Orthodox Church in America
Bishop Alexis Serves Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St. Mark in Bethesda, MD

On Sunday January 26, 2020 His Grace Bishop Alexis of Bethesda celebrated his first Divine Liturgy as a bishop at St. Mark Orthodox Church in Bethesda, MD. His Grace’s first Episcopal act was to tonsure and ordain Alexander Norton to be a Reader. Many Years to to His Grace Bishop Alexis of Bethesda! And Many Years to the newly ordained reader Alexander! 

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The Archdiocese of the Washington, D.C. is part of the Orthodox Church in America, which is the local presence of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church established by Jesus Christ and faithfully transmitted through her Scriptures, worship and prayer life, and through the teachings of the Holy Fathers.

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