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Assumption of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2024-05-12
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Assumption of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Street Address:

  • 801 Montecito Drive

  • San Angelo, TX 76903


Contact Information




Services Schedule

Alternating Sundays:

9 AM Orthros Prayer Service & 
10 AM Divine Liturgy Communion Service

10 AM Typica Service

The 10 AM Sunday services are followed by Coffee Hour and Fellowship.


Past Bulletins


Calendar & Announcements

UPCOMING  SERVICES    

Sunday, May 12 - Sunday of Thomas

  • 10:00 am -  Reader's Service

Saturday, May 18

  • 6:00 pm - Great Vespers

Sunday, May 19 - Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women

  • 9:00 am - Orthros 

  • 10:00 am - Divine Liturgy

Sunday, May 26 - Sunday of the Paralytic

  • 10:00 am - Reader's Service

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FASTING 

Oil and Wine are permitted on Wednesdays and Fridays following Bright Week to Pentecost (June 23), with fish also permitted on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost (May 29) and the Leavetaking of Pascha (June 12)

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STEWARDSHIP 

This is a prayerful encouragement to support our parish with a donation. 

You can give as your regular stewardship or as a special donation either at church in the offering or online through our website at https://orthodoxsanangelo.org/about/ways-to-give 

God continues to bless our Assumption Church and the witness of our Orthodox Christian faith, and your regular stewardship and special gifts help to support the growth of our Church and our fulfilling of the Great Commission through our worship and ministry.

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NEW  PARISH  EMAIL 

Our new parish email is priest@orthodoxsanangelo.org

Please use this to communicate with Fr. Nektarios. 

If you have not visited our new website, please do so at http://orthodoxsanangelo.org  

 

RESOURCES  FOR  INQUIRERS 

If you are inquiring about the Orthodox Christian faith, please reach out to Fr. Nektarios for resources.Our faith is focused on our worship and participation in the Church, the Body of Christ, and in cultivating our communion with God. 

We can provide you with a prayer book to guide you in daily prayers, as well as a book and online resources that explain the Orthodox Christian faith and life.

Fr. Nektarios is also available to meet with you by phone, Zoom or in person to offer guidance as you follow God's guidance and seek your spiritual home in the Orthodox Church.

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ONLINE  CATECHISM  CLASS   

The next class will be on June 6.

Our weekly sessions will be on Zoom at the link below.  They will also be available livestream on our Assumption Facebook page, as well as on the YouTube Channel for St. Stephen Mission at https://www.youtube.com/@st.stephenorthodoxmission8116/streams

The sessions will also be archived at the same YouTube link in case you miss a session or would like to go back and listen to a specific week or topic. 

 
Meeting ID: 873 8452 7698

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CARING  MEALS  MINISTRY 

If you know someone who needs meals due to illness, birth, etc., please see Kathy Baughman or Noelle Bartl. Thank you to everyone who volunteers for this ministry. You are being the hands of Christ!

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HELP  FOR  THE  GARCIA  FAMILY

Joanna Garcia continues to go through a very difficult time with her ongoing illness. If you want to give a financial donation to help with medical expenses, etc., please make your check out to our church (Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, or AVMGOC for short), and make note that it's for the Garcias.
 
If you have any questions, please call or text Kathy at 325-277-0274.
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COFFEE  HOUR

We have open slots on the sign up sheet for Coffee Hour, which can be found on the refrigerator in the church kitchen. Can you help host? It's okay to bring something simple, or even just one dish. Encourage others to sign up with you as co-hosts. "Many hands make the burden light." Thank you for your help!

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SPECIAL  OCCASIONS  FROM  MAY  12  TO  MAY  18  

Birthdays: Will McDaniel, Ricky Zamora

Anniversaries: none

Namesdays: none

Memorials: none

 

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Check out the rest of the bulletin! See below for news from the world of Orthodoxy, online concerts and lecture series, and more.

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AFTER  CHURCH

Please join us for refreshments in the Social Hall.

 

** As always, see the parish website for any changes and updates. **

 

 

 

 

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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

First Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Matthew 28:16-20

At that time, the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw Him they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age. Amen."


Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. 4th Tone. Psalm 146.5;134.3.
Great is our Lord, and great is his power.
Verse: Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good.

