PA: Homer City

Metro Area: Johnstown (PA)
Holy Protection of Mary, The Mother of God, Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
St Mary Pokrov
279 Yellowcreek St
Homer City
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




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
This Entry Last Updated: 04/25/2010
Latitude: 40.5450749
Longitude: -79.1566967
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Teachings of Christ

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied." (Matthew 5:6 ESV)


O Mother of God, in giving birth you preserved virginity; * and in falling asleep you did not forsake the world. * You are the Mother of Life and have been transferred to life, * and through your prayers you deliver our souls from death. (Troparion - Tone 1)

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

Neither the tomb nor death could detain the Mother of God, * who is unsleeping in her prayers and our unfailing hope in her intercession; * for He Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb, * transferred to Life the Mother of Life. (Kontakion - Tone 2)

Random Proverb

"My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding, that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge." (Proverbs 5:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Do not pray that things may be according to your desires, for your desires are not always in keeping with the will of God. It is better to pray as you were taught, saying: "Thy will be done" (Matthew 6:10). Pray in this way about all things, for He always desires what is good and profitable for your soul, whereas you do not always seek it.

Saint Nilus of Mount Sinai: "153 Texts on Prayer"