SAINT ANTHONY ORTHODOX CHURCH
Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese
400 S. 6th Ave., Butler, PA 16001
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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

frbogdan@orthodoxbutler.org


We invite you to read our weekly bulletin, where you will find short reflections on the Scripture readings assigned to each Sunday, news from the parish community, and more.

CLICK HERE!


 

Come, worship with us!

Our regular weekly services are as follows:

Saturdays: Vespers, 6:30 pm
Sundays: Matins, 9:15 am; Divine Liturgy, 10:00 am

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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LENTEN SERVICES 

  • LAST LITURGY OF PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS:  W, 3/29, 6:30 PM. (Sts Peter & Paul and the Orthodox Mission in Mars/Cranberry).                  ADDRESS: Old St. Kilian's Church, 205 Clark Street, Mars, PA

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.

  • Saturday, April 1, 6-8 PM: Vespers at the Mars/Cranberry mission, followed by “Intro to Orthodoxy” on Christ as Icon of God and Prototype of humankind. Fr. Bogdan will be at the mission, reader’s Vespers in Butler (or regular Vespers with Fr. Paisius).
  • Saturday, April 8, 10 AM: Raising of Lazarus. Memorial service for all founders and members of the parish, and all our departed loved ones.
  • Sunday, April 9: Palm Sunday. No service at St. Anthony’s. We will gather for Matins (9am) and Liturgy (10 am) will be at our Orthodox mission in Mars. The service will be followed by a fish dish and a presentation by Fr. Bogdan (“Learning Theology from the Orthodox Hymns of Holy Week”).
  • Holy Week: MTW, 6:30 PM at the mission; Thursday and Friday services, and Pascha night at St. Anthony’s followed by common Paschal 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)
Saturday, 3/25 9AM, Matins, 10 AM Divine Liturgy
After the service, Fr. Bogdan will speak about the similarities and differences between the Christian and Muslim understanding of the Annunciation.


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.