Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese
400 S. 6th Ave., Butler, PA 16001


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 , on this website, and at

God bless you and direct your steps!

Fr. Bogdan (Bucur), parish priest


If you would like to support Saint Anthony's with a donation, please click below.

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.



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.



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Fellowship after Sunday Liturgy

We usually break bread together on Sundays, following Divine Liturgy. It is a good way for the community to reconnect at the end of a week, to get to know each other better, to strengthen the bonds of existing friendship, and to meet new people. 

To be sure we have enough, but not too much, food each week, we all decided to try coordinating among those who would like to contribute a little or a lot to our joyous Sunday meals. If you'd like to sign up, please click the link below; feel free to change or add anything, and simply type in your name.



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Come celebrate our spiritual patron, Anthony the Great! Join us anytime you can on Saturday, Jan. 18 (Vespers at 6PM) and Sunday, Jan. 19 (Matins, 9AM and Liturgy, 10AM).

Our guest speaker is Dr. Mark Mourachian, a scholar and former professor of Early Christianity. His presentation is titled From Symbols and Revelation to Christian Discipleship: Learning From Saint Ephrem the Syrian. Dr. Mourachian earned his Ph.D. in 2012 from the Early Christian Studies Program at the Catholic University of America with a dissertation on St. Ephrem the Syrian's theological anthropology and the centrality it affords to human freedom. He co-edited, with the late Father Matthew Baker, a valuable collective volume entitled What Is the Bible? The Patristic Doctrine of Scripture (Fortress Press, 2014). After teaching for six years at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Dr. Mourachian now lives with his wonderful family in Cranberry, PA, as part of a community of families intent of cultivating Christian discipleship in the midst everyday family life.

This will also be a day of feasting! Our parish feast also features a spectacular chili cook-off, with many, many types of chilis: hot, mild, with beans, no beans, vegan, Texas style, Chicago Style, Cincinnati Chili, German Chili (with sauerkraut!). Don’t worry if you are vegetarian, there will be 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 Ellwood City. Please be generous to these followers of Saint Anthony, who remember us always in their prayers before God.


Sunday, December 15, 12:30—1:30

Presentation by Fr. Bogdan:

"The Place of Imagination in Orthodox Spirituality"

We will read a text from the compendium of ascetical writings known as the Philokalia, which deals with the place of imagination in personal prayer.




Sunday, August 5: Subdeacon Martin ordained to the Diaconate. Axios!


Crowning of Martie and Melinda (15 April 2018): click here


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.