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Ambridge, Pennsylvania

Holy Ghost Church

Founded 1907

Diocese: Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania

Deanery: Northwest Deanery


210 Maplewood Ave
Ambridge, Pennsylvania 15003-2516

Website: holyghostoca.org

Office: 724-266-5009

Parish Contacts

158 Pilgrim Dr
Sewickley, PA 15143
Office: 724-266-5009
Attached, on Leave of Absence

Lay Leadership

Mr. Thomas Zelesnik
Council Lay President
Home: 724-775-5325
Ms. Tamara S Needham
Choir Director
Matushka Debra Evansky
Church School Coordinator
Nicole Yakich
Youth Coordinator


From Downtown Pittsburgh
Cross the Fort Duquesne Bridge to Rt 65 north (Ohio River Blvd). Go 15 1/2 miles to Ambridge.  At the red light at the 4th St intersection, turn right and go one block to Park Rd.  Turn right, go 2 blocks, and turn left onto 2nd St.  Go 1 block to Maplewood Ave.  The Church is on the corner of 2nd and Maplewood.  Approximate travel time:  30 minutes.

From Pittsburgh International Airport
From the airport, take the Beaver exit onto Rt 60 north.  Go 5 miles to the Hopewell exit (#9).  After you exit, bear right onto Rt 151 east.  Go approximately 3 miles; Rt 151 will end at the bottom of the hill. At the stop sign, turn left onto Rt 51 and go 1 1/2 miles.  Exit left to the Ambridge/Aliquippa Bridge and cross the bridge.  At the third light, turn right onto Duss Ave.  Go 2 lights, and at the second light make a slight left onto Merchant St.  Go 1 block and turn right onto 2nd St.  Go 1 block to Maplewood Ave.  The Church is at the corner of 2nd and Maplewood.  Approximate travel time:  20 minutes.

Schedule of Services

4:30 PM Great Vespers.
Saturday Evening

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy (9:30 AM from June through August).
Sunday Morning

6:30 PM Great Vespers.
Eves of Great Feasts

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy (10:00 AM on Christmas).
Mornings of Great Feasts

3:00 PM Vespers; 7:00 PM Matins.
Great and Holy Friday

7:30 AM Nocturnes, Matins, Divine Liturgy and Agape Meal
Pascha (Easter Sunday)

For a complete list of upcoming services, please visit the Holy Ghost Orthodox Church Parish Calendar” on the parish website.

Parish Background

The 100 year old parish has approximately 160 adult members with a mix of ages, including approximately 20 children.

Parish programs include church school, teen group, adult choir, Bible / religious discussion groups, Liturgcal chanting class, FOCA chapter #5, and a Ladies Altar Society.

Responses to the services are done both with the choir and congregation. Responses are mainly in English with a small amount of Church Slavonic occasionally.

The parish has been involved in various community outreach programs during the past few years including feeding the homeless, charity food collections, aid to displaced fire victims, and donations to the IOCC.  Holy Ghost parish is also a parish member of the Fellowship of Orthodox Stewards (FOS) of the OCA.

The parish can best be described as a community respectful of its past while looking to the future as a Community of Christ.