Schedule Finalized for Festive Weekend with His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH at
St. Ignatius Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church of Twin Falls, Idaho
Plans are coming to fruition and the excitement is building for what will be a historic weekend at St. Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Christian Church in Twin Falls, Idaho, when His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH will make an archpastoral visit December 16-18, 2016. He will lead celebrations of several key events in the life of this worshipping, Christ-centered congregation.
First, His Eminence will inaugurate and dedicate the new church building for worship with the “Service of the Opening of the Doors” on Friday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m. The St. Ignatius community will gather at the new church located at 181 Morrison Street, across the street from the old hospital (formerly Agape Center). Please dress warmly, as the first portion of the service takes place outdoors.
Second, Metropolitan JOSEPH, the primate of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, will preside over the beginning of the feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch, the first-century bishop who serves as the namesake, patron and protector of the Twin Falls parish. Great Vespers with the service of Litia-Artoklasia (“breaking of the loaves”) will start at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 17.
The next morning, 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 James (Kurt) Hefner, to the holy diaconate. Services that day begin at 8:30 a.m. Following their conclusion, the church will host a complimentary festal meal at 1:00 p.m. at Stone House restaurant, 330 4th Avenue South in Twin Falls. Reservations for the meal are required by December 10, 2016.
“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,” said Fr. Michael Habib, pastor at St. Ignatius Church.
Everyone is invited to attend. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us contact us at 208-734-3664 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. More information about our parish can be found at www.orthodoxtwinfalls.org
We welcome you and look forward to seeing you at St. Ignatius Church!