St. Mark Orthodox Church
400 W. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI

“Every virtue has its beginning from God, but in terms of time, it is eternal as God is. St. Maximos has noted: `All good things and virtue itself are obviously works of God. All virtuous things have a beginning; there was a time when they were not. But virtue itself has no such beginning in time, for there was no time when it was not.’ The mind rejoices and the heart is happy when we acquire the virtues. Besides this, every virtue and especially the fear of God produces knowledge, prudence, and wisdom, making those who have this fear of God virtuous, prudent, knowledgeable, and wise. Moreover, it makes those who have it praiseworthy, happy, and zealous.” 

St. Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain.

Adult Bible Study

Fr Lawrence Farley brings his exegetical skills to bear on the Song of Songs, one of the shortest but richest and most difficult books of the Bible. This balanced, verse-by-verse commentary examines the text on two main levels: both as a beautiful image of the love and the bond shared between man and woman in marriage, and as an icon of the great mystery toward which human marriage points: Christ and the Church (Eph 5.32).  Most Tuesday evenings 7:15 at the church.  Check Sunday announcements and calendar page for cancellations.

Sunday Weekly Announcements

Join the Psalter Group! 

The Division of the Psalter into Kathismas

A kathisma (pl. kathismas or kathismata; from Grk. kathemai, "sit") is a twentieth part of the Psalter, that is, a section conveniently readable in one sitting or session. Each of the twenty kathismas is subdivided into 3 sections called stases or antiphons. A kathisma is often followed by meditative expository hymns called sessional hymns (from Latin  sedere , "sit"; Grk.  kathismata , Slav.  sedalny). While it is advantageous to read from the Septuagint version of the Psalter, the Hebrew numbering is provided as well. The service books provide a year-round schedule of Psalter readings at vespers and Psalter readings at matins (orthros).

Find out what it is here: PsalterGroup.docx

Nov-10--SUNDAY-ANNOUNCEMENTS.pdf

 

 

Orthodox Church in America

The OCA website provides a wealth of educational, ministry, and liturgical resources.

http://OCA.org

Diocese of Midwest

Read messages from Bishop Paul and learn about news in the Diocese.  Find resources for Bible study, missions, and liturgical music.  Our Life in Christ bulletins found here.

https://domoca.org

 

 

 

Ancient Faith Ministries

Ancient Faith Ministries exists to carry out the Great Commission of Jesus Christ through accessible and excellently-crafted publications and creative media that educate, edify, and evangelize, leading to a living experience of God through His Holy Orthodox Church.  Music, podcasts, publishing, and online store.

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