Retreat for Women November 12, 2016



God’s Gardens

  • The Garden of Purpose
  • The Garden of Propitiation
  • The Garden of Participation/The Garden of Promise

The ladies of St. Peter, Holy Trinity – St. John the Theologian, and Holy Resurrection Orthodox Churches invite you to a retreat for women on Saturday, November 12th, 2016, at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Clinton, MS.

We are blessed to have as our guest speaker the V. Rev. Stephen Rogers of St. Ignatius Orthodox Church, Franklin, TN.


When:  Saturday, November 12, 2016

 Registration Time:  9:00 a.m.

 Cost:  The fee for the retreat is $20.00 and must be mailed in with your registration form. This fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Information on scholarships is available on the registration forms. 

 Where:  Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, 414 East College Street, Clinton, MS 39056

For registration forms or more information email us at:



+ Archbishop Dmitri – Memory Eternal!

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!


Sexuality and Gender: New Scientific Study

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.



Baton Rouge Flood

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The OCA church there was not damaged but Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church was.  To help, see their website or International Orthodox Christian Charities.


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Classes on Orthodox Christianity

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.

About Fr. Paul




Dormition of the Theotokos

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

Transfiguration of the Lord

August 6


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 – Recordings and Handouts


Mother Christophora’s talks here may be heard on Ancient Faith Radio

Mother Christophora brought four articles she recommended for our reading:

Fr Dumitru Staniloae – Forgiveness and Renewal of the Church

Fr Thomas Hopko- Living in Communion

Fr Paul Yerger- On Forgiveness

Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) – Dealing with Resentments

Here is list of the phrases Mother had written on the whiteboard during her talks.

July 12:
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!

July 13:
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

July 14:
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 on Radio

Mother Christophora was interviewed by our member Jim Thorn Thursday, July 7, on WYAB 103.9 FM, Jackson, Miss. Hear it here:


Mother Christophora Will Speak Here July 12-14

Mother Christophora

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.

More About Mother Christophora

Interview with Mother Chrysophora

Monastery Website

For more information call 601 924-2441.

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