Bishop Alexander to visit Holy Transfiguration, Ames, Iowa!
The entire community is welcome to come and hear Vladyka (meaning “Master” or “Chief Shepherd” in Church Slavonic).
We are new to Ames, but in no way new! Orthodox Christianity has been around since the Church was brought into being on Pentecost. Our Church was founded on the principles of conciliarity, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit – as found in Acts 15.
The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant.
It is orthodox, but not Jewish.
It is catholic, but not Roman.
It isn’t non-denominational – it is pre-denominational.
It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost 2000 years ago.
Our services are in English – please join us in prayer anytime we gather, or get in touch »
So what is the message of Orthodox Christianity?
In addition to the services of the Church, our life in Christ consists of time with Him in personal prayer and silence. To help our distracted minds focus on this task, Christians have always read the scriptures, particularly the four Gospel books, as often as possible. The Church also remembers various saints on each day of the year. By reading their lives and words we can find encouragement and inspiration to follow their example, living the life in Christ in the face of adversity.
Saints of the Day:
Read the lives of the saints for today »
From The Prologue of Ohrid
Scriptures of the Day: