In Myra you proved yourself to be a priest, a servant of divine things, O Saint, for you fulfilled the Gospel of Christ, O holy one.
You gave up your life for your people and saved the innocent from death.
You have been sanctified for you were a great guide towards the things of God.
Kontakion of St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas Orthodox Mission
Rev. Fr. James Blomeley, Pastor
Email: Fr. James
Murphy, North Carolina
“Every day I say to myself -- Today I will begin.” – St. Anthony the Great
Although virtually unknown to many Americans, the Orthodox Church has an unbroken history of worship and belief coming directly from Christ Himself. Untouched by the theological upheavals that shook Christians in the West, Orthodoxy in the 21st century offers today what it always has possessed: unchanged doctrine and belief, worship little changed from the earliest church, and an unending devotion to Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And more than doctrine, more than liturgy, Orthodoxy offers a way of life, a way of transformation so that we ultimately may, as St. Peter said, “be partakers of the divine nature”.
Orthodoxy has a great and boundless history of evangelism. From the early journeys of St. Paul and the Apostles, to the conversion of the Slavs by Sts. Cyril and Methodius around 900 A.D., to the flowering of Christianity among the native peoples of Alaska through the labors of Sts. Innocent and Herman in the 18th and 19th century, the Orthodox Church has ceaselessly sought to bring the Good News of the Gospels to every corner of the world.
In the newly born St. Nicholas Orthodox Mission, the Orthodox Church has now come to our area. We welcome those who are already Orthodox, whatever your background may be: Greek, Russian, Antiochian or any other jurisdiction. We also welcome those who are simply curious. No matter what your background or your spiritual journey, you are invited to come and explore the riches of this ancient tradition.
On August 9th, 2009 at 10:00am we celebrated our first Divine Liturgy at 3711 East US 64 Alternate, Suite #6, Murphy, NC 28906. If you have questions about our Church or simply want more information, call or email me.
In the love of Christ,
Please pardon our appearance while our site is under construction. Please direct any questions to Fr. James.