Friday, November 13, 2015


The mission will be meeting for the following dates for the remainder of 2015:

November 8th at 12 Noon
November 22nd at 12 Noon
December 6th at 12 Noon
December 20th at 12 Noon

Services are in the Religious Education building at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church at 5622 Julie Dr, Panama City, Florida on Highway 231 between Titus Road and Cherokee Heights Road. Please call Deacon Aristibule at 850-248-2903 and leave a message for further information.

Services in January and February will be every Sunday - visit by the rector will be posted, as well as days when Presanctified Mass will be served.

The mission still needs a few items: a Paschal candlestick, stands for icons, thurible stand and incense boat with spoon, cruets, lavabo bowl and pitcher, altar linens, houseling cloth, a communion spoon, a sick call communion kit, server surplices and cassocks, albs, amices, cinctures, an icon of our patronal saint, Western vestments, and printed catechumen materials and service books. Please let us know if you can help.

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.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Ordination of Deacon Aristibule Adams

On September 28th, 2015, the Feast of Saint Nicetas the Goth, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral) of New York and Sydney, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia ordained Subdeacon Aristibule Adams to the diaconate for the Saint Brendan Orthodox Mission.  This occurred in the Church of the Saint Sergius of Radonezh at the Synod of Russian Bishops Outside Russia in Manhattan, New York

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Autumn Dates

Western Rite Office on Sunday at Noon:
- September 13th
- September 20th
- September 27th
- October 4th
- October 11th
- October 18th
- October 25th
- November 1st
- November 8th

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Early Summer Schedule 2015

The dates through mid-summer for Western Rite Mattins are as follows:

Sunday 26 April 2015 at 12:00
Sunday 10 May 2015 at 12:00
Sunday 24 May 2015 at 12:00
Sunday 31 May 2015 at 12:00 (Pentecost)
Sunday 7 June 2015 at 12:00
Sunday 14 June 2015 at 12:00
Sunday 21 June 2015 at 12:00
Sunday 28 June 2015 at 12:00
Sunday 5 July 2015 at 12:00
Sunday 12 July 2015 at 12:00
Sunday 19 July 2015 at 12:00

May 3rd & 17th there are scheduling conflicts, so we will not be meeting on those days.

Thursday, the 21st of May is the Feast of the Ascension. Friday, the 29th of May is our patronal feast - the Feast of Saint Brendan the Navigator. It is unknown if we could have access at these times, but we will keep you updated. We are hoping to arrange at least for access to do Vespers & Compline on those days.

Father Mark will be coming up soon for Divine Liturgy - most probably on a Saturday, and we will send out a separate posting when we have those details nailed down. We have a tentative date of 9 May at this time.

in Christ,

Subdeacon Aristibule
Saint Brendan Orthodox Mission (ROCOR)
Panama City, FL

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Public Services Location

Saint Brendan Orthodox Mission begins regular public Sunday services (Western rite Litany and Matins) this Sunday at Noon, March 15th at the Education Building, Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 5622 Julie Drive, Panama City, Florida. The Church is located on Highway 231 just north of the Highway 390 & County Road 2321 Junction. For further information call and leave a message at (850) 248-2903 for Subdeacon Aristibule.

Google Map Location for Our Lady of the Rosary

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ordination of Subdeacon Aristibule Adams

On December 18th, 2014, the Feast of Saint Sabbas, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral) of New York and Sydney, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia tonsured as a reader and ordained Subdeacon Aristibule Adams to the subdiaconate for the Saint Brendan Orthodox Mission.  This occurred in the Chapel of the Holy Prophet Moses at Saint Nicholas Monastery in North Fort Myers, Florida.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Mission Canonically Reestablished

Saint Brendan Orthodox Mission was canonically established as a stavropegial Orthodox Western rite mission of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia under His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral) of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of ROCOR.

Watch this space for announcement concerning a permanent public location for services, times and directions.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Dom David Reposes

Archimandrite Dom David (Pierce), Abbot of the Dormition of Our Lady of Mount Royal Monastery of ROCOR located at Holyrood House in Jacksonville, Florida reposed at 0245 today, March 23rd, 2014. He was our pastor, confessor, and friend. Réquiem ætérnam dona ei Dómine; et lux perpétua lúceat ei. Requiéscat in pace. Amen. Memory Eternal. 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

2012 Pascha visit to Mount Royal Monastery

On Easter 2012 the remaining active members of the Mission visited Our Lady of the Dormition of Mount Royal in Florida. The Paschal Divine Liturgy according to the Western Rite (Mount Royal usage) was celebrated at the historic St. Margaret's Church (dedicated to St. Margaret of Antioch) on Fleming Island in Hibernia, FL.