Sunday, December 3, 2017

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 2017-2018

Services in the Western rite of the Orthodox Church are at the Religious Education Building at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 5622 Julie Drive, Panama City, Florida. Follow the covered walk back to the third building. Confession is heard before Matins. Only baptized Orthodox Christians in good standing who have made confession may partake of communion. Call 850-684-2204 or email stbrendanoss@gmail.com at our contacts for Father Aristibule if you have any questions. 


Sunday, December 3 - Sunday Next Before Advent (Christ the King) - Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, December 10 - Advent I - No Service
Sunday, December 17 - Advent II - 
Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, December 24 - Advent III - No Service
Sunday, December 31 - Advent IV - 
Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, January 7 - Nativity - 
Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, January 14 - Feast of the Circumcision - 
Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Friday, January 19 - Feast of the Epiphany - 
Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, January 21 - Sunday Within the Octave of Epiphany - 
Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, January 28 - Epiphany II, 
Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon

Monday, August 28, 2017

AUTUMN 2017 SCHEDULE

Services in the Western rite of the Orthodox Church are at the Religious Education Building at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 5622 Julie Drive, Panama City, Florida. Follow the covered walk back to the third building. Confession is heard before Matins. Only baptized Orthodox Christians in good standing who have made confession may partake of communion. Call 850-684-2204 or email stbrendanoss@gmail.com at our contacts for Father Aristibule if you have any questions.





Sunday, September 3 - Trinity XII - No Service
Sunday, September 10 - Trinity XIII - Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, September 17 - Trinity XIV  - Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Thursday, September 21 - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, September 24 - Trinity XV - Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Wednesday, September 27 - Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, October 1 - Trinity XVI - Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, October 8 - Trinity XVII - Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Thursday, October 12 - St. Michael - Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, October 15 - Trinity XVIII - Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, October 22 - Trinity XIX - Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, October 29 - Trinity XX - Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, November 5 - Trinity XXI - Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, November 12 - Trinity XXII - No Service
Tuesday, November 14 - All Saints - Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, November 19 - Trinity XXIII - Matins & Divine Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, November 26 - Trinity XXIV - No Service

Sunday, April 30, 2017

SPRING SCHEDULE 2017

April 30, 2017 - No Service
May 7th, 2017 - Noon, Matins & Divine Liturgy for Easter III
May 14th, 2017 - No Service
May 21, 2017 - Noon, Matins & Divine Liturgy for Easter V
May 28, 2017 - Noon, Matins & Divine Liturgy for Easter VI
June 4, 2017 - Noon, Matins & Divine Liturgy for Pentecost
June 11, 2017 - Noon, Matins & Divine Liturgy for Trinity Sunday
June 18, 2017 - Noon, Matins & Divine Liturgy for Trinity I
June 25, 2017 - No Service
July 2, 2017 - Noon, Matins & Divine Liturgy for Trinity III
July 9, 2017 - No Service
July 16, 2017 - Noon, Matins & Divine Liturgy for Trinity V
July 23, 2017 - No Service
July 30, 2017 - Noon, Matins & Divine Liturgy for Trinity VII
August 6, 2017 - No Service
August 13, 2017 - Noon, Matins & Divine Liturgy for Trinity IX
August 20, 2017 - No Service
August 27 - Noon, Matins & Divine Liturgy for Trinity XI

Services in the Western rite of the Orthodox Church are at the Religious Education Building at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 5622 Julie Drive, Panama City, Florida. Follow the covered walk back to the third building. Confession is heard before Matins. Only baptized Orthodox Christians in good standing who have made confession may partake of communion. Call or email at our contacts for Father Aristibule if you have any questions.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Lenten & Holy Week Schedule 2017


Lent I - March 5, 2017 at Noon - Matins & Divine Liturgy
Lent II - March 12, 2017 at Noon - Matins & Divine Liturgy
Lent III - No Service
Lent IV Laetare Sunday - March 26, 2017 at Noon - Matins & Divine Liturgy
Lent V Passion Sunday - April 2, 2017 at Noon - Matins & Divine Liturgy
Lent VI Palm Sunday - April 9, 2017 at Noon - Matins & Divine Liturgy
Maundy Thursday  - April 13, 2017 at 8pm - Maundy Thursday Divine Liturgy & Tenebrae
Good Friday - April 14, 2017 at Noon - Matins & Presanctified
Holy Saturday - April 15, 2017 at 8pm - Easter Vigil & Lighting of Paschal Fire

Services will be at the Religious Education building at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 5622 Julie Drive, Panama City, Florida. Follow the covered walkway to the third building. We meet in the St. Gregory Room. Only baptized and chrismated Orthodox Christians in good standing, who have prepared by the Eucharistic Fast and Confession may commune. If you are visiting please arrange for confession beforehand. For further information contact Father Aristibule at 850-684-2204.
If you would like to contribute to the vestment fund at Saint Brendan Orthodox Mission, please visit here: Fr. Aristibule's Vestment Fund

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Ordination of Priest for Saint Brendan Orthodox Mission

On the 22nd of February, the Feast of St. Nicephorus of Antioch, Metropolitan Hilarion of New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, ordained Fr. Aristibule Adams to the priesthood for Saint Brendan's Orthodox Mission in Lynn Haven, Florida.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Weekly Sunday Services

Join us Sundays at Noon, at Saint Brendan Orthodox Mission for Matins and Divine Liturgy. Meeting at the Religious Education building at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 5622 Julie Drive, Panama City, Florida.


