Reflections on the Orthodox faith and life in this crazy 21st century world by an Orthodox priest and a few of his friends.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
St. Joseph Antiochian Orthodox Church - The Beginning
Last year, my parish (St. Joseph's in Houston) celebrated its fifteenth anniversary. To help us commemorate the occasion, my friend and parishioner Doug Burns put together an oustanding video about the parish's history. He recently trimmed the video down to about 4 minutes to put on the parish website.
Our parish is a wonderful, multi-ethnic, vibrant, and warm community. If you are ever in the Houston area, please come and visit us.
And if you live in the Houston area (or anywhere in Texas) and you need some outstanding photography or video work for your wedding or special occasion, please contact Doug at his website. Doug also is part of a folk/bluegrass band, and they would provide wonderful entertainment for a party or special occasion. (Doug has a beautiful singing voice and plays a mean banjo!)
Here's the video. There is some footage of me as both a deacon (at the consecration service) and as a priest. You will also see Bishop BASIL, our pastor Fr. Matthew MacKay, and Deacon Meletios Marx. The best sight of all, however, happens about 20 seconds into the video, where you will see a young, beardless, future Bishop THOMAS (he was a deacon at the time). Enjoy the video!
(Thanks to Eddie Brega, our webmaster, for putting this on YouTube. Oh, and one more thing: Does anyone recognize the voice of the narrator? Post a comment with your guess - no fair posting if you already know!).