Transfiguration Sunday, August 6

Metropolitan Nikoloz of Akhalkalaki and Kumurdo (Georgian Orthodox Church) will be joining us on Sunday, August 6, and will celebrate the Liturgy.  He will be accompanied by Bishop Saba, the Georgian Bishop for the North American Diocese of the Georgian Orthodox Church.

Arrangements and details are still forthcoming, but this will make for a very exciting and memorable visit for our parish feast day!  We will welcome the opportunity to have these wonderful chief Shepherds of Christ’s Church, from one of the oldest lands to accept Christianity.  The Georgian Church had bishops by the time of the First Ecumenical Council in 325 AD.

We anticipate several out of town guests.  Metropolitan Nikolaz is planning to host a lunch for us after the Divine Liturgy.  Plan on joining us for this wonderful occasion.


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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1. That God loves you, and more than anything, desires your fellowship and communion.
2. That the path to union with God has been revealed – achievable not just by saints, but by every Christian desiring to know God.
3. That we will share that path with anyone and everyone who desires to know about it.

Daily Bread

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.

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