Cross at Matushka Sissy’s Grave Blessed


Blessing the Cross

Sunday, October 7, was the third anniversary of the repose of Matusha Sissy Yerger. We served a Panikhida (prayer service for the departed) after the Divine Liturgy, then made a procession to her grave in the Clinton Cemetery adjacent to the Church. There we blessed a new Russian-style grave cross. The cross was crafted of Honduran mahogany by Brooks Pettit; the Body of Christ was sculpted by our longtime member Dr. Jonah Ford of Magnolia, Mississippi.








Walk to Defeat ALS – September 22, 2018

Some of us took part in the Walk to Defeat ALS  in memory of our beloved member Tony Varner, who fell asleep in the Lord October 29, 2014. May his memory be eternal.

Read more about Tony.

+ Archbishop Dmitri

Jesus Christ is the truth about God and the truth about man, since He is both God and man. God’s real nature is completely revealed in the Son of God, the Incarnate Word, and the whole truth about man, his worth, value and dignity, are realized and made manifest to man in the Son of Man, Jesus of Nazareth. -Archbishop Dmitri

Archbishop Dmitri (Royster) was the beloved founder of our Diocese and founding Bishop of Holy Resurrection Church. He  fell asleep in the Lord August 28, 2011, at the age of 87.

May his memory be eternal!




Online Resources for Seekers and Catechumens


Father Paul teaches classes for those interested in Orthodoxy and those preparing for membership. Unfortunately many people are not able to attend these, so we will begin to offer here recordings of the classes and other online resources for those unable to attend, or those who do attend but want to learn more.

To find these,

Click the tab About Orthodoxy at the top of the page

Then click Resources for Seekers and Catechumens


Memories of Archbishop Dmitri


We are publishing  here remembrances of Archbishop Dmitri, lest they perish. So far we  have contributions from Fr. Paul Yerger and Fr. Paul Lazor.

New: contributions from Fr. Dimitri Cozby and Archbishop Dmitri’s account of the beginnings of St. Seraphim, in the records of the Warren Commission.

If you have sayings and remembrances of Vladyka, send them to, and if suitable we will publish them.

(210) 970-9259


Baptized into Christ’s death to be raised with Him to Life eternal

Pentecost is one of the traditional days for Baptism, and we had a bumper crop for it this year. We baptized and chrismated three babies, and chrismated two adults and two young children who had already received Trinitarian baptism.

Blessing of the Water


Anointed with the Oil of Gladness

Initiates with Sponsors and Families

+ Margaret Ann Saad


Our member Margaret Ann Saad fell asleep in the Lord  Thursday, May 3, 2018, after a long illness. The funeral service was served for her Monday, May 7, at Holy Resurrection by Father John Henderson and Father Amin Houli. The Divine Liturgy was served Tuesday,  May 8 by Father Paul and Father Amin, with burial in the Clinton Cemetery next to the Church.

May her memory be eternal.

Holy Week and Pascha 2018 Pictures

Matins of Holy Friday

12 Gospels of the Passions









Holy Saturday – Baptism and

Divine Liturgy

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Join Us for Holy Week

Come receive the light from the Light that never sets, and glorify Christ who is risen from the dead

March 31 – April 8, 2018

The Orthodox Holy Week and Pascha services set before us a rich feast of Christian experience that no seeker of God should miss. The four Gospels devote more space to the week before our Lord’s death than all the rest of His life and teaching. Beginning with the Raising of Lazarus, the Orthodox services give us each day scriptures, hymns, and liturgical actions that enable us experience these saving events as realities in our time. Make plans to join us for these.

Commentary by Father Alexander Schmemann:

Orthodox Mission in Columbus, Mississippi

Archbishop Alexander of the OCA Diocese of the South has granted that a mission
station be planted in Columbus, Mississippi.

Read more here.