St Mary's Orthodox Church
original name:
"Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God Russian Orthodox Church"
Founded 1923
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese
On the National Register of Historical Places (1988)

19 West Park Avenue, Morgantown (Westover), WV 26501
Reverend Fr. Matthew Stagon, Pastor, 304-296-4319
David Smith, President, (304) 291-2777

Divine Liturgy Sundays and Holy Days 10 a.m.
Church School Sundays 11 a.m. (after reception of the Eucharist)

"From this day,
from this hour,
from this minute,
let us strive to love God above all
and fulfill His holy will" -- St. Herman of Alaska

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    .....We are privileged that you have visited our Internet site. Thank you. We seek to provide regular teaching and preaching of the Word of God, meaningful times of worship, opportunities for fellowship, prayer, and outreach. As a church, we are committed to honor the Holy Trinity, the Holy Bible, and the teachings of all the Saints. Our Church is steeped in religious tradition and ceremonies that reach back 2000 years and that have remained ever relevant even until today. We pray that you have or will obtain a rich spiritual life and that one day you will visit with us. We pray in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit!

    .....The Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (d. 407 AD) is distinguished for its profundity and clarity, and is celebrated at every Eucharistic Assembly within the Orthodox Churches of the Easter Orthodox / Byzantine Rite unless the Church's calendar indicates that the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (d. 379 AD) or the Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts (compiled by Pope St. Gregory the Great (d. 604 AD)) is to be served.

    First Archpastoral Visit by Bishop Gregory!
    Photo Gallery
    Consecrated November 27, 2012
    Official website for His Grace Bishop Gregory of Nyssa
    Video (3:18): Remarks of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa at St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Morgantown, WV on the importance of being examples to our youth who are not the future of the Church but are indeed full members of the Church. (Sunday March 3, 2013)

    Above materials credit American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese (

    Liturgical Calendar Saints commemorated Services More
    Monday August 1

    (OCA) . . . . .(GOA)
    Moleben to Virgin Mary 6:00 p.m.
    Friday August 5 Eve of Transfiguration of the Lord

    (OCA) . . . . .(GOA)
    Divine Liturgy 6:00 p.m.
    Saturday August 6 Transfiguration of the Lord

    (OCA) . . . . .(GOA)
    Sunday August 7 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

    (OCA) . . . . .(GOA)
    Third Hour 9:40 a.m.,
    Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
    Tuesday August 9

    (OCA) . . . . .(GOA)
    Compline with Akathist to the Virgin Mary 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday August 14 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

    (OCA) . . . . .(GOA)
    Third Hour 9:40 a.m.,
    Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
    Monday August 15 Dormition of the Virgin Mary

    (OCA) . . . . .(GOA)
    Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
    Sunday August 21 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

    (OCA) . . . . .(GOA)
    Third Hour 9:40 a.m.,
    Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
    Sunday August 28 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

    (OCA) . . . . .(GOA)
    Third Hour 9:40 a.m.,
    Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
    Monday August 29 Beheading of St. John the Baptist

    (OCA) . . . . .(GOA)
    Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
    ....The Sacrament of Confession is available prior to each evening service.

    (c) 2006-2016 Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God Russian Orthodox Church
    Some other upcoming events
    Monday August 1 First Day of Dormition Fast,
    Summer with the Saints, 6 p.m.
    Saturday August 6 Black Bears Baseball Game group outing, 7 p.m.
    Monday August 15 Feast Day Luncheon (Dormition), After Liturgy
    Saturday August 20 Picnic Preparations at Rectory, 9 a.m.
    Sunday August 21 Blessing of Students, During Liturgy
    Annual Community Picnic, After Liturgy
    Sunday August 28 Seminarian Michael & Jessica Foster Farewell Lunch, After Liturgy
    Wednesday September 7 Patronal Feast Day Celebration, Vespers
    Thursday September 8 Feast Day Lunch (Nativity Bl Virgin May), After Liturgy
    Sunday September 11 First Day of Sunday School,
    Sunday September 25 God-Parents Sunday Celebration,
    Wednesday September 28 Adult Study Course begins, 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday October 9 Diocesan Sobor (to 10/12),

    Metropolitan Nicholas (Smiško), 2/23/1936 - 3/13/2011
    May His Memory be Eternal! V'ičnaja jemu Pamjat'!
    Metropolitan Nicholas of Blessed Memory