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
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St. Alexander

 

When the Emperor Constantine issued his famous Edict of Milan in 313 A.D., granting Christians the right to freely practice their Faith, it would have been logical to assume that the Church would finally enter a period of peace and tranquility.  Who could have known that the inner turmoil that would soon shake the Church to its very foundation posed a greater danger to this sacred institution than any persecution the Roman government could unleash!

Since its inception, the Church taught that Jesus Christ was both GOD and Man.  When Arius, an Alexandrian priest began teaching that Jesus was merely a "creation" of God the Father, the dogmatic integrity of the Church was threatened by this heresy.  It was necessary for the FIRST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL to be convened to deal with Arius and his growing band of followers.

Many brilliant theologians took part in these historic deliberations in Nicea in 325 A.D.  One of the leading spokesmen for the Church's position on the two natures of Christ was ALEXANDER, Patriarch of Constantinople.  As the personal representative of the Emperor, Alexander, along with famous church fathers like St. Nicholas and Athanasius the Great, spoke out eloquently concerning Christ being "of one essence with the Father, by Whom all things were made."  After careful study and heated arguments, the 318 Bishops attending the Council condemned Arius and his teachings. The doctrine defining what Christians were to believe concerning Christ was set down and formulated in the Nicene Creed.  Alexander's efforts helped preserve the "orthodoxy" of the early Christian Church.

The Orthodox Weekly Bulletin – Cliffwood, NJ

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