Aloha! E komo mai!

The St. Juvenaly Orthodox Mission is the only Orthodox church on the Big Island, and one of only a few Orthodox churches in the state of Hawai`i.

We are organized under the auspices of the Diocese of the West of the Orthodox Church in America. As such, we are part of the worldwide communion of Orthodox churches.

Although the Orthodox Church in America has its roots in the Russian Orthodox Church, our community is “pan-Orthodox” in character, made up of Orthodox Christians from a wide variety of backgrounds and walks of life, and all of our services are primarily in English, although we also use some Greek, Slavonic and Hawaiian.

Whether you’re on the Big Island for a quick visit, have decided to put down roots here, or were born and raised in the Islands, we welcome you to come and pray with us and experience the beauty of Orthodoxy and aloha spirit of our community.

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Dinner with a Coptic Monk

October 2nd, 2013

St. Juvenaly Orthodox Mission is hosting a potluck “Dinner with a Coptic Monk” on Saturday, October 12th from 5-7pm.

There is no charge, and everyone is welcome.

Join us for a lively conservation, with open questions and answers.

This will be a potluck meal in an open pavilion. If you are able, please bring something to share.

Fr. Anastasi Saint Anthony is Steward of St. Anthony’s Coptic Orthodox monastery in Newberry Springs, California, and a missionary to the Hawaiian islands, based out of St. Mark’s Coptic Church On Oʻahu.

Fr. Anastasi was born in New York City, and tonsured a monk in 2001. He has a degree in Psychology, and lived in the Papal Residence at the famous St. Pishoy’s Monastery is Wadi El Natrun, Egypt before returning to the U.S.

A downloadable PDF flyer is available here. Please post it all over, and invite your friends.