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Christmas Eve - 12/24/12

On Monday, December 24th the community of Christ the Saviour gathered to celebrated Great Compline and Matins of the Great Feast of our Lord's Nativity. The following morning, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated. Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

Today heaven and earth are united, for Christ is born.
Today God has come to earth, and man ascends to heaven.
Today God, Who by nature cannot be seen,
is seen in the flesh for our sake.
Let us glorify Him, crying:
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace!
Thy coming has brought peace to us.
Glory to Thee, O our Savior!”

- Litya Hymn at Great Compline of Nativity

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Angel Tree - 12/23/12

On Sunday, December 23rd the clergy of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) distributed "angel tree" gifts purchased and wrapped by our faithful over the past few weeks. The gifts were brought to the Harrisburg ministry of Mother Wright which serves the families of those who are incarcerated. Our parish has been partnering with this ministry and providing gifts for these children for many years. Christ is born! Glorify Him!

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Advent Activities at Christ The Saviour - 12/16/12

On Sunday, December 16th the faithful of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) welcomed Deacon Matthew, M. Elizabeth, Elias (6), and Genevieve (3) Brown. The Browns are in the third year at St. Tikhon Seminary, and were selected as our "FOCA Sponsor a Seminary Family for Christmas" recipients (they are also the recipients of our half tuition scholarship). Over the past few weeks our parish organizations have shown their love and support for our "adopted family" by fulfilling their Christmas wish-list. Deacon Matthew served with our parish clergy and offered an inspiring homily on how we are to respond to our Lord's invitation to care for those in need, especially those who we find it "difficult" to love. We look forward to welcoming the whole family back in the spring.

Following the Divine Liturgy our Sunday School teachers and children treated a packed-house to a Nativity talent showcase. Acts included instrumental, singing, dance, and skits. It was a blessing to see all of the talent our children and young adults have been gifted with being used for the glory of God! Each performance also prepared us for the upcoming feast of our Lord's Nativity. At the conclusion we were visited by St. Nicholas, who distributed gold coins to all the performers.

The time of our salvation draws near. Prepare, O cave! The Virgin draws near to bear the Christ. Be glad, and rejoice, O Bethlehem, land of Judah, for our Lord has come from you! Hearken, O mountains and hills, and lands around Judea, for Christ, the Lover of mankind, is coming to save those whom He created! (Hymn of the Forefeast by Cyprian)

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CTS Teen Group Helps In NJ Relief Effort - 12/08/12

On Saturday, December 8th the Christ the Saviour Teen Group (Junior O Club), traveled to New Jersey to participate in Hurricane Sandy Relief. The group began their preparations over a month ago, serving a meal at fellowship in order to raise the needed funds. They were also assisted by our parish faithful who donated over 50 boxes of clothing, 40 pairs of shoes, as well as formula and diapers over the past month. Over the past month teens and their advisers sorted the clothes, and packaged them for their eventual distribution.

The mission trip began at 7am Saturday morning with prayers in the church, after which we headed toward our destination. Once we arrived in NJ our teens and their advisers assisted a local relief effort at the Church of Grace and Peace in Toms River. Activities included assisting in maintenance projects, sorting and carrying supplies, as well as assisting locals who came to take advantage of the ministry.

We went to a local restaurant for lunch, then went to another location where we unloaded much of the donated clothing items from our parish. The trip concluded with a visit to the Orthodox Christian Church of the Annunciation ( in Brick, NJ. Father Gary Breton greeted us, and gave a history of the parish, and spoke of its recently completed iconography project. Following a moleiben of Thanksgiving and prayers for safe travels we journeyed home, giving glory to God for a blessed day, and a successful mission trip.

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Annual Service of Thanksgiving - 11/21/12

On Wednesday, November 21st , Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg, PA) hosted the Orthodox parishes of greater Harrisburg for their annual service of Thanksgiving. The service is held in each of the participating parishes on a rotating basis. His Beatitude, Metropolitan TIKHON has led our celebrations over the past four years, and we were especially joyful to greet him this year as the recently elevated primate of the Orthodox Church in America. Also participating in this years celebration of the Akathist "Glory to God for All Things" were clergy and faithful from Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral (GOA), St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (SER), Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission (OCA), and Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (OCA). We continue to be thankful to Almighty God for His many blessings, and pray that we will be able to continue to strive to live a life worthy of His rich gifts and consolations!

