Hello Everyone and welcome to our blog. Below you will find some interior photos of our church. I hope you enjoy!
Christmas 2015 - 12/25/15
Christ is born! Glorify Him!!
Here are some photos from our Christmas 2015 service.
Father Mark’s and Matushka Janet 1st Service - 12/23/15
The parish would like to welcome Father Mark and Matushka Janet to our church. Here are some photos from their first service with us.
E-Day with FOCUS - 08/14/15
Check out some photos from FOCUS E-Day on August 14, 2015.
Operation Lace Up - 03/18/15
On December 1, 2014 the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church and FOCUS held their Operation Lace Up in our church. Thank you to everyone who participated in this event!! We are very grateful for everyone’s help. Below you will find some photos remembering this wonderful event.
100th Anniversary - 10/27/13
Check out some photos from our 100th Anniversary Celebration!!
Sheba’s Baptism - 01/08/12
On January 7, 2012 the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church welcomed it newest member into the parish. Sheba was baptized at 10:00 AM and welcomed into our church. She received her first communion as an Orthodox Christian on Sunday January 8, 2012. Below you will find some photos remembering her wonderful event.
Great Vespers: Saturday 5:00 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
Church Life Discussion: 4th Sunday of the Month
The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”
Holy Assumption Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, which is presided over by The Most Reverend Mark (Maymon), Archbishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania. Our mission is bringing the joy of Christ's resurrection to those who have never heard the Good News, and to strengthen and encourage the faithful who reside within Philadelphia and the local area.
The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.
Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy Trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifixion, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.