The faithful of historic St. Mary Orthodox Church, a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, welcomes you to our parish website. We hope that your visit will prove spiritually uplifting, and we pray that you will build upon your visit to our website by joining with us in person to worship our Risen Lord. St. Mary Orthodox Church, the historic Russian Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh's Southside, is a 15 minute walk from downtown Pittsburgh and is a outpost of Orthodox Christianity in the center of Pittsburgh. We offer both a dynamic place to worship and to serve God where all are joyfully welcome to encounter God in an apostolic setting.
Our Service Schedule is as follows:
Vespers - Daily (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday ) - 7:00pm
Wednesdays in Lent Presantified Liturgy - 7:00pm
Vespers - Saturday - 5:00pm
Vespers - Sunday - 6:00pm
Divine Liturgy Schedule is below.
September through May- Sundays and Holy Days - 10:00am
June through August - Sundays and Holy Days - 9:30am
Please note: Divine Services are in English with some Church Slavonic.
St. Mary Orthodox Church has central air-conditioning and a closed circuit television system in the Church Hall for your convenience.
On Saturday, October 27, our God-protected city of Pittsburgh watched as yet another episode of hatred occurred - the horrific attack on Tree of Life Synagogue. May God grant rest eternal to those slain as they drew near to worship Him, and may He grant speedy healing to those wounded in this horrific attack. May God grant a special blessing of strength and mercy to all our Police, Fire and safety forces who guard our community. And may He grant consolation to the families and loved ones of the victims of this horrific attack.
St. Cyril of White Lake Food Pantry is open in our Church Hall on Thursdays from 5:45pm to 6:45pm, and as needed by appointment to meet the needs of the poor and homeless of the City of Pittsburgh. This ministry is a cooperative ministry of the local Orthodox Churches dedicated to meeting the emergency needs of the poor of our community. We welcome and encourage the support of the food pantry through food donations, monetary donations and through your holy prayers. We especially welcome volunteers who would like to donate their time to help their brothers and sisters in need.
Our parish is blessed to be the home of the Annual "Get Stuffed With Love" Thanksgiving Dinner Program. This special ministry sees the unique cooperation of the faithful of our parish, the local Rotary Clubs and the Pittsburgh Police Department united together in a common effort to insure the poor of Pittsburgh are fed on Thanksgving Day. The Pittsburgh Police distributed last year 3500+ meals to people in need. The meals were prepared in our hall by vounteers and then distributed by the Pittsburgh Police.