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
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What a marvelous thing it is: here we are in the Twenty-first Century, a modern, scientific age, and we gather in our churches to remember the day Christ got on a donkey and rode into Jerusalem! Several hundred-people rejoiced to see Him, waved branches of trees, put cloaks on His path and shouted: “Hosanna, Son of David. Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord.”

He seemed such an insignificant figure, riding on a donkey. A few days later, Roman soldiers arrested Him and brought Him to trial for sedition. He was found guilty and crucified on a cross and buried. One would think the world would quickly forget such an incident as that.

But Christ is still riding on! After two thousand years, people still sing ‘Hosanna” to Him, study His teachings, still try to live His way of life, still recognize His way is the only way to save themselves and the world, still proclaim Him Lord and King. People by the millions all over the corners of the earth call themselves by His name. They love Him and serve Him. And we, today, join in the chorus which hails Jesus as our King and Master.

Today we Christians testify to the world that we have a King with spiritual rather than material power. His Kingdom is not of this world. We are not forced to have Him as our Master, we freely choose to obey and love Him.

Church ritual today preserves some of the joy involved in that symbolic ride. Palms are blessed on this day and distributed to the faithful. They, in turn, keep these mementos in their homes – perpetual reminders of their Kind and the suffering He bore for them. Yes, Christ is still King and rides on in glory!

The Orthodox Weekly Bulletin - Cliffwood, NJ

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