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Thank you! SOUP-er Sunday Success

We would like to extend a big Thank You for Making SOUP-er Sunday a success!

We are truly overwhelmed by the incredible support and generosity shown at our recent SOUP-er Sunday luncheon! Thanks to all of you who attended and contributed, we were able to raise an astounding $3,702 for Project Mexico! A significant step toward our $6,000 Matthew 25 drive goal this lent!

A special shoutout goes to our amazing Sunday school students (and parents/teachers) who not only crafted delicious soups but also served up smiles to all our guests. ūüć≤

We also want to extend a thank you to Wegman’s and Weiss for their invaluable support and contributions. Your partnership helped make this event a success.

Project Mexico is an Orthodox Christian charitable organization that operates in the vicinity of Tijuana, Mexico. Project Mexico operates a boy’s orphanage that helps raise around 25 orphaned or abandoned boys (at any given time). They also run an extensive homebuilding program to provide housing for some of the poorest and most vulnerable families in their area, as well as running a rescue orphanage for abandoned infants. It is our hope to raise at least $6000 this year to support Project Mexico, which is enough to feed all of the admittedly-voracious, mostly teenage boys for 6 weeks or to build one housing unit for a family in need.

 2024 Lenten Message by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon


WANTED: Psalm Readers During Saturday Confessions

It is our parish’s custom that for the privacy of the penitent and the edification of those waiting in line, the Psalter is read during Saturday evening confessions. If you are interested in reading the Psalter during this time, please click here to sign up. If you are a native speaker of a language other than English, it may be possible to read it in that language. No chanting experience necessary, you are welcome to simply read the psalter aloud.


Spiritual reading is an important part of our Lenten discipline along with fasting, prayer and alms-giving. It stirs up our zeal, teaches us genuine faith, and helps us to stay focused and aimed at the right mark. Come visit us at the bookstore or the library to stock up on your Lenten reading.

Bookstore РWe have many Lenten devotionals in the bookstore as well as the lives and writings of the saints. Our Lenten sale runs March 3-April 14 with all books 15% off.  Stop by and browse during coffee hour or anytime we are open. (see our website for current hours) You can also browse the inventory online  (We apologize but due to technical issues we  can only offer the discount for purchases in store, not online. )

Library РA table will be out in the parish hall starting next Sunday March 2nd featuring a selection of books from our library.  For the full searchable library catalogue please click here. Books can be borrowed for 6 weeks and renewed up to 3 times. Talk to Anna or email with questions or to request a book.

Come join us as we celebrate The Nativity of Our Lord!

All are welcome to come to any and all of the services!

Sponsor a Poinsettia

Help us decorate our temple.

Click here to sponsor a Nativity poinsettia in memory of or honor of a loved one.

Church Directory Update


Steward Sunday 2023

Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon
for Steward Sunday
November 5, 2023


Orthodox Jurisdictions in America

What’s an “Antiochian?” Are there “Pro-ochians” somewhere? Why are there “Georgian” Orthodox parishes over 800 miles from Atlanta? If the Orthodox Church in America used to be the “Russian Orthodox” Church, why are there all of these “Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia” churches dotted all around the American countryside? What do all the acronyms mean? ACROD? OCA? GOA? And what is the relationship of all of these people to one another?

If you find these many names and the jurisdictional situation of American Orthodoxy a bit confusing, you’re not alone! Thankfully, help is on the way to assist us in understanding what is going on here. On Thursday, October 12, at 6 pm, Fr. Isaac Daneviscious of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Altoona will deliver a public lecture on the present ecclesiastical situation of Orthodoxy in America. 

This lecture is open to the public and will be streamed live on our YouTube feed, as well as being available for replay in that format.

The Light of Orthodoxy

Summer 2023 Edition (click to download)


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