Two More Incoming Western Rite Parishes
I'm pleased to announce two more churches are in the process of entering the Western Rite Vicariate in the Antiochian Orthodox Church. Both are former churches in the Charismatic Episcopal Church, both in the state of Massachusetts:
- Emmanuel Orthodox Church in West Brookfield, MA, is pastored by Fr. Ken DeVoie. I see among other things, Fr. DeVoie has run a food pantry.
- St. Stephen Orthodox Church in Springfield, MA, is pastored by Dn. Christopher M. Nerreau . It appears you can hear more than a dozen of his sermons here. I haven't checked them out yet but can't wait.
Note: Both websites contain notices stating this parish:
is in the process of seeking a home within the Antiochian Orthodox Church - one of the original 5 Patriarchical Sees of the Christian Church. Antioch was the first place they were called Christians! As such, we will be part of the Western Rite within Orthodoxy.However, there are still areas of the website not yet edited from their old CEC days, so don't go ballistic on them if you see something you feel is off-base. They have more on their minds than updating their websites these days. Do drop by, send them and e-mail, and encourage our brothers on their way into the Western Rite of the canonical Orthodox Church.
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