Schedule of Services:

What You Should Know Before Visiting

Sunday Divine Liturgies start with the Reading of the Hours at 9:40am, and services begin at 10:00am.

Sunday Reader's Services start at 10:00am with the Reading of the Hours.

Saturday Vespers start at 5:00pm. Confessions can be taken afterwards - appointments preferred.

If you are a baptized Orthodox in good-standing with the Church and desire to take communion, and you are new to the parish, please talk with a member of the clergy beforehand.

 

All attendees are asked to wear traditionally modest clothing, including long dresses or skirts for women and pants for men.

Several members of the clergy and the parish can communicate in Russian or other languages.

Normal services are located in the Pine Room of the Lewisburg Club, 131 Market St., Lewisburg PA. Food, fellowship and Sunday School follow services. The Pine Room can be entered through the back door of the Lewisburg Club.

 

Services and the study group are in English, and all are welcome!

Adult Education

Our Mission’s monthly Orthodox Spirituality Reading Group, is held once a month. In it, we explore the riches of biblical tradition through the Orthodox Church and the ancient Church Fathers. The topic of study is currently: Psalm 118 (119). No prior attendance, knowledge, or reading is needed; reading materials will be shared at the discussion.

See page [Study] for more information.

Children's Education

After Sunday Liturgies, during fellowship hour, Sunday School is held for attending youth.

Materials are provided - all the child needs to bring is themselves.

PARISH TROPARION AND KONTAKION

Troparion of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco (Tone 5)

Lo, thy care for thy flock in its sojourn/ prefig­ured the supplications which thou dost ever offer up for the whole world./ Thus do we believe, having come to know thy love,/ O holy hierarch and wonderworker John./ Wholly sanctified by God/ through the ministry of the all-pure Myster­ies/ and thyself ever strengthened thereby,/ thou didst hasten to the suffering,/ O most gladsome Healer.// Hasten now also to the aid of us who honour thee with all our heart.

Kontakion of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco

Thy heart hath gone out to all who entreat thee with love,/ O holy hierarch John,/ and who remember the struggle of thy whole industrious life,/ and thy painless and easy repose,// O faithful servant of the all-pure Directress.

[The Service to St. John of San Francisco]