Installation of Bishop Mark - 05/10/14
On May 10th, St. Stephen's Cathedral was a site of a historic even of the installation of His Grace, Bishop Mark as a new rulling hierarch of our Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern PA. Here are some pictures from the event (courtesy of Anastasia Hanney).
Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania 2014 Assembly - 01/17/14
17th All-American Council - 11/13/12Fr. Victor and Bob Gogats were present in Parma OH as delegates from St. Stephen's Cathedral for the election of the new Primate of the Orthodox Church in America. Our Diocesan Hierarch, Tikhon, was elected to head our Church. Eis Pola Eti Despota!
Trip To Local Monasteries - 06/29/12
In June a group of men from our Cathedral went to St. Tikhon's Monastery for a retreat. On the way to St. Tikhon's we made a quick stop at Holy Protection Convent (Agia Skepi), a women's monastery that was recently established in Poconos. We stayed overnight at St. Tikhon's which allowed us to attend both the services of Vespers and Matins in the evening and the Divine Liturgy in the morning. This was a very memorable trip for everyone who participated.
Visit by St. Tikhon's Mission Choir - 05/06/12On Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6 we had a blessing of St. Tikhon's Seminary Choir visiting St. Stephen's once again and singing responses at Saturday Vespers and Sunday Liturgy. It was a wonderful testament of the work that is being done at St. Tikhon’s in both educating the future clergy of the Church and in providing an opportunity for our faithful to learn more about the ancient tradition of Orthodox singing. Through the generosity of our parishioners we were able to present St. Tikhon’s Seminary with a donation in the amount of $2000. We want to thank all those who contributed and also remember in prayer our departed parishioner Catherine Paulasack, whose bequest to our Cathedral for charitable distribution contributed to this amount. We also want to thank all the family that hosted seminarians during their visit to St. Stephen. May the Lord bless you with Many Years!
Vacation Church School Day 2 - 07/14/11On day 2 of our school we had a Treasure Hunt and prepared food for homeless of Philadelphia (distributed with King's Jubilee). We also welcomed a youth group from our sister parish in Berwick, PA that came with Fr. Michael Demko.
On Mon. Jan. 22, 2011 a number of parishioners from St. Stephen Cathedral participated in March For Life in Washington DC. This annual event brought hundreds of thousands of people from all corners of our country who protest legalized abortion in our cou - 01/24/11
Church School Graduation - 06/06/10On Sunday, June 6, 2010 we had our traditional Graduate Recognition. We congratulated those of our parishioners that have graduated High School and from institutions of higher education. We also recognized all our Sunday School students and teachers for their work this past school year.
Ordination of George Zlatkowski into Deaconate - 02/07/10
On Sun. Feb. 7 our parishioner George Zlatkowski was ordained by His Grace Bishop Tikhon into Holy Deaconate. We congratulate George with this important event in his life and wish him and his family Many Years of faithful service to Christ’s
Gazebo Blessing and Sundae Sunday - 10/11/09
On Oct. 11 we had a service of blessing of the Gazebo located by our parking lot. This Gazebo was made possible through a generous donation by Helen Davis and already has come to a good use by many of our parishioners and visitors.
Also, on the same day our Sunday School children held their annual Sundae Sunday event. As in the past, all proceeds will be given as a donation to buy stockings filled with presents for children in Russia, Albania, Poland, Slovakia, the Ukraine and Alaska.
Church School Picnic - 09/12/09Before the beginning of Church School year all the children and their parents were invited to get together for a picnic. Due to bad weather we were not able to have the picnic outside but everyone had a wonderful time enjoying the food and various activities.
Graduate Recognition Sunday - 06/14/09On Sunday, June 14, we had our traditional Graduate Recognition. We congratulated those of our parishioners that have graduated High School and from institutions of higher education. We also recognized all our Sunday School students and teachers for their work this past school year.
Meat Fare Dinner and Installation of Parish Council - 02/22/09On Sunday, Feb. 22 our parish hosted special MeatFare Dinner following the Divine Liturgy. At the conclusion of the service the newly-elected members of the Parish Council were installed in their office positions.
St. Stephen's Day 2008His Grace Bishop Tikhon joined us on Saturday, Dec. 27 for the celebration of our patronal feast day. Following the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy His Grace, visiting clergy and laity joined our parishioners for the festal meal.