ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH
2818 SCANLAN AVE, SALINA, KANSAS 67401
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."
The saints were people like all of us. Many of them came out of great sins,
but by REPENTENCE they attained the Kingdom of Heaven.
- St. Silouan the Athonite
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
All Saints Orthodox Christian Church is a parish part of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America, part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (AOCANA), under His Eminence, the Most Reverend Saba Esper, Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of the AOCANA.
Our Patriarch is His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of the Holy City of Antioch and all the East, whose see (or ecclesiastical office) is based in Damascus, Syria.
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 who were seeking the fullness of the apostolic faith under the pastoral guidance of Fr. Chad Hatfield and Fr. Thomas Neustrom.
At the start, our then bishop, Bishop Basil (now retired), said we should be named All Saints because we will need the prayers of all of the saints to survive as a parish.
Nearly 30 years later, our parish family continues to serve as the spiritual home for Orthodox Christians from Salina and the surrounding area, and communities up to two or more hours drive away.
We are under the authority of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. After gaining approval on Oct. 18, 2022, on Nov. 1, 2022, Bishop Basil Essey officially retired. We are waiting for a new Bishop to be chosen for the diocese.
Our family-friendly parish is guided by our presiding priest and spiritual father, Fr. Elias Boulos of St. Basil the Great Orthodox Christian Church in Kansas City, Kansas.
All are welcome!
MEET OUR PRIEST
Father Elias Boulos, pastor of St. Basil the Great Orthodox Church of Kansas City, Kansas, was appointed Dean of the Kansas Deanery by His Grace Bishop Basil Essey, before the Bishop retired in October 2022. In this position, he is now also our spiritual father and presiding priest over All Saints Orthodox Church as well as continuing his pastoral duties at St. Basil of Kansas City, Kansas. He intends to be with us once per month to serve Great Vespers and Orthros-Divine Liturgy., and will arrange for other priests to come to All Saints to serve Orthros-Divine Liturgy.
IN ADDITION TO FATHER ELIAS, THESE PRIESTS COULD INCLUDE:
Father Cal (Reverend Calinic Berger), from St. George Cathedral in Wichita
Father Aaron (Warwick), from St. Mary Orthodox Christian Church in Wichita
Father Nickolai Meyers of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Topeka
Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the temple; PLUS Fridays at 6:00 p.m. when we have a priest serving on Saturday; or Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. on weekends when we don't have a priest, in the chapel.
On Fridays on those weekends when Fr. Elias Boulos is serving at All Saints, at 6:00 p.m., in the temple, preceded by time for confessions.
All Sunday mornings when we are without a priest, 10-10:30 a.m., followed by Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall, and then Sunday School for the children.
Orthros, Divine Liturgy:
Saturday mornings when we have a priest, as scheduled, with 8:15 a.m. Pre-Communion Prayers, 8:45 a.m. Orthros, then 10 a.m. Divine Liturgy, followed by Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall and then Sunday School for the children.
Please check the calendar for more information.