Watch select church services online
A new ministry began for the monastery during Great Lent 2013: live streaming and recording of chapel services for those who are elderly, ill, or infirm and are not able to attend services at their parish. We broadcast select services LIVE from our chapel (see schedule below) on Ustream. The services can be viewed at a later time on YouTube. All you need is a high speed internet connection and a computer. If you are using a mobile device, you may need to download the Ustream app for live viewing.
In October 2013, the monastery was awarded a grant from the Ganister Orthodox Foundation Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. This is funding both hardware and software improvements to our online video streaming.
Last Minute Schedule Changes will be posted here:
Please be aware that building construction may require a change in schedule or interfere with streaming sound.
*Lenten Online Chapel Schedule*
(March and April)
If construction noise is too loud, the sisters will have to move services to the back of the church and turn off the camera. We are doing our best to adjust our schedule to minimize conflict with the workmen who are working directly behind the chapel altar in the new addition.
First Week of Great Lent
Sunday Evening - 6pm Forgiveness Vespers
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs - 6pm Canon of St. Andrew
Mon/Tues/Thurs - 12 noon 6th and 9th Hours, Typica, and Vespers
Wed/Fri - 10:30am 6th and 9th Hours, Typica
11:30 (11:15 on Friday) Presanctified Liturgy
The Remainder of Great Lent
Saturday Evening - 5:30pm Vigil
Sunday Liturgy: 9:30am
Mon/Tues/Thurs - 12 noon 3rd, 6th, and 9th Hours
Wednesday - 6:30am Matins and Hours
3:30pm Presanctified Liturgy
Friday - 7am Matins and Hours
11:15am Presanctified Liturgy
Saturday Morning - 9am Liturgy
Note to YouTube viewers: Presanctified Liturgies and The Great Canon of St. Andrew will be recorded to YouTube as well for later viewing in addition to Saturday Vigils and Sunday Liturgies
Regular Online Chapel Schedule*
Saturday Vigil: 6pm* (*5:30pm thru Great Lent)
Sunday Liturgy: 9:30am
Tuesday Vespers: 5pm
Weekday Liturgy (Usually Wednesday): 8:30am (see Monthly Calendar)
Friday Vespers and Akathist: 5pm
Saturday Liturgy: 8:30am
ALL Vigils and Liturgies on the Monthly Calendar will be broadcast LIVE on Ustream
*Services times and streaming availability subject to change*
*Select services will be archived on YouTube*
Watch Special Event
Recorded Tuesday, November 5
V.Rev, A. J. Bernstein gave a lecture titled:
Fr. James Bernstein, co-founder of Jews for Jesus and a long-time Orthodox priest, will present essential concepts of Christianity and how they evolved from Judaism, specifically within the context of Orthodox Christian worship.
*our apologies about the extra noise in the video -- there were construction workers in the basement and on the roof working on Phase 2 of the Expansion Project.
A higher quality audio File of Fr. Bernstein's lecture:
To watch services live (when applicable):
Video Streaming Feedback
*Please note: Several users have mentioned the advertisements on Ustream as a problem. As individual users, you may sign up for Ustream Premium Membership and watch programs ad-free for $3.99 per month. Click here for details.