Garden of the Theotokos

We are the only Russian Orthodox Christian parish in Central Pennsylvania, tracing our worship and teachings back to Byzantium and the Holy Land.


Under the patronage and asking the intercession of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God, we seek to transform the six acres of our mission land in rural Union Township into a garden dedicated to the Theotokos. With a Temple for worship of her son, our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ, as the focus, we also are working to build an Orthodox Christian community of faith through gardening, including berry patches and flower and vegetable beds, a pumpkin patch, and perhaps in future beehives, orchard areas, and a chicken coop/yard. Glory to God! To help us in this project of faith and community across generations, in the beauty of God's creation, please contact our Warden Luke or Deacon Paul.