In thy birthgiving, O Theotokos, thou didst keep and preserve virginity; and in thy falling-asleep thou hast not forsaken the world for thou was translated into life, being the Mother of Life. Wherefore, by thine intercessions, deliver our souls from death.
Your Prayers Requested!
Fr. Don has received the following Prayer Request from Bishop THOMAS and the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops ...
Beloved in Christ,
God bless you. I received this message from the Assembly of Bishops. Please keep these hierarchs in your prayers.
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.
Thank you. Have a blessed day.
Yours in Christ,
Welcome to the website of the community of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church of Johnstown, PA. We welcome you to browse the site to learn more about our parish. Please consider joining us for Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings or contact the parish office to schedule an appointment with Father Don.
We are a parish of the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland, and the Mid-Atlantic of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, Metropolitan PHILIP, Primate. Our Diocese is overseen by His Grace, Bishop THOMAS, who assists His Eminence, Metropolitan PHILIP.
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In 2012 we celebrated the anniversary of Fr. Don and Janet Shadid as well as the ordination of David Jacobs to the Deaconate. See the links below for images from both events.