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237 N 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103  •  Phone: 215-563-0979

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Monthly Calendar and Upcoming Events

10 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Ladder of Divine Ascent - St. John Climacus

Sunday, March 25: St. John of the Ladder (4th Sunday of Lent)
Saint John Climacus is honored by Holy Church as a great ascetic and author of the renowned spiritual book called THE LADDER OF THE DIVINE ASCENT, from which he is also called “of the Ladder” (Climacus). This book was written to help those serious about salvation to progress on the way to God’s Kingdom. He lived not far from Mt. Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments. He divided his book into thirty chapters in honor of the hidden years that our Lord Jesus Christ spent on earth. Each chapter is a stage, or rung, on the ascent to Heaven. — Read more at:

Pre-sanctified Liturgy Wednesday Evenings March 29 and  April 5 @ 7 pm Lenten (pot luck) dinner and discussion will be held in the church hall following the Liturgy.

Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is an evening service: There is no consecration of the eucharistic gifts at the presanctified liturgy. Holy Communion is given from the eucharistic gifts sanctified on the previous Sunday at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, unless, of course, the feast of the Annunciation should intervene; hence its name of “presanctified.” Read more:


Saturday April 8, 10 am: Divine Liturgy followed by Lazarus Saturday Retreat

7 pm: YAL meeting

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2017 ☦ 

GREAT LENT:  February 27 – April 8




 HOLY WEEK:  April 10 – 15


 PASCHA: Sunday, April 16


Home Blessing & Visitation

A sheet is posted in the side vestibuleFather Brooks intends to visit on Thursdays and Saturdays. Please pick a date and time and sign up. If you notice someone has signed up on the same date but lives far from you, please pick another date. As always if you are unable to schedule a visitation on Thursday or Saturday, Father Brooks encourages you to contact him directly 215-563-0979 or email fr.brooks to schedule an alternate date.

OCA Activities

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Nick Naum Scholarship

Nick Naum Scholarship forms for 2017-2018 are available now.

Photos-Videos of Past Events
Women's dance party
Women's dance party
Soup-er Bowl
Soup-er Bowl
Fun at the rink!
Fun at the rink!

August 28 church picnic VIDEOS

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Portrait of Saint John Chrysostom of Antioch (Hagios Ioannis Chrysostomos)

An early Byzantine mosaic from the Cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (modern Istanbul). The mosaic is approximately 1,000 years old.


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