This Ministry Guide is a brief explanation of the ministries that we offer through our community of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Washington, DC. These Ministries are merely the fruit of the Divine Liturgy which is the reason our existence as the Eucharistic Community in Silver Spring, MD.
Note: the following answer by Metropolitan Ierotheos Vlahos in a recent interview
Question: Your Eminence, many people are unsure if saints exist today. What do you say?
Answer: Of course there are saints. The purpose of the Church is to sanctify people, otherwise, it should not exist. The Church, with the Mysteries and the ascetic life, aims to heal mankind from the passions and give them spiritual health, which is holiness. God says: "Be holy, for I am holy" (1 Pet. 1:16). And it is written in the Apocalypse: "Let the one who is holy continue to be holy" (Rev. 22:11). Unfortunately, most Christians today perceive the Church as a religious, ethical or social organization with secular or worldly purposes. And they struggle together in the Church to produce social or ethical projects. Of course, the Church does such projects, but these are the result, a fruit of the union of a person with Christ.
We invite you to join us in prayer and in manifesting the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through these Ministries. We are ALL sowers of His Good News. Come and join us in this the Vineyard of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Washington, DC located in Silver Spring, MD.
May God continue to bless you and your family.
Father Michael Eaccarino