Saint Philip Orthodox Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
Souderton, Pennsylvania


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Brothers and sisters,

Christ is risen! Indeed, He is risen!

Behold the Bridegroom comes at midnight and blessed is the servant whom He shall find awake!

It is with deep yet bright sadness that I share the passover of our dear Father Boniface, shortly after midnight this Sunday morning, August 7, 2016.

He had a truly painless, blameless, and peaceful climax of his fruitful earthly life, surrounded by family, clergy, love, joy, peace, psalms, prayers, and hymns. It was a blessing for me to represent each of you in those difficult yet heavenly last days and hours.

We will celebrate a trisagion for his soul after the regular Divine Liturgy on August 7. 

Funeral arrangements are still pending, but will likely include a service in Lewes, DE on Tuesday, August 9, and the augmented cycle of services for a priest here Wednesday evening and Thursday. I ask all in the parish to make every effort to honor and pray for the founding pastor of our parish.

Our deepest sympathy in Christ to Kh. Joyce, Jonathan, Anna Mary and all the family. Please remember them in these difficult days of grief and reach out them in the lonely months to come.

Join me in multiplying good deeds in his memory and praying a prayer rope for our beloved Father-in-Christ: Lord Jesus Christ grant rest to your servant!

May his memory be eternal and may you have a long, blessed life with a Christian ending!

In our Lord Jesus Christ, the trampler of death, I am grateful to remain your servant in Christ,
+ Fr Noah

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

Protection of St. Philip, by the hand of Nicholas Papas
Protection of St. Philip, by the hand of Nicholas Papas
Protection of St. Philip, by the hand of Nicholas Papas
Welcome to St Philip Orthodox Christian Church!

 
Thank you for visiting our parish website.  We are grateful to God for His many blessings and we look forward to sharing them with you!

Located in the growing Philadelphia ex-urb of Souderton, Hilltown Township, Pennsylvania, Saint Philip is a vibrant, welcoming Orthodox Christian parish of the ancient Patriarchate of Antioch, where the disciples of Jesus were first called Christians (Acts 11:26).  We believe in and worship the Holy Trinity according to the unbroken Holy Tradition, most perfectly expressed in Holy Scripture.  Our services are celebrated in English.

We welcome the people of the Indian Valley and Bucks and Montgomery counties to join our parishioners, all ages and backgrounds, in worshiping the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and growing in the life in Christ and service to our neighbors.  

Besides an excellent choir leading the congregation in the ancient a capella chants of Byzantium, Russia, Georgia, and other Christian lands, we have many educational, service, and fellowship opportunities for all ages.

Though we are happy to offer this website and its many resources to you, we invite you to experience Orthodox Christianity more deeply.  St. Philip, our patron, said it very simply to his friend Nathaniel: "Come and see."

Featured Events

International Food Festival

Friday & Saturday, Sept 16 & 17
12 noon to 8 pm


 
Searchable Scripture


Searchable Bible (King James Version), including the "Deuterocanonical/Aprocryphal" books
          http://quod.lib.umich.edu/k/kjv/


Let the Children Come Unto Me - Children's Homilies on the Icons of our Parish

Let the Children Come Unto Me
Let the Children Come Unto Me
Children’s Homilies on the Icons of St. Philip’s - Our holy icons can become mere old-fashioned decorations to our children unless the stories of the Bible, Church history, and the Saints become our family stories. Only then can children grow deeper in their love of God and more mature in their lives in the Church. Fr. Noah Bushelli attempts to do just this in these live recordings of homilies to children of his parish about cooperating with God's love in the company of His saints.


 

And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.   
(Acts 11:26)

St. Philip Orthodox Christian Church ~ 1970 Clearview Rd ~ Souderton, PA  18964 ~ 215-721-4947 ~ office [at] st-philip.net