Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese
400 S. 6th Ave., Butler, PA 16001


We are an Orthodox Christian community of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, under the care of Bishop Thomas of Charleston, Oakland, and the Mid-Atlantic.

Our community at St. Anthony's extends a heartfelt invitation to all Orthodox Christians and to all interested visitors to join us in worship and fellowship. (For driving directions, click here!).  And until we meet face to face, follow us on Facebook at , on this website, and at

God bless you and direct your steps!

Fr. Bogdan (Bucur), parish priest

We invite you to read our weekly bulletin, where you will find short reflections on the Scripture readings assigned to each Sunday, news from the parish community, and more.



Come, worship with us!

Our regular weekly services are as follows:

Saturdays: Vespers, 6:30 pm
Sundays: Matins, 9:15 am; Divine Liturgy, 10:00 am

For feasts that fall on a weekday, we usually meet at 6:30pm on the eve of the feast to celebrate Vesperal Liturgy.

During Lent the Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts is typically rotating between the three Orthodox churches in our area. For this year's services, see below. 


LADIES' RETREAT: Friday-Saturday, 6/22-23 at Bear RunCampground. The address is 184 Badger Hill Road, Portersville.  

We have reserved campsite #10 in the Pine Meadows section which has water and electric. Ileana is bringing her 12 person (air conditioned) tent.  So far, the only ladies that are spending the nights in the tent are Cristina, Irina, Ileana, Maria, Georgia, maybe Diane and Ann Thomas. There is still have room in the tent for a few more ladies.  

If you are not feeling adventurous, then we invite you to join us Friday afternoon and/or Friday evening for a meal and a campfire and again on Saturday. 

Please bring a folding chair if you have one.  The campfire leads to great conversations!    Our meals will be St. Anthony's style to share and lots of it!

Contact Georgia ( if you are interested in being a visitor or camper.

We hope to see you on the 22nd & 23rd!



This year, St. Anthony's has seen the advent of Martie and Melinda Johnson, who moved to the area with the expressed intention of joining Saint Anthony’s on its road to new life. Now blessed as a subdeacon and continuing to discern his path to the Holy Orders, Martie brings years of relevant experience as a military chaplain, a position in which he excelled at pastoral leadership and ministry, community relations, and catechesis to the unchurched. His wife Melinda is an author of several Orthodox books and the marketing director for Ancient Faith Ministries. She enjoys participating in the life of the parish, and hopes to offer her writing, organizing, and promotion skills to St. Anthony’s growth efforts.


Baptism of Miruna Bucur (2 Feb 2014): video here.

The Becker family (Timothy, Caroline Anna, Samuel, Luke, and Hossana Perpetua) were received into Orthodoxy.  Their sponsors are Deacon Luke and Alexis Cross.  Photos are available on Facebook page of Chris Humphrey, who was kind enough to make professional photos of this event. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see a couple of them.

The Becker family with their sponsors.