We are an Orthodox Christian community of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, under the care of Bishop Thomas of Charleston, Oakland, and the Mid-Atlantic.
Our community at St. Anthony's extends a heartfelt invitation to all Orthodox Christians and to all interested visitors to join us in worship and fellowship. (For driving directions, click here!). And until we meet face to face, follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/orthodoxbutler as well as on this website.
God bless you and direct your steps!
Fr. Bogdan (Bucur), parish priest
Come, worship with us!
Our regular weekly services are as follows:
Saturdays: Vespers, 6:30 pm
For feasts that fall on a weekday, we usually meet at 6:30pm on the eve of the feast to celebrate Vesperal Liturgy.
During Lent the Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts is typically rotating between the three Orthodox churches in our area. For this year's services, see below.
NEWS and UPCOMING EVENTS
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FROM BUTLER/CRANBERRY TO TX
As we begin the New Church Year and enjoy the U.S. Labor Day holiday, we are all aware of many people who are in dire need following the devastation and on-going flooding, caused by Hurricane Harvey in Southeastern Texas. [SUMMARY]
We pray for all people’s “deliverance from all tribulation, wrath, danger and necessity,” and we look to take part in the recovery and the rebuilding of people's lives with our efforts and the help of the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) in this hard-hit region of the United States. Here is what we propose:
FIRST, St. Anthony’s and the Cranberry Outreach, together, will do their best to respond to the call of our hierarch, Metropolitan Joseph: “As people of God and the Church of Christ, we feel compelled to help our brothers and sisters in need. Therefore, I am asking every parish and mission of the archdiocese to appeal to their faithful and hold special collections throughout the month of September so that we can alleviate a little of the pain and suffering the good people of that area are enduring.” Please bring your offerings to our worship services in the month of September, and we will send our month total to the relief efforts.
SECOND, St. Anthony’s and the Cranberry Outreach look to schedule one hour on one Sunday a month from now until Nativity to come together (and invite the community around us) to make simple “Cleaning Kits” and “Health Kits” and to ship those kits to IOCC for distribution in Texas to aid in the rebuilding and recovery efforts. Please look for upcoming dates and mark your calendar to join us for worship and stay afterward to work together to assemble these kits.
These two simple acts will help us to “not consider our riches as belonging to us alone; but permits us to open wide our hand to those who are in need; assist those in poverty and pain; and comfort those who have fallen into extreme distress; console those who are in sorrow or oppressed with bodily maladies, and the want of necessities…” (St. Cyril of Alexandria).
We hope you, your friends, and your family will join us in this effort as we pray and offer a blessing to those in need and do our part to bring much-needed assistance to so many.
Baptism of Miruna Bucur (2 Feb 2014): video here.
The Becker family (Timothy, Caroline Anna, Samuel, Luke, and Hossana Perpetua) were received into Orthodoxy. Their sponsors are Deacon Luke and Alexis Cross. Photos are available on Facebook page of Chris Humphrey, who was kind enough to make professional photos of this event. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see a couple of them.
The Becker family with their sponsors.