On Thursday, July 14, 2022, His Grace, James, Bishop of Sonora made the first ever episcopal visitation to St. Brendan’s Church in Bullhead City. The hour was late, the air conditioner was broken – it was 110 degrees outside, and 96 inside, but in spite of it all, the parishioners welcomed the bishop with great […]
On Saturday, June 11, 2022 – the eve of Pentecost, St. Brendan’s welcomed new souls into the Kingdom via Holy Baptism. Fr. Mark Hodges, in his first duties as parish priest, celebrated the mystery of Holy Baptism and Chrismation at Rotary Park in Bullhead City. See the pictures below to this historic celebration!
As is evident from the Holy Scriptures, bows, kneeling and prostrations were employed during prayer even in the Old Testament. The holy Prophet King David refers to bowing down to God or to His temple in many of the psalms, for example: “Bow down to the Lord in His holy court” (Ps. 28:2); “I shall […]
Throughout the year, you may notice that the “color scheme” of an Orthodox church changes. The priest’s vestments change from one color to another, as do the altar cloths and other fabrics used throughout the temple. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, these colors mark the feasts and the seasons of the liturgical year. And each […]
St. Brendan Orthodox Church recently added not only a new altar, and new iconostasis, but icons and lampadas (hanging oil lamps). This traditional method of illumining the worship space goes back milennia and is used in every Orthodox Church, Parish, Chapel and monastery in the world. Here are a few photos. Enjoy!
This year’s celebration of Great Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Pascha were historic for the Orthodox Christians in Bullhead City and the surrounding Mohave County.
The Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy is celebrated on the first Sunday of Great Lent. It is the celebration of the victory of the iconodules over the iconoclasts by the decision of the Seventh Ecumenical Council. Therefore, the service is to commemorate the restoration of icons for use in services and private devotional life […]
Starting in late September, St. Brendan’s Orthodox Church moved into our new home at 2011 Commercial Way, Unit 1 Bullhead City, AZ. After years of meeting in living rooms, and donated temporary spaces, the Orthodox Church in Mohave County has a new home of its own! Our home! Some work to prepare the altar area […]
The CDC has called for businesses, hospitals, schools, and individuals to begin preparing to respond to a possible Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and pandemic. This means churches also. Should a pandemic event occur, it would require an immediate, measured, and coordinated parish response. Our parish is small, so it will be less of a burden than […]
The first baptisms for our Church here in Bullhead City, and here’s the proof! A glorious day! Click the photo for a closer look!