Memorial Day

Memorial Day KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as […]

Some Thoughts and Guidance on the Publication of Fiducia Supplicans – From Bishop Kurt

(This document was sent to the clergy of the Eparchy of Phoenix as a pdf.  If you find any typos it is because of an error is the process of exporting the document to this format.  Please let Father Michael know if you have any concerns)     My dear friends, the secular news media […]

Priest’s Pectoral Cross

(Elaborating on Father Michael’s Children’s Homily from last Sunday) Every Christian is encouraged to wear a small cross after their baptism. In some Eastern Christian traditions, parish priests, bishops, monks and nuns may also wear a larger cross outside of their clothing. Generally, a priest receives a silver cross from his bishop on the day […]


“‘And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit’ (Acts 2:3-4). They partook of fire, not of burning but of saving fire; of fire which consumes the thorns of sins, but gives luster to the soul. This […]

Great-Martyr George

Along with being the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearers, this is also the feast of the Great-Martyr George.  We have an icon of the Great-Martyr on the back wall of the temple next to the stairwell.  George was a very accomplished and virtuous soldier.  The emperor was becoming very “successful” in bringing a false-peace to the […]

Great and Holy Week Activities for Families:  From Carolina Chirdon

N.B.:  The links included in this post are not visible to everyone for some reason.  They can usually be found if you hover over the black space where they should be.  Sorry for the inconvenience! ———– We’re so excited for Holy Week! Here are some family traditions that we do this week. I want to […]