An Orthodox Christian Mission has
been formed under the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco
with the blessings of Metropolitan Gerasimos to serve the needs of
the Mohave County region of Arizona. Our Mission will hold services
in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Lake Havasu is close driving distance
to Parker, Bullhead City, Kingman, Blyth, Needles, Fort Mohave,
Oatman and Yucca Arizona.
Welcome to Lake Havasu Orthodox
Church. Today, the Greek Orthodox Church has members from all
nationalities and over 80% of our marriages are inter-faith. This is
the reason the community of Lake Havasu Orthodox Church conducts
worship services entirely in English. Throughout the year, classes
are offered for inquirers. Please call the Church office (480)
991-3009 for the class schedule.
Lake Havasu Orthodox Church is a family friendly Church, we encourage children of all ages to participate in the worship services. Youth read the epistle lessons on Saturday and serve in the altar. The children are invited forward every Saturday after the Gospel lesson to participate in the children's sermon. Adults are encouraged to grow in faith and knowledge through participating in many different types of adult religious education programs like the "Faith & Fellowship" series.
The community is under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America. In the United States, the Orthodox Church is administrated according to jurisdictions. Each jurisdiction is in communion with one another. The Assembly of Bishops has representatives from all jurisdictions. The Orthodox Church traces its history to the apostles. In 1054, the Pope of Rome split away from the Patriach of Constantinople. This is what is known as the Great Schism.
Future Dates: Liturgy @ 10am
February 11th - Fr. Matthew
March 11th - Fr. Matthew
March 18th - Fr. Andrew
April 1st - Fr. Andrew
April 29th - Fr. Matthew
May 6th - Fr. Matthew or Fr. John
May 13th - Fr. Andrew
June 10th - Fr. Andrew
June 17th - Fr. Matthew
The Process of Receiving Non-Orthodox Persons Into the Orthodox Church:
To become a member of the Orthodox Church means that one enjoys the same sacraments and way of life that the ancient church established. The process of joining the church varies according to each person's situation and circumstances.
Baptized Christians are generally received through the Sacrament of Chrismation In general, the Orthodox Church does not re-baptize a Christian who has received baptism in a mainline Protestant or the Roman Catholic Church. The criterion is that the Baptism was done in the name of the Trinity along with proof, i.e. a certificate or parental verification. The Orthodox Church does not accept the baptisms of Mormons. An initial consultation is done with the Priest by appointment and then, a method of preparation for the Chrismation is discussed.