Winter Weather Policy
In the event of wintery weather, Fr. Marty lives close enough to Church to walk, so services will typically be held. If the heating goes out, then that will be cause for cancellation. This will be announced on the Church’s website and facebook page.
If you do not feel safe venturing out, then please do not attempt to come to Church! Pray the service at home, or just pray the Jesus prayer for a while. We always pray at Church for those absent for a worthy cause – and wintery weather is certainly a worthy cause!
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.
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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: