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

Parish Photo Gallery - Previous Years (1907 - 2023)




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1907-1992

1907-1919 Group Pictures
1920's, '30's, '40's Group Photos
1950's Group Photos
1960's, 1970's Group Photos
1982 - 75th Anniversary
1992 - 85th Anniversary

1997
Interior Renovations
Hess Baptism
Youth Center Card Party
Cupola Replacement
90th Anniversary Panikhida
90th Anniversary Indoor Picnic 90th Anniversary Vespers 90th Anniversary Hierarchical Liturgy 90th Anniversary Banquet

1998 - 2002
1998 Elaine Brogan's Going Away Party
1998 Choir Party
1999 Parish Picnic
2001 Girl Scout Sunday
2001 Group Pictures
2001 Slavic Festival
2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 Yolka
2002, 2003, 2004 Holy Friday
2002 Pascha
2002, 2003, 2005 Divine Liturgy
2002-2004 Installation of Altar Icons
2002, 2005 Jr. F.O.C.A
2002 Group Photos
2002 - 95th Anniversary
2002 Parish Picnic
2002 Slavic Festival

2003 - 2006
2003 Church Blessing
2003 Henrys' Farewell
2003 Pascha
2003 Fr. Bill's and Matushka Deb's 25th Anniversary
2003 Dormition and Transfiguration
2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 Church Councils
2004 Markvan 60th Wedding Anniversary Blessing
2004 Vacation Bible School
2004 Slavic Festival
2005 Ambridge Choir Concert
2005 Pascha
2005 Senior Altar Servers
2005 Gateway Clipper Cruise
2005 Jr. F.O.C.A. Picnic
2006 Cross Making
2006 Chandelier Blessing
2006 Pascha
2006 Jr. F.O.C.A. Picnic 2006 Pirogi Making 2006 Slavic Festival
2006 Honoring Veterans 2006 Christmas Decorating


2007
Baptism
Wedding
Divine Liturgy Great Entrance
Holy Friday
Nocturnes/Pascha
Ladies Altar Society Panikhida
Group Pictures and Staff
100th Anniversary - Vespers - June 2
100th Anniversary - Reception - June 2 100th Anniversary - Hierarchal Liturgy  - June 3 100th Anniversary - Banquet - June 3 Beaver County Proclamation
Parish Picnic Hayride Slavic Festival Honoring Veterans
Yolka


2008
Holy Week
Pascha
Ladies Altar Society Tea and Basket Party
Ladies Altar Society Panikhida
Fun-Fore-All
Blessing of Vehicles
Jr. F.O.C.A/Choir Picnic
Fellowship on the Lawn
Installation of Jr. F.O.C.A Officers
Slavic Festival Hierarchal Visit - Bishop Tikhon Yolka
Jr. F.O.C.A. Christmas Decorating


2009
65th Wedding Anniversary Celebrations
Patrick's Baptism
Holy Week and Pascha
Fun-Fore-All
Father's Day Consecration of Bishop Melchisedek Ordination of Dn. Mathew Stahoviak Slavic Festival
Christmas Decorating


2010
Ice Skating at PPG Good Friday and Pascha Fr. Bill's 25th Anniversary of Priesthood Jr. FOCA Picnic
Evansky-Ilchuk Wedding Jr. F.O.C.A Officers Slavic Festival Yolka

2011

Parish Picnic
FOCA District Convention in Ambridge
Slavic Festival
Bishop Michael Hierachal Visit
Yolka

2012
Bowling with the Serbs
Church Council Installation
Hierarchal Visit - Bishop Melchisedek
Blessing of Graves
Ladies Altar Society Panikhida
Parish Picnic
Church Directory
105th Anniversary
Slavic Festival
Yolka

2013
Combined Liturgy with St. John's
Olga Petcash 99th Birthday
Parish Development Seminar
Holy Week and Pascha
St. Thomas Day Procession
Mother's Day
Ladies Altar Society Basket and Tea Party Father's Day
Fr. Bill Receives St. Innocent Award Parish Picnic
Slavic Festival Honoring Veterans

2014
70th Wedding Anniversaries
House Blessing
Pre-Lent Dinner and Talent Show
Council Oath of Office
Sunday of the Cross
Making Pascha Bread
Holy Friday Holy Saturday
Pascha Ladies Altar Society Basket and Tea Party Mother's Day Brunch Father's Day Brunch
Simply Social Blessing of Vehicles Slavic Festival Ladies Altar Society Soup and Salad Luncheon
Ladies Altar Society Oath of Office Center for Hope Charity Dinner
Parish Veterans
Decorating the Church for Christmas
Yolka

2015
Baptism of Joshua Ilchuk
St. Tikhon's Seminary Octet
Holy Friday - Pascha
Ladies Altar Society Basket and Tea Party
Mother's Day
Graduates
Blessing of Elevator
Simply Social
Father's Day
Blessing of Vehicles
Parish Picnic
Dormition
F.O.C.A Breakfast
Ordination of Peter Ilchuk to the Diaconate
Dn. Peter Ilchuk's First Divine Liturgy
Slavic Festival
Fr. Bill's 30th Anniversary to the Priesthood
William Evansky's 90th Birthday
Center for Hope Dinner Preparation
Honoring Veterans
Hierarchal Visit from Bishop Michael
Yolka

