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 at 9am. Click the link below at 9am to be taken to our Facebook page where you will be able to join us.

9am: Sunday May 24 OLPH Levittown PA


See this week's bulletin This week's feature is a Reflection on the Samaritan Woman by Tim Fariss - Click Here to View/Download the Bulletin

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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 $1544 -
Many thanks for your generous and continued support

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


The Feast of the Ascension

The ascension of Christ is his final physical departure from this world after the resurrection.  It is the formal completion of his mission in this world as the Messianic Savior.  It is his glorious return to the Father who had sent him into the world to accomplish the work that he had given him to do (John 17:4-5).  ... and lifting his hands he blessed them.  While blessing them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven.  And they returned to Jerusalem with great joy.  ...  (Lk 24:51-52). 

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Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

After our Lord Jesus Christ took flesh and fulfilled His ineffable dispensation for us, He returned to the throne of the Father. It was the desire of the saints to show that the Son of God had truly become man that He had ascended as perfect Man and perfect God into heaven and is seated at the right of the glory on high.

In response to the heretical teachings of Arius who proclaimed Christ was a created being but not of the Father, Emperor Constantine convened the Council of Nicea ins 325 to resolve the matter. This council of Holy Fathers proclaimed and confessed that the Son is of the same essence and honor as the Father. Therefore, following the feast of the glorious Ascension, this present feast, celebrated on the seventh Sunday of Pascha, has been set forth in order to add to the already large number of Fathers who preached that He Who has ascended in the flesh is both perfect God and perfect Man in the flesh.

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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.


- New Letter -

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


….  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!


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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.


Stay Connected!

Now, more than ever, we need to stay connected as a parish family.  Please call, connect on line or, use other technologies to minimize the isolation that can be caused by social distancing.  While we cannot be together in our church home, we can still support each other as we always have.  


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