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Saturday 5PM: Vespers
Sunday 9AM: Orthros
Sunday 10AM: Divine LiturgyAddress:375 Fleming Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 32174
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Lent Begins- Feb. 27
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts: March 1, 9:30AM
Great Vespers: March 4, 5:00PM
Sunday of Orthodoxy: March 5
Luncheon honoring Father Michael's 30 years in priesthood @Noon
St. Gregory Palamas Sunday: March 12
Pascha- April 16
World Food Fare: October 28
After eight decades of “love, humility and sunshine” in service to the Antiochian Orthodox Church, His Grace Bishop Antoun of the Diocese of Miami and the Southeast is retiring from active ministry. This July 23-30, the Antiochian Archdiocese’s biennial convention in Miami will celebrate his remarkable witness to our Lord Jesus Christ as an acolyte, deacon, priest and bishop.
Since the days of Constantine the Great, our Holy Church has been known for her rich and ornate houses of worship. Ours is a tradition steeped in iconography, mosaics, frescoes and other forms of art, each contributing to making all of our churches - no matter how large or small - a representation of "heaven on earth."
An ancient art form that is often overlooked when discussing such treasures is EMBROIDERY. Church Embroidery was quite popular throughout the centuries. It was generally the artistic contribution of pious women who devoted many painstaking hours of intricate work. So skillful were these women in their craft that they could easily embroider depictions of saints and scriptural scenes that could nearly match the details of painted icons. Expensive imported materials, sewn with silk, silver and gilt thread were used to create these masterpieces.
Embroidery also served a practical purpose. Most took the form of vestments and covers for liturgical vessels. Many have been preserved through the centuries and can be seen in museums today. The embroidery shown here depicts scenes from the New Testament: Doubting Thomas, Pentecost, The Ascension of our Lord plus His Transfiguration. It is remarkable to think that this ornate fabric has endured all these centuries.
The Orthodox Weekly Bulletin – Cliffwood, NJ
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.