When Brethren Dwell in Unity

When Brethren Dwell in Unity

A joyous feast of St. Ambrose to everyone! We had a historic moment today for Roanoke Valley Orthodox churches. The clergy and faithful of all three of the local Orthodox Churches (St. Ambrose (OCA), Holy Trinity (GOA), and St. Innocent (Bulgarian)) gathered today at...
What Is Israel?

What Is Israel?

Given the news about Israel, Gaza, and Palestine in the past month, some of our people have questions. We’ll be holding a Bible study about Israel after Divine Liturgy on Sunday. We’ll avoid getting bogged down in worldly politics as much as possible and...
Catechism Has Started Back Up

Catechism Has Started Back Up

This month, we brought in a few new catechumens (Nathan, Bre, and Riley), and we’ve restarted the catechism classes. If you’re interested in attending, please reach out to Fr. Jeremy. Classes are held at our church at 5pm on Saturdays. They’re about...
First Liturgy in Our New Location!

First Liturgy in Our New Location!

We had the joy of receiving three new catechumens (Nathaniel, Bre, and Riley) this past weekend while celebrating the Divine Services in our new location. Work on the iconostas and other parts of the building are still underway, but it’s coming along very well!...
We have moved!

We have moved!

On Sunday, September 24, we had our last Divine Liturgy at the Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs. From this point forward, we will be worshiping in our new space in the Valley Commons Plaza in Salem: 1772 Apperson Dr, Salem, VA 24153
New Location Coming Up!

New Location Coming Up!

Great news! We have signed a lease for a storefront! Starting Sept. 30, 2023, we’ll be worshiping at: 1772 Apperson Dr, Salem, VA Until our move-in date, we have some light remodeling to do so that we can get it set up as an Orthodox church. We hope to begin...
10 New Catechumens

10 New Catechumens

Glory to God! Ten new catechumens were prayed for and enrolled this past weekend. Some of them are standing with their sponsors in the photo. May God have mercy on them and guide them to all truth!
Genesis Study begins June 20

Genesis Study begins June 20

I’m excited to announce our next adult education class, which will also act as a catechism for inquirers and catechumens. This class will be different from all the others we’ve done. It will be a series of lectures on the book of Genesis. If we don’t understand where...