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 5:12-20.

In those days, many signs and wonders were done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon's Portico. None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high honor. And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women, so that they even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and pallets, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed. But the high priest rose up and all who were with him, that is, the party of the Sadducees, and filled with jealousy they arrested the apostles and put them in the common prison. But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out and said, "Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life."


Gospel Reading

Thomas Sunday
The Reading is from John 20:19-31

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you." And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in His side, I will not believe." Eight days later, His disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." Then He said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see My hands; and put out your hand, and place it in My side; do not be faithless, but believing." Thomas answered Him, "My Lord and My God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe." Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing, you may have life in His name.


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Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion of Great and Holy Pascha in the 5th Tone

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the grave bestowing life.

Apolytikion for Thomas Sun. in the 7th Tone

While the tomb was sealed you shone forth from it as light, O our life, Christ our God. And though the doors were closed you appeared in the midst of your disciples. O resurrection of all, through them restore in us a new spirit in your great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the 8th Tone

Into the grave you descended, Immortal One, yet you destroyed the power of Hades, and as victor you arose, O Christ our God; you proclaimed to the myrrhbearing women a greeting of joy, you brought peace to your holy apostles, and to the fallen you granted resurrection.
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Saints and Feasts

Thomsund
May 12

Thomas Sunday

Though the doors were shut at the dwelling where the disciples were gathered for fear of the Jews on the evening of the Sunday after the Passover, our Saviour wondrously entered and stood in their midst, and greeted them with His customary words, "Peace be unto you." Then He showed unto them His hands and feet and side; furthermore, in their presence, He took some fish and a honeycomb and ate before them, and thus assured them of His bodily Resurrection. But Thomas, who was not then present with the others, did not believe their testimony concerning Christ's Resurrection, but said in a decisive manner, "Except I shall see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His side, I will not believe." Wherefore after eight days, that is, on this day, when the disciples were again gathered together and Thomas was with them, the Lord Jesus came while the doors were shut, as He did formerly. Standing in their midst, He said, "Peace be unto you"; then He said to Thomas, "Bring hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and bring hither thy hand, and thrust it into My side: and be not unbelieving, but believing."

And Thomas, beholding and examining carefully the hands and side of the Master, cried out with faith, "My Lord and my God." Thus he clearly proclaimed the two natures - human and divine - of the God-man (Luke 24:36-49; John 20:19-29).

This day is called Antipascha (meaning "in the stead of Pascha," not "in opposition to Pascha") because with this day, the first Sunday after Pascha, the Church consecrates every Sunday of the year to the commemoration of Pascha, that is, the Resurrection.


Epiphanius
May 12

Epiphanius, Bishop of Cyprus

Saint Epiphanius was born about 310 in Besanduc, a village of Palestine, of Jewish parents who were poor and tillers of the soil. In his youth he came to faith in Christ and was baptized with his sister, after which he distributed all he had to the poor and became a monk, being a younger contemporary of Saint Hilarion the Great (see Oct. 21), whom he knew. He also visited the renowned monks of Egypt to learn their ways. Because the fame of his virtue had spread, many in Egypt desired to make him a bishop; when he learned of this, he fled, returning to Palestine. But after a time he learned that the bishops there also intended to consecrate him to a widowed bishopric, and he fled to Cyprus. In Paphos he met Saint Hilarion, who told him to go to Constantia, a city of Cyprus also called Salamis. Epiphanius answered that he preferred to take ship for Gaza, which, despite Saint Hilarion's admonitions, he did. But a contrary wind brought the ship to Constantia where, by the providence of God, Epiphanius fell into the hands of bishops who had come together to elect a successor to the newly-departed Bishop of Constantia, and the venerable Epiphanius was at last constrained to be consecrated, about the year 367. He was fluent in Hebrew, Egyptian, Syriac, Greek, and Latin, and because of this he was called "Five-tongued." He had the gift of working miracles, and was held in such reverence by all, that although he was a known enemy of heresy, he was well nigh the only eminent bishop that the Arians did not dare to drive into exile when the Emperor Valens persecuted the Orthodox about the year 371. Having tended his flock in a manner pleasing to God, and guarded it undefiled from every heresy, he reposed about the year 403, having lived for ninety-three years. Among his sacred writings, the one that is held in special esteem is the Panarion (from the Latin Panarium, that is, "Bread-box,") containing the proofs of the truth of the Faith, and an examination of eighty heresies.


