When attending Divine Services, it’s crucial to maintain proper decorum in the House of God. Reverence and good manners are required at all times. Certain moments demand complete stillness, such as the Doxology and the reading of the Epistle and Gospel. The Parish Council maintains order during worship.
Organ donation is encouraged as an act of love in the Orthodox tradition. Living organ donations require careful consideration, while deceased organ donations are acceptable if willed or permitted by the deceased’s surviving relatives.
Contact the priest immediately if a loved one is about to pass away or has already passed away to offer Holy Confession, Holy Communion, and prayers.
In the event that the parish priest is unable to reconcile a couple and a civil divorce has been obtained, the petition for an ecclesiastical divorce along with the decree of the civil divorce is submitted to the Spiritual Court of the Diocese.
Marriage in the Orthodox Church is a sacrament, a sacred act through which a man and a woman pledge themselves to each other and to God in a lifelong commitment. It is a sign of God’s love and a reflection of His covenant with His people.
The entire Church, triumphant and militant, rejoices when a child is grafted onto Christ through Holy Baptism. Your decision to baptize your child…
In the Orthodox tradition, a series of blessings are given at the beginning of a child’s life, including the day of birth, the 8th day naming, and the 40th day churching. Notify the priest before and after birth for these blessings.
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