The Lenten Fasting Rubrics of the Orthodox Church

(from the Lenten Triodion pg 35) As practiced since at least the Council of Nicaea in 325, these are the rules for everyone, the target.  When one falls short of the target and misses the mark ( amartia,  the Greek word for sin)  no matter how well justified,  it should be confessed.  Confession is not…

“Hold Fast To That Which Thou Hast…”

Our parish has suffered a great loss at the repose of our priest, Father Mark Gilstrap, this past Monday, September the fourth. Father was the heart of our parish, and for twenty years he built up and supported our community providing for us constantly by distributing the Holy Gifts of Communion, serving as much as…

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 September 19, 2019 Next Liturgy: tentatively Sunday 10/6 – See below for full schedule details September 2019 Tuesday, September 10, 7:00 PM – Vespers; Beheading of St. John Friday, September 20, 7:00 PM – Vespers; Nativity of the Theotokos Saturday, September 21, 9:00 AM – Matins; Nativity of the Theotokos 7:00 PM – Vespers Sunday, September…