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St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
220 Mansfield Blvd (mailing: PO Box 835), Carnegie, PA 15106
Divine Liturgy Sunday 9:30 AM * Vespers Saturday 6:00 PM
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Today's Saints
Glorification of the Priestmartyr Alexander Hotovitzky
Glorification of the Priestmartyr Alexander Hotovitzky

The New Martyr of Russia Alexander Hotovitzky was born on February 11, 1872 in the city of Kremenetz, into the pious family of Archpriest Alexander, who was Rector of the Volhynia Theological Seminary and would later be long remembered in the hearts of the Orthodox inhabitants of Volhynia as a good…

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Greatmartyr Barbara and Martyr Juliana, at Heliopolis in Syria
Greatmartyr Barbara and Martyr Juliana, at Heliopolis in Syria

The Holy Great Martyr Barbara lived and suffered during the reign of the emperor Maximian (305-311). Her father, the pagan Dioscorus, was a rich and illustrious man in the Syrian city of Heliopolis. After the death of his wife, he devoted himself to his only daughter. Seeing Barbara’s…

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Martyr John of Damascus
Martyr John of Damascus

Saint John of Damascus was born about the year 680 at Damascus, Syria into a Christian family. His father, Sergius Mansur, was a treasurer at the court of the Caliph. John had also a foster brother, the orphaned child Cosmas (October 14), whom Sergius had taken into his own home. When the children…

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Saint John, Bishop of Polybotum

Saint John, Bishop of Polybotum (in Phrygia), was known as a denouncer of the heresy and impiety of Emperor Leo the Isaurian. Saint John opposed Leo for his iconoclasm, and taught his flock the Orthodox doctrine of the veneration of icons. The saint died at the beginning of the eighth century. The…

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Saint Gennadius, Archbishop of Novgorod
Saint Gennadius, Archbishop of Novgorod

Saint Gennadius, Archbishop of Novgorod, was descended from the Gonzov family and was, in the testimony of contemporaries, “dignified, intelligent, virtuous and learned in the Holy Scripture.” He was made a monk at the Valaam monastery, under the spiritual guidance of Saint Sabbatius of…

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Monastic Martyr, Hieromonk Seraphim, Bishop of the Phanar

The Hieromonk Seraphim, Bishop of the Phanar was from the village of Bezoula, Agrapha diocese in Greece. He lived in asceticism at first as a monk at the Monastery of the Most Holy Theotokos at Koronis, and later was chosen as bishop of the Phanar and Neochorion. For his refusal to accept Islam, he…

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Icon of the Mother of God of Damascus

The Damascene Icon of the Mother of God, by ancient tradition, was painted by Saint John of Damascus in gratitude to the Theotokos for the miraculous healing of his right hand, cut off through the perfidy of Emperor Leo the Isaurian. This icon is also known as “Of the Three Hands” Icon…

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November 21st

1. The Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Mother of God.

When the most holy Virgin Mary had reached the age of three, her parents, holy Joachim and Anna, took her from Nazareth to Jerusalem, to give her to the service of God in fulfillment of their promise. It was three days journey to Jerusalem, but, going as they were on God's work, they did not find the journey difficult. Many of Joachim and Anna's kinsmen gathered to take part in this celebration, in which the invisible angels of God also took part. Maidens went ahead with lighted candles in their hands, followed by the most holy Virgin, led on either side by her father and mother. The Virgin was clad in royal and beautiful garments, like those of the 'king's daughter', the Bride of God (Ps. 44:9,10). Behind them walked many of their kinsfolk and friends, all bearing lighted candles. There were fifteen steps leading to the Temple. Her parents stood the Virgin on the first step, and she ran quickly to the top on her own, where the High Priest, Zacharias, the father of St John the Forerunner, met her and, taking her by the hand, led her not only into the Temple but into the Holy of Holies, the holiest place of all, into which none could enter except the High Priest, and that once a year. St Theophylact of Ochrid says that Zacharias was ,out of himself, and moved by God' when he led the Virgin into the chief place in the Temple, beyond the second curtain - otherwise there could be no explanation of his action. Her parents then offered sacrifices to God, according to the Law, received the priest's blessing and returned home, leaving the most holy Virgin in the Temple. She dwelt in the Temple for nine whole years. While her parents were alive, they visited her often. When they departed this life, the holy Virgin was left an orphan, and longed to remain in the Temple for the rest of her days, without entering into marriage. This being contrary both to the Law and Israelite custom, she was confided at the age of twelve to St Joseph, a kinsman of hers in Nazareth, so that she might, under the protection of betrothal, live in virginity and thus fulfil both her desire and the demands of the Law, for it was unknown in Israel at that time for a girl to vow perpetual virginity. The holy Virgin Mary was the first to do this, and was later followed by thousands upon thousands of virgin men and women in the Church of Christ.

Today's Commemorations
10th Sunday of Luke, Barbara the Great Martyr, John the Righteous of Damascus, New Hieromartyr Seraphim, Bishop of the Phanar in Greece, Juliana the Martyr of Heliopolis, Alexander Hotovitzky, New Hieromartyr of Russia, Missionary to America
Today's Scripture Readings
ST. PAUL'S LETTER TO THE GALATIANS 3:23-29; 4:1-5
Brethren, before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed. So that the law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian; for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise. I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no better than a slave, though he is the owner of all the estate; but he is under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father. So with us; when we were children, we were slaves to the elemental spirits of the universe. But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
LUKE 13:10-17
At that time, Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, "Woman, you are freed from your infirmity." And he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and she praised God. But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, said to the people, "There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be healed, and not on the sabbath day." Then the Lord answered him, "You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to water it? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?" As he said this, all his adversaries were put to shame; and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him.
Today's Thought

