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:
11/21: Orthros & Divine Liturgy 9am (Entrance of Theotokos)
2014 Christmas Card The Philoptochos will once again be collecting $10.00 for the
annual Parish Christmas card. Donations may be paid after church in the hall beginning
November 2 thru December 7 or through the mail. Checks may be made payable to
St. Barbara's Philoptochos. Please contact Juanita Karabetsos, Angie Theofilis,
or Elaine Spiridonakos.
Parish Bulletin Board
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the event details.
Orthodox Tidbits Orthodox Christians and Thanksgiving
The Pilgrims who came to America in 1620, brave as they were, were religious sectarians who wanted
nothing to do with the Papal Church or Church of England. They arrived in what they considered the
"Promised Land" for the sake of their free religious expression where they could live the Gospel in
what they considered its purest form. Stripped from all the traditions of Christian Europe, they
abandoned even celebrations such as Christmas, since the date of Christ's birth was not in the
Bible. Unbeknown to them however, a feast between them and Native American tribes, whom they relied
on for survival, has come down as probably America's most popular tradition.
Continued: Orthodox Christians and Thanksgiving
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