Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, PA
Site Updates!

Saints, Feasts & Daily Readings
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Wisdom of the Church Fathers and the Monastic Life
St. Paisios of the Holy MountainSt. JPaisios of the Holy Mountain
Live in constant glorification of and thanksgiving towards God, for the greatest sin is ingratitude and the worst sinner is the ungrateful person.

St. Paisios of the Holy Mountain

Find Us on FaceBook!


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

Latest News!

Services this week:
     11/24: Vigil (St. Katherine) - 6pm
     11/25: Paraklesis - 7pm
     11/28: Vespers - 6pm

Philoptochos will once again be collecting $10.00 for the annual Christmas Card. Donations may be paid after church in the hall through November 29th or through the mail. See weekly bulletin for more information.

Please remember to browse the Bookstore for all of your holiday shopping. Novelty children items available: baseballs, soccer balls, books, T-shirts & hats, also hand painted Christmas ornaments and religious medallions. Jewelry made by the Nuns, also Crosses, Icons and Nativity Icons available.

Please see the Church Events Calendar for all upcoming Church Services and our parish's ministry happenings! Note that the calendar will not show events that are scheduled for the Church Social Hall or Riverside Landing facility. If you know of an event or would like an event listed, please send email to with the event details.

Orthodox Tidbits — Orthodox Christians & Thanksgiving

Christ the Teacher by Monastery Icons The Pilgrims who came to America in 1620, brave as they were, were religious sectarians who wanted nothing to do with the Papal Church or Church of England. They arrived in what they considered the "Promised Land" for the sake of their free religious expression where they could live the Gospel in what they considered its purest form. Stripped from all the traditions of Christian Europe, they abandoned even celebrations such as Christmas, since the date of Christ's birth was not in the Bible. Unbeknown to them however, a feast between them and Native American tribes, whom they relied on for survival, has come down as probably America's most popular tradition.

Continued: Orthodox Christians and Thanksgiving
View/Read previous tidbits

12 Washington Avenue * Oakmont, PA 15139 — Office: 412-828-4144 * Fax: 412-828-7451
Copyright © 2009-2015 — All rights reserved.