Welcome!

welcome

For first time visitors to our site, and to our Church, we welcome you!  This page contains some basic information about our parish and Orthodox worship for those who haven’t experienced it yet. To start with, we want you to know at least this much:

You are welcome here. We are always honored to have visitors join us for prayer and worship.

You won’t be asked to do anything which would make you uncomfortable.

We don’t expect visitors to contribute anything to the financial support of our parish or our programs.

Our children worship with us. If you have young children, they are welcome here, too. If you need to step to the back of the Church with your child for any reason, you are not disturbing us. We expect Christian children to be raised in the Church and to do that, they have to be in the Church.

All of our facilities are handicap accessible. If you need any assistance at all, please let us know. We are here to be of service to you.

If you are an Orthodox Christian, and you have prepared yourself to receive Holy Communion according to your Spiritual Father’s direction, be sure to introduce yourself to Fr. Benedict before the service. You are welcome to approach the chalice.

For those new to the Orthodox Church

Below are links to several sites that may help to answer questions you may have regarding the Orthodox Church. If you have any questions feel free to connect with Fr. Benedict by clinking on “contact” above. In addition, you can come to any service or class to explore the richness of the Orthodox Church in person.

Link: ORTHODOX BASICS

Link: OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH – THE NICENE CREED

Link: THE CATECHISM of ST. PHILARET of MOSCOW

Link: ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN INFORMATION CENTER

Link: ORTHODOX WIKI

READING LIST – A list of books for those completely new to the Orthodox Church

The Orthodox Church by Bp. Kallistos Ware (Timothy Ware)

The Orthodox Way by Met. Kallistos Ware (Timothy Ware)

The Faith by Clark Carlton

The Way of the Ascetics by Tito Colliander

Light from the Christian East by James Payton

Searching for God in a Land of Shallow Wells by Matthew Gallatin