Father Alexander from St. Symeon Orthodox Church in Birmingham, Alabama visited the Marietta, GA mission of St. Basil the Great joining for Saturday vespers and Sunday's Divine Liturgy. It was nice to have the appointed Dean of the diocese of the south in our midst as he concelebrated the Divine Liturgy with our own Fr. Paul.
During the agape meal which follows the service Fr. Alexander spoke with the members of the mission about what it means to be a mission, the typical path for mission growth, and his own experience over 30 years taking St. Symeon's from humble beginnings to its present state.