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Recommended churches in Pittsburgh area?
« on: February 05, 2011, 05:15:08 PM »
Hi,

I've been reading this forum for a while, but I have a specific question that I would like to see addressed, so I guess it's time for me to come out of "lurk" mode . . .

My fiancee and I have decided to take the big step, so to speak, and attend our first Eastern Orthodox Liturgy. We have decided that, if possible, we would like to stay close to the McKeesport/White Oak area, for a number of reasons. So far, we're considering St. Michael's (ACROD), Annunciation Church (Greek), Holy Virgin Dormition Church (ROCOR), and St. Sava (Serbian). So, I guess my question is: Does anyone on this forum have any experience with the aforementioned churches? As inquirers into Orthodoxy, are there other churches in the general area that you would recommend we take a look at?

Thanks in advance for any and all replies!
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Re: Recommended churches in Pittsburgh area?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011, 05:19:23 PM »
Welcome to the forum :)  I'm not really familiar with Pittsburgh Churches, I'm a bit further east (in Latrobe). Of the ones you mentioned, I've only been to the ROCOR parish (a few times). It seemed nice, though I got a bit of a more formal vibe (which isn't for me)... but like I said, I only went a few times. Jnorm888 and some others will be able to speak from more experience...

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Re: Recommended churches in Pittsburgh area?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011, 05:22:28 PM »
St. Nicholas: http://www.stnickspgh.org/
Holy Trinity Church: http://www.holytrinitypgh.org/

St. Nicholas is downtown, I'm not sure I'm familar where McKeesport is...time too google search..
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Re: Recommended churches in Pittsburgh area?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011, 05:30:02 PM »
St. Anthony: 424 Miller Avenue
Clairton, PA 15025-1719
(412) 233-4004

St. Mary Church
524-526 Third Street
Clairton, PA 15025
330.448.6565

Closest ones I found that you haven't visited, I think there is an OCA north of Annunciation if I'm not mistaken.
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Re: Recommended churches in Pittsburgh area?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011, 06:04:52 PM »
Hi,

I've been reading this forum for a while, but I have a specific question that I would like to see addressed, so I guess it's time for me to come out of "lurk" mode . . .

My fiancee and I have decided to take the big step, so to speak, and attend our first Eastern Orthodox Liturgy. We have decided that, if possible, we would like to stay close to the McKeesport/White Oak area, for a number of reasons. So far, we're considering St. Michael's (ACROD), Annunciation Church (Greek), Holy Virgin Dormition Church (ROCOR), and St. Sava (Serbian). So, I guess my question is: Does anyone on this forum have any experience with the aforementioned churches? As inquirers into Orthodoxy, are there other churches in the general area that you would recommend we take a look at?

Thanks in advance for any and all replies!
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Re: Recommended churches in Pittsburgh area?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2011, 06:54:15 PM »
Welcome to the forum :)  I'm not really familiar with Pittsburgh Churches, I'm a bit further east (in Latrobe). Of the ones you mentioned, I've only been to the ROCOR parish (a few times). It seemed nice, though I got a bit of a more formal vibe (which isn't for me)... but like I said, I only went a few times. Jnorm888 and some others will be able to speak from more experience...

I've never visited any parishes in the McKeesport/White Oak area. I visited your parish once in Greensburgh, Pa but I really don't know much about the ones in Mckeesport. I know they have alot of parishes there because of the buildings I saw in the Mckeesport/White Oak and Duquesne region. The only one I know of personally close to that region is the one in Homestead.

http://www.stnichomestead.org/ (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church)

There are a 130 or a 140 Parishes in the Pittsburgh and greater Pittsburgh region, and so I only personally know of a half dozen to about a dozen. Sorry Paleoconservative if I wasn't of much help.

The Parish I gave a link to is one that alot of my friends at my parish go to off and on. I think you might like it there. I know they do.



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Re: Recommended churches in Pittsburgh area?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2011, 06:59:02 PM »
There's also an OCA parish in Duquesne...

St. Nicholas Church
507 Catherine St,
Duquesne, PA 15110

Not exactly in McKeesport/White Oak, but there it is fwiw. I've only been there once, and that was for Vespers, but the priest was quite nice and gave me some good advice.

EDIT--I should add that I visited there in 2003, when I was living in West Mifflin, and I have no idea if the same priest is still there.
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Re: Recommended churches in Pittsburgh area?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2011, 07:37:14 PM »
Welcome to the forum :)  I'm not really familiar with Pittsburgh Churches, I'm a bit further east (in Latrobe). Of the ones you mentioned, I've only been to the ROCOR parish (a few times). It seemed nice, though I got a bit of a more formal vibe (which isn't for me)... but like I said, I only went a few times. Jnorm888 and some others will be able to speak from more experience...

I've never visited any parishes in the McKeesport/White Oak area. I visited your parish once in Greensburgh, Pa but I really don't know much about the ones in Mckeesport. I know they have alot of parishes there because of the buildings I saw in the Mckeesport/White Oak and Duquesne region. The only one I know of personally close to that region is the one in Homestead.

http://www.stnichomestead.org/ (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church)

There are a 130 or a 140 Parishes in the Pittsburgh and greater Pittsburgh region, and so I only personally know of a half dozen to about a dozen. Sorry Paleoconservative if I wasn't of much help.

The Parish I gave a link to is one that alot of my friends at my parish go to off and on. I think you might like it there. I know they do.





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