Saint Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, Scranton, PA, is a local parish of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton.
CELEBRATING 121 YEARS IN SCRANTON in 2018. We are one of the three oldest churches in our Eparchy .
Founded by Lebanese immigrants in the late 1890s, we are a faith community that has withstood many trials and tribulations. Today we continue to witness to the Gospel of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ throughout South-Central New York State and Eastern Pennsylvania: From Binghamton/Vestal NY and Albany to Philadelphia area, concentrated in the Lackawanna Valley.
Patriarchate of Antioch. Catholic but not Roman, Byzantine in Tradition, brothers and sisters of the Orthodox East.
Visit the Eparchy website at www.Melkite.org for more information!
Feast Day of the Dormition of the Theotokos: August 15, 2018
Services: Tues Aug 14 4:30 Paraclesis followed at 5:30pm by Great Vespers for the Feast
Wed Aug 15 8am Liturgy at Gregory Great Academy 5:30pm Divine Liturgy at St. Joseph
It was a pleasure to welcome all to our 17th annual Food Festival. Thank you for your support in any way: sponsorships, donations, food donations and baked goods, volunteering for multiple tasks before, during and after, cleaning up, basket donations, smiling. Thanks to our residential neighbors to withstood the inconvenience to their homes & vehicles during the event.
If you missed our food fest and would like to make a donation- see our donate button on the tab marked “donate/amazon smile”
Preparing for and completing this event is a tall order for our very small parish community but we are up to the task. We do this through the wonderful foods prepared by the men,women & children of our parish & their friends and by the hospitality that we offer to our guests. We are proud to share our Melkite Greek-Catholic religious heritage & All-American Northeast PA Picnic favorites & Lebanese foods with all who are interested. Some of our families descend from the original founders of our church over 100 years ago (see the 100 year tab) while many have joined our parish to experience the rich traditions of the Byzantine Divine Liturgy and Services. We are from all ethnic backgrounds and locations in Scranton & other states and found that we can continue the work of the ancestors of our parish through worship and recipes passed down through the generations.
Our Food Festival helps us raise needed funds for the church, but more importantly, it brings friends and strangers together to share a meal and offers our parishioners a chance to serve the Lord through service to our neighbor. It is our hope that we grow in the love of Christ our God through our sacrifice and hard work, especially at the festival.
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Saint Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, Scranton
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See our “ABOUT” tab for: The First 100 years of St. Joseph Church used for our Centennial Celebration Oct. 1997.