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A mission parish of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), Diocese of the west.

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Intro Class

Intro to Orthodoxy Class

This course is designed to introduce the basic concepts of Orthodox theology and practice. It is a perfect course for those seeking to learn more about the Orthodox Church as well as a much needed review of the basic teachings of the faith for those who are Orthodox. Class participants will need to purchase a copy of Introducing the Orthodox Church: Its Faith and Life by Anthony M. Coniaris which is available from several online retailers including http://store.ancientfaith.com/introducing-the-orthodox-church-its-faith-and-life/

Vespers candles


Vespers is the evening prayer service in the Orthodox Church which prepares the faithful for the Divine Liturgy the next morning. The word comes from the Greek ἑσπέρα (“hespera”) and the Latin vesper, meaning “evening.”


  • St. Nicholas
    December 6, 2016
    St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and Archbishop of Myra in Lycia

    Saint Nicholas, the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia is famed as a great saint pleasing unto God. He was born in the city of Patara in the region of Lycia (on the south coast of the Asia Minor peninsula), and was the only son of pious parents Theophanes and Nonna, who had vowed to

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  • St. Barbara
    December 4, 2016
    Greatmartyr Barbara

    The Holy Great Martyr Barbara lived and suffered during the reign of the emperor Maximian (305-311). Her father, the pagan Dioscorus, was a rich and illustrious man in the Syrian city of Heliopolis. After the death of his wife, he devoted himself to his only daughter. Seeing Barbara’s extraordinary beauty, Dioscorus decided to hide her

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