Orthodoxy in our area
The Butler area is blessed to have no less than three Orthodox parishes: our own Saint Anthony parish (Antiochian Orthodox), Saint Andrew (Orthodox Church in America), and Saints Peter and Paul (Ukrainian Orthodox). Click on the respective links to visit our neighbors and fellow Orthodox.
We are also close to the Monastery of the Transfiguration (Orthodox Church in America) in Ellwood City, the Monastery of the Nativity of the Theotokos (Greek Orthodox) in Saxonburg, and the Convent of St. Thekla and retreat center at the Antiochian Village (Antiochian Orthodox).
PAN-ORTHODOX LITURGIES IN BUTLER
The three Orthodox churches in our area come together in Liturgy a good number of times in a year: on the days of our patron saints--Saint Anthony's hosts the Panorthodox Liturgy the Sunday closest to January 17--and at the beginning of the great fasts of the Orthodox calendar.
It is not only a witness to our unity of teaching and worship, but a joy for the three concelebrating priests, and for all the parishioners of our three communities.Click here and here for some video footage of the beautiful service celebrated in 2011, on this first Pan-Orthodox Sunday Liturgy at St. Anthony's. The photo below is of Fr. Bogdan and some of the Byzantine chanters from Pittsburgh.