Welcome to Our Parish!
Welcome to the Web Page of our parish, Holy Spirit Orthodox Church of Wantage, New Jersey. We invite you to explore these pages with the hope that you will become better acquainted with us and with the Orthodox Church.
Come and experience the beauty of Orthodox worship as we offer praise and glory to God.
We hope you enjoy your visit, and we look forward to meeting you!
|Tuesday, May 24th|
7:00 pm study group
|Friday, May 27th|
Parish rummage sale. Opening of St. Tikhons Memorial Day Weekend festivities.
|Saturday, May 28th|
5:00 Readers Vespers.
St. Tikhon's Commencement
|Sunday, May 29th|
9:15 Church School
10:00 Divine Liturgy - followed by fellowship and refreshments
|Monday, May 30th|
Annual Memorial Day Pilgrimage St. Tikhon's Monastery.
Blessing of Graves.
|Monthly Calendar >|
The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”
Holy Spirit Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, which is presided over by The Most Reverend Michael (Dahulich), Archbishop of New York. Our mission is bringing the joy of Christ's resurrection to those who have never heard the Good News, and to strengthen and encourage the faithful who reside within the tri-state area of northern NJ, northeastern PA, and southern NY.
The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.
Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy Trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifixion, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.