Face masks are no longer mandated at All Saints Orthodox Church, but are welcome & encouraged. Social distancing between individuals and family groups in the temple is still in effect. DETAILS BELOW -- and on the COVID-19 page.
ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH
2818 SCANLAN AVE SALINA, KANSAS
TROPARION OF ALL SAINTS
"Throughout the world Thy Church,
Is adorned with the blood of Thy Martyrs,
As with purple and fine linen;
Through them, She cries unto Thee,
Send down Thy bounties upon Thy people;
Grant peace to Thine estate,
And upon our souls the great mercy."
ALL ARE WELCOME
GOOD NEWS FOR ALL SAINTS
ANNOUNCED SUNDAY EVENING, SEPT. 6, 2020
Father Joseph Longofono, our presiding priest from Topeka, KS, has been given All Saints Orthodox Church to be on his regular monthly rotation. We are now assured of one full weekend per calendar month to have him serving us as our priest, God willing.
Which weekend each month that he is able to be with us will vary, depending upon any travel or weather restrictions he faces or other factors that may impact his visits to the other 2 parishes on his rotation, in Casper, Wyoming, and in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
We will announce his scheduled visits here on this page when he will be serving our parish.
If you wish to arrange personal time with Fr. Joseph when he is here in Salina (or to schedule a telephone confession, and then receive absolution in person on his next visit to All Saints), please call him in advance at 785-221-1563.
You may also email him at
WORSHIP WITH FATHER IGNATIUS WARREN
Fr. Ignatius Warren of Wichita, KS, will be with us Sunday, February 28, 2021, and lead us for Orthros at 8:50 a.m., followed by 10 a.m. Divine Liturgy with Holy Communion. Social distancing of individuals and family groups. Masks are encouraged.
WORSHIP WITH FATHER JOSEPH LONGOFONO
Our next visit from Fr. Joseph Longofono of Topeka, KS, will likely be in early March 2021, for Orthros at 8:50 a.m., followed by 10 a.m. Divine Liturgy with Holy Communion. Watch this space for the date.
Saturdays at 5:30 p.m., our weekly Readers Vespers service (not led by a priest) with John Nicholas is in our small chapel.
(If more than 2-3 people are in attendance, this vespers service will move to the temple.)
SUNDAYS WITHOUT A PRIEST
On Sunday mornings without a priest, we will have a 10 a.m. Typica service. These last about 30 minutes.
Face coverings are encouraged but not mandated.
Social distancing guidelines are still being followed (SEE BELOW).
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WEARING OF FACE MASKS FOR GROUP GATHERINGS AT ALL SAINTS IS NO LONGER MANDATED,
AND MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE MAY NOW GATHER IN THE ALL SAINTS TEMPLE, WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING,
PER PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER OF THE SALINE COUNTY (KS) LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER EFFECTIVE MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2021,THROUGH MAR. 21, 2021, UNLESS EXTENDED, RESCINDED OR MODIFIED PRIOR TO THAT DATE.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FACE COVERINGS ARE STILL ENCOURAGED & WELCOME, AND SOCIAL DISTANCING BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILY GROUPS IS STILL BEING PRACTICED IN THE TEMPLE AND IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL.
FOR THE FULL PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER, PLEASE VISIT OUR "COVID-19" PAGE:
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PAST VIDEOS OF SUNDAY SERVICES CAN BE VIEWED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
You can go to our All Saints Orthodox Church of Salina Facebook page and scroll down far enough to locate and view video clips of past Sunday Typica and Divine Liturgy worship services in our All Saints temple (sanctuary).
FACEBOOK PAGE LINK:
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RECENT HISTORY OF ALL SAINTS ORTHODOX CHURCH:
In the Fall of 2017 our dear pastor of 14 years, Fr. Daniel Griffith (Hieromonk David), relocated to St. Tikhon's Monastery in South Canaan, Pennsylvania. After this transition, with Bishop Basil's blessing, Fr. Isaac Farha of Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Christian Church in Hillsboro, Kansas, graciously agreed to serve as our interim pastor, two weekends per month, while continuing to serve his primary parish the other Sundays each month. Meanwhile, Fr. Joseph Longofono of Topeka, Kansas, stepped in as presiding priest of our parish council.
Following the passing of Fr. Isaac's dear wife, Khouria Anastasia Farha, on Nov. 1, 2019, Fr. Isaac was excused by Bishop Basil of his pastoral duties at All Saints Orthodox Church to focus on his four children and the Holy Transfiguration parish in Hillsboro, KS.
At that time, Fr. Joseph Longofono of Topeka, KS, agreed to serve the All Saints parish for Divine Liturgy once every month or two, and also for occasional special services.
