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

“Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14 ESV)

Joachiam and Anna Rejoice

Today the bonds of childlessness are loosed, * for God has heard Joachim and Anna * and He promises manifestly that they, against all hope, would give birth to the Maiden of God * from whom the Uncircumscribed One Himself would be born, becoming man, * and he commanded the Angels to cry out to her: * “Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with you!” (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 whole world celebrates * the conception of Anne which was brought about by God, * for she gave birth to the one who, beyond understanding, * gave birth to the Word. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

Saint Nicholas of Myra

The truth of your deeds has revealed you to your flock, * as a rule of faith, an image of meekness, and a teacher of abstinence. * Therefore, you attained the heights through humility, * and riches through poverty. * O Father and Hierarch Nicholas, * pray to Christ God that our souls may be saved. (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.

In Myra, You were shown to be a servant of the sacred things, O Holy Nicholas, * for, fulfilling the Gospel of Christ, you, O Venerable, laid down your life for your people, * and saved the innocent from death. * Therefore, you were sanctified as a great initiate of the grace of God. (Kontakion, Tone 3)

Random Proverb

"Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold." (Proverbs 3:13,14 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Those who have truly decided to serve the Lord God should practice the remembrance of God and uninterrupted prayer to Jesus Christ, mentally saying: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner."

St. Seraphim of Sarov