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
Our regular weekly services are as follows:
Saturdays: Vespers, 6:30 pm
Sundays: Matins, 9:15 am; Divine Liturgy, 10:00 am
Weekly Saturday and Sunday services have resumed at St. Anthony's!
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.
Our new Facebook page: facebook.com/orthodoxbutler
Sat/Sun, January 13-14: all services at Sts Peter and Paul (Bishop Daniel presiding).
Following Divine Liturgy, Bishop Daniel will lead the blessing of Lake Arthur.
Sunday, January 21: FEAST OF SAINT ANTHONY!
[click HERE for a flyer in PDF]
Please join us on Saturday, 20 January (6 PM) and Sunday, 21 January for Matins (9 AM) and Divine Liturgy (10 AM), to celebrate with us our spiritual patron, St. Anthony the Great!
Our guest speaker will be Mr. Martie Johnson, a retired U.S. Navy Chaplain and former U.S. Marine. He and his family converted to the Orthodox faith in 2008. He serves and worships in Butler, PA at St. Anthony's Antiochian
Orthodox Church and they are working to establish a Mission outreach in Mars/ Cranberry PA (www.orthodoxoutreachusa.org).
This will also be a day of feasting! Our parish will treat you to a spectacular chili lunch, with many, many types of chilis: hot, mild, with beans, no beans, vegan, Texas style, Chicago Style, Cincinnati Chili, German Chili (with
sauerkraut!)—and vegetarian lasagna as a meatless option. Trust us, you won't regret this.
Since we are celebrating Saint Anthony the Great, “the father of monks,” we intend to take a special collection to assist the nuns at the Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Elwood City. Please be generous to these followers of Saint Anthony, who remember us always in their prayers before God.
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.