Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, PA
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Wisdom of the Church Fathers and the Monastic Life
St. Innocent of AlaskaSt. Innocent of Alaska
Do not be careless. Pray as much as you can — more frequently and more fervantly. Prod yourself — force yourself to do so, for the Kingdom of God is taken by force. You will never attain it without forcing yourself.

St. Innocent of Alaska

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Dormition of the Theotokos Welcome to the website of the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church of Oakmont and Verona! If you are a new member of our parish, or are considering membership, this web site will acquaint you with our parish. To those who already belong to the church, this is YOUR website. We hope you will make full use of it, not only to enrich your relationship with the church and your fellow members, but to strengthen and support our parish and its ministries as well. Read More

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Services this week:
     2/12: Orthros 9am/Divine Liturgy 10am
     2/15: Paraklesis — 7pm
     2/18: Orthros 9am/Divine Liturgy 10am (Saturday of Souls)
     2/18: Vespers — 6pm
     2/19: Orthros 9am/Divine Liturgy 10am

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Orthodox Tidbits — The Triodion

Publican and the Pharisee With God on this present day we begin the Triodion, the hymns of which were composed by many of our holy and God-bearing Fathers, inspired by the Holy Spirit according to their worthiness. The first of all was the great author Cosmas of Maiuma, who composed the three odes (symbolic of the Holy and Life-Creating Trinity) for the Great and Holy Week of the Passion of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ. After him others of the Fathers, including Theodore and Joseph of the Studite Monastery, following his zealous example, arranged the services of the other weeks of the Holy and Great Forty-day Fast, reserving them at first for the use of the Studite Monastery.

Continued: The Triodion
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