Our Services

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
Most Blessed Theotokos
Most Blessed Theotokos

 

In Church tradition, we are encouraged to offer prayers to the VIRGIN MARY whom we honor as the Mother of God.  It is fitting for us to turn to her and ask her to intercede on our behalf before her beloved Son.  In many of our divine services, we find ourselves repeatedly singing a simple refrain:  O MOST-HOLY THEOTOKOS, SAVE US!

Another popular prayer to the Virgin is based upon the words of the Archangel Gabriel at the Annunciation:  REJOICE, MARY FULL OF GRACE, THE LORD IS WITH YOU.  BLESSED ARE YOU AMONG WOMEN.  We are reminded to never lose sight of the significant role that the Theotokos played in God's plan salvation for mankind.  She found favor with God and was selected from all the women who ever lived to be the instrument of God's grace, giving flesh to His Divine Son.

Listen to how St. John Chrysostom describes the Mother of God in one of his famous sermons: "Nothing can be found among men to measure up to Mary, the Mother of God.  Consider all the earth's creatures...are there any that who are equal to her?  Go around the earth...go under the sea...search the air.  Are there any as wondrous as her?  She miraculously conceived in her womb the One Whom all creation praises with fear and trembling.  She gave birth to a Child, and now she surpasses even the angels in glory.  Therefore, let us say to her:  "BLESSED ARE YOU AMONG WOMEN!  YOU ALONE REMOVED THE GRIEF OF EVE!  YOU ALONE WIPED AWAY HER TEARS!"

The Orthodox Weekly Bulletin – Cliffwood, NJ

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