Our Parish Ministries
We welcome you to learn about and consider joining some of our parish ministries. There are many great ways to get involved.
The Parish Council is composed of faithful men and women who are dedicated Orthodox Christians and who sacrifice their time, talents, and resources for the Church. We represent the parish, as clergy and laity together, and seek to fulfill the mission ascribed to us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
In the Eastern Orthodox Church, altar servers assist the higher clergy during services. They might carry the cross, candles or liturgical fans in processions and entrances.
Bible Study Group
Join us on Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 7:00pm (see our calendar for exact dates) for a fun and interesting Orthodox Bible Study @ St. Mary Orthodox Church. Our group is open to all, and meets every Wednesday in the Church hall. If you are unable to physically attend, please contact the parish office for a Zoom link to join by video call.
The Church School program fosters spiritual learning through age-appropriate lessons, which may include an introduction to church feasts, fasts and liturgical practices, prayers, Bible stories, crafts and projects, and liturgical songs.
Music plays an integral role in the liturgical life of the Orthodox Church. Learn more about the mixed voice choir for Divine Liturgy or the Prostopinije (Plain Chant) for Vespers and other services.
We believe that the Goal of Orthodox Christian Youth Ministry is the integration of each young person fully into the total life of the Church. We believe that Orthodox Christians must commit themselves to living the Orthodox Faith daily. Worship, Witness, Service and Fellowship are the natural expressions of that commitment.