Special Announcements & Events

Rejoicing at Release of Captive Nuns

March 10, 2014
On the Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 9, 2014, multiple media outlets including a leading newspaper in Lebanon, The Daily Star, reported that the thirteen nuns held in captivity by Syrian rebels for over three months were freed late in the day, as a result of Lebanese and Qatari mediation. Read more »
 

If you Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It: How Christ Transcends Good & Bad. The Annual Father John Von Holzhausen Lecture

March 03, 2014
Speaker Dr. Jan N. H. Perkins considers how false notions of good and evil are formed, and how relative human notions of good and evil often have very little to do with the GOOD of God, or with the Evil of Diabolos — the principle of fragmentation, dissociation, and division. Read more »
 

Divine Liturgy with the Patriarch of Antioch, John X and Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill

February 10, 2014
January 26, 2014, during the 31st Sunday after Pentecost, on the Epiphany, His Beatitude Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, John X and Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. Liturgy in the Cathedral opened the celebration of the 700th anniversary of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh. Read more »
 

The world's most ancient Christian communities are being destroyed — and no one cares

February 10, 2014
Christians in the Middle East have been the victims of pogroms and persecution. Where's the outrage in the West? Christians are murdered in mob violence or by militant groups. Their churches are bombed, their shops destroyed, and their homes looted. Laws are passed making them second-class citizens, and the majority of them eventually leave. Read more »
 

9th Annual 2014 Chinese New Year Missions Breakfast

February 06, 2014
At St Mary’s we will celebrate the Chinese New Year on Sunday February 9 with a Chinese Missions potluck breakfast, after the Divine Liturgy, to benefit the Chinese Translation Project via the Orthodox Fellowship of All Saints of China. Read more »
 

The Coptic Christians of Egypt: 60 Minutes Episode

December 30, 2013
The turmoil in Egypt has led to one of the worse persecutions of the country's Coptic Christians in the nearly 2,000-year history of the sect. Bob Simon reports from Egypt. Read more »
 

Choral Concert: Orthodox Christmas Around the World

December 14, 2013
On Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 4pm, join us for a multi-lingual concert featuring traditional Orthodox hymns and carols sung or chanted in English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Greek, Romanian & Slavonic. Read more »
 

Pray for the Nuns of Ma'aloula

December 03, 2013
We are informed that the Monastery of St. Thekla in Ma'aloula, Syria, was invaded on Monday, December 2 and that twelve nuns were abducted. Please pray for their safety. Read more »
 

Paraklesis Cancelled - November 27, 2013

November 27, 2013
Tonight's scheduled Paraklesis service has been cancelled. We apologize for the last minute schedule change and pray that you have a blessed and healthy Thanksgiving holiday weekend! Read more »
 

The Bread of Life Liturgy Retreat for Church School Students and Families

November 07, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. Make Prosphora (Holy Bread) for the Church, Coliva (wheat & honey) and Sweetbread. Learn how bread is used in different Orthodox traditions Celebrate the Artoklasia (Service of Five Breads) and Memorial Service. Read more »
 
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