Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, PA
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Saturday, November 01, 2014

Wisdom of the Church Fathers and the Monastic Life

St. Gregory PalamasSt. Gregory Palamas Having put your hope in Christ who provides for all creation and nurtures it, keep away from all unjust gains, and do not be too attached even to honest income. Put it to good use and let the poor share in it as much as possible.

St. Gregory Palamas

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Latest News!

GOYA Fireside Chat & Fall Fellowship on Saturday, November 1st at 4 p.m.

The Grecian Stars Dance Group, directed by Alecia Denillo, is now taking new dancers (4th grade or older). Please contact Alecia Denillo for dates & times.

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 — Service of the Hours (Part 2)

Christ the Teacher by Monastery Icons

This Orthodox Tidbit will feature a series of articles on the Orthodox worship services known as "Service of the Hours".

Part 2 is an explanation of the Daily Cycle. These articles are excerpted from 2 books by a prolific author of several works on Orthodoxy, Father Anthony Coniaris: Daily Vitamins for Spiritual Growth and Introducing The Orthodox Church; Its Faith and Life.

The Daily Cycle:

As the year and week are broken into cycles, so is each day.

The New Testament follows a system of telling time according to which the first hour of the day is hour one after sunrise or 7 a.m. Hour two is eight a.m.. Hour three is 9 a.m., etc.

Continued: Service of the Hours (Part 2)
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