Ministries at St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church

St John the Almsgiver Ministry
Our parish participates in this Pan-Orthodox Ministry that makes an effort to feed the homeless in Seattle. Every Thursday at the St. Martin De Porres Shelter one of the area Orthodox churches provides the meal that is offered at the shelter. St. Paul provides the third Thursdays of each month.  Several volunteers meet at a nearby kitchen to prepare the meal to feed the 212 men that come to the shelter each night. Then several people go down to the shelter to serve the food and talk and listen to the men tell their life stories over the meal provided.

St Juliana Women’s Charitable Ministry
A group of women in the parish decided to organize and work together to help others in our community.  Our main focus has been on raising money to buy materials needed to make blankets for the homeless youth in Seattle, through the New Horizon’s Ministry.
We are also planning to participate in our local chapter of Project Linus, an organization that makes blankets for ill or underprivileged children.

Inquirers/Catechumens Class
Throughout the year Fr. James conducts a class designed to share and teach non-Orthodox and Orthodox alike about the Faith, the Church, its history, and theology. The class meets on Sundays (check current calendar to confirm) at the church, 12:30-2pm. Nearly all the converts to our parish go through this program and are ever grateful to Fr James to take the time and effort to continue this ministry.

Youth Ministry
The youth of our parish enjoy activities and growth opportunities through the many events held throughout the year. Several of our youth have gone to Project Mexico to help build homes. They come together to raise money for worthy causes and fellowship together by hiking, playing games and hanging out together.

Fr. Alexander Winogradsky
Fr Alexander Winogradsky is, using his words, a Jewish Hebrew Christian Orthodox priest. He currently lives and serves in Jerusalem. He ministers to the Orthodox Christian believers within the Israeli Society, which is multi-cultural and multi-lingual. He is one of very few priests that serve the Divine Liturgy in Hebrew. Fr. James has been and is currently his representative and advocate in the US. For an update on Fr. Alexander’s work, you can view his most recent newsletter here.