Allsaint
May 12

Martyrs Emmanuel, Theodore, George, Michael and the other George of Samothrace


Allsaint
May 12

Germanos, Patriarch of Constantinople

Saint Germanos, who was from Constantinople, was born to an illustrious family, the son of Justinian the Patrician. First he became Metropolitan of Cyzicus; in 715 he was elevated to the throne of Constantinople; but because of his courageous resistance to Leo the Isaurian's impious decree which inaugurated the war upon the holy icons, he was exiled from his throne in 715. He lived the rest of his life in privacy, and reposed about 740, full of days. The fore-most of his writings is that which deals with the Six Ecumenical Councils. He wrote many hymns also, as is apparent from the titles of many stichera and idiomela, among which are those for the Feast of the Meeting in the Temple.


Allsaint
May 12

Removal of the Sacred Relics of Saint Joachim "Papoulakis" of Vatopaidi


Theodorecythera
May 12

Theodorus the Righteous of Cythera


Allsaint
May 13

2nd Monday after Pascha


Glykeria
May 13

Glykeria the Virgin-martyr of Heraclia

This Martyr contested in 141 in Trajanopolis of Thrace, during the reign of the Emperor Antoninus Pius. At a heathen festival, when Sabine the Governor of Trajanopolis was offering sacrifice, Saint Glyceria entered the temple and declared herself to be a handmaid of Christ. Sabine commanded her to sacrifice. She went to the statue of Zeus and overturned it, dashing it to pieces. She was subjected to many horrible tortures, and finally was cast to wild beasts; bitten once by one of them, she gave up her soul into the hands of God.


Allsaint
May 14

2nd Tuesday after Pascha


Allsaint
May 14

Isidore the Martyr of Chios

This Saint was a soldier from Alexandria. He came with the Roman fleet to Chios, where he was betrayed as a Christian to Numerian, Commander of the Fleet. Because he boldly pro-fessed himself to worship Christ as God and refused to worship any other, he was tormented and beheaded in 251, during the reign of Decius.


Therapon
May 14

Holy Hieromartyr Therapontus


Allsaint
May 15

2nd Wednesday after Pascha


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May 15

Pachomios the Great Martyr

Saint Pachomius was born of pagan parents in the Upper Thebaid of Egypt. He was conscripted into the Roman army at an early age. While quartered with the other soldiers in the prison in Thebes, Pachomius was astonished at the kindness shown them by the local Christians, who relieved their distress by bringing them food and drink. Upon inquiring who they were, he believed in Christ and vowed that once delivered from the army, he would serve Him all the days of his life. Released from military service, about the year 313, he was baptized, and became a disciple of the hermit Palamon, under whose exacting guidance he increased in virtue and grace, and reached such a height of holiness that "because of the purity of his heart," says his biographer, "he was, as it were, seeing the invisible God as in a mirror." His renown spread far, and so many came to him to be his disciples that he founded nine monasteries in all, filled with many thousands of monks, to whom he gave a rule of life, which became the pattern for all communal monasticism after him. While Saint Anthony the Great is the father of hermits, Saint Pachomius is the founder of the cenobitic life in Egypt; because Pachomius had founded a way of monasticism accessible to so many, Anthony said that he "walks the way of the Apostles." Saint Pachomius fell asleep in the Lord before his contemporaries Anthony and Athanasius the Great, in the year 346. His name in Coptic, Pachom, means "eagle."


Achilles
May 15

Achilles, Bishop of Larissa

Saint Achillius was one of the 318 God-bearing Fathers who were present at the First Ecumenical Council; after returning to Larissa he cast down many pagan temples, delivered many from the demons, and raised up churches to the glory of God. He reposed about the middle of the fourth century.


