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OCA Guidelines for Confession and Reception

OCA Guidelines for Confession and Reception

The following Guidelines for Clergy (Orthodox Church in America, 1998), approved by the Holy Synod, address various issues surrounding Confession (the Mystery of Penance) and are considered normative in the Church today. Confession, the mystery of reconciliation with the Church, must be regular and frequent. It must be an abiding element in the lives of […]

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Model of Future Temple

With the help of the schematic design, blueprints of other churches and conversations with our architect we are getting close to settling on a design for our future church temple. Parishioner and Senior Warden Tryphon McKeehan has meticulously assembled a to-scale wood model of the temple. Although not everything is completely settled, it was created […]

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The Apostles’ Fast

“The Apostles almost always fasted.” – Saint John Chrysostom (Sermon 57 on the Gospel of Matthew) The Apostles’ Fast begins tomorrow (the second Monday after Pentecost) and lasts until the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul (June 29). It varies in length from year to year. If the feast of Pascha occurs sooner, then the Apostle’s Fast […]

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