St. Peter Newsletter — April 26, 2009

Christ is Risen! Christos Anesti! El Messieh Kahm! Christos Voskress! Krishhti Unjall! Hristus A Inviat! Christus is opgestaan! Our first Divine Liturgy will be held next Sunday at the Holiday Inn on I-75 and Alico Road beginning at 9:30am. We hope you will be there. We've been busy preparing. Our first Liturgy will be simple and develop from there. Christ, however, will be with us. What is our vision? First of all to shape a fellowship where Christ can be found. If we love one another, we love God, St. John tells us. The opposite is also true: If we love God then we love one another. What does this mean in practical terms? That we treat one another with simple decency and respect, and that we welcome the newcomer and make him feel … [Read more...]

St. Peter’s opens May 3!

Our first liturgy will be held on May 3 starting at 9:30 at the Holiday Inn (get directions). Tell your friends! This is the start of something that, with God's favor (and, yes, I believe God is blessing this) could be the start of something really good. My commitment to you? I will give you the Gospel of Christ and minister to you to the best of my ability. Your commitment? To love God and neighbor. With God all things are possible. … [Read more...]

We are making progress!

Tentative start date for St. Peter Orthodox Mission is Sunday, May 3. This will be confirmed tomorrow or the next day. We meet at the Holiday Inn on I 75 and Alico Road (get directions). The time that services will be held will be announced shortly. What can you do? Tell your friends! Tell them to check this website for news. Sign up for the St. Peter email newsletter which will publish all upcoming events and information. Questions? Contact us. What do we need? We are starting small, but by the grace of God it looks like we will have all the liturgical supplies we need by the time we open. One parishioner is baking the prosphora and supplying the wine. Do you chant? Could you chant? Remember, we don't need perfection, just faithfulness. … [Read more...]

Welcome to St. Peter’s

St Peter's was given this directive from Metropolitan Philip of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese: "Establish a parish that will draw people who have never stepped into a church before." It's a worthwhile challenge, and one that can be fulfilled because many people are searching for enduring and certain truth. Truth is found in Christ. "I am the way, the truth, and the life," Jesus said. We encounter Christ through hearing the Gospel, and the Gospel as it comprehended and understood in our Orthodox Christian faith has led many people to embrace the Orthodox Church as well. Here's our mission as we have defined it so far: We want St. Peter's to be a place of welcome to any one seeking Christ. We want St. Peter's to develop into … [Read more...]

The Mission is opening soon

We are working to secure the Holiday Inn at Town Center (get directions) as the first home of St. Peter Othodox Mission. Lord willing and if all goes well, we should start worship on May 3, 2009 -- the first Sunday in May. … [Read more...]