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.
The Christmas Season is upon us. Please stop by the bookstore. We have Nativity Icons,
religious calendars, hand painted Christmas bulbs from Greece and books for
children and adults. The Big Brown Rock Book illustrated by Parishioner Kemon Lardas.
We also have new jewelry, new prayer books and Festival aprons on sale for $10.00.
Parish Bulletin Board
Two (2) Automatic External Defibrillators (AED's) are available. One has been placed in the church & the second is located at Riverside Landings.
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 Why the Nativity Fast Has Been Established
The Orthodox Church prepares its faithful to welcome the Nativity of Christ in a worthy manner by means of a
40-day Nativity fast, which lasts from November 15th to December 25.
Besides generally known reasons, the Nativity fast is also undertaken by Orthodox Christians in order to venerate the suffering and sorrow
undergone by the Holy Mother of God at the hands of the scribes and the Pharisees just prior to the sacred event of
Continued: Why the Nativity Fast
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