Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, PA
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wisdom of the Church Fathers and the Monastic Life

St. John ChrysostomSt. John Chrysostom God has surrounded the tongue with a double wall — with the barrier of the teeth and fence of the lips — in order that it may not easily and heedlessly utter words it should not speak.

St. John Chrysostom

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Services this week:
     2/23: Compline (Lent Begins) — 7pm
     2/24: Compline — 7pm
     2/25: Pre-Sanctified Liturgy — 6pm
     2/26: Compline — 7pm
     2/27: 1st Salutations of Akathist Hymn — 7pm
     2/28: Saturday of Souls — 9am Orthros; 10am Liturgy
     2/28: Vespers — 6pm

Philoptochos will be selling Koulourakia every Sunday during Lent in the hall following services. $4.00 for a baker's dozen. For Pre-Sale orders contact Kathy Champagne at 724.282.6117.

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 — Elder (Saint) Paisios on Great Lent

St. Paisios

Elder, how can I struggle more with abstinence during Lent? Now during Lent those in the world in some way take greater care to show abstinence, but we monks must always be careful. Above all one must be careful, however, of the passions of the soul and then the body. Because if one prioritizes bodily asceticism and does not struggle to eradicate the passions of the soul, he will do nothing.

Continued: Elder (Saint) Paisios on the Great Lent
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