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

Church Interiors

Hello Everyone and welcome to our blog.  Below you will find some interior photos of our church.  I hope you enjoy!

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2019 Day of Giving - 04/13/19

On April 13, 2019, we volunteered at Nanna’s Attic in Broomall, PA for the Parish Day of Giving. We had 10 people volunteer and attend to the work needed to be done there.  Here are some photos from that event!

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2019 Philadelphia Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood Blessing of the Waters - 01/27/19

The Greater Philadelphia Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood along with the gracious assistance from the Anglican Fellowship of the Delaware Valley celebrated the Holy Feast of Epiphany with The Service of Great Blessing of Waters of the Schuylkill 
River on Sunday afternoon, January 27, 2019, from one of the boathouses along Kelly Drive behind the Art Museum of Philadelphia.  Even under overcast skies and cold wind coming off the river, 11 clergy and around 60 faithful Orthodox Christians representing close to a dozen Orthodox parishes from the Philadelphia area participate in this wonderful service.

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Catechumen Tim - 01/27/19

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, we welcomed Tim as a catechumen!

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Christ Is Born! Glorify Him! - 12/25/18

On Tuesday, December 25th the faithful of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church celebrated the feast of the Nativity of Jesus Christ.  Here are some photos from that service!

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2018 Veterans Project - 12/09/18

On Sunday, December 9, Father Mark Koczak (dressed in his naval uniform), Veterans Project Coordinator Dr. Janine McCartney, her husband the Reader Michael McCartney, and parish president Matthew Andrews visited the Veterans Homeless Center to deliver toiletry kits, sheets, homemade hats, food from the food drive table and other donated clothing and articles of need to the Veterans at the Center. The Vets were very appreciative of the gifts. Thank You All for your generous contributions!!!

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Youth Trip to the Philadelphia Zoo - 08/25/18

On Saturday, August 25, 2018, Fr. Mark, our youth, and some of their parents went on a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo.  Here are some photos from that trip!

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Deacon George's Visit - 08/12/18

On Sunday, August 12, 2018, Deacon George Sharonoff visited and served Divine Liturgy with us.  Here are a few photos from his visit.

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Dining Out in Delaware 2018 - 07/29/18

On Sunday, July 29, 2018, we celebrated our second annual Dining Out in Delaware at the Ironhill Brewery Restaurant.

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Mission Vesper Service 2018 - 03/25/18

On Sunday, March 25, 2018, we hosted a Mission Vesper Service.

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Pentecost 2016 - 06/19/16

On Sunday, June 19th the faithful of Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church celebrated the Feast of Holy Pentecost with Great Vespers and Kneeling Service. After Divine Liturgy, over 45 parishioners and guest proceeded to the church basement for an afternoon luncheon with Pascha food.

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Pascha 2016 - 05/01/16

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Christmas 2015 - 12/25/15

Christ is born! Glorify Him!!

Here are some photos from our Christmas 2015 service.

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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.

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E-Day with FOCUS - 08/14/15

Check out some photos from FOCUS E-Day on August 14, 2015.

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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.

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100th Anniversary - 10/27/13

Check out some photos from our 100th Anniversary Celebration!!

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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.


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Service Schedule

Great Vespers: Saturday 4:00 PM (January -March)

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

Weekly News
Monday, April 22, 2019, Bridegroom Matins (with Archbishop Mark) 6:00 PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Bridegroom Matins 6:00 PM
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, Bridegroom Matins with Holy Unction 6:00 PM at St Stephen's Cathedral with Archbishop Mark presiding
Thursday, April 25, 2019, Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 9:00 AM
Thursday, April 25, 2019, Friday Matins with the Readings of the 12 Passion Gospels 6:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2019, Holy Friday Vespers 6:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2019, Matins (with Lamentations, Procession, & Reading of Ezekiel) 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2019, Holy Saturday Vespers with Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (with all 15 readings) 9:00 AM
Sunday, April 28, 2019, Pascha Service (Procession, Matins & Divine Liturgy) 8:30 AM
Sunday, April 28, 2019, Pascha Vespers approximately 15 minutes after the Blessing of the Easter Baskets
Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Bible Study 6:30 PM

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