Holy Ghost Orthodox Church is a
multi-ethnic, English-speaking Orthodox parish
in rural Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. We
are located approximately halfway between
Delmont and Saltsburg, off of State Route 819
(five miles north of US Route 22 East of
Murrysville). Under the Omophorion of HisEminence,
Archbishop Daniel, Ruling Hierarch of
the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian
Orthodox Church of the USA. Holy Ghost has been
serving Our Lord since its founding by Galician
Immigrants in 1923.
Although Holy Ghost is a small parish by today's
standards, the people of our parish pride
themselves on their hospitality and love towards
our visitors. Please plan to stay
after Divine Liturgy for our Coffee Hour
Please feel free to contact Father Robert
Popichak if you have any questions or are
interested in learning about the Orthodox
Church. Father Bob has served at Holy Ghost
since January of 1998.
All Services are in English.
Holy Day Services are announced in the weekly
bulletin (see below).
proposes and does not impose itself there is
individual human freedom to work with the Holy
Spirit in a personal and communal way "
PLEASE! PRAY FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD AND
IN OUR LIVES!
Please PRAY for
our parish family, all first responders,
all front-line workers, and all
those who have no one to pray for them--prayers
are ALWAYS FREE!!!
Please remember all those on our parish Prayer List in
your prayers, especially His Eminence,
Metropolitan Antony, His Eminence,
Archbishop Daniel, Father John
Haluszczak, Father Paul Bigelow, Father
Joe Cervo, Father Paisius McGrath, Liz
Obradovich, Mary Anne Kuznik, Bonnie
Blair, Martha Nezolyk, Judy Previc, and
Father Bob. May our Lord
Himself be a source of recovery and
comfort to them.
There is now a "clearing house"
for Orthodox events in the Greater
Pittsburgh region: www.pittsburghorthodox.com
is up and running with lots of new
information--check it out!
YOU to Reader Alexander Popichak, who
revised and modified this web page to be
both beautiful and Much More Functional
than my rudimentary one. Thanks
Alex, and God Bless you for your work for
Please continue to
pray for the guests and staff of the Eastern
remember in your
Paul, and His
Yazigi of the Greek
of Aleppo (brother of
Patriarch John X of
the Great City-of-God
Antioch and all the
East), and Mar
Ibrahim of the Syriac
of Aleppo, were both
abducted while they
together on the road
(Antakya, Turkey) and
the north Syrian city
of Aleppo. The
driver of the vehicle
in which they were
traveling was killed
in the attack.
Your prayers are
of the 21 New Coptic Martyrs
December 2023 *****Obednitza--UPSTAIRS--10:30
AM***** 26TH SUNDAY AFTER
PENTECOST; FOREFEAST OF THE ENTRY OF THE
THEOTOKOS TO THE TEMPLE; VENERABLE GREGORY
DECAPOLITES; SAINT PROCLUS-ARCHBISHOP OF
CONSTANTINOPLE; MARTYR DASIUS; MARTYRS
EUSTACE, THESPESIUS, & ANATOLIUS OF
NICAEA; HIEROMARTYRS NERSES, JOSEPH, JOHN,
SAVERIUS, ISAAC, & HYPATIUS-BISHOPS OF
PERSIA; MARTYRS AZADES, SASONIUS, THECLA,
Tone 1 Ephesians 5:8-19
Litany in Blessed Memory of Thomas
Bryan, Pearl Hanczar, John Hanczar,
Helen Pytlak, Mary Blitskan, Marjorie
Yarmeak, Rose Pyrch, Cynthia Mycyk,
Frank Barankovich, Mary Krevanich,
Katherine Holowaty, & Rober
Holy Ghost follows the "Old" or Julian
Calendar for fixed feasts--meaning that we
celebrate the Nativity
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on 07
January on the Gregorian or "civil"
this week's bulletin in Adobe Reader Format ClickHere.