Sunday Bulletin - St. George Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2023-03-19
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Sunday Bulletin - St. George Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (651) 222-6220
  • Street Address:

  • 1111 Summit Ave

  • St. Paul, MN 55105

Contact Information

Services Schedule


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Worship Sunday Orthros 8:15 am & Divine Liturgy 9:30 am

Confession (by appointment)

Weekday Services (


Fellowship Hour Sunday following Divine Liturgy

Office Hours Tuesdays & Fridays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our Mission St. George Greek Orthodox Church is a Christ-centered community that: inspires faith and worship, cultivates spiritual growth and fellowship, and encourages benevolence and outreach.

Our Vision Ascending together to the fullness of Life.

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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Tone

By the cross, O Lord, you destroyed death; to the thief you opened paradise. The myrrhbearers' sorrow you transformed into joy, and you sent your apostles forth to proclaim that you had risen from the dead, Christ our God, bestowing on all the world your great mercy.

Apolytikion for Sun. of the Holy Cross in the 1st Tone

Save, O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance. Give vict'ry to those who battle evil and protect us all by your holy cross.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal 4th Tone

Victorious Lady, mighty champion, defending us, we, your servants, now inscribe to you this hymn of thanks, for you rescued us from suff'ring and tribulation. Theotokos, with your power that can never fail, keep us safe from ev'ry danger our whole life long, that we may cry to you: Rejoice, O Bride unwedded.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Sunday of the Holy Cross
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-6

BRETHREN, since we have a high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we have not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness. Because of this he is bound to offer sacrifice for his own sins as well as for those of the people. And one does not take the honor upon himself, but he is called by God, just as Aaron was. So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, "Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee"; as he says also in another place, "Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchizedek."

Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Holy Cross
The Reading is from Mark 8:34-38; 9:1

The Lord said: "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power."




Yodahe Gamada, Paul Werger


William Clemons

Fellowship Hour

Thank you to Ann Woods, Dylan Eisenhuth, and Ryan McMorrow for hosting this Sunday!

Basketball Tournament 2023 - Presentation of Trophies 

The presentation of the trophies to the church is scheduled for today, Sunday, March 19, in the Hall. Please share your photos on the following link:

Sunday School

Sunday School teachers and parents, please note that we do not have Sunday School today, March 19. However, please join us for the Veneration of the Cross!

Lenten Meals & Lectures - Following Presanctified Liturgy (starts at 6:00 pm)

Thank you to everyone who hosted and will host a Lenten Meal! Blessed Resurrection! Καλή Ανάσταση!
Join us on Wednesdays, March 22, & 29, for our annual Lenten Lectures series!
On March 22 & 29, we will have a guest lecturer, Mr. Stephen Wehr, from St. Mary's GOC. He will present on the topic "Work-Life Balance, the Scriptures, and the Holy Fathers." 

Stephen will offer a presentation on how we can find a healthier work-life balance in our lives through the lens of the scriptures and church fathers. Stephen earned his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary (’97) and an MA in Religious Studies (“Christianity & Judaism in Antiquity”) at the University of Virginia (’01). He has also completed the diaconate program at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (’20). In his career, Stephen serves as an Investment Manager with Wells Fargo Private Bank in Wayzata, MN, and holds the Certified Financial Planner designation.

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 825 1831 8557
Passcode: 084408

Philoptochos News

Archbishop Athenagoras established the Holy Cross School of Theology in June 1937. The Archbishop addressed a special appeal to the Philoptochos to devote themselves to the School, “where your sons will be educated as priests and teachers.” Over eighty-five years later, we continue our strong commitment to and financial support of Hellenic College/Holy Cross. Today, on the day we observe the Veneration of the Holy Cross, Philoptochos will be passing a tray dedicated to the operating expenses of the school. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Phyllo Dough - Your orders have arrived. Please pick them up in the Hall after Liturgy!

