Our Services

Saturday 5PM: Vespers CANCELED FOR DECEMBER 9

Sunday 9AM: Orthros

Sunday 10AM: Divine Liturgy

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

All services in English

 

Upcoming Events

December 6, 10AM- St. Nicholas Divine Liturgy

December 19: Christmas card deadline

December 23: Children's Christmas Program

December 25, 10AM: Nativity of Christ Divine Liturgy

Children's Christmas Program

Every Sunday the children and their helpers will prepare for a Christmas program to be presented to the parish the week before Christmas (actual date still to be determined). In the course of preparing for the play, the children will learn the story of the birth of Jesus from an Orthodox Christian perspective and what it means for us all. Thy will also learn different parts of the Nativity icon and their meaning. During the Sundays before Christmas they will participate in decorating parts of a large icon that will be assembled as part of the play. Please help us by making sure all children are present for the Sundays leading up to Christmas.

Thought for the Day

"Repentance means to change our attitude, our behavior, our way of thinking, and to focus on that moment which will bring salvation and a new page in our life." -- His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH
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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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