Regularly Scheduled Services
4:00 pm - Great Vespers
9:30 am - Reading of Hours
10:00 am - Divine Liturgy
4:00 pm - Great Vespers (Evening before)
9:00 am - Divine Liturgy on Feast Day
THE VILLAGES, FL - Vespers
6:30 pm 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month
St. George Episcopal Church
1250 Paige Place, Lady Lake, FL
2017 Charity Sunday Schedule
January 1st - St. Tikhon Seminary
February 5th - St. Raphael Parishioner Aid
March 5th - C.C Family Resource Center
April 2nd - St. Tikhon Seminary
May 7th - St. Raphael Parishioner Aid
June 4th - C.C. Family Resouce Center
July 2nd - St. Tikhon Seminary
August 6th - St Raphael Parisioner Aid
September 3rd - C.C. Family Resource Center
October 1st - St. Tikhon Seminary
November 5th - St. Raphael Parishioner Aid
December 3rd - C.C Family Resource Center
St. Raphael Monthly Calendar
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. . . ."
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!
Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikon Pascha 2017
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 >
Great Cannon of St. Andrew Service Schedule > click here
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
We would like to share with you some exciting news!
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!
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.
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.