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Thanksgiving Charity Outreach - 11/20/12

Thanks to the love and generosity of the faithful at Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) we were again able to distribute several boxes of dry and canned goods, as well as several turkeys throughout our local community in time for Thanksgiving. We also collected $550 in grocery store gift cards which were distributed. May God continue to bless us, and to inspire us to care for the poor, knowing that when we do so, we minister to Christ Himself!

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Nichole Crabb Baptism - 11/07/12

On Thursday, November 7th our parish celebrated the feast of the Archangel Michael and the other Heavenly Powers, as well as the Baptism of Nichole Crabb, into the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and a "new-birth" of Water and Spirit! We pray that God will bless her and grant her many years as a faithful member of the Orthodox Christian Church!

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Welcome Prof. David Drillock - 11/04/12

From Friday, November 2nd through Sunday, November 4th Christ the Saviour parish welcomed Prof. David Drillock, professor-emeritus of liturgical music from St. Vladimir Seminary. On Friday evening he led a small workshop on the fundamentals of choral conducting, and on Saturday he led and all-day workshop for our full choir. Over 20 participants enjoyed his depth of experience, enthusiasm, and the beneficial advice and techniques he imparted. We look forward to welcoming Prof. Drillock and his wife Barbara back again next year for their annual visit!

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2012 Slavic Food Fest

Our Slavic Food Fest was held on Saturday October 6th and Sunday October 7th.  Many of our parishioners, friends, and neighbors came to support this annual event that featured homemade Slavic favorites such as pierogi, halupki, halushki, kielbasa sandwiches, and Macedonian hamburgers.  Our Basket Raffle was also a big hit.  Our Church was open for tours and many guests learned about our Orthodox Faith.


Saturday - 10/06/12

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Sunday - 10/07/12

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Archbishop Tikhon Visits CTS - 09/30/12

On Sunday, September 30th His Eminence, Archbishop Tikhon made an archpastoral visit to Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg. At the Liturgy, His Eminence, awarded Fr. Stephen Vernak the "skufia". Also, con-celebrating with Archbishop Tikhon were the V. Rev. Daniel Ressetar, V. Rev. Dr. Michael Kovach, and V. Rev. David Vernak. A special thanks to all the members of our parish family who came together to prepare for, and celebrate in, the visitation of our Diocesan hierarch, may God grant you many years!

Following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy and fellowship, His Eminence joined clergy and faithful of the greater Harrisburg area in celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the Agia Sophia Coffeehouse and Bookstore ( Also present for this occasion, were the myrrh-streaming icon of St. Anna and her guardian Archimandrite Afanassy. Congratulations to the many faithful from our four local Orthodox parishes, who are celebrating this milestone in our common outreach in downtown Harrisburg!

For other photo galleries of the events, please visit

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Fr. Michael Celebrates 69th Anniversary! - 09/23/12

On Sunday, September 23rd Christ the Saviour parish recognized our associate pastor, V. Rev. Dr. Michael Kovach on his 69th Anniversary to the Holy Priesthood. He was ordained September 21, 1943, and has faithfully served Christ's Holy Church throughout North America with honor, distinction, and zeal over these many years! May God continue to bless Fr. Michael, as we are blessed through his ministry! Mnogaya Lyeta! 

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3rd in the Burg - 09/21/12

On Friday September 21st, Agia Sophia Coffeehouse and Bookstore (225 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA) had its inaugural  "3rd in the Burg" offering. The "3rd in the Burg" is a city-wide event, where area businesses have extended hours and offer a wide array of arts, entertainment, and education. For our inaugural event we featured instrumental guitar by Gary DiClemente and a talk on "Faith and Science" by Fr. Victor Gorodenchuk, Dean of St. Stephen Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA. It was a wonderful evening of fellowship, music, and education!

