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

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Mothers Day

Wishing a Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms, grandmothers, and godmothers of our parish. May God grant you all many years!
Memory eternal to all the departed mothers in our lives.
A thank you to the Parish Life Committee for the wonderful lunch following Liturgy this morning!
Christ is risen!

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LAS Tea & Basket Party

Thank you to everyone who came and supported the Ladies Altar Society's basket and tea party today! Wonderful to have this event again, and hopefully we'll see you next year! Also thank you to everyone who labored to make this event a success, and to those who donated a basket. Christ is Risen!

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Diocesan Youth Day at PNC Park

50 Orthodox Christians from around the Archdiocese before Bright Friday's Pirates Game against the Chicago Cubs.

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Bright Monday joy!

Christos anesti! Alithos anesti!

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Holy Pascha

Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!
Wishing you all a most blessed Pascha!

Do not lament me, O Mother, seeing me in the tomb, the Son conceived in the womb without seed. For I shall arise, and be glorified with eternal glory as God. I shall exalt all who magnify you in faith and love.

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Holy Saturday

“Arise, O God, judge the earth! For to Thee belongs all the nations!”

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Great and Holy Friday

Come, let us bless Joseph of eternal memory, who came by night to Pilate and begged for the Life of all:
"Give me this Stranger, who has no place to lay His head:
Give me this Stranger, Whom an evil disciple betrayed to death.
Give me this Stranger, whom His mother saw hanging upon the cross, and with a mother's sorrow cried, weeping:
'Woe is me, O my Child, Light of my eyes and Beloved of my bosom, for what Simeon foretold in the temple now has come to pass:
A sword has pierced my heart; but change my grief to gladness by Thy resurrection.'"
We worship The Passion, O Christ! And Thy Holy Resurrection.

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Holy Thursday: The Institution of the Eucharist

Take! Eat! This is My body which is broken for you, for the remission of sins.
Drink of it, all of you! This is My Blood of the New Testament, which is shed for you and for many, for the remission of sins!


Palm Sunday

“Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord."
A blessed Palm Sunday. Good strength as we journey through Holy Week and walk with Christ to His Crucifixion and Resurrection!

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Alecia's Chrismation

This morning, we welcomed Alecia to Holy Orthodoxy through Chrismation. May God grant her many years as she begins her journey as an Orthodox Christian! Welcome home!

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The Sacrament of Holy Unction

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The light of Christ illumines all!

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Third Sunday of Great Lent - The Veneration of the Cross

O Lord, save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance. Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians, over their adversaries. And by virtue of Thy Cross preserve Your habitation!

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First Sunday of Great Lent - The Triumph of Orthodoxy!

Today we commemorate the restoration of the Holy Icons and the triumph of the Orthodox Faith against the terrible heresy of the Iconoclasts, i.e. those heretics who refused to honor the Holy Icons.

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Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

Ode 6
"I cried with my whole heart, unto the compassionate God, and He heard me, from the nether hades, and brought forth my life out of corruption."

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Clean Monday - First Day of Great Lent!

"Where shall I begin to weep for the actions of my wretched life? What first-fruit shall I offer, O Christ, in this my lamentation? But in Thy compassion grant me forgiveness of sins."
- First verse from the Canon of St. Andrew, chanted tonight on Clean Monday

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Church School Service Project

This morning, our church school students participated in a pre-Lenten service project. They worked on an icon frame craft, which Fr. Bill will then distribute during his Lenten visits to our parish members who can no longer come to church. It is a wonderful way to show them that we are thinking of them and they can stay connected with our youth and our parish.

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Blessed Feast of Theophany!

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Happy New Year!