St. Michael's
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
1182 Ashland St., Greensburg, PA 15601
Welcome to St. Michael's Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church. Thank You for visiting our Website. Every Sunday, Please join us for fellowship in the main hall following Divine Liturgy.

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Divine Liturgy Every Sunday at 10:00am
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His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH, Archbishop of New York

and Metropolitan of all North America

His Grace Bishop THOMAS, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of

Charleston, Oakland and the Middle Atlantic

Archpriest John Nosal, Pastor


Our mission...

...is to tend to the flock of our Lord Jesus Christ and to spread the Good News of Christ to those outside the flock.  The mission is to be accomplished by:

  • Living a full and liturgical and sacramental life
  • Proclaiming the Orthodox Christian Faith to all people
  • Providing effective charitable and social programs
  • Establishing strong spiritual leadership and educational resources




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please speak to Lisa Tereshko

 







Dear brothers and sisters,

Christ is Risen!

It is with the greatest joy that I greet you on this most illustrious Feast of Feasts. We who gather for this celebration may acknowledge the good fortune of God toward us in His Holy Orthodox Church. But this is no parochial feast of a particular religion, this is a Celebration of the Whole Creation! Whether one be an Orthodox Christian, a member of a ‘sister’ denomination, a vague sort of believer, a Hindu or Buddhist, a Communist an agnostic or an atheist — This One’s For You — whether you know it and like it, or not!

The forgiveness of our God has no limits. The mercy of our Lord knows no bounds. The Love that Christ is — in the Uncreated Godhead, with the Father and the Holy Spirit — is the perfection that is, before anything is.

And in His passion, death on the cross, and resurrection, the Son of God bestows on every single person, on all Mankind, on all Creation, the Way back to Him, from darkness and death to the pristine beauty of His original intent for his Creation.

May we who know this Paschal joy pray that we and all the world of people yet to know, may yearn for and come to the knowledge of the One True God and Jesus Christ, whom He has sent to save us who were lost.

Thank you, Fathers Anthony and Samuel, for your leadership in our journey through this Holy Week here at Saint Michael’s. Thank you to all who have prayed, chanted, read, sung, rehearsed, altar-served, greeted, ushered, cleaned, decorated, bell-rung, cooked, egg-dyed, hunt-planned, etc.. Thank you for your Paschal gifts to me and my family.

May the peace of Our Risen Lord be    

with you and yours, now and forever.

—Fr. John Nosal


WE HAVE A MISSIONARY IN OUR MIDST!

After nearly a 20 year absence from the mission field, Fr. Sam Smolcic, with God's help and the blessing of Archbishop MELCHISEDEK, is offering his services to the Orthodox Christian Mission Center as a Team Member of a Mission to Pilot Station, Alaska in July 2018. The Pilot Station Mission on the Yukon River will participate in the Annual Deanery Youth Camp for young people from rural villages in remote areas of Orthodox Alaska.

You can support 'our Missionary' by logging onto the OCMC link that specifies Fr. Sam's trip, missions@ocmc.org, and then clicking on Open Mission Teams. The Pilot Station Mission is at the very bottom of the list. Be sure you check Fr. Sam's name box on the donation form so that your donation will be credited to his account.

Father Sam and the youth of Orthodox Alaska
Thank You in advance for your support!

On a personal note . . .

Last fall, Fr. Sam described his entrance into retirement from parochial pastorship as an "exciting opportunity of manifesting ministry in a different way, limited only by a person's imagination and creativity." Fr. Sam's ministry this summer will strike out in a 'different' and 'creative' way when he serves the youth of Alaska as a Mission Team Member at an annual Deanery Youth Camp in a remote area on the Yukon Delta. Father has long been inspired by two things: 

The historic mission of American Saints Herman, Juvenaly, Innocent and others to bring the 'light of Christ' to Alaska, and the remarkable impact of the Church Camp experience on the spirituality of young people. His own children spent a total of 14 Seasons at Western PA's premier Orthodox Church Camp, Antiochian Village. Fr. Sam states that the Church Camp experience deepened, solidified and personalized his children's faith in Christ and fidelity to the Church. So, for Fr. Smolcic, as an avid outdoorsman and wilderness backpacker, the opportunity to serve as a camp worker in Orthodox Alaska is a natural coincidence of his interests, abilities and spiritual goals. You can be a part of helping Fr. Sam's opportunity to serve by contributing to the support of his mission through the path described in the paragraph above through the OCMC website.

