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 […]

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God

Celebration of the Liturgy is the spiritual core around which the whole life of a priest is built up. It is the liturgy, the standing at God’s Altar that gives you strength to do the rest.” Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev While His Eminence’s wise counsel concerns his life as a priest, those same words can be […]

His Grace Bishop Thomas Visits Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing

His Grace the Right Reverend Thomas (Joseph) visited Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing, touring the facility, speaking with residents, and praying in the chapel. Bishop Thomas serves the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America in the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic. Since our inception, Bishop Thomas has been enthusiastically supportive of our […]

Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing Featured in Ancient Faith Radio Podcast [AUDIO]

Bobby Maddex interviews Peter Schweitzer, a board member of the new Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing Orthodox assisted-living facility, located in Clearwater, Florida. Podcast courtesy of Ancient Faith Radio. Listen here: