Descent of the Holy Ghost
Orthodox Church ROEA/OCA
750 W 61st Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410

An English speaking Orthodox Church experiencing the truth of the Ancient Christian faith today!


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2014 Picnic

2014 Picnic - 08/17/14

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2014 Lent and Holy Week

2014 Lent and Holy Week - 04/20/14

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DHG 105th Anniversary Celebration Sept. 2013

105th Anniversary Celebration at Descent of the Holy Ghost - 09/22/13

Celebration with His Grace Bishop Irineu

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Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday 2013 - 04/28/13

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Fifth Sunday of Lent 2013

Fifth Sunday of Lent 2013 - 04/21/13

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Pantocrator Icon Blessing

Icon Blessing - 01/13/13

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Nativity 2012

Nativity 2012

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Christmas Past

Christmas Past

Christmas 2005
Uncle John playing St. Nicholas and having a great time with the kids!

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Pantocrator Brought into DHG

Pantocrator Entrance into DHG - 11/18/12

On this day the Pantocrator written by Mother Theodora was brought into the church.

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Exaltation of the Life Giving Cross

Exaltation of the Life Giving Cross - 09/14/12

Divine Liturgy

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Church Picnic 2012

DOHG 2012 Church Picnic - 08/19/12

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Eugene Brown Chrismation

Eugene Brown Chrismation - 06/24/12

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New Altar Servers

New Altar Servers - 06/10/12

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Coughlin Twins' Baptism

Coughlin Twins' Baptism - 06/09/12

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Holy Week 2012

Holy Week 2012 Activities - 04/08/12

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Lent 2012 Joint Vespers

Lent 2012 Joint Vespers - 04/01/12

Evening Lenten Vespers with ROEA churches and Fr. Peter Bodnar of the Protection of the Virgin Mary

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Fr. Thomas Frisby Ordination as a Deacon

Fr. Thomas Frisby' ordained as a Deacon - 01/01/12

Deaconate Ordination in St. John the Baptist, Phoenix, AZ

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Fr. Thomas Frisby's ordination into the Priesthood

Fr. Thomas Frisby's ordination into the Priesthood - 01/15/12

Ordination into the Holy Priesthood at Descent of the Holy Ghost Church, Merrillville, IN

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Christmas Caroling 2007

Here We Come A Caroling... - 12/15/07


One of the most favorite times of the year is the Nativity Season.  We love bring joy to our church family and friends as we sing of the birth of our Lord and Savior.  For some it has been more than 40 years.

May the joy of the season bless you and your families.


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July 8 2007 Sunday School

Mary Tinney's Sunday School Class - 07/08/07

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Memorial for the Virginia Tech Victims - 04/22/07

The members of the Descent of the Holy Ghost felt a need to pray for the souls of the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre.  The public was invited.  Following the service a guest speaker, Lt. Robert F. Merchant, from the Hammond Police Department spoke on violent crimes.  Members of the press were present.  For the complete story published in the papers go to:,virginiatech.article

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Preparing for Great & Holy Friday - 04/06/07

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Sunday of Orthodoxy - 02/25/07

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Celebrating 106 years as an Orthodox Community, September 2014.