Mar 26th, 2014
The 2014 Holy Week Schedule
Sunday- April 13: Palm Sunday - The first Bridegroom Service will be at 7:00 PM
Holy Monday- April 14: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts- 10:00 AM; Bridegroom Service- 7:00 PM
Holy Tuesday- April 15: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts- 10:00 AM; Bridegroom Service- 7:00 PM
Holy Wednesday- April 16: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts- 10:00 AM;
The service of Holy Unction- 4:30 PM; Holy Thursday Orthros- 7:00 PM
Holy Thursday- April 17: Vesperal Liturgy- 10:00 AM; The service of the 12 Gospels- 7:00 PM
Holy Friday- April 18: Royal Hours- 10:00 AM; the service of the Descent from the Cross- 3:00 PM (the youth will participate); the service of Lamentations- 7:00 PM
Holy Saturday- April 19: First Resurrection Liturgy of St. Basil- 10:00 AM (Agape Choir &Youth Participating with bells and earthquake sounds)
Orthros for the Resurrection- 11:00 PM; the RESURRECTION / PASCHA service with the Divine Liturgy- 12:00 midnight
Mar 25th, 2014
Register now for the upcoming Evening of Music to benefit children with special needs. The event will be from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM on June 13th, 2014.
Mar 25th, 2014
Join us on Thursday, April 24 at 6:00pm for Dinner and a Retreat for Youth Ministry Workers, Sunday School Teachers, Parents & Other Interested Parties.
Christian Gonzalez will be here to help us explore the role and purpose of Youth Ministry in the Orthodox Church, and consider how we might orient our youth and our ministry toward the Coming Kingdom.
Christian Gonzalez studied Children, Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary in Minnesota.
As the Southern California Deanery Youth Director for the Antiochian Diocese of Los Angeles and the West, he has worked to create a new vision for Youth Ministry in the Church. He works with the Youth Equipped to Serve organization and at St. Nicholas Orthodox Camp. He is the author of the blog, “The Gathering at Golgotha: the ancient faith for contemporary Christians”.
Register today to reserve space:
Mar 23rd, 2014
Youth Equipped to Serve: 3-Day Adventure will occur just after Pascha
April 25, 26, & 27, 2014
What is the YES Program?
YES (Youth Equipped to Serve) is a ministry designed to provide our local parishes and youth workers with the resources necessary to involve junior and senior high students in living out their faith by service to others, in the local community.
How is this accomplished?
YES has adopted a 4 step service learning process known as E4. The Strategy behind E4 is to move students from observers to leaders. This is accomplished by a stair-cased program-centerred upon carefully chosen service Projects.
The 4 steps are:
1. Expose Interactive Curriculum
2. Engage Local Service Projects & Cross-Cultural Service projects
3. Equip Leadership Development Projects
4. Entrust Student-led Missions
Middle and high school students from parishes throughout Texas will spend three days together, sleeping under the dome at Transfiguration, exploring their own preconceptions and learning about how to serve others and thereby to live in the Kingdom of God right here, right now. The Kingdom is not a distant place we’ll go later, but in fact when we live ‘on earth as it is in heaven’ and serve others in humility and love, seeing others as God sees them — without regard to material and physical divisions — we witness to the reality and imminence of the Kingdom of God.
Registration has opened at yesnorthamerica.org Please take a look at the website for more information, and register your middle and high school students today.