Parish Vitalities Survey
“They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common: they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one’s need. . . And the Lord daily added to their number.” – Acts 2:42-45, 47
Eight vitalities characterize vibrant Orthodox Christian parishes. Like the eight grand pillars that have supported the weight of the ancient Athenian Parthenon for two and half millennia, resilient Greek Orthodox communities are reinforced by the solid foundations described in the scriptural passage cited above from the Book of Acts.
It is beneficial to periodically take a step back and examine how well we are generally expressing these vitalities as a parish and obtain feedback on how we might improve. The purpose of this survey is to provide you an opportunity to give us feedback both in how we are doing well and what areas we can improve
The Glorious Prophet Elias (Elijah); Synaxis of the Russians who were perfected in France: Protopresbyter Alexios Mednedkov, Presbyter Dimitrii Klepinin, Mother Maria Skobtsova, her son Yuri Skobtsov, and Ilia Fondaminskii; Mother Maria Skobtsova, New-Martyr of France