OLPH Church
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Catholic Church of the Byzantine Rite

Slava Isusu Christu!   Slava Na Viki!
   Glory to Jesus Christ!   Glory Forever!


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Rev. Yuriy Oros, 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


ALL PUBLIC LITURGICAL SERVICES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE CHURCH WILL BE CLOSED AND INACCESSIBLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


Live Streaming of Services

OLPH will continue to live stream Sunday Divine Liturgies and other services. Click the link below to be taken to our Facebook page where you will be able to join us.

- 9am Sunday Liturgy - Sunday of All Saints

See this week's bulletin - Special pictorial feature on the early Church and State plus Baptism and the Roman Empire
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A Message from Fr Yuriy and Fr Vasyl

Our Dear People,

We greet you during these trying times hoping you, our parishioners, your families and friends are safe and well.  Know that while we cannot be together, you remain in our hearts and prayers.  We look forward to the time when we can again, as a parish, pray to the Lord! 

Between now and then, please remember, be comforted and have hope that “Christ is among us!  He is, and always shall be!

Prayerfully, Fr. Yuriy Fr. Vasyl


Stewardship

Please help with whatever you can so that OLPH can continue to meet its financial obligations during this time of disruption. No help is too small.

Last week's collection was $842
Many thanks for your generous and continued support

Contributions can be mailed to: PO BOX 777, Levittown, PA 19058-0777.Thank you.


Sunday of All Saints

The first Sunday after the Feast of Holy Pentecost is observed by the Eastern Church as the Sunday of All Saints.  This day has been designated as a commemoration of all of the Saints, all the Righteous, the Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors, Shepherds, Teachers, and Holy Monastics, both men and women alike, known and unknown, who have been added to the choirs of the Saints and shall be added, from the time of Adam until the end of the world, who have been perfected in piety and have glorified God by their holy lives.

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The Feast of Pentecost

In the new covenant of the Messiah, the Passover event takes on its new meaning as the celebration of Christ's death and resurrection, the “exodus” of men from this sinful world to the Kingdom of God. And in the New Testament as well, the Pentecostal feast is fulfilled and made new by the coming of the “new law,” the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Disciples of Christ.

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Preparing to Re-Open!

OLPH is preparing to once again, welcome the people in!  A Plan is being formulated to govern how our Parish will address COVID-19 concerns and once approved by the Eparchy, we will post both the liturgy schedule as well as procedures that will need to be followed.  Please watch for details in a future bulletin as well as on our web site and Facebook page. 


Done and Roof Restoration Progressing

With prayers, outstanding support from Bishop Kurt and the Diocese of Passaic and hard work, OLPH has made significant progress in renovating the dome and roof. Many thanks to all who persevered to make this happen.



Liturgy Announcement

Akathist to the Theotokos to be Prayed Prior to the Start of Divine Liturgy As the Bishops in the USA and Canada move to dedicate this time asking Mary to intercede for us, our parish will be praying a byzantine-styled prayer called the Akathist to the Theotokos. We remember how Mary has interceded in times of great peril and continues to intercede to her Son, our God, on our behalf.

We will begin this prayer during the month of May at 8:45 am prior the start Divine Liturgy (to be livestreamed as well). Below, you will find a link to the .pdf produced by the Metropolitan Cantor Institute.

Click Here to Access the Akathist PDF

We will pray the following parts:

  • Pg1 – Introductory prayers
  • Pg2 – 1st Kontakion and Ikos
  • Pg6 – 3rd Kontakion and Ikos
  • Pg10 – 6th Kontakion and Ikos
  • Pg15 – 9th Kontakion and Ikos
  • Pg23 – Closing Sticheron and Dismissal Prayers
After which, the Divine Liturgy will begin.


Bishop Kurt Burnette
Pandemic Letter of

May 13, 2020

In this letter, Bishop Kurt thanks all the faithful for their continued works of love and faith during these difficult times and provides answers and guidance for such questions as ," Why are our churches closed", "When will they open", "Must we obey the civil health authorities", "Will communion be different", and other questions that are on our minds.

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Events/Features


Please submit the names of fathers, living and deceased, that you wish to have read during the Divine Liturgies on June 20th and June 21st

Use the Father's Day envelope dated May 24th

Requests should be mailed to OLPH Church, PO Box 777, Levittown, PA  19058


A big OLPH THANK YOU to Carolyn and John Rutter Sr who assisted with tree removal during the week of May 17th.  The trees closest to the church are being removed to prevent further damage to the planter box that surrounds the church’s perimeter as well as its foundation.    


Saint Joseph the Worker Knights of Columbus Council 4215 22nd Annual Golf Outing  

Friday, June 26th, at the Middletown Country Club, 420 N. Bellevue Ave., Langhorne, PA. Proceeds help to fund the Council’s various special projects and ongoing charitable activities throughout the year.  To register, please Click Here.  


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Rev. Yuriy Oros, Administrator
Contact Number: (908) 381-2764

Should you have any pastoral needs, concerns, sick calls, funerals, liturgy intentions, etc. please call Fr. Yuriy at 908-381-2764.  Please leave a message if Father is not available and he will return your call as soon as possible.  Father will then either address your request, concern, or, need or, he will forward it to Fr. Vasyl.


Bulletins


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