Visit Holy Apostle James

————————————— “We are not saved by our opinions on Grace, but by our confession of Faith” Metropolitan Demetrius, August 2017 ————————————— Everyone, no matter what your background, is welcomed and heartily encouraged to join us in making God’s service, or to simply attend and observe the ancient Christian Liturgy first served in the Temple in…

Schedule of Services

  Updated: Sep 16 September 2018   Thursday, September 20 – 7 PM Vespers (Nativity of the Theotokos) Saturday, September 22 – 7 PM Vespers Sunday, September 23 – 9 AM Matins and Typica   Wednesday, September 26 – 6 PM Vespers (Exaltation of the Cross) Saturday, September 29 – 7 PM Vespers Sunday, September…

Life of Holy Apostle James, the Lord’s Brother

November 5 (October 23 old calendar). He is called ‘the Lord’s brother’ because he was the son of righteous Joseph, the betrothed of the most holy Mother of God. When Joseph was dying, he shared out his goods among his sons and wanted to leave a share to the Lord Jesus, the Son of the…

How to Form an Orthodox Conscience

 How to Form an Orthodox Conscience  by Father Alexey Young An Orthodox Christian conscience is created by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ acting within us. It is difficult to form this conscience. But once a Christian acquires it, an alarm is sounded in his heart and mind whenever he comes close to improper…

A Child’s Lent Remembered

  Fr. Mark posted this a few years back [and every year], and I really liked how it gives a little more perspective on taking Lent seriously. -Rebekah Moser   “A Child’s Lent Remembered”   An excerpt from Ivan Shmelyov’s “Anno Domini”, a wistful recollection of life in his pious, old-fashioned, well-to-do home in pre-Revolutionary…