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Welcome, and thank you for visiting St. Mary Orthodox Church online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship, ministery and education opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come join with us in prayer. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.
The mission of St. Mary Orthodox Church of West Palm Beach is to live out and proclaim the gospel message of our Lord Jesus Christ through worship, witness, fellowship and service.
Organizations, Ministries and
Our parish organizations, which include The Ladies Society, Teen SOYO, Young Adult Ministry, Sunday School, and The Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch, warmly welcome your participation.
Sunday Morning Services:
Confessions 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Matins at 8:50 AM
Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM.
There will be no Wednesday Vespers Service during the months of June & July.
Feast Day Services are as announced in the Sunday Bulletin and the Church Website.
Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter & Paul
June 28 (29)
The Fast of the Holy Apostles concludes with a Vesperal Divine Liturgy on Thursday, June 28, at 6:00PM, in celebration of the Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter & Paul.
This feast is also the feast of our priest, Fr. Peter Shportun.
Father Peter's Thoughts
Please, No More Excuses!
In the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14: 15-25), Jesus Christ speaks of a man who gave a great banquet and invited many. One by one, the invited guests made excuses for not attending, with each excuse laughable at best. The host incensed, sent his servants out to invite others in order that his house may be filled.
It is clear in the parable given by our Lord that the 'master of the house' is His Father, and we are the invited.
From the beginning of man until now, God has invited us to sit at His banquet table. But how often has man rejected God's invitation? How often do we turn down this invitation to be in the presence of God with laughable excuses?
The last verse of the parable (v.24) "For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet,” is a reminder of what happens when we make excuses