We are located at 433 Liberty Street; Hagerstown, MD
Welcome to Saint Catherine Orthodox Church
St.Catherine icon was written by the hand of Nicholas Papas. Read more about Nick and his journey to iconography here
Fr. Dennis Buck
has been serving Saint Catherines' for over 35 years.
IN JULY 2020 he turns 70!
Saint Catherine Eastern Orthodox Church of Hagerstown of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) is pleased to welcome you to our Website. Saint Catherine is the oldest Orthodox Church serving the Lord in Western Maryland.
We are excited to share that in December 2016 marked our 35th Anniversary in Hagerstown, Maryland. For most of the 35 years of our Parish, V. Rev. Fr. Dennis Buck has served as our Priest.
Services are in English, with Greek, Slavonic, and Romanian sprinkled in spontaneously. Our parish is distinguished by the large number of priests sent out from our parish and also the high ratio of children to adults in our congregation.
We are a community of believers who are always happy to see new faces, so bring yours in today and let your voice raise up with ours in a sacrifice of prayer and praise to Him who rose from the dead, trampling down death by Death.
If you have ever wondered where the 1st historic church of Christ disappeared too, look no further, it never disappeared. Come visit our humble parish and learn more about the Church responsible for assembling the Bible and responsible for keeping the faith connected together through time, undivided now for over 2000 years. The Orthodox Church has a rich history worth investigating. Learn how strong her walls are and how they have stood the test of time.
She is and always will be the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church
IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT OUR SERVICES(7/14/2020)
Due to the coronavirus pandemic our church doors are closed to visitors until further notice HOWEVER(!)...
...we invite you to join us for "Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs" (Eph. 5:19). Fr. Dennis leads Reader's Services--Hours and Typika--Sundays at 10 AM at the parish Facebook page CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW
Below are some great resources if you are looking for more information about Orthodoxy or if you just need a refresher course.
Saint Catherine Orthodox Church is a member of the Orthodox Church of America. Visit the OCA website to learn more about Orthodoxy, her mission here in America, and other important information about the undivided One Holy Catholic Apostolic Church.
Quick right to the point podcasts great for kids
FASTING TIME IS UPON US. Need help encouraging your children to participate in fasting? CLICK HERE for a 2-MINUTE podcast from the internet Orthodox sensation Be The Bee that may encourage them and excite them to learn more about being Orthodox!
An in depth program about living Orthodox
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