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Annual Vehicle Blessing - 07/22/12

On Sunday, July 22nd, the community at Christ the Saviour celebrated their annual vehicle blessing following the Divine Liturgy. We were honored to welcome Fr. Innokenty, a hieromonk from St. Tikhon Monastery. This annual event is a reminder to each of us to ask God's blessing upon every aspect of our lives; it is also a reminder that we must in turn use these gifts for His glory and the furthering of His Kingdom!

Prayer at the Blessing of Vehicles:  O Lord our God, Who dost ride upon the Cherubim; Who walks on the wings of the wind; Who didst sent Thy  servant the Prophet Elijah a chariot of fire, and Who with Thine All-Holy Spirit has inspired and guided the human mind to invent various and expedient means of transportation and travel: We give Thee thanks, O Master, for Thou has provided us, Thy servants, with these vehicles to serve our different needs. Pour out Thy heavenly blessing upon each of these vehicles and other forms of transportation; grant each of them a Guardian Angel, that they may be preserved against all evil and protected from all harm; guide them upon the right path, and always keep the drivers and passengers in safety.

Through the intercessions of our Most-pure Lady, the Theotokos, and ever-virgin Mary; through the might and power of the precious and life-giving Cross; Through the protection of the Heavenly Bodiless powers of Heaven, and among them the Archangel Raphael; Through the prayers of our father among the saints, Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, patron of travelers, of the Great Martyr Christopher, and of the Holy and glorious Prophet Elijah, in whose memory we celebrate this blessing, and of all Thy saints.

For Thou art the Provider and Sanctifier of all  things O our God, and unto Thee do we send up glory, together with Thine Only begotten Son, and Thine All-holy, good and Life-creating Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen!

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CTS Wins Softball Championship - 07/22/12

On Sunday, July 22nd the Christ the Saviour softball team won its second consecutive league championship (eighth overall) taking 2 of 3 games, and winning the final game in dramatic fashion. The game was won as our player scored from second, in extra innings, with two outs, on a hard line drive which was almost caught by the opposing teams first basemen! A special thanks to team manager Carl Hisiro for all his efforts to keep our team competitive each year; and to all the players and fans who helped make this season a time of good fellowship and sportsmanship.

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Pentecost and International Day - 06/03/12

On Sunday, June 3rd, our parish celebrated the Great Feast of Holy Pentecost. We were blessed by a visit by Fr. Alexander Atty, Dean of St. Tikhon Seminary, who offered an inspiring homily, encouraging us to acquire the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). The Kneeling Vespers of Pentecost was served immediately after the Divine Liturgy. Following the services our parish held its first International Day. Members brought food and displays representative of their native or ancestral homeland. It was a day to share in each others cuisine and culture, and a time to be united in our shared Orthodox Faith as a parish family. We are thankful to Angela DiFlorio and all who assisted her in making this event such an overwhelming success. 

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Fr. Damick Offers Paschal Lecture - 05/16/12

On Wednesday, May 16th, Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg, PA) hosted its Third Annual Paschal Lecture. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, pastor of St. Paul Orthodox Church (Emmaus, PA), gave a theologically rich presentation on how the Orthodox Church provides a context in which we are invited to a real encounter with our Creator.The talk has been posted to his "Road from Emmaus" podcast on Ancient Faith Radio (please listen HERE).

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FOCA National Basketball & Bowling Tournament - 05/06/12

From Friday, May 4 - Sunday May 6, three Junior "O" Club members from Christ the Saviour, participated in the 2012 Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA) National Basketball Tournament and National Bowling Tournament, which were held simultaneously in South River, NJ. They played basketball for the Central PA District Team, which also included members from St. Mary's in Coaldale. The events were hosted by the SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church "O" Club chapter. In commenting on the tournament Bishop Michael of NJ wrote:

It was a joy for me to participate in the FOCA Basketball and Bowling Tournaments in South River.  So many people, especially young people, at the Liturgy, receiving Communion ... so many young Orthodox Christians gathered together in faith and fellowship, sports competition and fun.  It touched my heart and inspired my soul.

