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Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Wisdom of the Church Fathers and the Monastic Life
St. Seraphim of SarovSt. Seraphim of Sarov
God is a fire that warms and kindles the heart and inward parts. Hence, if we feel in our hearts the cold which comes from the devil — for the devil is cold — let us call on the Lord. He will come to warm our hearts with perfect love, not only for Him but also for our neighbor, and the cold of him who hates the good will flee before the heat of His countenance.


St. Seraphim of Sarov


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Dormition of the Theotokos Welcome to the website of the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church of Oakmont and Verona! If you are a new member of our parish, or are considering membership, this web site will acquaint you with our parish. To those who already belong to the church, this is YOUR website. We hope you will make full use of it, not only to enrich your relationship with the church and your fellow members, but to strengthen and support our parish and its ministries as well. Read More


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Services this week:
     8/28: Orthros 9am/Divine Liturgy 10am
     8/29: Orthros 9am/Divine Liturgy 10am (Beheading of John the Baptist)
     8/31: Paraklesis — 7pm
     9/3: Vespers — 6pm
     9/4: Orthros 9am/Divine Liturgy 10am

No Bible Study on August 30th. Resumes on September 6, 2016.

Please see the Church Events Calendar for all upcoming Church Services and our parish's ministry happenings! Note that the calendar will not show events that are scheduled for the Church Social Hall or Riverside Landing facility. If you know of an event or would like an event listed, please send email to events@dormitionpgh.org with the event details.

Orthodox Tidbits — St. Symeon the Stylite


St. Symeon The Stylite In these times [about 440 A.D.] there flourished and became illustrious, Symeon, of holy and famous memory, who originated the contrivance of stationing himself on the top of a column, thereby occupying a space of scarcely two cubits in circumference. This man, endeavoring to realize in the flesh the existence of the heavenly hosts, lifts himself above the concerns of earth, and overpowering the downward tendency of man's nature, is intent on things above. He was adored by all the countryside, wrought many miracles, and the Emperor Theodosius II listened to his advice and sought his benediction.

Symeon prolonged his endurance of this mode of life through fifty-six years; nine of which he spent in the first monastery where he was instructed in divine knowledge, and forty-seven in the "Mandra" as it was called; namely, ten in a certain nook; on shorter columns, seven; and thirty upon one of forty cubits.

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