Fund-Raiser: Spring Plant Sale

In 3 easy steps, you can order high-quality, reasonably-priced plants for your garden, and Philoptochos will receive 30% of all sales.

1) Click on the following link:

2) Enter store ID 764 to be taken to our private sales page.

3) Order your bedding plants, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, patio pots, and more, and know that you are also helping Philoptochos to further its charitable outreach.

Sales will take place through March 31, and plants will be ready for pickup at church on Monday, May 15.

Questions? Stop by the Philoptochos table in Fellowship Hall after church on Sundays during the month of March. Or contact Elise at

Greek School is back!

The Greek School will resume today, Sunday, March 19, through our Independence Celebration on March 26. Participants will engage with Greek culture through games, song, language, and dance. Youth who choose to will have the opportunity to learn a poem for Greek Independence Day. Youth and adult volunteers will meet downstairs at 11:45 am on Sundays and conclude at 1:00 pm. Please contact Joanna Tzenis at with any questions.
There will be dress rehearsal (3:00 pm - 4:00 pm) and dance practice (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm) on Saturday, March 25

Join the Saint George Pioneers (55+) at the Como Park Conservatory!

March 30, please arrive by 10:30 am.

We’ll meet at the Conservatory and stroll through the many gardens and attractions, including the blooming indoor Sunken Garden, all at your own leisure! We will then enjoy lunch and fellowship together in the Zobota Cafe (Lenten choices available)

Please RSVP asap to JoAnne Halatsis ph: 651-778-2485

Como Park Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul Mn 55103

Please arrange your own transportation.

“Admission to Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is free, but donations are appreciated. The suggested donation is $4 for adults”

If you need assistance, your helper is welcome; wheelchair rentals on site: $10. Please let Krisandrea or JoAnne know if you will require a wheelchair.

Engaging Orthodoxy Part 2 - Spring 2023

Join us for a 6-session advanced Catechism Course beginning on Monday, May 1, from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. This is a continuation of the Fall 2022 course with new topics. The course is free and is open to anyone who has completed the MEOCCA Introduction to Orthodox Christianity course. (For more information on the beginning course, please visit Classes will take place in person and on Zoom. Topics include scripture, feast days, prayer, theosis, and more. There will be required readings for each session, which will be provided electronically. This course is made possible by funding from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Mustard Seed Fund. For more information, contact our Assistant Coordinator, Ann Woods, at Registration is available here:

FocusMN meal update

Thank you to all who gathered on March 12 to serve our first Focus Meal of 2023. We were thrilled to have three new volunteers. Look to the April/May Glad Tidings for a recap, and save Mother's Day, May 14, to volunteer for our next meal at Focus House.

Lenten Pantry Drive

It's mid-Lent, and we have already delivered 55 pounds of food to help fill the shelves! Thank you for your contributions thus far. We are collecting shelf-stable soups/stews, peanut butter, and jelly, boxed cereal, or individually packaged oatmeal for FocusMN. Please place items in the drop-box in the parking lot vestibule.

Loaves and Fishes meal

Monday, April 3, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at St. Matthews Church in West St. Paul, 510 Hall Avenue. The ingredients for this meal have been generously donated by Mrs. Pitsavas in memory of her husband Basil, and her son John. May their memories be eternal! Please sign up to help serve this meal at this link:

Fanari (Youth) Lenten Retreat here at St. George!

Fanari Camp is excited to continue our Metropolis-wide Fanari Lenten Retreat. The retreat will be a day in the life of the camp, including: Worship, Orthodox Life, games, Song Night, and much more! This retreat is regional and will have eight satellite locations throughout the Metropolis.

All 5th-12th graders are invited to join us! Saturday, April 1, 20232:00 pm - 8:00 pm, cost:$30. You can find more information here and register here

Holy Friday Retreat 

Join us on Holy Friday, April 14 from 11:00 am-2:30 pm for our annual Retreat! The service of the Royal Hours will begin at 9:00 am and will be followed by a session, lunch, a craft, and preparation activities. We are looking for volunteers to provide lunch. If you are able, please email RSVP by emailing Niko by April 1.