To learn more about FOCA, please visit:

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Sheena Hisiro Visits CTS - 04/29/12

From Saturday, April 28 - Tuesday May 1, illustrator Sheena Hisiro visited to promote a new book published by Conciliar Press entitled "Josiah and Julia Go to Church". Sheena, who now lives in New York City, grew up at Christ the Saviour and used our parish church and our pastor emeritus Fr. Daniel Ressetar as the "likeness" in the book. Two signings were held at Agia Sophia Coffee House and Bookstore (, as well as one at our parish. Sheena also read the book to our pre-school and kindergarten classes during church school. We pray that God will continue to inspire Sheena in her work. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the book, please visit the Conciliar Press website HERE. To visit Sheena's blog, please visit:

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First Holy Confession - 04/29/12

On Sunday, April 29th our community recognized and honored Abel Habtay, Brandon Hancher, Jacob Herman, Flimon Kesete, and Benjamin Zart, who offered their first Holy Confession at Vespers the evening before. We ask that God would continue to guide them and mature them in their faith. We are thankful for the hard work of their teacher Mrs. Janice Zuro, who has been preparing them since September. May God grant them all many blessed years! At the conclusion of the service Joshua DiFlorio, St. Alexis Toth Men's Club President, gave each of the boys a prayer book in honor of their first confession. We also welcomed parish son, Fr. Paul Fetsko back home to Christ the Saviour. Fr. Paul continues his chaplaincy ministry in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and we look forward to his next visit. May God grant him and Mat. Michelle many years!

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Bright Monday - 04/16/12

On April 16th our sister Orthodox communities gathered at Christ the Saviour to celebrate the Divine Liturgy of Bright Monday. We welcomed V. Rev. Srboljub Jackovich (St. Nicholas in Oberlin), Fr. Timothy Hojnicki (Holy Apostles, Mechanicsburg), Fr. Mark Lichtenstein (Holy Trinity, Camp Hill), and Fr. Christopher Rocknage (Holy Resurrection, Lebanon), along with faithful from their parishes. We were blessed with a joyful Paschal Liturgy, procession, and fellowship following the service. Glory to God for all things!

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Agape Vespers - 04/15/12

Early in the afternoon of Great and Holy Pascha we gathered for the Agape Vespers (literally the "Vespers of Love").  Fr. Ian Shipley from St. Tikhon Seminary served as our main celebrant; and we are thankful for his presence, along with M. Priscilla and their children, in our community from Holy Friday through Holy Pascha. We pray that God will grant them many fruitful years in their ministry following graduation this coming month!

During the service we had the Gospel read in 9 languages (English, Latin, Greek, Spanish, Tigrigna, Russian, French, German, and Polish). Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

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Holy Pascha - 04/15/12

This is the chosen and Holy Day, first of Sabbaths, King and Lord of days, the Feast of feasts, Holy Day of holy days. On this day we bless Christ forevermore! Paschal Canon, Ode 8

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Good Friday Matins and Lamentatioins - 04/13/12

Isaiah saw the never-setting light of Thy  compassionate manifestation to us as God, O  Christ. Rising early from the night he cried: “The dead shall arise. Those in the tombs shall awake. All those on earth shall greatly rejoice.” Canon Ode 5

Through death Thou dost transform what is mortal, and through burial Thou dost  transform what is corruptible; for in a manner befitting God Thou dost make incorrupt and  immortal the nature which Thou hast assumed, since Thy flesh did not see corruption, and in a wondrous manner Thy soul was not abandoned in hell. Canon Ode 5: Troparion

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Good Friday Burial Vespers - 04/13/12

Joseph together with Nicodemus took Thee down from the Tree, who clothest  Thyself with light as with a garment. He gazed on Thy Body, dead, naked and unburied, and in grief and tender compassion he lamented:  “Woe is me, my sweetest Jesus! A short while ago, the sun beheld Thee hanging on the Cross and it hid itself in darkness. The earth quaked in fear at the sight. The veil of the temple was torn in two. Lo, now I see Thee willingly submit to death for our sake. How shall I bury Thee, O my God? How can I wrap Thee in a shroud? How can I touch Thy most pure body with my hands? What songs can I sing for Thy exodus, O compassionate one? I magnify Thy Passion. I glorify Thy Burial and Thy Holy Resurrection, crying: ‘O Lord, Glory to Thee!’” Aposticha Doxastichon

