The BOOK of REVELATION Fr. Michael’s Thursday morning Bible study begins at 10 AM. Various modern-day Christians have been confused by the final book of the Bible, known as the Apocalypse or more commonly the “Book of Revelations”. Come and learn how the ancient Orthodox Christian Church has understood this book for 2,000 years. Rather […]
Make your reservations now to attend this year’s Spring Gathering at St. Mary Orthodox Church in Palos Heights, Illinois. Visit: [HOTEL] [EVENT REGISTRATION]. Feel free to print the Registration form and mail it along with a check to St. Mary Orthodox Church.
THEOPHANY SERVICES Friday, January 3 * Royal Hours (9 AM) Saturday, January 4 * Festal Vespers (6 PM) Sunday, January 5 * Orthros (8:50 AM) * Divine Liturgy (10 AM) Monday, January 6 * Outdoor Blessing of Water (Noon) @Holy Cross Orthodox Church/Bandford Nature Center Apolytikion of Holy Epiphany Lord, when You were baptized in […]
We had such wonderful St. Nicholas festivities. Please reflect on your involvement in our St. Nicholas festivities by providing any appropriate feedback to assist us in strengthening our offerings in the future. Complete this form by Monday, December 14th. Visit this link [FEEDBACK].
BACKGROUND INFORMATION Houses are traditionally blessed with Holy Water each year bringing the blessings of The Waters sanctified on the Feast of Theophany, the celebration of our Lord’s baptism. The priest brings this Water into the home to personally bless each family member by renewing the awareness of God’s presence in our homes. A house […]
I’ve often commented that we priests often feel like salespeople, trying to convince our parishioners of the great deals that we have available to us in the great treasure that is Orthodox Christianity. Quite the opposite of sleazy used-car salespeople hocking lemons, the Clergy of the Church stand before their people inviting them to receive […]
His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY will join us in our annual celebration of our Patron, St. Nicholas. The entire parish is invited and encouraged to attend these events as activities have been planned for everyone! As a reminder, Dn. Ted’s first set of priest’s vestments and Gresham’s Reader’s cassock will be offered to them as a […]
Our church library is now open! Stop by to look at the library and check out a book or two. We are still developing this space so feel free to offer your suggestions. LET US HELP YOU WITH YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING! Looking for a great gift for your child’s Sunday school teacher? Please consider donating […]
One of the new catchphrases you hear about it around these days is the desire to “live in the moment.” The fact that it is talked about as much as it is shows a growing realization by more and more of us that we spend much time regretting the past or worrying about the future. […]