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.
Roughly 90 percent of the parish have come to Orthodox Christianity from other religious backgrounds, and we, too, walked into an Orthodox church for the first time and wondered about the unfamiliar features of the church.
We encourage you to visit this site: 12 Things I Wished I Known, for your first visit to an Orthodox Christian Church. We are precisely the same Church across the globe, and across time, preaching the Gospel, teaching the Lord’s commandments, and worshiping God in spirit and in Truth just as we have these many centuries. In fact, our newest service is 1,300 years old!
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.
We currently meet upstairs. Although we do not currently have an accessible place to worship, we have had visitors with wheelchairs worship with us, through the assistance of our parishioners. 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 our priest before the service. You are welcome to approach the chalice.
Until then, feel free to explore this website for links and articles about Orthodoxy.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Since we understand Communion to mean that we have all things in common, sharing an identical Faith, only those who are members of the Orthodox Church who have prepared themselves through prayer, fasting and recent confession may participate in Holy Communion. We invite all, however, to partake of the blessed bread (Antidoron) which is distributed at the dismissal.