Photo: after Pascha Agape Vespers, May 1, 2016
Welcome to our Website.
Please, visit us in person, too!
(Pella is located in Marion county, south central Iowa.)
"The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is orthodox, but not Jewish.
It is catholic, but not Roman. It isn't non-denominational - it is pre-denominational.
It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles
since the Day of Pentecost 2000 years ago."
Our Mission Statement
You shall love the LORD your God
with all your heart,
with all your soul, with all your strength,
and with all your mind,
and your neighbor as yourself.
A Morning Prayer (for spiritual strength)
attributed to St. Philaret of Moscow
O Lord, grant me to greet the coming day in peace. Help me in all things to rely upon Your holy will. In every hour of the day, reveal Your will to me. Bless my dealings with all who surround me. Teach me to treat all that comes to me throughout the day with peace of soul and firm conviction that Your will governs all. In all my words and deeds, guide my thoughts and feelings. In unforeseen events, let me not forget that all are sent by You. Teach me to act firmly and wisely, without embittering or embarrasssing others. Give me strength to bear the fatigue of the coming day with all that it shall bring. Direct my will, teach me to pray. And, You Yourself, pray in me. Amen.