In thy birthgiving, O Theotokos, thou didst keep and preserve virginity; and in thy falling-asleep thou hast not forsaken the world for thou was translated into life, being the Mother of Life. Wherefore, by thine intercessions, deliver our souls from death
Welcome to the website of the community of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church of Johnstown, PA. We welcome you to browse the site to learn more about our parish. Please consider joining us for Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings or contact the parish office to schedule an appointment with Father Don.
We are a parish of the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland, and the Mid-Atlantic of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, Metropolitan JOSEPH, Primate. Our Diocese is overseen by His Grace, Bishop THOMAS, who assists His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH.
We Welcome Metropolitan JOSEPH
His Eminence Archbishop JOSEPH was elected Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America by the Holy Synod of Antioch, Led by His Beatitude Patriarch JOHN X, on July 3, 2014. Axious!
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Glory be to Jesus Christ!
Fathers & Faithful,
Below is an announcement for your bulletin, etc about the visitation of the Myrrh-streaming icon to our area. If you have any questions please call or email.
Myrrh Streaming Icon
Once again we are overjoyed to announce the visitation of the Myrrh Streaming Icon, the “Theotokos Kardiotissa” “The Tender Heart” to the greater Johnstown area. This occasion brings the myrrh-streaming icon to Saints Peter & Paul Church in Windber on Friday, October 10, 2014. The icon will be available for veneration from 6pm until 9pm on that day. The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Mark Leasure from Saint George’s Orthodox Church in Taylor, Pennsylvania has kindly offered to bring the icon of the Theotokos again to our area. So we are blessed to be able to have her amoung us once more. A Moleben service to the Mother of God will also be celebrated during the visitation. Fr. Mark will speak about the icon and the transformation it has had on so many. The church is located at 141 Hoffman Farm Road, Windber, PA.
Footage from the 1968 ground blessing and church dedication has been added to the Church Building page.