His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH to Lead Festive Weekend at
St. Ignatius Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church of Twin Falls, Idaho
Christmas will come early for St. Ignatius Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church when His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH will make an archpastoral visit December 16-18, 2016 to lead celebrations of several key events in the life of this worshipping, Christ-centered congregation.
The visit of the primate of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America coincides with the feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch, the first-century bishop who serves as the namesake, patron and protector of the Twin Falls, Idaho parish. On Saturday, December 17, Metropolitan JOSEPH will baptize “Habib Baby #2,” the future child of our pastor and his wife, Rev. Fr. Michael and Mrs. Maria Habib, who is due October 22. On Sunday, December 18, His Eminence will celebrate the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in which he will ordain one of the founding members of St. Ignatius Church, Subdeacon Kurt Hefner, to the holy diaconate.
“This will indeed be a historic weekend in the life of our parish, so I urge all of you to block out those days in your schedules from now so we can all join together around our Father-in-Christ,” Fr. Michael said.
Everyone is invited to attend. For those coming from out of town, a block of rooms at a Twin Falls hotel with a special rate will be arranged. More details will be released in the coming months as the festive weekend draws near. We welcome you and look forward to seeing you at St. Ignatius Church!