May 2nd - 9am-1pm
Mothers Day Dinner - Sponsored by the Men's Fellowship May 10th
Parish Rummage / Bake Sale- May 23rd and 24th - Items are being collected- please bring your clean used items to the parish hall. We will also be collecting baked goods: cookies, pies, and other goodies.
The Offical UPDATED
SAINTS PETER AND PAUL ORTHODOX CHURCH
LENTEN SCHEDULE FOR 2015
Sat. Mar. 21st Sunday School Youth Retreat 2:00pm w/Great Vespers 5pm
(Fr. Will hear confessions)
Week 4 ST. JOHN OF THE LADDER
Sun. Mar. 22nd Panakhida in memory of Fr. Thomas Hopko-
at the Monastery of the Transfiguration in Elwwod City, PA 5pm
Tues. Mar. 24th Vesperal Liturgy - Annunciation of the Mother of God 6:00pm
Fri. Mar. 27th PreSanctified Liturgy
(Bring a dish to pass (Church History class) 6:00pm
Sat. Mar. 28th Great Vespers 6:00pm
Week 5 ST. MARY OF EGYPT
Sun. Mar. 29th Divine Liturgy with His Eminence Melchesidek 9:00am
*We will have a pot luck dinner in his honor with the Sunday School
Children greeting him in the hall. Fr. Daniel will be presenting him
with a special gift at the end of the Divine Liturgy
Holy Unction- St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (Allison Park) 6:00pm
Wed. Apr. 1st Presanctified Liturgy (Discussion on Hagiography) 6:00pm
HOLY WEEK 2015
Sat. Apr.4th LAZARUS SATURDAY LITURGY
(with Baptisms and Chrismations) 9:30am
Great Vespers - w/ Blessing of palms and willows 6:00pm
Sunday April 5th
The Lord’s Entrance into Jerusalem (Sunday of the Palms)
Hours 9:15 - Liturgy 9:30am
Holy Monday April 6th
PreSanctified Liturgy (Discussion on the Bodiless Powers of Heaven) 9:30am
Bridegroom Matins 6:00pm
Holy Tuesday April 7th
PreSanctified Liturgy (Discussion on St John the forerunner) 9:30am
Bridegroom Matins 6:00pm
Holy Wednesday April 8th
PreSanctified Liturgy (Discussion on the Betrayal of the Lord) 9:30am
Holy Thursday April 9th
Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 9:30am
The Holy Passion of the Lord (With reading of the 12 Gospels) 6:00pm
Holy Friday April 10th Strict Fast Day
Royal Hours 9:00am
Vespers and the procession of the Burial Cloth of the Lord 4:00pm
Matins of Holy Saturday (Lamentations) 6:00pm
Holy Saturday April 11th
Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 9:30am
Midnight Office 11:30pm
GREAT AND HOLY PASHCA
Pashcal Divine Liturgy, Blessing of Baskets, Agape Feast
Pashcal Vespers 4:00pm
Divine Liturgy 9:30 am
The Church of Christ is One, Holy, Universal and Apostolic. She is herself a single spiritual body, whose head is Christ, and who has the one Holy Spirit abiding in her. The local parts of the Church are members of a single body of the Universal Church, and they, like branches of a single tree, are nourished by one and same sap from a single root. She is called holy because she is sanctified by the holy word, deeds, sacrifice and suffering of her founder, Jesus Christ, to which end He came in order to save human beings and lead them to holiness. The Church is called universal because she is not confined by place, not by time, nor by nation nor language. The communicates with all humanity. The Orthodox Church is called apostolic because the spirit, teaching and labors of the Apostles of Christ are entirely preserved in her. (St. Nicholas of Serbia, Catechesis)
Truth is not a thought, not a word, not a relationship between things, not a law. Truth is a Person. It is a Being which exceeds all beings and gives life to all. If you seek truth with love and for the sake of love, she will reveal the light of His face to you inasmuch as you are able to bear it without being burned.
(St. Nicholas of Serbia, Thoughts on Good and Evil)