Allsaint
May 16

2nd Thursday after Pascha


Allsaint
May 16

Theodoros the Sanctified

This Saint, who was born in the Upper Thebaid of Christian parents, joined the community of Saint Pachomios at about the age of fourteen years, and became the greatest of his disciples. Because of Theodore's utter humility and unquestioning obedience, Pachomios called him more and more to his aid in governing the monasteries he had established. Although some found fault with this, because Theodore was younger than they, Pachomios continued to put his confidence in him, to such a degree that once he told the brotherhood, "Theodore and I fulfil the same service for God; and he also has the authority to give commands as father." Pachomios was succeeded as governor of the monks by Saint Orsiesius in 346, and Orsiesius later took Theodore as his fellow abbot. At Theodore's death in the year 368, the monks mourned him so bitterly that the sound of their crying was heard on the other side of the river.


Allsaint
May 17

2nd Friday after Pascha


Allsaint
May 17

Andronikos the Apostle of the 70 and Junia the Martyr

These Apostles are mentioned by Saint Paul in his Epistle to the Romans, where he writes: "Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the Apostles, who also were in Christ before me" (Rom. 16:7).


Allsaint
May 17

Athanasios, Archbishop of Christianopolis


Thomsund
May 18

2nd Saturday after Pascha


Allsaint
May 18

Holy Martyrs: Peter, Dionysius, Andrew, Paul, Christina, Heraclius, Paulinus and Benedimus

These Saints all contested in martyrdom during the reign of Decius (249-251)- Peter was from Lampsacus in the Hellespont. For refusing to offer sacrifice to the idol of Aphrodite, his whole body was crushed and broken with chains and pieces of wood on a torture-wheel; having endured this torment courageously, he gave up his soul.

Paul and Andrew were soldiers from Mesopotamia brought to Athens with their governor, there they were put in charge of two captive Christians, Dionysios and Christina. The soldiers, seeing the beauty of the virgin Christina, attempted to move her to commit sin with them, but she refused and, by her admonitions, brought them to faith in Christ. They and Dionysios were stoned to death, and Christina was beheaded.

Heraclius, Paulinus, and Benedimus were Athenians, and preachers of the Gospel who turned many of the heathen from their error to the light of Christ. Brought before the governor, they confessed their Faith, and after many torments were beheaded.


Allsaint
May 19

Patrick the Hieromartyr and Bishop of Proussa and his Companions

Saint Patrick was Bishop of Prusa, a city in Bithynia (the present-day Brusa or Bursa). Because of his Christian Faith, he was brought before Julius (or Julian) the Consul, who in his attempts to persuade Patrick to worship as he himself did, declared that thanks was owed to the gods for providing the hot springs welling up from the earth for the benefit of men. Saint Patrick answered that thanks for this was owed to our Lord Jesus Christ, and explained that when He, Who is God, created the earth, He made it with both fire and water, and the fire under the earth heats the water which wells up, producing hot springs; he then explained that there is another fire, which awaits the ungodly. Because of this, he was cast into the hot springs, but it was the soldiers who cast him in, and not he, who were harmed by the hot water. After this Saint Patrick was beheaded with the presbyters Acacius, Menander, and Polyaenus. Most likely, this was during the reign of Diocletian (284-305).


Myrrbear
May 19

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

About the beginning of His thirty-second year, when the Lord Jesus was going throughout Galilee, preaching and working miracles, many women who had received of His beneficence left their own homeland and from then on followed after Him. They ministered unto Him out of their own possessions, even until His crucifixion and entombment; and afterwards, neither losing faith in Him after His death, nor fearing the wrath of the Jewish rulers, they came to the sepulchre, bearing the myrrh-oils they had prepared to annoint His body. It is because of the myrrh-oils, that these God-loving women brought to the tomb of Jesus that they are called the Myrrh-bearers. Of those whose names are known are the following: first of all, the most holy Virgin Mary, who in Matthew 27:56 and Mark 15:40 is called "the mother of James and Joses" (these are the sons of Joseph by a previous marriage, and she was therefore their step-mother); Mary Magdalene (celebrated July 22); Mary, the wife of Clopas; Joanna, wife of Chouza, a steward of Herod Antipas; Salome, the mother of the sons of Zebedee, Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus; and Susanna. As for the names of the rest of them, the evangelists have kept silence (Matt 27:55-56; 28:1-10. Mark 15:40-41. Luke 8:1-3; 23:55-24:11, 22-24. John 19:25; 20:11-18. Acts 1:14).

