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Unless otherwise noted, all services are in English.
Schedule of Services
9:10am - Adult Education Class (Sept - May)
9:30am - Sunday School (Sept - May)
9:40am - Service of the Hours

3rd and 6th Hour (Confessions are heard during the service)

10:00am - Divine Liturgy
7:00pm - Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts (Lent Only)
The Agape Meal following the service.
7:30pm - Zoom Bible Study

In-depth study of the Scripture from the perspective of the Orthodox Faith. Please check the online calendar for the zoom link.

7:00pm - Akathist (Lent Only)
5:00pm - Great Vespers
Resurrectional Great Vespers.  Confessions are heard following the service.  Occasionally we serve the Vigil service (Vespers and Matins). Please check the calendar.
Eve of Feast
6:30pm - Great Vespers / Vigil
9:30am - Divine Liturgy

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…”

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St. Stephen Orthodox Cathedral 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. 

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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.

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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.

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St. Stephen Orthodox Cathedral
Philadelphia, PA