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hac_120The mission parish of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church at 347 Ridge Road in Lansing announced last week that Fr. James M. Worthington has been assigned as its new rector. Fr. James began serving full time at Holy Apostles on October 10th.

A graduate of Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania, Fr. James comes to Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission with great experience in the ministry and traditions of the Orthodox Church. Having served in parishes throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and as far away as Saskatchewan and Ontario, Canada, Fr. James has had the opportunity to experience the rich culture and strong spiritual traditions of the Orthodox Church in America.  Fr. James also serves as the Co-Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of New York and New Jersey.

"I’m delighted with the opportunity to bring my family to Lansing, and to serve Holy Apostles Mission," he says. "Our parishioners come from all over the area and throughout Central New York, so I’m excited that we will have the chance to explore how we, as a church, can grow, flourish and benefit this vast, diverse and wonderful community."

hac_frjamesFr. James M. Worthington

Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission began in the summer of 2010, when the growing need for an Orthodox church was recognized in this community. Thanks to the dedication of loyal parishioners and the support of Orthodox parishes throughout New York and New Jersey, Holy Apostles Mission has been growing, thriving, and flourishing.

Fr. James, his wife, and their three children join a dedicated family of parishioners determined to continue being a beacon of light, hope, and benefit in the community. Fr. James and the parishioners of Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission encourage visitors and inquirers. Vespers Services are held on Saturdays at 7 PM. Divine Liturgy is held on Sundays at 9:00 AM, with a social hour following.

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