Rings on the Wrong Hand?

This Sunday I will have the pleasure of performing a wedding. Weddings are always happy events, and I always look forward to performing them. Orthodox weddings are especially beautiful, and it’s actually composed of two ceremonies: the betrothal and the crowning. The betrothal service, according to Fr. John Meyendorff, is the “…new form of marriage contract… It […]

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Fall Classes – Orthodoxy 101

Classes will usually take place immediately following Wednesday Vespers (with a couple of exceptions – see online calendar), and will last for approximately one hour. The topics are subject to change. Wednesday, September 7, 2016 – The True God (Dogma, Faith and Orthodoxy) Wednesday, September 14, 2016 – Orthodoxy Q&A Wednesday, September 21, 2016 – […]

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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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