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Emmanuel is a Western Rite Orthodox Church located in central Massachusetts. As a congregation of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, we are part of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East ("...the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch" Acts 11:26.) While we share the faith of about a quarter billion Orthodox Christians around the world, as a Western Rite congregation we are blessed by our Bishops to use the ancient forms of Western worship. Most of us are converts from many different backgrounds who have come to Orthodoxy in search of authentic Christianity and a place where we may grow in knowledge and love of God. In the Orthodox Church we have found the "pearl of great price" and we rejoice to share what we have discovered. We hope you will explore our web site and join us in worship. 


Our Weekly Worship Schedule

  • Matins(Morning Prayer) Sunday 9:00 - 9:30 am
  • Sung Mass (Divine Liturgy) Sunday 9:30 - 10:45 am
  • Coffee Hour, Meal, Sunday After Mass
  • Free Community Meal First Tuesday of Each Month 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Vespers (Evening Prayer) See Calendar
  • Adult Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 - 8:30 pm (Beginning Wed. Sept 24th, 2014)

Confessions are heard durning Matins the last Sunday of each month, or by appointment. Holy Days are frequently celebrated on weekdays with either a 7:00 am or 6:30 pm mass. For a tentative list of weekday massaes check the calendar. Feel free to call or email to confirm.


Upcoming Feast Day

St. Luke

October 18, 2014

Luke the Evangelist (Ancient Greek: Λουκᾶς, Loukás) is one of the Four Evangelists - the four authors of canonical Gospels of Jesus Christ. Luke was a native of the Hellenistic city of Antioch in Syria. The early church fathers ascribed to him authorship of both the Gospel according to Luke and the book of Acts of the Apostles, which originally formed a single literary work, referred to as Luke-Acts. Prominent figures in early Christianity such as Jerome and Eusebius later reaffirmed his authorship, although within scholarly circles, both secular and religious, discussions have taken place due to the lack of evidence as to the identity of the author of the works. The New Testament mentions Luke briefly a few times, and the Pauline epistle to the Colossians refers to him as a doctor; thus he is thought to have been both a physician and a disciple of Paul. Christians since the faith's early years have regarded him as a saint. He is believed to have died a martyr, although accounts of the events do vary. The Roman Catholic Church and other major denominations venerate him as Saint Luke the Evangelist and as a patron saint of artists, physicians, surgeons, students and butchers; his feast day takes place on 18 October.

Upcoming Feast Day

St. Raphael The Archangel

October 24, 2014

Raphael (Standard Hebrew רָפָאֵל, Rāfāʾēl, "It is God who heals", "God Heals", "God, Please Heal") is an archangel who performs all manners of healing. Raphael is mentioned in the Book of Tobit and is generally associated with the angel mentioned in the Gospel of John as stirring the water at the healing pool of Bethesda. 





   
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