You can download a worthwhile list of conditions an Orthodox Christian should have if he or she wants to come to know God by clicking here.
Pray That I Pray More: The St Philip’s Prayer Discipline…
AMEN (Antiochian Men Eating at Noon [or around 1:00 PM])
… a ministry of the Fellowship of St John the Divine, is designed for Orthodox believers who wish to deepen their spirituality through a regular diet of prayer and study. There are flyers on the table in the Narthex on this prayer rule/group. Pick one up and consider joining with hundreds of other who follow this discipline in the Church. Or, check it out on the web: stphilipsprayerdiscipline.org
The men of the parish will have lunch and a time of fellowship together on the 1st Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact the Church Office or Fr. David or click here
Guide to Fasting
to download a guide to Fasting in the Orthodox Church. Be sure to talk to one of the priests if you have questions on fasting—and how to properly make it a part of your spiritual life.
When Offering Holy Bread:
• Please limit names to immediate family and those that you especially wish to commemorate.
• Remember to list clergy by rank - Archimandrite, Archpriest, Priest, etc., not "Father," which is only used for personal address.
• Use full Christian names, not nicknames, wherever possible (e.g., “James,” not “Jimmy”).
• Do not list the bishop among your commemorations. He is already commemorated.
• Do not list parish clergy among commemorations. They do not commemorate themselves.
• When offering a Trisagion, please place that name first on your list of departed.
For an excellent article on how to make Holy Bread by David Schele, click here.
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