All DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) Metroplex area Orthodox Christians, inquirers, and interested parties should attend the Consecration (Procession, Opening of the Doors [Thyranixia], and Church Blessing) of the new temple of Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church which will take place at 9:15am on Saturday, July 14 with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy to follow at 9:30am. The blessed day will begin with Hierarchical Orthros (Matins) at 8:30am. His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver will be the main celebrant, along with local clergy of various Orthodox Christian jurisdictions (GOA, OCA, ROCOR, AOCANA, ROAA, SOC, etc.). Afterwards there will be a fundraising banquet to help pay for the new church.
Tickets for the July 14 Banquet at the Marriott DFW Airport South at 4151 Centreport Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas, are available at $45 per adult and $15 for children 12 and under. If you are interested in going to the Banquet please RSVP by calling Ms. Lydia at the church office at +1(817)283-2291 to make your reservations. Tickets must be purchased by July 8th and may be purchased by by check or credit card.
In the Evening Hierarchical Vespers/Artoklasia will be served in the new church at 6:00pm just as it will be served the night before. On Sunday, July 15 Orthros will again be served at 8:30am followed by a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 9:30am. All are invited to all of the services of the weekend.