First Visit

Guests and visitors are always welcome.

We worship in the Byzantine Rite, which has deep roots in early Christianity and is steeped in Biblical traditions.  Our primary worship service is called the Divine Liturgy.

Please join us for fellowship in the church hall following Sunday worship.

How to Participate

If this is your first encounter with the Divine Liturgy, we recommend that you simply relax and allow yourself to take in the experience.  The Divine Liturgy is a mystical celebration that engages all five senses.  In time, you will become familiar with the flow of the liturgy, and it will transform your spiritual life.

When ready, the best way to participate is by joining the congregation in singing the Divine Liturgy.  You will find the words and music in the blue book entitled The Divine Liturgy: An Anthology for Worship.  You will notice colored tabs on the book’s fore edge (opposite the spine).  The book is used as follows:

Receiving Communion

During the Divine Liturgy the bread and wine offered on the altar are mystically transformed into the Body and Blood of Jesus.  All Catholics are invited to receive communion.  Orthodox Christians, with permission from their bishops, are also welcome to receive the Holy Eucharist.

Because Catholics believe that the celebration of the Eucharist is a sign of the oneness of faith, life and worship, members of those churches with whom we are not yet fully united are ordinarily not admitted to Holy Communion.

When receiving communion, approach the priest with your mouth open wide and your head tilted back.  Keep your tongue inside your mouth.  Communion will be dropped into your mouth with a spoon.  Do not close your mouth until the spoon has been removed.

Become a Member

We invite you to join our church family.

Our church is a diverse group of people from many different ethnic and social backgrounds.  We have faithful in our parish family who were raised in a variety of religious traditions, and now call our church home.

To become a member, speak with Fr. Andriy following the Divine Liturgy, and tell him that you would like to join the church.

We would love to welcome you into the family.

 

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