We are located at 433 Liberty Street; Hagerstown, MD
Welcome to Saint Catherine Orthodox Church
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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
Memory Eternal Fr. John Mason
Archpriest John Mason, 90, fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Born in Scranton, PA on November 3, 1928 to John & Anna (Rachko) Mason, he graduated from St. Tikhon’s Theological Seminary on Memorial Day in 1950. In May of 1951, he married Doris (Daria) Millian of Old Forge, PA. He was ordained a priest by Bishop John of Chicago on October 7, 1951 at Holy Protection Cathedral in New York City.
Father John served parishes in Robins, OH; Altoona, PA; Meriden CT; Akron/Mogadore, OH; Yonkers, NY; and Wilkes Barre, PA. Upon retiring to Hagerstown, MD, he continued serving at area parishes in several jurisdictions. After the death of his beloved wife of 63 years, Father John moved back to his former parish of St. Nicholas in Mogadore, where he was attached.Archpriest John Mason, 90, fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
OCA, serving for 23 years. He was a National Spiritual Advisor of the Federated Russian Orthodox Clubs (currently FOCA). Father John was a member of the Fellowship of Orthodox Stewards and St. Tikhon’s Century Association.
Father John is survived by his children Deborah of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Gregory (Susan) of Lexington, KY; Tamara (Mark Kocsis), Long Beach, CA; Susan, Lake Worth, FL; daughter-in-law, Mary Susan, Raleigh, NC; grandchildren Katrina, Nicholas (Rachel) and Natalie (Joe Kennedy); step-grandchildren Jason, Rebecca and Emily; and brother, Archpriest James (Patricia), Easton, PA. He was pre-deceased by his wife Doris in 2014, son Serge in 2003, and sister Kathryn in 2017.
Visitation and services for Archpriest John will be at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 755 South Cleveland Ave., Mogadore, OH. On Monday, February 4, visitation will be from 5-7pm followed by the Funeral Service for a Priest at 7pm. On Tuesday February 5, visitation will be from 8-9am followed by the Divine Liturgy at 9am. Interment will be at St. Tikhon’s Monastery, South Canaan, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Tikhon’s Seminary, PO Box 130, South Canaan, PA 18459, or St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Annual Parish Project.
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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.
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