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I am happy to announce that after a long process, we have Archbishop Paul's blessing to begin services again. He has agreed that we can have up to 35 people in our church for services. We have contacted Fr. Thaddeus Nielsen and he and his wife Sally will drive here for Vespers on Saturday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. (note the later time) He will hear confessions following Vespers for whoever is interested. We will have Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.
At this time, we will not send a priest to Bismarck. I have been informed that the chapel is in lockdown. As soon as it becomes available again, we can discuss sending a priest to Bismarck if there is enough interest. You are welcome to come to Minot for services.
Due to COVID-19, we have some rules we need to adhere to. Archbishop Paul insists we follow them to the best of our ability. Here they are:
Please understand that we are doing everything we can to keep you safe but you are assuming a certain amount of risk by attending. We have no way of knowing if someone is sick with this virus when they are asymptomatic. Just be careful to keep your distance from others as much as possible.
To ensure we don't go over our 35 person limit, please let me know if you are coming and how many will be in your group. That way I can put together a list. Please let me know by Friday, June 12 at the latest. You can send me an email or call/text me at 701-240-5704 If you have any questions, please let me know.
Christian Orthodoxy came to Minot, North Dakota with Greek immigrants. In the year 1912, a group of 250 men from Greece arrived in Minot, North Dakota to work on the Great Northern Railway. In 1921, the first baptism by a Greek Orthodox priest took place in Minot. The first liturgy was celebrated at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church in 1934. Parishioners came from all corners of the Greek world. Unfortunately the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese was no longer able to provide a priest. St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church services came to a close in 1976. The church went without a full time priest for several years, but was able to continue services with temporary priests through the Orthodox Church in America. In 1980 the parish formally joined the Orthodox Church in America and became St. Peter the Aleut Orthodox Church. The church now includes parishioners of multiple different ethnicities including converts. We are now an "American" Orthodox church with services in English.