Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, PA

Orthodoxy in the Local News

May 24, 2012 — Metropolitan Constantine July 29, 1936 - May 21, 2012. Ukrainian Orthodox Bishop loved his church and his city.

February 27, 2012 — These paintings are rooted in prayer. Icon Festival invites guests to learn about history and meaning of icons. February 27, 2012 — Upper St. Clair man to direct Eastern Orthodox social service ministry. Nicholas Chakos becomes national Executive Director of FOCUS North America.

May 20, 2011 — Holy Trinity Church ready to leave North Side. After 50 years of fellowship at their North Side church, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church members are moving to the North Hills area. Read the complete article at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette site!

April 24, 2011 — 60 Minutes Visits Mt. Athos (Video)! After two years of negotiating, Bob Simon and a team from "60 Minutes" were given unprecedented access to document monastic life on Mt. Athos — which is also known as the Holy Mountain and The Garden of the Mother of God. This story of Mt. Athos that broadcasted on "60 Minutes" Sunday, April 24 at 7 p.m. ET/PT can be seen on YouTube in it's entirety.

April 23, 2011 — Pittsburgh-Post Gazzette: Holy Fire on Holy Saturday in Jerusalem. Interview with Father John Chakos of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Mt. Lebanon.

March 14-19, 2011 — Metropolitan Nicholas mourned in Johnstown. Multiple articles can be read at:,, and

March 6, 2011 — For Orthodox, Great Lent is a time to "bless this house". The traditional rite expresses the house as a sanctified place, a "little church". Read more at:

February 21, 2011 — Carpatho-Russian leader honored on 75th birthday. Metropolitan Nicholas of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese celebrates his 75th birthday at Christ the Savior Cathedral in Johnstown.

January 30-February 1, 2011 — A FOCUS on service: Orthodox churches expand to Hill District to help the poor. The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve sees Pittsburgh mission as 'centerpiece' of national effort. Read the articles at and

April 14, 2010 — Pittsburgh-Post Gazzette: The Antiochian Village Conference & Retreat Center is hosting Niko Chocheli, a native of the Republic of Georgia, art exhibition "Spirit and Whimsy". Visit the news article at or visit the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese website.

April 4, 2010 — Pittsburgh-Post Gazzette: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette religion writer Ann Rodgers' article on the theology of Orthodox Icons appeared in the PG's Sunday edition on Easter Sunday 2010. It is a very informative article and, as always, Ms. Rodgers treated her subject matter with the utmost reverence and respect.

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