Our Services

Saturday, April 21, 6:00PM: Vespers with His Grace

Sunday 9:00AM: Orthros

Sunday 10:00AM: Divine Liturgy

Address:
375 Fleming Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 32174

All services in English

 

Upcoming Events

April 20-22: Visit by His Grace Bishop Nicholas

Friday, 6:00PM: Parish Council Dinner With His Grace

Saturday,  4:30PM: His Grace will address the parishioners about his vision for our diocese

Saturday, 6:00PM: Vespers followed by reception

Sunday, 9:00AM: Orthros followed by Heirarchal Divine Liturgy

Sunday Luncheon: Guest of Honor His Grace Bishop Nicholas, Burning of the Church mortgage, 25th Anniversary of Holy Cross

 

Thought for the Day

Since the Resurrection of the Lord is the ever-present event by which He enters into unlimited Communion with all mankind, we can conclude that this same mystery should become a concrete reality within the sphere of our social life. -- His Beatitude, Patriarch IGNATIUS IV
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All Saints Icon

 

The Apostle Paul set the tone for this Sunday when he wrote to the Hebrews: "Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witness, let us also lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us..."  We are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses - Prophets, Martyrs, Confessors, Bishops and Angels.  Let us not forget the entire rank of Saints to whom this day is dedicated each year.

We should lay aside every sin and run the race - inspired by this panorama of those, known and unknown, who have lived their lives in piety and faith.  They glorified God by their deeds of love.  Let us emulate them and become victors in the challenge of human life.

The icon-screens in our churches are reminders of this idea.  They are filled with holy figures from Church history who we should learn more about.  It is also popular to have collective icons, that is, icons which depict a number of saints and scenes grouped together.  Sometimes they are saints grouped by the month they are celebrated or by the roles they played together in the Church.  The icon on our bulletin has a number of various groupings, all revolving around the majestic figure of Christ our Lord. He is flanked by the Holy Virgin, St. John the Baptist, then the Apostles, along with the Angelic host.

As we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we should look to Jesus as the Perfector of our faith.  Hopefully we can strive to join the ranks of this illustrious group.

The Orthodox Weekly Bulletin – Cliffwood, NJ

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