Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, PA
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Friday, April 29, 2016

Wisdom of the Church Fathers and the Monastic Life
St. John ClimacusSt. John Climacus
Let us charge into the good fight with joy and love without being afraid of our enemies. Though unseen themselves, they can look at the face of our soul, and if they see it altered by fear, they take up arms against us all the more fiercely. For the cunning creatures have observed that we are scared. So let us take up arms against them courageously. No one will fight with a resolute fighter.

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 this week:
     4/16: Vespers - 6pm
     4/17: Orthos/Divine Liturgy - 9am
     4/22: Vespers (St. Lazarus) - 7pm
     4/23: Orthros 9am/Divine Liturgy 10am (St. Lazarus)
     4/23: Palm Sunday Vespers - 6pm

2016 Schedule of Easter Services.

Please see the Weekly Bulletin page for Festival Baking Dates.

Palm Sunday Luncheon (April 17th), Please purchase tickets after services in the hall.

Remember the Bookstore for all of your Easter gift giving. New cookbooks and handmade Stefana available. Please stop by and browse.

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 Value of Fasting

Christ the Teacher by Monastery Icons reat Lent is one of the four major fasting periods observed in the annual church calendar year of the Orthodox Church. This is but one of many examples that the Orthodox Church has adhered to this spiritual discipline more consistently and strongly than any other church in the history of Christianity. Sadly, some today say that we no longer need to fast. Orthodox Christians know that this is not true. It is a valuable weapon to have as we wage spiritual warfare in the battle against sin and temptation. Jesus Christ himself fasted for forty days in the wilderness (Matt.4:1-11). This is the basis for our forty-day Lenten observance.

Continued: The Value of Fasting
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