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Services this week:
2/9: Vigil (Feast Day of St. Haralambos) - 6pm
2/10: Paraklesis & Orthodox Studies - 7pm
2/13: Vespers - 6pm
The Grecian Stars dance group is now taking new dancers! Please contact Alecia Denillo
for more information regarding practice dates 412.681.1714.
Philoptochos is sponsoring a covered dish luncheon to benefit the Stephanie Nicholas
Scholarship fund on Sunday, February 28th after church. Please join us and bring your
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 Life of Holy Hieromartyr Haralambos
The holy, glorious Martyr Haralambos lived at the time of the Emperor Septimus Severus (194-211) in the city of Magnesia on the River
Meander near Ephesus.* He was 107 years old and had ministered as priest to the Christians of the city for many years, devotedly
instructing them in the way of truth and preaching Christ to all, regardless of the threats of the pagans.
When he was denounced as a dangerous mischief-maker and brought before the tribunal of the Governor Lucian, he responded to his threats
in these terms, “You little know what is for my good and well-being. Nothing could be more pleasing to me than to suffer for Christ.
So don’t hesitate to put my old body to the tortures you deem the worst, and you will learn that the power of my Christ cannot be
overcome.” He was then stripped of his priestly robe by the tormentors, who tore his flesh with iron claws without being able to
elicit a single cry of pain from him. On the contrary, he said, “Thank you, brothers. In flaying my old body, you are renewing my
soul and preparing it for everlasting blessedness.”
Continued: Life of St. Haralambos
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