The church board has decided to suspend church services at this time due to the Coronavirus. Both the Metropolitan and Bishop have issued letters recommending we follow the government directives that events with more than 10 people should not take place. See below the attached letter from Bishop Paul.
This is a difficult decision for a difficult time. It is sad to be in this place during Great Lent. We will continue to follow the situation regularly and hope we will be able to resume services in the future. If anyone would like us to open the church for individual prayer, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
We also request that you continue to support the church with your generous donations. We have some major bills to pay in the near future including flood insurance. We would appreciate any donations you can provide. You can mail a check to St. Peter's Orthodox Church at P.O. Box 845, Minot, ND 58702-0845.
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.