Tuesday, January 24, 2017


An excellent article titled, What Do We Make of the Western Rite?, by Fr. Peter Kavanaugh appeared this morning on Pravmir, an on-line news site of the Moscow Patriarchate.

Pravmir - Orthodox Christianity and the World, is the English-language sister site of Православие и Мир the most visited Orthodox Christian website in Russia today. Its mission is to provide daily high-quality articles in English on how to be an Orthodox Christian in today’s world. It has been online since 2007.

The Western Rite Communities of the Russian Orthodox Church are thriving and growing in North America, the British Commonwealth and on the Continent of Europe. In addition, we have just expanded into Puerto Rico. Through the Western Rite we can share the fullness of the Gospel and the Orthodox Christian Faith with Western peoples in a Western cultural context. 

Western Rite congregations and monastic communities are fully Orthodox in Faith, while preserving their Western cultural, liturgical and spiritual patrimony, in full communion and visible unity with the 300 million-member Orthodox Church.

Holy Cross Orthodox Church is a Western Rite parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR). We love and value our English and Celtic heritage and use the English Usage of the Liturgy of St. Gregory the Great, commonly called the Liturgy of St. Tikhon.

The West is being re-evangelized and the Western Church rebuilt, and everyone is invited to have a part in this important mission. We celebrate the Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist (Holy Mass/Divine Liturgy) every Sunday at 10:00 AM. This coming Sunday, January 29th, is our monthly Potluck Luncheon immediately after the Liturgy. There is always plenty of good food and warm fellowship, and everyone is invited to attend. Holy Cross is a faithful, friendly and active parish, and we have a place for you. I hope to see you on Sunday!

Here is the link to the article, What Do We Make of the Western Rite?, by Fr. Peter Kavanaugh:




Fr. Victor Novak
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