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Our Building Project

Building Project for the Mission Parish of
St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco, Union County, PA

St. John's parish is ready to build! An engineering plan has been commissioned for a small initial temple on our 6-acre site. Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan has blessed a standing Cross for the building site with holy water, amplified by a good dousing of rainwater. 

Please donate to help move ahead construction soon, to help bring and sustain the traditional Christian Gospel in our area, and its first Orthodox Church and the only Russian Orthodox Church in central Pennsylvania.

All money donated to our building fund through the link below (specifying building fund) will be designated for building use only, and any surplus funds will be devoted to future phases, including purchase of a trailer, digging a well, constructing a parking lot, and moving ahead with plans for a larger temple. (In the event of any significant change or stop to mission plans, donors will be notified and have the opportunity for a refund, although hopefully that will not be needed.)


Asking for your prayers, and for the intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God, and our patron St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco! Glory to God for all things!

Any questions can be directed to:

Our rector Fr George Sharonoff,, 570-751-9063,

to Fr. Dn. Paul Siewers,, 570-523-8876,

or to our Warden/Starosta Luke Soboleski,, 570-447-8748.

If you prefer to donate via check rather than electronic means, a check can be made out to:


Send to: P.O. BOX 591, LEWISBURG, PA 17837

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