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Handmaidens 2015
Handmaidens 2015
Handmaidens 2015


"The Handmaidens are a group of girls and young women in the church aged approximately 7-18 years old. During the services, they are responsible for tending to the candles, similarly to how the Holy Myrrh Bearing women practiced vigilance by tending to their oil lamps. The girls have additional duties throughout the year including: receiving and distributing the Light at Holy Pascha, decorating the church with flowers for various Feasts, hosting an annual ice cream social and more. We also try to meet on occasion to foster fellowship and discussion of what it means to be a young Orthodox Christian woman."


Searchable Scripture

Searchable Bible (King James Version), including the "Deuterocanonical/Aprocryphal" books


Homily: Fr Noah on The Sunday of the Prodigal Son (3/28/21)
12 Mar 2021 at 2:25pm

We are prodigals who have gone astray and need to return to the Father. We must see ourselves as the older brother...

End of Liturgy Homily: Fr. Witalis Sunday of the Prodigal Son
12 Mar 2021 at 2:06pm

Fr. Witalis reminds us of the perils of sexual immorality. 

Homily: Fr James Thayer
18 Mar 2020 at 10:11am

Homily given by Fr James Thayer on the Divine Liturgy

Homily: Sdn Luke Carpenter (03-08-20)
12 Mar 2020 at 10:11am

Homily given by Subdeacon Luke Carpenter on the Sunday of Orthodoxy

Homily: Fr Noah Bushell (03-01-20)
4 Mar 2020 at 10:11am

Homily given by Fr Noah Bushelli on Forgiveness Sunday


And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. (Acts 11:26)

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