November 2018 Announcements


We are happy to announce that a Fall Schedule has been worked out so that Fr. Chrysostom Arthur will be serving our Mission of Archangel Gabriel with the celebration of Great Vespers and Divine Liturgy on the 4th weekend of each month.  This month, November 24 and 25 (Thanksgiving Weekend).  We hope that sometime in 2019 Fr. Chrysostom’s schedule might allow for more flexibility, thus increasing both our exposure to the Azle Community and the Mission’s chances for growth. 

New Bible Study

On Saturday, October 21, Mr. Zach Lueth began a new Saturday Bible Study on The Miracles of Christ.  In his discussions he is referring specifically to those Miracles (Signs) found in The Gospel According to St. John, focusing on the text itself while using both modern and ancient commentaries.  Zach does a wonderful job with his classes. They are both enjoyable and most informative.  We invite you to join us for this four week series.   

November 11th Wedding at St. Barbara’s

We pray for the servants of God, Melian (Kyriaki) Izotova and Alex Gauntt, to be wed on Sunday, November 11, at 2:00 pm at St. Barbara Orthodox Church.  Many blessed years!

Special November Services

Beyond the above wedding celebration, we will also have services for The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple on November 20 and 21 respectively at 7:00 pm and 10:00 am.  In addition, services for Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated on November 21 and November 22 at 7:00 pm and 10:00 am.  Archangel Gabriel Mission in Azle will have extra services on Saturday and Sunday, November 24 and 25 at 6:00 pm and 10:00 am.

Church School, Confession and Council Meeting

This month our monthly Church School classes will be held on Saturday, November 10 at 4:00 pm.  General Confession will take place on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00 pm.  The Council Meeting will be conducted on Thursday, November 8, at 6:30 pm.   

Local Pan Orthodox News

From Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 4, the Romanian Food Festival at St. Mary’s in Colleyville.  In addition, Friday, November 9 through Sunday, November 11, Ft. Worth Greek Festival at St. Demetrios Orthodox Church.     

Fall Reminder

During upcoming Fall travels, we encourage members of St. Barbara's to visit Orthodox Churches in whatever city they may find themselves.   In addition, we ask that members make a special effort to remember Church pledges and offerings, and perhaps even look into contributions that can now be made on-line through the St. Barbara website. Such efforts are greatly appreciated.  Thank you.