Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, PA
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wisdom of the Church Fathers and the Monastic Life

St. John ChrysostomSt. John Chrysostom Lift up and stretch out your hands, not to heaven but to the poor; for if you stretch out your hands to the poor, you have reached the summit of heaven. But if you lift up your hands in prayer without sharing with the poor, it is worth nothing.

St. John Chrysostom

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Recipients and photos of the Stephanie Nicholas Scholarship.

Kennywood Park — GREEK DAY on July 22, 2014, for discounted tickets, please contact Georgia Pandeladis at 412.795.6713.

Parish Bulletin Board

Pittsburgh Greek Festivals Guide for 2014 has been published by Holy Trinity.

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 with the event details.

Orthodox Tidbits — The Platytera

The Platytera Some of the American public has only a superficial familiarity with Orthodox iconography at best and, at worst, possesses a gross misunderstanding of this important aspect of our Holy Tradition. The chief contributor to the misinformation is the mass media and their poorly-researched work.

The word "icon" is often used synonymously with the word "fresco". This is an early red-flag in any report that the journalist hasn't done his homework. These two words clearly speak of different cultures and processes, totally different frames of reference within which each was created.

Many writers commonly refer to icons as Byzantine, religious or church "art." Again, this is a very simplistic view that betrays a total lack of knowledge of how icons are prepared and their meaning.

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