Icon of St. Silouan the Athonite There is a big distinction between merely believing that God exists, seeing Him in nature or in the Scriptures, and knowing the Lord by the Holy Spirit.St. Silouan the Athonite
Troparion for St. Silouan

By prayer thou didst receive Christ for thy teacher in the way of humility, and the Spirit bore witness to salvation in thy heart. Wherefore all peoples called unto hope, rejoice in this day of thy memorial, O sacred Father Silouan. Pray unto Christ our God for the salvation of our souls.

Photos

Construction of our first building

A set of albums showing our first church building at different points in time, from a very rainy groundbreaking to move in day.

Bishop BASIL's Visit - November 6, 2007

His Grace Bishop BASIL made his third visit to us in November!

Palm Sunday - 2007

This album has some photographs from our Palm Sunday services, including the churching of a mother and child!

Preparations for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ - 2006

Here are a few snapshots showing our preparations of our chapel for the services for the Nativity of Christ.

New Icons Installed - April 2006

We installed new icons on our Holy Doors and in the sanctuary of our chapel on 2 April 2006, the Sunday of St. John of the Ladder of Virtues.

Bishop BASIL - November 2005

Bishop BASIL visited our congregation for the very first time on 7 November 2005, and he presided at the service of Great Vespers for the Feast of the Synaxis of the Holy Archangels. Afterwards we had a delightful banquet, and many people stayed to enjoy the food and fellowship. This was a great time in the life of our Orthodox Christian community.

Palm Sunday - April 2005

Here are a few photos from our Palm Sunday services and coffee hour afterwards.

Consecration and Ordination - November 2004

Photos from the consecration of the St. Joseph Orthodox Church temple and ordination of Dn. Gregory by Bishop BASIL.

Iconostasis - August 2004

Photos of people working on constructing parts of our new iconostasis and other altar decorations.

Iconostasis - July 2004

We have completed the first steps in constructing our new iconostasis and have uploaded a photo of it; there are also some pictures of our people after a recent Sunday service.

Jelena Spanjol's Slava

We have completed the first steps in constructing our new iconostasis and have uploaded a photo of it; there are also some pictures of our people after a recent Sunday service.

Divine Liturgy

Here are some new photos from a Divine Liturgy service at our first rented church facility in Bryan, Texas. We were excited to have our own worship space!

Divine Liturgy at the Brazos Center

These images are from our early Divine Liturgy services, which were held at the Brazos Center (Bryan, TX).

Memorial Service

An important part of Orthodox Christian worship is the memorial service held to pray for and remember family members and others who have reposed. These images are from one of these services, which normally follows the liturgy.

People

We have a friendly group of people! Here are a few images from one of our gatherings.