Sept. 20, 2020, marked Fr. Isaac's final Sunday in the Orthodox priesthood, following his requesting and receiving official permission from His Eminence Metropolitan +Joseph, to be laicized and restored to the laity for the sake of his family. He is now Mr. Isaac Farha.
Our thanks for his dedicated service to the All Saints and Holy Transfiguration parishes.
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FATHER DANIEL GRIFFITH - MEMORY ETERNAL.
On Sunday, May 31, 2020, Hieromonk David (Fr. Daniel) fell asleep in Christ in hospital that morning at 9:20 a.m. Eastern at the age of 74 years. "O Lord Jesus Christ, grant rest to the soul of Thy departed servant, the Hieromonk David."
VIDEO OF FUNERAL AND BURIAL: On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, we received in an email from Fr. Archimandrite Sergius, the Abbot of St. Tikhon's Monastery, three links to videos of that day's funeral service and burial (INCLUDED BELOW) of now named Archimandrite David (formerly Fr. Daniel) Griffith. This high honorary title of Archimandrite (literally, "chief of a sheepfold") is given to a celibate monastic priest as a mark of respect or gratitude for service to the Orthodox Church.
Three videos for Archimandrite Daniel Griffith
1) Funeral - Evlogitaria (https://youtu.be/KWTzqHiglvc)
2) Funeral - Hymns of Ascent (https://youtu.be/v9XLWbRs3Vc)
3) Burial (https://youtu.be/3vk4eyZ5Kz8)
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Watch this page on our website for updates, and visit our website calendar for upcoming services
Our temple seats nearly 200, and we are permitted by our hierarchs to have a 33% capacity as of June 6-7, 2020. Please remember to keep social distancing in the pews, at least six feet between individuals or family groups. Every other pew is certainly ideal, but we may need to use every pew. If that is the case, please pay attention to how close people are to each other in order to allow proper distancing and facilitate good air flow between individuals or individual family groups. Masks are now mandated by the City of Salina.
Until further notice, we will not have our Coffee Hour meal on Sunday mornings, per His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph.
This order is still active and in force for all Antiochian Orthodox Churches in North America.
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**Per Father Joseph on May 3, 2020: We will not be having regular parish council meetings until further notice; exceptions will be made for short discussions when urgent matters require it (due to current coronavirus health precautions).
Please watch this space, and also our calendar, for updates concerning the dates of worship services --
Typica (no priest) and Great Vespers, Orthros and Divine Liturgy (with priest).
PLEASE CONTINUE TO BE FAITHFUL IN GIVING TO ALL SAINTS
All Saints parishioners are encouraged to be faithful in their giving, in person or via postal mail delivery or direct deposit.
A special Priest Fund has been established for separate donations, in addition to giving to the General Fund, to allow us to save for the day when we can pay for a full-time priest. Please write "Priest Fund" on your checks or on the envelope with your cash gifts for this fund.
ABOUT OUR PARISH
After meeting together starting in 1993, All Saints Orthodox Church of Salina was founded in 1994 by a vibrant group of faithful followers of Christ from an area Episcopal church that were seeking the fullness of the apostolic faith under the pastoral guidance of Fr. Chad Hatfield and Fr. Thomas Neustrom.
More than 25 years later, our parish family continues to serve as the spiritual home for Orthodox Christians from Salina and the surrounding area, and from beyond Central Kansas. We are under the authority of Bishop Basil Essey, Bishop of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.
Our family-friendly parish is guided by our presiding priest and dean, Fr. Joseph Longofono of Topeka, Kansas. All are welcome!
The Church of Antioch was established by the Apostles Paul and Barnabas in 42 A.D., with St. Peter serving for the next eight years as its first prelate.
The Church of Antioch is one of the five ancient Patriarchates of the Christian Church, along with Alexandria, Constantinople, Jerusalem, and Rome.
We are in full communion with our brothers and sisters in various other Orthodox Christian jurisdictions, such as the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Orthodox Church in America.
Together, we are working to nurture the Orthodox Christians of this land and to bring America to the ancient Orthodox Christian Faith.
Readers Vespers: Every Saturday of the month when we are without a priest, at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel.
Great Vespers: On those Saturdays when a priest is presiding, at 5:30 p.m., followed by confessions.
Third Hour Prayers & Typika Service: All Sunday mornings when we are without a priest, 10-11 a.m., followed by Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall.
Divine Liturgy: Sunday mornings when we have a priest, as scheduled, with Pre-Communion Prayers at 9:40 a.m., then 10 a.m. Divine Liturgy, with communion, followed by Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall.
Evening Typika Service with Communion: Sunday 5 p.m. usually once per month in place of Sunday morning Typika -- scheduled as it fits with Fr. Joseph's calendar, often the first Sunday evening of the month. Watch for an announcement of a date for the month of June 2020.
Please check the calendar for more information.