Holy Ghost Orthodox Church In Slickville, Pa



Holy Ghost Orthodox Church is a multi-ethnic, English-speaking Orthodox parish in rural Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. We are located approximately halfway between Delmont and Saltsburg, off of State Route 819 (five miles north of US Route 22 East of Murrysville). Under the Omophorion of His Grace, Bishop Daniel, Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy  of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. Holy Ghost has been serving Our Lord since its founding by Galician Immigrants in 1923.

Although Holy Ghost is a small parish by today's standards, the people of our parish pride themselves on their hospitality and love towards our visitors.
Please plan to stay after Divine Liturgy for our Coffee Hour Social Time.

Please feel free to contact Father Robert Popichak if you have any questions or are interested in learning about the Orthodox Church. Father Bob has served at Holy Ghost since January of 1998.

All Services are in
English. Holy Day Services are announced in the weekly bulletin (see below).


Please remember in your prayers, His Eminence, Metropolitan Antony, who was hospitalized during the annual Meeting of the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops in Detroit.  May Our Lord Jesus Christ heal him quickly and completely so he may continue to His Work!  Get well soon, Vladkya Antony!

We will resume holding a service downstairs on the last Sunday of each month to accommodate those parishioners and guests who are unable to climb the church stairs.  Our next service in the church hall will be on Sunday, October 30, 2016.  Please share this information with others who do not have internet access!

Slickville will celebrate its Centennial in 2017...check out the celebration website at www.slickville100.com !!!

Please remember all those on our parish Prayer List in your prayers, especially His Eminence, Metropolitan Antony, His Grace, Bishop Daniel,  Father John Harvey, John Sheliga, Pastor Ed Bowen, Father Paul Bigelow, Liz Obradovich, Jean Stutchel, Mary Ann Kuznik,  and Pani-Matka Sonia Diakiw.  May our Lord Himself be a source of recovery and comfort to them.

  There is now a "clearing house" for Orthodox events in the Greater Pittsburgh region:
 is up and running with lots of new information--check it out!

  A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to Alexander Popichak, who revised and modified this web page to be both beautiful and Much More Functional than my rudimentary one.  Thanks Alex, and God Bless you for your work for His Church!

Please continue to pray for the guests and staff of the Eastern Orthodox Foundation!

Please remember in your prayers His Eminence, Metropolitan Paul and His Eminence Mar Gregorios, who were kidnapped in April.  Media coverage continues to be  minimal to non-existant!

“Metropolitan Paul Yazigi of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo (brother of His Beatitude Patriarch John X of the Great City-of-God Antioch and all the East), and Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim of the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo, were both abducted this morning, Monday, April 22nd, while they were traveling together on the road between Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) and the north Syrian city of Aleppo.  The driver of the vehicle in which they were traveling was killed in the attack.  Your prayers are requested.”

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A very special THANK YOU to Darlene D. for her very kind donation to our church.  May God reward her a thousand-fold for her generosity.  God Bless you!

Weekly Bulletin

09 OCTOBER 2016
Tone 7
2 Corinthians 6:1-10; 1 John 4:12-19
Luke 5:1-11; John 19:25-27, 21:24-25
Litany in Blessed Memory of Nicholas & Catherine Behun—the Behun family

Please Note:
Holy Ghost follows the "Old" or Julian Calendar for fixed feasts--meaning that we celebrate
the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on 07 January on the Gregorian or "civil" calendar.

To read this week's bulletin in Adobe Reader© Format Click  Here.
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Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church

714 Westmoreland Avenue
P.O. Box 3
Slickville, PA   15684-0003

Divine Liturgy:
Sundays at 10:30 AM

Very Rev. Father Robert Popichak
                PastorFather Robert
e-mail Father Bob

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                          bit of Slickville is everywhere!

Slickville is everywhere!

Bishop Daniel Visits Slickville

Special Thanks to Vladyka Daniel and the seminarians who visited our parish for Divine Liturgy and coffee hour!
Eis Polla, Eti Despota, Vladyka Daniel!

Click here to see Alex's article and some Slickville photos on the UOCofUSA Website!


Proclaiming the Truth
 since 33 AD!