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

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’" (Matthew 7:21-23 ESV)


Christ is risen from the dead * trampling down Death by death, * and upon those in the tombs bestowing life! (Troparion)

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

Although You descended into the tomb, O Immortal One, * You destroyed the power of Hades; * You arose as the victor, O Christ God, * proclaiming to the myrrh-bearing women: “Rejoice!” * And granting peace to Your Apostles, * O, You, Who gives resurrection to the fallen. (Kontakion)

Random Proverb

"My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you." (Proverbs 3:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Do not be surprised that you fall every day; do not give up, but stand your ground courageously. And assuredly, the angel who guards you will honor your patience.

St. John of the Ladder