Theotokos “Unexpected Joy” Orthodox Church
A parish of the Diocese of the Midwest (OCA)
in Ash Grove, Missouri
Visit from Abbot Tryphon
January 18-19, 2020

Abbot Tryphon, a well known writer and abbot of All Merciful Saviour Monastery, on Vashon Island, WA, will be with us on the weekend of the 18th and 19th of January, to give two talks and celebrate Divine Liturgy on the 19th, Theophany.

The plan is for a presentation to the parish on Saturday morning and a public talk after Vespers, around 6:00, on Saturday evening. 

Gramotas Granted!

Many Years! - 12/22/2019

Bishop PAUL gave gramotas (awards) for their many years of faithful and loving service to Theotokos "Unexpected Joy" to (left to right) Brian Latham, Subdeacon David Woodmansee, Debbie Woodmansee, Michele Latham, Juli Fenton and Robert Fenton.  Kevin and Cheryl Tuggle were granted gramotas in absentia as they have recently relocated to Warren, Ohio.

Congratulations to these much appreciated members of our community!

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Some photos from Fr. Ephraim's Ordination

On December 22, Fr. Dcn. Ephraim Tauck was ordained a priest at Theotokos "Unexpected Joy." Dec. 22, on the Julian Calendar, is the Conception of the Theotokos, and also, one of the feasts of the icon, Theotokos "Unexpected Joy"!   It was a wonderful celebration. Axios, Fr. Ephraim!

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