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Welcome to Holy Ghost Orthodox Christian Church. We are a parish of the Orthodox Christian Faith which was established on the day of Holy Pentecost in the Year 33 AD. Our parish community is a member of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. whose presiding bishop is His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa. The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese is an autonomous diocese under the spiritual protection of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople of which His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I is the Primate.

Our congregation of over 100 families is trans-national, attracting members from all branches of Orthodoxy and through conversion to the Holy Orthodox Faith. Through this web site, we are pleased to be able to introduce you to the worship and fellowship as it is expressed in the life of our Parish.  Learn More ... 


The Faith

An ever-growing number of persons from various backgrounds are becoming interested in the Orthodox Church. These individuals are discovering the ancient faith and rich traditions of the Orthodox Church. They have been attracted by her mystical vision of God and His Kingdom, by the beauty of her worship, by the purity of her Christian faith, and by her continuity with the past. 

These are only some of the treasures of the Church, which has a history reaching back to the time of the Apostles.

In our Western Hemisphere, the Orthodox Church has been developing into a valuable presence and distinctive witness for more than two hundred years. The first Greek Orthodox Christians arrived in the New World in 1768, establishing a colony near the present city of St. Augustine, Florida. One of the original buildings in which these immigrants gathered for religious services is still standing. It has recently been transformed into St. Photius' Shrine Read More


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Parish News

Message From Fr. Peter On The Start of Great Lent

Friday, February 28, 2020

Are you as excited as I am? Lent is just a few hours away! Our Mother the Church offers us an amazing opportunity to change our lives for the better – to gain inner strength and peace and experience much spiritual joy. She does this by encouraging us to make use of three powerful spiritual weapons during the Great Fast, that of Prayer, Fasting and giving alms (doing good works). Regarding prayer… if you look at the schedule of services for this week,  you will see there are services every day and on Monday,  both morning and evening.  You will notice a again this year, the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete will be offered on Monday, Tues and Thurs Evenings which is a beautiful poetic hymn of repentance that serves as a wonderful diagnostic tool in helping us to see what areas of our life need attention.  We sing some beautiful melodies and respond over and over, “Have Mercy on Me O God, Have Mercy on Me.”   And of course the beautiful Presanctified Liturgy on Wed and Friday evenings  ( fast at least 3 hours before) . And at home we have the opportunity to be stronger in our daily prayer life and in reading of  the bible and spiritual books. 


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Church Schedule

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Adult Education -  Wed Evenings 8:00 PM

Saturday Evening Worship (Vespers) 4:00 PM.

Sunday Worship (Divine Liturgy) 9:30 AM.

Lenten Worship  Wed and Friday Evenings
(Presanctified Liturgy) 6:30 PM. 

Summer Divine Liturgy, from June to August, starts at 9:00 AM.

Children's Church School - Sundays 10:30 am

Coffee hour after Liturgy every Sunday.

All Feast Day celebrations follow the Julian Calendar.

Services are in English.

Calendar

Annunciation
Apr 7
Vesperal Liturgy
Apr 7 6:30 pm
Children Story Time - On-Line
Apr 8 4:30 pm
Private Prayer till 6 pm
Apr 8 5 pm
Presanctified Liturgy
Apr 8 6:30 pm
Children Story Time - On-Line
Apr 9 4:30 pm
Evening Prayers - Live Stream
Apr 9 8 pm
Children Story Time - On-Line
Apr 10 4:30 pm
Private Prayer Till 6 pm
Apr 10 5 pm
Presanctified Liturgy
Apr 10 6:30 pm
Lazarus Saturday
Apr 11
Divine Liturgy
Apr 11 9 am
Deep Cleaning of Church
Apr 11 10 am
Vespers - Online Only
Apr 11 4 pm
Palm Sunday
Apr 12
Confessions
Apr 12 9 am
Divine Liturgy
Apr 12 9:30 am


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