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Rdr Nicholas Muzekari reads on Ordination day
Rdr Nicholas Muzekari reads on Ordination day
Rdr Nicholas Muzekari reads on Ordination day
Reader Ministry

From A Guide to Readers in Orthodox Church...

The holy order of the Reader upholds the spiritual responsibility for the care of the spoken words or Holy Scripture. In societies where most people are unable to read the Scriptures, the office of the Reader provides the most regular exposure to the Word of God outside the Gospel and Epistle readings. In societies where literacy has flooded the human heart and mind with disharmony, noise, and confusion, the sacred responsibilities of the Reader are even more critical, since by the prayerful and holy exercise of his ministerial responsibilities, the Reader offers the Holy Scriptures as a correcting balm, and a healing of the spiritual hearts of the faithful. This is a critical and sacred responsibility, which cannot be undertaken lightly without being an offense to Christ. Undertaken with humility, care, and love, the order of the Reader is a great blessing to the faithful of the Church, and to the salvation of the soul of the Reader himself.

With that being said, both lay and tonsured share this reponsibility. The difference in being tonsured is that it's the first step of the clergy. 

If you are interested in reading the Epistle please talk to Rdr. Nicholas Morelli or Fr. Noah

Check out the links

Guidelines for Epistle Readers

Check out the Resource page for more info

Summer Epistle Schedule 2021


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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