News from St. Andrew's.

Sunday of Orthodoxy – March 1, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015, is the first Sunday of Great Lent, and the Sunday of Orthodoxy. Everyone is encouraged to bring an icon to church, and parents are requested to assist children in selecting and bringing an icon to participate in the procession with the icons. … [Read more...]

OUTDOOR BLESSING OF THE WATER AND CROSS DIVE

REMINDER: OUTDOOR BLESSING of WATER & CROSS DIVE                                followed by Indoor Picnic   THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015, 1:00 pm Where: Perdido Key at SeaSpray Condominiums East        16285 Perdido Key Dr., East Building        1st Floor #123 (Middle Unit), Meeting/Party Room Picnic details: Parish Council will provide hamburgers, hot dogs,          soft drinks & water.        Parishioners are requested to bring side dishes, salads,        fruit or … [Read more...]

“With this staff I shall live with you and die with you, in order that we may all achieve the life that is true Life, Jesus Christ” (His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH)

At the Enthronement of His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH on December 6, 2014, a fullness of the Church was expressed as the faithful of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese were present with their Father in Christ, His Beatitude, Patriarch JOHN X. This was truly a familial event with 29 Bishops and Metropolitans of the Antiochian Patriarchate gathered in support of our Metropolitan JOSEPH and the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America. St. Andrew’s was represented at this historic event by Fr. … [Read more...]

Finding the New Testament Church

A new addition to our website is a link to Fr. Peter Gillquist's lecture on the New Testament Church and Orthodoxy.  It's on the home page at the bottom, you'll see it in the middle.  The link plays a Youtube video.  The video quality is a little fuzzy, because it was not professionally done, but his message is crystal clear. … [Read more...]

2015 Church Directory News

The 2014 - 2015 St. Andrew Directory is almost finished! Please proof the INFORMATION and PHOTO for you/your FAMILY which can be found in the FINAL DRAFT on table in hallway. Please mark any changes needed on the draft sheets. If all is ok, mark “OK.” If you prefer a different photo, or don’t have one in the draft, please ask someone to take a close up of you/your family with their phone and email it to: dtampary@me.com. A casual shot is fine. It will be cropped to an approximately 1.7” x 1.7” … [Read more...]

Baby Shower in honor of Shadi & Souzan and big sister Naya

Please join us for a Baby Shower in honor of Shadi & Souzan and big sister Naya Sunday, October 19 following the Divine Liturgy. While we welcome Souzan’s new baby girl, we hope to help IOCC bring relief to families fleeing the violence in Syria. If you wish to help these efforts, please donate to AW of St. Andrew AOC and make a note on your check for Syrian Refugee Aid. … [Read more...]

Fall 2014 Parish Meeting – October 26

Our Fall Parish Meeting will be October 26, 2014 following the Divine Liturgy.  The agenda will include financial reports, ministry updates, and nominations for the 2015 Parish Council election. … [Read more...]

Memory Eternal – Les Clemons

We extend our sympathies in Christ to Mark and Dawn Sfanos on the falling asleep of Dawn's father, Les Clemons on Sunday, August 24.  May God have mercy on his soul and grant comfort to Mark and Dawn and their family. … [Read more...]

Memory Eternal – Hisae Hebert

We extend our sympathies in Christ to Lenora Hebert and Jeff Groden on the falling asleep of Lenora's mother, Hisae Hebert on Sunday, July 20.  May God have mercy on her soul and grant comfort to Lenora and Jeff and their family. … [Read more...]

ISIS Forces Last Iraqi Christians to Flee Mosul

In addition to the kidnapped children, nuns, and clergy, Christians are among several minorities who are being systematically expelled or killed by ISIS, according to a United Nations report on civilian casualties in Iraq released on Friday.  A YouTube video shows ISIS taking sledgehammers to the tomb of Jonah. The militants also removed the cross from St. Ephrem’s Cathedral, the seat of the Syriac Orthodox archdiocese in Mosul, and put up the black ISIS flag in its place. They also destroyed a … [Read more...]

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