Holy Week Great and Holy Thursday, April 9 9:30am                       Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil 7:00pm                       Matins of Holy Friday and Passion Gospels Great and Holy Friday, April 10 3:30pm         […]

On Sunday evening, March 1, the Orthodox communities in Central Iowa gathered for the celebration of the Triumph of Orthodoxy at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Ames.  Five parishes were represented – Holy Transfiguration, Ames; St. Demetrius, Des Moines; St. George, Des Moines; St. John the Wonderworker, Des Moines; and St. Nicholas in Pella.  V. […]

As Fr. Marty has a business trip scheduled for Wednesday, March 4, through Saturday, March 7, the presanctified liturgy will not be held this week.  We will begin holding presanctified liturgies on March 11, God willing.  The Akathist does not require a priest to be present, so hopefully those who are able can gather and […]

Here is our schedule for Great Lent and Pascha: Normal service times on Saturday and Sunday: 6:30pm Saturday         Great Vespers, confessions following 9:40am Sunday           Third Hour and Sixth Hour prayers 10:00am Sunday         Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great Fridays from February […]

As the impending winter storm approaches, I want to reiterate our practice regarding services: • No one should travel to church for services if the road conditions are dangerous. • No services will be cancelled. • Those who cannot get to services should instead stay home, give thanks to God, be happy that at least a priest and […]