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

Our Church School


During the school year our children have a short class after Liturgy, usually discussing the Gospel for the day, with several adults led by Andrea Thorn. Here are pictures of some of them the last day of church school.


Ascension of the Lord – May 25, 2017



Wednesday, May 24, 6 p.m.  –  Vigil (Vespers and Matins)

Thursday, May 25, 6:30 a.m. –  Divine Liturgy

About the Ascension


+ Jean Nixon


Jean fell asleep in the Lord Wednesday, May 17, after a long illness.

Read Obituary

All visitation and services will be at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, 414 E. College St, Clinton, MS – Directions

Jean will be brought to the Church Thursday, May 18, at 4:15 p.m..

Visitation Thursday will be 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Panikhida (Memorial Prayers) will be at 6:30 p.m.

Visitation Friday, May 19, 9 – 10 a.m.

Funeral Service Friday 10 a.m.

Burial following at 430 Lakewood South Memorial Park, 430 McCluer Rd., Jackson, MS 39212 – Map

Mercy Meal following at the Church

May her memory be eternal.