Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, PA
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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Wisdom of the Church Fathers and the Monastic Life
Elder Ieronymos of AeginaElder Ieronymos of Aegina
The evil one cannot comprehend the joy we receive from the spiritual life; for this reason he is jealous of us, he envies us and sets traps for us, and we become grieved and fall. We must struggle, because without struggles we do not obtain virtues.

Elder Ieronymos
of Aegina

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Services this week:
     9/2: Paraklesis - 7pm
     9/5: Vespers - 6pm

Reminder that Church Services for September 6th will be held at the Wyndham Grand Ballroom (2nd floor). Orthros 9 a.m. Liturgy 10 a.m. Coffee hour to follow. Street parking available & at the Gateway Garage.

Adult classes are going to be held for individuals 18 and over whom wish to learn Greek dancing. For more information, please contact, Alecia Denillo at 412.681.1714.

Philoptochos meeting will be held on Sunday, September 13st. New members are welcome.

Coffee hour sponsors are needed for Sunday coffee hour. Two or more families can sponsor together. Please contact Jean Walter at 412.243.1262 to sponsor the coffee hour. Thank-you to all that have sponsored the coffee hour.

The 2015 Pittsburgh Summer Greek Festival Guide has been published by Holy Trinity.

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 — St. Symeon the Stylite

Symeon the Stylite
Evagrius Scholasticus, in his Ecclesiastical History (I.13), wrote the following concerning St. Symeon the Stylite:

In these times [about 440 A.D.] there flourished and became illustrious, Symeon, of holy and famous memory, who originated the contrivance of stationing himself on the top of a column, thereby occupying a space of scarcely two cubits in circumference.

Continued: St. Symeon the Stylite
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