Building new church!
CHRIST IS RISEN!
all who sorrow art Thou, and protector of the oppressed, feeder of the hungry, consolation
haven for the tempest-tossed, visitation of the sick, protection and aid of the
infirm, staff of old age,
O all-pure Mother of the most high God. Haste Thou, we pray Thee, to save Thy servants
Beloved Brothers and Sisters! We heartily greet you!
Over two thousand years ago the Nativity star heralded the coming into the world
of the Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ. The Nativity star led a great many people
to the Lord: the poor shepherds and fishermen, the wise men and great powerful kings.
The light of Christ enlightens all!
And today, The Nativity star rises again and again, calling again and again to come
and fall down before Christ. The Nativity star rises today where we live. In the
very heart of Georgia, near Atlanta, a majestic church of the Mother of God, the
Church of All Who Sorrow, is rising to the sky. As the Nativity star, the temple
– this place of special presence of God and His Blessed Mother encourages all of
us – great and small, laboring and heavy-laden, suffering and crying, hungry and
thirsty after righteousness, sick and disabled, calls to draw nigh, to come under
its gracious cover and consolation.
The temple is being built by the parish with the people's money. No one, neither
state nor church organizations help us. Parish clergy and parishioners are all working
hard not only to support their families but also to bring some of their best to
God and His Most Holy Mother.
The architecture and decoration of the temple is done according to the age-old traditions
of the Russian Orthodox Church. Our new church is the only one in the entire southeastern
United States built in Russian style. This is a unique construction in the area
from Texas to the Atlantic, from Virginia to Florida!
We are now finishing the walls, roof and exterior design of the new church. Soon,
with God’s will we shall proceed to the interior walls and ceilings, installation
of services - electrical wiring, air conditioning and others. Then the task before
us will be the construction of the dome and cross, altar and iconostasis, painting
the church and many others.
Dear brothers and sisters! We urge you to join our people’s construction!
First of all, bring your prayers to our church; come to worship and partake the
Second, bring your material donations - we need money, we need professionals who
can donate their time, we need building materials.
Participation in the life of the Church, donation to its needs – is participation
in the life of God, is donation to the Lord Himself! Please remember, it is necessary
for you! This is the foundation of your own Salvation! This is the path that leads
to the eternal life in union with God. The other alternative is death eternal, impenetrable
Drawn by the Nativity star the Magi brought gifts to the Lord – gold as a gift to
the King of the World, incense as a prayer before the High Priest and Head of the
Church, and myrrh, a fragrant burial balm, to the God-man as someone, who awaits
a painful death. But after the life, the ministry, and the death followed the triumph
of the Resurrection - Pascha!
Let us follow the Magi, dear brothers and sisters, bringing our gifts to the Lord,
our prayers, our life and death, so that, partaking of His life and death, we would
have joined and His resurrection!
You can donate any amount of money to the New Church Building Fund using PayPal.
You don't have to create a PayPal account to do so.
We are a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church located in the Greater Atlanta area
of the state of Georgia. Our services are in Church Slavonic and English.
- Saturday All-Night Vigil at 5:00PM
- Sunday Divine Liturgy at 9:30AM
- Festal weekday Vigil on the eve at 7PM
- Festal weekday Liturgy at 7:30AM (please check the feast schedule as the time may
Weddings, baptism, house blessings, pannikhidas, molebens, and other personal services
are available by request.
Please see the complete schedule of services and events on the Calendar page
Address and contact information can be found here
Click here for pictures made
at parish events .
You can donate any amount of money to the New Church Building Fund using PayPal. You
don't have to create a PayPal account to do so.
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