Welcome to Our Parish!
Greetings in the name of our Lord and God and Savior, Jesus Christ!
New Church Year
Happy new year! September 1 marks the beginning of the Ecclesiatical Year (the Church year). A schedule of feast days and other important events for the 2014-2015 Church year is available here: Church Year Calendar. Also, for those who would like to read the Bible (Orthodox Study Bible) in a year, the guide is available here.
Christ Is In Our Midst: Sunday Sermons
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - The Exaltation of the Cross
In today’s epistle, St. Paul speaks of the “word of the Cross,” or, as is sometimes translated, the “message” of the Cross (in Greek, “O logos…tou stavrou”). What is this message, or “word of the Cross”?
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross
In the Orthodox Church life is a series of feasts. Of course, there are fasts in between. But every fast is the anticipation of a feast. And it’s the feast that is the fulfillment and completion of the fast. The Church’s cycle of feasts and commemorations, of fasts and celebrations, is what regulates the rhythm of our lives. In them, the Holy Spirit breathes new life into us.
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 12th Sunday after Pentecost
What is man’s highest good? This has been a question for philosophers through the ages. How do we know what is good, and what is not? Is it obvious, or can we be deceived about this?Aristotle said man’s highest good is “happiness.” In a sense maybe he wasn’t too far from the mark, although rather than “happiness” it would be better to say “joy” is our aim.
News from the Archdiocese and Patriarchate
Your prayers are requested for the abducted Archbishops, Metropolitan Paul (Boulos) Yazigi of the Church of Antioch, and Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim of the Syrian Orthodox Church, both of Aleppo, Syria, as well as for all suffering Christians of Syria, Egypt and throughout the world.
For news concerning the Patriarchate of Antioch and the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, visit the Archdiocese website here.
Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America - News
Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014
Annual Assembly Convenes with Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas
Friday, 12 Sep 2014
September 7 Designated as Assembly of Bishops Sunday
Thursday, 14 Aug 2014
On the Meaning of Chambésy: An Interview with Metropolitan John of Pergamon
Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014
Assembly to Hold Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas
Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014
Assembly to Convene Annual Meeting in September
Thursday, 3 Jul 2014
Archbishop Joseph Elected Metropolitan of North America
Thursday, 12 Jun 2014
Committee Chairmen Meet to Discuss Assembly Priorities
Friday, 6 Jun 2014
Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Urges Church To Lift Ban on Ordina...
Friday, 23 May 2014
Broadcast of Historic Jerusalem Meeting Between Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholo...
Thursday, 15 May 2014
Joint Statement Celebrating the Meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew a...
Friday, 9 May 2014
Antiochian Archdiocese Resumes Full Participation in Assembly
Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014
Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Bishops Abducted in Syria
Saturday, 19 Apr 2014
Friday, 28 Mar 2014
Independent Audit Now Available Online
Thursday, 20 Mar 2014
Memory Eternal! His Eminence Metropolitan Philip