The Holy Glorious Apostle James, the Brother of our Lord, First Bishop of Jerusalem, author of the Epistle of St James, and compiler of the Divine Liturgy
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Palm Sunday 2007
General milling-about in front of the original chapel after Agape Vespers 2005
Saint James the Apostle
a Russian-American parish established in 1997 by Archbishop Alypy of ROCA Now with the Holy Metropolis GOC, sInce 2007
9612 North 151st East Avenue
Owasso (Tulsa), Oklahoma 74055
Saint James follows traditional Orthodox Christian liturgical practices while "making God's service" in English. We commemorate as our Archbishop, the GOC Metropolitan of America, Demetrius.
Our services trace their beginnings back to the Old Testament, and are a
treasury of Scripture readings, prayers, hymns, and canons composed
by the Saints and pious Christians throughout the ages.
Our hymnology is a mixture of English and Slavonic. There is no instrumental accompaniment to the traditional chant of God-given human voices.
Whether you are Orthodox, or you would like to know more about the
Orthodox faith, we welcome you to join us in worship, or
to contact us.
Stereo view of St James chapel on Pascha 2009 quick tutorial on viewing
Firstly, some background:
In 1955 the head of the Greek Old Calendar Church, Archbishop Chrysostomos (I) of Florina, reposed in the Lord without consecrating successors. In 1960 Archbishop Seraphim of the ROCA diocese of Chicago and Detroit co-consecrated to the episcopate Archimandrite Akakios who was selected by the Traditional Calendar clergy of Greece. By this act, the episcopate of the GOC was restored through Archbishop Seraphim.
ROCA Archbishop Leonty of Chile later co-consecrated additional bishops, and in 1969 the entire Synod of Blessed Metropolitan Philaret recognized these ordinations of GOC bishops, and also declared ROCA to be in full communion with the GOC.
Vladyka Alypy agreed to release Fr Mark to the protection of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece Ἐκκλησία Γνησίων Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, whose First Hierarch is His Beatitude Kallinikos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece. This release was reportedly opposed by Bishop Peter, the 'Administrator', but Metropolitan Laurus, the 1st Hierarch of ROCOR intervened and released Fr Mark.
Saint James the Apostle Church is hosted in the priest's chapel of the Holy Transfiguration located near Owasso, 1/2 mile east of the Tulsa-Rogers County line. It is 14 miles W of the county seat of Claremore, and about 7 miles NE of the city limits of Tulsa. Maps to St James
Agape Vespers - Pascha 2008
( 400 square feet - 42 people for Liturgy! )
Life of St Mark the Anchorite
This site originally published 12/27/04 - last update 03/11/2015
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