Great Fast Vespers

Penitential Vespers are celebrated throughout the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh during the Great Fast. Each Protopresbytery (Deanery) may have its own schedule of services. Check with the Protopresbyter (Dean) of each geographic area for their schedule of services if not listed below.


Greater Pittsburgh Protopresbytery Great Fast Vespers  2016

Schedule of Sunday services Feb. 14 – Mar. 13
all services begin at 4:00 p.m.*

Sunday February 14
St. John the Baptist Cathedral – Munhall, Pa.

Father Thomas Schaefer, homilist
Deacon Timothy Corbett

Sunday February 21 
St. John Chrysostom Church – Pittsburgh, Pa.
Archpriest Dennis Bogda, homilist
Deacon Paul Simko

Sunday February 28 
St. John the Baptist Church – Lyndora, Pa.
Father Andrew Deskevich, homilist
Deacon Paul Simko

Sunday March 6
Holy Ghost Church – McKees Rocks, Pa.
Abbot Leo Schlosser, homilist
Deacon Sean Petrisko

Sunday March 13
St. Elias Church – Munhall, Pa.
Father Frank Firko, homilist
Deacon Michael Meaders

* Mystery of Reconciliation (Confession) available at 3:30 p.m. at each location.

Lenten soup and bread will be served after Vespers in the social hall of each parish.