We are grateful to God for the generosity of so many people, who have made it possible for us to raise $100,000 of the $150,000 we need for the next phase of our building project (the “Design/Development Phase”)! Two-thirds there! Let us all continue to pray, participate and rejoice, as the Lord Himself is building […]
We are extremely pleased and grateful to announce that the Matching Grant of $30,000 has been met by your generous contributions! We now have a remaining $55,000 to raise for the completion of the Design/Development phase of our building project. We are two-thirds there! Glory be to God!
VERY GOOD NEWS: The matching grant between now and Pascha (for our Building Fund) has increased by $10,000, bringing it to a total of $30,000! As of right now we have received $13,858 of that. Thank you for all your generous donations. May God bless you!
Thanks to the generosity of kind benefactors, we are pleased to announce a dollar-for-dollar matching grant, up to $20,000. From now until Pascha, every donation to the building fund of Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church will be matched! Don’t miss this opportunity. Your $50 donation becomes a $100 donation. Your $500 donation becomes a $1,000 donation! […]
In the spiritual experience of the Russian Church, veneration of the holy Great Martyr Demetrius of Thessalonica is closely linked with the memory of the defense of the nation and Church by the Great Prince of Moscow, Demetrius of the Don (May 19). St Demetrius of the Don smashed the military might of the Golden […]
By Archpriest Andrei Nikolaidi For many Orthodox Christians, beginning to explore the treasury of Christian prayer and trying to delve into the meaning of the prayers, upon reading the prayers to the Cross the question may arise: “Why do we address the Cross, the Wood, in prayer directly as if to a person?” Indeed, in the […]
The Church held our 2nd Annual Parish Rummage Sale. The over-flowing abundance of goods that were donated could have easily filled two trapeza halls. By God’s grace we were able to have a financially successful sale with all the money going toward the Building Fund for the new Temple. The unity of purpose, the oneness of mind and […]
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 […]