Many of the hymns of Pentecost are repeated in the postfestal services of this week, and references to the Holy Spirit, and to fire, abound. In particular, we are reminded of the Unburnt Bush (Exodus 3:2), the zealous Prophet Elias who ascended to Heaven in a chariot of fire, the three youths in…
St. Symeon Orthodox Church is a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of the South, composed primarily of American converts to Orthodoxy, along with Romanians, Ukrainians, Russians, Serbs, Greeks, Arabs, and Bulgarians. The community is committed to keeping the Faith as transmitted by the Apostles to the first Fathers of the Church and preserved in the Holy Orthodox Church. There are links on this site for further information on Orthodoxy. Visitors are always welcome at St. Symeon! Many of us started our journey as “visitors.” We say to all, "Come and see!” Come and see and experience the unchanged Christian Faith – the Orthodox Church!
Our services are in English and open to the public. "Come and see!"
Saturday, June 10
Hieromartyr Timothy, Bishop of Prussa
5:00PM Great Vespers
Sunday, June 11
Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas
10:00AM Divine Liturgy
His Eminence, the Most Reverend ALEXANDER
Archbishop of Dallas and the South
Archbishop Alexander's Biography
His Grace, the Right Reverend GERASIM
Bishop of Fort Worth
Auxiliary to the Diocese of the South
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