Chapel Events,News and Announcements

Join us at Family Fun Night at the MACC22 Jan

Family Fun Night at MACC center

Family Fun Night at MACC

Join us at
Family Fun Night

Middlecreek Area Community Center
January 25th; 5-7 pm

Kickball Basketball Crafts

we provide snacks and drinks

 

Sponsored by the Chapel of the Holy Spirit Orthodox Church; 570-658-7403

Chapel Events,News and Announcements

Water Blessing Ceremony to be held in Beaver Springs09 Jan

Join us for a Liturgy at 10 a.m. in the MACC center in Beaver Springs, PA, followed by the annual Blessing of the Waters on Beaver Creek around 12:00 pm. After that we will proceed to the annual CHS Theophany Party. Join us and stay for a while if you can!

The Blessing of the Waters is an ancient Christian ceremony commemorating Christ’s Baptism in the River Jordan at Theophany, and is one of the major feasts celebrated by Orthodox Christians worldwide. Christ’s baptism, associated with the end of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” traditionally, symbolized bodily the blessing of Creation by the incarnate Creator God.

As Orthodox Christians say in many languages worldwide at this time of year:

“Christ is Baptized! In the Jordan!”

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Chapel to Hold Services at MACC in Beaver Springs03 Dec

Attached below is the news release about upcoming services hosted by the Chapel of the Holy Spirit:


 

Orthodox Chapel to hold services at the MACC in Beaver Springs

 

The Orthodox Christian Chapel of the Holy Spirit will be moving to new quarters beginning this week, at the Middlecreek Area Community Center (MACC) in Beaver Springs, where it will hold a Vespers Service on Saturday at 6 p.m. and a Sunday Liturgy at 10 a.m.

The MACC is located at 67 Elm Street in Beaver Springs.

Since 2008 the Chapel has been holding services in a house in Beavertown, and the move this week comes in preparation for its planned construction of a church building in Beavertown this spring.

Services at the new location this weekend will be led by Deacon David Smith of Beavertown, in the conference room space at the MACC.

Liturgy will be followed by fellowship and coffee hour.

All are welcome to attend the services.

The Chapel is the first Orthodox Christian worship community in Snyder County, although Orthodox Christianity has a long history among immigrant groups across Pennsylvania, and has increasingly gained converts in the central Pennsylvania region. Most of the Chapel members are former Protestants who are longtime residents of Snyder County. The Orthodox Church traces its roots back directly to the earliest Christian communities in the Eastern Mediterranean.

For more information on services or the Orthodox Church, please contact the Chapel’s Deacon, David Smith, at 570-541-8895 or dndavid@holyspirit-oca.org.

More information on the Chapel and its history in the area can be found at http://holyspirit-oca.org


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You’re Invited: Family Fun Night, October 1202 Oct

Family Fun Night at MACC center

Family Fun Night at MACC center

Join us at
Family Fun Night

Middlecreek Area Community Center
October 12; 5-7 pm

Kickball   Basketball   Crafts

we provide snacks and drinks

 

Sponsored by the Chapel of the Holy Spirit Orthodox Church; 570-658-7403

Chapel Events,News and Announcements

Visit us at the Selinsgrove Market Street Festival25 Sep

Selinsgrove Annual Fair 2013 Visitor

Selinsgrove Annual Fair 2013 Visitor

 

Are you going to visit an upcoming annual Market Street Festival in Selinsgrove this Saturday?

You definitely should! And if you decide to check things out, make sure to stop by and say “hello” to our Chapel of the Holy Spirit members at our tent.

We will be giving out CHS free water bottles and pens, connecting with local community and answering questions.

The Selinsgrove Market Street Festival will take place on September 27, 2014 from 8:30am till 4:30pm. Learn more about Selinsgrove Market St. Festival.

Chapel Events,News and Announcements

News from the Cross-planting Ceremony25 Jun

Cross Planting_3On June 7, 2014 the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in Beavertown held an official ceremony and a service for planting of the Life-giving Cross lead by Archbishop Melchisedek Pleska of Pittsburgh assisted by Archpriest John Reeves, Rector of Holy Trinity Parish, Priest Basil Biberdorf, priest assigned to the Chapel, and Deacon David Smith of Beavertown including many faithful from CHS mission group, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of State College and many other visitors.

The Beavertown Chapel is a mission of Holy Trinity Parish, which started in 2009. Land for its building was bought in 2012. The ground-breaking for the new church building will be taking place after the terms of a loan are fully established and agreed upon by the members of Holy Trinity Church and Chapel of the Holy Spirit.

It was a true blessing to experience and participate in this uplifing spiritual event, and we pray that this will lead us to proclaiming True Love of Our Lord Jesus Christ to our local community and allow us to build and grow our spiritual family!

Cross Planting_1  Cross Planted

PlantingCrossCHS_2

Chapel Events,News and Announcements

Chapel to Dedicate Land for the New Church04 Jun

Bishop Melchisedek

Archimandrite Melchisedek consecrated bishop of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania

The Orthodox Chapel of the Holy Spirit in Beavertown will hold a ceremony marking the official start of its building program at its property on Kern Road across from the Conestoga plant, at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7.

The traditional Cross-planting ceremony will follow a Liturgy at 9 a.m. at the site of its planned new church in Beavertown (in the event of rain, at the current house church location at 350 Old Orchard Dr., Beavertown).

Archbishop Melchisedek Pleska of Pittsburgh will preside both at the Liturgy and at the Cross-planting ceremony.

The Archbishop will be in Beavertown during his trip to State College, where he will also lead services Saturday evening and Sunday for Holy Trinity Orthodox Church there. The Beavertown Chapel is a mission of Holy Trinity Parish, which started in 2009. Land for its building was bought in 2012.

Archbishop Melchisedek will be assisted in the ceremonies in Beavertown by clergy from the area including Archpriest John Reeves, Rector of Holy Trinity Parish, Priest Basil Biberdorf, priest assigned to the Chapel, and Deacon David Smith of Beavertown.

All are welcome to the Liturgy and Cross-planting.

For more information, please contact Deacon David Smith, dndavid@holyspirit-oca.org,

or Father Basil Biberdorffrbasil@holyspirit-oca.org.

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April 27: Family Fun Night at MACC at 5 p.m.24 Apr

Time: Sun, Apr 27, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: 67 Elm St, 17812
Middlecreek Area Community Center

Another evening filled with fun games and activities at the MACC center sponsored by the Chapel of the Holy Spirit from Beavertown, PA.

All activities are free and open to the public. We also will provide snacks.

Please come and join us!

Chapel Events

March 28: Akathist Service in Beavertown, PA at 6:30 p.m.26 Mar

Please join us in prayer for another Akathist Service this coming Friday, March 28th, at 6:30 p.m. in Beavertown, PA. The fellowship with good lenten food will follow.

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Chapel Priest Basil Biberdorf on WKOK Radio Friday 1/10 at 6:10 a.m.09 Jan

The Chapel of the Holy Spirit’s Priest Basil Biberdorf will be a guest on WKOK’s Sunrise program tomorrow, AM 1070, at 6:10 a.m. The segment also should be available later online at wkok.com. Fr. Basil will talk about the Chapel’s mision work as the first Orthodox Church in Snyder and Union counties, and Orthodox Christian traditions of Theophany, which will be celebrated further at the Blessing of the Waters on Beaver Creek in downtown Beaver Springs this Sunday around 12:30 p.m. Feel free to call in with questions for Fr. Basil on Orthodoxy, the Chapel mission, Theophany, or other related topics, at 1-800-795-9565 starting at 6:08 tomorrow morning (Fri. Jan. 10).