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Saturday 5PM: Vespers

Sunday 9AM: Orthros

Sunday 10AM: Divine Liturgy

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

All services in English

 

Upcoming Events

November 21, 10AM: Divine Liturgy of the Entrance of the Theotokos 10AM

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
Icon of the Transfiguration
Icon of the Transfiguration

 

A spiritual highlight of the summer season is the Church's observance of the magnificent Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord.  Jesus spoke to His apostles several times about His upcoming suffering and death.  And then, to prepare them for that heart-rendering event, He took the Apostles Peter, James and John to a mount to see Him in all the glory of His Divinity.  When they would see Him in the crucifixion, they were to keep in mind His Transfiguration.

As Jesus prayed on that mountain, an amazing transformation took place.  His face became as bright as the sun, His clothing became as brilliant as light.  Christ was transfigured; His Divinity revealed through His Humanity.

Two Old Testament figures appeared with the Lord.  One of them was Moses, writer of the first five books of the Holy Bible, the one who went up Mt. Sinai to receive the tablets of the 10 Commandments from God, the one who led the Hebrews out of Egyptian slavery and across the Red Sea as on dry land.  The other figure was the great Prophet Elijah who lived over 800 years before the coming of Christ.  He foretold much concerning the Messiah and was taken onto heaven in a chariot of fire.

This feast day reminds us of our calling as believers in Jesus Christ - are we not to be transfigured during the course of our life?  Is not our goal to be like Christ?  "Come and follow Me," Jesus once said.  Again, He bid us: "Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven..."

The Orthodox Weekly Bulletin – Cliffwood, NJ

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