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 , on this website, and at https://orthodoxoutreachusa.org.

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
  • Sunday, July 8: we pray for the departed servant of God Abie Abraham, decorated WWII veteran.

  • Sunday, July 15, 10 AM: Baptism of Jubilee Mae (Heath). We will celebrate Matins, as usual (9 AM), and the Baptism will be united to the Divine Liturgy.

  • Sunday July 22, after Liturgy: “Pilgrimage to Greece and Romania” (a slide presentation by Cezar and Roxana Cisloiu).

  • Sunday, August 5: No Liturgy at St. Anthony’s! We will (all) be going to St. Elias in New Castle, where Bishop Thomas will ordain Subdeacon Martin to the Diaconate. Logistical details about that Sunday will be posted later. 

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Martie and Melinda Johnson moved to the area with the expressed intention of joining Saint Anthony’s on its road to new life. Now blessed as a subdeacon and continuing to discern his path to the Holy Orders, Martie brings years of relevant experience as a military chaplain, a position in which he excelled at pastoral leadership and ministry, community relations, and catechesis to the unchurched. His wife Melinda is an author of several Orthodox books and the marketing director for Ancient Faith Ministries. She enjoys participating in the life of the parish, and hopes to offer her writing, organizing, and promotion skills to St. Anthony’s growth efforts.

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

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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.