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February 23rd 2005, 12:44 AM
Hello, I am a Catholic who loves christianity and loves the Eucharist and the sacraments. I will make it a point to go to an orthodox church this week end. I have been once before but I wasn't in the right place to recieve it properly.
Can anyone make any recommendations for the tucson area?
Can I recieve the Eucharist?
February 23rd 2005, 01:04 AM
May God help you in what you do! :)
If you mean Tucson, Arizona (is there any other Tucson anyway?) then here's what I got.
For the Antiochian Orthodox Church - http://www.antiochian.org/western_region/arizona/tucson/holy_resurrection_church
For the Greek Orthodox Church -
Also, unless you are an Orthodox Christian you cannot have the Eucharist.
February 23rd 2005, 01:16 AM
Can anyone make any recommendations for the tucson area? My suggestion:
Holy Resurrection Church, Tucson
Fr. Philip Nixon
715 W. Vanover Rd.
Tucson, Arizona 85705-4137
Phone Number: 520-622-2265
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of America
This Parish would probably be your best bet. Since its Antiochian, the services will most likely (99.99%) be in English and they are generally more welcoming to inquirers. If for some reason you can't make it here, I'll list the other Parishes I know of.
St. Demetrios Church
Rev. Fr. Dimitrios A. Pappas
1145 East Fort Lowell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone Number: (520) 888-0505
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Orthodox Church of St. Germain of Alaska
Priest John McCuen
This is a ROCOR Parish, which is more traditional and not in communion with all the Patriarchates. I'm not sure of its exact location, but I'm listing it because according to ROCOR's website the services at this Parish are done in English.
SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission Parish
Presbyter Ihnat Ponomarchuk
1415 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85719-2816
Phone: (520) 622-1566
This is a HOCNA Parish which many consider schismatic, therefore I do not suggest you go there. Consider this a last resort. The services are done in English and I sympathise with their traditionalist leanings, but I'm not sure I condone their method. I'm listing it purely for reference, as I do not want to leave you ignorant on these matters.
So to sum up: If at all possible attend the first Parish listed. That would be your "safest" bet.
Can I recieve the Eucharist? No, I'm sorry you can not. However, I'm not Orthodox yet, so I can't either. Therefore we are in the same boat, brother. Take care friend and may God guide you to his True Church. God bless.
EDIT: Drat, instaposted by that insufferable, Jawaman. Blast you, Jawa!!! :wink::teeth:
February 23rd 2005, 01:49 AM
I would recommend St. Melany Byzantine Catholic Church, 1212 N. Sahuara Ave., Tucson, Arizona. It's an Eastern church in communion with Rome, so it uses the Divine Liturgy as the Eastern Orthodox do, but is faithful to Rome and you may receive communion there.
I'm planning on attending a Byzantine Catholic church just outside the university that I'm transferring to this fall as it happens.
February 23rd 2005, 02:27 AM
spl_cadet, could you provide me with a website that lists all the Byzantine Catholic Parishes in America? Thank you.
February 23rd 2005, 10:41 AM
February 23rd 2005, 06:59 PM
Thank you very much. :smile:
February 27th 2005, 06:07 PM
I went to a Byzantine Catholic church this weekend which you all know is an eastern rite church. The divine liturgy was exactly that. There is a similar spirit about it. A spirit of humility and reverence that I am used to in the western rite. The main differences for me were obviously the altar with the icons, the eucharist and the devotion to Mary. Mary even had her own song book in every pew.
It was great and I think I will visit there from time to time because I felt like they were cousins from the same family.
thanks for the recommendation all!
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