“Oh, taste and see …”
The greatest wines of the world are revealed and scored through blind taste testing. The Holy Eucharist offers the greatest wine of all, the resurrected divine body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good…” Psalm 34:8
Our St. Katherine parish is a grateful community, tracing its historical origins through a continuous lineage of Christian Orthodox Bishops to the time of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and His first Eucharistic communities. We give thanks for that.
The Holy Apostle Paul reveals in his first letter to the Corinthians (modern Greece) that he was not only preaching the Gospel, but instructing the people in the proper ways of worship and receiving Holy Communion,
“For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.” 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Weekday and Sunday morning Divine Liturgy services are celebrated at 9:30 am (Divine Liturgy), with preparatory Matins service commencing at 8:30 am.
Weekday evening services include Paraclesis (Wed. 5 pm, entreating Christ and the Mother of God), and Great Vespers (Sat. 5 pm). Agiasmo (Blessing of Waters), first of the month as announced. Please consult our online “Worship and Learning Calendar” for a current schedule of services.
For a complete list of worship times, please consult our Google calendar posted within this website.
We are committed members of the Orthodox Church, professionals, business leaders, public servants, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Leadership 100 and Faith Endowment, who offer our time, talent and treasure as servants of Jesus Christ.
We believe that a Church where the Gospel of Jesus Christ is preached and received is a Church where Christ resides.
St. Katherine exists to nurture loving relationships with God and man, both vertical and horizontal.
- Christian Discipleship opportunities include Sunday School, Youth Ministries, Embracing Orthodox Christianity which meets after Wednesday evening Paraclesis service, and Journey to Marriage by appointment.
Throughout Lent, numerous 6 week spiritual transformation programs are offered.
- Fellowship Opportunities are too numerous to list but include Agape Charities, Choir, Philoptochos (“Friends of the Poor“), and Men’s Ministry. All of our ministries are growing.
Our hope is that your visit to St. Katherine’s will result in your entering into a personal and communal relationship with God, thereby giving you strength for life’s journey. This journey is a journey, not so much of destination, but of transformation into the image and likeness of God (“Theosis”).
Taste and see how good the Lord is!
If you would like to learn more about how to enter into communion in the Orthodox Church, we invite you to call or e-mail us.
Fr. Philemon Patitsas