Thanks and God Bless!




ABOUT BISHOP THOMAS

His Grace, the Right Reverend Thomas (Joseph) is a bishop of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, serving in the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic. READ MORE



Blessing of the Bells

Blessing of the Bells - 10/27/13

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St. Michael's Antiochian Christian Orthodox Church Tour

Please click "View Slideshow" for the tour of the church of pictures from - 05/26/12

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You May Find the Text of the Divine Liturgy beginning on the bottom page 91 of the Service Book (gold embossed cross on the reddish brown cover) or in the green-spiral-bound book; sheet music can be found in the 8.5” x 11” large, spiral-bound booklet.

At the Kiss of Peace,our practice is for each of us to greet the person to our right and left with the bowing of our head, hands held in a prayerful clasp or crossed on the chest, while offering each other the Christian greeting, “Christ is in our midst!” and responding, “He is and shall be!”

Please remember that Holy Communion is reserved for those Chrismated Orthodox Christians who have appropriately prepared themselves through prayer, fasting and Confession to receive the Holy Mysteries of the Church. The bread (anti’doron, which means ’in place’ of the gifts) which we share after Communion and at the end of the Liturgy is for all.

Being mindful we are in church, let us always remember to

...be quiet and attentive.Let us sing, pray, stand., sit, kneel and respond where responses are indicated. Let us not talk, look around, text message, play games, etc. Especially let us work at this in the Communion line and when in line to venerate the Cross and depart. If we cannot hear the post-Communion prayers being chanted during our departure, we are way too noisy.

...refrain from eating, drinking or chewing gum (most obviously and especially if you will be receiving Holy Communion).

...stay put. Except in rare cases, there are few of us who cannot stay in one location for two hours (usually less, for most of us).


The complete text of the Great Vespers and Matins services for each Sunday may be retrieved and printed from the Antiochian Archdiocese website at http://www.antiochian.org/content/online-liturgical-guide

3 DAY CALENDAR

Saturday, April 21st
AMEN Meeting at Bean & Baguette POSTPONED. Please watch for a rescheduled date.
5:15 PM - Byzantine Chant Rehersal
6:00 PM - GREAT VESPERS
Sunday, April 22nd
8:45 AM - MATINS
10:00 AM - DIVINE LITURGY
Church School
Pruitt Family Memorial (Frank, Adele, Joshua)
Fellowship Hour includes preliminary discussion 
about our September St. Michael’s Bu
Monday, April 23rd
9:00 AM - DIVINE LITURGY
Great Martyr George


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Read and Print April 15th 2018 Liturgical Guide...CLICK HERE
 

PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES

CLICK HERE for January 23rd 2018 Parish Council Minutes

CLICK HERE for January 28th 2018 Parish Council Minutes 

CLICK HERE for March 1st February Parish Council Minutes



http://www.beanandbaguette.com/

The meeting of AMEN for Saturday, April 21st at Bean & Baguette, has been POSTPONED! Please watch for a rescheduled date.


Wayne Macuga Combo

“Big Band SPRING SWING”

Sat., May 12, 7 PM to 10:00 PM

Donation is $10.

Light lunch provided. BYOB.
Bring your own table snacks.

Please see sign-up sheets
throughout the Church.

Sponsored by the

“Food on the Hill” Ministry Team

All proceeds will benefit
the Church General Fund.


PIRATE GAME

Thursday, August 16, vs. the Cubs
$30 (includes $10 food voucher)



 

¨ Recognition Luncheon on Sunday, May 6th.
No high school graduates this year.

¨ PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE
consider becoming either a substitute teacher
or a full-time teacher. See Fotini or Keira,
if you are thinking you might like to
be part of this important ministry.


PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF REMINDERS,

DATES AND EVENTS

Sunday, April 22

Next opportunity to fund-raise with Shop with Scrips

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Tuesday, April 24

Active Shooter / Emergency Planning
Seminar for Churches

Tuesday, April 24th from 9:00AM to 11:30AM.

Antiochian Village, Bolivar, PA
(Village Staff will be participating)

Anyone from St. Michael’s is welcome
to attend and par\ticipate.

