Open House at Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing

Who:  All Orthodox Christians What:   Vespers followed by Tour of the facility and refreshments When:  December 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm Where: Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing               926 South Myrtle Ave.               Clearwater, Florida, 33776   Come and learn about the new Orthodox assisted living facility in our area!  Please […]

The Orthodox Manner of Taking Care of the Sick and the Elderly

Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing is dedicated to the spiritual and physical welfare of the sick and elderly.  This is not a matter of words but of deeds.  All too often, those who are sick and elderly are cut off from loved ones and their community.  They are left alone to suffer in […]

Memorial Services and Prayer for the Reposed

This morning, Father Dragan Zaric served a panikhida in our chapel at Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing for the newly reposed handmaiden of God Kyriaki.  She is the mother of Demetrios Calamas, a faithful volunteer whose support has been tremendous. The service reminded me of the importance and awesome responsibility we have in […]

Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing Hosts Tampa Bay Clergy Brotherhood

We were blessed today with the presence of 17 Orthodox priests from 7 jurisdictions at Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing.  The meeting commenced with a moleben offered by Archpriest Andrey Kovalev, followed by a tour of the facility.  Lunch was served and the brotherhood meeting followed.

Divine Liturgy at Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing

This past Tuesday, Father Michael Criscella (ROCOR) served Divine Liturgy at Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing.  At the conclusion of Divine Liturgy, he blessed the new icon of Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing.

Icon of Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing Installed

Glory and thanksgiving to God!  We have installed the patronal icon in our chapel.  We are profoundly grateful to Geronda Polycarp, Abbot of Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery in Williston, Florida for generously donating the holy icon. We are also grateful to Ana Maria Schweitzer, wife of board member Peter Schweitzer, for installing the icon […]

Elder Arsenie On Spiritual Fathers, Sins, Prayer and Salvation

Concealed sin becomes all the greater. Elder Arsenie. —Choosing a spiritual father is a very difficult task, and just by finding him we understand how many highs and lows await us in the future, on the path along which we must bear our cross. Batushka, what would you advise us to do in order not […]

Father Gregory Edwards Joins Theotokos Rescuer Board of Directors

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Father Gregory Edwards, proistamenos [presiding priest] at St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church in New Port Richey, Florida.  Father Gregory holds a Ph.D. from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece.  In addition to serving as proistamenos, Father Gregory is an assistant professor of Missiology at Saint Vladimir Seminary in […]

New Icons Adorn Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing Chapel

Glory to God and the generosity of donors, we have been able to adorn our chapel with 19 new holy icons.  The icons reflect the pan-Orthodox nature of the ministry and include Saint Sava of Serbia, Saint Raphael of Brooklyn, Saint Seraphim of Sarov, Saint Luke the Surgeon, Isaac the Syrian, Saint John of San […]

On the Fear of Death from an Orthodox Christian Perspective [AUDIO]

Peter Schweitzer, a member of the board of directors of Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing, was recently interviewed by Ancient Faith Radio’s Bobby Maddex. The mission of Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing is to confront death in an Orthodox manner, relying on the mercy of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the […]