Homily: Fr. James Thayer (04-22-18)

April 25, 2018

Fr. James Thayer gave the homily on the Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women.

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Lenten Retreat: A Christian Ending - Part 2

April 17, 2018

Part 2

Dn. Mark and Elizabeth Barna live in Charleston, South Carolina where Mark serves as an ordained Deacon at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church (OCA), Mt. Pleasant, SC. Elizabeth is a business woman with many years working in the hospitality industry, and is a certified food safety instructor and operates Atlantic Food Safety LLC. 

In their thirty-five years together they have rarely been alone, raising two sons and taking care of anyone else who came along, especially all four of their parents until Mark’s mother’s death in 2010. 

“A Christian Ending” was born out of a long held belief that chemical embalming is not only unnatural but a violence that Christians should not tolerate and a pagan ritual of a cult of body preservation. They have used the techniques described in the book many times for friends, family, and strangers, accepting no payment for their services. In 2011 they were asked to prepare their beloved Archbishop DMITRI of the Diocese of the South (OCA) for burial in Dallas, TX. 

More information about Mark and Elizabeth is available ... 

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Homily: Fr. Noah Bushelli (04-15-18)

April 16, 2018

Fr. Noah Bushelli gave the homily on Thomas Sunday.

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Homily: Fr. Noah Bushelli (04-01-18)

April 11, 2018

Fr. Noah Bushelli gave the homily on Palm Sunday.

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Lenten Retreat: A Christian Ending - Part 1

March 28, 2018

Dn. Mark and Elizabeth Barna live in Charleston, South Carolina where Mark serves as an ordained Deacon at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church (OCA), Mt. Pleasant, SC. Elizabeth is a business woman with many years working in the hospitality industry, and is a certified food safety instructor and operates Atlantic Food Safety LLC. 

In their thirty-five years together they have rarely been alone, raising two sons and taking care of anyone else who came along, especially all four of their parents until Mark’s mother’s death in 2010. 

“A Christian Ending” was born out of a long held belief that chemical embalming is not only unnatural but a violence that Christians should not tolerate and a pagan ritual of a cult of body preservation. They have used the techniques described in the book many times for friends, family, and strangers, accepting no payment for their services. In 2011 they were asked to prepare their beloved Archbishop DMITRI of the Diocese of the South (OCA) for burial in Dallas, TX. 

More information about Mark and Elizabeth is available ... 

 

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2018 Youth Choir Concert - Great Lent

March 27, 2018

Youth Choir — Several Selected Psalm verses used in the services of Great Lent 

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2018 Adult Choir Concert - Holy Week & Pascha

March 27, 2018

Holy Week / Passion

Lazarus Saturday Troparion - Byzantine (Tone 1, Karam) 

Rejoice, O Bethany 

Alleluia 

Behold the Bridegroom 

Verily, I behold thy chamber 

Of Thy mystical supper - Russian (Obikhod tone 6) 

The Wise Thief - Abrahamian 

Today he is suspended - Kazan 

Lamentations 

Do not lament me, O Mother - Russian 

The Noble Joseph - Bulgarian 

The Great Moses - Byzantine (Tone 6) 

Joseph with Nicodemus - Pskov melody (H Benigsen)

 

Pascha / Resurrection 

Arise O God - Russian (Turchaninov) 

Pascha Kontakion - Byzantine (Tone 8, harmonized; Karam) 

Christ is risen - (Sung first in English with Greek, Russian, Arabic, Ukrainian, Serbian, Georgian, and Romanian melodies; then in Greek, Arabic, Russian, and Romanian.) 

The Angel Cried - Russian (Belakirev)

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Homily: Fr. Noah Bushelli (03-11-18)

March 13, 2018

Fr. Noah Bushelli gave the homily on the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross.

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Homily: Fr. James Thayer (03-04-18)

March 13, 2018

Fr. James Thayer gave the homily on Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas.

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Homily: Fr. Noah Bushelli (02-25-18)

March 8, 2018

Fr. Noah Bushelli gave the homily on the Sunday of Orthodoxy.

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