Archbishop Dmitri’s Visit to St. George’s on the Border in Pharr
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With great joy, the Parish of St. George the Great Martyr in
Photos from Archbishop Dmitri's January 2007 Visit - 01/28/2007
Archbishop Dmitri visited St. George's in late January 2007. Please take a moment to view some photos from this joyous event! Saturday night Great Vespers, local Mexican dinner, Divine Liturgy & Reception at St. George's Hall.
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Orthodox Archbishop to Visit Valley this Weekend
Stopping for a strong cup of coffee in a small town
A protestant convert to Orthodox Christianity since 1941, the then Robert Royster first discovered Orthodoxy in
The now Archbishop and his younger sister both converted to the Orthodox faith at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in
Following military service he completed his university education and became an instructor of Spanish at Southern Methodist University in
In addition to his duties as ruling hierarch of the Southern Diocese, Archbishop Dmitri functions as Exarch for the Diocese of Mexico. He is well-known for his missionary efforts among Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, for whom he has translated Orthodox liturgical texts and theological works into Spanish. He has authored several theological books including: The Doctrine of Christ; Orthodox Christian Teaching: An Introduction to the Orthodox Faith; The Kingdom of God: The Sermon on the Mount; The Parables of Christ; and The Miracles of Christ. His most recent book, published, in 2003, is his The Epistle to the Hebrews, A Commentary. At present His Eminence is writing a Commentary on the Gospel According to St. Mark. He has also been the editor of the Diocesan monthly newspaper, The Dawn, throughout its twenty years of existence.
The Orthodox Church in America (OCA) was created as an autocephalous Orthodox jurisdiction in the 1970’s, when given self-headed rule from its spiritual mother, the Russian Orthodox Church. Coming to the
The name “Orthodox” comes from two Greek root words: Ortho means straight, upright, or true. Doxa means glory or worship, as in the word “doxology.” Ancient Orthodox Christian worship, an outgrowth of ancient Jewish temple worship adapted and reshaped by Christians, is practiced in much the same way as it was since the beginning of Christianity. According to both historical documentation and holy traditions of the Church, the very first Christian liturgy was created by St. James, the 1st Bishop of Jerusalem, and is still used to this day in some parts of the world. James, often called the brother of the Lord, was the Joseph’s oldest son, born from Joseph’s first marriage. An older man and widower, Joseph was later betrothed to Mary, the young mother of Jesus. James, called “the righteous” by both Jewish and Christian populations of his day, eventually met a martyr’s death by being thrown off of the
Later, the Liturgy of St. James was adapted and shortened by Basil the Great, born in 330 AD in Caesarea in