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.
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 email@example.com with the event details.
Orthodox Tidbits Orthodox Christians & Thanksgiving
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
Continued: Orthodox Christians and Thanksgiving
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