Services for the Nativity of the Lord


Wednesday, Dec. 24, 6 p.m.

  • Nativity Vigil: Great Compline and Matins

Thursday, Dec. 25, 9:30 a.m.

  • Divine Liturgy

About the Services

About the Incarnation of the Lord

Christmas in America

Christmas Gifts

The Real Meaning of Christmas

Fr. Patrick Reardon to Speak Here November 4 -6

HEAR NOV. 4 TALK – God’s Living Word

HEAR NOV. 5 TALK – The Structure of Salvation

HEAR NOV. 6 TALK – The Life of Prayer

NOTE: Our member Jim Thorn interviewed Fr. Patrick by telephone on his radio show Thursday, October 30, on WYAB 103.9 FM, Jackson, MS. You can hear the two-part interview here: FrPat1,  FrPat2.


  • Tuesday, Nov. 4 – God’s Living Word
  • Wednesday, Nov. 5 – The Structure of Salvation
  • Thursday, Nov. 6 – The Life of Prayer

All talks at 7 p.m. in Archbishop Dmitri Parish Hall at Holy Resurrection

Fr. Patrick is the Pastor of All Saints Orthodox Church in Chicago and a Senior Editor of Touchstone Magazine.

He is a prolific writer and popular speaker, especially on the Holy Scriptures and issues of Christianity and culture. He brings quite a varied experience, having studied at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky; St. Anselm’s College in Rome; The Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome; and St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania. He also spent some years as a Trappist monk at Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky, where his spiritual father was Thomas Merton.

His books include: Christ in the Psalms, Christ in His Saints, The Trial of Job, and Chronicles of History and Worship.

Read more about Fr. Patrick and hear him speak here:

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+ Tony Varner

Our much-loved member Tony Varner fell asleep in the Lord Wednesday, October 29, 2014 after more than five years struggle with ALS.

Visitation will be held at Holy Resurrection Church Friday, October 31, from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 7 p.m.

The Divine Liturgy will be served Saturday, November 1, at 10 a.m. followed by burial in the Clinton Cemetery next to the Church and a Mercy Meal in the Archbishop Dmitri Parish Hall.

May his memory be eternal.

Obituary from The Clarion-Ledger

Memories by Lynn Varner

Tony says…

Sermon at Funeral Vigil October 31

Sermon at Funeral Liturgy November 1 – The Place of the skull has become Paradise

Song by Jacob Lipking sung at Mercy Meal - © Jacob Lipking 2014

+ Archbishop Dmitri – Memory Eternal!

We will serve a Panikhida Wednesday, August 27, 2014 after Vespers and Sunday, August 31, 2014, after Liturgy for Archbishop Dmitri, the 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.

We are re-posting this page on the third anniversary of his repose.

May his memory be eternal!


New Mural Installed



A new mural has just been installed in our Temple. It is twelve feet wide and eight feet high and depicts two scenes from St. John’s Gospel, The Samaritan Woman at the Well and the Healing of the Blind Man. It is on the left wall at the front, directly behind our choir. We thank an anonymous donor for this beautiful gift; may the Lord reward him. The icon was painted by Fr. Andrew Tregubov of Claremont, NH. Fr. Andrew painted on canvas in New Hampshire and local wall covering craftsman Gary Atchley installed it.

Icons (images) in Orthodox churches are not considered “art” as the term is used today, because they are not intended to express the painter’s personal creativity. They proclaim what the Church teaches about the persons or events depicted. Each must be painted according to traditions handed down for many centuries, as the icons are one of the ways the Faith is taught. When we stand in Church to worship, we are surrounded by icons of the “great cloud of witnesses” (Heb. 12:1) of Christians who have gone before us, and the saving works of God in history, in which we now participate.

These icons are part of a long-range plan by which the whole interior of the Temple will be painted. Already there is a large icon on the ceiling of Christ Pantocrator (ruler of all things), and other large icons of his Mother, of the Raising of Lazarus, the Crucifixion, the Descent of Christ into Hades, the Appearance of Christ at the Sea of Tiberias (John 21:1), the Ascension and Pentecost, and St. John the Baptist, as well as many portrait-size icons of the saints.

We invite you to visit the Church and see these beautiful murals.


Dormition of the Theotokos

August 15
Thursday, August 14, 6 p.m. – Great Vespers

Friday, August 15, 6:30 a.m. – Divine Liturgy

About the Feast

Transfiguration of the Lord

August 6


Vigil (Vespers and Matins) Tuesday, August 5, 6 p.m.


Divine Liturgy Wednesday, August 6, 6:30 a.m.


About the Feast


Sunday, July 13

Note that Fr. Paul will be away Sunday, July 13. Our readers will read Matins and the Typika Service. There will be a preacher of some reputation: St. John Chrysostom.


The Jesus Whom Paul Preacheth

Sts. Peter and Paul
Icon by Fr. Andrew Tregubov

In the Acts of the Apostles we read an amusing incident. When St. Paul was at Ephesus, certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth… And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded (Acts 19:13-16).

These “name droppers” were impostors, since they knew neither Paul nor Jesus. But they were right to identify the Lord as “Jesus whom Paul preacheth.” The Jesus we believe in is the one whom Paul, and Peter, and Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and all the apostles and the saints proclaim.

Many people today want Jesus without Paul, that is, without a relationship to the apostles and the Church. It fits our spirit of independence – I don’t need the saints, nor a bishop, a church, or a liturgy – just the Bible, which I can interpret for myself. (It means whatever I want it to mean.) Or some drop the Bible, too, thinking to find the “real Jesus” in some speculation from archaeology or some obscure ancient writings.


Crowning of Andrew and Emily – June 8, 2014

Photos by Ashley Prewitt

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