New Banner outside Chapel going in next week: Special welcome to our neighbors included with our parish information. Many times, Orthodox churches are “off-putting” by having the Ethnic identity along with the Orthodox title (i.e. Russian, Greek, Bulgarian, etc). These ethnic tags give the impression to Americans that the church is only for the ethnic group identified, and that the language of that ethnicity is used in Divine Liturgy. To avoid this impression, we are emphasizing the “Welcome to our Neighbors” phrase, in order for all to feel welcomed to the Lord’s House in order to experience the Holiness of Worship from our Fathers in the Faith! We look forward to meeting All of our Santa Maria friends, especially those who are already believers in Christ; with us you will experience the fullness of what you already know about the Lord and can pray with depth of heart like never possible before, as you learn – or re-learn- the meaning of the Holy Scriptures especially the writings of the Apostles and Book of Acts. God be with you as you journey to His Home and yours!