Church Website Webmaster Needed

Thank you to Nick Kanavati for his efforts in the past years of managing our St. George Website! We are now looking for a new webmaster to keep the St. George website updated with content, upcoming events, etc. If you are somewhat tech-savvy (we do offer training) and are interested, please contact Fr. Perry. Thanks again to Nick for all of his efforts these past years, and we are looking forward to our new Webmaster!

Sponsor a Fellowship Hour 

Please sign up to host a Sunday Fellowship (Coffee) Hour in 2023! Contact Elise Werger at 612-867-8047 (voice/text) or use this link for SignUp Genius:


Wisdom of the Fathers

The key to knowledge is the humility of Christ. The door of the Kingdom of Heaven is open, not to those who only know in their learned minds the mysteries of faith and the commandments of their Creator, but to those who have progressed far enough to live by them.
St. Bede the Venerable
Unknown, 8th century

To deny oneself means to give up one's bad habits; to root out of the heart all that ties us to the world; not to cherish bad thoughts and desires; to suppress every evil thought; to avoid occasions of sin; not to desire or to do anything out of self-love, but to do everything out of love for God. To deny oneself, according to St. Paul means "to be dead to sin. . . but alive to God."
St. Innocent of Alaska
The Lenten Spring, SVS Press, p. 147, 19th Century


In Other News

Orthodox Game League

All adults (age 18yr+) are welcome to enjoy time with each other and play games on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 7:00 pm at St. Mary's OCA Church (1701 Fifth St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413). Want to learn a new game? Want to play a classic? Want to teach a game? Then this is for you! Bring a munchie or dessert to share! Questions? Contact Nikki Beauchamp 612.910.2943.

The Metropolis of Chicago releases its 2022 Annual Impact Report: Emerging Growth through Prayerful Cultivation

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis announced the release of its 2022 Annual Impact Report, “Emerging Growth through Prayerful Cultivation.” Executive Director, Vicki Karl, noted: “The title of this year’s report refers to the promising growth that has begun to emerge through our efforts to cultivate a stronger, more vibrant Church. We are heartened by our progress this year, and believe it portends an even brighter future for our Orthodox faith in the Midwest.” 
The report provides an update on the Metropolis’ finances, operations, and programs, and its progress in advancing its goals and mission. Some highlights of this year’s report, include: 

  • Religious Literacy: The launch of Living Water Productions, a platform for delivering innovative religious education resources, including “The Person of Christ,” the first video series presented by world-renowned theologian, Fr. Alexis Torrance.
  • Philanthropy: A report on the expansion of the Metropolis’ Project HOPE food ministry, which served close to 500,000 meals in 2022 alone.
  • Ministries: An update on the recipients of the Metropolis’ first Mustard Seed grants, including a look at the phenomenally successful Chicago Bike Project, created by the parishioners at our St. George parish in Chicago.
  • Sustained Future: The formation of The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Foundation as a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, and its plans to invest for the long-term support of the Metropolis and its parishes.
  • Finances: A presentation of the solid financial condition of the Metropolis and our third consecutive clean audit—a testament to our promise of accountability and transparency to the faithful.
"Essentially, our 2022 Annual Impact Report is a testament to many of our achievements, none of which would have been possible without the efforts of our Metropolis team—our staff and volunteers, our clergy and laity," said His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago. "I am deeply inspired by what we may achieve in the years ahead as a community united and grounded in Christ." You can find the report in the following link:

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to Christian education, the first level for children ages 3 – 6, with levels going through age 12. It has three main components: the prepared environment, the catechist (teacher), and the child.

Join us for this retreat-like experience.
Explore the spirituality of the young child.
Learn to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Become a catechist.

