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
Christ Washing Feet of the Apostles
Christ Washing Feet of the Apostles

 

When we think of the Mystical Supper on Holy Thursday, our thoughts normally are directed to Christ’s institution of the Holy Eucharist. However, another amazing occurrence took place, which may be overlooked. After the meal, our Lord took a basin of water and washed the feet of His Apostles! He does this despite their protests and misgivings, gently explaining to them: “For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is he who is sent greater then he who sent him.” (John 13:15-16)

Following this simple act, Christ explains its meaning: Just as He is a servant of God and mankind, so must we serve God and our fellowman. With this undertaking, He shows us what it truly means to be both a leader and a servant.

What a wonderful lesson in HUMILITY this is for us! If we want to be viewed as “great” in the eyes of our Heavenly Father, we must be willing to SERVE, and not expect others to SERVE US! It was not below Christ’s dignity to do this lowest of tasks. It will be the humble, not the haughty, who will inherit the Kingdom of God.

In Cathedrals on Holy Thursday, it is often customary for Bishops to wash the feet of twelve individuals in remembrance of this pious expression of humility shown by Christ. We are reminded of Christ’s sacrificial love for us and how we should surrender to Him.

 

 

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