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Welcome to Our Archdiocesan Website

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.

Autumn Calendar of Event

    * Tuesday, October 7 (5 PM) - Long-Range Planning Committee meeting - St. John’s, Canonsburg


            * Sunday, October 12 (4 PM) - Youth/Family bonfire (Archdiocesan Center property)


            * Sunday, October 19 (2 PM) - FOCA Pgh. District Annual Convention - St. Nicholas, Weirton


            * Saturday, November 1 - Annual Archdiocesan Assembly - Holy Resurrection, Belle Vernon (Assembly begins at 9 AM with Liturgy)


            * Saturday, November 8 - Pre-Advent Retreat (Laity/Clergy) - Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Carnegie


            * Thursday, November 13 - Clergy seminar - St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - “Canon Law / OCA Statute Revision Seminar” - Fr. Alexander Rentel

                        (9 AM Liturgy for St. John Chrysostom begins the day)


            * Saturday, November 15 - Youth retreat - St. John’s, Canonsburg (Tentative)


Whats new on our site


2014 Leaders Day to focus on ministry of the Parish council.  


The 2014 Leaders Day for the Archdiocese will be held on Saturday October 18 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at St John the Baptist Church 801 Boone Ave. Canonsburg PA. Topic of the session will be "The Ministry of the Parish Council: Roles, Responsibilities & Leadership Expectations."


Clergy and lay leaders, particularly current and future parish council members, are strongly urged to attend. For more info and registration see this announcement





Catechetical Program Memo

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.

Archdiocesan Calendar

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