Monday, July 18, 2011

Keeping the faith...

Rev. Fr. Marc Boulos leads the St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church at 2020 Silver Bell Road, Suite 5, just off Highway 13. The congregation of currently 30 families started in 2003 and already has a fully-paid-for parcel of land with a completed architectural drawing. They hope and pray to build their own church building in 3 years. As is common for orthodox priests in America, Fr. Boulos works full-time in the private sector as an IT manager, in addition to shepherding his flock. Chanting, singing, incense and gospel preaching anchor their worship; I attended their Saturday evening vespers service. See their website here.


18 comments:

Birdman said...

Nice portrait and text to explain.

Kaori said...

Very nice attire. I love the singing at church!

Kate said...

Leif, you are a wonderful historian for your community! It's been a long time since I've been to a service in a Greek Orthodox Church, and I'm thinking that I should probably go again.

Lois said...

I have never been to an Orthodox Church before and this is very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Dina said...

Leif, did you stand all the way through Great Vespers?
I love to hear the Orthodox liturgy. It is strange for me to see the women in your photo not in skirts. Here in Jerusalem they cover up a lot more.
Fr. Boulos and his congregation are doing a good thing. I hope to see your post of their own church building in a few years.

Michel Benoit said...

There is one in Avignon, discrete :
http://avignon.midiblogs.com/archive/2008/01/20/chez-st-damien.html

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Interesting post Leif, always good to hear about different religions.

Halcyon said...

I don't know anything about Greek Orthodox, but I love the priest's dress. Such rich colors and details.

Randy said...

Interesting post and nice shots!

Montreal Photo Daily said...

Very interesting post Leif. I like learning about other faiths. A little knowledge of others goes a long way. Thanks for sharing this.
Have a happy Monday!

EG CameraGirl said...

Fascinating that Orthodox priests can have two jobs! He must have tons of energy!

VP said...

We wish to reverend Boulos all the best for his congregation's new church.

Jack said...

Good luck to Fr. Boulos and his congregation.

Anonymous said...

I love the orthodox church with its icons, so beautiful and mysterious. It was hot in WI, how is it up in Eagan? Suzanne in Wooster Square

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pics of this Orthodox church in Eagan. I keep intending to visit it and maybe this will motivate me! --from another Eagan blogger, Julie McCarty, Spiritual Drawing Board

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