Sisters from Belarus to Visit Saturday, December 2

On Saturday, December 2, after Vespers, we will have a meal and hear Sister Anastasia and Sister Maria of St. Elizabeth’s Convent, Minsk, Belarus, give a presentation on the history and service of their community that helps children without parental support, the patients of the psychiatric hospital, and the sufferers from alcohol and drug dependence. They will also have icons and other religious items for sale, just in time for Christmas gifts. We will also collect an offering for them. This is a worthy and interesting cause; come hear them.  See Pictures.


Are You Looking for a Church?

…that teaches the historic Christian tradition entire and undistorted?
…that has the most beautiful worship in Christendom?
…that offers realistic guidance for personal prayer and spiritual warfare?
…that clearly teaches the moral commands of Christ, but always has mercy for those who  fall and struggle?

Today more and more Americans are finding in the original Christian Church the wholeness, sanity, and joy in the Body of Christ they had long been seeking.

Come and see! – Inquirers Classes Wednesdays 7 p.m.

Classes will begin at 7 p.m. following the 6 p.m. Vespers service. (Except on Nov. 22)

Classes will be taught by Father Paul Yerger


2017 Orthodox Women’s Retreat

Note: Fr. Barnabas will also speak Friday evening, November 3, at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity – St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church, 5725 Pear Orchard Rd, Jackson, MS 39211 – Directions

Men and women are welcome and it is free with no registration.

Here are recordings of Jim Thorn’s interview by phone with Fr. Barnabas on WYAB radio:

First segment

Second Segment


2017 Orthodox Women’s Retreat

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 4th, 2017, at Holy Trinity – St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church, Jackson, Ms. We are blessed to have as our guest speaker Father Barnabas Powell of Saints Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene Greek Orthodox Church in Cumming, Georgia.

Father Barnabas Powell

Taming the Passions: The Orthodox Lifestyle of Freedom

 The Orthodox Faith offers us a way of life that makes our desires our servants rather than our masters. With our passions tamed and useful, we become the people God has created us to be: Like Him and free to enjoy Him forever. This Orthodox way of life is a lifelong spiritual journey that protects us from the intoxicating lies that so easily entangle us and blind us to God’s love and mercy.

  • When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Where: Holy Trinity – St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church, 5725 Pear Orchard Rd, Jackson, MS 39211 – Directions
  • Registration Time: 9:00 a.m.
  • Cost: The fee for the retreat is $25.00 and must be mailed in with your registration form by November 1. This fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Information on scholarships is on the registration form.
  • Phone: Holy Trinity – St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church (601) 355-6325
  • Please see the registration form for additional information.
  • About Fr. Barnabas

Elevation of the Holy Cross

For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. – 1 Cor. 1:18


Vespers Wednesday, September 13, 6 p.m.

Divine Liturgy Thursday, September 14, 6:30 a.m.

About the Feast

Fr. Thomas Hopko, Understanding the Cross of Christ

Fr. Thomas Hopko, The Word of the Cross (4 talks)

+ Archbishop Dmitri – Memory Eternal!

We will serve a Memorial  Service Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Vespers 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!


Dormition of the Theotokos

Monday, August 14, 6 p.m. – Great Vespers

Tuesday, August 15, 6:30 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


• WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28 – 6 p.m. Great Vespers
• THURSDAY, JUNE 29 – 6:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy


Deacon Stephen Wood!

Bishop David of Alaska with Seminary and Guest Clergy - Deacon Stephen is the redhead

Bishop David of Alaska with seminary and guest clergy – Deacon Stephen is the redhead

Stephen Wood, who grew up here in Holy Resurrection, was ordained deacon May 14 at St. Herman’s Seminary, Kodiak, Alaska, where he has finished his second year of studies. He is the son of Subdeacon John (Norman) Wood, our choir director, and his wife Leslie. Subdeacon John went to Kodiak to participate in the service. See videos of his ordination here, and his first litany here.

We congratulate Deacon Stephen and his wife, Stephanie, and their children Ephraim, Yakov, and Alexei. Axios! Axios! Axios! – Hometown boy makes good!

With employees

Deacon Stephen also founded and operates a floor covering business in Kodak. Here he is pictured with Bishop David and three of his employees, Thomas Phillips, J.R Amodo, and Martha Fox.

In other good news, Deacon Stephen’s sister, Mary, her husband, Subdeacon Bart Coppola, and their children Elizabeth, Nevin, Luca, Levi, have moved to Clinton. Welcome home, Mary!

Feast of Pentecost


Icon of Pentecost

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 4, we will celebrate 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:

By Fr. Andrew Morbey

By Fr. Thomas Hopko


Holy Resurrection Talent Show

The Big Band

The Big Band

We have a (more or less) annual talent show at Holy Resurrection, at which members entertain each other with music, comedy routines, and such. We know we could make a lot of money if we sold tickets to the public, but we prefer to keep it free.

Here are some video and pictures of our recent show on May 21, produced by Johnny Cano with the help of Claudia Singletary and Andrea Thorn. Enjoy!

Wait ’til the Sun Shines, Nelly – Al Dietrich, Norman Wood, Steve Long, Johnny Cano

A Certain Girl – Dale Williams, Steve Long, Andrew Thorn, Paula Sartor, Claudia Singletary, Atticus Long, Johnny Cano


Paula Sartor, Johnny Cano, Steve Long


Sati and Michael Kirakosyan


Jim Hancock, Bugler