Driving Directions - NOTE! BEFORE USING THIS, READ DIRECTIONS BELOW!
Directions From Major Routes
ATTENTION WHEN USING DRIVING DIRECTIONS FINDER ABOVE.
ONCE ON BUSCH BLVD. USE THE BELOW DIRECTIONS. Because of expanded parking for our neighbor, the North Branch Library, El Portal is no longer accessible directly from North Blvd.
Go to the 2nd intersection, which is North Blvd. The sign will read "N Boulevard". Chamberlain High School is on the right. Turn left (south) onto North Blvd.
Make the first right onto W. Humphrey. Make the next right onto N. Edison. One block later Edison makes a T intersection with El Portal Dr. The church is visible to the right. Guests may use on street parking.
|Wednesday, March 29th|
7:00 Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
|Thursday, March 30th|
7:00 Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
|Saturday, April 1st|
6:00 Akathist to the Most-Holy Theotokos then Vespers followed by confessions
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FR. JOSEPH'S SERMON ON SUPREME COURT DECISION REDEFINING MARRIAGE.
A sermon by Fr. Joseph regarding the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing same sex "marriage" and what should be the reaction of the Orthodox Church and of individual Orthodox Christians. Click here.
5th Monday of Lent
Visit the Online Chapel for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.
The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”
St. Philip the Apostle Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of the South, which is presided over by His Grace Alexander, Bishop of Dallas and the South. Our mission is bringing the joy of Christ's resurrection to those who have never heard the Good News, and to strengthen and encourage the faithful who reside within Old Forge and the local area.
The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.
Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy Trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifixion, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.