WEEK ONE: Monday – Saturday, June 5-10, 2023, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
WEEK TWO: June 2024

Where Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
Cost $85 Registration & Book Fee
$300 Tuition for Week One
$300 Tuition for Week Two (paid in 2024)
Total due upon registration: $385

Lunch is provided daily. Participants are responsible for lodging.

Announcing 2023 Roselawn Program Prices

Advance planning can give you and your family peace of mind and is also cost-effective. Annual cost increases are typically at least 2% and have risen over 26% since 2013. The St. George Roselawn Cemetery Program continues to offer lots at Roselawn in Roseville for a 15% discount off list prices. All revenue from lots supports our church and its ministries. These lots are in the St. George section, adjacent to the “Greek” section, and easily identifiable by the monument/altar table. Contact the church office for more information.

2023 Discounted Prices for Parishioners:
$6,970 = Monument Lot (2 Graves)
$4,925 = Flat Lot (2 Graves)
$2,667 = Flat Lot (1 Grave, Limited Availability)

(These prices reflect a 15% off Roselawn Retail Price)

This continues to be one of those great opportunities where you can support the church, save some money and create a legacy for your family all at the same time. Lots for both monument and marker (flat) stones are still available. Please follow Roselawn regulations for care and beautification of your loved one’s lots.

The table-like monument marking our area from Victoria street is visible on google maps and google satellite view at the links below and can be found on the church website.,-93.1389199,69m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en,-93.1393733,3a,37.5y,107.59h,84.79t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWsyLYEQ6btgc3SJkAxjgbg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

The Liturgical Arts Academy (TLAA)

We’re planning now for this year’s Academy and will open registration in March! TLAA 2023 — August 20 - 26, 2023. The Liturgical Arts Academy offers training for those who want to learn Byzantine chant or iconography in the tradition of the Orthodox Christian Church. The Academy is a one-week intensive program led by experts in these disciplines.

More than just a classroom, TLAA offers a comprehensive atmosphere of prayer, study, fellowship, and communion with other faithful servants who care deeply for the spread of the Church and the worship of the Holy Trinity. The Diakonia Retreat Center in the foothills of South Carolina is the perfect setting for spiritual renewal, as we overlook the lake, walk the paths, and worship in the magnificent Panagia Chapel. You can find more information here:

Support for those in Need

Please contact Fr. Perry or our Ladies Philoptochos if you or someone you know is in need (food, clothing, shelter, etc.). Our Ladies Philoptochos & Missions & Benevolence, FOCUS MN, etc. are here to help!


Oratorical Festival 2023

St. George Oratorical Festival: Sunday, April 2, 2023.

Our Metropolis includes Speech, Vocal Solo, Essay, Poetry, and Iconography! Click here to learn more:



The Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople is the highest seat and the Mother Church of Orthodox Christians. The Ecumenical Patriarch is the spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide. Discuss how the Patriarchate has been a symbol of unity, a source of missionary growth, an advocate of dialogue among Christians, and a defender of the historical Orthodox Faith. 

During times of crisis, our faith is tested. How are Orthodox Christians taught to understand and manage pain and suffering? 

The Christian message in C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has influenced many believers of Christ. How has another work of fiction inspired people to seek Jesus Christ?

We have lived through a pandemic and emerged with deep societal divides. How can our faith in Christ heal us and take us forward together?

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ both transforms the relationship between God and humanity and alters the course of history. How would you explain its significance to someone who has not heard about it or is unsure if God exists?


Orthodox tradition teaches that the saints remain spiritually active beyond their earthly life. Discuss how we ask the Saints to intercede and pray for us and why.

Orthodox Christians honor the Virgin Mary, the Most Holy Theotokos. What does the Orthodox Church believe about her and her role in our salvation?

The sacraments are the mysteries of the Church through which God gives us His grace by actions, words, and material objects (for example, oil, wine, and bread). Pick one sacrament and explain its meaning.

Jesus models and teaches humility throughout His life and ministry. Discuss the challenges of living according to Jesus’ teachings in a society that does not necessarily emphasize humility.

