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!


Welcome Guests and Friends

Rev. Fr. 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


Services for February / March

  • Feb 22 - 5:30pm –Vigil Liturgy Sunday of Cheesfare
  • Feb 23 - 9:00am – Divine Liturgy Sunday of Cheesefare
  • Feb 23 - 5:00pm – Forgiveness Vespers - The beginning of the Great Fast (Lent)
  • Feb 26 - 1:00pm Lenten Moleben
  • Feb 29- 5:30pm –Vigil Liturgy 1st Sunday of the Great Fast
  • Mar 1 - 9:00am – Divine Liturgy 1st Sunday of the Great Fast
  • 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, please make an appointment with Fr Vasyl.

    There have been 90958 visitors since Christmas 2014.

    “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.

    Fr. Vasyl


    Rev. Fr. Yuriy Oros, Administrator

    Should you have any additional pastoral needs, concerns, sick calls, funerals, liturgy intentions, etc. please call me at (908) 381-2764 or email me at yuriyorosit@gmail.com

     Please leave a message if I am not available and I will respond as soon as possible. 

    Fr. Yuriy


    Sunday of Forgiveness - Also Known As The Sunday of Cheesefare - The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden

    The final theme of the Sunday recalls the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve's sin removed them from paradise and in essence is the starting point for the return to God's grace through the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. We also have lost God's grace through our own sins. Our prayer, fasting and meditations and good works prepare us for God's greatest gift on Easter Sunday.

    To read more about it Click here or play the audio below.


    The Jesus Prayer

    This prayer has the potential to transform your consciousness and bring you closer to God. It is a prayer rooted deeply in the tradition of the Church. It is a prayer to be repeated over and over, many times. You can begin to develop the use of this prayer by incorporating a number of repetitions in your daily prayer rule. It is a simple prayer and you can learn to say it everywhere and at any time. In fact, your aim should be to make it an unending prayer. In this way your whole life becomes a life of prayer.

    To read more about it Click here or play the audio below.

    All Souls Saturdays

    The nest All Souls Saturday is March 7. A quick reminder inviting those who have yet to do so to submit the names of their loved ones they wish to be remembered in the Hramoty during the upcoming All Souls Saturday. The requests may be deposited in the collection baskets.

    One of the most venerable traditions in the Church, equally observed in the West as in the East, is the commemoration of the departed in our liturgical prayers. It is the constant teaching of the Church since Apostolic times that the departed can be helped by our prayers, offerings and good deeds. To read more about it Click here or play the audio below.


    Fasting Regulations for Lent


    Abstinence The law of abstinence forbids the use of meat, permitting the use of eggs and dairy products. All the faithful of the Eparchy who receive Holy Communion are obliged to abstain. Abstinence is to be observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays during the Holy Season of the Great Fast.

    Strict Abstinence The law of strict abstinence (fast) forbids the use of meat, eggs and dairy products. All of the adult faithful of the Eparchy who receive Holy Communion are obliged to observe Strict Abstinence. Strict Abstinence is to be observed on the First Day of the Great Fast, Monday, February 8th, and on Great and Holy Friday, April 14th.

    Dispensation Pastors and Administrators may, for a just cause, grant to the individual faithful and to individual families, dispensations or commutations of Abstinence and Strict Abstinence into other pious practices.


    Joint Parish Fashengy!

    On Sunday, February 16, 2020, the Joint Parish Fashengy was held at St. Mary Parish, Trenton, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Levittown, and Saint Nicholas Parish, Roebling. There were 155 persons in attendance. The ethnic food was delicious and the atmosphere was festive with cheerful and colorful decorations. Music filled the hall. Children and adults alike enjoyed the magic show. It was a wonderful celebration to honor our tradition and begin the Great Fast in preparation of Pascha. Many thanks are expressed to all who participated/helped in this activity.

    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!


    Church Contribution Statements

    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 below and drop it off in the collection basket. As self addressed stamped envelope would be appreciated, but not required.


    Contacting You!

    We would like to update our parish records. Click below to update/share your contact information

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    Bulletins


    Click Here for the Present and Past Sunday Bulletins


    Stay in Touch with Tim

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