Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, PA
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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 this week:
     7/24: Orthros 9am/Divine Liturgy 10am
     7/27: Paraklesis — 7pm
     7/30: Vespers — 6pm
     7/31: Orthros 9am/Divine Liturgy 10am

Last day to submit luminary forms for Panagia's is August 7th, 2016.

Donations are needed for Panagia's Bake Sale which will be held on Sunday, August 14th. Benefits Agape Fund. Thanks for your participation.

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 — Pain of Martyrdom

St. Demitri In the past, people were so brave! In the Monastery of the Flavians in Asia Minor, the Turks had captured a man and slaughtered him. Then they told his wife, 'Either you deny Christ, or we will kill your children too.' And she replied, 'My husband is now with Christ, and I entrust my children to Christ and I will not renounce Christ.' What bravery! If Christ is not in us, how can there be such bravery? Today, people without Christ are building their home on rubble...

What love the holy Martyrs had for Christ, what bravery! ... [For example,] St. Gideon the Karakallenos (†1818) — what amazing forbearance he had! To his executioners he said, 'Take my hand, take my leg, take my nose.' In short, take everything! Incredible! But for a man to reach that point, he must not love himself, he must love God.

Continued: How Saints Endured the Pain of Martyrdom and Suffering
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