Welcome



Jesus Christ

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
(Matt. 11:28)

The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman. It is not denominational, it is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended, and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost 2,000 years ago.

Group Photo with Bishop - Dec. 13, 2015

This is our lineage. We are a mission founded as part of the canonical Orthodox Church in America on February 9, 2013. We hold multiple services each week just outside Rolla, MO.

All are welcome to “come and see” and be part of the original and most ancient Christian Church, the Body of Jesus Christ.


OUR LOCATION:

14020 Private Drive 2083
Saint James, MO 65559

Annunciation Chapel - 2015 - St. James, MO

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OUR BISHOP:

Bishop Paul
His Grace, Bishop Paul
of the Diocese of the Midwest

OUR PRIEST:

father-joel-wilson
Fr. Joel Wilson
(573) 458-9431
priest@annunciationoca.org
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SERVICES

The services of the Church year are foundational to our life as Christians. Being the Body of Christ, we work to find every opportunity to connect our daily lives to Him. You are invited to attend any of the services listed below. If your heart is open, you just may catch a glimpse of the genius of our God who has orchestrated and been present in nearly 2,000 years of these services, teaching us how to worship Him and enter more deeply into the relationship of salvation He has wrought for us. Welcome!


SERVICE TIMES:

Sat: 5:30pm: Great Vespers
Sun: 10:00am: Divine Liturgy
Wed:* 5:30pm: Vespers
Thur:* 10:00am: Divine Liturgy

FEASTDAYS:
Evening Before: 5:30pm: Great Vespers
Morning Of: 10:00am: Divine Liturgy

*Note: When a feast falls on a day other than Thursday, our regular weekday Liturgy is transferred to that day of the week. So before visiting, we encourage visitors to call or see the calendar.


OVER THE COMING WEEK:

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DAILY BREAD

In addition to the services of the Church, our life in Christ consists of time with Him in personal prayer and silence. To help our distracted minds focus on this task, Christians have always read the scriptures, particularly the four Gospel books, as often as possible. The Church also remembers various saints on each day of the year. By reading their lives and words we can find encouragement and inspiration to follow their example, living the life in Christ in the face of adversity.


SCRIPTURES OF THE DAY:


SAINTS OF THE DAY:

Read the lives of the saints for today from The Prologue of Ohrid »




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