Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, PA
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Wisdom of the Church Fathers and the Monastic Life

St. Anthony The Great (courtesy of Holy Transfiguration Monastery)St. Anthony The Great (courtesy of Holy Transfiguration Monastery) I saw the snares that the enemy spreads out over the world and I said groaning, "What can get through from such snares?" Then I heard a voice saying to me, "Humility."

St. Anthony the Great

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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:
     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 with the event details.

Orthodox Tidbits — Orthodox Christians and Thanksgiving

Icon of 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.

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