Together with them we celebrate also the secret disciples of the Saviour, Joseph and Nicodemus. Of these, Nicodemus was probably a Jerusalemite, a prominent leader among the Jews and of the order of the Pharisees, learned in the Law and instructed in the Holy Scriptures. He had believed in Christ when, at the beginning of our Saviour's preaching of salvation, he came to Him by night. Furthermore, he brought some one hundred pounds of myrrh-oils and an aromatic mixture of aloes and spices out of reverence and love for the divine Teacher (John 19:39). Joseph, who was from the city of Arimathea, was a wealthy and noble man, and one of the counsellors who were in Jerusalem. He went boldly unto Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus, and together with Nicodemus he gave Him burial. Since time did not permit the preparation of another tomb, he placed the Lord's body in his own tomb which was hewn out of rock, as the Evangelist says (Matt. 27:60).


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Wisdom of the Fathers

The Lord stoops to the level even of our feeble understanding. He works a miracle of His invisible power in order to satisfy the doubts of unbelieving minds.
St. Hilary of Poitiers
On the Trinity, 1.20. Taken from: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. Vol: John. Intervarsity Press, 2007, p. 369.

For great is the dignity of the priests. ... And hold them very exceedingly in honor; for you indeed care about your own affairs, and if you order them well, you give no account for others; ...
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 86, 4th Century

... but the priest even if he rightly order his own life, if he have not an anxious care for yours and that of all those around him, will depart with the wicked into hell; and often when not betrayed by his own conduct, he perishes by yours, if he have not rightly performed all his part.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 86, 4th Century

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Archdiocese News

Parish Highlight: Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church Campbell, Ohio

05/10/2024

Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Campbell, Ohio is a thriving community with a beautiful history and extremely active parish life. Founded in 1956, Archangel Michael is now the home parish of approximately 600 families. The parish community is home to many immigrants, mostly from Kalymnos, Greece. In 2005, Proistamenos Fr. Steve Denas, who still leads the Church today, wrote "Archangel Michael Church Turns 50: an historical essay," a poignant account of the development of the Archangel Michael community. 


Green GOYA Initiative Blooms at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Saturday of Lazarus Retreat

05/10/2024

During this year’s Saturday of Lazarus Youth Retreat, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity hosted the inaugural pilot of the Green GOYA initiative, a continuation of the Greening the Parish effort of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. This marks a significant step toward environmentally conscious practices within Orthodox communities across the United States. This program was developed by GOYAn Demetra Chudley, a GOA Girl Delegate to the UN, in collaboration with Rev. Protopresbyter Nicolas Kazarian and Ms. Niki Devaris-Morgulis of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Relations, and aims to instigate a dialogue and action on environmental issues, with a focus on engaging Orthodox youth.


Metropolis of Chicago, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chicago, and the Hellenic Society of Constantinople Present Commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople May 16

05/09/2024

Join the Metropolis of Chicago, the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chicago, and the Hellenic Society of Constantinople on Thursday, May 16th for the "Commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople - The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople: Past Present and Future Responsibilities".


The 2024 Spring Edition of the Ionian Village Alumni Magazine, the Golden Bridge, is out now!

05/09/2024

The 2024 Spring Edition of the Ionian Village Alumni Magazine, the Golden Bridge, is out now! This edition of the Golden Bridge includes introducing a new program of Ionian Village, a special interview with Alumnus Dr. Greg Papadeas, introduces our 2024 Staff, and more!


St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in South Bend, IN Holds Blood Drive

05/09/2024

Wednesday, May 8, 2024, St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in South Bend, Indiana held a Blood Drive. An opportunity to "Give the Gift of Life," this Blood Drive was held in partnership with Versiti-the Blood Center of Indiana. 


Donate Blood and Save a Life at the 2024 Clergy-Laity Congress

05/08/2024

This summer’s Clergy-Laity Congress will offer attendees the opportunity to engage in a variety of impactful initiatives designed to make a positive difference in the lives of others. First among these is a blood drive in collaboration with the American Red Cross. Roll up your sleeve and donate! You will play an important role in supplying blood for transfusions and ensuring that patients receive the care they need. You could save a life!


