About St. Mary's

Since it's founding in 1906, St. Mary's has aimed to be a spiritual and cultural home welcoming all. Our parish has a long and rich history. Built by Ukrainian immigrants who emigrated to Western Pennsylvania for work in the coal and steel industries, St. Mary's was the first Orthodox church in McKees Rocks.

 

St. Mary's welcomed many new families throughout the great immigration in the 1920's and 1930's who had made the arduous journey from Europe to their new home in America. Much of Pittsburgh's then flourishing industry was built on the hard work and dedication of these people.

 

As time has passed, the faces and names have changed, but our dedication to and love of God has remained. Today St. Mary's is made up of people from every walk of life, from every area of the Pittsburgh region, and from many nationalities. We are the proud home of many families who left the oppression of the former Soviet Union, some of them jailed for anti-Soviet activities and persecuted for the faith. 

 

Our parish is also the new spiritual home to many people who have recently entered the Orthodox faith, former Catholics, Protestants and also those who used to embrace new age thought and atheism.

 

Please feel free to stop by for any Divine Litury held on Sundays, all are welcome! Come and join us: service is held every Sunday at 9:30 am. Experience the beauty and majesty of Orthodox worship!