Consider and discuss why and how icons are central to our faith and Orthodox practice.


Metropolis Oratorical Festival

Dear Reverend Fathers, Oratorical Chairpersons, and Participants,
We hope this new year brings health and happiness to you, your families, and your communities.  Once again, we are pleased to announce that the 39th Annual Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical and Fine Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 (the week after Bright Saturday) at Ascension of Our Lord Greek Orthodox Church, 1207 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire, Illinois, 60069.  We are excitedly anticipating a weekend of spiritual celebration and fellowship for all in attendance.  All necessary information may be obtained by clicking on the document and registration links below or by visiting our Metropolis Oratorical website 
The Metropolis Festival will offer 6 categories (Speech, Essay, Poetry, Iconography, Vocal Solo, and Vocal Chant), each with 2 divisions (Senior and Junior).  New this year, we will be adding a separate Vocal Chant category to accommodate the growing interest in this ministry.  Once again, our Metropolis youth are invited to register for as many as two separate events at the Metropolis Festival.  The guidelines for these changes are contained in the Parish Information Packet ( We hope these changes will welcome more participation at the Festival.  
We have also made available a list of this year’s Topics ( (for Speech, Essay, and Poetry), the Musical Selections ( (for Vocal Solo and Vocal Chant), and the Tips and Resources ( from the Archdiocese.  Please take time to read through these documents and forward copies to all participants.
All entries for Speech, Essay, Poetry, Vocal Solo, and Vocal Chant, both Senior and Junior Divisions, must be submitted no later than Monday, April 10, 2023.  These submissions must be sent electronically to  All entries for 
Iconography, both Senior and Junior Divisions, must be postmarked no later than Monday, April 10, 2023.  These submissions must be sent by mail to Andrea Tsakopoulos, 8800 Verbena Court, St. John, Indiana, 46373.  Late submissions in any category will not be judged.
Additional information regarding the Awards Luncheon, hotel information in the Lincolnshire area, and a schedule for the day of the Festival will be posted to our website and sent to you as the date draws nearer.  
The National Oratorical Festival, which includes the Metropolis winners for the Speech category only (Senior and Junior Divisions), is scheduled to take place during the weekend of June 9-11, 2023 at St. George GOC in Clifton, New Jersey.  
We ask that you forward this Metropolis Festival information to everyone at your parish who is involved in a youth ministry, as well as parents of your church school registrants. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at with any questions. 
We look forward to celebrating with everyone in April!

Chicago Metropolis Oratorical Festival Committee


Saints and Feasts

March 19

Sunday of the Holy Cross

With the help of God, we have almost reached the middle of the course of the Fast, where our strength has been worn down through abstinence, and the full difficulty of the labour set before us becomes apparent. Therefore our holy Mother, the Church of Christ, now brings to our help the all-holy Cross, the joy of the world, the strength of the faithful, the staff of the just, and the hope of sinners, so that by venerating it reverently, we might receive strength and grace to complete the divine struggle of the Fast.

March 20

Photini the Samaritan Woman

Saint Photini lived in 1st century Palestine and was the woman that Christ met at Jacob's Well in Samaria as recorded in the Gospel according to John (4:4-26). After her encounter with Christ, she and her whole family were baptized by the Apostles and became evangelists of the early Church. Photini and her children eventually were summoned before the emperor Nero and instructed to renounce their faith in Christ. They refused to do so, accepting rather to suffer various tortures. After many efforts to force her to surrender to idolatry, the emperor ordered that she be thrown down a well. Photini gave up her life in the year 66.

St. Photini is commemorated on three occasions during the year: February 26 (Greek tradition), March 20 (Slavic tradition), and the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman on the 5th Sunday of Pascha.




2023 Stewardship Goal

Our theme for 2023 is "Giving Thanks: Eucharistic Stewardship. As true stewards of the Body of Christ, we understand the power of our Stewardship to revitalize the Church."

