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9/20 - Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM
15th Sunday after Pentecost
Feast of the Nativity of the
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9/27 - Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM
16th Sunday after Pentecost
Elevation of the Holy Cross
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What is Orthodoxy?
The Orthodox Christian Church was born on Pentecost in AD 33 with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles (see Acts 2:2-4). Through the missionary labors and martyric witness of countless men and women, the apostolic faith spread to every corner of the world: first the Near East, then Europe, Africa, and Asia. Orthodoxy was planted in North America in the late 18th century by monastic missionaries from Russia. Today the worldwide Orthodox Church has more than 300 million members. Each national Church (Russian, Greek, Serbian, etc.) is independent and self-administering, but united in faith and sacraments with all the others. Some five million Orthodox from diverse ethnic backgrounds now live in the United States and Canada.