“Faith, indeed is of two kinds. Thus, ‘Faith cometh by hearing, (Rom. 10:17) for, when we hear the sacred Scriptures, we believe in the teaching of the Holy Spirit. And this faith is made perfect by all those things which Christ has ordained; it believes truly, it is devout, and it keeps the commandments of Him who has renewed us. For he who does not believe in accordance with the tradition of the Catholic Church or who through untoward works holds communion with the Devil is without faith. Then again, there is a faith ‘which is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.’ (Heb. 11:1) This is an undoubting and unquestioning hope both for the things promised us by God and for the success of our petitions. The first kind of faith comes from our faculty of judgment, whereas the second is one of the gifts of the Spirit.” – St. John of Damascus

HOLY DAYS & LENTEN SEASONS
Nativity Eve/Nativity Jan 6/7
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Nativity Eve/Nativity Day
Jan 6/7

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Circumcision of Our Lord/St. Basil/New Year Day
Jan 14th

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Theophany Eve/Theophany (Blessing of Water)
Jan 18/19th

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Presentation of Our Lord into the Temple
Feb 15th

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Annunciation of Virgin Mary
April 7th

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Nativity of St. John Baptist
July 7th

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St. Peter & St. Paul
July 12th

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St. Volodymr / Baptism of Ukraine
July 28th

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Prophet Elijah
August 2nd

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Transfiguration
August 19th

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Dormition of the Theotokos
August 28th

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Beheading St. John Baptist
Sept 11th

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Nativity Theotokos
Sept 21st

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Holy Exhalation Cross
Sept 27th

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Prokova
Oct 14th

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Archangel Michael
Nov 21st

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St. John C
Nov 26th

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Presentation of Theotokos into Temple
Dec 4th

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St. Andrew
Dec 13th

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St. Nicholas Wonderworker
Dec 19th

Grand Compline Nativity Eve 2021
Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday April 25 2021

 

Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy Services are on April 25, 2021 and will begin at 9:30 AM!
 
Palms and pussy willows will be blessed at 9:30 so that all in attendance can get their palms and pussy willows while the Liturgy is beginning and will be able to hold them throughout the Liturgy. Please arrive on time to get your palms and pussy willows so that you can participate in the service this way.
 
Please reach out with any questions or concerns about attending the services to frjohn.charest@aol.com 847-910-7120. Thank you and see you Sunday. The service will be livestreamed and viewable from our Facebook page or website too.

 

St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church

P. O. Box 835

(Mailing Address)

 

220 Mansfield Blvd.

Carnegie, PA  15106

Rectory:  412-279-2111

Parish Hall:  412-276-9718


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  • Wed
    30Nov

    6:00 PM Akathist Service for Nativity
    7:00 PM Bible Study with Deacon Evan
  • Thu
    1Dec

    10:00 AM Parishioner Senior Coffee Hour
  • Fri
    2Dec

    6:00 PM Akathist of Thanksgiving for St. Constantine School followed by Lenten Potluck in Parish Social Hall
  • Sat
    3Dec

    6:00PM Great Vespers for Entry of Theotokos into the Temple
  • Sun
    4Dec

    Entry of Theotokos into the Temple
    UOL Sunday
    9:30AM Divine Liturgy
    Support the Seminary Coffee Hour
Service Schedule
Sunday
9:30am - Divine Liturgy

Followed by Coffee Hour at the Parish Hall

  
Tuesday
7:00pm - Moleben for Peace

Services alternate between Sts. Peter & Paul UOC & Holy Trinity Parish

  
Wednesday
6:00pm - Akathist to the Nativity of Christ

Served on Wednesday's during Advent

  
Friday
6:00pm - Akathist to the Nativity of Christ

Served on Friday's during Advent

  
Saturday
6:00pm - Vespers
  

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St. Martin's Angel Tree
22 Nov 2022 at 11:15pm

St. Martin's Angel Tree Information!

Gifts Due December 14th!


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Christmas Dinners
8 Nov 2022 at 10:21pm

Christmas Dinners

Dec. 24th 1 to 4 pm


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Cookie Walk 2022
19 Oct 2022 at 4:55pm

Cookie Walk 2022

Saturday, December 10, 2022


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All Saints Camp News
19 Oct 2022 at 4:55pm

All Saints Camp News!

Annual Meeting & Loving Water Campaign 


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Archbishop Daniel's Liturgical Schedule
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http://www.uocofusa.org/news_180803_3.html

Month of DECEMBER in the Life of the Church - Місяць ГРУДЕНЬ в житті Церкви
29 Nov 2022 at 10:23pm

http://www.uocofusa.org/news_221129_2.html

UOC of the USA: Our Humanitarian Mission in Ukraine
4 May 2022 at 7:00pm

УПЦ США: Наше Благодійне Служіння в Україні


http://www.uocofusa.org/news_220504_2.html

Ecumenical Prayer Service for the People and Nation of Ukraine in Lehigh Vall...
1 Dec 2022 at 9:13am

Екуменічне Богослужіння за Мир в Україні в Околиці Аллентавн, Пенсильванія


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Christmas Ornaments for the Consistory - Надсилайте прикраси на головну Різдв...
2 Dec 2022 at 2:32am

Надсилайте прикраси на головну Різдв'яну ялинку в Консисторії Церкви


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The parish supports various causes and efforts through-out the community during the year.  Below are just a few of our current on-going efforts.

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St. Peter & St. Paul
PO Box 835
Carnegie, PA 15106
Location
220 Mansfield Boulevard
Carnegie, PA 15106
Email, Phone, and Fax
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(412) 279-2111 (Rectory) (Phone)
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