Assumption of the Holy Virgin
Pan-Orthodox Church
Philadelphia, PA

 

For over 100 years the parish of Assumption of the Holy Virgin has bore witness to the Word in South Philadelphia, through the prayers, generosity and sacrifice of those who have come before us and those who are with us now.  For this we are tremendously grateful!  Please join them and consider helping by doing the following:

1) Worship With Us – whether you come frequently or if you are an occasional visitor, you are part of our parish family, and when you pray with us you help to strengthen and encourage us.

2)  Spread the Word – tell your family, friends, and anyone you believe could benefit, about our community and invite them to come and visit us. A personal invitation is the number one way the Church grows. Tell a friend to “Come and see!”

3)  Pledge Your Support/Make a Donation – help us to continue to be a witness to Christ in the Philadelphia area by pledging your financial support or making a donation. Even if you are not a full-time or even part-time member, your financial assistance can help make a difference. 

4)  Pray For Us – remember us in your prayers, asking that the Lord strengthen, help, and direct us according to His divine will.

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Service Schedule

Great Vespers: Saturday 4:00 PM 

Reading of the Hours: Sunday 9:30 AM

Divine Liturgy: Sunday 10:00 AM

Monthly Panikhida: 1st Sunday of the Month (after Divine Liturgy) 

Property Committee Meeting: 2nd Sunday of the Month

Bible Study: 2nd Tuesday of the Month (In-Person and Zoom)


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Coats for the Homeless and Needy - December 2020 -
Holy Assumption will be collecting used coats in good condition for Adults who are homeless and needy families. The coast will be going to Touch NJ Food Pantry and the St. Paul's Soup and Song Food Pantry for the Homeless.
 
If you are able to donate any coats, the adult coats for the Homeless should be Adult sizes, women and men. The coats for the needy families should be Men and Women Adults sizes and coats for children should be children and toddler sizes. Please ensure that the coats are in good condition. Se thank you for your generosity in advance. We will be distributing the coats to Mother Catherine on DECEMBER 15, 2020. Deacon Michael would like you to donate used coats that you have in your closet and are not using anymore for this project. The giving action is to give any extra you have to the poor, needy, and homeless. Thank you!!
 
Saturday, November 21, 2020: Divine Liturgy for the Entrance of the Holy Theotokos into the Temple 10:00 AM
 
Saturday, November 21, 2020: Great Vespers 4:00 PM
 
Sunday, November 22, 2020: Reading of the Hours at 9:30 AM and Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM
 
Thursday, November 26, 2020: Thanksgiving
 
Saturday, December 5, 2020: Indoor Parish Cleaning & Christmas Decorating
 
 

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