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    Saint Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, Scranton, PA, is a local parish of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton.

    CELEBRATING 123 YEARS IN SCRANTON in 2019.    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 Northeastern Pennsylvania: concentrated in the Lackawanna Valley.  Our faithful parishioners and friends hail from Albany to Philadelphia and areas surrounding.

    Patriarchate of Antioch. Catholic but not Roman, Byzantine in Tradition, brothers and sisters of the Orthodox East.

    Visit the Eparchy of Newton website at    www.Melkite.org for more information!



    EVENTS IN NOVEMBER  Read About the Philip Fast on page 1 of the recent bulletin

    November 15, 2019—December 24
    Beginning of the Philip Fast

    Sunday, December 8th-      St Nicholas Feast day Celebration
    after the Divine Liturgy: Church Hall
    Sunday, December 15TH–     Ladies Society Festive Luncheon
    In honor of Lady Theotokos & St. Barbara
    Café Classico 1:00 p,m,

    Tuesday, December 24th
    Royal Hours: 9:00 a.m.
    Tuesday, December 24th
    Great Vespers: 5:00 p.m.
    St. Basil Divine Liturgy 6:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, December 25th
    Orthros of the Nativity: 8:30 a.m.
    Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.


    Thank you everyone who helped in any way for our recent Food Festival. It was a great success. Your hard work was truly appreciated and we thank God for our fantastic weather which brought out great crowds.

    Please visit facebook for the most updated liturgy time changes. Use the ‘contact us’ page to update your cell phone & email info so you can be contacted that way.


    Prayers are still requested for the complete return to health of Father Christopher!




    VISIT our new DONATE page through paypal or instructions for AMAZON SMILE. (please update your new Amazon Smile number link as of 7/16/2018


    See our facebook page for photos & current events
    Saint Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, Scranton
    For current events contact alternate email address at     melkite.scranton@gmail.com
    Church email address is    stjosephscranton@gmail.com
    See our “ABOUT” tab for: The First 100 years of St. Joseph Church used for our Centennial Celebration Oct. 1997.