The Diocese of the South
Orthodox Church in America
Construction Completed at St Mary Magdalene Church

June 21, 2011

St Mary Magdalene Church, located in Rincon, GA, has just completed their renovations from a hailstorm. They have resided and reroofed their church building and residence, and have also completed a new sign for the parish. 

 

Other exciting news is that one of the families from their community is going to attend St Vladimir’s Seminary in the fall, in order for them to become more immersed in the ministerial life of the Church.

 

Glory to God for all things!

Bishop Mark Visits St Basil the Great Mission

June 20, 2011
On Friday, June 3, St. Basil the Great Mission in Wilmington, NC welcomed His Grace, Bishop Mark to the Port City of North Carolina for an Archpastoral visit.  This was the first visit of a hierarch to this mission community which was founded several years ago, and welcomed its first resident priest, Father Peter Robichau, in June of 2010.  The community gathered for Great Vespers and a banquet on Saturday evening, June 4; an enjoyable time of fellowship was had by all.  His Grace, Bishop Mark, presided at the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, June 5.  With the blessing of His Grace, Protodeacon Lawrence Daniels of Greensburg, PA, Deacon John Crook (attached to St. Basil's) and Deacon David Keim, of All Saints (Antiochian) in Raleigh, NC assisted in the service of the Divine Liturgy. For photos and more information, please visit St Basil's website.
Missiology & Evangelism Workshop Provides a Road Map to Spread Gospel

June 13, 2011
Two priests in the Diocese of the South, Fr. Antonio Perdomo and Fr. Moses Berry, lead a Missiology and Evangelism Workshop at St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary on June 7th and 8th.  For more information on this workshop, please visit St Vladimir's Website.
Summer Scripture Series

June 13, 2011
St Athanaius Church in Nicholasville, KY is hosting a summer study focused on deepening our understanding of the Scriptures.  This class is not only available to everyone in their area, but the sessions are recorded and put online.  Please visit their website for an schedule of the classes and to listen to the recordings.
New Source for Orthodox Books in the DOS

June 13, 2011
Greetings in the Lord!

My wife and I would like to announce that we have just recently opened an entirely online Orthodox Christian bookstore – Metamorphosis Bookseller.  We have undertaken this as an extension of our ministry in the Church [it is neither Diocesan nor parish supported].  Our goal is to put wonderful Orthodox books into the hands of the faithful at reasonable prices.  We are primarily importing books (in English) from Greece – the books we bring in are typically very hard to find and very expensive in the US.
 
Another part of this ministry is our desire to make these books available to parish bookstores around the country at wholesale prices.  If you have any interest in this, please send us an email and we will gladly share with you our process.  As a note, we offer many more books to wholesalers than we currently have listed on the website.
 
Website: http://www.orthodox-books.com/page/page/8083066.htm
 
Email: metamorphosisbookseller@yahoo.com
 
Fr. Matthew and Mat. Xenia Jackson
Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church
Clinton, MS