OLPH Church
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Byzantine Catholic Church
Christos Kreščajetsja!   Vo Jordan'i   -   Christ is Baptized!   In the Jordan!

Welcome Guests and Friends

Very Rev. Edward Higgins, Administrator
Rev. Vasyl Sokolovych, Parochial Vicar
Reverend Myron Badnerosky -Pastor Emeritus

1773 Woodbourne Road, Levittown, PA 19057
Mail Address - BOX 777, Levittown, PA 19058-0777
Residence – 2 Coral Rock Road, Levittown, PA 19057* (Residence) 215-968-8707*email: frvasylolph@gmail.com


Services for January

  • Jan 12 - 5:30pm – Vigil Liturgy for The Sunday After Theophany
  • Jan 13 - 9:00am – Divine Liturgy Feast of
  • Jan 18 - 7:00pm – Divine Liturgy
  • Jan 19 - 5:30pm – Vigil Liturgy for the 35th Sunday after Pentecost
  • Jan 20 - 9:00am –Sunday Divine Liturgy
  • Mystery of Forgiveness (Confession) Fr. Vasyl is available for Confession on Saturdays from 4:45 to 5:15 and Sundays from 8:15 to 8:45. If these times are not convenient for you,



    There have been 69069 visitors since Christmas 2014.

    Welcome

    “MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL PEOPLES.” - Isaiah 56: 7

    If you are a visitor to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, we want you to know how welcome you are; whether you have come from another part of the country, from across the world, or simply from another parish. We hope you find our worship true and reverent and our people here friendly and cordial. If you are seeking a spiritual home, we would be honored by your presence in our family. For more information about becoming a parishioner, please see me


    THANK YOU!!! Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness shown to me during the Nativity Season. In the New Year may you be blessed with all the good things God has to give. Please be assured of my prayers. And I ask for a kind remembrance in yours.

    Fr. Vasyl


    Theophany and Blessing of Water

    Christos Kreščajetsja!   Vo Jordan'i  
     Christ is Baptized!   In the Jordan!

    One of the most impressive ceremonies of the Byzantine Rite is the Solemn Blessing of the Water on the Feast of the Epiphany commemorating Christ's baptism in the River Jordan. The Epiphany, one of the most ancient and venerable festivities, originated in Palestine where it was celebrated with a vigil and special services on the spot where, according to Christian tradition, Our Lord was actually baptized. St. Gregory the Wonder worker [of Pontus] (d. about 270) is the first witness to present the Epiphany to us as the “saving proclamation of Christ's Baptism." The Feast of the Epiphany was established as a solemn feast in the Eastern Church in the middle of the 4th century as proclaimed in the Apostolic Constitutions: "Let the Epiphany, in which the Lord manifested to us His own divinity, be to you the most honored festival and let it be celebrated on the sixth day of January.

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    Taking Down the Christmas Decoratons

     

    On Sunday, January 13th after the 9 am liturgy, we will be taking down the Christmas decorations in the Church.  Please consider helping as, more hands will make for a faster take-down and cleanup.  All are welcome and any/all help will be greatly appreciated!

    Take Home a Poinsettia

    If you would like to take home a poinsettia that was used to decorate the Church during the Nativity Season, please come up to the sanctuary after liturgy on Sunday, January 13th.  Someone will assist you with selecting a poinsettia to take home and enjoy. 


    Fashengy! March 3 2019

    OLPH , St. Mary's Trenton and St. Nicholas Roebling Combined

    A Fun-Filled, Fantastic Celebration to Prepare Us for the Great Fast.
    Luncheon and Party followed by the celebration of Forgiveness Vespers

    Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM followed by Food! Music! Dancing! Then the Celebration of Forgiveness Vespers To Begin the Great Fast, More details to Follow.

    Please join the Planning Committee meeting at St Mary’s Parish Office, 411 Adeline Street, Trenton, New Jersey, 08611 on Saturday, January 12th at 9 am!


    2019 Envelopes and Calendars

    Now available in the back of the church.  You may have a different envelope number for 2019.  If there is not a box of envelopes for you, please make a notion on the sheet next to the envelopes and a box will be prepared for you.


    Prayer to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

    Our Lady of Perpetual Help, you have been blessed and favored by God. You became not only the Mother of the Redeemer, but the Mother of the redeemed as well. We come to you today as you loving children. Watch over us and take care of us. As you held the child Jesus in your loving arms, so take us in your arms. Be a mother ready at every moment to help us. For God who is mighty has done great things for you, and his mercy is from age to age on those who love him. Our greatest fear is that in time of temptation, we may fail to call out to you, and become lost children. Intercede for us, dear Mother, in obtaining pardon for our sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance, and the grace always to call upon you, Our Lady of Perpetual Help.


    Getting to Know You

    When you come to communion, please tell me your name in a low voice.  It might take a few times, but I will be better with names and faces with your help. My thanks in advance and deepest appreciation for your patience and help. - Fr. Vasyl


    Events/Features


    ….  If you see someone in church that you do not know – stop and say hello and welcome them to OLPH.  Your friendly greeting will help them to decide to make OLPH their spiritual home.  Make sure you introduce newcomers to Fr. Vasyl.  Don’t be shy!


    CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS

    will be available by the end of January. If you wish to receive a copy of your statement, please fill out the form found below and drop it into the collection basket.  A self-addressed, stamped, envelope would be appreciated, but is not required.


    Update on Fr Myron & His Address

    As of November 28, 2018 - Fr Myron back to normal. You can mail cards and letters to Fr Myron at 922 S. Woodbourne Rd ,Suite 417, Levittown PA 19057 and they will be forwarded to him. He Greatly appreciates them and all your prayers.


    Bulletins


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    Stay in Touch With Tim

     

    Write to Tim: Tim Fariss, Byzantine Catholic Seminary, 3605 Perrysville Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15214