Statement of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America on the Conversion of the Monastery of Chora to a Mosque

05/08/2024

As we reflect upon the glorious celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord this past Sunday, our hearts and minds are drawn to the powerful Icon of this sacred moment in the history of our salvation at the Monastery of Chora in Istanbul. Across the globe and throughout the centuries, this Holy Icon, residing in the Funerary Chapel of the Monastery, has inspired millions upon millions to the hope of the Resurrection. 


Did You Know? Name Days May 6

05/08/2024

Did you know that our patron saint chooses us?

Our Name Day is the day on which we celebrate the feast of our patron saint(s) or holy event — the name given to us on the day of our baptism or chrismation. It is said that we do not choose our patron saint but that our patron saint chooses us. From there, we form a deeper friendship with Christ, the Theotokos, or the saint(s).


Sunday Sermon Series Thomas Sunday May 12

05/08/2024

This week, find insights about the upcoming Gospel reading, where we learn about Apostle Thomas's skepticism about Christ’s Resurrection and his confession of faith. But why did Thomas doubt the Resurrection? And what changed his mind? Also, how can doubt help us to find Christ?


Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit Presides Over Lamentations, Anastasi, and Agape Vespers in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit

05/08/2024

His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit presided over the Lamentations at the Annunciation Cathedral in Detroit, MI; Anastasi at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Sterling Heights, MI; and Agape Vespers at Saints Constantine and Helen in Westland, MI.


Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh Presides over Anastasis Service at St. Nicholas Cathedral Followed by an Anastasi Meal

05/08/2024

His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh presided over the Anastasis Service the evening of Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Metropolis of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with Archdeacon Ryan Gzikowski, Dean of the Cathedral Fr. Eleftherios Constantine, and Deacon Robert (Haralambos) Lykos. The service was deeply moving as parishioners and clergy rejoiced in the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord.


Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Presides over Vespers of Agape on Holy and Great Pascha at Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church in Brookville

05/08/2024

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America presided over the Vespers of Agape on Holy and Great Pascha at Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church in Brookville, New York. His Eminence was joined by His Grace Bishop Nektarios of Diokleia, His Grace Bishop Athenagoras of Nazianzos, His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, parish priest Fr. Panteleimon Papadopoulos, and area clergy. 


Saint Paul Church School Holds Holy Friday Retreat

05/08/2024

The Church School of Saint Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, California held a retreat on Holy Friday which allowed the children of the community the opportunity to decorate the Kouvouklion.


Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM): St. Dismas the Good Thief

05/07/2024

“One of the criminals who were hanged railed at [Jesus], saying, ‘Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!’ But the other rebuked him, saying, ‘Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.’ And he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when You come into Your Kingdom.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Truly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.’” (Luke 23: 39-43)


Hellenic Relief Foundation and Partner Organization in Athens ΕΛΕΣΘΥ Complete Successful Food Distribution

05/07/2024

For yet another Easter, the Hellenic Relief Foundation together with their partner organization in Athens ΕΛΕΣΘΥ,  ensured that beneficiaries of the monthly distributions had all the basics for the Easter holiday table.


Paschal Message of National Commander Dr. Limberakis

05/07/2024

Dear Brother Archons and friends of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate:

Christ is risen from the dead, by death, trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life.


FOCUS North America: Small Mercies in Minnesota

05/07/2024

Folks at the FOCUS Center in Minnesota first met Mariah and her family while they were displaced and living in their van awaiting shelter space, a process which on average takes 3-5 weeks. Volunteers at the Center's Clothes Closet helped outfit her children with coats, warmer clothes, blankets, and some ready-to-eat food. Thankfully, they were re-housed in Minneapolis shortly after.


Divine Liturgy of Great and Holy Pascha at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

05/07/2024

Exclamations of “Christ is Risen!” resounded at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City where His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America joined V. Rev. Archimandrite Chrysostomos Gilbert and the faithful for the Divine Liturgy of Great and Holy Pascha: Orthros and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.  


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Denver Metropolis News

2024 Camp Emmanuel

Event Details

June 23, 2024 - June 29, 2024

 

 

 


2024 Men's Retreat


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