- Procession of the Honorable Wood of the Life-Giving Cross of the Lord (First of the three “Feasts of the Savior” in August)July 27, 2021Commemorated on August 1 The origin of this Feast is explained in the Greek Horologion of 1897: “Because of the illnesses which occur during the month of August, it was customary at Constantinople to carry the Precious Wood of the Cross in procession throughout the city for its sanctification, and to deliver it from sickness.” On the eve (July 31), the Cross was removed from the […]
- Nun-martyr BarbaraJuly 15, 2021Commemorated on July 18 Saint Barbara died with Saint Elizabeth on July 5, 1918, the day after the murder of Tsar Nicholas and his family. The two nuns were thrown into a mineshaft, and grenades were tossed in after them. Saint Elizabeth remained alive for several hours, and could be heard singing hymns. The bodies of Saint Barbara and Saint Elizabeth were taken to Jerusalem in 1920, and […]
- Grand Duchess ElizabethJuly 11, 2021Commemorated on July 18 Saint Elizabeth was the older sister of Tsarina Alexandra, and was married to the Grand Duke Sergius, the governor of Moscow. She converted to Orthodoxy from Protestantism of her own free will, and organized women from all levels of society to help the soldiers at the front and in the hospitals. Grand Duke Sergius was killed by an assassin’s bomb on February 4, 1905, just […]
We are a mission church of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), a canonical jurisdiction of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic communion of Orthodox Christian churches worldwide. For information about Orthodox Christianity and the OCA, please visit www.oca.org.
Everyone is welcome! If you are unfamiliar with the Orthodox Christian Church, please call Father Mikel, or come pray with us at one of our services. Christ is in our midst!
If you would like to receive occasional emails with announcements about service times and other events, please email Fr. Mikel Bock, [email protected], and he will put you on the email list.
Please also visit our Calendar page for upcoming services and events!