Welcome to Saint Alexis Orthodox Mission of Palm Coast, FL

Established in 1995 by the Orthodox Church in America

Divine Liturgy starts at 9:30 AM Sunday mornings

Address:

St. Alexis Orthodox Mission

2400 Hwy 100

Bunnell, Florida 32110

Tel. 386-225-8692

Email: info@stalexisoca.org

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The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross, September 14

Ardently desiring to find the Cross on which our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified, Saint Constantine sent his mother, the pious Empress Helen (May 21), to Jerusalem, providing her with a letter to Saint Macarius, Patriarch of Jerusalem.

Although the holy empress Helen was already in her declining years, she set about completing the task with enthusiasm. The empress gave orders to destroy the pagan temple and the statues in Jerusalem. Searching for the Life-Creating Cross, she made inquiry of Christians and Jews, but for a long time her search remained unsuccessful.

Finally, they directed her to a certain elderly Hebrew by the name of Jude who stated that the Cross was buried where the temple of Venus stood. They demolished the pagan temple and, after praying, they began to excavate the ground. Soon the Tomb of the Lord was uncovered. Not far from it were three crosses, a board with the inscription ordered by Pilate, and four nails which had pierced the Lord’s Body (March 6).

In order to discern on which of the three crosses the Savior was crucified, Patriarch Macarius alternately touched the crosses to a corpse. When the Cross of the Lord touched the dead one, he came to life. Having beheld the raising of the dead man, everyone was convinced that the Life-Creating Cross was found.

Christians came in a huge throng to venerate the Holy Cross, beseeching Saint Macarius to elevate the Cross, so that even those far off might reverently contemplate it. Then the Patriarch and other spiritual leaders raised up the Holy Cross, and the people, saying “Lord have mercy,” reverently prostrated before the Venerable Wood. This solemn event occurred in the year 326.

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Schedule of Sunday Services

General Confession is celebrated the first Sunday of the month at 8:45 AM.

Individual confessions are offered at 9:00 AM on all other Sundays.

9:15 AM: Hours

9:30 AM: Divine Liturgy

11:30 AM: Church School and Fellowship

 

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