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 HisEminence,
Archbishop 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
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).
We will hold 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, April 30,
2017. Please share this information
with others who do not have internet access!
Please remember all those on our parish Prayer List in
your prayers, especially His Eminence,
Metropolitan Antony, His Eminence,
Archbishop Daniel, Father John
Harvey, John Sheliga, Father Paul
Bigelow, Liz Obradovich, Mary Ann
Kuznik, Bonnie Blair, Martha Nezolyk,
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: www.pittsburghorthodox.com
is up and running with lots of new
information--check it out!
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
Please continue to
pray for the guests and staff of the Eastern
remember in your
Paul and His
Paul Yazigi of the
Archdiocese of Aleppo
(brother of His
John X of the Great
and all the East), and
Mar Gregorios Yohanna
Ibrahim of the Syriac
of Aleppo, were both
abducted this morning,
Monday, April 22nd,
while they were
traveling together on
the road between
Turkey) and the north
Syrian city of
driver of the vehicle
in which they were
traveling was killed
in the attack.
Your prayers are
of the 21 New Coptic Martyrs
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!
30 APRIL 2017 3RD
OF ROME Tone 2
15:43-16:8 Parastas in
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"
IS Risen! Indeed He IS Risen!
Христос воскрес! Воістину воскрес!
Χριστός ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!
(Khristós Anésti! Alithós
Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a
!المسيح قام! حقا قام
(al-Masīḥ qām! Ḥaqqan qām!)
Icon--Descent into Hades
Icon of The Myrrh-Bearing Women