Descent of the Holy Spirit Orthodox Church
545 East 77th Avenue
Schererville, Indiana 46375
Very Rev. Fr. Lev Holowaty, Pastor
A Parish of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of North America
Deanery of Chicago
Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
Celebrating 106 Years of Prayer and Worship
1917 - 2023
-All services are conducted in English-
Pot Roast Dinner - June 9 - 4 PM to 7 PM
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Pentecost Potluck following Divine Liturgy
Pot Roast Dinner
4 PM - 7 PM
Friday Night Frys
Monthly dinners beginning in May!
Friday Night Frys return in October!
6/4 - Divine Liturgy - 10:00 AM
Feast of the Descent of the
Holy Spirit - Pentecost Sunday
6/11 - Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM
1st Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday of All Saints
Click on the image below for Today's Scripture Reading
What is Orthodoxy?
The Orthodox Christian Church was born on Pentecost in AD 33 with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles (see Acts 2:2-4). Through the missionary labors and martyric witness of countless men and women, the apostolic faith spread to every corner of the world: first the Near East, then Europe, Africa, and Asia. Orthodoxy was planted in North America in the late 18th century by monastic missionaries from Russia. Today the worldwide Orthodox Church has more than 300 million members. Each national Church (Russian, Greek, Serbian, etc.) is independent and self-administering, but united in faith and sacraments with all the others. Some five million Orthodox from diverse ethnic backgrounds now live in the United States and Canada.