St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America - Diocese of the South
1277 N. Paul Dr., Inverness, FL 34453
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Chrismations

Congratulations to our newly Chrismated Orthodox Christians. May God grant them many years!

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The Creed: The Orthodox Symbol of Faith

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of light; true God of true God; begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by Whom all things were made; Who for us men and for our salvation came down from Heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man. And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried. And the third day He arose again, according to the Scriptures, and ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; Whose Kingdom shall have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; Who spoke by the prophets.

In one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Orthodox Christians in Training

Catechumens

May God grant all our Catechumens a light yoke. Grant them the yoke of Christ, and not the yoke of man. For there is no hope in man, nor in princes, nor in the sons of men only our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

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A Prayer for Our Catechumens

"O Lord our God, who dwellest in the heavens, and lookest down upon all thy works, look down upon thy servants, the catechumens, who have bowed their necks before thee, and grant them a light yoke. Make them honorable members of thy holy Church, and vouchsafe unto them the laver of regeneration, the forgiveness of sins, and the robe of incorruption, unto the knowledge of thee, our true God." (Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great)

 

Orthodox Christians At Work

Our Parish: Pray, Work, Love

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May God Grant Them Many Years . . .

Sister Angela was recently vested as a novice at the Monastery of Ss. Mary and Martha! May God bless Sister Angela!

(Photo & announcement courtesy of  Orthodox Church of St. Stephen the Protomartyr's photo.)

Get Well Wishes

Olga Keane's son sufferred a stroke and is currently in an Assisted Living Facility - he will be there for a while.  It would certainly pick up his spirits to receive many cards. Please keep him in your prayers, and foward your well wishes to him as well.

Mr. David Neeley

c/o St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center

2800 N. Harbor Blvd.

Fullerton, CA  92835

Kudos - Congratulations

Dimitri Casper, son of Mark and Dannie Casper, and an altar boy at St Raphael's, has produced a video regarding "Pastor Change at St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church, Inverness, FL."  His video includes pictures of many visiting clergy.

(Click here to view his video)

Thank You

GREAT JOB !!!!!!

CHURCH SHED:  Thank you Stan Borowski and Sub-deacon Paul Besserman.

GARDEN CLEAN-UP/PLANTING: 

  • Sub-deacon Paul Besserman & Judy
  • Andrew & Karen Cuttic
  • John Peregrim
  • Fr. Sergious Gerken

BEAUTIFICATION OF OUR CHURCH HALL

A huge thank you to the people who worked hard to beautify our hall

  • Susan Bane
  • John Cologna
  • Nancy Cologna
  • Lilianna Denisova
  • Helen Kaimer
  • Nancy Kinley
  • Linda Labosky
  • John Peregrim  Anonymous
  • Joan Pereny
  • Steve Pereny
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The Misson of the Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to "Go into all the world and make disciples of nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. . . ."

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St. Raphael Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of the South. Our Diocese spans 14 states and has over 100 faithful clergy and monastics serving in 78 parishes, missions, and three monastic communities. We invite you to come worship with us from Alburquerque, New Mexico to Wilmington, North Carolina! Please see our Parish Listings for more details and to find a parish near you, or click on a story above to see the latest news from from the Diocese!

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Journey to Pashca

When a man leaves on a journey, he must know where he is going. Thus with Lent. Above all, Lent is a spiritual journey and its destination is Easter, "the Feast of Feasts." It is the preparation for the "fulfillment of Pascha, the true Revelation." We must begin, therefore, by trying to understand this connection between Lent and Easter, for it reveals something very essential, very crucial about our Christian faith and life. Continue reading >

Special Pascha Services
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Printed Service

Akathist to The Theotokos Service Schedule > click here

The Who’s Who of The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
The Who’s Who of The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

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Akathist Services
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Printed Service

What is an Akathist Service? 

An akathist (Greek, akathistos) is is a hymn dedicated to a Saint, a Holy Event, or one of the persons of the Holy Trinity.

 

 

To hear the Troparion and Kontakion for St. Herman as chanted by the Sign of the Theotokos Orthodox Church, Montreal Canada  click here

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Visit the on-line Chapel of The Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, PA or via YouTube. 

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Orthodox Web Solutions has developed a new free app for smartphones and tablets called: Orthodoxy in America.  This app is much more than just a church locator, it also brings together news, social posts, daily audio, trending photos, as well as video and 360 tours from the various jurisdictions, agencies, seminaries, monasteries, and Orthodox media outlets, including: Ancient Faith, Orthodox Christian Network, Pravmir, Pemptousia, Pravoslavie.ru, Patristic Nectar, Sister Vassa, Y2AM, and others.

This is the first app of its kind, and we are very pleased to be involved with the project.  May it help inform, educate and inspire the faithful to live and share their Orthodox Faith!

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The Misson of the Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to "Go into all the world and make disciples of nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. . . ."

Learn More  >

St. Raphael Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of the South. Our Diocese spans 14 states and has over 100 faithful clergy and monastics serving in 78 parishes, missions, and three monastic communities. We invite you to come worship with us from Alburquerque, New Mexico to Wilmington, North Carolina! Please see our Parish Listings for more details and to find a parish near you, or click on a story above to see the latest news from from the Diocese!

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The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.

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Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) give by God to man, through the Holy spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifiction, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.

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