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
services downstairs on selected Sundays of
each month to accommodate those parishioners
and guests who are unable to climb the
church stairs. Please share this
information with others who do not have
Please remember in your prayers the
family of Evelyn Burlack, who fell
asleep in the Lord on Thursday.
May God grant His Newly-Departed
Handmaiden Evelyn the Kingdom of
Heaven and Life Everlasting!
Vechnaya Pam'yat! Memory
Eternal! Our love and prayers
for her family--we will miss her
Please remember all those on our parish
Prayer List in
your prayers, especially His Eminence,
Metropolitan Antony, His Eminence,
Archbishop Daniel, Father Paul Bigelow,
Father Joe Cervo, Liz Obradovich, Mary
Ann Kuznik, Bonnie Blair, Martha
Nezolyk, S0nia Luciow, 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 Reader 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
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!
17 February 2019 SUNDAY OF THE
PUBLICAN AND THE PHARISEE;
AFTERFEAST OF THE MEETING OF THE
LORD; VENERABLE ISIDORE OF
PELUSIUM-MONK; MARTYRS JADORUS &
ISIDORE; HIEROMARTYR ABRAMIUS-BISHOP
OF ARBELA IN ASSYRIA; VENERABLE
NICHOLAS THE CONFESSOR-ABBOT OF THE
2 Timothy 3:10-15
Luke 18:10-14 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"