HOLY RESURRECTION ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL
(Orthodox Church in America)
591 North Main Street Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

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, Archbishop MARK (Maymon), provides spiritual oversight for our community.  In the Archbishop's absence, Fr. Timothy Cremeens, serves as pastor. The parish community was founded in 1892 by Fr. Alexis Toth (now a canonized saint in the Orthodox Church).

 

Holy Resurrection Cathedral exists for the sole 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 sets us free to be who God created us to be. Accepting the Gospel gives us the ability to receive the Holy Spirit, Who then empowers us to live this New life in Christ. In the person of Jesus Christ, 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, in order to raise our humanity to His divinity. He conquered death, hell and the grave by rising from the dead after He suffered, died and was buried. By believing in, and placing our faith and trust in what Jesus Christ Himself, and what He did for us, we are SAVED!

 

All those who believe in Him and have been joined to Him through Holy Baptism and participate in the celebration of His blood poured out, and His body broken for us, comprise the Community of Faith, the Orthodox Church. 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                                              

UPCOMING EVENTS...

 

GREAT LENT - 2018

  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 - Beginning of Great Lent

            FIRST WEEK OF GREAT LENT…

  • Monday, February 19, 6:00 PM - Canon of St. Andrew (will be served at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA)
  • Tuesday, February 20, 6:00 PM - Canon of St. Andrew (will be served at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA)
  • Wednesday, February 21, 6:00 PM - Canon of St. Andrew (will be served at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA)
  • Thursday, February 22, 6:00 PM - Canon of St. Andrew (will be served at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA)
  • Friday, February 23, 6:00 PM - Akathist Hymn (will be served at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA)
  • Saturday, February 24, 9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Chapel of St. Alexis the Man of God of Rome
  • Saturday, February 24, 4:00 PM - Great Vespers (followed by Confession)

SECOND WEEK OF GREAT LENT…

  • Sunday, February 25, 4:00 PM – TRIUMPH OF ORTHODOXY VESPERS (Wilkes-Barre Deanery sponsor - Light dinner served afterwards)
  • Tuesday, February 27, 6:00 PM – Readers Lenten Vespers followed by Bible Study 6:45-8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 28, 6:00 PM – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts (Fr. Timothy will hear Confessions from 5:00 – 5:45 PM)
  • Friday, March 2, 6:00 PM -Akathist Hymn 
  • Saturday, March 3, 9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Chapel of St. Alexis the Man of God of Rome
  • Saturday, March 4, 4:00 PM - Great Vespers (followed by Confession)
WORSHIP, PRAYER and SERVICE SCHEDULE

Regular Weekly Services (Unless otherwise noted)

Saturday-  Great Vespers 4:00 pm (Oct to May )  6:00 pm (June to Sept)  (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 - 8:00)

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

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 for 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!

ABOUT THE UPCOMING FEAST...