For local contact, call Father Aristibule at  850-684-2204 and leave a message with callback number.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Appeal 2015-2016

Christmas Appeal Letter 2015- follow this link for the .pdf of the Christmas Appeal letter.

December, Anno Domini 2015


“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” ­- Epistle of Saint Paul to the Romans 10:14­-15

“In the first centuries it was not only the pastors who were tortured, but lay persons as well – men, women, and even children. And it was lay people likewise who enlightened the heathen and fought heresies. And now in the same way, the spreading of the Faith should be a matter that is personal, heartfelt, and dear to each one of us. Every member of the Church must take an active part in it – some by personal podvig spreading the Good News, some by material donations and service to ‘the needs of the holy persons,’ and some by profuse prayer to the Lord that He ‘keep His Church firm and multiply it’ – and concerning those unaware of Christ, that He would ‘proclaim the word of truth to them, open to them the Gospel of Truth, and join them to the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.’ I have told this numerous times to my flock. And today, upon my departing from this land, I once more command all of you to preserve and act upon this, and especially you brethren of this holy temple.“ ­- St. Tikhon of Moscow, Farewell Address, San Francisco, 1907.

Dearly beloved brethren in Christ,

This past year we have seen great gains in the growth of the Saint Brendan Orthodox Mission in Bay County, Florida. Our beloved Metropolitan Hilarion has ordained clergy for the mission and directed us to mission’s work in our city. We have been blessed with a free location for services at a local Roman Catholic parish ­ with many thanks to the Diocese of Pensacola­-Tallahassee and Our Lady of the Rosary. Through the generous gifts of our members and friends at other parishes, we have many of the initial needs filled for conducting services. We are holding regular services ­ the only mission or parish in our region to do so in the English tongue, or on the Old Church Calendar, or using the ancient Western (Roman) rite and hours. We remember at our altar everyone who has contributed to the needs of Saint Brendan Orthodox Christian Mission.

I thank God that, because of your gifts, we have been able to continue this needful work. We have appreciated prayers offered on our behalf, and will continue to pray for our benefactors.

In the coming year there is much work still to be done. It has been said that Orthodoxy is the best kept secret in America. We are still much of a secret in our community. I invite you this year to reach a new level of support: in financial giving, in attendance of the services, in volunteering towards the beautification and establishment of this mission parish, and especially in spreading the word to those in our community about Orthodoxy and the existence of a mission that worships in their heart language.

We have several needs that must be addressed: funding visits from our rector and dean, opening a mission bank account and applying for our own IRS tax ID, assessments due to the Western Rite of ROCOR, the purchase of candles and altar wine for the year, and towards some other items needed for conducting expansion of the services.

We have also made contact with many people who have shown interest in attending or being a part of Saint Brendan mission. We often hear stories from others about “lost sheep” in the area who have fallen away from participation in the Orthodox church and hurting people abandoned by the apostasy of the West. When you meet or hear of such people, please let them know that there is a canonical community keeping the traditional Orthodox Catholic Christian Faith in Bay County, Florida. We should all do what we can to encourage ourselves and each other to attend scheduled services, to participation in the services, and to grow in our commitment towards Christ our God, His Church, and to one another. This year we will complete our first catechumenate and reception of new members into the Church since 2010. We would like to continue that in the coming year.

Please send any contributions you can make to:

Saint Brendan Orthodox Mission
c/o The Reverend Deacon Aristibule Adams
1008 Arkansas Avenue
Lynn Haven, Florida 32444
USA

In Christ,

Deacon Aristibule Adams
Saint Brendan Orthodox Mission - ­Lynn Haven
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
Home phone (leave a message): 1-850-­248-­2903

THE WONDERWORKER - Premier Issue, newsletter for the ROCOR Western Rite Communities - follow this link for a .pdf of the Winter 2015 newsletter of the Western Rite Communities of ROCOR.

Monday, October 12, 2015

2015 Western Rite Orthodox Conference - ROCOR

On September 28th through October 1st, 2015 the clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia's Western Rite Communities met at Mt. Alvernia Retreat Center in Wappinger Falls, New York. There were daily Vespers, Compline, and Mass. Presentations included Orthodox care for the dying by Hieromonk Ezekial (Vieages) in Louisiana, a presentation on Orthodox iconography, Sacred and Religious Art of East and West by Hieromonk Silouan of Holy Cross Monastery in Setauket, NY, educational opportunities being developed for the Western Rite clergy by Fr. Ephraim of Holy Trinity Seminary - Jordanville,  how to establish a mission parish by Fr. Victor Novak of Holy Cross parish in Omaha, Nebraska, and many others. Father Deacon Aristibule of Saint Brendan's Orthodox Mission served as Deacon at the Solemn High Mass on the first full day with our Dean, Father Mark Rowe of Sarasota Florida, and Father Deacon Michael Heningham of the Antiochian Western Rite Vicariate, and also the second day with Father Thomas Cook of Nottingham, England, and Father Deacon Michael Heningham. The Conference was marked by a positive fraternal spirit, and many steps were taken towards preserving the Orthodoxy and traditional Western rite that ROCOR has been known for forty years.