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, 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.
Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 11th Sunday after Pentecost
Today’s Gospel tells the story of three men. One was an enormously wealthy man; in fact he must have been the wealthiest man in the world. He had so much wealth that he had been able to lend a servant of his 10,000 talents. Let’s say that was about 5 billion dollars in today’s money. The servant, who owed his master the 5 billion dollars, had squandered all of it, and couldn’t possibly pay his master back.
August 17, 2014 - 10th Sunday after Pentecost
A few weeks ago we celebrated the Transfiguration, at which disciples were elated by the wonderful, mountain-top experience of beholding the glory of God revealed in Christ. They experienced a spiritual highpoint; but immediately afterwards they experience a low point, a reality check.
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
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
Thursday, 13 Mar 2014
Synaxis of Primates Concludes; Holy and Great Synod to Convene in 2016
Friday, 7 Mar 2014
Sunday of Orthodoxy