Holy Ghost Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America (OCA)
210 Maplewood Avenue, Ambridge, PA 15003
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Welcome!

Welcome to Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, located in Ambridge Borough, Beaver County, Pennsylvania! We are a parish in the Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA).  The over 115 year old parish has over 140 adult members with a mix of ages, in addition to approximately 20 children.

Parish programs include church school, teen group, adult choir, Liturgical Chanting Class, Fellowship of Orthodox Christians of America (FOCA) Chapter #5, and a Ladies Altar Society.

Responses to the services are done both with the choir and congregation.  Responses are mainly in English with a small amount of Church Slavonic.

The parish has been involved in various community outreach programs during the past few years including feeding the homeless, charity food collections, aid to displaced fire victims, donations to the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) and Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC).  The Holy Ghost parish is also a member of the Fellowship of Orthodox Stewards (FOS) of the OCA.

We are a handicap accessible facility by means of an elevator lift into the church nave via the vestibule front entrance.

Upcoming Events (see Monthly Calendar for all entries)
  • 3

    Dec

    Saturday
    4:00pm Confession
    4:30pm Vespers
  • 4

    Dec

    Sunday

    9:00am Church School / Teen Group / Sunday Dialogue
    10:00am Divine Liturgy
    11:30am Cookie Walk at the Youth Center

  • 5

    Dec

    Monday
    6:00pm Confession
    6:30pm Vesperal Liturgy: Eve of St Nicholas of Myra
  • 8

    Dec

    Thursday

    6:30pm Bible Study in the Church Hall

  • 10

    Dec

    Saturday
    4:00pm Confession
    4:30pm Vespers
  • 11

    Dec

    Sunday
    10:00am Divine Liturgy: Forefathers Sunday
  • 14

    Dec

    Wednesday

    6:00pm Confession
    6:30pm Akathist Prayer Service

    Choir Rehearsal afterwards

  • 17

    Dec

    Saturday

    T.B.A. - Children’s Program Rehearsal + Church Decorating in the Church Nave

    4:00pm Confession
    4:30pm Vespers
  • 18

    Dec

    Sunday

    10:00am Divine Liturgy: Sunday before Nativity

    Children’s Nativity Program in the Church Nave

  • 21

    Dec

    Wednesday
    7:00pm Choir Rehearsal
  • 24

    Dec

    Saturday

    12:30pm Confession
    1:00pm Vespers: Nativity of Christ
    7:00pm Vigil Service: Nativity of Christ

  • 25

    Dec

    Sunday
    NATIVITY OF THE LORD

    10:00am Liturgy of St Basil: The Nativity of Christ

    Special Collection: Ellwood City Monastery

  • 26

    Dec

    Monday
    9:30am Divine Liturgy: 2nd Day of Nativity / Synaxis of Theotokos
  • 27

    Dec

    Tuesday

    9:30am Divine Liturgy: 3rd Day of Nativity / First Martyr Protodeacon Stephen

  • 31

    Dec

    Saturday
    4:00pm Confession
    4:30pm Vespers (with Litya): Circumcision + St Basil
  • 1

    Jan

    Sunday
    Circumcision of the Lord
    10:00am Divine Liturgy