You are welcome to join us for coffee hour in the Parish Hall following Sunday 10:00 a.m. service. And please visit our Bookstore to read more about our faith. Also, please sign our guestbook in the Narthex. Although the Orthodox Church does not practice inter-communion, visitors may come to the altar rail to receive the Priest's blessing and the Blessed Break. Welcome! We look forward to meeting you at any of our events and to share our Holy Orthodox Faith.
"Come and see what God has done, how awesome his works in man's behalf ! He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot-- come, let us rejoice in him."
The Orthodox Church throughout the ages has maintained a continuity of faith and love with the apostolic community which was founded by Christ and sustained by the Holy Spirit. Orthodoxy believes that she has preserved and taught the historic Christian Faith, free from error and distortion, from the time of the Apostles. She also believes that there is nothing in the body of her teachings which is contrary to truth or which inhibits real union with God. The air of antiquity and timelessness which often characterizes Eastern Christianity is an expression of her desire to remain loyal to the authentic Christian Faith.
Orthodoxy believes that the Christian Faith and the Church are inseparable. It is impossible to know Christ, to share in the life of the Holy Trinity, or to be considered a Christian, apart from the Church. It is in the Church that the Christian Faith is proclaimed and maintained. It is through the Church that an individual is nurtured in the Faith. - Rev. Thomas Fitzgerald
Please feel free to visit us for Orthodox worship within the Western tradition. Sunday Mass is at 10:00 a.m. Weekday and Feast Day service times may vary, please check this weeks schedule or call (402) 551-9721 for information.
St Vincent's offers the St Monica's Guild, our Antiochian Women's organization; Sunday School and our own St. Honoratus Bookstore.
[Watchfulness and prayer are among pillars of spiritual life]
Since we are human beings, it is not in our nature to pursue birds through the air or to fly as they do. Similarly, without watchful and frequent prayer we cannot prevail over bodiless, demonic droughts, or fix the eye of the intellect fully and intently upon God. Without such prayer, we merely hunt after earthly things.
Be aware, that as soon as spouses are united at their wedding, the devil aims to separate them. Therefore, sooner or later, the battle begins between the spouses, the majority of whom are ignorant of this reality. And, although in the beginning everything was going smoothly, "like butter," and love had united these two people, over time disagreements begin, quarrels: "I don't love you anymore," "We're not good for one another," "We have different personalities" ... This is all a spiritual battle, an invisible spiritual war.
Abbot Ephraim of Vatopaidi