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The Archdiocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania was established in 1916 as a missionary diocese to reach out to the scattered sheep of our Lord in Western Pennsylvania, to proclaim to the faith of the Apostles and bring them to the light of Truth.  Our Archdiocese has been blessed by God to have had the holy honor of St. Patriarch Tikhon, the Holy Hierarch Raphael and the martyred Priest Vasily Martyz serve within her midst. The Archdiocese has been established through their holy efforts, and those of the hierarchs, reverend clergy and faithful laity over the years.

Archbishop Kyrill’s 8th anniversary of repose in the Lord

His Eminence, Archbishop Melchisedek hopes you will be able to join him in prayer at the

Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Ellwood City as we commemorate Archbishop Kyrill’s

8th anniversary of repose in the Lord on Wednesday, June 17th. Vespers will be served in

the monastery church beginning at 5 PM with a graveside Panikhida immediately following

the Vespers. A light meal will then be served in the monastery refectory.

Registration Opens for 2015 Small Parish Forum

WEIRTON, WV [OCA]  With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Melchisidek and His Grace, Bishop Paul, the second Small Parish Forum once again will be sponsored by the Orthodox Church in America’s Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania and the Diocese of the Midwest at Saint Nicholas Church here June 18-20, 2015.
Early registration is recommended, since the forum will be limited to 70 attendees.  Prospective participants may register on-line.

With a theme of "Becoming Stewards of Our Parish Future," the forum will focus on the needs of the numerous ‘small’ parishes throughout the OCA and other Orthodox jurisdictions,” .  Workshops and presentations will explore ways to assist smal parishes to achieve stability, build a positive self-image, and accept their calling to live a life in Christ without necessarily becoming ‘big.’

“Transitioning from barely surviving to thriving requires lay and clergy leaders who appreciate being entrusted with building a brighter future for their parishes,” said Joseph Kormos, forum co-chair and head of the Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania’s Parish Development Ministry.  “This includes inspiring parishes to live and spread the Gospel while building a legacy of a healthy 21st century Orthodox Christian community that will one day be inherited by a future generation.”

Additional information may be accessed here,

St. Cyril of White Lake Food Pantry

With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop MELCHISEDEK, St. Cyril of White Lake Food Pantry has opened at Holy Assumption of St. Mary Orthodox Church, 105 S. 19th St. Pittsburgh, PA.  The Food Pantry is open on Thursdays from 5:45pm to 6:45pm, and as needed by appointment to meet the needs of the poor and homeless of the City of Pittsburgh. 


To see the life of our Archdiocese in pictures please visit our photo gallery which follows the journeys of His Grace throughout the Archdiocese.

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