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Altar Boy Ministry

From the Altar boy handbook:

Altar Boys (Acolyte) are Apprentices, serving God and His Church by serving the priest.  An apprentice is a person who is learning a job by working alongside a master who has a lot of experience in that area.  Being an Altar Boy is NOT a ‘rite of passage’ or just something to do during the services of the Church.  Instead, it IS an opportunity to learn how to serve around the Altar of God under the guidance of the Priest(s), Deacon and Subdeacon(s) with an open heart and mind to the possibility of one day being tonsured/ ordained as a Reader, Subdeacon, Deacon or Priest.  Serving God as an Altar Boy is an important ministry that we take very seriously, and which brings us great joy! 

Age 5+ are welcome to serve!

If you are interested in this ministry talk to Rdr. John Jordan Gamble or Fr. Noah


Searchable Scripture

Searchable Bible (King James Version), including the "Deuterocanonical/Aprocryphal" books


Why Do We Go to Church?: Worship & the Image of God
12 Apr 2023 at 2:47pm

In this reboot of Living Orthodoxy, Sdn Justin Gohl and Rdr Nick Muzekari discuss the importance of going to Church, participating in the worship of the Church, as the place where we encounter Christ and find the true purpose of our lives as human...

Homily: Fr Noah on The Sunday of the Prodigal Son (3/28/21)
12 Mar 2021 at 2:25pm

We are prodigals who have gone astray and need to return to the Father. We must see ourselves as the older brother...

End of Liturgy Homily: Fr. Witalis Sunday of the Prodigal Son
12 Mar 2021 at 2:06pm

Fr. Witalis reminds us of the perils of sexual immorality. 

Homily: Fr James Thayer
18 Mar 2020 at 10:11am

Homily given by Fr James Thayer on the Divine Liturgy

Homily: Sdn Luke Carpenter (03-08-20)
12 Mar 2020 at 10:11am

Homily given by Subdeacon Luke Carpenter on the Sunday of Orthodoxy


And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. (Acts 11:26)

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