Dallas Benefit for St. Vladimir’s Seminary – Oct. 15

On Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 6 PM, a dinner benefiting St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will be hosted at the Bent Tree Country Club (5201 Westgrove Dr., Dallas, TX). Tickets are $35 apiece plus a donation.

See the attached event bulletin for further details. Reservations should be submitted by October 8th.

Raising Saints! talk at St. Demetrios

Come and hear Orthodox Renowned Speaker,

Elissa Bjeletich as she speaks to us about Raising Saints!


Saturday, August 19th

8:30AM Breakfast

9 – 12PM Religious Educators

1 – 5PM  Parents, Grandparents, Godparents

5PM  Great Vespers for all

(Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided)


Register today at www.stdemetrios.net  – $10 registration fee

DEADLINE Sunday, August 13th.



June 16 talk by Fr. Peter Heers at St. Nicholas

On Friday, June 16 at 6 PM, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in McKinney will host Fr. Peter Heers for a talk entitled “The Church, the Body of Christ, the Continuation of the Incarnation”. Fr. Peter is a protopresbyter in the Church of Greece and instructor of Old and New Testament at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY.

May 27 talk by Fr. Demetrios Carellas at St. Nicholas (McKinney)

On Saturday, May 27, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in McKinney will host Fr. Demetrios Carellas as he speaks on “The Mystery of the Annunciation”. See the attached flyer for details.

2017 DFW Lenten Pan-Orthodox Vespers Schedule

The Pan-Orthodox Vespers provide a wonderful opportunity for us as Orthodox Christians to join in prayer and fellowship. Vespers begin at 6:00 PM each Sunday, with a Lenten meal to follow.

2017 Pan-Orthodox Vespers

March 5 – Holy Trinity, Dallas

March 12 – Sts. Constantine and Helen, Carrollton

March 19 – St. John the Baptist, Euless

March 26 – St. Demetrios, Fort Worth

April 2 – St. Seraphim Cathedral, Dallas

Orthodox Christian Perspectives 2017: schedule

The Church as Family: Brothers and Sisters in Christ

NTOM invites you to join us for our annual event this January 27 and 28, hosted at two locations in the Metroplex. Our guest speakers will be Archimandrite Gerasim (Eliel), Dean of St. Seraphim Cathedral in Dallas and former abbot of St. Herman Monastery in Platina, CA; and Fr. Anthony Karbo, who has served at the parish of Sts. Constantine and Helen in Colorado Springs since 1995.

The schedule for the upcoming Orthodox Christian Perspectives event is as follows.

Friday, January 27
St. Barbara Orthodox Church
5201 Altamesa Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76133
Vespers at 5:00 pm
Light supper at 6:00 pm
Program 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, January 28
St. Sarkis Armenian Church
1805 Random Road, Carrollton, TX 75006
Registration and coffee at 8:30 am
Program 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch to follow

Both days will include the following two sessions:

Archimandrite Gerasim: Members one of another–“We, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another” (Romans 12:5)

Our greatest asset in our pastoral and evangelical work is the Church to which we belong: the Church of Christ, which is the Body of Christ. Being members of the One Body of Christ makes us members one of another. As we “put on Christ” in Baptism, we become members one of another.  We will provide some sketches of what the Church is in order to challenge ourselves to present our faith to our friends, neighbors, and the larger community that surrounds our parishes. The welcoming church family should also include those with a disabled child (lifelong caregiver), those with chronic and acute (sometimes fatal) illnesses, those who do not feel welcome in the Church (includes cradle Orthodox and converts), and those who feel alienated in other ways. We will examine both failures and successes in the mission of the Church in the 21st century in the task of welcoming our brothers and sisters in Christ into our midst.

V. Rev. Anthony Karbo: “But whosoever will be great…” (Matthew 20:26): Attributes of a “great” parish family!

We shall look to Christ as the model in both word and deed of “greatness”, and how such “greatness” is understood in the writings of the Saints, both old and new. Then we shall apply this understanding to our relationships with one another as Brother and Sister in the parish family, as well our witness to the world around us. Specifically, I will strive to reference both word and deed of Christ as the model of greatness and apply His attributes to the parish family.

Click here for a PDF copy of the schedule.

Enthronement of Bishop of Dallas to Occur in June

The enthronement of His Grace, Bishop Alexander, Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas and the South (OCA) will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at St. Seraphim Orthodox Cathedral. The schedule is as follows.

Friday, June 10, 2016
4:30 Clergy and Clergy Wives Reception
6:00 PM Vespers
7:00 PM Reception

Saturday, June 11, 2016
9:00 AM Greeting and Vesting of the Metropolitan
9:30 AM Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and Enthronement
12:00 PM Banquet

Saint Seraphim Orthodox Cathedral
4208 Wycliff Avenue
Dallas, Texas 7521


2016 Perspectives Talks Now Available on AFR

North Texas Orthodox Missions Conference 2016

The recorded talks from NTOM’s Orthodox Christian Perspectives 2016 retreat are now posted on the website of Ancient Faith Radio. This year’s topic was Marriage and Family: An Invitation to Love.

2016 Orthodox Christian Perspectives

On February 26th and 27th, NTOM welcomed Dr. Philip Mamalakis as the speaker for the annual Orthodox Christian Perspectives series. This year’s topic was Marriage and Family: An Invitation to Love. Recorded sessions from the retreat will be available on CD at the NTOM table immediately following the pan-Orthodox vespers throughout Lent.


Re-Interment of Archbishop Dmitri

The re-interment of the late Archbishop Dmitri of Dallas in the memorial chapel of St. Seraphim Cathedral will take place on March 4th with Metropolitan TIKHON presiding.

Schedule of services is as follows:

Friday, March 4. Vespers – 6:30 PM

Saturday, March 5. Divine Liturgy – 9:30 AM

For further information, please see the letter below from the OCA Diocese of the South.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Dear Brothers and Sisters, Faithful of the Diocese of the South,


Christ is in our midst!


On March 4 and 5, 2016, with the blessing of His Beatitude, Metropolitan TIKHON, we will re-inter the late Archbishop Dmitri in the new Memorial Chapel at St Seraphim Cathedral in Dallas. The services will coincide with the Saturday for the Commemoration of the Reposed that precedes the Sunday of the Last Judgment.


On Friday afternoon the body of Archbishop Dmitri will be brought from Restland Cemetery to be greeted at St Seraphim Cathedral by clergy and faithful. His Beatitude, Metropolitan TIKHON will preside. The new coffin in which the Archbishop will be placed will be brought into the Memorial Chapel above the prepared crypt. He will lie in state in a sealed coffin during the Vespers of Friday. Vespers will begin at 6:30 PM on Friday evening, March 4, 2016. Friday evening both clergy and faithful will have the opportunity to pray in the Memorial Chapel and read the Holy Scriptures.


In the morning His Beatitude, Metropolitan TIKHON will preside at the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral. The Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning, March 5, 2016. Following the Divine Liturgy a Panikhida will be served, after which we will solemnly lower the coffin containing the body of Archbishop Dmitri into his final earthly resting place. This re-interment will conclude with the placing of prepared marble tiles over the crypt.


Texas-style hospitality will follow the festivities on Saturday.


In Christ,
Archimandrite Gerasim


source: http://www.dosoca.org/news_160203_1.html

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