St. Andrew
Eastern Orthodox Church

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2016 Fish Fry Season Begins!

Fish Fry Season

Please plan to join us for our next Fish Fry of the season!! It will be held on Friday, December 2, serving from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. 

Hope to see you there and bring a friend!              

Divine Services This Week

Patronal Feast Holy and All-Praised Andrew, The First Called - Tuesday November 29th at 6:00 pm. Great Vespers with Litya, with His Grace, Bishop Paul.

Wednesday November 30th at 9:40 am The hours; 10:00 am Festal Divine Liturgy with His Grace, Bishop Paul as main celebrant with visiting clergy and monastics from Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Ellwood City, PA.  Following will be a lenten banquet held in honor of Fr. Emilian's 25th anniversary of Holy Priesthood.

Please note:  Banquet reservations are now closed.

Advent Promise

Advent Promise

God comes to us across this brief and wondering season tracing the ways of pain and song, sharing all rhyme or reason this long year's darkest days till we can face his radiant bearing in the stable place of peace!

The Nativity (St. Philip's Fast)

The Nativity Fast Begins

In November the Orthodox Church begins a special period of preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Christ.  Starting 40 days before Christmas this period has various names - The Nativity Fast, St. Philip's Fast and here in America we often give it the term Advent.  It is called St. Philip's Fast because it begins on the day after the Feast of the Apostle Philip.  This Fast is mentioned in ligurgical writings as far back as the 4th and 5th centuries but it is possible that it is of earlier origin.  The number of days in this Fast varied in the early Church.  Uniformity was established in the year 1166 at the Council held in  Constantinople which, on the basis of acient practices of the Church, determined that the period should be forty days and that it would start after the Feast of the Apostle Philip.  These days this period are often used to buy Christmas gifts, attend Christmas parties, and worry about Christmas decorations.  But this period was set aside to spiritually prepare us for the celebration of Christ's birth.  This was to include fasting, prayer, meditation, the doing of virtuous works and deeds for charity.  Preparation for a sincere confession and the receiving of Holy Communion were an integral part of this Fast.  How will you spend the 40 days?

 

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

On April 9th our parish held a fundraising dinner with the Maple Heights Knights of Columbus, and the Maple Heights Boy Scout troop.  The main purpose of this function, and hopefully many more to come just like this, was to work together and raise money to give back to our own community.  We were able to raise $1000.00.  St. Andrew parish was given the honor of choosing the charity of our choice to award the money to.  We chose Woman of Hope.  Imagine returning home from serving our country, reentering society faced with homelessness, unemployment, and a limited support system on how to make a postive step toward the future.  Woman of Hope, Inc. understands this dilemma and the needs of woman in transisiton from the military.  Their goal is to empower and encourage these woman towards a successful transistion.  We were so pleased to be able to help this wonderful organization.  On Saturday, June 18th, we hosted an "open -house" for them.  They recently purchased a home in our community and have been working hard to get donations and to work on the home in order to house four woman veterans.  We would also like to thank and acknowledge Mr. Tom Thompson from the Knights of Columbus, and Mr. Mike McDonald from the local Scout Troop for partnering with the parish of St. Andrew to do good works together in order to help those less fortunate.  If you get a moment please visit their website  www.womenofhopeoh.org to see how you can help and get involved!

Grave Blessings Sunday June 5th

Grave Blessings

Despite the impending storm we were blessed to be able to bless the graves of our loved ones yesterday!  Here are a few picture from Highland Park, before the heavens opened up!  Thank you to all the brave family that came out!  It ended up to be a beautiful day!

Grave Blessings

Paschal Fundrasing Concert - Sunday May 22, 2016

Paschal Fundrasing Concert-May 22 - 05/22/16

Please enjoy the photos of our Paschal Fundraising Concert recently held at St. Andrew!

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Newly Awarded Eagle Scout

Newly Awarded Eagle Scout - 05/15/16

Congratulations to newly awarded Eagle Scout Ricky Richardson, who is a member of Troop 380 in Maple Heights. Troop 380 meets in our hall every Wednesday.  This troop has been very helpful to our parish and surrounding community.  We would like to thank the members and scout leaders for all they do!  Best of luck and God Bless Ricky as he will soon graduate from High School and enlist in the Navy.

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Paschal Fundrasing Concert-May 22

Fr. Emilian would like to thank each and everyone one of you who attended the recent concert St. Andrew hosted.  We had four beautiful choirs, and had a joyful event!  Your attendance and your generous donations were overwelming!  May God Bless each and every one of you for your good work!  We hope this will be the first of many events that will be held to raise funds for Fr. Serhii Chebotar's continuing medical needs.  Thank you also to everyone who baked for the event, not only was it plentiful, it was also delicious and very much appreciated!  Check back soon for pictures, and we hope to provide an address for anyone who wishes to send in a donation!  Thank you! Please continue to keep Fr. Serhii in your prayers.

 

 

Hall Rental

Interested in renting our hall?  Please click on the Hall Rental Information Tab for more information!


"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."  Consider bringing a friend to one of the many church services.  It may be that "light" that someone may be seeking!  Join us on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm for the Molieben to the Mother of God, Saturdays,  at 4:00 pm for Great Vespers, and Sundays,  for Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am. 


Worship gets you through the hardest times in your life because it shifts your focus from the problem to the problem solver! Come join us for Divine Liturgy every Sunday at 10:00 am! 


16029 Maple Park Drive - Maple Heights, OH 44137 - 216-475-9365

Welcome To St. Andrew!

WELCOME TO ST. ANDREW EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH

VERY REV. FR. EMILIAN HUTNYAN, PASTOR

 

On behalf of the parishoners of St. Andrew Eastern Orthodox Church I would like to welcome you to our website!  Please feel free to browse the tabs on the left for our schedule of services, weekly bulletins and events, and our photo gallery.  Sunday Divine Liturgy is celebrated at 10:00 am and we would love to have you worship with us, and stay for coffee and fellowship in our hall!  Everyone is welcome to attend.  We have a large library which has an extensive amount of books on Old and New Testament Commentary, Patristic Resources, Moral and Dogmatic Theology, Russian Literary Works, Orthodox Spirituality, as well as many pamplets and Tikhonaire Anniversary Books, and many more books on miscelaneous subjects.  Our wonderful library consists of  books and materials from the collection of Very Rev. Fr. Michael Hutnyan, Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Karaffa, and Very Rev. Fr. Emilian Hutnyan.   If you are interested in the Orthodox Faith, we welcome you to come and visit with us and pick up many interesting and informative pamplets that are available for you!  If you should have any questions please feel free to call the church at 216-475-9365.

Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Fr. Emilian

Welcome Visitors!

Welcome Visitors!

"At the end of the day, can you truthfully say: "Lord, I have given my best"?

Welcome Visitors!

Our parish of St. Andrew welcomes you and thanks you for joining us in true worship and praise!  We hope that you will return to worship with us regularly.  If you should desire any information about our parish, or the Orthodox Faith, please contact Fr. Emilian!

PLEASE NOTE: FR. EMIL HAS A NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

Effective immediatly Fr. Emil has a new email address:

ehut4697@gmail.com

 

 

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