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MONASTERY PILGRIMAGE 2022
A large group from our parish made a weekend pilgrimage to Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Ellwood City PA the weekend of November 11-13. The photo above shows them gathered in the monastery chapel with our dear friend and former parishioner, Mother Paula.
Our parish plans an annual pilgrimage each year, usually to either Transfiguration, or Holy Dormition in Rives Jct MI, both about 4 hours away. There are also two men's monasteries about 3-4 hours distance: St Gregory Palamas, near Mansfield OH, and Holy Cross, in Wayne WV, where our male parishioners also visit.
You can learn more about the region's monasteries, and Orthodox monasticism in general, on our special page.
The Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers was celebrated March 13 at St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church in Loveland. There was quite a large group of worshippers, and about twenty-five of our parishioners were present. Seven priests were serving, including two deacons, one of whom was Dn. Johnothon. As anticipated, there was a wonderful lenten meal that followed the service and which gave everyone an opportunity for fellowship.
Highlights of a Momentous Year - 12/31/21
After a year of lockdowns and limited attendance due to the Covid-19 pandemic, signup protocols for our services, and little opportunity for fellowship, 2021 saw our parish life reopen, with renewed attendance at services and the Great Feasts, several new members, baptisms, weddings, the return of our Summer Bible Study and Fall Adult Class, and the relaunch of Church School.
Here is a brief overview of some of the highlights of this year of rejuvenation. Scroll down our Photo Gallery page for more in depth galleries of some of the events presented here.
Technical upgrades cap year of gradual improvement - 02/14/21
After the Covid lockdown began in Spring 2020, we did all we could with our existing technologies (iPhones streaming via Facebook, and laptop via Zoom) to enable parishioners and friends to view our services online. Over the Summer and Fall of 2020 we continued to improve our livestream quality, eventually installing a pro-grade microphone system in early 2021 to match our HD video.
Now our services reach dozens of members, seekers and friends each week, and our livestream ministry is a major part of our online witness and outreach. You can learn more here, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. We hope to greet you in person soon!