Please RSVP with Jill Crowe (724-518-2043)
by Friday, April 20th, if you plan to attend

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Sunday, May 6

Church School Recognition Luncheon

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Saturday, May 12

Wayne Macuga Combo Dance;
7 to 10 pm; benefits our General Fund

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Saturday, June 2

Blessing of the Animals

9:00 AM in the Church Parking Lot

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Wednesday to Sunday, June 27 to July 1

Parish Life Conference at Antiochian Village

(St. Michael’s will be closed on Sunday, July 1)

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Thursday, August 16

Pirates vs. Cubs at PNC Park

7:05 PM — $30 (includes a $10 meal ticket)

Get tickets from Michelle Gajewski

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Friday thru Sunday, September 14-17

Antiochian Village Adult Camp

Registration opens May 1st

https://avcamp.org/other-programs/adult-camp/


2018 Parish Life Conference

June 27 through July 1
Antiochian Village Heritage and
Conference Center

www.antiochianevents.com


RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

Saturday,
May 12
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM



The Fellowship Hour Schedule
is posted on the bulletin board in the
Fellowship Hall and we are in need of volunteers
to sign up to take a turn to provide refreshments
following Divine Liturgy each week.

We provide the coffee and you provide
whatever you feel you want to contribute
to St. Michael’s community.

      Please sign up to host Fellowship Hour.



On Tuesday, May 1st the Antiochian MEN will prepare a free meal for the benefit of people in our community. There are at least two ways in which you may participate in this charitable activity. The first is to come and help with the planning and execution. The second is to support the event financially. Donation may be given to Gus Flizanes. Anyone who would like to support “Food on the Hill” in whatever capacity you would like should contact Gus Flizanes.

Those who attend our “Food on the Hill” luncheon are also the same people who make use of the generous donations made to “Caleb’s Cupboard,” (which is located at the front entrance of the church). If everyone brought in one item of canned food, or a paper or hygiene product, it would keep Caleb’s Cupboard full so that there is something for those who attend “Food on the Hill” each month. The participants are most grateful for the continuous generosity of food, fellowship and donations. Thank you to the parishioners who consistently give of their time, their culinary skills, their financial and material donations to make these ministries possible.

"Food On The Hill" WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY - When weather causes Hempfield or Greensburg Salem School District to close for the day; "Food On The Hill" will NOT serve lunch that day! Please refer to TV & Radio Newscasts when in doubt. Thank You!


FOCUS Pittsburgh

(Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United for Service)

FOCUS Pittsburgh is collecting clothes (clean and in good condition, please) for the very, very needy people (many homeless) in the Hill District neighborhood of the city. Clothing including coats, jackets, sweaters, trousers, shirts, blouses and other tops, shoes, handbags, gloves, scarves, etc., are all gratefully received and appreciated.  

There is a drop-off area at the top of the stairs at the main entrance for those who would contribute. The contact person for this project are Marilyn Elias.


We are seeking new members who would be interested in learning how to prepare the Memorial Wheat. We have a group of women who currently fulfill this important function and are willing to teach anyone who may be interested in becoming part of this ministry team. For more information, contact Val Flizanes or call the church office.


CALEB’S CUPBOARD

The big chest you see as you come through the main entrance of our church, is a simple way to help our hungry neighbors. Just bring in a few cans of food or other unperishables when you come to church and you will making a difference for someone.

Please check that the goods you bring are “reasonably” close in time to the expiration date. (While we know the food lasts longer than that date, it is not always easy to tell how much longer.)


       I.nternational
O.rthodox
C.hristian
C.harities

It is unfortunate that IOCC is one among many charitable organizations that are never lacking for work. A glance around our globe supplies us with sufficient evidence of human beings who are suffering horrendously and are in dire need of help and aid in their affliction. IOCC has proven itself to be one of the most effective deliverers of that aid.

One statistical bit of evidence of IOCC’s efficiency is the fact that every $1 that is donated to IOCC in charitable contributions is leveraged and matched by $7 in funding from the governments, philanthropic foundations and other sources that support IOCC. That means your $1 becomes $8. Your $10 become $80. Your $100 become $800.

For information on IOCC and how to become part of the worthwhile work being done, visit www.iocc.org.


Please CLICK HERE for the form to provide us with your information. Or, see the form on the new back page of the weekly bulletin. We want to serve you better and we need your help. Please understand that we will protect yur privacy from the standpoint of the church. We will not show or distribute your email address!


 

 

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April 8th Attendance

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The complete text of the Great Vespers and Matins services for each Sunday may be retrieved and printed from the Antiochian Archdiocese website at http://www.antiochian.org/content/online-liturgical-guide


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