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Saturday 5PM: Vespers
Sunday 9AM: Orthros
Sunday 10AM: Divine LiturgyAddress:375 Fleming Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 32174
All services in English
Early in 1993 during a "chance" meeting of three Orthodox Christians, an idea was born. As residents of Daytona, the three discussed the need and feasibility of establishing an English-speaking Orthodox Church to serve all ethnic backgrounds in the Daytona area.
The Antiochian Women are excited to announce the theme of our 2017 Project: “Strengthening the Ministries of our Church." This theme is a distillation of the sweeping vision which Metropolitan Joseph readily shared with us at the summer meetings in July, 2016. His Eminence spoke with farsighted boldness and passion about the many challenges and opportunities which lay before our God-protected Archdiocese. His vision is of a vigorous Church actively proclaiming our faith in Jesus Christ and lovingly ministering to the broken world around us. This is already a description of the ministries in many of our parishes, but to keep moving forward while broadening our active ministries, we must reinforce and strengthen our foundations.
The Gospels mention very little about the Blessed Mother once her Son begins His public ministry. We are told that she was present beneath the Cross when our Lord was crucified. On occasion, it is recorded that she was in the area when Christ was going from town to town. Only once, however, does the Theotokos share her thoughts with us through the Scriptures.
John's writings tell of a marriage feast in Cana of Galilee. Jesus, His Apostles and Mary have all been invited to the celebration. When the wine unexpectedly runs out and Christ is called upon to intercede, His Mother offers the servants this profound bit of advice: "WHATEVER HE SAYS TO YOU, DO IT." (John 2:5)
Although these few words were meant to address a particular situation, the wisdom contained in them applies to all aspects of a Christian approach to life. Obedience to Christ and His teachings is expected of all God's children. It is not for us to question the Lord. He knows what is necessary for our salvation and He has charted the course for us to follow so that we can attain this lofty goal. Simply put, if we do as Christ says, salvation will be ours! If the Blessed Mother was able to comprehend this, surely we can as well.
We must always remember that God loves us, and desires that all men be saved. May we all open our hearts to Him and allow Him to guide us along the correct path.
Many of you may be familiar with the new Antiochian Archdiocese program Becoming Truly Human. Becoming Truly Human is a new evangelism program available to every parish in the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, and the ministry has been blessed to be shared with other jurisdictions.
Born in 1953 in Lancaster, SC, Father Michael Byars was raised as a Southern Baptist and was very active in the church. After graduating from high school, he was awarded a scholarship by his local Baptist congregation to study Art at the University of South Carolina. He struggled with what his vocation would be until he felt God's call to ministry.