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Archbishop MARK (Maymon)
144 St. Tikhon's Road
Waymart, Pennsylvania 18472
570-937-9331 (Phone)

His Eminence, Archbishop MARK was consecrated to the Holy Episcopacy on December 5, 2004. His consecrating bishops included His Beatitude Ignatius IV at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus, Syria as well as numerous Metropolitans of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch. He was enthroned at St. George Cathedral in Toledo, Ohio on August 25, 2005 and served as Bishop of the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of America.

Archbishop MARK served as priest of St. John the Evangelist Church in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania from 1997 to 2000. In January of 2001, he was assigned to St. George in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Archbishop MARK was born on June 22, 1958 in New Albany, Indiana. He was baptized in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church in 1958 and confirmed when he was nine. He attended elementary school at our Lady of Perpetual Help and graduated from New Albany High School in 1976. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1985. In 1987, he was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Literature from Oral Roberts University and accepted the position of Adjunct Professor of Old Testament at Oral Roberts University.

Having been introduced to the Orthodox Church by the V. Rev. George Eber, pastor of St. Antony in Tulsa, Oklahoma and his professors of Church History, Dr. Jerry Sandidge and his Old Testament professor, Dr. Howard Ervin at Oral Roberts University, Archbishop MARK was received into the Church through Holy Chrismation on Great and Holy Wednesday 1989. He attended St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary, receiving his Master of Divinity degree at St. Vladimir’s in 1991.

From 1993 – 1997, His Eminence worked in mental Health as a Mental Health worker at Mercy Psychiatric on a dual diagnosis unit and from 1997 – 2000, as a crisis worker in the emergency room at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Aliquippa, PA.

Archbishop MARK was ordained a deacon on August 17, 1997. On September 7, 1997, he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. Archbishop MARK was received into the Orthodox Church in America on January 1, 2011, and given the title of Bishop of Baltimore. On January 17, 2014, he was nominated to fill the vacant Episcopal See of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania at a special Diocesan Assembly at Saint Nicholas Church in Bethlehem, PA — he had served as the Diocese’s Administrator since 2012. On March, 18, 2014, he was elected by the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America to fill the vacant Episcopal See of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania.

His Eminence was enthroned as Bishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, was celebrated at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Saint Stephen Cathedral on Saturday, May 10, 2014. He was elevated to the rank of Archbishop during the 2015 Spring Session of the Holy Synod.

He also presently serves as the Synodal Liason to the various commissions and departments of the OCA.

Very Rev. Fr. Timothy Cremeens, PhD
Dean & Pastor
591 N. Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18705
570-202-0755 (Phone)

Fr. Timothy became the Pastor/Dean of Holy Resurrection Cathedral, effective November 1, 2014. He is a graduate of Colorado State University (1990) with a BA in History, from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (1993) with an MDiv, and from Regent University School of Divinity (2011) with a PhD in the History of Global Christianity.

Originally from Evangelical & Pentecostal-Charismatic background, Fr. Timothy has taught Bible & Church History at Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA), Assumption College (Worcester, MA), Anna Maria College (Paxton, MA), Olivet University & Seminary (San Francisco, CA), King's College (Wilkes-Barre, PA) and at Grace Graduate School of Ministry (Twin Falls, ID) where he also is serving as Interim Dean.

Ordained a Deacon in 1991 and a Priest in 1992, Fr. Timothy has served as pastor of St. George (Antiochian) Orthodox Church Church (1992-1997) in Danbury, CT; founding pastor of Holy Trinity (Antiochian) Orthodox Church (1997-2004) in Little Rock, AR; assistant pastor of St. Basil's (Antiochian) Orthodox Church (2004-2009) in Poquoson, VA & pastor of St. Mary's Assumption (Albanian OCA) Orthodox Church (2009-2013) in Worcester, MA.

Fr. Timothy has served as a spiritual advisor to a local chapter of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) college ministry, a Hospice Chaplain and the Director of the Washburn House Hospice Residential Center. He is a member of the Orthodox Theological Society of America, the Society for Pentecostal Studies, the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Christian Churches Gathered of Northeastern Pennsylvania and a board member of the Charismatic Leaders' Fellowship and the International Fellowship of the Communities of Jesus.

He is married to Tammy Kennedy (1983) and they have three children; Gabriel (b. 1992), Zoe (b. 1994) and Magdalena (b. 1997).

Protodeacon Sergei Kapral
49 Maffett St
Plains, PA 18705
570-825-6097 (Phone)
Protodeacon Keith Russin (retired)
136 Maffett Street
Plains, PA 18705
570-823-0695 (Phone)
Board of Directors President Michael Pieck
Parish Treasurer Debbie Sokolovich
Board of Directors Member Alice Lowandosky
Board of Directors Member Andrew Buleza
Board of Directors Member Natalie Gripp
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