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Holy Thursday Passion Gospels - 04/12/12

"Today is hung upon the Tree, He Who did hang the land in the midst of the waters. A Crown of thorns crowns Him Who is King of Angels. He is wrapped about with the purple of mockery Who wrapped the Heavens with clouds. He received buffetings Who freed Adam in Jordan. He was transfixed with nails Who is the Bridegroom of the Church. He was pierced with a spear Who is the Son of the Virgin. We worship Thy Passion, O Christ. Show also unto us thy glorious Resurrection." XV Antiphon

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Holy Unction Service - 04/11/12

On April 11th (Great and Holy Wednesday 2012) the clergy and faithful of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) and Holy Apostles Mission (Mechanicsburg) gathered to celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Unction. Over 100 faithful gathered for the reading of seven epistles, Gospels, and prayers of intercession, repentance and healing. We are thankful to God for this opportunity to gather together - reminding us of the 133rd Psalm which proclaims:

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brethren to dwell together in unity!
It is like the precious oil upon the head,

Running down on the beard,
The beard of Aaron,
Running down on the edge of his garments.

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Holy Chrismation and Churching - 04/08/12

On Sunday, April 8th our community celebrated services for the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem. Before the Divine Liturgy we were blessed to celebrate the Chrismation of three of our catechumens, John and Xenia (Sharon) Shingara, and Gabrielle (Dana) Watt, into the Holy Orthodox Church. It was a special blessings to have our greater community present (holding the palms of victory), as we welcomed our newest family members in Christ! May God bless the newly illumined John, Xenia and Gabrielle, and their sponsors Reader Matthew (Chet) Lubecki; Mary (Nora) Lubecki; and Christine Priggins, for many blessed years!

We also celebrated the 40th day churching of Euphemia (Jennifer) Firestine and welcomed baby Charlotte to Christ the Saviour for the first time! We look forward to her Baptism in the near future!

At the conclusion of the service we blessed palm and willow branches brought by our faithful.

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Baptism and Chrismation of Lazarus (Jonathan) Dunnavent - 04/07/12

On Saturday, April 7th our community celebrated services for Lazarus Saturday. Before the Liturgy we were blessed to celebrate the Baptism and Chrismation of Lazarus (Jonathan) Dunnavent in the Holy Orthodox Church. We are thankful to Almighty God for His rich mercy in allowing us to participate in the awesome Sacrament of adding a new member to the "flock of His inheritance". May God grant the the newly Baptized and Illumined Lazarus, and his sponsor Reader Matthew (Chet) Lubecki many years!

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Great Feast of Annunciation - 03/25/12

On Sunday, March 25th (the Great Feast of Annunciation) Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church welcomed Fr. Alexander Atty and the St. Tikhon Seminary Choir for their annual visit to our parish. As always, the choir sang the Liturgy in a beautiful and prayerful manner, and inspired us all! Following the Divine Liturgy our Men's Club prepared a fish dinner for a festive fellowship meal, and in honor of our guests.  We pray that God will continue to bless Fr. Alexander, the trustees, administration, faculty, staff, students and their family's at St. Tikhon Seminary! We also celebrated the "Churching" of newly Illumined and Chrismated child of God Bana Habtay, may God grant her many years, and "plant her firmly" in His Holy Orthodox Church.

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Triumph of Orthodoxy - 03/04/12

On Sunday, March 4th our parish celebrated the Triumph of Orthodoxy along with faithful Orthodox Christians throughout the world. As part of our celebration this day, our children participated in a procession with icons within the church, and the entire congregation read the Synodikon of Orthodoxy, which proclaims:

"As the prophets beheld as the Apostles have taught, as the Church has received as the teachers have dogmatized, as the Universe has agreed, as Grace has shown forth, as Truth has revealed as falsehood has been dissolved, as Wisdom has presented; as Christ has Awarded. Thus we declare, thus we assert, thus we preach Christ our true God; and honor His Saints in words, in writings, in thoughts, in sacrifices, in churches, in Holy Icons. On the one hand worshipping and reverencing Christ as God and Lord, and on the other hand honoring as true servants of the same Lord of all and accordingly offering them veneration."


