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Divine Liturgy: Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

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Apostles Fast: June 12 – 28
Sts Peter & Paul Feast Day: June 29

In America the Fast of the Apostles is probably the least well known, but is among the oldest of Christian traditions. The fast ends with the observance of the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, which is held on June 29.

     The Fast is also an occasion to remember that in Christ, we have a unity that goes far beyond our personal opinions, likes or dislikes. The Acts of the Apostles tells us that the Apostles themselves recognized this very early. The occasion was an argument which took place regarding whether the followers of Christ needed to continue to observe the Law of Moses. At first, Peter and Paul took different sides in the discussion.

     After some discussion it was agreed that Christians would no longer follow the Law, including practices like circumcision and the complex dietary laws given in the Books of Moses. However, they would continue to observe some of the restrictions of the Law regarding moral principles, and the eating of blood.

     It is significant that Peter realized that God was instituting a new order and way of life, and that to agree with Paul was a matter of obedience to Christ himself. These events remind us to seek God when we have disagreements within the Church. This requires humility on our part, and the willingness to accept others even when we might not have agreed with them before. We let go of our own personal wishes or demands, and pray for the good of the Church and for a recognition of the will of God for all of us together.

Sunday, June 25th: Sunday school pool party 
(after coffee hour)

Dormition Fast: August 1 – 14

Donations request for June: paper towels

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Annual Buddy Walk
Saturday, July 15: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(Registration will open at 10:30 am. The walk will start at 12 noon.)

John Melnik – Annual Buddy Walk: Please come out to do the walk, have some fun and picnic with us under the Brother John tent. Susan, Vlad, Juliana and John are always looking for new faces to join as they celebrate together.

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2nd Annual Church Picnic

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
Sunday School Graduation 2017
Sunday School Graduation 2017
Pascha and Agape Vespers
Pascha and Agape Vespers
Holy Friday
Holy Friday

August 28 church picnic VIDEOS

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