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
who turned 70! in July 2020.
God Grant You Many Years.
Also Father Dennis
has been serving Saint Catherines' for over 35 years.
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 SERVICES10/20/2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic our church doors are currently open for a maximum of 25 people for Sunday Divine Liturgy. We require masks, physical distancing, and offer candle purchase and lighting assistance.
Sunday October 25, 2020 9:45 am Divine Liturgy. Click the Facebook Page button below to sign up.
On Fridays you are invited listen in on a Zoom talk by Father Dennis. Contemplating the Psalms continues as the topic for a few more weeks.
Friday October 23, 2020 Psalms Zoom talk. Click the Facebook Page to find the Zoom link.
At St. Catherine's this Saturday Father Dennis is serving a Panikhida at 6pm followed by Great Vespers at 6:30. There is no signup required for this service.
Saturday October 24,2020 Panikhida 6pm 6:30pm Great Vespers
St Catherine's is live streaming all church services. You can watch the Panikhida/Great Vespers starting at 6pm on Saturday October 24,2020 and the Divine Liturgy at 9:45 am on Sunday October 25,2020. Also you could watch the services later once they are posted. Click the Facebook Page button to watch.
Last Day to Order Spring Bulbs is 31 October
Amaryllis & Paperwhite Kits are
Available until 15 November!
The Sisterhood of St.Catherine Orthodox Church in Hagerstown Maryland is holding a Flower Power Fundraiser to enable the continuation of a flow of assistance to the children of the parish, those in sorrow and those in need around the world, while sharing the joy of flowers with you. Planting fall bulbs is in itself an exercise in hope as we patiently wait for those beautiful blooms to appear in the spring. With faith in God we also have hope that these blooms will emerge into a land free of pandemic and strife. We would be grateful for your help in our efforts and hope that you will find several flowers here that inspire you and bring you joy!.
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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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