PA: Homer City

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Metro Area: Johnstown (PA)
Holy Protection of Mary, The Mother of God, Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
St Mary Pokrov
279 Yellowcreek St
Homer City
PA
15748-1245
USA
Phone: 724-479-2206
Other: 724-479-3539 (Hall)
Fax: 724-479-9506
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians
Cemetery: None


 

Always call ahead to verify times

Day

Service

Time

Sunday Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Saturday Divine Liturgy (Sunday Vigil) 5:00pm
Feast Days Divine Liturgy 6:30pm
     
     

Mystery of Reconciliation

Saturday 4:00pm
Other Days & Times By Appointment
 

Mailing Address: As Above

The interior and exterior photographs appear on the parish website and are used here with the kind permission of Father Cuthbert (Jack), OSB, pastor of Holy Protection of Mary, The Mother of God


Semi-official website links to a page maintained by the Archeparchy


Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1918, under the patronage of the Holy Protection of Mary, The Mother of God
Parish erected in: 1919, at its present site
Other Date: 1940, divided, Ss Peter & Paul Carpatho-Rusyn Orthodox Greek Catholic Church (ACROD) formed
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
This Entry Last Updated: 04/25/2010
Latitude: 40.5450749
Longitude: -79.1566967
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Teachings of Christ

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God." (John 3:16-18 ESV)

Protection of the Mother of God

Protected by your coming, O Mother of God, * the faithful people celebrate today with splendor, * and, gazing at your most pure image, * we say with compunction: * "Shield us with your precious veil * and deliver us from all evil * imploring your Son, Christ our God, to save our souls.” (Troparion - Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Today the Virgin stands forth in the Church, * and with the choirs of saints she invisibly prays to God for us. * The Angels worship with the hierarchs, * and the apostles exult with the prophets, * because, in our behalf, the Mother of God entreats the pre-eternal God. (Kontakion - Tone 3)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God on October 1st.

Random Proverb

"My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live." (Proverbs 7:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

[The Lord] is always knocking at the doors of our hearts, that we may open to Him, that He may enter in and rest in Our souls, and we may wash and anoint His feet, and He may make His abode with us. The Lord in that passage reproaches the man who did not wash His feet (Luke 7:44); and again He says elsewhere, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock, if any man will open unto Me, I shall come in unto him" (Rev. 3:20). To this end He endured to suffer many things, giving His own body unto death, and purchasing us out of bondage, in order that He might come to our soul and make His abode with it.. ..His food and His drink, His clothing and shelter and rest is in our souls. Therefore He is always knocking, desiring to enter into us.. Let us then receive Him, and bring Him within ourselves; because He is our food and our drink and our eternal life, and every soul that has not now received Him within and given Him rest, or rather found rest in Him, has no inheritance in the kingdom of heaven with the saints, and cannot enter into the heavenly city.. But Thou, Lord Jesus Christ, bring us thereunto, glorifying Thy name, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, for ever. Amen

St Macarius the Great