Dormition Fast 2018

Most Holy Theotokos save us! We enter the fast of the Dormition on Tuesday, August 14 (August 1 OC) and we will have Divine Liturgy in commemoration of the Procession of the Precious Wood of the Life-giving Cross of the Lord followed by the Lesser Blessing of Water at 9:00 am.  Please note the time […]

You Can Help Us Build an Assisted Living Facility for the Orthodox Elderly

Authored by: Fr. Johannes Jacobse, a board member and priest of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese The Background About a year ago, a few of us got together to build an assisted living facility to take care of our Orthodox elderly. Any priest can tell you that some facilities are good and others aren’t but […]

Urgent Appeal

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Christ is risen! We are making final preparations to purchase the assisted living facility in which we have been serving Divine Liturgies and Orthodox services for nearly a year.  Thank you very much for your generosity in time, talent, and treasure that you have selflessly offered in the last […]

Archbishop Antony and Bishop John Visit Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing

The Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department of Institutions Abroad, Archbishop Antony of Vienna and Budapest visited Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing today accompanied by His Grace Bishop John, Bishop of Naro-Fominsk, Vicar of the Moscow Diocese and Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA. The hierarchs venerated the icons, toured our […]

Ancient Faith Interview Peter Schweitzer on Progress at the Most Holy Theotokos Facility [AUDIO]

Bobby Maddex interviews Peter Schweitzer, director of Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing, about new developments in developing this Orthodox Christian nursing facility for the elderly. Things are moving along! Podcast courtesy of Ancient Faith Radio. Listen here:  

Christ is Risen from the Dead!

On Bright Monday, Father Stephen served the Divine Liturgy.  You may watch the choir chant the Paschal Troparion here. By way of introducing his then new book Everyday Saints, Bishop Tikhon Shevkunov describes the Christian life in a sublime way. “I want to tell you about this beautiful new world of mine, where we live […]

Paschal Thoughts from His Grace Bishop Tikhon Shevkunov

From an interview published in Trud, Pascha 2012.  In this interview His Grace provides beautiful and insightful commentary on the Feast of Feasts-Holy Pascha  Bishop Tikhon is the author of the popular book Everyday Saints Father Tikhon, why is Pascha celebrated each time not as the anniversary of the Resurrection of Christ but as the […]

Homily on Great Friday

This homily was given by Archimandrite Philaret (Drozdov), the future Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow, in the St. Alexander Nevsky Lavra in St. Petersburg on Holy Friday, 1816. St. Philaret of Moscow Translation by Nun Cornelia (Rees) 4/6/2018 Shall some speak these days of love? Shall they now speak, when the fruit of enmity has […]

To be as the Colt of a Donkey Upon Which Christ Sat

Originally published on April 28, 2018 by Hieromonk Alexios Trader In Ancient Christian Wisdom, I mention the fact that “Saint Anastasius of Sinai once observed that man differs from beast by virtue of his ability to consider, to decide, and to will, thereby overruling the instinctual reactions that he shares with other living creatures.” […]

Holy Week Service Schedule

Lazarus Saturday-Divine Liturgy 9:00 am Palm Sunday-Divine Liturgy 10:00 am Bridegroom Matins–Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 6:00 pm Great and Holy Wednesday-Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts 9:00 am Great and Holy Thursday-Divine Liturgy 9:00am; Matins of Great Friday 6:00pm with reading of 12 Passion Gospels Great and Holy Friday-Royal Hours 8:00 am; Vespers at 6:00 […]