We will serve a Panikhida Sunday, August 28, 2016, after Liturgy for Archbishop Dmitri, the beloved founder of our Diocese and founding Bishop of Holy Resurrection Church.
Archbishop Dmitri fell asleep in the Lord early Sunday morning, August 28, 2011, at the age of 87.
May his memory be eternal!
- Slide Show of His Life
- Interview with Metropolitan Jonah (audio recording)
- Interview with Fr. Stephen Freeman (audio recording)
- Archpastoral Letter of Archbishop Dmitri: The Commandment of Love (2007)
- Archbishop Dmitri’s Last Week
- Fr. Stephen Freeman Article
- Pictures of the Funeral
- Videos of the funeral
- Reinterment in Memorial Chapel, March 5, 2016
Because issues regarding gender and sexuality are the central doctrinal and pastoral stumbling block for Christians of our time, we want to call your attention to an ususual recent publication by Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer, an epidemiologist trained in psychiatry, and Dr. Paul R. McHugh, arguably the most important American psychiatrist of the last half-century, according to The New Atlantis journal. Examining research from the biological, psychological, and social sciences, this report shows that some of the most frequently heard claims about sexuality and gender are not supported by scientific evidence. The report has a special focus on the higher rates of mental health problems among LGBT populations, and it questions the scientific basis of trends in the treatment of children who do not identify with their biological sex.
The authors are physicians and scientists and are not writing from any religious point of view. You can read the whole report in the New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society here.
We recommend reading at least the Executive Summary.
Note this article about Dr. McHugh.
Classes on Orthodox Christianity are taught on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., after our 6 p.m. Vespers service.
These classes will deal with Scripture, especially the Gospels, Orthodox worship and teaching, and a personal life of prayer. Each class will last about an hour. They will be suitable for the curious, those wishing to become Orthodox, and Orthodox members who just want to learn more.
No pressure will be put on anyone to join the Church.
For more information email or call Fr. Paul.
Sunday, August 14, 6 p.m. – Great Vespers
Monday, August 15, 9:30 a.m. – Divine Liturgy
Fr. Thomas Hopko : Dormition of the Theotokos
Fr. Stephen Freeman: Why the Orthodox Honor Mary
Fr Matthew Baker: A Great Sign
Great Vespers Friday, August 5, 6 p.m.
Divine Liturgy Saturday, August 6, 9:00 a.m.
Thou wast transfigured on the mount. O Christ God, revealing Thy glory to Thy disciples as they could bear it. Let Thine everlasting light shine upon us sinners. Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Giver of Light, glory to Thee (Troparion).
On the mountain wast Thou transfigured, O Christ God, and Thy disciples beheld Thy glory as far as they could see it; so that when they would behold Thee crucified, they would understand that Thy suffering was voluntary, and would proclaim to the world that Thou art truly the Radiance of the Father (Kontakion).
Mother Christophora’s talks here may be heard on Ancient Faith Radio
Mother Christophora brought four articles she recommended for our reading:
Here is list of the phrases Mother had written on the whiteboard during her talks.
Small kids, small problems
God created Man for relationship
Time is on our side – Stay
Next year – New problems
Treat everything as Holy Communion [Fr. Alexander Schmemann]
It’s a fallen world
Little by little
Thank God for everything!
Build the staircase of life
Turn the page
Do not react – do not resent [Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen)]
I put her down – You’re still carrying her
Forgiveness is breaking the chain of evil
Christ is our forgiveness and healing
The Holy Spirit inspires us to forgive and ask forgiveness
What goes around comes around
Have you given joy to Christ?
Have you caused him pain?
Christ waits for us to be healed and supported
The priest witnesses Christ’s desire for our salvation
God is not our judge, but our Saviour and friend and physician
Mother Christophora was interviewed by our member Jim Thorn Thursday, July 7, on WYAB 103.9 FM, Jackson, Miss. Hear it here:
Spiritual Healing: Working through the Bumps and Bruises of Human Failings and Hurts will be the subject of three talks by Mother Christophora Tuesday through Thursday, July 12-14, at 7 p.m. at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Clinton.
Mother Christophora is the Abbess of the Monastery of the Transfiguration, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, an Orthodox Christian monastery for women.
All are invited to her talks, and children of ten years and younger are invited to a Vacation Bible School which will be held at the same time. The Church is located at 414 E. College St. in Clinton.
Most people experience at times anger, bitterness or abandonment even from close friends, family, or church members. There may be people we try to forgive but still feel bitterness toward them, or people who won’t forgive us. Sometimes Christians may suffer more from such situations because we imagine Christians should not have such feelings.
Mother Christophora will speak about spiritual resources, such as personal prayer, worship and confession, by which we ask Jesus Christ to bring healing to such wounds.
Raised in an Orthodox Christian family in Pennsylvania, Mother Christophora is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and worked as an addictions counselor and program administrator before entering monastic life at age 30. While at the Orthodox Monastery of the Tranfiguration she was mentored by the late Mother Abbess Alexandra (born Princess Iliana of Romania) and the late Mother Abbess Benedicta. She has served as the monastery’s third abbess since her election in 1987, daily guiding the life of prayer and hospitality of the monastic community of ten women.
For more information call 601 924-2441.
O Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, Who art everywhere present and fillest all things, Come and abide in us, cleanse us from every impurity, and save our souls, O Good One!
On Sunday, June 19, we celebrated the Feast of Pentecost (see Acts 2). This is the culmination of the Great Fifty Days (Pentecost) beginning with our Lord’s Resurrection. He has taken our human nature as his own, died for our sins, risen victorious over sin, Satan, and death, ascended triumphant to reign at the right hand of the Father, and now, as He promised, sends the Holy Spirit to teach us all things and bring to our remembrance all things He has said to us (St. John 14:16-26).
Read more about Pentecost: