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

    CELEBRATING 125 YEARS IN SCRANTON in 2022.    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!

     The Enthronement of our new Bishop Francois Beyrouti this past week, October 19, 2022 can be found on our facebook pages. Ceremony & various photos. Axios!Axios!Axios!


    Continue reading the below resource on the Devotions page.  More will be added as Advent progresses.


    November 15th is the traditional beginning of the Philip Fast
    or the Season of Advent:
    the spiritual and ascetical preparation 
    for the glorious Feast of the Nativity in the Flesh
     of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
      Advent Religious Education Formation
    20 November: First Session
    4 December: Second Session
    18 December: Third Session
    In the Church after the Divine Liturgy 
    and short Fellowship in the Hall.


    Please pray for our Ukrainian brethren and their families in the local Scranton area churches who have relatives fighting the war and others displaced.

    VISIT our new DONATE page through paypal or instructions for AMAZON SMILE.   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-3958041

    See our facebook.com/melkitescranton page for photos & current events
    For current events contact church email address at  stjosephscranton@gmail.com

    See our “ABOUT” tab for: The First 100 years of St. Joseph Church used for our Centennial Celebration Oct. 1997.