Family Chrismation

November 2012 – Family of Five Chrismated at Christ the King Orthodox Church

Family Baptism

November 2012 – Family of Five Baptized at Christ the King Orthodox Church

Ordained as a Deacon

On Saturday, October 13, 2012, Bishop JOHN ordained Joseph Gleason as a Deacon in the Orthodox Church. The ordination took place at the Church of the Holy Incarnation in Lincoln Park, Michigan. The ordination to the subdiaconate had taken place on the previous day. In this video, Bishop JOHN performs the ordination:   In this […]

Ordained as a Subdeacon

At vespers on Friday, October 12, 2012, Bishop JOHN ordained Joseph and Ambrose as subdeacons in the Orthodox Church. The ordinations took place at the Church of the Holy Incarnation in Lincoln Park, Michigan. The following day, Joseph was ordained to the diaconate. They serve at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois.

5-Year-Old Twins Quote Scripture

Many people have noted the impressive parallels between the prayer of St. Hannah, and the Magnificat prayer of St. Mary. Here are twin girls from our church, quoting Hannah’s prayer and Mary’s Magnificat from memory, at the age of five. (These videos were recorded six years ago.)

Orthodox Liturgy – Child’s Play

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised when we walked into our kids’ play room, and found them acting out an Eastern Orthodox morning prayer liturgy with their cousin, Landon. The kids had stood up their dolls beside them, to join in the liturgy. And they set up their little icons as the center of […]

Family Celebration of the Divine Office

The New Liturgical Movement is a non-profit organization which focuses on the Sacred Liturgy, the Sacred Arts, Liturgical Catechetics, and Liturgical Praxis. They have quite a following on their blog, and also on their Facebook page. A while back, a family from our church recorded some YouTube videos of themselves praying together at home, and […]

What is the Western Rite?

While Christ the King is an Orthodox mission, we are also Western Rite. So what does that mean? A Western Rite parish is to be distinguished from the more usual Eastern or Byzantine Rite parishes. When the Latin Church in the west separated itself from the unity of the Orthodox Church, the venerable and ancient […]

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