One way to think about this is ordinary and human: it is much easier to make it in the world as part of a community/family. Belonging to a community is a basic human need. Here you share a purpose, ways of behaving toward one another, traditions and a sense that someone knows and cares about you. The other way is religious or spiritual. For Christians, specifically, there is a story: God in Christ lived his life to give us freedom, loving us so that we might love others and thereby saving us from ourselves—meaning from false choice—by giving us better and deeper choices. We call it the Good News. The movement that spreads this news is called the church, and it is radically welcoming to all who come.
We live our Christian and Orthodox faith through worship and active participation in the life and work of Zoodohos Peghe. Our parish offers diverse, life changing and compelling opportunities for Christian ministry. We expect parishioners to commit time, talents and treasure to those ministries in which they are moved to serve. We encourage those who participate in these ministries to invite others to participate in God’s work. We believe that involvement at Zoodohos Peghe will offer purpose, fulfillment and joy in spiritual, psychological and emotional ways.
Therefore, we do invite and expect you to attend church on a regular basis.