Holy Assumption Orthodox Church
2027 18th St. NE Canton, Ohio 44705
Phone: (330) 455-9146

Visitors Welcome - All Services In English

Upcoming Services

Wednesday, March 21st
5:00 Pannikhida for John Oliver
6:30 Pan-Orthodox Presanctified Liturgy, hosted by St. Haralambos
Friday, March 23rd
5:00 Confessions
6:00 Pre-Communion Prayers
6:30 Presanctified Divine Liturgy, Potluck dinner to follow
Saturday, March 24th
4:00 Confessions
5:00 Vigil with St. Tikhon's Mission Choir
Sunday, March 25th
9:10 Hours
9:30 Divine Liturgy
4:00 Concert with St. Tikhon's Mission Choir at St. George (Serbian), North Canton
Wednesday, March 28th
6:30 Pan-Orthodox Presanctified Liturgy, hosted by St. George (Romanian)
Our Church

Daily Readings

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018

Isaiah 40:18-31
Old Testament Reading

Genesis 15:1-15
Old Testament Reading

Proverbs 15:7-19
Old Testament Reading

Righteous Fathers slain at the Monastery of St. Savas; Cuthbert the Wonderwor...
Saints Feasts and Readings for 3/20/2018

Our Weekly Services

9:10am - Hours
9:30am - Divine Liturgy -
The ultimate service of celebration of the Word of God, Orthodox worship is based on the worship of God in the Book of Revelation, and is celebrated with full solemnity and splendor befitting the worship of the Creator of heaven and earth.
6:30pm - Daily Vespers

Wednesday Vespers may be moved to Feast Days.  Please consult our calendar.

5:00pm - Great Vespers

The service of Vespers is the sunset service, the preparation for Resurrectional Services on Sunday. Beginning with the Psalm of Creation and ending with the Song of Simeon it shows the Old Testament testimony of Jesus

Seminary Choir to Perform in Canton, Jackson Township!

Hymns and melodies that have been sung for more than a thousand years will be heard - in English - when the St. Tikhon’s Seminary Choir visits churches in Stark County.

The choir will sing a Vigil for Annunciation at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, 2027 18th St. NE, in Canton.

The choir will give a benefit concert, “Rejoice, O Virgin,”  at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 4667 Applegrove St. NW, in Jackson Township.

The haunting beauty of Byzantine chant, and Russian masterpieces such as Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, have enthralled listeners for centuries. But the words often remained a mystery to Western listeners.

In recent years, composers and arrangers have been adapting the Orthodox Church’s rich musical heritage, making it accessible to worshipers and audiences alike,” said Rev. Mikel Hill, President of the Stark County Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood, sponsor of both events.

Benedict Sheehan, artistic director of St. Tikhon's Seminary Choir, “is one of the leading authorities in this endeavor,” said Rev. Hill, who is pastor of St. Nikolai Orthodox Mission in Marlboro Township.

"Rejoice, O Virgin" will present many of his original works and arrangements, focusing on music for the Feast of Annunciation on March 25, he said.

The choir is made up mostly of students at St.Tikhon’s Seminary in South Canaan, Pa. These students - many with families - leave homes and careers to enroll in the seminary’s three-year program. Upon completion, they will earn the Master of Divinity degree necessary to be considered for ordination to the priesthood in the Orthodox Church.

“Proceeds from the benefit concert  go directly to the educational expenses of the student-performers, allowing them to graduate debt-free,” said Rev. Hill.

He was student director for the St. Tikhon’s choir from 2014 to 2017 and will sing with the choir in both concerts.


March 24th - St. Tikhon’s Mission Choir

Visiting us for the Vigil for Annunciation!


The Timeless Music of Ancient Byzantium and Russia Sung in English, a cappella
Saturday, March 24th, 5pm
Holy Assumption Orthodox Church
2027 18th St. NE Canton, OH

Other local area apprearance!

Benefit Concert
Sunday, March 25th, 4pm
St George (Serbian) Orthodox Church
4667 Applegrove St. NW
North Canton, OH



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