Blessed Ecclesiastical New Year!

Visit the parish’s online calendar for more scheduled events.

Liturgical Service Texts

The full text of Saturday evening’s Great Vespers service, Sunday’s full Orthros service,

and the variable parts of the Divine Liturgy are available by date on the website of our Archdiocese’s Department of Liturgics.

September 1st is the beginning of the Church New Year, the beginning of our annual cycle of services. Happy New Year! May this year be a time of spiritual growth and renewal.

Watch this video to learn about the Nativity of the Theotokos

The Nativity of the Theotokos - Exploring the Feasts of the Orthodox Christian Church

Remember to Give Your Tithes and Offerings

to God

as a spiritual act of worship.


** The potluck signup is in the narthex. **

Sunday School begins Next Sunday, September 10th at 9:15am.

Parents, bring your kids to Sunday School!

Kids, bring your parents to worship!

Above, you will find a list of items that we are in need of in our food pantry.  Monetary donations are also welcome.  We have exceptional buying power through the HACAP food reservoir, so your dollars are able to purchase more this way, than you can at the grocery store.  Also, please check expiration dates before donating food items.  We can't put expired food on our shelves.  


with Father Symeon

Father Symeon looks forward to meeting everyone! He will hear confessions on Saturday evenings following Great Vespers. For other times, before Great Vespers or on another day, text (304.444.1110), email (, or call (304.444.1110) Fr. Symeon to set up an appointment.

To find out when Father Symeon is available to meet during the week, text (304.444.1110), email (, or call (304.444.1110) Fr. Symeon. 



Young Adult Conference- Save the Date!

        The Connect Orthodox Young Adult Conference will be taking place in Minneapolis, MN September 29-October 1, 2023! This is a Pan-Orthodox conference bringing together young adults ages 21-39 from across the country. We’re excited to welcome Father Joshua Makoul, Father Seraphim Majmudar, Mother Macrena, and Dan Christopolous as our speakers! The conference will revolve around the theme of Refuge (Matthew 11:28). In addition to speaker presentations, we will have a service event, worship services, and social events. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @connectorthodox or check the website for more information. Registration opens July 17th. Questions? Email

Pray for our Catechumens!

        Please keep our catechumens Ilya Buchkin, Scott Dorr, Madison Frei, Merrick Dodge and Dan Pelc in your prayers as they prepare to be sacramentally joined to the Orthodox Church.

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