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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The Orthodox practice is to fast before these evening Liturgies from about noon (have a light lunch, then abstain from food and drink). Following the services, we will break the fast with a Lenten potluck meal.
Sunday, 19 March, 4 PM: Lenten Vespers at the Orthodox Mission in Mars/Cranberry (Old St. Kilian's Church, 205 Clark Street, Mars, PA). Homilist: Fr. Paul Abernathy (FOCUS).
Middle Eastern Lenten meal to follow the service.
FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION (Sts Peter & Paul)
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.