Update - $43,450 of $260,000 (through January)

Pledge Cards Received

As of February 26, 59 families have pledged a total of $108,744.

Make Your Stewardship Pledge Online

Thank you for your continued support! Make your 2023 pledge by visiting Thank you all for your support of the work of the Church!


  • Use your camera on your phone to scan the QR code.
  • Click on the PayPal link in the camera on your phone.
  • Enter your donation amount.
  • Add a note – candle/ stewardship/ other (description)


Fellowship (Coffee) Hour

Thank you for signing up to host Fellowship Hour! This is not only an important time for fellowship but also for sharing a nutritious snack and drink after the Sunday morning fast. Feel free to keep it as simple as you like. In general, expect to serve approximately 100 people when Sunday School is in session. 
NEW THIS YEAR: Please prepare a tray for the Sunday School students & teachers to be ready at the beginning of coffee hour. Place approximately 30 servings of items on a tray, and a representative of Sunday School will come to the kitchen to pick it up.
FASTING: Fasting Sundays are noted on the SignUp. These days, it’s important to serve food that follows the fast (no meat, eggs, or dairy). There are many options; if you’re looking for ideas, here are a few: Bread, bagels, crackers, rice cakes, pretzels, or corn chips/ Peanut butter, jam, hummus, guacamole, or salsa. Fasting-friendly baked goods, granola bars, or cookies such as Oreos, ginger snaps, or wafer cookies/ Olives, vegetables, or fruit.
MEMORIALS: Many families like to host or co-host on the same day as a memorial and/or serve Kollyva. Some coordination or flexibility may be needed from host families already scheduled for those Sundays. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility.
Refreshments for approximately 100 people
1 pound of coffee
1 gallon of milk (or 1-2 gallons of juice during fasts)
Cream (non-dairy during fasts)
COFFEE: Instructions for making coffee are on a yellow poster near the large coffee maker. It takes approximately 15 minutes for a pot to brew.
SUPPLIES: Disposable plates, napkins, cups, and sugar will be in the kitchen. Pitchers are available for serving water. Tongs and disposable gloves are available for handling food.
CLEAN-UP: Please clean the kitchen after you’re done serving and remove any leftover food (leftover coffee grounds may be left if you wish). Wipe down the counters and tables with disinfectant spray. Hang used cleaning cloths on the edge of the sink. Return chairs to their original positions around the tables. Before you leave, please be sure that coffee makers and all burners in the kitchen are OFF!
QUESTIONS? Contact Elise (612-867-8047). If you have questions on Sunday morning, look for Elise or Angie Kontenakos, Parish Council President. Thanks again for providing hospitality for our church community!

Welcome Visitors!

Thank you for joining us in worship. Whether you are an Orthodox Christian or this is your first visit to an Orthodox Church, we are pleased to have you with us! Although Holy Communion is offered only to baptized and chrismated Orthodox Christians, all are invited to receive the Antidoron (blessed bread) at the end of the service. The Antidoron and fellowship hour are reminiscent of the Agape Feast that followed worship in the early Church.

One does not have to be of Greek descent nor speak Greek to be an Orthodox Christian and member of our parish. All people of any background are welcome to join the Orthodox Church. For those interested in learning more about the Christian Faith or becoming a member of our church, please see Fr. Perry after services or contact him at or (651) 222-6220.

We hope you will join us in our hall upstairs this morning after services for fellowship and refreshments!

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Archdiocese News

Lenten, Holy Week & Paschal Essentials for the Faithful Available on Orthodox Marketplace


LENTEN, HOLY WEEK & PASCHAL ESSENTIALS FOR THE FAITHFUL AVAILABLE ON ORTHODOX MARKETPLACE Follow along to Lenten services with the Akathist Hymn and Holy Week through Easter services books.

Communique of the Holy Eparchial Synod


A regular meeting of the Holy Eparchial Synod was convened today by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America for the purpose of deliberating on current matters concerning the life of the Church.

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