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WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH COMMUNITY!

HOLY RESURRECTION ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL is a parish community of the Diocese of Philadelphia & Eastern Pennsylvania of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). Our bishop is Archbishop MARK (Maymon), who provides spiritual oversight for our community. The parish community was founded in 1894 by Fr. Alexis Toth (now a canonized saint in the Orthodox Church).

 

Holy Resurrection Cathedral exists for the purpose of worshiping and glorifying Almighty God; the Father, the Son Jesus Christ & the Holy Spirit. It confesses & proclaims the Orthodox Christian Faith which was "once and for all delivered to the saints." (Jude 3) Our Faith is that faith which was given by Jesus Christ to His Apostles and was and is preserved by the Martyrs, the Saints and all the Faithful, living and departed. We believe that the Gospel (GOOD NEWS) of Jesus presents the possibility of a life in which we are set free from those things (sins, habits, addictions, attitudes) which bind us and set us free to be who God created us to be. God, the Creator of the Universe came down to earth and took on our human flesh and became man, uniting His divinity to our humanity. He conquered death, hell and the grave by rising from dead after He suffered, died and was buried. By believing in and placing our faith and trust in what Jesus Christ did for us, we are SAVED!

 

We are not perfect people, but we have found peace, joy and hope in following Jesus Christ and we invite you to come and experience the love & presence of Jesus Christ with us!

 

IF YOU HAVE PRAYER REQUESTS WE WOULD LOVE TO PRAY FOR & WITH YOU. SEND ALL PRAYER REQUESTS TO:

 

dr.cremeens@ggsm.us                                                   (revised 10-14-2016)

UPCOMING EVENTS...

 

Upcoming Services: Summer - 2017

  • Tuesday, August 1 - Beginning of the Dormition Fast (till August 15)
  • Tuesday, August 1, 6:00 PM -  READER'S VESPERS (in the chapel of St. Alexis, the Man of God) followed by Bible Study
  • Saturday, August 5, 6:00 PM - GREAT VESPERS for the Feast of the LORD'S TRANSFIGURATION (In the Chapel of St. Alexis, the Man of God)
  • Sunday, August 6, 9:00 AM - DIVINE LITURGY for the Feast of the LORD'S TRANSFIGURATION (blessing of Fruit )
  • Tuesday, August 8, 6:00 PM -  READER'S VESPERS (in the chapel of St. Alexis, the Man of God) followed by Bible Study
  • Saturday, August 12, 9:00 PM - GREAT VESPERS (in the chapel of St. Alexis, the Man of God)
  • Sunday, August 13, 8:45 AM - HOURS 9:00 AM - DIVINE LITURGY
  • Monday, August 14, 6:00 PM - GREAT VESPERS for the Falling Asleep (Dormition) of the Theotokos
  • Tuesday, August 15, 9:00 AM - DIVINE LITURGY for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (end of the Dormition Fast)
  • Tuesday, August 15, 6:00 PM -  READER'S VESPERS (in the chapel of St. Alexis, the Man of God) followed by Bible Study
  • Saturday, August 19, 6:00 PM - GREAT VESPERS (in the chapel of St. Alexis, the Man of God)
  • Sunday, August 20, 8:45 AM - HOURS 9:00 AM - DIVINE LITURGY
  • Tuesday, August  22, 6:00 PM - READER'S VESPERS (in the Chapel of St. Alexis, the Man of God) followed by Bible Study
  • Saturday, August 26, 9:00 PM - GREAT VESPERS (in the chapel of St. Alexis, the Man of God)
  • Sunday, August 27, 8:45 AM - HOURS 9:00 AM - DIVINE LITURGY
  • Tuesday, August  29, 6:00 PM - READER'S VESPERS (in the Chapel of St. Alexis, the Man of God) followed by Bible Study
  • Friday, September 1 - BEGINNING OF THE NEW CHURCH YEAR
WORSHIP, PRAYER and SERVICE SCHEDULE

Regular Weekly Services (Unless otherwise noted)

Saturday-  Great Vespers 4:00 pm (Sept to May )  6:00 pm (June to Aug)  (followed by holy Confession, James 5:16)

Sunday-    Prayer of the Hours 8:45 am  &  Divine Liturgy 9:00 am 

Tuesday (New night!) - Vespers 6:00 pm (followed by Bible Study at 6:45 pm)

Eve of Major Feast Days - Great Vespers 6:00 pm (followed by holy Confession)

Major Feast Days -  Divine Liturgy 9:00 am

(For more details on weekly services please call Fr. Timothy at 570-202-0755 or email him at:  dr.cremeens@ggsm.us)

Catechism Classes - For those who are interested in joining the Orthodox Church instruction classes are offered on a continual / rotating basis. For more information contact Fr. Timothy at 570-202-0755 or email him at:  dr.cremeens@ggsm.us)

 

BIBLE STUDY

BIBLE STUDY GROUP

 (revised 11-01-2016)

NOW MEETING ON TUESDAY NIGHT!

The HROC Bible Study is currently studying the Gospel of Luke, and is taught by Fr. Timothy Cremeens. Fr. Timothy has been teaching the Bible since 1972 to young children, teenagers, college students and interested adults.

The study is  a verse-by-verse explanation with plenty of time given to questions & group discussion. All you need is to bring your Bible, an open heart and an open mind. (The Orthodox Study Bible will be the normative text).

"Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ." St. Jerome

Everyone is welcome AND encouraged to come and bring a friend!

THE DORMITION FAST

Some Thoughts About the Feast

The Feast of the Dormition (Falling-Asleep ) of the Theotokos is preceeded by a Fast period which begins on August 1 and runs through August 15. In many Orthodox Churches, especially those who follow the Byzantine (Constantinopolitan) liturgical tradition, the Supplicatory Service to the Theotokos (Paraklesis) is prayed each evening of the Fast. The Orthodox Christians of the Slavic tradition incorporate the singing of  hymns of lament at the bier (tomb) of Mary, which is patterned after the traditions of Holy Friday. A shroud, with and icon of Mary at her death, is placed on a specially built table which serves as the bier and hymns are chanted.

While there is no canonical Scriptural reference to this Feast, it is referred to in an early Christian apocryphal text. Together with the Feasts of the Nativity of the Theotokos and the Entrance of the Theotokos, these Feasts have a much deeper and spiritual meaning pointing not to Mary but to her, and our, relationship to her Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. While they are referred to as Marian Feasts in reality they are Feasts pointing to Jesus Christ.

As with all Fasting periods in the Church they are meant to help us once again re-focus on our relationship with Jesus Christ and to take spiritual inventory. It is traditional to avail oneself of the Mystery of holy Confession during these 15 days.

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