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Archpriest William J. Evansky, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Pgh and W PA, announces the following official changes in light of the 2015 Archdiocesan Assembly in Philipsburg, PA: 





Avdakov, Gregory (Treasurer)

Breckenridge, Rev. Nikolai

Bremer, Rev. Elijah

Cadman, Dn. Alexander

Carpenter, Igumen Patrick

Daniels, Serge

Evansky, V. Rev. William (Chancellor)

Johnson, V. Rev. George

Meholick, V. Rev. Mark

Nescott, Gregory

Nescott, Justin

Ohler, Gregory

Peterson, V. Rev. Gregory

Rogos, Nicole

Schultz, John

Senyo, V. Rev. Michael (Secretary)

Sidorick, Gregory

Thompson, Rev. Gregory

Truckley, Dn. Seraphim

Wargo, V. Rev. Joseph




Mathewson, Rev. Daniel

Billak, Helen

Parshook, Alexis




Breckenridge, Rev. Nikolai

Schultz, John




Meholick, V. Rev. Mark - Eastern Deanery

Senyo, V. Rev. Michael - Cathedral Dean

Thompson, Rev. Gregory - Southwest Deanery

Wargo, V. Rev. Joseph - Northwest Deanery



2018 Archdiocesan Assembly on November 3 in Belle Vernon PA - 09/11/18

Glory to Jesus Christ!

This is to officially inform you that His Eminence, Archbishop MELCHISEDEK has set Saturday, November 3, 2018, as the date of the 2018 Archdiocesan Assembly. This will take place at the Holy Resurrection parish located in Belle Vernon, PA (222 Mary Street). The day will begin with a Divine Liturgy at 9 AM followed by the two plenary sessions. Individuals responsible for submitting reports for this assembly are asked to please forward them to me electronically ( no later than September 29 so the reports can be forwarded electronically to the parish priests and parish councils for review in advance of the November 3rd Assembly.

A reminder from the hierarch and the Archdiocesan Council - - lay delegates from parishes in arrears for diocesan assessment payments will not be seated at the Archdiocesan Assembly (or afforded the right to vote) in accordance with the Statute of the Orthodox Church in America and the By-Laws of the Archdiocese of Pgh and W PA (OCA). Please contact Administrative Assistant Omelan Mycyk at the chancery (Tel: 724-776-5555 // Email: should you have any questions about your parish’s assessment status; if necessary, he will forward your question to Archdiocesan Treasurer Alexis Parshook.

Thank you.

In Christ,

Fr. Bill

PDn Lawrence Daniels Ordained to Priesthood

On Sunday 8 July 2012, His Grace, Bishop +MELCHISEDEK, ordained long-serving PDn Lawrence Daniels to the rank of Priest at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Church in Jeannette, PA, where he is now assigned as Acting Rector.

Consecration DVD of His Grace, Bishop MELCHISEDEK

The Archdiocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania is pleased to present a DVD of the historic Consecration Services of His Grace, MELCHISEDEK, Bishop of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania on June 27, 2009 in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This High Definition DVD production was joint undertaking  by the  Archdiocese and New Perspectives Productions.   To order a copy of the DVD, please fill out the below form and return it to the Archdiocesan Center.

The DVD is $25.00 and $3.00 Shipping and Handling.   


 Please rush me the Episcopal Consecration DVD today.


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Please note the DVD is $25.00 and $3.00 Shipping and Handling

Please mail order and payment to:

Archdiocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania

PO Box 1769       Cranberry Township, PA  16066-1769


NEWS! 2016 Small Parish Forum Concludes!
Attendees at Third Small Parish Forum Canton OH July 14-16
Attendees at Third Small Parish Forum Canton OH July 14-16
Attendees at Third Small Parish Forum Canton OH July 14-16
2016 Small Parish Forum Concludes

Fifty-four individuals representing parishes from five dioceses of the Orthodox Church in America, as well as the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, participated in the Small Parish Forum at Holy Assumption Church Canton OH July 14-16, 2016.

Jointly sponsored by the Orthodox Church in America’s Diocese of the Midwest and Diocese of Western Pennsylvania, the Forum — the third in a series initiated in 2014 — had as its theme “The Small Parish: Possibilities and Opporunities in Worshipping, Caring, Teaching and Sharing.”  The program was facilitated by Joseph Kormos, Parish Development Ministry Leader for the Diocese of Western Pennsylvania.

His Eminence, Archbishop Melchisedek of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania and His Grace, Bishop Paul of Chicago and the Midwest welcomed the participants and offered their insights throughout the three-day gathering.  Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary, delivered the keynote address, titled “The Critical Role of the Small Parish: The Apostolic Work.”  He also offered a workshop titled “The Evangelizing Parish.”