The 7th Ecumenical Council of the Orthodox Church took place in Nicaea in 787 A.D. and is also as the Second Council of Nicaea. The 7th Ecumenical Council dealt with the holy icons.Read More
Do you have an extra coat or two?
St Andrew Philoptochos and Sunday School are holding a One Warm Coat drive and collecting
clean, gently worn coats of all types and sizes.
Donations will be accepted:
At St Andrew Throughout the month of October
Donated coats will be distributed in our local community!
Listen to what our Lord Jesus Christ says: "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? (St. Matthew 16:26).
"Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell" (St. Matthew 10:28).Read More
"Then they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth. So He asked his father, 'How long has this been happening to him?' And he said, 'From childhood.Read More
During a somewhat casual conversation that strayed from subject-to-subject within my family circle a few days ago, we collectively arrived at a very rare consensus of opinion: There is just too much "noise" at practically any venue one chooses to attend or visit.Read More
Force yourself to get up early and at a definite time. Do not sleep for more than seven hours, unless you have a special reason. As soon as you wake up, direct your thoughts to God and piously cross yourself, thinking of our crucified Lord Jesus Christ, Who died on the Cross for the sake of our salvation.Read More
Saint Iakovos (James), the Holy Apostle of the Lord, was the son of Alphaeus and brother of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, who was formerly a tax collector. When our Lord Jesus Christ, abiding on earth in the flesh, chose simple and pious men for the dignity of the apostolate, to sent them forth to preach the Gospel throughout the whole world, He also chose this Iakovos (James) and numbered him among the choir of the Apostles as one worthy. Iakovos (James) became one of the Twelve Apostles, an eyewitness, and minister of Christ, the preacher of His mysteries and His follower.Read More
"Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom" (Psalm 90:12).
The first long-term Orthodox Christian missionary priest from America to East Africa was sent by Archbishop Iakovos of blessed memory in mid-1980s. As he gradually assimilated into the local culture, he found the local concept of time to be a most difficult adjustment, and upon his return to the America, liked to quote the Kenyan who loved to tell him, "White men have watches. We have time."Read More
The Holy Chrism is consecrated on Holy Thursday by the Ecumenical Patriarch for use in holy churches for the celebration of the Mysterion (Sacrament) of Holy Chrismation. The Mystery (or Mysterion or Sacrament) of Holy Chrismation is the visible sign of the transmission of gifts of the Holy Spirit upon those entering Orthodoxy. The Holy Chrism is thus a bond that unites all true Orthodox Christians throughout the world.Read More
The Mystery (Sacrament of Chrismation is performed usually immediately after the Mystery (Sacrament) of Baptism, comprising together with it a single Church rite. The performer of the Sacrament, the bishop or priest, "anoints the one who has been baptized with the Holy Myrrh, making the sign of the Cross on the various members of the body , while signing each part of the body he pronounces the words, 'the seal of the gift of the Holy Spirit."Read More