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
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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 (www.acrod.org)

    Liturgical Calendar Saints commemorated Services
    Sunday May 3 Sunday of the Paralytic

    (OCA) . . . . . (GOA)
    Third Hour 9:40 a.m., Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
    Sunday May 10 Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

    (OCA) . . . . . (GOA)
    Third Hour 9:40 a.m., Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
    Sunday May 17 Sunday of the Man Born Blind

    (OCA) . . . . . (GOA)
    Third Hour 9:40 a.m., Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
    Thursday May 21 Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord

    (OCA) . . . . . (GOA)
    Third Hour 9:40 a.m., Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
    Sunday May 24 Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

    (OCA) . . . . . (GOA)
    Third Hour 9:40 a.m., Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
    Sunday May 31 Pentecost

    (OCA) . . . . . (GOA)
    Third Hour 9:40 a.m., Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
    Sunday June 7 First Sunday after Pentecost, All Saints

    (OCA) . . . . . (GOA)
    Third Hour, Sixth Hour in lieu of Liturgy 10 a.m.
    Sunday June 14 Second Sunday after Pentecost, Regional All Saints

    (OCA) . . . . . (GOA)
    Third Hour 9:40 a.m., Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
    Sunday June 21 Third Sunday after Pentecost

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

    (OCA) . . . . . (GOA)
    Third Hour 9:40 a.m., Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
    ....The Sacrament of Confession is available prior to each evening service.
    Some other upcoming events
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    Monday April 27 Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) meeting at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church , 8 p.m.
    Thursday May 21 Feast Day Brunch (Ascension) after Liturgy
    Sunday June 7 Family Day at Camp Nazareth
    Monday June 8 Summer with the Saints (discussion of saints), 6 p.m.
    Sunday June 14 Father's Day Dinner after Liturgy
    Monday June 15 Summer with the Saints (discussion of saints), 6 p.m.
    Saturday June 20 Deanery Picnic w/ semi-pro baseball game, Washington PA
    Monday June 22 Summer with the Saints (discussion of saints), 6 p.m.
    Sunday June 28 - Wednesday July 1 2nd Annual Young Women's Encounter, Windber PA
    Sunday June 28 - Wednesday July 1 Annual Diocesan Altar Boy's Retreat
    Monday June 29 Summer with the Saints (discussion of saints), 6 p.m.
    Monday July 6 Summer with the Saints (discussion of saints), 6 p.m.
    Monday July 13 Summer with the Saints (discussion of saints), 6 p.m.
    Thursday July 16 St. Mary's Night at the Baseball Game (WV Black Bears)
    Sunday July 19 Blessing of Automobiles and Bikes after Liturgy
    Monday July 20 Summer with the Saints (discussion of saints), 6 p.m.
    Saturday August 1 - Friday August 14 Dormition Fast
    Sunday August 2 - Saturday August 8 Tri-State Deanery Youth Camping Week
    Sunday August 16 Parish Picnic

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

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