2016
Theophany
Baptism of Jacob Ilchuk Annual Parish Meeting Diocesan Lenten Vespers and Luncheon
Ladies Altar Society Soup and Salad Luncheon Ladies Altar Society Pascha Bread Baking Communion After First Confession Holy Friday and Saturday
Pascha St. Thomas Sunday Blessing of the Church Ladies Altar Society Basket and Tea Party Mother's Day
Graduates Father's Day Blessing of Vehicles Transfiguration
Center for Hope Meal Preparation
Honoring Veterans Fr. Bill's Birthday
November Ladies Altar Society Soup and Salad Luncheon
Yolka Future Bell Ringer of America

2017
Communion After First Confession
Holy Friday
Pascha
St. Thomas Day Procession
Ladies Altar Society Basket and Tea Party
Mother's Day
110th Anniversary Group Pictures
Church Directory Dormition Blessing of Vehicles FOCA Annual Breakfast
Archbishop Melchisedek's Birthday Jr. FOCA Officers Oath of Office
Preparing for Slavic Festival Ambridge Festival of Churches
Slavic Festival FOCA St. Nicholas Collection Honoring Veterans Fr. Bill's Birthday
Thanksgiving Yolka


2018
Theophany
40th Wedding Anniversary of Fr. Bill & Mat. Deb
Ladies Altar Society Meeting
LAS Oath of Office of Executive Board
Meeting of the Lord - Blessing of Candles Annual Parish Meeting Sunday of Orthodoxy A Lenten Talk by Andrew Weaver
Church Council Oath of Office Palm Sunday Good Friday Pascha
Church Procession - St. Thomas Sunday Mother's Day Sunday School Graduation Father's Day
Blessing of Cars Transfiguration - Blessing of Fruit Dormition - Blessing of Flowers & Herbs Ambridge Festival of Churches
FOCA Breakfast Elevation of the Cross Slavic Food Festival Double Orarion Award for Dn. Stahoviak
Double Orarion Award for Dn. Ilchuk LAS Soup and Salad Luncheon Honoring Veterans St. Nicholas Project Collection
Decorating Church for Christmas Yolka


2019
Theophany - Blessing of Church
Sr. FOCA Officers' Oath of Office
Jr. FOCA Officers' Oath of Office Meeting of the Lord - Blessing of Candles
Souper Bowl Collection LAS Officers' Oath of Office Sunday of Orthodoxy Sunday of the Cross
LAS Bread Baking LAS Lenten Soup and Salad Luncheon Holy Unction Conversion to Orthodoxy of Samantha
Communion after First Confession Palm Sunday Good Friday Holy Saturday
Pascha Church Procession - St. Thomas Sunday LAS Basket and Tea Party Mother's Day Luncheon
LAS Trisagion Service Center for Hope Luncheons Easter Egg Hunt Sunday School Graduation
Fence Painting Pentecost Father's Day Luncheon Blessing of Vehicles
Center for Hope Luncheon Transfiguration - Blessing of Fruit Dormition - Blessing of Fruit & Herbs Ordination of Fr. Michael Sochka
Elevation of the Cross Start of Sunday School FOCA Brunch Ambridge Festival of Churches
Slavic Food Festival Fr. Bill's 65th Birthday Decorating the Church for Christmas Yolka

2020
Theophany
Meeting of the Lord - Blessing of Candles
LAS Officers' Oath of Office
LAS Wine Party
Forgiveness Sunday
Sunday Of Orthodoxy
Good Friday
Pascha
Observing CDC Guidelines Due to Corona Virus
Pentecost
Blessing of Vehicles
Transfiguration - Blessing of Fruit
A Different Slavic Festival




2021
Theophony
Sunday of Orthodoxy
First Confession Class
Pascha
Pentecost
Blessing of Vehicles
Dormition of the Theotokos
Matushka Deb's Birthday
FOCA Breakfast
Slavic Food Festival
Collection for Seminarians Visit from St. Tikhon's Seminarians
Yolka



2022
Council Oath of Office
Sunday of Orthodoxy
First Confession Class
Archbishop Visit
Palm Sunday
Good Friday
Holy Saturday
Pascha
Mother's Day Brunch
Matthew & Taylor Stahoviak's Wedding
Sunday School Graduation
Father's Day Brunch
Blessing of Vehicles
Transfiguration - Blessing of Fruit
Start of Sunday School Year
FOCA Breakfast
Simply Social Dinner
LAS Soup and Salad Luncheon
Honoring Veterans
Center for Hope Dinner
St. Nicholas Project
New Readers
Christmas Cookie Walk
Decorating the Church for Christmas
Yolka




2023
Demonstration of Proscomedia
115th Anniversary of Holy Ghost Orthodox Church
Annual Parish Meeting
Sunday of Orthodoxy
Sunday of the Cross
Swearing in of Church Officers
Confirmation of Shane into the Orthodox Faith
Palm Sunday
Good Friday
Pascha
Elevation of Dn. Peter Ilchuck to Protodeacon
Simply Social
Blessing of New Sign
Sunday School Graduation
Mother's Day
Blessing of Cars
Pentecost
Blessing of Fruit
Blessing of Flowers and Herbs
Parish Picnic
Beginning of Sunday School Year
Visit from the Nuns of Holy Transfiguration Monastery
FOCA Brunch
Ambridge Festival of Churches
Youth Choir
Yolka



Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, Ambridge, Pennsylvania