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:
5/22: Orthros 9am/Divine Liturgy 10am
5/29: Orthros/Divine Liturgy 9am (Pan Icarian Memorial)
Blessing of Graves will be on Saturday, May 28 with the Verona Cemetery in Oakmont at 9am and then
Mt. Hope Cemetery on Frankstown Road at 10am.
Pan Icarian Memorial & Artoclasia on Sunday, May 29 with services starting at 9am.
Please see the Weekly Bulletin page for Festival Baking Dates.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the event details.
Orthodox Tidbits From Pascha to Pentecost
Before His Passion, the Lord spoke to his Disciples about the gift of the Holy Spirit, which they were to
receive after the Ascension. The details are preserved in the Gospel of Saint John: "I will ask the Father to
send you the Holy Spirit who will defend you and always be with you" (14:16). He also said, "The Holy Spirit
can not come to defend you until I leave. But after I am gone, I will send the Spirit to you" (16:7). After His
Resurrection, the Lord appeared to the Disciples, and He said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit" (20:22). This
was a foretaste of the Outpouring (Epiphoitesis) on Pentecost Sunday.
Continued: From Pascha to Pentecost
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