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This section of our website has articles about Orthodoxy and our church. These articles are also currently subdivided into three categories:

  • Orthodox Church, a collection of articles about the Orthodox Church. We hope the articles in this section will be helpful to both inquires of Orthodoxy, and to those who are members of the Church.
  • Worship, a collection of articles about services, prayers, and worship of the Orthodox Church.
  • Saints and Icons, a collection of articles about saints, their relics, or their icons. We hope to include articles, of special interest to our parish, on the saints who are depicted on our icons, or whose holy relics rest here. Articles on our feast day icons will be included here also.

Also see our Salvation History Section and our list of Videos.


Archpastoral Letter for the Great Fast 2019

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Sunday of Forgiveness, March 10, 2019

Dearly Beloved of Our Diocesan Family:

Christ is in our midst! – He is and ever shall be!

What is the Church, if not a place where the sick meet their physician?

Those sick from sin come to confess their sickness to God the Physician, and to find medicine and healing from Him who is the true Healer from

all human suffering and weakness, and the Giver of all good things.

-- St. Nikolai (Velimirovich) of Zhicha

 

At sundown on Forgiveness Sunday, we Orthodox Christians begin our annual observance of Great Lent. This is a season provided by the Church as a time of our healing. As unbelievable as it may seem, we are commanded by Our Savior to “be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:48) … and the Lord would not command us to do something that is impossible. Of course, it is not possible for us to become perfect on our own efforts; but with the power of the Holy Spirit, becoming like God (theosis) can be achieved.

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Archpastoral Letter for the Great Fast 2017

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Archpastoral Letter for the Great Fast 2017

Prot. No. 01-001/2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dearly Beloved Members of our Diocesan Family:

Christ is in our midst! – He is and ever shall be!

Once again, the Church beckons us to begin the sacred season of Great Lent, providing us with the spirit with which we are to enter into it from the Vespers of Forgiveness Sunday: “Let us enter the Fast with joy, O faithful …”

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Archpastoral Letter for Great and Holy Pascha 2016

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Archpastoral Letter for Great and Holy Pascha 2016

Bishop Micheal

Prot. No. 01-002/2016
Great and Holy Pascha
Sunday, May 1, 2016

Dearly Beloved Members of our Diocesan Family:
Christ is Risen! –Indeed He is Risen!

This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!”
(Psalm 117:24 LXX)

Christ is Risen!He has burst open the gates of Hades, and freed the dead from captivity! He has renewed the earth through the members of His Church, now born anew in Baptism, and He has made creation blossom afresh with men and women brought back to life! He has unlocked the doors of Heaven, which now stand wide open to receive those who rise up from the earth!

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Statement of the Holy Synod of the OCA on Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs Regarding Marriage

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Statement of the Holy Synod of the OCA on Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs Regarding Marriage

The following statement was approved by the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America during a session of the Holy Synod on June 16, 2016 at Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery in Rives Junction, MI. It is approved for posting and use by all dioceses, parishes, institutions and monasteries of the Orthodox Church in America.

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HISTORIC MEETING: Patriarch and Pope in Havana -

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British Broadcasting Company and Public Broadcasting Service broadcast interviews with His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon on the widely publicized meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow at Havana’s José Martí International Airport on 12 February 2016. BBC’s World News America aired a live interview with Metropolitan Tikhon, while an interview taped earlier in Washington DC aired as part of the PBS News Hour.

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  • Orthodox Church

    Articles about the Orthodox Church

    This section of our website, is a collection of articles about the Orthodox Church. We hope the articles in this section will be helpful to inquires of Orthodoxy, Catechumens, and to those who are members of the Church.

    Good starting points would be:


     

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    94
  • Worship

    Articles on services and prayers.

    This section of our website has a collection a collection of articles about services, prayers, and worship of the Orthodox Church.

    Good starting points would be:


    Article Count:
    82
  • Saints and Icons

    Articles on Saints and Icons

    This section of our website, is a collection of articles about saints, their relics, or their icons. We hope to include articles, of special interest to our parish, on the saints who are depicted on our icons, or whose holy relics rest here. Articles on our feast day icons will be included here also.

    Besides enhancing the beauty of our church, icons remind and instruct us in matters pertaining to the Christian faith. They can lift us up to the prototypes which they symbolize, to a higher level of thought and feeling, to help transform us and sanctify us. Icons can stimulate us to imitate the virtues of the holy personages depicted on them. They serve as a means of worship and veneration.

    Good starting points would be:


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    59
  • Videos

    Articles by Video

    This part of our website is where we post videos for now. They may be moved into other categories on the website, whatever seems best.

    (All  the 7 questions 7 answers vedios are noiw in this category.)


     

    Article Count:
    32

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