St. Peter Epistle — February 6, 2001

Mark Your Calendars! On Sunday, March 6, 2011, Dr. Zanos Grekos will be speaking to us on his work with adult stem cell research. Dr. Grekos is a pioneer in adult stem cell research and his talk will leave you amazed at what he and his staff are doing in bringing more healing into the world. We'll have more information in the next few days, but we will follow the same format that we used when Anatole Kurdsjuk gave his talk on "The Long Walk Home." We will celebrate Liturgy, have brunch in the hotel restaurant, and then return for the talk and discussion. More details soon. Hope to see … [Read more...]

St. Peter Epistle — January 4, 2011

Epiphany Liturgy Tomorrow (January 5, 2011) We have received an invitation from St. Paul's (get map) to attend the Epiphany Vesperal Liturgy starting at 7pm. It will be followed by a blessing of the waters. As I mentioned on Sunday, the true season of Christmas is the 12 days between Christmas and Epiphany. We see the birth of Christ, and then we see the beginning of Christ's public ministry. The Gospel readings switch to Mark who shows us in concrete terms that Christ is the conqueror over death and evil, and that by our baptism and the power of the Holy Spirit offered to us through it, we … [Read more...]

Sign up for our parish Christmas Card

You can support St. Peter's and wish your fellow parishioners a very Merry Christmas too!. Sign up for our parish Christmas Card. For a donation of $15 (or more if you would like), you can add your name to a beautiful card with an original icon written by Fr. Anthony Salzman. Fr. Anthony has graciously offered the cards for cost to help our mission. We will mail to card to all signers right before Christmas. What a great way to support St. Peter Mission and offer your best wishes to your friends this Christmas. To sign up please send you name along with a check for $15.00 to: St. Peter … [Read more...]

OCF to Present Interfaith Debate at University of Maryland

From the Antiochian Archdiocese website. The Orthodox Christian Fellowship of UMBC, in collaboration with the Secular Student Association of UMBC, is excited to present to the campus community and the general public a debate entitled, “The Source of Human Morality: Interfaith Debate.” How do we define morality? Do people need God to be moral? If not, where do our morals come from? Are good works behavioral, biological, or biblical? What does it mean to be human? The Secular Student Alliance at UMBC and the Orthodox Christian Fellowship at UMBC have come together to present a debate on the … [Read more...]

Patriarch Celebrates Historic Liturgy in Ancient Monastery

Orthodox Christians held the first Divine Liturgy in almost 90 years at an ancient monastery on the side of a Turkish mountain Sunday, after the government allowed worship there in a gesture toward religious minorities. At least 1,500 pilgrims, including from Greece and Russia, traveled to the Byzantine-era monastery of Sumela for the service led by Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians. The Islamic-oriented government, which is aiming to expand freedoms as part of its bid to join the European Union, has said worship can take place at the … [Read more...]

Vesperal Liturgy at St. Paul’s on September 7 at 6:30pm

I apologize for this late notice but I was informed earlier today that a Vesperal Liturgy commemorating the Nativity of the Theotokos will be held at St. Paul Antiochian Church tomorrow, Tuesday, September 7 at 6:30pm (get map to St. Paul's). Some background (from: Orthodoxwiki): The Nativity of the Theotokos is one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church, celebrated on September 8. The Holy Virgin and Theotokos Mary was born to elderly and previously barren parents by the names of Joachim and Anna, in answer to their prayers. Orthodox Christians do not hold to the Roman Catholic … [Read more...]

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St. Peter Epistle — September 6, 2010

Liturgy tomorrow (Tuesday, September 7, 6:30pm) - Nativity of the Theotokos I apologize for this late notice but I was informed earlier today that a Vesperal Liturgy commemorating the Nativity of the Theotokos will be held at St. Paul Antiochian Church tomorrow, Tuesday, September 7 at 6:30pm (get map to St. Paul's). Some background (from: Orthodoxwiki): The Nativity of the Theotokos is one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church, celebrated on September 8. The Holy Virgin and Theotokos Mary was born to elderly and previously barren parents by the names of Joachim and Anna, in answer … [Read more...]

St. Peter Epistle — August 3, 2010

Vesperal Liturgy for the Holy Transfiguration at St. Paul's Orthodox Church St. Paul's is serving a Vesperal-Liturgy for the feast of the Holy Transfiguration on Thursday, August 5 starting at 6:30pm (get directions). The Holy Transfiguration is recorded in Matthew 17 and tells of Christ showing forth his glory to the disciples, thereby revealing to them that he was indeed the Son of God. You can read more about the Transfiguration of Christ here. How should we prepare? A very light lunch with no food in the afternoon is appropriate would be minimal preparation. If you want to observe … [Read more...]

St. Peter Epistle — February 17, 2010

Lenten Services As announced last Sunday, we will be following the Lenten liturgical schedule of our sister parish, St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church. Basically this consists of Wednesday Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at 7:00pm, and Friday Salutations at 7:00pm. You can see the full schedule on the calendar at the St. Peter website. Sunday of Orthodoxy The Sunday of Orthodoxy Vesper Service will be held at St. Paul's (map) this coming Sunday, February 21, 2010, starting at 5:00pm. On this day all the Orthodox worshipers from different Orthodox parish meet to celebrate this day. Fr. Hans will … [Read more...]