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

Parish Photo Gallery - 2023

Fr David Vernak

A warm welcome home to Fr. David Vernak, a son of our parish, who served as our main celebrant today. Thank you and many years to Fr. David and his family!

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Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
Wishing you all a glorious feast of the Nativity of our Lord!
On this bright day, was born to us, Savior and King, God of all, Comforter of all mankind: Christ the Son of God!
Scenes from the last few days.

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Christmas Youth Presentation

This past Sunday, the youth of our parish presented this year's Christmas Program, "Greetings of the Season." They taught us about the origin of sending holiday greeting cards and greeted the congregation with "Merry Christmas" or "Christ is Born" in 17 different languages (including American Sign Language), and read their favorite Christmas cards.
Our youngest students then enacted a singing Christmas card as everyone sang "The First Noel."
Following the program, a lunch followed downstairs (with donations benefiting the IOCC), with a special visit from St. Nicholas! Special thanks to the Kronstein Family for once again sponsoring this festive lunch!
Another wonderful job by our church school students as we prepare for the Lord's Nativity!

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Three Rosak Brothers Altar Servers - Asa, Roen, and Easton

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Youth in Choir

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Annual FOCA Parish Breakfast

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Transfiguration Monastery - Visit from Sisters Michele and Sarah

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Church School Begins

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Parish Picnic

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Dormition of the Theotokos

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Vehicle Blessing - St Elijah

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Mothers Day

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Lawn Sign Blessing

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Simply Social - May

Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!
Last week over 30 parishioners gathered together for a casual evening of fellowship (and no meetings!) at Mike & Tony's in Moon Township for the latest Simply Social! Keep your eye on the calendar and join us for the next one!

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Ladies Altar Society

Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!
On the third Sunday of Pascha, the Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers, we honored the members of our Ladies Altar Society of the Holy Myrrhbearers, past and present, who strive to strengthen our parish through their dedication and work.
Memory eternal to those who now are with the risen Christ!
Many years to those who keep this wonderful work going!

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Protodeacon Peter Elevation

This morning, Archbishop Melchisedek elevated Deacon Peter to the rank of Protodeacon.

At its most recent meeting this past week, the Holy Synod of Bishops of our Orthodox Church in America approved Protodeacon Peter's elevation in recognition of his service to our national church. In addition to his duties here at Holy Ghost, the Archdiocese, and his fulltime secular job, he serves as Executive Secretary and Deacon to His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon. He is also the Council Manager of the All-American Council. Prior to settling in our parish he served as subdeacon and aide to Metropolitan Herman, of blessed memory.

May God grant Protodeacon Peter many years as he continues to serve Christ's vineyard.

Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!

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Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
Христос воскрес! Воистину Воскрес!
Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!

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