This is the Faith of the Apostles!

This is the Faith of the Fathers!

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Chior Workshop - 03/03/12

At the conclusion of the first week of Great Lent our parish celebrated the memory of St. Theodore the Recruit, whose heavenly appearance preserved the Christians of Constantinople from eating food in the market place that had been defiled by the apostate emperor Julian (361-363 AD). St. Theodore instructed the Archbishop to have the Christians prepare boiled wheat, and this would sustain them until the food was replenished the following week. In honor of this miraculous appearance, it is customary to prepare boiled what called Koliva or Kutya. We were also blessed by the presence of Fr. Timothy Hojnicki from Holy Apostles Mission, who preached a wonderful homily.

Following the service and fellowship, our choir members participated in an all-day workshop with Khouria Olga Atty from St. Tikhon Seminary. Choir members worked on various techniques and heard an inspiring lecture about the awesome ministry of church singing. May God bless Kh. Olga in her ministry to the Church, and may He continue to bless M. Theodora and our choir members in their ministry to our parish.

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Welcome Fr Mackay and Family - 02/26/12

On Sunday, February 26th our parish welcomed seminarian Fr. Daniel Mackay, Presbyetra Maria and their daughter Lucy. Fr. Daniel preached a wonderful homily on forgiveness, and the depth and beauty of our Orthodox Lenten worship. Fr. Daniel and Pres. Maria are from Eugene, Oregon - and will return to serve St. John Maximovitch Church after this academic year. Following the Liturgy our parish held its annual Piroghi Luncheon and then many faithful returned to the church for the Vespers of Forgiveness.

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Welcome Catechumen Dana Watt - 02/19/12

On Sunday, February 19th our parish welcomed Dana Watt into the catechumenate of the Orthodox Church. As Dana continues her journey towards reception into the Church, we are mindful that we have been entrusted by Christ to become her spiritual family. We ask that God will strengthen her in her study and deepening presence in the Church, and that He will open our hearts as we continue to welcome new "family members" into His Body. We were also blessed to welcome back Fr. Alexander Atty, dean of St. Tikhons. We are fortunate to have our parish as a "second home" to our seminary dean. 

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Souper Bowl Sunday - 02/05/12

On Sunday, February 5th our parish participated in Orthodox Scout Sunday, as well as the "Souper Bowl" of Caring. We thank all of our scouts for their assistance during the Divine Liturgy and pray that God will strengthen them as they pursue lives of virtue and service to their community. We are also thankful to the Junior "O" Club as they again led our community in the "Souper Bowl" of Caring. Over $460 was forwarded to IOCC.

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Three Holy Hierarchs Slava - 01/29/12

On Sunday, January 29th our Sunday Morning Adult Education Class celebrated its patronal feast day by offering three breads, according the to the Serbian Orthodox tradition of the Slava. This is a long standing local tradition, by which members of the class ask the intercession of, and honor the memory of - Saints Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom - known by our Church as the Three Holy Hierarchs (Feast Day - January 30). May the they intercede on our behalf before the throne of God, and may we strive to imitate their lives of dedication to our Lord Jesus Christ, and His Holy Church.

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River Blessing - 01/15/12

On Sunday, January 15th, our greater Harrisburg Orthodox Community gathered on City Island Park for the 4th year in a row to celebrate the Great Blessing of the Waters. Well over 100 faithful and 7 clergy gathered for the service. After the service many gathered at Agia Sophia Coffee House and Bookstore (225 Market Street) for some fellowship and refreshments. Check out an article HERE that was run in the Patriot News.

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Fr Atty Visits CTS - 01/08/12

On Sunday, January 8th (the Sunday after Theophany) Fr. Alexander Atty, dean of St. Tikhon Seminary, visited our parish. Fr. Alexander gave the homily and again inspired us in our spiritual journey. Following the service, faithful from our parish drew blessed Holy Water to be used in their homes for house blessings and throughout the year in times of need. Glory to God for all things!

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