Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, PA
 
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Saturday, April 19, 2014


2014 Greek Food Festival
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2014 Greek Food Festival
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2014 Greek Food Festival the weekend of June 27-29!

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Wisdom of the Church Fathers and the Monastic Life
St. John ClimacusSt. John Climacus
When our praisers, or rather our seducers, begin to praise us, let us briefly call to mind the multitude of our sins, and we shall find ourselves unworthy of what is said or done in our honor.

St. John Climacus


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Dormition of the Theotokos 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. Read More

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     Services for Easter 2014

Please remember the Bookstore has Baptismal outfits and Easter merchandise for sale.

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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 events@dormitionpgh.org with the event details.

Orthodox Tidbits — Elder Paisios on Great Lent


Elder Paisios
Elder, how can I struggle more with abstinence during Lent?

Now during Lent those in the world in some way take greater care to show abstinence, but we monks must always be careful. Above all one must be careful, however, of the passions of the soul and then the body. Because if one prioritizes bodily asceticism and does not struggle to eradicate the passions of the soul, he will do nothing.

A layman once went to a monastery in the beginning of Lent and there a certain monk appeared to him to be abrupt and rough. However the poor man had good thoughts and justified him. He later came to me and said:

Continued: Elder Paisios on the Arena of Great Lent
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