On July 7 and 8, 2018, Bishop Anthony will celebrate services and meet with the parish of St. Barnabas. In addition to leading the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest, Bishop Anthony is an excellent speaker and spiritual inspiration to his people. Check the St. Barnabas calendar for service times.View more
There are many resources available which provide background on the Orthodox Christian faith. Besides online material available, one of the more comprehensive educational programs is a series called Journey to Fullness. This series is available in several forms for purchase at the web site linked to the VIEW MORE button below.View more
A member of the St. Barnabas extended family is facing severe health challenges and his large family is in need of support and your prayers. The family has several adopted children with special medical requirements and our community would like to help them through financial assistance. To learn how you can help, click the View More link below.View more
Baptism is one of the Seven Sacraments in the Orthodox Christian Church. There are two essential elements of Baptism: the invocation of the Name of the Holy Trinity and the thrice immersion/washing in water.View more
The Church can only survive if families are involved and participate in worship and ministries. Christ will be with us when two or more of us are gathered in His Name (Matthew 18:20).View more
We live in a fallen world as a result of original sin. It is only through recognition of our weaknesses and confession of our sins that we can be saved.View more
One of the goals of the Orthodox Chrisitan is to live according to God's commandments and to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. By keeping Christ as the centerpoint of our lives, we will have the strength to deal with life’s challenges because of our union with Him and the Grace that He gives us through this union. This same union leads to eternal life with Him because we come to truly know Him and the Father and the Holy Spirit (John 17:3).View more
The Orthodox Church was founded by our Lord Jesus Christ and is the living manifestation of His presence in the history of mankind. The most conspicuous characteristics of Orthodoxy are its rich liturgical life and its faithfulness to the apostolic tradition. It is believed by Orthodox Christians that their Church has preserved the tradition and continuity of the ancient Church in its fullness compared to other Christian denominations which have departed from the common tradition of the Church of the first 10 centuries. Today the Orthodox Church numbers approximately 300 million Christians who follow the faith and practices that were defined by the first seven ecumenical councils. The word orthodox ("right belief and right glory") has traditionally been used, in the Greek-speaking Christian world, to designate communities, or individuals, who preserved the true faith (as defined by those councils), as opposed to those who were declared heretical. The official designation of the church in its liturgical and canonical texts is "the Orthodox Catholic Church" (gr. catholicos = universal).
Orthodox Christian services follow the old tradition of the Christian Church. Liturgical Services reinforce the message of Christ through reenactments of the events of salvation history, by which we enter into those once for all events and the Grace that is given through them, and through Biblical readings and teachings.