Upcoming: Fr. Peter’s Ordination to the Priesthood

Fr. Deacon Peter Gilstrap is to be ordained Sunday, October 18 at Holy Apostle James church. Metropolitan Demetrius and Fr. John Somers will be in attendance to serve. We will serve Saturday in the evening (10/17/20), and Sunday morning (10/18/20), when the ordination will take place during the Liturgy. There will be a large community…

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 April 6, 2020 ***As directed by the Metropolitan/Synod, Trapeza following church on Sunday will be suspended until further notice as a precaution against the COVID-19 virus.***   Monday, April 6, 6 PM – Vigil for Annunciation Friday, April 10, TBD – Matins for Lazarus Saturday Saturday, April 11, 9:30 AM – Hours and Liturgy;…

Schedule of Services for the Weekend of the Ordination

Saturday, October 17 6:00 pm: Vigil Sunday, October 18 9:00 am: Hierarchical Divine Liturgy & Ordination Note: Due to the nature of the Hierarchical services, it is important to arrive before 9am, as there may be portions of the service where you will not be able to enter the main church due to the nature…

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…